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U.P. Diliman frontliners positive for coronavirus now at 14

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:36 PM

(UPDATED) Palma Hall in UP Diliman has opened its doors as an isolation area for suspected and probable coronavirus cases in the university area

University of the Philippines Diliman campus on July 20, 2017

Fil-Ams on the frontlines: New York healthcare workers look after each other

Jun 23, 2020 - 1:01 PM

In New York and New Jersey alone, 1 in every 4 Filipinos works in healthcare. They create their own resources to take care of their mental health amid the pandemic.

[WATCH]: Rappler Live Jam x PROMIL FOUR: Ira Aclan

Jun 02, 2020 - 7:52 AM

Award-winning violinist and PROMIL® FOUR Gifted Child Ira Aclan concludes our concert series for our frontliners

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam x PROMIL FOUR: Yessha Dela Calzada

May 15, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Singing sensation and PROMIL® FOUR i-shiner Yessha Dela Calzada continues our concert series for our frontliners

Till their last breath, Fil-Am health care workers give all vs COVID-19

May 12, 2020 - 9:05 AM

At least 60 Filipino health care workers have died from the novel coronavirus disease, as the United States continues to grapple with the pandemic

[FRONTLINERS] Iloilo town doctor keeps clinic open: 'Every human life is precious'

May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Despite her fears, Dr Judith Jimeno's clinic in Leganes town, Iloilo remains open for non-coronavirus patients. It's part of her passion to save lives.

BRAVE FRONTLINER. Dr Judith Jimeno takes a selfie inside her clinic in Leganes, Iloilo. Photo courtesy of Jimeno

Frontliners, too: Meet some young Fil-Ams braving the coronavirus pandemic

May 05, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Outside of the health care profession, these young Filipino-Americans work silently day in and out, putting their lives on the line to serve others

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam x PROMIL FOUR: Jacob Sarreal

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Filipino saxophonist and gifted child Jacob Sarreal continues our concert series with Promil® Four

[FRONTLINERS] QC garbage collector: Call of duty is keeping homes safe from disease

Apr 27, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Alquin Flores knows there are people who look down on his job. But he vows to keep on collecting their trash to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Frontliners on their fears, hopes during the pandemic

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Rappler speaks to several Filipinos in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam x Promil Four: Shaira Luna

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Science whiz, commercial photographer and gifted child Shaira Luna kicks off our concert series with Promil Four

[FRONTLINERS] Volunteer shuttle driver overcomes fear of virus to serve others

Apr 21, 2020 - 1:37 PM

Out of a job due to the lockdown, Victor Lero decides to volunteer as a shuttle driver for health workers in Metro Manila. He is scared of COVID-19, but he braves the front lines to keep his family alive and help other Filipinos.

Photo courtesy of Victor Lero

[FRONTLINERS] ‘May kasal pa ako, Lord!’

Apr 20, 2020 - 9:34 PM

'It's quite a scary and exhausting time to be a doctor. So we just need to protect ourselves and serve who we can,' says a pediatrician whose wedding has been postponed by the pandemic.

FRONTLINER. Pediatrician Mica Bastillo in her PPE at Pasig Child's Hope Hospital, and at home in her quarantine tent. Photo courtesy of Mica Bastillo

[OPINION] A day in the life of a volunteer driver

Apr 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Whatever roles we choose as we battle this pandemic, let us do so with good humor and resolve

[FRONTLINERS] ER doctor deals with grief, death in the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

In the emergency room, Dr Kirstie de Luna is on a race against time to help cure every patient who comes her way. But not all lives can be saved.

Photo from Dr Kirstie de Luna

LOOK: Google Doodle series thanking coronavirus frontliners

Apr 13, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Check out these 6 Google Doodles thanking health professionals, grocery workers, researchers, emergency personnel, farmers, and sanitation workers

Rocker Aurelio Castro III creates portraits of 19 frontliner heroes

Apr 13, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The rocker and painter pays tribute to the fallen medical frontliners in his art

[FRONTLINERS] Homesick young doctor steps up to fight coronavirus

Apr 12, 2020 - 12:28 PM

Jeprel del Prado is aching to go back home to Pangasinan. But this physician chooses to stay in Manila to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and make sure their small, private hospital does not run out of much-needed staff and supplies.

[FRONTLINERS] After being infected, losing a loved one: Cavite doctor won't stop treating COVID-19 patients

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The coronavirus brought unimaginable darkness to Dr Cherry Abu's life. She got infected, lost her mother-in-law to the disease, and suffered discrimination. But these won't stop her from returning to the front lines.

[FRONTLINERS] An Iligan doctor's 'elaborate nightmare' battling coronavirus

Apr 04, 2020 - 2:00 PM

As Iligan's sole infectious disease specialist, it is Dr Leonell Quitos' duty to protect his people against COVID-19. Every day, he fears for his life.

Photo from Dr. Leonell Quitos

Nine rooms and a hallway

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:51 AM

A story from the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak

'When I wake I cry': The hell doctors, nurses face on France's virus front line

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:55 PM

'Waking up this morning I cried. I cried eating breakfast. I cried getting ready... in the hospital locker room, I dried my tears. I breathed in. The people in the hospital beds are crying too, and it is I who am there to dry their tears.'

REST. A medic takes a break at the emergency department of the Louis Pasteur Hospital in Colmar, eastern France, on March 26, 2020, on the tenth day of a strict lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Coronavirus Updates: While our doctors are dying

Mar 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The government’s protocols don’t prioritize them in tests. They are discriminated against in public places. But those of us who know better are coming to their aid.

TULA: ‘Taliba ng Bayan’ ni Rio Alma

Mar 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Handog ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining Virgilio S. Almario sa mga babaeng frontliners sa paglaban sa COVID-19

TULA: ‘May Bagong Bayani ang Ating Panahon’ ni Rio Alma

Mar 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Handog ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining Virgilio S. Almario sa alaala ng mga doktor na pumanaw at sa ‘mga kawal pangkalusugang lumaban sa COVID-19’

Duterte to frontline services: Answer requests in 15 days

May 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte directs agencies with frontline services 'to respond to all public requests and concerns within 15 days from receipt thereof'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech May 2, 2018, during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon. Malacañang file photo

140 local offices get 'excellent' rating in gov't service – CSC

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Meanwhile 127 offices received a failed rating in the Civil Service Commission s 2016 Report Card Survey on the quality of service of frontline government offices

Pulse Asia survey, Ombudsman, Snapchat | Evening wRap

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 25

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM