China, 4 other countries included on PH travel restriction list
China and four other countries have been included on the Philippines’ list of countries/jurisdictions covered by a temporary travel restriction to prevent the spread of a new variant of coronavirus, Malacañang said on January 12, 2020. In a regular virtual Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Office of the Executive Secretary released… (0 comment)

Black Nazarene devotees urged to pray for end of pandemic
Quiapo Church rector, Monsignor Hernando Coronel, has urged devotees of the Black Nazarene to pray that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would soon end. “We rely on our faith during these times. We are suffering during this pandemic. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Nazarene (is with) us during our sufferings during this pandemic,” Coronel told… (0 comment)

PH bans entry of foreigners from 6 more countries
The Philippines has added six more countries to the list of nations covered by temporary travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, Malacañang announced on January 6, 2020. “The Office of the President, upon the joint recommendation of the Department of Health and the Department… (0 comment)

PH travel ban expands to 19 countries over new Covid-19 strain
The Philippines on December 29, 2020, banned “all foreign travelers” from the United Kingdom (UK) and 19 other countries and areas from entering the country following reports of a new strain of coronavirus found in the UK. In a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of the temporary… (0 comment)

OFWs urged to stay vigilant vs. new coronavirus strain
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMIP) on December 28, 2020, reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to remain vigilant against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Let us remember and accept that this Covid-19 is not stopping, and not slowing down. There is much danger of… (0 comment)

New Subic Freeport Expressway opens to motorists from Dec. 28 to Jan. 15
The new and expanded section of the 8.2-kilometer Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) will be opened temporarily from December 28, 2020, until January 15, 2021, to serve motorists coming in and out of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone during the holiday season. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority… (0 comment)

Public warned vs. passport assistance from FB groups, strangers
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has warned the public against seeking passport assistance from strangers offering services on Facebook and other social media chat groups. The DFA Office of Consular Affairs said it received reports on Filipinos who booked their passport appointment with help from strangers online and ended up paying more. “The department… (0 comment)

DSWD readies 10K food packs for Caraga evacuees
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Caraga (DSWD-13) said Saturday more than 10,000 family food packs are strategically warehoused in different areas in the region and are ready for distribution for areas affected by Tropical Depression Vicky. “So far, as of Saturday, no request for augmentation was received by our office, but the… (0 comment)