#COVID-19 Regional Updates (08/10/20)

CORONAVIRUS CASES in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao reached 500 as of Aug. 9, with 116 active, 373 recovered, and 11 deaths. The active cases are located in the following provinces: Lanao del Sur including Marawi City, 37; Basilan including Lamitan City, 37; Maguindanao, 27; Tawi-Tawi, 2; and Sulu 1. There are also 499 suspected and 11 probable patients who are under monitoring, with the highest in Lanao del Sur at 154.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (07/02/20)

COVID task force optimistic of containing virus spread in Cebu City by July 15 THE GOVERNMENT is optimistic that measures currently being rolled out will...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/23/20)

MANILA MAYOR Francisco M. Domagoso (left) receives plastic furnishings donated by Grand Taipan Land Development, Inc. President Joeben Tai for the city’s quarantine facilities. As of June 22, Manila has 1,270 active coronavirus patients and 715 suspect and probable cases under monitoring. Over 600 from the city have recovered from the disease.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/18/20)

MEMBERS of the Philippine Coast Guard’s CCP Complex Station and Auxiliary 101st Squadron have been jointly patrolling the Manila Bay area since the start of lockdown in March, providing security as well as supporting relief operations in the coastal communities.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/14/20)

SOME 300 tourism establishments in Davao Oriental — restaurants, beach resorts and hotels — reopened last Friday as the province treads carefully towards reviving one of its important livelihood sources.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/11/20)

CORONAVIRUS disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the Eastern Visayas Region has shot up to 76 as of June 10 from 28 two weeks ago, most of whom are returning locally-stranded residents and overseas workers, and some beneficiaries of the government’s balik probinsya program.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/09/20)

THE United States government donated P54.8 million worth of supplies to the Bureau of Fire’s (BFP) Special Response Units, among the agencies conducting decontamination and response activities for the coronavirus outbreak.

#COVID-19 Regional updates (06/08/20)

Quarantine rules likely to be further eased by June 16 for some areas QUARANTINE rules are likely to be further eased in areas under the...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/07/20)

THE number coding scheme for vehicles in Metro Manila remains suspended on June 8, the Metropolitan Manila Authority (MMDA) announced Sunday.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/04/20)

THE number coding scheme intended to reduce vehicles on Metro Manila roads will again be in effect starting June 8, but with exemptions in consideration of the coronavirus crisis.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/03/20)

NEGROS Occidental province has formally opened its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory, located at the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/02/20)

SENATORS on Tuesday asked the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to provide clearer plans for the public after the easing of quarantine restrictions on June 1 left commuters in the capital in a crisis.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/01/20)

Dagupan revokes eased lockdown rules as 14 frontliners test positive for COVID-19 DAGUPAN CITY, the main economic center in Pangasinan, did not shift to relaxed...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/31/20)

Samal resort owners seek local gov’t help for furloughed workers, long-term alternative livelihood THE summer months of April and May are typically the busiest for...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/28/20)

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) assured that the SOCCSKSARGEN region — composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, and General Santos City — has enough food supply amid the coronavirus pandemic.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/27/20)

BOHOL Governor Arthur C. Yap said Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., chief implementer of the national coronavirus response program, has apologized for the sudden return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their hometowns without proper notification to local governments.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/26/20)

Cebu province taps 3 state-owned banks for P20B economic recovery fund THREE government-owned banks have agreed to create a common fund, initially set at P20...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/25/20)

LOCAL government units (LGU) around the country have been on the double setting up isolation facilities — tapping sports centers, unutilized housing projects, and other public and even private spaces — as residents start coming home after being stranded elsewhere in the country due to the lockdowns or returning from overseas work.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/21/20)

THREE laboratories in different regions in Mindanao started coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing this week, boosting capacity in the southern islands where there are now five facilities for rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/20/20)

BI told to track down foreigner patients of illegal makeshift COVID-19 hospital inside Clark JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra directed the Bureau of Immigration to...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/19/20)

CEBU province is transitioning to the general community quarantine (GCQ) policy on Wednesday, with public transport expected to be back on the roads while restaurants and beaches will reopen with limitations.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/18/20)

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plans to require public transport operators, especially buses, to have a record of their passengers for contact tracing purposes amid the continued coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates

TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said failure to provide transportation assistance to employees within areas still under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) does not reflect well on companies.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/14/20)

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) charged three barangay officials in Hagonoy, Bulacan with graft and corruption over anomalies in the distribution of the government’s cash aid for low-income families affected by the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/13/20)

WESTERN Visayas did not have a new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case reported on May 12 just as the region was declared among the areas with low transmission risk and can end lockdown measures by May 16.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/12/20)

FINEX welcomes EDSA single bus route system as 1st step to efficient transport service

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/07/20)

THE Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) set off this week on a mission to start scouting for areas where the national government’s new program called balik probinsya — literally means back to the province — could be piloted.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/06/07)

CURFEW, shopping and entry passes, wearing of face mask, and checkpoints are among the rules that remain strictly in place in areas that have transitioned starting May 1 into the general community quarantine (GCQ), a government classification wherein restrictions are eased on public transport, business operations, and government offices.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/05/20)

PANGASINAN, which has not recorded any new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient since April 25, started mass testing for the virus on May 5 as the provincial government prepares for the possible easing of restrictions by May 16.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/04/20)

Cebu COVID-19 cases expected to keep increasing with targeted testing CORONAVIRUS disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Central Visayas region, which breached the 1,000 mark...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/30/20)

SEVERAL local governments in Mindanao, where only Davao City has been declared as a high risk area for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), want to extend the strict quarantine measures being implemented despite a greenlight to ease restrictions by May 1.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/29/20)

BACOLOD officials have asked the national government to include the city in the list of areas under continued strict quarantine measures until May 15 due to the continued threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmissions.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/28/20)

THE use of rapid testing has helped contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Dagupan by allowing authorities to immediately isolate people who could be carrying the virus, according to City Health Officer Ophelia T. Rivera.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/27/20)

ILOILO City’s finance committee will present this week a fund realignment and economic measures program as the local government braces for the delayed collection in local taxes that cover about 60% of its annual budget.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/23/20)

Electric co-ops blast Solar Para Sa Bayan’s recent rate hike in Mindoro CONSUMERS in an Occidental Mindoro town have raised concerns on the alleged recent...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/22/20)

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) on Wednesday said it was awaiting the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow buses and trains to operate partially in Metro Manila.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/21/20)

THE National Water Resources Board (NWRB) vowed to maintain its increased water allocation to the two concessionaires in Metro Manila, the area in the country with the highest number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/20/20)

BAGUIO City officials met on Monday to discuss the transition plan towards a partial lifting of restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/16/20)

People wait in line to get inside the Muntinlupa City Public Market on April 16 as the local government starts the strict implementation of physical distancing and set dates for shopping on a per barangay basis. The restrictions will be in effect until April 30.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/15/20)

THE CEBU provincial government is setting up a center to help residents return home after they have been locked out due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) declaration to mitigate the entry of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/14/20)

FOUR out of 12 mega quarantine facilities in the National Capital Region for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients have been completed, Bases Conversion Development Authority President and Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Vince B. Dizon said.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/13/20)

THE MAKATI City government has warned that violators of quarantine rules and the mandatory wearing of face masks outside homes will be fined with up to P5,000 and jail time.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/02/20)

LAWMAKERS on Thursday hit the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for summoning Pasig City Mayor Victor Ma. Regis N. Sotto for alleged violation of lockdown rules against tricycle operations.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/01/20)

THE Kiangan Billeting Center inside the police national headquarters has been temporarily converted as a quarantine facility for officers who are considered patients under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (03/31/20)

A FIVE-year-old female is the latest patient in Cagayan Valley confirmed to have the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the region’s total cases to 15.