Latest Posts
19 09, 2022

Masks outdoors now voluntary in Baguio

By |2022-09-19T13:41:50+00:00September 19, 2022|Health, Top Story|0 Comments

BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong has approved a resolution from the Baguio City Council making the use of face masks outdoors in the city voluntary in line with the president’s recent orders. The city council earlier approved Resolution No. 408, Series of 2022 in support of the President’s Executive Order No. [...]

19 09, 2022

New hospital in LT to open in 2023

By |2022-09-19T13:38:13+00:00September 19, 2022|Health, News|0 Comments

THE municipality of La Trinidad (LT) recently broke ground on a new 50-bed capacity hospital at Km. 4 LT, Benguet. The La Trinidad Medical Center (LTMC) as it has been named, will commence construction in full swing after healthcare professionals that are also investors complete the regulatory requirements and permits [...]

12 09, 2022

Actual COVID deaths in PH, including Cordillera underreported, Popcom says – 1,648 “excess deaths” due to COVID in Cordillera in 2021

By |2022-09-12T11:02:05+00:00September 12, 2022|Health, Top Story|Comments Off on Actual COVID deaths in PH, including Cordillera underreported, Popcom says – 1,648 “excess deaths” due to COVID in Cordillera in 2021

THE Philippines may have underreported the number of deaths caused by COVID-19, the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) said.  From the figures given by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released last August 13, the number of Filipinos who died in 2021 was the highest ever at almost 880,000 (879,429).  [...]

12 09, 2022

COVID in Baguio now below triple digits as decline continues

By |2022-09-12T10:59:46+00:00September 12, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on COVID in Baguio now below triple digits as decline continues

THE steady decline of COVID-19 incidence in Baguio City has led to the city’s case total dropping to below three digits after hitting triple digits in July of this year. As of Thursday evening, there were 95 active COVID-19 cases in the city, with 14 new cases on the day [...]

11 09, 2022

Still fighting the stigma – people living with HIV in Baguio City

By |2022-09-11T14:50:05+00:00September 11, 2022|Feature, Health|Comments Off on Still fighting the stigma – people living with HIV in Baguio City

THE Baguio City Health Services Office (CHSO) contacts Juan, whose name has been withheld for privacy purposes, on a regular basis. A minor when he first came into contact with the CHSO in December of 2021, Juan tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He was 16 years of [...]

5 09, 2022

Benguet rep backs push for medical marijuana

By |2022-09-05T13:25:56+00:00September 5, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Benguet rep backs push for medical marijuana

BENGUET’S representative Eric Yap has officially declared support for Senator Robin Padilla’s push to legalize medical marijuana in the country. According to Yap, the regulation of the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, especially for medical purposes, will help in containing the illegal cultivation of the prohibited hemp in the highlands, [...]

10 08, 2022

CHSO eyes 500 boosters a day in vaccination ramp-up

By |2022-08-10T08:33:50+00:00August 10, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on CHSO eyes 500 boosters a day in vaccination ramp-up

THE City Health Services Office (CHSO) is looking to ramp up the city’s booster shot vaccination efforts as in accordance with President Marcos Jr.’s directive to achieve higher vaccination coverage by the end of the administration’s first 100 days in office. Dr. Rowena Galpo, head of the CHSO, said that [...]

10 08, 2022

BGHMC personnel, equipment to bolster quake-hit Abra

By |2022-08-10T08:32:57+00:00August 10, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on BGHMC personnel, equipment to bolster quake-hit Abra

THE Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has sent personnel and equipment to quake-hit Abra to bolster medical care at the Abra Provincial Hospital (APH). 35 BGHMC personnel, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, and emergency medical treatment (EMT)-trained staff have been sent to APH in the wake of the [...]

10 08, 2022

Dengue continues downtrend as city continues anti-dengue efforts

By |2022-08-10T08:32:37+00:00August 10, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Dengue continues downtrend as city continues anti-dengue efforts

CITY Health Services Office (CHSO) data is showing a continued downtrend of dengue fever incidence in Baguio City. While overall dengue incidence continues to be higher than the previous year’s, Dr. Rowena Galpo, head of the CHSO, said that throughout July, the case counts have been decreasing steadily. At the [...]

1 08, 2022

COVID continues to climb in Baguio

By |2022-08-01T15:28:19+00:00August 1, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on COVID continues to climb in Baguio

THE COVID-19 situation in Baguio City continues to escalate for the third week in a row as July rounds out with more cases being added to the active total. Compared to last week’s 165 cases, some 100 active cases have been added to the total, bringing the active case count [...]

Go to Top