The University of the Philippines COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team has created a Web portal (endcov.ph) that provides vital information about the coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
Accessible to public, the website features a highly detailed map that features the location and spread of the disease in the country. Visitors can zoom in or zoom out to see street and satellite views of the general locations and numbers of COVID-19 cases in a particular area. It also includes useful information on nearby hospitals and quarantine checkpoints, among others. All the vital data displayed on the Web portal are inputted by UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) staff.
The map is color-coded to show which areas have the most (darker shades) and the least (lighter shade) number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Additionally, the website has pages for COVID-19-related policies, advisories, resources, and symptoms of the disease. It also provides charts and statistical data. The site also provides the profiles of patients who have been investigated, tested, admitted, and treated in hospitals–including those who died and recovered from the disease.
Created on March 19 through an administrative order, the OVID-19 Pandemic Response Team is one of UP’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading the team are UP executive vice president Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa and UPRI executive director Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay.
Among the members of the team are: Director Kristoffer Berse, Research and Creative Work, UPRI; Director Genaro Cuaresma, Institution Building, UPRI; UPRI Director Emmanuel Luna, Education; and Director Rolando Tolentino, Knowledge Sharing, UPRI.
Also part of the team are Prof. Carlene Pilar-Arceo, College of Science, UP Diliman; Prof. Carlos Primero Gundran, College of Public Health, UP Manila; Prof. Emmanuel Baja, National Institutes of Health and College of Medicine, UP Manila; Prof. Jomar Fajardo Rabajante, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB; Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino, College of Engineering, UP Diliman; and Prof. Noriel Christopher Tiglao, NCPAG, UP Diliman.