Close borders, go ECQ

EDITORIAL Just because the Bayanihan Act II gives the national, regional, and provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) the authority to declare the level of Community Quarantine (CQ) does not excuse our City Council from passing what appears to be a non-committal resolution on what to do with the current surge of Covid19 cases in Dumaguete… Continue reading Close borders, go ECQ


ONE VOICE “All the believers were together (in one heart and mind). No one claimed that any of their possessions were their own. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” MAN DOES NOT live by bread but he must have bread. The fi rst human right is the right… Continue reading “COMMUNITY PANTRIES” ARE ROOTED IN CHRISTIANITY – Act 2 44-45 32

A Pentecost reminder

THE PASSERBY WE end the wonderful liturgical season of Easter with the celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost. We are reminded that what Christ promised about the coming of the Holy Spirit to keep the work of human redemption going has taken place. We should feel good and happy with this truth of our faith… Continue reading A Pentecost reminder

City adopts skeletal workforce scheme

Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo issued an offi ce order, adopting a skeleton (skeletal) workforce for all personnel to reduce the number of employees physically reporting in their offi ces at city hall and implement physical/social distancing in the workplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A skeleton (skeletal) workforce scheme refers to a… Continue reading City adopts skeletal workforce scheme

Dumaguete TOPS Covid19 rise rate in the Philippines

Dumaguete City has topped the University of the Philippines OCTA Research of Covid-rising places in the country, blame it to the relaxed openings of local borders north and south, and the inability to effectively manage a “restless and covid-fatigue” community. But the City Government and its legislative arm have responded quickly to the sudden rise… Continue reading Dumaguete TOPS Covid19 rise rate in the Philippines

Doctors, citizens howl; go ECQ!

Two of the biggest organization of doctors in Negros Oriental have reiterated the call to place the province under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as Covid19 cases continue to rise. Both the Negros Oriental Medical Society (NOMS) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) Negros Oriental Chapter insist on a two to three-week ECQ for the… Continue reading Doctors, citizens howl; go ECQ!

City’s maverick falls

EDITORIAL The City of Dumaguete mourns the untimely passing of 53-year old city Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova who suffered a heart attack while riding on his bike from Tanjay Cty, 40 kilometers away from the finish line in Dumaguete city, on a fun-bike friendly competition despite the fact that doctors found him as asymptomatic covid… Continue reading City’s maverick falls