[Off-the-shelf] COVID-19 Outbreak Readiness and Response -IASC

On this page, you can find information and guidance on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, which was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. For more information, visit the World Health Organization’s coronavirus web page. The IASC Principals, supported by the IASC’s Emergency Directors Group, are meeting regularly…

[People] Temporary relief for Filipino Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) during the CoViD-19 Crisis – by Prof. Raymund Narag

The Philippine government placed the entire Metro Manila under “Enhanced Community Quarantine.” The Philippine Supreme Court issued a circular suspending all court hearings. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has suspended all jail visitations nationwide. These are all pre-emptive steps to slow down the spread of the CoViD-19 virus that infected hundreds of…

[Statement] NO ONE IS AN ISLAND Harnessing our People’s Energies to Meet the Threat of COVID-19 -LNM

Statement of Laban ng Masa, March 17, 2020 Our country faces today a great challenge – the COVID-19 pandemic that afflicts more than 150 countries. Our public health personnel have been grappling 24/7 with containing COVID-19 since late January. They have rushed hospital facilities, undertaken contact tracing, conducted testing, and dispersed frontline fighters to educate…

[Statement] Kanlungan statement on the COVID-19

Kanlunugan Centre Foundation Inc. is one with all migrant workers and their families in this national, and global medical emergency. Migrant workers are risking their personal safety to feed their families, and in the process, producing remittances that help keep the Philippine economy afloat. We are also expressing our gratitude to our health workers, our…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Protection of Waste Handlers in the Fight against COVID-19

The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group, urged national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and private service providers to provide ample protection to workers handling waste as the authorities step up preventive measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “It’s a common knowledge that workers who handle, collect…

[Statement] Emergency Medical Response, Hindi Militarisasyon- iDEFEND

Lubhang nababahala ang In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) sa nagiging tugon ng gobyerno sa pandemyang COVID-19. Sa halip na paigtingin ang kakayahan ng mga ospital at pagamutan upang rumesponde sa lumalalang local transmission sa bansa, minobilisa ang mga sundalo at pulis upang lumikha ng katatakutan at pagkabahala sa mamamayan. Bukod sa…