Statements

On the travel restrictions

The travel restriction imposed to passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sr Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman was extended until June 30, 2021 to ensure continuous strict border control to prevent the Delta variant from reaching our communities and having community transmission.


On the use of face shields

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolved to recommend to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the mandatory wearing of face shields in enclosed / indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments (such as but not limited to food establishments, malls and public markets), public transport and terminals, and places of worship.


On inbound international travel of fully vaccinated individuals

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), in its Resolution No. 119, resolved that all arriving fully vaccinated individuals, who have been inoculated in the Philippines shall be required to undergo a 7-day facility-based quarantine upon arrival.


On Tropical Storm Dante

We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dante as it moves northwestward towards the southwestern portion of Batangas- northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro, according to the latest bulletin of PAGASA.


On travel restrictions

The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of restrictions currently imposed on inbound travel coming from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates from June 1 until June 15, 2021.


On Senate Bill No. 2232 and Senate Bill No. 2234

The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2232, entitled β€œAn Act Taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, Amending for the Purpose Sections 22, 25, 27, 28 and Adding a New Section 125-A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As Amended, and For Other Purposes.” We hope that through this measure we would not only generate the much needed revenues in the Read More


On PDP-Laban

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as Vice Chairman of the ruling party PDP-Laban was directed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who serves as Chairman, to organize, convene and preside over the council meeting.


On the PGH

We are saddened by the fire that hit a portion of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) early morning today.



Press Statement

On 15 May 2021, to further support efforts in ensuring food security and protect consumers, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendations of the National Economic and Development Authority Board to temporarily reduce the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates on imported rice, and to further modify the MFN tariff rates for imported pork products. ​