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The suspension of 'all travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland' is effective midnight Monday EST (12 pm Philippine time on Tuesday, March 17)
Travelers who had hurried to leave Europe before the travel ban is implemented braced themselves for chaos at New York's JFK but on their arrival find the airport calmly serene
The International Air Transport Association warns that airlines, already suffering from the impact of the coronavirus, would face even more financial woes
(UPDATED) 'With the President as our reliable ally in public health, and with medical associations and advocacy groups joining our campaign, our anti-smoking efforts are made stronger,' says Health Secretary Duque
(UPDATED) The Australian Parliament also reaches out to De Lima as the country works on its own version of the Magnitsky Act
As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?
Dubbed 'From Negros and Panay with Love,' Councilor Jason Tupas and Pastor Russell Ban also distribute a generator set, hand towels, used clothes, toiletries, water containers
The Davao City government extends ban on carrying firearms until December 31, 2020
Pollution from single-use plastics is a major problem in Bangladesh, where nearly 170 million people live in a tiny sliver of low-lying land crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers and tributaries
(3rd UPDATE) Even with a Supreme Court dismissal, there is still an injunction on the bus ban issued by a Quezon City court in July 2019 that favors provincial operators
Starting January 1, 2020, any reef-toxic sunscreen imported or sold in Palau will be confiscated and the owner will be fined $1,000
Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices
Turkish officials say the measure was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content deemed false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups
At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.
Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order
Banned items include umbrellas, large flags, laser pointers, and noisemakers. Read the full list below.
The Philippine National Police says permits to carry firearms will be suspended from November 20 to December 14 in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, La Union, and Metro Manila
'Ads that educate, raise awareness, and/or call for people to take action in connection with civic engagement, economic growth, environmental stewardship, or social equity causes are allowed,' Twitter says in its new policy.
The province-wide ban in the entry of pork products and live hogs forces the removal of pork meals from the menu of the Batangas branches of Chowking
(UPDATED) Small flashmob rallies break out in multiple locations on Thursday evening, October 31
Chief executive Jack Dorsey says the new policy, details of which will be unveiled next month and enforced from November 22, would ban ads on political issues as well as from candidates
Products deemed 'less healthy' must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from appearing in ads across all media platforms
Hundreds staged marches and flashmob protests a day after the city's leader outlawed masks at protests, invoking colonial-era emergency powers
(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is expected to meet her cabinet to decide whether they should enact the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to ban all face coverings
Before the official comment to the Supreme Court, Malacañang and President Duterte had provided varying reasons for banning Rappler from presidential events
Business confidence falls to 37.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2019, as bad weather, external shocks, and government policies hit companies
The US Health and Human Services says that non-tobacco flavors are being targeted for their youth appeal
The harrowing gridlock along EDSA due to the dry run of the ban left thousands stranded
'Homework and learning are not the same thing,' says educator Ronald del Castillo
'As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption,' says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Malacañang says it has a right to exclude any journalist from President Rodrigo Duterte's events if they are 'rude' and 'disrespectful'
(UPDATED) The Duterte government is given 10 days to answer Rappler's petition, as well as the petitions of the intervening journalists who asked for oral arguments
'The reason for the injunction is that the MMDA admitted that they have no power and it belongs to the LGU. It's an opportunity for us to review this particular aspect,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
'Puro eksperimento, habang taumbayan naman ang nagdurusa.... Bakit kalunos-lunos ang paglala ng trapik?' asks Senator Grace Poe
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it has yet to receive a copy of the preliminary injunction stopping the implementation of the provincial bus ban
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223 says the controversial bus ban has 'far-reaching effects'
'Tourism should not be politicized,' says Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen after China's tourism ministry announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the island
During the dry run, provincial buses will be banned from passing through EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm
(3rd UPDATE) 'The PCSO shall appeal to the Office of the President for the resumption of the conduct of all games,' says PCSO General Manager Royina Garma
'The ban affects commuters who will have to go the longer way, resulting in a longer time and higher fares because of the detours,' says George Royeca of Angkas
The new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board amends the routes of provincial buses with terminals along EDSA to end their trips in cities of Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Sta Rosa, Laguna
'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition
Sagot ba talaga ang provincial bus ban sa problema sa trapiko?
Is the provincial bus ban really the answer to the metropolis' traffic woes?
One possible compromise is to ease restrictions on Huawei's consumer business while keeping sanctions on telecom infrastructure, says Samm Sacks, a fellow at the New America foundation China Digital Economy project
'New Zealanders are proud of our country's clean, green reputation and want to help ensure we live up to it,' says Environment Minister Eugenie Sage
The city's legislature unanimously approves an ordinance which backers say is necessary due to the 'significant public health consequences' of a 'dramatic surge' in vaping among youths
The High Court consolidates 3 petitions against the EDSA provincial bus ban
This special program will ensure continued use of Google apps on Huawei devices