PHILIPPINES

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With the removal of facility-based quarantine for fully vaccinated returning Filipinos and reopening of the Philippine borders to foreigners, the Philippines welcomed 47,715 balikbayans and foreign tourists for February, after two years of closure. The Department of Tourism said 45 percent of the figures are balikbayans while 55 percent are fore...

March 4, 2022
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All Filipinos arriving in the Philippines must register with the One Health Pass (OHP) before arrival to the said Malacañang on Feb. 4. Acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles, said this is based on the latest guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the entry of Filipinos into the country. The OHP of the government is a plat...

February 5, 2022
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The Pilot for Pediatric vaccination in the Philippines for aged 5 to 11 will begin on Feb. 7, despite the court petition filed before the Regional Trial Court in Quezon City, Philippines. The petition seeks a temporary restraining order and/or writ of the preliminary injunction against the drive, filed by Dominic Almelor and Girlie Samonte who h...

February 4, 2022
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Karlo Nograles, acting presidential spokesperson on Friday said, fully vaccinated arriving passengers will no longer undergo a facility-based quarantine instead self-monitor for seven days starting Feb. 1 With the suspension of green, yellow and red list risk classifications for arriving travellers, there will be no bearing as to which places wi...

January 29, 2022
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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