Age restriction relaxed in MGCQ areas: From 15-65 to 10-65

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has eased age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) as it allowed persons aged 10 to 65 years old to step out of their homes by February 1, 2021,…

DTI backs easing of age restrictions for economic recovery

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday expressed support for the gradual easing of age restrictions possibly down to 10 years old to help the economic recovery of the country. In a televised briefing, Lopez…

PH extends travel restriction on countries with new COVID-19 variant until Jan. 31

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/15/2021

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines extended the travel restriction on countries with known cases of  the new COVID-19 variant until January 31, 2021, Malacañang said Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this…

Duterte says daughter Inday Sara ‘not running’ for president

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is not running for president. Duterte reiterated that he had cautioned his daughter against seeking the presidency. “My daughter, inuudyok…

Palace admits post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases, says it’s ‘manageable’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday admitted that there was a post-holiday surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, but assured that it is “manageable” and the country remains capable of providing health care…

Pagasa: Wet, cloudy Sunday to persist nationwide

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/03/2021

    MANILA, Philippines — Moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced in the Bicol region and Quezon, including Polillo Islands, due to the tail-end of a frontal system, the state weather bureau said Sunday.…

PH expands travel restriction to US amid threat of new COVID-19 variant

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has included the United States in the list of countries where a travel restriction is imposed to prevent the transmission of the new COVID-19 variant, Malacañang said Friday. “The Office of…

Crash Landing on You’s Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin confirm relationship

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Crash Landing On You stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are dating. The two actors have been dating after the popular Korean drama series ended, their talent agencies confirmed Friday. “Actors Hyun Bin and…

Duterte confident Philippines will see ‘brighter days’ in 2021

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence that the Philippines would experience “brighter days” in 2021 as it becomes more prepared for the upcoming challenges the year may bring. “I am confident that all of us…

Gov’t job order, contractual workers get up to P3,000 in gratuity pay

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 12/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Job order and contractual workers in government will receive up to P3,000 in gratuity pay for their services this year. President Rodrigo Duterte approved the release of funds to cover the gratuity pay of…

Duterte to UN: Pandemic pushed PH to boost health systems

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 12/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses of society, prompting the Philippines to prioritize strengthening its health systems, President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday before the United Nations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of…

Palace: Workshops, seminars now allowed at 30% capacity in GCQ areas

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 12/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 task force has allowed the conduct of workshops, trainings, seminars, and the like at 30 percent venue capacity in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang said Friday. In a statement,…

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