Only essential workers are allowed
Crossing between Metro Manila and the provinces is still prohibited while the National Capital Region is under general community quarantine until September 30, a police official said on Tuesday, September 1.Essential workers who must cross to the province and back are
Operations are still limited at 30% capacity
Food deliveries are allowed 24/7 in Metro Manila during the strict GCQ and riders are exempted from the region-wide curfew, authorities said Thursday.Restaurants and fast-food chains can also operate for 24 hours, Metro Manila Development Authority General Manager
Did we all learn a lesson the first time around?
Come on, guys. The rising number of COVID-19 cases, all the cars out on the road, the coronavirus spreading among public transportation personnel-we all saw a return to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) coming. It was inevitable.As each day
Travel through time and back again
It's always interesting to see before and after photos. From historic hotels to plazas and parks, we've covered just about everything there is to compare between old Manila and right now-except, of course, the most recognizable landmarks we see
‘Hindi pa rin kayo pwede mag cross ng border unless work-related iyon’
Authorities are making it clear that individuals are still not permitted to cross borders into other cities under general community quarantine (GCQ).According to Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander general Guillermo Eleazar, only personnel of permitted businesses traveling
After unanimously agreeing to back the shift to GCQ on June 1
As reported last night, all 17 mayors under the Metro Manila Council (MMC) have unanimously agreed to back the shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1. In line with this, the MMC has several recommendations it will be making to
Is this the right move?
It looks like Metro Manila won't be under a modified enhanced community quarantine period (MECQ) for much longer.According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) will recommend that the nation's capital shift into a
How can we keep this clean ECQ air?
You learn it in grade school: Pollution affects everyone on the planet, and in some cases, it can even kill you. It's a consequence that's particularly likely in low- to middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization, with
Check out the new mall guidelines
As the Metro transitions to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), malls in Metro Manila begin to reopen their doors to the public-but not without health and safety guidelines. Major malls like Robinsons Malls, Ayala Malls, SM Supermalls, and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls
Starting May 16
It's official: Metro Manila will be under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from May 16 until May 31, 2020. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement during a noontime briefing following President Rodrigo Duterte's address to the nation earlier
Is it safe to go out yet?
It looks like we'll find out this weekend whether or not the Metro Manila Council (MMC) thinks the National Capital Region's (NCR) enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) should be extended past May 15, 2020.In an interview with CNN Philippines, MMC
Open for delivery and pick-up
You may be starting to miss eating Korean food. Thankfully, there are places that can deliver Korean barbecue and Korean fried chicken to your doorstep during the Luzon enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).But if you want to fill your pantry with Korean
In case you still plan on driving out
The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak's impact on travel in the Philippines is becoming more apparent with every passing day.Motorcycle-taxi services have been suspended, strict social-distancing measures are being implemented on all forms of public transportation, and now, checkpoints
It also recommends closure of malls
Going out for drinks, partying, or nightlife, in general, is now out of the questions amidst the Philippine government's fight to contain the spread of COVID-19.The Metro Manila Council has announced it will be imposing a curfew within Metro
Is this too drastic a measure?
As of several hours ago today, March 9, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) says the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is 20. The government has also already declared a nationwide state of public health emergency. Now,
Fast cars and dark roads don’t mix
Early morning drives are supposed to be calm and relaxing-a time to plug in a chill playlist, gather your thoughts, and think behind the wheel. Unfortunately for us in the city, 2019 data suggests the wee hours of the day are
Resulting in 394 recorded fatalities throughout the year
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has already released the full Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) annual report for 2019, so it's time to see how much safer or more dangerous the roads in the metro have become
It’s a sad reality we live in
The Internet is a gold mine of artwork, and we stumbled across a self-taught digital artist named Paul Timothy Sabado, aka Sab, a 17-year-old student who makes the most relatable pixel art about real-life situations in the city.
The MTRO will be abolished
The Manila City government made quite the announcement today, as it called for the abolition of the Manila Tricycle Regulatory Office (MTRO).According to a report by Inquirer.net, city mayor Isko Moreno stated the order during a recent flag-raising ceremony. "
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