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DOT APPROVES STAYCATIONS IN 8 METRO MANILA HOTELS

Eight hotels in Metro Manila have secured certifications from the Department of Tourism (DOT) to operate for “staycations” under the general community (GCQ). quarantine. As of October 9, the following hotels are allowed to accept staycations: Okada Manila Grand Hyatt Makati Shangri-La Nobu Hotel Shangri-La at the Fort Solaire Resort Edsa Shangri-La Joy Nostalg Hotel […]

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DPWH TO COMPLETE 23 NCR QUARANTINE FACILITIES BY END OF AUGUST – VILLAR

A total of 23 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine facilities in Metro Manila are now under construction and is being fast-tracked for completion before the end of August 2020. This was disclosed by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar citing the urgency of the projects as the Department of Health recently announced […]

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ENOUGH SUPPLY OF GOODS EVEN IN MECQ AREAS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has advised the public not to panic buy and engage in hoarding following the enforcement of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) measures in Metro Manila and in four other adjacent provinces. Lopez said there is enough supply of goods in Metro Manila and the four other […]

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3 MORE SOLAR-POWERED SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS TO BE BUILT IN METRO MANILA – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will install three more solar-powered sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Metro Manila after unveiling the first one along Roxas Boulevard in Manila recently.DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said similar solar-powered STPs will be installed along major river systems that drain into Manila Bay: the Libertad outfall in Parañaque […]

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NOGRALES SAYS MGCQ POSSIBLE FOR METRO MANILA ON JULY 16

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Metro Manila could possibly be placed under the less restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on July 16 as long as localized lockdowns are imposed immediately. Nograles emphasized that a shift to MGCQ will be one of the two options that will be proposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for […]

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‘BUHAY PROBINSYA’ CAMPAIGN NEEDED TO COMPLEMENT BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM––CUA

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) national president and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua said he welcomes efforts to review and improve protocols in the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program (BP2) to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases in the provinces, and suggested that the national and local governments work together to improve incentives […]

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BALIK PROBINSYA BILL TO DECONGEST METRO MANILA AMID PANDEMIC – VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has moved to fast-track the implementation of  the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asainitiative of President Rodrigo Duterte by proposing new legislation establishing township revitalization programs nationwide in a bid to finally decongest Metro Manila and create more jobs and self-employment opportunities in rural communities against the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. […]

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MASS TRANSPORTATION PLAYS CRITICAL ROLE IN SUCCESSFUL RESTART OF ECONOMY – VILLANUEVA

Workers stranded on roads in Metro Manila only bolstered the idea that the lifeblood of the economy got the short end of the stick once again, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. “Our economy has been the prime consideration in the decision to relax our quarantine restriction, but sadly, it appears we forgot about the mobility […]

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EXTEND ECQ IN METRO MANILA, COVID-19 ‘HOT SPOTS’ — ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Thursday urged the government to continue the strict enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other areas with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases while isolating areas that have recently recorded zero community transmissions.  “There are 27 provinces that today have zero cases of […]

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24/7 HEALTHCARE, FREE MEALS IN METRO MANILA QUARANTINE CENTERS — DIZON

Three major facilities in Metro Manila will operate as COVID-19 quarantine centers starting this week, with patients having access to 24/7 healthcare and free meals, among others. The Ninoy Aquino Stadium in the Rizal Memorial Complex, the Philippine International Convention Center, and the World Trade Center will all have air-conditioned cubicles with plug-in outlets, free […]