Philippines Morning News For March 26, 2020

‘Worst is yet to come unless DOH, FDA act with urgency’ says LacsonSenator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday, March 25, said that the Department of Health and the Food and Drugs Administration must act with urgency to flatten the coronavirus curve in the country.— Rappler PhilHealth enhances package rates for COVID-19 patientsWith the surge of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) confirmed cases and the number of Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) admitted in the hospitals nationwide, the Philippine Health Insurance Coporation (PhilHealth) has enhanced its package rates related to corona virus infections particularly…

Philippines Morning News For March 25, 2020

Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong GoSEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on concerned government agencies to provide food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable groups first as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.— Manila Times Duterte wants speedy delivery of medical supplies in war vs. COVID-19President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night called for the speedy delivery of medical supplies amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).— GMA Network Duterte’s special powers bill punishes fake news by jail time, up to…

Philippines Morning News For March 24, 2020

Congress gives Duterte authority over budget, operation of medical facilities in fight vs. COVID-19Congress has given President Rodrigo Duterte the arsenal to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), passing on late Monday a bill that allows him to realign the 2020 budget and direct operations of hospitals and medical facilities to address the health crisis.— GMA Network Over 100k workers displaced amid enhanced community quarantine -DOLEOver 100,000 workers have been displaced amid the enhanced community quarantine implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).— GMA Network Eight…

Philippines Morning News For March 23, 2020

Palace denies social media rumors Duterte will quarantine PhilippinesMalacañang on Sunday said there was no truth to rumors circulating on social media that President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide lockdown next week to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat in the Philippines.— GMA Network Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 financial painBanks across the Philippines have begun rolling out a range of measures aimed at easing the financial pain the COVID-19 outbreak is causing households under government imposed lockdowns.— AEC News Today 530 UST Hospital staff quarantined…