Metro Manila lockdown - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Metro Manila lockdown

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#DuterteLive: Updates on Philippine community quarantine levels due to the coronavirus

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:43 PM

Watch President Duterte live on Rappler

Rappler Talk: Robert Siy on Metro Manila's impending transportation crisis after lockdown

May 12, 2020 - 11:40 AM

Catch the Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 pm

Whether ECQ or GCQ, Metro Manila mayors want single policy after May 15

May 09, 2020 - 7:56 PM

If the national government decides to extend the enhanced community quarantine of Metro Manila beyond May 15, it should be at a maximum of two weeks, say the big city mayors

UNDER LOCKDOWN. Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Thursday, March 18. FILE Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Metro Manila mayors to meet on ECQ fate on May 9

May 08, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Mayors are eyeing a 15-day extension of the lockdown but the final decision rests on the national government task force

Health workers conducts community rapid testing due to the growing number of confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 at San Andres , Manila on May 1, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Should Duterte lift the lockdown? An imagined debate

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the stakes are much, much higher. Now is not the time for the capricious, evidence-bereft brand of policymaking Duterte has grown used to and gotten away with.

More troops to be deployed in areas most hit by coronavirus

Apr 19, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Soldiers will augment the police 'to strictly implement' physical distancing and other measures during the lockdown, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

SOLDIERS. Military contingents provided a support role to the police in enforcing a community quarantine in Metro Manila on Sunday, March 15, 2020. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] May pera nga ba? Does Duterte have money to fight COVID-19?

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Today we’re enduring two types of crises: one in public health, another in governance

[ANALYSIS] ‘Freezing’ the PH economy: Can we survive it?

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:59 AM

With billions of additional funds soon at Duterte’s disposal – and a spotty track record of transparency and accountability – we should all watch the money trail closer than ever

Crime down in Metro Manila, Central Luzon in first days of lockdown

Mar 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The two regions' police offices report lower crime volumes compared to the same days in March 2019

'GHOST TOWN.' The corner of EDSA and Kamuning on March 17, 2020 on the 3rd day of the Metro Manila lockdown. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: Metro Manila in enhanced community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:17 PM

Rappler's field teams give live updates on the final minutes before the Luzon-wide community quarantine

Pasig City to punish hoarders of food, goods

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:15 PM

A new Pasig City ordinance sets daily limits on the amount of food and goods individuals and resellers may buy

EMPTY SHELVES. The rush to stock up on food and supplies during the lockdown to avert the coronavirus has left store shelves empty, like this one in Taguig City. Photo by Gerard V. Carreon

WATCH: ‘Social distance’ cuts down public transport in Metro Manila

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:23 PM

‘Social distance’ rule forces drivers of public utility vehicles to stop their operations, making the commute into the quarantined metropolis even harder

'ONE SEAT APART'. Police officers at the Cavitex Toll Plaza on March 16, 2020, check on public transportations making sure that they are following the social distancing policy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Is the Metro Manila coronavirus lockdown bound to fail?

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:18 PM

The government's lockdown or 'community quarantine' will hurt minimum wage workers the most and might not effectively slow down transmission

Philippine courts reduce operations, night courts closed

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM

As the Philippines struggles to contain the coronavirus, only select courts will be open from 9am to 3pm to process bail petitions and any relief related to the lockdown

CORONAVIRUS MEASURES. Supreme Court drastically reduces operations of Philippine courts, completely closing night courts, amid the containment measures of coronavirus.

[OPINION] A few words of hope from an OFW amid the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:37 PM

'If you have OFW friends and family who are having a hard time understanding the situation, please do check on them by sending a message or calling'

The Metro Manila lockdown affects freelancers too – this group is collecting data to aid relief

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Freelancers are definitely feeling the impact of the quarantine

CROWDSOURCING. Dakila gets data from free lancers who've lost gig during the quarantine. Screenshot from Dakila

[OPINION] Loving your country is very different from loving your government

Mar 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM

'I love the Philippines. I love the people in it.... So I will not turn a blind eye when government incompetence makes these people suffer even more.'

Pasig City starts coronavirus curfew

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:56 AM

Police patrol alleys and neighborhoods, urging people to get inside their homes to avoid catching or spreading the virus

DESERTED ALLEY. Police patrols urged residents to stay indoors until morning, as Pasig City began enforcing a nightly curfew on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

WATCH: Police on patrol as coronavirus curfew begins in Pasig

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The goal is to get people to stay indoors from 8 pm to 5 am, to avoid catching the virus

WATCH: The first Monday morning of the Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:39 AM

Rappler's field teams are at the outer borders of Metro Manila with its neighboring provinces in the north, east, and south

WATCH: No thermal scanners at northern Metro Manila checkpoints as lockdown starts

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian says they pulled out health workers with thermal scanners upon instruction of the police

LOCKDOWN CHECKPOINTS. Law enforcement observe the vehicles passing the community quarantine checkpoint at the border of Malanday, Valenzuela and Meycauayan, Bulacan on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Navotas City approves curfew from 8 pm to 5 am

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:55 PM

The Navotas City curfew will start on March 16 and last until April 14

Belmonte imposes 8 pm to 5 am curfew in Quezon City

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:28 PM

The curfew hours will be effective starting Monday, March 16

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. Quezon City Health workers disinfect the surroundings of a barangay in District 1. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Coronavirus lockdown: No thermal scanners, missing checkpoints

Mar 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Pasig City, meanwhile, takes note of the efforts being made by Cainta, Rizal, to implement its community quarantine

CHECKPOINT. A health officer conducts thermal scanning of pedestrians from afar at the checkpoint between the border of Marikina City and Cainta, Rizal on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lone health worker mans frontline in early hours of Metro lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:47 PM

'Ito ang direktiba na tinanggap natin para tugunan ang tungkulin natin bilang manggagawa ng kalusugan,' says Ryan Arboleda, a nurse at the San Pedro City Laguna Epidemiology Surveillance Unit

SCREENED. In this photo, Arboleda checks body temperatures of motorists as policemen inspect their identification at a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Makati under community quarantine, curfew set from 8 pm to 5 am starting March 16

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the City Council will also sign a resolution declaring a state of calamity so the city can tap into its Quick Respond Fund to combat the novel coronavirus

NOW UNDER QUARANTINE. An unusually empty mall in Makati City on March 14, 2020, hours before the community quarantine takes effect in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The flawed economics of Duterte’s partial Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Rather than firearms and checkpoints, we need more masks and testing kits

#MMLockdown trends in PH as netizens air confusion with implementing measures

Mar 15, 2020 - 2:57 PM

From expressing support for the government's efforts to criticism of implementing agencies, here are some reactions to the metro-wide lockdown

Pasig City approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Travel for work, medical reasons, and emergencies will be exempted

INSPECTION. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto visits a Department of Health command post at the community quarantine checkpoint along East Bank Road on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Manila City approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:12 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The city government amends ordinance for curfew to take place on Monday, March 16, instead of March 19

CHECK. Employees and visitors of Manila City Hall on March 9, 2020, wait for their turn to have their temperature checked. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIST: Metro Manila lockdown checkpoints

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Here's where you'll be checked for signs and symptoms of the coronavirus

The Quezon City police hold a checkpoint along Sgt Esguerra St. in Quezon City on March 15, 2020 to implement the 8:00pm to 5:00am curfew hour. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: Traffic builds up on first morning of Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Too many people overwhelm government forces during the Duterte government's 'community quarantine'

FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners on the first morning of the Metro Manila lockdown, March 15, 2020. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.  FIRST MORNING. At the Malanday-Meycauayan border in Valenzuela, soldiers manning the checkpoint report they have no thermal scanners. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler.

WATCH: Last-minute checkpoints put in place before Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:53 AM

Commuters cooperate with authorities at checkpoints despite the inconveniences, to keep one another safe from the novel coronavirus

LOCKDOWN. A DOH personnel checks body temperatures of motorists as policemen inspect their identification at a checkpoint along the boundary of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Laguna during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Not enough checkpoints in Northern Metro Manila for lockdown

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:41 AM

On the first day of the Metro Manila lockdown, it's not difficult to find exits that do not have temperature checks

Day 1 of Metro Manila lockdown: Different checkpoints, different rules

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Not all passengers get their temperatures taken, while several entry and exit points have no checkpoints

Metro Manila lockdown begins

Mar 15, 2020 - 12:00 AM

The Duterte government begins blocking land, domestic air, and domestic sea travels in and out of the Philippines' most populous region

COPS READY. Policemen in field service uniform prepare for deployment at Manila Police District headquarters before the start of the community quarantine in Metro Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Muntinlupa City OKs curfew ordinance

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:39 PM

Muntinlupa is the first city in Metro Manila to approve of a curfew ordinance to be imposed on Monday, March 16

Photo by Lawrence Ruiz/Wikimedia

What is 'enhanced community quarantine' and will it work?

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:10 PM

(UPDATED) Answers to 8 questions to get you up to speed on what an 'enhanced community quarantine' means and why it matters

SOCIAL DISTANCING. Commuters hoping to leave Manila flock to a bus terminal in Pasay City on Friday, March 13, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

WATCH: Situation at access points as Metro Manila lockdown begins

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Watch what's happening in the north, south, and east access points in Metro Manila as the lockdown begins

Thousands of commuters crowd the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City on March 13, 2020, in a frantic rush to leave Manila to avoid the travel ban ahead of the March 15 lockdown. The exodus of travellers to the provinces hopes to avoid the covid-19 infection spreading in the Metro Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: Military demonstrates vehicle inspections for Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:03 PM

The procedure includes protocols for apprehending people who might forcibly enter or exit the metropolis

Screencap from AFP JTF-NCR

GrabFood, FoodPanda’s safety measures during Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Food delivery services GrabFood and FoodPanda will still continue to operate around Metro Manila – just with more safety precautions in tow

GMA 7 announces temporary suspension of entertainment program production

Mar 14, 2020 - 5:54 PM

GMA 7 says it will suspend the production of its entertainment programs following the government's declaration of community quarantine in Metro Manila

DOTr limits public transport operations during Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation suspends motorcycle taxi operations and the Philippine National Railway train route from Alabang to Calamba in Laguna, and limits passenger capacity of PUVs

SUSPENDED. PNR services from Alabang to Calambang is suspended, among other PUVs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mall schedules during Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 5:35 PM

Here are the adjusted operating hours of malls as Metro Manila goes on lockdown over the novel coronavirus

DOJ: No arrest for lockdown violators unless they 'assault, bribe, slander'

Mar 14, 2020 - 4:42 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra also says curfew violators cannot be arrested unless local government units have issued their respective ordinances

LOCKDOWN. Members of the Manila Police District Station 9 hold a dry run for the lockdown on vehicles passing along Quirino Avenue and Roxas Blvd in Manila on March 13, 2020, in preparation for the various check points at key entry to and from Metro Manila as part of the implemention of the one month community quarantine by ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte starting March 15. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Mass exodus before Metro Manila 'lockdown'

Mar 14, 2020 - 4:20 PM

In a frantic rush, thousands of Filipinos beat the clock to head outside of National Capital Region before the lockdown

EXODUS. Thousands of commuters crowd the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City on March 13, 2020, in a frantic rush to leave Manila to avoid the travel ban ahead of the March 15 lockdown. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

LIST: Guidelines for workers, employed or self-employed, in the Metro lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Work from home, workday reductions, rotation of workers are 'highly encouraged' by the labor department

CORONAVIRUS. The Marikina City local government set-up its mobile decomtamination tent on March 13, 2020, which sprays disinfectant solutions to be used in community disinfection drive while it continues its disinfection of the City Hall to keep safe its staff during government's community lockdown on March 15. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Employees, businesses in Metro Manila

Mar 14, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Thousands of businesses and millions of employees are based in the National Capital Region

Metro Manila on August 30, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DFA limits consular services to 'urgent needs' during Metro Manila lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Applicants with confirmed passport appointments from March 9 to April 14 will be accommodated after the quarantine period ends

LIST: Grocery delivery options in Metro Manila

Mar 14, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Need drinks, meat, groceries, and personal care delivered to your home? These online groceries can help you out