Post-COVID 19 crisis measures pushed

A House leader on Monday pushed a trio of measures to be put on the fast lane under the post-coronavirus “new normal” scenario, to avoid a repeat of the initial delay in the release of P200 billion-worth of cash aid to 18 million underprivileged families under the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) billed as the biggest social protection initiative ever in the country’s history.

Chinese medical experts here to advise PH on COVID-19 fight

“They have a lot of good practices when they managed their COVID-19 patients in Wuhan and Hubei. It is really guiding how to improve, level-up our COVID-19 response, learn different levels of surveillance, risk-assessment, isolation strategies, detection through accurate testing, clinical case management, and non-pharmaceutical public health measures,” he said.

Step up Bayanihan law enforcement -- Legarda

“Let us act faster than the spread of this disease. Further delays in our committed support could spell life or death to our people at the frontlines. Let us act with more urgency as required in a health crisis, while ensuring everyone’s safety and the judicious spending of our people’s budget,” Legarda said.

House leader bats for more virus testing centers

“With the guidance, wisdom, skills and technical expertise of our good secretary and the country’s health experts, I don’t think there is reason to deny any application of local officials to establish more facilities nationwide for COVID-19 laboratory tests that are fully compliant with the standards set by the Department of Health,” Palma said.

Pimentel sued for quarantine breach

April 06, 2020
A formal complaint has been filed against Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III before the Department of Justice after he was accused of violating quarantine protocols for bringing his wife to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) despite being a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

PUIs, PUMs at PNP to get full medical attention

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa has ordered full medical attention to members of the 205,000-strong police force who have been declared as Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) since police enforced a Luzon-wide Enhanced Quarantine Control two weeks ago.

4Ps beneficiaries don’t need to fill out SAC forms

April 06, 2020
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sunday said that beneficiaries of the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) do not need to fill out Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms because their cash subsidies under the Social Amelioration Program Bayanihan Fund has been directly credited to their account.