Posts Tagged coronavirus pandemic

DOT, SB Corp. ink loan deal for pandemic-hit tourism MSMEs

Robie de Guzman   •   October 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced it has signed a loan deal with the Department of Trade and Industry’s Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.) which aims to...

Metro Manila malls, hihirit ng mas mahabang operating hours sa holiday season

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Posibleng humirit ng mas mahabang operating hours ang ilang mall sa Metro Manila para sa darating na holiday season sa Disyembre. Ayon kay Myron Yao, ang regional...

Staycations will help boost hotel industry, domestic tourism amid pandemic – DOT

Robie de Guzman   •   October 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several hotels in Metro Manila have opened for “staycations” amid general community quarantine, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said at least 10...

PH Immigration expects low arrivals from abroad as pandemic rages

Robie de Guzman   •   October 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A significantly lower passenger arrivals from abroad are expected this year as international travel remains restricted due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Bureau of...

PAL could ‘change mind’ on retrenchment plan – DOLE

Robie de Guzman   •   October 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Airlines (PAL) may still reconsider its plan to lay off 2,400 of its workers following losses brought about by the impact of the coronavirus disease...

Mayor Isko discourages public from visiting Manila Bay Sands area amid pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday called on the public to refrain from visiting the Manila Bay Sands area amid the continuing threat of novel...

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to produce, distribute free face masks to poor Filipinos

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has directed several government agencies to coordinate and pool their resources for the production and distribution of face masks amid the novel coronavirus disease...

Pagtatalaga ng overseers sa mga lugar na may mataas na COVID-19 transmission, kinuwestiyon

Robie de Guzman   •   August 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Kinuwestiyon ng ilan ang ginawang pagtatalaga ng pamahalaan ng overseers o mga tagapagbantay sa mga lungsod sa Metro Manila at ilang lalawigan na may mataas na community...

Duterte may be injected with Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine by May 2021 – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may be inoculated with Russia-made vaccine against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in May 2021, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a televised press briefing, Presidential...

Immigration personnel with COVID-19 reach 46, says BI chief

Robie de Guzman   •   August 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reported that 46 of its employees have tested positive for novel coronavirus disease. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that of...


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