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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.

DILG postpones barangay assemblies to stop spread of COVID-19

“While the holding of the barangay assembly day is important, we need to think of the greater good and ensure the general welfare of our people,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

Suspend graduation rites to contain COVID-19: solon

In an ambush interview, the chair of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture pointed out that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) tend to return for the graduation rite of their children or relatives, increasing their risk of exposure to the disease and spreading it in the country.

DOH reports 4 new COVID-19 patients

Case No. 7 (PH7) is a 38-year-old Taiwanese male who had a history of contact with a Taiwanese foreign national who visited the Philippines and tested positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan.

PH mulls lifting of HK, Macao travel ban

She said the lifting would be based on the protocols of the two territories in containing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The question of whether Manila is looking at the ban's removal came after it withdrew the restriction on Taiwan.

Safe to conduct festivals, public events in PH: DOT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the remarks after the Department of Health (DOH) earlier recommended the cancellation of big events and other mass gatherings amid the threats posed by the new coronavirus.

Most Pinoys attracted to ‘brains’ than body: SWS

The survey, conducted from December 13 to 16, bared that 81 percent of adult Filipinos prefer brains over the body, while only 19 percent think otherwise.

PH lifts travel ban on Taiwanese nationals

This developed following the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) held Friday afternoon, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press statement.

Salceda introduces reform to K to 12 education system

Albay Representative Joey Salceda said his House Bill No. 6247 aims to address the poor performance of Filipino students in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018; the hesitation of local companies to hire K-12 graduates; and “depressingly deficient” content and effectiveness of learning materials.