IN THE US: 20,389 have already died due to COVID19! Stay at home!






More than 20,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States, which now has more reported deaths than any country in the world, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The US death toll on Saturday climbed to 20,389, surpassing that of Italy, which is reporting 19,468 deaths, per Johns Hopkins.

"You can see that the number is somewhat stabilizing, but it is stabilizing at a horrific rate," Cuomo said. "These are just incredible numbers depicting incredible loss and pain."

But Cuomo also shared what he called good news, saying the state's curve "is continuing to flatten."
"The number of hospitalizations appears to have hit an apex, and the apex appears to be a plateau," the governor said, where numbers will level out for a period before dropping.
The hospitalization rate is also down, Cuomo said, as are the number of intensive-care admissions.
"Still people getting infected," he said, "still people going into the hospital, but again, a lower rate of increase."

"We re-run the model, basically, almost every night -- and the new returns from different states are suggesting different peaks in different states, but at the national level we seem to be pretty much close to the peak," he said Friday.

That model projects about 61,500 Americans will lose their lives to the virus by August -- if the country keeps social distance measures in place until the end of May. If they factor in states that may lift these rules by May 1, the numbers "don't look good," Murray said.

"So every day we need to continue to do what we did yesterday, and the week before, and the week before that, because that's what in the end is going to take us up across the peak and down the other side," she said.

Grupo hin mag sarangkay ha Baranggay 59 Picas, nanhahatag hin snack ha kabataan ngan kalagsan kada adlaw!


A group of friends in Barangay 59 Picas have been providing daily snacks to their elderly and children since day 1 of the community quarantine. Mga kuha ini ni Ana Rose Go nga igin padarar ha amon page.



Youth volunteers of Picas in Sagkahan mobilizes to prepare meals for the elderly and children of their coummnity everyday since the first day of the lockdown.




They have different sponsors everyday, from people overseas, political individuals, and more often, just people with good hearts.


It is worth noticing that they still observe social distancing and are wearing masks to stay protected from the COVID-19 at all times.


An elderly woman waits as the volunteer scoops soup into her mug.


According to Anna Rose Go, they are just a group of people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. They have decided to do something productive to help their community hence the daily feeding program.













Ban vs. medical workers’ overseas deployment stays, says POEA

A labor department order banning medical staff from working in other countries will stay despite a public clamor for its review and a warning from the country’s top diplomat that he will challenge it before the Cabinet, the head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Saturday. 

“The ban is temporary and therefore when circumstances warrant, the Governing Board resolution may be amended anytime… Almost all major destinations of our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) have imposed also a temporary travel ban and this coincides with our own temporary suspension of deployment,” Mr. Olalia said in a phone interview with CNN Philippines on Saturday.

“The risk of getting infection abroad is also very high as these destination countries are now peaking in number and our temporary suspension will shield our OFWs from greater risk of contracting the virus. Perhaps when the curve in these countries has leveled down or in the downturn trend, then that’s additional trigger to lift the suspension.”

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin, Jr. meanwhile took to Twitter in announcing that he will challenge the directive in an Interagency Task Force (IATF) and Cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday.

“The Resolution rests on firm legal and factual basis,” said Olalia who, like the labor secretary, is also a lawyer.
He was referring to Republic Act 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, that mandates government agencies like the POEA to address the shortage of health care workers needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
“State survival is more important than individual rights in times of national emergency,” the POEA head said.
“The curtailment of the constitutional right to travel and the impairment of private contracts are justifiable because of the present state of health emergency. These types of private rights take a backseat when the issue is one of national survival. Private interests have to give way to State's right to control the pandemic and to save the lives of its citizens,” he added.
The POEA also countered Locsin’s claim that the ban was announced on short notice. Olalia said a separate POEA memorandum circular was issued as early as March to give affected Filipino health care workers ample time to notify their foreign employers.
POEA Memorandum Circular No. 7-A Series of 2020, and dated March 20, states that “the deployment of Filipino health care workers shall be strictly regulated to prioritize and provide support to the health care needs of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such regulation shall be lifted as soon as the pandemic is declared to be under control.”
About two dozen medical staff have been stranded at the country’s airports since Friday, according to the POEA citing data from the Bureau of Immigration. They will be given government aid of P10,000 and assistance by airlines to rebook flights.

REGION 8: COVID19 CASES UPDATE AS OF APRIL 11, 2020


Regional Situation Update of COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas as of April 11, 2020 | 3:00 PM

Note: The disparities of the total PUIs yesterday and today was due to data cleaning of the RESU. It was found out that there have been double entries of names of cases.

2,108 deaths in the last 24 hours in the US



WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday become the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The US has now recorded 18,586 deaths and is closing in on the toll of 18,849 dead in Italy, which has seen the most fatalities so far in the global pandemic.

America is also approaching half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 496,535 as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Saturday), an increase of 35,098 in the past 24 hours. —Agence France-Presse







Who are the admins of I LOVE TACLOBAN?


As I LOVE TACLOBAN turns 10 years old on the 21st of April this year, I am sure that many followers of the page wonder who the admins of this page are!

You see us post every hour of the day to bring you updates, news, laughter, jokes, sometimes even the nonsense that we see around us, but most importantly, we share our daily Taclobanon life.

Through the decade, we have had different people that helped us be where we are today, and we are grateful to them and they will always be a part of the success of this page.

Napulo ka tu-ig na an I LOVE TACLOBAN! You will now be introduced to the current admins of this page.




1) THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Julius and Jakku are the founding fathers of this page. They had to create multiple pages with different names before they finally came up with I LOVE TACLOBAN. They have been there since day 1 and will likely be there until social media exists.
Jakku's take on KPOP start during quarantine.

Julius Arica aka The Boy Next Door.
2) THE I LOVE TACLOBAN HOST

Jordan Rosello is probably the most famous admin of I LOVE TACLOBAN. He is the founder of I LIKE SAN JOSE. He is the face of I LOVE TACLOBAN. He is the most recognizable admin of I LOVE TACLOBAN. I'm sure our followers love him too!

JORDAN. Michael Jordan.



3) THE ENTREPRENEUR

Rhoel Ladera owns businesses around the city, a couple of them you may know, such as Ladera Art Spot and Haven's rent a car. The best thing about him is that he stays on the ground despite the massive success he has. He's also one of the most generous people I know.

ABSent.

4) THE SUPER MOM

Nova Cagalitan is a creative, full of ideas and concepts and it shows on the output we have as a page! She is also a hands-on mother and that's the best thing that she does.




5) THE ROCKSTAR

You may know Dandee Grafil as the other half of our beloved city councilor Aimee Grafil. Dandee is a hands-on dad and an amazing musician.

Medyo rockstar!







6) THE OFW

Belle Estoque is also one of the very first admins of I LOVE TACLOBAN. You know her by the code-name Momma Belle. Although she has mellowed down due to her other commitment, she is pretty much a part of our team!



7) ?????????????????????

I have sworn to never talk about myself as I can get really narcissistic but I like to run the show, create content, connect networks, and make things happen.

This is me before I ate all the leftover in our fridge.

Let me just clearly state that I love Tacloban is non-political in nature. We have no affiliation to any political entity whatsoever. We are the people of Tacloban and we are here for Tacloban.

Thank you for your non-stop support. We love you!

Who are the Eastern Visayas Covid-19 Fighters?



During this difficult and challenging times, when an imminent threat is before us, one that has the potential to wipe-out an entire generation, I have witnessed mortals come together to form a team to combat COVID-19 head-on. I am grateful for what they've been doing and what they're still about to do, but who are they?

You know what? Let's ditch the names and focus on what they have done!

As of today, April 10, 2020, the EV COVID-19 WARRIORS have raised 700,000 pesos in cash through different fund raising through all channels and platforms available, they have received goods with an estimated worth of 120,000 pesos. With all the help they have received from around the world, they have sent help to over 150 plus RHUs and Hospitals in Eastern Visayas.

I'll take you to a photo gallery walk!

First photo was taken in Calbayog, with the facade of Calbayog District Hospital in sight. They were given boxes of clean gloves and face shields.



Second photo is from San Gorge Rural Health Unit.



Third is from Taft District Hospital



Hernani, Eastern Samar! They used it for their frontliners such as their police team and BHERTs.


As a nursing student years ago, I used to do clinical rotations in Carigara District Hospital and it made me happy seeing that they received help from this team.


Pinabacdao Rural Health Unit received help as well. You can't see it but I bet they're smiling behind those masks and faceshields!


Norhtern Samar Provincial Hospital is one of the recipients too!



Private hospitals such as Catarman Doctors Hospital Incorporated were happy to have acquired donations from the COVID warriors as well


A birthing clinic in Jaro, Leyte.


Albino M. Duran Memorial Hospital received 30 face shields


If you wish to make a donation, here is how:






There are plenty of donations that did not make it to this article but one thing is for sure, the EV COVID Fighters will not stop, with the grace of God and the generosity of His people, we will all make it through this. 

DAMO NGA SALAMAT HA IYO NGATANAN!!!!!!

#Ambagan2020 #CultureOfCare #AnakHitSinirangan #ReliefPH



TACLOBAN QUARANTINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 28, 2020




LOOK: Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez issued Executive Order No. 2020-04-019 or "AN EXECUTIVE ORDER EXTENDING THE STRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF CRITICAL, URGENT AND APPROPRIATE RESPONSES AND MEASURES TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN TACLOBAN CITY" today, April 9, 2020.
For questions and clarifications, you may call the following numbers/hotlines:
Mobile +639550172483

Mobile +639263065143

Mobile +639456155811

Mobile +639209000911

Mobile +639778080911
Landline (053) 832-3131


via TACLOBAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE











COVID19 testing soon in region 8!!!


"Region 8 will have its own laboratory capable of detecting Covid-19 at EVRMC along Magsaysay Blvd, Tacloban City", a posted by the facebook page of Department of Health EV  CHD Health Promotion.

Confirmatory testing for COVID-19 requires Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR tests detects the actual presence of the virus. It determines if an individual is positive with the virus even when he/she is asymptomatic. Hence, it is the gold standard in testing for COVID-19. There are available conventional PCR in the region but not for COVID laboratory RT-PCR. This is a highly technical process that not only involves having the kits and the right machine, but also the proper safety infrastructure like a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), standard operating procedures for emergencies and highly trained staff on biohazard safety. The strict compliance to the requirements is of utmost importance because this will safeguard the welfare of those who work inside the laboratory and the surrounding community where the laboratory is situated.





Confirmatory testing for COVID-19 requires Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR tests detects the actual presence of the virus. It determines if an individual is positive with the virus even when he/she is asymptomatic. Hence, it is the gold standard in testing for COVID-19. There are available conventional PCR in the region but not for COVID laboratory RT-PCR. This is a highly technical process that not only involves having the kits and the right machine, but also the proper safety infrastructure like a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), standard operating procedures for emergencies and highly trained staff on biohazard safety. The strict compliance to the requirements is of utmost importance because this will safeguard the welfare of those who work inside the laboratory and the surrounding community where the laboratory is situated.




Here are some of the progress in our testing accreditation process:

Proposed Regional COVID-19 Test Center has completed its self-assessment and risk assessment.

80% of safety infrastructure requirements done.
90% of machines needed are available. RT-PCR machine is for delivery.
Awaiting for the assessment team from DOH-Central, WHO and RITM to conduct an on-site visit to check the correctness of self-assessment.
Ready for 3rd stage laboratory accreditation.
MOA with Leyte Province for the use of the building.




This is a good news for everybody in the Region as testing will be faster and nearer all of us.




CORONA UPDATE IN REGION 8


COVID-19 Update in Region 8
April 09, 2020 | 3:00 PM


As of April 9, 2020, here are the numbers for our COVID19 monitoring.