Posts Tagged COVID-19 testing

Duterte wants RT-PCR test, isolation in PhilHealth insurance coverage

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has expanded the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for COVID-19 patients. To ease patients’ financial burden, the President asked PhilHealth to include...

PH gov’t to increase COVID-19 testing up to 90K a day – Dizon

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government is looking to ramp up the number of COVID-19 tests in Metro Manila and nearby provinces especially amid the enforcement of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ),...

COVID-19 testing, maaari pa ring gawing travel requirement ng LGU kung kinakailangan – IATF

Robie de Guzman   •   March 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nilinaw ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) na maaari pa ring obligahin ng mga lokal na pamahalaan ang mga biyahero na...

PHL new testing, quarantine protocols to take effect Feb. 1 – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   January 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A new set of COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols for travelers allowed entry to the Philippines will be implemented starting February 1, Malacañang announced on Wednesday. Presidential...

Duterte wants free COVID-19 testing in PH health facilities

Marje Pelayo   •   December 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants state-run hospitals to provide free COVID-19 swab tests after taking note of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s report on the government’s price cap...

Some evacuees to undergo COVID-19 antigen testing – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Testing for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being rolled out in evacuation centers where thousands of residents are staying after they fled their homes during the onslaught...

COVID-19 testing service ng PH Red Cross sa NAIA, hindi pa naibabalik

Robie de Guzman   •   October 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi pa rin umano naibabalik ang COVID-19 testing ng Philippine Red Cross (PRC) para sa overseas Filipino workers (OFW) na dumarating sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)....

Red Cross resumes COVID-19 testing after PhilHealth settles P500-M partial payment

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) resumed its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing services Tuesday evening (October 27) after the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) settled a partial...

Gordon slams PhilHealth over failure to settle debt to Red Cross on promised date

Robie de Guzman   •   October 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Richard Gordon, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), on Tuesday lashed out at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) after it...

Palace: Duterte to undergo COVID-19 testing ahead of SONA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo coronavirus disease (COVID-19) swab test before his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential...


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