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SM Foundation, Uniqlo send food packs to SM Cares villages

Like us, many of them are homebound by the enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were happy to receive kilos of rice, cup noodles, cans of sardines and tuna, and bottles of distilled water.

DOLE adopts measures to speed up release of workers’ aid

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said among these measures is the relaxing of requirements from employers who are applying for COVID Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).

DILG: Cities and municipalities to get P30.824-B Bayanihan grant to fight COVID-19

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the one-time grant to cities and municipalities is equivalent to one month of their internal revenue allotment (IRA), which they can use for their COVID-19 response and relief efforts.

With limited kits, Covid-19 testing strategy important: WHO

"This is the challenge not only for the Philippines, even for developed countries which don't have sufficient kits to test everybody," WHO Western Pacific Region Covid-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Socorro Escalante said during a virtual media briefing on Tuesday morning (Manila time).

DOH to finalize model for lifting or extending quarantine

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has tasked a sub-technical working group chaired by DOH to finalize the model for approval of the task force.

PNP links up with DSWD to secure cash aid distribution

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered the police and the military to help in the distribution of cash aid to indigent and other qualified families.

DILG to LGUs, barangays: Move fast to come up with master list of target...

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said Tuesday that time is of the essence in this coronavirus crisis and the poor people who were ordered to stay at home and refrain from moving are the priority. He says that government assistance should reach the beneficiaries as soon as possible as the economy is on a standstill leaving millions of Filipinos with no source of employment or livelihood.

Pag-IBIG offers 3-month moratorium on payment of all types of loan

According to a Pag-IBIG press statement posted online, the eligible individuals to apply for a moratorium are the member-borrowers of the Pag-IBIG Fund Housing Loan, Multi-Purpose Loan, and calamity loans with payments due on March 16 to June 15.

Año says community quarantine extension ‘not advisable’

Año said the government will be able to address the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis in the remaining two weeks if everyone will cooperate and strictly follow the enhanced community quarantine.

China to send doctors to PH

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said the move was "upon the request of the Philippine government."

Inter-agency task force Oks rice farm activities to proceed

Amidst the threat of COVID-19, rice farmers, together with fellow farmers and farmworkers, fisherfolk, and agribusiness personnel, shall be exempted from home quarantine based on DA protocol approved on March 24.

DSWD readies aid for vulnerable sectors affected by COVID-19 crisis

The Emergency Subsidy Program includes the DSWD's provision of food and non-food items (FNFI) and financial assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) as well as those provided by other agencies, provided that the benefits received by each household does not exceed the prescribed threshold per region.