Health dept. to determine alert level classifications in all areas

The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has tasked health authorities to determine the COVID-19 alert level classifications of all areas in the country, according to the presidential palace. The Department of Health (DoH) will coordinate with a group managing coronavirus data to determine the risk status of an area, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles said […]

Peso moves sideways before announcement of new Metro Manila restrictions 

THE PESO inched sideways versus the greenback on Thursday, with investors still waiting for the government’s announcement on mobility restrictions for next month and as oil prices dropped.  The local unit closed at P50.71 per dollar on Thursday, inching up from its P50.72 finish on Wednesday.  The peso opened Thursday’s session weaker at P50.77 against […]

IATF alert system reso ‘legal basis’ for firing unvaccinated workers

COMPANIES may now use the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ resolution on the alert level system as a legal basis to fire or withhold the salaries of their employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said on Thursday, October 21, 2021. […]

DTI backs opening nearly all firms regardless of alert level

TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez said he supports allowing most businesses to open regardless of alert level, restricting only their capacity levels when infections surge. Speaking on ANC News Thursday, he said his proposed lockdown rule change would promote business continuity and avoid an “open-close-open” cycle of operations. “The idea is really just to reduce […]