PHILIPPINES TO BEGIN VACCINATION PROCESS IN FEBRUARY “Saving lives means saving livelihoods,” says Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia A report from the Daily Mail UK is promising. There are positive indications that the UK’s vaccination drive is easing the COVID-19 pandemic. Early research indicates the coronavirus vaccine is helping to protect young adults and over-80s. The … Read more

Face Shields Required for Sea Travelers and Land Transportation Passengers in Philippines

The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has mandated the “No Face Shield, No Ride” policy. The new policy is effective Aug. 15 for those passengers using any mode of public transportation such as jeepneys.  Passengers must wear face shields. As for sea travel, the policy mandating passengers to wear face shields will take effect on … Read more

Strict Lockdown Returns to Metro Manila

As a result of pleas from doctors and frontliners, a strict lockdown returns to Metro Manila. Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan will be under modified enhanced community quarantine, MECQ, from August 4 to 18. Strict Lockdown Returns to Metro Manila After discussions with the medical community, Duterte approved the MECQ’s return. Medical professionals believe … Read more

Quarantine Levels for Expats in the Philippines

Because lockdowns for the coronavirus continue in the Philippines, I decided to release this post. “Quarantine Levels for Expats in the Philippines.” Quarantine Levels for Expats in the Philippines Of course, the quarantine levels for expats in the Philippines are the same for Filipinos for the most part. However, LSIs, Locally Stranded Individuals, which can … Read more

Immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19

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Are you considering immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, only foreigners with long-term visas are currently able to enter the Philippines. Therefore, why even consider immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Certainly, this current crisis won’t last forever. Consequently, now would be a good time to plan for when … Read more

Should Foreigners live in the Philippines?

While the current coronavirus crisis continues, the longest lockdowns on earth still exist in the Philippines. Moreover, a new “anti-terrorism” bill recently signed by President Duterte is causing concern among nuns and beauty queens. Because of the new law, suspects can go to jail without a warrant of arrest for up to 24 days. Nevertheless, … Read more

COVID-19 Has Created “Unreasonable Fear”… Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia

Finally, a voice of reason in the Philippines. Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, much like John the Baptist, is crying out in the wilderness. While Gov. Garcia is not calling for the repentance of sins, she is calling for an end to the COVID-19 mass hysteria. Consequently, today’s post, “COVID-19 Has Created ‘Unreasonable Fear’– Cebu Gov. … Read more

Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns


Because of the coronavirus and the ensuing quarantines around the planet, the country I now call home presents unique challenges. “Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns” is today’s opinion piece, ladies and germs. Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns Above all, surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 lockdowns are much harder if you don’t have a job. My sister-in-law, Alida, knows this. … Read more

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