Posts Tagged COVID-19 response

Application for contact tracing jobs ends Sept. 23 — DILG

Marje Pelayo   •   September 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded on Tuesday (September 22) that applications for contact tracers in all its provincial and city field offices...

Duterte takes responsibility for government’s COVID-19 expenditures

Marje Pelayo   •   August 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has taken responsibility with regard to spending public funds in relation to the administration’s response and programs against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  “I will...

Gov’t still has enough budget for COVID-19 response — DBM

Marje Pelayo   •   July 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government has shed a total amount of P374.89 billion on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according President Rodrigo Duterte during the recent pre-SONA forum. The...

Philippine Army sends medical team to virus-stricken Cebu City

Marje Pelayo   •   June 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Army on Sunday (June 28) deployed a medical team to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hot spot Cebu City. The team, composed of two doctors, two nurses,...

Duterte’s new martial law threat, a cover-up for failed COVID-19 response — CPP

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – In response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s outburst over continued attacks against government forces, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday (April 24) accused the Chief...

Duterte gets call from Trump to discuss COVID-19 response cooperation

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night received a phone call from United States President Donald Trump to tackle bilateral cooperation to fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

DBM releases P30.8B to cities, municipalities for COVID-19 fight

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday said it has released P30.8 billion to boost the capacity of cities and municipalities in their fight against...

Gov’t eyes $5.6-B loan to support economy, COVID-19 response

Marje Pelayo   •   April 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government is facing a cash crunch from the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Through the end of 2019, the country’s economy was already improving,...

Duterte, Cabinet members pledge salaries for COVID-19 response

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte announced he is giving his one month salary amounting to P400,000 to help in the implementation of the national government’s action plan in fight...

Duterte orders OCD to manage, allocate donated medical supplies vs COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to consolidate and manage all medicines, medical equipment, and other supplies donated to the national government...

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