Private firms to shoulder cost of employees’ Covid-19 tests

The government had no program to conduct large-scale testing and that it would now be more difficult to purchase rapid antibody test kits from China." - Harry Roque MANILA: Malacañang is leaving it to private firms to conduct coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing for their employees. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Labor … Continue reading Private firms to shoulder cost of employees’ Covid-19 tests

Don’t be complacent about Covid-19: Palace

“We advise the public not to be complacent and to follow health protocols set by authorities after we received reports of people who trooped to the malls with complete disregard of social/physical distancing measures on the first day of our shift from enhanced community quarantine to modified enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine (GCQ) in Luzon,” Roque said in a statement.

Religious gatherings allowed in areas under MECQ, GCQ

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the conduct of religious gatherings in areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ). Under the omnibus guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine in the country released on Friday, the last day before the transition, … Continue reading Religious gatherings allowed in areas under MECQ, GCQ

Maranao federalists to Duque: Resign

DOH designated spokesperson Rosario Vergeire (left) and Secretary Francisco Duque. (FB) ILIGAN CITY: Maranao leaders asked Health Secretary Francisco Duque to resign for allegedly mishandling the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Bayan Balt, head of Ranao Federal movement and former chapter president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in Lanao del Sur and … Continue reading Maranao federalists to Duque: Resign

Former presidential spokesman Roque returns to Palace

By Bitoon A Ranao Malacanang has confirmed on Monday the appointment of Atty. Harry Roque as the Presidential Spokesperson. Secretary Harry Roque. (File) In a statement on Monday, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has offered the position of Presidential Spokesperson to Atty. Harry Roque who, in turn, … Continue reading Former presidential spokesman Roque returns to Palace

Filipinos urged to go ‘survival’ gardening vs. food shortage in prolonged COVID-19 crisis

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY: Different sectors have renewed calls for Filipinos to go “survival gardening” in preparation for possible rice shortage in prolonged lockdowns stemming from the global fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Tablighs (Islamic preachers) leading some Maranao evacuees from war-torn Marawi City in tending a backyard vegetable farm in Saguiaran, Lanao del … Continue reading Filipinos urged to go ‘survival’ gardening vs. food shortage in prolonged COVID-19 crisis

Lanao Sur remains stable on Covid-19

As of today, there are 1,342,775 Covid-19 positive cases worldwide, while in the Philippines, there are 3,660. It means that in just one day there are 70,261 new cases around the globe, and 414 additional new cases in the Philippines." By ALI-ASGAR M. SOLAIMAN While total number of coronavirus positive cases around the world and … Continue reading Lanao Sur remains stable on Covid-19

Mga bossing, beware: Karma is real

Sino man ang dadaanan ng tulong ng goberno para sa mamamayan na nahihirapan dahil sa Covid-19, ma-mayor man o kapitan del baryo, ma DSWD man o DTI, o sino o ano pa man, dapat ay maibigay agad-agad deretso sa mga mamamayan na kumpleto at walang kulang dahil talagang kailang-kailangan nila sa panahon ngayon.  Tandaan natin … Continue reading Mga bossing, beware: Karma is real

Are we not instilled with ‘fear’ on Covid-19 to be controlled?

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA Death caused by Covid-19 is much, much lesser than those caused by other transferrable diseases. So why the overkilling panic? As of posting, only 17 deaths were reported in the Philippines since the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China last December 2019. Digging a little indepth will make us realize that … Continue reading Are we not instilled with ‘fear’ on Covid-19 to be controlled?

Luzon island now under ‘community quarantine’ – Palace

By BITOON A RANAO MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire island of Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine,” Malacanang said, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the country. “PRRD just announced an enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters on Monday. Under an enhanced community quarantine, “strict … Continue reading Luzon island now under ‘community quarantine’ – Palace