Change in quarantine status not certain yet – DOH  

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:56:48 +0000

The Department of Health on Monday said “nothing is certain” on the possible change of quarantine status in Metro Manila next month despite the decline in the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Dr. Anthony Leachon, former vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force,  and the UP Octa Research team earlier proposed the extension of the […]

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Frontliners urge govt: Go back to ECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:52:43 +0000

MORE than 40 medical societies in the country, led by the Philippine Medical Association, called on the government to go back to a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, as cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continue to rise. In an open letter, Dr.Jose Santiago, PMA President, has asked President Rodrigo Duterte, National Task […]

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Manila Water, Maynilad directed to extend grace period for quarantine bills

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:50:17 +0000

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) ordered Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to extend the grace period for customers to settle their bills until the end of September. In a statement on Thursday, MWSS chief regulator Patrick Lester Ty said the MWSS Board of Directors directed the two concessionaires to […]

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PH military opens Rizal Memorial Coliseum as quarantine facility for suspected Covid patients

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 09:40:32 +0000

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday opened the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila as a quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus patients. The facility will be composed of 100 beds and will be manned by an emergency medical team from the AFP Health Service Command consisting of four doctors, nine nurses, 17 medical […]

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Palace: 20.3M families to receive aid from govt

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 09:29:09 +0000

OVER 20 million families will receive aid from the government, Malacañang said on Monday. In a briefing, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that the beneficiaries would include 4.9 million who were left out in the initial fund distribution. Roque said that “ito po ‘yung sabi – na bigyan – ng Presidente dahil hindi nabigyan ang […]

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Palace: MECQ disallows travel for leisure to provinces

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 12:15:21 +0000

TRAVEL is allowed only if it is essential under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Malacañang said. “E kung leisure po, hindi po pupwede pa rin, ‘no, unless tayo po’y may katungkulan“, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque told DZBB in an interview on Saturday when asked about travel from Metro Manila to the provinces using private cars. He said in part, “yung […]

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LOOK: MECQ Day 1

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Residents of Metro Manila and nearby Rizal wake up on Saturday to the first day of the modified enhanced community quarantine. It was heavy traffic along EDSA in Balintawak, Quezon City while the Binangonan fishport reopened in a bid to make up for lost time. And so did the malls as they made sure that […]

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Duterte returns to Davao City to see family

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 08:04:16 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is back in Davao City after staying in Manila for two months due to the government’s implementation of a lockdown in the National Capital Region and other areas to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. In a text message, Presidential Security Group chief Jesus Durante confirmed […]

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Quezon City issues guidelines in shift to modified quarantine

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 06:55:49 +0000

MAYOR Josefina “Joy” Belmonte issued a memorandum on localized guidelines as Quezon City shifted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on Saturday. “As we transition from ECQ to MECQ, we have crafted policies that will help our citizens adjust to the new normal and restart the city’s economy under the present condition,” Belmonte said in […]

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