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Traveling to Siargao? You Don't Need a COVID Test If You're Fully Vaccinated

Just make sure that it's been more than two weeks since your second dose.
The Inter-Agency Task Force announced on July 5 that fully vaccinated individuals—including senior citizens—may now travel for leisure without having to present a negative COVID-19 test. The policies for interzonal movement (a.k.a. traveling to areas with a different quarantine classification) are still
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Heads Up: Local Travel Is Now Easier for Fully Vaccinated Persons

Here are the protocols you need to know.
A vaccination card or certificate of quarantine  can be considered as alternatives to a RT-PCR test for travel between areas with different quarantine classifications, the government's pandemic task force said Sunday.The Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF has finalized protocols for fully vaccinated
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What Fully Vaccinated Travelers Should Know Before Flying to the Philippines

Do you still need to undergo quarantine?
Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 whether in the Philippines or abroad, will still need to undergo a weeklong facility-based quarantine upon arrival in the country based on the latest travel guidelines of the government.Malacañang on Tuesday announced travel rules
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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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Isabelle Daza Draws Flak for Wearing a “Vaccinated by Pfizer” Cap

Netizens are urging her to be more responsible with her platform amid complex discussions on COVID-19 vaccines.
Isabelle Daza is being called out by netizens for her now-deleted Instagram post, in which she donned a cap that read "Vaccinated by Pfizer." Both she and her husband Adrien Semblat posed for a selfie wearing the caps, which were created by
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It's Official: Phuket, Thailand Is Opening to Vaccinated Tourists in July

And hotel rooms may go as low as P50 a night.
The COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the global economy, most especially the tourism sector. And for destinations that are highly dependent on tourism, their only way to recover is reopen to tourists that are at least fully vaccinated. Phuket, an archipelago off
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Here's Your Guide to the June 2021 GCQ Rules in NCR Plus

Confused? Here's what you need to know.
Metro Manila and neighboring provinces Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal will remain under general community quarantine or GCQ "with restrictions" until June 15. The ever-changing quarantines at times cause confusion with the need for Malacañang to issue additional guidelines.*This story originally appeared
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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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This Siargao Restaurant Features "Kitchen Takeovers" to Support Community Chefs

Wild Restaurant is uplifting the local culinary community amid the pandemic.
Amid the escalating COVID-19 situation in the Philippines, tourism has dropped, and the culinary community on the island of Siargao was not spared from the resulting economic crisis. However, Chef Andrew Malarky of Wild Restaurant and his team knew that the locals and stranded
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FYI, Testing Negative for COVID-19 Doesn't Mean You Can Party

In case anyone forgot, we're still in the middle of a pandemic.
A negative COVID-19 test result is not a license to party and disregard health protocols, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday, as she urged Filipinos to be responsible tourists.Testing negative via RT-PCR simply means that the person is not infected at the
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These Travel Destinations in Palawan Will Be Reopening for Local Tourists

With proper safety protocols in place, of course.
The pandemic decimated many industries globally, but perhaps none has been as badly hit as tourism. In the Philippines, the Department of Tourism reported that receipts from tourism plummeted over 83 percent from P482.16 billion in 2019 to P81.40 billion in 2020.This
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South Korea's Myeongdong Now Looks Like a Ghost Town and It's Utterly Heartbreaking

These viral photos show the empty streets of what used to be Seoul's bustling shopping district.
It's no secret that the global tourism industry has suffered greatly because of the pandemic. Apparently, even South Korea—once a bustling hotspot for tourists who love all things K-beauty, K-drama, and K-pop—is not immune to COVID-19's wrath. Making rounds on the internet today
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Planning a Trip? Here Are All the New Travel Protocols You Should Know About

From testing, quarantine, travel passes, and tracing apps.
The Philippines has crafted a set of uniform protocols for domestic tourism, Malacañang said Saturday as it seeks to encourage more Filipinos to travel.The rules cover the most concerns on testing, quarantines, contact-tracing apps and the need for travel authority. Officials worked
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These Doctors Got Married in Matching All-White PPEs

Congratulations, Dr. Ging and Dr. Sonny!
What the bride wears on her special day certainly speaks volumes of her personality. For Dr. Geraldine Zamora, she's chosen to highlight her life's vocation in her own wedding. Dr. Ging, as everyone around her fondly calls her, recently got hitched to
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FYI, These Face Masks You'll Find Online Are Not FDA-Approved

Check your mask!
With our COVID-19 cases continuing to rise with each passing day (the Philippines reached the 500,000 mark last January 17), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public against five face mask brands that have not been certified for public use.TOP
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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