Activist groups opposed on Thursday, January 13, the Iloilo City government’s proposed ordinance restricting the movement of unvaccinated persons in the city.
2021 yearend data by the Iloilo City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (ICESU) shows the unvaccinated accounting for 386 of 444 COVID-19 deaths
BAYAN Panay and Panay Alliance Karapatan released a joint position paper denouncing the measure, saying it would adversely affect unvaccinated persons.They warned that restrictions could deprive the unvaccinated of sources of income and access to basic necessities, and result to “hunger, loneliness and, ultimately, sickness.”
“Subject to punishment, they can be prohibited from entering government and private offices, prevented from going to markets, malls, stores, restaurants, resorts, schools and churches and denied access to public transportation. It will be tantamount to a deprivation of their livelihoods, the inaccessibility of basic social services, and forced isolation in their homes,” the statement said.Read more: Rappler »
Former Iloilo City councilor diesFormer Iloilo City councilor Joshua Alim has died at the age of 57. How long after booster shot?
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto tests positive for COVID-19Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto says he has sore throat, fever, and body aches. Lahat ba ng symptoms kasama na? Joke. Get well Mayor. it’s a reminder omicron needs to be taken seriously even if not fatal, the body aches alone disallow you to work and enjoy life No problem with this mayor. For all that he has achieved, not only for Pasig but for the entire national political landscape most importantly, our old traditional guards shame in comparison against him. Not even COVID can deter him from continuously do good for Pasig...
Iloilo City ignites ‘Padayon’ spirit with weeklong Dinagyang 2022This is the second year that the Dinagyang Festival is held in an almost all-virtual mode, with some live events broadcast via social media.
Quezon City reaches 40,000 active COVID-19 casesThe Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) recorded 41,137 active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Iloilo, Aklan scrap Dinagyang, Ati-atihan paradesOrganizers of Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City and the Ati-atihan in Aklan’s capital town of Kalibo said they would hold only online activities for the second straight year to avoid mass gatherings that could add to the rising virus infections in their localities.
Cebu City logs highest number of new cases in a day at 505Cebu City has once again reported the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 with 505 on January 15 -- the highest logged since 2 years ago. Scary. With thousands on the streets today and cebuanos celebrating Sinulog in their barangays, this number might be surpassed in 1 week time.