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AMENDED GUIDELINES FOR ALERT LEVEL 1 GETS IATF OK

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Sunday, February 27, 2022, approved the amendments to the Guidelines on the Nationwide Implementation of Alert Level System for COVID-19 Response. Below are some of the protocols to be observed under Alert Level 1: Well-fitted face masks shall be worn properly at all times, whether outdoors or in indoor […]

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NO CHINESE NEW YEAR PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS IN MANILA

The city government of Manila has canceled all public celebrations of the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 1. Mayor Isko Moreno signed Executive Order (EO) No. 11 on canceling all activities and festivities, which mostly happen in the Binondo District, from January 31 to February 1. “Nakikisuyo tayo sa ating mga kababayang Filipino-Chinese na wala […]

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DTI: 94% OF NCR ESTABLISHMENTS OBEY HEALTH RULES

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) reported that 94.24% of Metro Manila business establishments monitored are compliant with the Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS) set by the government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Out of the 5,267 inspected firms last year, 4,121 observed and followed the […]

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BAGUIO CITY TIGHTENS RULES VS COVID-19 – MAGALONG

Baguio City has finalized new rules under Alert Level 2 classification amid the threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who is still on mandatory quarantine following his travel to the United States to visit his parents, signed Executive Order 01-2022 on January 3 providing for heightened restrictions […]

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KEEP HEALTH PROTOCOLS AT ALERT LEVEL 2 – GORDON

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon warned the public on complacency in observing health protocols after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved to place Metro Manila under Alert Level 2. According to the Department of Health (DOH), active cases might reach 52,393 next month […]

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DON’T RELAX AMID SLOWING COVID CASES — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara cautioned the authorities and the general public against being complacent in observing the minimum safety protocols now that the number of COVID-19 cases is going down in the country. The Department of Health recently reported a positivity rate of 7.6 percent based on the 41,049 tests. In its latest report, the OCTA […]

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MOST NCR ESTABLISHMENTS FOLLOW HEALTH PROTOCOLS

The first-quarter report of the Department of Trade and Industry Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) showed that 94.7% of the business firms and establishments in the National Capital Region (NCR) comply with the government mandated Minimum Health Protocols (MHP). In response to the recent reverting of NCR and its nearby provinces from General Community Quarantine […]

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MAINTAIN PROTOCOLS AMID VAX ROLLOUT — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles is urging the public to remain vigilant and to continue strictly following COVID-19 health and safety protocols amid the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines that are now being administered to the country’s health workers. The Davao native stressed that while the arrival of the vaccines is a welcome development in government efforts […]

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HEALTH PROTOCOLS STILL A MUST DESPITE VACCINE ARRIVAL – CASTELO

“The arrival of the vaccine does not mean the departure of the virus.” This according to Quezon City 5th District Councilor Karl Castelo, as he lamented over the weekend the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila, including Quezon City. For three days in a row, the Philippines registered more than 3,000 new infections. […]

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CEBU CITY HAS MUSIC VIDEO ON COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The Cebu City government has partnered with the private sector in producing an official music video that promotes proper health protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mayor Edgardo Labella posted the video on his Facebook page, featuring millennial twins singing the song “Igsuon Ko” (My Sister/Brother). Also appearing in the video […]