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What to do when you are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in Philippines

The Philippines saw a decrease of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in early September 2020 and the country is gradually reopening its economy, but the end of the pandemic is still not within sight. Filipinos are advised to be fully informed on what to do when they are suspected or confirmed to have the virus.

LIST: Alcohol refilling stations bolster zero waste initiative and easier disinfection access

These refilling stations for ethyl alcohol, available at select local drug stores, boost easier access to disinfection for Filipinos while providing eco-friendly options to consumers.

World’s 1st airport PCR testing lab for COVID-19 starts operations in Mactan-Cebu, Philippines

The world's first airport with PCR testing and molecular laboratory for COVID-19 has started operations at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the Philippines.

Ogie Alcasid donates toy collection to Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis’ test kits fund drive

OPM president Ogie Alcasid has decided to donate most of his toy collectibles of 24 years to Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis’ Shop & Share campaign to raise funds for coronavirus mass testing in the Philippines.

Ginebra San Miguel reimagines label to honor frontliners

Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) has reimagined its iconic label after more than 185 years, to honor and commemorate frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Science & tech solutions from colleges, researchers to help companies cope with “new normal”

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) today starts accepting proposals from colleges, universities, and research institutions for solutions to help Filipino companies cope with the "new normal" conditions.

Domagoso family challenge viral photo reminds public to “Stay home” to stay safe

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and his family formed the words “stay home” to remind the public how to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cavite’s Dr. Jun Samar lessens COVID-19 infection cases by supplying food to families

Dr. Jun Samar of Cavite is helping lessen COVID-19 infection cases by supplying food to families so they do not have to leave their homes while under community quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus disease.

UPDATE: Virgin coconut oil treatment trials to cure COVID-19 in Philippines

Here are updates on the Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) treatment clinical trials in the Philippines in the CALABARZON region. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reported the updates from DOST IVA Regional Director Dr. Alexander Madrigal and Emelita P. Bagsit, Supervising SRS, DOST-CALABARZON who is coordinating the VCO Clinical Trial in Sta. Rosa.

LIST: University of the Philippines units giving Pass grades to students

The University of the Philippines has approved appeals to give "pass" marks to students in more than 60 departments and colleges across the UP System.

Far Eastern University artists capture Quarantine life in “Mulat” Facebook exhibit

Far Eastern University (FEU) student artists today wrap up a month-long Facebook exhibit that captured life under quarantine.

1st Hackbang Hackathon Mindanao to create solutions for “New Normal” challenges 

The Hackbang Hackathon to create solutions to challenges for Mindanao in the transition to the "new normal" is being set up over 4 days of June 2020.

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Updated Quarantine Guidelines for ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ in the Philippines

The Philippine government has placed the country under varying levels of community quarantine since March 2020 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.