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Aggressive action needed to contain virus

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The World Health Organization said it is still possible to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, even though case numbers have more than doubled in the past six weeks. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the examples of Italy, Spain,...

Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde (center) receives a donation of face masks from UNDP Resident Representative Titon Mitra (right) in a turnover ceremony at the health department%u2019s main office in Manila on July 8, 2020 / UNDP

UNDP donates 500,000 masks to DOH 

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) witnessed the handover of 500,000 surgical masks donated by the Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF) of Beijing, China, through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on July 8.  The surgical masks, ...

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PhilPost to honor frontliners 

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) will release special stamps featuring the frontliners bravely battling the novel coronavirus disease as superheroes. PhilPost announced the news in a Facebook post on Thursday, sharing that the new &ldquo...

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Manila opens drive-thru Covid-19 test center 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso led the opening of Manila’s drive-thru coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing center in front of the Andres Bonifacio Monument beside the City Hall. In a Facebook post, Domagoso said the Manila Health Department (MHD) will use the...

Makati to provide laptops to public school teachers 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the 2,500 Makati public school teachers in elementary, junior and senior high school will each receive a brand-new laptop for school year 2020-2021. “As the education system shifts to the new normal, teachers also have to adapt to the changes. The city government ...

Manila orders crackdown on protocol violators 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso ordered a crackdown on “irresponsible” parents who let their children go out in public without face masks and during curfew hours.  He said this after data from the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) and Manila Polic...

Pasig launches interest-free loan 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Pasig City launched its Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig (TAPAT) program which will offer loans to job seekers, entrepreneurs and businesses starters in the city. Mayor Vico Sotto said the city government has allotted a P200-million budget to provide financial loans to about 20,000 to 40,0...

Ospital ng Makati offers virtual health services 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Residents in Makati can avail of virtual health care services from medical doctors of the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) starting July 13, 2020. In an advisory Sunday, the Makati local government said patients seeking medical attention can now communicate with their physicians without compromising physi...

Manila recognized for Covid-19 response

chrome_reader_modeJuly 10, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The government's task force on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recognized the efforts by the local government of Manila in containing the spread of the disease as it handed over medical equipment to help in its fight against the pandemic. "Malaki ang magagawa ng Manila (Manila can do so...

Pasig launches survey of residents

chrome_reader_modeJuly 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Pasig City launched a comprehensive survey of residents of condominiums and exclusive subdivisions, as part of its data-driven policymaking campaign. Mayor Vico Sotto said the comprehensive survey is a prerequisite for the distribution of the Pasig Supplemental Social Amelioration Program (SAP) amo...

Quezon City taps Grab to employ residents 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 07, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Quezon City teamed up with ride-hailing and delivery service company Grab Philippines to provide work and livelihood opportunities to displaced workers, tricycle drivers, and small businesses affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. Mayor Joy Belmonte said the local government’s...

Organic farm rises in Manila Zoo 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 06, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Manila Zoo in Malate, Manila developed an organic urban farm as the park remains closed to the public amid the general community quarantine (GCQ).  Members of the Public Recreations Bureau of the Manila city government used the horseback riding area to plant vegetables that are fed to ani...

138,000 Pasig students to receive learning devices 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 03, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Pasig City will provide 138,000 learning devices such as tablets and laptops to public school students in the city in support of the distance learning approach of the Department of Education (DepEd) for the next school year. This was announced by Mayor Vico Sotto during his hour-long State of City ...

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