Posts Tagged coronavirus pandemic

QC gov’t bans public gatherings during fiestas, other community events

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Public gatherings and other community celebrations will be prohibited in Quezon City, the local government announced. In a memorandum dated Jan. 12, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases reach over 478K with 959 new infections – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   January 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country has reached a total of 478,761 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 959 additional infections on...

Davao City prohibits trick-or-treat, other holiday events amid pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2020

No community events, parties, and other similar gatherings in all government and private offices and establishments will be held in Davao City especially during the holiday season, the local government...

Manila opens another quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients

Robie de Guzman   •   October 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila on Wednesday opened its newest quarantine facility at the San Andres Sports Complex in a bid to increase the city’s capacity in...

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...


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