[From the web] I was COVID-19 Patient No. 4 -GMAnews

I was COVID-19 Patient No. 4 “The only way to battle this is through faith and belief that you will be better.” Ito ang mensahe ni Atty. Carlo Navarro, isang COVID-19 survivor. Siya si Patient number 4, ang kauna-unahang Pilipino na nagkaroon ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas. Ngayong patuloy ang kanyang paggaling, ibinahagi niya ang kanyang…

[Statement] More Filipinos are turning to social media to vent their frustrations about the government’s response to stop the spread of COVID-19 -HRonlinePH

The Human Rights Online Philippines share the concern of a public school teacher in General Santos City, as she expressed her frustrations on Facebook over the local government’s measures that many people are going hungry amid a lockdown in said city. https://www.rappler.com/nation/256157-teacher-son-arrested-without-warrant-general-santos-city-facebook-post-coronavirus Juliet Espinosa, a 55-year-old public school teacher was arrested by police in General…

[From the web] Prayers of the Faithful for the Heroic Health Workers on the Frontline of COVID-19 Fight -EcoWaste Coalition

In response to the call for prayers today, 29 March 2020, by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the country’s medical frontliners against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the women and men of the EcoWaste Coalition earnestly offer the following prayers: 1. For the doctors, nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, administrative personnel, ancillary…

[Tula] SIYANAWA, SANTA CORONA -ni R.B. Abiva

Oh dinggin mo nawa Ang laman ng mga trompa Ang dasal ng Papa Maging ng kaniyang mga Kura, Madre, Jakuno, at Jakunesa Oh tanawin mo nawa Ang kalagayang kay aba Nilang walang-wala Ni mumo ng biyaya Sa butas-kupasing bulsa Oh dinggin din nawa Itong aming apela Sa bansang Alemanya Na ilabas na sana Ang iyong…

[People] Challenges of the Coronavirus -by Fr.Shay Cullen

We are facing an immense challenge around the world. Everyone has to realize the danger and stay at home and practice strict hygiene. Thousands are dying- friends, relatives and many die alone. We are people with rational intelligence. Everyone is important and equal in dignity and rights and we have to respect all and give…

[From the web] COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious disease -ICRC

As COVID-19 focuses the world’s attention on infectious diseases, we have our eyes on one of the most dangerous places for the spread of such outbreaks: prisons, where densely packed people and (often) limited access to health care make for a risky situation. Overcrowding, poor ventilation, and infrastructures, deficient health, hygiene, and sanitation conditions favour…

[Video] 10 (women) Kababaihan at ang COVID-19 Crisis

Kasabay ng pag-alala sa Buwan ng kababaihan, ngayong Marso rin ay humarap ang mga Pilipino sa hamon ng umiigting na COVID19 crisis. Ano nga ba ang sinasabi ng mga kababaihan hinggil sa hambalos ng krisis na hinaharap natin sa kasalukuyan? Kaya naman, kinulumpon natin ang sampung Quotes mula sa mga akda ng mga kababaihang hindi…

[People] The Revenge of Nature- Coronavirus? -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The coronavirus threatens the health of millions of people around the world if it spreads uncontrollably. Every precaution must be taken to prevent its spread and that means practicing greater personal and public hygiene and avoiding contact with people traveling from an infected area. We must show concern and never discriminate against anyone. Besides strict…