Manila, Philippines — With Metro Manila now placed under modified enhanced community quarantine and the majority of the other places in the country under general community quarantine or GCQ, the DOT, together with the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and several local government units (LGU), are preparing for the revival and re-opening of tourism in the Philippines once our places are classified under the modified GCQ (MGCQ).

Secretary Puyat made the statement during the Hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole on the Impact of COVID 19, in which she presented a situationer on the country’s tourism industry and elaborated on the response measures undertaken by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.

“It is important that we embrace the new normal and equip our industry stakeholders with…

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