Posts Tagged RT-PCR test

‘No work, no pay’ applicable only to on-site workers — DOLE

Maris Federez   •   November 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has clarified that the “no work, no pay” policy only applies to on-site workers. Labor Assistant Secretary Maria Teresita Cucueco...

Senate to implement stringent entry protocol following Lorenzana’s positive COVID-19 result

Maris Federez   •   November 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines will implement a stricter protocol in welcoming the public inside the premises of the Upper Chamber. This is after Department of National...

Puerto Galera open to tourists fully-vaccinated vs COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   November 2, 2021

Tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to present a negative RT-PCR test when visiting Puerto Galera, a local official said Monday. In a public briefing,...

AFP, PNP insist Ka Oris died in legitimate operation; ready for communist group retaliation

Maris Federez   •   November 1, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) stand by their pronouncement that New People’s Army (NPA) leader in Mindanao, Jorge...

Mayor Sara cancels trip to Singapore

Maris Federez   •   October 4, 2021

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday confirmed that her planned trip to Singapore for personal health management set for Tuesday, October 5, is now canceled. Mayor Sara said one...

Davao City temporary limits COVID-19 swab tests due to lack of kits, lab repair

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

The Davao City government on Tuesday said it has temporarily limited the conduct of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for close contacts or F1 and individuals with flu-like illnesses (ILI). In a...

Mga magpopositibo sa COVID-19 antigen testing, dapat mag-isolate agad — DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA — Ang RT-PCR test pa rin ang gold standard para sa COVID-19 testing sa bansa. Ngunit paalala ng Department of Health (DOH) sa publiko, sundin ang umiiral na protocols...

DFA welcomes arrival of 323 repatriated Filipinos from Abu Dhabi 

Maris Federez   •   August 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has welcomed 323 Filipinos that flew in from the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. A fifth DFA-chartered repatriation flight from...

116 OCD staff test positive for COVID-19

Maris Federez   •   August 26, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesperson Mark Timbal announced Thursday that some members of the Office of Civil Defense have tested positive for coronavirus...

City of Manila offers free RT-PCR swab tests to residents, non-residents

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Manila is offering free RT-PCR swab tests to residents and non-residents. Organized by the Manila Health Department (MHD), the free drive-thru RT-PCR swab...


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