Sunday, July 12, 2020

Mayor Joy To Strictly Implement Order On Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Spotlight

STI: Staying Education-Ready In The New Normal

STI is committed to face the challenges brought by the new normal of education, and at the same time, prioritize the needs and safety of its students.

SM Foundation Donates Masks And Face Shields To Cebu Hospitals And Quarantine Centers

SM Foundation donated KN95 masks, 3-ply masks, and face shields worth PHP2.5 million to Cebu hospitals and quarantine centers. Thank you, SM!

Francisco Motors Debunks Accusations That Modern PUVs Increase COVID-19 Transmission

"What worsens virus transmission are incompetence of vehicle personnel, complacency of those in-charge of the vehicles and negligence of passengers."

Francisco Motors Debunks Accusations That Modern PUVs Increase COVID-19 Transmission

"What worsens virus transmission are incompetence of vehicle personnel, complacency of those in-charge of the vehicles and negligence of passengers."

With Metro Manila expected to shift to general community quarantine next month, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte wants to strictly enforce the order mandating residents to wear face masks in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“Dahil face mask ang isa sa pangunahing depensa laban sa COVID-19, paiigtingin natin ang kampanya upang masanay ang lahat na magsuot nito sa mga pampublikong lugar,” said Belmonte.

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has recommended to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) the shift to GCQ by June 1.

“Kapag naaprubahan ang paglipat sa GCQ, dapat paigtingin ang pagpapatupad ng ating kautusan sa pagsusuot ng face mask upang mapigil ang pagkalat ng virus,” Belmonte stressed.

Belmonte issued Executive Order No. 25, Series of 2020 in April, requiring residents to wear any form of covering for the nose and mouth, including medical masks, industrial masks, earloop masks or even do-it-yourself masks, in all public places.

Belmonte cited the latest study by the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) to emphasize the importance of wearing a face mask in public places to prevent the spread of the dreaded virus.
In its new study, the CDCP suggested that the transmission of COVID-19 could be cut significantly if people follow this advice.

According to researchers, universal masking flattens the curve significantly more than maintaining a strict lockdown.

“Sa pag-aaral na ito, makikitang malaki ang naitutulong ng pagsusuot ng face mask para mabawasan ang kaso ng COVID kaya dapat nating ugaliin ang paggamit nito tuwing nasa pampublikong lugar,” Belmonte pointed out.
Belmonte has tasked the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), all barangay officials, the Department of Public Order and Safety, Task Force Disiplina, the Market Development and Administration Department, and other concerned offices of the local government to enforce the order.

Unlike before where authorities were lenient to violators by giving them face masks, now residents without one while in a public place will be automatically penalized.

“Sa tagal na ng COVID-19 pandemic, dapat nakaugalian na nating magsuot ng face mask dahil ito’y para sa ating kalusugan at kaligtasan,” Belmonte said.

Photo Source: QCGov

Latest News

LGBT Couples Allowed In Motorcycle Back-Riding

Couples belonging to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community are among those allowed to motorcycle back-riding, a police official said on Saturday. “Kung titingnan...

2020 Is ‘Year Of Filipino Health Workers’

President Duterte decalres 2020 as the “Year of Filipino Health Workers” to honor the heroism of Filipino medical workers.

DOST-FPRDI Prioritizes Study Of Tree Plantation Species

DOST-FPRDI started a research program for studying different kinds of tree plantation species to address PH's shortage in wood supply.

Palace Reminds Public Anew To Heed Protocols Vs. Covid-19

Huwag kalimutang magsuot ng face mask, maghugas ng kamay at patuloy na obserbahan ang physical distancing.

Palace Reminds Public Anew To Heed Protocols Vs. Covid-19

Huwag kalimutang magsuot ng face mask, maghugas ng kamay at patuloy na obserbahan ang physical distancing.

DILG To Hire More Contact Tracers Before July End

DILG is planning to hire 50,000 more contact tracers to boost the government's efforts to contain COVID-19.

Congress Has Not Been Idle Amid Pandemic: Speaker

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, may sagot patungkol sa pahayag ni Vice President Leni Robredo na mas inuuna pa ng Kongreso ang ibang bagay kaysa sa pagharap sa pangkasalukuyang public health emergency.

IATF Okays Improved Screening, Surveillance In PH Ports

IATF-EID approves the plan to step up screening and surveillance strategies in the country’s ports to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

Hontiveros Asks Gov’t To Rethink Heavy-Handed Strategy Vs Covid-19

Sen. Hontiveros, may panawagan sa gobyerno patungkol sa kanilang strategy laban sa COVID-19.

Palace Reporters Ask PRRD’s Address To Be Aired On Same Day

Reporters covering the Palace beat requests for President Duterte's public addresses to be aired on the same day he delivers them. Agree ba kayo?