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Face Shield SRP from P26 to P50

Just recently, Health Secretary Francisco Duque signed Department Memorandum 2020-0345 detailing the ‘updated suggested retail price (SRP) for emergency essential medicines and medical devices due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health event.’ It states that face shield (non-medical grade face shield for community use) to have the following specifications: clear plastic or acetate material,… Continue reading Face Shield SRP from P26 to P50

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ILOMOCA Pays Tribute to Women Artists in Virtual Exhibit

In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9170), the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) in Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park township puts the spotlight on women artists and their contribution to the Philippine art landscape with an online art exhibit entitled 7.23%. The event, co-presented by… Continue reading ILOMOCA Pays Tribute to Women Artists in Virtual Exhibit

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Face Shield Must Not Be Higher Than Php 50

According to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in an interview with Unang Hirit, the agency has come up with a suggested retail price (SRP) for face shields. It will be up for the approval of Secretary Francisco Duque III before it will be transmitted to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In… Continue reading Face Shield Must Not Be Higher Than Php 50

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Iloilo Strengthens COVID Efforts

In a social media post, the Iloilo City Government revealed that it is strengthening its anti-COVID efforts as the metro is experiencing a rapid increase in positive cases. In a meeting, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the re-establishment of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Penthouse 2. Below is the post from the… Continue reading Iloilo Strengthens COVID Efforts

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Russia Registers World’s First COVID-19 Vaccine

In an article by Bloomberg, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that the country has registered its first COVID-19 vaccine. Putin even disclosed that one of his daughters has already received the vaccine. “As far as I know, this morning the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection in the world was registered this morning,” states… Continue reading Russia Registers World’s First COVID-19 Vaccine

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Iloilo Among Top 5 Provinces with Highest New Cases

In an update issued by the Department of Health, Iloilo is included in the top five provinces with newly announced cases. To date, there are 68,794 total active cases – totaling to 139,538 cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country. NCR – 1,510 Cavite – 398 Laguna – 144 Iloilo – 135 Cebu –… Continue reading Iloilo Among Top 5 Provinces with Highest New Cases

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Trenas: ‘Doing Everything to Keep Iloilo City Safe’

In a social media post via Iloilo City Government page, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas shared a statement explaining that he is ‘doing everything to keep Iloilo City safe.’ It may be recalled that Trenas released several executive orders mandating the lockdown and closure of certain areas and establishments in the city. Here is Trenas’… Continue reading Trenas: ‘Doing Everything to Keep Iloilo City Safe’

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Treñas to National Government: ‘Prioritize COVID’

In a social media post via the Iloilo City Government page, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas appealed to the national government to prioritize COVID, and to not get distracted with ‘other matters’. It may be recalled that he recently issued safety protocols imposed in the City of Iloilo to aid in the prevention of COVID.… Continue reading Treñas to National Government: ‘Prioritize COVID’

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Are we going back to ECQ? More Areas Under Lockdown

Are we going back to ECQ? Just yesterday (August 09), the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development recorded 115 confirmed cases in Western Visayas with Iloilo City leading with 69 confirmed cases. COVID cases in Iloilo City have increased at an alarming rate and have even caused hard lockdowns in several areas… Continue reading Are we going back to ECQ? More Areas Under Lockdown

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Guimaras Tightens Border Controls

In a recent update, Guimaras tightens border controls due to the increasing number of COVD cases in the region. Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin recently issued Executive Order No. 63 imposing the enhanced Level 2 Response of the Guimaras COVID19 Response Initiative effective August 10, 2020. In a social media post by the Province of Guimaras,… Continue reading Guimaras Tightens Border Controls