Frasco Says PH To Make Indoor Face Mask Use “Voluntary”

Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco

Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said the President is set to issue an EO making the wearing of face masks “voluntary” in indoor areas. FRASCO — Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said that the Philippines will make the wearing of face masks “voluntary” in indoor areas. To recall, it was last month when President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos … Read more

Vergeire Says DOH Prefers To Keep Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks In PH

DOH Officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire

DOH Officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire: “The position of the Department of Health is for us to continue on masking but …” VERGEIRE — DOH Officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Department of Health prefers to keep the mandatory wearing of face masks in the Philippines amidst the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, she said in … Read more

DILG Says LGUs Not Following Indoors Face Mask Policy To Be “Disciplined”

DILG Secretary Benhur Abalos

DILG: “Sinabi nga ni Usec. Vergeire about the indoors, we really have to implement this one.” DILG — The Department of the Interior and Local Government warned that local government units (LGUs) not following the national government’s policy on the use of face masks indoors will be “disciplined”. To recall, Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said … Read more

Malacañang Says IATF Recommended Voluntary Face Mask Use In Open Spaces

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles

Malacañang: “Ang tuluyan na lifting ng mandatory mask mandate ay ipi-pilot towards the last quarter of 2022” MALACAÑANG — The Palace said that the The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has recommended the voluntary wearing of face masks in open spaces by year-end amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, … Read more

Mandaue City No Longer Interested In Relaxing Face Mask Policy

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Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes: “We cannot afford to gamble or take chances and per our health board, we must be compliant in our ordinance.” Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes confirmed that the city is no longer interested in relaxing its face mask policy. Mayor Cortes said in an interview with reporters that they will … Read more