It wasn’t easy but I’ve compiled all the COVID-19 positive cases in Region 11 in one Google Sheet file. One of the difficulties is that the Department of Health (DOH) has been giving out information through social media cards on Facebook instead of in a single document. This is made worse by the fact that the cards are not saved in a single album, which means one needs to scroll through all the posts to find them.
Researchers at the University of the Philippines (UP) are forecasting that Davao City will have a total of 190 positive cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths by the time the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 15, 2020.
In its Forecast Report No. 5 dated April 29, 2020, the researchers said while the daily transmissions in Davao City had been reduced on the second week of April, there was a slight resurgence in the succeeding weeks.
Trust Davaoeños to take a dire situation and turn it into a chance to show their talent in a friendly competition that highlights the importance of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
No sooner had the city government divided the city into six clusters in order to limit the movement of people (and thus prevent the spread of coronavirus) than a “cluster war” began — and soon evolved into a “cluster game” with a seriously large prize.
One day in elementary school a classmate of mine brought a small handheld gadget to class that got us all agog. I no longer remember what it was but it was made of metal and had rotating wheels that he would manipulate to add and subtract numbers. Naturally we all wanted to try it, but the commotion the little thing made caught the attention of our teacher as she walked in. She approached our classmate, asked what the object was, and when she heard the answer she promptly confiscated it and sent the poor boy to the principal’s office. She then launched into a lecture on how we must not rely on a gadget like that and instead make sure we knew how to do our math in our head.
DAVAO CITY — Over the years Mindanao music has been boxed in the “ethnic” or “world” music category. This is probably because the first Mindanaoan musicians who broke into the mainstream brought instruments like the kulintang, kubing, kuglong/kudyapi, and agung into their musical styles. Audiences, particularly in Metro Manila and other places outside Mindanao, lapped up the “new sound” — but in the process also set a limit to what they believe Mindanao music should be.