Robredo’s Swab Cab rolls out in Quezon City

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:34:39 +0000

THE Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Saturday rolled out its mobile antigen testing program in Quezon City. On her Facebook account, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo shared photos of residents lining up to get themselves tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Our Swab Cab is in [three] different areas in Quezon […]

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ECQ seen to shave off 2021 economic growth

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:31:29 +0000

THE two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being implemented in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces will likely trim the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year by 0.5 to 0.8 percentage points, according to two of the country’s economic managers. “Well, for this lockdown, probably will cost us one half of 1 percent [GDP expansion],” […]

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No additional aid for residents in ECQ areas — Palace

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 05:08:13 +0000

Residents of Metro Manila and four nearby provinces under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will not receive additional aid despite the extension of the lockdown for another week, Malacañang said on Monday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the P1,000 aid for each individual or a maximum of P4,000 per family is for the two-week ECQ […]

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ECQ in MManila, 4 provinces extended

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:15:36 +0000

THE government extended the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila and four nearby provinces for another week, as the country recorded 12,576 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., also the spokesman for the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of […]

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ECQ extension pushed for one more week

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 06:09:30 +0000

THE group that tracks the country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) numbers has proposed to the government to extend the current enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for one more week to relieve the stress and pressure on the hospitals in the country. In a press conference on Saturday, Octa Research Group said that the impact of the […]

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Go urges govt: Don’t prolong lockdown

Credit to Author: Che M. Javier| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:16:28 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday called on the government to continue finding ways to avoid extending further the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in any part of the country. Go, who heads the Senate health and demography committee, made the call as the government continues to monitor Covid-19 cases, particularly in critical areas such […]

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Govt mulls ECQ extension if Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 03:13:05 +0000

THE government may consider the experts’ recommendation of extending the reimposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) and four nearby provinces if there would be a continued spike in cases of the coronavirus disease 2019  (Covid-19), vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. Galvez, National Task Force against Covid-19 chief implementer, said […]

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Duterte okays P1,000 ECQ aid to Metro Manila, 4 provinces

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:07:05 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposal of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the distribution of P1,000 worth of aid to individuals affected by the declaration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region, (NCR) Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal. Roque said the President signed the recommendation on Monday evening. According to […]

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Unemployed Filipinos up anew in February

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 02:12:44 +0000

THE number of unemployed Filipinos went up by 234,000 in February this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In a briefing on Tuesday, National Statistician Claire Dennis Mapa said that based on the results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS), a total of 4.2 million are unemployed, higher than the 4.0 million recorded […]

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PSEi shrugs off first day of ECQ

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:23:21 +0000

The local bourse ended in the green on Monday despite the first day of the reimplementation of stricter quarantine measures in the capital region and its neighboring provinces. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 0.97 percent or 63.15 points to 6,607.78, while the broader All Shares gained 0.51 percent or 20.30 points to […]

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