Thursday, August 6, 2020

Duterte’s P50-million reward for COVID-19 vax not possible

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President Rodrigo Duterte put a P50-million reward like a carrot on a stick to lure in Filipino scientists to develop or discover a vaccine for COVID-19. However, this approach wouldn't work due to the complex...

Duque: 90% of COVID-19 cases in PH mild, only 2% are critical

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque said that among positive COVID-19 cases in the country, 90% are mild, 7.3% are asymptomatic, and only 2% are severe and critical. He said that with these numbers,...

Gov’t vows to enhance COVID-19 response amid allegations of mishandling crisis

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the government will remain vigilant and work "round the clock" to further enhance its testing, tracing, and treatment efforts while gradually reopening the economy, despite the allegations of...

7.3 million Filipinos now unemployed due to COVID-19

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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday that in April, 7.3 million Filipino adults became unemployed amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to the...

Health workers tested positive for COVID-19 now at 2,336

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported that the Philippines now has 2,336 health workers tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-one (21) more health workers tested positive for COVID-19, as per the report of the...

Angara tests positive of COVID-19; third senator with the dreaded disease

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Senator Sonny Angara became the latest lawmaker to admit that he tested positive for COVID-19 and in the process became the third senator to get the dreaded respiratory disease. Angara revealed that he took the...

COVID-19 patients not ‘criminals’, Sen. Drilon tells PNP

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The Philippine National Police likening the search for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients to hunting down criminals is ‘disturbing’ and ‘uncalled for,’ according to Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon. The government official emphasized that this...

DOLE asks additional ₱2.5 billion to fund its cash aid program for OFWs

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As the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic grows continuously, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) hopes to acquire more funds to be used for its financial assistance...

Sen. Zubiri tested positive for COVID-19

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During a personal announcement, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri tested positive for coronavirus disease-2019. In late afternoon, Zubiri's case was confirmed by DOH Sec. Duque stating that the senator is asymptomatic. No means of coughing and...

Solon pushes for incentives to promote cycling amid COVID-19 crisis

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Ang Probinsyano Party-list Representative Ronnie Ong urged the government to provide incentives to Filipinos who use bicycles to work as these are becoming a more popular means of transportation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Providing incentives...

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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...