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Carlo Navarro tells his story as COVID-19's patient number 4.
Carlo Llanes Navarro is the fourth patient and the first Filipino recorded by the Department of Health to have contracted COVID-19.He is the much-talked-about employee at Deloitte in BGC who tested positive for the virus, and was labeled PH4.According to Navarro, he ...
 
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The group plans to distribute grocery vouchers to over a million households.
Some of the nation’s largest conglomerates and other big corporations are putting together over P1.5 billion to fund the distribution of grocery vouchers to urban poor residents in and around Metro Manila.The collaboration of big business, in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster ...
 
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Dr. Ramy Roxas, a former professor at UP-PGH, says the only viable strategy against COVID-19 is for the government to temporarily take over private hospitals.
I’m putting these ideas across, hopefully to generate movement in both public and private sectors. This was triggered by a report that Spain also had to nationalize private hospitals in the light of their COVID- 19 crisis.The move to designate U.P. Philippine ...
 
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Dr. Anna Ong-Lim says COVID-19 may be with us for the long haul.
In our earnest efforts to provide money, food, equipment, and supplies to help fight COVID-19, we are perilously close to losing the most critical factor of all: the healthcare workers.In an interview with Esquire Philippines, Dr. Anna Ong-Lim, chair of the Tropical ...
 
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San Lazaro Hospital has handled the worst cases of contagious diseases in the last 440 years.
When people hear the name San Lazaro Hospital, images of the worst cases of contagious diseases come to mind: rabies, cholera, and for a time, leprosy.The hospital has earned a reputation of being a hospital of last resort, owing to the centuries ...
 
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Hospitals requested a centralized approach to handling COVID-19.
The Department of Health (DOH) has designated the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City as the two hospitals that will handle COVID-19 cases exclusively. The move was requested by a network ...
 
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Several houses were placed under ‘extreme enhanced quarantine’.
As if “enhanced community quarantine” wasn’t enough, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced yesterday the city is placing Barangay Kalusugan and Barangay Tandang Sora under “extreme enhanced community quarantine."“In Barangay Kalusugan, we will implement a heightened community quarantine,” said Michael Marasigan in ...
 
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It will donate the first batch to the Catholic Church's Caritas Manila.
 San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced the revival of Nutribun, described as being made from "a blend of local and donated ingredients, and distributed in elementary school feeding programs as a ready-to-eat complete meal." Initially launched in the '70s for students to have access to a nutrient-rich meal, ...
 
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“Anong ‘Sige po, Isko’? Barkada ba tayong dalawa?" shouts Moreno.
People who can’t follow simple rules will be the ruin of everyone. Despite a city ordinance implementing a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., there are still many who take it lightly, prompting Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to personally catch people ...
 
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No, you can't use swimming pool water just because it has chlorine.
“My swimming pool has chlorine. Can I use swimming pool water as disinfectant?”These are just some of the desperate questions people are asking as grocery shelves run out of rubbing alcohol. The danger in these times lies in people turning to unproven and ...
 
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The president specifically mentioned Pangilinan in his public address on March 16.
Manny V. Pangilinan of the MVP Group of Companies has responded to the call of President Duterte for private companies to help their employees who will not be able to go to work because of the COVID-19 crisis.In a public address on ...
 
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"If you're still hanging with friends, get your shit together."
A viral post on social media is chastising the world community for taking COVID-19 lightly. In the post, Twitter user @JasonYanowitz dished out harshly on those still gallivanting while faced with the most serious health crisis the world has seen in decades. ...
 
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Every single act counts in the fight against COVID-19.
Our doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been working 24/7 at hospitals around the country. However, there is an urgent need to augment the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for them.PPE refers to N95 masks, ...
 
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Here's what the rest of Metro Manila looks like on day one.
March 15 is the first day of the Metro Manila-wide community quarantine imposed by the government. Its aim is to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, but government also admitted that it would only be successful if everyone would cooperate.The following photos ...
 
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Here is the updated schedule of the Robinsons, Ayala, and SM malls.
Robinsons Malls, Ayala Malls, and SM Supermalls, and other malls will close early on March 15 in compliance with the curfew that will take effect in Metro Manila on the same date from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.Robinsons Malls and Ayala Malls ...
 
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What ‘Stringent Social Distancing’ and ‘Community Quarantine' Mean
The Inter-Agency Talk Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infection Disease has come up with a resolution on recommendations to manage the COVID-19 situation in Metro Manila. This includes the imposition of stringent social distancing measures and the implementing of general ...
 
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's better to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.
The Department of Health has declared a Code Red alert in the entire country amid COVID-19 fears.It's been a long time coming considering that travel bans have been imposed, major events have been canceled or postponed, and classes have been suspended. And yet, it ...
 
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Nothing gets out of Metro Manila except food, medicine, and health professionals, suggests lawmaker Joey Salceda.
If everything were up to Albay Second District Representative Joey Salceda, Metro Manila would be on a tight lockdown: No one gets in or out of the region except food, medicine, and medical professionals.The lawmaker said on Monday, March 9, that all entry and ...
 
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Most people seem to have a strong resistance against COVID-19.
In a press briefing held on March 9, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said that most confirmed cases  of COVID-19 around the world are mild cases.“As much as 80 percent of conformed cases of COVID-19 are mild,” said the health secretary.The Philippines currently ...
 
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When reality becomes surreal, do stories hold the answers?
Nothing spreads like fear.So says Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, the 2011 film which tracks the outbreak of a virus from China which goes on to cause a pandemic and societal collapse.Almost ten years later the film is spreading again, thanks to its eerily prescient ...
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