Philippines

Official Website

  • The Government of the Philippines

    The COVID-19 PH official website provides real-time updates on the national context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes information regarding the number of cases, news and issuances, briefings, photos, and videos. It also addresses frequently asked questions (FAQs) (English & Local Languages).

  • The Department of Health
    The department provides the national context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes information regarding the number of cases, public advisories, press briefings, and the latest news updates (English & Local Languages).
  • Laging Handa PH- Vaccine Updates
    The organization has dedicated a page that provides the latest information on the primer, fact sheets, and zoning guidelines for vaccine trials (English).
  • Department of Health (DOH)- Vaccine Updates
    The department has dedicated a page that provides updates on COVID-19 vaccines. It includes links to frequently asked questions (FAQs), policies, and the latest information that the public needs to know about COVID-19 vaccines.
 

Reports & Guidelines

  • Telemedicine Practice Guidelines
    The guidelines provide instruction to set up telemedicine practice among healthcare providers aim to provide minimum recommendations that empower and safeguard both patients and healthcare providers while maintaining quality medical care (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 111
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of August 15, 2020. Moreover, the report directs the public to immediately call the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) in cases wherein severe symptoms are experienced (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 117
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of August 21, 2020. It notes that a person who is classified as having a mild case of COVID-19 but is considered high risk due to age or the presence of comorbidities must be admitted to a treatment facility. Moreover, severe or critical cases must be admitted to a treatment facility, regardless of inclusion in high-risk sub-groups or presence of comorbidities (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 125
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of August 29, 2020. It advises everyone in the office or workplace to wear face masks and face shields, practice hand hygiene and proper coughing manners, and maintain physical distancing measures to protect oneself from COVID-19 (English).
  • A Guide to the New Normal
    The document seeks to guide the general public in adjusting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides information on the minimum public health standards set by the Department of Health (DOH) for COVID-19 mitigation (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 139
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of September 12, 2020. It highlights the importance of mental health advising those who need professional help at the National Center for Mental Health (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 147
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of September 20, 2020. It includes contact details that may be used by the general public to gather further information (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 154
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of September 27, 2020. It includes a breakdown of active cases totaling 46,372 into asymptomatic, mild, severe, and critical (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 167
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of October 11, 2020. In light of the National Mental Health Week celebration (October 11 to 17, 2020), encourages people to take care of their mental and physical wellbeing by engaging in healthy, enjoyable, and relaxing activities (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 174
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of October 18, 2020. It contains infographics on ways to remain safe and healthy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 182
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of October 25, 2020. The total number of active cases is 35,015. It stresses that severe or critical cases must be admitted to a treatment facility (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 189
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of November 1, 2020. The total number of active cases is 27,115. It contains infographics on how to stay safe in evacuation centers (English).
  • Guidelines on the Payment of Thirteenth Month Pay
    The guidelines state that rank-and-file employees in the private sector shall be entitled to the thirteenth (13th) month pay, regardless of their position, designation, or employment status. No request or application for exemption from payment of the 13th-month pay, or for the deferment of the payment shall be allowed (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 201
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of November 13, 2020. The total number of active cases is 34,058. It includes information on ways to ensure that water is safe to drink (English).
  • Supplemental Guidance on the Use of Rapid Antigen Test Kits
    The guidance highlights that rapid antigen tests shall be allowed for diagnostic testing of close contacts in communities and closed or semi-closed institutions with confirmed outbreaks and in remote settings where RT-PCR is not immediately available (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 208
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of November 20, 2020. The total number of active cases is 31,805. It contains tips on how to avoid contracting COVID-19 (English).
  • Price Range for COVID-19 Reverse transcription-polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing
    The circular indicates that the price range for Reverse transcription-polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) testing is set between PHP 4,500 to PHP 5,000 for private laboratories following a subject to a monthly review and starting November 30, 2020. The price is set at PHP 3,800 for public laboratories. The price range is already inclusive of all costs associated with COVID-19 testing, including a faster turnaround time and other premium services (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 217
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of November 29, 2020. The total number of active cases is 22,867. It contains recommendations on how to safely use public transportation (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 223
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of December 5, 2020. The total number of active cases is 29,961. It enjoins everyone to stay both physically and mentally healthy. It also provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 228
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of December 11, 2020. The total number of active cases is 29,001. It provides tips to stay safe while shopping (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 238
    The report provides details of the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of December 20, 2020. The total number of active cases is 21,708. It provides information on how to celebrate Christmas in a safe manner (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 245
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of December 27, 2020. The total number of active cases is 22,099. It reinforces key messages on the safe use of public transportation (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 252
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 3, 2021. The total number of active cases is 20,292. It includes information on the requirements for appropriate face masks to be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 259
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 10, 2021. The total number of active cases is 20,087. It includes guidance on the proper way of using face shields (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 265
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 16, 2021. The total number of active cases is 28,674. It offers advice on how to remain safe and healthy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (English).
  • Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 272
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 23, 2021. The total number of active cases is 33,603. For the safety and community, it reminds everyone to wear face masks at all times, maintain physical distancing, and practice hand hygiene and proper cough manners (English).
  • Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 279
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of January 30, 2021. The total number of active cases is 36,943. As the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines will start, everyone is encouraged to only be allowed for vaccination of Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines (English).
  • Clarification on the Issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)
    The circular reiterates that the issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is not equivalent to a marketing authorization or a Certificate of Product Registration. Hence, the COVID-19 vaccines are not to be treated as commercial products even if issued with a EUA (English).
  • Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 286
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of February 7, 2021. The total number of active cases is 35,946. It encourages everyone to wear face shields properly to lessen the risk of getting COVID-19. The protective shield must fully cover the face, must not blur the vision of the wearer, and must be easy to disinfect (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 293
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of February 7, 2021. The total number of active cases is 34,967. It reminds the public not to be reliant on vaccines as the minimum public health standards are still the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 398
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of May 29, 2021. The total number of active cases is 53,614. Everyone is enjoined to stay healthy both physically and mentally. The Department of Health (DOH) advises the public to exercise daily, drink lots of water to avoid dehydration, and get an average of seven to eight hours of sleep (English).
  • Nationwide Enforcement of Testing and Quarantine Protocols for Inbound TravelsThe Office of the President directs all relevant agencies to enforce the current testing and quarantine protocols approved and issued by the Interagency Task Force (IATF) applicable to inbound international travelers in all ports of entry, regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued by local government units (LGUs) to the contrary (English). 
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 405 The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of June 5, 2021. The total number of active cases is 59,543. It indicates that ICU beds are 57.9% occupied, while isolation and ward beds are less than 50% occupied (English).
  • Nationwide Enforcement of Testing and Quarantine Protocols for Inbound Travels
    The guideline directs all relevant agencies to enforce the current testing and quarantine protocols approved and issued by the IATF applicable to inbound international travelers in all ports of entry, regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued by local government units (LGUs) to the contrary (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 412
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of June 12, 2021. The total number of active cases is 60,341. It reminds the public that if any person experiences any symptoms, they should follow the set guidelines on isolation and contact the barangay health emergency response team (BHERT) assigned to their community for proper assistance (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 419
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of June 19, 2021. The total number of active cases is 59,439. It reminds the public not to be reliant on vaccines as the health protocols are still the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 426 
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of June 26, 2021. The total number of active cases is 53,447. To avoid the rise of COVID-19 cases and transmissions in the country, the DOH reiterates the importance of staying at home and following other protocols to ensure that no transmission will take place (English). 
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 433
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of July 04, 2021. The total number of active cases is 53,665. It reminds everyone to wear a face mask inside the house if there are vulnerable individuals living with them (ie. senior citizens, etc.) and to ensure proper air ventilation at home (English).
  • Adoption of Other Debt Relief Measures
    In consideration of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the finances of Filipinos, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strongly encourages financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs), and microfinance NGOs (MF-NGOs) to adopt measures that will help ease their borrowers’ financial burden. Such measures may include: lowering of interest rates; waiver or reduction of penalties, charges, and other fees; payment holiday; debt consolidation; extending the term of the loans; and provision of flexible payment schedules (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 440
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of July 10, 2021. The total number of active cases is 49,968. It reminds the public that in case they experience any symptoms, they should contact the barangay health emergency response teams (BHERTs) assigned to their community for proper assistance and follow the set guidelines of isolation (English). 
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 447
    The report provides details on total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of July 17, 2021. The total number of active cases is 47,257. The DOH encourages healthcare workers, senior citizens, and people with comorbidities to be vaccinated (English).
  • Vaccine Rollout Update as of 18 July 2021
    The poster provides an update on the vaccination rollout in the Philippines as of July 18, 2021. A total of 15,096,261 doses have already been administered. 10,388,188 have received their first doses while 4,708,073 have already completed the two doses that are required.
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 454
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 24 July 2021. The total number of active cases is 54,401. From 18 July to 24 July 2021, a total of 37,569 specimens tested positive, which brings this week’s positivity rate to 12.3%. Of these, 3,945 (11%) came from labs in Region 6, and 10,415 (28%) came from labs in the National Capital Region (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 461
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 01 August 2021. It provides tips on how to remain safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing health protocols (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 468
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 7 August 2021. The total number of active cases is 76,063. It encourages healthcare workers, senior citizens, and people with comorbidities to be vaccinated. Moreover, it reminds the public not to be reliant on vaccines as the health protocols are still the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (English).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics – Issue No. 30
    The poster provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Philippines as of 8 August 2021. A total of 24,479,750 doses have already been administered. 13,087,781 have received their first doses while 11,391,969 have already completed the dose cycle of the COVID-19 vaccines (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 475
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 14 August 2021. The total number of active cases is 98,847. It notes that a person who is classified as having a mild case of COVID-19 but is considered high-risk due to age or the presence of comorbidities must be admitted to a treatment facility. Moreover, severe or critical cases must be admitted to a treatment facility regardless of inclusion in high-risk subgroups or presence of comorbidities (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 482
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 22 August 2021. The total number of active cases is 123,935. It reminds everyone to follow simple practices that would reduce exposure to COVID-19 like wearing face masks and face shields at all times, maintaining physical distancing, practicing proper hand hygiene, and avoiding poorly ventilated or crowded areas, especially in workplaces and public areas (English).
  • Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout of Private Entities
    The vaccination of employees of the private entities shall be entirely free of charge, including the cost of the vaccine and administration fee. This is regardless if the vaccines will be administered by a contracted health service provider by the private sector or by any government facility such as the vaccination sites of local government units where the workplace of the private sector is located (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 489
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 29 August 2021. The total number of active cases is 142,679. Everyone is enjoined to stay healthy both physically and mentally by eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water, exercising daily, getting an average of seven to eight hours of sleep as recommended, and avoiding smoking (English).
  • Advisory on the Co-Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines with Non-COVID-19 Vaccines
    The DOH recommends retaining the current policy on the 14-day interval between COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 vaccines, in consideration of difficulty in conducting causality assessments when adverse events occur. However, in life-threatening or critical situations, a vaccine recipient may receive a non-COVID-19 vaccine dose less than 14 days after a COVID-19 vaccine dose provided it is a shared decision between the patient and attending health care professional (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 496
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 5 September 2021. The total number of active cases is 157,646. To remain safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government reminds the public to regularly wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 503
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 11 September 2021. The total number of active cases is 185,706. It notes that a person who is classified as having a mild case of COVID-19 but is considered high-risk due to age or the presence of comorbidities must be admitted to a treatment facility. Meanwhile, severe or critical cases must be admitted to a treatment facility, regardless of inclusion in high-risk subgroups or presence of comorbidities (English).
  • Price Cap for COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing
    The circular issues price caps for public and private health facilities for COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing. The range is between PHP 2,450 to PHP 3,360. For home service, the price cap is set at PHP 1,000 (English).
  • Price Cap for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing
    The circular reiterates an earlier issuance by the DOH setting the price cap for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing at PHP 960. It notes that while laboratories and health facilities may have prices lower than the price cap, the quality of services should be maintained (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 510
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 18 September 2021. The total number of active cases is 184,088. It notes that from 12 to 18 September 2021, a total of 131,658 specimens tested positive, bringing the week’s positivity rate to 26.5% (English).
  • Guidelines on the Pilot Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response in the National Capital Region
    The guidelines provide information on the COVID-19 Alert Levels System that will be implemented as the new Community Quarantine Classifications for dealing with COVID-19 covering entire cities and/or municipalities. It enjoins and proactively advocates the principles of 3C’s (Closed, Crowded, and Close Contact) strategy against COVID-19 to curb the further spread of infection which shall be applied in the National Capital Region (NCR) beginning 16 September 2021 (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 517
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 25 September 2021. The total number of active cases is 165,092. It notes that from 19 to 25 September 2021, a total of 115,353 specimens tested positive, bringing the week’s positivity rate to 23.6% (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 524
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 02 October 2021. The total number of active cases is 144,061. It notes that from 26 September to 02 October 2021, a total of 93,617 specimens tested positive, which brings the week’s positivity rate to 21.4% (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 530
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 9 October 2021. The total number of active cases is 106,558. It notes that from 3 to 9 October 2021, a total of 64,656 specimens tested positive, which brings the week’s positivity rate to 17.1% (English).
  • COVID-19 Philippine Situationer – Issue No. 538
    The report details the total cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines as of 16 October 2021, including deaths and recoveries. The total number of active cases is 85,048. It notes that from 10 to 16 October 2021, a total of 47,995 specimens tested positive, which brings the past week’s positivity rate to 13.5% (English).
 

Infographics & Posters

  • PHILPREP Infographics on Business Continuity
    Data shows that enterprises are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. These tips support business owners on how they can protect their businesses from disruptions brought about by disasters (English & Local Languages).
  • PHILPREP Infographics on DOBEs
    Disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) are further struggling in light of the pandemic. There are several ways to support DOBES (English & Local Languages).
  • PHILPREP Infographics on DOBEs
    Equal economic opportunities for women and men increase the global GDP by $28 trillion by 2025. Moreover, organizations that embrace gender diversity are 15% more likely to succeed. Here are a few ways to support gender equality in any enterprise (English & Local Languages).
  • BIDA Solusyon Plus (Facebook page)
    The DOH established a Facebook page dedicated to addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains numerous infographics and posters that seek to guide the public on how to remain safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Filipino).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics – Issue No. 29
    The poster provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Philippines as of 1 August 2021. A total of 20,863,544 doses have already been administered. 11,747,581 have received their first doses while 9,115,963 have already completed the dose cycle of the COVID-19 vaccines (English).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics – Issue No. 31
    The poster provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Philippines as of 15 August 2021. A total of 27,806,881 doses have already been administered. 15,241,864 have received their first doses while 12,565,017 have already completed the dose cycle of the COVID-19 vaccines (English).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics – Issue No. 32
    The poster provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Philippines as of 29 August 2021. A total of 33,099,392 doses have already been administered. 19,314,711 have received their first doses while 13,784,681 have already completed the dose cycle of the COVID-19 vaccines (English).
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics – Issue No. 33
    The poster provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Philippines as of 5 September 2021. A total of 35,838,964 doses have already been administered. 20,805,610 have received their first doses while 15,033,354 have already completed the dose cycle of the COVID-19 vaccines (English).
  • Guidelines and Protocols for Active Transportation and Light Mobility Vehicles
    The posters depict regulations for transportation vehicles. Bicycle lanes are for the sole use of cyclists and users of non-motorized transport (NMT), light mobility vehicles (LMV), and personal mobility devices (PMD). No motor vehicles shall be allowed to either cross or park into bicycle lanes or pedestrian lanes (English).
  • Biker’s Manual
    The manual provides tips on ensuring safety before and during the ride. It emphasizes that bike lanes can only be utilized by bicycles and light mobility vehicles (LMV) or personal mobility devices (PMD) weighing not more than 100 kilograms (English).

 

 Videos

  • Laging Handa PH
    The organization is the government’s crisis communications center. It has collaborated with the Department of Health (DOH) to produce videos on preventative measures against COVID-19 (English & Local Languages).

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