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Lapu-Lapu City mayor asks council to pass law for informant’s reward...

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard Q. Chan has asked the local council to pass a law that will allow “citizen’s arrest” against those not wearing...

Regional Updates (07/01/20)

MEMBERS OF the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who are part of families involved in a clan dispute have been warned against renewed violence after a peace pact was signed over the weekend.

Regional Updates (06/28/20)

A LAWMAKER is calling for the immediate passage of a bill that will establish a unified cashless collection system in tollroads, which has become more critical for minimizing physical contact as the coronavirus threat lingers.

Regional Updates (06/24/20)

QUARANTINE PASSES in Cebu City, which gives residents permit to go out and purchase essential items, have been suspended effective 10 p.m. Tuesday as local and national officials rush to contain the surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional Updates (06/22/20)

Bohol holds ceremonial reopening of tourism in COVID-free Panglao; airport still closed A CEREMONIAL reopening of tourism establishments in Panglao was held June 22, but...

Regional Updates (06/16/20)

PRIVATE hospitals in Metro Cebu are increasing their bed allocation for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients as severe cases in the highly-urbanized area continue to swell.

#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.

Regional Updates (06/10/20)

DAVAO City-based food manufacturer Eng Seng Food Products has committed to expand in areas identified as pilot sites for the government’s Balik Probinsya program that aims to encourage people to return to their home provinces and boost development in the countryside.

#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.

Mindanao recovery must look beyond agricultural strength

TWO weeks into the more relaxed lockdown policy in the entire Mindanao, entrepreneurs of non-basic goods that have been allowed to resume operations have yet to see signs of business recovery.

#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 (05/28/20)

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 (05/20/20)

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

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.

WFH during the ECQ: Ateneo de Davao’s Mark “Macoy” Samante

FOR a unit involved in community engagement and advocacy, with disaster response and resilience among its main programs, working from home during a health emergency sounds rather contradictory.

#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 (05/04/20)

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

LUZON SLMC starts convalescent plasma program for COVID-19 patients ST. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) has started transfusion therapy for convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus disease 2019...

#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

LOCAL leaders whose areas have been declared under low or moderate threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) feel the pressure of ensuring stricter implementation of guidelines as they prepare to relax restrictions under the “new normal” by May 1.

#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 (04/20/20)

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

CEBU province’s local officials continue to find new measures to minimize convergence sites which serve as transmission opportunities for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the number of cases in Cebu City, the central area, has shot up to 163 as of April 18.

#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).

Iloilo City extends lockdown to April 30, others keep open-ended policy

ILOILO City is extending its lockdown to April 30 following confirmed local transmission cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced...

Bangsamoro region positions 8 COVID-19 test centers

EIGHT medical facilities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are being positioned as testing laboratories for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...

#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).

Markets go mobile, mini

THE PASIG Mega Market, a centralized trading area of food and other basic provisions similar to what is typically found in every town around the country, was being readied Sunday night for more entry restrictions.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (03/26/20)

THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the food resiliency protocol endorsed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for faster movement of major food commodities to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

Local governments a step ahead with community quarantine declarations

SEVERAL LOCAL governments around the country — mostly major cities, provinces, and even some municipalities — have declared a community quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has infected 140 Filipinos as of March 15.

Bureau of Fisheries prepares new management strategy as sardine season starts...

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) Zamboanga Peninsula regional office is preparing to implement the government’s new fisheries management strategy with the sardine fishing season opening March 1.

Indigenous communities assured of assistance with declaration of Dakeol Forest as...

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE (IP) communities in Dakeol Forest have been assured of livelihood support as protective measures are put in place with the planned declaration of part of the woodland as critical habitat.