Workplace Safety

16 Sept 2022 – Over 33,000 HCWs contracted COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2022
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Workplace deaths Jan-Mar 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2022

Ten workers died, 4 injured or ill, in seven* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-March 2021, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show.  The lockdowns, plant closures, suspension of operations contributed to the ‘low’ level of incidents and deaths. [Read more.] Three demolition workers died, two others injured, after a building in…

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2020 Yearender on Deaths Continue …

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2022

2020 Yearender Sixty workers were killed, six injured or ill, in twelve* serious work incidents in the Philippines in January-December 2020, an NTUC Philippines compilation of media reports show. One incident in agriculture, another in a mill warehouse, three in  construction, one construction worker on the way to work,  one March medevac airplane incident, one…

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Bago hospital in Negros Occidental on lockdown after 8 employees test positive for COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2021

By: Carla Gomez – @inquirerdotnetInquirer Visayas, 30 Sep 2021 BACOLOD CITY––The Bago City Hospital temporarily closed on Wednesday, Sept. 29, after eight personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

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WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2021

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Fuel tanker falls off Nueva Vizcaya bridge; 2 die

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2021

by Victor Martin, Jennifer Rendon – The Philippine Star, 14 Sep 2021 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines — Two men died while three others were injured when a truck loaded with 40,000 liters of fuel fell off a bridge and burst into flames in Bagabag town in this province on Sunday night.

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Protocol breach eyed in PNP training facility COVID-19 outbreak

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2021

by Roel Pareño – The Philippine Star, 10 Sep 2021 ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police is looking into the possible breach of health protocols at a regional PNP training facility in this city after 51 personnel tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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4 workers dead in Nueva Vizcaya landslide

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2021

by Victor Martin – The Philippine Star, 4 Sep 2021 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , Philippines – Four workers were buried alive in a landslide in Barangay Tiblac in Ambaguio town yesterday.

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Statement of the HPAAC

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2021

Statement of the HPAAC. 🇵🇭❤️👨‍⚕️🔥🌈My heart bleeds for our healthcare workers , our frontliners ! READ : pic.twitter.com/nS3XNYzRyz — Tony Leachon MD (@DrTonyLeachon) September 3, 2021

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Pasig city hall offices under lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2021

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Neil Jayson Servallos – The Philippine Star, 3 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Several offices at the Pasig city hall have been placed on lockdown after employees tested positive for COVID-19, Mayor Vico Sotto announced yesterday.

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DOLE: 4,700 firms hit by COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo – The Philippine Star, 3 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Out of the more than 48,000 companies inspected, around 4,700 firms reported they have employees who got infected with COVID-19 as of July, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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100 PGH workers infected

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2021

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab – The Philippine Star, 27 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — At least 100 medical personnel of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) have been infected with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, but most of them showed mild symptoms of the disease.

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Resignation of health workers hit St. Luke’s Medical Center

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2021

By: Cathrine Gonzales, INQINQUIRER.net, 26 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) fis acing manpower problems following the resignation of a number of health workers, a facility official said Thursday.

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20,000 more healthcare workers to receive their COVID-19 hazard pay

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2021

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COVID-19 hit Hospicio seeks donations

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2021

by Evelyn Macairan – The Philippine Star, 24 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Hospicio de San Jose in San Miguel, Manila is asking for cash and food donations after the charitable institution recorded over 100 cases of COVID-19.

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LTFRB suspends operations in Metro Manila; 20 employees infected

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2021

by Neil Jayson Servallos – The Philippine Star, 23 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s offices in Metro Manila will not be accepting transactions during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the LTFRB announced over the weekend.

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St. Luke’s hospital union leader corrects Duque, seeks MAT allowance release

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2021

NO DISPUTE OVER RISK ALLOWANCE By HANA BORDEY, GMA News, 20 Aug 2021 St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) Employees Association leader Jao Clumia corrected Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday after the latter accused him of issuing a false statement on the release of the special risk allowances for the hospital’s healthcare workers.

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Guard dies in factory fire

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2021

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab, The Philippine Star, 18 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A security guard died in a fire that hit a warehouse and reached third alarm in Valenzuela before dawn yesterday.

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DOTr orders probe of COVID-19 stricken RoRo vessel

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 14 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered an investigation after 28 crewmembers of roll-on roll-off vessel MV Saint Anthony de Padua tested positive for COVID-19.

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4 fishermen killed while cleaning fish storage

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2021

Four fishermen died of asphyxia while cleaning the fish storage compartment of their vessel near the waters off Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Monday. The victims were identified as Joseph Oro, 45, boat captain; Marjon Oro, 37; Charlie Caspe, 29; and Billy Lamag, 27, all crew members of FV…

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DOH: COVID-19 cases among health workers drop

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2021

by Shiela Crisostomo, Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), 24 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 has gone down as most of them have already been vaccinated, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday“We’re getting this kind of report also from our other hospitals where there has been…

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68 BFP trainees in Baguio infected

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2021

by Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star), 18 Jul 2021 BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Not only police trainees but also Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel undergoing training in this city have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Factbox-Grief and neglect: 10 factory disasters in South Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2021

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SC affirms junking of admin, criminal charges vs Gatchalian over 2015 Kentex fire

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2021

by Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com), 23 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of administrative and criminal charges against Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian and two other city officials over the 2015 Kentex fire that resulted in the death of 74 workers and injury to several others.

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Body found near burned cargo ship

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2021

by Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star), 15 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A body was fished out of Manila Bay yesterday by divers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) near the cargo vessel that caught fire at the Delpan Wharf in Tondo over the weekend.

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6 hurt, 2 missing as fire hits oil tanker

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2021

by Robertzon Ramirez, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star), 13 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Six persons were injured and two were reported missing when an oil tanker caught fire as it was refueling at the Delpan Wharf in Tondo, Manila yesterday morning.

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2 dead in DND arsenal blast

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2021

by Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star), 28 May 2021 CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines — Two persons died and two others were injured in an explosion at the Department of National Defense (DND) arsenal building in Barangay Lamao in Limay, Bataan on Wednesday.

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Long working hours are a killer – WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2021

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COVID-19: Occupational and work-related disease

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2021

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Search and rescue for grounded barge’s crew terminated

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2021

by Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star), 3 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday terminated the search and rescue operations for the seven crewmembers of the LCT Cebu Great Ocean that ran aground during the onslaught of Typhoon Bising in Surigao del Norte last month.

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