Posts Tagged Metro Manila

NCR mayors, medical experts back Duterte decision on GCQ status

Robie de Guzman   •   February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Mayors in the National Capital Region (NCR) give all out support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to keep the region under general community quarantine (GCQ) classification unless...

NCRPO in favor of placing Metro Manila under MGCQ

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said it is in favor of relaxing the quarantine classification in Metro Manila from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified...

DA confirms arrival of 2,000 hogs from South Cotabato firm at Vitas Port, Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed the arrival of 2,000 hogs from a South Cotabato firm at the Vitas Port, Pier 18, in Tondo, Manila on...

Several lawmakers agree to put country under MGCQ; Metro Manila mayors say otherwise

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Several lawmakers agree with the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to put the country under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). Senator Sonny Angara said he...

IATF defers reopening of cinemas to March 1

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will defer the reopening of cinemas, theme parks, and museums after Metro Manila mayors raised concerns over the risk of...

Pasay LGU supports Metro Manila mayors’ decision to defer reopening cinemas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said she supports the decision of other Metro Manila mayors to defer the reopening of cinemas in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The...

Bus operators call for reopening of provincial borders

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Provincial bus operators are calling on local government units (LGUs) to open their borders and allow the entry of buses from Metro Manila. Provincial Bus Operators Association president, Alex...

DA to extend zero-interest loans to market vendors in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday said it will extend zero-interest loans as operating capital to market vendors’ associations in Metro Manila public markets. “This will enable them...

116,000 healthcare workers in NCR registered for COVID-19 vaccination

Marje Pelayo   •   February 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 116,000 healthcare workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) have registered for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health (DOH) has...

NCR, 6 other areas stay under GCQ; Passi City, Iloilo under ECQ

Marje Pelayo   •   February 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The general community quarantine (GCQ) remains in effect in Metro Manila and six other areas following announcement of new quarantine classifications in the country. Effective February 1,...


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