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DPWH-BDEO constructs quarantine facilities for covid-19 cases in Biliran

DPWH-Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) is constructing quarantine facilities in two locations in Naval town for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases......»»

Category: newsSource: samarnews samarnewsOct 18th, 2020

DPWH converts container vans into isolation facilities

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 26 (PIA) - - As cases of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continuously escalate in the Cagayan Valley Region, the Department of Health (DOH) region 2 is now estab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News21 hr. 38 min. ago

Meralco guarantees safe, adequate, and reliable power to Marikina City’s new COVID-19 facilities

      ADVANCING its commitment to support government efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Meralco powers up two of Marikina City’s new quarantine and treatment centers – the Marikina Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office’s quarantine treatment facility and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- funded isolation facility. The energization of these projects […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Almost 6,000 cops have contracted COVID-19

Last Friday, Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of the Joint Task Force Shield, said two of PNP's major COVID-19 task forces would work together to better safeguard cops assigned to mega quarantine facilities. He said this after cases among police breached 5,600 the night before. Since then, cases in the PNP have increased by over 300. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

17 pang isolation facilities, natapos na sa Eastern Visayas

Nakumpleto na ang konstrukyon ng 17 pang quarantine facilities sa Eastern Visayas, ayon sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Dahil dito, umabot na sa 800 ang COVID-19 bed capacity sa nasabing rehiyon. Ayon kay DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, batay sa report mula sa DPWH Regional Office 8, dalawang pasilidad ang nakumpleto noong buwan […] The post 17 pang isolation facilities, natapos na sa Eastern Visayas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Quezon City opens new quarantine facilities

The Quezon City government will open two new additional quarantine facilities to accommodate more suspected, probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

New Zealand reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 amid second wave

WELLINGTON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including one in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and 13 cases of community transmission were.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Aug. 13

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including one in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and 13 cases of community transmission were related to Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

23 bagong NCR COVID-19 facilities target ng DPWH ngayong Agosto

Manila, Philippines – Nasa 23 pang karagdagang COVID-19 quarantine facilities sa Metro Manila ang kasalukuyang itinatayo at minamadali ng Department of Public Works and Highways bago matapos ang buwan ng Agosto. Sinabi ni DPWH Secretary Mark Villar na minamadali na ang nasabing proyekto matapos ianunsyo ng Department of Health na nasa ‘danger zone’ na ang hospital bed occupancy sa National Capital […] The post 23 bagong NCR COVID-19 facilities target ng DPWH ngayong Agosto appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Pangasinan gov’t, PNP implement stricter border protocols

LINGAYEN – The provincial government of Pangasinan, together with the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO), has started to implement stricter border control point protocols at the Tarlac-Pangasinan boundary due to the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the province. The provincial government of Pangasinan, together with the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO), has started to implement stricter border control point protocols at the Tarlac-Pangasinan boundary due to the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the province. (Pangasinan PIO / MANILA BULLETIN) Police stressed that persons, who plan to enter the province, should secure and present the necessary documents when they cross the border into Pangasinan. A medical certificate would be a pre-requisite to acquire travel authority from the Philippine National Police (PNP) at their point of origin. On July 30, a total of 15 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) at the Pangasinan-Tarlac Border were assisted by the provincial government through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) to enter the province. All 15 stranded individuals underwent reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted by the Provincial Health Office before they were fetched by their respective local health offices. The LSIs will be brought to their local quarantine facilities, and will stay there until the release of their swab results. The stranded individuals were composed of Pangasinenses from: Binalonan (1), Umingan (1), Lingayen (1), Mangaldan (2), Balungao (1), Pozorrubio (1), Dagupan City (1), San Manuel (1), Rosales (2), Asingan (1), Tayug (3). Meanwhile, Pangasinan has, so far, recorded 220 cases coronavirus disease COVID-19, including 35 in Dagupan City. Of this number, 133 have already recovered, 77 are still active, while 10 have already died. Only one COVID-19 case was recorded as of July 31......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

SC allows remote notarization

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to allow the remote notarization of documents to help prevent the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  “Safeguarding the public’s health in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court will allow the notarization of documents through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in an area under community quarantine,” the SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) said in a statement on Friday.  The SCPIO said the high tribunal has issued instructions on this under Administrative Matters (AM) No. 20-07-04-SC, the 2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents.  “Until the SC directs otherwise, the Rules shall apply to permit the performance of notarial acts through the use of videoconferencing facilities in cases where the notary public or at least one of the principals resides, holds office, or is otherwise situated in a locality that is under community quarantine due to COVID-19, as directed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF), the provincial governors or mayors, both governors and mayors having the concurrence of the relevant regional counterpart body of the IATF,” read the interim rules. Under the rules, the notary public should not accept the notarial act requested “if the principal or witnesses refuse/s to appear before the notary public through videoconference.” The rules also state that a notary public may “refused to perform the notarial act in the event that the principal or witnesses exhibit/s behavior that engenders reasonable doubt as to his or her or their understanding of the instrument or document or otherwise indicates a defect in his or her or their consent thereto.” The SCPIO said the rules shall be “limited to the notarization of paper documents and instruments with handwritten signatures or marks through the use of videoconferencing facilities,” adding it “shall not apply to the execution of notarial wills.”  The SCPIO noted the rules will take effect 15 days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of national circulation.  The SC also directed the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) “to create and disseminate to the general public a register of notaries public in all the chapters of the IBP who shall undertake the performance of notarial acts in accordance with these Rules.”  “This register shall indicate the names, contact numbers, e-mail addresses of the said notaries public, and the territorial jurisdiction of the court which issued their respective commissions,” and “published by the IBP in its website, and in any medium it may deem appropriate,” it added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

No new COVID-19 case in Agusan del Norte for 10 days

BUTUAN CITY – For 10 consecutive days, Agusan del Norte province has reported no new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it was reported Saturday. Since July 21, the total number of COVID-cases in the province has remained unchanged at 51 as many of the patients have also recovered and have been discharged. Despite this development, provincial officials, led by Agusan del Norte Gov. Dale Corvera, urged Agusanons to continue observing health protocols to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Corvera said all the active COVID-19 cases were in isolation facilities in their respective municipalities, and were strictly being monitored by health workers. He reiterated the need for people to strictly observe all health protocols like wearing a mask, physical distancing, and frequent hand washing, among others. The province is under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

COVID-19 cases in PH breach 70,000 mark with 1,951 new infections

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases breached the 70,000 mark after the Department of Health reported 1,951 new infections on Tuesday. According to DOH, there are now 70,764 coronavirus-positive patients in the country, of which 45,646 are active cases or those being treated in various health facilities and home quarantine measures. At […] The post COVID-19 cases in PH breach 70,000 mark with 1,951 new infections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Jovelyn Gonzaga: A soldier s heart

National team star Jovelyn Gonzaga continues to fulfill her duty as a soldier serving the locally stranded individuals (LSI) inside the Philippine Army camp in Taguig. Since the start of the lockdown, Gonzaga as well as other volleyball players and coaches, who are also enlisted military personnel, heeded the call in the war against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in different fronts as frontliners. The opposite hitter of the Army Lady Troopers in the Premier Volleyball League and Cignal in the Philippine Superliga has been on duty in Fort Bonifacio since the start of the community quarantine four months ago. Gonzaga in a lengthy but heartwarming post on her Instagram account shared her experience and realizations while on her tour of duty. “With this pandemic crippling our nation. I once again feel the importance and value of what we do as soldiers serving the country,” she wrote. “We are tasked to take care of the LSIs. And the inspiration I am getting every day on duty from our displaced countrymen despite of all the challenges surrounding their conditions is really remarkable.”         View this post on Instagram                   1/2 PROUD ARMY.. I remember the days when I was just starting my playing career. I was hesitant and full of doubt until I find my niche and understand my deeper why? Why am I doing these things? And where is passion coming from. All my life since I started playing volleyball, I always make it a point that my resiliency is always in check. Though there were some instances that I intend to give up? However, the desire in me to do better withstand all these challenges. That same resiliency and passion is what keeps me going until now. As a professional volleyball player and as a soldier. Serving the country is in my DNA, while playing for the country and as a soldier serving my countryman. With this pandemic crippling our nation. I once again feel the importance and value of what we do as a soldier in serving the country. We are tasked to take care of the LSI’s. And the inspiration I am getting every day on duty from out our displaced countrymen despite of all the challenges surrounding their conditions is really remarkable. And instead of me writing about them? I would rather write something from me and the lessons I’ve learned meeting them first hand. And this is my story. My regular day is training, duty and training. Sometimes go out for other stuff but most often times it’s me being a soldier and an athlete altogether. When we were call to duty in taking care of the LSI’s? Mixed emotions hit me. There’s excitement, pity and I would say fear of the unknown as we took on our new tour of duty within our territory. As we received our first batch of LSI’s. You can see in their eyes the struggles they’ve been through. However, you can also sense the sigh of relief from their actions that things will be better compared to their previous conditions. You can feel in the air the longingness of our LSI’s to go home and be with their families. Regardless of their uncertainties with regards to the acceptance of their home provinces on returning LSI’s. We all know that not all provinces are welcoming their LSI’s due to the danger of spreading Covid-19 in their respective places. @yourphilippinearmy To be continued..... A post shared by Jovelyn Gonzaga (@bionic_ilongga) on Jul 12, 2020 at 6:34pm PDT The Ilongga spiker said that she can also relate to the plight of the LSIs holed up in the camp while waiting for clearance to get back to their homes. “I remember when I was just new here in Manila. I am always looking forward to that opportunity that I can go home and visit my family. I know the struggle of being far from your family. But then again, I think, my condition is far away better than their current situation,” Gonzaga posted. Gonzaga continued by saying that the resiliency and the spark of hope in the eyes of the LSIs serves as her inspiration.            View this post on Instagram                   2/2 PROUD ARMY Longing to go home is somewhat I can personally relate. I remember when I was just new here in Manila. I am always looking forward to that opportunity that I can go home and visit my family. I know the struggle of being far from your family. But then again, I think, my condition is far away better than their current situation. This is where I draw my inspirations. These LSI’s desire to come home notwithstanding all the hassles and challenges are very admirable. This is where you will feel the value of having a family to come home to. The strong family ties we Filipinos have will always be the reason and the foundation of each and every LSI’s I met and will be meeting in the next coming days. The Filipino bayanihan spirit is very evident since no one is too selfish not to share what they have to help others. The resiliency I have and the toughness these LSI’s are showing is what made us Filipinos invincible amidst any circumstances. This experience I am in right now will always be my driving force in serving my country more. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay tayong mga Filipino. @yourphilippinearmy Collab w/ @iamjlac ♥? A post shared by Jovelyn Gonzaga (@bionic_ilongga) on Jul 12, 2020 at 6:38pm PDT With positive cases still on the rise, LSIs in different holding facilities could be looking at an extended time away from their families. But rest assured that military personnel like Gonzaga will always be there to serve......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients should go to facilities — IATF

"Even the asymptomatic ones should undergo facility quarantine. We still have many COVID facilities that can accommodate mild cases. That will be our focus now, not so much home quarantine," Nograles added......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

Well-Ran Quarantine Facilities Key to Decongest Cebu Hospitals

The efficient management of isolation and quarantine facilities will help decongest hospitals in the city and enable their medical staff to better handle severe coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, according to Melquiades Feliciano, who is assisting Cebu coronavirus management overseer Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. In an interview with a local radio station here on Monday […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Ninoy Aquino Stadium discharges 123 COVID-19 survivors

All of the 123 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients admitted at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, one of the Philippine Sports Commission facilities converted into quarantine center, have recovered and were discharged. No fatalities were recorded among the suspected to mild-positive and positive COVID-19 cases who stayed in the sports arena. “Malaking pasalamat po natin sa Panginoon dahil wala pong namatay sa ating mga pasyente. Napakagaling po ng ating AFP medical doctors dahil ginawa po nila ang mga nararapat talaga,” said Philippine Sports Commission’s Security Supervisor Angel Dayag. After sending home all the recovered patients, the NAS immediately went through full disinfection and repairs last Monday and will go on until Friday. All other PSC facilities remain operational and are still catering to suspected cases of mild-positive and positive patients. The Rizal Memorial Coliseum (RMC) in Manila has only 67 patients remaining as per the Armed Forces Health Service Command. The Multi-Purpose Arena (MPA) inside the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City on the other hand, has 34 patients still at the complex as of June 9, according to Philippine National Police Health Service head Lt. Col. Jay Carpio. “Kami pong PSC frontliners, umaasa po kami na gagaling po ang lahat ng mga pasyente natin dahil ginagawa naman po lahat ng AFP medical doctors ang lahat. Ang hiling lang po namin ay sana walang mamatay sa ating mga pasyente, dasal na lang talaga ang kailangan natin,” said Dayag......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

vivo donates smartphones for medical frontliners in mega swabbing facility

vivo has donated smartphone handsets to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) which is overseeing the conversion of existing venues and structures into quarantine facilities, swabbing centers, and isolation areas to combat the spread of COVID-19......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

7 mega community quarantine facilities, nakumpleto na: DPWH

Manila, Philippines – Iniulat ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) nitong Miyerkoles, Abril 29, na nakumpleto na nito ang pitong “mega community quarantine” facilities para sa mga pasyente ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga pribadong kumpanya. Sa isang accomplishment report, sinabi ni DPWH Secretary Mark Villar na ang mga pasilidad […] The post 7 mega community quarantine facilities, nakumpleto na: DPWH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

2 pasilidad para gawing quarantine facilities, minamadali na

  CRESILYN CATARONG   NASIMULAN na ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang pagsasaayos sa dalawa pang pasilidad sa Metro Manila para gawing COVID-19 quarantine facilities. Sinabi ni DPWH Secretary Mark Villar na naumpisahan na ang conversion sa Filinvest Tent sa Muntinlupa City at ULTRA stadium sa Pasig City para magsilbing Quarantine Centers. […] The post 2 pasilidad para gawing quarantine facilities, minamadali na appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020