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“NO MORE COVID-19 TESTS FOR TRAVELERS IN PHILIPPINES…MAYBE”

stunning sunset at boracay

When I first read this breaking story about domestic travel restrictions being lifted in the Philippines, I was as excited as a turd in a toilet bowl. Was the Philippines finally on track to loosen some quarantine lockdown measures? While I applaud the Inter-Agency Task Force, IATF, for attempting to issue uniform travel protocols across … Read more

“DUTERTE EXTENDS STRICT LOCKDOWNS ACROSS PHILIPPINES DESPITE PLEA FROM ADVISORS TO LOOSEN RESTRICTIONS”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the advice of his own COVID-19 taskforce that urged the President to loosen lockdown restrictions across the Philippines. Even Francisco Duque, the only physician on the taskforce, composed mainly of military and police generals, said the Philippines was ready for the Modified General Community Quarantine, MGCQ.

“FOREIGN TOURISTS WELCOME IN PHILIPPINES 2021?”

Metro Manila Mayors Vote to Loosen More Restrictions There are tens of thousands of tourists, if not millions, wanting to visit the Philippines. Many of them want to wiggle their toes in the sandy white beaches of Boracay. In addition, there are foreigners who desire to visit their loved ones. Consequently, will all foreign tourists … Read more

“NEW RULES ON ALLOWING FOREIGNERS TO PHILIPPINES NEED CLARIFICATION”

New Regulations to Take Place Feb. 16, 2021 First of all, this story broke late Friday afternoon, February 5, 2021. Supposedly, the Philippines’ COVID-19 Task Force is going to allow more foreigners in the country. That’s what the headlines were announcing on a multitude of online newspapers. The new regulations are to take place February … Read more

“VACCINE ARRIVALS PROVIDE GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR PHILIPPINES”

A Sliver of Sanity Sweeps across the Archipelago “Pandemic fatigue.” It’s a condition perhaps suffered by people all across the planet. Aren’t many of us tired of hearing the same old phrases? “Social distancing.” “Wear your mask.” “Wash your hands.” Frankly, I am. The Philippines’ first coronavirus case was a little over a year ago. … Read more

“NEW PHILIPPINES CHILD CAR SEAT LAW APPLIES TO 12 YRS OLD & YOUNGER”

HOWEVER, ONLY 15-65 YEAR OLDS ALLOWED TO GO OUT UNDER COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS First of all, I was scratching my fat kano head while watching the news last night. Pia Hontiveros, CNN anchor, was delivering the latest newscast while comfortably sitting in front of a fireplace. (Fireplace in the Philippines, you might wonder. It was 19.9 … Read more

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