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Holiday shopping might have a chance.
Christmas bazaars and tiangges might be allowed in time for the holiday season, the MMDA said Tuesday, October 20 as the government eases more travel and economic restrictions.NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:Coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local
Here's what you need to know before you plan a trip.
Those looking to travel locally can head out again as popular tourist spots have slowly reopened in order to revive the country's tourism industry even as the pandemic rages on. The Department of Tourism has a detailed list of which
The previous requirement was one meter apart.
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved imposing a "one-seat apart" rule in public transport, as the economy gradually and carefully restarts from seven months and counting of virus quarantine, his spokesman said. Previously, commuters are required to be spaced one meter apart
'No Beep, No Ride' along EDSA Busway has been suspended for now.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said Beep cards should be made free to commuters after commuters were caught off guard with the price of the tap-to-pay cards that is now being used on buses aside from trains.The commuter, however,
Something you post might be used against you.
Think twice before posting pictures of your family gatherings on social media, these might be used by the police to "summon" you. The Philippine National Police (PNP) will now search social media for possible violations of quarantine rules, including videos, photos, and
So what does this all mean?
UPDATED (October 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m.): President Rodrigo Duterte keeps Metro Manila under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of November. The same goes for Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Bacolod City, Iligan City, and Lanao del Sur.Though
Distress calls reflect the five-month quarantine's mental toll.
Anxiety is the top concern of Filipinos who call the government's mental health hotline as the COVID-19 quarantine passed the five-month mark. It's confidential and free so give it a try if you are down with
Here's a complete breakdown.
The Senate and House of Representatives have come out with the final version of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2, which seeks to distribute P140 billion in funds to address the twin health and economic crises borne out
An RT-PCR Test is required once every four weeks or every quarter.
The labor and trade departments have released a list of "priority" workers who need to undergo RT-PCR or swab tests for COVID-19, as Metro Manila and its suburbs return to GCQ with fewer restrictions.Employers are "encouraged to collaborate" with
Yes, you can finally schedule that haircut appointment.
Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal will on Wednesday revert to GCQ, the second lowest quarantine, allowing more shops to reopen after 15 days of tight restrictions.One of the biggest changes when shifting to GCQ from MECQ is the resumption
You'll need to download and fill out forms in advance.
Voter registration will resume on September 1, after a five-month suspension due to coronavirus quarantines. Like many transactions under the new normal, part of the process can be done online.Registration in areas under ECQ or MECQ-such as Metro Manila,
It's a way to slow down the virus even as Metro Manila reopens.
Granular lockdowns in streets or barangays instead of whole cities or regions is the way to go to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Metro Manila if it shifts back to general community quarantine next week as scheduled, a health official
The new normal in the workplace is evolving.
Employees reporting physically for work must wear face shields starting August 15, 2020, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reportr on Wednesday. Face shields will also be required in public transportation on the same day.The additional protection
NCR, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan will return to MECQ.
Public transport will be suspended for the duration of the 15-day Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila and it suburbs. This means commuters will have to rely on company provided shuttles or bike to work, that is if their industry
It's going to be really different when we eat out.
After releasing the "new normal" guidelines for barbershops and hair salons, the Department of Trade and Industry announced on May 31 the mimimum health protocols for dine-in restaurants and fast food establishments. Restaurants, like most commercial establishments, have been closed for
Check if your industry is allowed to operate during the 15-day timeout.
Updated on August 3, 2020 via reportr: Metro Manila and its suburbs will revert to a modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ for 15 days (August 4-18) after President Rodrigo Duterte heeded the call of medical frontliners who asked for a
The number of displaced workers has surpassed one million.
On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III appealed to employers-especially to big businesses and conglomerates-to continue paying their workers during the enhanced community quarantine, which has been extended to April 30. Bello said, "I once again knock
From setting up disinfection tents to launching a 'mobile palengke.'
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has been making rounds on social media-and for stellar reasons. His numerous proactive measures amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) were praised by Pasig City residents-and even people from other cities. In case you'
Japan has over 1,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
According to NHK, a national broadcasting organization, the Japanese government has decided to suspend visas issued in 11 countries in Southeast Asia-including the Philippines-in an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Saturday, March 28, around 750,000 visas
There are exemptions to the rule, though.
Muntinlupa City is now under 24-hour curfew through Ordinance 2020-074. The City Government of Muntinlupa explained on its official Facebook page, "No person shall be allowed to go out of their respective homes unless...he/she falls under exemptions provided