Women survivors from Marawi siege produce facemasks for livelihood during Covid19 outbreak

MARAWI CITY —– Living and fending families from one disaster to another is a burden among women, but the survivors of Marawi siege are not losing hope as the Coronavirus pandemic is again blocking their way toward economic recovery. Three years after surviving the war, more women, especially mothers are now against a tough invisible …

Palace mulls hiring PUJ drivers as contact tracers

MANILA – The government considers giving an alternative livelihood to public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers affected by the community quarantine due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque bared on a proposal to employ PUJ drivers as contact tracers to enhance local government units’ efforts to identify those who have …

NHA’s IP Housing kicks off in Talaingod town while strictly observing health protocols

DAVAO CITY — When everyone is anxious thinking about the Coronavirus-19 pandemic, a remote Indigenous People’s town of Davao del Norte who until now remains virus free cleared their lands to pave way to the housing project given by President Rodrigo Duterte through the National Housing Authority (NHA). Of the 100 proposed IP houses, 24 …

Davao-Based employees can travel out-of-town based on the nature of work

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Legal Office has cleared the concerns of workers who are asked by employers to travel outside the city for work-related assignments during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Legal Opinion No. 376 Series of 2020 issued on Monday, June 1, 2020, states that employers must restrict non-essential and even work-related …

Balik-Probinsya beneficiaries grateful over government’s program despite pandemic backlash

DAVAO ORIENTAL – After a prolonged stay in Manila due to transport restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Overseas Filipino Workers who are residents of Davao Oriental are now starting to return home. On May 27 and 28, thirty-four 34 Overseas Filipino Workers finally arrived in the province through sweeper flights facilitated by the national government …

DepEd should lower tuition fees under “Blended and Distant Learning”-Alvarez

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Education should ask all private and public schools in the country to lower tuition fees considering the implementation of the Blended and Distant Learning Program will curve operational expenses compared to regular face to face classes, said Davao del Norte First District Congressman Pantaleon D. Alvarez. “With school classes …

DSWD strengthens fight vs online exploitation among children amid coronavirus threat

DAVAO CITY — The threat of COVID-19 has not diminished the commitment of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to address the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Even during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Department, together with partner agencies, continuously conduct dialogues and pursue rescue activities to ensure the safety …

DavOr doc tests negative on repeat Covid-19 swab

DAVAO CITY – The doctor from the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center (DOPMC) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) last week has tested negative on his repeat swab, a health officer said Tuesday. “We just receive the result of his repeat swab today (Tuesday) and it is negative,” said Dr. Reden Bersaldo, action officer …

58 hospital staff in DavOr on quarantine, after asymptomatic doctor tested positive for Covid-19

DAVAO CITY  — Some 58 hospital staff at Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center (DOPMC) in Davao Oriental are on quarantine after one of its doctors tested positive for the coronavirus. The 58 hospital staff, mostly nurses , were considered ‘direct contacts’ of the physician, are now isolated while health authorities are conducting a massive contact …

Child caught Covid-19 infection due to constant exposure at SPMC

DAVAO CITY —– Residents of Hagonoy in Davao del Sur got the shock of their lives when Mayor Franco M. Calida has confirmed the second Coronavirus-19 positive case in the municipality, involving the mother of the first reported case who is a ten-year-old female cancer patient. Carlito, a private company employee told Newsline “Nag-amping jud …