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Donates 34,000 test kits and RT-PCR machines to vulnerable communities and LGUs.
San Miguel Corporation’s president and COO Ramon S. Ang posted on Facebook  that the company has opened Better World Edsa, a facility that houses the company’s own state-of-the-art COVID-19 RT-PCR testing laboratory for its 70,000 employees. Ang said it’s a way to ...
 
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And the second highest death rate in the region.
According to The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines currently has the highest percentage of active coronavirus cases among the region’s 10 member nations.The data presented by ASEAN takes a comparative look at each country’s COVID-19 situation, and the results are relative to ...
 
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More than 100 countries are helping out in the Solidarity Trial.
The Philippines is taking part in the World Health Organization's (WHO) multi-country Solidarity Trial, which hopes to solve the COVID-19 puzzle.In his report to Congress earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed 361 patients from 26 different hospitals have enlisted in the clinical trials, which requires informed consent ...
 
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But the retailer says it is seeing healthy growth in the sales of its brick-and-mortar stores since reopening.
The SSI Group posted a decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2020, largely because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the specialty retailer posted a net income of P110 million, a ...
 
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We need more testing and at least 50,000 more contact tracers.
The government says the Philippines needs at least P25 billion in new funding in order to increase the country’s COVID-19 testing capacity and to hire more contact tracers.According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, P10 billion of that amount will be dedicated to ...
 
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We really want to believe you.
On June 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report tagging the Philippines as the country with the fastest-growing cases of COVID-19 in Western Pacific Asia. The country has outpaced Singapore and China in terms of the number of new cases ...
 
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Binance Charity has raised $4 million in donations worldwide.
Cryptocurrency watchers will know that Binance is currently the largest crypto exchange in the world. Forbes estimates its trading volume reaches $11 billion daily. Top Story: 8 Filipino Actors Who Married into High SocietyFounded in China but now based in Tokyo, Japan, Binance is essentially ...
 
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121 locals and foreigners were arrested at the restobar.
TV host-actor KC Montero and his wife were among the 121 people, which included foreigners, who were arrested at a high-rise restaurant and bar in Makati City yesterday, June 28.This is in violation of Republic Act 11332 (Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases ...
 
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Mass gatherings are currently prohibited in Cebu City.
Photos of a religious festival held on Saturday, June 28, in Sitio Alumnos, Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City have been circulating online. Despite the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the city, wherein mass gatherings are prohibited, residents were seen lining up for a procession—they also ...
 
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The Philippines overtakes Singapore and China in daily cases of COVID-19.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released data on the number of new COVID-19 cases emerging in Asia, and it was found that the Philippines has the fastest rate in terms of new cases being recorded every day for the month ...
 
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He went out for a haircut.
A man from the town of Minglanilla has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after visiting a Cebu City mall for a haircut, reports Cebu Daily News. The date of his outing wasn't released, but the man, a 46-year-old, was swabbed on June 25 ...
 
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SM will strengthen its digital tech initiatives because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Traditional retail has been one of the hardest-hit sectors of the coronavirus pandemic. With shopping malls and most other commercial estabishments closed for nearly three months, many establishments are strugglibg not just to earn profit but stay alive in the highly unpredictable ...
 
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This comes after curfew hours were shortened.
Dine-in services at food establishments are now allowed to operate until 9 p.m., the Palace said on June 23.According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the country’s COVID-19 task force decided to extend operating hours for dine-in services after the curfew time was ...
 
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Leaders must stop 'politicizing' the pandemic - WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shared his concerns that the pandemic continues to worsen due to the lack of global leadership and cooperation between nations.The WHO chief also warned leaders about “politicizing” the pandemic and inadvertently worsening ...
 
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But modernized jeepneys are now allowed back on roads.
Only modernized jeepneys have been allowed to ply Metro Manila’s streets beginning Monday (June 22), but experts believe traditional, open-air jeepneys are actually safer against the threat of COVID-19. Development NGO Ibon Foundation said the ban on traditional jeepneys should be lifted even as ...
 
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Most of the reported new cases come from NCR.
The Department of Health reports that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 30,052 as of 4pm today.Of the 653 new cases, 415 were fresh cases while 238 were late cases. Fresh cases were those whose test results were ...
 
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Battling the coronavirus from the corporate front.
Big businesses are teaming up once more to aid the Philippines' efforts against COVID-19. The Ayala Group has partnered with the Aboitiz Foundation, ABS-CBS Corporation, Alfonso Yuchengco Foundation, Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, and Metrobank Foundation to build more laboratories and boost the country’s ...
 
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He tops a COVID-19 Response Satisfaction Rating
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is still the gold standard for COVID-19 response among local government chiefs in Metro Manila.In an opinion survey conducted by RLR Research & Analysis Inc from May 14 to June 2, the 31-year-old public servant got the highest ...
 
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2,000 local businesses have already shut down in the past few months.
The Ayala family’s Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is launching the country’s first COVID Action Response Bonds (CARE Bonds) to raise funds in support of local micro, small, and medium businesses (MSMEs) hit hard by the global pandemic.In a public disclosure ...
 
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This comes just weeks after senators called for Duque's resignation.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has authorized the investigation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and other health officials for the Department of Health’s (DOH) response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Top story: We Finally Know What Yoyoy Villame's 'Abuchikik' MeansThere are currently 26,781 confirmed cases of ...
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