Palace: No one has the right to sell vaccination slots

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nobody has the right to sell COVID-19 vaccination slots, Malacañang said Monday as it warned jail time for individuals caught doing such illegal acts. “‘Yun namang nagbebenta ng slot e yan po ay ipinagbabawal…

Palace: Let Duterte pursue ‘calibrated, calculated’ foreign policy on West Philippine Sea

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday told critics, particularly retired Senior Justice Antonio Carpio and former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario, to let President Rodrigo Duterte pursue his “careful, calibrated, and calculated” foreign policy amid the…

Cebu City officials, church leaders thank Palace for declaring April 14 a holiday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Church leaders and local officials in Cebu City welcomed the recent proclamation from the Malacañang declaring April 14, 2021 a Special Non-Working Holiday here to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in…

Palace declares April 14 ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Malacañang on Monday, April 12, proclaimed April 14, 2021 as a Special Non-Working Holiday in Cebu City in line with the quincentennial celebration of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines. The Palace issued…

Lapu gov’t wants April 27 to be declared a holiday

Futch Anthony Inso 04/06/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government is urging Malacañang to declare April 27, 2021 a non-working holiday in the entire country for the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. City Councilor Quennie Amann said that last…

IATF OKs uniform travel protocols; No more mandatory Covid-19 test, quarantine unless…

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 02/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced on Saturday that the government’s Covid-19 task force has approved he uniform travel protocols for all local government units (LGUs), with Covid-19 testing and quarantine for travelers no longer mandatory. Presidential spokesman…

Palace: MVIS no longer mandatory

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 02/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered not to make mandatory the Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS), Malacañang said Thursday. “Hindi na po mandatory ang MVIS. Ibig sabihin, kinakailangan walang bagong singil, walang karagdagang singil para…

Cebu City EOC not inclined in adopting yet new IATF reso lowering age limit

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the city’s dedicated anti-coronavirus committee, is not keen on adopting a new resolution that lowered the age limit of people allowed to go outside of their…

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…

Palace: Flattening of COVID-19 curve stopped when economy reopened

Darryl John Esguerra 07/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday, July 16, 2020, said the flattening of the COVID-19 pandemic curve started immediately after the imposition of strict lockdown measures but “did not continue” as more infections were recorded with the…

Duterte to announce new quarantine classifications on or before June 29—Palace

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 06/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce the new quarantine classifications on or before June 29, Malacañang said Friday. “May rekomendasyon na po pero this is subject to review by the President. Anyway, the…

National gov’t steps in to evaluate Cebu City’s COVID response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Malacañang has announced on Saturday, June 20, that the national government’s anti-coronavirus task force will be assessing how the city government of Cebu is handling the pandemic here. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque…

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