Posts Tagged Coronavirus Disease

Belmonte urges hospitals to assure safety of health workers

Maris Federez   •   May 14, 2020

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Mayor Joy Belmonte appealed to all Metro Manila hospitals to exert more effort in protecting healthcare workers. The local chief executive’s move was prompted by the...

COVID-19 cases may increase during rainy season — Dr. Leachon

Marje Pelayo   •   May 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — It’s been raining lately and people are asking how would wet weather affect the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. According to COVID-19 Special Medical Adviser to the Inter-Agency...

More mobile rooms built at CCP Complex —Sec. Villar

Maris Federez   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Shipping containers purpose-built into mobile rooms have already been deployed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Pasay City, the Department of Public Works...

Pres. Duterte halts revelation of ECQ’s fate; tasks Roque, Duque to make announcement

Maris Federez   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang early on Tuesday aired President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s recorded public address regarding his decision on the fate of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The President ordered...

DFA reports no new cases of COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad

Maris Federez   •   May 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign affairs on Sunday (May 10) shared on Twitter some good news amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. On its twitter post, the...

Senators oppose resumption of POGO operations to aid gov’t COVID-19 response

Marje Pelayo   •   April 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators expressed opposition against a proposal to resume operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country allegedly to raise funds to support the national...

Ways to celebrate Earth Day while in quarantine

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 22, 2020

Being in quarantine, people have been waking up a bit later than usual. After breakfast, they keep themselves occupied until the day ends. Some work from home while others watch...

Duterte offers P10-M to any Filipino who develops COVID-19 vaccine

Marje Pelayo   •   April 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippine – President Rodrigo Duterte announced he is offering P10 million to any Filipino who can develop a cure or vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “Inanunsyo po ng Pangulo...

Guidelines on release of old, sickly PDLs, grant of parole underway

Marje Pelayo   •   April 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has submitted his fourth report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee in line with his administration’s execution of the Bayanihan to Heal as One...

OCD to lead government contact tracing efforts – IATF

Maris Federez   •   April 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on Sunday, April 12, announced that the Office of Civil Defense will now lead the...


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