NAIA Workers Positive For Covid-19 Reach 60

NAIA Workers Positive For Covid-19 Reach 60

Spotlight

In COVID-Free Town, Learning Goes On Under The Trees, In Open Spaces

The town of Paglat, which hasn’t had a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic, is among the few places in the Philippines where learners cope with school work through in-person tutorials.

Add To Cart: Synergeia Launches Online Store In Aid Of Parents

As part of their efforts to help boost income of parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Synergeia Foundation has launched an online store where parents can sell anything.

Filipino PR Executive Wins People Of The Year 2020 In Beijing

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal was recognized as People of the Year 2020 in the Golden Flag Awards — one of most prominent PR awards in China!

Children Still Survive In Makeshift Homes And Miss Out On Learning After Typhoon Rolly

"Our house was destroyed because we are poor," said nine-year-old Maria who was among the thousands of children left homeless when Super Typhoon Rolly made landfall in Albay.

The number of workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 60, almost 100 percent increase 10 days after Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal confirmed 32 positive cases.

On Friday, the MIAA reported that as of July 23, there are 41 active cases, while 19 have already recovered.

MIAA Media Affairs Division head, Jess Martinez, said these figures only consist of MIAA’s permanent employees, as well as its service providers.

A 24/7 Covid-19 hotline 3187 was launched on Friday, a dedicated extension for the employees and service providers for their queries. Those who possibly had exposure to the virus may also be reported via the hotline.

The MIAA, meanwhile, targets to provide free rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 to more than 6,000 workers at the NAIA. This started last July 22, and will be provided again on Saturday, and twice or thrice a week within the next weeks.

Martinez earlier said the rapid antibody tests were a donation and is not compulsory to the employees.

Those who would test positive for Covid-19 would immediately undergo the RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test, he added.

Out of the 294 who took the rapid antibody test on Wednesday, 11 have tested positive and went home to undergo quarantine while waiting for their RT-PCR test result.

The Authority has been reiterating its advice to observe safety and precautionary measures, such as frequent hand washing, disinfection, and observance of social distancing. (PNA)

PH Launches ‘Motourismo’ To Attract Riders To Travel

The Department of Tourism’s “motourismo” campaign seeks to revitalize the travel experience under the new normal and allow tourists to rediscover the country's sights on two wheels.

GSIS To Release Php3.3B In Christmas Cash Gift To Pensioners Starting Dec 1

Good news! GSIS announced that it will start to release a total of Php3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to a total of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting December 1.

Restrictions Still Tight Despite Allowing Minors In Malls

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the guidelines for allowing minors to enter malls will be prepared by the Metro Manila Council and other local government units.

MNL48 Premieres “River” Music Video This Friday

Watch out for MNL48’s newest music video for their sixth single, “River,” which premieres this Friday on MNL48's YouTube Channel.

Sara Orders Mandatory Use Of Face Shield In Public Areas

The use of face shields in public places in Davao City is now compulsory following an executive order from Mayor Sara Z. Duterte.

Gatchalian Amends DOE Budget To Cushion Effects Of High Energy Costs

Sen. Win Gatchalian proposed an additional P46 million for next year to fund studies on new technologies that will maximize indigenous resources.

Hontiveros: Rebuild Typhoon-Hit COVID-19 Labs Immediately To Avoid New Hotspots

Senator Risa Hontiveros pushes for additional DOH budget for the rebuilding of typhoon-hit facilities in Bicol Region that were considered 'completely non-functional'.

OPM Singer April Boy Regino Dies

OPM icon April Boy may be gone but his music and his songs will be forever in our hearts.

EDSA-Bagong Barrio U-Turn Slot Closed On Dec. 7

In line with the DOTr’s EDSA Busway project, the U-turn slot located along EDSA in the Bagong Barrio area will be closed effective December 7.

Philippines’ First Multi-Platform Game Show To Be Available Worldwide

Catch Robi Domingo and the PH’s pambansang gameshow “Game KNB” as it goes worldwide across multiple platforms!