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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto began his term by cleaning up the local government’s procurement process and auditing its assets. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the city had money to help every household, and then some.
Marikina, a city of 450,000 residents, has one of the fastest reduction rates in cases. Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the city government simply did what public health experts advised: test, contain, and treat with speed.
The council cites the municipal’s strict quarantine ordinance as their main reason for disallowing Bernal and Pascual's team to shoot
Iloilo City’s successful coronavirus response was not devised in a day. Neither can it be credited to only one person.
Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic
‘The local government should be felt. ’Pag nag-lockdown ka, ’tapos pinabayaan mo ang mga tao, ’wag ka na,’ says Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal
Mayor Rex Gatchalian says, ‘If we can do it ourselves, do it on our own, it’s the most helpful thing we can do for the national government’
Mayors Trina Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon, and Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco, Albay, consult their constituents and get creative in their response to the health crisis
The immediate focus for the 10-member bloc is the crippling cost of the coronavirus, which has ravaged the economies of tourism and export-reliant countries such as Thailand and Vietnam
A Jakarta court hands a 12-year sentence to Syahrial Alamsyah, and 9 years to his wife Fitria Diana, after convicting them on terrorism charges for trying to kill then security minister Wiranto in October last year
'Democracy is under threat, and people who care about it must summon the will, the discipline, and the solidarity to defend it,' says the open letter signed by political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups
Through the Mask4AllPH project of Bayanihan Musikahan, communities are empowered to establish and manage their own production hubs of face masks to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for their residents
The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque supposedly 'did not like' Dr Tony Leachon's social media criticisms about the government's coronavirus response
Scientists are unable to take advantage of the pristine skies over Chile's Atacama desert since late March, when its array of world-renowned observatories were shuttered
The senator's pet project hits a roadblock as the government decides to prioritize the return of stranded OFWs, students, tourists, and workers
Without a home and livelihood for nearly 3 months because of the coronavirus lockdown, driver Julius Evangelista and his family live inside his jeepney
Far-right nationalism and authoritarianism ride on economic and social exclusion to stoke anger and heighten fear – political currencies for their electoral victories
Residents of Barangay Salugan in Camalig, Albay, can get free vegetables in the 'gulayan'
There are estimated to be about 90 otters in Singapore, making up 10 families, and appearances at popular tourist sites around the city-state's downtown waterfront have transformed them into local celebrities
News Corp Australia says the permanent changes had been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which had impacted the sustainability of local publishing
Vancouver police are investigating 29 anti-Asian incidents over the past two months, 7 times more than the same period last year
Hundreds of secondary schools open their doors for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January
In her speech during a deliberately stripped-down inauguration, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says, her country and China 'have a duty to find a way to coexist over the long term '
The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team, a group of some 200 professors, researchers, alumni, and students, says data sharing 'must be used to generate knowledge'
'Mass testing, isolation, and contact tracing – this is where we should invest,' says Professor Jomar Rabajante of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team
'The euro area is facing an economic contraction of a magnitude and speed that are unprecedented in peacetime,' says European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde
Drone images released by the National Marine Park Operation Center show the dugongs sunning themselves beneath clear turquoise waters off the coast of southern Libong island
The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team says that the country's health care system should be prepared for an 'expected surge' in coronavirus cases once the Luzon-wide lockdown is lifted
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the President has yet to decide on the suspension of classes
The first thing we need to do is to go back and review well-established workflows for disaster risk reduction and management: prevent, prepare, respond, recover
While tuberculosis was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization back in 1993, it remains the world's number one infectious killer
Economist Ian Goldin says countries must cooperate to find a way out of the coronavirus crisis. But he asks, 'Is the world capable of developing a coordinated action plan?'
The patient, who is from Mandaue City, is recovering, says the regional health director
Tomas Pueyo, the author of the Medium article 'Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now,' talks about the lessons he learned from data and what nations should do next
The World Health Organization says they have never seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus
'As soon as the emergency has passed, we will organize a free carbonara day for doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers,' a closing note by a restaurant says
WHO Chief Tedros hints that designating the outbreak a pandemic prematurely might do more harm than good
The new Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility PEF covers outbreaks of several classes of infectious diseases most at risk for epidemics
An influenza pandemic is the most global of infectious disease events currently known It is in every country’s best interests to prepare for this threat
Bill Gates says the risk of a worldwide pandemic meant it was reckless not to act now
WB President Jim Yong Kim: We need to prepare for future pandemics that could become far more deadly and infectious than what we have seen so far with Ebola
H7N9 which has already claimed about a hundred lives is more difficult to detect than H5N1 because it can be asymptomatic in birds
China has won international praise for its transparency on the H7N9 strain which has killed 14 people so far
A study confirms warnings that so called swine flu was highly contagious and estimates that the flu s lethality as previously reported was low