Posts Tagged personal protective equipment

Duterte defends DOH amid controversy on ‘overpriced’ PPEs

Marje Pelayo   •   May 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has defended the Department of Health (DOH) for the alleged ‘overpriced’ procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) amounting to P1,100 per piece.  During a...

From shoes to face masks: Marikina shoemakers shift production amid COVID-19 crisis

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 14, 2020

All stores in Marikina City are temporarily closed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implemented in the National Capital Region (NCR). Roweliza Landicho, owner of the Roweliza Shoes and...

Nurses group rebuts DOH statement on high COVID-19 infection rate among PH healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A group of nurses contradicted the claim of the Department of Health (DOH) that most healthcare workers got infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from outside their workplaces. ...

DOH points out reasons for high rate of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (April 23) stated several reasons why COVID-19 infection rate among healthcare workers has been high. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III...

PH garment exporters group donates PPEs to PGH amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A group of local garment exporters has turned over 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) for its health workers dealing with...

12,000 sets of PPE arrive from China

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 15, 2020

Around 12,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) from China arrived in the country on Tuesday (April 14). According to the National Task Force Against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the...

Philippines to start local production of PPEs

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – To address the increasing demand for personal protective equipment (PPEs) in the country, the national government and member-companies of the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines...

PH authorities on alleged raid, confiscation of PPEs in hospitals: ‘Fake news!’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities on Thursday denied information circulating online that the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) is raiding private hospitals and confiscating stocks of personal protective equipment amid novel...

BOC seizes P15 million worth of PPEs suspected to be smuggled in Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday said it has seized P15 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) suspected to be smuggled in a series of...

DOH expects arrival of 900,000 PPEs beginning April 1

Marje Pelayo   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is expecting the arrival of more personal protective equipment (PPEs) this month. The initial batch of 200,000 PPEs is expected to arrive...

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