Northern Luzon provinces on their way to UHC

Provincial leaders in northern Luzon sharpen their knowledge on how to attain Universal Health Care (UHC) by improving health services and overall health systems. ZFF’s BayangMalusog: Provincial Leaders for UHC Acceleration program gave leaders, which included nine governors in attendance, insights on navigating the challenges UHC demands. For Dr. Manuel Dayrit, former health secretary and […]

COVID-free Agusan del Sur: Acting fast, working and learning together

One-and-a-half months since the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine, some provinces in the Philippines remained COVID-free. Agusan del Sur is one of them. Governor Santiago Cane Jr. attributed this to the good teamwork among provincial and local government leaders and personnel. They also strictly adhered to the ECQ guidelines and protocols. “What must be […]

Post ECQ in Aklan: A balancing act between income and infection

When the Philippines recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, Aklan was regarded as one of the hotspots because it had direct flights from Wuhan, China and tourists continued to flock to Boracay. But the provincial government’s quick actions proved effective in containing the virus. In fact, as of April 24, the province only had […]

ZFF and Bataan LGU join hands in COVID-19 fight

Outside Metro Manila, Bataan is among the provinces with rising cases of COVID-19. Before the Luzon-wide lockdown, it recorded only one confirmed case. As of April 24, there were 77 cases. More worrisome is the 55 COVID-19 cases among health workers of the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), a Department of Health-run facility. […]

Mobilizing Local Leaders to Combat COVID-19

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In response to the exponential growth of COVID-19 infected patients since the first confirmed case in the Philippines, the Zuellig Family Foundation held a virtual round table discussion (RTD) to talk about the local government units’ (LGUs) role in combating the threats of COVID-19. Under Proclamation No. 922, all government offices and LGUs are mandated […]