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IN PHOTOS: ‘My jeepney, our home’

Jun 10, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Without a home and livelihood for nearly 3 months because of the coronavirus lockdown, driver Julius Evangelista and his family live inside his jeepney

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER A DAY. Erlin fans his son sleeping inside the jeepney.

Lorenzana: Possible to put Metro Manila under GCQ on June 1

May 24, 2020 - 12:20 AM

'Yung mga areas na meron pa ring mga ano, infection baka yun na lang ang ikontrol natin ng konti,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

MECQ. Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


LIST: Metro Manila cities lift liquor ban during MECQ

May 20, 2020 - 11:42 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Drinking alcoholic drinks in public places such as restaurants and bars is still prohibited

Consumers fall in line at a store in T. Morato Avenue as the Quezon City LGU lifts the ban on selling liquor as it shifts to MECQ on May 16, 2020. Selling is only allowed from 1 to 5pm. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGCQ: Who can go where?

May 19, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Confused by travel restrictions under different levels of community quarantine? Here's your guide to what's allowed and what isn't.

IN TRANSIT. Traffic builds up at a checkpoint along Marcos Highway on Sunday, May 17, 2020, the 2nd day of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

In MECQ, Metro Manila residents can't go to home provinces yet

May 17, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Essential workers or authorized persons outside residence are still the only ones allowed to leave and enter Metro Manila, explains Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

CHECKPOINT. In this file photo, motorists crowd a part of EDSA in Quezon City on April 21, 2020, as members of the PNP-HPG check whether drivers and passengers belong to the list of Authorized Persons Outside of Residence. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Coronavirus Updates: More Cebu City sitios under lockdown

May 16, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Sitio Upper in the mountain village of Bacayan is the latest addition to the list, even as Cebu City transitions to modified enhanced community quarantine

Home religious services allowed under MECQ

May 16, 2020 - 1:42 PM

(UPDATED) Priests, imams, rabbis, and other religious ministers may conduct religious services in houses as long as health protocols are observed, says the government

A catholic priest of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City celebrates mass via online streaming on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Omnibus guidelines on modified ECQ, modified GCQ

May 16, 2020 - 11:06 AM

The government releases new guidelines governing areas under ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ

Police officers wear PPE suits as they man a checkpoint in the boundary of Rizal Province and Pasig City on April 16, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Quezon City MECQ guidelines: Tricycles allowed, quarantine passes required

May 15, 2020 - 7:33 PM

The biggest Metro Manila city releases rules on allowed businesses, transportation, and activities for the period of modified enhanced community quarantine

An almost lifeless Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City hours after the government enforces an Enhanced Community Quarantine on March 17, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

EXPLAINER: What's modified ECQ and modified GCQ?

May 12, 2020 - 2:02 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The changes to the country's strictest form of quarantine allows more industries to resume operations while giving local governments the power to declare hard lockdowns in barangays with COVID-19 cases

Police officers order closure of houses in F Martinez St., Brgy. Addition Hills Mandaluyong as the city implements a total lockdown on May 7, 2020, due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Early easing of ECQ in Metro could result in 1,700 deaths by June – study

May 09, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Researchers say data show ECQ had 'gains' that must be sustained until mass testing and contact tracing are scaled up

TESTING. Frontline workers go through Covid-19 rapid testing during a community based testing in Sampaloc, Manila on May 8, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


Types of private construction now allowed under ECQ

May 09, 2020 - 12:17 PM

'Priority' private sector construction works like housing, food production facilities, and energy facilities can now take place even under the strictest form of community quarantine

The P80-million quarantine center thats being constructed as of the moment at Block 27 of the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City. The center can house at least 130 patients with only suspected cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and those with influenza-like-illnesses (ILI) will be accommodated in the facility. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

[OPINYON] Ngayong may salot at walang piyesta

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Pinagpipiyestahan natin ang buhay ng mga tao at mga pangyayari. Dinudumog, nilalapa, wala halos itinitira. Bihira na ang nagsusuri. Subo na lang nang subo ng inaakalang masarap na impormasyon.

[OPINYON] Sa naiinip

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:59 AM

Huwag mabahala. Sa iyong pagkainip humahanap ka ng kakaibang hamon sa kakayahan mo, di ba? Kaya nga nakalikha ka ng 1,001 recipes ng karne norte, di ba?

PUP orgs call for release of student detained over 'lockdown violation'

Apr 26, 2020 - 9:05 PM

Manila police detain student Rexon Aumentado over a supposedly invalid quarantine pass. Human rights lawyer Erin Tañada calls the detention a form of 'harassment.'

CALL FOR RELEASE. Student bodies in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines call for the release of mechanical engineering student Rexon Aumentado from detention. Screenshots from PUP Office of Student Regent

53 arrested as police bust illegal POGO operation in Parañaque

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:53 PM

Cops arrest 44 Chinese and 9 Filipinos in a house in Parañaque that was being used to run an illegal POGO operation

CUFFED. A police officer secures arrested individuals with electrical cable ties before their transport to the nearest police station.

Police visit Cebu town local over Facebook post about empty supermarket

Apr 23, 2020 - 8:36 AM

The mayor of Cordova says the post of Maria Shanyl Emeliano was 'creating panic'

TikTok, vitamins, workout: Search topics that have spiked during the PH lockdown

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:14 PM

The things that got Filipinos furiously typing on Google Search


What's happened so far in the world of tech during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 15, 2020 - 10:09 PM

From Zoom’s big missed opportunity to internet networks being put to its limits, we’re listing down the top tech trends we’ve observed during the novel coronavirus crisis


Facebook to reduce video bit rates in the Philippines during the lockdown

Apr 09, 2020 - 3:07 PM

This follows similar moves from Netflix, iFlix, and YouTube

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019 the Facebook "like" sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


15% to 20% data traffic increase in 1st week of quarantine – PLDT

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:11 PM

An increase in calls and text messages is also observed


IN PHOTOS: A Quezon City restaurant becomes a shelter for the homeless

Mar 22, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Closed for the duration of the Luzon-wide lockdown, Popburri turns itself into a temporary home for street-dwellers who have nowhere to go amid the coronavirus outbreak

Popburi, a one-a-half year old cafe owned by Camille Dowling Ibanez, is a shelter for the homeless during the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Nograles: Gov’t to ensure supply of food, essential goods during lockdown

Mar 21, 2020 - 4:33 PM

This comes after an association of meat processors warned of a shortage due to checkpoint issues

The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on March 18, 2020 was closed to motorists driving to and from Metro Manila. Only delivery trucks carrying basic goods, vehicles of frontline workers, and emergency vehicles have been allowed through checkpoints. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Vulnerable citizens in the time of enhanced community quarantine

Mar 21, 2020 - 2:38 PM

The enhanced community quarantine is now being implemented Luzon-wide to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus

All photos by Rick Rocamora

Filipinos abroad can return to PH despite Luzon lockdown

Mar 18, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says this also applies to the Filipinos' foreign spouses and children, and other permanent residents of the Philippines

TRAVELERS. Passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City on March 13, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: Scenes across Metro Manila as Luzon lockdown begins

Mar 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The capital region pays witness to empty streets, people rushing to get home, and traffic build-up on borders that traverse the Metro and nearby provinces

CHECK. Vehicles continue to pile up at the Quezon City and Rizal Province boundary due to the quarantine control point along Batasan-San Mateo Road midnight, March 17, 2020. Photo by Martin/San Diego/Rappler

No more international flights leaving Luzon starting March 20

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Both Filipinos and foreigners intending to fly out of the Philippines through an international airport in Luzon can do so only from March 17 to 19

Passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City on March 13, 2020, following President Duterte's announcement of a community quarantine on March 15 to prevent to prevent the spread of covid-19. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

GUIDELINES: Luzon 'enhanced community quarantine'

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:32 PM

(UPDATED) What Malacañang calls an 'enhanced community quarantine' takes effect midnight of Tuesday, March 17

QUARANTINE. Policemen patrolling the community quarantine control point at the Susana Heights-SLEX exit, check body temperature and identification cards of commuters entering Metro Manila on March 16, 2020. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte places Luzon on lockdown to battle coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 4:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Calling the measure an 'enhanced community quarantine,' the President orders over 57 million people in 8 regions to stay home after officials struggle to implement strict social distancing measures in Metro Manila

TOTAL LOCKDOWN. Metro Manila skyline. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler