Take note of these important changes under Alert Level 1
The government has begun loosening up restrictions on public transportation under Alert Level 1. And in addition to PUVs being allowed to operate at maximum capacity, there's now a new announcement that commuters should take note: The use of backriding shields
Take note, commuters
It's official: Metro Manila will be placed under Alert Level 1 starting Tuesday, March 1. One of the biggest changes with the new restrictions is regarding public transportation.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed that all public utility vehicles (PUVs)
It appears we’re about to see even more changes next week
The Metro Manila Council unanimously voted to downgrade the current COVID-19 restrictions in the capital to Alert Level 1 starting March 1. While Malacañang has yet to announce its final decision, it already appears that we're about to see
The IATF will make make the final decision
As the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to drop in the National Capital Region, authorities are now preparing to loosen up restrictions in the metro.According to a report by CNN Philippines, Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairperson and Parañaque
The registration validity of covered vehicles has been extended
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is once again extending the registration validity of select vehicles this month. Heads up, motorists.According to the agency's latest announcement, the registration of all motor vehicles with license plates ending in 2 will be valid
Implementation starts today
The new 'no vaccination, no ride' policy for public transport officially takes effect today. The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has already begun enforcing the new directive, and it shared on social media what the EDSA Busway queues looked like
No more 300-car daily limit
If you're planning to get a COVID-19 booster shot at the Quirino Grandstand drive-through site in Luneta, here's an important update: Beginning midnight on January 14, the venue will be administering jabs 24/7.Booster vaccination at this
The agency clarifies that those going out to get jabbed are exempted
You'll have heard of the Department of Transportation's 'no vaccination, no ride' policy for public transportation right now. The measure will cover all users of public transport traveling to, from, and within Metro Manila, whether by land, air, or sea,
Open to non-residents
If you've been trying to book a COVID-19 booster shot, here's an option you can look into: The City of Manila will be opening a drive-through booster vaccination venue at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta beginning tomorrow, January
“Movement must not be hampered, but non-essential travel can be controlled”
Commuters and motorists will be required to present vaccination cards at checkpoints in Metro Manila and Bulacan province before they are allowed entry, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said, as mobility curbs are tightened to cap a surging infections.Those who can'
Key government officials have already given a heads up
As Metro Manila shifts to Alert Level 3 amid rising COVID-19 cases, the mayors of the capital are making some big changes, specifically regarding public transportation.In a Facebook Live stream yesterday, Manila City mayor Isko Moreno announced that unvaccinated individuals
Tests will only be done on all consenting and volunteering passengers
As of today, Metro Manila is now under Alert Level 3. For its part, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is making adjustments to the current public-transportation guidelines. Commuters, take note.The agency has decided to retain the 70% passenger capacity in
All approved requests shall be honored, but all pending ones are now rejected
The COVID-19 situation here in the Philippines has taken a turn for the worse to start off 2022. In light of the recent spike in active cases and the looming threat of the Omicron variant, the government has now tightened restrictions
These mobile vaccine clinics have been busy over the past few months
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has been distributing COVID-19 jabs across the country through its mobile vaccine clinics or 'Bakuna Bus' for a while now. Earlier today, the organization went to the University of the East in Manila City to provide
Using face shields is now completely voluntary in these areas
You've probably heard the news that the government has lifted the mandatory use of face shields under Alert Levels 1, 2, and 3. If that was music to your ears, well, we've got another one for you: face shields in
In areas under Alert Level 1 and 2
The government eased up on public-transport restrictions a few weeks back by bringing the operating capacity of PUVs back up to 70% and removing the plastic-barrier requirement. The loosening up continues, as members of the vulnerable population are now allowed
The measure will take effect on December 1
Earlier today, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for eligible public transportation workers starting December 1, 2021. "Kailangan fully-vaccinated din ang eligible
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