Number Of Int’l Travelers Drop By 95% Since Start Of Quarantine

Number Of Int’l Travelers Drop By 95% Since Start Of Quarantine


Stay Fit This Quarantine As Globe Brings You HomeCourt

Get your game face on as Globe brings you your favorite NBA superstars with HomeCourt!

Phoenix SUPER LPG Now Accepts Card Payments

Phoenix SUPER LPG launches online payment option to help promote contactless payment transaction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phoenix SUPER LPG To Fire Up Two New GrabKitchens

Phoenix SUPER LPG has penned an exclusive partnership with 2 GrabKitchens!

SM Conducts Several Rounds Of Testing On COVID-19 For Over 140,000 In Its Workforce

SM boasts that it has already conducted over 140,000 rapid tests across its different companies.

The number of international travelers who departed and arrived in the country in the last three months since the implementation of community quarantine measures dropped by at least 95 percent compared to the same period last year.

In a news release, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, said passenger arrival from March 16 to June 30 decreased by more than 96 percent while departure declined by 95 percent as compared to the same period last year.

The sharp drop was attributed to several factors, the suspension of international flights by different airlines and the imposition of travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“We do not foresee these statistics to rise in the near future while the entire world is still fighting to defeat this coronavirus,” Morente said.

Metro Manila was initially under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but was later placed under general community quarantine (GCQ).

On the other hand, BI National Operations Center (BINOC) acting chief Melvin Mabulac reported that only 189,000 travelers arrived from March 16 to June 30 which is far from to the more than 5.16 million passengers who arrived in the same period a year ago.

He added that only 238,000 travelers left the country during the period compared to the 5.18 million who departed in that time last year.

Mabulac said the bulk of passengers arrived and departed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since all the other international ports were closed during the lockdown.

He added that it was only in June that the government allowed international flights to resume at the Clark and Mactan airports.

“Also included in these figures are the more than 16,000 seafarers who disembarked after being quarantined aboard their vessels anchored at the Manila Bay,” he added. (PNA)

Aretha Franklin Biopic “Respect” Unreels Teaser Trailer

Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in "RESPECT". Check out the new trailer here!

Grab, Gov’t Launch Covid-19 Test Site For Drivers, Couriers

The testing site for Grab drivers and couriers will be active for two months to ensure their health and safety.

Zambo City Builds P20-M COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

According to a health official, the laboratory can conduct 300 COVID-19 tests daily.

4 Fresh Songs And Music Videos To Stream From ABS-CBN Music

Revamp your playlist with these fresh releases from ABS-CBN music!

DOST-STII Launches STARBOOKS Webinar Series For STEM Teachers

STARBOOKS will be of great help to those in marginal and remote communities.

Pres. Duterte Wants Health Workers’ Stipend Included In Bayanihan 2

PRRD "strongly recommended" the inclusion of stipend and additional benefits for healthcare workers in the so-called “Bayanihan 2”

Eleazar: Expect More Checkpoints As NCR, 4 Provinces Revert To MECQ

Eleazar said checkpoints would be set up again by the police starting midnight.

DICT: Projects To Improve Connectivity In Mindanao

DICT assures Davao residents that they are doing their best to improve the internet connection in the region.

Mayor Zamora: San Juan City Needs More Nurses

San Juan City needs more health workers. Here's how interested professionals can send their application:

GenSan To Require Negative RT-PCR Tests To Air Travelers

Air travellers that will enter and depart GenSan's international airport are required to have RT-PCR test results.