Trucks carrying perishables, agricultural products are exempted
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it will resume the implementation of the truck ban in Metro Manila on Monday, May 17. This comes following the shift of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal from modified enhanced community
Here we go again
Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are set to go back under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 29 until April 4, 2021. Unlike last year's version of this quarantine, however, public transport will remain operational,
Take note
On March 21, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases released Resolution No. 184, placing the entire Metro Manila as well as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal-treated as one area and dubbed as 'GCQ bubble'-under
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The GCQ bubble pertains collectively to Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. The Greater Manila Area, in other words, but it's now also being called NCR Plus. Because all these areas are under general community
Aka the borders of Greater Manila and adjacent provinces
Here's another acronym for your quarantine alphabet soup: The Philippine National Police (PNP) has just released its list of QCPs, or quarantine control points, that will be set up along the borders of the new general community quarantine (GCQ) 'bubble.'In
The latest advisory covers Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal
Following the latest imposition of stricter health and safety measures in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), the Department of Transportation has released a new advisory that includes updated transport policies covering Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. The guidelines are
Coalition says NCR is lagging behind Metro Cebu in setting up bike lanes
Bayanihan 2-or as it's officially known, the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act-was officially signed into law on September 11, 2020. Among the provisions of the government's COVID-19 response plan is an allocation of P814 million for
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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has authorized the operation of 1,006 public utility jeepneys (PUJ) on 10 additional routes in Metro Manila.As per Memorandum Circular 2020-043, the following trips will be available starting tomorrow, September 9:
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
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