PHILIPPINES

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Overseas Filipinos who have recovered from coronavirus but still test positive in the required pre-departure reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests may be allowed to enter the Philippines with required conditions, said Malacañang on Friday. Karlo Nograles, Cabinet Secretary and acting p...

January 22, 2022
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The Philippines recorded another record high new cases for Covid-19 as Health Authorities reported 28,007 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 3,026,473 since the pandemic started. In the past three days, the Philippines logged a record high number of new cases, 26,458 on Jan. 8, 28,707 on Jan. 9, and 33,169 on Jan 10. ...

January 11, 2022
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President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11641, which will focus on the matters affecting the Overseas Filipino Workers and establish the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). Here are six reasons why it is important to Overseas Filipino Workers: 1. Regulation Only one department will oversee the welfare and regulations for OFW...

January 7, 2022
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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday, that around 330,000 individuals or 82,000 families were evacuated because of typhoon Odette in the Philippines. Most of the areas acquired a preemptive evacuation were 244,000 came from region 8, 78,000 in CARAGA Region and the remaining were from Regions 6,7, a...

December 17, 2021
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Malacañang confirmed on Dec. 7 that President Rodrigo Duterte signed the E.O 154 directing the establishment of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Hospital. “We consider the establishment of this specialty hospital devoted to OFWs as a long-overdue recognition of the valuable contribution of Filipino migrant workers to the economy and the na...

December 10, 2021
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The Philippines’ Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has set new testing and quarantine protocols for arriving International passengers from countries, territories, and jurisdictions in the green and yellow list effective Dec. 3. Earlier this week, Hong Kong has been included in the country’s...

December 3, 2021
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The Philippines recorded less than 2,500 Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive days just below the lower end of the projected range, said an OCTA research fellow on Friday.  On Nov. 3, the Philippines recorded 1,591 new cases, on Nov. 4 added 1,766, and on Friday, the Department of Health announced ...

November 5, 2021
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Health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Philippines is now nationally considered under ‘low risks’ given the decline in cases in most of the regions in the country. She reiterated that while the the low risk classification with a negative two-week growth rate at -48 percent and a moderate-risk average daily attack rate (ADAR) a...

October 28, 2021
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A group of recruitment agencies in the Philippines on Wednesday called on the Hong Kong government to pattern its quarantine measures for arriving foreign domestic workers (FDWs) after Singapore’s existing protocols in a bid to prevent Covid-19 cases netted at the airport. ...

September 16, 2021
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Philippine Airlines (PAL) passenger flights to Manila will still be available, the country’s flag carrier said, after Hong Kong banned inbound trips from Manila operated by the airline until Sept. 11.

The ban took effect on Aug. 29, after three passengers from PAL flight PR300 on Aug. 27 tested positive for Covid-...

August 31, 2021