Posts Tagged COVID-19 pandemic

Senate probes distance learning quality, deferment of proposed resumption of in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A Senate panel will conduct an inquiry on Wednesday on the quality of distance learning, other psycho-social concerns, and the implications of postponing the resumption of face-to...

Duterte thumbs down fresh bid to resume in-person classes – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected for a second time, proposals to resume face-to-face classes in the country amid the continuing threat of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Malacañang...

IATF allows arcades, cinemas and other businesses to reopen in GCQ areas – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s task force for COVID-19 response has allowed the reopening of more businesses in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang announced Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry...

PH Immigration 2020 revenue down by 36% due to pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reported that the total revenue from immigration fees it collected dropped to P5.88 billion in 2020 as the country continues...

Philippines to allow entry of more foreigners with valid visas starting Feb. 16 — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   February 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The list of foreign nationals allowed entry to the Philippines has been expanded, Malacañang announced on Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for...

Duterte admits PH economy ‘in bad shape’ due to pandemic

Marje Pelayo   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte admits that the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has seriously affected the Philippine economy. But he stressed that it is not only the Philippines...

DTI opens business program for workers affected by pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   December 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), together with the Philippine Trade Training Center, has virtually launched a program that seeks to provide business mentoring and training...

QC gov’t revises age restriction: Only persons 18 to 65 allowed to go out

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government said it has raised the age of authorized individuals allowed to go out amid the pandemic to 18 years old. In a statement,...

Nationwide road-clearing ops to resume on Nov. 16 – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   October 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday directed local government units (LGU) to resume their road-clearing operations after more than seven months of...

DTI to allow mall-wide sales to revive economy amid pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   October 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will once again allow the conduct of mall-wide sales to draw more shoppers as part of government efforts...

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