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THE government on Friday said it will set up a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospital in New Clark City (NCC) and will continue to convert more facilities in Metro Manila to accommodate COVID-19 patients in partnership with the private sector.
THE government’s aggressive infrastructure program will still meet its target completions for the year despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic temporarily stopping the projects.
THE government and the private sector have developed a way to make the checkpoint process of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) easier for front liners. The government teamed up with the non-profit organization Developers Connect Inc. (DevCon) to help create the Rapid Pass system which was launched on Friday afternoon.
PRESIDENTIAL Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco B. Belgica said they will not investigate Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo over initiatives in helping respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, contrary to a statement by another PACC commissioner.
THE government is looking at using “floating quarantine hospitals” on ships in different parts of the country to house persons under monitoring for the novel coronavirus and help unburden hospitals already at their full capacities, the presidential palace said in a March 30 report to Congress.
THE presidential palace on Sunday said government soldiers would fight back as it accused Maoist rebels of violating their unilateral cease-fire pledge amid a novel coronavirus outbreak.
THE WORLD Health Organization’s (WHO) Philippine representative has called on the private sector to help in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, citing a global shortage problem as the new coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order to lock down Luzon amid a novel coronavirus outbreak could lead to P1.157 trillion in losses, as economic activity virtually comes to a halt, according to a congressman.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will file cases against local government officials who don’t strictly abide with the national government’s guidelines to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
NEARLY 25 million jobs and $3.4 trillion in income could be lost in the worst-case scenario due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, an estimate which exceeds the job losses resulting from the 2008 subprime-mortgage crisis, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.
THE government has allowed financial markets to operate with a skeletal workforce during the month-long lockdown of the main island of Luzon.
AIRPORTS on the main Philippine island of Luzon will close their doors to inbound and outbound international flights starting March 20 as part of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s lockdown order to contain a novel coronavirus outbreak, the Transportation department said on Tuesday.
UP to 3,000 jobs are up for grabs in a manufacturing company that has approached the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to announce the mass hiring, the agency said on Sunday.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday ordered a one-month halt to land, domestic air and sea travels to and from Metro Manila as part of government efforts to contain a novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected at least 52 people in the Philippines.
THE PHILIPPINES is still relatively more “insulated” to risks arising from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) compared with its regional peers, despite a recent spike in the number of local transmission cases, according to S&P Global Ratings.
A SUPERMARKET association official said its members need to consider capping individual purchases of rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizers and face masks, in order to stem panic-buying following a rise in domestic cases of coronavirus (Covid-19).
THE SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee will go ahead with its investigation into alleged money laundering linked to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) even as President Rodrigo R. Duterte defended the industry.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits developed by local scientists to help speed up diagnosis amid rising cases in the Philippines.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will sign an order today declaring a public health emergency after the Health department confirmed at the weekend the first case of human coronavirus transmission in the country, his spokesman said on Sunday.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte won’t ban offshore gaming companies in the Philippines despite the ills that critics say they bring, because they are a major source of tax revenue, his spokesman said on Sunday.
THE Pasay City Prosecutor is indicting a Filipino who was recently linked to the laundering of millions of pesos in foreign currency. He is being charged for not declaring the amount of money he brought into the country last September.