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SENIORS SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY ON COVID-19 TESTING — REP. ABANTE

With the government still in the process of securing more test kits to screen potential carriers of the COVID-19 coronavirus, a Manila lawmaker on Thursday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to consider amending its testing guidelines so that senior citizens are to be given priority. “Individuals 60 years and older should be prioritized as […]

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IMPLEMENT HOLIDAY ECONOMICS TO BOOST DOMESTIC TOURISM – GORDON

With the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak now affecting  the global tourism industry, Senator Dick Gordon stressed the need to implement the Holiday Economics Law to boost domestic tourism. Gordon pointed out that with the warning from tourism experts that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on tourism now being felt across Asia, will linger past […]

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DUTERTE GOV’T CONFIDENT CHINA WILL RECOVER FROM COVID-19 OUTBREAK – NOGRALES

The Philippines expressed hope that China will be able to recover from the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “We obviously recognize China as one of the leading trade partners of the Philippines. And we hope that China will be able to get back to its usual business, even given the challenges that your country […]

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RIGHT INFORMATION, CORRECT MESSAGING ARE IMPORTANT IN ANY CRISIS – ARAGONES

In a joint meeting of the Committees on Economic Affairs and Tourism recently, Economic Affairs Chair Sharon Garin (Party-list, AAMBIS-OWA) expressed confidence that the Philippine tourism industry will soon recover from the COVID-19 (formerly known as the 2019 novel coronavirus) scare. On the directive of House Speaker Alan Peter “Compañero” Cayetano, Garin and Tourism Committee […]

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DUTERTE’S BORACAY VISIT TO LIFT DOMESTIC TOURISM – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism in Boracay in Malay, Aklan, which has been affected by the COVID-19 threat (formerly known as the 2019-novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is expected to get a much-needed boost with the scheduled visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the island resort. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat bared that the President is set to prove that tourist […]

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USE THERMAL SCANNERS IN QC MALLS VS WUHAN VIRUS — CASTELO

To further protect the public from  the deadly Wuhan coronavirus or the novel Coronavirus (nCov), a former Quezon City solon is urging shopping malls in the city to install thermal scanners that can detect symptoms in people already infected. Thermal scanners are useful in areas where people converge such as malls prone to nCov carriers, […]

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PROTECT STUDENTS FROM NEW CORONAVIRUS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to put schools on alert and ensure that preventive measures are in place to protect students from a new coronavirus strain that has already infected 222 people across neighboring China, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. Gatchalian underscored the need for safety measures following an announcement […]

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PAMPI’S CALL TO BOYCOTT LOCAL PORK WILL HURT HOG-RAISING INDUSTRY – CABATBAT

A party-list lawmaker said the call of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) to stop buying local pork to contain the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) virus is “misinformed” as it would only hurt the hog-raising industry. Magsasaka Party-list Representative Argel Cabatbat said the industry group should be reminded that there […]