Philippines’ total COVID-19 cases near 120,000-mark

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines reached 119,460 on Thursday as the country’s health department reported 3,561 additional COVID-19 cases. This marks the eighth consecutive day during which over 3,000 new cases were reported. The five provinces with the highest number of new cases were Metro Manila with 2,041, Laguna with […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

DFA chief orders check on Chinese survey vessel near Reed Bank

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Friday instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs (ASPAC) to check on reports that a Chinese survey vessel is currently near Reed or Recto Bank within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. Reacting to a tweet by Indo-Pacific News […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Poe wants greater protection, benefits for OFWs

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Grace Poe pressed for the immediate passage of a bill that would provide greater protection to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have unjustly or prematurely lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Senate Bill No. 1476 or the proposed Act to Further Assist Filipino Migrant Workers will entitle […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

Palace concerned as economy plunges into recession

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay)– Malacañang on Thursday expressed concern over the state of the economy which slipped into a recession for the first time in nearly three decades. The economy shrank by a record 16.5% in the April to June period when lockdowns meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 shut down around 75% of […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: Money & Business, News, Philippine News ·

Palace won’t accept PH has more COVID-19 cases than Indonesia, highest in ASEAN

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday refused to accept that the Philippines has overtaken Indonesia in the number of coronavirus infections, claiming that the numbers are a result of Manila’s more aggressive testing than Jakarta. The Philippines’ COVID-19 tally of 119,460 cases as of Thursday topped Indonesia’s 118,753, making it the Southeast Asian […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

August 10 start of Avigan trials in Philippines not yet final, DOH clarifies

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) clarified that the August 10 start of clinical trials in the Philippines of the Japanese anti-viral flu drug Avigan is not yet final, saying legal documents have yet to be finalized. “Yung una sinabi namin August 10 tayo mag-start pero hindi pa kasi namin, hindi […]

07.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

DFA to intensify efforts to repatriate Pinoys in Beirut — Palace

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will intensify its efforts to repatriate Filipinos in Beirut, Lebanon, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the assurance after the DFA confirmed that two Filipinos were killed, eight were injured, and 11 went missing in the massive explosion that ripped through Lebanon’s capital. […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

Philippine economy nosedives into recession

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy plunged further in the second quarter to mark its worst performance on record, bringing the country to a technical recession amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a virtual briefing on Thursday, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the economy contracted by 16.5% during the April to June period. […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: Money & Business, News ·

Philippine economic managers expecting deeper economic slump of -5.5% for 2020

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ economic managers have revised their economic performance assumptions for the entire 2020, seeing a deeper contraction than earlier projected as they took into consideration the country’s plunge to recession and Metro Manila return to stricter lockdown for two weeks. “The Development Budget Coordination Committee has revised the GDP […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Jessy Mendiola to host new fitness show

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay)– Actress Jessy Mendiola is set to return to work as the host of a new fitness program which will be aired on TV5. Mendiola took to social media to share her the teaser of her show “Fit for Life,” which will debut on August 16, 7 a.m. on TV5 and on […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

Philippines’ COVID-19 tally leaps to 115,980, highest in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines now has the highest number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases across Southeast Asia, overtaking Indonesia, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,462 new infections on Wednesday for a total of 115,980. Indonesia, on the other hand, has logged 115,056 cases as of Tuesday. The Philippines also […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

2 Filipinos among dead in Beirut blast — DFA

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — Two Filipinos were killed in the massive explosion that ripped through Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Wednesday. In a text message, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said eight Filipinos were also injured during the blast and 11 are missing. “Per latest reports from the […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·
Alden Richards, Nadine Lustre open to work on a movie together

Alden Richards, Nadine Lustre open to work on a movie together

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay)– Alden Richards has said he is willing to work again with Nadine Lustre. Alden and Nadine, who are a “fitspiration” to their fans, are co-ambassadors of a health and fitness competition. According to Alden, he has worked with Nadine when she is just starting her career. “During the early stages ng […]

05.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·

AFP chief’s proposal to regulate social media illegal and unconstitutional — Drilon

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — The proposal of Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay to regulate social media through the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Anti-Terrorism Act is “illegal and unconstitutional,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. “There is nothing in the law which would allow enforcers to regulate or control social […]

05.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Philippines logs record-high 6,352 new COVID-19 cases, total up to 112,593

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines once again broke its own record for the highest number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in a single day after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 6,352 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 112,593. This is the first time that over 6,000 new cases […]

04.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

3,226 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 106,330

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) — There are now 106,330 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,226 new cases on Monday. This marks the fifth day in a row during which new infections breached the 3,000 mark after four straight days of record-high new cases. The […]

04.08.2020 · Filled under: News ·

No shoot to kill order vs. quarantine violators, PNP chief Gamboa assures public

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa assured the public Tuesday ensured that there is no shoot to kill order against quarantine violators amid the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas. “Shoot to kill? Wala naman, baka lang to emphasize things…” Gamboa […]

04.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Health workers’ frustration expected after Duterte lambasted plea for ‘timeout’ — Lacson

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay)– Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said frustration can be an expected emotional response from the medical frontliners who got castigated by President Rodrigo Duterte after publicly airing their request for a “time out.” “Kung sa kanila I heard libo ang tine-treat daily at exposed na exposed at maraming namatay sa kanila. […]

04.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Is the Philippines winning the fight vs. COVID-19? DOH says ‘we’re managing cases’

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The country is still in the thick of the battle against COVID-19 as it prepares its health care facilities and its health workers for a possible increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said on Monday. “Sa tanong kung nananalo ba tayo, nagma-manage po tayo, pine-prepare […]

03.08.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Catriona Gray seeks P10M from tabloid over fake topless photos

Catriona Gray seeks P10M from tabloid over fake topless photos

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — Catriona Gray is demanding P10 million from a tabloid over its “false” allegations about her having nude photos. The former Miss Universe title-holder said local tabloid Bulgar caused “immeasurable damage” to her reputation by publishing an article with an alleged topless photo of hers. In the circulated demand letter, Gray […]

03.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, News, Philippine News ·