Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021

Just a few weeks ago, we opened our borders to a lot of countries, following the dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases most parts of the world, including the Philippines. Finally, we can all move around once more and see friends and families we missed so dearly during the almost 2-year lockdowns. Well, we spoke tooContinue reading “Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021”

Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries

Our borders shall be opened for residents of “Green List” and “Yellow List” countries. What are these countries? Here’s the list: American Samoa Bhutan Chad China (Mainland) Comoros Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Federated States of Micronesia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) India Indonesia Japan Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan MalawiContinue reading “Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries”

Philippine Tourist Destinations That Are Now Open For Domestic Travelers

Blink if you missed traveling 🙂 Good news because most Philippine destinations have now opened their borders to welcome fully vaccinated individuals. Ang saya! I myself was in Baguio during the first week of November and it truly was refreshing to be away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. There weren’t as manyContinue reading “Philippine Tourist Destinations That Are Now Open For Domestic Travelers”

How To Schedule Your Visit To Baguio City Via The Baguio Visita Website

On October 25, 2021, the mayor of Baguio announced that they will once again open the city to tourists from other regions. Back in August, Baguio closed its borders and only welcomed essential travels as COVID-19 cases spiked for several weeks. If you are wondering what you need to accomplish to visit the City ofContinue reading “How To Schedule Your Visit To Baguio City Via The Baguio Visita Website”

What Are Included In The PhilHealth COVID-19 Home Isolation Package?

I wrote about this topic a few weeks back and would like to update our community with more specific details of this PhilHealth benefit. I have a friend who contracted COVID-19 recently (she’s not vaccinated); her bill, after she was declared COVID-free, was at roughly around Php 500K. She said that PhilHealth covered majority ofContinue reading “What Are Included In The PhilHealth COVID-19 Home Isolation Package?”

List Of PhilHealth Benefits For COVID-19 Patients

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) extends the following benefits and assistance to PhilHealth members stricken by the COVID-19 virus. It is good to have this in your records (bookmark it, screenshot, or share with family and friends for awareness) as a reference. Read on. Testing RT-PCR: Php 901 to Php 3,409 Cartridge-based PCR: PhpContinue reading “List Of PhilHealth Benefits For COVID-19 Patients”

Can A COVID-19 Positive Member Claim Sickness Benefits From The SSS?

This question is raised more than a dozen times on the SSS’ Facebook page. Based on my observation, a lot of SSS members are unaware of the details involved when filing sickness benefits, especially if the patient is COVID-19 positive. I lifted the answers straight from the SSS Facebook page. I hope this helps shedContinue reading “Can A COVID-19 Positive Member Claim Sickness Benefits From The SSS?”

Patients Admitted In Tents and ERs Are Covered By PhilHealth

I know this caused an uproar several months (March 2021) back when some patients who were admitted in makeshift tents outside hospital buildings were informed that the fees for their “admission” must be paid out-of-pocket because PhilHealth does not cover tent and ER admissions. During that time, it was reported that these hospitals would chargeContinue reading “Patients Admitted In Tents and ERs Are Covered By PhilHealth”