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Seems like just yesterday i was making up fake id to show i was older.  Now i'm going to need one to show i'm younger.

Quarantines and lock-downs do nothing but destroy economies, wreck governments, create less educated children and further the shift of wealth from the bottom to the top. Restricting all travel to and

Nice info Dafey,  However after reading and complying with all those regulations I think I would need a lay down, not a meal... 

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2 hours ago, lamoe said:

Now if they'd just allow travel within city limits without a pass

A lot of restrictions got loosened up today including those pertaining to...

travel restrictions between GCQ, MGCQ areas

non-essential outbound travel

mall sale events

and most importantly...

 cockfighting and off-track horse race betting!

 

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27 minutes ago, BossHog said:

A lot of restrictions got loosened up today including those pertaining to...

travel restrictions between GCQ, MGCQ areas

non-essential outbound travel

mall sale events

and most importantly...

 cockfighting and off-track horse race betting!

 

Got the paperwork to travel to Bohol today - need three copies - no test required I was told - having Tata contact family to see what restrictions are there.

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6 hours ago, BossHog said:

They dropped that for a week or so in July so if you want to go, I'd go now. No idea what caused them to change their minds on it then.

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A lot of restrictions got loosened up today including those pertaining to...
travel restrictions between GCQ, MGCQ areas
non-essential outbound travel
mall sale events
and most importantly...
 cockfighting and off-track horse race betting!
 

But... the PNP General in the news said cock fighting not allowed until they issue guidelines. Re: inq dot net


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New rules in Baybay, Leyte. Hope other areas don’t follow these:

 

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Guess we're not going to Baybay anytime soon.

Did they just have an outbreak there?

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On 11/21/2020 at 7:23 AM, Dafey said:

Guess we're not going to Baybay anytime soon.

Did they just have an outbreak there?

No idea, my wife found it on Facebook.

Found another article on quarantine for those thinking home Quarantine is an option: (it’s not, unless you get an exemption)

.https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1877757/Manila/Local-News/Galvez-apologizes-to-Duterte-Carpio-over-home-quarantine-issue?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link

.NATIONAL Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday, November 23, 2020, apologized to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for saying that a home quarantine policy was one of the major reasons behind the surge in infections.

Galvez, at the same time, lauded Duterte-Carpio for the aggressive efforts of the City Government to ramp up its health system capacity as part of its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response.

He assured that the task force was ready to help strengthen Davao City’s testing, contact tracing, treatment, isolation and recovery capacity.

Galvez issued an apology three days after Duterte-Carpio clarified that the City Government has never allowed home quarantine for coronavirus-positive individuals.

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Mayor Duterte-Carpio for whatever adverse impact our analysis of the Covid-19 situation in the city may have inadvertently caused on the people of Davao City,” Galvez said in a statement.

“Hearing Mayor Duterte-Carpio categorically declare that home quarantine is not only discouraged but (also) prohibited in Davao City is a concrete indication of the local government’s desire to effectively contain the spread of the disease and bring down the number of cases,” he added.

Duterte-Carpio issued the clarification in reaction to Galvez’s statement during a National Coordinated Operations to Defeat Pandemic (Code) Team meeting on November 18 that Davao City should stop allowing home quarantine.

Galvez made the observation after noting that the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities in Davao City were only 27.7 percent occupied.

He said this meant that many of those infected with Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, were possibly undergoing quarantine in their homes.

“As a matter of national policy, home quarantine is no longer allowed, as this has been identified by recent scientific studies to be among the leading causes of the spike in Covid-19 cases in various parts of the country,” Galvez said.

The government is implementing Oplan Kalinga, which aims to recover coronavirus-positive persons from their homes and transfer them to temporary treatment facilities for isolation and medical treatment.

Davao City has been reverted to general community quarantine (GCQ) until November 20, 2020 because of the continuing increase in coronavirus infections. (Marites Villamor-Ilano/SunStar Philippines)

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Meanwhile, on Siargao...

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Siargao to reopen to local tourists on Nov. 23

Okay, it's only been a day but no massive influx of tourists seen yet, lol. The island airport is due to re-open in a week on Dec. 1st so we'll see then. They've also done away with the quarantine on arrival requirement (for now). My resort-owning friends are reporting a good uptick in bookings for December; this island does see a lot of domestic tourism mostly originating in Manila. Very few international visitors around right now though, that's for sure. 

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1363249/siargao-to-reopen-to-local-tourists-on-nov-23
 

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Siargao to reopen to local tourists on Nov. 23

MANILA, Philippines — Siargao Island is set to reopen to local tourists starting Nov. 23, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Saturday.

In a statement, the DOT said that flights to the teardrop-shaped island located in Surigao del Norte, dubbed the Philippines’ surfing capital, will resume on Dec. 1.

The reopening of Siargao was confirmed by General Luna, Surigao del Norte mayor Cecilia L. Ruson through a local executive order, the DOT said.

To ensure everyone’s safety, the Siargao local government has set minimum health standards and COVID-19 testing for arriving tourists, in compliance with local COVID-19 management procedures and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases directives, the DOT added.

For tourists arriving via Surigao City or Sayak Airport will be required an e-Health Pass with valid ID, negative RT-PCR result taken within 48 hours from point of origin, a five-day confirmed booking from an accommodation establishment with a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) or Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO) from the DOT and a round-trip ticket or travel details.

“If RT-PCR is taken more than 48 hours of departure from point of origin, a negative antigen swab will be required on the day of arrival,” the DOT said of incoming tourists.

Meanwhile, for tourists from the province of Surigao del Norte, they will be required the following: a e-Health Pass with valid ID, certificate from Barangay Captain that Traveler is not a close contact; confirmed booking from an accredited DOT-accommodation establishment (AE).

For hotels and resorts in Siargao, these are the requirements needed before they can operate, according to the DOT: Business Permit; a certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from the DOT; e-health System Registration, e-health Pass or QR code reader and new normal protocols approved by the municipal health office.

A curfew will also be imposed on the island from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., the DOT said.

DOT  Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that the reopening of the world-class island is “encouraging news for everyone who loves the sea, especially the surfers.”

“As Siargao reopens to travelers, subject to minimum health and safety standards, the people of the island will regain their livelihood and share their paradise to our kababayans once more with the same level of hospitality they have always been known for, “ Puyat said.

 

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