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
There are three routes so far.
When Luzon was declared to be under "enhanced" community quarantine, mass transport was suspended-this includes the MRT, LRT, Grab, Angkas, and buses. Health workers found it difficult to go on duty because most of them couldn't find a way
It will last for a period of six months.
On the night of March 17, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calamity in the Philippines to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. As of this writing, the Philippines has a total of 187
Malacañang has declared it for Luzon.
This is a developing story. We will update this as more updates come in.On March 16, 2020, it was reported that the Malacañang has officially ordered Luzon to be under "enhanced" community quarantine as a measure to contain the spread
It's day one of the Metro Manila community quarantine due to COVID-19.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) released guidelines to help commuters navigate Metro Manila as the region begins community quarantine on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) .In a Facebook post, it says that the instructions are in line with
Listen up, commuters.
Amid the rising number of cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the Philippines and the government's implementation of a Metro Manila "community quarantine" from March 15 to April 14, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued guidelines on
Here's how you can get to work with the 'community quarantine' in place.
On March 12, President Rodrigo Duterte announced several measures that will take effect as the Philippines raised Code Red Sub-level 2 amid rising cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. During the press briefing, he announced that the government would be
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