COVID-19 UPDATES – AROUND THE NATION – MARCH 13

Solon backs work suspension at House

Task force to iron out travel ban exemptions in NCR

PNP to man NCR entry, exits points in ‘community quarantine’

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will man all entrance and exit points in Metro Manila during the implementation of a community quarantine, a ranking official said Friday.PNP acting spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Benigno Durana Jr., said police would use equipment and follow protocols in… Read More

Military not involved in forming community quarantine rules: DND

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday clarified that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not involved in the crafting of guidelines regarding the community quarantine which will be implemented over in Metro Manila starting March 15.”The… Read More

Gov’t assures NCR residents of enough food, household supplies

MANILA – The government on Friday called on the consumers in Metro Manila to remain calm, as it assured that there are enough essential supplies and food in the metropolis’ markets amid the rising cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country.The assurance was made, a day… Read More

No lockdown, just ‘community quarantine’: Nograles

MANILA – Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Friday clarified that the term ‘community quarantine” is the more appropriate term to describe the government’s latest move to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).This as panic struck Metro Manila residents as several media… Read More

FDA warns online sellers vs. overpricing masks, alcohol

MANILA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned all online sellers that overpricing essential emergency medicines and supplies are not allowed.Effective immediately, the FDA said online selling of any of its listed emergency medical supplies that are beyond the price ceiling/range set… Read More

PCSO allots part of ‘standby fund’ for Covid-19 efforts

MANILA – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it will allot a part of its funds to help the government’s efforts in battling the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).PCSO General Manager Royina Garma said the agency will release PHP420 million from its “stand-by… Read More

Workers to present IDs upon entering Metro Manila: DILG

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday workers living in Metro Manila’s nearby provinces will be allowed to enter the region upon presentation of valid identification cards (IDs).Interior Secretary Eduardo Año made the clarification… Read More

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