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NO PRE-DEPARTURE RT-PCR TEST FOR VAXXED TOURISTS

The Philippine government will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test for incoming fully vaccinated passengers as part of its measures to revive the pandemic-hit economy. Following the recommendations made by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as a means to further ease the travel requirements and encourage more tourists to visit the country, the Inter-Agency […]

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MMDA JOINS ‘SABAY SAVAXX KONTRA COVID’ CAMPAIGN

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), along with other government agencies and local government units (LGUs), declared its complete support for the Department of Health’s “Sabay SaVaxx Kontra COVID” campaign, which kicked off in Mandaluyong City with the rollout of the second vaccine booster shots for healthcare workers and senior citizens. MMDA Chairman Romando Artes […]

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BELMONTE TO QC RESIDENTS: GET 2ND BOOSTER SHOT

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte urged her eligible constituents not to hesitate to get the second booster shot against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Belmonte emphasized the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the booster shots, especially with the emerging new Omicron subvariants. “Sa mga kuwalipikado na para sa second booster, agad magtungo sa ating mga vaccination […]

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75% OF TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that 75.39% or 236,714 of the total active tourism workers in the country are now vaccinated against COVID-19. “We will not stop until we achieve 100% vaccination for all our active tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest vaccine numbers as she […]

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SET UP VAX SITES IN SCHOOLS FOR KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian backs the government’s plan to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites in schools, saying the move would help increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among minors and open more schools for face-to-face classes. During the President’s Talk to the People, Presidential Adviser for COVID-19 Response Secretary Vince Dizon reported that National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 […]

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KIANGAN, IFUGAO REOPENS TO TOURISTS — BULAYUNGAN

Kiangan, Ifugao has achieved an 80-percent vaccination rate against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), thanks to the vaccine and people’s adherence to protocols, the mayor said. Mayor Raldis Andrei Bulayungan, in a message during the “Gotad Ad Kiangan,” a gathering for thanksgiving after the lockdown, said they have a target of less than 10,000, or […]

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ESCUDERO TO SCHOOLS: ACCEPT UNVAXXED STUDENTS

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero warned public schools not to turn away unvaccinated students as the country’s education system prepares for in-person classes. Escudero, who is seeking a return to the Senate, made the call as the Department of Education (DepEd) launched an early registration for the academic year 2022-2023. The pre-registration, which began on March […]

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PH REOPENS TO ALL FULLY-VAXXED TOURISTS — DOT

The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that it’s all systems go for the country’s much awaited reopening to fully-vaccinated tourists from all countries starting April 1, 2022. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat says the Department is optimistic on more inbound arrivals with the further simplification of entry requirements to the Philippines as the Inter-Agency Task […]

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CDO TO VAX NON-RESIDENTS IN PUBLIC TERMINALS

The local government of Cagayan de Oro expressed interest in helping non-residents get vaccinated for COVID-19 as they arrive in the city via public terminals. Mayor Oscar Moreno said the scheme would help neighboring local government units (LGUs) increase their vaccination rate. “This means that we can help other LGUs to achieve the threshold–the 70 […]

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PH LIFTS ARRIVAL QUOTA FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS — DOT

Starting April 1, there will be no limit to the number of international passengers arriving in all ports of entry in the country. The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this announcement following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to lift the arrival quota for unvaccinated passengers […]