Gov’t-private sector partnership strengthens as battle against COVID-19 gains ground

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA (25, July 2020) – The private sector continues to demonstrate that it is a reliable partner of government, as the two work together to strengthen the country’s health system and address the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

National, Local Governments balance ‘Buhay at Kabuhayan’ under NAP Phase II

Pasig City (20 July 2020) – The implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) against COVID-19’s Phase II is gaining ground, as local government units ramp up their COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing capabilities, while the national government and private sector continue to forge partnerships to establish more testing laboratories across the country. (more…)

COVID-19 tests expected to exceed 1 million mark by month’s end – NTF

Malacañang Palace (13 July 2020) – National Action Plan (NAP) Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer and Chief Testing Czar Secretary Vince Dizon says the total number of tests conducted in the country is expected to breach the one million mark within the month. (more…)

Gov’t on LSI travel moratorium: ‘Public health first’

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY (29 JUNE 2020)— Following the moratorium on travel imposed on locally stranded individuals (LSIs) bound for Cebu province, as well as those returning to regions VI, VIII and CARAGA, the government emphasized that the public’s health must be ensured if the country is to win the war on COVID-19. (more…)

Proper management of COVID-19 isolation, quarantine facilities key to decongesting hospitals in Cebu City

CEBU CITY (29 June 2020) — The efficient management of isolation and quarantine facilities will help decongest hospitals in the city and enable their medical staff to better handle severe COVID-19 cases, according to Melquiades Feliciano who is assisting Cebu coronavirus management overseer Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. (more…)

NOAH Complex, proof of Cebu City’s Bayanihan spirit – Gen. Feliciano

CEBU CITY (27 June 2020) – The Bayanihan spirit is virus-proof.

This is being demonstrated by Cebuanos, as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic that has so far infected over 4,000 residents of this city.

As part of concerted efforts to curb the spread of the deadly disease, the local government and private sector have pooled their expertise, manpower and resources to create a temporary facility for COVID-19 patients.

The partnership has given birth to the NOAH complex.

On June 29, the New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex quarantine facility, which can accommodate more than 300 mild to moderate COVID-19 patients, will open its doors to the public.

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Inter-agency efforts for safe return of repatriated Filipinos from Sabah underway

ZAMBOANGA CITY (25 JUNE 2020)—  The creation of the Inter-Agency Task Group Western Mindanao – Management of Returning Filipinos from Sabah (IATGWM-MREFS) is the result of a multi-pronged effort to ensure the safe return of repatriated Filipinos from Malaysia. (more…)

NTF COVID-19 welcomes Cimatu’s appointment as Cebu City overseer

CEBU CITY (23 JUNE 2020)— The appointment of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as overseer of the government’s COVID-19 response in the city is in line with the national government’s intensified efforts to contain the spread of the deadly disease. (more…)

Government declares OFWs COVID-free within 72 hours upon arrival at Clark Airport

CLARK, PAMPANGA (9 JUNE 2020)— Making good on its promise to send home Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) within five days or less upon their arrival in the country, the government has cleared 337 seafarers from Vancouver and Barbados who arrived at the Clark International Airport on June 6. (more…)

NTF COVID-19 supports ‘One Panay’ policy, commends strong collaboration among Western Visayas LGUs

ILOILO CITY (June 2, 2020) — Local government units in Western Visayas are leading the way in the fight against COVID-19 and have come together to propose a ‘One Panay’ policy. (more…)