WHO Chief Quarantines After Contact With COVID-19 Patient

WHO Chief Quarantines After Contact With COVID-19 Patient

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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.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) but remained healthy.

“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,” he said on Twitter.

“It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance. This is how we will break chains of #COVID19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.

“My @WHO colleagues and I will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable. Together!,” he added.

Covid-19 has claimed more than 1.19 million lives in 189 countries and regions since first being detected in Wuhan, China in December last year.

The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.

More than 46 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 31 million, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University. (PNA)

#NasaPusoKoAngPangulo Trends On Social Media

Filipinos turn to social media to express their support for President Duterte and to debunk misconstrued narratives of his absence from public eye

Smile Train’s Catriona Gray Joins The Selection Committee For Miss Universe Colombia 2020

Smile Train Global Ambassador, Catriona Gray is part of this year’s selection committee as an official judge for the Miss Universe Colombia 2020 pageant!

Gatchalian Turns Over 2K Sacks Of Rice To Isabela

Sen. Win Gatchalian led the formal turn-over of 2,000 sacks of rice worth PHP4 million from the Valenzuela City government to different towns in Luzon affected by the floods.

BDJ Celebrates 15 Years Of Empowering Women To Achieve Their Dreams

Turn your dreams into reality this 2021 with these power planners from Belle de Jour!

Marikina Holds Rapid Covid-19 Tests At Evacuation Centers

An evacuee has tested for COVID-19 as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents currently staying in evacuation centers.

Experts Evaluating 17 Possible Vaccine Sources: Galvez

GOOD NEWS! 9 out of 17 evaluated potential vaccines are now on their third phase of trial!

No Xmas Carols For Manila Churches This Year

Walang caroling. Catholic Church officials are prohibiting Christmas carol activities for parishes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pasig Starts Cash-For-Work For Typhoon-Hit Residents

Under Pasig City’s cash-for-work program, residents will help in clean-up drives and clearing operations in barangays badly hit by Typhoon Ulysses.

DepEd Dagupan Says No To Academic Freeze

The Department of Education (DepEd) Dagupan City Schools Division sees no reason to conduct an academic or semestral freeze in the city.

Lorenzana OK With NDRRMC Control Of Dams During Typhoons

Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana is fine with the proposal to put the NDRRMC in charge of dam discharge protocols in times of calamities and typhoons.