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Quezon City suspends 'bike helmet' policy 

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Bicycle riders in Quezon City welcomed the suspension by the city government of an ordinance requiring a biker to wear a helmet or else be slapped with a fine, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Mayor Joy Belmonte said they will i...

Covid-19 reproduction in Quezon City drops to 6-week low

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The Quezon City coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reproduction number fell to its lowest in six weeks. According to OCTA Research, the city’s reproduction number, which shows how contagious an infectious disease is or the number of people who can...

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DOH reports 1,509 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 21

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The Department of Health reported 1,509 new cases of COVID-19 on October 21, the Philippines' lowest daily rise since Sept. 7, according to a report by GMA News. The DOH noted, however, that 13 testing laboratories failed to submit their data on time and were not yet included in the latest tall...

Globe enables LTE calls in NCR

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Mobile users of Globe Telecom in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces will now be able to make calls over the network’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G network, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a statement on Tuesday, Globe said it has fully enab...

DTI wants staggered shifts at workplaces 

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The Department of Trade and Industry is encouraging companies to implement staggered shifts in workplaces to manage demand in public transport, according to a report by GMA News. In a public briefing on Monday, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez noted that around 95% of sectors have already been allowed to ...

Gov't to process swab tests of returning OFWs 

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Government-run laboratories have been tapped to process the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) specimen of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) swabbed upon arrival in the country, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. “In (the) ligh...

Quezon City market launches digital payments 

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The Litex Market along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has upgraded its system to catch up with the times as the vendors embraced digital payment for a more convenient transaction, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Diskartech, an app of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporatio...

46% of Filipinos seek more gov't aid 

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Nearly half of Filipino adults find the government’s assistance to the jobless amid the COVID-19 crisis “inadequate,” according to a mobile phone survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) as reported by Philippine Star. The nationwide poll, taken from Sept. 17 to 20, f...

MRT-3 to allow more passengers 

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More passengers will be allowed to use the MRT-3 trains starting October 19, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) increases the line’s passenger capacity from 13 percent to 30 percent, according to a report by CNN Philippines. The DOTr said this means each train car can now accommodate ...

Coast Guard receives two helicopters

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received two new Airbus H145 light twin-engine helicopters, boosting the maritime organization’s disaster response and humanitarian activities, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Each helicopter costs PHP685 million and was built and designe...

Non-essential foreign trip allowed starting Oct. 21 

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The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) lifted the ban on non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos effective October 21, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Filipinos intending to travel abro...

Gov't lifts restriction on travel to provinces

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The government is easing more travel restrictions by allowing non-essential travel between areas under different community quarantine classifications, according to a report by CNN Philippines. People can travel freely between areas placed under general community quarantine and modified general comm...

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