NCR Plus shifts to stricter GCQ on May 15

Metro Manila and 4 adjacent provinces Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, and Bulacan, will shift to a “stricter” version of general community quarantine (GCQ) on Saturday, May 15. Still, certain areas in the country will be under modified enhanced community quarantine due to the rate of transmissions and state of healthcare system in those areas. The government […]

Filipino seafarers now included in the priority list.

Filipino seafarers get a closer shot at getting vaccines against COVID-19 as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approves the recommendation of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to include them in the priority recipients listed in the government’s national vaccination rollout. From falling under B3 (Other essential workers) or B5 (Overseas Filipino […]

Duterte extends MECQ in NCR Plus until May 14.

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday approved the extension of the second strictest quarantine level in Metro Manila and nearby Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal provinces, Malacañang said until the middle of May. Duterte added that the following areas would be under general community quarantine. ApayaoBaguio CityBengetIfugaoKalingaMountain ProvinceCagayanIsabelaNueva VizcayaBatangasQuezonTaclobanIliganDavao CityLanao del Sur The rest […]

DOH to issue guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination in private sector.

The Department of Health said it will issue guidelines on the administration of COVID-19 shots for private companies who have purchased vaccines for their employees. President Duterte earlier directed vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. to fast-track arrangements that allow private firms to bring in COVID-19 vaccines amid a surge in infections. Government data showed over […]

DOLE chief wants old testing protocols back, citing depleting gov’t funds.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has proposed returning the old quarantine and testing protocols where inbound overseas Filipinos are tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport, citing government’s dwindling resources. Bello said overseas Filipinos are complaining about their length of stay in quarantine facilities due to the recent protocol requiring them to only get […]

ECQ effect on COVID numbers to be seen in 2 weeks.

The Department of Health on Monday said it will take up to 2 weeks before the country will see if the two-week enhanced community quarantine in the NCR Plus will result in a decrease in new COVID-19 cases. Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal were placed under ECQ from March 29 until April 11 […]


In Compliance with the IATF guidelines on protocols related to MECQ, TRANS-GLOBAL MARITIME will be implementing an appointment scheme system. Only Crew and Applicants with a confirmed appointment from the concerned department will be allowed entry to the TMAI office. For the existing crew, concerned TMAI staff will contact you for your scheduled appointment. You […]

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