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It's the first of its kind here in the Philippines!
On November 30, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila-including Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, Iligan City and Davao City-will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until December 31. GCQ is considered as the second-lowest quarantine
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
It's one way of characterizing people in a way that they identify to.
U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is back home after serving five years in jail for killing Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude. The American said he was blinded by rage because Laude hid the fact that she was born a man.MORE ABOUT
Here's a guide for new hires.
It's hard enough to graduate and look for a job in normal circumstances, but it's even harder when you do it in the middle of a global pandemic, especially now that there's an ongoing recession. Simply
Easing physical distancing for commuters may be too early, frontliners say.
The space between commuters in public transport was reduced on September 14, which is "too early," according to a group of medical frontliners who called for a timeout last month.As they hold dialogues with transport authorities, they also advised the public
One thing's constant no matter the state of the economy: fried chicken.
Fried chicken sparks joy for Filipinos, especially when it comes with lots of gravy. It's a constant-whether the economy is booming or on life suport because of a pandemic. There are baskets and barrels for parties but for the
#JusticeForJenniferLaude trended on Twitter on September 7, 2020.
On September 7, 2020, #JusticeForJenniferLaude started trending on Twitter, right after President Duterte pardoned U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convincted of killing transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude in 2014. The following year, he was sentenced to 10 years
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
Bulk of COVID-19 cases are of working age, data shows.
More offices will reopen along with public transport on August 19, when Metro Manila and its suburbs shift to GCQ. As the workforce slowly and carefully comes back to life, the World Health Organization raised concern over the fact that majority of
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