Minors still not allowed to go out in NCR, says MMDA exec

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia on Thursday announced that minors are still not allowed to go out in Metro Manila, which is still under general community quarantine. At a virtual press briefing, Garcia...

Christmas parties prohibited in Metro Manila, Philippines’ GCQ areas

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) — Christmas parties are prohibited in Metro Manila this year after mayors agreed to place the entire region under general community quarantine until the end of the year, the government said Tuesday. Mass gatherings remain barred in GCQ areas under...

Metro Manila allows 18 to 65-year-olds to go out amid COVID-19 threat

MANILA, Oct 20 (Mabuhay) — Metro Manila mayors eased the age restriction on persons allowed to go out of their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In a Palace briefing on Monday, MMDA General Manager Jojo...

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...

PH Covid-19 recoveries now 253K, active cases rise to 52,702

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) — The country’s total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries rose to 253,488 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 585 new recoveries. In its latest case bulletin, the DOH also noted that 2,426 new infections were...

MGCQ status for Metro Manila in November not impossible — Palace

MANILA, Oct 1 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang is not ruling out the possibility that Metro Manila may shift to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in November. “It is not an impossibility dahil talaga naman po napababa natin [ang COVID-19 cases] pero nasa kababayan pa rin...

Covid-19 cases drop due to ‘One Hospital, Oplan Kalinga’

MANILA, Sept 29 (Mabuhay) — The downward trend in the weekly average number of reported new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections may be due to the recalibrated strategies implemented by the government, a health official said Monday. In a virtual media forum,...

Easing NCR GCQ may lead to COVID-19 surge around Christmas, experts say

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — The country’s number of COVID-19 cases reported daily are on a downward trend but experts from the OCTA research team warned the national government against prematurely downgrading community quarantines particularly in Metro Manila. In its...

DILG chief to meet with Metro mayors on fate of GCQ

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay)– Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday said he will meet with Metro Manila mayors on Sunday to discuss the fate of the general community quarantine (GCQ) status in the region amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Doon...