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Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Sep. 21 | Image by iXimus from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to maintain the one-meter physical distancing requirement in public transportation, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. announced on September 19. In addition, the commuting public...

62 BOC employees test positive for COVID; 28 still in quarantine

62 BOC employees test positive for COVID; 28 still in quarantine

Jul. 1 | Swab testing of a BOC employee | Photo courtesy of BOC A total of 1,845 employees of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have undergone rapid and swab tests, of which 62 were confirmed with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Of the 62 cases, 34 have already...

Public transport running at half capacity in GCQ areas

Public transport running at half capacity in GCQ areas

May. 2 | Starting May 1, public transportation units will operate at 50% capacity in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ). The new rules handed down by the Department of Transportation are in keeping with physical distancing protocols aimed at fighting...

Business as usual at PH ports; no quarantine for ships, cargoes from China

Business as usual at PH ports; no quarantine for ships, cargoes from China

Feb. 5 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty Jay Daniel Santiago at the Feb 5 media briefing. Ships from China and its special administrative regions (SAR) may directly berth and discharge cargoes at Philippine ports, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)...

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

Jan. 29 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring and inspecting shipments coming from countries with reported cases of novel coronavirus...

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

FDA licensing for micro firms simplified

Dec. 28 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) have launched a six-month pilot program to fast-track the process for micro enterprises securing permits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Even as the program focuses...

PH eases rules on pre-approval of some regulated imports

PH eases rules on pre-approval of some regulated imports

Jul. 22 | Several regulated products including toys, cosmetics, and over-the-counter drugs may now be brought into the Philippines without prior approval if they pass certain criteria, according to a joint circular signed by three Philippine government agencies. The...

BOC won’t require DOH product certification for imported school supplies

BOC won’t require DOH product certification for imported school supplies

Jul. 8 | For now, Philippine importers bringing in do-it-yourself (DIY) and hobby items, particularly those used in schools, need not present to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) their product registration or notification obtained from the Food and Drug Administration...