NCR plus fate hangs as Covid cases climb

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:15:37 +0000

THE fate of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces or the NCR Plus bubble hangs as President Rodrigo Duterte deferred his decision on whether to extend it for another week or downgrade it to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is weighing the pros and cons […]

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P8B lost each day during lockdown

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:20:12 +0000

The Philippine economy is losing as much as P8 billion a day because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) restrictions, and the government must find ways to boost consumer spending to stop the bleeding. The heavy cost of a lockdown was discussed at length by Marikina City Second District Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo during a […]

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ECQ seen to shave off 2021 economic growth

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:31:29 +0000

THE two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being implemented in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces will likely trim the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year by 0.5 to 0.8 percentage points, according to two of the country’s economic managers. “Well, for this lockdown, probably will cost us one half of 1 percent [GDP expansion],” […]

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ECQ in MManila, 4 provinces extended

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:15:36 +0000

THE government extended the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila and four nearby provinces for another week, as the country recorded 12,576 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., also the spokesman for the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of […]

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Go urges govt: Don’t prolong lockdown

Credit to Author: Che M. Javier| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:16:28 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday called on the government to continue finding ways to avoid extending further the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in any part of the country. Go, who heads the Senate health and demography committee, made the call as the government continues to monitor Covid-19 cases, particularly in critical areas such […]

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ECQ extension eyed

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:15:12 +0000

The government will “seriously” consider extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) and four nearby provinces if cases of Covid-19 will not go down, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. “We are open to the recommendation of our experts na i-extend natin ng 14 days kasi iyon ang sinasabi nga […]

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Longer lockdown being considered

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:22:06 +0000

Health experts in the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious (IATF-EID) recommended the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) and four neighboring provinces. Dr. Althea de Guzman, head of the Department of Health’s (DoH) Epidemiology Bureau Covid-19 Surveillance and Quick Action Unit, said a […]

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Concepcion: Private sector backs return to MECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:26:05 +0000

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Jose Maria Concepcion said the private sector understands the plight of the medical frontliners and respects the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to place Metro Manila and nearby areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until August 18. “We respect the decision of the President,” he said, […]

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65% of businesses forced to shut down temporarily

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:16:10 +0000

A survey conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) conducted from April 28 to May 15, 2020 showed at least 65.9 percent of enterprises temporarily closed after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) took effect to contain coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Results of the ADB Philippine Enterprise Survey released on Monday also showed that 29.1 percent […]

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BoI investment pledges up by 112 percent

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:28:23 +0000

After registering declines during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), investment pledges approved by the Board of Investments (BoI) went up by 112 percent to P645.3 billion as of end-June this year from P304.4 billion a year ago. In a statement, the BoI said approved investments among domestic sources in the first half went up to […]

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