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Philippines seeks to boost COVID-19 war chest to breach P1 trillion

The government is currently sourcing funds to finance its coronavirus response......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2020

Senate bills to boost Philippines healthcare system

Sen. Christopher Go is pushing for more health-related bills to boost the healthcare system as the country moves to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2020

Phl virus cases breach 14,000-mark

Over 14,000 individuals in the Philippines had been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the Department of Health (DoH) validated 258 new cases on Sunday. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 14,035, with 195 new cases coming from Metro Manila, 12 from Filipino repatriates, and 51 from other regions. […] The post Phl virus cases breach 14,000-mark appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

COVID cases in PHL breach 10K mark

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has infected over 10,000 people in the Philippines as the Department of Health (DoH) tallied the highest number of new cases this month. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 10,004 on Wednesday, with 320 new cases reported in the past 24 hours and of […] The post COVID cases in PHL breach 10K mark appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

China gives PH priority in medicines

The Philippines will be given priority access to supply of medicines in China as part of the bilateral cooperation to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Chinese diplomat. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian disclosed over the weekend that Chinese pharmaceutical firms have been directed to boost production to help […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

World Bank kicks in P5-billion loan for DOH

The World Bank has approved a $100-million (P5-billion) loan for the Philippines’ COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to help it meet urgent health care needs in the wake of the pandemic and boost its public health preparedness......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Recoveries exceed 500 in Philippines as COVID-19 cases breach 6,000 mark

29 new survivors were announced, bringing the total recovery count to 516......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Farmers get much-needed boost from SMC

As the Philippines continues to reel from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the extended enhanced community quarantine implemented to curb the dreaded disease, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) also continues to do its share to extend assistance to those who are in need. The corporation — headed by its president and COO […] The post Farmers get much-needed boost from SMC appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

House, WB to boost PH war chest vs. coronavirus

The House of Representatives’ technical working group of its Defeat COVID-19 Committee is preparing a bill that adds P370 billion to the government’s war chest to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Cebu City Health Dept. seeks two-week extension of ECQ

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) wants the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to be extended for at least two more weeks following the rise of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the barangays. Cebu City recorded six new cases for the first day of mass testing and five of […] The post Cebu City Health Dept. seeks two-week extension of ECQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

Government boosts funds to fight COVID to P1.45 trillion

The government has beefed up its war chest against the coronavirus disease 2019 to P1.45 trillion as it unveiled new programs that aim to support the recovery of small businesses, the Department of Finance said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

Manila rules out IMF financing

The Philippines is opting out of an emergency financing made available by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to member countries worth $1 trillion. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, in a text message to the Daily Tribune, said Manila would rather dip into its own resources when dealing with the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. “No,” […] The post Manila rules out IMF financing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

Philippines Duterte seeks more powers in fight against Covid-19

Philippines' Duterte seeks more powers in fight against Covid-19 The Phnom Penh Post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

Labella seeks council’s authority for DSWD MOA

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Edgardo Labella is seeking the council’s permission to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The MOA will allow the city to avail the Social Amelioration Program to help those who are affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  This followed after President […] The post Labella seeks council’s authority for DSWD MOA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the majority of the Cebuanos, staying at home is of the utmost importance as our government officials, health workers and other frontliners fight to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   While staying at home will keep you safe from the COVID-19, it also makes you prone to a sedentary […] The post Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

Makati Med denounces Pimentel s irresponsible, reckless protocol breach

MANILA, Philippines – The chief of the Makati Medical Center (MMC) did not mince words against Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who accompanied his pregnant wife to the hospital when he was already exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus . On Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Senate bill seeks compensation for coronavirus-hit health workers

MANILA, Philippines – After an entire day of deliberations, the Senate passed a bill that would give President Rodrigo Duterte special powers, which includes compensation for health workers who would be infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On Monday, March 23, the Senate plenary deliberated Senate Bill (SB) No. 1418, the substitution bill ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

'PresyoMerkado: Squash

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Let us protect our families from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by preparing a healthy meal for them. For today, let’s have meals cooked with squash. Squash is packed with vitamins A, B6, and C.  It is also rich in folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium that helps to boost the […] The post #PresyoMerkado: Squash appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Duque seeks ban on church masses, moviegoing

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque has called for a ban on attending Masses in churches and going to cinemas as a precautionary measure against the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19. In an interview over Radyo Inquirer on Friday, Duque said attending Mass in church, which is usually crowded with faithfuls, is like a […] The post Duque seeks ban on church masses, moviegoing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

DOT postpones nationwide mall sales amid coronavirus scare

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) postponed the nationwide mall sales scheduled for the whole month of March, due to concerns over the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. The nationwide sale was part of the 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival, which was an effort to boost the tourism ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Solon seeks boost to local tourism

Amid the COVID-19 scare that has caused a huge number of tourist cancellations across the country, a congressman from the Visayas region on Saturday encouraged Filipinos to schedule early summer outings and vacations to boost domestic tourism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020