The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team launches new features in endcov.ph, a web portal created to provide the public with vital information and tools in the fight against COVID-19. New resources to the dashboard include features that show Case Projections, the State of Transmissions in NCR based on LGU data, Municipal/City Density Map based on current active cases, and a Policy Sourcebook on COVID-19.

Screenshot of Ma. Rita Villanueva-Tamse in "Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?". The replay of the webinar can be viewed here. (https://networks.upou.edu.ph/28622/ltio-who-takes-care-of-the-caregivers/)

Visibility and availability. These are high up on Ma. Rita Villanueva-Tamse’s list of what our nurses need from their administrators and leaders especially in times of crisis like the present—to know that their superiors are ready to listen to their concerns, help them navigate the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and address their needs.

Some of the designs being sold at the UP BadAss page made by the Itneg community. Visit https://facebook.com/UPBadAss to see more. Photo taken from UP BadAss page.

The UP Badminton Association of Diliman, aptly nicknamed UP BadAss, is scoring points for its support of the local Itneg Community of Namarabar, Penarrubia, Abra. Together with Abra Indigo Manila, the organization is selling face masks created by the community using natural dyes and patterned after designs of Itneg embroidery, part of the proceeds of which will be used to help cushion the community from the ravages of COVID-19. To purchase or to see more designs, visit: https://facebook.com/UPBadAss.

Dr. Chito Permejo, a cardiology intensivist at the Philippine Heart Center, said the off-label use of pharmacologic therapies to treat COVID-19 in patients with cardiac issues must be done with caution. He discussed this and many more in “COVID-19 and the Heart”, the eighth episode of UP’s STOP COVID DEATHS webinar series streamed on June 12.

“We need to be self-reliant in testing, prevention, and treatment,” said UP Manila College of Medicine Dean Charlotte Chiong in “COVID-19 and the Heart” streamed live on June 12, the 122ndanniversary of Philippine Independence. The event was the eighth episode of UP’s STOP COVID DEATHS webinar series, where she was the guest speaker.

Department of Science and Technology XI Assistant Regional Director Kenneth Barroga, Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy, UP Mindanao Chancellor Ρrof. Larry Digal, Davao de Oro Chief of Hospital Dr. Ferdinand Soberano, and Ρhiliррine Genome Center Mindanao Director Ρrof. Lyre Anni Murao show the Memorandum of Agreement for a COVID-19 testing facility in Davao de Oro. Ρhotos courtesy of Ρhiliрpine Genome Center Mindanao

The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao will help set up another COVID-19 testing facility in Davao de Oro Province, signing a memorandum of agreement with the Provincial Government and the Department of Science and Technology Region XI last 22 June 2020 at the Provincial Capitol in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.

Screenshot of John Alex Melencio in "Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?"

Having been a COVID-19 patient, John Alex Melencio has pushed himself to become a better nurse. The UP Open University (UPOU) alumnus, who is a charge nurse and team leader at The Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK, was one of three nurses who shared their COVID-19 stories in “Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?” that was streamed live on June 11 in UPOU Networks. It was organized by the UPOU Master of Arts in Nursing program.