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Agriculture Secretary William Dar (2nd from left) and AFP deputy chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Antonio Ramon Lim (with black beret) look at vegetables and other agricultural products sold at the Kadiwa retail store in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Saturday (July 11, 2020) / PNA / AFP

AFP opens retail store in Camp Aguinaldo 

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) open a retail store dubbed as "Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita" at the Soldier's Mall, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on July 11. The project is part of the DA's f...

The special Frontline Heroes Stamps will be available starting July 13, 2020 / PilipinasPhilately / Facebook

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...

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, ...


Wakes should be limited to 3 days, says Valenzuela mayor

chrome_reader_modeJuly 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian asked funeral home owners to limit the wake of non-coronavirus cases to a minimum of two days to a maximum of three days. Only immediate family members are allowed to attend. He said a maximum of 10 immediate family members should be allowed inside the funeral h...

Valenzuela conducts 11,000 virus tests

chrome_reader_modeJuly 10, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Valenzuela City said it has conducted 11,000 tests since March. According to city mayor Rex Gatchalian, of the positive cases reported by health officials, around half were frontliners and the other half were non-frontliner citizens. Gatchalian stressed the tests conducted with the help of its par...

Valenzuela targets to test 2% of population 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 02, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Valenzuela City aims to test 2 percent of its total population for coronavirus disease after almost all of its possible virus carriers, frontliners, returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and vulnerable residents have been subjected to its mass testing program. The local government said i...

Valenzuela to open own virus testing lab 

chrome_reader_modeJune 27, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Valenzuela City is building its own coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing laboratory as it ramps up efforts to test and track down all possible virus carriers in the city. Mayor Rex Gatchalian on Friday night said the construction of Valenzuela Hope Molecular Laboratory is already “in full s...

Valenzuela to test returning residents from Cebu 

chrome_reader_modeJune 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

Returning Valenzuela City residents from Cebu City and Cebu province, where infections continue to spike, will need to undergo coronavirus tests and quarantine, according to Mayor Rex Gatchalian. In an interview over ANC, Gatchalian said returning residents will need to undergo a polymerase chain r...

Valenzuela mayor supports ID system 

chrome_reader_modeJune 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian is pushing for an identification card (ID) system for every citizen so the government could swiftly take action during crisis, including “in a pandemic like this.” “Being able to track down who needs help the most is probably the number one thi...

Valenzuela tricycle drivers given extra income

chrome_reader_modeJune 18, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

Valenzuela City asked residents to patronize “Toda Pasabuy,” an online delivery service that aims to provide tricycle drivers extra income as they struggle to cope with the quarantine that has been in force in Metro Manila for nearly three months. City Hall recently partnered with motor...

Students accuse Valenzuela university of repression

chrome_reader_modeJune 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Valenzuela City government was asked to investigate the alleged labor malpractices and incidents of campus repression at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (PLV). In an open letter addressed to Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian, nearly 284 students, teachers, and alumni of PLV insisted that ...

Valenzuela offers free shuttle service to residents

chrome_reader_modeJune 02, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Valenzuela City provided free shuttle services to residents who were returning to work on the first day of the general community quarantine (GCQ). Zyan Caiña, chief of the city’s public information office, said they have deployed a total of 12 vehicles to give residents a ride as they ...

Valenzuela taps trike drivers for online delivery 

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

Valenzuela City tapped tricycle drivers for an online delivery service that will allow them to earn income. According to the local government, the “PasaBVY Valenzuela City TODA” program will give tricycle drivers a source of income by offering residents a paid online delivery service. T...

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