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)

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)

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)

PH-Japan ties reaffirmed
President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide have reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthen Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership across various areas of cooperation as the two countries are set to mark 65 years of diplomatic ties.… (0 comment)

353K returning OFWs back in hometowns
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on December 10, 2020, 353,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic have been transported back to their province. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the returning workers are being assisted back to their home provinces through air, land, and sea… (0 comment)

Gov’t reminds employers to give 13th month pay
With just 16 days before Christmas Day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on December 9, 2020, reminded anew private sector employers to give the 13th month pay to their workers. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said companies have until December 24 to give the 13th month compensation. “I would like to remind employers… (0 comment)

DSWD releases P199-M relief aid for ‘Ulysses’ victims
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide relief assistance to victims of Typhoon Ulysses. In an update released on December 7, 2020, the agency’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) reported it has so far poured a total of PHP199,436,373 to aid Filipinos who were affected by the recent… (0 comment)