Posts Tagged personal protective equipment

Quarantine fatigue, possible cause of complacency in following minimum health standards — expert

Maris Federez   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A health expert believes that the drop in the number of Filipinos observing minimum health protocols, compared to previous months, is due to quarantine fatigue. In a...

Baguio City adds wearing of face shield to list of mandatory safety precautions

Marje Pelayo   •   May 10, 2021

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The Baguio City government made the wearing of face shields mandatory in all public areas in the city. According to Baguio City Public Information Office (PIO) ...

Procurement Law hinders gov’t purchase of locally made PPEs — DTI

Marje Pelayo   •   April 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) explained why the government couldn’t prefer buying locally-made personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the Laging Handa...

Government urged to support locally made PPEs

Marje Pelayo   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —  The Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP) expressed willingness to provide the much needed employment to Filipinos specifically in the local garment industry. During a...

MRT-3 depot personnel don full PPEs after 36 workers contract COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —The management of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has ordered its personnel to put on full personal protective equipment (PPE) with face masks and shields to curb...

Supply of PPE in PH enough for healthcare workers — DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) maintained that the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the country is enough for the use of health care workers.  The...

Duterte defends DOH amid controversy on ‘overpriced’ PPEs

Marje Pelayo   •   May 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has defended the Department of Health (DOH) for the alleged ‘overpriced’ procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) amounting to P1,100 per piece.  During a...

From shoes to face masks: Marikina shoemakers shift production amid COVID-19 crisis

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 14, 2020

All stores in Marikina City are temporarily closed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implemented in the National Capital Region (NCR). Roweliza Landicho, owner of the Roweliza Shoes and...

Nurses group rebuts DOH statement on high COVID-19 infection rate among PH healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A group of nurses contradicted the claim of the Department of Health (DOH) that most healthcare workers got infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from outside their workplaces. ...

DOH points out reasons for high rate of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (April 23) stated several reasons why COVID-19 infection rate among healthcare workers has been high. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III...


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