During the recent days, two government policies intended for safety of passengers inside motor vehicles received much attention in social media and in the news. We attempt to weave through the traffic and provide our interpretation or answers to frequently asked questions in relation to these recent government policies.

Holiday Pay Guide for 25 May 2020

On 19 May 2020, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, through the Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea issued Proclamation no. 944 designated May 25, 2020, Monday, a regular holiday throughout the whole country in observance of Eidul Fitr (Feast of Ramadan) pursuant to the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

We take this opportunity to revisit some of the general and special rules concerning the Holiday Pay benefit to give some guidance and clarify some common misconceptions.

Hello, May 16. What now?

It’s May 16, 2020, and the Philippine government has relaxed the enhanced community quarantine in most of the country shifting to either a modified community quarantine or general community quarantine.

The following guidelines are based on IATF Resolution Numbers 34, 35, 36, IATF Transition Infographics, statements of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and news report on Interior Secretary Eduardo Año’s statement. The following may be subject to change, upon issuance of resolutions amending the previously issued Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine of the Philippines and other National Task Force Recommendations on Zoning.

Workplace Prevention & Control of Covid-19

In order to provide guidelines and safety measures for work places allowed to operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”) and General Community Quarantine (“GCQ”), the Department of Health (“DOH”) and Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) issued Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 (“DOLE-DTI Interim Guidelines” or “Guidelines”).

Do Not Be Fooled by Online Scams

The changes to how we do things brought about by COVID-19, including the implementation of community quarantines, have increased our reliance on on-line platforms and services. Such reliance on these virtual modes of communicating and conducting commerce is dependent on extending much trust to a people we do not know or physically see. Unfortunately, this has also increased our vulnerability to scams and frauds. When such vulnerability becomes apparent, the prevalence of malicious people taking advantage of the situation also increases.

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