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PhilHealth awaits DOH guidelines for saliva test -- Regional VP

MAASIN CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) cannot reimburse just yet the Philippine Red Cross in behalf of those who undergo saliva test which the humanitarian organization administered as an alternative to the RT-PCR swab test in detecting the Covid virus.This was because the health insurance agency was stil…

Maasin City nakadawat og prohekto sa pagpananom og mushroom ubos sa Bayanihan 2

MAASIN CITY, April 21  (PIA) -- Ang siyudad sa Maasin nakadawat og  mushroom production nga prohekto ubos sa Bayanihan 2 sa COVID-19 nga tabang sa mga mag-uuma pinaagi sa Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS). Mao kini ang pahayag ni OCAS Officer In Charge Virgilia Barrientos dili lang dugay.Atol sa  pagpahigayon sa Media Briefing kaniad…

Maasin City OCAS moves to rehab abaca industry, eyes bountiful harvest in two years

MAASIN CITY, April 21  (PIA) -- After crippling the dollar-earning abaca industry brought about by the infestation of bunchy top disease, the Maasin City’s Office of the Agricultural Services (OCAS) now spearheaded the abaca rehabilitation after 17 years.The Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) Officer In Charge Virgilia Barrientos duri…

Business continuity leaders champion service continuity in govt

CALOOCAN CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the support of USAID-Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and New Zealand Aid, recently brought together public service continuity (PSCP) experts to provide technical consultation on the draft public s…

Cebuano News: Usa matag adlaw namatay sa COVID-19 sa usa semana

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DOF, CCC highlight campaign vs. single-use plastics for upcoming Earth Day 2021 celebration

QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) and Climate Change Commission (CCC) are gearing up for the 51st-anniversary celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, through a full-day webcast of activities highlighting the country’s campaign against single-use plastics.According to DOF Secretary and CCC Chairperson-Designate …

NTF-ELCAC: Community pantries welcome amid pandemic but Reds exploiting to destabilize govt

The community pantry at the San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City. (Photo courtesy of Diocese of Caloocan/CBCP)QUEZON CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) on Tuesday lamented the alleged exploitation of public-initiated community pantries in different parts of the country by the communist…

NAPC lauds efforts of community pantries amid the pandemic

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 20 -- The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) lauded the efforts of community pantries in different parts of the country to help provide food for the needy amid the pandemic, a move that complements the agency’s ‘Kaisa ng Sambayanan Laban sa Kahirapan’ (Ka-sambayanihan) Volunteers Program which undertakes similar efforts at t…

Lorenzana recovers from Covid-19

MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is set to return to work after completing quarantine and testing negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). "I was asymptomatic and my last test result after completing my isolation period is already negative," he said in a message posted on the Department of National Defense Faceboo…

OPDS steps up local project monitoring amid pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 20 (PIA)--The Office of Project Development Services (OPDS) through the Unified Program Management Office (UPM)–Local Road Sector capacitated the Local Project Monitoring Committees (LPMCs) of northern Mindanao through the virtual orientation dubbed as “Shaping LPMCs towards Greater Responsibilities: Embracing Monitoring…

Banning single-use plastics in 42nd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ series

CALOOCAN CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- In celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, distinguished policymakers will gather virtually to share information on the current discussions on the bill to ban single-use plastics nationwide on the 42nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “The Singl…

PH Naval Task Group provides assistance in distributing PPEs for health workers

Photo courtesy of NTG-NCRPASIG CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The Philippine Navy’s Naval Task Group – National Capital Region (NTG-NCR) has been providing security assistance, logistical support, and additional workforce in the ongoing distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to aid the medical health workers in this time of pandemic. Personn…

PH Navy eyes tie-up with Turkey for modernization efforts

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) is exploring ways to collaborate with the Turkish government in its ongoing modernization efforts, its chief said Tuesday night. "The objective of the visit was for the PN to explore methods of collaboration with the Turkish government in terms of pursuing current and future modernization efforts," Vice …

'Bising' now over PH Sea, parts of N. Luzon under Signal 1, 2

MANILA – Some areas in northern Luzon have been placed under tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) as Typhoon Bising maintained its strength as it moves over the Philippine Sea, the weather bureau said on Wednesday.“Bising” was last spotted 395 km. east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gust…

GenSan confirms 2 more cases of coronavirus variant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The city government confirmed on Tuesday night two more cases of the B.1.1.7 variant but noted that the patients were properly isolated and one of them has fully recovered.In a public advisory, Mayor Ronnel Rivera said the two cases of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom were close contacts of t…

Senators to police, NTF-ELCAC: End red tagging, harassment, leave community pantries alone

A community pantry in Brgy. Poblacion, Mandaluyong spearheaded by some of the residents opens today (20 April 2021) in coordination with Brgy. Captain Elmer Castillo (Photo from Regine Alyssa BagdocCALOOCAN CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- Senators Nancy Binay, Leila de Lima, Frank Drilon, Sherwin Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan, Grace Poe, an…

DOLE to hire contact tracers under TUPAD

SAN JOSE, Antique, April 21 (PIA) -- More contact tracers are expected to be hired in the province of Antique through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) Workers Program.In a virtual press conference, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legar…

Eastern Police opens community pantry, gives free Bible

The EPD PaMaMariSan Pantry located in front of the Eastern Police District in Pasig City. (Photo courtesy of EPD FB page)PASIG CITY, April 21 (PIA) -- The Eastern Police District (EPD) opens up its “EPD PaMaMariSan Pantry” in the light of the ongoing pandemic. EPD Director PBGen Matthew P. Baccay, through its District Community Affairs and Develop…

Kinaray-a News: Serbisyo kang frontline workers sa Antique gindayaw

SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 21 (PIA) – Gindayaw ka mga opisyales kang probinsya kang Antique ang mga frontline workers tungod sa andang dedikasyon sa obra ilabi na gid nga ang probinsya kag bilog nga kalibutan may gina-atubang nga krisis. Si House Deputy Speaker kag Representante kang Antique Loren Legarda naghambal kang anang pag-apresyar sa katutum…

Kinaray-a News: DILG Antique nagagamit kang ‘StaySafe.ph contact tracing app’

SAN JOSE, Antique, Abril 21 (PIA)- - Ang Department of Interior and Local Government- Antique nagagamit run kang opisyal nga ‘contact tracing app, StaySafe.ph’ sa andang opisina.Suno kay Information Officer Judy Mae Magdato sa sangka pahayg, ang amo dya nga application ukon app madali magamit kang nga bisita kag empleyado kang DILG para mag report…

US jury finds Chauvin guilty of all 3 charges over Floyd’s death

WASHINGTON – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter over the death of George Floyd, the judge presiding over the high-profile trial announced Tuesday, reading the jury's verdict.Right after judge Peter Cahill announced the verdict, which came after the 12-member ju…

460 Cotabato voter-applicants may lose voting rights: Comelec

COTABATO CITY – An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here disclosed that 460 new voter-applicants have failed to justify their registration records and may lose their voting rights in the 2022 polls.City election officer, lawyer Norfaisa Paglala-Manduyog, said Wednesday those whose registration applications were questioned or oppos…

Two suspected rebels die in clash with gov't troopers

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, April 20 (PIA) — Two persons believed to be members of the communist New People's Army (NPA)  died in an encounter with the Philippine Army's 15th Infantry Battalion troopers, April 17, at  Purok Yuring, Sitio Dash 7, Barangay Bulwangan in Hinoba-an town.According to 15th IB Civil Military Operations (CMO) Officer 2Lt. W…

No DILG order for PNP to look into community pantries

MANILA – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday denied giving orders to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into community pantries across the country."I have not ordered the PNP to look into the community pantries around the country. The community pantry has been a traditional practice in our country as part of bayanihan (civic u…

PNP to train AFP troops on crime scene probe, preservation

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will intensify its training and coordination activities with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), especially in the conduct of investigation and crime scene preservation."We will be accommodating (the) AFP in training and (they will be doing the same for the) PNP. One training (that will be …

Malabon food pantry: Compassion in action

MANILA – Compassion and kindness know no boundaries.As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to cause a lot of economic dislocation and suffering among Filipinos, acts of kindness like the setting up food pantries, where hungry people can at least can get their basic needs for few days, is a sight to behold.In Malabon, a food …

PH to hold clinical trials on use of Ivermectin

MANILA – The country is set to conduct clinical trials on the use of the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin in a bid to find treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).In a taped meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte aired late Monday, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the clinical trial may take …

Manila Bishop urges parishes to open 'community pantries' to reach out in need

The community pantry at the San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City. (Photo courtesy of Diocese of Caloocan/CBCP)PASIG CITY, April 20 (PIA) -- Manila Archdiocese administrator, Bishop Broderick Pabillo encouraged parishes in Manila to set up their own “community pantries” to reach out to those in need amid the Covid-19 pandemic.“I encourage the pries…

Tagalog News: Huwag pulitikahin ang community pantries -Gatchalian

Senator Win GatchalianLUNGSOD CALOOCAN, Abril 20 (PIA) -- Umapela ngayong araw si Senator Win Gatchalian sa mga lokal at iba pang opisyal ng gobyerno na huwag gamitin sa pamumulitika ang mga nagsulputang community pantries sa bansa at sinabing ang mga ganitong gawain ay dapat na itinataguyod upang makahikayat pa ng partisipasyon ng pribadong sekto…
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