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Guidelines set for donations for PH’s Covid-19 response

The OCD is authorized to receive all domestic financial donations which shall thereafter deposit the same to the Bureau of Treasury

Public allowed to buy, receive food sans quarantine slips

Año said requiring a quarantine pass or voter’s ID is not part of the guidelines under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country.

DOH starts ‘I’M IN!’ red ribbon campaign to show support to frontliners

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, who wears a red ban on her right shoulder, said Wednesday in a live Facebook updated that the campaign is to show support to frontliners who continue to work despite the risks they are facing.

Senate passes bill granting PRRD special powers vs. Covid-19

Senate Bill No. 1418, titled "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act," was approved by all 12 senators who were physically present in the plenary.

‘No mask, no entry’ not in Luzon-wide quarantine guidelines

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said these establishments should continue to allow customers inside for as long as they observed one-meter social distancing.

LGUs required to consult DOH before acquiring Covid-19 test kits

“All LGUs must first coordinate with the Department of Health (DOH) prior to acquiring, purchasing, or utilizing testing kits within their respective territorial jurisdictions,” he said in a public address aired over state-run PTV-4.

SM assures employee compensation; gives financial aid to guards and janitors

SM today assured all of its employees their regular compensation as well as the extension of an Emergency Financial Assistance to its front liners, security guards and janitorial staff during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period from March 16 to April 14, 2020. The extent of this assistance includes the following:

DILG to go after LGU execs, barangay officials charging fees for passes, food stubs...

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that if proven to have engaged in illegal acts, LGU and barangay officials will "certainly be suspended or placed behind bars as their despicable act in a time of a public health emergency is unbecoming of a government official and goes against the tenets of public service."

SM allocates P100M to support gov’t hospitals

SM has extended assistance to the Philippine General Hospital and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine for their urgent needs and for improving their laboratory testing capacity.

Duterte places entire Luzon under ‘enhanced community quarantine’

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared this without giving any further details as Duterte is expected to make a public address on government measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

DOH backs 11th IATF resolutions

“We at the Department of Health are in full support of the President’s proclamation and are all geared up to implement his directives. The decision to implement a community quarantine was made in the best interest of the public. I enjoin everyone—young and old—to cooperate fully with our government. Together, we can contain COVID-19,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III remarked.

DOH sends off NCC repats

“From the beginning, DOH was aware of the risk that some of the repatriates might test positive for COVID-19. This is why strict infection prevention and control measures were enforced during the quarantine period to protect our kababayans and the health workers attending to them,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said.