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Senate bill on health workers’ COVID-19 benefits inches closer to final OK

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2022

By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter / @CMRamosINQ INQUIRER.net / 11:49 PM January 25, 2022 MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading a bill mandating the grant of benefits and allowances to public and private health workers during the state of national public health emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Palace: Government open to reassessing price caps on RT-PCR tests

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2022

by Alexis Romero – Philstar.com, 4 Jan 2022 MANILA, Philippines — The government is open to assessing the prices of COVID-19 tests to make them more affordable as the Philippines grapples with a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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Fewer plastic barriers reduce chance of COVID-19 transmission

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2021

by Rainier Allan Ronda – The Philippine Star, 27 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-funded study conducted by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) found that having fewer barriers in public transport vehicles reduced the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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NTF: Philippines bought more Western vax than Chinese jabs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2021

by Neil Jayson Servallos – The Philippine Star, 27 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines purchased more Western-made vaccines against COVID-19 than those made in China, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said yesterday.

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Pandemic throws more Filipinos into poverty in first half — PSA

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

by Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com, 17 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos became poor in the first half of the year, as the pandemic wiped out gains of the Duterte administration in lifting people out of poverty.

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How foresight led Phl to low COVID cases

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2021

by Joey Concepcion – The Philippine Star, 16 Dec 2021 Foresight and a pro-active stance. These made the difference in what the Philippines is right now: one of the safest places in the world.

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Foreign loans to fight pandemic hit P1.18 trillion

Published by rudy Date posted on December 9, 2021

by Elijah Felice Rosales – The Philippine Star, 9 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The government has borrowed $23.4 billion, or about P1.18 trillion, from overseas sources to fund its pandemic efforts, but plans to bring down its financing program starting next year as revenue collections recover with the economy’s reopening.

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Covid vaccines: how to end the wait for billions of people

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2021

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CSC: Gov’t staff skipping work for COVID-19 vaccination may be excused

Published by rudy Date posted on November 25, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico – Philstar.com, 24 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Government officials and employees who will not report for work due to COVID-19 vaccination may be considered excused, the Civil Service Commission said Wednesday. “Absence from work during the day of inoculation of the first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including future…

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24 Nov 2021 – Workers getting COVID-19 jabs on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 won’t be marked absent

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2021
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Agencies told to support three-day drive to vaccinate 15M vs COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2021

by Alexis Romero – Philstar.com, 22 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all state agencies to support the national vaccination drive from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, Malacañang said Monday, as it urged unvaccinated persons to avail of the jabs to protect their families from COVID-19.

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Quarantine rules/periods po for returning fully vaxxed/non-fully vaxxed OFWs:

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2021

Quarantine rules/periods po for returning fully vaxxed/non-fully vaxxed OFWs: pic.twitter.com/z5UWWWy4k1 — hans leo j. cacdac (@HansLeoCacdac) November 22, 2021

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12 Nov 2021 – Gov’t makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for on-site workers in areas with enough shots

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2021
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Gov’t pandemic approval rating down by 30% in September — OCTA poll

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2021

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Survival tips in the time of COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2021

by Mons Romulo – The Philippine Star, 9 Nov 2021 We salute our unsung heroes our doctors, nurses, and hospital staff for their bravery and perseverance throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, their knowledge and service in the field have been of value to all of us.

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No surprise that 40 million Covid shots remain unused in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2021

By Al Vitangcol 3rd, 6 Nov 2021, Manila Times ONE of the top stories in Bloomberg News on November 3 reported that “40 million Covid shots remain unused in the Philippines over ‘logistical bottlenecks’.”

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PHAPi: Midwives, nursing attendants filling in for resigned health workers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 1 Nov 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) — With more healthcare workers leaving their jobs, some private hospitals have resorted to training midwives, nursing attendants, and other health personnel to augment manpower, the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines said Monday.

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Local PPE makers decry gov’t ‘preference’ for traders, importers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2021

by Bella Perez-Rubio – Philstar.com, 29 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Filipino producers of personal protective equipment this week aired their concern over the government’s procurement process which they claim favors traders and importers and results in the “dumping of substandard PPE” in the country.

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22 Oct 2021 – ‘No jab, no pay’ is patently illegal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

By Ruben D. Torres, 22 Oct 2021 NON-payment or withholding of wages for work already done is patently illegal under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Even delay in payment of wages can only be allowed if there is an emergency which makes the timely payment of wages impossible.

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IATF resolution basis for ‘no jab, no job’ – Bello

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star, 22 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello yesterday said certain establishments are allowed to require their workers to get vaccinated, based on a resolution issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), despite the absence of an enabling law.

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Home quarantine: Do’s and don’ts when isolating due to COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

By FAITH ARGOSINO, 22 Oct 2021, Manila Bulletin Whether you came into contact with someone who has COVID-19, or you became infected yourself, dealing with it means isolation which can be challenging.

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7 in 10 companies eye benefit package overhaul amid pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2021

by Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com, 21 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Seven in 10 employers in the Philippines are eyeing to revamp their benefits package for employees to attract top talent and give emphasis on employees’ well-being, especially their mental health.

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Philippines ups COVID-19 vaccination goal to 1.5 million jabs per day

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2021

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Senators: DSWD explanation on ayuda distribution confusing

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2021

by Cecille Suerte Felipe – The Philippine Star, 19 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Senators described as “confusing” the explanation of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on the distribution of special amelioration program (SAP) or ayuda for poor families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Pharmally leads 10 firms that got biggest pandemic contracts, group says

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2021

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Philippines OKs new quarantine protocols for travelers from ‘green, yellow’ countries

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2021

by Philstar.com, 8 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines (Updated 2:27 p.m.) — The Philippines on Friday started the implementation of shorter quarantine protocols for international travelers coming from countries classified as low risk and moderate risk for COVID-19.

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FDA: Only 0.0025% of 20.3M fully jabbed Filipinos had ‘breakthrough’ infections

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico, Philstar.com, 8 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has documented only 516 breakthrough infections out of the 20.3 million fully vaccinated Filipinos.

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Nurses group opposes ‘singular allowance’ for health workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2021

By VIRGIL LOPEZ,GMA News, 27 Sep 2021 An organization of nurses on Monday opposed the proposal of the Department of Health (DOH) to provide a “singular allowance” for healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Pharmally facemasks 54% costlier; P550 M wasted in expired test kits

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2021

by Jarius Bondoc – The Philippine Star, 24 Sep 2021 Presidential Chinese pal Michael Yang’s Pharmally Inc. sold to the government surgical masks 54-percent costlier than base price. It also supplied P550 million worth of COVID-19 test kits that expired shortly after delivery. The two findings by senators Tuesday controverted President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated defense…

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for democracy in Myanmar,
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