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Gov’t urged to integrate different contact-tracing systems

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2021

by Philstar.com, 22 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A health expert is calling on the government to find ways to make different contact tracing systems work together and to also maximize their use.

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40% vax target per country hangs – World Bank, WHO, WTO

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star , 22 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The target of inoculating at least 40 percent of the population of every country hangs in the balance as vaccine access remains limited, threatening global economic recovery, international organizations announced yesterday.

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Villar: DPWH fast-tracks construction of health facilities for severe COVID-19 ca

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2021

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High cost of COVID treatments

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2021

by Rey Gamboa – The Philippine Star, 14 Sep 2021 For people who have or have had a kin hospitalized for COVID-19, one of the biggest worries is the scarcity of the prescribed medicines – and if one is able to find what the doctor ordered, the shockingly prohibitive cost.

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WHO: Philippines’ COVID vaccine rollout for elderly ‘unfortunate, unsatisfactory’

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2021

by Christian Deiparine – Philstar.com, 14 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged the Philippines to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations on vulnerable groups, as its representative said the rollout for the elderly is “unfortunate and unsatisfactory.”

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COVID-19 shuts down Automatic Centre

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 9 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Appliance store chain Automatic Centre is set to close next month amid economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senators want pandemic, disaster protocols that meet needs of women and girls

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2021

by Bella Perez-Rubio, 1 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Women and girls bear the brunt of pandemics and disasters, a situation that a bill filed this week at the Senate hopes to address.

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‘On verge of collapse:’ Retailers plead for faster vaccine rollout

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2021

By Jenina P. Ibañez, Reporter, 31 Aug 2021 RETAILERS are asking for expedited vaccine deliveries as the industry is running out of cash reserves after three major lockdowns since March 2020.

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StaySafe app useless? DICT told to explain

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2021

by Alexis Romero, Romina Cabrera – The Philippine Star, 27 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang wants the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to explain why the health department thinks that the StaySafe application had very limited effect on COVID-19 contact tracing efforts.

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Vaccination of bus drivers eyed for NCR bubble

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2021

by The Philippine Star, 20 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are exploring the possibility of having the country’s public utility bus drivers vaccinated, as part of plans to deploy buses for fully vaccinated passengers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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DOH recommends use of surgical mask amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 18 Aug 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) — The public should use surgical mask for the time being due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

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50% of Pinoys say COVID-19 vaccination slow – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2021

by Janvic Mateo – The Philippine Star, 19 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — One in every two adult Filipinos believes that the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the Philippines is slow, a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

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SWS: Majority has easy access to vaccination sites, half find rollout slow

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2021

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The Coronavirus is here forever. This is how we live with it.

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2021

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Duterte hits COA on DOH audit report, defends health agency on ‘deficiencies’ over COVID-19 funds

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

By David Tristan Yumol, Kristel Limpot, and Bamba Galang, CNN Philippines, 17 Aug 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) — President Rodrigo Duterte blasted the Commission on Audit for its recent audit report on the Department of Health, which uncovered some ₱67.3-billion worth of “deficiencies” in the management of COVID-19 funds.

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COA flags DOLE for poor COVID-19 fund control

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2021

By: Julie M. Aurelio, 15 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — “Insufficient internal control measures” in granting aid to workers affected by the pandemic have led to excessive payments, denied claims, and unclaimed cash aid in money remittance centers.

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Probe of DOH over unpaid health workers’ benefits pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

By Julie M. Aurelio, 14 Aug 2021 The Department of Health (DOH) allegedly failed to pay mandated allowances and other benefits to thousands of health-care workers, including those who had fallen ill with COVID-19 or had died working in the front line during the pandemic, according to a minority lawmaker.In House Resolution No. 2121 she…

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Abby hits unequal vaccine allocation

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

by Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star), 14 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — There seems to be an unequal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for some sectors in Makati, Mayor Abby Binay said yesterday.

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735 of 20 million COVID-19 vaccine recipients got infected

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 14 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A total of 735 individuals inoculated against COVID-19 contracted the virus, of whom 65 died, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported yesterday.

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WHO urges power players to end ‘disgraceful’ jab inequity

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2021

(Agence France-Presse), 11 Aug 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged the 20 leaders with the power to overturn the “disgraceful” global imbalance in access to Covid-19 vaccines to reverse the tide before October.

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DoLE emergency funds now with regional offices; seeking P2B more for cash-for-work

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2021

by Bianca Angelica D. Añago, BusinessWorld, 8 Aug 2021 THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it has distributed P13 billion to its regional offices, and is seeking P2 billion more to support a cash-for-work program, which budget officials said will be forthcoming once the original funds are spent.

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Lockdowns unleashing a worse epidemic: TB

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2021

by Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), 6 Aug 2021 Lockdowns aim to contain the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. But they unintentionally unleash a worse killer, tuberculosis.

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5 Aug 2021 – Study shows 2/3 of consumer income affected by pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 5 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Two-thirds of consumers saw their income negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with the impact more pronounced for Gen X and millennials, according to a survey by information and insights company TransUnion.

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Agencies to keep skeletal force amid lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2021

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, 4 Aug 2021 THE PRESIDENTIAL palace on Wednesday ordered agencies in the Philippine capital and nearby cities to reduce their on-site workers to 20% during the two-week enhanced lockdown meant to contain a more contagious Delta coronavirus variant.

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‘Pandemic scarring’ to worsen social inequality in PH–Moody’s

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2021

By Ben O. de Vera, 4 Aug 2021 Debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday said the pandemic-inflicted “deep” economic scarring in the Philippines—one of the worst in Asia-Pacific—would exacerbate social inequality due to job losses and households reverting to poverty.

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Workers press for a stimulus package

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 4 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking P2 billion for the distribution of financial assistance for workers to be affected by the re-implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

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P13.1 billion aid allotted for 10.7 million ECQ residents

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2021

by Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star), 4 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The government will set aside more than P13 billion as aid for affected residents as the National Capital Region (NCR) is placed under the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from Aug. 6 to 20, presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced yesterday.

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Superspreader deployment

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2021

On July 28, the Quezon City government announced that 82 of 161 policemen assigned to the Novaliches police station tested positive for COVID-19. This was harrowing news, as the infected cops account for more than 40 percent of the police station’s complement.

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2 Aug 2021 – DOLE releases the number of displaced workers in NCR from Jan. To July, 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2021

DOLE releases the number of displaced workers in NCR from Jan. To July, 2021. @BusinessMirror pic.twitter.com/6yFaaokuWM — Samuel Medenilla (@sam_medenilla) August 2, 2021

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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett addresses his nation on the measures to be taken to defeat the Delta variant. Clear, crisp and in command.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 29, 2021

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