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IATF MOVE FOR 100% COLLEGE CLASSES CAPACITY HAILED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list hailed the government’s decision to allow colleges and universities in areas under Alert Level 1 to hold in-person classes at 100 percent capacity. “We welcome the IATF decision. This is a sign of better times ahead, and we hope that in the near future more schools […]

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NCR, 38 OTHER AREAS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1 ON MAR. 1

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Sunday, February 27, 2022, approved placing the National Capital Region under Alert Level 1 effective March 1, 2022 until March 15, 2022. Other areas in Luzon placed under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 are: • Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative […]

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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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VAX CERTIFICATES OF 12 MORE COUNTRIES GET IATF OK

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the recent decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to expand its list of accepted and recognized national COVID-19 vaccination certificates, approving twelve more from countries whose travelers are allowed visa-free travel to the Philippines. Based on Resolution No. 162 of the […]

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DOT ISSUES NEW PROTOCOLS FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat issued a reminder to foreign tourists coming to the Philippines in the next few days to prepare all requirements to ensure a seamless travel experience. Puyat made the statement, following the issuance of Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 160-B, which details the new […]

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SOLON URGES IATF TO OK 4th COVID-19 VAX JAB

A lawmaker is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to roll out a new round of vaccination drive to protect Filipinos against COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus. Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said the government’s pandemic response task force should consider giving additional […]

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MORE IN-PERSON CLASSES IN COVID-FREE AREAS URGED

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero has expressed hope that the pilot run of the limited face-to-face (F2F) classes permitted by the Department of Education (DepEd) would be expanded to include more schools in areas free from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Kami sa lalawigan ng Sorsogon ay nagpapasalamat sa DepEd pagkakasama ng isa nating paaralan para sa […]

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IATF RULES ON FACE SHIELD USE GET DUTERTE OK

The use of face shields in areas under Alert Levels 3 to 1 is no longer mandatory after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on the use of face shields under the Alert Levels System. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, in his […]

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METRO MAYORS WANT FACE SHIELDS SCRAPPED – ABALOS

Local chief executives of Metro Manila will recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to lift the order of mandatory wearing of face shields except for some places that are critical. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said that the face shields can be removed except for areas such as hospitals, […]

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IATF EASES NCR RESTRICTION TO ALERT LEVEL 2 – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the easing of restrictions following the recent decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to place the National Capital Region (NCR) under Alert Level 2 from November 5 to 21, 2021. Tourism Chief Berna Romulo-Puyat hailed the decision, noting that it will […]