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Question from Email: i am a naturalized u.s. citizen and not a dual citizen. i am a holder of u.s. passport, can i be allowed to enter the philippines. i plan to go back home for good and apply for a dual citizenship once in philippines.

Answer: (June 29, 2020)

You will not be allowed to enter Philippines yet since you have been naturalized as a US citizen. Existing guidelines approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases state that only Overseas Filipino Workers, Filipino citizens, their spouses and dependents, permanent residents, and foreign diplomats are allowed to enter the country. Please keep posted on when US citizens will be allowed to travel to the Philippines again.

Sources: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/188019/restrictions-on-international-travel-still-in-effect-under-gcq-says-bi and http://www.immigration.gov.ph/services/citizenship-retention-and-aquisition/application-for-retention-re-acquisition-of-phil-citizenship

Question from Email: I am at Quezon city with my mother and we want to go back to batangas, I’m under 21 yrs old. I wanted to know if we need to secure travel pass or any documents

Answer: (June 27, 2020)

You and your mother may be considered locally stranded individuals and will be allowed to travel. But you will both need to secure documents including a travel authority and medical certificate. Existing guidelines require people crossing regional or provincial borders for indispensable travels to obtain a travel authority from delegated local police stations. To get the travel authority, you will need a medical certificate. Please see the article below for more information on how to get the travel authority. It is also important to check with the Batangas LGU ahead of your travel as they may have other requirements. You may reach the Batangas public information office at (043) 723 4651 or at their Facebook page (facebook.com/batspio/).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar  and https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: I am an overseas seafarer (ofw) currently residing in Davao and is due to be departing for another contract abroad sometime around July. As part of company protocol, we still need to report in our manning office in Manila for pre departure documents and signing of contract etc. As part of this, our manning agency will be sending me the Certificate of Employment which also indicates my reason to travel to Manila. Do i still need to secure a travel pass as part of my requirement to travel in Manila?

Answer: (June 27, 2020)

You will be allowed to travel from Davao to Manila without a travel pass. Section 7 of the omnibus guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases states that OFWs shall be allowed unhampered transit to and from agencies or appropriate government offices during MECQ, GCQ or MGCQ for the processing of their requirements. You may bring documents like the certificate of employment sent by the agency to be presented when flagged at checkpoints.

Source: http://officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: I’m owner of restaurant in Las pinas, manila and currently I’m here at villasis, pangasinan at my mom’s house; two of my employees will travel from manila to pangasinan and pick me up from here(pangasinan) to back manila. So do they need any travel pass or do i need any travel permission ? As of they r my employees having business permit and employment certificate and I’m the owner of restaurant having business permit, DTI.

Answer: (June 26, 2020)

Owners and employees in restaurant business which is under “category 1 industries” and are allowed to operate at full capacity do not need travel pass. Your employees ID, your business permit and other work-related documents will suffice in case you are flagged down at checkpoints. Interzonal movement (or movement between areas under different quarantine classifications) between areas placed under general community quarantine (in your case, Manila) and modified general community quarantine (Pangasinan) is also allowed for any purpose other than leisure, based on the latest guidelines. Sec. 4 (6) and 7 (3) https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: So my boyfriend will start working in a cafe this July in Parañaque. His plan is to go back here in batangas during his rest day and then go back again to manila after his rd. Will he be allowed to do so?

Answer: (June 26, 2020)

Your boyfriend will be allowed to travel from Batangas to Parañaque and return to Batagas on his rest day as long as he brings with him his company ID or other proof of employment to be presented if he is flagged at checkpoints. Owners and employees of a cafe business which is under “category 1 industries” and is allowed to operate at full capacity do not need travel pass since they are traveling for work.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1282350/travel-authority-not-required-for-workers-of-essential-establishments-dilg and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: Me and my friend we are employee of restaurant here in Manila and we’re both about to deliver groceries from here to pangasinan and pick up owner of restaurant from pangasinan back to here. We have business permit, certification of employment and of course owner has business permit, DTI. So can u please help me do we need any travel pass ?

Answer: (June 23, 2020)

You do not need to secure any travel pass since you and your friend are traveling for work and are employed in a restaurant business, which is under “category 1 industries” and are allowed to operate at full capacity. Your business permit and other work-related documents will suffice in case you are flagged down at checkpoints. Interzonal movement (or movement between areas under different quarantine classifications) between areas placed under general community quarantine (in your case, Manila) and modified general community quarantine (Pangasinan) is also allowed for any purpose other than leisure, based on the latest guidelines.

Sec. 4 (6) and 7 (3) https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf
https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200615-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-46-A.pdf

Question from Email: We are from Canada stranded here in Misamis Occidental. We have our flight rebook on July 2 departing from Mactan Airport, Cebu. We plan to take a boat from Mis. Occ.on June 28 for Cebu City. We have already book an accommodation for 2 nights near Capitol Site. My question is: Due to the ECQ in Cebu City, are we allowed to transit in Cebu City? And if ever we are allowed, what kind of transportation we can use to go to our hotel from the Port? Your answer would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Answer: (June 23, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig Gen Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 that they can travel to Canada “provided they’ve met all requirements set by airport authorities and airline.”

Question from Facebook: How about the stay-in contractor’s workers that already on board/on site and they want to go home, once they back to the project site are they still subject for a 5 days quarantine in their bunkhouse prior allowing them to back to work?

Answer: (June 23, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 that returning workers will still need a “14-day mandatory quarantine for observation.“

Question from Email: I have a foreign client who recently hired my services as a consultant and now required me to travel to my client country to complete the task. The urgency of the consultation work is very important as my client is trying to secure financial incentives while the covid19 pandemic is in effect. I am booked to transit in a chartered flight to that country. Will I be allowed to leave the Philippines in business visa as a consultant?

Answer: (June 22, 2020)

In its latest statement on May 29, the Bureau of Immigration said that it would continue to implement international flight restrictions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) under the general community quarantine. Restrictions include banning Filipinos from leaving the country except those who are overseas Filipino workers, permanent residents or holders of student visa in their country of destination. You may reach the Immigration Helpline at hotline numbers (632) 8465-2400 and (632) 8524-3769 or email them at [email protected] to clarify with them if the exception also applies to holders of other visas such as business visa.

Source: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/188019/restrictions-on-international-travel-still-in-effect-under-gcq-says-biand and  http://immigration.gov.ph/images/News/2020_Yr/05_May/2020May29_Press.pdf

Question from Email: Regarding sa validity ng Travel Authority from PNP. LSI po ako from South Cotabato at may flight schedule sana ako noong June 14, 2020. So nagsecure po ako ng lahat ng requirements na kailangan sa checkpoints at airport nadin. Nasecure ko po ang Medical Certificate at Barangay Certification. At after po nito, binigyan po ako ng PNP ng Travel Authority na ang nakalagay na date ay June 14, 2020, yung date ng flight ko. Ngayon po sa kasamaang palad nacancell yung flight ko na June 14 at naka rebook ako ng June 25, 2020. So dahil expired napo today yung Medical Certificate ko, nag secure ako ulit ng Medical Certificate. After po na nasecure ko ang aking Medical Certificate dahil gusto ko lang din makasiguro na ang Travel Authority ko ay aligned sa date ng flight ko eh nag apply ulit ako ng Travel Authority sa PNP. Ngayon pag dating ko doon, sinabihan ako ng nag fafacilitate na di ko na daw kailangan ng Travel Authority ulit kasi meron na ako at VALID parin daw ang yun dahil ang Airlines naman ang nagcancell dahil sayang yung slot para sa iba. So ngayon, ang Travel Authority na meron ako is dated June 14, 2020 at ang flight ko ay June 25, 2020. Tanong ko lang po, dahil ang PNP na mismo ang nagsabi na OKAY padin yung Travel Authority ko, hindi na po ba ako magkakaproblema sa pagdating sa Airport? Baka kasi iquestion ng Airlines at MIAA ang validity ng Travel Authority ko.

Answer: (June 22, 2020)

Sa panayam kay PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac noong Hunyo 9, 2020, valid lang angtravel authority/medical certificates sa araw na nakalagay rito. Kaya posibleng kayo ay makwestyon kung kayo ay mag-check in sa June 25. Isang bagay na maaari ninyong gawin ay hingin sa pulisya na kung maari ay ilagay sa inyong travel pass na valid ito hanggang June 25, 200. Maari rin kayong tumawag sa airline at PNP helpline 1677 para sa karagdagang impormasyon.

Source: https://www.inquirer.net/infodesk/checkpoints-and-mobility#ixzz6PVz4P6of

Question from Facebook: May biyahe na kaya na bus mula turbina papuntang bicol

Answer: (June 22, 2020)

Ayon sa Department of Transportation noong Hunyo 16, 2020, wala pa ring biyahe ang mga provincial bus. Papayagan lamang silang mag-operate kung nasa Phase 2 na ng general community quarantine transport deployment plan na magsisimula sa June 22 hanggang June 30, 2020. Sinuspinde ang operasyon ng public transport, gaya ng provincial buses sa Luzon simula nang ilagay ito sa enhanced community quarantine noong March 17, 2020.

Question from Email: Umuwi po ako sa Bataan last March before mag-quarantine ang Metro Manila. Gusto ko po sana makuha yung mga natitirang gamit ko sa apartment sa Paranaque dahil ako po ay nagresign na sa trabaho ko. Alam ko po na need ko kumuha ng travel pass galing dito sa Bataan para makaluwas ng Manila. Bago po ba ako makabalik ng Bataan ay need ko pa mag-quarantine ulit at kumuha ng travel pass sa Paranaque?

Answer: (June 22, 2020)

Ayon kay PNP Spokesman Bernard Banac na kung ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Bataan ay inabisuhan kayong sumailalim sa quarantine kahit sandali lang kayong namalagi sa Metro Manila, kailangan nyo po itong gawin. Makipag-ugnayan po kayo sa inyong lokal na pamahalaan bago kayo bumiyahe mula Maynila.

Question from Email: I need to travel from Pampanga to the Metro, specifically BGC in Taguig. I’m doing it to bring my pet to a veterinary oncologist in BGC.

I already have a quarantine pass. What do I need to enter Taguig or BGC?

I forgot to ask: if I’m travelling from Pampanga to BGC in Taguig and back again with a driver (so that we can bring my pet to a veterinary oncologist), do we need 2 separate travel passes? 1 for him (the driver) and 1 for me?

Answer: (June 20, 2020)

Existing guidelines require people crossing regional or provincial borders for indispensable travels to obtain a travel authority from delegated local police stations. You may contact PNP Helpline 16677 or you may confirm with the local police station where you are getting your travel authority whether you will need separate passes. Remember that you will need a medical certificate to obtain the travel authority.

Sources: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar

Question from Email: Hello! I work in a hospital in Cavite and my sister works in a BPO company in QC. Does our driver need a travel pass to be able to bring both of us to work? And if ever, the setup will be the 3 of us will be in the same car to Cavite, then the 2 of them will go to QC afterwards for my sister. Do they need a travel pass to enter Cavite? Will my sister be allowed to enter Cavite? Thank you!

Answer: (June 20, 2020)

Yes, you are allowed to travel because you and your sister both work in industries allowed to operate under all forms of community quarantine. According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government, those who need to cross to another province or region for work-related undertakings are exempted from the travel pass requirement. You only have to bring your company ID or other proof of your employment. Your driver, meanwhile, may bring proof that he is driving you and your sister to work.

Sources: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: Good day po I am here in Caloocan city metro Manila but I have an appointment in PRC Rosales pangasinan for my prc Id renewal( the reason bakit yun ang napili ko po was that wala n po kasing available slots s mga prc branches here in ncr at also may mga relatives din po ako sa father side ko po) Actually Hindi lng po ako magisa ang pupunta doon sasamahan po ako ng kapatid ko and parents ko (Actually po senior citizens n po yung parents ko). Supposedly pupunta po kami doon ngayong Araw n Ito from 1pm to 2pm para ma claim ko n po yung renewed license ko Kaya lng we were not able to go there kasi po iniisip ko n may provincial travel restrictions p rin po lalo n extended po ang GCQ dito sa metro manila at sa pagkakaalam ko po marami pong mga checkpoint n dadaanan po nmin kapag pupunta kami ng pangasinan. Since ako yung magpaparenew ng prc license ask ko Lang po if do I still need to secure a travel pass/travel authority? And how about po sa parents at kapatid ko na kasama ko po do they still need to secure a travel pass/travel authority? Thank you po

Answer: (June 20, 2020)

You may be allowed to travel to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Pangasinan without a travel pass only if you are securing a license for work-related reasons. According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government, those who need to cross to another province or region for work-related undertakings are exempted from the travel pass requirement. You may bring valid ID and documents to show that you are in the process of renewing your PRC license for work. However, your family will not be allowed to travel to another region without their own work-related reasons. If they plan to go to Pangasinan for other reasons, they first have to secure a travel authority at the help desk of the nearest Philippine National Police (PNP) station, according to DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya. When applying, they must bring medical certificates from the local health office. For clarifications, you may call the PNP helpline at 16677.

Source: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: I’m here in Lipa City and I want to go home in Quezon province,I already got my travel authority on June 9 but unfortunately I didn’t travel due to some conflict and now I don’t know if I can still use the travel authority because the date of travel in my travel authority was June 9-15, can I still use this or should I get another one?

Answer: (June 20, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 9, 2020 that travel authority or medical certificates are valid only on dates indicated. You may have to secure an updated travel authority to avoid problems during your transit. Please check with the issuing authoriy if they would issue a new travel authority given your circumstances or they could just note that the date of your travel has changed. You may call PNP helpline 16677 for clarifications and instructions.

Source: https://www.inquirer.net/infodesk/checkpoints-and-mobility#ixzz6PVz4P6of

Question from Email: Hi good evening po. Mag inquire lang po sana ako. Yung boyfriend ko po is from Ilocos and plan nya po mag travel dito sa Iloilo. Its not a leisure travel po beause he is staying here for good na. Is he allowed to take a flight po? Thank you

Answer: (June 20, 2020)

es, he is allowed to travel. However, he will need to first secure documents including a travel authority and medical certificate so he can proceed with his travel. Existing guidelines require people crossing regional or provincial borders for indispensable travels to obtain a travel authority from delegated local police stations. To get the travel authority, you will need a medical certificate. Please see the article below for more information on how to get the travel authority.

Local airlines may also require other documents such as a medical certificate besides the travel authority and local government units may have other requirements for people entering their jurisdiction. It is important to check with your airlines and LGUs ahead of your scheduled flight.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar and https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: My helper wants to go on a day off and might be travelling to other intercity in MM. She doesn’t have any personal errand to attend or anything. Are they allowed to travel if the purpose is not work?

Answer: (June 18, 2020)

For areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) like Metro Manila, movement of all persons is still limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate. Movement for leisure purposes is still not allowed. Your helper can take a day off but travel within Metro Manila is only allowed if she will be obtaining essential goods and services.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf and https://www.covid19.gov.ph/ecq-gcq-guidelines/

Question from Email: I am a seafarer with the following travel schedule from La Union to Manila:
*Jun 23 travel to Manila to attend a pre-employment medical examination on the following day and training as related to employment.
*Jun 24 Medical Examination in Halcyon Marine Systems Makati
*Jun 25 Training at Far East Maritime Foundation Manila
*Jun 26 Proceed to company Anglo-Eastern Makati for employment documentation.

*Jun 27 Travel back to La Union

*Jun 29 Travel back to Manila to attend another training the following day as related to employment.
*Jun 30-Jul 1 Training at Far East Maritime Foundation Manila.

With this regards, kindly advise what travel docs is required to pass through QCPs when going to Manila ang back to La Union?

Answer: (June 18, 2020)

Those who need to cross provincial and regional borders for work-related matters are exempted from the travel pass, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government. You may bring your company ID and other documents and papers that will prove your work-related appointments in Manila. For more information, click the link below.

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: Me & my live-in partner both reside in Pasig (to my family) & Cavite (to my partner’s family). Due to strict ECQ for the last 3 months & we don’t have valid IDs in Lancaster, Cavite but both have our IDs to Pasig we got stuck here in Manila. Both of us stopped working with companies. So to provide ourselves financially, we created our small online FOOD business. It’s been a month now & starting to have customers also to Cavite areas nearby to our residence there (Lancaster). We’re planning to personally deliver our food items to Cavite every week from Pasig City. We’re SELF-EMPLOYED. No so-called “company IDs/COE” because we’re doing our business online. No DTI since we’re just starting & not required to do so & earning less than 250,000PHP per month. How can we justify ourselves that we’re APOR if by chance we catch some checkpoints along the way using our private cars? Is our FB or IG Pages valid to present as identification for essential travel? By the way, once we get back to Cavite we’ll get a copy of our ATMI (Lancaster residency certification documents under my partner’s siblings name) & process ID completion of residency on our place. Thank you!

Answer: (June 17, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac asked whether the couple secured any business permit/documents from the barangay or city where they are residing. “Better secure such document first so that they can identify themselves as Authorized Person Outside Residence (Apor),” Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Question from Email: Are there any sweeper flights available in Cebu? My company has ask me to stop working since april 30 and i am now stranded here in Cebu. Now that cebu is back to ECQ, can I still get a travel authority pass since I got my med cert from city health off and brgy clearance already? I went to gorordo police station and i was informed that they are not issuing it anymore. However, Station 2 in Sto nino is still giving. When I went there this morning, they are asking about a 3rd requirement which is the availability to travel which can be provided by city hall. This is not a requirement that was requested before. Now i am confused because city hall informed me that it should be the brgy who should take care of it.

Answer: (June 17, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 17, 2020 that since Cebu has been placed again under enhanced community quarantine, no travel is allowed. And if Cebu transitions next to modified enhanced community quarantine, only authorized persons outside residence may travel, Banac said. So sender has to wait until the community quarantine transitions to general community quarantine because public transport, including flights, are expected to resume partially. But still, since sender is considered a locally stranded individual, he should register as an LSI so that he can be sent home to Manila through the government’s Hatid Tulong program. In the Laging Handa briefing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Presidential Management Staff and Balik Tulong Program head, Assistant Secretary Joseph Encabo said the LGUs will inform them about the LSIs needing help to return home. Encabo also said that this week they will open a Facebook page so that LSIs could directly communicate with them. So the sender should check this week the Hatid Tulong program’s FB page for assistance. At the very least, the sender can be listed in the sweeper flights that will be available once GCQ is declared in Cebu.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pcoogov/videos/554707015127889

Question from Facebook: May I ask regarding travel pass for MGCQ from cavite to marikina. I have 2 sons will travel with a friend since sya ang may sasakyan and manggagaling sya ng cavite. Pinakiusapan ko dalhin 2 ko anak at susunduin ko sa Manila kingbsaan doon ang destinasyon nya. Kailangan na kasi nila mag enroll sa online school dito sa Marikina. Iallow ba nila magtravel mga bata? Thank you!

Answer: (June 17, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 17, 2020 that sender’s sons and their friend can travel from Cavite to Marikina provided they each get a travel authority at the nearest police station. They also have to bring a health certificate issued by the barangay health center in Cavite. The PNP has required those crossing regional and provincial borders to secure travel authorities “in order to pass through control points established along boundaries.”

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: Im in a pharmaceutical industry here in NCR. Can i go home to my province without getting a travel pass?

Answer: (June 16, 2020)

Only work-related travels are exempted from the travel pass. If the travel is due to family and medical emergencies and the destination is outside Metro Manila, you will still need a travel pass, said Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of Joint Task Force COVID Shield. For clarifications, you may contact PNP Helpline 16677.

Sources: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar

Question from Email: Good day! We are planning on moving from Quezon City to a condominium in Tagaytay City. Is lipat bahay from other regions allowed during GCQ? What are the requirements that we should prepare? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Answer: (June 16, 2020)

Since only work-related travels are allowed under the general community quarantine, you will need to secure a travel pass before moving from Quezon City to Tagaytay. You may apply for a travel pass at the help desk of the nearest Philippine National Police (PNP) station after you secure a medical certificate from the your local health office. For clarifications, you may contact the PNP Helpline at 16677.

Sources:  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar and https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: My husband is working in Manila and will be having his day off soon. Will he be allowed to go home to Pampanga and back to Manila for work? And if so, will he be required to go on quarantine during his days off?

Answer: (June 16, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 16, 2020 that the sender’s husband is allowed to travel being a worker. Just bring your company ID.

Question from Email: Hi. I am currently WFH in La Union but starting June 22, we are asked to report onsite in BGC, Taguig and I’ll be staying in Makati. I know po na pagpabalik ng Manila, employment ID is enough to present in checkpoints. Nakauwi ako dito sa LU by securing travel pass from Makati. Pero paano po pag after a month uuwi ulit po ako ng province, do I need to secure travel pass again from Makati? Thank you.

Answer: (June 16, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 16, 2020 that if the local government of La Union requires the sender to undergo quarantine even if you stayed for a month in Taguig, then he has to do so. “Yes, if the local government so requires,” Banac said. So the sender has to check with the La Union government before departing Taguig.

Question from Email: I booked my flight for Metro Manila and I already have my clearance from the barangay from my place of departure. The City Health office, however, is already closed and the days preceding my flight are holidays and weekends. Is it possible that I get my medical clearance from a physician rather than from the City Health Office?

Answer: (June 13, 2020)

You may want to check first with your airline about the travel documents they require and ask if the clearance from your barangay will suffice. Requirements vary per airline and per destination. To avoid inconvenience, you may also check with your local government and the LGU of your destination to confirm any other requirements.

If an airline requires a travel authority, you can get it from the local police commander. Take note, however, that according to the guidelines, a medical certificate from the city/municipal health office is a requirement for the issuance of a travel authority. If this is so, you may ask the PNP for an alternative if the city/municipal health office is closed, like a public hospital near your place. You may call PNP helpline 1677 for clarifications and instructions. Here are links to the airlines: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/travelrules; https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2020/5/31/frequently-asked-questions-precautionary-measures-before-you-fly-with-airasia and
https://www.facebook.com/cebupacificairphilippines/photos/a.108443642535253/3241799059199680/?type=3&theater

Related stories: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted; http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: Do I have to secure a travel pass? I live in Valenzuela City and I intend to travel to Dasmarinas City to meet a client, hand-over application forms to be filled up and signed and returned back to Valenzuela afterwards. I worked for an Insurance company and my normal work routine was meeting and presenting to clients.

Answer: (June 13, 2020)

No, you will not need to bring a travel pass with you when you travel from Valenzuela to Dasmariñas for work. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said only locally stranded individuals are required to obtain travel authority. Workers of industries allowed to operate under GCQ are considered authorized persons outside of residence and will only need to bring their company IDs or employment certificates which they may present at checkpoints. Company IDs or other proofs of employment are enough to serve as travel authority for those who need to drive for work.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1282841/employees-need-only-work-docs-id-to-pass-thru#ixzz6P7xX4OjS

Question from Email: Just to inquire why there is no public transportation from the provinces like Legaspi or Sorsogon to Manila for stranded international passengers.

My husband has been trying to fly from Legaspi City to Manila to be able to get a flight to Toronto, Canada.

Three times his flight is canceled twice from PAL and the latest, from Cebu Pacific.

He has been stranded in Bacon, Sorsogon for the past two months.

Is there no way that he can be helped, he is also on medical condition as diabetic and with bypass operation. Your favorable response to this e-mail shall be highly appreciated.

Answer: (June 13, 2020)

Gaps in the implementation of the guidelines from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases have resulted in inconveniences such as cancelled flights. For instance, airlines started selling seats when the Civil Aeronautics Board announced at the start of June that they could fly to destinations where the local government has allowed the resumption of air traffic, but the rule also allows LGUs to reject flights from cities with coronavirus cases or impose additional requirements on top of a medical certificate and an authority to travel.

According to the Philippine Airlines June 12 advisory, flights between Manila and Legazpi will be available starting June 17, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. However, PAL noted that flights might be cancelled or adjusted based on evolving entry restrictions and requirements by different LGUs. You may follow updates on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineAirlines/)

Another option for your husband is to get in touch and seek assistance from the Sorsogon provincial government which has been assisting stranded individuals. You may send them a message on Facebook (m.me/352739522056617)

For more information, click the links below.

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1287825/travelers-airlines-confused-by-govt-rules
https://www.facebook.com/notes/philippine-airlines/pal-flights-in-june-2020/10159379804173306/
https://www.facebook.com/Sorsogon-Provincial-Information-Office-352739522056617/

Question from Email: Hi! 3 of our helpers are stranded in Allen Samar and they want to come back to work for us again here in Marikina. They have secured a medical certificate and travel authority from their local police. We are planning to hire a private vehicle and driver to bring them back. Here are my questions: 1. The driver will be coming from manila, will he be quarantined upon arrival in Samar? 2. Our helpers’ travel authority were issued june 5, 2020 but the driver will be arrive in Samar on Saturday. Do they need to get a new travel pass? 3. Will our helpers be subject to quarantine upon arrival in metro manila? 4. What are the requirements to travel from manila to samar to manila?

Answer: (June 13, 2020)

Since the driver will cross provincial and regional borders, he may need to secure a travel pass before driving to Samar. He may obtain the travel authority from the city or municipal police station since the authority to issue this was already delegated to the local police commanders. When applying, he must bring a medical certificate from the local health office and a valid ID in case it will be needed. Currently, returning individuals to Northern Samar are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine. But given that the driver will only be picking up some people and then travel back to Manila, you may first inquire about this at the Northern Samar Provincial Information Office’s Facebook page (facebook.com/NorthernSamarPIO/) or at 0921-330-0959. Your helpers may also ask the local government in their area about the protocol if their means of transportation is coming from Metro Manila. If the travel date is not indicated in your helpers’ travel pass, they may inquire about its validity from the issuing authority. They will only need a travel authority to get to Metro Manila, but it will depend on the local government unit if they will require returning individuals to undergo quarantine. Please also contact your LGU about their protocols on the matter. You may reach Marikina at facebook.com/MarikinaPIO

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179 and facebook.com/NorthernSamarPIO

Question from Email: I am Krizel Matira, tanong ko lang po kung paano makakauwi pabalik ng Pilipinas ang nanay ko, kapatid kong bata ( 3 yrs old and 7yrs old), at step father kong foreigner. currently, nasa HongKong po sila. ano pong requirements ang kailangan?

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

Your mother, younger siblings and stepfather may be allowed to return home if they are Filipino citizens and if your stepfather is legally married to your mother. Based on the latest guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Filipino citizens and their spouses and dependents are among those allowed entry in the country. However, Filipinos holding foreign passports may not be allowed to enter the country if they do not have dual citizenship. Upon arrival at the airport, they will be required to undergo testing and quarantine procedures. These include an orientation, processing of documents via “one-stop shop” and swab tests. While waiting for the test results (approximately two to five days), your family will be sent to a quarantine facility. The government shoulders the costs only for overseas Filipino workers. Those who test positive will be referred to a hospital or another quarantine facility, while those who test negative will be allowed to go home.

Sources: http://immigration.gov.ph/images/News/2020_Yr/05_May/2020May29_Press.pdf  and https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2656333051307362

Question from Email: Sa bisa nang Transfer Permit of Cadaver, kami pong mga magkakapatid ay naghatid ng labi nang aming namayapang kapatid galing sa Cavite pauwi dito sa aming hometown sa Gainza, Camarines Sur, Bicol. Kami po ay nagnananais na makabalik nang Cavite para sa aming mga trabaho at mga pamilyang naiwan doon pagkatapos nang libing ng aming namayapang mahal na kapatid. Kami po ay nagtanong dito sa LGU nang Gaiza Camarines Sur – ayon po sa kanila kailangan po namin makompleto ang 14 days home quarantine bago mabigyan nang health certificate at para makapag apply ng travel pass pabalik nang Cavite. Maaari po ba namin gamitin ule yung Transfer Permit pabalik nang Cavite para hindi na po namin kailangan pang hintaying matapos ang 14 days Home Quarantine? Bukod sa Transfer Permit, may dala din po kaming Barangay at Health Certificate mula sa barangay kung saan kami nangaling.

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 10, 2020 that the sender and his brother cannot use their transfer permit of cadaver to return home to Cavite from Camarines Sur. “No, they have to follow the rules of local government unit,” Banac said. For the brothers to go home, they have to follow what the LGU in Gaiza, Camarines Sur told them to do — undergo a 14-day quarantine before the municipal health office issues them a health certificate to show they do not have Covid-19. The health certificate is needed for the issuance of a travel permit this time from the local police there.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: I work in a BPO Company in BGC right now where we are given the option to work from home. I am planning to work from home in my province in Leyte who’s under MGCQ. I would arrive in Tacloban Airport and then travel to the Municipality where my house is. Will I still be classified as a stranded individual or will I be allowed to cross borders even if I am not unemployed? If so, what documents or processes should I have or take in order to go home? If ever I am allowed to go home, I read in an article that for travel pass, I need to list the name of the driver and vehicle I’d ride to travel. Is it applicable for grab drivers who will transport me from BGC to the airport and the one who will fetch me in Tacloban Airport to travel to my Municipality?

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 that you can go home to Leyte as you are considered a locally stranded individual. For you to go home to Leyte from Metro Manila, you have to go to the police station where you live and apply for a travel permit so you can go to the province. But to secure a travel permit, you have to get first a health clearance certificate from your municipal or city health office. You do not need a travel permit to get to the airport from BGC or to get home to your municipality once you arrive in Tacloban City airport. The PNP has previously said no travel permit is needed if the movement is within a province.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: My mother is currently in Rodriguez, Rizal and has a scheduled flight to go back to the UK from Manila International Airport. My mother is over 70 and does not have a quarantine pass. She will be passing several checkpoints on the way to the airport. Can you please tell me what documents will be needed asides from passport and proof of travel such as an itinerary?

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

Based on pronouncements made by the Philippine National Police, your mother has to apply for a travel authority so she can cross Rizal province to get to Metro Manila where she has a scheduled flight to the UK. According to Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, those who need to get a travel authority should go to the city or munical police station. But your mother needs to first get a medical clearance certificate from the city and municipal health office which she needs to present to the police station for the issuance of the travel authority. If she will be driven to the airport, the driver also has to secure a travel authority so he could return to Rizal.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: Will you please confirm this: As an APOR, I only need my company ID so I can travel from Davao to Manila (via PAL). I do not need a medical certificate or a travel authority to travel from one region to another since I am an APOR. True?

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

A check with the Philippine Airlines websites showed that it only requires a company ID or employment certificate for an authorized person outside of residence (APOR) travelling to Metro Manila. Air Asia also does not require a travel pass from the Department of the Interior and Local Government if you are traveling for permitted business or work. Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific advised APOR passengers to prepare a medical certificate and travel authorization apart from the company ID or employment certificate. Although it said the requirements may vary per destination. The airlines have advised that to avoid inconvenience, you may also check with your local government and the LGU of your destination to confirm any other requirement. For more information, click the links below. . https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home/covid-19/travelrules; https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2020/5/31/frequently-asked-questions-precautionary-measures-before-you-fly-with-airasia; https://www.facebook.com/cebupacificairphilippines/photos/a.108443642535253/3241799059199680/?type=3&theater

Question from Email: I have a rapidpass id that will expire on June 30,2020, and the route is Caloocan City-Bocaue, but I want to travel to Aliaga, Nueva Ecija to pick up some sacks of rice for our Sari sari Store, as far as I know, we are included to APOR GR. Is it necessary to undergo 14 days quarantine at home before the issuance of health cert. and can I travel using my rapidpass id and some documents of our sari sari store such as business permit?

Answer: (June 10, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 that you cannot use your rapid ID pass to travel to Nueva Ecija. “LGU Nueva Ecija may have their own rules and may bar (you) from entering,” Banac said. He advised you to get another travel permit. The PNP has previously said that you need a travel permit to cross a province or region. To secure one, go to the Caloocan City police station to apply a travel permit so you can go to Nueva Ecija and return to Manila later. But to be able to get a travel permit, you have to present a health clearance certificate from the Caloocan City or municipal health office.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: I am a Filipino returning in PH this coming June 20. I am currently in Canada because of the training program provided by the local company in PH. My question is after I stay in the hotel where I will be quarantined and wait for the certificate issued by DOH, will the person who will pick me in the hotel needs a travel pass/authority?

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

According to Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac last Tuesday, June 9, 2020, if the person fetching you is within Metro Manila, he is allowed to travel without any travel pass. “If coming from outside (Metro Manila), he must apply for travel authority from his local police station,” Banac told the Inquirer. The Philippine National Police earlier said only persons who must cross provincial or regional borders should secure a travel authority in order to pass through control points established along boundaries.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: I am soon planning to go to Limay, Bataan because I need to process the payment of my business tax in the Municipality. I’ll be coming from Batasan Hills Quezon City. I am not going to spend overnight in Bataan. I would like to know what are the Travel Guidelines, and what passes do I need to secure in order to get in Bataan.

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, that you need to apply for a travel authority at the Batasan police station covering Batasan Hills in Quezon city. But make sure you have with you a medical clearance certificate from your city and municipal health office.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: I am a permanent resident in Canada and i am with my 1yr old daughter. We got stranded here in Zambales since Feb. We arrived in the country in November. Multiple flight schedule has been cancelled. Now,PAL is finally back in action, our flight on the 18th of this month is happening. We just rented a private car with a driver to send us to the airport(NAIA T1).

I have the medical cert and travel pass for both me and my daughter. My mom and my sister would like to send us off, they have their medical certificate too. Do they still need to get a travel authority or just a simple travel pass from the local baranggay is fine.

Also, is the travel pass per head necessary?

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

Unfortunately, your mother and sister cannot send you and your daughter off to the airport in Manila. Since both Zambales and Metro Manila are under general community quarantine, travel is only allowed for locally stranded individuals (in this case, you and your daughter since both of you are permanent residents of Canada) or those who have indispensable travels such as for emergency and health purposes. The Philippine National Police requires a travel pass for individuals who need to cross provincial and regional borders in order to pass through control points established along boundaries.  Also, make sure the driver you hired to drive you from Zambales to Metro Manila has a travel pass with him. He needs to get a medical clearance certificate first from the city and municipal office in Zambales as this is required by the police in issuing a travel pass.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1285714/travel-authority-only-for-persons-crossing-provincial-regional-borders-eleazar/

Question from Email: Is there any validity for the travel pass and medical certificate?

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on June 9, 2020 that travel authority/medical certificates are valid only on dates indicated.

Question from Viber: If Cebu and Davao are both in GCQ why Cebu to Davao domestic flight seems not clear? We’ve been stranded for almost 3 months here in Cebu and we wanted to return to our families in Davao del Sur

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

The cities of Cebu and Davao are both under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) and airlines are already allowed to operate in MGCQ areas in accordance with proper health protocols, according to section 5 of the latest amended guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport has resumed operations since June 6, while the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City will open on June 9. Since the government eased restrictions in different areas on June 1, there has been confusion whether airlines are already allowed to operate because there are still no clear-cut guidelines on who are allowed to fly. As of this writing, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), the agency supposed to set guidelines on flights, allows local governments to reject flights from cities with COVID-19 cases or impose additional requirements on top of a medical certificate and authority to travel. You may want to coordinate with the city or town you are travelling to and ask for its assistance since you are considered a locally stranded individual (LSIs). You may also check with the airline where you booked your flights for any other requirements. In the latest guidelines of Davao City, LSIs returning to Davao City do not need documents, but they will be screened upon arrival at the airport. However, you may encounter provincial or regional checkpoints on the way to Davao City which may ask for travel authority. To get travel authority, you need to secure a medical certificate and submit it to help desks in the nearest police station. Your travel pass will be issued either by the provincial director, city director or district director.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=3635330266533724&set=a.737599476306832; https://business.inquirer.net/299041/airlines-seek-clarity-in-lgu-govt-rules; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1287825/travelers-airlines-confused-by-govt-rules; https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3264370813614418&set=pcb.32643863702795 and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1104653

Question from Email: I teach motorcycle basics at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) and am a student as well in the motorcycle sport. Since this is an outside non-contact sport, me and a lot of my friends were wondering if the race track will be allowed to open soon for training purposes. I also live in Manila and was wondering that if ever the track will open, what are the requirements needed as a coach and/or student to travel from Manila to Clark for the purpose of motorcycle training? thank you.

Answer: (June 9, 2020)

Based on the powerpoint presentation of the Department of Trade and Industry on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the earliest possible time the Clark International Speedway (CIS), a motor sport venue at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, will be when the province (now under general community quarantine) shifts to a modified GCQ. Under the current GCQ in Pampanga, CIS is not yet allowed and only skeleton crew are now working there. But as Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said at Tuesday’s Palace briefing, once an area is under MGCQ, “outdoors and indoor sports, facilities for non-contact sports, and other forms of exercise,” will be allowed partial or 50 percent operation.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/396756967326028/posts/1180284882306562/?d=n

Question from Email: May friend po ako stranded sa Valenzuela and gusto niya na po umuwi sa Quezon. Pwede po kaya siya pasabayin sa Truck na may Food lane pass?

Answer: (June 8, 2020)

Hindi advisable na makisakay ang iyong kaibigan sa truck na may food lane pass.  Kailangan pa rin niyang kumuha ng travel pass mula sa Philippine National Police. Meron kasing mga random check na pinaiiral sa mga checkpoint at maaring malagay sa alanganin ang driver ng truck kung saan makikisakay ang iyong kaibigan.

At kapag nangyari yan, maaaring maisyuhn ng LTO violation receipt or MMDA OVR [Ordinance Violation Receipt] ticket ang driver dahil sa paghahatid sa hindi otorisadong tao.

Ang mga na-stranded at kailangan dumaan sa ibang probinsiya o rehiyon na nasa ilalim ng GCQ ay kinakailangan pa ring magpakita ng travel pass, maliban na lamang kung bumibiyahe dahil pinayagang makapagtrabaho, ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Makakakuha ng pass mula sa help deskng PNP station, at sa kaso ng iyong kaibigan sa Valenzuela police station.

Sa pagkuha ng pass, kailangan niya ring humingi muna ng medical certificate mula sa local health office sa barangay na sumasakop kung saan siya na-stranded, at nagpapatunay na hindi siya nahawa sa Coivid-19.

Para sa dagdag na impormasyon, paki-click link below.

https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179.

Question from Email: Good morning po, ako po ay pharmacist from Antipolo at ako po ay nag aapply sa isang drugstore at ito po ay magbbukas p lamang. Isa po sa requirement ko para dito ay ang Certificate of Registration (COR) from PRC (Morayta, Manila main branch) maari po ba akong mkabyahe ngayong gcq n ang MAnila at fully operational n rin po ang mga PRC services? pinaplano ko po sana na mag-grab car po. kailangan ko po kaya ng travel pass? at kung kailangan po nito san po ako makakakuha. wala p nman po akong company id since ndi pa po akong id. Registered Pharmacist ID from PRC po ang meron ako. Maraming salamat po.

Answer: (June 8, 2020)

Pinapayagang pong magbiyahe patungong Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) sa Maynila kahit walang travel pass. Ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government, ang mga kailangang tumawid sa mga probinsiya at rehiyon para sa mga work-related na gawain ay exempted din sa travel pass requirement. Dalhin lang ang inyong PRC ID at iba pang dokumento na magpapatunay na kayo ay nasa proseso ng paghahanap ng trabaho bilang pharmacist, na kabilang sa itinuturing na essential job.

Sources: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Facebook: Dito po kami sa North Cotabato, na stranded ng more than 2 months. Resident po kami ng Bacolor Pampanga. Sa June 12 po ang flight namin pa- Clark, Pampanga. Itatanong ko po kung meron na po ba mga public vehicle sa airport? Wala po kasi magsusundo samin dahil wala kami private car. Isa pa po, pagdating po ba ng Pampanga i- quarantine kami?

Answer: (June 8, 2020)

Maari kayong humingi ng tulong sa lokal na pamahalaan na malapit sa inyo. Ang LGU ang inatasan na masiguro na walang balakid sa pagta-transfer ng mga locally stranded individuals (LSIs). Ang ibang LGUS na nasa ilalim ng general community quarantine ay pinayagan na ang pagbiyahe ng ilang public transportation na may limitadong kapasidad . Para maisaayos ang inyong pagbiyahe, kailangan pa rin ninyong kumuha ng health certificate at travel documents bago kayo payagan. Maaring kontakin ang mga emergency hotlines na ito : 09171579274 for DILG Soccskargen Regional Office and 09194312904 or 09174695018 for DILG Cotabato Province Office. Pwede rin i-access ang DILG Soccskargen guidelines para sa mga na-stranded na indibidwal.
https://www.facebook.com/241719155841255/photos/pcb.3291201457559661/3291303080882832/?type=3&theater

Ang Pampanga bilang na tatanggap na LGU, ay maaaring magrekomenda sa isang uuwing residente nito sa local health protocols and procedures gaya ng 14-day quarantine at rapid anti-body testing. Para sa iba pang impormasyon, maaaring mag-send ng message sa Pampanga local government unit sa Facebook at @pampangapio or email them at [email protected] o tumawag sa 649-5508.

Emergency hotline link: https://www.facebook.com/241719155841255/photos/pcb.3291201457559661/3291198087559998/?type=3&theater

Question from Facebook: What if the person travelling is an APOR and is required to travel to a different region due to work, will they still require a Travel Pass?

Answer: (June 6, 2020)

No, an authorized person outside of the residence or APOR who needs to cross borders for work will not be required to get a travel pass. The Department of the Interior and Local Government had said that exempted from travel passes are those who need to cross provincial and regional borders to pursue work-related matters. Click the link below for more information.

Source: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: Our Company is a service provider for power generating plants. We have a scheduled maintenance works on one power plant located in Iloilo. What papers do we need to prepare to travel?

Answer: (June 6, 2020)

Crossing provincial or regional borders for work in permitted sectors is allowed without a travel pass, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Be ready with your company ID and other documents to prove your work-related activity such as an authorized schedule for maintenance work issued by your company.

Sources: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179

Question from Email: I am an adult from San Pedro Laguna and my brother (who is a seafarer) is currently quarantined in hotel in Pasay. He was tested negative and finally got his certificate/clearance and can now go home. Do I need to have a travel pass/authority just to pick him up from the hotel?

Answer: (June 5, 2020)

You may travel to Pasay to pick up your brother, who is a returning OFW, as long as you bring proof that you are driving him home and he has been cleared by the Department of Health (DOH). The movement of returning overseas Filipino workers should remain unhampered in areas under all types of community quarantine, according to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). IATF has earlier enjoined local government units to allow the transit of OFWs who are already cleared by DOH. You may also bring a valid ID with your address together with documents as proof that you are picking up your OFW brother. Please observe minimum health standards, wear face mask and practice physical distancing during travel.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1254540/iatf-on-ofws

Question from Email: Good evening! I’m under 21 is it possible to travel from province that is under gcq to manila for dorm purposes for 1 day? like cleaning the dorm and getting all my things including school-related files? i will be accompanied by my guardians.

1. Do each one of us ( 3 persons) need to get travel pass? Will check your website I badly need help from you. Thank you so much!

Answer: (June 4, 2020)

According to Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, you and your guardians can travel to Metro Manila to go to the dorm. Banac told the Inquirer on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that the sender and her guardians will have to get a travel pass from their local police. Likewise, they need to get a health clearance from their barangay. Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar earlier said a travel pass is needed if the travels are outside Metro Manila and outside provinces.

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1104653

Question from Facebook: Hi, I have a question. I am currently in Batangas and I was recently hired at a company based in Ortigas. I am going to start soon, but I don’t have a company ID yet and I only have an e-mail from the company with my starting date. Will that be enough for me to pass through the checkpoint? Also, my dad is planning to drop me off to Metro Manila from Batangas since there are still no provincial buses. What are the complete documents I will need to present for me and for my dad (who will literally just drop me to Manila and will go back to Batangas after)? Thank you!

Answer: (June 4, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Thursday, June 4. 2020, that the sender can travel to Metro Manila from Batangas for his new job using the company email as his document. Banac said the father has to secure a travel pass from local police. The father also has to secure and bring with him a barangay health certificate. Movement of people in general community quarantine areas like Metro Manila is limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283024/list-what-to-expect-in-areas-under-gcq-mgcq/ and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1104653

Question from Email: Kailangan pa po ba ng travel pass sa NCR? Dito po ako ngayon sa binondo. Pinapareport po kasi ako ng agency ko na 2000 miles sa Parañaque. Para po magprocess ng application ko for foreign domestic worker sa singapore. May employer na po ako at for medical na.

Answer: (June 4, 2020)

Ayon kay Philippine National Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac nitong June 3, 2020, sa panayam ng Inquirer.net, maaaring bumiyahe ang sender patungong Paranaque mula Binondo. Hindi na anya kailangan ng travel pass dahil ang Metro Manil ay nasa ilalim na ng general community quarantine bagamat ayon sa Inter-agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, ito ay limitado pa rin sa pagbili o pagkuha ng mga pangunahing pangangailangan at sa mga magtatrabaho sa industriya o tanggapan na pinayagang mag-operate.

Source: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines. pdf

Question from Email: My husband is working in Davao and has rented an apartment for us. My 2 children and I were supposed to join him last May, but because MM was still on ECQ, we couldn’t. Now that MM is in GCQ, can my 2 kids and I now travel from San Juan to Davao via airplane and stay there for good? What documents will be asked of us?

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

ou need to secure a travel pass if you will travel from San Juan to Davao. Those crossing another province or region will need a travel pass except if it is for work-related purposes, according to the the Department of the Interior and Local Government.  You may apply for a travel pass for you and you children at the help desk of the nearest Philippine National Police station, but you first have to secure a medical certificate from the local health office in San Juan. Please also check with your airline when you book your flight their required documents for essential travel. Also observe minimum health standards, wear face mask and practice physical distancing during travel.

Sources: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Quarantine-passes-no-longer-needed-by-June-1-unless-required-by-LGUs-in-specific-locations-travel-pass-to-provinces-and-curfews-remains/NC-2020-1179 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283333/gcq-no-reason-to-relax-travel-restrictions-pnp

Question from Email: I just want to ask if we’re allowed to travel, my 2 sons and my husband specifically, going to SM Aura just to inquire and settle some requirements for my maternity at Philhealth? We have no one near us to take care of the kids while we’re away and the only choice we have is accompany them. We’re currently residing at Taguig City.

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

Unfortunately, you cannot bring your children with you to go to the maternity clinic. Under the general community quarantine, those below 21 years old and even pregnant women are required to stay home unless they will need to avail of essential goods and services or they work in permitted industries. This is because they—and even you—are vulnerable to the new coronavirus disease. You have to find someone to take care of your children or you can call the Philhealth office in SM Aura to make your inquiries. You can also check the Philhealth’s portal at philhealth.gov.ph which has a category on the state insurer’s benefit packages.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283024/list-what-to-expect-in-areas-under-gcq-mgcq/

Question from Email: Ano pong mga kailangan na documents kung uuwi po ako sa amin. Nandito po ako sa Manila, gusto ko na po umuwi sa amin, sa tarlac.

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

Kung wala ka nang trabaho sa Maynila at gusto mong makauwi sa iyong bahay sa Tarlac, maaari kang tukuyin bilang locally stranded individual (LSI). Kailangan mo munang makakuha ng medical clearance certification mula sa Manila city health office. Sa sandaling ikaw ay mabigyan nito, kailangan mo rin makakuha ng travel authority mula sa Joint Task Force CV Shield (JTF CV Shield).

Ang travel authority ay nagdedetalye kung saan ka pupunta at manggagaling, pangalan ng driver at behikulong gagamitin. At dahil ang pagbiyahe mo ay nasa loob ng dalawang rehiyon, kailangan ang iyong certification ay manggagaling sa JTF CV Shield commander. May mga help desk na itinayo para ang gaya mong LSI ay mabigyan ng gabay bago makauwi sa inyong mga bayan. Makipag-ugnayan sa inyong barangay para sa mga dokumento. Sa sandaling ikaw ay makarating sa Tarlac, maaaring isailalim ka rin sa local health protocols gaya ng quarantine at testing. Para sa iba pang impormayson, tumawag sa JTF CV Shield at 0998-849-0013, 0917-538-2495 and PNP Helpline 16677 at email address: [email protected]

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=149828246679777&set=a.149828206679781;
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1104465 and
http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dilg-memocircular-2020520_87.pdf

Question from Email: I’m aware that the BIR is encouraging citizens to settle their taxes as funds are needed by the government. Do I need a travel pass to settle estate tax in the province if I’m coming from manila?

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

Philippine National Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that the sender can travel to the province to settle his real estate tax payment. Banac said the sender needs to apply at the local police station in Manila a travel authority. The sender needs to bring barangay certificate stating he has no illness and that he is fit to travel.

Question from Facebook: Will provincial buses be allowed to operate? Buses like plying the route from Manila to Legazpi? Will they be allowed to disembark in legazpi?

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

At least from June 1 to June 21, provincial buses will not be allowed to enter Metro Manila. This is under phase 1 of the Department of Transportation’s updated Public Transport Guidelines and Protocols. But looking at the updated protocols, there was still no mention of allowing the operation of provincial buses in Metro Manila under phase 2 which covers the period June 22 to June 30. Under phase 2, “public utility buses, modern public utility vehicles and UV Express will already be allowed to operate also with limited passenger capacity, along with the initial set of transport modes (trains and bus augmentation, taxis, TNVS, shuttle services, Point-to-Point buses, and bicycles with limited passenger capacity) that were allowed to operate during Phase 1. So based on the guidelines, the DoTr has no decision yet on allowing the operation of provincial buses in Metro Manila.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283024/list-what-to-expect-in-areas-under-gcq-mgcq?_gl=1*1cza3vv*_ga*blJhcndUVjBoaDZFMTfZmEwMGIUZVZvMlhQNUY1cTliTnNCN0JjZmIRUDBFVl9GMHdUZGR2SVZPR0w4SFA0Vw..vMlhQNUY1cTliTnNCN0JjZmIRUDBFVl9GMHdUZGR2SVZPR0w4SFA0Vw..

Question from Email: I am a locally stranded individual (LSI). I’ve already forwarded my complete requirements last Wednesday (May 27) to process my Travel Authority to our local PNP in Cainta, Rizal. My question is, how long will it take for them to process my documents, and when can I expect it to be released or approved? Can you give me an estimated time frame?

Answer: (June 3, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that those who applied for travel authority should allow 2-3 days of processing. But for follow up, the sender should call Helpline 16677. Last June 2, JTF CV Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar announced that the government has simplified the process of securing travel authority for locally stranded individuals (LSI). If you are traveling within the same province (in your case within Rizal), then you do not need a travel authority anymore to go to your destination. But you will still need a travel authority if you are traveling outside the province or outside the region. The police chief of the city/municipal police station will issue the travel pass if you are traveling outside the province but within the same region, while the provincial director will issue the same if you are crossing the border of two regions. However, police regional directors and the PNP Directorate for Operations can still issue travel passes. For updates on the release of your travel authority and other information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline) or email them at [email protected]

Source:  https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1104653

Question from Email: Can you provide clarification on NCR inter-city travel for essential good and services under GCQ? In an article I read from an automobile company, it said it wasn’t allowed but omnibus guidelines don’t specifically state this.

Answer: (June 2, 2020)

Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, said that “crossing geographical boundaries” or travel from one city or town to another in Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) would only be allowed if it is work-related. Eleazar admitted that due to the increased volume of vehicles under GCQ, authorities might not be able to check every vehicle passing through checkpoints. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año also said that quarantine passes are not needed in GCQ, but you still cannot go to another city to buy essential goods. In its Resolution No. 38 issued on May 22, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) amended certain provisions in the omnibus guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine. The resolution deleted Section 7 (3) and (4), which previously allowed the movement for any purpose other than leisure.

Sources:  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283333/gcq-no-reason-to-relax-travel-restrictions-pnp; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1282435/quarantine-passes-not-needed-movement-restricted-for-essential-travel-in-gcq-ano  and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200522-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-38.pdf

Question from Email: My family and I were supposed to move to our new apartment last March since someone else already owns our old house. Can we now move from QC to San Juan now that Manila is on GCQ? We have a big household which includes a senior citizen and 4 children. What documents will be asked of us, if ever?

Answer: (June 1, 2020)

Under the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), rental and leasing activities are allowed in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), which Metro Manila is under, and modified GCQ. Quarantine passes would no longer be needed, but you may bring with you documents that prove you are moving into a new residence. Your family should also observe physical distancing (one seat apart) inside your vehicle.

Sources: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1103755; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qnl9iC_jSuj63K7NjCt_9GzDV0jzV_o2/view; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1282435/quarantine-passes-not-needed-movement-restricted-for-essential-travel-in-gcq-ano

Question from Email: I am a senior citizen from Antipolo stranded in Davao. I have a ticket for June 2, 2020. I have a travel pass/permit from Antipolo City to return home and the city is allowing my car and driver to fetch me on June 2. The barangay in Ma-a, Davao gave me a certificate that I m not on the PUI and PUM list of Davao. The health unit in Ma-a, Davao city advised me to get my medical clearance a day or 2 before my flight as it will expire in 3 days.

The new requirements from COVID Shield of the PNP may not make this flight possible. The Davao Police station “help desk” informed me that they can only approve travel within the Davao region. I need to submit my Antipolo travel pass, air ticket, medical clearance, and complete a form at the police station. They will send all these documents to Manila and then wait for approval, and no one at the police station knows how long the wait will be. Since medical certificates expire in 3 days and it is not easy to book an airline seat, organising all of these to coincide with a scheduled flight seems impossible. Is this really the correct procedure?

Answer: (June 1, 2020)

Under the guidelines of the DILG (May 21 DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-087), inter-regional travel authority (in your case from Davao City in Region XI to NCR and to Antipolo City, Rizal in Calabarzon or Region IV-A) is to be issued by the commander of JTF-CV Shield ( Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar). In earlier news releases, the interregional travel authority was to be issued by the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. . For further information on the travel authority, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline); PNP Helpline 16677;.

Sources: http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dilg-memocircular-2020520_87.pdf; https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf; http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dilg-memocircular-2020520_87.pdf;

Question from Email: I’m living in Parañaque, will be using a private car to fetch a stranded tourist in Zambales. We already know the requirements for the stranded individual. As the one picking him up, are there any requirements for me when I leave and re-enter Metro Manila? If I need a travel pass, where can I get one as there are no available information online on how to get one.

Answer: (May 30, 2020)

Given that the travel authority issued to the locally stranded individuals includes the name of the driver and the vehicle that will be used during the travel, you may bring a copy of the travel authority and an ID. For more clarifications, you may contact the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield at: 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (Smart), 02 8725-3176 (landline) or email at [email protected]

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1103641

Question from Email: Now that NCR will be transitioning to GCQ from June 1-15, will I (an LSI) be able to cross borders from Quezon CIty to Sta. Mesa without a travel pass?

Answer: (May 30, 2020)

Both areas will be under general community quarantine starting June 1 and under the existing omnibus guidelines issued on May 15, the movement of persons across areas placed under GCQ or modified GCQ is permitted as long as it is not for leisure purposes. However, there is a separate government policy on stranded individuals which requires you to obtain a travel authority from the PNP. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, head of the JTF COVID-19 Shield, earlier said that the public is encouraged to follow the guidelines on locally stranded individuals, noting that people may interpret the lifting of the ECQ as a go-signal for them to go back to their hometowns but such will not be allowed. To get the travel authority for a locally stranded individual, you must first obtain a medical certificate from the Quezon City local government and a certification from Manila that they are accepting your return. Both these documents will be submitted to the National Capital Region Police Office for the issuance of travel authority which indicates the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1282698/duterte-approves-metro-manilas-shift-to-gcq-starting-june-1

Question from Email: My daughter is a bank employee and presently assigned in Makati. We live in San Pablo City. Pwede po ba siya masundo ng kanyang father sa Makati para umuwi sa San Pablo City? May kailangan po bang document na dala ang father niya going to and from Makati?

Answer: (May 30, 2020)

Since your daughter is working in an industry allowed to operate under any community quarantine, her father will be allowed to drive her to and from Makati. Makati and San Pablo City will both be placed under general community quarantine starting June 1 and under this, movement is allowed as long as it is not for leisure. Her father may bring an ID with his residence and any document that may serve as proof that he is traveling to Makati to drive his daughter home.

Soyrce: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1283024/list-what-to-expect-in-areas-under-gcq-mgcq

Question from Email: Nagrererent po ako sa Sampaloc, Manila, at nakauwi sa aking probinsya bago mag ECQ (March 15). natapos na po ang aking renta at kailangan ko nang kunin ang mga naiwan kong gamit. ako po ay manggagaling ng Nasugbu (GCQ) to Sampaloc, Manila (MECQ) para makuha yung mga gamit ko.Ano po ang kailangan kong gawin?

Answer: (May 29, 2020)

Habang ang Maynila ay nasa ilalim pa rin ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), limitado pa rin Po ang galaw ng mga tao. Ito ay maaari lamang sa pagbili ng pagkain at iba pang mga pangunahing pangangailangan, at sa pinahintulutan na magtrabaho. Ang mga paggalaw at pagbibiyahe para kunin ang inyong mga kagamitan Ay hindi pa po pinapayagan, base na rin sa omnibus guidelines na inisyu ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) noong Mayo 15.

Question from Viber: I am currently in Silang, Cavite since the start of the ECQ, living with my grandmother who needed my help. I have a flight on June 9 for Canada because school is starting soon (I have a valid student visa issued before March 15). My clothes and luggage bags are at my condo in Mandaluyong City. Can I go to the condo a few days before my flight to collect my things? What are the permits that I need?

Answer: (May 28, 2020)

Movement by students enrolled abroad and persons going to the airport for travel abroad is allowed within and across areas placed under any form of community quarantine according to IATF Resolution No. 39. You may be required to present your confirmed international travel itinerary; airline travel ticket in checkpoints. But since you will be in transit for a few days in Mandaluyong, you may have to inquire if the requirements for a locally stranded individual (LSI) will apply to you. Per the May 13, NTF Order 2020-2 operational guidelines for LSIs by the National Task Force Against Covid 19, you are to go to the nearest barangay to ask assistance for documents, if any, needed for you to travel and be accepted by Mandaluyong. The usual documents for an LSI to travel to another place are a Medical Certificate by the City Medical Health Officer and a travel authority from the JTF CV Shield. Under the NTF guidelines, the police regional directors will grant travel authority for province-to-province and region-to-region movement. Also needed is the coordination and acceptance of the destination LGU. To fast track, you may also want to get in touch with the Mandaluyong CDRRMO at tel no. 8533-2225.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1279991/dilg-orders-pnp-to-set-up-help-desks-for-stranded-individuals-during-quarantine; http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dilg-memocircular-2020520_87.pdf; http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-NTF-Order-No-2-Operational-Guidelines-on-Management-of-LSIs.pdf

Question from Facebook: I’m a Red Cross volunteer and I’m planning to travel alone to bring grocery items and money to my grandmother in Quezon province for one day only. Do I need to secure a travel pass or I can just present my Red Cross ID instead?

Answer: (May 28, 2020)

You may still use your Philippine Red Cross ID to pass border checkpoints. Health and volunteer workers of the PRC were among the health and essential front line workers (March 17, 2020 IATF Resolution No. 13) considered authorized persons outside of residence when Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine. The recent May 22 IATF Resolution No. 39 states that the exemptions from the home quarantine through previous IATF resolutions or issuances by the Office of the President shall be honored.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1244515/list-persons-authorized-to-go-out-during-luzon-lockdown; http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-13.pdf; http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200522-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: What are the requirements needed for OFWs who will travel from Cebu to Manila for deployment? Even if I am not an LSI? as per IATF resolution 36 sec.B and POEA advisory 60 we only need to sign a COVID declaration form for us to be allowed unhampered transit to reach our final destination. No fee or any other requirement shall be imposed by LGUs in this regard. I just want to check if this is the policy being implemented.

Answer: (May 28, 2020)

Based on previously issued guidelines, you will not need a travel pass. As stated in IATF Resolution No. 39, the deployment of OFWs is allowed upon the execution of a Declaration signifying their knowledge and understanding of the risks for COVID-19 by their reporting to work (POEA’s Adv60 Form 1 for newly-hired worker or Adv60 Form 2 for returning worker). You will, however, need a proof of your confirmed international itinerary to be presented at checkpoints. It is also important to note that only one person is allowed to bring an OFW to the airport and he/she must depart immediately after dropping off the passenger. The driver should carry with him/her a copy of the airline ticket of the passenger as proof of conveyance. En route to your destination, travelling OFWs shall observe social distancing measures, quarantine procedures and minimum health standards implemented at national and local government unit levels, as well as immigration procedures currently in place.

Sources: http://www.poea.gov.ph/memorandumcirculars/2020/MC-07-2020.pdf; http://www.poea.gov.ph/advisories/2020/ADVISORY-60-2020.pdf; https://dfa.gov.ph/covid-19-advisories/26380-travel-advisory-outbound-travel-restrictions-by-philippine-government-on-filipino-travelersstared

Question from Email: kami po ay nagdedeliver ng Car Accessories at mga Pyesa ng sasakyan. Ang aming opisina ay nasa Quezon City at ang aming delivery ay sa NUEVA ECIJA. makaka delivery po ba kami at makakabalik din sa Quezon City? kailangan pa po ba ng Travel pass kapag ganoon? may mga ID, employnment certificate, at original receipt kaming dala.

Answer: (May 28, 2020)

Sa panayam ng Inquirer kay Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac nitong May 26, 2020, hindi ka pa maaaring bumiyahe palabas ng Metro Manila hangga’t nasa ilalim pa ang kamaynilaan sa modified enhanced community quarantine. Makakabuting hintayin na lamang natin ang May 31, 2020 at sa desisyong gagawin ng pamahalaan kung tuluyan nang ilalagay sa general community quarantine ang buong Metro Manila, kung saan papayagan na ang pagbiyahe palabas at papasok ng kamaynilaan. back.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/202200522-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-Philippines.pdf and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/202200522-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-Philippines.pdf

Question from Email: I Would like to ask what are the requirements to pass through the checkpoints for work reasons? I only have company ID with me. According to our LGU, they require a certificate of employment and 14 days quarantine before the issuance of medical certificate.

Answer: (May 27, 2020)

A designated representative from your company can apply for a RapidPass for you and other employees if you work in an industry that is allowed to operated under the community quarantine. However, you should be allowed to pass through checkpoints as long as you have your company ID if you do not have RapidPass yet. The Department of Trade and Industry said basic company IDs will be honored at checkpoints. For any issue you may encounter at checkpoints, please immediately report at 09266126728 (COVID Rapid Response Team) or 09560916570 (DTI Command Center).

Source: https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/advisory-updates-on-iatf-ids/

Question from Email: am a student stranded at a dorm at Metro Manila and I am planning to go home to my province of rizal with my things via a transport cargo application once GCQ is official at June. Do I still need some kind of travel pass with this?

Answer: (May 27, 2020)

Under the existing omnibus guidelines issued on May 15, the movement of persons across areas placed under general community quarantine or modified general community quarantine is permitted as long as it is not for leisure purposes. However, please keep posted for updates on the quarantine categories and guidelines as these may change by the end of the month.

Likewise, you may refer to guidelines for locally stranded individuals which allows you to travel to your hometown after securing a travel authority or certification from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. To get the travel authority, you must first obtain from the local health office where you are now a medical certificate clearing you of coronavirus and a certification from Cavite province that they are accepting your return. These documents will be needed for the issuance of a travel authority from the police, which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. For further information on the travel authority, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf and https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020521_a38badf755.pdf

Question from Email: We bought a house in Carmona GMA Cavite and were planning to move there late March. We are currently in Parañaque City. I just wanted to know if we can secure permit(s) to move there permanently as our kids are going to be enrolled in one of the schools in Carmona. I went to barangay hall to ask for the necessary papers to be accomplished for my family, and I noticed that the permit to travel will only be given to 21yo to 59 yo as posted on their guidelines. I have 5 yo and 11 yo kids. How can I obtain permit for my kids ? Should we also obtain permit for the trucking company if ever? Or should we just wait until Metro Manila will be under GCQ?

Answer: (May 27, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, that the sender can go to the police station for assistance. The sender can call the newly-launched PNP helpline 1677 for instructions. 

Question from Email: My helper is going back to work for me in Quezon City together with his wife, son, and brother. They will come from Pangasinan and will all live with me. I live alone, and I am a senior citizen. If there is no public bus, can I send my driver to pick them up? What are IATF requirements for this?

Answer: (May 23, 2020)

Based on guidelines for locally stranded individuals like domestic workers expressing intent to return to their place of residence or work, you must secure a travel authority or certification from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations.

To get travel authority, your helper and his or her family must first get from the local health office of Pangasinan a medical certificate clearing them of the new coronavirus. The Quezon City government must also provide a certification accepting them. Both these documents are needed by the concerned police officers to issue a travel authority, which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicle that will be used in the transport.

According to Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, if the areas involved are within a province, the certification could be issued by the provincial commander. If the areas involve two provinces within a region, the certification could be secured from the police regional director and if the areas involve two regions, the certification will come from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations.

For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Question from Email: We’re from Quezon City and we’d like to bring our kids aged 5 and 2 to Quezon province so their grandparents can look after them. My husband and I will go back to work when MECQ is lifted and no one will look after the kids. Our househelper decided to go home. We plan to travel as soon as we’re allowed via private car. What are the documents we need to apply for? And where do we apply?

Answer: (May 22, 2020)

ou must follow the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to be able to bring your children to your hometown in Quezon province. You need to get a travel authority or certification from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. To do this, you must first secure from the local government health office where you currently reside a medical certificate clearing you and your children of the coronavirus. Local officials of your hometown must also provide a certification that they are accepting your return. Both these documents are needed by the concerned police officers to issue a travel authority, which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. According to Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, if the areas involved are within a province, the certification could be issued by the provincial commander. If the areas involve two provinces within a region, the certification could be secured from the police regional director and if the areas involve two regions, the certification will come from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and  https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: I’m from San Pedro Laguna and my company is located in BGC. They have started to operate under the new MECQ implementation and has only allowed less than the 50% work force. I am a part of that skeleton team that required to report to the office twice a week. I have my own ride to work. What happens if I’m still on the road headed home and pass curfew hours (5 am to 3 pm in San Pedro Laguna) because of check points or traffic? Will I be apprehended or do I show them my certificate of employment and company ID?

Answer: (May 22, 2020)

You will be exempted from the curfew in San Pedro, Laguna since the industry you are working for is allowed to operate. The omnibus guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) enjoin local government units to enforce curfew only for non-workers. You may present your company ID and certificate of employment to checkpoints if you do not have IATF ID or RapidPass.

Source: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: Will I be allowed to go from QC (while under mecq) to Pasig to pick up my belongings from a place of residence wherein the rent contract has been terminated?

Answer: (May 22, 2020)

For areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the omnibus guidelines released by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on May 15 limit the movement of people to buying essential goods availing of essential services, and going to work in permitted offices or establishments. Since both Quezon City and Pasig City are still under MECQ, movement for the purpose of getting your belongings will not be allowed.

Question from Email: Taga Tarlac po ako pero nandito ako ngayon sa Pampanga kasama ang anak ko dahil naabutan po kami ng lockdown. Pwede na po ba kaming magbyahe paTarlac na may sariling sasakyan?Ano po ang mga kailangan na requirements para makabyahe kami at yung driver namin?

Answer: (May 21, 2020)

Dahil ang Pampanga ay nasa ilalim din ng modified enhanced community quarantine habang ang Tarlac naman ay nasa general community quarantine, maaaring merong mga strict restrictions sa pagbibiyahe ang ipatupad sa dalawang lalawigan. Ang mga indibidwal na nais bumalik sa kanilang mga bayan ay kailangan munang kumuha ng medical certificate sa sa lokal na pamahalaan kung saan sila na-stranded, na magpapatunay na sumailalim sila sa tamang quarantine procedure, ayon sa Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID-19 Shield, ang enforcement arm ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Bukod sa medical certificate, kailangan magbigay ang mga local officials ng kani-kanilang bayan ng sertipaksyon na pinapayagan nila ang pagbabalik ng kanilang mga residente sa kani-kanilang mga bahay. Ang mga dokumentong ito ang kakailanganin ng mga police commanders para makapag-isyu sila ng travel authority na magdedetalye kung kailang ang biyahe, kung saan manggagaling at magtutungo, pangalan ng diver at behikulo na gagamitin. Kung ang lugar na panggagalingan at pupuntahan ay nasa isang rehiyon lang, ang sertipikasyon ay maaaring makuha sa police regional director, at kung dalawang rehiyon naman, ang sertipikasyon ay manggagaling sa Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. K ailangan din ipatupad ang social distancing habang nasa loob ng sasakyan. Para sa iba pang impormasyon, maaring kumontak sa (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: Na-stranded po ang mama ko sa bicol. mahigit na siyang 2 buwan doon. 71 years old na si mama. ano po ang kailangan naming gawin para masundo sya sa bicol? may sarili po kaming sasakyan.

Answer: (May 21, 2020)

Para makakuha ng exemption sa ipinatutupad na mahigpit na home quarantine para sa senior citizens, para makapagbiyahe, maaaring kumuha muna ang inyong ina ng medical certificate mula sa local government health office kung saan siya na-stranded na magpapatunay na sumailalim siya sa quarantine at wala siyang coronavirus disease. Base ito sa guidelines na inisyu ng Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID-19 Shield, ang enforcement arm Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Bukod sa medical certificate, kailangang magbigay din ng sertipikasyon ang mga lokal na opisyal sa inyong bayan na uuwian na kayo ay pinapayagan na makabalik ang inyong ina sa inyong lugar. Gagamitin ang mga dokumentong iyon ng mga cncerned police commanders para mabigyan siya ng travel authority na siyang magdedetalye kung kailan ang biyahe, kung saan manggagaling at magpupunta, pangalan ng driver at behikulong gagamitin. Kung ang lugar na panggagalingan at pupuntahan ay nasa isang rehiyon lang, ang sertipikasyon ay maaaring makuha sa police regional director, at kung dalawang rehiyon naman, ang sertipikasyon ay manggagaling sa Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. K ailangan din ipatupad ang social distancing habang nasa loob ng sasakyan. Para makakuha ng travel authority, maaring makipag-ugnayan ang inyong ina sa barangay, o mayor o gobernador kung saan siya na-stranded. Noong Marso, inatasan ni Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano ang mga mayor at iba pang pinuno ng LGU base sa DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 na kailangan silang mag-provide ng sasakyan sa mga na-stranded na indibidwal sa kanilang mga lugar, partikular na sila na nangangailangang madala sa ospital. Para sa dagdag na impormasyo, maaring kumontak sa (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline). 

Sources: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted

Question from Email: Nasa North Cotabato kami ng boyfriend ko. Ang flight namin is May 17 2020 from Davao to Clark. Anu-anong mga documents ang kakailanganin namin para maka byahe kami? Residente po ako ng Bacolor Pampanga. Makakapasok din po ba ang boyfriend ko sa Bacolor kahit wala pa siyang ID doon?

Answer: (May 21, 2020)

Kinansela na ng mga major airlines sa bansa ang kanilang mga domestic flights hanggang Mayo 31, 2020, habang patuloy na nilalabanan ng gobyerno ang pananalasa ng coronavirus disease sa bansa. Nangangahulugan na ang inyong flight ay kanselado na at hindi muna kayo makababalik sa inyong tahanan sa Bacolor, Pampanga.

Source: https://business.inquirer.net/297223/major-ph-airlines-suspend-flights-anew-till-may-31/

Question from Email: ako po ay may business na meat shop. kailangan pa po ba ng helpers ko na magsecure ng travel pass individually o sapat na po ung business permit ko?

Answer: (May 21, 2020)

Kailangan po ng company ID na nagpapatunay na ang may hawak nito ay empleyado ninyo. Kikilanin po ito sa mga checkpoint kung sakali mang hindi makakuha ang inyong empleyado ng Rapid Pass QR code o ID na inisyu ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)-COVID-19. Maaring bigyan din ang inyong empleyado ng kopya ng inyong business’ registration o permit na nagpapatunay na ang inyong tindahan ay sakop ng sektor na pinapayagang mag-operate sa ilalim ng community quarantine. Kailangan din makipag-ugnayan ang inyong mga empleyado sa kani-kanilang barangay na magiisyu ng quarantine passes.

Source: https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/advisory-updates-on-iatf-ids/

Question from Email: I have a flight going to Coron via PAL (Carrier) – Mla – Busuanga on June 1, 2020. Will there be an age restriction on travellers, because we are travelling with a 15 y.o.?

Answer: (May 20, 2020)

t’s still too early to say if the government will allow domestic flights to resume after the end of the modified enhanced community quarantine on May 31, 2020. Currently, all major airlines operating at the Ninoy Aquino have suspended their flights as Metro Manila is under MECQ. Palawan, meanwhile, is under the general community quarantine until May 31 too. And under GCQ, flights are allowed only for the movement of goods. Under the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, MECQ and GCQ limit the movement of people to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in permitted offices or establishments. Should the government order that Metro Manila be placed under GCQ after May 31 and Palawan is placed under the modified GCQ, you and your family may have a hard time to leave the metropolis for another province since only essential travel is allowed. Please wait for developments or get in touch with your airline for information on your flight.

Sources: https://business.inquirer.net/297223/major-ph-airlines-suspend-flights-anew-till-may-31/ and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: Hello. I’m 17 and my aunt/guardian is 61 and I have a passport appointment on May 19 in Megamall, Mandaluyong. We are also residents in Mandaluyong. We’re currently stranded in Nueva Ecija since March 15. We want to be able to make the appointment, since we’re Japanese residents and we would like to travel back to Japan. Would we be able to travel back to Metro Manila, through a private vehicle? We will have a driver who needs to go back to NE.

Answer: (May 20, 2020)

According to the May 15 Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, permanent residents may leave for abroad and may be accompanied by not more than one person when traveling to any international port to return to your point of origin. Since you are still in the process of preparing your travel documents and not yet travelling to the airport, you may have to clarify if your passports and passport appointment notice are enough documents to be presented at the checkpoints. You may also ask for exemptions for travel as both you and your aunt (you are under 21 years old; your aunt is a senior citizen) are not allowed to go out of your residence under the community quarantine guidelines. The ones in charge of travel authority questions, according to the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, are the chiefs of police, city, and provincial directors and regional directors who serve as the local commanders of the JTF CV Shield, an implementing arm of the IATF. For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Omnibus-Guidelines-v2-SOH_signed.pdf and http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Omnibus-Guidelines-v2-SOH_signed.pdf

Question from Email: Both me and my spouse are employed under an essential industry, but have no one to look after our three-year old child. I am considering relocating temporarily to my in-laws’ city so they can help look after our child. While we have IDs, there will be an issue at the checkpoint with a child in tow and our relocation is technically against the whole idea of a quarantine. 1.) Can our case be considered a humanitarian reason? Are there clear definitions or does the checkpoint officer exercise judgment? 2.) Are there citations in government issuances that I can quote when I explain at the border? 3.) Are there higher offices we can go to for help on this? We tried to approach the officials at barangay level but we were told that no clearances or travel permits will be issued and we can just try our luck at the checkpoint.

Answer: (May 20, 2020)

The barangay officials are right in saying that they can not issue travel pass as their community quarantine pass can only be used to buy grocery and other basic needs within the barangay and not to cross border checkpoints. They may also be right that you will be taking a chance that your child will be allowed to pass checkpoints as government pronouncements can be cited for or against it. On one hand, even under Expanded Community Quarantine, humanitarian reasons are exemptions to the strict home quarantine. In your case, you can cite the long jurisprudence on maternal preference rule which says that no child under seven years old shall be separated from the mother unless otherwise ordered by a court. This is considering the welfare and well-being of the child. The same concern, however, has been cited as reason for the stated guideline of strict home quarantine for any person below 21 years old to protect them from COVID19 infection. Hence, you may need to get travel exemption and authority for your child to travel. This authority shall include the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. According to The Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the chiefs of police, city, and provincial directors and regional directors serve as the local commanders of the JTF CV Shield. Your first move may be to get in touch with the chief of police of Paranaque City. Since you will not be just be passing through but relocating to Las Pinas from Paranaque, you may also ask if a special travel authority (other than your work IDs) will be needed. There are LGUs requiring the observance of necessary quarantine protocols and their concurrence before receiving returning OFWs and residents to their area. Since you hope to relocate to be able to work better (your reason is work-related), you may be granted a temporarily permitted entry (Sec. 7:3 to 5 of the May 15 Omnibus Guideliness on the Implementation of Community Quarantines in the Philippines). This is just for information in case you are asked to go through the procedures required of returning OFWs or returning stranded residents, you are to first secure from the local government health office where you are (Paranaque) a medical certificate clearing you, your wife and child of the coronavirus. Local officials of the place where you will go (Las Pinas) must also provide a certification that they are accepting your return. Both these documents are needed by the concerned police officers to issue a travel authority. For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Omnibus-Guidelines-v2-SOH_signed.pdf; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: Since Taguig will be in Modified ECQ and Bulacan is under GCQ, can someone from Bulacan go to Taguig through NLEX?

Answer: (May 20, 2020)

Both Bulacan and Taguig City are under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). And as such, movement to and fro these areas are prohibited. Under MECQ, only essential travel is allowed. So you still cannot enter Metro Manila.

Source: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

Question from Email: I’m 6 months pregnant and working from home since march in a boarding house in Taguig. I’d like to go back to my hometown in Batangas and continue my work from home from there because that is where i’ll be giving birth. What requirements do i need to present on the checkpoint? i only have a DTI issued document for bpo employee. Will the doc suffice sa checkpoint or do I need to secure travel pass or medical certificate?

Answer: (May 19, 2020)

You may be allowed to pass through checkpoints when you travel to Batangas for a prenatal checkup. Transit of people to and from an area under general community quarantine is allowed if you are going to a hospital as long as you bring identification card, proof of residence and a certificate proving you have a scheduled medical appointment, which you will present at checkpoints. But since you are also returning to your hometown to settle there, you may follow the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for stranded persons seeking to go home. You need to get a travel authority or certification from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. To do this, you must first secure from the local government health office where you are stranded a medical certificate clearing you of the coronavirus. Local officials of your hometown must also provide a certification that they are accepting your return. Both these documents are needed by the concerned police officers to issue a travel authority, which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. According to Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, if the areas involved are within the same province, the certification could be issued by the provincial commander. If the areas involve two provinces within a region, the certification could be secured from the police regional director. If the areas involve two regions, the certification will come from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations.

For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: My Father has his own business in Caloocan and needs to report for his business. His nature of business is roof repair. He needs to travel from Cavite to Caloocan. Can he go to his work? If yes, what are the documents needed for him to get through the checkpoints?

Answer: (May 19, 2020)

Yes, your father may report to work since housing service activities are allowed, regardless of restriction level. According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, workers in industries permitted to operate in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), would be allowed to cross borders, or travel from a GCQ area to a modified ECQ area. Since your father plans to travel from Cavite (a GCQ area) to Caloocan City (an MECQ area), he may be allowed to pass through checkpoints provided that he has a company ID, business permit, other documents that show proof of his business, as well as IDs that show place of residence, according to Roque.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200429-Omnibus-Guidelines-on-the-Implementation-of-Community-Quarantine-in-the-Philippines.pdf  and https://pcoo.gov.ph/OPS-content/press-briefing-of-presidential-spokesperson-harry-roque-17/

Question from Email: Is it possible for us to move from Manila to Makati during MECQ? Me and my siblings (1adult, 2 minors) are staying at our aunt’s place in Manila City. We were informed that on May 16, we need to move out. We have another relative in Makati who can take us in.

Answer: (May 19, 2020)

There are no provisions regarding your situation in the guidelines for intrazonal movement, or movement between areas under the same quarantine classification. But you may cite your planned movement to another house due to lack of funds as a humanitarian reason. You may ask for assistance from the barangay or local government you are currently in so you may be given a pass or a certification, which will allow you to pass through checkpoints between cities. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) also came up with guidelines for “locally stranded individuals” that may be applicable to you and your siblings since you will be moving to another residence. You and your siblings must first secure a medical certificate from the local health office, and then get a certification from the Makati LGU (where you will be transferring) as proof that you are welcome to move to Makati. Both documents shall then be processed by concerned police commanders for the issuance of travel authority which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline) or email at [email protected]

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: Maari ko na bang masundo ang aking mga anak kung manggagaling ako dito sa ilocos sur pauwi ng pampanga for humanitarian reason? Residente po ako ng angeles city pero lilipat na kami dito sa ilocos sur. Nauna lang po ako.

Answer: (May 19, 2020)

Hindi po kayo papayagan na makapagbiyahe kasama ang inyong mga anak patungong Ilocos Sur ng walang permiso. Sundin ang guidelines na itinakda ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases para sa mga na-stranded. Ang mga indibidwal na nais bumalik sa kanilang mga bayan ay kailangan munang kumuha ng permiso o medical certificate mula sa kanilang local government health office kung saan sila na-stranded na nagpapatunay na wala kayong coronavirus. Kailangan din magbigay ang lokal na pamahalaan ng sertipikasyon na ito ay pumapayag na tanggapin ang mga bumabalik na residente sa kanilang lugar.

Kailangan ang mga dokumentong ito na makita ng mga pulis sa checkpoint. Kailangan ang detalye ng mga sumusunod: date kung kelan ang biyahe, kung saan magmumula at saan pupunta, pangalan ng driver at behikulo na gagamitin. Ayon kay Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, kung ang mga lugar ay nasa p[robinsiya, kailangan ng sertipikasyon na inisyu ng provincial commander. Kung ang mga lugar ay sasakupin ng dalawang probinsiya sa isang rehiyon, maaaring makuha ang sertipikasyon mula police regional director at kung dalawang rehiyon naman ang sasakupin ng pagbiyahe, kailangan ang sertipikasyon mula sa Director PNP Directorate for Operations. Para sa dagdag na impormasyon, tumawag sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Pwede rin kontkain ang inyong lokal na pamahalaan kung saan ang inyong mga anak ay na-stranded para sila ay maihatid sa inyong tamahan sa Ilocos Sur. Base sa DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 na inisyu ni Interior Secretary Secretary Eduardo Ano, ang mga punong barangay, mayor at gobernador at iba pang opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan ay kailangan magbigay ng masasakyan para sa mga stranded na indibidwal.

Sources: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Facebook: Nandito po ako sa Pasig ngayon for work pero nag-announce ang company namin ng floating status at no work, no pay. Gusto ko na pong umuwi nalang sa Pangasinan. Ano po bang travel requirements ang kailangan ko at saan kukunin?

Answer: (May 19, 2020)

Kailangan pong sundin ang guidelines na itinakda ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases para sa mga stranded na gustong makauwi sa kani-kanilang bahay. Kailangan munan makakuha ng travel authority o sertipikasyon mula sa Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations.

Para magawa ito, kailangan munang kumuha ng sertipikasyon mula sa local government health office kung saan na-stranded ang isang indibidwal na nagpapatunay na wala siyang coronavirus. Kailangan mabigyan din kayo ng mga lokal na opisyal ng Pangasinan ng sertipikasyon na kayo ay pinapayagan nilang bumalik. Kailangan ang mga dokumentong ito ng pulis bago kayo mabigyan ng travel authority na nagdedetalye kung kailan ang biyahe, kung saan magmumula at tutungo, pangalan ng driver at behikulong ginagamit.

Ayon kay Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, kung ang mga lugar ay nasa p[robinsiya, kailangan ng sertipikasyon na inisyu ng provincial commander. Kung ang mga lugar ay sasakupin ng dalawang probinsiya sa isang rehiyon, maaaring makuha ang sertipikasyon mula police regional director at kung dalawang rehiyon naman ang sasakupin ng pagbiyahe, kailangan ang sertipikasyon mula sa Director PNP Directorate for Operations. Para sa dagdag na impormasyon, tumawag sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Facebook: Paano po kami makakapasok kung walang available na public transpo? Wala rin kaming sarili sasakyan?

Answer: (May 15, 2020)

Sa ilalim ng bagong guidelines na inisyu ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases nito Mayo 13, hindi pa rin pinapayagan ang ang lahat ng uri ng public transportation gaya sa ilalim ng ECQ. Hinihikayat ng pamahalaan na ang mga pribadong kompanya na pinayagang muling makapagtrabaho ang magbigay ng masasakyan sa kani-kanilang mga empleyado na susundo at maghahatid sa kanilang bahay at trabaho.
Ang mga pribadong sasakyan, kabilang na ang mga shuttle bus ng mga kompanya ay papayagang bumiyahe sa MECQ na hindi na nangangailangan ng special permit mula sa Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) kung dati nang ginagamit ang mga ito sa negosyo. Gayunman, ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, kung nais ng mga kompanya na mag-rent ng mga shuttle para sa kanilang mga empleyado, kailangang humingi sila ng permit sa LTFRB.
Maaring bigyan ng exemption ang mga tricycle, pero depende pa rin sa guidelines na magmumula sa Department of Interior and Local Government at sa lokal na pamahalaan na may sakop sa isang kompanya.
Posibleng ang mga public shuttle na dating ginagamit para ibiyahe ang mga health workers at iba pang mga frontliners ay maaring gamitin sa MECQ. Ang mga personal vehicle ay papayagang bumiyahe ngunit hanggang dalawang tao lang ang maaring isakay sa kada hilera ng sasakyan. Maaring bumiyahe ang bisikleta, motorsiklo, e-scooter sa MECQ, pero hindi pwedeng mag-angkas.

Sources: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102770; https://pcoo.gov.ph/OPS-content/press-briefing-of-presidential-spokesperson-harry-roque-15/ and
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qnl9iC_jSuj63K7NjCt_9GzDV0jzV_o2/view

Question from Email: I am a doctor in Bicol and I was supposed to start a job at a private clinic in Manila last April. I am planning to travel by land. My husband, who is also a doctor, will be driving from Manila to Bicol to pick up me and my daughter and back to Manila again. What are the possible ways to secure a travel pass for us?

Answer: (May 15, 2020)

Doctors like you and your husband are among the authorized persons outside of residence so you may be allowed to pass through checkpoints if your reason for traveling is to get to work. You may present your IATF identification card or RapidPass to checkpoints. But since you will be traveling with your daughter to move to Manila, you may want to follow the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for stranded persons who want to go home. You may need to get a travel authority or certification from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. According to the guidelines, individuals who seek to go back to their hometowns should first secure from the local government health office where they are stranded a medical certificate clearing them of the coronavirus and stating that they underwent the necessary quarantine procedures. Local officials of their hometowns must also provide a certification that they are accepting the returning individuals. Both these documents are needed by the concerned police officers to issue a travel authority, which includes the date of travel, point of origin and destination, and name of driver and vehicles that will be used in the transport. According to Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, if the areas involved are within a province, the certification could be issued by the provincial commander. If the areas involve two provinces within a region, the certification could be secured from the police regional director and if the areas involve two regions, the certification will come from the Director of the PNP Directorate for Operations. For further information, you may contact the (JTF) COVID-19 Shield at 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1273099/covid-19-task-force-warns-against-unnecessary-travel-if-ecq-is-lifted and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1102543

Question from Email: Pwede na po ba kami makauwi via land travel from Isabela to Davao City? We work for Electric cooperatives. 8 po kaming na lockdown dito. Kasalukuyang nandito kami sa Ilagan, Isabela and nakapagtapos na po kami ng 2weeks quarantine. Since meron na pong pinauwi na mga stranded sa luzon to davao, hoping din po kami na baka pwede mag land travel with a convoy na 2 sasakyan. What will be our requirements para makapag travel?

Answer: (May 14, 2020)

Nasa general community quarantine na kapwa ang Isabela at Davao, na may bagong guidelines na sinusunod hinggil sa paggalaw ng mga tao. Sa ilalim ng GCQ guidelines “bagamat pinapayagan ang paggalaw, limitado lang rin ito sa pagkuha at pagdeliber ng mga essential o higit na kailangang produkto at serbisyo; at ang pagtatrabaho ng mga empleyado o manggagawa na binigyang permiso.”
At dahil ikaw at ang iyong mga kasamahan ay nagtatrabaho sa electric cooperatives, opo, maaari na kayong magbiyahe, ayon mismo kay Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque sa panayam dito nitong Miyerkules, Mayo 13, 2020. Ang electric cooperative ay isa mga importanteng industriya na pinapayagan nang mag-operate sa ilalim ng GCQ. Kailangan lang dalhin palagi ang ID na nagpapatunay na kayo ay mangagawa ng nasabing kooperatiba kung kayo ay magbibiyahe.

Source: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/2020030-EO-112-RRD.pdf

Question from Facebook: My dad is a pastor (religious minister) and we live in Manila. He was called to hold ministerial work in hospitals. Will he be allowed to cross the checkpoints? What documents should he show? He will be travelling from Manila to Malolos, Bulacan.

Answer: (May 14, 2020)

Pastors, priests, imams and other religious ministers, specifically those whose movement is related to necrological or funeral rites, are identified as “essential workers” in areas under the enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine. Your father’s ministerial work in a hospital in another province can be categorized as traveling for medical and humanitarian reasons, which is allowed under section 4 of the omnibus guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine issued on April 29. He should be allowed at checkpoints and just be ready with identification and documents to prove his work.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1267357/list-who-are-allowed-to-travel-to-and-from-gcq-and-ecq-areas and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200429-Omnibus-Guidelines-on-the-Implementation-of-Community-Quarantine-in-the-Philippines.pdf

Question from Email: My grandmother died on the 1st week of the March lockdown. My mother, along with my tito and titas, were able to travel from Laguna to Batangas via travel pass & private vehicle from our barangay captain. After the burial, they weren’t able to travel back to Laguna due to stricter measures. This coming May 16, Batangas will be on GCQ while Laguna will be on modified ECQ. Will they be allowed to travel back to Laguna? They are all Laguna residents with valid IDs.

Answer: (May 13, 2020)

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told the Inquirer on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, that a person from a general quarantine area (GCQ) can go to a modified enhanced quarantine area (MECQ) only “for work or indispensible purpose.” Since your relatives are residents of Laguna and were just stranded in Batangas due to the lockdown, they can return to their home province.

Question from Email: If we are in a GCQ area (Rizal) and would want to go to an MCQ area (Quezon City) in May 16 onwards to check our condominium unit and get school related things, will we be allowed to transit? How many people can go? What are the documents needed for us to pass? We have IDs for the address in Q. C. but we don’t have IDs with the Rizal address because we are only renting.

Answer: (May 13, 2020)

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told the Inquirer on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, that a person from a general quarantine area (GCQ) can go to a modified enhanced quarantine area (MECQ) only “for work or indispensible purpose.” So you cannot go to Quezon City since the purpose is only to check your condo unit.

Question from Email: I am 18 years old, currently in San Pablo, Laguna. Titira na ako sa Ilocos Sur this year dahil magmomove out na. Pwede na ba magtravel during GCQ from San Pablo to Ilocos Sur?

Answer: (May 8, 2020)

Ayon sa pinaiiral na guideline ng Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, pinapayagan lamang ang pagbiyahe sa mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng general community quarantine (GCQ) kung bibili ng mga pangunahing pangangailangan at serbisyo at sila na magbibiyahe para pumasok sa trabaho na una nang binigyang permiso. Magbantay sa mga balita kung ang enhanced community quarantine ay palalawigin pa sa Laguna matapos ang Mayo 15 at kung ilalagay na ito sa ilalim ng GCQ. Para sa karagdagang kaalaman hinggil sa pagbiyahe sa ilalim ng GCQ, magtungo lamang dito

Soruce: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/2020030-EO-112-RRD.pdf

Question from Email: I am in my mid 80s and live alone in my condo in Taguig. I was supposed to have my complete blood tests, 2D Echo, X-ray, regular doctor’s checkup before the lockdown. I was not able to perform the tests, because I was locked down in Batangas with relatives. Now if ECQ will be lifted on May 15, what documents do I need to travel? I will be driving my car from Batangas to Taguig. However, on my way home to Taguig I have to pick up a friend in Binan to go with me to Taguig to help and assist me. What will be the documents my friend needs to carry?

Answer: (May 5, 2020)

Under ECQ and GCQ areas, seniors are allowed to leave their homes only if it concerns food and medical needs. The latest guidelines of the Inter-agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allow for interzonal movement, that is, it allows the transit of people in your case from an ECQ to a GCQ area, and vice versa. But it is still too early to say if the statuses of Metro Manila and Batangas, both under ECQ now, will be changed after the ECQ ends on May 15 and thus, answer your question regarding documents you need to be able to travel to two areas. Still, at a news conference today, May 5, 2020, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he helped a friend secure an IATF identification card from the latter’s local government so that he could travel for medical reasons. So you may try to ask the Batangas government if an IATF ID can be used so you can go to Manila.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/PresSpokespersonPH/videos/1373668479577952/ and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/2020030-EO-112-RRD.pdf

Question from Email: What are the necessary requirements ko po to present sa mga checkpoints para makadaan to pick up my friend na seafarer na patapos na ang quarantine? He is docked in Manila Bay and I’ll be coming from Pampanga. Then ihahatid ko siya sa Pangasinan. I’m a frontliner din.

Answer: (May 4, 2020)

As a frontliner you only need to present your identification card at border checkpoints. The Inter-Agency Task Force in its Resolution No. 18 has strongly enjoined LGUs to allow the unhampered transit of OFWs who have been issued DOH or LGUs certificate of completion of 14-day facility-based quarantine or those who may be required by the DOH or LGUs to undergo a mandatory 14-day home. It is advised that your seafarer friend brings his certificate of quarantine completion along with the medical clearance, proof of travel from abroad and his identification card to be presented at checkpoints. Since your friend is not a frontliner, you may be issued a ticket for having him as a passenger unless he has the documents with him. Along with this, you may need a copy of his proof of travel from abroad just in case you meet strict personnel at a checkpoint.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Inquirerlibre/posts/10159029648252574

Question from Email: I live in Trinidad, Bohol. I am a Senior Citizen. My Barangay Captain issued a Quarantine Pass for medical and farming industry travel. He also issued a Certificate that I am a livestock and market garden farmer and need to be exempt from travel restrictions in the active operation of my farming. These Senior Citizens activities and exemptions are covered by EO 16A issued by the Governor of Bohol. Yesterday I was refused entry to Ubay, Bohol, my nearest town, at a checkpoint. I was traveling to an Agrivet store for feed for my hogs and broiler chickens and for fertilizer for my market garden. The official refused to acknowledge my Quarantine pass and refused to read the Certificate from my Barangay Captain. He refused to listen when I attempted to tell him about the above exemptions in EO 16A. He also said that Senior Citizens over the age of 60 were under travel restrictions when the actual age in EO 16A is 65. What is my best course of action?

Answer: (May 4, 2020)

Bohol issued Executive Order 16-A exempting from home quarantine those who are 65 years old and above as well as those aged 18 years and below who are actively engaged in farming or fishing. Another order, Executive Order No. 28 amended and added to the previous EO that all senior citizens aged 65 years old and above shall be allowed to go out on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

As you are below the age of 65 and engaged in farming, you should have not been denied entry. You may message the provincial government of Bohol to take action in explaining better the guidelines written in the executive orders: facebook.com/provincialgovtBOHOL/.

Also, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), both part of the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID) have set in their guidelines that movement and production of food and agri-fishery products should not be hampered and that farmers, farm workers, fisherfolks and agribusiness personnel shall be exempted from strict restrictions.

For permits, checkpoints and food transport and distribution concerns, DA COVID-19 Hotlines may be contacted: 0933-667-1701, 0933-428-9300, 0926-133-7106, 0915-517-8015, 0932-431-4265, 0917-596-2648, 0923-263-2521, and 0917-843-4851. You may also contact the DTI hotlines for assistance at the checkpoints through the DTI COVID Rapid Response Team 0926-612-6728 or DTI Command Center 0956-091-6570.

The DILG also warns it will go after officials who are taking advantage of the enhanced community quarantine and not following the set guidelines by the IATF-MEID. For any complaints against local officials on the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine and police officers blocking frontliners at checkpoints, you may contact the Department of Interior and Local Government Emergency Operations Center hotlines: 09274226300, 09617721668 and 028763455 local 881.

Sources:
https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1040716
https://bohol.gov.ph/2020/04/e-o-no-28-placing-the-province-of-bohol-under-general-community-quarantine-to-address-the-continued-threats-of-covid-19/
http://www.da.gov.ph/da-simplifies-rules-to-ensure-delivery-of-food-agri-products-and-inputs/
https://twitter.com/dtiphilippines/status/1245161210791641089
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1247470/dilg-tells-covid-19-frontliners-report-cops-who-block-you-at-checkpoints

Question from Email: Pwede na bang pumasok sa work o payagan sa checkpoints and mga empleyado ng manufacturing company para sa construction ng Pipes & PPR items simula May 4? May bagong guidelines kasi regarding “manufacturing companies & supplier of equipments products to perform construction works.” Sa Valenzuela ang opisina namin at magpoprovide ng shuttle service ang company sa amin. Marami pong lugar sa NCR and dadaanan ng service namin para magsundo. Ano po ang mga kailangan namin ipakita sa checkpoints?

Buntis din po ako at hindi capable ang company namin na magprovide ng WFH setup. Sapat na po ba ang medical certificate galing sa OB-Gyne ko para makapasok ulit since No Work No Pay kami?

Answer: (May 2, 2020)

The manufacturing company where you work is allowed to operate and employees may pass through checkpoints. You may bring your company ID to be presented at checkpoints. According to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, manufacturing companies and suppliers of equipment or products necessary to perform construction work are among those allowed to operate with a skeleton workforce during the enhanced community quarantine. Your company must also comply with strict health protocols under the workplace rules set by the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Trade and Industry. This includes disinfection of facilities every two hours and the wearing of face masks provided by the employer.

High-risk workers like pregnant women are encouraged to work from home. But in your case, you may talk with your company for a favorable arrangement, citing the medical certificate issued by your OB-gyne. Should you decide to go to work, you will still be allowed to pass through checkpoints.

Sources: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/2020030-EO-112-RRD.pdf and
https://www.dole.gov.ph/news/workplace-rules-set-to-cut-spread-of-covid-19/

Question from Email: I was in Manila for medical procedures when the ECQ started. I have now booked a Manila-Tacloban flight for May 30, 2020. What are the requirements needed so I can return to my province Leyte? I am a physically fit senior citizen.

Answer: (April 28, 2020)

Please keep posted for updates if the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon would end before your May 20 flight or if there would be another ECQ extension. An option for you is to reach out to the local government unit (LGU) in Manila because LGUs are tasked to provide transportation for those who want to leave the city where they got stranded during the ECQ. The DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año states that punong barangays, municipal mayors along with city mayors, provincial governors and other LGU officials should provide transport to stranded persons and that “the LGU may coordinate with other LGUs for the transport of said persons.”

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf

Question from Email: May narinig kami sa TV na pwedeng magbigay ng clearance yung IATF-EID para makadaan sa checkpoints. Paano po kami kukuha ng clearance na yan? We have been stranded in Aklan since March 17. We asked the LGU for help as you suggested but they told us to wait as we may be stranded along the way. May dala kaming sasakyan para ayaw kaming pasakayin sa RORO without a permit.

Answer: (April 28, 2020)

Tanging ang mga otorisado lamang na tao ang maaring lumabas ng tahanan ang maaring makadaan sa mga checkpoint, at ang mga ito ay ang mga sumusunod: health workers, miyembro ng security forces, emergency responders, media, delivery personnel at mga empleyeado ng mga establisimyento na naghahanda o gumagawa ng mga pangunahing produkto o serbisyo gaya ng public market, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, funeral homes, logistics, utilities and banks.
Noong Abril 7, inihinto ang IATF ang pag-iisyu ng IATF IDs at pinalitan ito ng RapidPass, isang app-based system na ginagamitang ng QR code technology na gagamitin para makadaan sa mga checkpoints. Para sa direksyon kung paano makakapag-apply ng RapidPass, magtungo sa website na ito: RapidPass | DICT.

Gayunman, nilinaw ni Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles na hindi mandatory ang pagkakaroon ng RapidPass at kikilalanin pa rin ng mga otoridad ang company IDs or IATF IDs. Maaari kayong mag-report ng inyong mga concern o hinaing tungkol sa checkpoints sa 09266126728 (COVID Rapid Response Team or 09560916570 (DTI Command Center).

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1259403/pnp-to-go-after-private-motorists-violating-ecq#ixzz6Ko1VQ0d7;
https://twitter.com/pnppio/status/1252828754717466628/photo/4 and
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1098793

Question from Email: Will there be a special flight for my friend who’s already 7mos pregnant who has a scheduled flight on April 25, 2020 but was cancelled due to Covid 19? What can she do about it? Where can she get help?

Answer: (April 28, 2020)

Based on the April 13, 2020 joint advisory of the Embassy of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulate General in Abu Dhabi, you can go to the embassy or consulate so they will know your situation. That is, if you don’t have an employer, relative or friend who can help you to return home. They said they will ask for funds from the government so they can buy you a plane ticket. Once the fund is there, they will fix your flight back home. They asked Filipinos for a little patience to fix flights given the restriction.

Source: https://abudhabipe.dfa.gov.ph/images/Announce2020/ADVISORY_13_Apr_2020_-_final.png

Question from Email: Nakatira po ako sa QC. Makakadaan po ba ako sa NLEX para pumunta sa warehouse at i-receive ang cargo namin galing sa pier? Naka private vehicle po ako. ECQ pass at photocopies ng DTI at COA po ang meron ako.

Answer: (April 27, 2020)

Opo. Ang mga empleyado ng logistics o warehouse establishment o sila na mga nagtatrabaho sa mga nagmamanufacture ng mga importanteng pangangailangan gaya ng pagkain, gamot, hygiene products, gamit pang medical, pagkain ng mga alagang hayop ay kabilang sa listahan ng mga taong pinapayagan na maaaring lumabas ng kanilang bahay sa gitna ng enhanced community quarantine. Lagi lamang ihanda ang inyong ID, katibayan na kayo ay empleyado ng isang kompanya, ECQ pass.

Question from Email: If I have to go to NAIA airport but I don’t have a private vehicle and a driver, is there some accredited public vehicle that I can hire? If so, can you give me some info regarding this. I am in Metro Manila.

Answer: (April 25, 2020)

Unfortunately, at this time, the airport yellow taxis are available for arriving passengers only. You may consider getting in touch with a neighbor or relative who has a private vehicle that can bring you to the airport. Also, take note that when going to the airport, you must bring your documents showing proof of international travel with departure scheduled within 24 hours from leaving the residence or accommodation. Only one person can accompany departing passengers to any international airport so as to maintain social distancing.

Question from Email: My father, who is a senior citizen, is currently in Siase, Sulu and the entire island is on quarantine. He’s been stuck on the island for about a week or so. He tried 3 times to leave but the coast guard won’t allow him even though he needs medical attention. What should we do?

Answer: (April 22, 2020)

You may reach out to the Department of Health or the barangay chairman, the mayor or the governor of Sulu citing medical reasons as part of the exemptions from the travel ban according to the national policy. You may get exemption to travel for medical reasons from the Department of Health. Based on IATF Joint Resolutions Nos. 11 and 12 on March 13, the Department of Health is “authorized to grant exemptions based on humanitarian considerations in favor of outbound travelers traveling to jurisdictions when travel restrictions are in place.” You may contact DOH at (02) 894-COVID (02-894-26843) or 1555 / 86517800 local 1149/1150. On the other hand, DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Eduardo to punong barangays, municipal mayors along with city mayors, provincial governors and other LGU officials under the Luzon expanded community quarantine may also apply to Sulu officials who are implementing a lockdown. The secretary said that LGU heads should provide transport to stranded persons and that “the LGU may coordinate with other LGUs for the transport of said persons.” For any complaints against local officials on the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine against COVID-19, you can contact the Department of Interior and Local Government Emergency Operations Center hotlines at 02-8876-3454 local 8806/8810 or 02-8925-0343.

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/issuances/mc/Suppletory-LGU-Guidelines-on-the-Implementation-of-Enhanced-Community-Quarantine-in-Luzon-and-State-of-Public-Health-Emergency-in-other-parts-of-the-Country-due-to-the-COVID-19-Threat/3184

Question from Viber: I am from QC and I need to go to our office in Makati to prepare the payroll and other benefits for our employees. Since I do not have my own transportation, I am thinking of borrowing the taxi vehicle of my neighbor. Is this allowed?

Answer: (April 22, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac had previously told the Inquirer that those behind payroll of workers need not travel to their office to make the payments as they were not authorized to travel under the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Banac had said that the workers can be paid through the local padala services.

Question from Email: I currently live in Malate, Manila with my family. Is it possible for us to travel by private vehicle to our home residence in Cavite? We have IDs bearing our address in Imus, Cavite. We have no travel history outside of Manila and have no known exposure to positive cases. We have been in quarantine for two weeks straight and have shown no symptoms whatsoever. We are just very worried at the condition of our house and pets

Answer: (April 22, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer that the stranded overseas Filipino workers cannot cross to Cavite to look after their pets there. Banac said that they are not among those listed as  Authorized Persons Outside Residence which is now being implemented due to the enhanced Luzon community quarantine. 

Question from Email: My boss is going to our office to get some checks to deposit. In a checkpoint at Balintawak, the officer said that a company ID is not enough to pass through the checkpoint and that they need a permit to travel. Where we can apply or who can issue a permit to travel? Add’l info: We are engaged in trading of materials and supplies for metal industry.

Answer: (April 21, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer the employer should get a permit to travel or an ID from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). But memorandum circular no. 20-16 issued on April 13, 2020 by the DTI also stated that the “movement of workers of companies engaged in (manufacturing activities)” will be allowed “subject to presentation of company identification and certificate of employment.” So maybe the sender can clarify this through the DTI Command Center at 09560916570.

Question from Email: My uncle died due to heart attack in QC and has been cremated. Can I bring his urn from MM to La Union? What documents should I bring?

Answer: (April 21, 2020)

Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac told the Inquirer that the sender cannot travel outside Metro Manila to La Union so she could bring the urn of her deceased uncle. Banac said her case is not included under the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, in enforcing the enhanced community quarantine which has been extended until April 30. The quarantine limits the movement of people and the sender is not authorized to travel under the guidelines.

Question from Email: I am from Rizal, which is under total lockdown. I want to donate food for the people on checkpoints and other frontliners. Are private cars giving out donations such as food allowed to cross checkpoints? If yes, what needs to be presented in order to be allowed to go?

Answer: (April 21, 2020)

The IATF said the delivery of food and medicine along with other essential items must be unhampered. But based on the list of Authorized Person Outside of Residence as of April 17 released by the IATF-JTFCV Shield, the ones allowed past checkpoints are those delivering cargoes, those employed in the food industry and those working in markets. You may have to ask if delivering food to be donated to the checkpoints or frontliners can be an exemption. The Joint Task Force COVID Shield Hotline Numbers are: 0917-538-2495 (Globe), 0998-849-0013 (SMART) and (02)87253176 (Landline). You may want to simplify your life and donate food to those manning the nearby checkpoints and working in the hospitals in Rizal.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1248318/pnp-to-lgus-dont-block-delivery-of-basic-goods-at-checkpoints; https://www.facebook.com/pnp.pio/?__tn__=%2Cd%3C-R&eid=ARDaka4-CDVU9aKmuw7XjKpmaPAh4qtxs-GEemD8U_twjXa3kROZ_bY_7oAkQPVR-VM2Ay2nm-7eayj0 and https://www.facebook.com/pnp.pio/photos/a.656275274413732/3784099424964619/?type=3&theater

Question from Viber: Can RapidPass be shared by several people or is it only for the use of the person it was issued to? Is RapidPass applicable to provincial areas like Cebu?

Answer: (April 21, 2020)

RapidPass cannot be shared by several people. Each QR code given to a user is unique and tied to the user information and valid ID. The QR code can only be used by the approved person or vehicle registered in the system. The system will be available in all 56 checkpoints in Metro Manila only.

Sources: https://dctx.ph/rapidpass-faqs/ and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1098793

Question from Email: Pwede ko po bang sunduin ang anak ko (13 yrs old) na nasa Batangas at ipapatsek up sa Laguna? Taga Laguna po ako. Yung kasama niya po kasi sa bahay sa Batangas na lolo’t lola ay parehong senior. Hindi po siya masasamahan sa clinic.

Answer: (April 21, 2020)

Maaari po kayong magbiyahe mula Batangas patungong Laguna para madala ang inyong anak sa doktor para maipacheck up. Isa ang medical reason sa mga exemption na tinutukoy sa guidelines ng  enhanced community quarantine na ipinatutupad simula Marso 16. Gayunman, maaring may istriktong border control na isinasagawa kaya mas makabubuting makipag-ugnayan sa Department of Health. Ayon sa IATF Joint Resolutions Nos. 11 and 12, ang DOH ang “otorisadong magbigay ng exemption sa mga biyahero na kailangang tumawid sa mga hurisdiksyon kung may ipinatutupad na travel restrictions”.  Maaaring tumawag sa DOH sa mga numero GC ito (02) 894-COVID (02-894-26843) or 1555 / 86517800 local 1149/1150;

Question from Email: I am self-employed and currently live here in Quezon city. I have a ricefield in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija which is due for harvest probably between the period of April 21-26 depending sa bilis ng paghinog ng palay. Am I allowed to travel from QC to NE to supervise the harvest and sell my crops? Can my parents accompany me since they also have a mango venture which is due for harvest? Should I just bring the TCT of my land in NE and my ID as proof that I own a land there?

Answer: (April 20, 2020)

Yes, you and your parents can travel from Quezon City to Nueva Ecija to supervise the harvesting of rice and mangoes and sell them. To ensure sufficient food supply, all farming and fishing activities shall continue during the period of ECQ. These activities include but are not limited to land preparation, planting crop, maintenance, harvesting, threshing, drying, milling, sorting, packaging and trading. According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar in his Memorandum Circular Department 09 Series 2020, all farmers and farmworkers, fisherfolk and agribusiness personnel shall be exempted from doing home quarantine provided that 1) one does not show any of the symptoms of COVID-19 2) the number of working farmers/fisherfolk/farm personnel is at the minimum and 3) safety protocols are ensured and social distancing are practised in the workplace. The Department of Agriculture has created Task Force Helpline (Gateway no. 09175053380) to provide assistance to concerns regarding food lane permits, checkpoint, food transport and distribution. For more details, you may go to http://www.da.gov.ph/infographics/task-force-food-helpline/, http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mc09_s2020.pdf

Question from Email: I have a pest control business. A hospital has contacted us to service a location, so that they can operate a testing lab there. There is currently a termite infestation there, so it needs to be serviced before they can operate. I am not sure if our business falls under essential, but in this case maybe it does. Due to lack of public transportation, I will have to travel from Makati, to fetch my employees in QC, to then service in Cavite. Would I be allowed to do this in regards to quarantine / border restrictions?

Answer: (April 20, 2020)

Your pest control business are among those exempted as it falls under the “disinfectant” products and services that are exempted and are allowed to operate during quarantine, as outlined in the IATF Resolution No. 14. On April 6, the IATF announced that IATF IDs issued to exempted workers and vehicles would be replaced by Rapid Pass, an app-based system that uses QR code technology. But the government assured that basic company IDs would suffice and would be honored at checkpoints.

Sources: https://ptvnews.ph/salient-points-of-iatf-resolution-no-14-as-delivered-by-cabinet-secretary-karlo-nograles/ and https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/advisory-updates-on-iatf-ids/

Question from Email: I read an article from another news site that says immediate family members can attend the wake of their deceased member; however, it does not put premise on immediate family members arriving from other places. My uncle’s wake is in Cagayan Valley but his family will be coming from Cavite and Manila. Will they be allowed to travel?

Answer: (April 20, 2020)

During the ECQ, wakes are prohibited because it is a form of mass gathering . However, it is allowed as long as it is limited only to the immediate family of the deceased as well as the priests and ministers, according to Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac. But visitors must still observe social distancing, proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette at all times. Mourners may travel via a private vehicle, but must strictly observe social distancing (or one seat apart) and they have to check with local and health authorities regarding passes and requirements at checkpoints they will have to pass. The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group has been designated in charge to inspect and supervise dedicated patrol points along key provincial and national roads. The HPG hotline is 0926-225474.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246454/pnp-wakes-in-luzon-limited-to-immediate-kin-during-quarantine-period and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1253327/hpg-to-put-up-checkpoints-in-provinces-for-swift-movement-of-cargo-basic-goods

Question from Email: Is it possbile to walk? Gusto ko lang po sanang malaman kung ano po ang mga kailangang i-present sa check point para makapaglakad pauwi sa aming probinsya ngayong panahon ng ECQ? Please help me po gusto ko na po makauwi sa bahay namin.

Answer: (April 20, 2020)

You may try to reach out to the barangay or local government where you are staying as they are tasked to provide you with transportation for those who want to leave the city where they got stranded. The DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año states that punong barangays, municipal mayors along with city mayors, provincial governors and other LGU officials should provide transport to stranded persons and that “the LGU may coordinate with other LGUs for the transport of said persons.”

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf

Question from Email: Will I be allowed to transport medical supplies to be delivered from Pasig, Manila to Pampanga? These are to be handed over to a group of private individuals who will then arrange the donations to Pampanga Public Hospitals. I will be using my personal car to transport the goods and am worried that I might not be able to return in my home in Pasig. What requirements should I bring along with me? Is having my IDs as proof of Pasig residence enough?

Answer: (April 18, 2020)

The IATF has reiterated the policy that all cargo ( to include food, nonfood, medicine and essential goods) must flow freely and umhampered during the ECQ. with or without load. If stopped at checkpoints, the following may be asked: Identification card, proof of residence and delivery receipt for the goods to be transported to and from the quarantine area. A signed delivery receipt may be needed to be presented at checkpoints on the way back. The Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP – HPG) has been tapped to inspect and supervise dedicated control points (DCPs) along key provincial roads to ensure the unhampered shipment of basic goods and cargo during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. The HPG also launched a hotline – 0926-2255474- for complaints pertaining to cargo deliveries.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1253327/hpg-to-put-up-checkpoints-in-provinces-for-swift-movement-of-cargo-basic-goods and https://ptvnews.ph/salient-points-of-iatf-resolution-no-14-as-delivered-by-cabinet-secretary-karlo-nograles/

Question from Email: We need to replenish schizophrenia medications that can only be bought at the pharmacy inside the NCMH. We are from Batangas. Can we travel by a private car to buy medicines only at NCMH?

Answer: (April 18, 2020)

Yes, you can. Medical purposes are among the exemptions from the “strict home quarantine’ when the community quarantine was imposed in the entire Luzon. But with border controls in place, it may save you time by going to the nearest punong barangay, municipal or city mayor for help in going to the NCMH. They have been tasked through DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Secretary Eduardo Ano to facilitate the travel and even provide transportation for those needing to go to hospitals or clinics. You may need to present the prescription etc and your identification card in checkpoint.

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf

Question from Email: I live in Pasay City and need to travel to Batangas because I need to send medical supplies to Mindoro. The ambulance from Mindoro will transport the medical supplies. What documents do I need to show?

Answer: (April 18, 2020)

The IATF has again and again stated that the delivery of medicine along with food and essential items during the ECQ is allowed and should unhampered. An option, however, is to just send the medicines and medical supplies via a logistics provider (LBC, 2Go, etc). Most logistics companies are still operating as they are among the industries exempted during the enhanced community quarantine. You may check the websites or social media pages of the logistics provider for more information.LBC, for one, has pick up services. You may check at https://www.lbcexpress.com/pick-up.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246653/iatf-lays-down-new-requirements-exemptions-to-luzon-wide-lockdown

Question from Email: My son is a doctor in Makati, where he stays in a dorm. Since he has no time to attend to his personal needs like laundry and groceries, me and my husband attend to his needs by bringing him supplies, taking his laundry and washing them in our home in QC. The rules are stricter now, but are there any considerations for traveling to secure the personal needs of a frontliner?

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

Doctors and their drivers are among those exempted from the mandatory home isolation based on a comprehensive list of exemptions issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Thus, a driver for your son may be designated to deliver his laundry, supplies and grocery needs. But there is a need to have a certification from your son and the designated driver’s identification card just in case the driver is on the road without your son.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1244515/list-persons-authorized-to-go-out-during-luzon-lockdown#ixzz6JHkU8EfA

Question from Email: I am an OFW based in HK and arrived in Cebu last March 21st. I have followed the protocol and spent my 14-day mandatory quarantine, and got my medical certification on April 6th. Negros Oriental is still on lockdown and there are no available public transportation, I’ve been stuck in Cebu City. I saw some statement by the IATF, that OFWs who finished their mandatory quarantine with medical certificates should be allowed to go home. But I’m not sure what the protocols are with regards to passing through other cities and municipalities. Will they let me go through checkpoints, and will they let me on the barge to get across to Negros? Is there a government agency that I need to get in touch with and get permit to travel?

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

You should be allowed to pass through checkpoints and go home given that you have finished the 14-day quarantine. You must bring the certificate of clearance from the local health office as proof that you have completed your quarantine. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, spokesperson of the inter-agency task force on the coronavirus said that local governments should allow the unhampered transit of OFWs that have been issued clearance or those who may be required by the DOH or LGUs to undergo a mandatory 14-day home quarantine. You may contact the DILG Emergency Operations Center hotlines 02-8876-3454 local 8806/8810 or 02-8925-0343 for complaints or concerns against local officials in the implementation of ECQ.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1254540/iatf-on-ofws

Question from Email: Ako po ay taga-Brgy Masagana Proj4 Quezon City. Ang Aking ina ay nakatira sa San Jose Occidental Mindoro. Siya po ay may Chronic kidney failure at nangangailangan ng tuloy-tuloy na peritoneal dialysis upang mabuhay. Nakabili po kami ng kanyang mga gamot at supplies ngunit hindi namin alam kung paano maipapadala (20 Medium Boxes / around 10Kg per box) dahil sa COVID Lockdown. Mula sa Quezon City, papunta Batangas Port, sasakay ng Barko papunta Calapan o Abra tapos didiretso ng San Jose Occidental Mindoro.

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

An option is to just send the medicines and medical supplies of your mother via a logistics provider (LBC, 2Go, etc). Most logistics companies are still operating as they are among the industries exempted during the enhanced community quarantine. You may check the websites or social media pages of the logistics provider for more information.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246653/iatf-lays-down-new-requirements-exemptions-to-luzon-wide-lockdown

Question from Email: Are we allowed to pass through checkpoints if our beloved animals, dogs, cats, etc. need emergency veterinary care?

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

Yes, you are allowed to pass through checkpoints as some veterinary clinics are open amid the extended enhanced community quarantine. You may be asked to show proof of appointment and identification at checkpoints. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) issued a memorandum on March 20 allowing licensed veterinarians to continue operating and be accorded passage at checkpoints. BAI also started issuing conduct passes to veterinarians. For consultations, some veterinarians are offering free online consultation on the Facebook group “Pet First Aid.”

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249144/vets-offer-free-consultation-online-for-worried-pet-owners and https://web.facebook.com/bai.gov.ph/photos/a.177152925809676/1334131480111809/?type=3&theater

Question from Email: My OFW brother-in-law will be arriving in Manila from Singapore. My father-in-law will pick him up via private car from Quezon province. He already has a clearance document from the LGU of Pagbilao in case that it will be required. As there is a curfew implemented and checkpoints along the way, will they be exempted? Considering they will have to encounter random towns in Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon Province along Maharlika Hi-way.

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

Private vehicles are allowed to fetch OFWs provided there’s proof of the OFW’s flight itinerary, and/or certificate of completion of quarantine or requirement to take quarantine, and proof of residence. The Bureau of Quarantine stationed at the airport will check all arriving Filipinos from abroad and decide if they must undergo a 14-day quarantine in a facility or at home, according to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. If asked to do home quarantine, it is only after the 14-day isolation that they should receive a clearance from the local health office. Please note that only one person may be allowed to pick them up to observe proper social distancing.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243868/dotr-on-private-vehicles-in-airports#ixzz6I8pn9SK7 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1254540/iatf-on-ofws

Question from Email: I’m 22 years old from Cavite and currently working in Quezon City. Pwede po ba ako umuwi sa Cavite ngayon kahit lockdown? I can’t live by myself anymore. Kahit maglakad po ako pauwi samin. I really need my family right now.

Answer: (April 16, 2020)

You may try to reach out to the barangay or local government where you are staying as they are tasked to provide you with transportation from Quezon City to Cavite. The DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano states that punong barangays, municipal mayors along with city mayors, provincial governors and other LGU officials should provide transport to stranded persons and that “the LGU may coordinate with other LGUs for the transport of said persons.”

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf

Question from Email: I’m arriving from US. What kind of public transportations are available at the Manila International airport for incoming arrivals? Thank you. PAL is scheduled to gly out of San Francisco on May 3. Would really appreciate the response before then. Please advise. Passengers ate hiking to Cavite. They don’t have any private vehicle.

Answer: (April 15, 2020)

During the extended enhanced community quarantine to last till April 30, airport taxis have been allowed by the Manila International Airport Authority to transport passengers to and from NAIA, but only within Metro Manila. Other means of public transportation were suspended due the enhanced community quarantine for Luzon. Relatives may also use a private vehicle to fetch arriving Filipinos at the airport but they should also show proof. Only one companion is allowed per passenger, according to the Department of Transportation. As of today, we don’t know yet if this will still be the regulation by May. Please keep posted.

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1097326 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243868/dotr-on-private-vehicles-in-airports

Question from Email: The wake of my mother is in Marulas, Valenzuela. One my brothers lived with her in her house, I am from Cavite, and another brother is from Bulacan. Will it be possible for me and my other brother to go to the wake and interment? What can we present as proof so that we can pass through checkpoints?

Answer: (April 14, 2020)

Holding of wakes is restricted during the enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Only the immediate family of the deceased, priests or other ministers are allowed in wakes, according to the Philippine National Police. You may bring proof that deceased is your immediate relative.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246454/pnp-wakes-in-luzon-limited-to-immediate-kin-during-quarantine-period

Question from Email: I am a former Filipino citizen, trying to enter the Philippines from the United States during the lockdown. Both of my parents are Filipino citizens. My mother recently passed away and my father is in the hospital. I am needed there to handle family matters and arrangements. How can I get this travel exception? I emailed the Philippine Consulate here and they said that a death certificate and old passport can be shown. Are these sufficient?

Answer: (April 14, 2020)

You may continue to coordinate with the nearest Philippine Consulate if there are more requirements to get your travel documents (visa). You may be allowed entry. Although there has been a ban on foreigners to enter the country, exceptions are foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens. Also included in the exemptions from the strict home lockdown in Luzon are humanitarian purposes like the death of your mother. Just be prepared to undergo mandatory home quarantine and social distancing upon arrival in Manila airport.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1245312/ph-barring-foreigners-dfa-says-no-exceptions and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1255035/luzon-wide-quarantine-extended-until-april-31

Question from Email: My partner is arriving in manila from US, since private cars are allowed to transport and fetch passengers from the airport, Am I allowed to pick up even though I am not his family and were not yet legally married? We can provide his proof of travel and identification card to be presented at checkpoints. Is he allowed to stay in my condominium in Taguig while taking 14 days quarantine even if he can’t provide an ID addressing on this Place? Is the Barangay Community Pass enough to allow him to stay?

Answer: (April 13, 2020)

The first question to answer is whether your partner will be allowed to travel from the United States to Manila. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced on Twitter last March 20 that all foreigners—with “no exceptions”—would be barred from entering the country, the same day the ban was to take effect. He said he had ordered the cancellation of all visas already issued to foreigners. All previously issued visas are also deemed cancelled and holders of visas issued by embassies and consulates, such as tourists, will not be allowed entry into the country starting March 22. Exempted from the suspension are foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals, as well as holders of visas previously issued to accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1245312/ph-barring-foreigners-dfa-says-no-exceptions#ixzz6JTcP1nFG and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1097255

Question from Email: My mother died today, April 12, not covid related death, she’s in Indang, Cavite. We are residing in Paranaque, Manila. We have one quarantine pass with my husband’s name. Is it possible for us, a family of 4, to travel from Paranaque to Cavite in one car?

Answer: (April 13, 2020)

Yes, you are allowed to travel and hold a wake. But mourners and visitors in wakes are limited only to the immediate family of the deceased as well as the priests and ministers, according to Philippine National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac. Visitors must still observe social distancing, proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette at all times. You may travel via a private vehicle, but must strictly observe social distancing (or one seat apart).

Source:https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246454/pnp-wakes-in-luzon-limited-to-immediate-kin-during-quarantine-period

Question from Email: I have been assigned by my company (engaged in frozen food wholesale and distribution) to be a coordinator in Quezon province for all orders and deliveries. I reside in Pasig now. What are the requirements for travel given that Quezon province is in total lockdown?

Answer: (April 13, 2020)

Employees of companies engaged in providing basic necessities like food are exempted from the Enhanced Community Quarantine. According to initial releases by the IATF, an identification card from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as proof of employment and assignment to the province should be provided to employees who will be traveling.

Source: IATF Resolution No. 14, https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1097416

Question from Email: My sister is a doctor and nowadays she would prefer to stay in my house close to her work but our village guard never allowed her. He said this is the Village President’s instruction. What are the guidelines please?

Answer: (April 12, 2020)

Doctors are among those exempted from the mandatory home isolation based on a comprehensive list of exemptions issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). This makes your sister, being a doctor, an APOR (a person authorized outside of residence), and she is not required to present a quarantine pass issued by LGUs, only her identification card in checkpoints. LGUs, in this regard, are enjoined to align their lockdown regulations on this national directive. Is your village a barangay? If your village president is not your barangay chair, your sister may question her/his authority or she may charge him/her for discrimination which is to be penalized according to the IATF.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1244515/list-persons-authorized-to-go-out-during-luzon-lockdown#ixzz6JHkU8EfA  and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1253775/iatf-to-lgus-issue-ordinances-vs-attacks-on-frontliners-covid-19-patients

Question from Viber: Eight months pregnant po ako at dito ako nagsastay ngayon sa Quezon City since I am working in Ortigas. My permanent address po is Batangas at doon ko po plano manganak. Hindi po ako masundo ng partner ko dahil sa lockdown. Is there any way po ba para payagan ako makauwi ng Batangas?

Answer: (April 12, 2020)

Among the exemptions from the “strict home quarantine’ being implemented when the community quarantine was imposed in the entire Luzon are for “medical purposes”. You should go to the nearest punong barangay or get in touch with office of the mayor of Quezon City (The Covid hotlines are 8927-8827 (direct line) and Hotline 122). . Based on DILG memorandum circular no. 2020-062 issued by Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano, punong barangays, city mayors along with provincial governors and other LGU officials should provide transportation for those needing to go to hospitals or clinics and in your case, where you are to give birth.

Source: https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020322_28333f20aa.pdf

Question from Email: Can people go to another city within metro Manila to buy essentials (groceries, pharmacy) Or are we limited to our city of residence?

Answer: (April 8, 2020)

The idea of quarantine passes issued by barangay officials is for them to be used by one person per household to buy essential goods within the area of residence. According to National Capital Region Police office chief Major Gen. Debold Sinas, quarantine passes shall only be used exclusively within the barangay. “The quarantine pass is only for one specific area, it does not have the same passage outside border control points,” Sinas said two weeks ago. “If you have a quarantine pass and you plan to cross checkpoints and you are not among those authorized to go out, you will not be allowed beyond the checkpoints,”  he also said.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249392/ncrpo-barangay-quarantine-pass-not-a-national-policy-not-honored-at-checkpoints/

Question from Email: I am an Indian national from Bulacan, and our grocery can be bought only from UN Avenue, Paco. Can I go to Manila to get my groceries? What are the parameters to follow?

Answer: (April 8, 2020)

Unfortunately, you do not fall under those exempted to travel during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, which has been extended until April 30. Since your reason for traveling has to do with purchasing essential goods, only one per household could go outside to make such purchases and the barangay quarantine pass is limited for use exclusively in your area of residence. Thus, you’re unlikely to be able to get through checkpoints going to Metro Manila from Bulacan.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249392/ncrpo-barangay-quarantine-pass-not-a-national-policy-not-honored-at-checkpoints

Question from Email: The caregiver of my invalid mother has been living with us in Makati since the ECQ began. She now wishes to go home to San Mateo. 1. Will she be allowed to leave Makati? 2. Can our driver bring her to San Mateo and return to Makati? If not, what is the closest point he can drop her off and return to Makati without penalty or sanction?

Answer: (April 7, 2020)

Under the government’s Luzon enhanced community quarantine, no one can travel outside Metro Manila except for those exempted from the travel lockdown such as health personnel and employees doing essential work like those from manufacturing companies and the media. A caregiver who wants to return home outside Metro Manila, in her case -she wants to return home in San Mateo, Rizal – cannot just leave because she is not exempted from the travel lockdown.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/12343775/luzon-community-quarantine-its-not-just-wider-in-coverage/

Question from Email: My client in Australia has a remote office in Pampanga which I was asked to visit before the lockdown was implemented nationwide. My length of stay will soon be due here in the place I’m currently staying and I need to deliver cash to support my family in Manila, they don’t have any accounts where I can transfer the cash. How can I go home?

Answer: (April 7, 2020)

You will not be allowed to travel from Pampanga to Manila because your reason is not among the exemptions from the travel ban. Among those exempted are frontline health workers, authorized government officials and those who need to attend to medical and humanitarian matters. You may try other means to send cash as some money transferring services are still open during the enhanced community quarantine.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243036/luzon-island-now-under-enhanced-community-quarantine-palace#ixzz6HVFFr4Rl

Question from Email: Are couriers allowed to deliver personal packages or is it only essential items like food delivery? I live in Batangas City and the courier office is in Lipa. Can I just travel there and pick up my package?

Answer: (April 7, 2020)

Among the private entities exempted from the quarantine are those engaged in logistic services (cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, freight forwarding, and shipping lines) as stated in Resolution No. 14 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease. You may contact your courier and arrange for the delivery of your personal packages. This may be more possible than for you yourself travelling from Batangas City to Lipa City. Under the enhanced community quarantine, “strict home quarantine” is being implemented in all households. Only one person per household will be allowed to leave to purchase necessities during lockdown.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243217/duterte-on-luzon-wide-enhanced-community-quarantine-this-is-not-martial-law-covid19phsafeathome-total-lockdown-covid19-mmlockdown and https://ptvnews.ph/salient-points-of-iatf-resolution-no-14-as-delivered-by-cabinet-secretary-karlo-nograles/

Question from Email: What are the guidelines for transporting a non Covid-related cadaver from Manila to Albay. Is it allowed to be transported at all and be buried in its hometown?

Answer: (April 6, 2020)

The guidelines for the cremation of the remains of the deceased within 12 hours are for those who died from COVID-19. There are no specific guidelines for those who died from non-Covid causes. This means that the usual requirements for death certificate, transporting of cadaver, burial permit etc. shall apply. But the general guidelines for enhanced community quarantine must be observed like you practice proper hand hygiene, practice social distancing during the wake and the funeral (stay more than 1 meter or 3 feet away and when traveling (one-seat apart). You have to check with local and health authorities regarding passes and requirements at checkpoints you will have to pass. The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group has been designated tn charge to inspect and supervise dedicated patrol points along key provincial roads. The HPG hotline is 0926-225474.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246454/pnp-wakes-in-luzon-limited-to-immediate-kin-during-quarantine-period and  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1253327/hpg-to-put-up-checkpoints-in-provinces-for-swift-movement-of-cargo-basic-goods

Question from Email: Ano pong kailangang ipakita sa checkpoint para sa mga bumabang Clark airport at magpaprivate car para makauwing Antipolo?

Answer: (April 4, 2020)

Private vehicles are allowed to transport and fetch passengers from the airport provided that they have proof of the passenger’s flight itinerary and only one person is allowed to pick up the passenger to observe proper social/physical distancing, according to the Department of Transportation. In addition to proof of travel, have your identification cards ready.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243868/dotr-on-private-vehicles-in-airports#ixzz6I8pn9SK7

Question from Email: My sister who lives in Pila, Laguna is scheduled to have her chemotherapy tomorrow. I am from Marikina and I will pick her up in Laguna and bring her to UP-PGh for her chemo. What documents do I need to show the checkpoints when I pick her up in Laguna?

Answer: (April 3, 2020)

Among the exemptions mentioned when the community quarantine was imposed in the entire Luzon on March 16 are medical reasons and humanitarian reasons. There has been no guidelines on required documents but you may present your identification card and proof of your sister’s medical condition and scheduled chemoteraphy session like a copy of your sister’s Blue Book or medical record which often includes her treatment or procedures she had and the schedule of chemoteraphy sessions at the PGH.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243036/luzon-island-now-under-enhanced-community-quarantine-palace#ixzz6HVFFr4Rl and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1242084/ph-quarantine-guidelines-among-the-strictest-in-asia#ixzz6IWyd7xbQ

Question from Viber: I am a Filipino-American citizen living in the Philippines with dual citizenship. My SSS benefits is being sent to BPI by direct deposit from SSS Department in Maryland every month. How can I withdraw it now for my meds and basic necessities if I am not allowed to leave my home being a senior citizen? Authorizing someone to withdraw is not allowed by BPI. My 72 year old wife and I, a 75-year old, are the only ones living in our Philippine home. All our kids and grandkids are living in US. Can I drive and go to BPI and withdraw my money during the ECQ. Thousands like me is being in this situation not addressed by the government yet.

Answer: (April 2, 2020)

If senior citizens live alone, they must be allowed to leave their house to be able to buy their basic needs. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año appealed to local government units last March 26 to give quarantine passes to senior citizens who live alone. You may ask your local government to allow you to leave the house to withdraw money and buy your medicine and basic needs.

Source:  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1248697/senior-citizens-living-alone-should-also-get-quarantine-pass-says-ano

Question from Email: Good afternoon. Naka schedule po kami ng pag lipat ng bahay ngayong April 5 mula sa nirerentahan namin dito sa Quezon City. Possible po ba na makapag lipat nahay kami from QC to Marikina City during Enhanced Community Quarantine?

Answer: (April 2, 2020)

You will not be allowed to travel from Quezon City to Marikina because your reason is not among the exemptions from the travel ban. Among those allowed to travel under the enhanced community quarantine for Luzon are health workers, authorized government officials, those traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons, persons providing basic services or work in public utilities, and those who are part of the essential skeleton workforce.

Sources:  https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1242084/ph-quarantine-guidelines-among-the-strictest-in-asia#ixzz6IEkZKbdH https://drive.google.com/file/d/19jqywSI10jdXi-Ey2TQ7LEatTzdFAIwY/view

Question from Viber: My sister is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19. Problem is she is living alone with her 8 yr old son and his new nanny in a different city away from us. Will the border patrol allow one from our family to travel to her side of the city to help her recovery during isolation, and/or care for her son, or God forbid, in a worst-case scenario that she will need medical help? What are the requirements?

Answer: (April 2, 2020)

Among the mentioned exemptions from the enhanced community quarantine imposed in the entire Luzon on March 16 are humanitarian reasons. You may try to ask your local government for an exemption to go to your sister’s house and care for her son, citing humanitarian reasons. If your sister had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, she must undergo self-quarantine and someone else has to take care of her son.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243036/luzon-island-now-under-enhanced-community-quarantine-palace#ixzz6HVFFr4Rl and http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/COVHomeQuarantine.pdf

Question from Email: My wife and I are from Batangas and have a scheduled flight to Canada on April 23 as a student and worker, respectively. Now that Canada has exempted qualified foreign students and workers from the border closure, will we be allowed to pass thru ALL checkpoints, pass by Sucat to pick-up our luggages until we reach the airport and depart for Canada? Which airport terminal/s are still open for international flights?

Answer: (March 31, 2020)

Yes, you and your wife can pass through all checkpoints provided that you show proof of travel. You and your wife should also be transported only by a single person via a private vehicle. The driver should have a copy of your travel documents so he has something to show to authorities on his way home. The Manila International Airport Authority has decided to use only the NAIA Terminal 1 during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until April 13. But by your scheduled flight to Canada on April 23, normal flight operations would have resumed already, unless the government decides to extend the enhanced community quarantine.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243868/dotr-on-private-vehicles-in-airports#ixzz6I8pn9SK7

Question from Viber: Are there any guidelines if ever we would need to go to my ob-gyne’s clinic for a pre-natal checkup? What documents would we need to show to checkpoints?

Answer: (March 31, 2020)

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano previously said those seeking medical help in health facilities will be exempted from the lockdown. As now being done, ID cards should be brought and shown in checkpoints.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1241250/ano-media-those-seeking-help-to-be-exempted-from-metro-lockdown/

Question from Email: Paano po makakakuha ng travel pass para sa mga checkpoints? From Masbate po kami. Salesman po ng Nestle products ang asawa ko.

Answer: (March 30, 2020)

In an executive order issued by the province of Masbate, traveling residents should have certification from village officials stating the purpose of the travel. If transporting essentials (food or non-food), passage of personnel of business establishments permitted to operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantine is allowed, subject to the presentation of proof of employment, and residence. Holders of bona fide IDs issued by exempted establishments or offices shall continue to be honored by law enforcement agencies.

Sources: IATF Reso No. 14 and https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243069/masbate-follows-lead-of-others-goes-on-community-quarantine#ixzz6I9EmqyMH

Question from Facebook: Can I visit my business in Laguna if I have quarantine pass? I’m currently staying in Manila.

Answer: (March 30, 2020)

You can if your business is among those exempted from the Luzon-wide lockdown. According to the March 22 guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), among the exempted are employees of manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products, essential products, medicine, and medical supplies; employees of retail establishments like groceries, supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, public markets, pharmacies, and drug stores; logistics service providers such as cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, freight forwarding, and shipping lines; hospitals and medical clinics; food preparations and water refilling stations; delivery services whether in-house or outsourced transporting only food, water, medicine or other basic necessities; banks and capital markets, power, energy, water, IT and telecommunications supplies and facilities, waste disposal services; export and BPO companies; airline and aircraft maintenance employees, including pilot and crew, and ship captain and crew.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1246653/iatf-lays-down-new-requirements-exemptions-to-luzon-wide-lockdown#ixzz6I9XPV64y

Question from Email: Ask ko lang po, kung pwede ako sunduin ng kapatid ko via private vehicle sa NAIA and going back to bicol kaagad? Ano po kaya requirements sa mga checkpoints?

Answer: (March 30, 2020)

According to the Department of Transportation, private vehicles are allowed to transport and fetch passengers from the airport provided that they have proof of the passenger’s flight itinerary and only one person is allowed to pick up the passenger to observe proper social distancing. For the guidelines in Bicol checkpoints, PNP-Bicol said they require the passengers to present a valid identification card and travel documents and undergo thermal scanning to check whether they have symptoms of flu, colds, and cough.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243868/dotr-on-private-vehicles-in-airports#ixzz6I8pn9SK7 and https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1096917

Question from Email: Can Nurses pass through checkpoint? I was not allowed at the Canlubang checkpoint to pass thru despite showing my PRC and while on uniform, but they are allowing AFP, PNP, and ambulance to pass.

Answer: (March 28, 2020)

Nurses should be allowed to pass through checkpoints as frontline health workers are among those exempted from the enhanced community quarantine. Report to the DILG Emergency Operations Center through hotlines 09274226300, 09617721668 and 028763455 local 881 police officers who are blocking health personnel at checkpoints.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1247470/dilg-tells-covid-19-frontliners-report-cops-who-block-you-at-checkpoints

Question from Facebook: Pwede po bang magtravel kami ng Misis ko from Calamba City to San Pablo City sa kadahilanang siya po ay buntis at ang kanyang OB ay nasa San Pablo?

Answer: (March 28, 2020)

Yes, you may travel to San Pablo City for a prenatal checkup. You have to bring an identification card, proof of residence and a certificate proving you have a scheduled medical appointment which you will present to checkpoints on the way to the hospital. While you are allowed to leave the house for emergency and medical reasons, you still have to observe social distancing.

Sources: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243036/luzon-island-now-under-enhanced-community-quarantine-palace and https://pcoo.gov.ph/press-briefing/laging-handa-public-briefing-hosted-by-pcoo-secretary-martin-andanar-undersecretary-rocky-ignacio-with-cabinet-secretary-karlo-alexei-nograles-department-of-agriculture-secretary-william-dar-depa/

Question from Facebook: Paano po ang mga kailangan ng hospital treatment tulad ng dialysis? Makakapasok ba sila sa Metro Manila?

Answer: (March 25, 2020)

As early as two weeks ago, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano said the government will allow those seeking medical help in Metro Manila health facilities to be exempted from the lockdown. But so far there is no specific provision yet on this in the guidelines released by the government so far for the Luzon enhanced community quarantine.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1241250/ano-media-those-seeking-medical-help-to-be-exempted-from-metro-lockdown/

Question from Email: Hi, My son is among the 750 students stranded at UPLB, Laguna. We want to get our son. We are residents of Makati. What can we do as we have no travel pass? Can somebody help us facilitate the transport of the kids from UPLB to their homes?

Answer: (March 25, 2020)

The UPLB Office of Student Affairs has posted on their Facebook page an application form for all UPLB students who want to go home. The student needs to present either a barangay certificate that they are a resident of that barangay or certificate or any proof of residence. Those who missed the Mar 23 deadline will still be accommodated in later departures. Your son can fill out their form so that they can assist him: https://bit.ly/oplan-hatid. You can also contact their facebook page for faster communication: https://www.facebook.com/uplbosa

Source: https://www.facebook.com/uplbosa/photos/a.554529367930368/2754842544565695/?type=3&theater

Question from Email: What are the documents needed to pass checkpoints if traveling from Antipolo City (where I own a restaurant) to Trece Martires (where I live)? I have a DTI certificate with Mayor’s permit showing my residential and business address.

Answer: (March 25, 2020)

Under the guidelines of the Enhanced Community Quarantine for Luzon, food chain or restaurant personnel are among those allowed to go out. However, you cannot go home to Trece Martires City because transit is only allowed around the area of the operating establishment or restaurant. No ‘non-essential’ travel is allowed because the intention of the quarantine is to restrict movement of people and keep them in their homes.

Sources: http://pnp.gov.ph/images/Module/3192020.pdf and https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/03mar/20200316-MEMORANDUM-FROM-ES-RRD.pdf

Question from Email: Will I be allowed to go to our office near Philcoa to get documents so that I can work from home? I’m coming from Fairview.

Answer: (March 21, 2020)

Under the enhanced community quarantine “strict home quarantine’ is being implemented in all households. The exempted government employees are those doing essential frontline work or who are part of the skeletal force. If you are not, chances are you will not be allowed to pass a checkpoint. Among the documents you will be asked to present are ID, proof of residence, certification of employment, certification /authorization from authorized government agencies.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243036/luzon-island-now-under-enhanced-community-quarantine-palace#ixzz6HIBTmGNG

Question from FB Live: How can a North Luzon employee working in the skeletal force of a food manufacturing company go home to Manila? And how can he go back for work?

Answer: (March 19, 2020)

Your company allowed to open during the month-long expanded quarantine? Since public transport is prohibited, employers are asked to provide shuttle service for their workers. The Department of Transportation will provide permits or stickers to be placed on the vehicles to indicate that they are bringing essential workers. Malacanang has also announced that army trucks and private buses will ferry essential workers to their workplaces.

Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1243993/luzon-quarantine-essential-workers-to-get-free-rides

Question from FB Live: With regards to checkpoints, travelers can go to the airport, but how about the drivers after they drop off the travelers? They are afraid getting stuck and quarantined sa Manila.

Answer: (March 19, 2020)

Under the enhanced community quarantine, land travel is suspended. Only private establishments providing necessities are exempted from the travel ban. Overseas Filipino workers and foreigners may leave the Philippines anytime as long as they show proof of international travel with departure scheduled within 24 hours from leaving the residence or accommodation. Only one person can accompany departing passengers to any international airport. For the drivers, they need to show photocopy of airline tickets and itinerary as proof that they have dropped off a traveller. Upon entry to the airport, they can explain to the police assigned that they are there just to drop off a traveller. They can also take note on the name of the police assigned for reference and confirmation just in case there are any problems upon exit.”

Question from FB Live: I’m working in a BPO and gusto kong umuwi sa province ng Batangas to be with my family. Are private vehicles allowed to go outside Manila?

Answer: (March 19, 2020)

Under the operational guidelines of the Enhanced Community Quarantine for Luzon, BPOs must provide lodgings or adopt work-from-home arrangements for their employees. You cannot go home to Batangas even by private vehicle because you do not fall under those exempted from the travel ban. No ‘non-essential’ travel is allowed because the intention of the quarantine is to restrict movement of people and keep them in their homes.

Link: http://pnp.gov.ph/images/Module/3192020.pdf

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