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Latest Government issuances on COVID-19

27 March 2023 – Advisory No. 2023-0012: Effectivity of Special Privileges Under Fortuitous Events Until December 31, 2022 Only

PHILHEALTH informs all members and beneficiaries, partner health care providers and other stakeholders of the cessation of special privileges due to fortuitous, pursuant to Proclamation No. 57, s. 2022, the period of State Calamity throughout the country due to COVID-19 ended on 31 December 2022. 

21 March 2023 – Opinion No. 08 s. 2023: “Further Legal Guidance and Legal Opinion” on COVAX Vaccines, Specifically on the Following: a) Applicability of Presidential Decree (PD) 1807 to the Agreements for Donation of Vaccines and in Respect to the Waiver of Sovereign Immunity or Whether There Are Laws Authorizing the Waiver of Sovereign Immunity for the Particular Transaction; and b) Whether or Not the Formerly Signed COVAX Agreements Legally Subsist, Particularly the Provision on the Waiver of Immunity’ in Light of PD 1807

DOJ provides further legal opinion on the request by Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire “for further legal guidance and legal opinion on the applicability of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1807 to the agreements for donation of vaccines and in respect to the waiver of sovereign immunity or whether there are laws authorizing the waiver of sovereign immunity for the particular transaction”.

27 February 2023 – Memorandum Circular No. 2023-0002: Relaxation of Health and Safety Protocols for the Operation of Tourism Enterprises

The DOT issues the consolidated updated guidelines on the operations of tourism enterprises, which eases the health and safety protocols for the operation of tourism enterprises.


28 February 2023 – Resolution No. 5-A s. 2023

IATF approves the recommendations of its sub-Technical Working Group for Data Analytics, placing the provinces, highly-urbanized cities (HUCs), independent component cities (ICCs), component cities, and municipalities under their respective Alert Levels effective 01 March 2023 until 15 March 2023.