Posts Tagged COVID-19 pandemic

After Duterte’s ‘hero’ remark, Duque says honor also goes to medical, economic frontliners

Robie de Guzman   •   May 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday expressed appreciation for President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark calling him a “hero” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but stressed...

Palace asks all sectors to unite, help gov’t end COVID-19 pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   April 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has urged all sectors in the country to unite and help in government efforts to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...

PH logs 9,296 new COVID-19 infections; active cases now at 124,680

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ total tally of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases climbed to 741,181 on Tuesday after recording 9,296 new infections, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In its...

Duterte urges public anew to observe health protocols vs. COVID-19

Maris Federez   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appealed once again to the public to observe the health protocols against COVID-19. The president’s appeal was prompted by the recent spike...

DILG defends decision to remove quarantine, travel authority requirement

Robie de Guzman   •   March 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has defended the decision of the government’s task force on COVID-19 response to remove and ease several protocols...

DepEd urged to rollout ‘limited, very controlled’ pilot testing of in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   March 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sonny Angara has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to consider conducting a pilot testing of face-to-face classes in areas with very few or zero COVID-19...

DepEd urged to form panel of experts on dry run of in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   March 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to form a panel of experts that will guide the pilot tests of face-to-face classes...

PH now allows foreigners to renew expired re-entry permits at airports

Robie de Guzman   •   March 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign nationals with valid Philippine visas are now allowed to renew their expired re-entry permits (RP) and special return certificates (SRC) at the country’s airports, the Bureau...

Senate probes distance learning quality, deferment of proposed resumption of in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A Senate panel will conduct an inquiry on Wednesday on the quality of distance learning, other psycho-social concerns, and the implications of postponing the resumption of face-to...

Duterte thumbs down fresh bid to resume in-person classes – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected for a second time, proposals to resume face-to-face classes in the country amid the continuing threat of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Malacañang...

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