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QC RESUMES PLASTIC BAG BAN ON MARCH 1 – BELMONTE

Beginning March 1, 2021, the Quezon City government through its Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) will resume the full implementation of the city-wide plastic bag ban or City Ordinance 2868-2019. The city already implemented the ban in January 2020, but was temporarily lifted in May 2020 through the issuance of the city’s Localized […]

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TANDAG CITY BANS FIREWORKS ON CHINESE NEW YEAR

The use and display of fireworks during the celebration of the Chinese New Year from Feb. 11 to 12 this year will be prohibited in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. In her executive order issued earlier this week, Mayor Roxanne Pimentel acknowledged that fireworks displays have been part of Chinese community traditions during the annual […]

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SENATE RATIFIES NUCLEAR WEAPONS BAN TREATY

The Senate adopted a resolution expressing its concurrence to the ratification of a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons (TPNW). Proposed Senate Resolution 620, introduced and sponsored by Senator Koko Pimentel III, was unanimously adopted with 23 votes. The resolution was co-sponsored by Sen. Risa Hontiveros and all other senators. “The Treaty further reinforces […]

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CEBU CITY BANS PRIVATE PARTIES IN HOTEL ROOMS

Mayor Edgardo Labella issued an executive order strictly banning private parties inside hotel rooms in Cebu City. Labella said in a press conference his decision was made after the tragic incident involving a flight stewardess who died allegedly after partying with friends inside two adjacent hotel rooms in Makati City. “If there are parties, (they) […]

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BACK ADMIN PUSH TO BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC – ABANTE

Following the call of the Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary and Climate Change Commission (CCC) Chairperson Carlos Dominguez to ban single-use plastic, a House leader on Wednesday appealed to his colleagues and urged them to support legislation aimed at “preserving our environment for future generations of Filipinos.” According to Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District […]

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QC BANS MINORS IN PUBLIC PLACES – BELMONTE

Minors in Quezon City are not allowed in all public places, whether alone or accompanied by a parent or guardian and without any justification, to protect them from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Joy Belmonte approved Ordinance No. SP-2985, S-2020, or the “Quezon City Special Protection of Children against COVID-19”, directing all those below 18 years […]

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DA STOPS IMPORTATION OF PIGS, PORK FROM GERMANY – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs, pork products, and by-products from Germany. The ban was imposed after the confirmation of the first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Schenkendöbern, Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg, affecting wild boar, as confirmed by Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory). “All shipments […]

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CEBU CITY CEMETERIES CLOSED ON ‘UNDAS’– LABELLA

All cemeteries in Cebu City are closed from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 to prevent the public from gathering during All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days or “Undas” that may led to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mayor Edgardo Labella signed Executive Order 092 recently, temporarily closing the city’s private and public cemeteries, […]

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LIFT DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HEALTHCARE WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

The incident involving seven Filipino nurses bound for the United Kingdom who were offloaded by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently because of the deployment ban on healthcare workers highlights how disjointed this policy is, said Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva called on authorities, particularly the Department of Labor and Employment, to immediately sort out the […]

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HELP MIGRANT HEALTHCARE WORKERS AFFECTED BY DEPLOYMENT BAN – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should raise its coordination efforts with the Department of Health (DOH) in facilitating the hiring of healthcare workers whose overseas deployment was suspended indefinitely by the government due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Villanueva, chairman of the Senate labor committee, explained that healthcare […]