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…)

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…)

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…)

Bayanihan ni Juan: The Filipino Spirit at its Finest

PASIG CITY (April 13 2020) – The indomitable Filipino spirit is known to rise up during the most challenging of times. We have seen this countless times during natural and man-made disasters, calamities and situations of armed conflict.