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Sanitizing cubicle receives gov't support

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To increase health and safety protocols for health care workers, the national government is supporting research and development (R&D) to develop sanitizing cubicles for those in the frontlines against the deadly virus. In his ninth report to Con...

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Manila opens new quarantine center

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Manila opened a new quarantine facility for coronavirus disease-2019 patients at T. Paez High School on May 26. The new isolation facility has a 41-bed capacity and is equipped with electric fans and air conditioner units. Photo courtesy of: Manila...

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Muntinlupa lifts ban on 4,174 tricycles 

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Muntinlupa City allowed tricycles to operate and transport authorized passengers provided that they follow sanitary measures amid the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau chief Danidon Nolasco said the ...

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42,000 more OFWs expected to return

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The government vowed to expedite the repatriation of 42,000 migrant workers next month as several thousands remain stranded in quarantine centers. The workers are heading back to the country following the suspension or end of their contracts over the COVID-19 pandemic, posing a logistical challenge...

39% of Filipinos use aid during pandemic 

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

About 39 percent of Filipinos use government aid to purchase basic needs amid the pandemic, according to the special Social Weather Stations (SWS) Covid-19 Mobile Survey.  The source of funds of about 45 percent of Filipinos used to purchase basic needs in a household come from money...

Malls asked to establish free parking for bicycles 

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto asked government offices and shopping malls to provide free and secure parking spaces for bicycles to encourage more people to consider biking as the new primary mode of transportation.  In a statement, Recto said that surge in the sale and use bicycles...

Public transport to resume in 2 phases 

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Public land transport will resume in two phases in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1, 2020. Based on updated guidelines and protocols released by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), trains, taxis, transport network vehicle service, shuttle services, point-to-po...

Countries agree to share vaccine

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Thirty countries led by Costa Rica and the World Health Organization launched an initiative to share vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. While the developing nations' push, called the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool, was welcomed by groups in...

Over 1,000 health workers leave PH in April

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Some 1,107 health workers left the Philippines in April after the government allowed them to report back to their jobs abroad, according to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III.  “Our total deployment for the month of April is only 1,107. Before that, 2...

5,000 more OFWs to return to provinces

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Nearly 5,000 overseas Filipino workers who stayed in quarantine facilities in Metro Manila will return to their hometowns this week, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. “As of this morning, we are just short by about 5,000 still waiting to be transported for their homecoming to ...

Buses still banned in NCR

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Public utility buses (PUB) plying city or provincial are still banned in Metro Manila under the first phase of the general community quarantine (GCQ) as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) dual-phase reopening of public transportation in the region. In a Facebook post, the DOTr ...

DOH adopts new format on virus reports

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

The Department of Health (DOH) adopted a new format of its daily bulletin for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases to distinguish the backlogs or "late cases" from "fresh cases". Based on DOH's definition, "late cases" are positive cases belatedly submitted an...

OFWs receive special treatment

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are receiving special treatment from the government to ensure their protection amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to Malacañang Palace. The statement was issued to dispute the claim of labor group Migrante International that Pres...

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