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All the Travel Requirements You Need for Your Next Local Trip

From QR codes to swab tests.
More local tourist spots are reopening to visitors as COVID-19 cases go down. In line with public health and safety standards, travelers are required to submit documents that indicate their COVID-19 and vaccination status.Each local government unit will be different, so what

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Your COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Everyone should follow the timeline, says DOH.
Fully vaccinated individuals must wait six months from their second dose to get their booster shot against COVID-19, authorities said Friday as they started administering the third jabs.The six-month window applies to those who got Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and Sputnik V.

Where to Get Free RT-PCR Tests for Local Travel

At least 350 applicants will be accommodated daily.
A set number of domestic tourist can avail of free RT-PCR tests daily to build travel confidence as more local destinations reopen following a drop in cases, the Department of Tourism said last week.Through the Tourism Promotions Board, the financial subsidy will

U.S. Now Accepts Sinovac as a Valid Vaccine for Tourists

As it reopens borders to foreigners after 20 months.
The United States on Nov. 8 reopened its borders to foreigners, ending 20 months of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The vaccine from China's Sinovac, the most widely avilable jab in the Philippines, is accepted.Its new international air travel policy takes effect

How to Apply for a Vaccine Certificate for Local Travel

You can generate your certificate instantly.
Fully vaccinated Filipinos travelling locally can now apply for a VaxCertPH digital vaccine certificate as proof of immunization against COVID-19.The digital vaccine certificate was previously available only for those travelling abroad, but the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 recently approved the adoption

A 58-Year-Old Filipina Frontliner Dies After Being Assaulted in Times Square

The incident is the latest in the series of violent acts committed against members of the Filipino Community in New York City.
A Filipina health frontliner in New York City died due to head trauma following an unprovoked assault, the Philippine Consulate General said Sunday, October 10, as it noted the rise in anti-Asian attacks.Maria Ambrocio, 58, was walking with a compatriot near Times Square when she was knocked

Who Is Bree Jonson and What Inspired Her Art?

The 30-year-old artist recalled how getting locked down in Bataan inspired her to pursue a series of paintings on birds that had been in her notes for three years.
Bree Jonson, who was found dead at a surf resort in La Union, was an artist who found symphony in the movement of animals and knew the power of a change in perspective to convey an entirely different message.In an interview with

Wearable Air Purifiers Won't Protect You Against COVID-19, Says DOH

No harm, but also no good.
The Department of Health on Monday advised against the "false security" of wearable or necklace air purifiers, as it offers no protection against COVID-19.When asked about the purifiers, DOH Usec. Rosette Vergeire said "The DOH do not recommend these air purifiers, eto

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

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

Here's How You Can Apply for All the Valid IDs You Need

These are the most basic IDs you need for adulting.
In almost all transactions in your adulting journey, you'll need a valid ID. Most establishments ask for at least two before processing your requests. Oftentimes, you'll need a valid ID too to get another valid ID.Issued by the PHLPost, a postal ID

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

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

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

VP Leni Robredo Recalls PNoy’s Kindness After Seeing Her Shoes Fall Apart

"Nakarating ako sa loob ng Kalayaan Hall na wala na yung ilalim ng sapatos ko."
The remains of former President Noynoy Aquino were laid to rest last Saturday, June 26, at the Manila Memorial Park, beside his parents Ninoy Aquino and former President Corazon Aquino.At the announcement of his passing, friends, colleagues, and even mere acquaintances of