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QC EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE HAZARD PAY – BELMONTE

Quezon City employees who reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will soon receive their hazard pay. The local government has allocated P250 million for the payment of hazard pay to eligible employees who helped in the delivery of services and programs to residents during the covered […]

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TADURAN BACKS NO QUARANTINE FOR VAXXED OFWS

A party-list lawmaker said returning Filipinos who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here or abroad should be exempted from the mandatory quarantine when they arrive in the country. ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Rowena Niña Taduran said the mandatory seven-day quarantine in a government-approved facility would only burden the arriving fully vaccinated Filipinos, who […]

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FORT SANTIAGO, BALUARTE DE SAN DIEGO NOW OPEN

The historic Walled City of Intramuros opened two of its most popular sites to visitors following the easing of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Fort Santiago and Baluarte de San Diego are open to limited capacity and shortened operating hours under strict health and […]

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DPWH ADDS MORE BEDS IN CAMP OLIVAS QUARANTINE SITE

Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark Villar announced that additional 32 isolation beds are available at the newly-built quarantine facility at Camp Olivas, San Fernando City, Pampanga. Villar said that a two-story modular-type building composed of 32-unit bed with individual comfort room was put up as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients […]

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DON’T POLITICIZE COMMUNITY PANTRIES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian appealed to local and other government officials to spare the now growing number of community pantries from being tainted by politics and said that this kind of initiative should encourage more participants from the private sector. For Gatchalian, the idea of a community pantry ignites the modern-day bayanihan spirit and instills discipline […]

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NO TO NATIONWIDE ACADEMIC BREAK – GATCHALIAN

A nationwide academic break? Senator Win Gatchalian disagrees maintaining that the decision to implement an academic break should be left to basic education and higher education institutions. Gatchalian reiterated that poor and vulnerable learners, who are already struggling since the pandemic began, will be left behind because of additional disruptions that a nationwide academic break […]

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TAP LOCAL FARMERS, FISHERS FOR FOOD ‘AYUDA’

As the budget department recommended that “ayuda” (assistance) during this stricter lockdown be given in kind, Senator Kiko Pangilinan suggested that national government agencies and local government units tap local farmers and fisherfolk to supply produce for food packs at fair market prices. “Kung food packs ang ipapamigay, tulong ito para hindi magutom ang pinaka-apektado […]

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DPWH BUILDS COVID-19 FACILITIES IN ILOILO – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed five COVID-19 facilities in Iloilo City and in the towns of Lambunao and Pototan, providing the Iloilo provincial government additional assistance in its fight against the ongoing pandemic. DPWH Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar, citing DPWH Regional Office 6 Director Lea Delfinado, said that […]

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LAOAG CITY NIGHT MARKET REOPENS – KEON

Following the easing of quarantine protocols in the province of Ilocos Norte, the city government of Laoag is now looking forward to reopening its night market with crowd control measures. The Abadilla street located at the eastern portion of the Laoag City Public Market and Commercial Complex temporarily closed for the dry run operation of […]

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BATAAN OPENS QUARANTINE FACILITY – GARCIA

A four-story central processing and quarantine facility for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients was inaugurated in a simple ceremony recently at the sprawling 1Bataan Command Center compound in Orani, Bataan. Governor Albert Garcia said the building, to be known as 1Bataan Mega Q, has a bed capacity of 300. Aside from the processing and quarantine […]