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September 30, 2020 1:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Know your BHERT-friends and follow minimum health standards
The Department of Health (DOH) urged the public to self-isolate even at the slightest suspicion or symptoms of COVID-19. Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III emphasized that even though an individual is just experiencing mild symptoms, it is still important for them to stay at home and isolate. He also advised that, in such an occurrence, it is important to contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), a community organization tasked with managing all COVID-related healthcare needs...

September 28, 2020

DOH issues Press Release: Filipino Bayanihan spirit helps COVID-19 fronliner survive
Maria Malaya Manalili, 29, a volunteer frontliner from Paranaque, shared in the September 27 episode of Survivors Speaks Series, how the pandemic pushed her to join their barangay in implementing the minimum health protocols. She also narrated how she won over COVID-19 through the help of tireless frontliners and the kindness of various people from her community. When the pandemic broke out and the Enhanced Community Quarantine was announced, Maria Malaya Manalili, or Mars as her friends and family fondly call her, felt the need to do something for the community. She reached out to a friend who works in their barangay and volunteered to help any way she can. This led Mars to join a small task force in their local barangay which patrols their neighborhood’s wet market and ensures that physical distancing is strictly implemented. Other projects in her barangay include supplying meals for frontliners...

September 25, 2020 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: COVID-19 complex in Taguig inaugurated
An all-in-one COVID-19 complex that has its own swabbing center, quarantine and isolation facility, and a molecular laboratory in Lakeshore Hotel, City of Taguig was inaugurated today. Led by its local government under the guidance of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19, and the Department of Health (DOH), the construction of the COVID-19 Complex seeks to bring together these three essential facilities to hit the city’s target of testing 10% of its total population by the end of 2021...


September 25, 2020 2:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Baguio City chosen for pilot use of Antigen Test because of its model contact tracing
The Department of Health (DOH) reported that Baguio City has been chosen for the pilot use of rapid antigen testing following recommendations to study its diagnostic capacity to screen for COVID-19 cases. According to Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, Baguio City is the preferred pilot site because of its model governance in managing the spread and containment of the coronavirus as it leads the way for aggressive and organized contact tracing in the Philippines, while at the same time increasing the operational efficiency of its health management system...


September 21, 2020 10:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: COVID survivor becomes BIDA in the community, cautions against discrimination
A working mother of four shared how she and her family rose above the pandemic amid discrimination in the September 20 episode of the Department of Health’s (DOH) Survivors Series. The prejudice that she experienced from fearful neighbors did not stop COVID-19 survivor Jade de Leon-Tumampil, 35, from giving back to her community. After she recovered from the disease, she volunteered in her barangay’s pandemic response by helping them prepare materials for information dissemination...

September 16, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, DILG INK partnership to launch 'BIDA ang may Disiplina' Campaign vs COVID-19
In the government’s quest for positive behavior change to drastically reduce cases and prevent further transmission of COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today formally inked their partnership with the private sector and local celebrities in the BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19 national advocacy campaign...