IATF OKs foreigners’ re-entry to PH

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the re-entry of foreigners who were in the Philippines but temporarily left since December 17, Malacañang said on Friday. “The IATF, in its 89th...

4 regions are epicenters of COVID-19 cases — OCTA Research

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — An expert from the OCTA Research team on Tuesday identified four regions considered as epicenters of COVID-19 cases in the country. In a public briefing, Dr. Guido David said the epicenters are the National Capital Region, Davao Region, Calabarzon,...

Duterte: NCR, several other areas under GCQ vs. COVID-19

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended anew the general community quarantine in Metro Manila until December 31, 2020 to control the spread of COVID-19 over the holidays. In a public address aired on Monday night, Duterte said the following areas...

Minors now allowed to go to malls accompanied by parents

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — After almost nine months in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, minors may now go malling as long as they are accompanied by their parents, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano said. “Para na rin po sa kapaskuhan ay dun sa...

Leachon: Prioritize NCR, Calabarzon, Central Luzon in giving COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines should prioritize giving the COVID-19 vaccine in most of the economic epicenter first before moving on to other hotspots, health expert Dr. Anthony “Tony” Leachon said on Monday. Leachon, a former adviser to the...

Philippines to allow Filipinos’ foreign spouses, children to enter next month

MANILA, Nov 27 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has approved the entry of Filipinos’ foreign spouses and children who are traveling with them starting December, Malacañang said Friday. The inter-agency task force, which met Thursday,...

BI lifts antigen test for outbound Filipinos; more foreigners allowed entry

MANILA, Oct 26 (Mabuhay) — Filipinos leaving the country will no longer be required to have an antigen test for COVID-19 starting next week while more foreign nationals will be allowed entry to the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced Sunday. In a...

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...

MIAA acquires new sets of equipment vital to airport operations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado on Monday said the country’s four airport terminals have added in its inventory state-of-the-art equipment vital to their daily operations. Honrado said MIAA recently acquired the...