Summary of 2020 Government Issuances on COVID-19

News and Updates

    Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

    BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS (BSP)

    09 December 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-088: Additional Regulatory Relief for the Non-Stock Savings and Loan Association (NSSLA) Industry to Manage the Effects of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

    BSP allows the Non-Stock Savings and Loan Association (NSSLA) to recognize as income the accrued interest earned during the mandatory one-time 60-day grace period provided under Republic Act No. 11494 (Bayanihan to recover as One Act) on the members’ unclassified loans outstanding from 15 September 2020 until 31 December 2020, net of general allowance for credit losses (ACL) of one percent (1%) of outstanding accrued interest receivable, subject to some conditions.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-088

    01 December 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-085: Extension of the Effectivity of the Temporary Reduction in the Minimum Liquidity Ratio in Response to COVID-19

    BSP extends for one year the effectivity of the temporary reduction in the minimum liquidity ratio (MLR) for stand-alone thrift banks and cooperative banks, as implemented under BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-085

    27 October 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-051: Operational Relief Measures Covering Fees Under the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions (FX Manual), as Amended

    BSP waives during the period covered by Circular No. 1080 and up to one (1) month thereafter, the applicable fee to be paid by importers for Documents Against Acceptance (D/A) or Open Account (O/A) importation reported beyond the prescribed period under item 2.b of Appendix 6 of the FX Manual.
    Circular Letter No. 2020-051

    01 October 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-079: Extension of Waiver of Fees Related to the Grant of License or Authority to Provide Types A and B Advanced Electronic Payment and Financial Services (EPFS) as Additional Relief for BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs)

    BSP extends the grant of relief in the form of waiver of the filing, processing, and licensing/registration fees related to the application of BSFIs for electronic payment and financial services (EFPS) under BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-033 from September 09, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-079

    28 September 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-076: Extension of Temporary Measures Implemented in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Rediscount Facilities and Acceptance of Additional Eligible Credit Instruments for Rediscounting Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 11494

    BSP’s Monetary Board (MB) approves the further extension of the temporary measures implementation in the BSP’s rediscount facilities until January 31, 2021, subject to extension as may be approved by BSP’s MB.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-076

    28 September 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-074: Implementing Rules and Regulations (Rules) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Section 4(uu) of the R.A. No. 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”

    BSP issues the Implementing Rules and Regulations and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ), to provide additional guidance and clarification on Section 4(uu) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11494.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-074

    28 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. CL-2020-041: Operational Relief Measures Covering Prescriptive Periods and Processing Fees Under the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions (FX Manual), as Amended

    BSP enforces some operational relief measures for the duration covered by Circular No. 1080 and up to one (1) month thereafter.
    Circular Letter No. CL-2020-041

    03 August 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-061: Supervisory Expectations on the Measurement of Expected Credit Losses and the Treatment of Regulatory Relief Measures Granted Amid the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    BSP’s Monetary Board approves the Supervisory Expectations on the Measurement of Expected Credit Losses (ECL) and the Treatment of Regulatory Relief Measures Granted amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The supervisory expectations on the measurement of ECL shall guide all BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs) under the Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS) 9 in consideration with the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-061

    26 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-054: Revised Timeline for the Adoption of the Supervisory Assessment Framework

    BSP revises its Supervisory Assessment Framework (SAFr) timeline from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021, to facilitate the conduct of the preparatory activities for the effective roll out of the new supervisory framework in view of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-054

    17 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-051: Supplement to and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Memorandum No. M-2020-024 Dated 08 April 2020 on Additional Eligible Credit Instruments, Revised Loan Documents and Availment Procedures for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Rediscount Facilities

    BSP issues Memorandum No. M-2020-051 as guidelines/FAQs to supplement Memorandum No. M-2020-024 dated 08 April 2020 on Additional Eligible Credit Instruments, Revised Loan Documents and Availment Procedures for the BSP Rediscount Facilities.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-051

    15 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-050: Regulatory Relief Through Temporary Relaxation of the Maximum Borrowing Limit of Pawnshops

    BSP approves the grant of regulatory relief for Pawnshops through the relaxation of their maximum borrowing limit by increasing the allowed percentage of their total borrowings to pledge loans from 50 percent to 70 percent until 31 December 2021.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-050

    09 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-049: Additional Operation Relief for BSFIs Affected by Measures to Manage the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation and Its Health and Safety Risks

    The BSP Monetary Board (MB) approves the amendments to Item No. 5 of Memorandum No. M-2020-011 dated March 19, 2020, which suspended until further notice the submission of required reports to the BSP-FSS that fall due within the months of March to June 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-049

    05 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-048: Extension of the Temporary Relief Measure on the Transactions With PhilPaSS Until the Last Business Day of Year 2020

    BSP extends the temporary waiver of fees of fund transfer transactions made through the PhilPaSS under the BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-027 dated April 21, 2020 until the last business day of year 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-048

    01 June 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-045: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) IV on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act IRR of Section 4(aa)

    BSP provides additional items in the FAQs on the IRR of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469 issued under Memorandum No. 2020-028 dated 22 April 2020, and Memorandum No. 2020-042 dated 18 May 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-045

    29 May 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-044: Extension of PhilPaSS Arrangements During the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Over the National Capital Region (NCR) Until 11 June 2020

    BSP extends the arrangements for PhilPaSS until June 11, 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-044

    18 May 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-043: Extension of Temporary Measures Implemented in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Rediscount Facilities

    The Monetary Board (MB) approves the extension of the reduction of the term spread on Peso rediscounting loans relative to the BSP’s overnight lending rate to zero, regardless of maturity, for a n additional 60 days or until July 17, 2020, subject to further extension as may be approved by the MB.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-043

    18 May 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-042: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) III on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

    Adds to the FAQs on the IRR of Section 4 (aa) of R.A. No. 11469 issued under Memorandum No. 2020-018 dated April 6, 2020 and No. 2020-028 dated April 22, 2020 the following: 1.) how the implementation Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in selected parts of the country affect the application of the mandatory grace period for the payment of all loans provided under the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” (Bayanihan Act); and, 2.) will the mandatory grace period provided under Bayanihan Act apply if the entire country is placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    Memorandum No. M-2020-042

    15 May 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-041: Extension of PhilPaSS Arrangements During the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR)

    Extends the arrangements for PhilPaSS until May 29, 2020 in view of the modified ECQ in NCR.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-041

    05 May 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-040: Revised Submission Schedule of the FX Form 1 Report

    Announces the revised submission schedule of the FX Form 1 Report (Main Report and Schedules 1-13) for May 2020, considering the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to 15 May 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-040

    29 April 2020 – Memorandum No. 2020-036: Reminder Against Financial Crimes Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    Advises BSFIs to consider in their anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) the newly noted illegal schemes arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum No. 2020-036

    28 April 2020 – Memorandum No. 2020-035: Extension of the Temporary Relief Measure on the Transactions with PhilPaSS During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Under the Corona Virus Disease (CoVID-19) Situation, Covering the Period 4 May to 15 May 2020

    Extends until May 15, 2020 the temporary relief measure for participants of the PhilPaSS provided under BSP Memorandum No. 2020-027 dated April 21, 2020.
    Memorandum No. 2020-035

    14 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-026: Submission of the FX Form 1 Weekly Report

    BSP advises all universal and commercial banks that the submission of the FX Form 1 weekly report (Main Report, Schedules 1 to 7 and 9 to12), covering the period 13-30 April 2020, shall be moved to May 8, 2020 (for March 9-April 9, 2020 submission) and May 24, 2020 (for 13-30 April 2020 submission) in line with the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-026

    07 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-020: Reduction in the Minimum Liquidity Ratio in Response to COVID-19

    The minimum liquidity ratio for stand-alone thrift banks, rural banks and cooperative banks, as set out in Section 145 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks, is reduced from 20 percent (20%) to 16 percent (16%).
    Memorandum No. M-2020-020

    06 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-019: Reminder to Ensure Continuous Availability of Financial Services During the Holy Week

    BSFIs should ensure uninterrupted financial services are available to their customers, thru ATMs and online financial platforms such as internet or mobile banking apps, during the Holy Week.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-019

    06 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-018: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”

    Additional guidance and clarifications are provided for the IRR.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-018

    01 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-017: Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”

    All BSFIs are required to comply with Section 4 (aa) of the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” and its IRR, which prescribes the guidelines for the implementation by covered institutions of a 30-day grace period for all loans with principal and/or interest falling due within the ECQ without incurring interest on interest, penalties, fees and other charges.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-017

    31 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-016: Submission of Reports/Documents and Communications to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) – Department of Loans and Credit (DLC) and Relaxation in Regulations Governing Submission of Applications for Rediscounting Line (RL) and Availments for Rediscounting Loan from BSP, and Relevant Documentary Requirements

    All communications, including submission of documents, shall be made through DLCmail@bsp.gov.ph.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-016

    30 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-015: Relief Measure on Customer Identification to Manage the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) Situation

    The Monetary Board approved the implementation of the relief in case of calamity (relaxation of the requirement of presentation of ID, subject to certain conditions) under Section 921 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks (MORB), effective during the period of ECQ/CQ and until 30 June 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-015

    24 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-014: IATF IDs for BSFIs Personnel Exempted from the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    IATF IDs shall be issued by the BSP to its supervised financial institutions.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-0014

    20 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-013: Amendments to the Standard Operating Procedures for Philippine Holidays in View of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

    SOPs in Annex A of Appendix 88/Q-49 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks (MORB)/Manual of Regulations for Non-Bank Financial Institutions (MORNBFI) were amended in response to the outbreak.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-013

    19 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-012: Deferment of Weekly Submission of FX Form 1 Report and Rescheduling of the Implementation of the International Transactions Reporting System (ITRS) for Banks

    Submission of the FX Form 1 Report covering the period 09 March to 09 April 2020 is deferred until further notice, and the implementation of the ITRS shall be rescheduled.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-012

    19 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-011: Additional Operational Relief for BSFIs Affected by Measures to Manage the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation and its Health and Safety Risks

    BSP issued temporary measures easing certain BSP regulatory requirements, aimed at assisting BSFIs in focusing their resources on the continuous delivery of financial services, effective for the duration of the ECQ and one (1) month thereafter.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-011

    18 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-010: IDs for BSFIs Personnel Exempted from the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The IDs issued by BSP Supervised Financial Institutions exempted from the strict home quarantine to their personnel reporting as skeleton force are sufficient compliance with the requirements of the Memorandum of the Executive Secretary dated 16 March 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-010

    14 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-009: Reminder Against COVID-19 Pandemic Themed Malicious Websites and Phishing Campaigns

    All BSFIs are eligible to avail of the regulatory relief package specified in Annex A within one (1) year from 8 March 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-009

    14 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-008: Regulatory Relief for BSFIs Affected by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    All BSFIs are eligible to avail of the regulatory relief package specified in Annex A within one (1) year from 8 March 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-008

    13 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-007: Submission of Reports/Documents and Communications to the BSP Financial Supervision Sector (FSS)

    All communications and periodic reports for submission to the BSP-FSS shall be transmitted via email.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-007

    11 March 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-006: Response Plan to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Epidemic

    All BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions and Operators of Payment Systems are expected to adopt and implement appropriate response plans to ensure the health and safety of their employees and customers.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-006


    Board of Investments

    BOARD OF INVESTMENTS (BOI)

    15 April 2020 – Advisory on Accreditation of Manufacturers of COVID-19-Related Products Under DTI-DOF JMC No. 2020-02

    This Advisory announces the acceptance of applications of manufacturers of COVID-19-related products by the DTI through BOI starting April 15, 2020.
    Advisory on Accreditation of Manufacturers of COVID-19-Related Products Under DTI-DOF JMC No. 2020-02

    22 March 2020 – BOI Advisory for All BOI-registered Enterprises and Holders of Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV)

    BOI adjusts the deadlines for the filing of incentives applications and/or submission of reports for all BOI-registered enterprises and holders of Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV).
    BOI Advisory for All BOI-registered Enterprises and Holders of Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV)

    20 March 2020 – BOI Advisory on Submission of Reportorial Requirements and Applications

    BOI issues extensions of deadlines for the submission of reportorial and other requirements for all BOI-registered enterprises and suspension of the processing of applications for registration.
    BOI Advisory on Submission of Reportorial Requirements and Applications


    Bureau of Customs

    BUREAU OF CUSTOMS (BOC) ISSUANCES

    01 July 2020 – Memorandum No. 91-2020: Extension of Transition Period of Application of Exporters, Traders and Stakeholders to the EU-GSP Registered Exporter (REX) System Until 31 December 2020

    BOC informs all exporters, traders and stakeholders that submission of their application for the Registered Exporter (REX) System is not later than 31 December 2020, as a result of the granting of Philippine Government’s request for the extension of the transition period of application to the EU-GSP REX System by the Directorate – General of Taxation and Customs Union.
    Memorandum No. 91-2020

    29 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 137-2020: Acceptance of Philippine FTA Partners of Electronic Submission of Export at Country of Destination

    BOC informs all District and Sub-Port Collectors and all other concerned that all Philippine Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, except India and Japan for the Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA) have accepted the request of the Philippines to allow exporters to submit scanned copies of commercial documents, including Certificates of Origin, for customs clearance at the country of destination, in the spirit of trade facilitation during this COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum No. 137-2020

    26 June 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 159-2000: DTI-PDCB Construction Guidelines

    BOC disseminates the “Construction Guidelines for Project Implementation During the Period of Public Health Emergency”
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 159-2000

    23 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 129-2020: Cessation of the Effectivity of RA 11469 Granting Tax and Duty Exemption to Importations Under Section 4(o) Thereof

    BOC announces that the grant of exemption from duties and taxes of importations of health equipment and supplies deemed critical or needed to carry out the objective of RA No. 11469 and address the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended effective June 25, 2020.
    Memorandum No. 129-2020

    23 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 128-2020: Reversion of the Modified Rates of Import Duty on Crude Petroleum Oil and Refined Petroleum Products Covered by EO 113 to Zero Percent (0%)

    BOC informs all concerned that pursuant to Sections 3 and 7 of EO 113, the modified rates of import duty on certain crude petroleum oil and refined petroleum products covered by EO 113 shall immediately revert back to zero percent (0%) beginning June 25, 2020.
    Memorandum No. 128-2020

    03 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 118-2020: Extension of Submission of Documents

    BOC extends until June 11, 2020 the deadline for the submission of the original copy of supporting documents of goods declarations.
    Memorandum No. 118-2020

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 119-2020: Further Extension of the Suspension of Actual and Face-to-Face Seizure and Forfeiture Proceedings

    BOC further extends the actual face-to-face seizure and forfeiture proceedings under OCOM Memorandum No. 54-2020 in relation to OCOM Memorandum No. 89-2020 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
    Memorandum No. 119-2020

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 117-2020: Submission of Application for Renewal of Accreditation Which Expired During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    Directs the Account Management Office and all Collection Districts to inform all stakeholders with expired accreditation during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period to submit their application for renewal on or before July 01, 2020.
    Memorandum No. 117-2020

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 116-2020: Reiteration of the Online Filing and Submission of Goods Declarations for Warehousing, Customs Transit, and Submission of Documents for Export Processing

    Directs all Officers concerned to monitor the submission of the original copy of the supporting documents until June 04, 2020 and submit a report of non- compliant stakeholders to the District Collector.
    Memorandum No. 116-2020

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum No. 115-2020: Reiteration of the Online Filing and Submission of Goods Declarations

    Directs Liquidation and Billing Division (LBD) or equivalent unit of the concerned Collection District to monitor the submission of the original copy of the supporting documents until June 04, 2020 and submit a report of non-compliant importers, brokers, and declarant to the District Collector.
    Memorandum No. 115-2020

    29 May 2020 – Memorandum No. 113-2020: FY 2020 Revised Monthly Target Per Port Per Month

    BOC disseminates the Revised Revenue Target per port, per month for the year 2020 based on DOF Computed Target for the Medium – Term Revenue Program approved by the DBCC.
    Memorandum No. 113-2020

    18 May 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 135-2020: OP Administrative Order No. 29/Guidelines on the Interruption of Periods for the Filing of Cases

    BOC circularizes Administrative Order No. 29 series of 2020 dated May 13, 2020 and issued by the Office of the President, which provided guidelines on the interruption of periods for the filing of cases during the enhanced community quarantine.
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 135-2020

    18 May 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 134-2020: Phased Transition From ECQ to GCQ/COVID-19

    BOC disseminates the National Communications Campaign Against COVID-19/”Takot Ako Sa COVID”.
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 134-2020

    08 May 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 132-2020: Executive Order No. 112/Imposing ECQ in High-Risk Geographic Areas of the Philippines and a GCQ in the Rest of the Country From 01 to 15 May 2020

    BOC disseminates Office of the President’s Executive Order No. 112 series of 2020 dated April 30, 2020, which imposed an ECQ in high-risk areas and GCQ in the rest of the country from May 01 t0 15, 2020.
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 132-2020

    07 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 141-2020: Thai Customs Department Measure in Response to the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    BOC notifies all concerned of Thai Customs Department measures to help facilitate the goods eligible for preferential tariff treatment under Thailand FTA’s which requires the importer to submit the Original Certificate of Origin.
    Memorandum Circular No. 141-2020

    07 May 2020 – Customs Memorandum Order No. 11-2020: Period of Registration Status for Accredited Authorized Agent Banks (AABs)

    BOC extends the validity of registration of duly accredited AABs for a period of five (5) years, and renewable for the same period thereafter.
    Customs Memorandum Order No. 11-2020

    07 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 130-2020: Inclusion of Albay Province and Zamboanga City in the List of Areas Under Enhanced Community Quarantine from 01 to 15 May 2020

    Extends the arrangements for PhilPaSS until May 29, 2020 in view of the modified ECQ in NCR.
    Memorandum Circular No. 130-2020

    05 May 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 125-2020: Temporary Modification of the Rates of Import Duty on Certain Crude Petroleum Oil and Refined Petroleum Products Under Section 1611 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) Pursuant to Executive Order No. 113, Series of 2020

    BOC informs all concerned that the articles listed in Annex A of Executive Order No. 111, s. 2020, regardless of the country of origin, which are entered and withdrawn from warehouses in the Philippines for consumption, shall be subject to a temporary additional import duty of ten percent (10%), on top of their existing Most Favored Nation and preferential import duties.
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 125-2020

    04 May 2020 – Memorandum No. 2020-039: Utilization of Basel III Capital and Liquidity Buffers

    For purposes of absorbing losses due to COVID-19 and supporting the financing requirements of the overall economy, BSP encourages covered bank/QB to integrate regulatory flexibilities into its internal policies and processes to ensure that buffers are efficiently utilized.
    Memorandum No. 2020-039

    01 May 2020 – Memorandum No. 2020-038: Regulatory Relief from the Exposure Limit Applicable to Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs) in Relation to COVID-19

    Directs all Trust Entities (TEs) to conduct their own risk assessment and set internal thresholds for breaches brought by COVID-19 and correct the breaches within thirty (30) calendar days from the time that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is lifted.
    Memorandum No. 2020-038

    27 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-033: Waiver of Fees Related to the Grant of License or Authority to Provide Types A and B Advanced Electronic Payments and Financial Services (EPFS) as Additional Relief for BSP Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs)

    Approves the suspension of charging of filing, processing and licensing / registration fees related to the grant of Type A and B EFPS license as additional relief to BSFIs affected by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Memorandum No. M-2020-033

    27 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-032: Amendments to the Regulatory Relief for BSFIs Affected by the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

    Amends Annex A of Memorandum No. M-2020-008 dated 14 March 2020.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-032

    25 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-031: Fees on Interbank Fund Transfer and ATM Transactions

    Urges BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs) to suspend fees charged to its fund transfer services and interbank ATM transactions.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-031

    24 April 2020 – Memorandum No. M-2020-030: Availability of Digital Financial Services During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Period

    Directs all BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs) and Operators of Payment Systems (OPS) to augment existing capabilities and implement appropriate strategies in order to address customers’ growing requirements for digital channels as a means to fulfill basic financial and payment transactions.
    Memorandum No. M-2020-030

    22 April 2020 – Customs Memorandum Circular No. 131-2020: Issuance and Acceptance of Certificates of Origin (CO) Under Various Free Trade Agreements Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    BOC through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) requested the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners of the Philippines to accept scanned copies of Certificates of Origin (COs) issued by its authorized signatories as basis in granting the preferential treatment at the country of destination.
    Customs Memorandum Circular No. 131-2020

    30 March 2020 – BOC Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020: Tax and Duty-Exempt Importations under Section 4(O) of “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”.

    The order facilitates the informed and speedy clearance of tax- and/or duty-exempt importations.
    BOC Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020

    24 March 2020 – BOC Memorandum No. 61-2020: Online Filing of Goods Declaration.

    The order provides for the online declaration of goods so as not to impede trade movement during the enhanced community quarantine.
    BOC Memorandum No. 61-2020

    24 March 2020 – BOC FDA Guidelines on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Medical Supplies and

    Health Devices
    BOC FDA Guidelines

    16 March 2020 – Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 1-2020 (DOF-DSWD-DFA-DOH-DA-DND-DEPED-BOC-NDRMMC): Clearance of Relief Consignments Entered During a State of Calamity.

    The order prescribed guidelines for the expedited and transparent release of consignments during a state of calamity.
    Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 1-2020


    Bureau of Immigration

    BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION (BI)

    19 September 2021 – Advisory Re: BI Guide on Travel Restrictions as of 06 September 2021

    BI updates its guide on the travel restrictions on the allowed individuals to travel in the Philippines as of 06 September 2021.
    Advisory Re: BI Guide on Travel Restrictions as of 06 September 2021

    18 September 2021 – Advisory Re: Updated List of Countries Under the Green, Yellow, and Red Categories

    BI updates its list of countries under the “Green”, “Yellow”, and “Red” categories, effective from 19 to 30 September 2021, relative to the IATF Resolution No. 139 dated 16 September 2021.
    Advisory Re: Updated List of Countries Under the Green, Yellow, and Red Categories

    18 September 2021 – Press Release Re: ‘Red, Yellow, Green’ List Updated: BI to Implement Travel Ban on 4 Countries

    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente announces on Saturday the implementation of the temporary travel ban of passengers coming from Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Slovenia, starting 19 September 2021.
    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente

    01 December 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Reminds: Aliens Families of Pinoys Can’t Come to PH If Not Traveling, Joining Them

    BI Commissioner Morente clarifies the recent decision of the IATF to lift the restrictions on the entry of foreigners who are immediate family members of Filipinos.
    BI Press Release 01 December 2020

    23 November 2020 – Press Release Re: Exodus of Foreign Nationals Projected for Entire 2020 – BI

    BI projects that the exodus of foreign nationals in the country will continue until the end of 2020. The said exodus is an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered travel restrictions around world.
    BI Press Release 23 November 2020

    20 November 2020 – Advisory Re: Changes in Travel Restrictions Take Effect Immediately – BI

    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente announces that in view of the latest Resolution by the IATF, BI have implemented the expanded coverage of foreign nationals allowed to enter the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    BI Advisory 20 November 2020

    20 November 2020 – Advisory Re: Revised Guidelines as Per IATF Resolution No. 84 Series of 2020

    BI implements Item No. 7 of IATF Resolution No. 84 series of 2020, in relation to the foreign nationals who may be allowed entry into the Philippines.
    BI Advisory 20 November 2020

    30 September 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020: Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 11 (f) and (g) of Republic Act No. 11494, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” on the Taxes Derived from Gaming and Non-Gaming Operations as Other Sources of Funding to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

    BIR promulgates Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020, which implements Section 11 (f) and (g) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11494. The said Section of the RA enumerates the various sources of funding to address the COVID-19 pandemic, which included the taxes derived from gaming operations and from non-gaming operations, as items (f) and (g).
    Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020

    26 October 2020 – Advisory Re: Revised Guidelines as Per IATF-MEID Resolution No. 80 Series of 2020

    BI revises its guidelines on foreign nationals who are allowed to enter the country.
    BI Advisory 26 October 2020

    20 October 2020 – Advisory on Lifting of Non-Essential Outbound Travel

    BI lifts the restrictions imposed to non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos effective October 21, 2020, pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 79 series of 2020.
    BI Advisory 20 October 2020

    19 October 2020 – Press Release Re: Free COVID Swab Tests for BI Employees

    BI Commissioner Jaime Morente announces the provision of free COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for employees exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
    BI Press Release 19 October 2020

    18 October 2020 – Press Release Re: BI to Implement Eased Departure Travel Restrictions, Arrival Restrictions Still in Place

    BI announces its implementation of eased departure restrictions for Filipino citizens, following the Resolution of the IATF. BI further announces that it will allow departure of Filipinos with non-essential travel starting October 21, 2020.
    BI Press Release 18 October 2020

    13 October 2020 – Press Release Re: BI to Enhance Online Appointment System

    The BI Commissioner vowed to improve its online appointment system, amidst concerns raised by transacting public.
    BI Press Release 13 October 2020

    01 September 2020 – Press Release Re: BI to Sanction Workers, Liaison Personnel Violating Health Safety Protocols

    BI warns employees and persons who regularly enter and transact business in its main building in Intramuros, Manila that they will be sanctioned if they continue to violate health and safety protocols designed to prevent the spread and transmission of COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 01 September 2020

    30 August 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Eases Requirements for Departing Aliens to Prevent Crowding in Immigration Offices

    BI announces its easing of the rules and requirements for departing foreign nationals due to the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases in the country.
    BI Press Release 30 August 2020

    25 August 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Reiterates No Visa, No Entry Rule for Alien Spouses of Pinoys

    BI reminds foreign spouses of Filipinos intending to travel to the Philippines that they need to secure or possess the appropriate visas to enter the country.
    BI Press Release 25 August 2020

    24 August 2020 – Accreditation Advisory for August 24, 2020

    BI announces that the BI-accreditation renewal applicants may claim the appropriate accreditation order at room 210, BI-Accreditation Unit
    BI Advisory

    17 August 2020 – Advisory Re: IATF Resolution No. 64 s. 2020

    BI lifts its previous suspension of BI transactions in its affected offices. BI further informs the resumption of its acceptance in the filing of transactions on August 19, 2020 subject to some rules.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 83-2020

    05 August 2020 –Advisory on Suspension of Frontline Services at Immigration Regulation Division – Main Office

    BI suspends the frontline services of its Immigration Regulation Division – Main Office from August 05 to 07, 2020 for the conduct of disinfection and sanitation procedures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. BI further informs all concerned that the Immigration Regulation Division shall resume its regular operations on August 10, 2020.
    BI Advisory on Suspension of Frontline Services at Immigration Regulation Division

    04 August 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Main Office Scales Down Operations; Suspends Online Appointment Scheme

    BI announces the temporary suspension of its online appointment system for foreign clients at the agency’s main office in Intramuros, Manila starting August 04, 2020, due to the imposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila. BI Commissioner further advises clients with confirmed appointments from August 3 to 18, 2020 to just reapply for new schedules to transact at the bureau after the MECQ has been lifted.
    BI Press Release 04 August 2020

    03 August 2020 –Advisory on Compliance with MECQ Directive (Payment of ACR I-Card Waiver Application Fee and ECC/RP or ECC/SRC in Lieu of ACR-I-Card Waiver Order)

    BI recommends some public health, safety and security measures in connection with ACR I-Card Waiver and ECC/RP or ECC/SRC.
    BI Advisory on Compliance with MECQ Directive

    03 August 2020 –Advisory on ADR Recommendations for the Period of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

    BI recommends the implementation on ACR I-CARD and ECC filing and processing.
    BI Advisory on ADR Recommendations for the Period of MECQ

    03 August 2020 –Advisory on the Approval of the Re-Imposition of MECQ by President Rodrigo R. Duterte

    BI informs that its offices located in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan will be operating at a reduced manpower capacity/skeletal workforce.
    BI Advisory on the Approval of the Re-Imposition of MECQ by President Rodrigo R. Duterte

    29 July 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Main Building Still Close Until Thursday

    BI announces that its main building located at Intramuros, Manila will remain closed until Thursday to enable all of its employees working at the said location to undergo rapid antibody tests for COVID-19 virus.
    BI Press Release 29 July 2020

    26 July 2020 – Press Release Re BI Main Building Closes for Disinfection After 3 Employees Test Positive for COVID

    BI announces that its main office building in Intramuros, Manila will again be closed for disinfection on Monday and Tuesday (July 27 and 28, 2020) after three employees tested positive for COVID.
    BI Press Release 26 July 2020

    17 July 2020 – Press Release Re: BI to Filipino Travelers: Strict Compliance on Travel Requirements

    BI advises Filipinos intending to go abroad to fully comply with the requirements that the government has prescribed for them to be able to leave the country.
    BI Press Release 17 July 2020

    05 July 2020 – Press Release on BI Reminds Pinoy Tourists They Can’t Leave Due to COVID-19

    BI reminds Filipinos intending to travel abroad that they are still restricted from leaving the country amid the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic.
    BI Press Release 05 July 2020

    02 July 2020 – Advisory on the Resumption of the Issuance of ACR I-CARD Waiver

    BI revokes effective July 13, 2020, the March 23, 2020 Order allowing departing foreign nationals to submit official receipts for ACR I-CARD Waiver fees in lieu of ACR I-CARD Waiver. IC further advises the resumption effective July 13, 2020 of the processing of ACR I-CARD Waiver application by authorized BI Offices.
    BI Advisory on the Resumption of the Issuance of ACR I-CARD Waiver

    29 June 2020 – Accreditation Advisory

    BI announces the renewal application for the 2020-2021 BI-Accreditation has been set from June 01, 2020 to June 30, 2020 and in order to address the appeal for extension of deadline to submit accreditation requirements due to quarantine restrictions, and considering the current 2019-2020 BI Accreditation will expire on June 30, 2020, all Accredited Private Entities (APEs) are provided with guidelines for the renewal application.
    BI Accreditation Advisory 29 June 2020

    28 June 2020 – Press Release on BI-NAIA Remains COVID-Free

    BI announces that almost a thousand of its BI employees assigned at NAIA have been found free from coronavirus
    BI Press Release 28 June 2020

    26 June 2020 – Press Release on 16K Pinoy, Alien Seamen Cleared at Manila Port – BI

    BI reports the processing and clearing of more than 16,000 Filipino and foreign seafarers who disembarked from cruise ships that arrived and anchored at the Manila Bay since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    BI Press Release 26 June 2020

    18 June 2020 – Press Release on 1,100 BI Workers Take Mandatory Rapid Test

    The BI Commissioner Morente announces that around 1,100 BI employees had already undergone rapid antibody test since last week when the agency ordered the mandatory testing of all its personnel for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 18 June 2020

    11 June 2020 – Advisory on Opening of BI Main Office

    BI announces that after thorough and rigorous disinfection of all offices within the BI Main Building, it will resume its operation starting Monday, June 15, 2020.

    11 June 2020 – Press Release Re: Morente Orders Mandatory COVID Tests for All Immigration Employees

    To further safeguard the health of its employees and the people who transact business in its offices, the BI Commissioner has ordered the its officials and employees nationwide to undergo mandatory rapid test for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 11 June 2020

    08 June 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Main Office Closes for Disinfection After 1 Employee Tests Positive for COVID

    BI announces that its main office in Intramuros, Manila will close and suspend its operations on June 8, 2020 as it will undergo disinfection after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 08 June 2020

    07 June 2020 – BI Advisory on the Temporary Closure of Its Main Office

    BI notifies all its officials, employees and clients that its main office shall be temporarily closed for rigorous sanitation and disinfection starting Monday, June 08, 2020 until further notice. BI further advises clients with confirmed online appointment shall be rescheduled once its operations resume.
    BI Advisory on the Temporary Closure of Its Main Office

    05 June 2020 – Advisory on Renewal Application for the 2020-2021 BI-Accreditation

    BI sets the renewal application for the 2020-2021 BI-accreditation from 01 June 2020 to 30 June 2020.
    Advisory on Renewal Application

    04 June 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Returns to NAIA 3

    BI announces that the central offices of its operating units at the NAIA are back to their original workplace at the Terminal 3 building.
    BI Press Release 04 June 2020

    01 June 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Launches Online Appointment Scheme for Clients at Main Office

    BI announces the launch of its online appointment system for clients at the main office in Intramuros, Manila on June 01, 2020, following the government’s decision to place Metro Manila and other areas of the country under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    BI Press Release 01 June 2020

    31 May 2020 – Advisory in Regards and Compliance to the Directive to Observe Health Standards and Social Distancing Measures, the Previous Suspension of BI Transactions s Hereby Lifted

    BI lifts its previous suspension of BI transactions and announces the acceptance of filing of transactions on June 1, 2020 subject to some guidelines.
    Advisory in Regards and Compliance to the Directive to Observe Health Standards and Social Distancing Measures

    29 May 2020 – Press Release Re: International Travel Restrictions Remain Under GCQ – BI

    BI informs all concerned that it will continue to implement international flight travel restrictions at NAIA despite the lifting of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and its being placed under general community quarantine (GCQ).
    BI Press Release 29 May 2020

    29 May 2020 – Advisory on Online Appointment / Scheduling System for Transacting Clients

    BI notifies its clients of adopting an online appointment / scheduling system for all its transactions in its BI-Main Office, in anticipation of the possible imposition of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the entire NCR and to ensure the Bureau’s safe transition to the “new normal”.
    Advisory on Online Appointment / Scheduling System for Transacting Clients

    28 May 2020 – Press Release Re: 2 Chinese Nationals at COVID-19 Clinic in Clark Placed in BI Alert List

    BI places on its alert list the two Chinese nationals caught operating an underground hospital for COVID-19 patients in Pampanga last week.
    BI Press Release 28 May 2020

    27 May 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Braces for ‘New Normal’

    Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente announces the new protocols to be implemented at the BI main office and other immigration field, satellite and extension offices as soon as the government places Metro Manila under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    BI Press Release 27 May 2020

    20 May 2020 – Press Release Re: BI Prepares Digitization of Arrival Cards for Passenger Monitoring Due to COVID-19

    BI informs the public that its frontliners stationed in the different international ports are preparing to implement the digitized arrival cards and records for more effective passenger monitoring, amid the continuing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    BI Press Release 20 May 2020

    17 May 2020 – Press Release Re: 125 More Immigration Officers Test Negative for COVID-19

    BI Commissioner announces that 125 immigration personnel assigned at NAIA all tested negative for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 17 May 2020

    14 May 2020 – Press Release Re: 159 Employees, Inmates at BI Detention Center Test Negative for COVID

    BI reports that 75 of its personnel assigned at the agency’s detention facility ion Bicutan, Taguig City as well as 84 foreign detainees have tested negative for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 14 May 2020

    07 May 2020 – Press Release re: BI Workforce on Standby for Resumption of Flights

    BI announces that its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other international ports are ion standby for the resumption of flights to the Philippines later this week.
    BI Press Release 07 May 2020

    06 May 2020 – Advisory to the Public re: Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    BI advises the public that transactions prescribed in the advisories dated 19 March 2020 and 26 March 2020 remain suspended except for outbound passengers intending to depart the Philippines.
    BI Advisory 06 May 2020

    05 May 2020 – Press Release Re: Less Arrivals and Departures Expected as Airport Closes

    BI expects further decrease in arrivals and departures following the announcement of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) that all commercial flights to and from Philippines will be suspended starting May 3, upon the decision of Against COVID-19 National Task Force Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., to help slow down the further spread of the virus.
    BI Press Release 05 May 2020

    29 April 2020 – Press Release: 200 BI Officers at NAIA Test Negative for COVID-19

    BI announces that 200 out of its 500 frontliners at the NAIA have tested negative for COVID-19.
    BI Press Release 29 April 2020

    28 April 2020 – Press Release: Follow ECQ laws lest face deportation, foreigners told

    BI remind foreigners that they are not exempted from the ECQ protocols in the midst of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
    BI Press Release 28 April 2020

    26 April 2020 – Press Release on BI Frontliners with Exposure to COVID-19 to be Tested; PPEs Secured

    BI announces that it would soon be rolling out Rapid Anti-body COVID-19 testing for its employees as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.
    BI Press Release 26 April 2020

    24 April 2020 – Press Release on Travel Restrictions Stand During Extension of ECQ

    BI clarifies that the travel restrictions set in place during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) shall remain during its extension until May 15, 2020.
    BI Press Release 24 April 2020


    B

    BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR)

    20 October 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 130-2020: Policies and Guidelines in the Conduct of Online Meetings/Conferences with Taxpayers

    With COVID-19 situation, BIR issues Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 130-2020to provide order and uniformity in the conduct of online meetings/conferences for the protection of both revenue officials/employees and taxpayers.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 130-2020

    15 October 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 29-2020: Implementing the Provisions of Republic Act No. 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” Relative to the Tax Exemption of Certain Income Payments”

    BIR implements the exemption from tax of certain income payments.
    Revenue Regulations No. 29-2020

    15 October 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 28-2020: Implementing the Tax Exemption Provisions Under Section 4 (cc) and Section 18 of Republic Act (RA) No. 11494, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act” on the Incentives for the Manufacture or Importation of Certain Equipment, Supplies or Goods”

    BIR implements Sections 4 (cc) and 18 of Republic Act No. 11494.
    Revenue Regulations No. 28-2020

    07 October 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 111-2020: Clarifications on Certain Issues Relative to the Voluntary Assessment and Payment Program (VAPP) Pursuant to Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 21-2020

    BIR clarifies the implementation of the Voluntary Assessment and Payment Program (VAPP) under Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 21-2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 111-2020

    30 September 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020: Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 11 (f) and (g) of Republic Act No. 11494, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” on the Taxes Derived from Gaming and Non-Gaming Operations as Other Sources of Funding to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

    BIR promulgates Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020, which implements Section 11 (f) and (g) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11494. The said Section of the RA enumerates the various sources of funding to address the COVID-19 pandemic, which included the taxes derived from gaming operations and from non-gaming operations, as items (f) and (g).
    Revenue Regulations No. 30-2020

    30 September 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 25-2020: Prescribes the Rules and Regulations to Implement Section 4 (bbbb) of RA No. 11494 (Bayanihan To Recover As One Act) Relative to Net Operating Loss Carry-Over (NOLCO) Under Section 34 (D)(3) of the NIRC, as Amended

    BIR issues Revenue Regulations No. 25-2020, prescribing the rules and regulations to implement Section 4 (bbbb) of Republic Act No. 114949 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act relating to Net Operating Loss Carry-Over (NOLCO) under Section 34 (D)(3) of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), as amended.
    Revenue Regulations No. 25-2020

    15 September 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 98-2020: Clarifying the Submission of BIR Form No. 1709, or the Related Party Transaction (RPT) Form, and its Attachments, as Prescribed in Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 19-2020

    BIR further extends the deadline for the submission of BIR Form No. 1709 and its required documents, due to the continuing adverse impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 98-2020

    01 September 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 92-2020: Further Extends the Deadline for Business Registration of Those Into Digital Transactions Under RMC Nos. 60-2020 and 75-2020

    Bir further extends the deadline for the business registration of businesses that are into digital transactions under RMC Nos. 60-2020 and 75-2020 until September 30, 2020, due to the surge of registrants in various revenue district offices and BIR’s resource constraints due to quarantine protocols.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 92-2020

    18 August 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 21-2020: Voluntary Assessment and Payment Program for Taxable Year 2018 Under Certain Conditions

    BIR grants the taxpaying public the opportunity to help defray the increased expenditures of the Government during the pandemic through voluntary payment of additional tax under the Voluntary Assessment and Payment Program (VAPP)for the covered period, with or without an audit/investigation, and be entitled to the privilege under the Revenue Regulations No. 21-2020.
    Revenue Regulations No. 21-2020

    17 August 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 83-2020: Tax Implications of Measures Being Implemented to Prevent the Spread of New Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Cross-Border Matters

    BIR issues Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 83-2020, to address the issues and concerns of taxpayers, especially the unplanned tax implications and potential new burdens, arising from the effects of COVID-19.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 83-2020

    05 August 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 96-2020: Reiterates the Provisions of RMC No. 47-2020, as Amended by RMC No. 59-2020, Relative to the Temporary Measures Adopted by Taxpayers on the Receipting/Invoicing Requirements Pursuant to RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act)

    BIR issues Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 96-2020 to reiterate the provisions of RMC No. 47-2020 as amended by RMC No. 59-2020 on the temporary measures adopted by taxpayers in compliance with invoicing/receipting requirements due to the declaration of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR), Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna for the period August 4 to 18, 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 96-2020

    05 August 2020 –Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 79-2020: Filing of Various Returns and Payment of Tax Due Thereon of Taxpayers Under the Jurisdiction of National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal

    BIR issues Memorandum Circular No. 79-2020 to inform taxpayers and others concerned on the filing and payment of taxes during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 79-2020

    30 July 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 77-2020: Clarifying ECQ as Referred to Under RMC No. 74-2020

    BIR clarifies that ECQ referred to under RMC No. 74-2020 means Enhanced Community Quarantine.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 77-2020

    14 July 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 78-2020: Filing of Various Returns and Payment of Tax Due Thereon of Taxpayers Under the Jurisdiction of Revenue Region No. 13 – Cebu City

    BIR prescribes guidelines for the filing of various returns and payment of tax due thereon for taxpayers under the jurisdiction of Revenue Region No. 13-Cebu City during the period of MECQ in Metro Cebu.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 78-2020

    29 July 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 75-2020: Extending the Deadline for Business Registration of Those into Digital Transactions Under Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 60-2020

    BIR extends the deadline for registration of business activity and/or updates with no penalty imposition of those into digital transactions until August 31, 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 75-2020

    10 July 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 71-2020: Circularizing the Advisory for the Adoption of Fast-Track Measures During the COVID-19 State of Calamity Issued by the Anti-Red Tape Authority Through Its Advisory No. 01 Series of 2020

    BIR circularizes Advisory No. 01 series of 2020 issued by the Anti-Red Tape Authority, which provides for the adoption of fast-track measures during the COVID-19 State of Calamity.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 71-2020

    19 June 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 16-2020: Further Suspends the Due Dates in the Application of The Ninety (90)-Day Period to Process Value-Added Tax (VAT) Refund/Claim Pursuant to Section 112 of the Tax Code of 1997, as Amended by RA No. 10963 (TRAIN Law), for Taxable Quarters Affected by the Declaration of the National State of Emergency

    BIR further suspends the due dates in the application of the 90-day period to process VATs Refund/Claim in order to handle the reflux of claims expected to be filed by several taxpayer-claimant.
    Revenue Regulations No. 16-2020

    19 June 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 15-2020: Further Amendments to Revenue Regulations No. 4-2019, as Amended, on Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies

    BIR further amends certain section of Revenue Regulations No. 4-2019 in line with the declaration of a national emergency arising from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID1-9).
    Revenue Regulations No. 15-2020

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 56-2020: Further Clarifies the Manner of Filing of Returns and Payment of Internal Revenue Taxes Until June 14, 2020

    BIR clarifies Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 48-2020 on the manner of filing of returns and the payment of the corresponding taxes due thereon until June 14, 2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 56-2020

    29 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 59-2020: Amending the Provisions of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 47-2020 Relative to the Temporary Measures Adopted by Taxpayers on the Receipting/Invoicing Requirements Pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469 Also Known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

    Amends certain provisions of Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 47-2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 59-2020

    22 May 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 48-2020: Prescribes the Manner of Accepting Payment of Internal Revenue Taxes Until June 14, 2020

    Extends until June 14, 2020 the leniency in filing of returns and payment of taxes due as provided under RMC No. 43-2020 and to include payment of Amnesty Tax.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 48-2020

    21 May 2020 – Revenue Regulation No. 12-2020: Amends Section 2 of RR No. 10-2020, as Amended by RR No. 11-2020, Relative to the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and the Payment of Taxes Pursuant to Section 4 (z) of RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as Act)

    Amends Section 2 of RR No. 11-2020 pertaining to deadlines for the submission and or filing of documents and or returns, as well as payment of taxes.
    Revenue Regulation No. 12-2020

    18 May 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Order No. 14-2020: Implementation of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards for the Public Sector in the Bureau of Internal Revenue

    BIR adopts the guidelines on occupational safety and health standards set by Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in their Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1 s. 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Order No. 14-2020

    11 May 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 47-2020: Prescribes the Guidelines on Temporary Measures Adopted by Taxpayers Relative to the Receipting/Invoicing Requirements During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), in Relation to the Implementation of RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act)

    Provides specific guidelines on the issuance of receipts/invoices by taxpayers having difficulty complying with the receipting/invoicing requirements during the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 47-2020
    Annex A

    30 April 2020 – Revenue Regulation No. 11-2020: Amends Section 2 of RR No. 10-2020 Relative to the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and the Payment of Taxes Pursuant to Section 4 (z) of RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act)

    Amends Sections 2 and 3 of Revenue Regulation No. 10-2020 to extend statutory deadlines for the submission and/or filing of documents and/or returns, as well as payment of taxes.
    Revenue Regulation No. 11-2020

    30 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 45-2020: Circularizes Joint Memorandum Circular No. 001-2020 (Guidelines for the Availment of the Small Business Wage Subsidy Measure)

    Directs all internal revenue officials, employees and other concerned individuals to disseminate the SSS-DOF-BIR Joint Memorandum Circular No. 001-2020, which provide guidelines for the availment of the Small Business Wage Subsidy Measure (SBWS). SBWS aims to provide wage subsidy to complement the social amelioration programs under the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” by providing targeted support to formal sector employers and their employees.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 45-2020

     

    14 April 2020 – Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 10-2020: Amends Section 2 of RR No. 7-2020 Relative to the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and the Payment of Taxes Pursuant to Section 4 (Z) of RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act)

    Amending certain provisions of RR No. 7-2020, particularly on the extension of deadlines to submit, file and/or pay the necessary documents and/or taxes required under the Tax Code, as amended.
    Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 10-2020

    08 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 41-2020: Extending the Time of Application for New Authority to Print Receipts/Invoices of Taxpayers with Expiring Principal and Supplementary Receipts/Invoices and Extending the Use of Expired Principal and Supplementary Receipts/Invoices

    The filing of applications for new Authority to Print (ATP) for and use of expiring principal and supplementary receipts/invoices where the expiration date/s falls within the period of ECQ is extended until 13 May 2020, or thirty (30) calendar days after the lifting of the ECQ, whichever comes later, without imposition of penalties.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 41-2020

    07 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 39-2020: Further Extends the Due Dates for the Submission and/or Filing of Certain Documents and/or Returns as Well as Payment of Certain Taxes Under RR No. 7-2020

    The extended due dates in RR. No. 7-2020 are further extended for a period of fifteen (15) calendar days, except those where the extended due dates are reckoned from the lifting of the state of emergency/enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
    Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 39-2020

    07 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 38-2020: Further Extends the Deadline for Availment of Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies From May 23, 2020 Until June 8, 2020

    This Circular provides for an extension of the initial deadline for availment of tax amnesty on delinquencies from 23 May 2020 to 8 June 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 38-2020

    06 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 40-2020: Publishing the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11256, also known as “An Act to Strengthen the Country’s Gross International Reserves, Amending for the Purpose Sections 32 and 151 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), As Amended, and for Other Purposes” of the Department of Finance (DOF)

    This Circular contains the full text of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No.11256, for dissemination purposes.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 40-2020

    06 April 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 9-2020: Implementing Section 4(z) and Section 4(ee) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”, By Granting Further Benefits on Donations During the Period of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) In Relation to the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997, As Amended

    This Revenue Regulation provides for deductibility of specific donations and gifts under the law, as well as the documentary requirements needed to claim such benefits.
    Revenue Regulations No. 9-2020

    06 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 37-2020: Filing of the Tax Returns and Payment of Taxes Before the Extended Deadline

    Implemented guidelines for taxpayers who will file their tax returns within the original deadline, allowing amendment of tax returns at any time on or before the extended due date.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 37-2020

    03 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 36-2020: Further Clarification on the Exemption from DST Relief for Qualified Loans pursuant to Revenue Regulations No.8-2020 dated April 1, 2020 and Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 35-2020 dated April 2, 2020

    Implemented guidelines on exemption from DST for credit extensions and credit restructuring, including additional reportorial requirements and penalties for covered institutions.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 36-2020

    02 April 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 35-2020: Exemption from Documentary Stamp Tax (DST) for Relief for Loans pursuant to Revenue Regulations No.8-2020 dated April 1, 2020

    All banks, quasi-banks, financing companies, lending companies, and financial institutions shall not impose additional DST for credit extensions and credit restructuring, micro-lending during the covered period.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 35-2020

    01 April 2020 – Revenue Regulation No. 8-2020: Rules and Regulations Implementing Section 4(aa) of R.A. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”

    Rules and regulations implementing Section 4(aa), providing for Coverage, Definition of Terms, and Exemption from DST pursuant to relief for loans during the ECQ Period.
    Revenue Regulation No. 8-2020

    30 March 2020 – Tax Advisory on Using the eFPS Facility

    Taxpayers are advised to disregard the penalties computed by the online eFPS system, and pay only the basic tax due, provided that the payment shall be made on or before the extended deadline.

    30 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Order No. 10-2020: Exemption from Authority to Release Imported Goods (ATRIG) Requirements of All Items Imported under Section 4, paragraph (o) of R.A. No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”

    This Memorandum Order prescribes guidelines relative to the ATRIG requirements of goods imported under Section 4(o) of R.A. No. 11469, or health equipment or supplies needed to address the public health emergency.
    Revenue Memorandum Order No. 10-2020

    27 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 34-2020: Suspending the Running of the Statute of Limitations in the Assessment and Collection of Taxes Pursuant to Section 223 of the NIRC of 1997, as Amended, Due to the Declaration of a National Emergency from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) Situation

    This Circular suspends the statute of limitations under Sections 203 and 222 of the NIRC starting on March 16, 2020 until the lifting of the state of national emergency and for sixty (60) days thereafter.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 34-2020

    27 March 2020 – BIR Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 7-2020: Implements Section 4 (Z) Of RA No. 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act), Particularly on the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Documents and the Payment of Taxes

    This Revenue Regulation implementing Section 4(Z) of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act contains a detailed table of statutory deadlines for different types of transactions and documents due.
    BIR Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 7-2020

    27 March 2020 – Revenue Regulation No. 6-2020: Implementing the Tax Exemption Provision of R.A. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”

    This regulation provides for what kind of tax exemptions will be granted pursuant to Section 4(o) of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and who are entitled to them.
    Revenue Regulation No. 6-2020

    24 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 33-2020: Extends Deadline on Availment of Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies Under Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 4-2019 as Amended by RR No. 5-2020

    The deadline to avail of tax amnesty on delinquencies is extended to 23 May 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 33-2020

    23 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 32-2020: Extending the Deadline for the Filing of Certificate of Residency for Tax Treaty Relief (CORTT) Forms

    This Circular sets a new deadline for the filing of Certificate of Residence for Tax Treaty Relief (CORTT) Forms.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 32-2020

    23 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 31-2020: Extending the Period of Submission or Filing of Documents and Correspondences Pursuant to Certain Provisions in the Tax Code, As Amended, and Existing Revenue Regulations

    In view of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”) over Luzon, the due date for submission of certain documents and correspondences (as specified in the Circular) is extended for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the lifting of the ECQ.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 31-2020

    23 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 30-2020: Amending Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 29-2020 and Clarifications on RMC No.28-2020 Relative to the Extension of Deadlines for the Filing of CY 2019 Income Tax Returns and Other Various Returns and Payment of Taxes Due Thereon

    This Circular was issued to address the confusion arising from reported errors in the due dates indicated in the previous Circular; a new table with dates is provided in this Circular.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 30-2020
    Annex A (BIR RMC No. 30-2020)

    19 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 29-2020: Amending Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 26-2020, Relative to the Extension of Deadlines for the Filing of Various Returns and Payment of Taxes Due Thereon

    This Regulation extends the deadline for filing and payment of certain tax returns.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 29-2020

    17 March 2020 – Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 27-2020: Extending the Deadline for Filing of VAT Refund and Ninety (90) Day Processing Period Pursuant to Section 112 of the Tax Code of 1997, as amended by R.A. 10963 (TRAIN Law)

    This Circular sets new deadlines for the filing of VAT return applications covering the quarter ending 31 March 2018 and suspends the processing period for VAT refund claims that are currently being evaluated or those that may be received from 16 March to 14 April 2020.
    Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 27-2020

    16 March 2020 – Revenue Regulation No. 5-2020: Amends RR No. 4-2019 on Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies

    This Revenue Regulation amends RR No. 4-2019 by providing that entitled persons may avail of Tax Amnesty within one year from effectivity of the rule OR until 23 April 2020, which date may be extended if the circumstances of the country warrant an extension.
    Revenue Regulation No. 5-2020


    Commission on Audit

    COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA)

    21 April 2020 – Circular No. M-2020-009: Temporary Relaxation in the Application of Certain Provisions of COA Circular No. 2014-002 dated April 15, 2014 and COA Memorandum No. 2014-009 dated August 28, 2014 in Areas Subject to Quarantine During the Period of the State of Calamity Declared Under Proclamation No. 929, dated March 16, 2020

    Temporarily relaxes the application of certain provisions of COA Circular No. 2014-002 and COA Memorandum No. 2014-009 in areas subject to an ECQ in so far as receipt, recording, distribution, reporting and direct release of donations in-kind and relief goods to the beneficiaries.
    Circular No. M-2020-009


    Court of Tax Appeals

    COURT OF TAX APPEALS (CTA)

    19 May 2020 – En Banc Resolution No. 3-2020: Guidelines for Court of Tax Appeals Hearings Via Video Conference

    Pursuant to paragraphs 17 and 18 of SC Administrative Circular No. 39-2020, CTA adopts and enjoins all Division Clerks of Court and Assistant Division Clerks to strictly comply with the guidelines for CTA hearings via video conference.
    En Banc Resolution No. 3-2020


    Department of Agriculture

    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA)

    29 May 2020 – Administrative Order No. 23 s. 2020: Guidelines on Service Continuity (The New Workforce and Workplace Management Plan of the Department of Agriculture)

    DA adopts the guidelines on service continuity (The New Workforce and Workplace Management Plan of the DA).
    DA Administrative Order No. 23 s. 2020

    29 May 2020 – Guidelines on Service Continuity (The New Workforce and Workplace Management Plan of the Department of Agriculture)

    DA provides a pamphlet of their Guidelines on Service Continuity (The New Workforce and Workplace Management Plan of the Department of Agriculture).
    DA Service Continuitiy Guidlines

    18 May 2020 – Memorandum on Submission of Medical Clearance

    DA requires all its employees reporting for the first time since March 17, 2020 to submit a Medical Certificate of his/her fitness to work from government or government accredited medical facility before actually reporting back to work.
    DA Memorandum on Submission of Medical Clearance

    07 May 2020 – Memorandum from the Secretary on Call for Encoders/Barcoders for the Mega Swabbing Centers

    The DA Secretary directs all offices in central office , Region IV-A and B, all attached agencies, bureaus, and corporations located in Metro Manila to submit a list of at least ten (10) personnel to be assigned in either the Palacio de Maynila Tent along Roxas Boulevard, Enderun Colleges in Taguig City, Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City and the Philippine Arena in Bulacan to be assigned as encoders/barcoders in the Mega Swabbing Centers as part of the government’s continued fight against COVID-19.
    DA Memorandum from the Secretary on Call for Encoders/Barcoders for the Mega Swabbing

    05 May 2020 – Memorandum re: Reporting of Unauthorized Use of the DA Trademark, Logo, Name, and Other Paraphernalia and Corporate Branding Materials

    The DA Undersecretary for Administration and Finance encourages everyone to report any suspicious and malicious use of the department’s corporate branding materials, especially its name, trademark, and logo in social media sites and other platforms.
    DA Memorandum 05 May 2020

    21 April 2020 – Special Order No. 407 s. 2020: Supplement to Administrative Order (AO) No. 12, Series of 2020 on the Revised COVID-19 Guidelines on Service Continuity and Precautionary Measures in the Workplace

    DA Secretary directs all DA Regional Field Offices (RFOs), bureaus, attached agencies and corporations with offices within Metro Manila to maintain a workforce of up to 50% of their respective personnel complement.
    DA Special Order No. 407 s. 2020

    14 April 2020 – Memorandum dated April 14, 2020: Refocused Programs/Activities to Sustain Food Security in the Country Amid COVID-19

    This is a Memorandum from the DA Secretary directing all bureau directors, heads of attached agencies, etc. to refocus their activities under GAA for the remaining months of the year.
    DA Memorandum Refocused Programs/Activities to Sustain Food Security in the Country Amid COVID-19

    14 April 2020 – Memorandum dated April 13, 2020: Issuance of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Identification (ID) Cards for the Unhampered Delivery of Goods and Services in the Agri-Fisheries Sector

    This is a Memorandum from the DA Undersecretary for Operations and Chairperson, DA COVID-19 Food Resiliency Task Force instructing the Director of Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization to include suppliers and contractors for agri-fishery projects on the list of personnel to be issued with IATF IDs.
    DA Issuance of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Identification (ID) Cards for the Unhampered Delivery of Goods and Services in the Agri-Fisheries Sector

    14 April 2020 – DA Memorandum Circular No. 11, s. 2020: Extension of the Validity of Previously-Issued Food Passes Until the Lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

    Extends the validity of food passes previously issued by DA until the lifting of the ECQ to ensure unhampered food production and movement of all cargoes and other agricultural and food products.
    DA Memorandum Circular No. 11, s. 2020

    13 April 2020 – DA Administrative Order No. 12, s. 2020: Revised COVID-19 Guidelines on Service Continuity and Precautionary Measures in the Workplace.

    Provides guidelines for DA staff regarding their work arrangements and securing the continuous service of DA.
    DA Administrative Order No. 12, s. 2020

    02 April 2020 – DA-DTI-DOF-BOC-PPA Joint Administrative Order No. 20-01: Adoption of Processes for the Expedited Release of Refrigerated Containers and Dry Vans during the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine

    Processes for the expedited release of refrigerated containers and dry vans, particularly those in the chilled and frozen category as well as dry goods, are adopted in order to avoid congestion in ports and disruption in supply chains.
    DA-DTI-DOF-BOC-PPA Joint Administrative Order No. 20-01

    20 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 09, series of 2020: Supplemental Circular Based on the Memorandum Issued by the Executive Secretary on Enhanced Community Quarantine, Ensuring Unhampered Movement of All Cargoes, Agriculture and Fishery Inputs, Food Products, and Agribusiness Personnel Nationwide

    The implementation of the Food Resiliency Protocol is expanded to include the whole country; further guidelines are issued.
    DA Memorandum Circular No. 09, series of 2020

    17 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 07, series of 2020: Supplemental Circular based on the Memorandum issued by the Executive Secretary on Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon, ensuring Unhampered Movement of All Food and Production Items through Food Lanes

    DA implements a Food Resiliency Protocol, identifying a list of food items that must be allowed unhampered transit, to ensure that every Filipino household in Luzon and high dense metropolitan areas will have access to safe and affordable food.
    DA Memorandum Circular No. 07, series of 2020

    16 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 06, series of 2020: Implementing Guidelines for the Delivery of Food and Other Agricultural Commodities To, From, and Passing Through the National Capital Region (NCR) during the Thirty (30) Day Community Quarantine

    Guidelines are issued for the unhampered movement of food and other agricultural commodities to, from, and passing through NCR.
    DA Memorandum Circular No. 06, series of 2020


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    DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM)

    25 November 2020 – DBM-DOH Circular No. 2 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Grant of the COVID-19 Special Risk Allowance to Public and Private Health Workers

    DBM and DOH issues the guidelines on the grant of the COVID-19 special risk allowance (SRA) to public and private health workers, pursuant to Administrative Order No. 36 series of 2020.
    DBM-DOH Circular No. 2 s. 2020

    25 November 2020 – DBM-DOH Circular No. 1 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Grant of the COVID-19 Active Hazard Duty Pay

    DBM and DOH issues the guidelines on the grant of the COVID-19 active hazard duty pay (AHDP) to frontline human resources for health (HRHs), pursuant to Administrative Order No. 35, series of 2020.
    DBM-DOH Circular No. 1 s. 2020

    16 November 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-14: Reiteration of Applicable Guidelines Relative to Utilization of Agency Budgets for Purposes of Implementing Health Protocols

    DBM reiterates the applicable guidelines in connection with utilization of agency budgets for purposes of implementing health protocols.
    Circular Letter No. 2020-14

    23 October 2020 – DEPED-DBM-DILG Joint Circular No. 2 s. 2020: Addendum No. 2 [Clarification to DepED-DBM-DILG Joint Circular No. 1, Series of 2017, Dated January 19, 2017, Entitled, “Revised Guidelines on the Use of the Special Education Fund (SEF)”]

    DepED, DBM and DILG issues Joint Circular No. 2 series of 2020, in order to include the request of many local government units (LGUs) to consider the self-learning instructional materials, computer and other ICT equipment, smartphones, internet connectivity and others, as allowed expenditures under DepED-DBM-DILG Joint Circular No. 1 series of 2020.
    DEPED-DBM-DILG Joint Circular No. 2 s. 2020: Addendum No. 2

    11 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-9: Submission of Reports on Agency Budgets for the COVID-19 Initiatives and Utilization Thereof as of May 31, 2020

    DBM directs all concerned departments, agencies, operating units to submit to DBM their respective reports on obligations and disbursements for COVID-19 initiatives charged against all sources mentioned in Item 2.0 of this Circular Letter as of May 31, 2020.
    Circular Letter No. 2020-9

    21 May 2020 – National Budget Memorandum No. 136 s. 2020: Duties and Responsibilities of Local Government Officials, DILG Regional Directors and Field Officers, Philippine National Police, and Others Concerned on the Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos and Locally Stranded Individuals

    DBM provides specific guidelines in the formulation of the budget proposals of departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, commissions, state universities and colleges, other instrumentalities of the government. It also provides the key strategies and programs/projects which will be prioritized for funding under the fiscal space given the drastic changes that COVID-19pandemic has introduced in both economic life and societal sphere of the nation.
    National Budget Memorandum No. 136 s. 2020


    Department of Energy

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    23 September 2020 – Advisory on Providing Grace Period to All Power Sector Bills Falling Due During the Community Quarantine (CQ)

    DOE directs concerned entities to observe the grace period and staggered payment for unpaid bills provided under the law.
    DOE Advisory on Providing Grace Period to All Power Sector Bills Falling Due During the Community Quarantine

    18 August 2020 – Advisory on Recalibration of the Commercial Operations of the Renewable Energy Market (REM)

    DOE adopts the recommendation of the RPS Composite Team (RPSCT) to recalibrate the commercial operations of the REM from June 2020 to June 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic.
    DOE Advisory on Recalibration of the Commercial Operations of the Renewable Energy Market

    25 June 2020 – Advisory on the Extension of Deadline on the Submission of Energy Conservation Reports as Per DOE MC No. 2020-05-0001

    DOE extends the deadline for the submission of FY 2016 to FY 2020 annual energy conservation reports from June 30, 2020 to a new date of April 15, 2021.
    DOE MC No. 2020-05-001

    22 June 2020 – 24/7 Bayanihan Services Advisory

    DOE releases a series of advisories on its instituted e-mail based protocols for receiving/releasing applications for the transacting public/stakeholders in retail market, oil industry standard, oil industry competition and natural gas. An advisory on instructions on how to pay the fees and charges upon completion of submission was also released.
    DOE 24/7 Bayanihan Energy Services Advisory

    09 June 2020 – Advisory on the Extension of the Submission of the 2020-2029 Distribution Development Plan

    DOE extends the timeline for the submission of the 2020-2029 Distribution Development Plan (DDP) of all Distribution Utilities (DUs).
    DOE Advisory on the Extension of the Submission of the 2020-2029 Distribution Development Plan

    26 May 2020 – Department Circular No. DC2020-05-0012: Guidelines Implementing the Temporary Modification of Import Duty Rates on Crude Petroleum Oil and Refined Petroleum Products as Provided Under Executive Order (E.O.) No. 113

    DOE adopts the guidelines to implement the reversion of tariff rates to zero percent (0%) on imported crude oil and refined petroleum products based on specified trigger price indexed to international oil prices in the world market.
    Department Circular No. DC2020-05-0012

    26 May 2020 – Administrative Order No. AO2020-05-0001: Providing for a COVID-19 Response Protocol in the Energy Sector

    DOE promulgates its COVID-19 Response Protocol for the energy sector to set guidelines pursuant to the DOH Minimum Public Health Standards and DOE Department Order No. DO 2020-04-0007.
    Administrative Order No. AO2020-05-0001

    14 May 2020 – Advisory on Providing Grace Period to All Power Sector Bills Falling Due During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as Extended Until 15 May 2020

    DOE supplements its Advisory dated April 16, 2020, which extends the grace period of all power sector bills falling due within the original and extended ECQ dates, specifically for those who remain to be under the ECQ up to 15 May 2020.
    DOE Advisory on Providing Grace Period to All Power Sector Bills Falling Due During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    29 April 2020 – Department Order No. 2020-04-0007: Providing for Minimum Health Standards for COVID-19 Mitigation to DOE Personnel & Its Workplace and Shared for Application to All Players and Stakeholders in the Energy Industry

    DOE directs all its personnel to strictly practice, as well as to share these practices to all players and stakeholders in the energy industry, the specified minimum health standards (MHS).
    Department Order No. 2020-04-0007

    24 April 2020 – Advisory: PCECP Applications for Nominated Areas During Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    Advises the nominees of PCECP that the opening of nomination/challenge will be made after the lifting of the ECQ, since the process requires to be publicly made.
    DOE Advisory on PCECP Applications for Nominated Areas

    16 March 2020 – DOE Advisory

    DOE implemented Alternative Work Schemes, such as a skeletal workforce and work-from-home setup for its employees, from 16 March to 14 April 2020.

    14 March 2020 – Implementation of the Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Secretary dated 13 March 2020 and Ensuring the Unimpeded Delivery of Energy Services

    In light of the ECQ, DOE issued guidelines concerning: (1) the movement of energy-related goods; (2) movement of energy personnel; (3) management of permits; and (4) adherence to health precautionary measures.
    Implementation of the Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Secretary


    Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR)

    16 March 2020 – DENR-EMB Notice to the Public: 1st Quarter Self-Monitoring Report (SMR) Submission Through Electronic Means, Registered Mail, or Local Courier

    The DENR-EMB advises the public to submit their 1st Quarter Self-Monitoring Report (SMR) through registered mail or local courier, or through electronic mail to certain email addresses as provided in the Advisory.
    DENR-EMB Notice to the Public: 1st Quarter SMR Submission


    Department of Finance

    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE (DOF)

    04 December 2020 – Department Circular No. 005-2020: Implementation of the One-Time Sixty (60)-Day Grace Period for All Existing, Current and Outstanding Loans Falling Due, or Any Part Thereof, on or Before December 31, 2020

    DOF mandates all covered institutions to grant a one-time non-extendible one-time sixty (60)-day grace period for all qualified loans.
    Department Circular No. 005-2020

    04 December 2020 – Department Circular No. 004-2020: Directing All Institutions Providing Electric, Water, Telecommunications, and Other Similar Utilities to Implement a Minimum of Thirty (30)-Day Grace Period for the Payment of Utilities Falling Due Within the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine and Modified ECQ

    DOF directs all institutions providing electric, water, telecommunications, and other similar utilities to implement a 30-day grace period for the payment if utilities falling due within the period of ECQ and MECQ, without incurring interests, penalties, and other charges arising from said grace period.
    Department Circular No. 004-2020

    16 April 2020 – We Will Rise as One Brochure

    Provides the Duterte Administration’s 4-pillar socioeconomic strategy against COVID-19 as of April 9, 2020 consisting of Emergency Support for Vulnerable Sectors, Resources to Fight COVID-19, Fiscal and Monetary Actions, and An Economic Recovery Plan.
    We Will Rise as One Brochure

    01 April 2020 – Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4 (aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act“

    Rules issued to prescribe guidelines and procedure in the implementation of Section 4 (aa) of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”.
    Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4 (aa) of Republic Act No. 11469


    Department of Health

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH)

    15 September 2021 – Department Circular No. 2021-0415: Conduct of BAKUNADO PANALO, an E-raffle to Incentivize Vaccination Against COVID-19

    DOH with the cooperation of national government agencies and private sector partners advises of its conduct of an e-raffle entitled BAKUNADO PANALO, a nation-wide e-raffle which aims to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19 through cash prizes.
    Department Circular No. 2021-0415

    17 September 2021 – Memorandum Circular No. 2021-0050: CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-002 “Amendment of Article IV-B of Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-001 Entitled “Guidelines on the Gradual Reopening of Campuses of Higher Education Institutions for Limited Face-to-Face Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

    DOH and CHED jointly issues its Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-002, which amends Article IV-B of its JMC No. 2021-001 regarding the guidelines on the gradual reopening of campuses of higher education institutions (HEIs) for limited face-to-face classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2021-0050

    30 December 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0420: Adoption of the Interim Operational Guidelines for the Investigation of VUI 202012/01 (B1.1.7 Lineage) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

    The DOH adopts the Interim Operational Guidelines for the Investigation of VUI 202012/01 (B1.1.7 Lineage) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), to provide guidance for the implementation of a national disease surveillance for investigating SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01 (B1.1.7 Lineage) utilizing sequencing for microbial typing.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0420

    04 December 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0397: Reiteration of the Supplemental Guidance on the Use of Rapid Antigen Test Kits

    DOH reiterates the acceptable use of rapid antigen test kits are based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC), and results of the pilot studies on testing of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and travelers in Baguio City.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0397

    26 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-405: Reiteration of the Department Memorandum No. 2020-0512 Entitled Revised Omnibus Interim Guidelines on Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment, and Reintegration Strategies for COVID-19

    DOH amends its Memorandum No. 2020-0512, in compliance with the IATF directive to revisit the pathways for screening of travelers and in light of the recent Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) recommendations.
    Department Circular No. 2020-405

    16 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-406: Enforcement of the Bed Capacity Allocation of Hospitals Dedicated for COVID-19 Response

    DOH delegates the Center for Health Development – Regulation, Licensing and Enforcement Divisions (CHR-RLEDs) to enforce the provision of R.A. No. 11494 on the required bed capacity allocation for COVID-19 patients in all hospitals in their regions, regardless of level.
    Department Circular No. 2020-406

    03 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0398: Guidelines on Civil Works Implementation for the World Bank — Philippine COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (PCERP)

    DOH disseminates the Civil Works Implementation Guidelines for the “Philippine COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (PCERP)” funded by the World Bank. DOH Department Circular No. 2020-0398 shall ensure that all recipient facilities are following the DOH standards on the construction of isolation facilities, quarantine and reference laboratories across the country, and are aware of the World Bank regulations on project implementation.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0398

    27 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0391: Price Range for COVID-19 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing

    DOH issues the price range set for Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) testing, for compliance of all licensed COVID-19 testing laboratories nationwide.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0391

    25 November 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0054: Implementing Guidelines on the Provision of Life Insurance, Accommodation, Transportation, and Meals to Public and Private Health Under Republic Act (RA) 11494 Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act”

    DOH issues the supplementary guidelines on the provision of life insurance, accommodation, transportation, and meals to public and private health workers (HWs). The Administrative Order is being issued to promote the well-being of HWs as the government ensures the continuity of health services during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0054

    25 November 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0013-B: Further Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2020-0013 dated 09 April 2020 entitled, “Revised Administrative Order No. 2020-0012, ‘Guidelines for the Implementation for the Inclusion of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the list of Notifiable Diseases for Mandatory Reporting to the Department of Health’ dated March 17, 2020.”

    DOH further amends Item No. VI of its Administrative Order No. 2020-0013.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0013-B

    24 November 2020 – DOH-DTI Joint Administrative Order No. 2020-001: Guidelines for the Implementation of Executive Order No. 118 on Regulation of Prices for COVID-19 Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing and Test Kit

    DOH and DTI sets guidelines for the implementation of Executive Order No. 118 series of 2020.
    DOH-DTI Joint Administrative Order No. 2020-001

    19 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0383: Advisory on Health Facilities Offering COVID-19 Testing Services

    DOH provides guidance and reminder to all health facilities in order to ensure the safe and quality service of COVID-19 testing laboratories.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0383

    11 November 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0367: Reiteration and Clarification of Department Memorandum (DM) No. 2020-0324 Titled Mandatory Notification of Remote Collection Activity of COVID-19 Testing Laboratories

    DOH issues Department Circular No. 2020-0367 to address several queries received by DOH regarding the implementation of Department Memorandum No. 2020-0324 and Department Circular No. 2020-319.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0367

    03 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0050: Best Practices Implemented by the Department of Transportation in Ensuring a Safe Workplace and in the Management of Work from Home (WFH) Personnel during Community Quarantine Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DOH disseminates a copy of the Executive Brief entitled “Best Practices Implemented by the Department of Transportation in Ensuring a Safe Workplace and in the Management of Work from Home (WFH) Personnel during Community Quarantine Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0050

    29 October 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0343-A: Amendment to Department Circular No. 2020-0343 Dated October 9, 2020 entitled “Delivery of Routine LF Services Under the National Filariasis Elimination Program (NFEP) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DOH amends its Department Circular No. 2020-0343, lowering the age of children who can be tested in the sentinel and spot check sites from 10 years and above to 2 years old and above.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0343-A

    15 October 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0053: Operational Guidelines in the Delivery of Essential Health Service Packages (EHSPs) for Medical _and_ Public Health Services During Emergencies and Disasters

    DOH provides the guidelines on the delivery f Essential Health Service Packages (EHSPs) for medical and public health services during emergencies and disasters.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0053

    09 October 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0343: National Filariasis Elimination Program (NFEP) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DOH issues Department Circular no. 2020-0343, on the delivery of routine lymphatic filariasis (LF) services such as the conduct of Mass Drug Administration (MDA), Sentinel and Spot Check Surveys and Transmission Assessment Surveys (TAS) including Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) and vector control in the affected communities and municipalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0343

    09 October 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0337-A: Amendment to Department Circular No. 2020-0337 Dated October 6, 2020

    DOH amends the title/subject of its Department Circular No. 2020-0337 dated October 6, 2020. The new title/subject was entitled, “Reiteration of Policies/Guidelines on the Stabilizing of Prices of Medicines and Medical Devices During COVID-19 Health Event”.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0337-A

    06 October 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0016-A: Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2020-0016 Entitled, “Minimum Health System Capacity Standards for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Strategies”

    DOH amends Section V of its Administrative Order No. 2020-0016 dated May 4, 2020.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0016-A

    01 October 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 2020-0334: Revised Case Investigation Form in the Department Memorandum 2020-0397 Entitled “Minimum Data Requirements of COVID-19-Related Information Systems”

    DOH informs all concerned that a revised version of the Case Investigation Form (CIF) is currently being approved incorporating comments and suggestions of Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Units (RESU), Disease Reporting Units (DRU), and City Health Department (CHD), to facilitate the submission of important COVID-19 information and to ensure the interoperability of existing COVID-19-related information systems.
    Administrative Circular No. 2020-0334

    30 September 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0339: WHO Update 3 on Additional ICD-10 Categories for COVID-19

    DOH informs all concerned on WHO’s update on the additional ICD-10 categories for COVID-19.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0339

    22 September 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0327: Requirement for DOH-Licensed COVID-19 Laboratories to Have Medical Technologists or Analysts Certified on Hands-On PCR Training

    DOH requires all DOH-licensed COVID-19 laboratories for RT-PCR testing to have a minimum of 3 certified medical technologists/analysts, wherein at least 1 of the certified medical technologists/analysts is present per shift.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0327

    08 September 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-B: Amendment of the Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-A “Amendment to the Administrative Order No. 2020-0014, Guidelines in Securing a License to Operate a COVID-19 Testing Laboratory in the Philippines”

    DOH amends Sections V.B.2.B.3 and V.B.9.4 and 6 of Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-A, as recommended by the Assessment Team from the Health Facilities and Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB) and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-B

    04 September 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0325: Interim Guidelines in the Requisition of COVID-19 Testing Supplies for DOH Licensed COVID-19 Testing Laboratories and Swabbing Sites

    DOH issues Department Circular N. 2020-0325, to ensure systematic and continuous supply of specimen collection kits, laboratory reagents and consumables (excluding Genexpert cartridges) from the DOH to the swabbing sites and DOH-licensed COVID 19 Laboratories under the COVID-19 Laboratory Network.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0325

    01 September 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0326: Directive for the Conduct of All Clinical Trials for COVID-19

    DOH mandates all principal investigators of all clinical trials for COVID-19 drugs and vaccines to notify DOH and submit relevant information using a Clinical Trial Notification Form and weekly updates to the Health Research Division of the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, and to the Health Regulation Team, in order to centralize information and communication on the conduct of clinical trials.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0326

    17 August 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0323: Extension of the Validity of the Certificate of Registration for Massage Therapist and Embalmers in the Philippines

    The Committee of Examiners for Massage Therapists (CEMT) and Committee of Examiners for Undertakers and Embalmers (CEUE) waives the renewal process for 2020 and extends the validity of those Certificates of Registration (CORs) due for renewal to December 31, 2021, in light of the present COVID-19 pandemic and to further curb the transmission of the virus.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0323

    07 August 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0318: Mandatory Submission of Accurate, Complete, and Timely COVID-19 Case Data Through the COVID Document Repository System (CDRS) and Laboratory Information System API

    DOH enjoins all Disease Reporting Units (DRUs), Hospitals, and Local Government Units to provide accurate, complete, and timely data on COVID-19 cases
    Department Circular No. 2020-0318

    04 August 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0314: Circulation of the Reiteration of the Guidelines on the Management and Use of Investigation Drugs for COVID-19

    DOH reiterates the guidelines related to the management and use of investigational drugs for COVID-19 for the adherence of healthcare professionals in all recognized health facilities.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0314

    24 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0205-A: Amendment to Department Order No. 2020-0205 Dated May 07, 2020 Entitled, “Recognizing Sub-National Laboratories as Training Providers for Hands-On PCR Training”

    DOH amends its Department Circular No. 2020-0205, particularly to change the sub-national laboratories for hands-on PCR training.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0205-A

    14 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-036: Waived Requirement for the Renewal of License to Operate a Clinical Laboratory for the Year 2021

    DOH informs all concerned that the licensing requirement for the National External Quality Assessment Scheme (NEQAS) 2020 Certificate of Participation / Certificate of Performance issued by the designated National Reference Laboratory (NRL) is waived for the 2021 renewal of License to Operate (LTO) of a clinical laboratory, due to the current COVID-19 situation.
    Department Circular No. 2020-036

    14 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0034: Department of Health – University of the Philippines, Manila (DOH-UPM) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0001 Entitled “Telemedicine Practice Guidelines”

    DOH disseminates DOH-UPM Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0001, entitled “Telemedicine Practice Guidelines”, to provide minimum recommendations for setting up a telemedicine practice that empowers and safeguards both patients and health care providers, while maintaining good quality medical care.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0034

    10 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0301: Procurement of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Related Projects After the Expiration of Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    DOH disseminates GPPB NPM No. 005-2020, providing clarificatory opinion to guide all Procuring Entities in the procurement of COVID-19 related supplies, materials, equipment, and other critical services.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0301

    06 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0319: Guidelines for the Remote Specimen Collection for SARS-CoV-2 Detection by the COVID-19 Testing Laboratories

    DOH issues the guidelines for the remote specimen collection for SARS-CoV-2 detection, to ensure that the COVID-19 testing laboratories carry out each essential step of the pre-analytical procedure appropriately.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0319

    03 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0298: Compendium of Department of Health (DOH) Issuances on Infection Prevention and Control in the Health Facilities in the Context of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    DOH provides a compendium of its issuances on infection prevention and control in health facilities, to provide guidance to the hospital directors and facility managers in institutionalizing measures to mitigate risks and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0298

    06 July 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0293: Deadline for Posting of Procurement Data for All Contracts Awarded Under Emergency Procurement Under the Bayanihan Act

    DOH disseminates to all its officials and personnel GPPB Advisory No. 06-2020, regarding the deadline for positing of procurement data for all contract awarded under emergency procurement under the Bayanihan Act.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0293

    29 June 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0297: Reiteration of Penalties for Non-Compliance to the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases to the Department of Health Representatives or Human Resources for Health in Accordance With Republic Act No. 11332

    DOH reiterates the provisions of Republic Act No, 11332, on the prohibition of non-cooperation of persons and entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0297

    11 June 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0232: Webinar Entitled “Filipino Society and Culture amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Webinar on COVID 19 and Its Socio-Cultural Impacts on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Approaches” on 16 June 2020

    DOH announces the webinar entitled, Filipino Society and Culture Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Webinar on COVID 19 and Its Socio-Cultural Impacts on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Approaches organized by the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of the Civil Defense.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0232

    11 June 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0230: e-ITEC Short Training Live Webinars on COVID-19 Management Strategies

    DOH announces to all concerned the e-ITEC short training live webinars on COVID-19 management strategies.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0230

    04 June 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0013-A: Amendment to Administrative Order No. 2020-0013 Entitled, “Revised Administrative Order No. 2020-0012, ‘Guidelines for the Inclusion of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the List of Notifiable Diseases for Mandatory Reporting to the Department of Health’ Dated March 17, 2020.”

    DOH amends Item VII (Roles and Responsibilities) of Administrative Order No. 2020-0013.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0013-A

    26 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0219: Advisory on the Use of the National Government-Led Mega-Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF) Readiness Checklist

    DOH issues the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) Readiness Checklist, based on existing DOH guidelines for standards and operation of Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities, to assist the National Incident Command Emergency Operations Centers and Facility Managers in ensuring the effective and efficient operations of Mega TTMFs.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0219

    26 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0227: Additional Requirement in the Licensing of a COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

    DOH requires all COVID-19 testing laboratories to be oriented and trained on the use of the COVID-KAYA application prior to issuance of their License to Operate.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0227

    24 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0212: Designation of the Filinvest City Foundation as a Training Provider for COVID-KAYA and CaRT Apps

    Designates Filinvest City Foundation as the training provider for the COVID-KAYA and CaRT Applications.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0212

    21 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0228: Prohibition on the Non-Disclosure of Hospitals and Other Health and Other Health Facilities of COVID-19 Related Data to Authorized Department of Health (DOH) Representatives and/or Human Resources for Health (HRH) for Purposes of Contact Tracing for the Duration of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Health Event

    DOH reiterates the provisions under Section 9 of R.A. No. 11332, which prohibits the non-cooperation of persons and entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0228

    21 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0225: Advisory on the Use of the Infection Prevention and Control Checklist for Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF)

    DOH endorses the use Infection Prevention and Control Checklist for Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities, to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0225

    21 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0216: Accreditation of Third-Party Training Institutions or Groups as Training Providers for Hands-On PCR Training

    DOH allows interested third-party training institutions to apply for accreditation as official training providers for Hands-On Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Training.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0216

    20 May 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-A: Amendment to the Administrative Order No. 2020-0014 “Guidelines in Securing a License to Operate a COVID-19 Testing Laboratory in the Philippines”

    Amends certain sections of Administrative Order No, 2020-0014, to include the use of new platforms as acceptable methods in detecting SARS-CoV-2 and the different models or designs of COVID-19 testing laboratories, such as but not limited to pop-up labs which may be modular types laboratories or container vans converted into labs, etc.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-0014-A

    12 May 2020 – Advisory Re: Enjoining All Concerned in the Government to Realize at Least Ten Percent (10%) Cost Savings

    In line with the implementation of Section 4(u) of Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, the DOE Secretary as Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee (IAEECC) issue recommendations to all concerned government agencies to conserve and regulate the distribution and use of power, fuel, energy and water, and ensure its adequate supply.
    DOH Advisory Re: Enjoining All Concerned in the Government to Realize at Least Ten Percent Cost Savings

    28 April 2020 – DOH-NPC Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0002: Privacy Guidelines on the Processing and Disclosure of COVID-19 Related Data for Disease Surveillance and Response

    Implements the guidelines for the collection, processing and disclosure of COVID-19-related data in pursuit of disease surveillance and response, while protecting the data privacy rights of patients and individuals and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their personal data.
    DOH-NPC Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0002

    28 April 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0194: Advisory on the Use of RT-PCR Testing Kits for COVID-19 Manufactured by Manila HealthTek Inc.

    DOH reiterates that GenAmplify™ Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) rRT-PCR Detection Kit manufactured by Manila HeatlhTek Inc. shall be only used once the RITM issues out positive recommendation from its performance validation.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0194

    27 April 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-015: Guidelines on the Risk -Based Public Health Standards for COVID-19 Mitigation

    Provide guidelines for sectoral planning on the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) as minimum public health standards to mitigate the threat of COVID-19.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-015


    Department of Information and Communications Technology

    DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (DICT)

    29 December 2020 – Department Circular No. 012-D: Digital Education Program – Project 2-A: Expanded Pilot Project for Cybersafe Learning for Education in Response to the State of Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19

    DICT issues the guidelines for the immediate departmental implementation of Project 2 – Cybersafe Learning for Education as a component of the Digital Education Program.
    Department Circular No. 012-D

    26 June 2020 – Department Order No. 81 s. 2020: Designation of Personnel

    DICT announces the designation of Undersecretary Ramon P. Jacinto as Undersecretary for Government Digital Broadcast Television and the Digitization of the Entertainment Industry Sector which was rendered necessary by the state of national health emergency due to the COVID-19 situation.
    Department Order No. 81 s. 2020

    08 June 2020 – Department Circular No. 11 s. 2020: Interim Guidelines for the Processing of Applications for Registration as an Independent Tower Company for the Duration of the Declared State of Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19

    DICT promulgates the guidelines for the relaxation of requirements for the expedient implementation of the Policy on Passive Telecommunications Tower Infrastructure for Macro Cell Sites (PTTIs).
    Department Circular No. 11 s. 2020

    02 April 2020 – Department Circular No. 006 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Application and Issuance of PNPKI Digital Certificates for External Clients During the State of Public Health Emergency.

    The guidelines cover the procedures for processing applications for the issuance of Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure digital certificates for external clients.
    Department Circular No. 006 s. 2020


    Department of Justice

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

    03 August 2020 – Department Circular No. 021 s. 2020: Guidelines for the Duration of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), 04-18 August 2020

    DOJ announces its adoption of the work-from-home arrangement, except for those identified as skeleton staff at the frontline services and other offices, divisions, units and programs of DOJ, in accordance with DOJ Department Circular No. 008 dated March 13, 2020.
    Department Circular No. 021 s. 2020

    12 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 014 s. 2020: Department of Justice Operational Guidelines During the Period of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines

    DOJ imposes the operation guidelines during the period of public health emergency in the Philippines which shall cover works in the DOJ main office and in all Prosecution offices nationwide.
    Department Circular No. 014 s. 2020

    12 May 2020 – Department Circular No. 013 s. 2020: Guidelines on Minimum Health Standards for COVID-19 Mitigation in the Department of Justice (DOJ)

    DOJ enjoins all concerned to carry out the measures to ensure that COVID-19 mitigation objectives are achieved for the duration of the public health emergency.
    Department Circular No. 013 s. 2020

    10 May 2020 – Department Order No. 2020-0237: Interim Guidelines for the Delivery of Nutrition Services in the Context of COVID 19 Pandemic

    DOJ provides the interim guidelines for delivery of essential nutrition services to minimize the impact of this disease to health and nutrition outcomes.
    Department Order No. 2020-0237

    24 April 2020 – Joint DOH-DTI-DA-DOJ-DILG-BOC Circular No. 001 s. 2020: Implementation of Seizure and Related Proceedings for Goods Necessary to Address the COVID-19Public Health Emergency Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 7581, as Amended by RA 10623, Otherwise Known as the Price Act and RA 10863, Otherwise Known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, in Relation to RA 11469, Otherwise Known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    DOH, DTI, DA, DOJ, DILG and BOC shall undertake the seizure of articles, whether locally produced or manufactured or imported or introduced into the Philippine market, which are held , hoarded, manipulated, sold, or otherwise disposed of in violation of the Price Act or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act in accordance with the provisions of RA 7581, as amended by RA 10623 and the provisions of RA 10863and as further authorized under Sections 4(i), 4(k) and 7 of RA 11469.
    Joint DOH-DTI-DA-DOJ-DILG-BOC Circular No. 001 s. 2020


    Department of Labor and Employment

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE)

    10 December 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 33-20: Cessation of Implementation of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    DOLE announces the cessation of online applications for the Php5,000.00 financial assistance under CAMP-Bayanihan 2.
    Labor Advisory No. 33-20

    07 December 2020 – DOLE-DOT Joint Advisory No. 01 s. 2020: Expanded Coverage of Beneficiaries Under DOLE-DOT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001

    DOLE and DOT issues Joint Advisory No. 01 s. 2020, to guide all concerned in the implementation of the financial assistance and cash-for-work program for displaced workers in the tourism sector.
    DOLE-DOT Joint Advisory No. 01 s. 2020

    03 December 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 30 A-20: CAMP-Bayanihan 2 Expanded Coverage of Affected Workers

    DOLE lists the coverage under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measure Program (CAMP-Bayanihan), to further extend the assistance to more affected workers.
    Labor Advisory No. 30 A-20

    27 November 2020 – Department Order No. 220-20: Guidelines on the Implementation of DOLE AKAP Under RA 11494 Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act”

    DOLE promulgates the guidelines on the availment of the DOLE-AKAP by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to ensure its effective and streamlined implementation.
    Department Order No. 220-20

    25 November 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 31-2020: Payment of Deferred Holiday Pay During the National Emergency Arising from the COVID-19 Situation

    DOLE issues Labor Advisory No. 31-2020, which require employers who were allowed to defer payment of the holiday pay of their employees, to pay all covered employees of the deferred holiday pay equivalent to 100% of their daily wage on or before December 31, 2020.
    Labor Advisory No. 31-2020

    11 November 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 30-20: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Implementation of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    DOLE issues clarificatory guidelines on the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, particularly on SSS Certification and Coverage of Workers of Affected Establishments that Implemented flexible working arrangements (FWAs)/alternative work scheme (AWS).
    Labor Advisory No. 30-20

    30 October 2020 – DOLE-DOT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01: Implementing Guidelines on Providing Financial Assistance and Cash-For-Work Program for Displaced Workers in Tourism Sector

    DOLE and DOT issues Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01, to provide guidelines in the grant of financial assistance to displaced employees of DOT-accredited Primary and Secondary Tourism Enterprises, LGU-licensed primary enterprises, and members of registered Community-Based Tourism Organizations (CBTOs).
    DOLE-DOT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01

    28 October 2020 – Department Order No. 219 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Implementation of Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    DOLE issues the guidelines on the implementation of Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, to ensure the effective and streamlined implementation of DOLE’s TUPAD program.
    Department Order No. 219 s. 2020

    28 October 2020 – Department Order No. 218 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Implementation of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    DOLE issues the guidelines on the implementation of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, to ensure the effective and streamlined implementation of DOLE’s CAMP program.
    Department Order No. 218 s. 2020

    11 September 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 24-A-20: Revised Guidelines on Engagement of Children 15 to Below 18 Years of Age in Public Entertainment or Information During Community Quarantine

    DOLE revises its earlier Advisory on the guidelines for the engagement of children 15 to below 18 years old in public entertainment or information during the community quarantine.
    Labor Advisory No. 24-A-20

    04 September 2020 – Department Circular No. 2020-0325: Interim Guidelines in the Requisition of COVID-19 Testing Supplies for DOH Licensed COVID-19 Testing Laboratories and Swabbing Sites

    DOH issues Department Circular N. 2020-0325, to ensure systematic and continuous supply of specimen collection kits, laboratory reagents and consumables (excluding Genexpert cartridges) from the DOH to the swabbing sites and DOH-licensed COVID 19 Laboratories under the COVID-19 Laboratory Network.
    Department Circular No. 2020-0325

    17 August 2020 – DTI-DOLE Advisory No. 20-01: Clarification on the Expanded Risk-Based Testing for COVID-19 Of-At-Risk Individuals

    DTI and DOLE clarify Section III.D, paragraphs 1 and 2 of DOLE-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-04-A, series of 2020.
    DTI-DOLE Advisory No. 20-01

    03 August 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 26 s. 2020: Payment of Wages and Other Monetary Benefits Through Transaction Accounts

    DOLE encourages private establishments to pay wages and other monetary benefits of their employees through transaction accounts, to reduce costs and risks of physical cash disbursements, and to promote digital payments as a safer alternative to the physical exchange of bills and coins, thereby reducing physical contact and minimizing transmission or spread of viruses such as COVID-19.
    Labor Advisory No. 26 s. 2020

    23 June 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 23 s. 2020: Engagement or Participation of a Child Below 15 Years of Age in Public Entertainment or Information Pursuant to the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

    DOLE issues guidelines on the engagement or participation of a child below 15 years of age in public entertainment or information during the community quarantine.
    Labor Advisory No. 23 s. 2020

    23 June 2020 – Department Order No. 212-A: Supplemental Guidelines on the Provision of “DOLE-AKAP for OFWs”

    DOLE issues amendment/supplemental guidelines to further expand the coverage of the program and facilitate faster evaluation of POLOs in DOLE-AKAP applications of onsite OFWs.
    Department Order No. 212-A

    11 June 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 17-A s. 2020: Establishment Report Form

    DOLE advises employers to submit their RKS Form 5 of 2020, pursuant to Section 7 of Labor Advisory No. 17, series of 2020. The report an be submitted personally or online to the appropriate DOLE Provincial/Field Office which has jurisdiction over the workplace, effective June 16, 2020.
    Labor Advisory No. 17-A s. 2020

    05 June 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 21 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Verification of the Qualifications of Private Health Workers and/or Their Beneficiaries on the Grant of Compensation

    DOLE provides guidelines on the verification of qualifications of private health workers (PrHW) and/or their beneficiaries who contracted severe COVID-19 from February 1, 2020 and recovered from it or became a COVID-19 casualty while in the line of duty.
    Labor Advisory No. 21 s. 2020

    20 May 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 19 s. 2020: Application and Issuance of Alien Employment Permits (AEPS) for Foreign Nationals Employed in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) During the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine Periods

    DOLE issues advisory for the guidance of all concerned during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine and General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    Labor Advisory No. 19 s. 2020

    18 May 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 18 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Cost of COVID-19 Prevention and Control Measures

    DOLE issues guidelines on the cost of COVID-19 prevention and control measures for all employers, including contractors or subcontractors in the private sector.
    Labor Advisory No. 18 s. 2020

    18 May 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 17 s. 2020: Guidelines on Employment Preservation Upon the Resumption of Business Operation

    DOLE advises all employers and their employees in the private sector operating or allowed to resume business operations under enhanced community quarantine, general community quarantine or other quarantine arrangements to observe the guidelines on employment preservation upon the resumption of their business operation.
    Labor Advisory No. 17 s. 2020

    06 May 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 16 s. 2020: Interruption of Period for Filing of Application (New and Renewal) of Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) and Private Employment Agency (PEA) Licenses

    Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 30, series of 2020 (AO 30-20) issued by the Office of the President, DOLE issues advisory on the filing of applications of Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) and Private Employment Agency (PEA) licenses within forty-five (45) days after the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ).
    Labor Advisory No. 16 s. 2020

    06 May 2020 – Department Order No. 213 s. 2020: Prescribing Guidelines in the Prescription of Actions and the Suspension of Reglementary Periods to File Pleadings, Motions and Other Documents

    Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 30, series of 2020 (AO 30-20) issued by the Office of the President, DOLE formulates and issues the guidelines on the interruption of periods for filing documents and cancellation of proceedings.
    Department Order No. 213 s. 2020

    08 April 2020 – Department Order No. 212, series of 2020: Prescribing Guidelines on the Provision of Financial Assistance for Displaced Landbased and Seabased Filipino Workers Due to the Corona Virus (COVID-2019) “DOLE-AKAP for OFWs”

    The DOLE shall provide displaced OFWs on account of COVID-19 with a one-time financial assistance (DOLE-AKAP) of USD200.00 or PhP10,000 or its equivalent to the local currency of the host country and promulgates the guidelines on the availment thereof.
    Department Order No. 212, series of 2020

    06 April 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 12-A, series of 2020: Clarificatory Advisory on CAMP Documentary Requirements

    In case of non-availability of payroll, affected establishments may submit other documents outlined in this Advisory.
    Labor Advisory No. 12-A, series of 2020

    01 April 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 13-A, series of 2020: Deferment of Payment of Holiday Pay for the April 2020 Holidays

    Employers are allowed to defer payment of holiday pay on April 9, 10 and 11, 2020, pursuant to Labor Advisory No. 13, series of 2020 until such time that the present emergency situation has been abated and the normal operations of the establishment are in place.
    Labor Advisory No. 13-A, series of 2020

    30 March 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2020: Clarification of the Non-Inclusion of the One-Month Enhanced Community Quarantine Period on the Six-Month Probationary Period

    For purposes of determining the six-month probationary period, the one-month ECQ period is not included therein.
    Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2020

    30 March 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 13, series of 2020: Payment of Wages for the Regular Holidays on April 9 and 10, 2020 and Special Day on April 11, 2020

    The Advisory prescribes rules for pay on regular holidays (April 9 and 10) and special non-working days (April 11).
    Labor Advisory No. 13, series of 2020

    21 March 2020 – Department Order No. 211, series of 2020: Prescribing Guidelines Governing the Provision of Hotel Accommodation for Distressed Landbased and Seabased Filipino Workers During the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine or the OWWA Project Care

    Accommodation establishments such as hotels are permitted to accept distressed landbased and seabased Filipino workers during the period of ECQ in accordance with the guidelines provided in this DO.
    Department Order No. 211, series of 2020

    18 March 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 12, series of 2020: Clarificatory Guidelines on the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP)

    Clarificatory guidelines are issued pursuant to DOLE Department Order No. 209 (Guidelines on CAMP).
    Labor Advisory No. 12, series of 2020

    17 March 2020 – Department Order No. 209, series of 2020: Guidelines on the Adjustment Measures Program for Affected Workers Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019

    DOLE promulgates the guidelines on the implementation of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).
    Department Order No. 209, series of 2020

    14 March 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 11, series of 2020: Supplemental Guidelines Relative to Remedial Measures in View of the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Guidelines are issued to help ensure containment of COVID-19 transmission through adoption of flexible work arrangements and observance of strict social distancing measures, i.e. at least one (1) meter radius between and among workers.
    Labor Advisory No. 11, series of 2020

    04 March 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 09, series of 2020: Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements as Remedial Measure Due to the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    This Advisory is issued to assist and guide employers and employees in the implementation of various flexible work arrangements as alternative coping mechanism and remedial measures.
    Labor Advisory No. 09, series of 2020

    31 January 2020 – Labor Advisory No. 04, series of 2020: Guidelines on 2019 Novela Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Prevention and Control at the Workplace

    Guidelines are issued to assist private sector workplaces in their preparedness and response to the 2019-nCoV.
    Labor Advisory No. 04, series of 2020


    Department of Social Welfare and Development

    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (DSWD)

    13 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 030 s. 2020: Special Guidelines on the Implementation of the Provisions of Republic Act No. 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” Concerning DSWD

    DSWD repeals its Memorandum Circular No. 22, series of 2020 and governs the implementation of Republic Act (RA) No. 11494, to conform with the Implementing Guidelines of the said RA issued by the Office of the President.
    Memorandum Circular No. 030 s. 2020

    19 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 24 s. 2020: Amendment to Memorandum Circular No. 11, Series of 2019 Otherwise Known as “The Guidelines on the Implementation of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation”

    DSWD issues Memorandum Circular (M.C.) No. 24 s. 2020 to guide its officials and staff on the needed enhancements in M.C. No. 11, series of 2019 as supplemented by M.C. No. 11, series of 2020, consequent to the current economic disruption brought about by COVID-19.
    Memorandum Circular No. 24 s. 2020

    05 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 022 s. 2020: Special Guidelines on the Implementation of the Provisions of Republic Act No. 11494 of the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act” Concerning DSWD and the Continuing Implementation of Republic Act No. 11469

    DSWD provides the amendments in the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) guidelines and its harmonization with the availment of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) and the continued implementation of other DSWD programs in line with the provisions of R.A. No. 11494 and R.A. No. 11469.
    Memorandum Circular No. 022 s. 2020

    29 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 017 s. 2020: Guidelines on the Deduplication Procedures in Line with the Provision of the Emergency Subsidy Through the DSWD Amelioration Program

    DSWD provides the guidelines on the deduplication procedures which will be followed by the Central and Field Offices in determining duplication in the availment of emergency cash subsidies under the Social Amelioration Program in compliance with the existing policies and guidelines.
    Memorandum Circular No. 017 s. 2020

    08 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-015: Guidelines on the Implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa by the Department of Social Welfare and Development

    DSWD issues guidelines on the implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program under Executive Order No. 11 series of 2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-015

    01 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 14 s. 2020: Special Guidelines in the Implementation of the Emergency Subsidy Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the Additional Beneficiaries

    DSWD provides additional eligible families in the initial 18 Million low-income family beneficiaries of the SAP under R.A. No. 11469 and DSWD-DOLE-DTI-DA Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 01, Series of 2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 14 s. 2020

    29 April 2020 – Administrative Order No. 2020-003: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan (2020-2022)

    DSWD adopts the COVID-19 response and recovery plan from 2020-2022 in consideration with the current pandemic context.
    Administrative Order No. 2020-003


    Department of the Interior and Local Government

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DILG)

    16 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-170: Designation of Local Chief Executive Regional Ambassadors of the “Bida ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” Campaign

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-170, to inform all local government units (LGUs), DILG Regional and Field Offices, and the BARMM Ministry of Local Government on the designation of select local chief executives (LCEs) as Ambassadors of the “BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” Campaign, who will advocate the same among their fellow LCEs in the regions and their constituents.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-170

    15 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-169: Supplementing DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-142 on the Rules on the Conduct of Procurement Activities Under the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-169, to reiterate the rules provided by the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) in the conduct of procurement of goods covered under Bayanihan 2 and supplement the guidelines contained in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-142.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-169

    04 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-168: Supplemental Guidelines to the DBM-DOF-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2 S. 2020 Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act [RA] No. 11494) Pertaining to Local Government Units (LGUs)

    DILG clarifies Section 2.9 of the DBM-DOF-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2 series of 2020 (Section 4 [III] of the Bayanihan 2 Law) specifically on the utilization of unexpended cash balances of funds from various DILG-administered projects/programs, held in trust by LGUs, the utilization of which are governed by project-specific guidelines.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-168

    20 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-159: Guidelines for the Implementation of the 2020 Resettlement Governance Assistance Fund (RGAF) to Local Government Units (LGUs) with Resettlement Sites in Regions III, IV-A and the National Capital Region (NCR)

    DILG issues implements the 2020 Resettlement Governance Assistance Fund (RGAF) in order to sustain and expand the projects and activities funded by RGAF 2017 and 2019. The intervention shall also respond to the situation brought about by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in resettlement sites and informal settler families (ISFs).
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-159

    10 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-152: Implementation of Safety Measures in the Operation of TALIPAPAs (Satellite Markets) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DOH amends its Department Circular No. 2020-0343, lowering the age of children who can be tested in the sentinel and spot check sites from 10 years and above to 2 years old and above.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-152

    29 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-147: Guidelines on the Management of COVID-19 Related Health Care Wastes

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-147, to provide LGUs with comprehensive information on their roles, duties, and responsibilities on the proper handling and management of all COVID-19 related health care wastes per National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) Resolution No. 1364 s. 2020 within their jurisdictions.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-147

    23 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-140: Guidelines on the Resumption of Cockpit Operations or Cockfighting in Areas Under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) or Lower

    DILG enjoins all concerned local government units (LGUs) to undertake necessary actions in the management of cockpits and the conduct of cockfighting activities in areas placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) of lower.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-140

    09 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-135: Mobilization of Civil Society Organizations in COVID-19-Related Response and Recovery Programs of the Government

    DILG prescribes the general guidelines and procedure for the mobilization and engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs), private sector organizations, and volunteer groups and/or individuals in the implementation of COVID-19 response and recovery programs of the government.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-135

    07 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-131: Guidelines on the Conduct of Health-Enhancing Physical Activities and Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DILG provides guidelines for the conduct of exercise, sports and other forms of health-enhancing physical activities, as well as, play-for-pay physical sports activities for the duration of the COVID-19 response.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-131

    05 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-129: Reiterating and Supplementing DILG Memorandum Circular no. 2020-081 Dated May 8, 2020 Enjoining the use of StaySafePH V. 2 Application System for the Management of the Global Pandemic

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-129 to reiterate and supplement its Memorandum Circular No. 2020-081 dated May 8, 2020 directing the Local Chief Executives and Sangguniang Members of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities to use StaySafe.PH Application System for the management of corona virus situation.
    DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-129

    30 September 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-126: Guidelines in the Implementation/Roll Out of the Building Resilience of LGUs for the New Normal: Embracing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Work

    DILG provides the mechanics in the implementation and rollout of the Building Resilience of LGUs for the New Normal: Embracing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Work, a basic training course for contact tracers developed by the DILG-Local Government Academy in collaboration with the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and the Department of Health (DOH).
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-126

    25 September 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-125: Listo sa Tag-Ulan at COVID-19: Preparedness Measures of Local Government Units for the Rainy Season CY 2020

    DILG enjoins all concerned to undertake necessary preparedness measures for the rainy season while addressing and implementing infection prevention and control measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-125

    17 September 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-122: Support of LGUs to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and Community Quarantine Period

    DILG reiterates the call to support the livelihood of local farmers, fisherfolks, and cooperatives in feeding the Filipino people amidst the pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-122

    01 September 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-116: Refocusing the Disiplina Muna National Advocacy Campaign Towards Defeating the COVID-19 Pandemic Through the “Bida ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” Program

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-116 to provide guidelines to all LGUs, BARMM Ministry of Local Government, DILG Regional and Field Offices, and all DILG attached agencies on the refocusing of the Disiplina Muna national advocacy campaign towards the need to practice discipline to defeat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their respective jurisdictions and organizations.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-116

    18 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-110: Rule on the Mobility of Older Persons in Quarantine Situations as Prescribed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and the Role of the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in These Situations

    DILG strongly enjoins all local government units (LGUs) to abide by the provisions of the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of June 25, 2020 of the IATF-EID regarding the movement of citizens highly vulnerable to COVID-19which includes older persons.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-110

    30 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-107: Health and Safety Protocols for the Conduct of Film and Audiovisual Production Shoots and Audiovisual Activities Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DILG provides guidance to all companies and workers for the resumption of production shoots of film and the audiovisual content and other audiovisual activities following the established minimum public health standards for COVID-19 mitigation within various levels of community quarantine as well as for the registration of projects through the Safe Filming Program.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-107

    17 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-100: Guidelines for the Establishment of a Network of Cycling Lanesand Walking Paths to Support People’s Mobility

    DILG issues the guidelines to all concerned in undertaking necessary actions in the establishment of a network of cycling lanes and walking paths in connection with the country’s preparation of its transition to the “New Normal” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-100

    15 July 2020 – DILG-CHR Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01: Ensuring Gender-Responsive Interventions to COVID-19 and the New Normal Including Prompt, Effective, and Survivor-Centered Response to All Forms of Gender-Based Violence

    DILG and CHR issues the guidelines to all local government units to guide its programming and implementation of interventions in response to COVID-19 to ensure that women and girls’ concerns are responded to during the COVID-19 crisis.
    DILG-CHR Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01

    06 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-098: Guidance on the Conduct of On-Site Monitoring for OPDS-Administered Locally-Funded Projects Under the New Normal

    DILG issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-098 to provide guidance to all DILG personnel involved in the conduct of regular monitoring of OPDS-administered locally-funded projects amid the COVID-19 situation.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-098

    26 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-097: Imposition of Reasonable Fees and Charges on Issuing Medical Certificates and Other Services Consistent With DILG-DOF Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2019-01 on Rationalization of LGU Fees and Charges

    DILG reiterates the adherence of LGUs to DILG-DOF JMC No. 2019-01 to ensure uniform procedures in setting reasonable fees and charges as provided by Republic Act No. 7160.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-097

    22 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-095: Remedial Measures on the Localization of Executive Order No. 70 and All DILG Peacebuilding Initiatives

    DILG issues the remedial measures on the localization of Executive Order No. 70 and all DILG peacebuilding initiatives as a guide in the continuous implementation of Executive Order No. 70 localization efforts, specifically the conduct of Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Development (CUCPD), among other regional initiatives on the Lakbay Kapayapaan Roadmap.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-095

    17 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-092: Guidelines for Local Government Units in the Implementation of the Social Amelioration Program for the Second (2nd) Tranche

    DILG disseminates the guidelines for Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation of the 2nd tranche of Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0926

    29 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-090: Provision of Assistance to the Relocated Informal Settlers Families (ISFs) in Resettlement Communities in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency

    DILG directs LGUs of where relocatees have originated and LGUs that accepted them to perform their mutual and shared responsibility of extending financial and/or non-financial assistance to ISF relocatees of national government programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-090

    20 May 2020 – DILG-DOH-DICT-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01: Organization and Mobilization of Composite Teams in Local Government Units for Community Mitigation of COVID-19

    DILG-DOH-DICT-NEDA issues guidelines to establish a network of agencies and composite that will execute COVID-19 response activities.
    DILG-DOH-DICT-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01

    19 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-083: Guidelines for Local Government Units on the Regulation of Public Transportation in Areas Under General Community Quarantine and Interzonal Transportation

    DILG issues guidelines for Local Government Units (LGUs) on the regulation of public transportation in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to inform and guide LGUs in the implementation of measures to regulate public transportation with respect to the imposition of GCQ in the country, and the maintenance of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in select areas.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-083

    08 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-081: Enjoining the Use StaySafePH Application System for the Management of Corona Virus Situation

    Enjoins all local chief executives and sanggunian members of provinces, cities and municipalities to use the StaySafePH application system for the management of corona virus situation.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-081

    05 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-080: Implementing Guidelines for the Rice Resiliency Project of the Department of Agriculture

    Directs all Local Government Units (LGUs) to participate and align their actions with Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice Resiliency Project.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-080

    01 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-079: Clarificatory Guidelines on the Use of Peace and Order Council (POC) Funds for COVID-19-Related Programs, Projects, Services, and Activities (PPSAs)

    Provide clarificatory guidelines on the use of Peace and Order Council (POC) funds to support COVID-19-related activities.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-079

    24 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-077: Rationalizing the Establishment of a Local Government Unit Task Force Against COVID-19

    Directs all Local Government Units (LGUs) to fully establish and activate their respective Local Task Force against COVID-19 and align all their actions with the national strategy framework.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-077

    24 April 2020 – DILG-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2020: Suppletory Guidelines on the Management of Human Remains for Patient Under Investigation (PUI) and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-063)

    Provides additional guidelines in the management of human remains for PUI and confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    DILG-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2020

    14 April 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-74 – Realignment and Augmentation of SK Budget to Provide Funds for Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs) Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Directs the SK Officials to adhere to the policies and guidelines issued by the DBM and other government agencies concerned in the realignment and/or augmentation of SK budgets for COVID-19-related PPAs.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-74

    13 April 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-73 – Guidelines for the Conduct of the Expanded Testing Procedures for COVID-19.

    Directs the Chiefs of PNP, BFP and all LGUs to fully assist and cooperate with the DOH in the conduct of the expanded testing for COVID-19.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-73

    09 April 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-71 – Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks or other Protective Equipment in Public Areas

    The memorandum strictly implements the mandatory wearing of face masks by all residents in public areas, whenever allowed to go out of their homes, at all times. LGUs are encouraged to ensure supply of face masks or other protective equipment by preparing /devising indigenous, reusable, homemade or do-it-yourself face masks and face shields.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-71

    06 April 2020 – DILG-CWC Joint Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-001 – Reiteration of Protocols on Reaching Out to Children, Including Those in Street Situtations, in Need of Special Protection, Chidlren at Risk, and Children in Conflict with the Law During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The guidelines reiterate that all local government officials are enjoined to adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and equal treatment of all individuals; do no harm; and in all application of restrictive measures, local government needs to comply with the principles of proportionality, necessity and legality in reaching out to children in street situations in the operationalization of the ECQ.
    DILG-CWC Joint Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-001

    02 April 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-68 – Postponement of All Administrative Demolition and Eviction Activities during the Enhanced Community Quarantine and State of National Emergency

    The memorandum directs all LGUs to postpone all demolition and eviction activities and ensure that all homeless citizens within their respective jurisdictions are properly accommodated.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-68

    02 April 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-67 – Additional Guidelines on Quarantine and Isolation Measures Relative to the COVID-19 Situation

    The guidelines provide additional quarantine and isolation measures for the LGUs such as identification of facilities to be used as isolation units, disinfection of areas within their jurisdiction and identify appropriate human resources to aid the national government in responding to the health crisis.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-67

    31 March 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-66 – Guidelines on Providing Proper Welfare of Persons with Disabilities During the Enhanced Community Quarantine Due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

    The guidelines provide uniform, pragmatic and strategic approach by LGUs to fulfill the need of persons with disabilities.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-66

    30 March 2020 – DILG-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 02 series of 2020 – Provisional Guidelines on the Preparation and Approval of the Annual Investment Programs of Local Government Units in View of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The guidelines provide that all COVID-19 related programs, projects and activities to be funded by the LGUs should be part of their Annual Investment Program.
    DILG-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 02 series of 2020

    30 March 2020 – DILG-DOLE-DTI-DA-DOF-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01 series of 2020 – Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by the DSWD, DOLE, DTI, DA, DOF, DBM and DILG to the Most Affected Residents of the Areas Under Enhanced Community Quarantine.

    The memorandum provides guidelines to streamline and harmonize the various social amelioration programs adopted by LGUs in mitigating the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 health crisis.
    DILG-DOLE-DTI-DA-DOF-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01 series of 2020

    30 March 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-65 – Guidelines for Local Government Units in the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by the National Government to the Most Affected Residents of the Areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine.

    The guidelines provide the procedures for the identification of beneficiaries of the social amelioration measures and distribution of the same.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-65

    29 March 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-64 – Provincial/City/Municipal Special Care Facilities and Isolation Units Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    The guidelines direct LGUs to identify government facilities that may be temporarily converted into isolation and quarantines facilities and COVID-19 special care facilities.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-64

    27 March 2020 – DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-63 – Interim Guidelines on the Management of Human Remains for Patient Under Investigation (PUI) and Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Cases

    The guidelines provide for standard process on properly managing human remains of Patients Under Investigation (PUI) and confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-63

    27 March 2020 – DILG-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 01, series of 2020: Guidelines on the Utilization of the Twenty Percent (20%) of the Annual Internal Revenue Allotment for Development Projects in View of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    The 20% Development Fund is allowed to be used for the specified COVID-19 related expenses, in order to give the LGUs greater leeway and flexibility in the utilization of funds for their disaster preparedness and response efforts.
    DILG-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 01, series of 2020

    21 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-062: Suppletory LGU Guidelines on the Implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, and State of Public Health Emergency in Other Parts of the Country Due to the COVID-19 Threat

    The MC prescribes general and specific guidelines for all LGUs and directs them to fully implement the directives of the Office of the President for the Enhanced Community Quarantine for Luzon, and the State of Public Health Emergency for the rest of the country.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-062


    Department of Trade and Industry

    DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY (DTI)

    29 November 2020 – Advisory No. 20-03: Implementation of the Requirements and Increase of Operational Capacity on Shuttle Services, and the Requirements of Contact Tracing Under DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-04-a, Series of 2020

    DTI and DOLE notifies all concerned on the implementation of DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-04-a, series of 2020, on the following requirements for shuttle services as an extension of the workplace and contact tracing.
    DTI Advisory No. 20-03

    24 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-59: Providing the Rules on Gym/Fitness Center and Sports Facility Royalty Fees and Membership Fees During the Period the Establishments Were Temporarily Not Allowed to Operate Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    DTI encourages franchisors of MSME gym/fitness centers and sports facilities franchisees to waive royalty fees, including any penalties and/or charges, during the period the establishments were not allowed to operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-59

    31 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-57: Increasing the Allowable Operational Capacity of More Business Establishments or Activities Under Category III

    DTI prescribes the guidelines to increase the operational capacity of more business establishments or activities under Category III in areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and to re-categorize full body massage from Category IV to Category III.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-57

    22 October 2020 – DTI-DOLE-DILG Joint Advisory No. 20-01: Implementation of New Policy Direction as the Country’s Policy Shifts from Total Risk Avoidance to Risk Management and on the Further Re-Opening of the Economy

    DTI, DOLE and DILG gives notice on the policy directions to allow more workers and buyers to contribute to the economy.
    DTI-DOLE-DILG Joint Advisory No. 20-01

    20 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-55: Easing of Control Measures in Malls and Commercial Centers Upon Strict Implementation of the Seven Commandments

    DTI prescribes the guidelines to ease some of the control measures for malls and commercial centers and expansion of the age group allowed to go out.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-55

    15 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-54: Lifting the Quantity Limits for the Remaining Products Covered by MC No. 20-36, Series of 2020

    DTI lifts the quantity limits for the following products prescribed in CTI MC No. 20-36, series of 2020, 1.) disinfecting alcohols; 2.) hand sanitizers; 3.) dinsinfecting liquids; and, 4) face masks (N95 and N88)
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-54

    14 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-53: Prescribing the Recategorization of Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Reservation Service, and Related Activities from Category IV to Category III

    DTI recategorizes travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activities from Category IV to Category III, which allowed them to open 50% operational capacity for areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and 100% operational capacity in areas placed under Modified GCQ (MGCQ), subject mandatory minimum public health standards and protocols.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-53

    02 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-52: Increasing the Allowable Operational Capacity of Certain Business Establishments or Activities Under Categories II and III Under General Community Quarantine

    DTI prescribes the guidelines for the increase of operational capacity of certain business establishments or activities under Categories II and III in areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-52

    12 September 2020 – Advisory No. 20-02 s. 2020: Clarification on Provision of Shuttle Services, Workers Allowed to Report to Work, the Requirement of Isolation Areas, and Disinfection Procedures Under DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2020-04-A, Series of 2020

    DOLE revises its earlier Advisory on the guidelines for the engagement of children 15 to below 18 years old in public entertainment or information during the community quarantine.
    DTI Advisory No. 20-02 s. 2020

    31 August 2020 – Advisory No. 20-03: On the Implementation of Section 1 of DTI Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-44 Series of 2020, in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal

    DTI notifies all concerned of the implementation of Section 1 of the DTU Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-44 series of 2020, on the “Recategorization of Some Business Establishments or Activities Under Category IV to Category III,” shall commence on September 01, 2020 in NCR and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, except for internet cafes in the NCR. The start of operations of internet cafes in NCR shall be upon the discretion of the Metro Manila mayors.
    DTI Advisory No. 20-03

    17 August 2020 – DTI-DOLE Advisory No. 20-01: Clarification on the Expanded Risk-Based Testing for COVID-19 Of-At-Risk Individuals

    DTI and DOLE clarify Section III.D, paragraphs 1 and 2 of DOLE-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-04-A, series of 2020.
    DTI-DOLE Advisory No. 20-01

    15 August 2020 – DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A: DTI-DOLE Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19

    DTI and DOLE provide additional guidelines to its workplace prevention and control of COVID-19, to ensure the safety and health of employees in the private sector.
    DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A

    31 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-44: Prescribing the Recategorization of Some Business Activities from Category IV to Category III, Additional Services Allowed for Brabershops and Salons, Adjustment of Operating Hours, and Amendment of the IATF Negative List

    DTI provides the guidelines to implement the gradual recategorization of some business activities under Category IV to Category III.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-44

    05 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-38: Updated Guidelines for Barbershops and Salons Pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 51 Series of 2020, Amending for the Purpose DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-28, Series of 2020

    DTI provides the updated guidelines for operations of barbershops and salons.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-38

    22 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-37: Guidelines on the Implementation of Minimum Health Protocols for Dine in Services of Restaurants and Fastfood Establishments

    DTI issues the guidelines on the implementation of minimum health protocols for dine in services of restaurants and fastfood establishments, for the information, guidance and compliance of all concerned.
    Memorandum Circular No. 20-37
    https://www.dole.gov.ph/php_assets/uploads/2020/06/DO-212-A-20-Supplemental-Guidelines-on-the-Provision-of-DOLE-AKAP-FOR-OFWs.pdf

    09 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-33: Revised Category I – IV Business Establishments or Activities Pursuant to the Revised Omnibus Guidelines on Community Quarantine Dated 22 May 2020 Amending for the Purpose Memorandum Circular No. 20-22 S. 2020

    DTI amends its Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-22 series of 2020, specifically the category I to IV in the accompanying annexed list of said MC.
    https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/COVID19Resources/COVID-19+Advisories/090620_MC2033.pdf

    04 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-31 s. 2020: Amendment to the Supplemental Guidelines on the Concession on Residential Rents and Commercial Rents

    DTI issues Memorandum Circular No. 20-31 to clarify when the thirty (30) day grace period shall commence to ensure the uniform understanding and application of the concession and further reinforce the Bayanihan spirit to assist sectors affected by the pandemic.
    https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/COVID19Resources/COVID-19+Advisories/060620_MC2031.pdf

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-30: Guidelines on Refund of Payments Made for Events Affected by the State of Public Health Emergency

    DTI the guidelines on refund of payments made for events affected by the State of Public Health Emergency to complement the 30-day grace period granted under MC No. 20-12, s. 2020.
    https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/COVID19Resources/COVID-19+Advisories/020620_MC2030.pdf

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-29: Supplemental Guidelines on the Concessions on Residential Rents and Commercial Rents

    DTI issues the supplemental Memorandum Circular to MC No. 20-12 to provide a fair and just concession to Filipinos and businesses alike during the COVID-19 public health emergency while under Community Quarantine.
    https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/COVID19Resources/COVID-19+Advisories/020620_MC2029.pdf

    02 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-28: Guidelines to Follow on Minimum Health Protocols for Barbershops and Salons as Approved by the IATF Under Resolution No. 41 Dated 29 May 2020

    DTI provides health protocols for strict compliance of barbershop and salon owners, including their workers or service providers.
    https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/06/02/dti-memorandum-circular-no-20-28-series-of-2020/

    31 May 2020 – Guidelines to Follow on Minimum Health Protocols for Dine-In and Fastfood Establishments

    DTI provides the minimum health standards which shall be implemented in dine-in restaurants and fast food establishments.
    https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/COVID19Resources/COVID-19+Advisories/310520_Guidelines_Dine-In_Restaurants_Fastfoods.pdf

    22 May 2020 – Advisory Re: Webinar: Digital Payments for SMEs in COVID-19

    The DTI in cooperation with US-ASEAN Business Council and the Philippine Trade Training Center will hold a webinar entitled “Digital Payments for SMEs in COVID-19” on May 29, 2020, from 10:00am to 11:35am. Interested participants may register by accomplishing the survey form provided in https://bit.ly/PHSMEWebinar2020. Deadline of registration is on May 27, 2020.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/digital-payments-smes-covid19-webinar/

    21 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-087: Duties and Responsibilities of Local Government Officials, DILG Regional Directors and Field Officers, Philippine National Police, and Others Concerned on the Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos and Locally Stranded Individuals

    DILG enjoins all concerned to undertake necessary actions in the management of Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) amid the COVID 19 pandemic.
    https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020521_a38badf755.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-086: Immediate Submission of the List of Waitlisted/Left-Out Families to the DSWD Field Offices in the Respective Areas of Jurisdiction

    DILG directs all local chief executives to immediately identify low-income households and to submit to the DILG Regional Offices and to the DSWD field offices the list of left-out households in their locality.
    https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020521_5b18ef5b16.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-085: Adoption of Administrative Order 30 on the Interruption of Periods of Filing and Submission of Documents, Cancellation of Proceedings, Suspension of Deadlines for Payment of Taxes, Fees and Other Charges, and on the Movement of Timelines for the Grant and Release of Benefits

    DILG directs the Local Government Units (LGUs) to adopt the directives cited in Administrative Order No. 30 for the uniformity of the implementation of the deadlines of payments of taxes and other fees and charges.
    https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020521_8cf5148767.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-084: Provision of Grace Period and/or Other Related Mechanisms in the Collection of Applicable Taxes, Fees and Dues From Energy Facilities Relative to the Extended Imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    DILG encourages the Local Government Units (LGUs) to enforce directive cited in Memorandum Circular No. 2020-084 to all energy facilities and electric power entities in their respective jurisdictions.
    https://www.dilg.gov.ph/PDF_File/issuances/memo_circulars/dilg-memocircular-2020521_222ad8f647.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-67: Dissemination of Anti-Money Laundering Council’s Advisory on CTRs, STRs, and KYC Documents Submissions During the MECQ Until 31 May 2020

    IC disseminates the copy of the Anti-Money Laundering Council’s (AMLC) Advisory on the submission of covered transaction reports (CTRs), suspicious transaction reports (STRs), and know-your-customer (KYC) documents during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until May 31, 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL2020_67.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-66: Interim Guidelines on the Declaration of and/or Distribution of Dividends With the End in View of Conserving Capital Due to the Projected Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    IC promulgates guidelines on the declaration of and/or distribution of dividends to enable all regulated entities to conserve their capital and to sustain its services in case of economic downturn and unprecedented number of claims.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL2020_66.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Advisory Re: NCR Negosyo Centers Closed During MECQ

    DTI advises the public that Negosyo Centers within the National Capital Region (NCR) are closed until such time that the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) has been downgraded to General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/ncr-negosyo-centers-closed-mecq/

    20 May 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-65: Insurance Commission’s Compliance with National Budget Circular (NBC) No. 580 Dated 22 April 2020 Issued by the Department of Budget and Management (“DBM”)

    IC informs all its regulated entities and other concerned stakeholders of the matters under DBM National Budget Circular (NBC) No. 580 concerning the IC.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL2020_65new.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-64: Dissemination of Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Regulatory Issuance A, B, and C No. 1, Series of 2020 on the Amendments to Certain Provisions of the 2018 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9160, as Amended

    IC disseminates AMLC Regulatory Issuance A, B, and C No. 1, series of 2020, which amends certain provisions of the 2018 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA No. 9160.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL2020_64.pdf

    11 May 2020 – Invitation to DTI Webinar CTRL + BIZ: Reboot Now!

    DTI provides a free webinar to be held on May 14 to 16, 2020 targeting Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) who need to know the ins and outs of digital business.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/save-the-date-ctrl-biz-reboot-now/

    05 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-22: Business Establishments or Activities Allowed to Operate in Areas Declared Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Pursuant to the Omnibus Guidelines on Community Quarantine as Confirmed and Adopted by the President Under Executive Order No. 112 S. 2020

    Pursuant to the Executive Order No. 112 s. 2020, DTI adopts and provides the guidelines for business establishments or activities allowed to operate in areas declared under ECQ and GCQ.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc2022/

    04 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-21: Guidelines on the Operations of Malls and Shopping Centers in Areas Declared Under GCQ

    Provide guidelines for malls and shopping centers and the establishments located therein which were allowed to operate under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/advisory-dti-issues-mc-20-21-s-2020-guidelines-on-the-operations-of-malls-and-shopping-centers-in-areas-declared-under-gcq/

    30 April 2020 – DOH-DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-03: Guidelines on the Implementation of Joint DOH-DTI-DA-DOJ-BOC Circular No. 001 (S2020) on Seizure and Related Proceedings for Goods Necessary to Address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 7581, as Amended by RA 10623, Otherwise Known as the Price Act, and RA 10863, Otherwise Known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, in Relation to RA 11469, Otherwise Known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    DOH and DTI issues Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-03 for information and guidance of all concerned, to ensure that seizure, inventory and disposal of goods that have been subject of relevant confiscation by Law Enforcement Authorities during the duration of the declared State of Public Health Emergency is in order, uniformly applied and properly recorded and accounted for by the concerned officials and personnel of the DOH through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the DTI.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/jmc-2003/

    30 April 2020 – DTI, DOLE Advisory on Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19

    DTI and DOLE issues the guidelines to assist private institutions that are allowed to operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in developing the minimum health protocols and standards in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/dti-dole-release-guidelines-workplace-prevention-control-covid19/

    27 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-20: Prescribing the Guidelines on the Interruption of the Periods Related to Filing of Appeals Before the Office of the Secretary and Suspension of Rendition of Judgment and Other Actions

    Promulgates the guidelines to govern appeals and other filing of pleadings involving violations of the Consumer Act and other Trade and Industry Laws before the Office of the Secretary for the duration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc2020/

    27 April 2020 – Advisory on Business Name Registration System – Next Generation (BNRS-Next Gen) Online Facilities

    Advises the registrants of business names to register, renew or request for certification of businesses online thru https://bnrs.dti.go.ph to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/bnrs-next-gen-online-facilities/

    13 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-16, Series of 2020: Allowing Other Essential Business Activities, Modifying for the Purpose Memorandum Circular No. 20-08, s. 2020

    This memorandum circular allows manufacturing operations of other essential products such as pet food and hygiene products.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc2016/

    11 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-15, Series of 2020: Extension of Operating Hours for Retail Establishments Authorized to Operate During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    This memorandum circular allows covered retail establishments to operate up to a maximum of twelve (12) hours during the ECQ period.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc2015/

    11 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-14, Series of 2020: Ensuring Enhanced Operations for BPO Companies and Export Enterprises, and Their Service Providers, Throughout the Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine Period

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines to enhance operations of BPO companies and export enterprises during the extended ECQ period.
    https://www.facebook.com/SecretaryRamonLopez/posts/705542483521506

    04 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-12, Series of 2020: Guidelines on the Concessions on Residential Rents; Commercial Rents of MSMEs

    This memorandum circular provides concessions on residential and commercial rent of small and medium enterprises.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc2012/

    02 April 2020 – Joint Administrative Order No. 20-01, Series of 2020: Adoption of Processes for the Expedited Release of Refrigerated Containers and Dry Vans During the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine

    This administrative order provides inter-agency guidelines to prevent congestion at the ports which may unduly cause disruption in the supply chain and impede availability of basic necessities and essential goods.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/sdm_downloads/dof-da-dti-boc-ppa-joint-administrative-order-no-20-01/

    31 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-11, Series of 2020: Prescribing Guidelines for Additional Business Activities Allowed to Operate to Ensure the Steady Supply of Basic Necessities and Essential Commodities, Supplementing MC 20-08, s.2020

    This memorandum circular provides supplemental guidelines to Memorandum Circular No. 20-08 to allow operation of other economic activities.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc-2010/

    31 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-10, Series of 2020: Supplemental Anti-Hoarding and Anti-Panic Buying Directive

    This memorandum circular adds to the vital or essential goods subject to reasonable limits of sale/purchase under Memorandum Circular No. 20-07.

    28 March 2020 – Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-02, Series of 2020: Guidelines on the Operations and Incentives of Covered Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture, Importation, and Distribution of Certain Products, and for other Purposes, Pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines to liberalize the grant of incentives for the manufacture or importation of critical or needed equipment or supplies and ensure availability of essential goods.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/jmc2002_dof_dti/

    28 March 2020 – Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2020: Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture, Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, and Department of the Interior and Local Government to the most affected residents of the areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines and basis to streamline and harmonize the participating agencies’ various social amelioration programs.
    https://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Issuances/2020/Joint-Memorandum-Circular/DSWD-DOLE-DTI-DA-DOF-DBM-DILG%E2%80%93Joint-Memorandum-Circular-No-1-s-2020-OFFICIAL-RELEASE.pdf

    28 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-09, Series of 2020: Pagpapahalaga sa mga Senior Citizens

    This memorandum circular provides measures to give priority to senior citizens in purchasing their needs such as food and medicine.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/sdm_downloads/memorandum-circular-20-09/

    20 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-08, Series of 2020: Ensuring Unhampered Movement of Cargo and Transit of Personnel of Business Establishments Allowed to Operate During the Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon, amending for this purpose MC No. 20-06.

    This memorandum circular amends Memorandum Circular No. 20-06 on guidelines for movement of all cargoes in Luzon, movement of people for production, processing, distribution, and sale of food, medicines and medical supplies and other essential products and guidelines for export and BPO companies.
    https://mcusercontent.com/e2c291e76cf16e722dc50597a/files/d84f7655-ec9a-4e46-bec1-11a86782f8af/DTI_Cargo.pdf

    19 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-07, Series of 2020: Anti-Hoarding and Anti-Panic Buying

    This memorandum circular prescribes reasonable limits in the sale/purchase of certain essential and vital goods.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/mc20-07/

    19 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-06, Series of 2020: Ensuring Unhampered Movement of Cargo and Transit of Personnel of Business Establishments Allowed to Operate During the Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines for movement of all cargoes in Luzon, movement of people for production, processing, distribution, and sale of food, medicines and medical supplies and other essential products and guidelines for export and BPO companies.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/sdm_downloads/memorandum-circular-no-20-06-s-2020/

    18 March 2020 – Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-01, Series of 2020 (with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health): Price Freeze under a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines due to Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    This memorandum circular provides measures on the price freeze for all basic necessities.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/sdm_downloads/joint-memorandum-circular-no-2020-01/

    18 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-05, Series of 2020: Supplemental Circular Based on the Memoranda Issued by the Executive Secretary on Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon Dated 16 March 2020 and 18 March 2020, and IATF Resolution No. 13 to Ensure Unhampered Movement of Cargo and Movement of People of Business Establishments Exempted from the Home Quarantine Requirement

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines on movement of all cargoes in Luzon, movement of people for production, processing, distribution, and sale of food, medicines and medical supplies and other essential products and guidelines for export and BPO companies.
    https://www.dti.gov.ph/sdm_downloads/memorandum-circular-20-05/

    15 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020: Prescribing Implementing Guidelines for IATF Resolution No. 12 Issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on Social Distancing and Business Operations

    This memorandum circular provides for guidelines on limited mall operations, one-month closure of some business establishments, social distancing measures for both retail and non-retail establishments, promotion of e-commerce and other safety and health measures.
    https://www.facebook.com/DTI.Philippines/photos/a.405269535115/10158228071215116/?type=3&theater


    Food and Drug Administration

    FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

    28 December 2020 – FDA Press Statement Dated December 28, 2020: Caution on Use of Unauthorized Vaccines

    FDA reiterates its Public Advisory (FDA 2020-1395-00-A) on taking extreme caution on the purchase and use of vaccines claiming to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
    FDA Press Statement Dated December 28, 2020

    18 December 2020 – Circular No. 2020-037: Reissuance of the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Use of Electronic Means of Prescription for Drugs for the Benefit of Individuals Vulnerable to COVID-19

    FDA reissues its guidelines on the implementation of the use of electronic means of prescription for drugs for the benefit of individuals vulnerable to COVID-19.
    Circular No. 2020-037

    18 December 2020 – Circular No. 2020-028-A: Extension of the Effectivity of FDA Circular No. 2020-028 Entitled “Reissuance of the Guidelines for the Registration of Drug Products Under Emergency Use (DEU) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)</p

    FDA extends effectivity until September 12, 2021 of its guidelines for the registration of drug products under emergency use (DEU) for COVID-19.
    Circular No. 2020-028-A

    18 December 2020 – Circular No. 2020-022-A: Extension of the Effectivity of FDA Circular No. 2020-022 Entitled “Reissuance of the Guidelines on the Identification, Notification, Evaluation, Regulatory Enforcement Action, and Review and Monitoring of Donated Health Products Solely Intended to Address COVID-19 Public Health Emergency”

    FDA extends effectivity until September 12, 2021 of its guidelines on the identification, notification, evaluation, regulatory enforcement action, and review and monitoring of donated health products solely intended to address COVID-19 public health emergency.
    Circular No. 2020-022-A

    14 December 2020 – Circular No. 2020-036: Guidelines on the Issuance of Emergency Use Authorization for Drugs and Vaccines for COVID-19

    FDA introduces the process for the issuance of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to sustain and strengthen the national preparedness for the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    FDA Announcement 14 December 2020

    01 December 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 318 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 318 COVID-19 test kits (114 – PCR based, 101 – Rapid Antibody, 68 – Immunoassay and 35 – Others).
    FDA Announcement 01 December 2020

    17 November 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 306 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 306 COVID-19 test kits (109 – PCR based, 99 – Rapid Antibody, 65 – Immunoassay and 33 – Others).
    FDA Announcement 17 November 2020

    30 October 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 303 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 303 COVID-19 test kits (106 – PCR based, 99 – Rapid Antibody, 65 – Immunoassay and 33 – Others).
    FDA Announcement on the Release of a Total of 303 COVID-19 Test Kits

    22 October 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1928: Delisted Companies with Issued Special Certification for COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits

    FDA notifies all concerned on the list of companies with issued Special Certification for COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits which have voluntarily surrendered their authorization to market the product.
    FDA Advisory No. 2020-1928

    20 October 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 282 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 282 COVID-19 test kits (99 – PCR based, 97 – Rapid Antibody, 59 – Immunoassay and 27 – Others).
    FDA Announcement 20 October 2020

    14 October 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0029: Guidelines on Applications for the Conduct of COVID-19 Clinical Trials

    FDA provides the consolidated guidelines for sponsor/s, Contract Research Organization/s (CROs), and investigators, on COVID-19 related clinical trial applications.
    FDA Circular No. 2020-0029

    29 September 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 260 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 260 COVID-19 test kits (89 – PCR based, 93 – Rapid Antibody, 58 – Immunoassay and 20 – Others).
    Release of a Total of 260 COVID-19 Test Kits

    22 September 2020 – Circular No. 2020-028: Reissuance of the Guidelines for the Registration of Drug Products Under Emergency Use (DEU) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    FDA reissues its guidelines for the registration of drug products under emergency use (DEU) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to provide streamlined requirements and application process for the registration of drug products under emergency use (DEU) for COVID-19.
    FDA Circular No. 2020-028

    22 September 2020 – Circular No. 2020-015-B: Further Amendment to FDA Circular No. 2020-015 Entitled “Interim Measures to Ensure Access to Vitamin Drug Products During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic”

    FDA extends the validity of Circular No. 2020-015 until December 31, 2020, regardless of the level of the imposed quarantine restriction, and subject to extension upon the review of FDA.
    FDA Circular No. 2020-015

    22 September 2020 – Circular No. 2020-007-B: Further Amendment to FDA Circular No. 2020-007 Entitled “Guidelines on the Implementation of the Use of Electronic Means of Prescription for Drugs for the Benefit of Individuals Vulnerable to COVID-19”

    FDA extends the validity of Circular No. 2020-007 until December 31, 2020, regardless of the level of the imposed quarantine restriction, and subject to extension upon the review of FDA.
    FDA Circular No. 2020-007

    31 August 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 242 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 242 COVID-19 test kits (85 – PCR based, 88 – Rapid Antibody, 59 – Immunoassay and 10 – Others).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-242-covid-19-test-kits-85-pcr-based-88-rapid-antibody-59-immunoassay-and-10-others/

    20 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001-B: Extension of the Effectivity of FDA Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001 Entitled “Interim Guidelines for the Issuance of Provisional License to Operate (LTO) and Certificate of Product Notification (CPN) for Manufacturers of Rubbing Alcohol Products Under the Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research” Issued on 19 March 2020 and Its Amendment, FDA Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001-A Issued on 16 April 2020

    FDA extends the effectivity of FDA Memorandum Circular Nos. 2020-001 and 2020-001-A until December 31, 2020, in the interest of service and in recognition of the continuing challenges and efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-memorandum-circular-no-2020-001-b-extension-of-the-effectivity-of-fda-memorandum-circular-no-2020-001-entitled-interim-guidelines-for-the-issuance-of-provisional-license-to-operate-lto-an//

    25 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1546: Regulation of Face Shield

    FDA informs all concerned stakeholders and the general public that face shield is not regulated by the FDA. And thus, no FDA authorization or certification is required for the importation of face shield.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1546-regulation-of-face-shield/

    20 August 2020 – Circular No. 2020-024: Updated Guidelines for Application of Authorizations at the Food and Drug Administration in Light of the Community Quarantine Declarations

    FDA issues Circular No. 2020-024, to reinforce the guidelines dated March 17, 2020 and ensure the continuity of services while protecting the internal and external stakeholders of FDA.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-024-updated-guidelines-for-application-of-authorizations-at-the-food-and-drug-administration-in-light-of-the-community-quarantine-declarations/

    30 July 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 214 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 214 COVID-19 test kits (75 – PCR based, 79 – Rapid Antibody, 53 – Immunoassay and 7 – Others).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-214-covid-19-test-kits-75-pcr-based-79-rapid-antibody-53-immunoassay-and-7-others/

    27 July 2020 – Circular No. 2020-012-A: Amendment to FDA Circular No. 2020-12 Entitled Guidelines for the Registration of Drug Products Under Emergency Use (DEU) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    FDA amends the list of Drug Product under Emergency Use (DEU) relative to the recent updates of the PSMID Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on the Interim Management Guidelines for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) version 3.1 issued on July 20, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-012-a-amendment-to-fda-circular-no-2020-012-entitled-guidelines-for-the-registration-of-drug-products-under-emergency-use-deu-for-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/

    24 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1395: Caution on the Purchase and Use of Unregistered Vaccines for COVID-19

    FDA advises the public against the purchase and use of vaccines sold locally or online claiming to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1395-caution-on-the-purchase-and-use-of-unregistered-vaccines-for-covid-19/

    24 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1394: Prescribed Quantity of Products for Evaluation

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informs all COVID-19 test kit Distributors / Importers which were granted a Special Certification starting 22 April 2020 to be guided by the issuance released by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) regarding validation of test kits.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1394-prescribed-quantity-of-products-for-evaluation/

    24 July 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 211 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits (72 – PCR based, 79 – Rapid Antibody, 55 – Immunoassay and 5 – Others).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-211-covid-19-test-kits-72-pcr-based-79-rapid-antibody-55-immunoassay-and-5-others/

    10 July 2020 – Circular No. 2020-020: Interim Guidelines in the Issuance of a Permit to Register to Drug Importers for Foreign Drug

    FDA provides the interim guidelines for the thorough evaluation of submitted applications for GMP Clearance which was recommended for inspection, and the appropriate action thereto to facilitate drug product registration of drug importers due for inspection of foreign manufacturers, which inspection cannot be pursued due to the compelling reasons of protecting the safety and welfare of the Drug GMP Inspectorate Task Force and international travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-020-interim-guidelinesgoverning-the-issuance-of-a-permit-to-register-to-drug-importers-for-foreign-drug-manufacturers/

    10 July 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 204 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits (71 – PCR based, 77 – Rapid Antibody, 51 – Immunoassay and 5 – Others).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-204-covid-19-test-kits-71-pcrbased-77-rapid-antibody-51-immunoassay-and-5-others/

    01 July 2020 – Announcement of the Updated List of Noti_ed Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 01 July 2020

    FDA provides updated list of noti_ed hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of July 01, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-01-july-2020/

    24 June 2020 – Announcement on the Release of a Total of 178 COVID-19 Test Kits

    FDA announces the release of a total of 178 COVID-19 test kits (60 – PCR based, 69 – Rapid Antibody, 45 – Immunoassay and 4 – Others).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-178-covid-19-test-kits-60-pcr-based-69-rapid-antibody-45-immunoassay-and-4-others/

    24 June 2020 – Announcement of the Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 24 June 2020

    FDA provides updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of June 24, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-24-june-2020/

    22 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1181: FDA Notified Medical Face Masks

    FDA advises all retailers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities to procure only FDA notified medical face masks from FDA licensed manufacturers and distributors. FDA likewise enjoins the public to be vigilant in the purchase and use of face masks in light of the proliferation of face masks in the market to curb the spread of COVID-19.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1181-list-of-fda-notified-medical-face-masks/

    19 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1131: Reminder on the Use of Dexamethasone

    FDA strongly reminds the public that taking Dexamethasone should be under the supervision of a licensed physician.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1131-reminder-on-the-use-of-dexamethasone/

    18 June 2020 – Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of the Uncertified COVID-19 Test Kit “WIZ BIOTECH Diagnostic Kit (Colloidal Gold) for IgG/ImM Antibody to SARS-CoV-2”

    FDA warns healthcare professionals and the general public against the sale and purchase of the uncertified COVID-19 test kit, WIZ BIOTECH Diagnostic Kit (Colloidal Gold).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1080-public-health-warning-against-the-purchase-and-use-of-the-uncertified-covid-19-test-kit-wiz-biotech-diagnostic-kit-colloidal-gold-for-igg-imm-antibody-to-sa/

    17 June 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Customer Hotlines of FDAC as of June 17, 2020

    FDA advises that due to the ongoing system upgrade, its hotlines will still be temporarily unavailable.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/customer-mobile-hotlines-of-fdac-as-of-17-june-2020/

    16 June 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 161 COVID-19 Test Kits (59 – PCR based, 62 – Rapid Antibody, 36 – Immunoassay and 4 – Others)

    FDA announces that it has released a total of 161 COVID-19 test kits.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-161-covid-19-test-kits-59-pcr-based-62-rapid-antibody-36-immunoassay-and-4-others/

    15 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1055: Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of the Unregistered Medical Device “INFRARED THERMOMETER”

    FDA warns all healthcare professionals and the general public against the purchase and use of the unregistered medical device, the Infrared Thermometer.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1055-public-health-warning-against-the-purchase-and-use-of-the-unregistered-medical-device-infrared-thermometer/

    15 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1054: Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of the Uncertified COVID-19 Test Kit “Testsealabs One Step Rapid Test – SARS-cov-2 IgG/IgM Test Cassette”

    FDA warns all healthcare professionals and the general public against the purchase and use of the uncertified Covid-19 test kit named, Testsealabs One Step Rapid Test – SARS-cov-2 IgG/IgM Test Cassette.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1054-public-health-warning-against-the-purchase-and-use-of-the-uncertified-covid-19-test-kit-testsealabs-one-step-rapid-test-sars-cov-2-igg-igm-test-cassette/

    11 June 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 155 COVID-19 Test Kits (56 – PCR, 60 – RAPID Antibody, 36 – Immunoassay and 3 – Others)

    FDA announces the release of a total of 155 COVID-19 test kits.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-has-released-a-total-of-155-covid-19-test-kits-56-pcr-based-60-rapid-antibody-36-immunoassay-and-3-others/

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1057: On the Use of Radiation Devices in the Diagnosis of COVID-19 Infections

    FDA advises all medical radiation facilities to abide by the interim guidelines and protocols set by the DOH in the diagnosis of COVID19 infections.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1057-on-the-use-of-radiation-devices-in-the-diagnosis-of-covid-19-infections/

    11 June 2020 – Announcement of Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 10 June 2020

    In line with FDA Advisory No. 2020-422, FDA released the updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of June 10, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-10-june-2020/

    10 June 2020 – COVID-19-Medical Device FAQs

    FDA issues COVID-19 Medical Device Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/covid-19-faqs/

    09 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-1037: Public Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of Uncertified COVID-19 Test Kit “DeepBlue Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibody Test Kit”

    FDA warns all healthcare professionals and the public against the purchase of uncertified Covid-19 test kit namely, DeepBlue Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibody Test Kit.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-1037-public-health-warning-against-the-purchase-and-use-of-uncertfied-covid-19-test-kit-deepblue-covid-19-sars-cov-2-antibody-test-kit/

    03 June 2020 – Announcement on the Updated Customer Mobile Hotlines of FDAC

    FDA advises all concerned that its FDAC landline numbers shall be temporarily disabled from June 04 to 15, 2020, in preparation to the upgrade of its telephone system. FD further advises all concerned to use the provided mobile numbers to contact their office.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-customer-mobile-hotlines-of-fdac-2/

    02 June 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 11 Additional Kits (5 PCR, 6 SEROLOGIC) as of 02 June 2020

    kits Announces the approval of 11 additional (5 PCR, 6 SEROLOGIC) test kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 132.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-11-additional-kits-5-pcr-6-serologic-as-of-02-june-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-132/

    01 June 2020 – Announcement Re: Online Training for GPPB Recognized Trainers: Procurement During a State of Public Health Emergency

    GPPB announces its conduct of four (4) batches of online trainings via Zoom platform on June 5, 9, 19 and 26, 2020 on procurement during a state of public health emergency.
    https://gppb.gov.ph/TrainingofTrainers_GPPBTSO_2020.php

    26 May 2020 – Circular No. 2020-018: Interim Guidelines of the Importation and Manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ventilators and Respirators to be Used in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    FDA provides guidelines on the importation and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and respirators to be used in the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-018-interim-guidelines-of-the-importation-and-manufacture-of-personal-protective-equipment-ppe-ventilators-and-respirators-to-be-used-in-the-covid-19-pandemic/

    22 May 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 11 Additional Kits (4 PCR, 7 SEROLOGIC) as of 22 May 2020

    kits Announces the approval of 11 additional (4 PCR, 7 SEROLOGIC) test kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 104.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-11-additional-kits-4-pcr-7-serologic-as-of-22-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-104/

    20 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-852: Health Warning Against the Purchase and Use of Disinfectants/Biocides Products With Misleading Health Claims That Decrease the Risk for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Infection

    The FDA warns the public against misleading advertisements, claims on its safety and effectiveness and promotion of various disinfectants/biocides monitored as part of the postmarketing surveillance activity of the Regional Field Office.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-852-public-health-warning-against-the-purchase-and-use-of-disinfectants-biocides-products-with-misleading-health-claims-that-decrease-the-risk-for-coronavirus-disease-covid-1/

    20 May 2020 – FDA Advisory on Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 20 May 2020

    Notifies the public of updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol products as of 20 May 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-20-may-2020/

    19 May 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 7 Additional Test Kits (2 PCR, 5 RAPID) for May 19, 2020

    FDA approved 7 additional Test Kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 Test Kits for commercial use to 93.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-7-additional-kits-2-pcr-5-serologic-as-of-19-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-93/

    18 May 2020 – Circular No. 2020-017: Prohibition on the Selling of Essential Emergency Medicines and Medical Devices Beyond the Price Ceiling/Range Set by the Department Memorandum No. 2020-0058

    Prohibits the selling of certain listed emergency medical supplies beyond its ceiling /range set in Department Memorandum No. 2020-0058.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-017-prohibition-on-the-selling-of-essential-emergency-medicines-and-medical-devices-beyond-the-price-ceiling-range-set-by-the-department-memorandum-no-2020-0058/

    18 May 2020 – Updated Customer Mobile Hotlines of FDAC

    DTI updates its mobile numbers to further improve its service and cater to more clients.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-customer-mobile-hotlines-of-fdac/

    14 May 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 2 SEROLOGIC test kits as of 14 May 2020

    Announces the approval of 2 additional SEROLOGIC test kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 82.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-2-additional-serologic-test-kits-as-of-14-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-82/

    14 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-810: Reminder on the Risk of QT Prolongation on the Use of Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine

    FDA reminds all hospitals and healthcare providers to take extreme caution on the use of Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine due to the risk of QT prolongation.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-810-reminder-on-the-risk-of-qt-prolongation-on-the-use-of-chloroquine-or-hydroxychloroquine/

    14 May 2020 – Clinical Trial Application Process

    FDA provides an infographic procedure for the clinical trial applications.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/clinical-trial-application-process/

    14 May 2020 – Development of Drugs and Vaccines

    FDA provide an infographic procedure on development of drugs and vaccines.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/development-of-drugs-and-vaccines/

    13 May 2020 – Announcement of the Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 13 May 2020

    FDA provides updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of May 13, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-13-may-2020/

    11 May 2020 – FDAC Additional Customer Mobile Hotlines

    To further improve its services and cater to more clients, FDA included an additional customer hotlines.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fdac-additional-customer-mobile-hotlines/

    11 May 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 3 Additional Kits (1 PCR, 2 SEROLOGIC) as of 11 May 2020

    Announces the approval of 5 additional kits (1 PCR, 2 SEROLOGIC) bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 80.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-3-additional-kits-1-pcr-2-serologic-as-of-11-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-80/

    11 May 2020 – FDA Circular No. 2020-016: Prohibition of Online Selling of FDA Certified COVID-19 Antibody Test Kits

    FDA advises all concerned stakeholders and parties that online selling of FDA certified COVID-19 test kits is strictly prohibited.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-016-prohibition-of-online-selling-of-fda-certified-covid-19-antibody-test-kits/

    08 May 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-782: Public Health Warning Against the Unapproved and Misleading Health Claims of Medical Devices That Decrease the Risk for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Infection

    This Advisory sets guidelines for the clearance of imported and donated ventilators, respirators, and accessories in light of the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-782-public-health-warning-against-the-unapproved-and-misleading-health-claims-of-medical-devices-that-decrease-the-risk-for-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-infection/

    08 May 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 2 Additional RAPID Test Kits for May 08, 2020

    FDA approved 2 additional RAPID test kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 Test Kits for commercial use to s77.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-2-additional-rapid-test-kits-today-08-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-77/

    07 May 2020 – Resolution No. 09-2020: Approving Measures for the Efficient Conduct of Procurement Activities During a State of Calamity, or Implementation of Community Quarantine or Similar Restrictions

    Provides measures for the efficient conduct of all procurement activities, regardless of procurement modality, during a nationally or locally declared State of Calamity arising from natural or human-induced hazard.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2009-2020%20with%20SGD.pdf

    06 May 2020 – Announcement on the Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 06 May 2020

    FDA announces the updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol products as of May 06, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-06-may-2020/

    05 May 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 5 Additional Kits (1 PCR, 4 RAPID) as of 05 May 2020

    Announces the approval of 5 additional kits (1 PCR, 4 RAPID) bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 75.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-5-additional-kits-1-pcr-4-rapid-as-of-05-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-75/

    04 May 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 11 Additional Kits (3 PCR, 8 RAPID) as of 04 May 2020

    Announces the approval of 11 additional kits (3 PCR, 8 RAPID) bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 70.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-11-additional-kits-3-pcr-8-rapid-as-of-04-may-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-70/

    29 April 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 2 Additional Kits (1 PCR, 1 RAPID) as of 29 April 2020

    Announces the approval of 2 additional kits (1 PCR, 1 RAPID) bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 59.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-2-additional-kits-1-pcr-1-rapid-as-of-29-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-59/

    29 April 2020 – Announcement of the Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 29 April 2020

    FDA provides updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of April 29, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-29-april-2020/

    29 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-761: FDA Clearance of Respiratory Therapy Devices Prior Customs Release

    Provide procedures to be observed in order to expedite customs release of Respiratory Therapy Devices to be used in treating COVID-19 patients.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-761-fda-clearance-of-respiratory-therapy-devices-prior-customs-release/

    29 April 2020 – Circular No. 2020-009-B: Amendment to Include Respiratory Therapy Devices in the List of Medical Devices Covered by FDA Circular No. 2020-009, as Amended by FDA Circular No. 20209-009-A

    Amends the listing of health products enumerated under Section IV – Scope of FDA Circular No. 2020-009, as amended by FDA Circular No. 2020-009-A, to include “Respiratory Therapy Devices”.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-circular-no-2020-009-b-amendment-to-include-respiratory-therapy-devices-in-the-list-of-medical-devices-covered-by-fda-circular-no-2020-009-as-amended-by-fda-circular-no-2020-009-a/

    27 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-751: Disposition on Comments on the Draft Regulations for Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) Submitted Beyond the Previous 24 April 2020 Deadline

    Informs the public that comments on the draft regulations for vapor products and heated tobacco products posted electronically beyond the deadline of 24 April 2020 will still be accepted for consideration.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-751-disposition-on-comments-on-the-draft-regulations-for-vapor-products-and-heated-tobacco-products-htps-submitted-beyond-the-previous-24-april-2020-deadline/

    24 April 2020 – Announcement of FDAC Additional Hotlines

    FDA provides additional hotlines to further improve its services.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fdac-additional-hotlines/

    24 April 2020 – Announcement of the Approval of 3 Additional Kits (1 PCR, 2 RAPID) as of 24 April 2020

    Announces the approval of 3 additional kits (1 PCR, 2 RAPID) bringing the total registered COVID-19 test kits for commercial use to 57.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-3-additional-kits-1-pcr-2-rapid-as-of-24-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-57/

    24 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-750: Releasing of FDA Authorizations and Payment Thru Fund Transfer

    FDA reiterates some points on its temporary measures in releasing authorizations and payment thru fund transfers particularly the scanning of authorizations and sending thru company authorized email address of the said authorizations; and, payment thru fund transfer to FDA LBP account.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-750-releasing-of-fda-authorizations-and-payment-thru-fund-transfer/

    16 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-624: Addit
    onal Payment Channel

    This is an Advisory of FDA’s acceptance of payment thru online banking (transfer of funds to FDA bank account), particularly on COVID-19 related applications.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-624-additional-payment-channel/

    15 April 2020 – Announcement of Updated List of Notified Hand Sanitizers and Rubbing Alcohol Products as of 15 April 2020

    In line with FDA Advisory No. 2020-422, FDA released the updated list of notified hand sanitizers and rubbing alcohol as of April 15, 2020.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/updated-list-of-notified-hand-sanitizers-and-rubbing-alcohol-products-as-of-15-april-2020/

    14 April 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 1 RAPID) for April 14, 2020

    FDA approved 1 additional RAPID kit bringing the total registered COVID-19 Test Kits for commercial use to 38.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-1-additional-rapid-kit-today-14-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-38/

    13 April 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 4 Additional Kits (1 PCR, 3 RAPID) for April 13, 2020

    FDA approved 4 additional kits bringing the total registered COVID-19 Test Kits for commercial use to 37.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-4-additional-kits-today-1-pcr-3-rapid-13-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-37/

    08 April 2020 – FDA Circular No. 2020-14: Interim Guidelines on the Manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ventilators, and Respirators in Light of COVID-19 Situation

    This Circular sets interim guidelines regarding the licensing of manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and development, validation, and registration of the same.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-1-additional-pcr-test-kit-today-07-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-32/

    07 April 2020 – FDA Announcement on the Approval of 1 Additional PCR Test Kit for April 7, 2020

    FDA approved 1 additional PCR Test Kit bringing the total registered COVID-19 Test Kits for commercial use to 32.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-approved-1-additional-pcr-test-kit-today-07-april-2020-total-registered-covid-19-test-kits-for-commercial-use-is-now-32/

    06 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-547: Updated Procedure for FDA Clearance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Prior to Customs Release

    This Advisory adopts certain measures to expedite the release of personal protective equipment (PPE) within the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Customs.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-547.pdf

    03 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-531: Public Health Warning Against the Unapproved and Misleading Advertisement of Food Products and Food Supplements Claiming to Boost Immune System and Decrease the Risk for Coronavirus Disease

    The FDA warns the general public against the claims of unapproved food products and food supplements claiming to decrease the risk for Coronavirus disease.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-531-public-health-warning-against-the-unapproved-and-misleading-advertisement-of-food-products-and-food-supplements-claiming-to-boost-immune-system-and-decrease-the-risk-for-c/

    03 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-513: FDA Approves the First Locally Manufactured Test Kit for COVID-19 for Commercial Use

    The Advisory informs that FDA has approved the Real-Time PCR for the detection of COVID-19 manufactured by the Manila HealthTek,Inc., for commercial use.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-513.pdf

    02 April 2020 – FDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, series of 2020: Creation of Bayanihan One Stop Shop for Securing License to Operate (LTO) to Import Covid-19 Critical Commodities for Commercial Distribution

    The Circular provides for the establishment of a one stop shop to accept all online applications for the commercial importation of PPEs and specific medical devices determined as “COVID-19 Critical Commodities” by the DOH which require a License to Operate (LTO) from FDA.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Joint-Memorandum-Circular-No.-01-Series-Of-2020-BOC-ARTA-FDA.pdf

    02 April 2020 – FDA Circular No. 2020-013: Guidelines for Monitoring Drug Products Used for the Treatment of COVID-19

    The Circular provides interim guidelines on the (1) reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADR) on the medicines used for treatment of COVID-19 and (2) quality monitoring of these drug products.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Circular-No.2020-013.pdf

    02 April 2020 – FDA Circular No. 2020-012: Guidelines for the Registration of Drug Products Under Emergency Use (DEU) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    The Circular provides streamlined requirements and applications process for the registration of Drug Products under Emergency Use (DEU) for COVID-19.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Circular-No.2020-012.pdf

    02 April 2020 – FDA Circular No. 2020-006-A: Amendment to FDA Circular No. 2020-006 Entitled “Guidance for Applications and Transactions at the Food And Drug Administration in Light of the Community Quarantine Declaration” Issued on 17 March 2020

    The issuance provides guidelines on the applications for specific market authorizations, certificates and permits with CCRR, CDRRHR, CDRR, CFRR, FROO-RFO, and CSL, particularly on the renewal period, electronic filing of applications, payments of fees and charges, and release of FDA market authorizations and certificates.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Circular-No.2020-006-A.pdf

    01 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-498: Purchase And Administration Of FDA Approved Covid-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits

    FDA informs public as to purchase of test kits which can only be acquired through prescription from a licensed physician or drugstores, and how it must be administered only by a doctor or trained health professional.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-498.pdf

    01 April 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-497: Distribution Of FDA Approved Covid-19 Rapid Antibody Test Kits

    The FDA advises the public on the proper distribution and administration of approved COVID-19 test kits, reiterating that the test kits are strictly for medical professional use and not for personal use.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-497-.pdf

    30 March 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-496: Public Health Warning Against Do-It-Yourself Hand Sanitizers/Disinfectants

    The FDA advises the public on the dangers of producing do-it-yourself hand sanitizers using hazardous substances such as alcohol and bleaching agents.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-496.pdf

    30 March 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-483: FDA Approves Rapid Antibody Test Kits for COVID-19

    This Advisory contains an initial list of approved Rapid Antibody Test Kits for COVID-19.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FDA-Advisory-No.2020-483.pdf

    30 March 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-452: Baseless Claims of “Prodex-B” as Anti-Viral Treatment for COVID-19

    The FDA reminds the public to follow only recommended treatments and guidelines set by the DOH in response to claims circulating on social media of unregistered product “Prodex-B” working as a treatment for viral infections and diseases.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/fda-advisory-no-2020-452-baseless-claims-of-prodex-b-as-anti-viral-treatment-for-covid-19/

    27 March 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-451: FDA Email Hotline for COVID-19 Related Reports on Consumer Products

    In response to growing reports on overpricing, hoarding, and the proliferation of counterfeit health products, the FDA opens its hotline at covidresponse@fda.gov.ph for consumer reporting.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xeo_XaufRGxhvz6qdxNBS1nOz7px2BFT/view?mc_cid=b37b843cbf&mc_eid=540323c9ac

    23 March 2020 – FDA Advisory No. 2020-449: Clearance of Ventilators, Respirators, and Accessories Prior Customs Release

    This Advisory sets guidelines for the clearance of imported and donated ventilators, respirators, and accessories in light of the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines.
    https://www.fda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FDA-Advisory-No.-2020 449.pdf


    Government Procurement Policy Board

    GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY BOARD (GPPB)

    21 September 2020 – Resolution No. 19-2020: Approving the Rules in the Conduct of Procurement for Goods with Application of Domestic Preference Covered Under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act

    GPPB approves the rules in the conduct of procurement for goods with application of domestic preference which are covered under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan 2.
    Resolution No. 19-2020

    16 September 2020 – Resolution No. 18-2020: Approving the Rules on the Conduct of Procurement Activities Under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act

    GPPB approves the on the conduct of procurement acitivities under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan 2.
    Resolution No. 18-2020

    01 July 2020 – Advisory No. 06-2020: Deadline of Posting of Procurement Data for All Contracts Awarded Under Emergency Procurement Under the Bayanihan Act

    GPPB advises all procuring entities (PEs) that they have fifteen (15) days from issuance of the Advisory No. 06-2020 or until July 16, 2020 to post on the GPPB Portal the procurement data for all contracts awarded through Emergency Procurement under the Bayanihan Act.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/assets/pdfs/Deadline%20of%20Posting%20Procurement%20Data%20Bayanihan%20Act.pdf

    01 June 2020 – Announcement Re: Online Training for GPPB Recognized Trainers: Procurement During a State of Public Health Emergency

    GPPB announces its conduct of four (4) batches of online trainings via Zoom platform on June 5, 9, 19 and 26, 2020 on procurement during a state of public health emergency.
    https://gppb.gov.ph/TrainingofTrainers_GPPBTSO_2020.php

    07 May 2020 – Resolution No. 09-2020: Approving Measures for the Efficient Conduct of Procurement Activities During a State of Calamity, or Implementation of Community Quarantine or Similar Restrictions

    Provides measures for the efficient conduct of all procurement activities, regardless of procurement modality, during a nationally or locally declared State of Calamity arising from natural or human-induced hazard.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2009-2020%20with%20SGD.pdf

    06 April 2020 – Circular No. 01-2020: Guidelines for Emergency Procurement under Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    This circular expedites the procurement of highly needed supplies, materials, equipment, utilities, telecommunications, and other critical services authorized under RA No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Circulars/GPPB%20Circular%20No.%2001-2020.pdf

    06 April 2020 – Resolution No. 06-2020: Approving the Recommendation to Increase the Allowable Amount of Advance Payment and Issuance of a Circular on the Guidelines for Emergency Procurement Under Republic Act No. 11469 or The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    This resolution submits to the President recommendations relative to the rules on advance payment under government contracts.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2006-2020.pdf

    20 March 2020 – Resolution No. 05-2020: Approving the Acceptance of an Expired Mayor’s Permit with Official Receipt for the Renewal Application and Unnotarized Omnibus Sworn Statement as Basis for Award Under the Negotiated Procurement (Emergency Cases) Modality

    This resolution allows, in emergency cases, procuring entities to accept expired business or mayor’s permit and unnotarized omnibus sworn statement, subject to compliance therewith after award of contract.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2005-2020.pdf

    19 March 2020 – Resolution No. 04-2020: Approving the Extension of Deadline for the Submission of 2019 Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator (APCPI) Results of the Procuring Entities

    This resolution provides a one-time extension deadline for the submission of 2019 APCPI from 31 March 2020 to 30 June 2020.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2004-2020.pdf

    09 March 2020 – Resolution No. 03-2020: Approving the Adoption of Efficient, Effective and Expedient Procurement Procedures During a State of Public Health Emergency

    This resolution provides for more efficient, effective and expedient procurement procedures during a state of public health emergency.
    https://www.gppb.gov.ph/issuances/Resolutions/GPPB%20Resolution%20No.%2003-2020.pdf


    Insurance Commission

    INSURANCE COMMISSION (IC)

    26 October 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-102: Amendment to Section 5 of Circular Letter No. 2020-69 Dated 11 June 2020, Re: Validity Period of Temporary Licenses

    IC amends Section 5 of Circular Letter No. 2020-69, to extend the validity of temporary licenses until November 15, 2020.
    IC amends Section 5 of Circular Letter No. 2020-69

    16 October 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-101: Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing for the Conduct of Mediation/Conciliation Conferences and Other ADR Proceedings Before the PAMD

    IC adopts and promulgates the Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing for the Conduct of Mediation/Conciliation Conferences and Other ADR Proceedings Before the PAMD, to eliminate risks posed by the physical and/or personal attendance of those considered to be high-risk or afflicted with highly contagious diseases, and ensure the continuity of the proceedings before the PAMD.
    Circular Letter No. 2020-101

    01 October 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-95: Guidelines in the Interpretation and Application of Section 4 (uu) of Republic Act No. 11494, Otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act”

    IC issues the guidelines in the interpretation and application of Section 4 (uu) of Republic Act No. 11494, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”.
    Circular Letter No. 2020-95

    22 September 2020 – Circular Letter No. 93: Suspension of the Imposition of Penalty for the Non-Filing, Late Filing, and Failure to Comply with Compulsory Notification and Other Reportorial Requirements During the Period of Community Quarantine

    C adopts and promulgates the suspension of the imposition of penalty for the non-filing, late filing, and failure to comply with compulsory notification and other reportorial requirements during the period of community quarantine
    Circular Letter No. 93

    14 September 2020 – Administrative Advisory No. 2020-AA-037: Temporary Adjustments on the Services Being Provided by the Administrative Division

    IC temporarily adjusts the services being provided by its Administrative Division, as part of its strict agency measures to ensure the health and safety of its personnel and the public, and due to the very limited remaining skeleton workforce personnel.
    Administrative Advisory No. 2020-AA-037

    28 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. 88: Amendment to Circular Letter No. 2020-70 on the Digital Payments Process

    IC amends Sections 5 and 6 of Circular Letter no. 2020-70 on the Digital Payments Process.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_88.pdf

    27 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. 87: Guidelines on the Imposition of Penalty for the Late Filing and/or Submission of Various Regulatory Documentary Requirements by Reason of the Imposition of Community Quarantine in Different Areas in the Philippines

    IC issues the guidelines on the imposition of penalty for the late filing and/or submission of required documents due to the imposition of community quarantine in different areas of the Philippines.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_87.pdf

    27 August 2020 – Advisory No. 32-2020: Extension of Deadline of Submission for the Catastrophe Exposures – Property Insurance Report for the Reporting Period, 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019

    IC extends the deadline of the submission for the Catastrophe Exposures – Property Insurance Report for the Reporting Period, 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019 until September 30, 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Advisory-No-32-2020-re-Extension-of-Deadline-of-Submission-for-the-Catastrophe-Exposures-Property-Ins-Report-for-1st-Jan-to-31st-Dec-2019_STAT.pdf

    27 August 2020 – Advisory No. 31-2020: Extension on the Submission of Requirements for the Off-Site Examination on the Underwriting and Rating Practices of Non-Life Insurance Companies Per Circular Letter No. 2020-84

    IC extends the deadline of the submission of requirements for the off-site examination on the underwriting and rating practices of non-life insurance companies until December 31, 2020, in consideration of the operational capacity of the non-life insurance companies.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Advisory-No-31-2020-re-Extension-on-the-Submission-of-Requirements-for-the-Off-Site-Examination.pdf

    25 August 2020 – Advisory No. 30-2020: Monitoring of Pigeonholes in the Premises of the Insurance Commission

    IC reminds all concerned companies to check their pigeon holes regularly or at least once a week pursuant to IC Circular 2014-51 dated December 12, 2014.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Advisory-No-30-2020-re-Monitoring-of-Pigeonholes-in-the-Premises-of-the-Insurance-Commission.pdf

    19 August 2020 – Office Circular No. 2020-008: Supplemental Guidelines to Office Circular No. 2020-006 (Interim Administrative Protocols)

    IC issues the supplemental guidelines to Office Circular No. 2020-006, to further ensure the safety and health of all IC personnel.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Offic-Circular-No.-2020-008-re-Supplemental-Guidelines-to-Office-Circular-No.-2020-006-Interim-Administrative-Protocols.pdf

    10 August 2020 – Advisory No. 26-2020: Online Submission of Quarterly Reports on Adjustment Cases Effected

    IC directs all insurance adjusters to submit their Quarterly Reports of Adjustment Cases Effected in compliance with Section 340 of the Amended Insurance Code and IMC 4-93, through the Rating Online Submission System.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Advisory-No.-26-2020-re-Online-Submission-of-Quarterly-Reports-on-Adjustment-Cases-Effected_RATING.pdf

    10 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-84: Off-Site Examination on the Underwriting and Rating Practices of Non-Life Companies

    IC provides guidelines on the off-site examination into the affairs and methods of doing business, particularly on the underwriting and rating practices to be conducted to all non-life companies.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_84.pdf

    04 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-82: Guidelines on the Suspension of Reglementary Periods During the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) Period from 4 to 18 August 2020

    IC adopts and promulgates the guidelines on the suspension if reglementary periods during the MECQ period from August 04 to 18, 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_82.pdf

    03 August 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-81: Guidelines on the Operations of Regulated Entities Under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) Effective August 4 to 18, 2020

    IC directs regulated entities seeking to resume or maintain on-site operations to issues Certificate(s) of Employment in favor of employees who will form part of their on-site workforce.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_81.pdf

    22 July 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-80: Online Uploading of Quarterly Reports on Selected Financial Statistics (QRSFS)

    IC promulgates the guidelines for uploading the Quarterly Reports on Selected Financial Statistics (QRSFS).
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CL2020_80.pdf

    14 July 2020 – Advisory No. 22-2020: Insurance Commission Ruling on IC Circular Letter (CL) No. 2020-61 Reportorial Requirement Deadlines and Their Applicability

    IC provides its responses to the queries of External Auditors, which sought clarification on IC’s Circular Letter No. 2020-61.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Advisory-No-22-2020-re-Insurance-Commission-Ruling-on-IC-Circular-Letter-CL-No-2020-61-Reportorial-Requirement-Deadlines-and-Their-Applicability_BROKERS.pdf

    13 July 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-79: Discount Rates for Life Insurance Policy Reserves as of 30 June 2020

    IC provides the schedules of Peso and Dollar Spot and Forward rates as of June 30, 2020 which will be used in discounting the cash flows in the calculation of policy reserves as of June 30, 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CL2020_79.pdf

    13 July 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-78: Discount Rates for Non-Life Insurance Policy Reserves as of 30 June 2020

    IC provides the schedules of Peso and Dollar Spot and Forward rates as of June 30, 2020 which will be used in discounting the cash flows in the calculation of policy reserves as of June 30, 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CL2020_78.pdf

    13 July 2020 – Advisory No. 19-2020: Operations in Areas Placed Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    IC enjoins all life and non-life insurance companies offering health insurance products , HMOs, and Mutual Benefit Associations (MBAs) seeking to operate in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), to follow the “Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines With Amendments as of June 03, 2020” issued by the IATF.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Advisory-No-19-2020-re-Operations-in-Areas-Placed-under-Enhanced-Community-Quarantine-ECQ_REPD.pdf

    29 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-75: Submission of Catastrophe Exposures – Property Insurance Reports

    IC promulgates guidelines on the submission of catastrophe exposures – property insurance reports.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_75.pdf

    18 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-74: Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing for the Conduct of Hearings and Other Proceedings Before the CAD and REPD

    IC adopts and promulgates the guidelines on the use of videoconferencing for the conduct of hearings and other proceedings before the CAD and REPD due to the restrictions on the movement and travel of litigants before the CAD and REPD and their respective counsel.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_74.pdf

    15 June 2020 – Advisory No. 13-2020: Period of Filing of 2019 Audited Financial Statements and 2019 Annual Statements (and Its Required Attachments)

    IC notifies all non life insurance companies and professional reinsurers doing business in the Philippines that the filing the 2019 Audited Financial Statements and 2019 Annual Statements and its required attachments shall be accepted by IC until July 15, 2020 without imposing penalty/ies for the late submission thereof.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Advisory-No-13-2020-re-Period-of-Filing-of-2019-Audited-Financial-Statements-and-2019-Annual-Statements-and-its-Required-Attachments.pdf

    14 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-73: Guidelines on the Adoption of a Regulatory Sandbox Framework for Insurance Technology (InsurTech) Innovations

    IC promulgates the guidelines in the adoption of a regulatory sandbox framework for insurance technology (InsurTech) innovations.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_73.pdf

    13 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-71: Revised Code of Corporate Governance for Insurance Commission Regulated Companies

    IC promulgates for adoption and compliance by all insurance/reinsurance companies, insurance and reinsurance brokers, mutual benefit associations, pre-need companies, and health maintenance organizations the Revised Code of Corporate Governance for Insurance Commission Regulated Companies (ICRCs).
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_71.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-70: Recognition of Digital Payments as an Integral Part of Insurance Technology (INSURTECH), Providing for Its Framework, and Encouraging Its Adoption in Insurance Transactions

    IC encourages insurance, Pre-Need and HMO providers and their agents to adopt digital payments, including its innovations and variations.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_70.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-69: Guidelines on Issuance of Temporary License to New Insurance Agent During the State of Public Health Emergency Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    IC issues the guidelines on the issuance of temporary license to new insurance agent.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CL2020_69.pdf

    16 April 2020 – Circular Letter No. 2020-42: Waiver of Notarization Requirement and Use of Electronic Signature on Applications for Issuance of Insurance Agent’s License During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    IC adopts and promulgates the rules on waiving of the notarization requirement and allowing of the use of electronic signature in the application for issuance of insurance agent’s license during the ECQ.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CL2020_42.pdf

    15 April 2020 – IC Circular Letter No. CL 2020-41: Clarification as Regards Section 5 of Circular Letter No. 2020-12 on Suspension of Automatic Approvals of Transactions and/or Applications or Requests for Services

    Repeals CL No. 2020-12 and implements the provision in Section 5 of CL No. 2020-12.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CL2020_41.pdf

    03 April 2020 – Advisory to the Public Re: Work Suspension In Observance of Holy Week

    Work at the IC Head Office and IC District Offices in Cebu and Davao shall be suspended on 08 to 10 April 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/Advisory-Holy-Week-2020

    26 March 2020 – Advisory (IC Davao District Office)

    Implementation of a skeletal workforce from Mondays to Fridays on reduced work schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. effective 26 March 2020 until the Community Quarantine is lifted.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/IC-Davao-Advisory-skeletal-workforce-and-reduced-working-schedule

    23 March 2020 – Advisory (IC Cebu District Office)

    All scheduled mediation, meetings and hearings before the IC Cebu District Office are suspended until further notice.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/IC-Cebu-Advisory-Work-Suspension

    22 March 2020 – Advisory to the Public Re: Operations At the IC Head Office

    IC Head Office will be operating with a skeletal workforce from 23 March 2020 from Mondays to Fridays on reduced work schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/Operations-IC-Manila

    17 March 2020 – Advisory (IC Davao District Office)

    All scheduled mediation, meetings and hearings before the IC Davao District Office are suspended until further notice.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/IC-Davao-Advisory-Suspension-of-Meetings-and-Hearing-17-Mar-2020

    16 March 2020 – Administrative Advisory No. 2020-AA-019

    In view of the Enhanced Quarantine, work at the IC Head Office is suspended starting 17 March 2020 until further notice.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/Administrative-Advisory-No-2020-AA-019

    13 March 2020 – Administrative Advisory No. 2020-AA-016

    Work suspension at the IC Head Office from 16 March 2020 until 12 April 2020.
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/Administrative-Advisory-No-2020-AA-016


    Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (IPOPHL)

    04 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-045: Amendment to the Trademark Regulations of 2017on Priority Examination

    To keep up with the pace of the changing business environment brought about by COVID-19, IPOPHL amends Rule 601 of the Trademark Regulations of 2017, by adding subparagraph (i).
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-045

    14 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-035: Minimum Safety Standards at the IPOPHL Main Office

    IPOPHL imposes the guidelines and minimum safety standards at IPOPHL Main Office for the safety of the transacting public.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-035

    14 August 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-072: Required Use of Face Shields in Addition to Masks

    IPOPHL requires all its personnel to use face shields in addition to masks.
    Memorandum Order No. 2020-072

    03 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-031: Advisory on Electronic Filing of Pleadings and Online Payment for Inter Partes Cases (IPC) and IPR Violation (IPV) Cases

    IPOPHL advises all concerned that all pleadings and submissions in Inter Partes and IP Rights Violation (IPV) cases in the Bureau of Legal Affairs (BLA) shall be filed electronically via the electronic mail (email) address blareceiving@ipophil.gov.ph.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-031

    24 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-028A: Suspension of Cashiering and Receiving Services at the IPOPHL Main Office for the Period of 20 to 30 July 2020

    IPOPHL announces that its cashiering and receiving services at its Main Office will remain suspended until July 30, 2020 and shall reopen on August 03, 2020. IPOHPL further informed that deadlines for filings and payments due for the period of July 20 to 30, 2020 are extended until August 04, 2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-028A

    03 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-021: Advisory on IPOPHL Services Re Conduct of Hearings/Conferences in Inter Parts Cases (IPC) and IP Rights Violation Cases (IPV)

    IPOPHL advises all concerned on the conduct of preliminary conference (for IPC) and hearings, pre trials, and trials (for IPV) via online video conference.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-021

    03 July 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-066: Guidelines for Conducting Remote ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audits

    IPOPHL provides the guidelines for the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in the conduct of ISO audit
    Memorandum Order No. 2020-066

    03 July 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-065: Guidelines and Protocol in the Conduct of COVID-19 Testing

    IPOPHL provides the guidelines for the conduct of COVID-19 testing for its employees who are physically returning to work.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JhEsNfayqdFQRjgdlFDPOdWebUp2bEkl/view

    23 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-019: Guidelines for Filing and Payments

    IPOPHL issues guidelines on filing and payments, receiving of documents, and public information services.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xp3IBi23sbv2Iz-7jiAPctv5unS2r7p5/view

    18 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-018: Visitor Policy for Services at the Ground Floor Lobby, IPOPHL Main Office

    IPOPHL advises the public of its guidelines for visitors in its main office, in order to protect the general public and its employees.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uF46XO41dgS4EfIyvJ5SDz61m0KEo0Un/view

    01 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13C: Amendment to Item “8” of IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13 re Alphabetical Schedule for Filing and Payment

    IPOPHL amends Item No. 8 of Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RbkQFGj9Q_mJ1h1yyzNpNTLR6GeVBCsa/view

    23 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-14: Supplemental Advisory on Payment of Annuity Fees

    Due to security and technical concerns for some prescribed modes of payment, IPOPHL Cashier shall accept payment for annuity fees in the amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) and above, subject to the schedule in Par. 8 MC No. 2020-13.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19bH1pzrBxvjqWFV0YV4rcsEnUB_Qfigp/view

    21 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013B: Amendments to Items “1”, “3”, “4”, “8”, “11”, and “13” of IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013

    IPOPHL amends Items 1, 3, 4, 8, 11 and 13 of its Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013, pertaining to its skeleton workforce and work-from-home arrangement, Cashier Section operations, documentary receiving operations, alphabetical schedule for 28 May 2020 to 02 June 2020, schedule of hearings and access to mailboxes.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bI-D9j0U0goUrkf1IpxysjLK4eyLssUz/view

    15 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13A: Amendment to Item No. “5” of IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13

    Amends Item No. 5 of IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013 regarding the extension of deadlines for submission of papers/replies/documents.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DA2GKdpzdKkRqttL24a3xDN_qBcLdlCG/view

    15 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13: Advisory on IPOPHL Services in View of the Declaration of a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine Over the National Capital Region

    IPOPHL issues guidelines to be adopted during the period of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/133rYedRGGq5uLTEq9QjgLubqg70oGwsr/view

    28 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-017: Electronic Mail Address on Appealed Cases in the Office of the Director General

    IPOPHL promulgates the Memorandum Circular No. 2020-017 to gather all the electronic mail addresses of the parties to the cases filed in the Office of the Director General (ODG).
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1op96U6AJcnMx6IZhNtFv65WmVB6JI_mR/view

    04 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-012: Supplemental Advisory on IPOPHL Services Re Mediation

    Suspends all hearings including mediation up to 15 May 2020.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fudPOes7eby2AoH5YIWztpCjLnHx9zw2/view

    07 April 2020 – IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-009: Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services in Light of the Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to 30 April 2020

    The IPO sets extends deadlines for all papers, pleadings, documents, and payments thereof falling due from 16 March 2020 to 15 May 2020 for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the due date, among other matters in light of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uCovYA5y7aguQd-ZSQjD2JkdiZYQGTHN/view

    26 March 2020 – IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-008

    The IPO extends the deadlines for all papers, pleadings, documents, and payments thereof falling due from March 16, 2020, to April 14, 2020 for a period of forty-five (45) calendar days from the due date, among other matters.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sEqIfSQ2Jyazt7Ar9wpJPt8RI2_U_ySP/view

    20 March 2020 – IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-007

    The IPO sets further guidelines on the processing of new applications for patents, utility models, industrial designs, and trademarks claiming priority date and those not claiming priority date.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cqkJ6NfGLM2xNm-xEKnAuOeurbIIUXon/view

    16 March 2020 – IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-006: Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services In Light of COVID-19

    The Circular provides guidelines for the operations and deadlines before the IPOPHL in light of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U9FOnu2FCO5S3kzSIncE99r1mEnsVnxy/view


    Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases

    INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE (IATF)

    22 December 2020 – Resolution No. 90 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of the DOH on the new variant of COVID-19 spreading in the United Kingdom (UK), subject to approval/ratification by the Office of the President (OP). The IATF Resolution was approved during its 90th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on December 22, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 90 s. 2020

    17 December 2020 – Resolution No. 89 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by its Technical Working Group (TWG) during its 89th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on December 17, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 89 s. 202

    14 December 2020 – Resolution No. 88 s. 2020

    IATF approves the imposition of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the province of Isabela, excluding Santiago City until December 31, 2020. IATF also reminded the public of the observance of minimum health protocols during the holiday season. It further approves the recommendations of Technical Working Group (TWG).
    Resolution No. 88 s. 2020

    14 December 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines (With Amendment as of December 14, 2020

    IATF issues its amended Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines as of December 14, 2020, to harmonize and codify existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine.
    Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines (With Amendment as of December 14, 2020

    03 December 2020 – Resolution No. 85 s. 2020

    IATF allows the conduct of meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibition events in venues under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). IATF also approves the recommendations from the Office of the Cabinet Secretariat on the implementation of the Safety Seal Certification Program in government and private establishments.
    Resolution No. 85 s. 2020

    26 November 2020 – Resolution No. 85 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of its Technical Working Group (TWG) and sub-Technical Working Group (sTWG) on Information and Communications Technology Resolutions. Approved during its 85th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on November 26, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 85 s. 2020

    19 November 2020 – Resolution No. 84 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of different government agencies during its 84th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting, held on November 19, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 84 s. 2020

    19 November 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of November 19, 2020

    IATF issues these amended Omnibus Guidelines to harmonize and codify existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    Omnibus Guidelines 19 November 2020

    05 November 2020 – Resolution No. 83 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of various government agencies its Technical Working Group (TWG) during its 83rd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on November 05, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No.83 s. 2020

    26 October 2020 – Resolution No. 82 s. 2020

    IATF creates the Task Group COVID-19 Immunization Management under the National Task Force Against COVID-19. The task group shall ensure successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccine to target population. IATF also allowed the face-to-face clinical internship program of UP-PGH.
    Resolution No. 82 s. 2020

    26 October 2020 – Resolution No. 81 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of its sub-Technical Working Group (sTWG) on Data Analytics, on the risk-level classifications of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs) effective November 01, 2020.
    Resolution No. 81 s. 2020

    22 October 2020 – Resolution No. 80 s. 2020

    IATF ratifies the following decisions of its Technical Working Group (TWG): 1.) allowing entry of some foreign nations into the Philippines beginning November 01, 2020; 2.) lifting the pre-boarding testing requirement for outbound Filipino travelers as stated in IATF Resolution No. 79; 3.) allowing of thirty percent (30%) seating or venue capacity for religious gatherings in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ); and, 4.) allowing the resumption of motorcycle taxi pilot study.
    Resolution No. 80 s. 2020

    22 October 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of October 22, 2020

    IATF amends its Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, to harmonize and codify with existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine.
    Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine

    15 October 2020 – Resolution No. 79 s. 2020

    IATF adjusts the age-based stay-at-home restrictions to include only those who are under fifteen (15) years old and those who are over 65 years.
    Resolution No. 79 s. 2020

    15 October 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of October 15, 2020

    IATF amends the Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of community quarantine to codify and harmonize with existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine.
    Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine

    08 October 2020 – Resolution No. 78 s. 2020

    IATF ratifies the decisions of its Technical Working Group (TWG) on the following: 1.) health and safety protocols for the conduct of plebiscite in the first quarter of 2021 in the province of Palawan; 2.) face-to-face trainings and assessments conducted or provided by technical vocational institutions (TVIs) and TESDA technology institutions (TTIs); 3.) acceptance of dive establishments, and resorts’ acceptance of guests from areas with a community quarantine classification of GCQ or lower; and, 4.) formulation of unified recommendations by the IATF sub-TWGs on Data Analytics and Anticipatory and Forward Planning concerning guidelines applicable to areas that may eventually be placed under the New Normal.
    Resolution No. 78 s. 2020

    08 October 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

    IATF issues the amended Omnibus Guidelines to harmonize and codify existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine

    05 October 2020 – Resolution No. 77 s. 2020

    IATF endorses to the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation the request of the local chief executives of NCR for the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to continue the pilot study of motorcycle taxis, pending enactment of the appropriate legislation authorizing the same.
    Resolution No. 76 s. 2020

    02 October 2020 – Resolution No. 76 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of its Economic Development Cluster to improve the management of COVID-19 risks in the country, during its 76th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on October 2, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 76 s. 2020

    28 September 2020 – Resolution No. 75-A

    IATF approves the recommendations of its Screening and Validation Committee on the quarantine levels of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities in the country effective October 01, 2020. Approved during its 75th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 28, 2020 via video conferencing.
    IATF Resolution No. 75-A s.2020

    28 September 2020 – Resolution No. 75

    IATF approves the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) in the operationalization of the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) during its 75th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 28, 2020 via video conferencing.
    IATF Resolution No. 75 s.2020

    24 September 2020 – Resolution No. 74 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendation of the different government bodies during its 74th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 24, 2020 via video conferencing.
    IATF Resolution No. 74 s.2020

    22 September 2020 – Resolution No. 73 s. 2020

    The IATF adopts the protocols on the pilot use of rapid antigen tests in the City of Baguio.
    IATF Resolution No. 73 s. 2020

    17 September 2020 – Resolution No. 72 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendation of the different government bodies during its 72nd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 17, 2020 via video conferencing.
    Resolution No. 72 s. 2020

    15 September 2020 – Resolution No. 71

    IATF approves the partial lifting of the temporary suspension of inbound travel by returning residents to Region VI. Resolution No. 71 was approved during the 71st Inter-Agency Task Force meeting held on September 15, 2020 via video conference.
    Resolution No. 71

    10 September 2020 – Resolution No. 70

    IATF approves the recommendation of the different government bodies during its 70th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 10, 2020 via video conferencing.
    Resolution No. 70

    07 September 2020 – Resolution No. 69-A s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendation of the National Chief Implementer of the Philippines’ Declared National Policy Against COVID-19 to place Lanao del Sur and the City of Bacolod under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from 8 September 2020 until 30 September 2020.
    Resolution No. 69-A s. 2020

    07 September 2020 – Resolution No. 69 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendation of the different government bodies during its 69th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 07, 2020 via video conferencing.
    Resolution No. 69 s. 2020

    03 September 2020 – Resolution No. 68 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations of the sub-Technical Working Group for Vaccine Development during its 68th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on September 03, 2020 via video conferencing.
    Resolution No. 68 s. 2020

    31 August 2020 – Resolution No. 67 s. 2020 The IATF approves the recommendations by the IATF Screening and Validation Committee during its 67th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on August 31, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/08aug/20200831-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-67.pdf

    28 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-037: Clarification on the Effect of Filing of Pleadings, Documents and Payments in the Bureau of Legal Affairs Under Memorandum Circular No. 2020-028C

    IPOPHL issues the clarifications on the effect of filing of pleadings, documents and payments in the Bureau of Legal Affairs for the guidance of all concerned parties.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GWmxYbKEZDe7VdL-XB_YJ8vijYe2j-nv/view

    27 August 2020 – Resolution No. 66 s. 2020

    The IATF approves the recommendations by the IATF sub-Technical Working Group (sTWG) on Data Analytics during its 66th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on August 27, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/08aug/20200827-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-66.pdf

    17 August 2020 – Resolution No. 64 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 64th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on August 17, 2020 via video conferencing.
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    14 August 2020 – Resolution No. 63 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by the IATF Screening and Validation Committee, which adopts the community quarantine classifications for the different provinces, highly-urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs), which was approved during its 63rd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on August 14, 2020 via video conferencing.
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    30 July 2020 – Resolution No. 60-A s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by the IATF Screening and Validation Committee for the community quarantine classification of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs) based on epidemic risk level, economic, social and security considerations.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200730-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-60-A.pdf

    30 July 2020 – Resolution No. 60 s. 2020

    IATF amends Paragraph B of its Resolution No. 14 dated March 20, 2020. The Resolution also approves the recommendations from different government agencies in its 60th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on July 30, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200730-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-60.pdf

    28 July 2020 – Resolution No. 59 s. 2020

    IATF approves DTI’s recommendations to recategorize Category IV industries to Category III industries thereby allowing their limited operation in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The Resolution further directs DTI to update their necessary issuances to reflect the said recategorization. The DTI recommendations were approved during the 59th IATF held on July 28, 2020 via video conferencing.
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    23 July 2020 – Resolution No. 58 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 58th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on July 23, 2020 via video conferencing.
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    16 July 2020 – Resolution No. 56 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 56th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on July 16, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200716-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-56.pdf

    14 July 2020 – Resolution No. 55 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 55th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on July 14, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wpcontent/uploads/2020/07/20200714-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-55.pdf

    09 July 2020 – Resolution No. 53 s. 2020

    The IATF approves the recommendations of the National Task Force for Coronavirus Disease 2019 in further strengthening screening and surveillance activities.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200709-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-53.pdf

    06 July 2020 – Resolution No. 52 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 52nd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on July 06, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200706-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-52.pdf

    02 July 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines With Amendments as of July 2, 2020

    IATF issues the amended guidelines on the implementation of the community quarantine as of July 2, 2020, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays under community quarantine.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200702-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

    29 June 2020 – Resolution No. 50 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations proposed by its Economic Team during its 50th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 2, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wpcontent/uploads/2020/06/20200629-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-50.pdf

    25 June 2020 – Resolution No.49 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 49th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 25, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200625-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-49.pdf

    25 June 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines (With Amendments as of June 25, 2020)

    IATF issues the amended Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of the community quarantine to harmonize and codify existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200625-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

    22 June 2020 – Resolution No. 48 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 48th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 22, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200622-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-48.pdf

    19 June 2020 – Resolution No. 47

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 47th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 19, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200619-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-47.pdf

    15 June 2020 – Resolution No. 46-A

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 46th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 15, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200615-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-46-A.pdf

    15 June 2020 – Resolution No. 46

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 46th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 15, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200615-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-46.pdf

    10 June 2020 – Resolution No. 45 s. 2020

    IATF approves various recommendations suggested by government agencies relative to the management of COVID-19 during its inter-agency task force meeting held on June 10, 2020 via videoconferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200610-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-45.pdf

    08 June 2020 – Resolution No. 44 s. 2020

    IATF approves various recommendations suggested by government agencies relative to the management of COVID-19 during its inter-agency task force meeting held on June 8, 2020 via videoconferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IATF-Resolution-No.-44.pdf

    03 June 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

    IATF issues the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines to harmonize and codify existing guidelines of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200603-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

    03 June 2020 – Resolution No. 43 s. 2020

    IATF approves some amendments/revisions to the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200603-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-43.pdf

    01 June 2020 – Resolution No. 42 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 42nd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on June 01, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IATF-Resolution-No.-42.pdf

    29 May 2020 – Resolution No. 41 s. 2020

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 41st Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 29, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200529-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-41.pdf

    27 May 2020 – Resolution No. 40 s. 2020

    IATF approves the classifications of provinces: highly-urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs). It also approves for adoption beginning June 01 to 15, 2020 the risk-level classifications per provinces, which places parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ). HUCs and ICCs in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao shall be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The National Capital Region (NCR) shall be placed under GCQ. And Cebu, which is considered as high-risk HUC shall be placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-40.pdf

    22 May 2020 – Resolution No. 39: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    The IATF approves the recommendations of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the Philippines’ participation in the clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200522-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-39.pdf

    22 May 2020 – Resolution No. 38: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 39th Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 22, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200522-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-38.pdf

    22 May 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

    IATF issues the amended Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine to harmonize and codify existing policies of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200522-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

    15 May 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 37, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    The Resolution approves the Omnibus Guidelines for the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines. The IATF also approves the classification of Provinces, Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs), and Independent Component Cities (ICCs) based on risk level.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Reso-37.pdf

    15 May 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 36, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    The IATF approves the amended Guidelines on the Implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). IATF also instructed the IATF Secretariat to finalize amendments to the Omnibus Guidelines on Community Quarantine to be submitted to IATF for approval.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Reso-36.pdf

    11 May 2020 – Resolution No. 35: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 33rd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 11, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF_Resolution_No._35.pdf

    08 May 2020 – Resolution No. 34: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 33rd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 08, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-34.pdf

    06 May 2020 – Resolution No. 33: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 33rd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 06, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-33.pdf

    04 May 2020 – Resolution No. 32: Recommendations Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

    IATF approves the recommendations provided by different government agencies during its 32nd Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting held on May 04, 2020 via video conferencing.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-32.pdf

    01 April 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 18, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution develops a science-based approach in determining whether the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon should be totally or partially lifted, extended or expanded to other areas.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IATF-Reso-No-18.pdf

    30 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 16, series of 2020: Additional Guidelines for the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

    The Resolution directs the LGUs including BARMMM and GOCCs through the DILG’s directive to identify facilities which can be temporarily used as isolation or quarantine facilities.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Resolution-No.-16-Additional-Guidelines-for-ECQ.pdf

    24 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 15, series of 2020: Resolutions Relative to the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution coordinates the actions of different government agencies to address concerns pertaining to the enhanced community quarantine.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-Reso-No-15.pdf

    20 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 14, series of 2020: Resolutions Relative to the Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    The Resolution recommends different resolutions in the management of COVID-19 situation.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-20200320-Reso-No-14.pdf

    17 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 13, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution resolved the approval by the IATF of the operational guidelines concerning the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine over the entirety of Luzon.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-13.pdf

    13 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 12, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution approved the Stringent Social Distancing Measures in NCR and the establishment of regional inter-agency task groups in all of the regions in the country.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-12.pdf

    12 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 11, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution raised the Code Alert System for the COVID-19 public health event to Code Red Sublevel Two (2).
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-11.pdf

    09 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 10, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution recommends adopting the recommendations by the DOH Technical Advisory Group imposing Social Distancing Measures in NCR.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-10.pdf

    03 March 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 09, series of 2020: Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

    The Resolution recommends travel restrictions to different countries affected by COVID-19.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IATF-RESO-9.pdf


    Land Transportation Office

    LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO)

    13 March 2020 – LTO Memorandum dated March 13, 2020: Non-Collection of Penalties, and Extension of Validity of Driver’s Licenses, Registration and Other Permits and Clearances

    The LTO directs that no penalties shall be collected for late registration of motor vehicles and renewal of driver’s license expiring during the duration of the community quarantine, and that validity of student permits are extended.
    https://www.lto.gov.ph/issuances/memorandum/file/930-memorandum-non-collection-of-penalties-and-extension-of-validity-of-driver-s-licenses-registration-and-other-permits-and-clearances.html


    Manila International Airport Authority

    MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MIAA)

    26 March 2020 – Press Release on Streamlining Its Operations, Concentrating Remaining Flights in Just One Terminal Beginning 0001H (12:01AM) of March 28, 2020

    MIAA announces the streamlining of its operations and the suspension of certain local and international flights.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1554178574747914&id=401384246694025&ref=page_internal&__tn__=%2As%2As-R


    Maritime Industry Authority

    MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY (MARINA)

    17 September 2021 – Advisory No. 2021-53: Guidelines on STCW Related Activities During the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with Alert Level 4 from 16 to 30 September 2021

    MARINA issues the guidelines for the issuance of STCW certificates, conduct of trainings, examinations and assessments, in view of the declaration of Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila for the period of 16 – 30 September 2021 by the IATF.
    Advisory No. 2021-53

    23 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. SC-2020-03: Amendment to Memorandum Circular No. SC-2020-02

    MARINA amends its Memorandum Circular No. SC-2020-02, to further extends the deadline to complete the assessment of competence of seafarers due to travel restrictions and delayed crew change brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. SC-2020-03

    09 December 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-88: Further Extension of the Revalidation Period for STCW Certificates as a Temporary Contingency Measure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA issues the guidelines relative to the extension of the validity and revalidation of the STCW certificates.
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-88

    16 November 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-83: Further Extension of the Revalidation Period for STCW Certificates as a Temporary Contingency Measure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA further extends the revalidation period for STCW certificates as a temporary contingency measure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-83

    29 October 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-78: Mandatory Playing of DOTr Information Video on Safety Protocols Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Public Transportation

    MARINA provides the guidelines on the mandatory playing of DOTr information video on safety protocols amid the COVID-19, pursuant to its efforts to increase the awareness and practice of safety protocols in public transportation.
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-78

    01 October 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-75: Implementation of the Conduct of Remote Inspection/Survey/Audit/Compliance Monitoring of Company, Ship and Shipyard

    MARINA notifies for compliance of all concerned the guidelines relative to MARINA’s implementation of the conduct of remote inspection/survey/audit/compliance monitoring of companies, ships and shipyards, in view of the implementation of stringent social distancing and mobility restrictions to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19.
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-75

    22 September 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-74: Chinese Embassy Note Verbale No. (20) PG – 224 Dated 15 August 2020

    MARINA notifies all concerned of the Chinese Embassy Note Verbale No. (20) PG – 224 dated August 15, 2020, requiring all seafarers from the Philippines to China, regardless of nationality, to provide negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result taken within three (3) days before boarding.
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-74

    22 September 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-73: Extension and Revalidation of STCW Certificates as a Temporary Contingency Measure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA notifies all concerned that all STCW certificates issued by the MARINA which are expiring between March 13 2020 to December 31, 2020 shall be extended for a period of one year from the date of expiry of the certificate without need to file for an application at the MARINA
    MARINA Advisory No. 2020-73

    11 September 2020 – Advisory NO. 2020-69: Guidelines on the Optimization of Physical Distancing and Carriage of Passengers on Board Passenger Ships

    MARINA adopts the guidelines on the optimization of physical distancing and carriage of passengers on board passenger ships, pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 67 and in line with the approval of IATF-EID to increase ridership in public transportation.
    Advisory NO. 2020-69

    28 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-67: Extending the Coverage of Expiring SIRB/SRB for Seafarers Currently Onboard Ships and Ashore Operating Both in Domestic and Overseas

    MARINA extends for a period of 1 year the coverage of expiring SIRB/SRB for seafarers currently onboard ships and ashore operating both domestically and overseas expiring between March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020, without a need to file for an application at the MARINA.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MA-2020-67.jpg

    28 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-66: Further Extension of the Validity of STCW Certificates as a Temporary Contingency Measure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA further extends the validity of STCW certificates of Filipino seafarers to gain continued employment opportunities for the Filipino seafarers.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MA-2020-66.pdf

    10 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-59: Addendum to MARINA Advisory 2020-36 on the Conduct of Training During General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

    MARINA provides additional guidelines on the conduct of training during the GCQ.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MA-2020-59.pdf

    03 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-55: Rules on the Operation of Passenger and Cargo Ships in the Domestic Shipping During Community Quarantine

    MARINA prescribes the guidelines on the operation of ships in areas classified by the IATF.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MA-2020-55.pdf

    30 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-58: Amendment to MARINA Advisory No. 2020-48 Extending the Coverage of Expiring SIRB/SRB for Seafarers Currently Onboard Ships Operating Both in Domestic and Overseas During COVID 19 Pandemic

    MARINA further amends its Advisory No. 2020-48 to provisionally extend until December 31, 2020 and shall be deemed valid without filing for an application for its renewal at the MARINA all Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB) or Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) expiring on board between March 13, 2020 to August 31, 2020. MARINA further directs seafarers who are not on board to renew their SRB/SIRB 6 months prior to its expiration.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MA-2020-58.pdf

    06 July 2020 – Advisory NO. 2020-53: Extension of the Submission of Annual Audited Financial Statements of Philippine Overseas Shipping Companies and Other Maritime Entities for Year 2019

    MARINA extends the submission of annual audited Financial Statements for Year 2019 until August 19, 2020 at the MARINA Central Office or electronically through email address: oss@marina.gov.ph.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-53.jpeg

    03 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-50: Extension of the Validity of STCW Certificates

    MARINA directs all concerned manning/crewing agencies and shipping companies to immediately submit to the MARINA the list of their crewmember/s whose validity of STCW certificate/s have been extended pursuant to Advisory No. 2020-50.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-50.pdf

    03 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-49: Procedural and Documentary Requirements for Expedite Processing of Seafarers’ Record Book (SRB) and Seafarers’ Identification Document (SID) Amid COVID19 Pandemic

    MARINA notifies all manning agencies, shipping companies, owners and operators, stakeholders, seafarers and other concerned that applications for issuance of SRB/SID for expedite cases may be allowed, subject to some guidelines and documentary requirements.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-49.jpeg

    03 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-48: Further Amendment of MARINA Advisory No. 2020-43 on the Provisional Extension of SIRB/SRB Validity for Seafarers Currently Onboard Ships Operating Both in Domestic and Overseas During COVID 19 Pandemic

    MARINA further amends its Advisory No. 2020-43, to extend until December 31, 2020 all seafarer’s record book (SRB) or seafarer’s identification and record book (SIRB) expiring between March 13, 2020 to July 31, 2020, and deeming its validity without filing for an application for its renewal at MARINA.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wpcontent/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-48.pdf

    01 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-47: Extension of Time to Submit the Annual Report of Finances and Operations (ARFO) for CY 2019

    MARINA notifies all shipping companies, ship operators, ship charterers and all concerned on the extension until July 30, 2020 to submit their Annual Report of Finances and Operations (ARFO) for calendar year 2019.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-47.pdf

    26 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-51: Additional Information on Passenger Manifest Required Under MC 180 for Additional Measures for Contact Tracing

    MARINA directs all shipping companies, ship operators, ship charterers and all concerned to include some passenger information, as additional measure for contact tracing.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MA-2020-51.jpg
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    21 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 89: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 21 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 21, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-90-June-21.pdf

    20 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 89: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 20 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 20, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-89-June-20.pdf

    19 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 88: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 19 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 19, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-88-June-19.pdf

    18 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 87: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 18 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 18, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-87-June-18.pdf

    17 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 86: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 17 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 17, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-86-June-17.pdf

    16 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 85: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 16 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 16, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-85-June-16.pdf

    15 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 84: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 15 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 15, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-84-June-15.pdf

    14 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 83: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 14 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 14, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-83-June-14.pdf

    13 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 82: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 13 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 13, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-82-June-13.pdf

    12 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 81: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 12 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 12, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-81-June-12.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-44: Addendum to MARINA Advisory No. 2020-23 on the Extension of Validity of SCTW Certificates

    MARINA automatically extends for a period of six (6) months from the date of expiry without the need to file for an application at the MARINA, in order to facilitate the deployment and crew change of Filipino seafarers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MA-2020-44.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-42: Extension of the Deadlines for Seafarers With Expiring Theoretical Examination Records

    MARINA notifies all examinees under STCW Circular Nos. 2014-08 to 13 and 2016-17 (Old System) who has exceeded the 2 years prescribed period (expired theoretical examination records ) to complete and pass the theoretical examination during the period affected by COVID-19 pandemic shall be given 3 months extension to take and pass the theoretical examination.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MA-2020-42.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-41: Amendment to STCW Advisory No. 2020-02 on the Guidelines on the Issuance of Unclaimed Certificates of Passing the Theoretical Examination and Practical Assessment for Merchant Marine Officers

    MARINA amends the guidelines set for under STCW Advisory No. 2020-02 on the issuance of unclaimed Certificates of Assessment of Competence.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MA-2020-41.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 80: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 11 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 11, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-80-June-11.pdf

    10 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-45: Extension of Passport Validity

    MARINA issues policies regarding the extension of validity of passports for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), including seafarers who are onboard ships trading internationally.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MA-2020-45.pdf

    10 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 79: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 10 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 10, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-79-June-10.pdf

    09 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 78: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 09 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 09, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-78-June-09.pdf

    08 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 77: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 08 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 08, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-77-June-08.pdf

    07 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 76: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 07 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 07, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-76-June-07.pdf

    06 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 75: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 06 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 06, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-75-June-06.pdf

    05 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 74: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 05 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 05, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/sitrep-74-June-05-2020.pdf

    05 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. SC-2020-02: Amendment to Article II of Memorandum Circular No. SC 2019-01

    MARINA amends Article II of Memorandum Circular No. SC2019-01, to further extend the deadline to complete the assessment of competence in view of the issuance of MARINA Advisory No. 2020-16 dated March 17, 2020 which provides seafarer-related guidelines in view of the declaration of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon and other areas of the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MC-SC-2020-02.pdf

    04 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 73: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 04 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 04, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situuation-Report-73-June-04.pdf

    03 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 72: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 03 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 03, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-72-June-03.pdf

    02 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 71: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 02 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 02, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-71-June-02.pdf

    01 June 2020 – Situation Report No. 70: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 01 June 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for June 01, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MARINA-Situation-Report-70-June-01.pdf

    31 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 69: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 31 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 31, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-67-May-29.pdf

    30 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 68: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 30 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 30, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-68-May-30.pdf

    29 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 67: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 29 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 29, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-67-May-29.pdf

    24 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 62: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 24 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 24, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-62-May-24.pdf

    23 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 61: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 23 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 23, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sitrep-61-May-23-2020.pdf

    22 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 60: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 22 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 22, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-60-May-22.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-37: Addendum to MARINA Advisory No. 2020-32 “Guidelines in the Revalidation of STCW Certificates on Account of COVID-19”

    MARINA adds provision for seafarers who are currently on board ships to its Advisory No. 2020-32
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-37.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-36: Provisional Extension of Validity of Training Course Approval and Accreditation of Assessment Centers During the Enhanced Community Quarantine Period Due Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Submission of Post-Enhanced Community Quarantine Operation Plan

    MARINA amends Item III of its Advisory No. 2020-16 relative to the accreditation of maritime training institutions (MTIs) and assessment centers (ACs). MTIs and ACs are further instructed to submit their respective post-ECQ operations plan duly approved by the Management of the Institution.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Advisory-2020-36-signed.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 58: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 20 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 20, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-58-May-20.pdf

    19 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 57: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 19 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 19, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-57-May-19.pdf

    18 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 56: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 18 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 18, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-56-May-18.pdf

    17 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 55: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 17 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 17, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-55-May-17.pdf

    16 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 54: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 16 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 16, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-54-May-16.pdf

    14 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-35: Additional Protocols on Minimum Passenger Service Standards Under MC 134, 65/65A and MS 2018-18 to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA provides standard procedures to be observed in accordance with the issuance of Certificate of Compliance under MC 134, 65/65A and MS 2018-18.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-35-Addtl-Protocols.pdf

    14 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-34: Guidelines on the Compulsory Insurance Coverage for Passengers Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

    MARINA implements rules in line with MARINA Advisory No. 2020-29 on the resumption of operation of passenger ships in areas under ECQ and GCQ.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-34-Insurance.pdf

    14 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-33: Guidelines on the Resumption of Operations of Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, Boatbuilding, Afloat Ship Repair/Service Contractors, Shipbreaking Entities in Areas Under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    MARINA provides standard procedures for the operations of SBSR entities.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-33-Shipbuilding-etc.pdf

    14 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 52: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 14 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 14, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-52-May-14.pdf

    13 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 51: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 13 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 13, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-51-May-13.pdf

    12 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 50: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 12 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 12, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-50-May-12.pdf

    11 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-32: Guidelines in the Revalidation of STCW Certificates on Account of COVID-19

    MARINA advises all seafarers, manning/shipping companies, maritime training institutions, assessment centers and all concerned that application for revalidation of STCW Certificates without required refresher training and/or practical assessment of competence, may be accepted and processed online subject to certain conditions.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-32.pdf

    11 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 49: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 11 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 11, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-49-May-11.pdf

    10 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 48: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 10 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 10, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-48-May-10.pdf

    07 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-31: Guidelines in the Hearing of Cases During Public Health Emergency

    MARINA implements rules on hearing of cases during the state of public health emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-31.pdf

    06 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 44: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 06 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 06, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-44-May-06.pdf

    05 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-30: Further Extension of Statutory Certification and Services as a Temporary Contingency Measure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA further extends the surveys and statutory certificates issued by MARINA or the Recognized Organizations (ROs) acting on behalf of the Administration for Philippine-registered overseas ships until November 30, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MA-2020-30.pdf

    05 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 43: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 05 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 05, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-43-May-05.pdf

    03 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 42: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 04 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 04, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-42-May-04.pdf

    03 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 41: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 03 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 03, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-41-May-03.pdf

    02 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 40: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 02 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 02, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-40-May-02.pdf

    01 May 2020 – Situation Report No. 39: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 01 May 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for May 01, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MARINA-Situation-Report-39-May-01.pdf

    30 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-29: Guidelines on the Resumption of Operation of Passenger Ships in Areas Under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

    Provides the standard procedures for the operation of passenger ships, in view of the transition of some areas from ECQ to GCQ and the guidelines provide by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
    https://www.insurance.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CL2020_52.pdf

    30 April 2020 – Situation Report No. 39: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 30 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for April 30, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-38-April-30.pdf

    29 April 2020 – Situation Report No. 37: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 29 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for April 29, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-37-April-29.pdf

    28 April 2020 – Situation Report No. 36: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 28 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for April 28, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-36-April-28-rev.pdf

    27 April 2020 – Situation Report No. 35: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations for 27 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation for April 27, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-35-April-27.pdf

    27 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-011: Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services in Light of the Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to 15 May 2020

    Provides guidelines for implementation in light of the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until May 15, 2020.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zE4qJtFVK8DwNibMHW-ceT4LK5m2TXtt/view

    23 April 2020 – Weekly Summary Situation Report – 05: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations from 17 to 23 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation from April 17 to 23, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-WEEKLY-SUMMARY-Situation-Report-5-April-17-to-APRIL-23.pdf

    23 April 2020 – Situation Report – 31: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations on 23 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation as of April 23, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-31-April-23.pdf

    22 April 2020 – Situation Report – 30: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations on 22 April 2020 Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the operations of passenger and cargo ships amidst the COVID-19 situation as of April 22, 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MARINA-Situation-Report-30-April-22.pdf

    14 April 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-26: Guidelines for Seafarers Onboard Ships Operating in Philippine Waters Amid Challenges Caused by COVID 19 Pandemic

    MARINA implements the guidelines for seafarers serving onboard ships operating in Philippine waters.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MA-2020-26.pdf

    13 April 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-034: Shipping Operations Monitoring Form

    MARINA directs all shipping companies, owners, operators to accomplish the Shipping Operations Monitoring Form not later than 3:00pm daily to enable the real-time monitoring of shipping operations, ensure unhampered carriage of cargoes, and maintain the provision of essential goods and services to the communities affected by and placed under ECQ.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MA-2020-24.pdf

    09 April 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-25: Extension of Statutory Certificates Issued by MARINA and Its Recognized Organizations (ROs) as a Temporary Contingency Measure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    MARINA employs contemporary measures in the extension of the certificates of all Philippine registered ships.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MA-2020-25.pdf

    06 April 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-23: Further Extension of Validity of STCW Certificates of Filipino Seafarers Currently Serving Onboard Seagoing Ships Amid Challenges Caused by COVID-29

    MARINA extends the validity of STCW certificates of seafarers expiring during 13 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 for 6 months from the date of expiration.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MA2020-23.pdf

    01 April 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-22: Assistance to Seafarers Affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    MARINA enjoins manning and shipping agencies to extend all possible assistance to seafarers stranded during the ECQ.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MA-2020-22.pdf?utm_source=ECCP+Manila&utm_campaign=508d9a1ee4-%5BECCP+Advisory%5D+01+April+2020+COVID-19+Update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cd1df43ca5-508d9a1ee4-331771745&mc_cid=508d9a1ee4&mc_eid=540323c9ac

    26 March 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-21: Extension of Payment of Discounted Annual Tonnage Fee for C.Y. 2019

    MARINA declares that the First Quarter tonnage fee discounted rate of P25.00 per gross tonnage shall be extended until 25 June 2020.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MA-2020-21.pdf

    25 March 2020 – MARINA Situation Report – 05: Passenger and Cargo Shipping Operations from March 24 to March 25, 2020, Amid Code Red Sublevel 2 for the COVID-19

    MARINA reports on the status of shipping operations nationwide from 24 March to 25 March 2020.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/154bWkCItuWPlhFJf-P-0-y6HfzjculY6/view?mc_cid=b37b843cbf&mc_eid=540323c9ac

    25 March 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-20: Guidance on the Processes at the Domestic Shipping Service (DSS) in View of the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    MARINA advises that applications and submissions of documentary requirements are to be made electronically.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MA-2020-20.pdf

    25 March 2020 – MARINA Advisory No. 2020-19: Guidelines in the Implementation and Control of Domestic Shipping Rates During Public Health Emergency

    MARINA encourages all ship owners/operators to provide necessary shipping services to meet emergency sealift requirements and to maintain CPC-authorized cargo and freight rates.
    https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MA-2020-19.jpg


    Mines and Geosciences Bureau

    MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU (MGB)

    04 June 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-005: Supplemental Guidelines/Protocols for the Operation of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Offices Under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine

    MGB provides the supplemental guidelines/protocols to be observed in the MGB offices under the general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
    http://www.mgb.gov.ph/images/Covid_Advisories/MGB-Memo-Order-2020-005-min.pdf

    08 May 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-04: Guidelines/Protocols for the Resumption of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations During the General Community Quarantine or New Normal

    MGB issues the guidelines/protocols to assist the Mining Contractors/Permitees/Permit Holders during the resumption of mining and mineral processing operations under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    http://www.mgb.gov.ph/images/Covid_Advisories/MGBMemorandumOrder_2020_004.pdf

    08 May 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 2020-004: Guidelines/Protocols for the Resumption of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations During the General Community Quarantine or New Normal

    MGB issues guidelines/protocols to assist Mining Contractors/Permitees/Permit Holders during the resumption of mining and mineral processing operations.
    http://www.mgb.gov.ph/images/Covid_Advisories/MGBMemorandumOrder_2020_004.pdf


    National Privacy Commission

    NATIONAL PRIVACY COMMISSION (NPC)

    18 December 2020 – Advisory on Modified In-Person/Face-to-Face Hearing of Cases

    NPC lifts the suspension of all settings for hearing of cases before the Commission and implements the modified in-person /face-to-face hearing, observing proper health and safety protocols.
    NPC Advisory 18 December 2020

    03 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-02: Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing Technology for the Remote Appearance and Testimony of Parties Before the National Privacy Commission

    NPC issues the Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing Technology for the Remote Appearance and Testimony of Parties Before the National Privacy Commission, to provide the parties the option to attend the proceedings remotely, in the relative safety of their chosen premises, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, before the NPC.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/FINAL-VERSION-Guidelines-on-the-Use-of-Videoconferencing-Technology-for-Remote-Appearance-before-the-NPC-OPC.pdf

    08 July 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 15 s. 2020: Guidelines for Establishments on the Proper Handling of Customer and Visitor Information for Contact Tracing

    NPC issues Bulletin No. 15 series of 2020 to guide establishments on the proper handling and protection of personal data collected from customers and visitors.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/07/npc-phe-bulletin-no-15-guidelines-for-establishments-on-the-proper-handling-of-customer-and-visitor-information-for-contact-tracing/

    26 June 2020 – Advisory Opinion No. 2020-026: Public Disclosure of Pertinent Data Needs in the Time of COVID-19

    NPC issues its Advisory Opinion in response to a request for advice to clarify whether or not the public disclosure of pertinent information of beneficiaries of the government programs related to COVID-19 response is a violation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Redacted-Advisory-Opinion-No.-2020-026.pdf

    16 June 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 14B: Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Isinalin sa Wikang Tagalog

    NPC issues the Tagalog translation of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on information regarding the return-to-work and work-from-home setup in the workplace.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/06/npc-phe-bulletin-no-14-updated-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-isinalin-sa-wikang-tagalog/

    05 June 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 14 s. 2020: Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    NPC issues their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in response to queries raised by stakeholders’ concerns on returning-to-work and current work-from-home arrangements.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/06/npc-phe-bulletin-no-14-updated-frequently-asked-questions-faqs/

    21 May 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 13 s. 2020: Press Statement of Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro on the Collection of Personal Data to Aid in Contact Tracing Relevant to the COVID-19 Response

    NPC Commissioner issues statement on the collection of personal data to aid in contact tracing relevant to COVID-19 response.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/05/npc-phe-bulletin-no-13-press-statement-of-privacy-commissioner-raymund-eriquez-liboro-on-the-collection-of-personal-data-to-aid-in-contact-tracing-relevant-to-the-covid-19-response/

    15 May 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 12: Protecting Personal Data in a Work From Home Arrangement

    NPC advises organizations operating under a Work from Home (WFH) setup and other modes of telecommuting, to consider the NPC provide measures to ensure that the data privacy or data subjects remain protected.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NTF-Guidelines-in-Modified-Enhanced-Community-Quarantine.pdf

    30 April 2020 – NPC PHE Bulletin No. 11: Joint Statement of the Department of Health (DOH) and National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Processing and Disclosure of COVID-19 Related Data

    DOH and NPC issues joint statement in response to concerns raised by various stakeholders on the processing and disclosure of COVID-19 patient data, including those of COVID-19 suspect, probable, or confirmed patients.s
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/04/npc-phe-bulletin-no-11-joint-statement-of-the-department-of-health-doh-and-national-privacy-commission-npc-on-processing-and-disclosure-of-covid-19-related-data/

    30 April 2020 – NPC PHE Bulletin No. 10B: Proteksyon Laban sa Hindi Awtorisadong Pagbunyag sa Datos ng Pasyente

    Provide guidelines to secure the organizational, physical and technical safety of the data of COVID-19 patients to prevent unauthorized disclosure.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/04/npc-phe-bulletin-no-10-proteksyon-laban-sa-hindi-awtorisadong-pagbunyag-sa-datos-ng-pasyente/

    25 April 2020 – PHE Bulletin No. 10: Protecting Patient Data from Unauthorized Disclosure

    Provides organizational, physical ad technical security measures which health institutions and their staff may enforce to protect patient data against unauthorized disclosure.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/04/npc-phe-bulletin-no-10-protecting-patient-data-from-unauthorized-disclosure/

    06 April 2020 – NPC PHE Bulletin No. 7: Official Statement of the National Privacy Commission on Calls for Patients to Waive Privacy Rights, Publicly Disclose Health Status

    A statement issued by the NPC on calls for a waiver of the rules on patient privacy, reiterating that the confidentiality of health records, medical ethics, and data subjects’ rights remain in effect even in times of calamity or a state of a public health emergency.
    https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/04/npc-phe-bulletin-no-7-official-statement-of-the-national-privacy-commission-on-calls-for-patients-to-waive-privacy-rights-publicly-disclose-health-status/


    National Task Force for COVID-19

    NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19

    15 May 2020 – Guidelines in Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

    Provides Powerpoint presentation of the of the guidelines regarding the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
    Guidelines in Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine


    Office of the President

    OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (OP)

    31 December 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated December 31, 2020: Additional Measures Relative to the SARS-COV-2 Variant Detected in the United Kingdom

    The Office of the Executive Secretary directs the relevant agencies to implement the safety measures relative to the SARS-COV-2 variant detected in the United Kingdom.
    morandum from the Executive Secretary Dated December 31, 2020

    29 December 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated December 29, 2020: Additional Measures Relative to the SARS-COV-2 Variant Detected in the United Kingdom

    The Office of the Executive Secretary informs the DOH of the approval by the President of the additional measures to be observed to address the risks posed by the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7 or VUI 2020/12/01).
    emorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated December 29, 2020

    01 December 2020 – Executive Order No. 121 s. 2020: Granting Authority to the Director General of the Food and Drug Administration to Issue Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Drugs and Vaccines, Prescribing Conditions Therefor, and for Other Purposes

    The President authorizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General to issue an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), subject to some conditions.
    Executive Order No. 121 s. 2020

    01 December 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary on Community Quarantine Classification of Provinces, Highly Urbanized Cities and Independent Component Cities from 01-31 December 2020

    The Executive Secretary (ES) informs all concerned of the President’s approval of community quarantine classification of provinces, highly urbanized cities and independent component cities from December 01 to 31, 2020, in consideration of the IATF’s recommendation.
    OP Memorandum from the Executive Secretary

    16 November 2020 – Administrative Order No. 36 s. 2020: Authorizing the Grant of COVID-19 Special Risk Allowance to Private and Public Health Workers Directly Catering to or in Contact with COVID-19 Patients During the State of National Emergency

    The President authorizes the national government agencies, government-owned or-controlled corporations and local government units (LGUs) to grant the COVID-19 Special Risk Allowance (SRA) not exceeding P5,000.00 per month to public and private health workers (HWs) who directly cater to or are in contact with COVID-19 patients.
    Administrative Order No. 36 s. 2020

    16 November 2020 – Administrative Order No. 35 s. 2020: Authorizing the Grant of Active Hazard Duty Pay to Human Resources for Health Serving in the Frontlines During the State of National Emergency

    The President authorizes national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations and local government units (LGUs) to grant the Active Hazard Duty Pay (AHDP) of up to P3,000.00 per month to Human Resources for Health (HRHs, which shall be in addition to any hazard pay, hazardous duty pay, hazard allowance, special risk allowance or other similar benefits under existing laws, issuances, rules and regulations, and shall be exempt from income tax.
    Administrative Order No. 35 s. 2020

    04 November 2020 – Executive Order No. 118 s. 2020: Directing the Department of Health, in Coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry, to Ensure Accessibility and Affordability of COVID-19 Tests and Test Kits

    The President directs DOH and DTI to formulate and implement a price range for COVID-19 testing conducted by hospitals, laboratories and other health establishments and facilities, including the test kits used in the conduct of said tests.
    Executive Order No. 118 s. 2020

    03 November 2020 – Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11494, “An Act Providing for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Interventions and Providing Mechanisms to Accelerate the Recovery and Bolster the Resiliency of the Philippine Economy, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes”

    OP issues the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11494. The IRR will be used for the implementation of the recovery interventions provided under R.A. No. 11494.
    Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11494

    03 November 2020 – Report on the Implementation of Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    OP provides its Report on the Implementation of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11494 for the month of October, which was submitted to the Congress and Senate. The report contains updates on the programs and activities of forty-four (44) departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the Executive Branch, relative to the efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
    Report on the Implementation of Republic Act No. 11494

    30 October 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated October 30, 2020: Community Quarantine Classification of Provinces, Highly Urbanized Cities and Independent Component Cities from 01-30 November

    The Executive Secretary issues the quarantine classification of provinces, highly urbanized cities and independent component cities from 01 to 30 November 2020, as approved by the President.
    Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated October 30, 2020

    16 September 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 49 s. 2020: Directing All Concerned Agencies to Coordinate and Pool Their Resources and Efforts Into the Production and Distribution of Face Masks

    The President orders the DTI, DOH, DBM, TESDA, DSWD and PMS to coordinate and pool their resources and efforts into the production of face masks and their expedited distribution to the public free of charge, to reinforce non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as minimizing face-to-face interaction, wearing of face masks and face shields, and observing social distancing, to complement our healthcare facilities and support our health workers in containing the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
    Memorandum Order No. 49 s. 2020

    03 August 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary (August 03, 2020): Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine Over the National Capital Region and the Provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan Until 18 August 2020

    The Executive Secretary directs all heads of departments, agencies, offices and instrumentalities of the government, including the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Coast Guard, GOCCs, GFIs, SUCs and LGUs to strictly observe and implement the applicable guidelines provided under the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, as amended, issued by the IATF, and other relevant issuances.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/08/03/memorandum-from-the-executive-secretary-on-inclusion-of-additional-households-as-beneficiaries-of-the-social-amelioration-program-and-the-reconfiguration-of-the-budget-for-the-second-tranche/

    03 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 79 s. 2020: Operational Capacity to be Adopted by Government Agencies and Instrumentalities During A Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The Office of the President (OP) provides guidelines to be observed by government agencies and instrumentalities during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), to ensure the continuous delivery of services.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/08/03/memorandum-circular-no-79-s-2020/

    11 June 2020 – PNP-DILG-DBM-DOLE-DSWD-DA-DTI-DOF-DND-AFP Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2 s. 2020: Joint Implementing Guidelines for the Implementation of the Social Amelioration Program for the Second (2nd) Tranche

    In line with the Memorandum from the Secretary dated May 22, 2020, the Special Amelioration Program (SAP) for the 2nd tranche will be provided to the family-beneficiaries of the first tranche that are still under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200609-JOINT-MEMORANDUM-CIRCULAR-NO-2-S-2020.pdf

    06 May 2020 – Executive Order No. 114 s. 2020: Institutionalizing the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program as a Pillar of Balanced Regional Development, Creating a Council Therefor, and for Other Purposes

    The President institutionalizes Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) and orders the creation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Council to ensure whole-of-government action on the implementation of the BP2 Program.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/05/06/executive-order-no-114-s-2020/

    07 April 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary on Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine Over the Entire Luzon Until April 30, 2020

    The ECQ over Luzon is declared extended until 11:59pm of 30 April 2020 and all concerned agencies are directed to continue implementing existing guidelines.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/07/memorandum-from-the-executive-secretary-on-extension-of-the-enhanced-community-quarantine-over-the-entire-luzon-until-30-april-2020/

    07 April 2020 – Administrative Order No. 29, series of 2020: Prescribing Guidelines on the Interruption of Periods for the of Filing of Cases, Appeals, Petitions for Review, and Other Pleadings With the Office of the President of the Philippines During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The President declares that the reglementary periods for the filing of pleadings and rendition of judgments shall be deemed interrupted during and all proceedings deemed cancelled during the duration of the ECQ.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/07/administrative-order-no-29-s-2020/

    06 April 2020 – Administrative Order No. 28, series of 2020: Authorizing the Grant of Special Risk Allowance to Frontline Public Health Workers During the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine relative to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    The President authorizes the national government agencies, GOCCs and LGUs to grant a one-time COVID-19 Special Risk Allowance, equivalent to a maximum of 25% of monthly basic salary pay to frontline Public Health Workers.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/06/administrative-order-no-28-s-2020/

    31 March 2020 – Administrative Order No. 27, series of 2020: Establishing a Framework for the Acceptance, Management, Distribution and Delivery of All Medicines, Medical Equipment and Supplies, and Other Health Products Donated to the National Government or the Department of Health for Addressing the COVID-19 Situation

    The President orders that all donations to the national government or DOH of medicines and other health supplies intended to address COVID-19 shall be transmitted with the Office of Civil Defense for consolidation.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/03/31/administrative-order-no-27-s-2020/

    23 March 2020 – Administrative Order No. 26, series of 2020: Authorizing the Grant of Hazard Pay to Government Personnel Who Physically Report for Work During the Period of Implementation of an Enhanced Community Quarantine Relative to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    The President authorizes national government agencies to grant COVID-19 Hazard Pay of an amount not exceeding P500 per day per person, to personnel who physically report for work during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/03/23/administrative-order-no-26-s-2020/

    17 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 77, series of 2020: Directing All Government Agencies, Offices and Instrumentalities as well as Local Government Units, to Implement and Ensure Compliance with the Issuances of the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture on the Prices of Essential Emergency Medicines and Supplies, and Selected Agriculture and Fishery Commodities

    Government agencies, offices and instrumentalities and LGUs are directed to implement and ensure compliance with the price control measures being implemented by the DOH and DA.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/03/17/memorandum-circular-no-77-s-2020/

    16 March 2020 – Proclamation No. 929, series of 2020: Declaring a State of Calamity Throughout the Philippines due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

    The President declares a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines for 6 months and imposes an Enhanced Community Quarantine throughout Luzon until 12 April 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/03/16/proclamation-no-929-s-2020/


    Philippine Competition Commission

    PHILIPPINE COMPETITION COMMISSION (PCC)

    24 September 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 22-2020: Adopting Rules for the Implementation of Section 4 (eee) of Republic Act No. 11494 Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”

    TPCC issues the rules to implement Section 4(eee) of the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”, relating to the power of the PCC to conduct review of mergers and acquisitions.
    Commission Resolution No. 22-2020

    Rules Implementing Section 4(eee) of R. A. No. 11494:
    Section 4(eee) of R. A. No. 11494

    15 September 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 21-2020: Adopting Interim Guidelines on the Resumption of Adjudication Proceedings During General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine

    The Philippine Competition Commission adopts the interim guidelines on the resumption of adjudication proceedings during general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
    Commission Resolution No. 21-2020

    04 August 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 20-2020: Modifying Commission Resolution No. 18-2020 (“The Interim Guidelines on the Operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office During the General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine”)

    PCC modifies the Mergers and Acquisitions (MAO) General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) Guidelines, in view of the imposition of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) throughout the NCR.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Commission-Resolution-No.-20-2020.pdf

    02 August 2020 – Public Advisory: Temporary Office Work Suspension from 03 to 14 August 2020

    PCC suspends its office work from August 03 to 14, 2020, to facilitate disinfection of its premises. PCC further advises its clients to transact their business online.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/press-releases/publicadvisory-tempofcsusp-03-14aug2020/

    16 July 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 18-2020: Approving the Interim Guidelines on the Operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office During the General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine

    PCC provides the interim guidelines on the operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) in the interest of the health and safety of PCC employees and stakeholders with a view to an efficient delivery of public service.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/commreso-18-2020-guidelines-mao-gcq-mgcq

    18 June 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 15-2020: Resuming Acceptance by the Mergers and Acquisitions Office of Letters of Non-Coverage from Compulsory Notification

    PCC approves the resumption of acceptance and processing of Letters of Non-Coverage from Compulsory Notification during GCQ, whether or not a certification to this effect from the PCC is required by the government agencies.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Commission-Resolution-No.-15-2020_Letters-of-Non-Coverage_18June2020.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Joint Statement by the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) in Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

    PCC disseminates the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition’s (AEGC) Joint Statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/press-statements/joint-statement-aegc-covid19/

    03 June 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 12-2020: Extending the Effectivity During General Community Quarantine of the Interim Guidelines on the Operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office During the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

    PCC resolves to extend the effectivity of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office (MAO) Interim Guidelines for Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) approved in the Commission Resolution No. 11-2020 on 18 May 2020, during the imposition of a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the NCR.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/cr012-2020-extending-effectivity-during-gcq-of-mao-interim-guidelines/

    27 May 2020 – Press Release Re: PCC Pushes Program for ‘Competition Agenda’ in House

    In partnership with the Office of Rep. Stella Quimbo, the PCC shall conduct its online Capacity Improvement on Competition Advocacy for Legislative Staff (CICALS) on 28 May 2020. CICALS will discuss the fundamentals of competition law and policy, competition issues in government interventions, competition and its interplay with legislation, and competition issues and the role of competition authorities amid the COVID-19 crisis.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/press-releases/pcc-cicals-congress-hrep/

    18 May 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 011-2020: Adopting the Interim Guidelines on the Operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office During the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)

    The PCC issues the interim guidelines on the operations of the Mergers and Acquisitions Office (MAO) during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) pursuant to Administrative Order No. 30 and Sections 12(b) and (e) of Republic Act No. 10667, or the Philippine Competition Act, to provide guidance on the procedures and processes that MAO shall observe in the exercise of its functions during the MECQ.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/interim-guidelines-on-the-operations-of-the-mergers-and-acquisitions-office-during-the-modified-enhanced-community-quarantine/

    23 April 2020 – Resolution No. 10-2020: Guidelines on the Interruption of the Reglementary Periods for the Commencement of Action, Filing of Pleadings, Motions and Submissions, Rendition of Judgments, Resolutions, and Orders, Payment of Fines or Penalties, and the Cancellation of Proceedings for the Duration of the Community Quarantine in Accordance with Administrative Order No. 30

    In compliance with the directive of Administrative Order No. 30, PCC issues its guidelines on the interruption of the reglementary periods for the commencement of action, filing of pleadings, motions and submissions, rendition of judgments, resolutions, and orders, payment of fines or penalties, and the cancellation of proceedings for the duration of the ECQ.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/comm-reso-no-010-2020-guidelines-on-the-interruption-reglementary-periods-action-filing-judgments-fines/

    17 March 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 08-2020: Interruption of tThe Reglementary Periods for the Filing of Pleadings, Motions and Submissions to the Commission and the Payment of Fines or Penalties in View of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to Manage the Covid-19 Situation

    The PCC interrupts the reglementary periods for the filing of pleadings, motions, affidavits, and other submissions and the payment of fines and penalties from 16 March 2020 to 14 April 2020, or until such time the Enhanced Community Quarantine has been lifted.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/commreso008-2020-interruption-reglementary-periods-pleadings-payment-fines-covid19/

    16 March 2020 – Commission Resolution No. 007-2020: Suspension of Certain Merger Processes and Timelines In View of Community Quarantine and Alternative Work Arrangement to Manage the Covid-19 Situation

    The PCC suspends specified merger processes and timelines from 16 March to 14 April 2020, or until such time the Community Quarantine has been lifted.
    https://phcc.gov.ph/crn007-2020-suspension-merger-processes-covid19-altwork-03162020/


    Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving

    PHILIPPINE COMMISSION ON SPORTS SCUBA DIVING (PCSSD)


    Philippine Economic Zone Authority

    PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY (PEZA)

    22 October 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-049: (1) Further Extension of MC No. 2020-011 Entitled “PEZA Assistance to Ecozone I.T. Enterprises in Responding to COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease)” (2) PEZA Board Approval of Work-From-Home Arrangement for Ecozone I.T. Enterprises Up to 90% of Total Revenues

    PEZA further extends until December 31, 2020 the assistance to Ecozone I.T. Enterprises in responding to COVID-19, to further assist PEZA Ecozone I.T. Enterprises in their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and to facilitate the continued ease in movement of their I.T. equipment and other assets for the purpose of setting up work-from-home operations and other work arrangements outside their PEZA-registered I.T. Center facilities.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-049

    31 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-040: Extension of Validity of PEZA Memorandum Circular No. 2020-011 RE: Work from Home Operations

    PEZA extends the validity of PEZA Memorandum Circular No. 2020-11 dated 05 March 2020, entitled “PEZA Assistance to Ecozone I.T. Enterprises in Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) until August 31, 2020.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-040

    25 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-036: Inspection Checklist to Ensure Compliance of PEZA Enterprises With the Safety and Health Measures to Mitigate the Threat of COVID-19

    PEZA announces its conduct of compliance inspection/validation utilizing the inspection checklist, consistent with the provisions of DOH Administrative Order No. 2020-015 and DTI-DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19, to monitor compliance of PEZA-registered enterprises with the government guidelines on COVID-19safety measures.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-036

    22 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0035: PEZA Advisory on Request for Exemption from Travel Ban of Foreign Nationals Essential to Operations of PEZA Registered Companies

    PEZA issues Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0035 for guidance of PEZA enterprises, pending lifting of the suspension of Visa issuance and Visa-free privileges, the exemption from travel ban should only be requested for essential and emergency reasons, which should be stated in the request.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0035

    10 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0034: Guide to Visitors and Clients in PEZA Offices

    PEZA implements safety measures in all its offices nationwide, to keep PEZA offices safe for transacting public and its employees.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0034

    08 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0033: Tools to Assist PEZA Clients During the Community Quarantine

    PEZA provides measures in place to assist their locators in support of physical distancing measures and enhance existing COVID-19 workplace procedures.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0033

    22 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-031: Self-Assessment Checklist on COVID-19 Measures in the Workplace

    Directs all PEZA-registered enterprises and developers to accomplish an online form formulated by PEZA and accessible through, www.peza.gov.ph/covidfree, to allow company Safety Officers or Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) personnel to determine their level of compliance to the COVID-19 workplace guidelines issued by the DOH, DTI and DOLE.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-031

    20 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0030: PEZA Construction Safety Guidelines for Its Developers and Locators Within the PEZA Zones and IT Centers Including PEZA Projects for Areas Under Various Types of Quarantine Classifications During the COVID-19 Crisis

    PEZA requires all ecozone locators and IT enterprises to file online their application for building permits together with supporting documents through the respective Office of the Building Official. It is further instructed that prior to project construction, the locator-enterprise applicant or its authorized contractor shall coordinate first with the Zone Administrator/Zone Manager/Officer-in-Charge and the Building Official assigned for the briefing on COVID-19 safety compliance and developer’s construction house rules.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0030

    15 May 2020 – Memorandum on Guidelines in Setting Up COVID-Free Ecozone

    PEZA issues guidelines in setting up COVID-free ecozone to set the standards in putting-up the necessary facilities to prevent the spread of the corona virus inside public and private ecozones including continuous implementation of COVID-19 preventive measures in order to maintain a COVID-free ecozone.
    Memorandum on Guidelines in Setting Up COVID-Free Ecozone

    13 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-028: Validity of Residual Waste Hauler Certificate of Registration During the Implementation of State of Public Health Emergency and Community Quarantine

    Implements guidelines to ensure continuous transport of residual waste from PEZA economic zones.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-028

    04 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0027: COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) and Small Business Wage Subsidies (SBWS)

    Informs all PEZA registered enterprises on the status of implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) benefits and the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program under the Department of Finance (DOF).
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0027

    04 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0026: Establishment of Internal Policies and Procedures for COVID-19 Workplace Prevention and Control

    Enjoins all PEZA-registered enterprises and developers to establish written policies and procedures to prevent and control transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0026

    23 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0025: Provisions for Ecozone Shuttle Buses and Continued Implementation of ECQ Virus Prevention and Rental Payment Relief Measures

    Urges all PEZA-registered ecozone developers to extend support to their respective locators by either linking them to transport providers or directly providing shuttle services to their skeletal workers.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0025

    06 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0021 Rev 1: Disinfection and Sanitation within PEZA ecozones

    PEZA urges Ecozone Developers/Operators and locator companies to disinfect their premises in view of the approaching lifting of the ECQ.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0021

    30 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0020 Rev 1: Quarantine and Health Safety Compliance Guidelines

    PEZA issues quarantine and health safety compliance guidelines which follow the DOH guidelines for COVID-19.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0020

    29 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0019 Rev 1: Online PEZA e-Import Permit Validation by PEZA-JPCOs at the NAIA, MICP and POM While Under the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The validation of PEZA eIPs supporting the TSAD application for the clearance/release of import shipments via NAIA, POM and MICP intended for PEZA enterprise-consignees shall be undertaken via online means in accordance with the procedural guidelines in this MC.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0019

    27 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0018: Guide to Disinfect the Workplace Premises using Products known to be effective against the Human Coronavirus

    The MC provides guidelines for the efficient and cost-effective cleaning and disinfection of the workplace for developers/locator enterprises who have yet to develop their own Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0018

    25 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0017: Extension of the Validity of Letters of Authority (LOA) of PEZA-Accredited Service Enterprises

    All accredited service enterprises, including those servicing PEZA-registered enterprises in the Visayas and Mindanao, with expired or expiring LOAs during the period of the ECQ are advised that their respective LOAs are hereby automatically extended subject to the same terms and conditions of their existing LOAs, and also to the conditions outlined in this MC.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0017

    23 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0016: Immediate Implementation of COVID-19 Prevention Measures

    All PEZA-registered Ecozone Developers/Operators and registered enterprises are directed to immediately implement COVID-19 Prevention Measures, including but not limited to those enumerated in this MC.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0016

    20 March 2020 – PEZA Advisory dated 20 March 2020: Movement of Ecozone Workers and Goods

    Guidelines were issued to PEZA-registered BPO and export-oriented companies regarding their operations under the quarantine period, particularly in the movement of ecozone workers and goods.
    PEZA Advisory dated 20 March 2020

    19 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0015: DOLE COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) Guidelines to Avail of Financial Support and Employment Facilitation

    The MC advises economic zone developers/locator enterprises on the provisions of the CAMP guidelines that are salient to them.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0015

    19 March 2020 – CEZ Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013: Suspension of All Business Operations in CEZ 1 & II Until Further Notice

    PEZA suspends operations of all business establishments in CEZ 1 & 2 starting 6:00 PM, 19 March 2020, until further notice.
    CEZ Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013

    16 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-014: Urgent PEZA Advisory Re COVID-19 Emergency Response

    All PEZA developers/operators and ecozone locators are enjoined to follow the COVID-19 emergency response directives contained herein, (e.g. the implementation of thermal scanning, the provision of shuttle buses, etc.)
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-014

    13 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-012: PEZA Services, Assistance and Advisory Re COVID-19 Situation

    PEZA services will continue as usual notwithstanding community quarantine; however, guidelines were issued to all enterprises and all PEZA zone offices nationwide regarding certain PEZA services.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-012

    05 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-011: PEZA Assistance to Ecozone I.T. Enterprises in Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

    PEZA allows PEZA-registered I.T. Enterprises to immediately implement courses of action to respond to and/or pre-empt any adverse COVID-19 eventuality without need for a Letter of Authority from PEZA prior to implementation, subject to conditions.
    Memorandum Circular No. 2020-011


    Philippine Guarantee Corporation

    PHILIPPINE GUARANTEE CORPORATION

    30 April 2020 – Advisory No. 5 s. 2020: Credit Guarantee Programs to MSMEs

    Provides the Credit Guarantee Program to support P120-Billion in working capital loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) facing economic difficulties as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Philguarantee-Advisory-No.-5_04.29.2020.pdf


    Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

    PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION (PHILHEALTH)

    18 August 2020 – Advisory No.2020-047: PHILHEALTH Warns Against Upcasing

    PHILHEALTH warns healthcare providers against the false declaration of non-COVID cases as COVID cases to avail of higher benefit limits for the said disease.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0047.pdf

    18 August 2020 – Advisory No.2020-046: Submission of Department of Health (DOH) Forms for COVID-19 Related Claims

    PHILHEALTH directs all healthcare institutions (HCIs) to provide complete and accurate information in al DOH related forms.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0046.pdf

    03 August 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-045: PHILHEALTH Office Safety Measures for Visiting Clients

    PHILHEALTH advises all clients visiting PHILHEALTH offices to observe all safety precautions, physical distancing and proper filling-out of health declaration form for contact tracing.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0045.pdf

    08 July 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-041: Payment of Contributions Voluntary for OFWs

    PHILHEALTH reiterates that payment of premium contributions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will remain voluntary for the entire duration of the pandemic.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0041.pdf

    22 June 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0017: Benefit Package for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Using RT-PCR (Revision 1)

    PHILHEALTH provides the policy for the implementation of the benefit package for the SARS-CoV-2 test by RT-PCR.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0017.pdf
    Annex A:
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/AnnexA-GuidelinesForAccreditingSARS-CoV2Labs.pdf
    Annex C:
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/AnnexC_SARS-CoV2_ClaimSummaryForm.pdf
    Annex D:
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/AnnexD_WaiverForm.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-039: Additional Guidance for Partner Healthcare Providers

    PHILHEALTH advises various healthcare providers and stakeholders of additional guidance.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0039.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-038: Payment Deadlines of Philhealth Contributions for OFWs

    PHILHEALTH advises all concerned of payment deadlines of their contributions.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0038.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-037: Payment Deadlines of Philhealth Contributions

    PHILHEALTH issues rules which may be observed by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) affected by the enforcement of R.A. No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act of 2019, in order to ease the financial burden brought about by the corona virus 19 pandemic.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0037.pdf

    05 June 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-035: Philhealth to Prioritize At-Risk Individuals and Health Care Workers for CoViD-19 Testing

    Philhealth advises of its prioritization of at-risk individuals and health care workers for the COVID-19 testing in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0035.pdf

    19 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-034: Accreditation of Community Isolation Units and Testing Laboratories for SARS-COV-2

    PHILHEALTH issues the accreditation guidelines for community isolation units and testing laboratories for SARS-COV-2 pursuant to PHILHEALTH Circular No. 2020-0012 and No. 2020-0010.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0034.pdf

    19 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-032: Extension on Validity of Accreditation, Filing of Application for Accreditation of Health Care Professionals & Filing of Appeals and Motions for Reconsideration on Accreditation of Health Care Providers

    Extends the validity of accreditation of all accredited health care professionals (HCProf) expiring from March 9 until the end of the “State of Calamity” up to 30 days after the lifting of the said declaration provided that the PRC license is valid.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0032.pdf

    08 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-031: Automatic Extension in the Filing of Protest and Appeals Before the Protest and Appeals Review Department, Motions for Reconsideration of Denied or Reduced Claims Before the Claims Review Committee, and Re-Filing of Return-of-Hospital Claims

    Provides automatic extension for filing of all protest and appeals before the Protest and Appeals Review Department (PARD), motions for reconsideration of denied or reduced claims before the Claims Review Committee (CRC), and re-filing of Return-of-Hospital claims falling due from March 15, 2020 and until the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is lifted. It is likewise given sixty (60) days after the ECQ has been lifted to be filed.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0031.pdf

    04 May 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-029: Submission of Itemized Billing Statements for Claims Application for COVID-19 Benefit Packages

    PHILHEALTH informs the Health Care Providers (HCPs) to authorize a personnel to submit the itemized billing statement to PHILHEALTH, to facilitate submission of patients’ itemized billing statements.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0029.pdf

    30 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-028: Extension of Uploading of 2019 PCB Data Records

    PHILHEALTH informs of the extension of the deadline for uploading of 2019 PCB data records (1st – 4th Quarters) from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0028.pdf

    24 April 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-027: Payment of Premium for All Direct Contributors

    PHILHEALTH issues moratorium on contribution payments for the applicable months of February to April 2020. The payment for the premiums for the months of February to April shall be extended until May 31, 2020 without interest for all Direct Contributors.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0027.pdf

    14 April 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0012: Guidelines on the COVID-19 Community Isolation Benefit Package (CCIBP)

    This Circular provides coverage for all Filipinos for health services in identified Community Isolation Units (CIUs) for COVID-19. It also operationalizes the PHILHEALTH CCIBP and provide specific guidelines for benefit availment and applicable payment mechanism, reporting rules and performance assessment.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0012.pdf

    14 April 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0011: Full Financial Risk Protection for Filipino Health Workers and Patients Against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    This Circular establishes guidelines for the interim coverage of probable and confirmed COVID-19 inpatient case management and coverage of health workers as specified in Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0011.pdf

    14 April 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0010: Benefit Package for Testing for SARS-CoV-2

    This Circular establishes the policy for the implementation of the benefit package for the testing for SARS-CoV-2.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0010.pdf

    14 April 2020 – Circular No. 2020-0009: Benefit Packages for Inpatient Care of Probable and Confirmed COVID-19 Developing Severe Illness/Outcomes

    This Circular establishes the guidelines for the implementation of COVID-19 benefits for inpatient care for patients with probable or confirmed cases.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/circulars/2020/circ2020-0009.pdf

    25 March 2020 – Advisory No. 2020-021: Extension of Deadline of Premium Payment

    This advisory extends the deadline of payment of premium contributions for the first quarter of 2020 for self-earning Individuals, professional practitioners and members under the group enrolment schemes from 31 March 2020 to 30 April 2020.
    https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/advisories/2020/adv2020-0021.pdf?utm_source=ECCP+Manila&utm_campaign=508d9a1ee4-%5BECCP+Advisory%5D+01+April+2020+COVID-19+Update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cd1df43ca5-508d9a1ee4-331771745&mc_cid=508d9a1ee4&mc_eid=540323c9ac


    Philippine Ports Authority

    PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA)

    27 November 2020 – Administrative Order No. 10-2020: Reduction of Port Charges for Foreign Ships Deviating to Port Capinpin, Orion Bataan for Crew Change

    PPA issues the guidelines on the 50% reduction on applicable port charges for foreign ships deviating to Port Capinpin, Orion Bataan for crew change. The reduction shall be in effect until the lifting of the Public Health Emergency under Proclamation No. 922 series of 2020.
    Administrative Order No. 10-2020

    27 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 41-2020: Guidelines on the Availment of COVID-19 Testing for Returning Filipino Seafarers Under Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11494

    PPA provides the guidelines on the availment of COVID-19 testing for qualified returning Filipino seafarers.
    Memorandum Circular No. 41-2020

    26 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 42-2020: Guidelines on the Grant of Financial Assistance for the Critically-Impacted Maritime Sector Under Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11494

    PPA provides the guidelines for the implementation of the assistance for the maritime sector under Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11494 or the Bayanihan Act 2, to be financed out of the funds transferred by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as source agency to PPA as the implementing agency.
    Memorandum Circular No. 42-2020

    29 September 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 037-2020: Further Extension of the Validity of PPA Approvals/Permits During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Modified ECQ (MECQ), and General CQ (GCQ) Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    PPA further extends the validity of PPA approvals/permits until December 31, 2020
    Memorandum Circular No. 037-2020

    28 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 033-2020: Further Extension of Validity of PPA Approvals/Permits During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Modified ECQ (MECQ), and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    PPA further extends the validity of PPA permits/approvals, in view of the continued implementation of Work-From-Home scheme at the PPA Head Office affecting the processing and release of applications for issuance of accreditation, Hold Over Authority (HOA), permits and other authorizations, and taking into account the existing community quarantine in NCR and other parts of the country, and consistent with Administrative Order No. 30 dated April 21, 2020 issued by the Office of the President.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%20033.pdf

    03 August 2020 – Administrative Order No. 004-2020: Staggered Payment of Rental Fees Covering the Period March 25, 2020 to July 31, 2020

    PPA provides guidelines for the staggered payment of rental fees by the lessees with existing lease contract, agreement, or undertaking with PPA covering the period of March 25 to July 31, 2020.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA_AO_OO4_2020.pdf

    26 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 028-2020: Extension on the Implementation of PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 27-2020 Re Reduction (Waiver) of Port Fees and Charges for Beneficiaries of Hatid Tulong Program

    PPA announces the extension of the effectivity of PPA Memorandum Circular No. 27-2020 on the reduction/waiver of fees for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and participating vehicles and RO-RO vessels until July 31, 2020.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%2028-2020.pdf

    17 June 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 022-2020: Guidelines on the Resumption of Work Under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) Periods

    PPA disseminates the guidelines on the resumption of work under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) for the prevention, control, mitigation and spread of COVID-19 in preparation for the resumption of work under the GCQ and MGCQ periods.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%20NO.%2022-2020.pdf

    26 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 19-2020: Collection of Ship Generated Wastes from Cruise and Passenger Ships

    PPA provide guidelines on the collection and disposal wastes on board ships which will be used for the quarantine of Filipino seafarers and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) during the Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%20No.%2019-2020.pdf

    25 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 18-2020: Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in the Offices and Facilities of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

    PPA provide guidelines for the prevention, control, mitigation and suppression of the spread of COVID-19 in PPA offices and facilities.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%20No.%2018-2020.pdf

    23 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 17-2020: Extension of Rental and Concession Fee Payments in Compliance with Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

    Provides guidelines for the grant of a minimum of 30-day grace period on rental dues and concession fees falling within the period of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), without incurring interest, penalties, fees and other charges for all PPA lessees and port terminal operators who are required to pay rental dues and concession fees.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/MC%20No.%2017-2020.pdf

    08 April 2020 – Administrative Order No. 03-2020: Guidelines Implementing Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 20-01 in the Port of Manila Under the Jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

    This administrative order provides rules governing the expeditious berthing of vessels, and ensure that the handling, delivery and transfer processes of cargo loaded/discharged continue unimpeded at all times.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA-AO%2003-2020.pdf

    07 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 15-2020: Guidelines in the Processing of PPA Permits During the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines in the processing of PPA permits during the ECQ period.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA_MC_15-2020-0408202012254700024.pdf

    07 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 14-2020: Amendment of Memorandum Circular No. 13-2020

    This memorandum circular allows truck drivers and helpers unhampered access to and from the ports to enable them to proceed to their final destination, subject only to safety and health measures.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%2014-2020.pdf

    03 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 13-2020: Amendment of Section 3 of PPA Memorandum Circular No. 10-2020

    This memorandum circular provides continuous access for trucks carrying cargoes from one port to another port in the country.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%2013-2020.pdf

    26 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 11-2020: Port Emergency Measures to Ensure Unhampered Flow of Import Cargo at MICT

    This memorandum circular temporarily authorizes the Manila North Harbor as Designated Port for the purpose of immediate and accelerated transfer of all overstaying foreign containers already cleared for delivery/withdrawal.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%20NO%2011-2020.pdf?utm_source=ECCP+Manila&utm_campaign=b37b843cbf-%5BECCP+Advisory%5D+27+March+2020+COVID-19+Update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cd1df43ca5-b37b843cbf-331771745&mc_cid=b37b843cbf&mc_eid=540323c9ac

    17 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 10-2020: Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in Luzon in All Ports Under the Jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

    This memorandum circular provides guidelines to ensure unhampered movement of cargoes within, to and from the entire Luzon and the movement of accompanying crew or personnel of transiting cargoes in ports in Luzon under PPA’s jurisdiction.
    https://www.ppa.com.ph/sites/default/files/issuances_docs/PPA%20MC%2010-2020.pdf


    Republic ActsRepublic Acts

    REPUBLIC ACTS AND RELATED ISSUANCES

    29 December 2020 – Republic Act No. 11519 s. 2020: An Act Extending the Availability of Appropriations Under Republic Act No. 11494, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act”

    Extends the availability of appropriations authorized under Republic Act No. 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act” which includes, among others, the automatic appropriations of new programs, projects and activities pursuant to Section 4 thereof, shall be available for release, obligation and disbursement until June 30, 2021.
    Republic Act No. 11519 s. 2020

    11 September 2020 – Republic Act No. 11494: An Act Providing for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Interventions and Providing Mechanisms to Accelerate the Recovery and Bolster the Resiliency of the Philippine Economy, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes

    Provides the policies for the implementation of Bayan to Recover As One Act in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
    Republic Act No. 11494

    22 June 2020 – Report No. 12 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 12th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the responses of departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch to the recurring comments and observations of the members of the Senate, including its representatives in the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, on the weekly reports submitted by the Office of the President to the Congress.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200622-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    15 June 2020 – Report No. 11 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 11th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 82 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of June 12, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200615-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    08 June 2020 – Report No. 10 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 11th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 81 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of June 08, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/06jun/20200608-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    01 June 2020 – Report No. 10 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 10th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 83 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of June 01, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200601-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    25 May 2020 – Report No. 9 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 9th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 88 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of May 22, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200525-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    18 May 2020 – Report No. 8 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 8th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 89 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of May 15, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200518-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee-1.pdf
    DSWD Augmentation Report to LGUs on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200518-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee-2.pdf

    12 May 2020 – Report No. 7 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President submits its 7th weekly report to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 92 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of May 08, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/05/11/report-to-the-joint-congressional-oversight-committee-may-11-2020/

    04 May 2020 – Report No. 6 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President reports to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of the programs, activities, and accomplishments of 94 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of government as of May 01, 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200504-Report-to-the-Joint-Congressional-Oversight-Committee.pdf

    02 May 2020 – Executive Order No. 113 s. 2020: Temporarily Modifying the Rates of Import Duty on rude Petroleum Oil and Refined Petroleum Products Under Section 1611 of Republic Act No. 10863, Otherwise Known as the “Customs Modernization and Tariff Act”

    To augment government’s resources, to sufficiently finance the programs and measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 situation, the President orders a temporary 10% additional import duty on top of the existing Most Favored Nation (MFN) and preferential import duties to articles specifically listed in Annex A of the Executive Order.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200502-EO-113-RRD.pdf

    02 May 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated May 02, 2020: Recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Relative to the Inclusion of Albay Province and Zamboanga City in the List of Areas Under Enhanced Community Quarantine from 01 to 15 May 2020

    Implements the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the entire geographic area encompassed by the boundaries of Albay Province and Zamboanga City, effective 12 midnight of 02 May 2020 until 11:59 p.m. of 15 May 2020.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200502-MEMORANDUM-FROM-ES-RRD.pdf

    01 May 2020 – Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Dated May 01, 2020: Designation of the Philippines’ Deputy Chief Implementer Against COVID-19

    The Memorandum from the Executive Secretary addressed to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) designates Mr. Vivencio B. Dizon of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects, as Deputy Chief Implementer of the Philippines’ declared national policy against COVID-19.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/20200501-MEMORANDUM-FROM-ES-RRD.pdf

    30 April 2020 – Executive Order No. 112 s. 2020: Imposing an Enhanced Community Quarantine in High-Risk Geographic Areas of the Philippines and a General Community Quarantine in the Rest of the Country from 01 to 15 May 2020, Adopting the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation Thereof, and For Other Purposes

    Implements the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/04apr/2020030-EO-112-RRD.pdf

    29 April 2020 – Memorandum Order No. 48 s. 2020: Increasing the Allowable Amount of Advance Payment for Procurement Activities Under Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

    The President orders the allowing of advance payment not exceeding thirty percent (30%) of the contract price for procurement of PPEs, goods and services for social amelioration measures, utilities, telecommunications and ancillary services in accordance with Section 4(k) of RA No. 11469.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/20/memorandum-order-no-48-s-2019/

    27 April 2020 – Report No. 5 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President reports to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee of his approval upon the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to extend the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in high risk areas of Luzon and other parts of the country to May 15, 2020. This also contain reports from various government department, agencies, and instrumentalities under the Executive branch of their accomplishments as of April 24, 2020.
    https://www.senate.gov.ph/PRRD_Report5.pdf

    15 April 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

    The IATF issues the Revised Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine to harmonize and codify existing policies of the IATF and member-agencies pertaining to community quarantine, which shall be applied to all regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays placed under community quarantine.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/05may/20200515-omnibus-guidelines-on-the-implementation-of-community-quarantine-in-the-philippines.pdf

    13 April 2020 – Report No. 3 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President reports to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the measures done by the government in the exercise of powers granted under Republic Act executive No. 11469, based on reports from 85 departments, agencies, and instrumentalities under the Executive Branch of the government as of 10 April 2020.
    https://www.senate.gov.ph/PRRD_Report3.pdf

    06 April 2020 – Report No. 2 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President reports to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the measures done by the government in the exercise of powers granted under Republic Act No. 11469, based on reports from 69 Departments as of 3 April 2020.
    https://www.senate.gov.ph/PRRD_Report2.pdf

    01 April 2020 – Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

    The IRR of Section 4(aa) of RA 11469 mandates all covered institutions to implement a 30-day grace period for all loans with principal or interest falling due within the Enhanced Community Quarantine period, without incurring interest, charges, penalties or fees.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/01/implementing-rules-and-regulations-of-section-4aa-of-republic-act-no-11469-otherwise-known-as-the-bayanihan-to-heal-as-one-act/

    30 March 2020 – Report No. 1 to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 11469

    The Office of the President reports to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the measures done by the government in the exercise of powers granted under Republic Act No. 11469.
    https://www.senate.gov.ph/PRRD_Report.pdf

    24 March 2020 – Republic Act No. 11469 series of 2020: An Act Declaring the Existence of a National Emergency Arising from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation and a National Policy in Connection Therewith, and Authorizing the President of the Republic of the Philippines for a Limited Period and Subject to Restrictions, to Exercise Powers Necessary and Proper to Carry Out the Declared National Policy and for Other Purposes

    Republic Act No. 11469 authorizes the President to exercise powers necessary and proper to carry out the national policy on COVID-19, including the provision of emergency subsidy to low-income households, operation of any privately-owned hospitals and health facilities, and expeditious procurement of medical equipment.
    https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/03/24/republic-act-no-11469/


    Securities and Exchange Commission

    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

    28 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 35 s. 2020: Financial Reporting Relief in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

    SEC provides relief to financing companies, lending companies, and accredited microfinance-NGOs, by allowing staggered booking of provision for credit losses calculated in accordance with the requirements of Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS), PFRS for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs), or PFRS for Small Entities (SEs), as applicable, for annual period ending on or after December 31, 2020 (to consider those with fiscal year-end) for a maximum period of five (5) years using straight line amortization method to be recognized in the profit or loss.
    Memorandum Circular No. 35 s. 2020

    22 December 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 37 s. 2020: Regulatory Relief Measures to Manage the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    SEC provides regulatory reliefs to financing companies (FCs) and lending companies (LCs) and issues the corresponding guidelines to help the covered entities manage the effects of the COVId-19 pandemic.
    Memorandum Circular No. 37 s. 2020

    05 November 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 31 s. 2020: Non-Imposition of Fines and Other Monetary Penalties for Non-Filing, Late Filing and Failure to Comply with Compulsory Notification and Other Reportorial Requirements

    SEC promulgates the guidelines implementing Paragraph www, Section 4 of Republic Act No. 11494.
    Memorandum Circular No. 31 s. 2020

    21 September 2020 – Notice on the Implementation of Mandatory Grace Period for All Loan Pursuant to the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

    SEC requires all financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs) and micro-finance NGOs (MF-NGOs) to implement a one-time 60-day grace period for all loans that are existing, current and outstanding, falling due or any part thereof on or before December 31, 2020.
    SEC Notice 21 September 2020

    06 August 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 19 s. 2020: Signatories of the Manual on Corporate Governance and Penalty for Noncompliance with the Requirement

    SEC announces the extension of the deadline for the submission of the Manual on Corporate Governance (MCG) to September 30, 2020. SEC further advises that the signatories of the MCG shall be the company’s Chairman of the Board and Compliance Officer.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/mc-2020/mc-no-19-s-2020signatories-of-the-manual-on-corporate-governance-and-penalty-for-noncompliance-with-the-requirement/

    11 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 18 s. 2020: Procedures in the Filing of Audited Financial Statements and General Information Sheet to SEC After the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    SEC issues the procedures for the receiving of reports (Audited Financial Statements and General Information Sheet) during the period of filing after the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), to provide adequate protection to the frontline service personnel of the Electronic Records Management Division, ICTD from undue exposure to the risk of Covid 19.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SECMCNo18.pdf

    07 May 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 17 s. 2020 – Extension of the Deadline for the Submission of 2020 Annual Reports and/or Audited Financial Statements of Companies with Fiscal Year Ending 31 January 2020 to 30 April 2020, Including the Applicable Quarterly Reports

    SEC grants the extension of the deadlines for the submission of the following reports of companies with fiscal years ending 31 January 2020 to 31 March 2020, for a period of 60 calendar days from the regular filing deadlines; while for the companies with fiscal year ending 30 April 2020, an extension of the deadline for the submission of the following reports is for a period of 45 calendar years from the regular filing deadline.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SECMCNo17.pdf

    29 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 16 s. 2020: Guidelines on Authentication of Articles of Incorporation in Applications for Registration of New Domestic Corporations

    For easy company registration, SEC adopts the guidelines for the authentication of Articles of Incorporation for registration of new domestic corporations.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020MCNo16.pdf

    21 April 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 13 s. 2020: Extension of the Deadline for the Submission of the Sustainability Report (SR)

    SEC extends the deadline for the submission of SR for PLCs whose fiscal year ends on 31 December 2019 (or 30 November 2019) to align the same with the extended deadline of the Annual Report until June 30, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020MCNo13.pdf

    26 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 11 s 2020 – Guidelines for the Submission or Filing of Securities Deposit During the COVID-19 Outbreak and the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    SEC issues guidelines for the submission or filing of securities deposit to ease the burden brought about the COVID-19 pandemic to businesses.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020MCNo11_1.pdf

    20 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 10 s 2020 – Guidelines on Submission by Electronic Mail of GIS, AFS, Forms and Documents required under existing Laws, Rules and Regulations, and Recognition of Electronic Signature

    The following documents may be filed by electronic mail during the ECQ: (i) GIS, (ii) AFS and, (iii) all other General and Special Forms and Letters. The report to be submitted must be in Portable Document Format (“PDF”) format with text layer and the physical or actual signature of the authorized signatory should be affixed in the subject document/report. The subject document/report need not be notarized.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020MCNo10.pdf

    18 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 09 s 2020 – Guidelines for the Filing of the General Information Sheet (GIS) during the COVID-19 Outbreak and Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The GIS, which shall be submitted within thirty (30) days from actual meeting, may be filed through mail (ordinary or registered), private courier, or email at mlmliwanag@sec.gov.ph, mdtmabuyo@sec.gov.ph, or cmdnotice@sec.gov.ph
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020MCNo09.pdf

    16 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 07 s 2020 – Guidelines on Preventing Measures Against COVID-19 in the Handling of Records at the Securities and Exchange Commission

    The guidelines provide that the public may lodge their request online at www.secexpress.com, or call hotline number (02) 8737-8888 when requesting documents from the SEC and the filing or submission of reports and other documents may be done through the SEC Express Nationwide Submission (“SENS”), or through the Philippine Postal Corp. via registered mail.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/mc-2020/mc-no-07-s-2020guidelines-on-preventing-measures-against-covid-19-in-the-handling-of-records-at-the-securities-and-exchange-commission/

    12 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 08 s 2020 – Adoption of Accounting Standards and Philippine Interpretations Committee Questions and Answers (PIC Q&As)

    The SEC approved the adoption of various Philippine Financial Reporting Standards, Philippine Accounting Standards, and Philippine Interpretations Committee Questions and Answers.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020MCNo08.pdf

    12 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 06 s 2020 – Guidelines on the Attendance and Participation of Directors, Trustees, Stockholders, Members, and Other Persons of corporations in Regular and Special Meetings Through Teleconferencing, Video Conferencing and Other Remote or Electric Means of Communication

    The guidelines provide corporations guidance in formulating their internal procedures which will allow their directors, trustees, stockholders, members and other persons to participate and vote in meetings in absentia or through remote modes of communication.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020MCNo06.pdf

    12 March 2020 – Memorandum Circular No 05 s 2020 – Extension of Filing of the 2019 Annual Reports Including the Applicable Quarterly Reports for Year 2020 and 2019 Audited Financial Statements (AFS)

    The SEC granted companies with domestic operations only an extension of until 30 June 2020 to file their AFS, while companies with domestic and foreign operations were granted an extension of until 30 June 2020 or 60 days from the lifting of the ECQ to file their AFS.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020MCNo05.pdf

    SEC NOTICES

    28 August 2020 – Notice on SEC Contact Center

    SEC updates its contact information, in line with its limited capacity operation and alternative work arrangements while quarantine measures remain in place across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/sec-contact-emails-to-send-their-queries-requests-for-clarification-and-other-concerns/

    26 August 2020 – Notice on Work Suspension at the SEC Tarlac Extension Office Every Friday, Starting 28 August 2020

    SEC informs all concerned on the suspension of work in its Tarlac Extension Office every Friday, starting August 28, 2020. This is in view of the City Government of Tarlac’s announcement suspending office transactions to facilitate UV light disinfection every Friday
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/work-suspension-at-the-sec-tarlac-extension-office-every-friday-starting-28-august-2020/

    11 August 2020 – Notice on Extension of Deadlines and Their Interim Procedures for the Submission of Printed/Hard Copies of Annual Reports

    SEC extends the deadlines for the submission of printed/hard copies of Annual Financial Statements (AFS) and the General Information Sheets (GIS) and reiterates the interim filing procedures, in view of the reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in NCR and other parts of Luzon, and in support of the nationwide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-2020/extension-of-deadlines-and-interim-procedures-for-the-submission-of-printed-hard-copies-of-annual-reports/

    06 August 2020 – Notice on Its Contact Center

    SEC updates its contact information as of August 06, 2020, as it continues to operate a limited capacity and implement alternative work arrangements while quarantine measures remain in place across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/sec-contact-emails-to-send-their-queries-requests-for-clarification-and-other-concerns/

    04 August 2020 – Notice on Capital Market Operations and Use of Rapidpass Under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

    SEC informs all capital markets participants that it shall no longer issue IATF Accreditation IDs for those who are allowed to travel to and from work. SEC further provides instructions to capital market participants who will opt to apply for a QR Code.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/covid-19-notice/capital-market-operations-and-use-of-rapidpass-under-the-modified-enhanced-community-quarantine/

    03 August 2020 – Notice on SEC Main Office Limited Operations During MECQ

    SEC announces that its Main Office shall operate on a skeleton workforce from August 4 to 18, 2020, in view of the reimposition of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in NCR.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/covid-19-notice/sec-main-office-limited-operations-during-mecq/

    03 August 2020 – Notice on Opening of SEC Payment Facilities (Reposted)

    SEC reposts its advised dated July 24, 2020, which opens its payment facilities.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-2020/opening-of-sec-payment-facilities-2/

    03 August 2020 – Notice on Its Contact Center

    SEC provides its contact center for its continues operation on limited capacity.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/sec-contact-emails-to-send-their-queries-requests-for-clarification-and-other-concerns/

    28 July 2020 – Notice on Submission of the Printed Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF)

    SEC encourages all concerned to avail of the other ways of submitting their Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF) through courier service, registered mail or through electronic mail as explained in detail in the following link: https://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_MDF-Submission-Guidelines.pdf.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-2020/submission-of-the-printed-mandatory-disclosure-form-mdf-through-the-chutebox/

    28 July 2020 – Notice on SEC Contact Center

    SEC reposts its updated contact information as it continues implementing alternative work arrangements.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/sec-contact-emails-to-send-their-queries-requests-for-clarification-and-other-concerns/

    25 July 2020 – Notice on Adjusted Filing Procedures and Processing Times for Annual Reports and Requests for Documents During the SEC Main Office’s Temporary Closure

    SEC provides the revised guidelines on the submission of annual reports and requests for SEC documents during the temporary closure of the SEC Main Office until July 26, 2020.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/adjusted-filing-procedures-and-processing-times-for-annual-reports-and-requests-for-documents-during-the-sec-main-offices-temporary-closure/

    17 July 2020 – SEC Notice on SEC Cebu Extension Office Resumption of Operations

    SEC informs all concerned on the resumption of operations of its Cebu Extension Office from July 16 to 17, 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pm. SEC further informs that from July 20, 2020 onwards, SEC Cebu shall be open to accept transactions from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020NOTICE_Cebu-MECQ.pdf

    14 July 2020 – Notice on Adjusted Filing Procedures and Processing Times for Annual Reports and Requests for Documents During the SEC Main Office’s Temporary Closure

    SEC provides the revised guidelines on the submission of annual reports and requests for SEC documents during the temporary closure of the SEC Main Office until July 26, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Adjusted-Filing-Procedures-for-Annual-Reports-and-Processing-Times-for-Document-Requests-During-SEC-Main-Offices-Temporary-Closure-F07142020.pdf

    14 July 2020 – Notice on New Deadline for the Online Filing or Submission of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF)

    SEC extends the online filing of the MDF until July 31, 2020 due to the extended suspension of operations of the SEC Main Office.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020NOTICE_extended-online-filing.pdf

    12 July 2020 – Notice on Filing of Annual Reports During the Temporary Closure of the SEC Main Office Until 26 July 2020

    SEC adjusts the procedures and deadlines for the submission of Annual Financial Statements (AFS) and General Information Sheet (GIS).
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Filing-of-Annual-Reports-Until-26-July-2020.pdf

    11 July 2020 – Notice on Continued Closure of SEC Main Office and SEC Ortigas Building Until 26 July 2020

    SEC informs all concerned of the continuous suspension of operations at its Main Office and Ortigas Building until July 26, 2020 for further disinfection and the containment of the spread of COVID-19 in its premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_SEC-Main-Office-and-SEC-Ortigas-Building-to-Remain-Closed-Until-July-26-FF07102020.pdf

    09 July 2020 – Notice on Request for Comments – Draft Memorandum Circular on Signatories and Penalty for Non-Compliance With the Requirement of Manual on Corporate Governance

    SEC invites the public to submit their comments, feedbacks and inputs on the draft Memorandum Circular on Signatories and Penalty for Non-Compliance With the Requirement of Manual on Corporate Governance on or before July 19, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_DraftMemorandumsCircularonSignatoriesandPenaltyforNonCompliance.pdf

    09 July 2020 – Notice on Closure of SEC Ortigas Payment Center from 9 to 10 July 2020

    SEC informs all concerned of the closure of its Ortigas Payment Center from July 9 to 10, 2020 for the disinfection of its premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Closure-of-Ortigas-Payment-Center.pdf

    09 July 2020 – Notice on the Rescheduled Bid Submission and Opening of Bids

    SEC informs all prospective bidders of the rescheduled bid submission and opening of bids.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_postponement-of-BAC-activities.pdf

    08 July 2020 – Notice on Work Suspension at the SEC Main Office from 9 to 10 July 2020

    SEC informs all concerned of the suspension of work in its Main Office located at PICC, Pasay City from July 9 to 10, 2020 for disinfection of its premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Suspension-of-Work-at-the-SEC-Main-Office.pdf

    07 July 2020 – Notice on the Extension Until Friday, July 10, 2020 of the Filing for Renewal of License for Transfer Agents

    SEC informs all concerned that the period for renewal of license for transfer agents is extended until Friday, July 10, 2020, due to the disinfection of SEC’s office premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Extension-of-Renewal-of-Transfer-Agents.pdf

    05 July 2020 – Notice on Tarlac Extension Office Resumption of Operations

    SEC informs all concerned of the resumption of operations of its Tarlac Extension Office on Monday, July 06, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_TEO-Resume-Office.pdf

    05 July 2020 – Notice on Rescheduled Bid Submission and Opening of Bids

    SEC informs all prospective bidders of rescheduled projects for bid submission and opening of bids.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_BAC.pdf

    03 July 2020 – Notice on OGC Informing the Public That Effective 06 July 2020, the Reglementary Periods in the Filing of Petitions, Appeals, Motions, and Other Pleadings Under the 2016 Rules of Procedure of the SEC Shall Start to Run

    SEC – OGC informs the public that the reglementary periods in the filing of petitions, appeals, motions, and other pleadings shall start to run on July 06, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_OGC-ADVISORY-No.-03.pdf

    03 July 2020 – Notice on the Interim Guidelines for the Limited Manual Operations of the Office of the General Counsel During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, as Amended

    SEC informs all concerned that its Office of General Counsel (OGC) shall resume on limited manual operations under a Skeleton Workforce and Work-From-Home arrangements in accordance with the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, as amended
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Services-to-the-Public.pdf

    03 July 2020 – Notice on Filing of 17A and/or 17-Q Reports

    SEC reminds concerned companies that they are given five (5) days from issuance of the Notice to file their respective SEC Form 17-L.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Re-17-L-2020.pdf

    01 July 2020 – Notice on the Extension of the Comment Period for the Proposed SEC Rules on the Number of Independent Directors of Exchanges and Other Organized Markets

    SEC extends for an additional ten (10) days the comment period for the proposed SEC Rules on the Number of Independent Directors of Exchanges and Other Organized Markets. The new deadline is set on July 13, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_Extension-of-Comment-Period-Rules-on-Independent-Director.pdf

    30 June 2020 – Notice on CGFD Office Closure From 1 to 3 July 2020 and Full Implementation of Work-From-Home Arrangement Within Such Period

    SEC advises all of its covered companies of the closure of the CGFD office from July 1 to 3, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020NOTICE_CGFD-Office-Closure-from-01-to-03-July-2020.pdf

    30 June 2020 – Notice on the Request for Comments on Proposed Rules on Simplified Onboarding Procedures for Low Risk Accounts

    SEC invites all Financial intermediaries and other interested parties and investing, public to submit views, comments, and inputs on the Proposed Rules on Simplified Onboarding Procedures for Low Risk Accounts.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020Notice_For-Public-Comments-on-Rules-on-Simplified-Onboarding-Procedures-for-Low-Risk-Accounts-20200630.pdf

    30 June 2020 – Notice on Temporary Closure of SEC – Tarlac Extension Office Starting June 30, 2020

    SEC informs all concerned of the temporary closure of its Tarlac Extension Office beginning June 30, 2020 to facilitate disinfection of the office premises.
    https://www.grantthornton.com.ph/contentassets/9e19cf42670d4c5ead62f4ca0774413d/2020notice_teo-suspension-of-work.pdf

    29 June 2020 – Notice on Filing Reports and Other Documents in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Main Office During Temporary Closure

    SEC announces the initial closure of its Main Office at PICC from June 26 to 30, 2020 to facilitate thorough disinfection of the premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_Filing-of-Reports-and-Other-Documents-during-Temporary-Closure.pdf

    29 June 2020 – Notice of Temporary Closure of SEC – Cebu Extension Office Starting June 29, 2020 and Until the End of ECQ in Cebu City

    SEC announces the temporary closure of its Cebu extension office starting June 29, 2020 until the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_SEC-Cebu-Suspension-of-Work.pdf

    29 June 2020 – Notice of Temporary Closure of SEC – Baguio Extension Office From 30 June to 3 July 2020

    SEC announces the temporary closure of its Baguio extension office from June 30 to July 3, 2020 to facilitate disinfection of the premises after one (1) of its employee tested positive in rapid antibody tests for COVD19.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-archive/temporary-closure-of-sec-baguio-extension-office-from-30-june-to-3-july-2020/

    25 June 2020 – Notice on the Suspension of Work at the SEC Main Office at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City Starting June 26, 2020, Until June 30, 2020

    SEC advises all concerned that its Main Office located at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is suspended from June 26 to 30, 2020 to facilitate disinfection of the premises.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-archive/work-at-the-securities-and-exchange-commission-sec-main-office-in-the-philippine-international-convention-center-pasay-city-will-be-suspended-starting-tomorrow-26-june-2020-and-until-30-june-2020/

    24 June 2020 – Notice on Options for the Submission of Reports, Applications and Other Documents During the Effectivity of All Community Quarantine Imposed Due to COVID-19

    SEC advises all covered companies to file or submit their reports, applications, requests, compliance and other documents to SEC through courier services, electronic mail, or via courier services and electronic.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_Options-in-the-Submission-of-Reports_rev.pdf

    17 June 2020 – Notice on the Cessation of the Provision of the Mandatory Grace Period During General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) in the Majority of the Provinces and Cities in the Philippines

    SEC advises all financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs) and microfinance NGOs (MF-NGOs) that the mandatory 30-day grace period under Sec. 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469 effective 01 June 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020NOTICE_Cessation-of-Grace-Period.pdf

    11 June 2020 – Notice on the Adoption of Other Debt Relief Measures

    SEC strongly encourages financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs), and microfinance NGOs (MF-NGOs) to adopt measures that will help their borrowers’ financial burden, in addition to the mandatory grace period under Sec. 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_Debt-Relief-2.pdf

    09 June 2020 – Cybersecurity Notice

    SEC advises all corporations under their supervision to increase their cybersecurity measures in light of the increase of online digital transactions and recent reports of hacking incident/s of multiple social media accounts.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_Cybersecurity.pdf

    09 June 2020 – Notice on Online Workshop on Sustainability Reporting

    SEC will conduct a Sustainability Reporting Workshop via Microsoft Teams on June 15 to 18, 2020 environmental and social topics.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020NOTICE_Online-Sustainability-Reporting-Workshop.pdf

    09 June 2020 – Notice on the Guidelines in the Filing or Submission of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF)

    SEC notifies all concerned on the guidelines in the filing or submission of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF) in its continuous effort to implement safety measures and protocols in the filing, receiving, processing and acknowledgment of documents received.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_MDF-Submission-Guidelines.pdf

    08 June 2020 – Notice to Investment Companies, Registered Issuers of Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Shares/Timeshares, Public Companies, Financing Companies, Lending Companies, Foundations, Accredited Microfinance NGOs, Corporate Governance Institutional Training Providers and Publicly-Listed Companies Under the Supervision of the Corporate Governance and Finance Department (CGFD)

    SEC advises the concerned companies on the process of their submission of reports, letters, requests and other documents.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020NOTICE_CGFD_INVESTMENT-COMPANIES-REGISTERED-ISSUERS.pdf

    05 June 2020 – Notice on SEC Certification Examinations Schedule at the Main Office and Application Procedure

    Philhealth advises of its prioritization of at-risk individuals and health care workers for the COVID-19 testing in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/sec-certification-examinations-schedule-at-the-main-office-and-application-procedure/

    03 June 2020 – Notice on the Online Applications for the Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD)

    SEC’s Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD) implements online platform applications through provided links/electronic mail gateways.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020NOTICE_GCQ-CRMD.pdf

    01 June 2020 – Notice Re: New Deadline for Submission of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF)

    SEC notifies everyone concerned that the deadline for submission of the original duly signed and notarized printed copy of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF) is further extended until fifteen (15) days after the lifting of travel restrictions and other measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Metro Manila.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-archive/new-deadline-for-submission-of-the-mandatory-disclosure-form-mdf/

    01 June 2020 – Notice Re: Cessation of the Provision of the Mandatory Grace Period During the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) Period

    SEC advises financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs), and Microfinance NGOs (MF-NGOs) that the mandatory period shall no longer be applied to loans falling due during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) throughout the Philippines beginning 01 June 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice-on-GRACE-PERIOD_GCQ-AND-MGCQ.pdf

    27 May 2020 – Notice on the Suspension of Work at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Main Office in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Friday and Saturday, 29-30 May 2020, to Facilitate Disinfection of the Premises

    SEC advises all concerned that its main office located at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Complex, Pasay City will suspend work on Friday and Saturday, 29-30 May 2020, to facilitate disinfection of the premises.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Notice_Suspension-of-work-At-SEC-Main-Office-on-May-2930-2020.pdf

    26 May 2020 – Notice on the Work-From-Home Set up of the Office of the General Accountant (OGA)

    SEC advises all concerned that the Office of the General Accountant (OGA) shall continue its Work-From-Home set up from May 26 to 29, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Notice_OGA-Operation.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Notice on Online Submission of Requirements on the Amendment, Conversion and/or Withdrawal of License and Substitution of Resident Agent of Foreign Corporations

    SEC informs all concerned on the acceptance of online applications for the Amendment, Conversion or Withdrawal of SEC License and Substitution of Resident Agent of Foreign Corporations through email at crmd_amend_foreign@sec.gov.ph.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020NOTICE_AMENDMENT_FOREIGN.pdf

    21 May 2020 – Notice on the Resumption of Manual Functions of the Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD)

    SEC announces the resumption of the manual operations of its Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD) located at SEC Main Office in Secretariat Building, PICC, Pasay City. CRMD shall have its manual operations from Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020NOTICE_CRMD-MANUAL-OPERATIONS.pdf

    20 May 2020 – Notice on Compliance With Section 4(aa) of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, Its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and Other Applicable Laws, Rules and Regulations

    SEC reminds all financing companies (FCs) and lending companies (LCs) to strictly comply with Section 4(aa) of the Bayanihan Act, its IRR, and all other laws, rules and regulations being implemented by SEC.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Notice_Compliance-with-the-Bayanihan-Act.pdf

    19 May 2020 – Notice on Opening of SEC Payment Facilities

    SEC announces the opening of its PICC and SEC Ortigas payment facilities starting May 26, 2020.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Notice_Opening-of-payment-facilities.pdf

    12 May 2020 – Notice on the Guidelines for the Issuance of IATF Accreditation ID or Equivalent Certification for Accredited Microfinance NGOs

    The SEC Microfinance NGO Regulatory Council (MNRC) issues guidelines which prescribe the requirements and procedures for the issuance of IATF accreditation ID or its equivalent.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020NOTICE_GUIDELINES-FOR-THE-ISSUANCE-OF-IATF-ACCREDITATION-ID-OR-EQUIVALENT-CERTIFICATION.pdf

    01 May 2020 – Notice on Guidelines for the Applications for RapidPass QR Codes for Those Who Have Been Issued IATF IDs

    Provide guidelines on the applications for RapidPass QR codes for those who have been issued IATF IDs to fast track movements of frontliners at designated checkpoints during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/covid-19-notice/guidelines-for-the-applications-for-rapidpass-qr-codes-for-those-who-have-been-issued-iatf-ids/

    29 April 2020 – Notice of Extension of the Mandatory Grace Period for Loans During the Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine Period

    In view of further extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period until May 15, 2020, SEC advises that the initial 30-day grace period for the payment of loans, as provided under Section 4(aa) of RA No. 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act shall apply to all loans with principal and/or interest falling due within the extended ECQ period, from 17 March to 15 May 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Notice_Mandatory-Grace-Period.pdf

    08 April 2020 – Notice on Summary Guidelines on the Filing of Reports and Other Documents During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    SEC updates its notice on Summary Guidelines on the Filing of Reports and Other Documents During the Enhanced Community Quarantine as of May 22, 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Notice_Summary-of-Guidelines-on-the-Filing-of-Reports-during-the-ECQ-Updated-05222020F.pdf

    08 April 2020 – Summary of Guidelines on the Filing of Reports and Other Documents During the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    SEC has allowed filing of reports and other documents through e-mail and other electronic means, as well as through registered or ordinary mail and private courier. SEC has also provided in table form the requirements and procedures for the filing of reports, for more definitive guidance.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Notice_Summary-of-Guidelines-on-the-Filing-of-Reports-during-the-ECQ.pdf

    08 April 2020 – Online Registration System for One Person Corporations and Corporations with 2-4 Incorporators

    The SEC has set-up an interim online registration system to facilitate applications for registration of One Person Corporations and Corporations with 2-4 incorporators.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/online-registration-system-for-one-person-corporations-and-corporations-with-2-4-incorporators/

    03 April 2020 – Filing of SEC Form 17-LC, in lieu of a Written Request for Extension of Filing 17-A or 17-Q Reports, and Filing of Notice of Postponement of Annual Stockholders Meeting

    Concerned companies should file SEC form 17-LC in lieu of written requests for extension of filing 17-A or 17-Q reports, and filing of notice of postponement of Annual Stockholders Meeting.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Notice_17-PLC-and-Postponement-of-ASM-FV.pdf

    02 April 2020 – Notice to the Public of IRR of Section 4(AA) of RA No. 11469 Otherwise Known as The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

    Notice to all financing companies (FCs), lending companies (LCs) and Microfinance NGOs (MFNGOs) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4(AA) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, issued on 01 April 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Notice_Notice-to-the-Public_IRR-Bayanihan-Act-and-IRR-RA-11469.pdf

    02 April 2020 – Extension of Period for Submission of 2019 Annual Reports of All SEC Accredited Asset Valuers and Credit Rating Agencies

    Extension of period for the submission of the 2019 Annual Reports of all SEC accredited Asset Valuers and Credit Rating Agencies until 30 June 2020.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020Notice_extension-of-filing-of-the-2019-Annual-Reports-of-all-SEC-accredited-asset-valuer-and-credit-rating-agency.pdf

    02 April 2020 – Suspension of SEC Express System

    SEC will temporarily stop accepting requests for documents through online application and the call center facility under the SEC Express System during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices-archive/notice-to-all-concerned-on-the-suspension-of-the-sec-express-system/

    31 March 2020 – Suspension of Cumulative Penalties for Covered Companies in View of the COVID-19

    Guidelines for the suspension of the daily and monthly monetary penalties (Cumulative Penalties), as may be applicable, imposable on Investment Companies, Issuers of Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Shares/Timeshares, Public Companies, Lending Companies, Financing Companies, Foundations, Accredited Microfinance NGOs and Publicly-Listed Companies under the supervision of the CGFD (Covered Companies), from 13 March 2020, until the ECQ Period is lifted by order of the President.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/notices/suspension-of-cumulative-penalties-for-covered-companies-in-view-of-the-covid-19/

    30 March 2020 – Guidelines for the Alternative Filing of Reports, Applications, Compliance, Requests and Other Documents Through Electronic Mail with the Securities and Exchange Commission During the Effectivity of the Enhanced Community Quarantine Period

    Contains guidelines which should be observed by covered companies when submitting reports, applications, compliance, requests, and other documents via email.
    http://122.55.201.131/2020/03/31/guidelines-for-the-alternative-filing-of-reports-applications-compliance-requests-and-other-documents-through-electronic-mail-with-the-securities-and-exchange-commission-during-the-effectivity-of-t/

    30 March 2020 – Remote Filing of Monitoring Clearance for Amendments to Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws

    Guidelines and procedures for the filing of Monitoring Clearance for Amendments to Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Monitoring-Clearance.pdf

    30 March 2020 – Online Company Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    SEC continues to accept online applications for the registration of Corporations and Partnerships through the Company Registration Service.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Online-Company-Registration.pdf

    27 March 2020 – Temporary Suspension of the Requirement to Provide Confirmation Notice in Paper Format to Customers

    Par. 1 of SRC Rule 30.2.2.2, on providing customer with confirmation of purchases and sales in paper format, if requested by such customer is suspended.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Confirmation-of-Orders.pdf

    26 March 2020 – Notice to Financing Companies (FCs) and Lending Companies (LCs)

    Notice to Financing Companies (FCs) and Lending Companies (LCs) of the relevant provisions of RA No. 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
    https://apps004.sec.gov.ph:8500/notice-lcfc/notice-to-financing-companies-fcs-and-lending-companies-lcs-republic-act-no-11469-or-the-bayanihan-to-heal-as-one-act/

    23 March 2020 – Adoption of Debt Relief Measures

    SEC strongly encourages all FCs and LCs to adopt measures that will help ease their borrowers’ financial burden, such as but not limited to: lowering of interest rates, waiver/reduction of penalties/charges/other fees, loan term extension, and suspension of collection, payment holiday, and debt consolidation.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_debt-relief.pdf

    22 March 2020 – Guidelines for the Issuance of IATF Accreditation ID or the Equivalent Certification

    SEC issues Guidelines containing list of requirements (letter requesting for issuance of IATF ID, certified list of skeletal workforce employees, etc.), to be addressed to SEC Chairperson Emilio B. Aquino and sent to msrd_covid19@sec.gov.ph.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_SECs-Guidelines-for-Issuance-of-IATF-Certification-v5.pdf

    19 March 2020 – Suspension of the Submission of the Original Notarized Printed Copy of the Mandatory Disclosure Form (MDF)

    The submission of the printed copy of the MDF is suspended until after the ECQ has been lifted or until further notice.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020NOTICE_MDF-SUSPENSION-OF-SUBMISSION.pdf

    19 March 2020 – RBCA Computation and Reporting Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

    All PSE Trading Participants (“TPs”) are reminded of their obligations under SRC Rule 49.1.1 on RBCA, particularly the computation of RBCA requirements on a daily basis.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_TP-on-RBCA-Matters-PSE-version.pdf

    18 March 2020 – Relaxing the Requirements for Requests for Extension in the Filing of Annual Reports (AR) and/or Audited Financial Statements (AFS)

    The sworn certification requirements in SEC Memorandum Circular No. 5, Series of 2020 are dispensed with for both publicly listed and non-publicly listed companies, and the extension in the filing of ARs and AFS is likewise granted to companies with fiscal years ending 30 November 2019.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Notice-on-MC-No-5-series-of-2020-Final.pdf

    18 March 2020 – Information for Clients

    All PSE Trading Participants (“TP”) are reminded of their obligation to their clients as stated in SRC Rule 30.2.1.2.5.2 Information for Clients, particularly the changes in information about them and their operations.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_TPS-re-Info-for-Clients.pdf

    18 March 2020 – Alternative Means of Filing Current Reports, Beneficial Ownership Reports, Information Statements, Monthly Reports and Other Documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission Reports Through Electronic Mail

    Reports required to be submitted via email shall not be required to be notarized even if they normally require notarization for validity, and all covered companies shall submit hard copies with proper notarization and certification that the hard copies refer to the same report filed via email within ten (10) calendar days from lifting of quarantine.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notices_AlternativeMeansofFilingCurrentReports.pdf

    17 March 2020 – Cancellation of Biddings

    All scheduled biddings and processes are cancelled until further notice.
    https://www.sec.gov.ph/mc-2020/mc-no-07-s-2020guidelines-on-preventing-measures-against-covid-19-in-the-handling-of-records-at-the-securities-and-exchange-commission/

    17 March 2020 – SEC Contact Emails

    Directory of e-mail addresses of SEC departments/offices for queries, requests for clarifications and other concerns.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Covid-19-Notice-SEC-Contact-Emails-Revised.pdf

    17 March 2020 – Filing of Structured Reports, Current Reports and Communications with the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Publicly-listed companies (“PLC”) are directed to file their Structured and Current Reports by uploading them to the PSE EDGE.

    17 March 2020 – Filing of Structured Reports, Current Reports and Communications with the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Issuers of Registered Securities which are not Publicly-listed companies (“Non-PLC”) are directed to file their Structured and Current Reports by uploading them to the PSE EDGE.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020Notice_Notice-to-Corp-with-RS-re-filing-of-reports-amid-covid19.pdf

    SEC PRESS RELEASE

    14 May 2020 – Press Re: SEC Extends Deadlines for Annual, Quarterly Reports flor Companies with Fiscal Years Ending Amid Pandemic

    SEC announces the extension of the deadlines for the submission of annual reports and/or audited financial statements of companies with fiscal years ending in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020PressRelease_SEC-extends-deadline-for-annual-quarterly-reports-for-companies-with-fiscal-years-ending-amid-pandemic.pdf

    06 May 2020 – Press Release re: SEC Warns Public of More Investment Scams Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    SEC reiterates its advice for the public to exercise caution when presented with opportunities to invest in businesses or join organizations promising easy money amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020PressRelease_SEC-warns-public-of-more-investment-scams-amid-COVID-19-pandemic.pdf


    Social Security System

    SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS)

    18 November 2020 – Circular No. 2020-031: Guidelines on the Certification for Declaration of Termination, Suspension, or Dissolution of Business Due to COVID-19 Community Quarantine

    SSS advises all registered employers to file their Employer Date Change Request (Form R-8) together with a certification that the employer ceased operation during the declared community quarantine period.
    Circular No. 2020-031

    05 November 2020 – Circular No. 2020-029: Guidelines on the Moratorium on Housing Loan Payments Under Republic Act No. 11494 “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” (Bayanihan Act 2)

    SSS issues the guidelines for the implementation of the Moratorium on Housing Loan Payments as provided under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.
    Circular No. 2020-029

    04 November 2020 – Circular No. 2020-028: Guidelines on the Moratorium on Short-Term Loan Payments Under Republic Act No. 11494 “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” (Bayanihan Act 2)

    SSS issues the guidelines for the implementation of the Moratorium on Short-Term Loan Payments as provided under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.
    Circular No. 2020-028

    30 March 2020- Circular No. 2020-007: Moratorium on Short-Term Loan Payments of SSS Members Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation (COVID-19) for Applicable Months of February to April 2020

    This circular provides a moratorium of a maximum period of three (3) months on short-term loan payments of SSS members for the applicable months of February to April 2020.
    https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/DownloadContent?fileName=CI-2020-007.pdf

    28 March 2020 – Circular No. 2020-006: Extension of Deadline of Remittance of Contributions

    This circular extends the deadline of remittance of contributions to 01 June 2020.
    https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/DownloadContent?fileName=CI-2020-006.pdf

    28 March 2020 – Circular No. 2020-005: Temporary Suspension of Rules on the Compliance to the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) Program Requirement for Those Who are Required to Visit the Branches and For Pensioners Residing Abroad

    This circular temporarily suspends the rules on compliance to the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) Program.
    https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/DownloadContent?fileName=CI-2020-005.pdf

    26 March 2020 – Circular No. 2020-004: Extension of Periods in Filing Sickness Notifications and Sickness Benefit Claims of Members and Employers

    This circular extended the period to file sickness notification and sickness benefit claims from five (5) calendar days after start of confinement to sixty (60) calendar days.
    https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/DownloadContent?fileName=CI-2020-004.pdf


    Supreme Court

    SUPREME COURT (SC)

    24 November 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 62-2020: In the Matter of the Four-Day Workweek in the Supreme Court During the Period of State of Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    SC adopts and implements the four-day workweek schedule during the period of state of public health emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic.
    Administrative Circular No. 62-2020

    24 September 2020 – OCA Circular No. 161-2020: Authority of All Other First and Second Level Courts to Conduct Videoconferencing Hearings

    SC approves the conduct of videoconferencing hearings of all other first and second level courts which are not yet authorized to hold the same.
    OCA Circular No. 161-2020

    24 September 2020 – OCA Circular No. 158-2020: Remote Appearances of Parties

    SC approves the allowing of first and second level courts, upon proper motion, the appearance of parties remotely, provided that judges shall continue to preside over hearing in-court.
    OCA Circular No. 158-2020

    14 September 2020 – OCA Circular No. 153-2020: Request of the Member Companies of the Philippine Insurers & Reinsurers Association (PIRA) for the Extension of the Validity of Their Respective Clearances Which Expired on 31 July 2020

    SC approves the request of Philippine Insurers & Reinsurers Association (PIRA) member companies for the extension of the validity of their respective clearances, due to the difficulties encountered by the member companies in securing clearances from the lower courts nationwide and from the appellate courts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The clearances which expires on July 31, 2020 was approved to be valid until January 31, 2021.
    OCA Circular No. 153-2020

    10 September 2020 – Press Release Re: Supreme Court Directs Trial Courts to Conduct the Necessary Proceedings for Possible Release of Prisoners

    SC through the Supreme Court Public Information Office (SCPIO) confirms that SC has rendered a decision dated July 28, 2020 in the petition entitled,  “In the Matter of the Urgent Petition for the Release of Prisoners on Humanitarian Grounds in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic,” and docketed as G.R. No. 252117 (“Petition”). After initial and exhaustive deliberations, the SC directs the trial courts to conduct proceedings for possible release of the petitioners who are allegedly among the elderly, sick, and pregnant population of inmates exposed to the danger of contracting COVID-19.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/13385/

    01 September 2020 – OCA Circular No. 149-2020: Suspension of Commitment Orders for the Transfer of Persons Deprived of Liberty to the Different Jail Facilities

    SC further extends until September 30, 2020 the suspension of commitment orders for the transfer of persons deprived with liberty (PDLs) to the different jail facilities.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/13060/

    18 August 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 45-2020: Re: Court Operations During General Community Quarantine from 19 August Onwards

    SC provides the provides the guidelines on the court operations in areas under GCQ starting August 19, 2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12742/

    14 July 2020 –A.M. No. 20-06-05-SB: Interim Guidelines for Sandiganbayan Remote Hearings

    The SC En Banc approves with revisions the “Interim Guidelines for Sandiganbayan Remote Hearings”. The Interim Guidelines shall take effect ten (10) days after the publication of its approved version in the Sandiganbayan and Supreme Court websites.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12553/

    03 August 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 43A-2020: Addendum to Administrative Circular No. 43-2020

    SC provides additional measures to observe by the courts during the period from August 4 to 18, 2020 as provided in Administrative Circular No. 43-2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12499/

    03 August 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 43-2020: Court Operations from 3 to 14 August 2020

    SC provides the guidelines in the operation of courts from August 3 to 14, 2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12494/

    29 July 2020 – OCA Circular No. 125-2020: Suspension of the Commitment Orders for the Transfer of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) from the Jail Facilities of the Bureau of Corrections

    SC suspends the issuance by the courts of commitment orders from the BJMP jail units to the BuCor effective July 29, 2020 until August 31, 2020.
    https://twitter.com/SCPh_PIO/status/1288336729729007616

    17 July 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 07-2020: Work Suspension in the Supreme Court to Conduct Disinfection, Cleaning and Sanitation of the Different Buildings and Offices

    SC announces its work suspension from July 20-22, 2020 to give way for the conduct of disinfection, cleaning and sanitation of the its buildings and offices. SC further advises that the signing of the Rolls of Attorneys for 2019 Bar Passers will continue, as scheduled.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12394/

    06 July 2020 – OCA Circular No. 106-2020: Guidelines on the Reimbursement of Courts for Purchases of Protective Materials and Equipment Against COVID-19

    SC provides the guidelines for the reimbursement of Courts for purchases of protective materials and equipment against COVID-19.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12391/

    30 June 2020 – OCA Circular No. 101-2020: Health Guidelines Due to Covid-19 Cases

    SC issues health guidelines to be observed in all first and second level courts.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/12011/

    09 June 2020 – Online Oath Taking of New Lawyers on June 25, 2020

    The SC En Banc approves the resolution to allow the conduct of oath-taking ceremony of the 2019 Bar examination passers on June 25, 2020 via online video conference and linked to a government television network for broadcast.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11677/

    03 June 2020 – OCA Circular No. 100-2020: Additional Courts Authorized for Pilot-Testing of Hearing Through Videoconferencing

    The Chief Justice approves the additional court stations authorized to pilot-test hearings through videoconferencing during the public health emergency.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11587/

    01 June 2020 – OCA Circular No. 99-2020: Required Reports During Community Quarantine Period

    All courts are directed continue submitting their weekly reports of videoconferencing hearings conducted, pursuant to OCA Circular No. 98-2020, in relation with par. 9, OCA Circular No. 93-2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11551/

    31 May 2020 – Announcement Re: Videoconferencing Hearings to Continue in GCQ Areas

    SC informs all concerned that the videoconferencing hearings shall continue during the GCQ.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11536/

    26 May 2020 – OCA Circular No. 98-2020: Re: Videoconferencing Report Form Version 1.1

    Provides the new Videoconferencing Report Form Version 1.1, which shall be filled out and submitted to the respective Deputy Court Administrators or Assistant Court Administrators, copy furnished the Court Management Office (CMO), every Friday, through their email addresses.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11501/

    19 May 2020 – OCA No. 97-2020: Compliance With the Required Immersion Program During This Public Health Emergency

    Pursuant to Paragraph 3 of A.M. No. 99-7-07-SC, all newly and originally appointed judges of the first and second level courts, and the judges of the first level courts promoted to the second level courts are required to comply with the immersion program guidelines.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11457/

    18 May 2020 – OCA No. 96-2020: Pilot Testing of Hearings Through Videoconferencing

    Provides list of court stations authorized to pilot-test hearings through videoconferencing of all matters pending before them, in both criminal and civil cases, regardless of the stage of trial, during the public health emergency.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11454/

    18 May 2020 – Official Statement of the Office of the Executive Judge of Quezon City on the Lockdown of the Hall of Justice (Main and Annex), Quezon City

    The Office of the Executive Judge of Quezon City issues Official Statement regarding the lockdown of the Hall of Justice (Main and Annex), Quezon City beginning May 18, 2020 until further notice.
    https://twitter.com/SCPh_PIO/status/1262150772315185152

    15 May 2020 – Updated Official Philippine Judiciary Emails

    SC provides the updated list of official Philippine judiciary emails as of May 15, 2020, pursuant to OCA Circular No. 92-2020.
    Email Accounts (Courts) – http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11352/
    Email Accounts (OCCs and BCCs) – http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11350/

    15 May 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 40-2020 – Courts in Areas Placed Under General Community Quarantine from 16 to 31 May 2020

    Supreme Court (SC) provides guidelines on how the courts in areas under GCQ shall operate during the period of 16 to 31 May 2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11371/

    14 May 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 39-2020 – Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Certain Areas Until 31 May 2020

    Supreme Court (SC) provides instructions for court operating under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11362/

    08 May 2020 – OCA Circular No. 95-2020: The New Normal Cybersecurity in a COVID-Free, Malware-Free Judiciary

    Enjoins all judges and court personnel of the first and second level courts, and officials and personnel of the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) to attend the webinar entitled, “The New Normal Cybersecurity in a COVID-Free, Malware-Free Judiciary” to be conducted Office of the Chief Justice in coordination with TrendMicro on May 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
    https://twitter.com/SCPh_PIO/status/1258664907815350273

    08 May 2020 – OCA Circular No. 94-2020: Resumption of Raffle of Cases Through Videoconferencing

    The OCA announces the resumption of raffle of newly-filed cases, including “unraffled” cases in all court areas under ECQ through the Teams application of provided Philippine Judiciary 365 platform.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11332/

    06 May 2020 – Notice to the 2019 Bar Passers Re: Clearance Procedure

    The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) issues the clearance procedure for 2019 Bar Passers. The Notice also informs that the clearance procedure shall be conducted online and no Bar Passer shall be allowed to physically visit the OBC in view of the current public health emergency.
    https://twitter.com/SCPh_PIO/status/1257919784781352961/photo/1

    04 May 2020 – OCA Circular No. 93-2020: Implementation of Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. 37-2020 on the Pilot Testing of Hearings of Criminal Cases Involving Persons Deprived of Liberty Through Videoconferencing

    Implements SC Administrative Circular (AC) No. 37-2020 which directed pilot testing of hearings of criminal cases involving persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) through videoconferencing, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 6 of AC No. 37-2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11310/

    30 April 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 38-2020: Reduced Bail and Recognizance as Modes for Releasing Indigent Persons Deprived of Liberty During the Period of Public Health Emergency, Pending Resolution of Their Cases

    Grants bail and recognizance for indigent Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) pending the continuation of the criminal proceedings and resolution of cases against them.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11306/

    30 April 2020 – OCA Circular No. 92-2020: Distributions of Official Philippine Judiciary Office 365 Accounts

    Directs all clerks of court (CoCs) in the offices of the clerks of court (OCCs) in each court station, branch clerks of court (BCCs) in single sala stations, and branches authorized to conduct videoconference hearings to immediately sign-in to their Judiciary 365 accounts, for purposes of electronic filing under Administrative Circular Nos. 31-2020and 33-2020 and OCA Circular No. 89-2020,, and the pilot testing of videoconference hearings of criminal cases involving persons deprived of liberty under Administrative Circular No. 37-2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11300/

    29 April 2020 – Bar Bulletin No. 11: New Schedule for the Next Bar Examinations

    The Office of the 2020 Bar Chairperson announces the postponement of the 2020 Bar Examinations and that the new schedule shall be provided in a separate bar bulletin by June 2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/files/bar-2020/bar-bulletin-11.pdf

    27 April 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 35-2020 (Updated): Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Certain Areas Until 15 May 2020

    Advises all litigants, justices, judges and court personnel of the Judiciary, and members of the Bar that all courts with an extended Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) shall remain closed to all users until May 15, 2020.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11246/

    27 April 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 36-2020: Re: Areas Placed Under General Community Quarantine from 1 to 15 May 2020

    Provide guidelines on the court operations of areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
    https://twitter.com/SCPh_PIO/status/1254784607850860545

    27 April 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 37-2020: Pilot Testing of Hearings of Criminal Cases Involving Persons Deprived of Liberty Through Videoconferencing

    Informs all litigants, justices, judges and court personnel of the Judiciary, and members of the Bar of the pilot testing of the hearings on urgent matters in criminal cases involving Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) through videoconferencing during the period of public health emergency in authorized court stations identified by the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA).
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11249/

    23 April 2020 – Notice to the 2019 Bar Candidates

    Announces that the results of the 2019 Bar Examination will be uploaded in the Supreme Court website on April 29, 2020, after the En Banc session. The Notice further advises everyone that due to government’s call for social distancing, everyone must stay at home and check the Bar results online.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bar-2019-notice.pdf

    08 April 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 34-2020: Re: Extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine Over Luzon Until 30 April 2020.

    Supreme Court extends physical closure to court users of all courts nationwide until 30 April 2020, subject to more specific guidelines.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11218/

    05 April 2020 – OCA Circular No. 90-2020: Designation of Commercial Court and Family Court Judges as Judge-on-Duty.

    To act on urgent matters relative to commercial and family cases, it was required that designated Commercial and Family Court judges be on duty.
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/11197/

    03 April 2020 – OCA Circular No. 89-2020: Implementation of Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. 33-2020 on the Electronic Filing of Criminal Complaints and Informations, and Posting of Bails.

    This issuance contains more specific guidelines through which to carry out the electronic filing of complaints and informations.
    OCA Circular No. 89-2020

    31 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 33-2020: Re: Online Filing of Complaint or Information and Posting of Bail Due to the Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    The Supreme Court provided that complaints and informations may be electronically filed.
    Administrative Circular No. 33-2020

    20 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 32-2020: Re: Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    The Supreme Court ordered the physical closure of all courts, effective 23 March 2020, directing the public to instead course their concerns through emails, hotlines, and Facebook pages of the different courts.
    Administrative Circular No. 32-2020

    16 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 31-2020: Re: Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    The Supreme Court ordered the drastic reduction of court operations nationwide, from 16 March 2020 until 15 April 2020, superseding therefore Administrative Circular Nos. 27-2020 and 30-2020.
    Administrative Circular No. 31-2020

    13 March 2020 – Memorandum 26-2020: Creating a Task Force to Address the Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    The Supreme Court created a taskforce, composed of various court officials, to address the rising cases of Covid-19 infection.
    SC Memorandum 26-2020

    13 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 30-2020: Re: National Capital Judicial Region Under Community Quarantine.

    All courts in the National Capital Judicial Region were required to operate only with skeleton-staff, effective 15 March 2020 until 12 April 2020.
    Administrative Circular No. 30-2020

    13 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 29-2020: Re: Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    Justices and court personnel were directed to observe certain guidelines in order to abate the rising cases of Covid-19 infection.
    Administrative Circular No. 29-2020

    13 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 28-2020: Temporary Suspension/Restriction on the Personal Follow Up of Pending Transactions.

    The Office of the Chief Justice temporarily suspended/restricted the personal follow up of transactions, directing the public to instead course their concerns through the Judiciary Public Assistance Section.
    Administrative Circular No. 28-2020

    12 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 27-2020: Re: Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    Beginning 13 March 2020 until 18 March 2020, all court hearings for first-level, second-level, and collegiate courts were suspended.
    Administrative Circular No. 27-2020

    12 March 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 26-2020: Re: Rising Cases of Covid-19 Infection.

    Judges and court personnel were directed to observe certain protocol to protect public health and welfare.
    Administrative Circular No. 26-2020


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