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DOT launches online training for tourism stakeholders

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the program, dubbed DOT Online Training, is done via Zoom video-conferencing and offers the stakeholders an option to use their time productively during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which has been extended to April 30.

Duterte warns of “martial law-like” quarantine enforcement

Duterte, in his second address this week, said that he would order the military and police personnel in imposing tighter measures pointing out that those who violate quarantine guidelines cannot expect help from the government.

PhilHealth assures ample funds for Covid-19 patients

Morales, however, admitted that PhilHealth is facing a shortfall in the insurance collection from its members.

PRRD okays release of P51-B aid for middle income workers

Cabinet Secretary and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) spokesperson Karlo Nograles said Duterte approved the subsidy program during a meeting with members of the IATF late Monday night.

PRRD orders purchase of COVID-19 rapid tests kits

The rapid test kits have already received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States.

Duterte mulls longer ECQ

He also claimed that certain drugs were already discovered by more scientifically advanced countries but will probably reach Philippines late because “we are at the end of the ladder”.

DOST opens app featuring Covid-19 updates, info on sci-tech

The DOST mobile app, he said, contains information on research and development, call for research proposals, and technologies that are ready for production, among others.

Bayanihan the SM appliance center way

With summer days ahead electric fans from Imarflex, Asahi and 3D will bring cool comfort to frontliners and patients. These were donated to Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital’s (Tala Hospital), Philippine General Hospital, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Mary Chiles Hospital.

DOST funds production of AI-enabled thermal scanners

If a person has a high temperature, the operator will receive an alert, the picture of the person with a high temperature would be taken, and a buzzer would make a sound, she added.

WHO warns of Covid-19 ‘deadly resurgence’ if restrictions lifted

Tedros said it would be a “dangerous” move to decide early in relaxing the restrictions.

DILG urges LGUs to pass ordinance vs discrimination of COVID-19 frontline workers

“We are alarmed by the reports that reach our office on the harassment and discrimination experienced by our frontline workers including health professionals, police, military, essential services personnel, and government and non-government social workers. Sila pa naman ang mga bayani sa gitna ng laban sa Covid-19 subali’t nakakaranas at iniinda pa nila ang diskriminasyon at harassment,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

Getting by with a smile: DOT salutes COVID-19 frontliners

"Filipinos are known for their smiles. Even if we can’t see the smiles behind the masks, their warmth can be felt in acts of compassion and kindness. As we wait out the end of this challenging time, let us never forget to show the world who we truly are: a nation of a kind, caring, and compassionate people," the DOT said.