Posts Tagged pandemic

Lawmakers say national budget must keep pace with COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Some lawmakers believe that the proposed national budget for 2022 does not fit with the country’s continuous fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Nancy Binay lamented...

WHO reiterates need to address vaccine inequity to end COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues its call to address vaccine inequity in hopes to end the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his speech...

Gatchalian opposes calls for nationwide academic break amid pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday expressed disagreement with proposals to implement a nationwide academic break amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the decision for such measure should come...

Manila to boost housing projects amid COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City Local Government announced it will boost its housing projects amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday (March 22) signed...

Davao City regulates wakes, burials to avoid mass gathering

Robie de Guzman   •   March 12, 2021

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has issued an executive order, regulating the operation of funeral homes, and cemeteries, as well as the conduct of wakes and burials in the city...

DFA repatriates over 223K overseas Filipinos since start of pandemic

Maris Federez   •   October 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Sunday (October 18) that it has brought home a total of 223,294 overseas Filipinos (OFs) since the start of...

Coronavirus now a ‘pandemic’ – WHO

UNTV News   •   March 12, 2020

REUTERS – The World Health Organization described the new coronavirus as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday (March 11), adding that Italy and Iran were now on the frontline of...

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