Catharine Aquino-Fournier, an alumna of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), leads the development of a COVID-19 mass testing technology in Switzerland. Aquino-Fournier is the group leader of  HiDRA-seq at the Functional Genomic Center Zurich (FGCZ), a core facility of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. What is […]

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To aid other local government units (LGUs) in the country, the city government of Baguio has set up a new web domain that will enable it to share its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) data collection tool. “This will lead to better decision-making crucial to containing the spread of the virus.” – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin […]

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Today, July 8, 2020, City veterinarian Dr. Brigit Piok, assured the public that fish and meat products being sold at the Baguio City Public Market are “safe, sound, clean and [fit] for human consumption.” According to the Public Information Office – City of Baguio, Dr. Piok said that they are conducting regular inspections at the […]

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The Office of the Governor of the Province of Benguet has ordered amendment to Section 10 of Executive Order No. 2020-043, approved by Provincial Governor Melchor Diclas, MD on Monday, July 6, 2020. This is to harmonize with IATF Resolution No. 51, dated July 2, 2020. What is Executive Order No. 2020-043 The Executive Order […]

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A Five-member team from Baguio City, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong are flying to Cebu City on July 8, 2020, to share the city’s contact tracing methods to its beleaguered Central Visayas counterpart, this is according to the Public Information Office – City of Baguio on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Baguio Shares Contact Tracing Tact […]

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The City of Baguio held a simple wreath-laying ceremony today, 4 July 2020, as a tribute to the last American Mayor of Baguio City in commemoration of the Filipino-American Friendship Day. This year’s Filipino-American Friendship Day is for honoring the American Builders of Baguio and Mayor Eusebius Julius Halsema. It was held at the Baguio […]

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On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Japan has started to require all retailers in their country, including convenience stores, supermarkets, and drugstores, to charge a fee for the use of plastic shopping bags. One of Tokyo, Japan’s news publication, Kyodo News Plus, stated that the initiative is aimed at encouraging shoppers to bring their own bags […]

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The Baguio City Council, through their Sangguniang Panlungsod Baguio Facebook page on Thursday, July 2, 2020, has called for stricter implementation of Republic Act No. 10699, an act expanding the coverage of benefits and incentives granted to national athletes and coaches, also known as the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act. On the […]

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Baguio City’s Rolling Store will continue to bring the goods closer to its consumers, but now with limited dates and in strategic locations. This announcement has been made by the Department of Trade and Industry – Cordillera Administrative Region (DTI-CAR) Regional Director Myrna Pablo on a Facebook post on July 1, 2020. Baguio City Rolling […]

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The 47th COVID-19 Patient of the City of Baguio has agreed to the call of Mayor Benjamin Magalong to reveal her identity for the purpose of helping in the contact tracing process. The patient is Kimberly Zarene D. Fernandez, a twenty-nine-year-old child development worker at the City Social Welfare and Development Office. This update has […]

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