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November

November

November 26: Laoag shifts back to MECQ

November 26: Laoag shifts back to MECQ

Following a significant spike in Covid-19 cases, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc has placed Laoag under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from November 27 until further notice. Read More

November 25: Masungi Georeserve reopens to tourists

November 25: Masungi Georeserve reopens to tourists

The Masungi Georeserve in Rizal has reopened to tourists for the first time since initial lockdown in March. Guests are required to book reservations through the park’s website, and groups will be limited to a maximum of eight. Read More

November 25: Guimaras gradually reopens

November 25: Guimaras gradually reopens

The province of Guimaras is slowly reopening to national tourists, with different requirements for those coming from and outside the region. All guests are reminded to follow minimum health and safety standards. Read More

November 25: Pasig River Ferry services resume

November 25: Pasig River Ferry services resume

Following repairs to damaged pontoons from Typhoon Ulysses, the Pasig River ferry service has resumed all operations. The ferries operate from 6AM to 6PM, Monday to Saturday. Read More

November 24: MMFF goes digital for 2020

November 24: MMFF goes digital for 2020

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will be held virtually, with all films available for digital streaming on Upstream beginning December 25. The festival’s annual parade and awards night will also be streamed online, in compliance with the relevant health and safety protocols. Read More

November 24: Negros Occidental cities suspend LSI, ROF arrivals

November 24: Negros Occidental cities suspend LSI, ROF arrivals

Multiple cities in Negros Occidental will temporarily suspend the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in order to prepare local quarantine facilities. A 12- to 15-day moratorium will be in place for each city. Read More

November 24: Angkas resumes Metro Manila operations

November 24: Angkas resumes Metro Manila operations

The motorcycle taxi service Angkas has been allowed to resume operations in Metro Manila. The public is reminded to follow the amended guidelines and protocols for operation. Read More / From Angkas

November 24: Coron to reopen to local tourists

November 24: Coron to reopen to local tourists

Coron will begin to accept local tourists on December 01, subject to the approved guidelines and protocols set by the Department of Tourism (DOT). A 50% carrying capacity limit will also be implemented on the island. Read More

November 23: Misa de Gallo in Cebu up to IATF

November 23: Misa de Gallo in Cebu up to IATF

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced that holding Misa de Gallo—the traditional nine-day dawn masses in the lead-up to Christmas—in the city will be subject to the decision of the IATF. Aside from social distancing considerations, curfew hours will also be taken into account. Read More

November 23: NLEX raises toll fees

November 23: NLEX raises toll fees

Following the opening of the NLEX Harbor Link segment, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) has announced an adjustment in toll fees beginning November 25. Tolls will also be shifting to cashless transactions by December 01. Read More

November 22: Entry restrictions for foreign nationals eased

November 22: Entry restrictions for foreign nationals eased

The Bureau of Immigrations (BI) is set to implement changes in travel restrictions to foreign nationals, allowing foreign traders and investors, among others, entry to the Philippines. Read More

November 21: Siargao to reopen to tourists

November 21: Siargao to reopen to tourists

Siargao Island is reopening to domestic tourists nationally beginning November 23. Domestic flights to the island will resume on December 01. Read More

November 20: Ridge to Reef Corridor expands to Ilocos Sur

November 20: Ridge to Reef Corridor expands to Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur has now reopened to domestic tourists from Luzon as part of the expanded Ridge to Reef corridor. A maximum of 50 visitors per day will be allowed entry, and strict health and safety protocols will be in place. Read More / For Additional Updates

November 20: LGUs may lift tourism age restriction in MGCQ areas

November 20: LGUs may lift tourism age restriction in MGCQ areas

The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed local government units in areas under MGCQ to allow entry to tourists aged below 15 and above 65. Local restriction changes will be subject to prior consultation with the DOT, DOH, and DILG. Read More

November 19: Davao City returns to GCQ

November 19: Davao City returns to GCQ

Following a recent spike in Covid-19 cases, National Task Force (NTF) Covid-19 Chief Carlito Galvez has recommended to place Davao City under GCQ, with certain areas under more restrictive classifications. City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has approved the implementation until November 30. Read More / Update

November 19: Manila churches prohibit caroling

November 19: Manila churches prohibit caroling

In an effort to help avoid the spread of Covid-19 among parishioners, Christmas caroling activities in Manila Churches have been suspended this holiday season. Read More

November 18: Baguio City reimposes border control

November 18: Baguio City reimposes border control

The city government of Baguio is reimposing border restrictions on nearby towns following a rise in Covid-19 cases in the areas. Travelers from La Trinidad, Sablan, Tublay, and Tuba will be restricted entry until at least December 04. Read More

November 18: Coastal tours planned in Cebu City

November 18: Coastal tours planned in Cebu City

In an effort to strengthen its local tourism offerings, the Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) is developing a coastline tour project set to launch in 2021. Outdoor and historical tours are also in development, according to Chairperson Jocelyn Pesquera. Read More

November 18: Movement restrictions applied in Davao City

November 18: Movement restrictions applied in Davao City

The city government of Davao has limited movement and non-essential travel, following a recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the area. Restrictions are applied to both land and air travel. Read More

November 18: Bacolod penalizes face shield violations

November 18: Bacolod penalizes face shield violations

The Bacolod City government has reminded residents that the use of face shields and face masks is now mandatory in all public places. All residents and visitors found in violation of the new CO will be fined and penalized. Read More

November 18: Cebu City heightens border control

November 18: Cebu City heightens border control

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has issued Executive Order 105, which heightens travel requirements for individuals traveling to the city from other provinces. Labella further clarifies that persons from within the province traveling to the city are not affected by the EO. Read More

November 17: More jeepneys cleared in Metro Manila

November 17: More jeepneys cleared in Metro Manila

An additional 1,043 traditional PUJs have been allowed to resume service in eight routes in Metro Manila, according to the Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Read More

November 17: Eastern Visayas towns restart tourism

November 17: Eastern Visayas towns restart tourism

At least 26 cities and towns in Eastern Visayas have re-opened tourism destinations in a bid to restart local tourism in the area. The reopened sites—mainly beach resorts and open spaces—are only open to residents from the region for the time being. Read More

November 17: Iloilo City lights parols for holiday season

November 17: Iloilo City lights parols for holiday season

Over 600 parols have been lit along the streets of Iloilo City to welcome the holiday season and bring hope to residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will also serve as a fundraiser to provide gifts to the city’s front-line medical workers. Read More

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