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QC GOV’T ISSUES GUIDELINES ON CLASS SUSPENSIONS

To protect the well-being of its learners, teachers, and personnel during inclement weather, the Quezon City government has issued guidelines on the localized suspension of classes due to typhoons, flooding, and other weather disturbances. According to Memorandum Circular No. 10 issued by Mayor Joy Belmonte, classes are automatically suspended when typhoon signals are issued by the […]

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SALCEDA TO IATF: ISSUE VAX REGISTRATION RULES

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) must issue guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination scheduling and registration to help local government units (LGUs) ramp up their rollouts. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the registration system is in “disarray” in […]

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VILLANUEVA : DRAW UP VACCINE PRIORITY LIST RULES

While negotiations are ongoing between the government and pharmaceutical firms who intend to supply COVID-19 vaccine for the country’s inoculation program, Senator Joel Villanueva called on the Inter-Agency Task Force to begin drawing up a clear-cut master list of beneficiaries to ensure no overlaps in the selection given the limited resources. Villanueva, chair of the […]

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GORDON LAUDS SC OK OF COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights lauded the Supreme Court’s recent approval of guidelines for the use of community service as a penalty for minor offenses as stated in Republic Act 11362 or the Community Service Act. Gordon said, the law, which he authored, will allow the courts […]

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DOT SETS ‘STAYCATION’ RULES – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued strict guidelines for “staycations” as part of the government’s efforts to restart the economy through tourism. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat signed the administrative order which allows “staycations” for persons of all ages, except those with underlying medical conditions, within areas under general community quarantine (GCQ). “We welcome the […]

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VILLANUEVA : SET SUC RULES FOR P3-B BAYANIHAN FUND

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately craft the necessary guidelines to implement several provisions under the Bayanihan 2 law that are designed to help state universities and colleges (SUCs) implement flexible learning programs and assist displaced teaching and nonteaching personnel, as well as students to cope with the new […]

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DOT ISSUES ‘NEW NORMAL’ GUIDELINES FOR HOTELS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism has issued “new normal” guidelines for accommodation establishments (AEs) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Released on May 25, the Health and Safety Guidelines Governing the Operations of Accommodation Establishments covers the operations of AEs in the areas of guest handling, reception and concierge, rooms and housekeeping, food and beverage […]