Metro Manila, various provinces to stay under Alert Level 1

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and various provinces across the country will remain under Alert Level 1 from June 1 to 15, Malacañang announced Friday. In a Palace briefing, Acting Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Kris Ablan announced that the Inter-Agency…

P33 wage hike in Metro Manila, P55-P110 in W. Visayas

Donna Pazzibugan 05/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The daily minimum wage in Metro Manila has been raised by P33, and by P55 to P110 in the Western Visayas region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday. Labor groups described the…

Metro Manila wage board junks TUCP petition for P470 hike

Daphne Galvez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity (RTWPB) has junked the petition of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) for a 470-peso hike in Metro Manila to increase the minimum daily wage from…

Metro Manila, 47 other areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 from March 16-31

Daphne Galvez 03/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will remain under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 while more areas will be eased to the least restrictive status from March 16-31, Malacañang announced Tuesday. Acting presidential spokespersons Martin Andanar said the Inter-Agency…

DOH: 28,471 new COVID-19 cases in PH; active cases now 284,458

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 01/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Tuesday 28,471 additional COVID-19 cases—a figure lower than Monday’s 37,070 cases but with fewer tests. With 34,892 recoveries, the total number of active cases slightly went down…

Threat of rising COVID-19 infections sends Metro Manila back to Alert Level 3

Leila B. Salaverria, Tina G. Santos 01/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced that Metro Manila (also known as the National Capital Region)  would be placed under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 3 to 15 after the Department of Health (DOH) warned the public of…

IATF sets new alert levels for Dec. 1-15

Jerome Aning, Tina G. Santos 11/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the recommendation to retain the National Capital Region (NCR) under alert level 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Monday.…

Uncertainty looms in Cebu’s curfew policies 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Whether local governments in Cebu would scrap curfew remains a question.  Officials here have yet to make their respective decisions on the existing curfew policies as Metro Manila, the country’s capital, has already…

Metro Manila to be under Alert Level 4 starting Sept. 16 — Año

Daphne Galvez 09/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will be placed under Alert Level 4 starting September 16, 2021, which is the start of the pilot run of granular lockdowns, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Tuesday, September 14. Año said…

Metro Manila, 15 other areas under MECQ until September 7

Catherine Gonzales 08/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will remain under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until September 7, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced Saturday. In a statement, Roque said that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging…

Cebu Pacific announces flight cancellations from August 21 to 31

Catherine Gonzales 08/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific has announced the cancellations of some of its domestic flights from August 21 to 31 amid the enforcement of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. In an advisory, Cebu Pacific…

DOH: COVID-19 Delta variant detected in all Metro Manila LGUs

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all cities and the lone municipality in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. In an online press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria…

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