Filter for Philippines Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-15 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face shields required in public transport by Aug. 15: DOTr. The directive is applicable to all public transportation in the country including the aviation sector, airports, railway transport, road transport, and the maritime sector, it said.
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2020-08-04 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
PNP orders more checkpoints in MECQ areas
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2020-08-04 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
reverting Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from August 4 to 18
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2020-08-03 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Davao City’s food and medicine pass, curfew to be lifted
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2020-08-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Bataan bans mass gatherings, religious activities
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2020-08-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Quarantine passes ‘required’ in areas reverted to MECQ: DILG
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2020-08-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Quarantine passes ‘required’ in areas reverted to MECQ: DILG
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2020-08-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Plans to mobilize reservists with medical backgrounds
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2020-08-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
gyms, fitness centers, and sports facilities have been allowed to partially reopen in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ)
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2020-07-30 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Minors with special needs, foreign parents can enter PH
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2020-07-30 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Covid-19 recovered patients undergo counseling, monitoring in CDO
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2020-07-30 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Grab, gov’t launch Covid-19 test site for drivers, couriers
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2020-07-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Legazpi City reimposes stricter quarantine protocols
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2020-07-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Makati to conduct large-scale flu vaccination drive for residents
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2020-07-29 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
New procedures for seafarers, repatriates amid Covid-19: MARINA
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2020-07-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PH Army activates own Covid-19 molecular lab
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2020-07-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
House commits to pass P66-B stimulus package for agriculture
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2020-07-28 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Leyte town rolls out automated contact tracing system
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2020-07-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Close to 2K traditional jeepneys resume operations
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2020-07-24 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Cebu province allows tourism activities under new protocols
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2020-07-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Non-essential outbound travel suspended anew. However, passengers with confirmed bookings as of July 20 will be allowed to travel outside the country.
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2020-07-23 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Boracay now open to all Western Visayas tourists: age specific ban lifted
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2020-07-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DA releases P2.6-B loans under SURE aid program
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2020-07-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed police officers to arrest people not wearing face masks while outside their homes as well as those not practicing social distancing, two of the health protocols vital to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
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2020-07-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Catbalogan has set up more quarantine facilities for the 14-day mandatory quarantine of residents returning from Metro Manila and Cebu.
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2020-07-21 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Bacolod City closes borders to travelers from Panay, Guimaras
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2020-07-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Locally-made Covid-19 test kit ok for commercial use: DOH
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2020-07-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Another 100,000 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will benefit from the cash assistance program of the government, which was infused with additional funds worth PHP1 billion, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said
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2020-07-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cebu City deploys 26 swabbers for contact tracing
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2020-07-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Philippines now has 85 certified laboratories capable of testing specimens from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.
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2020-07-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Gov’t programs available for OFWs displaced by pandemic
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2020-07-13 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
MRT-3 has announced that it now prohibits its passengers from talking when inside its trains - including making and receiving phone calls.
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2020-07-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The national government is now discouraging home-based quarantine for those who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to minimize the risk of transmission within households,
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2020-07-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cubao diocese gets QC nod to resume Masses starting July 11
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning residents of Maasin City in Southern Leyte who remained asymptomatic after 21-days of isolation in quarantine facilities will be discharged despite pending test results for coronavirus disease 2019
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2020-07-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Motorcycle back-riding for couples allowed starting July 10
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
IATF okays improved screening, surveillance in PH ports
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2020-07-10 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Religious gatherings up to 10% capacity allowed in GCQ zones
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2020-07-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
National Privacy Commission (NPC) reminded proprietors that the information they collect from their customers must follow data privacy laws
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2020-07-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Residents of Makati City are prohibited from drinking liquor and other alcoholic beverages outside their houses whenever a state of calamity, public health crisis, and other related emergencies are declared in the city,
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2020-07-07 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Non-essential travel now allowed
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2020-07-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Non-essential travel now allowed
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2020-07-07 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Non-essential travel now allowed
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
MRT-3 off for 5 days; all workers to be tested for Covid-19
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2020-07-04 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Singapore-bound OFWs must undergo quarantine, Covid-19 test
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Gov’t to expand testing strategy
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2020-07-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
IATF-EID approves Phase 2 of action plan vs. Covid-19
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2020-07-01 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Cebu City would remain under ECQ until July 15.
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
UV Express vans and traditional jeepneys will return to the streets of Metro Manila
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Cops to immediately arrest ECQ violators in Cebu City
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Home quarantine no longer allowed for Covid-19 cases in Cebu City
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2020-06-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Shipping lines ordered to allot cargo space for food products
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2020-06-26 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
IATF okays repatriation of remains of OFWs who died of Covid-19
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2020-06-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
A maximum of 10 people can now visit memorial parks and cemeteries in the country
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Media, other non-medical front-liners to get free Covid-19 test
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
SAF troops to help enforce ECQ in Cebu City
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
PNP activates tourist cops in areas under MGCQ
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2020-06-22 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
jeepneys shall start to operate on June 22, following recommended restrictions such as 50 percent passenger capacity, non-permeable transparent barriers should be installed, and the strict observance of the "no face mask, no ride policy".
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2020-06-21 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
DFA releases updates on travel bans, restrictions in over 160 countries in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.
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2020-06-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
1-week evaluation of Cebu City’s Covid-19 response ordered
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2020-06-20 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Colleges and universities in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) can now hold mass gatherings at a limited capacity,
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2020-06-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
100 cops deployed to enforce ECQ in Cebu City
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2020-06-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Frontline workers with Covid-19 entitled to ECP claims
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Joint task force releases flowchart explaining travel rules
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
DOH welcomes Ombudsman probe on Covid-19 response
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2020-06-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
IATF allows transit of lawyers of persons arrested during ECQ
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2020-06-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila until June 30
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2020-06-16 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Cebu City back to ECQ
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
GCQ: the city has imposed a public safety hour which starts from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Exempted from this guideline include those who are out for purposes of work or dealing with emergencies.
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
CAAP airports ready for commercial flights
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2020-06-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Companies hit by Covid-19 ordered to file ’establishment report’
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
DOH aims to test 1.5% of population by end of July
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2020-06-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
DOLE introduces tracking system for returning OFWs
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2020-06-10 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
IATF to hotels: No DOT certificate, no operations
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurant seating capacity under ’new normal’ set at 50%
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Families of 26 fallen healthcare workers get P1-M aid
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2020-06-08 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
No face-to-face classes until Covid-19 vaccine is available
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2020-06-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
DOLE agrees returning OFWs should not stay beyond 5 days in NCR
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2020-06-06 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Bayanihan law Republic Act (RA) 11469 effective until June 25: Palace
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Palace bares updated list of areas under GCQ
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2020-06-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Religious mass gatherings up to 50% capacity in MGCQ zones OK’d
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Antique airport, seaports resume operations
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
BOQ launches online processing of quarantine certificates
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Modified GCQ in Leyte starts June 1
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2020-06-01 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
Duterte eases community quarantine status
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
No city, prov’l buses in 1st phase of Metro Manila’s GCQ
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2020-05-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Legazpi City maintains 7-hour curfew despite shift to MGCQ
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2020-05-30 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
DOT welcomes resumption of tourism ops in MGCQ areas
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2020-05-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
LGUs approve home quarantine for returning OFWs
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Duterte extends term of Boracay rehab task force until May 2021
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2020-05-28 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Checkpoints, curfew part of ’new normal’: Joint task force chief
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2020-05-28 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Buses allowed to operate at 50% capacity under GCQ
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2020-05-28 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Checkpoints, curfew part of ’new normal’: Joint task force chief
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2020-05-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Duterte, Vietnam PM commit to stronger ties, stable rice supply
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2020-05-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
PNP launches helpline for quick response to quarantine concerns
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PRRD takes full responsibility for purchase of medical supplies
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Palace respects LGUs’ decision to quarantine OFWs again
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
_x000D_ ’No mask, no entry’ in churches once Masses resume
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
House panel approves P1.3-T economic stimulus package
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will resume its livelihood program for distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are back in their hometowns due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, its administrator said Tuesday.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
PNP to resume front line administrative services
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Bill extending Duterte’s special powers filed in House
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mass gatherings for provision of critical gov’t services allowed
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
PH testing capacity now 32K per day: Palace
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it has now a license to operate a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing center.
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Employers who will require their workers to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have to shoulder the payment for the testing, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Saturday.
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Modified IATF guidelines allow some businesses’ full ops
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2020-05-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
IATF-EID Resolution 38, which contains the fresh guidelines, authorizes the full operation of public or private hospitals; health and emergency front-line services; and manufacturers of medicines, medical supplies, devices and equipment in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), modified ECQ (MECQ), and general community quarantine (GCQ).
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
UNICEF mobilizes $3-M aid to PH Covid-19 response
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Manila public school students to get food packs, hygiene kits
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2020-05-21 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Palace to employers: Provide shuttle services to workers
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Philippine Arena mega swabbing facility opens
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Palace assures immunization plan ready vs. Covid-19
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Persons authorized to enter ECQ, MECQ, GCQ zones identified
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2020-05-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DOLE issues guidelines for employers on ’preservation of jobs’
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Makati establishments need to file ‘notice’ to resume operations
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2020-05-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Non-essential travel still banned under MECQ: Palace
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2020-05-16 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
_x000D_ Religious gatherings now allowed in areas under MECQ, GCQ
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2020-05-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
ECQ in Cebu, Mandaue cities; MECQ in Central Luzon provinces
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2020-05-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cops to enforce social distancing as some malls reopen May 17
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Cops to enforce social distancing as some malls reopen May 16
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2020-05-15 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Couple, 3 guests only allowed in civil weddings: Supreme Court
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Cashless payment required for all taxis, TNVS in GCQ areas
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
PH actual testing capacity for Covid-19 up by 74%: Galvez
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Testing policy
LGUs authorized to utilize FDA-approved antibody test kits
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
OFWs, except health care workers, allowed to work abroad
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PH now has 29 certified Covid-19 test labs
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
IATF okays resumption of HEIs’ ‘face-to-face’ learning in Sept.
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2020-05-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
GCQ, not MGCQ, to be implemented in low-risk Covid-19 areas
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2020-05-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Budget airlines cancel domestic, in’tl flights till May 31
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2020-05-13 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Beach trips still prohibited during community quarantine: IATF
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Increased tariffs on imported oil products temporary: Palace
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2020-05-13 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IATF OKs resumption of all key ‘Build, Build, Build’ projects
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Hazard pay only for gov’t employees working in offices: CSC
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Land Transportation Office (LTO) will resume its operations in areas earlier placed under a general community quarantine (GCQ) on Wednesday (May 13).
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PhilSports Arena patient care center now operational
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Checkpoints, police presence remain as more areas transition to GCQ areas
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Metro Manila, Laguna province south of the capital and Cebu City in the Visayas under a modified enhanced community quarantine from May 16 to May 31 where manufacturing plants and public transport can restart under a limited capacity
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2020-05-12 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Metro Manila, Laguna, Cebu City to be under ’modified’ enhanced community quarantine from May 16 to May 31 where manufacturing plants and public transport can restart under a limited capacity
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Navy deploys small boats to curb unauthorized sea travel
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Social distancing ’new norm’ until vaccine is ready: PRRD
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Friday said it will only accept online applications for medical assistance of patients in Metro Manila starting next week."Effective Monday, May 11, filing and processing for medical assistance for confinement chemotherapy, dialysis, hemophilia and post-transplant medicines for NCR patients shall be done through online application only," PCSO General Manager Royina Garma said in an advisory.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
School-based feeding programs will continue in public schools where face-to-face classes are allowed to protect learners from the threat of the coronavirus
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
House panel okays financial industry resiliency bill
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2020-05-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
PNP to intensify police visibility under ‘new normal’
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2020-05-10 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Free ride for Taguig residents requiring medical attention
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2020-05-09 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters in Camp Karingal was placed under a three-day lockdown effective Saturday afternoon,
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2020-05-09 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Inbound commercial international flights will remain restricted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) until June 10, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on Saturday. From May 3 until June 10, the following are exempted from the restrictions: en route flights experiencing an emergency, cargo flights, air ambulance, military flights, weather mitigation flights, maintenance flights.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
US provides $5.9-M add’l pandemic assistance to PH
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
IATF okays interim guidelines for workplaces, malls
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
CSC Resolution No. 2000540 (Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to Covid-19 Pandemic), promulgated on May 7, 2020 and circularized via CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020, contains the complete set of guidelines for implementing the said AWA.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
DepEd chief says classes to open on August 24
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2020-05-06 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Workplace rules amid quarantine cover POGOs: DOLE
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DOLE extends application period for alien work permits
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2020-05-05 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
IATF approves suspension of inbound flights until May 8
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Gov’t calls for volunteerism to boost PH testing capacity
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Another mega swabbing center opens in Taguig
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
PH’s Covid-19 testing capacity now over 5K daily
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
HEIs allowed to operate on skeletal workforce beginning May 4. Higher education institutions (HEIs) shall be authorized to operate within a skeletal workforce in areas not under enhanced community quarantine, only for the purposes of finishing the academic year 2019-2020, to issue credentials to students, and to prepare for flexible learning arrangements for the next academic year," Roque said in Filipino.
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
IATF-EID creates panel to decide on ECQ, GCQ areas
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PRRD hikes import duty for petroleum products amid pandemic
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2020-05-03 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Philippine government has temporarily restricted the flights to and from the country for one week to "decongest the country’s quarantine facilities" amid fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. all passenger and commercial flights to and from the Philippines will be suspended starting 8 a.m. Sunday (May 3).
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
GCQ: higher education institutions (HEIs) may hold classes through flexible learning arrangements to finish the academic year 2019 to 2020. HEIs may operate at a limited capacity to receive students’ requirements, as well as to prepare credentials subject to the guidelines that may be issued by the Commission on Higher Education.
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
OFWs, permanent residents of foreign jurisdiction, and stranded foreign nationals may leave for abroad through any of the airports or seaports in areas placed under ECQ or GCQ sans any impediment. "This provision shall not be interpreted to allow outbound travel by Filipinos to countries where travel restrictions are in place," Roque said. "Departing passengers may be accompanied by not more than one person when traveling to an international port, who shall be allowed to return to his or her point of origin."
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
LGUs are enjoined to allow maritime vessels or aircraft transporting the abovementioned OFWs and non-OFWs to dock or land at their ports of destination,
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
GCQ: road, rail, maritime, and aviation sectors of public transportation can operate at "a reduced capacity" during the implementation of GCQ. He said the operations of mass public transport must be in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Transportation. "In all public transports, a strict one-meter distance between passengers shall be observed and appropriate engineering controls [shall be] in place," Roque said.
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
GCQ to ECQ: movement of all types of cargoes by land, air, or sea within and across areas placed under ECQ or GCQ should be unhampered. All LGUs are directed to strictly abide by the national policy, provided that only a minimum of five personnel may operate cargo and delivery vehicles by land, with or without load
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
land, air or sea travel by uniformed personnel, government officials and government employees for official business with the corresponding travel authorities, especially those transporting medical supplies and laboratory specimens related to Covid-19 and other relief and humanitarian assistance would also be allowed.
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Duterte issues EO on ECQ, GCQ implementation
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2020-05-01 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
GCQ: resumption of essential public and private construction projects would be allowed, in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ: Work gatherings, religious activities allowed as long as strict social distancing of at least two meters is observed. He added that attendees are required to wear face mark, face shield, or other facial protective equipment during the event.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ: limited operations in malls and shopping centers would still be allowed. He, however, stressed that leisure establishments would remain closed.
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
ECQ revised guidelines - what is allowed and what is not. Roque noted that manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products, medicine and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment, and essential products would be allowed in areas where ECQ is imposed.
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ revised guidelines. Malacañang bares new guidelines for areas under GCQ
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ: public movements are still limited to accessing essential goods and services and for work in the permitted industries during the implementation of GCQ. Travel for leisure activities or vacation is still prohibited
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
ECQ: amusement, gaming and fitness establishments may not operate during ECQ period.
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ: hotels or similar firms cannot operate, except for those that are outside Luzon; have existing long-term bookings; and serve as basic lodging to repatriated Filipinos, healthcare workers, and other front-liners.
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
GCQ: physical classes are still suspended in areas that are placed under GCQ.
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Work-related, religious gatherings barred in GCQ zones
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Beginning May 1, non-leisure shops in malls operating in low-risk or moderate-risk areas are likewise allowed to resume their operations.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
DOTr sets guidelines for public transport in GCQ areas
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
GCQ: public transport in reduced capacity and the reopening of select establishments subject to minimum health standards are allowed in areas that are under GCQ.
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
GCQ: minimum public health standards "at all times" in areas where GCQ would be enforced."Ibig sabihin, social distancing, pagsusuot ng face mask, yung mandatory check of temperature, at paggamit po ng alcohol at iba pang sanitizers (Meaning, social distancing, use of face mask, mandatory check of temperature, and use of alcohol and other sanitizers [must be observed])," he said.
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Philippine Arena now open to isolate Covid-19 patients
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
UAE sends 7 tons of medical aid to PH
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2020-05-01 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
GCQ to be imposed May 1 in areas removed from ECQ list: Palace
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
PRRD urges malls, bazaars to ensure workers’ safety vs. Covid-19. Mall owners should also disinfect their workplaces and provide durable masks for their employees.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
manufacturing activities that were closed during ECQ can return to their operation starting May 1. However, firms shall implement minimum health standards like physical distancing in the work area, wearing face masks, and providing alcohol and sanitizers.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
barbershops, salons, spas, and other personal care industries can resume their operation under GCQ but must maintain strict health standards.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Other sectors that were forced to close during ECQ but will be allowed to operate under GCQ include wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, forestry and logging, publishing activities, motion picture, video and television program production, sound recording and music publishing activities, and advertising and market research.
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Once GCQ is implemented on May 1, Roque said work in government offices may be at "full operational capacity," Roque said.
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2020-04-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Iloilo, Bacolod cities still under ECQ until May 15. Other places that will remain under ECQ are Metro Manila; Central Luzon, except Aurora; Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon); Pangasinan; Benguet; Iloilo; Cebu; Cebu City; and Davao City.
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PH Air Force completes 7 Covid-19 patient care centers
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
individuals who belong to age groups 21 and below and 60 and above; people with immunodeficiency, co-morbidities, or other health risks; and pregnant women residing in areas under ECQ are required to remain in their residences "at all times." He said they can only go outside of their homes "when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services or for work in permitted industries and offices."
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait on Thursday advised undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to avail of the amnesty program ending on April 30.
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DSWD starts payout for ’social pension’ beneficiaries
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
7 ’mega community quarantine’ facilities completed: DPWH
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Navy activates patient care center in Cavite
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2020-04-28 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
ECQ in Metro Manila; Central Luzon, except Aurora; Calabarzon; Pangasinan; Benguet; Baguio City; Iloilo; Cebu; Cebu City; and Davao City will still be imposed until May 15.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Makati City has passed ordinances requiring all its residents to wear protective gear and punishing any act of discrimination against persons with infectious diseases, as well as healthcare and medical workers who are at risk of infection amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
IATF to thresh out protocol issues in areas under ECQ, GCQ
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Foreigners are free to return to their respective home countries if they cannot follow the quarantine protocols imposed by the Philippine government to fight coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Thursday.
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2020-04-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Gov’t agencies ordered to set new rules amid Covid-19 pandemic
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2020-04-23 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Duterte extends ECQ in NCR, other Covid-19 ‘high risk’ areas. Roque said ECQ would be maintained in Metro Manila, Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, and Catanduanes, Davao del Norte, and Davao City.
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2020-04-23 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Luzon-wide ECQ was supposed to end on April 12 but was extended until April 30. Under the memorandum, a "general" community quarantine (GCQ) limits people’s movements to accessing basic necessities and work and directs uniformed personnel and quarantine personnel to be present at border points. Meanwhile, an "enhanced" community quarantine requires strict home quarantine in all households, suspension of transportation, regulation of food and essential health services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel enforcing quarantine protocols.
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2020-04-23 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
DOJ okays new rules easing clemency, parole process
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2020-04-23 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
BI to review aliens’ cases to decongest jail facility
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2020-04-23 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Sampaloc district in Manila placed under 48-hour ‘hard lockdown’. Domagoso signed an executive order shutting down Sampaloc district from 8 p.m. on Thursday (April 23) until 8 p.m. on Saturday (April 25).
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2020-04-22 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
DOJ okays new rules easing clemency, parole process
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
US provides add’l $5.3-M aid for PH Covid-19 response
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
OWWA assists almost 13K stranded OFWs
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IATF okays free hotel accommodation for health workers
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
29 NCR village chiefs summoned for failure to enforce ECQ
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Conversion of PH Sports Complex into PCC completed
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sector-specific plans, sharing of practices boost Covid-19 fight
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Megaworld donates P60-M Covid-19 test labs to Red Cross
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Metro cops to undergo mental health wellness program
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2020-04-21 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
DepEd’s online learning platform reaches over 4M users
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
AO30. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government offices to new rules on their different policies to ease the social and economic burden of the public amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. On April 21, Duterte signed Administrative Order (AO) 30 which mandates the adjustments of statutory deadlines and timelines for the filing of any public documents; payment of taxes and other fees; grant of benefits; and scheduled proceedings. The fresh order covers all state departments, agencies, offices, and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, and local government units.
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
PNP deploys SAF (Special Action Force) troops in NCR areas with high ECQ violations
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2020-04-20 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Trikes, pedicabs back on road in NegOCC starting April 20
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Metro Manila now Covid-19 anti-discrimination zone
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
More cops to be deployed to arrest ECQ violators: PNP
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
NEDA-ICC approves DOH’s P5-B Covid-19 emergency response project
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
AFP deploys mobile kitchens for homeless amid ECQ
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Navy deploys air assets for anti-Covid-19 efforts
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Testing policy
IATF releases revised guidelines on expanded testing for Covid-19
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2020-04-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DA ramps up food security programs amid health crisis
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
ECQ-affected farmers can claim cash subsidy over-the-counter: DA
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Gov’t strategy to prevent Covid-19 spread: locate, isolate, cure
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The presidential yacht, BRP Ang Pangulo (ACS-25) is now ready to accept COVID-19 patients as necessary works to transform the vessel into a floating quarantine facility were already finished.
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
UNICEF, DOH train 2,500 health workers to stop Covid-19
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
IATF okays guidelines for use of rapid test kits for Covid-19
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Gov’t to localize Nat’l Action Plan vs. Covid-19
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Maintain prices of crematorium services: PRRD
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sarangani runs 24/7 Tele-Konsulta amid COVID-19 lockdown
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
QC sets guidelines for cleaning, disinfection of infrastructures, public areas
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Antique EO requires use of face mask in public
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Biliran extends border closure due to virus threat. The new directive extending the movement restrictions, initially set from March 19 to April 17, will take effect until lifted, he said.
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Legazpi City adjusts window hours for businesses, pass-holders to between 4am and 3pm
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Leyte extends community quarantine to April 30
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Unlawful to refuse any patient, solon to hospitals
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PhilHealth assures ample funds for Covid-19 patients
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Palace rejects proposal to defer foreign debt payments
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
DSWD amends guidelines to expedite cash aid distribution
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2020-04-16 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The govt has allowed foreign cruise ships carrying Filipino crew members to dock in Manila ports and be used as quarantine facility amid the government efforts to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
New Army nurses to help in Covid-19 fight
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
MMDA to lead disposal of bodies for Covid-19 cases
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
‘Cremate now, pay later’ scheme proposed for Covid-19 deaths
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2020-04-16 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Another Baguio village locked down for defying ECQ rules
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Duterte’s visitors to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19. Admitting that rapid tests are "totally different" from real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, Durante said those who will be found positive of COVID-19 upon entering Malacañan Palace will not be accommodated as an audience to the president, however, the result would still be subject for confirmation through PCR tests administered by Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Bacolod adopts ‘number coding’ in use of home quarantine pass. According to EO 30, persons holding HQP passes ending in odd numbers 1,3,5,7 and 9 can be allowed to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only while those with passes ending in even numbers 2,4,6,8 and 0 can leave their homes only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. On these days, an HQP pass holder can go out or travel only from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The general community quarantine in Northern Samar (GCQ) has been extended to April 30 due to the rising threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) has been extended in the entire Samar province and its two cities until April 30
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
24-hour curfew for children and elderly until April 30, while regular curfew is still from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., the city mayor added.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Mobile checkpoints launched to flag non-essential travel
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
President Duterte ordered hospitals to accept all patients, incl those suspected of being infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The President said hospitals that refuse to accept patients may face suspension.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
More manpower means more lab hours, tests: IATF
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Año backs LGUs’ total lockdown of villages defying quarantine
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Ensure burial, cremation of Covid-19 deaths within 12 hours: DILG
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Gov’t agencies, LGUs told to adopt new Covid-19 classifications
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Sub-task unit formed for OFWs repatriation amid health crisis
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Observe exemptions amid villages’ lockdown, PNP to LGUs
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
GSIS raises life insurance for medical front-liners
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PNP to release hazard pay for cops on Covid-19 duty
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Labor group lauds DOH decision to hire add’l health workers
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2020-04-13 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health workers with contracts as of March 8 can leave PH
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
DOST opens app featuring Covid-19 updates, info on sci-tech
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2020-04-13 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Guv extends ECQ in Negros Oriental
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
New classification of Covid-19 patients based on int’l system
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2020-04-12 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
President Duterte earlier imposed an ECQ on the island of Luzon until April 12. The quarantine was extended up to April 30.
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) is now in charge of leading the contact-tracing efforts of the government amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
DOTr quarantine ships ready for operations
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Navy mobilizes reservists in Zambo for Covid-19 response
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2020-04-11 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Sunday ‘total quarantine’ up in 11 Iloilo towns to April 30
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Taguig pilots online classroom to engage students amid extended ECQ
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2020-04-10 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Mayor orders lockdown of four barangays after one resident positive of the Coronavirus disease today. "I am ordering a lock down of Upper and Lower Dagsian, Hillside and Scout Barrio in view of this new infection. Only essential travels will be allowed," the mayor said. He also directed concerned barangay officials of Upper Dagsian to undergo quarantine.
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Department of Tourism has created a Tourism Airport Team that provides a 24-hour service to stranded tourists at airports. Travellers may contact the Department of Tourism or the regional government for further information.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
At least 82 different localities have imposed differing restrictions and quarantine measures.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Duterte eyes sale of gov’t assets if no sufficient Covid-19 funds
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Duterte approves P30.8-B ‘Solidarity grant’ to aid LGUs COVID-19 response
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
LandBank distributes cash aid to qualified PUV drivers
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DOLE begins processing of aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NCRPO’s anti-hoarding ops net P2.1-M medical supplies
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Office of the President approved the "Solidarity Grant to Cities and Municipalities" amounting to P30. 824-billion spending fund for local government units (LGUs) as assistance in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Courts ’physically closed’ until April 30: SC
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
IATF-EID approves Bayanihan One-Stop Shop creation. The Bayanihan One-Stop Shop will serve as a single window for all state agencies involved in the importation of critical commodities amid Covid-19 outbreak in the country, according to the joint memorandum.
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cash aid for formal workers affected by Covid-19 OK’d
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Duterte approves Luzon-wide ECQ extension until April 30. The entire Luzon is currently under an enhanced community quarantine from which strictly requires residents to stay indoors and limits movement to accessing basic necessities and heightens the presence of uniformed personnel.
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In Davao City, daily curfew timing will be adjusted to 18.00-06.00 from 7 April. Residents can only leave the house with a Food and Medicine (FM) pass. Work from home is being enforced except for those in essential services
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Taguig City has utilized government-owned buildings and other facilities to house possible and confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and provide accommodation for some front-line workers.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Marikina launches online medical consultation amid Covid-19
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PRRD OKs special risk allowance for public health workers. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed an administrative order granting a special risk allowance (SRA) for public health workers (PHWs) assigned on the front lines.Under Administrative Order No. 28, national government agencies, government-owned or -controlled corporations, and local government units are authorized to grant a one-time Covid-19 SRA, equivalent to a maximum of 25 percent of monthly basic salary, to PHWs who have "great exposure to health risks and physical hardships" in the line of duty in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cops get 30-day reprieve on loan payments
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
POEA suspends deployment of Filipino health workers. The Philippine government has temporarily suspended the overseas deployment of health care workers amid the state of public health emergency in the country due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Single parent cops exempted from Covid-19 front-line duty
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
DOTr partners with 2GO for operation of ‘quarantine ships’
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Medical City, PCCH partner for coronavirus response
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Chinese med experts arrive in PH to help in Covid-19 fight
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IATF grants DAR authority to issue quarantine passes to farmers
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Duterte donates 1-month salary for Covid-19 response. Most members of Duterte’s Cabinet have pledged to cut 75 percent of their monthly salaries from the month of April to December to help the government step up its fight against Covid-19.
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DSWD starts distribution of P5K-P8K aid in NCR, 16 regions
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PCSO releases P420M to PhilHealth amid fight vs. Covid-19
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In Davao region, a daily curfew has been imposed between 21.00 and 05.00 since 4 April. Work from home is being enforced except for those in essential services
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Toll fees waived for health workers amid Covid-19 pandemic
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DSWD releases emergency subsidy of 4Ps beneficiaries
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Gov’t cites accomplishments in fight vs. Covid-19
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
P16.3-B released to social amelioration program beneficiaries
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PH now has 8 Covid-19 testing centers: Palace
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The government will launch on Friday afternoon the RapidPass System, a virtual identification system that makes use of QR code technology to ease the passage of front-liners and other exempted individuals at checkpoints.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that he has delegated the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as well as Presidential Peace Adviser and Chief Implementer of government’s national policy against Covid-19, to lead the relief efforts to individuals suffering due to the health crisis. He made the pronouncement, as he acknowledged that there are complaints about the supposed unfair distribution of relief by some local government units.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Navy gets Covid-19 emergency quarantine facility
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Gov’t wants timely distribution of donations for Covid-19 by OCD
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Supermarkets, pharmacies urged to stay open up to 12 hours. "Supermarkets, public and private wet markets, grocery stores, agri-fishery supply stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and other retail establishments engaged in the business of selling basic necessities are strongly encouraged to extend their store operations to a maximum of 12 hours," Nograles said in a virtual presser.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bus companies and partners participating in the Department of Transportation’s Free Ride for Health Workers Program get to receive fuel subsidies in order to sustain the continued operation of the program, as Luzon remains under enhanced community quarantine.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
DBM releases P100-B for social amelioration programs of DSWD
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) facilitated the procurement of one million sets of PPEs worth PHP1.8 billion.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The government is strongly encouraging supermarkets and other establishments selling basic necessities to extend their store operations to a maximum of 12 hours to prevent crowding
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Leyte IATF monitors persons with cough, flu in barangays
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Funds of P50 mio. to help augment local government units
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The city government is distributing vegetable seeds to encourage residents to grow vegetables as a source of food amid the enhanced community quarantine; the city government allotted PHP5 million for the program and so far, 1,000 families have received vegetable seeds.
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Monitoring of Covid-19 patients but also persons under monitoring (PUMs) and patients under investigation (PUIs) through a mobile application that shows their real-time location within a 50-meter radius.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Police is providing escorts to health workers in the face of recent attacks
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2020-04-01 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Only grocery shopping and medical purposes legitimate reason for leaving house
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Private sector employers may defer the grant of holiday pay for their employees this April in view of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Implementation of tax & duty-exempt importations of PPEs, medical emergency supplies
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PhilHealth to cover Covid patients’ treatment costs till April 14
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to release P447-M to gov’t hospitals for Covid-19 efforts
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Boats and hotels are being identified across the country as potential quaratine facilities
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Enough test kits are available in the region to initiate mass-testing
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The city is equipping its 73 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) software that enable them to monitor people’s movements in real-time.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social Security System (SSS) to launch online application for unemployment benefits
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Department of Higher Education has readied funds to support students in tertiary education
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Release of P200-billion social protection program for low-income families
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Funeral guidelines for deceased Covid-19 patients issued
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) transfers PHP420 million to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to support their coverage of Covid-19 expenses
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Government agencies that will lead the task groups of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 have been named by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Telemedicine’ program launched to limit public gatherings in health facilities
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2020-03-26 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Full lock-down of the multiple regions with only essential services remaining and people allowed to leave their home for those; some include restrictions on leaving the municipality
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration releases 96.30 mio. PHP to stranded overseas Filipino workers
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
To ensure production of adequate, accessible and affordable food, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is requesting for a PHP32-billion supplemental budget to implement a food security program, dubbed as "Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra sa COVID-19."
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Overseas Filipino Workers receive a 200 USD cash support
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Freezing of rent payments; people may not be evicted if installments are not paid
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Support to all workers under the CAMP safety program, including direct cash support of 5000 pesos per person
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Law was implemented to give President Duterte special powers in the response to COVID-19
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Donation guidelines for PPE established and coordinated by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Evacuation centres opened to be used for quaratine
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Additional five laboratories (+2 in the making) were set-up and testing kits imported
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Due to limited tests, only people are tested that have severe symptoms and not if they only have an exposure history (e.g. travel in China); status of 19.03.2020, uncertain implementation date
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban on sale of alcohol implemented (as part of strict lock-down, border control and public service closures) across regions
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Support for elderly to do their shopping has been installed to protect them as vulnerable groups
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
People giving wrong information around COVID at health centres are being prosecuted under newly set-up law
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Only immediate relatives allowed to attend funerals
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
On March 24, Duterte signed RA 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act which authorizes him to wield special powers to impose measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
People with TB will get 1 month supply of their medication to avoid exposing them unnecessarily
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Gov’t to give PHP 1mio. to health workers who die in fight vs. Covid-19; 100.000 PHP to those contracting COVID-19 with severe consequences; and daily hazard pay for health workers
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Rationing of health equipment nationally
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All foreign citizens (apart from those with residency in the Philippines) are banned from entering
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Full 24h curfew for students and elderly
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Coast guard and navy activated to control the Manila bay during extended quarantine
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Food support given out across regions in the Philippines
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All visa issuing and entries to the PHN without visa are being halted
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Medical certificate testifying COVID negative issued in the previous 48 hours.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Information hotline launched
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
For regions and municipalities across the country; in some regions check-points are being used to ensure compliance; implementation mosty within few days around 03/19/2020
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Due to quaratine, all flights to and from Luzon are cancelled
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The price of face masks is being regulated and frozen at 28 pesos nationally
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Freeze of prices for food nationally; fines up to 2 million pesos or 15 years imprisonment for violations
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of calamity declared
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Limited public services.. Only Emergency and Health.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Travellers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Prohibition of all travel from the Philippines to China, Hong Kong, Macao or the Republic of Korea, except for expatriate Filipinos and permanent residents in the destinations concerned.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Limited public services; e.g. malls
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Metropolitan Manila (with school closure included)
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
No travel to or from manila
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Many local government units (including in Metro Manila) have announced overnight curfews (most commonly between 2000 and 0500)
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
To support logistics around COVID-19 and support quarantine monitoring
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Thermal scanning and disinfection at NAJA airport
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Strong advice against participation in public gatherings; event organizers are mandated to take care of safety measures and potential costs for treatment arising if a transmission occured
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PhilHealth will cover all COVID 19 tests and cover the quarantine and isolation costs; additional funds were released to finance PhilHealth’s response
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PhilHealth will cover all COVID 19 tests
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Visits to prisons suspended
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban on public gatherings
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
In national capital region all school are closed
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2020-03-09 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of public healt emergency declared
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2020-03-03 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
All travels from and to the northern regions of South Korea that are affected by an outbreak is banned
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2020-02-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central bank cuts interest rates
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2020-02-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Mandatory 14 day quaratine for Filipino repatriats
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2020-02-02 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Suspension of visa issuing to all Chinese citizen and other nationals that were in China during the last 14 days (travelers from Hubei province were restricted on 31/01/2020)
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PhilHealth will cover the payments for the quarantine and isolation for people under suspicion or confirmed cases
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2020-01-31 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Travel ban for people from the Hubei province
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2020-01-30 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Testing of Persons Under Investigation (PUI): defined as having both a symptom (cough, colds or fever) and exposure history (close contact or travel history)
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2020-01-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Training of health professionals on COVID-19 and ensuring of preparedness (e.g. equipment assessments)
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2020-01-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Ban of citizens to leave the country for tourism (exception of Overseas Filipino Workers)
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