Quarantine measures tightened

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:15:03 +0000

BY GENALYN KABILING The government is taking the short yet sharp “circuit-breaker” approach to stem the rise in coronavirus cases in Metro Manila and other areas under general community quarantine (GCQ). Presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced the government decided to tighten six quarantine measures in GCQ areas until April 4 and urged the public to […]

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Roque tests positive for Covid-19

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 04:35:59 +0000

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Roque was tested on Sunday, March 14. He got the result on Monday morning. “As of 11:29 this morning, nakuha ko po ang resulta na positibo po ako para sa Covid (As of 11:29 this morning, I got the result […]

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Duterte appoints new coast guard chief

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:16:22 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr. as the Philippine Coast Guard’s new commandant.  Ursabia replaces Admiral Joel Garcia, who retired on June 1. “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed today, June 1, 2020, the appointment of Mr. George Villareal Ursabia, Jr. as Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard […]

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Palace: Duterte back to Davao City amid easing of lockdown

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:43:26 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his hometown Davao City as Metro Manila is set to further ease its lockdown measures to the general community quarantine (GCQ). Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., during a virtual press briefing on Saturday, said Duterte left for Davao on Friday to be with his family this weekend. “Kahapon po umalis […]

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Cebu City, Mandaue City to shift to GCQ on June 1

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:26:47 +0000

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue in Central Visayas will also shift to a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ) along with the rest of the region on June 1, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases agreed […]

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Barbershops, salons allowed to re-open on June 7 – Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:17:31 +0000

The government has now allowed the reopening of barbershops and salons  in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) beginning June 7, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the opening of barbershops and salons […]

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Palace: Duterte to consult experts in deciding whether to lift MECQ

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 07:59:37 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte will consult with the Health department and other experts in deciding whether to lift the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in areas under it. The National Capital Region, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Zambales are under MECQ amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging […]

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SWS: Number of hungry Filipinos doubled amid pandemic

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 07:39:13 +0000

The number of Filipino families who experienced hunger in the past three months has doubled as the government grapples to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the country, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from May 4 to 10 among 4,010 respondents nationwide, showed that […]

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Duterte fires OCD deputy chief Purisima

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 04:36:49 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Office of Civil Defense (OCD) deputy administrator Kristoffer James “Toby” Purisima, Malacañang announced on Friday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte decided to boot Purisima out of office due to “loss of trust and confidence.” “The Palace confirms that Office of the Civil Defense Assistant Secretary […]

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Palace: MECQ disallows travel for leisure to provinces

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 12:15:21 +0000

TRAVEL is allowed only if it is essential under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Malacañang said. “E kung leisure po, hindi po pupwede pa rin, ‘no, unless tayo po’y may katungkulan“, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque told DZBB in an interview on Saturday when asked about travel from Metro Manila to the provinces using private cars. He said in part, “yung […]

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