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SAP program needs validation

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) cited the importance of validation process in the implementation of the emergency cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). In a statement, the DSWD said validation is performed...

UP releases new guidelines 

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University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) issued their post-ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) guidelines. In a Facebook post, UPD said that details on Administrative Order No. FRN-20-052 can be seen at: https://upd.edu.ph/post-ecq/. The UP...

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81,000 OFWs receive cash aid 

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The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in 40 foreign posts provided cash, food and medical assistance to 81,388 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the Department of Labor...

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UP test kits get permit for commercial use

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it approved the test kits for COVID-19 developed by the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health and manufactured by Manila HealthTek, Inc.

"Upon the company’s submission of necessary requirements today, the FDA issued a certification for this COVID-19 test kit to be allowed for commercial use," the FDA said.

The UP-NIH-developed test kit is the first locally made PCR based COVID-19 test kit approved by the FDA.

Aside from this PCR based test kit, the FDA has approved one additional rapid test kit today, which brings the total number of COVID-19 approved test kits to 30.

The FDA will continue to update the public on COVID-19 testing kits approval. 

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