Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

‘They’re not even naming our dead’: Digital memorial tracks deaths of transnational Filipino health care workers
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

SINCE March, 74 health care workers of Filipino ancestry have died of COVID-19 in the United States. The number is nearly double the fatalities of individuals working in the same sector back in the Philippines. In the United Kingdom, where around 20,000 Filipinos are employed in the national health care system, 41 deaths have been… […]

Garcetti honors fallen Pinay nurse who came out of retirement to help LA’s coronavirus fight
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

LOS Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently honored a Filipina American registered nurse who died of COVID-19 after coming out of retirement to rejoin the front lines once the outbreak hit the city. During his daily briefing on Friday, May 22, the mayor spoke about Rosary Celaya Castro-Olega, 63, the first health care professional to succumb… […]

Duterte places Metro Manila under GCQ starting June 1
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

Metro Manila will be shifting to a more relaxed general community quarantine on June 1, according to a recent announcement from President Rodrigo Duterte. “You know, the NCR (National Capital Region) will now be placed under the general community quarantine or the GCQ starting June 1,” he said in his public address aired over state-run… […]

PAL seeks to resume flights on June 1
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

NATIONAL carrier Philippine Airlines is finalizing plans for June flights, after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila will be transitioning to a more relaxed general community quarantine starting on June 1. “Philippine Airlines welcomes the opportunity to resume regular commercial operations following the Philippine government decision to upgrade certain areas of the country, including… […]

Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19 now at 2,845
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

TWENTY-FOUR overseas Filipinos have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected individuals to 2,845, according to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs’ latest tally on Friday, May 29. The agency also recorded six new fatalities in Europe and the Middle East, raising the death toll to 340. Meanwhile, 11 Filipinos abroad successfully… […]

LA County prepares to reopen salons, restaurants as case numbers continue to rise
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, May 29 announced that Los Angeles County — one of the most concentrated hubs for COVID-19 in the country — can now reopen restaurants, barbershops and salons, signaling a possible return to normal life with the addition of social distancing and safety guidelines that all residents should follow. “This… […]

LA City Council proposes $100 million in rent relief for residents
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 May 2020

A NEW Los Angeles City Council motion is seeking to use $100 million in federal funding for the city’s Emergency Renters Assistance Program. The proposal, filed by Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez on Wednesday, May 27, is said to be the largest rent relief program of any city in the U.S. “From the… […]

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