Duterte asks people giving food aid: Coordinate with barangay officials

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 05:48:59 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked those who want to distribute food aid to the public to tap their barangay officials so the same will be distributed to poor Filipinos who really need it and mass gatherings will be prevented. He made the statement amid the rise of community pantries in the country where people […]

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IATF allows limited indoor dining, opening of barbershops, salons in MECQ areas

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:30:21 +0000

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed indoor dining in areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) at 10 percent of the venue capacity, its spokesman announced. “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, April 29, 2021, approved the recommendation to allow restaurants, eateries, commissaries, and other food […]

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Duterte suggests schedules for community pantries 

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 03:46:59 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte suggested implementing a schedule for community pantries to avoid overcrowding.    During a meeting with his Cabinet on Wednesday, Duterte said it would be easier to control the crowd if the queues were scheduled. “Iyong ano ‘yong sa barangay there is the purok and sitio. You can always schedule it for the purok […]

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Duterte wants community pantries to continue — Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:16:35 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants community pantries to continue as they help Filipinos severely affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on Wednesday, after the first pantry in Quezon City closed down amid the owner’s fears that she was being red-tagged . Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte lauded Filipinos for organizing […]

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195,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines expected in April — Galvez

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:41:42 +0000

THE Philippine government is expecting the arrival of 195,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines this April, according to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. During the Cabinet meeting late Monday, Galvez disclosed that the initial batch of Pfizer vaccines from the World Health Organization’s Covax facility will be delivered by the end of April once the agreements […]

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Lawmaker asks IATF: Allow vaccinations in villages, subdivisions

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:31:04 +0000

QUEZON CITY 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo on Friday proposed that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) allow private villages and subdivisions to do their own vaccinations for their residents. She stressed that it will help ease congestion in inoculation centers in Metro Manila, which are “so overcrowded that if there is one asymptomatic person […]

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9 arrested, P30-M illegal Covid test kits seized in Quezon City

Credit to Author: Christian Crow Maghanoy| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:27:11 +0000

THE Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) operatives have arrested nine persons allegedly involved in the illegal sale of P30 million worth of testing kits for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)  in Quezon City. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas identified the suspects as Marize Santiago Hariz, 28; Joshua Raphael Bautista Ramirez, […]

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WHO expert in PH to assist in genomic surveillance 

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 05:27:13 +0000

A technical expert of the World Health Organization has arrived to help the Department of Health monitor the spread of Covid-19 variants in the country. The consultant arrived from Geneva, Switzerland last week and has been helping the DoH and another team of consultants from the WHO Philippines country office in the past few days. “Gusto nating mas maintindihan pa kung ano yung epekto nitong variants, ano […]

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Another Muntinlupa village on lockdown due to Covid surge

Credit to Author: Aric John Sy Cua| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:16:28 +0000

MUNTINLUPA City has added a fifth village under a localized lockdown in a bid to avoid further transmissions of Covid-19. In a statement on Wednesday, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an executive order putting #229 Compound, Purok 1 in Barangay Bayanan under an extreme localized community quarantine. The village, home to 38 residents from 10 households, […]

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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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