PHILIPPINES

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The Philippines introduced new quarantine measures for all international arrivals on Friday in its bid to contain the spread of more infection coronavirus variants.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque bared the amended protocols in a briefing, adding that the regulations will apply regardless of whether a travelle...

May 8, 2021
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Health experts from the Philippine government’s advisory panel advised that returning overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs) quarantine period may be shortened from 14 days to 10 days.

In a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, Dr. Edsel Salvaña of the Philippine health department’s Technical Adviso...

April 22, 2021
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Hong Kong health authorities have reported eight new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including a lone imported case from the Philippines where the daily infection tally has hit 7,999.

The 43-year-old female from the Philippines was under quarantine in a hotel in Hung Hom when she tested positive, data from Hong Kong’s...

March 20, 2021
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Filipinos in Hong Kong were among those who sent more money back to the Philippines in 2020, despite lockdowns, layoffs, and repatriations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The total personal remittances of overseas Filipinos hit US$33.19 billion last year—down by 0.8% from 2019 pre-pandemic figures, data from the Ban...

February 17, 2021
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Travelers entering the Philippines will get tested for Covid-19 five days after they arrive, Malacañang said, with the new guideline slated to begin Monday next week.

In a statement Wednesday, Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said arri...

January 28, 2021
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The Philippines will extend entry restrictions for travelers coming from 32 countries and jurisdictions until Jan. 31 in its bid to control the spread of the UK coronavirus variant.

Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the extension as the ban was set to expire today.

Filipin...

January 15, 2021
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President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the advanced payments for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine which has raised hopes that it can protect high-risk groups, particularly adults in their 60s and 70s. The Philippine president also approved the Emergency Use Authority (EUA) to speed up vaccine distribution,  his spokesperson Harry Roq...

November 20, 2020
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Residents in Cagayan and Isabela were left displaced and distraught after Typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) slammed into the two provinces and inundated their communities.

Tuguegarao City councilor Marjorie Martin Chan said in an interview with Hong Kong News that they did what they could to prepare for the t...

November 15, 2020
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The number of deaths after Typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) hit the Philippines on Nov. 12 rose to 39, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay said Friday.

The data came from the AFP search teams,  Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) who cond...

November 14, 2020