PH updates ‘red list,’ travel ban imposed on 7 more countries

Zacarian Sarao 11/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has imposed travel restrictions on seven more countries as it updated its “red list” effective November 28, Malacañang announced Sunday. In a statement, acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles announced that those added…

Biden imposing new international travel vaccine rules, lifting restrictions

Reuters 10/26/2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8, the…

Medcerts only for Pilar-bound travelers from Leyte

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has dropped swab tests as travel conditions for travelers from Leyte bound for Pilar town in Camotes Island. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in a memorandum she issued and signed last…

PH revises int’l travel restrictions, allows entry of all Filipino citizens

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has revised its travel restrictions for inbound passengers and allowed the entry of all Filipino citizens, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said Friday. “All Filipino citizens, whether a returning Overseas…

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…

‘Dapat pasagasaan kayo sa eroplano,’ says Go of those skirting travel ban

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There should be no exemptions in the implementation of travel restrictions following the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant in other countries, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said Monday. In a statement, Go said that…

Two markets mulled for Cebu City mountain barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) is proposing the establishment of two markets in the city’s mountain barangays, one at the North District and another at the South District. MOD Head Irvin…

4 UV cagers remain stranded in Cebu City

Gerard Vincent Francisco 06/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Green Lancers team captain Ted Saga has not seen his family in Negros Oriental for three months now. Saga has been stranded in Cebu City with the implementation of travel restrictions as a…

Speedy distribution of cash aid to PUV drivers urged

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/13/2020

Sen. Grace Poe on Friday appealed anew to the government to hasten the distribution of the second tranche of cash subsidies to displaced drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV), many of whom had already resorted to begging…

GCQ no reason to relax travel restrictions–PNP

Julie Aurelio, Marlon Ramos, Melvin Gascon, Roy Stephen Canivel 05/30/2020

“Nonessential” travel across borders of towns and provinces may still not be allowed, even under the general community quarantine (GCQ), a top police official said on Friday. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Joint Task…

2 siblings jailed for returning home to Inabanga, Bohol despite travel restrictions

Doris C. Bongcac 05/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Bohol province arrested two Inabanga town natives who returned home from Barangay Labangon in Cebu City despite travel restrictions. The arrested individuals were identified as siblings Maria Jonalie Bautista, 33, and…

Lapu closes Mandaue-Mactan bridges to nonresidents, non-essential personnel

Rosalie Abatayo 04/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will already ban the entry and exit of non-essential personnel to and from the city amid the rising number of coronavirus disease cases there. The order which covers all…

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