IATF studying calls to relax inbound travel policies — Nograles

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — After the government lifted restrictions of non-essential outbound travel beginning Oct. 21, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said they are now studying policies easing inbound travel restrictions amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019...

Sanya Lopez is the new leading lady in ‘First Yaya’

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — Sanya Lopez has been named as the new leading lady for the upcoming Kapuso series “First Yaya.” The 24-year-old actress will replace Marian Rivera, who opted out of the lock-in taping to focus on taking care of her family. Sanya said...

Baguio City opens doors to entire Luzon

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — Baguio City is set to open its doors again to tourists coming from the entire Luzon following earlier restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an announcement posted through social media, the city’s Public Information Office said...

Mayors want Metro Manila under GCQ until Dec. 31

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — The mayors of the 17 cities and municipality in Metro Manila recommended staying with a general community quarantine (GCQ) status for the rest of the year, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Monday. In a...

MetMetro Manila to shorten curfew hours from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. this week

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — Metro Manila mayors have agreed to impose shorter curfew hours starting this week as part of the government’s move to ease restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic , Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia...

Contractors oppose bill allowing foreign firms to enter PH construction industry

MANILA, Oct 19 (Mabuhay) — A group of contractors on Sunday opposed a bill that would allow foreign firms to enter the local construction industry which employs more than 4 million Filipinos. House Bill 7337, authored by Valenzuela City Rep. Weslie Gatchalian, seeks to...