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What is a Travel Insurance and Why Is It an IATF Travel Requirement?

If you're traveling any time soon, you might want to read this.
Although travel restrictions are easing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are back to normal. Under the current Alert Level 2, permission has been extended to internationally outbound Filipinos with leisure-driven itineraries. But there’s an added catch: Those traveling on short-term or

Heads Up: DOT Suspends Leisure Travel Starting This August

Official guidelines have just been announced.
The Department of Tourism, in a statement, urged their stakeholders, particularly the hotel operators, travel agencies and airlines, to allow affected guests to rebook without charges.*This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.Preview is now on

Yes, You Can Still Go Out of Town for Holy Week—But Here's the Catch

You'll have to cancel your Boracay plans, but Tagaytay is still allowed.
With daily positive COVID-19 cases reaching an all-time high in the Philippines, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Sunday, March 21, announced additional restrictions to movement in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from March 22 to April 4. Metro

FYI, Makati Shangri-La Is Temporarily Closing

Here's why.
Makati Shangri-La is the latest hotel hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed countless businesses due to extended lockdowns and halting economic activity. TOP STORY: KC Concepcion Recalls Encounter with a Snobbish Salesperson at YSLIn a letter obtained by Summit Media, Shangri-La

These Are the Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel to Right Now

Where can your passport take you now that the country has lifted its ban on non-essential travel?
Starting today, October 21, Filipinos can fly abroad for vacations and leisure travel as long as they adhere to government guidelines.TOP STORY: 10 Most Expensive Designer Tees Owned by Local CelebritiesIn line with this, Filipinos can now travel to more countries, the Department

You Can Dine-In At Your Favorite Restos, Fast Food Joints Soon

The Department of Trade and Industry has guidelines you need to follow.
You will be able to dine-in at your favorite restaurant and fast food joints again when the metro modifies its quarantine status again on June 16.According to a press release from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Inter-Agency Task Force against

Eating Out Will Never Be the Same Again

Here's what the "new normal" of dining at restaurants will be like.
If there’s one thing we miss most about the “outside world” since quarantine started, it would have to be eating out. Tomorrow marks the first day of the new normal for the metro, as enhanced community quarantine will be lifted in place of general

Finally! Salons, Barbershops to Reopen June 7

Around 400,000 salon workers are expected to head back to work on June 7.
You can have that badly needed haircut by next week.Salons and barbershops are finally allowed to resume operations on June 7, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Saturday, May 20.However, they have to abide by “the very strict health protocol” set by the Inter-Agency

It's Official: The Quarantine Has Been Extended to April 30

It has been recommended by the COVID-19 task force.
President Rodrigo Duterte said in a press briefing last night that he was “likely” to extend the Luzon enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks until April 30.In this morning’s Laging Handa press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-Agency Task

Here’s a Breakdown of the PH Government’s P275 Billion Emergency Fund

The breakdown is based on the President's first COVID-19 report to Congress.
The details of the P275 billion emergency fund for COVID-19 have been summarized in a document titled “Report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One

Here's Everything the President Promised to Do in His Latest Press Briefing

He thanked health workers and frontliners, assuring them that their "heroism will not be forgotten."
Six days ago, the president was officially granted special powers to combat the spread of COVID-19. Now, he's held the first of many required Monday press conferences where he thanked numerous people, sent his condolences, promised a lot of good things, and warned

Japan Suspends Visas Issued in the Philippines Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Starting this Saturday, previously issued single and multiple-entry Japanese visas will be invalidated.
The Japanese government on Friday has decided to invalidate visas issued in the Philippines prior to March 27, 2020. This visa suspension starts on Saturday, March 28, following the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. On their official Facebook page, the Philippine Embassy

Metro Manila's Air Quality Has Been Better Lately, Says DENR

Breathing easier lately?
Turns out we can improve the air quality in Metro Manila. All it takes is for, well, everyone to stop using their cars.According to data collected by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), those viral

What's Allowed and What's Not During the "Enhanced" Community Quarantine

The whole region of Luzon is now under lockdown and strict home quarantine shall be implemented.
Metro Manila's community quarantine now extends to the whole of Luzon. It was announced earlier this afternoon by presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo that the entire region of Luzon will be under "enhanced community quarantine" to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus

5 Important "Community Quarantine" Guidelines for Metro Manila You Need to Know About

A strict curfew will be imposed to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Today, Malacañang issued a memorandum on strict guidelines for the implementation of Community Quarantine in Metro Manila. The said rules will be effective starting tomorrow, March 15, until April 14, 2020.Here’s a breakdown of the guidelines:As per the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority