• MCQ vs GCQ: What are the changes to expect?

    MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Difference?

    Metro Manila along with Region II, Region III, Region IV-A, Albay, Pangasinan, and Davao City are set to shift from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1. This is approved by the President last May 28 as per endorsement of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). This decision is also in line with the recommendation of all the 17 mayors of the NCR to ease the quarantine restrictions currently in place.

    MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Difference?

    With all the buzzwords such as

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  • Fact check: Japan will not subsidize your travel expenses if you visit

    No, Japan Will Not Pay For Half Your Travel Costs If You Visit

    If you are one of those who got extremely excited about the news that Japan will subsidize your travel costs if you visit the country after the pandemic, sorry, but that is not entirely true.

    Earlier this week, news claiming that the Japanese government will subsidize visitors’ travel costs up to 20,000 yen/day ($185/day) if you visit Japan after the pandemic.

    Kyoto Japan by Andre Benz via unsplash

    According to an article published on May 26 in the Japanese news outlet Kyodonews, this program is

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  • Department of Tourism Welcomes The Resumption of Tourism Operations in Areas Under MGCQ

    Manila, Philippines — The DOT welcomes the gradual re-opening of tourism operations in light of the varied community quarantine levels across the country, hoping to pave the eventual recovery of the Philippines’ tourism industry.

    Resumption of Tourism Operations

    “It’s important for the tourism sector to open as soon as possible, albeit slowly, gradually and cautiously, so that those who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to work and earn again.”, said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

    Travel for tourism purposes may be allowed only between places under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), and subject to

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  • Bounty Donates 2,000 kgs Chicken to Feed Manila Zoo Animals

    Manila, Philippines — For years, the hundreds of animals at the Manila Zoo have entertained generations of kids. But in a time of crisis, who takes care of them?

    Hearing that there is a shortage of food for the animals housed in the 60-year-old zoo, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) stepped up to the plate.

    A total of 2,000-kilograms of raw chicken will be given to the zoo at increments of 200kg per week.

    The deliveries of goods will be every Wednesday.

    Bounty Fresh Donates Chicken to Feed Manila Zoo Animals

    “When we heard that the animals inside the

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  • Ascott To Future-Ready Lodging Offerings For Continued Growth In A Post COVID-19 Landscape

    Manila, Philippines – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will review the design of its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready for continued growth in a post COVID-19 landscape.

    Through ‘Ascott Cares’, Ascott is committed to elevate cleaning protocols with increased sanitisation of high-touch areas such as kitchen cabinet, door handles, wardrobe, TV remote controls and light switches. Masks and hand sanitisers will be available in the units for guests’ use.

    Leveraging the existing design strengths of Ascott’s serviced residences, it will redefine the guest experience to take advantage of emerging trends such

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