MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has assured the completion of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for low-income families hardest hit by the pandemic.
Indonesia will ban all air and sea travel until June, officials said Thursday, in an apparent effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the holiest period on the Islamic calendar.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano blasted detractors of President Rodrigo Duterte who are allegedly utilizing the coronavirus emergency in an attempt to unseat the current administration.
House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda has proposed to allocate a total of P300-billion for the national government’s response and recovery efforts over the coronavirus emergency.
US health authorities on Thursday advised medical personnel facing a shortage of protective masks to use bandanas or scarves in an emergency.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Saturday (March 14) assured no arrests will be made for violating health emergency measures during the month-long lockdown in Metro Manila.
US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency as
the World Health Organization named Europe the new epicenter of the
coronavirus Friday, with countries sealing borders, shutting schools
and canceling events in a frenzied attempt to slow the ballooning
President Donald Trump will consider options later Monday for emergency economic assistance to Americans hit by the coronavirus fallout, US media reports said.
US lawmakers passed an emergency $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus Thursday as health workers boarded a cruise ship held off the coast of San Francisco to test sick passengers and crew.
Embattled Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday announced a state of emergency that has lasted more than a week amid mass protests would be lifted at midnight, but demonstrations continued nonetheless.
A New York county which declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak is on the “right path” after administering hundreds of vaccinations in two days, the chief of the US district said on Friday.
One year after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, the island’s governor blamed US “colonialism” for delays in receiving aid and the weak emergency response to the disaster that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte lauded the disaster response and rehabilitation presentation and viewing of equipment of Israel on Tuesday, saying he was inspired to replicate it in the Philippines.
Colombia’s finance minister called on Wednesday for an emergency plan to help neigbouring Venezuela after what he said will be its imminent collapse.