THE SOURCE: @iampinkywebb speaks to Treatment czar Leopoldo Vega, former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares |

• PH COVID-19 cases surpass 600,000
• Local gov'ts ramp up efforts vs. COVID-19
• Lawyers asks SC to intervene following 'Bloody Sunday' raids
Health undersecretary and Treatment czar Leopoldo Vega says the rising trend of COVID-19 cases is alarming
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: If we can't can't control the rise of COVID-19 cases, hospitals may feel the surge
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: Right now, the number of patients in hospitals are up because non-COVID patients are also going up
Treatment czar Usec. Vega says they will ask hospitals to increase bed capacity
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: We [should] make sure the projections doesn't work. LGUs should make sure to implement health protocols, localized lockdowns, isolation
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: The OCTA's projection may happen if we don't do anything
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: We have to make sure that we have adequate and competent healthcare workers for different institutions. We have also started vaccinating our healthcare workers
Treatment czar Usec. Vega, who is also head of One Hospital Command Center, says they are ramping up vaccinations of healthcare workers
Treatment czar Usec. Vega: Localized lockdowns must be implemented again because the cases appear in clusters, in baranggays, in families. If they are able to isolate and implement lockdown, the rising cases can be tamed
Former Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares on 'Bloody Sunday' raids: How did activists fight back when they were already restrained?
RELATED: The Philippine National Police reported that nine people were killed in separate operations in Calabarzon provinces on Sunday
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares: The police did not wait for SOCOM to investigate
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares: The arrest was 'tokhang' style. Witness said the activists were dragged out of their house
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares: Some activists were killed on the basis of a search warrant
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Colmenares: Thousands have been killed since 2016-- lawyers, activists. What's the result? Was there advancement in these cases? No

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