The iGovPhil Project officially adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as the accessibility standard for all its related web development and services. WCAG 2.0 is also an international standard, ISO 40500. This certifies it as a stable and referenceable technical standard.

WCAG 2.0 contains 12 guidelines organized under 4 principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR for short). There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: A, AA, or AAA. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is available at: https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/

All iGovPhil Project services and content are currently moving towards WCAG Level A compliance. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this level.

Combination keys used for each browser:
  • Chrome for Linux press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for Windows press (Alt+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • Safari for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • For Firefox press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • For Internet Explorer press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key) then press (enter)
Shortcut Keys Combination Activation:
  • Home Page (Combination + H): Redirecting to homepage.
  • Main Content (Combination + R): View the content section of the current page.
  • FAQ (Combination + Q): FAQ page.
  • Contact (Combination + C): Contact page or form inquiries.
  • Feedback (Combination + K): Feedback page.
  • Site Map (Combination + M): Site map (footer agency) section of the page.
  • Search (Combination + S): Search page.
  • Press ESC or CLICK the close the button to close this dialog box.
An Open Letter to Filipino Nurses

My dear colleagues in the nursing profession,

I humbly express my profound gratitude and appreciation to you and our other health workers  during the COVID-19 pandemic. You serve selflessly for our countrymen. You have showed to us what courage and hope amidst diversity is like as you continue to render your nursing care with compassion. I salute each of you for your commitment and dedication to saving lives, even with the fear of losing yours. Indeed, times like this entail helping fellow Filipinos beyond civic duty; it becomes a moral imperative. 

I laud nursing groups that heeded the call to offer their valuable skills, services, and time. We have written the Secretary of Health, Dr. Francisco Duque III,  to call for emergency hiring of additional nurses. Hire competent, fit-for-practice licensed nurses for this time period, duly compensated with proper insurance and supplied with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPEs).

It is unfortunate that one of us has fallen in the battle against COVID-19. Truly, he is more than just a hero, more than a modern-day Nightingale. He is an angel who abided in his sworn duty at the expense of his life. Let him be the first and the last. Let your safety and welfare be protected at all times.

We call on the hospital administrators to treat their personnel, not just nurses, fairly and humanely, with regard to compensation, the provision of appropriate PPEs, the strict observance of the need for quarantine, adequate sleeping quarters and meals, safe transportation.

We call on our fellow countrymen; aside from staying at home for us, please do not discriminate against nor stigmatize our nurses. Just like you, they too have those fears that you harbor. And that is the reason they are taking all the extra precautionary measures to avoid acquiring the disease or transmitting the disease indirectly.

Again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our nurses and nursing leaders, to the medical frontliners, to the frontliners who provide our basic commodities such as food and medicines, to the police and sanitary workers, and to everyone else for staying at home. We pray for our safety and that we may collectively address this looming crisis succcessfully. While we implore fervently that our requests be heard and be given utmost attention and action, we will continue to serve to the best that we can.

 

GLENDA S. ARQUIZA, Ph.D., RN
Chair, Board of Nursing
Professional Regulation Commission
 
#RespectAndDignityForNurses 
#NursesUniteAgainstCovid19
#ValueNursesNow
 

 

 
 
 
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