Anti-CoVID-19 Pandemic

Veterinarians exempted from enhanced quarantine: DA

MANILA – The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine will also exempt veterinarians, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said late Wednesday night.In a press briefing in Malacañang, Dar said veterinarians will also be allowed to travel within Luzon based on the quarantine’s... Read More

Army chief reminds troops of vital role in containing Covid-19

MANILA – Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Wednesday reminded troops manning various checkpoints in Metro Manila under the enhanced community quarantine of their valuable role in helping the government in containing the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).He made this... Read More

AFP supports Covid-19 truce, remains wary of Reds

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it will not be deterred by attacks of the communist rebels even if it supports President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to declare a unilateral truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) in wake of the... Read More

Palace thanks LGU initiatives under enhanced quarantine

MANILA – Malacañang thanked local government units (LGUs) for taking the initiative to provide for the needs of their constituents while an enhanced community quarantine is in effect over Luzon due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles... Read More

PH expects economic recovery after Covid-19

MANILA – The Philippine economy would recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Wednesday.Lopez made the statement, as he admitted that the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country harms the country's economic... Read More

Police presence to prevent entry of contraband: Nograles

MANILA – The heightened police presence in checkpoints will prevent the entry of contraband, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Wednesday.In a press conference held late Wednesday night, Nograles expressed confidence that authorities are attentive during the inspection of cargo... Read More

DILG orders cops to comply with Covid-19 ceasefire

MANILA – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to comply with a unilateral ceasefire between the national government and the communist movement and focus all efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19).This came after... Read More

DOST to focus on researches that will help solve Covid-19 woes

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday said the department will focus first on researches that have the potential to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)."Maybe we will focus first on taking advantage of some researches... Read More

Price freeze on basic goods in place until May 15

MANILA – Following the declaration of a state of calamity in the Philippines for six months, price freeze on basic commodities will be effective until May 15, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Wednesday.The price freeze covers all persons, including those who sell basic goods... Read More

Triage protocols may change with more Covid-19 testing kits

MANILA – The triage protocols that determine who should be prioritized in testing for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) may change once more diagnostic testing kits become available in the country, Malacañang said late Wednesday night.Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made this remark... Read More

No new Covid-19 case in NegOr: Capitol

DUMAGUETE CITY– The province of Negros Oriental does not have a new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) although test results of a number of suspected cases are still being awaited.Capitol Public Information Officer (PIO) Bimbo Miraflor said that they are waiting for the results of... Read More

Dumaguete cancels job aid programs over Covid-19 threat

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here announced on Tuesday the cancelation of a number of activities in line with the directives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the city government here on the holding of mass gatherings amid the coronavirus... Read More

9 town execs, 5 doctors quarantined as mayor gets Covid-19

BALIWAG, Bulacan – At least nine department heads of the municipal government here and five doctors are now under quarantine after Mayor Ferdie Estrella has been tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19)Municipal administrator Eric Tagle told the Philippine News Agency (PNA)... Read More

Iloilo City mulls lockdown to contain Covid-19

ILOILO CITY – The local government here is “considering a lockdown” amid the increasing number of patients under investigation (PUIs) and persons under monitoring (PUMs) recorded in the metropolis in a day.Data from the city’s emergency operation center showed that as of 10... Read More

Duterte declares truce with Reds during Luzon-wide quarantine

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels to ensure the effective imposition of an enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte ordered the... Read More

Ilocos Norte SUC helps produce alcohol vs. coronavirus

BATAC CITY -- The “Asukal Mo Ferment Mo” program of the National Bio-Energy Research and Innovation Center of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU-NBERIC) in this city is gaining headway in producing ethanol in response to the limited supply of ethyl alcohol in the province as a... Read More

Another PUI in Ilocos Norte tests negative for Covid-19

LAOAG CITY -- The province of Ilocos Norte has remained free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as another patient under investigation (PUI) at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in Batac City was discharged on Tuesday afternoon.In a public advisory... Read More

Malay town declares general community quarantine

ILOILO CITY – Boracay Island will deny entry to tourists as Malay town, Aklan will be on general community quarantine starting Thursday amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista signed on Wednesday executive order 014, which places the town on general community... Read More

Unified policy for border restriction in Panay island requested

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) office wants a unified policy on the border restriction in Panay island, which is comprised of the provinces of Antique, Iloilo Capiz, and Aklan.Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction... Read More

Iloilo starts strict border control

ILOILO CITY – The province of Iloilo has begun implementing strict border restrictions on Wednesday, as mandated in the executive order signed by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.The going in and out of people will be restricted at the border checkpoints while the movement of goods will be... Read More