Gov’t relaxes quarantine, persons aged 15 to 65 now allowed out

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Persons aged 15 to 65 years old are now allowed to go out of their homes during community quarantine, Malacañang said Friday. “Persons from 15 to 65 years of age are now allowed to…

Quarantine violators will be penalized up to P5K starting August 16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents in Cebu City will be penalized for violating the quarantine protocols starting August 16, 2020. The City Ordinance No. 2566, or Ordinance Penalizing Any Violation in Relation to the Implementation of General/Enhanced…

SC OKs remote notarization of documents

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/02/2020

Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Supreme Court on Friday said it would allow the notarization of documents through videoconferencing in areas under community quarantine. The high court approved a resolution on July 14, which provided…

DOH supports call of medical groups for proper quarantine enforcement

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 08/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it supports the appeal of medical frontline workers to ensure that community quarantine is properly enforced. This was after health frontline workers asked the government to…

Palace thumbs down medical groups’ call for ECQ in NCR

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Palace spokesman Harry Roque on Saturday shunned the calls of medical professionals and groups to revert back Metro Manila to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status since lockdowns alone are not enough to combat the…

SWS: 55% of Filipinos comfortable in going to work in case quarantine ends

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 07/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Fifty-five percent of Filipinos expressed that they would feel comfortable in going to work in case the community quarantine has been put to an end next month, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey…

Duterte to announce quarantine status on June 15

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Questions about whether Cebu City will continue to be under general community quarantine or if Cebu province’s appeal to “move on” to a modified GCQ will be granted will be answered on Monday,…

Hoteliers asked: Offer low rates for OFWs, guests amid community quarantine

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Albeit the losses incurred by the tourism industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has called on accommodation establishments not to take advantage of repatriated workers or exempted employees…

After easing quarantine rules, gov’t now eyes lockdowns per barangay

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 05/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — After relaxing some community quarantine restrictions, the government may impose lockdowns per barangay and do away with locking down areas by regions, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said…

Mandaue, Cebu City remain under ECQ – IATF

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cities of Cebu and Mandaue gained the nod of the national Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to remain under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). This means that all…

Stop panic buying, groceries to stay open – Gwen

Rosalie Abatayo 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the state of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is already in effect in Cebu province this Thursday, March 26, 2020, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has clarified that there is no mobility restriction implemented in…

Oceana lauds Coast Guard for allowing legal fishing operations in community quarantine areas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Recognizing the need to earn daily income among fishermen and commercial fish workers, Oceana Philippines lauded the Philippine Coast Guard for coming up with guidelines on sailing policy for fishers. “By clarifying the process and…

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