Posts Tagged Contact tracing czar

Contact tracing czar Magalong tests positive for COVID-19

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Baguio City mayor and the country’s contact tracing czar, Benjamin Magalong on Saturday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “It is with a sad...

Contact tracing woes persist as budget constraints reduce contract tracers by 35,000 — Tracing Czar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The number of contact tracers has been reduced by 70 percent or around 35,000, according to tracing czar and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong. Magalong said contact tracing in...

Roque ‘100% sure’ Duterte wants Magalong to stay as contact tracing czar

Robie de Guzman   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said he is “100 percent sure” that President Rodrigo Duterte wants Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to stay as the country’s...

Magalong resigns as Contact Tracing Czar but NTF says ‘no’

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong submitted his resignation as the country’s Contact Tracing Czar after his attendance in a party organized by entertainment personality Tim Yap drew...

Magalong offered to quit as contact tracing czar but resignation was rejected — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has resigned as the government’s contact tracing czar, Malacañang said Friday. “We confirm that Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong tendered his resignation...


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