Metro

QC confirms 72 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Seven patients recover (Eagle News) — Quezon City has confirmed 72 coronavirus disease 2019 cases. The 72 cases reported by the local government on its official Facebook account on Wednesday, March 25, were an increase from the 62 cases it reported the day before. The local government said of the 72, 10 have died, while seven have recovered. There are so far 36 patients under investigation and 199 patients under monitoring. Of the cities in […]

NBI nabs doctor for allegedly selling overpriced thermal scanners

(Eagle News)–The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested a doctor for allegedly selling overpriced thermal scanners. The  NBI said its Special Action Unit  nabbed Dr. Cedric John Sarmiento De Castro in New Manila, Quezon City for  selling the scanners at P9,500 each. The NBI  said there were allegations the thermal scanners were donated to hDe Castro in his capacity as chapter president of Lion’s Club. According to the NBI, all in all, De Castro was […]

Las Piñas gov’t confirms four new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 11

(Eagle News)–The Las Piñas government on Wednesday, March 25, confirmed four more cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing the total to 11. According to the Las Piñas government, of the 11, five were from Barangay BF International-CAA, one in Manuyo Dos, one in Pamplona Tres, two in Talon Kuwatro and two in Zapote. Fourteen people are under investigation, while 263 have been classified as people under monitoring . One patient has so far recovered. […]

MIAA releases list of operational flights as of Wednesday, March 25

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport has released its list of operational flights. According to MIAA, the following flights are operational as of Wednesday, March 25: MIAA said “due to the evolving situation in the Philippines and foreign ports of entry, the airlines MAY randomly CANCEL their flights for the day.” “In such cases, we encourage passengers to coordinate with the airline for instructions. Thank you,” MIAA said. The Philippines earlier said foreigners who wish to […]

MICP employee tested positive for COVID-19, Customs bureau says

(Eagle News)–A Manila International Container Port employee has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, the Bureau of Customs said on Wednesday, March 25. In a statement, the BoC said those who had direct contact with the employee, whom it did not identify, were advised to undergo self-quarantine. Authorities were also already conducting contact tracing. The BOC added the port would temporarily be closed because the entire MICP building will be disinfected. Customs Commissioner Rey […]

QC confirms 62 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Six patients recover (Eagle News) — The Quezon City government has confirmed 62 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019. In a post on its official Facebook account, the local government said the breakdown of the 62 is as follows: Of the 62, the local government said six have recovered while six have died. So far, there were 34 patients under investigation and 193 patients under monitoring in the city. The Philippines has confirmed 501 COVID-19 […]

PNB confirms one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Bank on Tuesday, March 24, confirmed one of its employees  tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. “The Philippine National Bank confirms that one of our employees at the PNB Financial Center in Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City had a confirmation yesterday, March 23, 2020, as positive for COVID-19,” the bank said in an advisory. According to PNB, the employee has been under voluntary quarantine since March 11. The employee is […]

Las Piñas confirms new COVID-19 case, bringing total to 7

(Eagle News)–Las Piñas on Tuesday, March 24, confirmed another case of the coronavirus disease 2019. With the additional case, the number of COVID-19 cases increases to 7. According to a breakdown released by the Las Piñas City government, of the seven, three were from BF International Village-CAA;  two from Zapote; one from Talon Kuwatro and one from Pamplona Tres. According to the local government, one person has so far recovered. The Philippines has confirmed 501 […]

DOTr starts distribution of 150,000 face masks to frontliners

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has started the distribution of 150,000 masks to health workers and other essential personnel who need to report to work amid the enhanced community quarantine. The total number of masks distributed was 50,000 more than the original number the DOTr announced. The agency said  hospitals, its frontline employees, those involved in port and airport operations, enforcers, and drivers helping in ferrying health workers under the DOTr Free Ride program will […]

MMDA’s Garcia, Pialago on self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 case

(Eagle News) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia is now on self-quarantine after exposure to a person who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago made the revelation, as she announced she herself was under self-quarantine after attending the same meeting which the COVID-19-positive patient attended. “I ask those I have been personally in contact with, please do the same, as you may be at risk,” Pialago said. […]

Dar assures enough rice supply for Metro Manila amid enhanced community quarantine

(Eagle News) – Agriculture Secretary William Dar assured that there is enough rice in Metro Manila to meet the Philippine capital’s requirements amid the enhanced community quarantine in place due to the coronavirus crisis. Dar said that the National Food Authority (NFA) as of Friday, March 20, has already completed the prepositioning of rice stocks which are ready for delivery and disbursement in strategic areas in Metro Manila. The agriculture chief also assured that there […]

MIAA releases list of operational flights as of Monday, March 23

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority on Monday, March 23, released its list of operational flights amid the enhanced community quarantine. Below is a list as of 11 a.m.: According to MIAA, “due to the evolving situation in the Philippines and foreign ports of entry, the airlines MAY randomly CANCEL their flights for the day,” however. “In such cases, we encourage passengers to coordinate with the airline for instructions,” MIAA said.