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TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday, July 31, said a total of 81,003 additional family beneficiaries in Eastern Visayas would receive cash assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP) of the national government.

In a press statement, DSWD 8 (Eastern Visayas) Director Marie Angela Gopalan said these came from the 129 local government units (LGU) in the region that submitted a list of qualified poor families but did not receive the grant during the first tranche. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-8) has recorded nine deaths and a total of 4,221 dengue cases in Eastern Visayas from January 1 to July 18, 2020. 

The nine deaths were recorded from Leyte – one each from the municipalities of Abuyog, La Paz, Ormoc City, Baybay, and Tacloban City; Eastern Samar – one each from the municipalities of Giporlos, Arteche, and General MacArthur; and one from Tagapul-an, Samar.

DOH-8 Regional Director Minerva Molon said Leyte also has the highest number of cases among the six provinces with 2,160 or 51.17 percent. Of which, 279 are from Tacloban City, 228 are from Baybay City, and 158 are from Ormoc City.  read more

TACLOBAN CITY – Accordingly, Eastern Visayas has the highest recovery rate from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country at 93 percent.

The Department of Health (DOH-8) confirms that of the 656 cases, 610 have already recovered from the disease, with only 43 active cases. These include 103 of the 104 health workers and DOH-8 employees infected that have already recovered from the infection. 

DOH-8 also clarified that there is no second generation transmission of COVID-19 cases among health workers in the region. read more

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