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Protecting troops enforcing COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints

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   Mrs. showed a quick fix made at the Philippine Heart Center, since they were not equipped to handle the virus, the staff made a barrier out of acrylic plastic/ plexi glass to meet with patients. 2 of her classmates got infected because of no protection during a surgery & consults.

   Also, not a good picture of protecting the front liners on the image of soldiers without a even a mask. Also images of the lock down are not comforting, crowds gathering without protection as well and motorcycle cops without protection. NCR is not Wuhan.


--- Quote from: adroth on March 17, 2020, 01:08:28 AM ---VP: P4M in public donations to help healthcare workers
Published March 16, 2020, 11:03 AM
By Raymund Antonio

About P4 million in public donations has been received by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to help healthcare workers and other personnel in the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday.

Robredo, who is the leader of the opposition, said the money raised will be used for the purchase of 6,143 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 frontliners.

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--- Quote from: adroth on March 18, 2020, 12:03:20 AM ---Nagdonate si Sen. Manny Pacquiao ng 700,000 pirasong face masks para sa PNP, AFP, MMDA, DOH at RITM para protektahan ang frontlines kontra #COVID19. | via Pat Mangune

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--- Quote from: adroth on March 20, 2020, 08:56:18 AM ---Private sector’s Covid-19 response overwhelms Palace
By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos March 19, 2020, 5:18 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday thanked private firms for helping the government in bolstering its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace was elated by the private sector’s significant contributions to the ongoing efforts to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

“Given that the Palace considers this current situation as a time for solidarity, it also appreciates most of these companies for stepping up to the challenge through their significant donations to various entities which are at the front of this battle,” Panelo said.

The Philippines now has 202 Covid-19 cases, with 17 deaths and seven recoveries.

To prevent further transmission, President Rodrigo Duterte imposed an enhanced quarantine community in Luzon until April 12. This means people from Luzon are required to stay at home and limit movements to accessing basic necessities.

Panelo noted that Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group pledged to give the government around PHP200 million for the production of more coronavirus test kits, while Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. vowed to deliver 1,000 diagnostic kits to the Department of Health (DOH).

He added that Andrew Tan and the Alliance Global Group promised to give 1 million liters of ethyl alcohol to the DOH and other government enforcement agencies, while the Belo Medical Group pledged to donate the remaining stocks of its clinic’s personal protective equipment to hospitals and health centers.

Panelo also acknowledged that Ceres, HM Transit, San Agustin, MetroExpress, RRCG, Precious Grace, Jac Liner, St. Rose, and automotive company Foton, as well as Avis Philippines, Westcapboa, West Cavite Philippine Bus Operators Association, and Jasper Jean for offering free shuttle services for health workers and other exempted persons.

He likewise thanked some big business firms that heeded the government’s appeal to provide their workers and employees their respective salaries and benefits during the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon without charging them against their leave credits.

He said among those business entities are Aboitiz Group of Companies, Asian/Terminal Hotel, Ayala Group of Companies, JG Summit/Gokongwei Group of Companies, Jollibee Group of Companies, Lucio Tan Group of Companies, Manuel V. Pangilinan Group of Companies, SMC Group of Companies and SM Group of Companies.

“There are also those companies which would do their share in alleviating and responding to the needs of the daily wage earners and regular employees but would not want to identify themselves and will do it discreetly. To them our commendation,” Panelo said.

Panelo said Filipinos’ “indomitable” spirit has prevailed over national calamities and adversities.

He expressed hope that other businesses will follow suit within their means.

“The Palace is aware that there are more companies and persons offering their resources and services to help contain the spread of Covid-19 and they too deserve kudos for such selfless acts,” Panelo said.

Panelo also reiterated that the government was thankful for the health care and service providers, law enforcement agents, and other people on the frontline of the country's battle against Covid-19.

“Their sacrifices during this period are invaluable, and the services they are tirelessly rendering for the nation will forever be remembered. The Office of the President will continue rallying behind – and giving the necessary support in favor of – these heroic men and women until we defeat this pandemic,” he said.

Panelo also called for unity during the coronavirus crisis, stressing that it is the only way to stop the further spread of Covid-19.

Amid the country’s fight against Covid-19, Panelo told Filipinos anew to follow the government’s precautionary measures to ensure the successful prevention of the infectious disease.

“As for our countrymen who remain at home and faithfully follow the protocols set by the government, your patience and obedience are equally appreciated as the same are the keys to the successful containment and eradication of Covid-19 in the Philippines,” Panelo said. (PNA)

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Some Community Defense Centers are stocking up COVID-19 related supplies to protect reservists if and when they are deployed.


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