Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año orders all local government units to each create a task force against the virus. Turning the economy from the fastest growing in Asia into a recession. (Ventura de los Reyes) 12. It was one thing to capture the islands, but another thing entirely to set up a working administration. Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) ends the guerrilla war with the government. The Philippines were until the independence of Mexico on the 24th of August, 1821 administrated as province of Newspain. Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao Island due to the rebellion in Marawi City by ISIS-affiliated Maute group on May 23 and extended by both houses of congress to December 31, 2017. La Liga Filipina. Over 300 motorists apprehended.DILG orders LGUs to stop using disinfection tents, misting chambers or sanitation booths.IATF issues guidelines on expanded testing program.Supreme Court orders judges of first and second level courts to review cases and release qualified persons deprived of liberty to decongest jails.April 21, 2020PNP deploys Special Action Force (SAF) personnel in public markets in Metro Manila to strictly enforce social distancing and other ECQ protocols.PNP Chief Archie Gamboa orders immediate arrest of ECQ violators. In September 2005, Congress voted down the filing of an impeachment against Arroyo. Prince Philip, later King Philip II of Spain; the Philippines becomes part of Spanish Empire. Public transport systems grind to a halt. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III admits the errors, but says these have been corrected.May 14, 2020The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service says it will exercise extra caution in investigating NCRPO Director Debold Sinas so as to avoid demoralizing the policemen who are in the front line of the battle against Covid-19.IATF clarifies that the entire country is under GCQ, except Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna, which are under MECQ until May 31.Online college courses may now be held while flexible learning options may be introduced in August and face-to-face classes may be held in September 2020.National Task Force Against Covid-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon admits 7,000 backlog in testing for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2.May 15, 2020Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection exceed 12,000 as deaths top 800.NCRPO Director Debold Sinas and 18 other police officers are charged for violating ECQ rules with the conduct of his birthday celebration.May 16, 2020IATF amends order, retains ECQ in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue from May 16 to 31. Muslims are urged to stay away from mosques and prayer rooms.Policeman who shot former army soldier dead is charged with homicide.April 26, 2020PNP starts crafting action plan for the shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) from ECQ.April 27, 2020DOLE says more than 2.1 million workers have been displaced by the lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19.Foreigner in Dasmariñas Village figures in altercation with police officer enforcing rule on face masks.April 28, 2020President Rodrigo Duterte hints at relaxing quarantine restrictions soon.IATF trims list of areas with extended ECQ until May 15. The US government emphasized that it did not seek permanent colonial control over the Philippines, and set about instituting … (((navigator.appName == "Netscape") && 3, a 60-year-old Chinese female who arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport from Wuhan, China via Hong Kong on January 20, 2020. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Biak-na-Bato in Bulacan. Mass gatherings are prohibited.Class suspension is extended until April 12, 2020 and work in government offices is reduced to skeleton workforces, except in agencies providing health and emergency services.Work-from-home arrangements are encouraged in the private sector. They flew to Manila on January 25, sought medical help for mild cough, and were admitted at San Lazaro Hospital.January 31, 2020President Rodrigo Duterte announces a temporary ban on travel to and from Hubei, China. Patients who have recovered total 295.President Duterte says the government has released P101.5 billion for the social amelioration program.DILG starts issuing show cause orders to LGU officials allegedly committing ECQ violations. Emilio Aguinaldo declares independence then leads a guerrilla war against U.S. ● 1901 - U.S. captures Aguinaldo; William Howard Taft arrives as first U.S. governor of Philippines. // -->