COVID-19: Info for Businesses

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What Businesses are Doing to Help

We encourage our member companies to extend assistance, if possible, to national and/or local governments to support initiatives that aim to prevent the further rise of  COVID-19 cases as well as the rise of false information about the spread and impact of the virus. 

Click on the logos to read more on the initiative of each company

Aboitiz Foundation
Air Asia
Alliance Global Group
Araneta Group
Asia United Bank
AXA
Ayala Group
A. Tung Chingco Manufacturing Corp.
Banco de Oro
Bank of Commerce
Bank of Makati
Bounty Agro Ventures
BPI
Cebu Pacific
Chinabank
Cignal
CIMB Bank
CITIBANK PH
Clark Investors and Locators Association
Coca-Cola
Eastwest Bank
FilInvest Land
Globe Telecom
Google
Grab Philippines
GT Capital Holdings
Jollibee
Manila Water
Manulife
Maybank
Maynila
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation
McDonald's Philippines
McDonald's Philippines
Meralco
Metrobank
Microsoft
MVP Group of Companies
Palms Country Club
PBCOM
Pepsi-Cola PH
PHINMA Corporation
Philam Life
Philippine Airlines
PLDT-Smart
PNB
PrimeWater
Pru Life UK
RCBC Bank
Robinsons Bank
Robinsons Land
Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc.
San Miguel Corporation
Seaoil Philippines Inc.
Security Bank
Shell Philippines
Sky Cable
SM Group
Sun Life
Total Philippines
UCPB
Udenna Corporation
Unilever
UnionBank
Universal Robina Corporation
Vista Land
Watsons
Yuchengo Group of Companies
Zoom
Zuellig Pharma Corporation

COVID-19 Checklist for Businesses

We have compiled a useful guide to help ensure that Philippine businesses understand and deliver its obligations in protecting employees and stakeholders from health risks brought about by COVID-19. 

Hotlines

If you have, or suspected to have, come in contact with an infected patients, you may call the the Department of Health for advice: (02) 8651-7800 loc 1149 or 1150 | (02) 8711-1001 | (02) 8711-1002

The following hotlines has been set up for COVID-19 response:

  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine: (02) 8807-2631/ 8807-2632/ 8807-2637 
  • Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office: 168
  • Taguig City: (02) 8789-3200 or 0966-419-4510
  • Quezon City: 122
  • Lung Center of the Philippines: (02) 8924-6101

NCRPO COVID-19 HOTLINES:

  • Northern Police District [Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela]: 0917-136-4073
  • Eastern Police District [Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan]: 0966-315-1588
  • Manila Police District: 0906-598-2674
  • Southern Police District [Pasay, Makati, Las Piñas,Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pateros]: 0905-371-7275
  • Quezon City Police District: 0995-954-0408
  • Regional Health Service [Point person: PLTCol.(Dr.) Beverly De Guzman] 0917-336–0091
  • Regional Crime Laboratory Group [Point person: PLTCol. Ruby Grace Diangson]
    0920-979-7027
  • Joint Task Force NCR-AFP [Point person Maj. Arniel Tormis]
    0905-893-6044

COVID-19 Initiatives

Inbound Travel Restrictions by Foreign Countries on Travelers from PH (As of 20 March 2020)

General Travel Restrictions by Foreign Countries on Foreigners Entering by Ship in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (As of 20 March 2020)

General Travel Restrictions by Foreign Countries on all Travelers

Inbound Travel Restrictions by the Philippine Government on Foreign Travelers

(As of March 22, 2020)

Entry of foreign nationals are restricted effective 22 March.

Visa-free privileges of foreign nationals are temporarily suspended.

All issuance for entry visas for visa-required foreign nationals are suspended while all previously-issued visas are cancelled, except those issued to the following:

– Foreign Government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines

– Foreign Spouse and children of Filipino nationals

Inbound Travel Restrictions by the Philippine Government on Filipino Travelers (As of 20 March 2020)
All arriving Filipino passengers, including their spouse and children (Filipino or foreign), shall be allowed entry subject to quarantine procedures.

Likewise, foreign crew members as well as foreign government and International Organization officials accredited to the Philippines shall be allowed entry.

Land, air, and sea travel of uniformed personnel for official business, especially those transporting medical supplies, laboratory specimens, related to COVID-19, and other humanitarian assistance, shall be allowed.

Outbound Travel Restrictions by Philippine Government on Filipino Travelers (As of 19 March 2020) 

– All Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and balikbayans shall be allowed to leave the country at any time, subject to availability of flights. Proof of international travel itinerary with departure scheduled within 24 hours from leaving residence or accommodation, within Luzon, must be presented.

– Only one (1) person is allowed to bring a passenger to the airport and he/she must depart immediately after dropping off said person. The driver should carry with him/her a copy of the airline ticket of the passenger as proof of conveyance.

– No Filipino tourists shall be allowed to fly out of the country at any time.

– Land, air, and sea travel of uniformed personnel for official business, especially those transporting medical supplies, laboratory specimens, related to COVID-19, and other humanitarian assistance, shall be allowed.

Outbound Travel Restrictions by Philippine Government on Foreign Travelers

-All foreign nationals may now fly out of the country at any time, subject to availability of flights.

– Sweeper flights for foreign nationals to bring them to airports will be allowed to continue operations.

– Only one (1) person is allowed to bring a passenger to the airport and he/she must depart immediately after dropping off said person. The driver should carry with him/her a copy of the airline ticket of the passenger as proof of conveyance

LOCAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Effectivity Date: March 16, 2020

Details: No entry of all persons entering by sea and air

Exemptions:

  • Residents
  • Individuals working in Aklan
  • Persons involved in the delivery of goods & commodities
  • Government officials
  • Medical personnel

Effectivity Date: March 15, 2020

Details: No entry for non-residents, foreign, & local tourist

Exemptions:

  • Government officials with authorized transactions
  • Non-residents who will deliver basic commodities, and those who will travel for medical and humanitarian reasons

Effectivity Date: March 15, 2020

Details: No entry of flights originating from Metro Manila & Dumaguete

 

Effectivity Date: March 16, 2020

Details: No entry of flights originating from Cagayan de Oro, Legazpi City,  & Clark Int’l airport

Travelers arriving at Pier 1 & all seaports in Samboan and Santander

 

Effectivity Date: March 17, 2020

Details: No entry of all domestic passengers from domestic airports; travelers arriving at Pier 1 & all seaports of Toledo, Tuburan, Tabuelan & Tangil

 

Effectivity Date: March 18, 2020

Details: No entry of travelers arriving in all other seaports within the province

Effectivity Date: March 15, 2020

Details: No entry of all flights from Clark Int’l Airport

Exemptions:

  • Public transportation and cargo deliveries will be allowed

Effectivity Date: March 14, 2020

Details:

  • No entry for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Cruises are denied entry until ordered otherwise
  • All non-essential shipments are banned.

Exemptions:

  • Residents
  • Authorized government officials
  • Health worker
  • Those traveling for medical and humanitarian reasons
  • Person transition to airport to travel abroad
  • Persons providing basic services and public utilities
  • Essential skeletal force

Effectivity Date: March 16, 2020

Details: Suspension of all incoming land, sea, and air transport to the city

  • Exemptions: Delivery of goods and supplies
  • Outgoing passenger trips

PDRF Daily Report

How Businesses are Adapting to COVID by PSA

COVID-19 Definition and Symptoms

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, either between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The following symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever and/or Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath / Breathing Difficulties

In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

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Other Government Orders

Presidential Proclamation Declaring a State of Calamity in the Philippines

Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon
Accordion Content
BIR Memorandum Circular 25-2020 on tax filing deadline (March 16, 2020)  

Fifth Set of Policy Directives of DepEd Task Force COVID-19
Labor Advisory No. 09-20 Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements as Remedial Measure due to the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 
Ensuring Unhampered movement of Cargo and Transit of Personnel & Business Establishments


Implementing Guidelines on Social Distancing and Business Operations

DOTr Task Group Guidelines for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease




SEC extends 2019 Annual Report Filing Deadline



Amendment of Rule on Static Threshold