PHILIPPINES

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The Philippine government included Hong Kong in its list of 57 countries and jurisdictions covered by shorter quarantine periods for fully vaccinated travelers upon entry to the Philippines.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who also speaks on behalf of the Philippine government’s inter-agency task force f...

June 30, 2021
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Former Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III died in the early hours of Thursday, June 24, his family confirmed. He was 61.

His sister, Pinky Aquino-Abellada, said in a statement before reporters that Aquino had died “peacefully in his sleep” at 6:30 a.m. due to renal disease secondary to diabetes.

June 24, 2021
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved an additional ₱5.2 billion to fund the repatriation and Covid-19 quarantine of overseas Filipino workers, Malacañang said Thursday.

This is less than the ₱9.8 billion budget the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration sought in March to cover expenses incurred by re...

May 28, 2021
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The Philippines’ tourism department is set to meet with other local agencies on Wednesday to look into shortening the quarantine period of returning Filipinos who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

In a TV interview on Tuesday, Philippine tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said they proposed to the In...

May 26, 2021
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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