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Economic recovery to start in 4th quarter, Diokno says
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ECONOMIC RECOVERY is likely to start by the fourth quarter, with growth seen in key sectors such as agriculture and construction, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday more…

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Locsin pushes for the deployment of Filipino health workers abroad

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he is currently lobbying for the deployment of Filipino health workers in countries that “need them now,” saying their contribution in the fight against the coronavirus disease across the world would “get us the gratitude of the international community.” more…

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Embassy of France to the Philippines Resumes Issuance of Certain Visas From Today
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Philippine citizens can file their application for a visa to France starting from today, Monday. June 22, given that the visa type they are applying for belongs to one of the more…

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DFA releases updates on travel bans, restrictions
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released Sunday infographics showing travel bans and restrictions in over 160 countries in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa more…

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Modern jeepneys start plying Metro Manila routes
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Some 300 modern jeepneys were given the green light to start plying Metro Manila roads on Monday, but a think tank warned that the news might not be the reprieve commuters had been clamoring for more…

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King of the Road’ back on QC streets through ‘Lalajeep’
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Ruben Lopez was among the more than 9,000 jeepney drivers in Quezon City who were left without jobs after the government banned public transportation to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease more…

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Mass layoffs hit PH aviation industry
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the ground handling company of Cebu Pacific to lay off more than 1,000 employees, or a quarter of its workforce, in the single-largest retrenchment in the local aviation industry due to the health crisis more…

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More buses, e-jeepneys may be out by June 22

MANILA, Philippines — The government has increased routes of passenger buses and allowed the resumption of operations of modern or “standardized” jeepneys in Metro Manila to enable commuters to return to work under the “new normal” amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic more…

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LTFRB eyes return of jeepneys by June 30
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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is eyeing the resumption of operations of public utility jeepneys or PUJs in Metro Manila by the end of the month.

The Department of Transportation earlier more…

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Domestic travel seen to recover in 12 months
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“The survey results strongly indicate that domestic travel demand will take a year or more to recover. Travelers remain cautious amidst concerns over health, income and work,” Chroma Hospitality said in the results of its Domestic Travel Sentiment more…

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Continued lockdown dampens Philippines’ bid to revive tourism
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Philippines’ hopes to jumpstart domestic tourism have been set back as the government reverts Cebu City back to enhanced general quarantine (ECQ), and extends the general community quarantine (GCQ) over Metro Manila – both until June 30 – as coronavirus surges more…

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PH looks at ‘travel bubble’ once tourism resumes
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The Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at introducing travel corridors or the so-called “travel bubble” once restrictions have relaxed and protocols are in place.

These corridors would allow the reopening of Philippine destinations with zero more…

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Domestic air travel remains in a mess
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Domestic airlines still find it difficult to serve stranded passengers across the country—a result of poor coordination between the national and local governments as new coronavirus cases continue to rise more…

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The Philippines eases rules to allow travel
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The Philippines’ Department of Tourism at the weekend welcomed the resumption of travel and other activities in places under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Less stringent community quarantine measures came more…

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Japan declares victory over COVID-19, lifts state of emergency

Earlier this week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared victory over COVID-19 in his country and lifted the remaining state of emergency order over the greater Tokyo area. The nation of 126 million people has recorded only roughly 16,000 cases and 800 more…

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