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Celebrity Photographer Raymund Isaac Has Passed Away

The veteran photographer passed away of COVID-19 in the United States.
The showbiz scene mourns yet another legend gone too soon. Raymund Isaac, a beloved veteran celebrity photographer, has passed away. He had just celebrated his 59th birthday last June 28. News of his passing was confirmed on Saturday, September 4 by his younger
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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 Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.Preview is now on
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Here's Your Guide to the August 2021 ECQ Rules in NCR Plus

Keep these in mind.
Metro Manila will be under the strictest enhanced community quarantine or ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20, Malacañang announced Friday to thwart the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus.But until Aug. 5, the capital region will remain under general
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5 Things You Shouldn't Do to Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

Protect it like your life depends on it.
Local government units have been ramping up their vaccination programs in an effort to finally stop another surge of COVID-19 infections in the country. Most health workers and senior citizens have been inoculated; but for the rest of the population, getting a
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Here's a List of All the Hotels Open for Staycations in Metro Manila During GCQ

If you're planning a staycation, make sure to keep safe and informed!
The shift to GCQ (with "heightened restrictions") reopened the tourism industry once more, including many hotels and resorts heavily affected by the pandemic's long lockdown. According to the Department of Tourism, a total of 5,986 rooms in 13 staycation hotels in Metro
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This App Tells You Which Hospitals Have Available COVID Beds

From a Filipina data scientist in Australia.
A Filipina data scientist in Australia put her numbers-crunching to practical use, building an app that helps her countrymen back home find available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.Maria Reyes' Cobeds19 app is simple—green means a bed is available, red means otherwise. The
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Rhian Ramos Shares Her Battle With COVID-19 in an Honest Video

She reveals that it started with a simple fever.
On April 7, Rhian Ramos revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19, along with her road manager Rach Librado. On Instagram, the 30-year-old actress shared that, yes, they are already out of the woods and cleared of the virus, but also
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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
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FYI: Alex Gonzaga Vlogged About Surviving COVID-19

Don't let your guards down, she says.
Actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga told her nearly 9 million YouTube subscribers on Saturday that her entire household, including her fiancé, battled COVID-19, reminding the public how it can be caught by ignoring what sould be second nature by now: wearing face
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Police Say Metro Manila Residents Need a Travel Pass for Tagaytay

An important clarification if you were planning to visit.
We earlier reported that Tagaytay City Administrator Gregorio Monreal announced that visitors of the city would no longer need a travel pass, and would only have to fill up a health declaration form. An update on the matter has just been released
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"We Lost Almost Everything in 6 Weeks," Says Airbnb CEO

The effects of the pandemic proved to be devastating for the online travel booking company.
Businesses both big and small have been feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic for months on end. So grave is the widespread reach of the virus that even behemoth American fashion brands Neiman Marcus and J.Crew were forced to file for
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ArteFino Launched Its Online Shop And You Can Support Local Faves

Shopping let's you help PGH, too!
Purveyor of artisanal local goods ArteFino has just found a new online home. True to its commitment of supporting homegrown brands, the collective created an e-commerce platform in a bid to keep such local enterprises afloat, especially during this time of COVID-19.Artefino
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Cebu Pacific Resumes Local Commercial Flights on June 2

Here's where you can go and when.
As Metro Manila eases up public transport and travel restrictions for the General Community Quarantine effective on June 1, here's some good news for people who have been wanting to leave the metro. Cebu Pacific announced on May 30 that select local
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Here's Where You Can Actually Go During the GCQ

These businesses will finally be allowed to open under the general community quarantine.
It looks like life is easing back to almost-normal. The president Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday, May 28, that Metro Manila will shift to a GCQ, or general community quarantine, come June 1. On almost total lockdown since mid-March, the GCQ would allow more non-essential
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Salons and Barbershops May Open Sooner Than You Think

Finally, you can get a proper cut!
Since Metro Manila was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on May 16, many businesses and establishments have been permitted to reopen, although industries still deemed dangerous or inessential such as cultural centers, fitness studios, and personal care establishments continue to be been banned