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June

June

June 09: Boracay under 14-day liquor ban

June 09: Boracay under 14-day liquor ban

The local government of Malay, Aklan has imposed a 14-day liquor ban in Boracay Island, from June 08 to 21, in an effort to curb the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Curfew hours from 9PM to 5AM will also be imposed. Read More

June 09: Decision on 2021 SEA Games expected next week

June 09: Decision on 2021 SEA Games expected next week

Host country Vietnam is expected to make a decision on the postponement of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games by next week. Despite a rise in Covid-19 cases in the country, eight of the 11 SEA Games Federation members have voted in favor of continuing the Games as scheduled. Read More

June 09: Tacloban closes two major roads

June 09: Tacloban closes two major roads

The city government of Tacloban has closed two of its major access roads—Manlurip Diversion Road and Payapay Coastal Road—in an effort to limit mobility in the city to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Read More

June 09: More Boracay tourists caught with fake Covid-19 tests

June 09: More Boracay tourists caught with fake Covid-19 tests

Four tourists from Metro Manila bound for Boracay Island were apprehended for having fake RT-PCR tests and contact tracing codes. The tourists are being held in quarantine in Kalibo. Read More

June 09: OCTA identifies new Covid-19 epicenters

June 09: OCTA identifies new Covid-19 epicenters

Davao City and Western Visayas have emerged as the country’s current Covid-19 “epicenters”, joining NCR (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal), according to the OCTA Research Group. Read More

June 09: USA lowers travel warning to PH

June 09: USA lowers travel warning to PH

The United States has eased travel restrictions to the Philippines, lowering its travel warning from Level 4 to Level 3. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also urges Americans to be fully vaccinated before travel. Read More

June 08: Areas of Southern Leyte under stricter quarantine

June 08: Areas of Southern Leyte under stricter quarantine

The provincial of Southern Leyte has placed capital Maasin City and three other towns on stricter quarantine status in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The new quarantine classifications will be in effect from June 05 until further notice. Read More

June 08: Baguio reopens with stricter protocols

June 08: Baguio reopens with stricter protocols

As Baguio City reopened its economy and tourism industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic, city mayor Benjamin Magalong reminded locals to strictly observe minimum public health and safety standards. Read More

June 07: Bacolod implements curfew, liquor ban

June 07: Bacolod implements curfew, liquor ban

The city government of Bacolod has implemented an early curfew, from 11PM to 4AM, and prohibited the selling and consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages in public places. Read More

June 07: PH starts A4 vaccination

June 07: PH starts A4 vaccination

Vaccination of citizens under the A4 priority group is now underway in the Philippines. Four malls in Manila will serve as vaccination centers starting June 08. Read More 1, 2

June 06: Gov’t considering lighter restrictions on fully vaccinated

June 06: Gov’t considering lighter restrictions on fully vaccinated

In an effort to encourage more citizens to get vaccinated, the national government is considering easing health and safety restrictions for all Filipinos who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Read More

June 05: GenSan reverts to GCQ, reopens select businesses

June 05: GenSan reverts to GCQ, reopens select businesses

General Santos City in South Cotabato will revert to a stricter general community quarantine (GCQ) from June 05 to 30, following an uptick of Covid-19 cases in the area. Despite the change, the city has also allowed more businesses—such as restaurants and brick-and-mortar food establishments—at limited capacity. Read More 1, 2

June 03: Davao City requests for MECQ

June 03: Davao City requests for MECQ

The city government of Davao has requested the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to place the city under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) due to a continued surge of local Covid-19 cases. The request has since been granted, and the city will revert to MECQ from June 05 to 30. Read More / Update

June 03: NCR Covid-19 reproduction, daily case rates on uptick

June 03: NCR Covid-19 reproduction, daily case rates on uptick

The Covid-19 reproduction number in the National Capital Region (NCR) has increased to 0.68 (from 0.57) over the past week, according to the OCTA research group. The region’s seven-day average of new cases also rose by 8% last week. Read More

June 02: ‘Dante’ causes flooding, displacement in Visayas

June 02: ‘Dante’ causes flooding, displacement in Visayas

Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes as heavy rains from tropical storm Dante have resulted in severe floods in different areas of both Eastern and Western Visayas. Many travelers are also stranded in ports as the Philippine Coast Guard advised against sea travel. Read More 1, 2

June 02: Tourists urged to stay updated on Covid-19 restrictions

June 02: Tourists urged to stay updated on Covid-19 restrictions

As local governments begin to ease travel restrictuions, tourists are requested to updated themselves on the latest regulations in the areas they plan to visit. Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reminds the public that LGUs set their own protocols for visitors and tourists. Read More

June 02: Global Covid-19 case count drops

June 02: Global Covid-19 case count drops

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a 15% global decrease in new Covid-19 cases, as well as a 7% decrease in Covid-19 deaths, week-on-week. Of the 3.5 million new cases recorded, India accounts for 1.3 million. Read More

June 02: DOT-TPB resumes Covid-19 test subsidy for tourists

June 02: DOT-TPB resumes Covid-19 test subsidy for tourists

In an effort to help boost the local travel industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT), through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), has announced it will resume the 50% subsidy of RT-PCR testing for qualified domestic tourists. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reminds the public to undergo testing before travel to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Read More 1, 2

June 01: IATF clarifies activities allowed in heightened GCQ

June 01: IATF clarifies activities allowed in heightened GCQ

The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has clarified certain activities will still be prohibited in NCR+, which is currently under general community quarantine (GCQ) with “heightened restrictions”. Establishments still prohibited to operate include: bars, concert halls, theaters, net cafés, and arcades. Read More

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