AFP, DSWD ‘green’ deal to cushion Covid-19 impact
The economic impact of the pandemic is most telling in depressed communities. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – National Capital Region (NCR) and 7th Civil Relations Group (CRG) of the Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP) aim to alleviate their conditions by combining projects that will promote… (0 comment)

Vaccination of ‘general populace’ might start in August
More Filipinos will be inoculated by August as the government expects steady deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines in the coming months, National Task Force (NTF) chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on April 29, 2021. Galvez, also the country’s vaccine czar, said the government may start inoculating priority groups under categories A4 (other essential workers… (0 comment)

Health-economy balance to determine next quarantine status
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement said on April 25, 2021, the next quarantine status for Metro Manila and four nearby provinces after April 30 will hinge on a delicate balance between health and economy. “The members of the IATF, in their next meeting, would look into the analytics of the healthcare… (0 comment)

AFP brings aid to over 653K NCR families displaced by Covid-19
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on April 23, 2021, commended efforts of military units in helping communities severely impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “The AFP through its civil-military operators has been conducting various programs and campaigns since last year to help alleviate the plight of poor communities… (0 comment)

Duterte eyes conversion of hotels into Covid-19 facilities
President Rodrigo Duterte on April 15, 2021, broached the idea of turning hotels into isolation facilities for individuals infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a taped public address, Duterte said he could wield his police power to take over the hotels’ operations if the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens. “I am not without… (0 comment)

P4.47-B ‘ayuda’ distributed to 4.4 million in NCR
Local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region have distributed PHP4.47 billion, or 40.07 percent of the funds earmarked by the national government as financial assistance to 4,477,090 low-income individuals, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported on April 17, 2021. “Pursigido po ang mga LGUs sa pamamahagi ng ayuda kaya… (0 comment)

QC aims to complete ‘ayuda’ payout in 11 days
“Ayuda” (assistance) distribution in Quezon City is expected to be finished in 11 days. City administrator Mike Alimurong said as of April 14, 2021, 276,389 families or about 865,000 individuals have received the latest cash aid program of the national government for enhanced community quarantine areas. “Given the pace of distribution, we hope to finish… (0 comment)

Delay in vax delivery experienced worldwide — Gov’t
Global constrictions on the acquisition of coronavirus vaccines may result in reduced supplies from the COVAX Facility, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on April 5, 2021. Galvez, however, assured the government is exerting all efforts to have access to vaccines. “Considering also with the global constriction of… (0 comment)

Why gov’t can’t do mass testing, NTF officials explains
A National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) official said there is no need for mass testing, or by its definition testing the 110 million Philippine population, amid the rising coronavirus infection in the country. In a Palace briefing on April 6, 2021, NTF deputy chief implementer and testing czar Vivencio Dizon said taking the coronavirus… (0 comment)

Local chief executives inclusion boosts Covid-19 vaccine campaign
The trust and confidence of the public in the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program will increase with the recent inclusion of local chief executives (LCEs) in its priority list. Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, who received her first dose of AstraZeneca on Monday, thanked the national government for allowing LCEs to be prioritized. “Gusto ko pong… (0 comment)