Thursday, August 6, 2020

Medical representatives now included in gov’t COVID containment panel after 5 months of lockdown

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Nearly five months into quarantine, medical representatives from various organizations will now be a part of a technical panel focusing on containing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spearheaded by the government. According to Cabinet...

Duterte’s warning vs telcos a diversionary tactic, telco expert says

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President Rodrigo Duterte's warning to telcos due to their "lousy service" is a distraction that diverts attention from his failure to discuss plans to address the COVID-19 crisis, a telco expert said. "Doon sa kaniyang...

Duterte berates medical frontliners for making appeal for timeout public

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Despite his approval granting the request to reimpose modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, President Rodrigo Duterte berated health care workers for raising up the appeal publicly. “There is no...

Putting Metro Manila back under stricter quarantine will be difficult, DTI says

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) believes that reimposing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will prove to be difficult. "How can we help our frontliners? They need more support in all aspects....

Medical frontliners urge gov’t to reimpose ECQ in Mega Manila

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Several medical societies urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reimpose the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces from August 1 to 15, due to the overwhelmed healthcare system brought about by...

Duterte might mobilize military reservists to bolster COVID-19 response

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President Rodrigo Duterte might tap the service of military reservists to reinforce the Philippines' response against the COVID-19 crisis. “We might call for mobilization . All of them," said Duterte, adding that his daughter, Davao...

Metro Manila, nearby provinces return to MECQ

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President Rodrigo Duterte has granted the appeal of the medical community to reimpose stricter quarantine measures in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as the Philippines continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 cases. During a...

NPA may get free COVID-19 vaccines once available — Duterte

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Members of the armed group New People's Army (NPA) may avail the national government's free COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Sunday evening. “If they want to...

Filipino chemists warn public against use of gasoline as disinfectant

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Filipino chemists have strongly advised the public not to use gasoline as a disinfectant as what President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised speech. The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines said through a Facebook post...

Atienza: Gov’t should focus on the pandemic, let next admin worry about death penalty

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Independent House member and BUHAY Partylist Representative Lito Atienza urged the government to just “concentrate on saving lives” and addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 situation in the country rather than focusing on bringing back...

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Revival of death penalty might affect attempts to save Filipinos on death row abroad

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If the Philippines would revive the death penalty, the country might lose its "moral ascendancy" in negotiations involving Filipinos facing capital punishment overseas. In his...

Medical representatives now included in gov’t COVID containment panel after 5 months of lockdown

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Nearly five months into quarantine, medical representatives from various organizations will now be a part of a technical panel focusing on containing the coronavirus...

P15-billion loss in PhilHealth funds tagged as ‘crime of the year’

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The series of anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is tagged as the "crime of the year," according to the state insurer's...