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Iza Calzado tested positive for COVID-19

Actress Iza Calzado posted a photo on Instagram a couple of days ago revealing that she is in a hospital for pneumonia. She said that she was tested for COVID-19 and has been waiting for the results for several days now. On Saturday, Noel Ferrer, Iza’s talent manager, posted an update on Facebook. He wrote: […]

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WATCH: Medical City employees serenaded their fellow front liners who are on COVID duty

The world has been swept up in saddening news as of late with the rising number of COVID cases and the shortage of equipment in high-risk areas. It’s hard sometimes to scroll through the timeline in fear of hearing something else that will break your heart. But in a show of love and compassion towards […]

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Lockdown love story: This guy flies a drone to ask his neighbor out while quarantined

This is love in the time of COVID, indeed. A Brooklyn-based photographer, Jeremy Cohen, saw his neighbor from the building across him dancing (possibly to Tiktok) and found her cute. After saying hello from his balcony, he flew his drone over to give her his number and formally ask her out. It’s all kinds of cute […]

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McDonald’s is Committing 50,000 Meals to be Served Through ‘McDo Kindness Kitchen’

Recognizing the selfless efforts of frontliners and the support needed by marginalized communities, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the charity of choice of McDonald’s Philippines opens the McDo Kindness Kitchen. For this program, McDonald’s Philippines pledges 50,000 meals to be served for medical health workers, police, LGU volunteers, government agencies and local communities. Through McDo […]

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US offering expedited Visas for health care Filipinos: But we need them here too

In a post made on the U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs Facebook page, medical professionals (with immigrant/non-immigrant visas/petitions) hoping to work in the US were told they could contact their nearest embassy for an appointment, especially those working to combat COVID-19. Many were tagging their loved ones in the post, but there were plenty […]

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Tanduay Produces Ethyl Alcohol to Address the Alcohol Shortage in Medical Facilities

To help address the alcohol shortage in medical facilities, the Lucio Tan Group’s Tanduay Distillers, Inc. and Absolut Distillers Inc. (ADI) have started the production of ethyl alcohol, which are being distributed to the Department of Health (DOH) and other hospitals. “The health of our front liners is essential in our fight against the spread […]

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Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Donation to Combat COVID-19 Arrives in the Philippines

The first batch of donations to the Philippines by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation has finally arrived and has been received by the Department of Health. The shipment is part of the donation to four Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia; it includes a combined total of 2 million face masks, […]

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SMC To Donate 560,000 Kilos of Rice to Families Badly Affected by the Quarantine

San Miguel Corporation is continuously committing more towards relief efforts for families badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) community quarantine. The conglomerate announced this Thursday a further donation of 560,000 kilos of rice towards vulnerable communities. (Here’s How You Can Help The Philippines Get More COVID-19 Test Kits) “Starting this week, we will […]

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This Good Girl is Another COVID-19 Hero Working Hard to Comfort Frontliners

We’ve talked a lot about the different everyday heroes fighting against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — doctors, nurses, police, deliverymen, and more — but we’ve yet to give acknowledgment to our furry frontliners. PAWSsion Project, an advocacy aimed towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming stray animals, has rectified that. They recently posted on their Instagram the […]

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Toll Fees Will Now Be Waived For Medical Frontliners

San Miguel Corporation has announced it will be waiving toll fees on all its expressways for doctors, nurses, and health workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. (Here’s How You Can Help Our Health Workers and Frontliners Fighting COVID-19) SMC Infrastructure said the following roads will be free of toll for […]

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DOH Says 30 More Laboratories Want to Conduct COVID-19 Tests

The Department of Health announced this Friday that an additional 30 public and private laboratories have declared interest to conduct coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests. (Here’s How You Can Help Our Health Workers and Frontliners Fighting COVID-19) DOH Spokesperson Maria Vergeire stated that the Health Department has already distributed its ‘self-assessment tool’ to interested institutions. […]

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101-year-old Man Released from Hospital after Recovering from COVID-19

A 101-year-old Italian man has been released from the hospital after recovering from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Rimini, northeast Italy. (Here’s How You Can Help Our Health Workers and Frontliners Fighting COVID-19) Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the Italian city, recently announced details of the patient. While his identity was kept anonymous, Lisi […]

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UST & Benilde Industrial Design Faculty and Students Create Face Shields for COVID-19 Frontliners

Industrial Design faculty and students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and University of Santo Tomas (UST) are collaborating to make protective face shields for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) frontliners. Due to the scarcity of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), individuals behind the project thought to utilize 3D printers and laser cutting files in producing […]

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Here’s how kids, too, can participate in the fight against COVID-19…

A doctor from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) made a call out to parents and guardians requesting for handmade get-well cards from kids. According to a post by Althea Perez, Dr. Nicole Perreras plans to give out these cards as part of their breakfast tray to their patients in order to somehow uplift […]

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245 Filipinos Abroad Test Positive for COVID-19

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced as of March 27 a total of 245 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad. (Here’s How You Can Help Our Health Workers and Frontliners Fighting COVID-19) From the total tally of 245 cases, 133 of the COVID-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment while 108 have either […]

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Brgy. Dasmariñas tells Sen. Manny Pacquiao: “STAY HOME”

Senator Manny Pacquiao and his family have been asked to adhere to strict self-quarantine by Barangay Dasmariñas after a photo of himself with Senator Koko Pimentel went viral. The two senators were allegedly “partying together”, which became a cause for concern for many residents as Pimentel recently tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Makati […]

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Pope Francis sends donations to areas hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Today, Pope Francis has reportedly donated 30 respirators to hospitals in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As to where exactly they would be sent or if any would go to countries beyond Italy, the statement from the office of the papal Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, allegedly did not mention any specific details. (Pope […]

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For real? Photos/videos of Manila Bay having ‘Boracay level’ water go viral in time of ECQ

Two weeks into the enhanced community quarantine and you probably have seen different kinds of “improvement” on the surroundings of Metro Manila posted on social media. With the air quality a lot better now according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Metro Manila skies are a lot clearer too. Hence, there […]

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1-year-old girl is first COVID-19 patient in Oriental Mindoro

Oriental Mindoro reported its first positive case of the new coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Governor Humerlito “Bonz” said on Friday that the first COVID-19 patient in the province is a one-year-old girl. The governor detailed that the swabs taken from the child were one of the eight samples sent to the Department of Health for testing […]

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LOOK: This Electrolyte Drink is Donating P10 Million Worth of its Products to Medical Frontliners!

Here’s another brand that’s joining the fight against coronavirus or COVID-19: Vivity, an electrolyte drink, is allocating P10 million worth of its products to medical frontliners. Vivity is described as “a great tasting drink that is scientifically formulated with electrolytes to help keep the body hydrated.” According to the brand, “Vivity is one with our […]

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