Philippines morning news for March 27

Philippines morning news for March 27

Philippines morning news

PH coronavirus cases up by 71, bringing total to 707
The Department of Health on Thursday, March 26, announced 71 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 707.
— Rappler

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines
Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country’s top medical association said Thursday (Mar 26), as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines.
— Channel NewsAsia

DOLE 4A releases P3.6M cash aid for workers in the private sector
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CALABARZON has released a total of P3,660,000.00 for the P5,000 cash aid for workers in the private sector temporarily displaced by the implementation of the Luzonwide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
— Philippine News Agency

Metro air quality improves
The air quality in some areas of Metro Manila significantly improved after the government implemented the enhanced community quarantine over Luzon to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.
— The Manila Times

Philippines to stop airport transport arrangements for stranded foreigners on March 28
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippine government will stop helping foreign governments transport their citizens through quarantine checkpoints to Manila’s international airport by Saturday.
— GMA News Online

13 Filipino students repatriated from coronavirus-hit countries arrive in PH
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Thursday, March 26, announced that 13 Filipino students from coronavirus-hit countries have safely arrived in the Philippines.
— Rappler

Vegetables given as relief items to quarantined Pangasinan residents
Variety of vegetables and fruits can be found in the relief packs distributed to residents of Pangasinan affected by the quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— GMA News Online

DavNor LGUs tighten “No Facemask, No Entry” rule
Aside from tightened social distancing measure, local government units have stepped up compliance to “No Facemask, No Entry” policy.
— Philippine News Agency

Koko Pimentel may have broken law with trip to Makati Med, legal experts say
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III announced on Wednesday he had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
— GMA News Online

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Sarangani
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Sarangani on Thursday night, March 26, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
— Rappler

Covid-19 test centers outside Luzon pushed
SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go urged the Department of Health (DoH) to provide hospitals and designated testing centers in the Visayas and Mindanao with the ability to detect cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
— The Manila Times

50 rounded up in QC for quarantine violation
Around 50 individuals loitering outside their homes and failed to present their quarantine pass issued by the local government were rounded up by authorities in Quezon City.
— GMA News Network

UP employees get financial aid early
THE University of the Philippines (UP) has released additional financial support for its members in light of the enhanced community quarantine implemented in Luzon.
— The Manila Times

Online tutors boosting incomes as demand surges due to coronavirus lockdowns
Filipino teacher Raven Kate De Leon is in demand, spending up to 10 hours a day at her home computer surrounded by mini cars and stuffed toys that she uses as props to inject fun into her English classes for students far away in China.
— Channel NewsAsia

From Nipa sap to alcohol: An alternative sanitizer for frontliners
While some stocks of alcohol and sanitizing gels in the market are running out due to panic buying in the midst of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a state university in the City of Batac in Ilocos Norte provides an alternative solution through the “Nipahol” production.
— Philippine News Agency

Army gets more masks, thermal scanners
Col. Ramon Zagala, Army spokesman, said the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) sent 49 thermal scanners, eye protectors, face masks and gloves.
— The Manila Times

Hospitals report 3 confirmed coronavirus cases in Clark Freeport, Angeles City
Two private hospitals announced on Thursday, March 26, 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases – two in Clark Freeport Zone and another in Angeles City.
— Rappler

Cainta residents continue to benefit from cooked meals, goods
Residents of Cainta, Rizal continue to benefit from both government and civic sector aid in line with the Luzonwide Enhanced Community Quarantine.
— Philippine News Agency

Pasig reports 7 more coronavirus cases, total reaches 33
Seven more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Pasig on Thursday, March 26, bringing the city’s total number of cases to 33.
— Rappler

BatStateU produces 3D face shield frames against COVID-19
Batangas State University’s LIKHA Fablab located in its Alangilan campus is currently producing 3D printed face shield frames designed for frontliners as protection against coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
— Philippine News Agency

Bulacan congressman Henry Villarica gets coronavirus
Bulacan 4th District Representative Henry Villarica became the second congressman infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
— Rappler

RITM urges ‘utmost diligence’ in setting up coronavirus testing centers
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on Thursday, March 26, urged local government units and private laboratories to “exercise utmost diligence” in setting up coronavirus testing centers.
— Rappler

Expedite ‘Bayanihan’ implementation – Go
SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday appealed to the Executive department to hasten the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” stressing that the government only has three months to roll out the programs aimed to help those severely affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
— The Manila Times

NPAs harass IP village amidst COVID-19 crisis
Armed members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) this morning (March 24) harassed the Sitio Tapayanon indigenous people (IP) community despite calls of President Rodrigo Duterte for a ceasefire to focus the strength of Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) to help fight COVID-19.
— Philippine News Agency

Peace process chief Galvez is ‘chief implementer’ of gov’t policy vs coronavirus
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed peace process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr as Chief Implementer of the government’s national policy on addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
— Rappler

DOH disapproves location of proposed Marikina virus test center
The Department of Health told the Marikina City government and its partner hospital, the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, that if they want to build their own COVID-19 Testing Center the facility has to meet strict biosafety requirements.
— Rappler

Want to help people with Down Syndrome? Buy a pair of socks for P50!
For only P50, individuals can purchase a pair of comfy and fashionable socks in Vigan City through the ‘Lots of Socks’ Campaign adapted by the Students of Arts and Sciences Organization (SASO) of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP).
— Philippine News Agency

Pangasinan records 5th coronavirus case
The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) on Thursday night, March 26, said that another new case of the coronavirus disease in the province has been confirmed, bringing the total number of patients to 5.
— Rappler

 

 

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