‘Travel agencies, tour operators can reopen’

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:32:26 +0000

Travel agencies, tour operators, and related businesses and services in the country can now resume operations today at different capacities, depending on their location. This was announced by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez through a memorandum circular he signed on October 14 and released on Friday, which recategorized travel and tourism-related firms from Category 4 to […]

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Change in quarantine status not certain yet – DOH  

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:56:48 +0000

The Department of Health on Monday said “nothing is certain” on the possible change of quarantine status in Metro Manila next month despite the decline in the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Dr. Anthony Leachon, former vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force,  and the UP Octa Research team earlier proposed the extension of the […]

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PCCI: Include biz sector in IATF-EID

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:24:48 +0000

A business chamber on Thursday sought the inclusion of the country’s business sector in the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). In a statement, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said a resolution passed by its board of directors urged the government to consult the private sector before […]

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Ledesma asks IATF-EID to allow table tennis

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 16:59:23 +0000

PHILIPPINE Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) President Ting Ledesma is asking the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to include table tennis among the allowable activities under the general community quarantine (GCQ) that begins this June 1. Based on current GCQ guidelines of the IATF-EID, biking, running, golf, swimming, skateboarding, tennis, badminton and equestrian riding are the only sporting activities allowed. “On our part, we [were] just wondering […]

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Our incentive in joining vaccine trials is cure – Palace

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 11:51:44 +0000

The Philippines’s incentive for joining the clinical trials for a possible vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is the need for a vaccine or a cure, Malacañang said. “Well ang incentive natin is kinakailangan natin ng bakuna, kinakailangan natin ng gamot sa Covid-19. (Well our incentive is we need a vaccine, we need a […]

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Police raid Recto printer creating Fake IATF ID’s  

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 11:49:38 +0000

THE Manila Police District on Monday has raided a printing press in Recto who are allegedly printing forged documents and identification cards (ID). MPD Police Station 4 chief Pol. Lt. Col. John Guiagui led the operation on CM Recto Street in Sampaloc District on Monday afternoon, which led to the arrest of seven individuals. The […]

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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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Palace to add 5M more families in SAP 2nd tranche

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 05:26:30 +0000

Malacañang has ordered the inclusion of five million additional poor families to the list of beneficiaries of the second wave of cash assistance under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The memorandum, signed on May 22 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, retains the original number of beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of cash […]

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Schools to open on August 24

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 16:16:49 +0000

The opening of school year 2020-2021 will be on Aug. 24, 2020, according to a Malacañang announcement following new adjustments made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in the policies to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The change was made in accordance with the proposal of the Department of […]

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Sotto files bill moving school opening to September

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 06:54:57 +0000

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd wants to amend a law to move the opening of classes in both public and private schools to September instead of June. In filing Senate Bill (SB) 1438, Sotto said it is important to “give the Department of Education (DepEd) more time and opportunity to prepare and adopt measures for […]

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