Ilagan City in Isabela placed under 10-day MECQ

Credit to Author: Vince Jacob A. Visaya| Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 03:52:24 +0000

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The city here was placed under a citywide modified enhanced community quarantine from October 6  to October 16 due to a spike in the number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Based on data released on Tuesday by the Department of Health in Cagayan Valley, there were 33 […]

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Fewer Covid hospital admissions seen after MECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:39:22 +0000

There were fewer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients admitted to hospitals in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces after the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) than there were before the strict lockdown was imposed. In a press briefing on Friday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted that just before the MECQ, the hospitals’ capacity rate for Covid-19 […]

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All the President’s men tapped to boost support in high-risk Covid areas

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:16:38 +0000

THE government’s task force against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has designated President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet to Metro Manila cities and other areas with high virus transmission to “provide stronger support” in its pandemic response. The latest order, which was contained in Resolution 62 approved by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious […]

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Mindoro Oriental placed on MECQ 

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:40:15 +0000

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro: The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 (RIATF) approved the request of the City of Government of Calapan to place the entire city under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). “Pursuant to RIATF Resolution 12, Calapan City will be placed under MECQ for the period of August 13 to 26 due to […]

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Muntinlupa extends deadline for 3rd quarter payment of taxes, fees

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 03:52:24 +0000

THE Muntinlupa City government has extended the deadline for the third quarter payment of business taxes, fees, and charges in the city due to the reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed Ordinance 2020-115 moving the deadline from August 19 to September 18. “The aforementioned circumstances will increase the economic […]

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Palace: Govt to tap PNP as Covid-19 contact tracers

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:59:48 +0000

THE government is considering tapping  the Philippine National Police (PNP) as contact tracers, Malacañang said on Wednesday, as it moves to boost its efforts against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the government would be scaling up the contact tracing strategy in Baguio City, where local policemen have been […]

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Shares rise from MECQ slump on bargain hunting

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:58:14 +0000

The stock market on Tuesday advanced from Monday’s lockdown-prompted retreat to join its regional counterparts. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed by 1.04 percent or 59.58 points to close at 5,775.50, while the wider All Shares inched up by 0.84 percent or 28.51 points to finish at 3,426.97. After being oversold on news […]

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Services of CRS outlets suspended amid MECQ

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:45:00 +0000

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday announced that the frontline services of civil registration system (CRS) outlets in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) would be suspended for two weeks. In an advisory, the statistics agency said such services “shall be closed [to] the processing of requests for copy issuance of civil registry […]

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Tricycles allowed in Muntinlupa 

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:36:06 +0000

THE Muntinlupa City government has allowed tricycles to operate during the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from August 4 to 18. The decision was in accordance with Executive Order 15 s.2020 signed by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi in May. Under the order, Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations would implement an odd-even scheme where […]

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Liquor ban reimposed in QC

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:04:44 +0000

THE Quezon City government has reimposed the liquor ban after local medical experts found that drinking in public places helped spread the coronavirus disease. “There were various instances where those who contracted the virus claimed they simply went out for a drink with neighbors,” Rolly Cruz, head of the City Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (CESU), said. […]

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