PCG Personnel Infected With Covid-19 Reaches 600

PCG Personnel Infected With Covid-19 Reaches 600


Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initiative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

A total of 600 personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Wednesday.

In a statement, the PCG said the new figure came after 71 new cases were reported on Tuesday, bringing the PCG’s active cases to 297.

“Said personnel are immediately pulled out from their stations and provided with medical assistance and other resource support for immediate recovery,” the PCG said.

Aside from the new infections, it said there were 45 new recoveries, bringing the PCG’s total recoveries at 303.

The new cases, it said, were personnel who were infected after serving in the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, including those assisting returning overseas Filipinos and their families, locally stranded individuals, other front-liners, as well as maritime stakeholders including fishermen, ship crew, and cargo truck drivers.

To prevent infection and further spread of Covid-19 among its ranks, the PCG said it conducts regular swab tests and provides its personnel with supplies of vitamins, personal protective equipment (PPE) sets, and other medical supplies necessary in the performance of their duties.

“Aside from having rest periods and work breaks, the men and women of the PCG undergo debriefing sessions to uphold their well-being amid the ongoing pandemic,” the PCG said.

The PCG is also exploring the use of ultraviolet light to aid the manual disinfection of workspaces and living areas, the establishment of a quarantine facility exclusive to PCG officers and personnel, and the review of meals served to frontline personnel to ensure proper nutrition.

Earlier, PCG Spokesperson Commodore Armando Balilo said that while the PCG exercises care and caution to avoid infections among its personnel, their exposure to the frontlines increases their chance of infection.

Currently, the PCG has 16,912 personnel, 1,776 of which are commissioned, officers. (PNA)

Ilocos Sur Ready To Welcome Visitors

Ilocus Sur is finally reopening its doors to tourists from Luzon!

Tarlac City Farmers Receive Free Seeds, Fertilizer

The farmers, who are included in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture, were given two kinds of rice seeds – certified inbred and hybrid seeds.

Relief Ops For ‘Rolly’, ‘Ulysses’ Reach P169-B

Assistance provided by the DSWD has now reached Php169,134,599 for both “Rolly” and “Ulysses”.

Royal Canin Club Launches Exclusive Webinar Series On Pet Nutrition And Ownership

Learn more about what's the new normal for pets with Royal Canine's exclusive webinars!

Lenovo Collaborates With Immaculada Concepcion College To Achieve E-Learning Success

Global tech provider Lenovo recently inked a memorandum of agreement with Immaculada Concepcion College (ICC) as its first Platinum partner under the Lenovo EdVision program.

Gatchalian Bats For Typhoon-Resistant School Buildings

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the DepEd and the DPWH to convert school buildings into typhoon-resistant structures.

UNIQLO Provides Aid To The Philippines Affected By Typhoon Rolly And Ulysses

UNIQLO donates 1 million USD in aid to Typhoon victims through SM Foundation.

SMC To Build 200-MW Solar Farm In Bulacan To Power Its P740-B Bulacan Airport Project

San Miguel Corporation is looking to build a 200-MW solar farm on its 2,500-ha property in Bulacan to help power its P740-billion New Manila International Airport project.

Iloilo, DepEd Partner For Sports Dev’t Program

The provincial government and the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Iloilo have teamed up to establish an integrated and comprehensive sports development...

No Time For Complacency Despite Vaccine: UN Health Body

The World Health Organizationsaid it was "cautiously optimistic" about encouraging news on the COVID-19 vaccine.