Face masks, gloves dumped along EDSA

Medical waste such as face masks and gloves were dumped along the bicycle lane on EDSA, Quezon City yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 28th, 2020

Not enough protection and care for teachers amid the pandemic

Public school teachers spend for their basic protection such as alcohol, face masks, face shields and gloves. The Department of Education admitted that there is no budget allocated for the hospitalization of teachers who will be infected by the virus. The post Not enough protection and care for teachers amid the pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Israel donates medical supplies to PH

ISRAEL donated medical supplies to the Department of National Defense (DND) for its military frontliners. The donations consisted of 50,000 pieces of medical gloves, 30,000 pieces of surgical masks, 3,000 pieces of N95 filtered face masks, 4,500 medical gowns, 1,500 pieces of face shields and “a number” of non-contact thermometers. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana received the supplies from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

PBA donates medical supplies to Pasig, 2 other cities

The PBA further spread its wings and donated PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to three cities around Luzon in further aiding frontliners amid the growing cases of coronavirus in the country. The PPE, face masks, gloves, and other protective gear had already beendistributed around hospitals in Pasig, Antipolo, and Binan in Laguna. Pasig City Vice Mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

PBA comes through with initial batch of PPE donations

As promised, the PBA has sent Personal Protective Equipments to a number of hospitals to support the medical frontliners in their fight against COVID-19. The league has donated sets of PPEs, face masks, gloves, and other equipment to Pasig, Antipolo, and Binan in Laguna, all regular hosts to PBA games. [Related: PBA to donate much-needed PPEs to COVID-19 frontliners] After a special online meeting by the PBA Board, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial announced that the league is pledging P1 million worth of PPEs to help support our frontliners. The set of PPEs for Pasig Children’s Hospital, Pasig City General Hospital, and the Rizal Medical Center were picked up from the PBA office by Pasig City Vice Mayor Iyo Bernardo. Antipolo City Mayor Andrea Ynares and predecessor Casimero ‘Jun’ Ynares III, as well as Binan City Congresswoman Len Alonte and Vice Mayor Angelo Alonte are also in coordination with the league for their respective donations. After the initial batch of PPEs, more donations should come in the coming days which will be to the benefit of Talisay, Batangas and in Pasay City under Mayor Imelda Calixto.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020


Through SM Foundation, SM is donating over PhP 170 million towards the fight against COVID-19, surpassing its initial allocation of PhP 100 million.   This is to ensure that healthcare workers in hospitals nationwide are armored with personal protective equipment (PPEs) – full protective suits (including for ICU use), face shields, gloves, N95 masks, surgical […] The post SM DISTRIBUTES PPEs AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO OVER 50 HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE   appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2020

SM Group Allocates Php100M Towards COVID-19 Outbreak Support to Medical Frontliners

“To ensure the safety of medical frontliners, SM is bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) – face masks, gowns, visors, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers, as well as urgent medical supplies to help government hospitals who badly need them,” said SM Prime’s Hans Sy. Assistance has also been extended to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

SM Group allocates Php100M towards COVID-19 outbreak support to PGH, RITM, and other government hospitals

“To ensure the safety of medical frontliners, SM is bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) – face masks, gowns, visors, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers, as well as urgent medical supplies to help government hospitals who badly need them,” said SM Prime’s Hans Sy. Assistance has also been extended to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

SM Group allocates Php100M towards COVID-19 outbreak support to PGH, RITM, and other government hospitals

  “To ensure the safety of medical frontliners, SM is bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) – face masks, gowns, visors, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers, as well as urgent medical supplies to help government hospitals who badly need them,” said SM Prime’s Hans Sy. Assistance has also been extended to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) […] The post SM Group allocates Php100M towards COVID-19 outbreak support to PGH, RITM, and other government hospitals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Russia bans masks, hazmat suit exports

Russia has banned the export of masks, respirators and hazmat suits to ensure access to the items for medics treating coronavirus patients and the public, under a decree published Wednesday. The ban covers 17 types of equipment including face masks, plastic shoe covers, gloves, surgical scrubs, gas masks, hazmat suits and “reusable anti-plague” suits. The […] The post Russia bans masks, hazmat suit exports appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

Protective gear supply for health workers limited – DoH

The Department of Health has said that the availability of personal protective equipment for health workers is now limited amid the threat of the Covid-19. Health Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo said that supplies of PPEs are only enough for up to one or two months. PPEs include disposable face masks, gowns, and gloves. “As of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

The price of being truthful

There is no need for healthy people to wear face masks following the World Health Organization warning that the novel coronavirus outbreak has produced a disruption in the global supply of masks, gowns, gloves and other protective gear, which has been made worse by people who are not medical workers buying the protective gear for their own use,” Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO Sen. Richard J. Gordon reiterated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Germany virus death toll passes 10,000: health institute

Germany has suffered more than 10,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to official data published Saturday.  People wear face protecting masks on October 22, 2020 downtown Munich, amid the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) A total of 10,003 deaths have been recorded by the Robert Koch Institute, a federal government agency, with 418,005 infections recorded nationwide. Of those, 14,714 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours — a daily record. Robert Koch Institute president Lothar Wieler said Germany was facing a “very serious” situation and asked the population to adhere to social distancing measures. Germany was spared during the first wave of coronavirus infections that hit Europe in spring but is now suffering a sharp increase in cases along with the rest of the continent. Authorities have tightened measures against the pandemic including the adoption of a public assembly ban. Chancellor Angela Merkel last weekend asked the country to reduce their social contact and stay home as much as possible. “What winter will be, what our Christmas will be, will be decided in the days and weeks to come,” she had warned......»»

Category: newsSource: News15 hr. 57 min. ago

10 rounded up in Minglanilla for not wearing face masks

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Ten individuals from Minglanilla town in southern Cebu underwent seminar and were told to pay P500 each after they were caught not wearing face masks in public places. The Minglanilla Police Station reported that they rounded up a total of 10 people on Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2020, for violating the town’s ordinance […] The post 10 rounded up in Minglanilla for not wearing face masks appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

These Products will Keep Your Hands Clean and Protected From COVID-19

In this COVID-19 pandemic, proper hygiene is the most important thing everyone must practice. With regular disinfection, you can decrease your chances of catching COVID-19 by a lot. Other equipment may also help you in keeping the dreaded virus at bay. Wearing a face mask, face shield, or gloves will give you another layer of […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Quezon City: Report businesses breaking health protocols

The Quezon City government will launch an online reporting mechanism to allow citizens to flag business establishments that violate minimum health standards such as the use of face masks and the implementation of social distancing protocols......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments to fight a powerful second coronavirus wave......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Being a poor kid taught me empathy

Mayor Isko Moreno BATANG MAYNILA In a recent interview, I was asked by a reporter if I am amenable to the idea of placing the beggars under arrest.  These are the homeless people who end up in the streets begging for alms due to lack of income. Flatly, I rejected the idea. It is just not my cup of tea. Having been in that rock-bottom situation before, I cannot say that being poor is a sin or a fault in any way.  It is the kind of situation in which no one would ever, ever  want to be. I do not question the wisdom of national authorities who broached the idea of having the beggars arrested, for fear that they may be spreading COVID-19, since they do not observe any safety protocols particularly wearing of face masks. Maybe those from the national government have a different perspective about this issue but to me, sending the homeless people to jail is another thing, not only because I was also homeless at one point in my life but as I’ve said, it just isn’t my cup of tea. I would rather get these homeless people off the streets and care for them in our very own facilities designated for the purpose. In fact, for almost eight months now, we in the city government of Manila, through our social welfare department headed by Re Fugoso, had been taking care of hundreds upon hundreds of homeless people who ended up living in the streets and begging for alms, due to the pandemic. Since the quarantine and lockdowns began in March, we gathered these homeless, unwanted individuals and have been taking care of them since. We have three facilities for them. Modesty aside, we do not only feed these streetdwellers three square meals a day. We also provide them with clothes, toiletries, various forms of entertainment — like regular movie showing and zumba sessions— and even extras, since most donations of clothes and food that that land in our office from time to time are automatically sent to them. We also ensure their health and safety, by making them undergo regular medical tests. Our medical teams go to them and conduct the checking. While their life in our city-run facilities may not be luxurious, it is comfortable enough and definitely, a lot better than living in the streets. In fact, I suspect that a lot of homeless troop to Manila probably upon learning that the city provides the basic needs of those gathered. Those who would want to go to their native hometowns are being assisted by social welfare chief Re Fugoso herself, as in fact, 200 such families have already been sent to their respective provinces about a week ago. Back to the issue and let me be clear. There is no question that we in the city government are all for instilling discipline among everyone in the city, including the homeless. No exception. However, I firmly believe that when you are at the helm of governance, you have to strike a balance between putting discipline and certainty in place on one hand, and then compassion and humanity on the other. Addressing the poor is never easy. Actions need to be taken but there is a need to learn to stretch your patience to the maximum. I remember clearly what former President Ramon Magsaysay once said: “Those who have less in life should have more in law.” This creed of one of the greatest Presidents who ever lived, is what endeared him to the masses and had been my guiding rule since I entered politics. Simply put, this means that the  ordinary citizens or those in the lower rung of society, specially the poor, should get the necessary attention from government which they need more than those who are well off. Maybe having grown up knowing precisely what poverty means and actually feels like, also instilled in me the value of empathy. *** Gaya ng paulit-ulit  kong sinasabi, kailangan ko ang tulong ninyong lahat. Walang magmamalasakit sa Maynila kundi tayo ding mga Batang Maynila. Manila, God first! *** For updates on latest developments in the city of Manila, please visit my Facebook account — “Isko Moreno Domagoso”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

BOI offers stronger tax perks

For manufacturer Manufacturers in the Philippines are allowed to carry over any operating loss from financial year 2020-2021 as tax deduction from gross income over the next five taxable years, according to the Board of Investments (BOI). BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo said this has been  allowed under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2, which provides P165 billion in economic stimulus package. “A range of new financial measures and incentives are now available to manufacturers in the Philippines, thanks to new legislation recently signed into law,” said Rodolfo, who is also Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for industry promotions group. The ‘Bayanihan 2 Act’ is aimed at helping the Philippines recover from the economic impact of Covid-19. It was signed into law by President Duterte in September. Elsewhere, he said, many qualified manufacturers will be exempt from business taxes, import duties, and other fees on a range of products.  This includes the production of medical equipment and Covid-19 related items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as the raw materials relevant to the manufacturing of these items.  The same relief measures will also apply to the production of equipment for waste management, including waste segregation, storage, collection, sorting, treatment and disposal services.  The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is urging manufacturers and other large businesses to take advantage of these provisions. For more details on doing so, businesses can book an appointment with BOI via their Facebook page and speak to a dedicated specialist. Information is also available on BOI’s Covid-19 resource hub for businesses.  “We know that Covid-19 is still having a significant impact on the operations of manufacturers across the Philippines, and we at BOI are doing all we can to help them,” said Rodolfo as he urged   businesses to visit BOI resource hub website and book an appointment with BOI via its Facebook page.  “Our dedicated specialists can help businesses understand more about how they can take advantage of the incentives and support in the Bayanihan 2 Act”  The Bayanihan 2 stimulus package consists of P140 billion of regular appropriations and an additional standby fund of P25.5 billion. Under the law, P3 billion will be allotted for the procurement of personal protective equipment, face masks, and face shields; P4.5 billion for the construction of temporary medical isolation and quarantine facilities and the expansion of government hospital capacity; and P13.5 billion for emergency employment and compensation of health workers. A total of P4.5 billion will be used to finance isolation facilities, hotel accommodation, food, and transportation of Covid-19 patients; and PHP5 billion for the hiring of contact tracers. Other allocations include P13 billion for the cash-for-work program; P9.5 billion for assistance to public utility drivers and other programs of the transportation department; P6 billion for “individuals in crisis” and other programs of the social welfare department; P4 billion for the tourism industry; and P4 billion for the education department’s implementation of digital learning. Bayanihan 2 is the second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), which gave Duterte emergency powers to address the Covid-19 crisis in the country. The Bayanihan 1 law, signed by the president on March 25, already expired on June 25, 2020......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Navotas gets 290,000 face masks from DSWD

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) -- The Navotas City Government on Thursday received a total of 290,135 face masks from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to aid in its COVID-19 re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Ardern set to win in New Zealand’s ‘COVID election’

There were no masks on display as about 1,000 university students gave Jacinda Ardern a rock-star reception during her final Wellington campaign rally this week — and the New Zealand prime minister was fine with that. Ardern, also without a face covering, happily posed for selfies alongside dozens of youthful supporters, rubbing shoulders with a […] The post Ardern set to win in New Zealand’s ‘COVID election’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020