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Ilonggo designers

Ilonggo designers unite for medical frontliners

Ilonggo designers are joining the bayanihan spirit in Iloilo City by helping produce personal protective equipment (PPE) suits for medical frontliners against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In his Facebook post, Ilonggo designer DJohn Clement shared the medical suit he created using [...]

March 31, 2020 News
Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits

Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits ready this week

Field testing of the COVID-19 tests developed by scientists from the University of the Philippines is expected to end on April 1, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which funded the research. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said today [...]

March 31, 2020 News
PhilHealth says to shoulder COVID-19 hospitalization

PhilHealth says to shoulder COVID-19 hospitalization ‘Whatever it takes’

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation PhilHealth) will shoulder the medical expenses of Filipinos who will get hospitalized because of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its president said Thursday. PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales assured Filipinos that the state health insurance agency [...]

March 28, 2020 News
URBI ET ORBI (TO THE CITY AND THE WORLD) ADDRESS NI POPE FRANCIS

FULL TEXT NG URBI ET ORBI (TO THE CITY AND THE WORLD) ADDRESS NI POPE FRANCIS SA #COVID-19 PANDEMIC

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our [...]

March 28, 2020 News
Colmenares

Wag ng singilin ang mga tao sa tubig at kuryente– Colmenares

Nanawagan si Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares sa electricity at water concessionaires na huwag nang singilin ang taong bayan habang nakataas ang Enhanced Community Quarantine. Paliwanag nito, hindi sapat kung ipagpapaliban lamang ng Maynilad, Manila Water at Meralco ang kanilang [...]

March 28, 2020 News
La Union

La Union, namakyaw ng pakwan sa mga magsasaka para isama sa relief goods

Ipamamahagi ng lokal na pamahalaan ng bayan ng Santol, La Union sa mga residente ang higit sa 27,000 mga pakwan na kanilang binili mula sa mga magsasaka. Ayon kay Mayor Magno Wailan, P20 ang bili nila sa kada pakwan. Hindi [...]

March 27, 2020 News
Unplanned pregnancies

Unplanned pregnancies tumaas tuwing may natural calamity, POPCOM

 May posibilidad na dumami ang mga mabubuntis ngayong may umiiral na enhanced community quarantine sa Luzon, ayon sa Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM).  Ayon kay POPCOM executive director Juan Antonio Perez III, dumadami talaga ang unplanned pregnancies o hindi [...]

March 27, 2020 News
coronavirus crisis

Muslim and Jewish paramedics pause to pray together. One of many inspiring moments in the coronavirus crisis

coronavirus crisis: There was barely any time to pause. Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama just finished responding to a call regarding a 41-year-old woman having respiratory problems in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva. Before that, they were checking on [...]

March 27, 2020 News
DepEd official who attended national event tests positive for COVID-19

DepEd official who attended national event tests positive for COVID-19

A Department of Education schools division official in Mandaluyong City has tested positive for COVID-19, DepEd reported Friday. It said the test result was released Wednesday, adding the patient is confined in a hospital. The Education Department said the official [...]

March 27, 2020 News
US overtakes China with most cases of Coronavirus

US overtakes China with most cases of Coronavirus

The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests. According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589). But [...]

March 27, 2020 News