SPOTLIGHT ON CEBU:
For the 1st time, patients in Cebu City are seen waiting or sleeping outside a hospital, some on board their vehicles with oxygen tanks attached, as hospital use reaches critical level.
This report from our stringer Annie Perez.
Why is Cebu province under GCQ w/ heightened restrictions while Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City are under MECQ? What accounts for stricter classifications in other areas even if COVID numbers are lower?
Dr. Edsel Salvaña says health care capacity, appeal from LGUs count.
BAYAN MUNA urges Comelec to extend Sept. 30 deadline for #Halalan2022 voter registration TO OCTOBER 15, in light of implementation of stricter quarantine classifications in NCR, other areas this August.
Daily average of vaccine doses administered:
June 7 to 13 = 140,985
June 14 to 20 = 208,809
June 21 to 27 = 236,867
June 28 to July 4 = 254,141
July 5 to 11 = 212,607
July 12 to 18 = 271,426
July 19 to 25 = 300,880
July 26 to August 1 = 523,018
A new record-high ✅
VACCINE STATS as of Aug 1:
First dose: 11,747,581
10.7% of the population 💉
Fully vaccinated: 9,115,963
8.3% of the population 💉💉
📅 March 2022 (in 7.5 months)
- estimated date when we'll reach the target of fully vaccinating 70m people at our current pace
Let's goooo! 🇵🇭
Bonjour! Please take note that Total Philippines Corporation (TPC) will adjust prices effective tomorrow Aug 03, 2021 6:00am
Price Increase of Php 0.80/li on Diesel
Price Increase of Php 1.05/li on Gasoline.
Tanggol Wika calls anew for mandatory teaching of Filipino, Panitikan in college.
Lead convenor Dr. David Michael San Juan said the importance of Filipino, more than ever, has been highlighted during the #COVID19 pandemic | via @arraperezDZMM
Austriaco echoes PGH's position: "We assume every case is DELTA. I think that is an incredibly smart assumption to take at this point."
Is lockdown too late? "We will see." Hopes 2-wk circuit-breaker, with 4M extra doses in NCR, will break chains of transmission.
OCTA engaging in fortune-telling? Austriaco says "all modeling is fortune-telling." OCTA's data consistent with trends of pandemic for past 16 mos.
Adds all of OCTA's data, predictions are published online and subject to peer review. But there's no such thing for DOH.
Who do you think will take home the gold this #Tokyo2020#Olympics? 🏀
Can Team USA retain their title as the 'world's best' or will there be a new squad taking the reins?
The quarterfinals of the men's basketball event starts on Tuesday.
OCTA's Austriaco on Salvaña's criticism: We should not be quibbling over words (but) what we should do.
Defends Guido David's calculations -- same numbers comparable to numbers published by Imperial College of London and University of Sussex. "We predicted every single surge."
Drilon: ... That would be an injustice to 4.2M families who experienced hunger and 3.73M Filipinos who lost jobs to the pandemic in May. It is an election year budget and it is obvious that the 100-percent increase in the NTF-ELCAC’s budget is designed to woo voters.
From 2021's P19.2B fund, NTF-ELCAC's proposed 2022 will increase to P40B says Senate Min Ldr @BigManDrilon: Let’s not mince words: it’s an election giveaway. That would be unacceptable in the face of growing threats of COVID-19 virus...
Salvaña accuses OCTA of causing panic. But on the other hand, is he downplaying the situation? No surge but there's large increase?
Salvaña says not downplaying OCTA's data as they don't even look at OCTA's findings. Says they look at own numbers and decide.
Salvaña says OCTA's predictions is "fortune telling"--you can't calculate how many cases will come out in 1 day.
Rejects OCTA's statement we are "officially in a surge"--not official because they're not with govt and there's no epidemiological basis for term "surge."
Senate Majority Leader @migzzubiri confirms the suspension of Senate sessions from August 9-11. The Senate, however, is still determining if it could still push through with committee hearings so senators can still perform their other duties, accdng to Zubiri. | @sherieanntorres