Bulacan—Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez reiterated the importance of workplace health protocols and the responsibility of every Filipino, with the support of local government units (LGUs) and the national government, in preventing the possible transmission of COVID-19 during the Coordinated Operation to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team Visit to Bulacan on 15 August 2020.
During the visit, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, together with the City Mayors, reported on the response and interventions done by the local government to address the effects of the pandemic in the province. The Governor gave a comprehensive presentation of their best practices to combat COVID-19. Also present at the discussion were Sec. Lopez, National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Bautista, and Treatment Czar and DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega.
High quality reusable and washable non-medical grade face masks were also distributed to Special Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries in Barangay Guinhawa with the kind assistance of the office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
This is in fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to provide vulnerable sectors with the necessary health protection against the virus, as minimum health standards are strictly enforced in local communities. The masks were produced by women cooperatives under the Philippone Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with DTI’s Shared Service Facilities (SSF) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
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