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NCR ALERT LEVEL 3 STATUS TO BOOST TOURISM – DOT

The decision to resume staycations and expanding the capacity of restaurants is a big boost to tourism-oriented establishments that will result in the restoration of jobs of displaced tourism workers as the holiday season approaches.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made this statement as the Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task […]

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12 A.M. TO 4 A.M. NCR CURFEW STARTS OCT. 13 – MMC

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) shall impose shortened curfew hours from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. starting October 13, at the National Capital Region (NCR), as the region perceives a downtrend in its COVID-19 active cases. The Department of Health (DOH) reported that there is a general decrease in COVID-19 active cases in the NCR […]

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MORE COVID FACILITIES FOR NCMH BY MID-SEPT – DPWH

Additional health care facilities at National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) in Mandaluyong City implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be turned over to the Department of Health (DOH) by the middle of September 2021. DPWH Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar said shipping containers repurposed into quarantine/isolation facility for […]

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NCR REOPENING TRIGGERED DROP IN HUNGER FIGURES

The significant drop in the number of families that experienced involuntary hunger in the National Capital Region (NCR) is an indicator that safely resuming economic activity can help families earn enough income in order to ensure that they have enough to eat––and should be replicated in other parts of the country to help prevent hunger. […]

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NCR TO HAVE CONTINUOUS AGRI PRODUCE SUPPLY – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assured that there is a sufficient supply of agricultural produce, assuring the public that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is strictly monitoring the prices to prevent market exploitation. “Nais po namin siguruhin na meron tayong sapat na suplay ng pagkain at itaas pa ang produksyon ng mga ito, kabilang ang bigas, […]

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PHILRECA PARTY-LIST SUPPORTS ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – REP. DE JESUS

A party-list lawmaker has expressed his full support for the government’s “Balik Probinsya” program aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Rep. Presley de Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) party-list welcomed the institutionalization of the “Balik Probinsya” program, and expressed the rural electrification […]

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GOV’T CONTRACTUAL WORKERS TO GET PAY DURING ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE – VILLANUEVA

Officials from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Commission on Audit (COA) have agreed to the proposal of Senator Joel Villanueva for the continued pay of Metro Manila-based contractuals working in government while the national capital region is under an enhanced community quarantine to stem the spread of COVID-19. CSC and COA will hammer […]