Posts Tagged frontliners

Duterte honors COVID-19 frontline workers as PH marks Heroes day

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to frontline workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the country marks National Heroes Day. In a message, Duterte called the frontliners modern...

At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 says WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 25, 2021

At least 115,000 health workers have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In his speech, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged...

WHO: 63% of PH frontliners vaccinated against COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Nearly 63 percent of medical frontliners in the Philippines have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Philippines, Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe. On Monday...

DOT pushes for inclusion of other tourism workers in vaccine priority list

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Tourism (DOT) is also pushing for the inclusion of other tourism workers in the government’s vaccine priority list for frontline workers. In a statement, the Tourism...

OVP to provide free shuttle service for Cebu City frontliners

Maris Federez   •   July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Vice President (OVP) will be providing free shuttle service for frontliners and healthcare workers in Cebu City, a statement released on Sunday (July...

Duque takes responsibility over compensation mess

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 5, 2020

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he is taking the responsibility for the delayed compensation for health workers hit by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a tweet,...

Delayed cash assistance to fallen, sickened medical frontliners dismayed Senators

Marje Pelayo   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Medical frontliners who will get infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in line of duty starting February 1, 2020, are entitled to receive a compensation of P100,000. Meanwhile,...

No reports of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers in the past 13 days – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   May 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported a slowdown in the COVID-19 incidence among healthcare workers in the country since April 11. To date, the number of confirmed...

Sinas to remain in post pending probe on mañanita, PNP says

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Major General Debold Sinas will remain in his post despite the ongoing investigation for possible violations of the enhanced community...

Romblon passes ordinance to protect frontliners vs discrimination

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 21, 2020

The local government of Odiongan, Romblon has passed an ordinance that protects frontliners, including persons under monitoring (PUM) and patients under investigation (PUI), against discrimination amid the enhanced community quarantine...

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