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SAVE JOBS, BUY PINOY-MADE PPES – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated his proposal for the government to buy PPEs (personal protective equipment) made by local manufacturers and other COVID-related needs and aid in the country’s overall economic recovery. “Pagkakataon ang krisis. Crisis is opportunity. Makaka-recover tayo economically, magkakaroon ng trabaho ang marami kung gagamitin natin ang gawa ng sarili nating mga kababayan,” […]

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DOH ‘DESERTED’ HOSPITAL WORKERS — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has upbraided Department of Health (DOH) officials for what he described as their “almost criminal negligence’ in virtually deserting the country’s health workers at the frontlines of the war against Covid-19 by failing to fully equip them with personal protective equipment (PPEs) that are essential in their daily battle to […]

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LOCAL MANUFACTURERS NOW CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PPE, FACE MASKS – LOPEZ

During the meeting of some Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) Cabinet officials with President Rodrigo Duterte recently in Davao City, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez presented the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s additional response in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.  “We reported to the President that the Philippines now […]

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GOV’T, PRIVATE SECTOR TEAM UP TO PRODUCE PPEs FOR FRONTLINERS – LOPEZ

Heeding the government’s call to produce more needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the country, member-companies of the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP) will start the local production of medical-grade PPE coveralls for frontline healthcare workers. “We need to protect our healthcare workers as they are in the frontline of our fight […]

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CHINESE CONTRACTORS DONATE FACE MASKS, PPEs FOR FRONTLINERS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will once again turn over protective items such as surgical face masks donated by Chinese contractors to hospitals and other service frontliners. About 18,000 pieces of surgical face masks, 1,000 pieces of N95 masks, and 90 pieces personal protective equipment (PPEs) were received recently by the DPWH […]