MANILA, PhilippinesIt has been a year since the Philippines recorded its first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and yet the country still continues to grapple with SARS Cov2, the virus that causes it. looks back at the most pressing stories about the pandemic in the country. From how COVID-19 emerged from being a nameless disease to being the country’s biggest health crisis in decades and how the government handled it.