Posts Tagged COVID-19 response

World Bank approves PH’s US$500M loan for COVID-19 response

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 12, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines—The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan (P24 billion) for the Philippines to help fund its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response program. In a statement released on...

PNP clearance required for civil society groups wishing to aid local COVID-19 efforts – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   February 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday said civil society organizations (CSO) that wish to be part of local COVID-19 response and recovery...

Philippines ranks 79th in COVID-19 response among 98 nations

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Australia’s Lowy Institute, in its recent research on countries’ response against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, ranked the Philippines 79th among 98 nations. The research body, Australia’s leading...

P4.413B out of P140B Bayanihan 2 funds released to agencies, DBM says

Robie de Guzman   •   October 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More than P4 billion worth of funds allocated for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and recovery efforts have been released to government agencies, the Department of Budget...

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)...

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