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Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?

Assuming that the areas under granular lockdown are identified as potential sources of infection, what interventions are being done to ensure the risk of transmission is mitigated or even bring down infections? How are tracing and testing protocols being implemented? In the case of indoor establishments and workplaces, what engineering and administrative controls are in place? In the context of airborne transmission of COVID-19, disinfections are simply not enough.

ICC investigation on the Philippines okayed

“We hope this is the beginning of the end to impunity. No one should be invincible and infallible. There is always a time for everything.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Rights organizations welcomed the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court’s authorization to commence with the investigation on drug-related killings in…

Root Access | Pursuing digital justice in the Philippines

Filipinos have the right to be properly informed of and have control over the collection, storage, processing, and transmission of their data. The government must prepare and equip the people with the knowledge, tools, and safeguards against possible ill effects of digitalization, automation, AI, and other social and technical changes.

For clinching pay hike and benefits, Wyeth union harassed by state agents

The union was also able to clinch other benefits even in the middle of the pandemic, such as free boarding, free meals, door-to-door shuttle service, an additional P220 meal allowance, free testing, an additional 14-day sick leave for those who test positive for COVID-19, free face masks, face shields, and vitamins, among others.