Kim Chiu on her face shield: ‘Salamat sa lahat ng pinagsamahan natin’

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 11/19/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Seems like some people online are rejoicing on the nixing of the mandatory use of face shields in areas under Alert 3 and lower, and these included actress Kim Chiu. On Instagram, the Cebuana actress…

The unbearable lockdown of Filipino children

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2021

We’re approaching the two-year mark of the pandemic, and one thing now very clear is that how people experience it depends on one’s position in life: one’s occupation, country of residence, socioeconomic status, age, and gender. Thus,…

DOTr: Face shields not required for public transport in areas under alert levels 1-3

Angelica Yang 11/16/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Commuters traveling in areas placed under Alert Levels 3 and below are no longer required to wear face shields, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). “In line with the directive issued by…

#faceshield trends as netizens raise disposal concerns

Immae Lachica 11/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The long wait is over for others who have been very vocal about the mandatory use of face shields. On Monday, November 15, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the IATF’s recommendation to remove the mandatory…

Mandaue, Talisay City also remove face shield requirement

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease, the cities of Mandaue and Talisay have also lifted their face shield requirement on Friday, November 12, 2021. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Mayor Gerald Anthony…

Cebu City removes mandatory face shields, no panaygon allowed yet

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Wednesday, has officially removed the mandatory use of face shields in public in a new directive released by Acting Mayor Michael Rama. Rama said in his directive that…

No more need for face shields in Cebu City except in…

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No more face shields are required in most public places in Cebu City. Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, said that face shields are no longer necessary in…

Mandaue may lift face shields requirement

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines –Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said they will discuss loosening or lifting the face shield requirement in the city. Cortes, however, said they will be asking for the guidance of the Inter-Agency Task Force…

Moreno dares Palace to bring Manila order vs face shield mandate to court

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter 11/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The order of Manila City to drop the mandatory use of face shields in public spaces will stay despite opposition from Malacañang, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said, adding that the Palace can bring…

Radaza: Lifting of face shield policy in public transport should be done gradually

Futch Anthony Inso 11/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — “The lifting of the policy requiring commuters to wear face shields inside public transport should be implemented gradually.” Rep. Paz Radaza of the Lapu-Lapu City lone district said this as she showed her…

Cebu City to keep face shields in PUVs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be employing a gradual increase in the capacity for public utility vehicles (PUVs) as plastic barriers are no longer necessary in public transport. Yet it will be keeping the…

Cebu City cops remind commuters: Wear face shields

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Face shields should be worn inside Public Utility Vehicle (PUVs), police here said, especially now that usage of plastic barriers is no longer required. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations…

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