PH to repatriate remains of 57 more Saudi OFWs next week

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is set to repatriate the third batch of the remains of 57 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia next week, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Tuesday. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the chartered Philippine Airlines cargo flight will arrive in Manila […]

22.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases now over 83,000 with 1,678 new infections

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases topped 83,000 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,678 more infections, bringing the total to 83,673. This marks the 14th consecutive day during which more than 1,300 new cases were reported. The five provinces with the highest number […]

20.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

DFA confirms it investigated sexual harassment complaint vs. ex-envoy to Korea

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday confirmed it investigated a sexual harassment complaint filed against the former Philippine ambassador to Korea. The complaint was filed in February this year before the Philippine Embassy in Seoul while the envoy was in Manila for official business. The embassy then forwarded the […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Lacson to US lawmakers opposing anti-terror law: ‘Shut up, hypocrites’

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday questioned the moral ascendancy of some US Congress members to oppose and criticize the Philippines’ anti-terror law. “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favor of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001… These US Congress […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: Legal Matters, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

50k more OFWs expected to be repatriated by end-July — DFA

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — At least 50,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to be repatriated by the end of July due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official said Friday. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Arriola made the announcement before the House Committee […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

124 terrorists killed in 1st half of 2020 — Army

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — Some 124 terrorists were killed in 279 armed encounters against communist and local terror groups in the first semester of 2020, the Philippine Army (PA) said on Saturday. In a statement, Army commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said 95 others were captured while 422 firearms were seized from these operations […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

BI ready to impose IATF rule on entry of foreigners

MANILA, July 17 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday said it is ready to implement the new resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) allowing the entry of foreigners with existing visas into the country. “We have yet to see the new IATF resolution but […]

17.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, World News ·

De Lima tells Duterte: ‘Kung pagod ka na, mas pagod kami sa pamumuno mo’

MANILA, July 17 (Mabuhay) — The Filipino people are allegedly getting exasperated over President Rodrigo Duterte’s obliviousness to their needs in the past four years and especially now that there is a pandemic, detained Senator Leila de Lima said Friday as the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) approaches. “Ginoong Duterte: Kung bukambibig mong […]

17.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

US lawmakers urge Philippine gov’t to repeal anti-terror law

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — At least 45 lawmakers in the US urged the Philippine government to immediately repeal the recently-signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In a virtual press conference on Wednesday night (Manila time), Representative Janice Schakowsky of Illinois called the law a new ‘weapon’ to suppress dissent in the Philippines. “We stand together […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

NCR still under GCQ; Cebu City eases to MECQ

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — After a month of being under the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to a spike in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, Cebu City has eased to a less restrictive modified ECQ from July 16 to 31. President Rodrigo Duterte decided to downgrade the quarantine classification in Cebu City, Presidential […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

1,392 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 58,850

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rose to 58,850 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,392 more infections—512 “fresh” or newly validated and 880 reported late. The five provinces with the highest number of new cases were Metro Manila with 708, Cebu with 198, Iloilo with […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Hold departure order issued vs crew of MV Vienna Wood — PCG spox

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday said its motion to issue hold departure order against crew members of MV Vienna Wood has been granted, spokesman Commodore Armand Balilo said Wednesday. Balilo confirmed to reporters that the respondents of the criminal complaint for reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·

Duterte ‘unlikely’ to call for special session of Congress to pass Bayanihan 2 — Palace

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte will not likely call for a special session of Congress to pass the bill on the country’s COVID-19 recovery program, Malacañang said Wednesday. Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed measure will be deliberated after Congress resumes session on July 27. “I don’t think we will be […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Solon proposes to use ABS-CBN frequencies for distance learning

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has proposed the temporary use by the government of ABS-CBN’s former television and radio frequencies for effective distance learning. Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte filed on Tuesday House Resolution 1044, a copy of which was sent to the media on Wednesday. Villafuerte said the unused frequencies can be tapped to […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, News, Philippine News ·

Duque claims Philippines has flattened COVID-19 curve then takes it back

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday claimed the Philippines has succeeded in flattening the curve amid the COVID-19 pandemic, only to take it back later and admitted that the number of cases is still rising. Duque made the pronouncements just two days after over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

‘Online barter’ for personal transaction not illegal — DTI chief

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has clarified his recent statement that ‘online barter’ is illegal, saying exchanges of goods for personal transactions, not as business, is allowed. In a text message Wednesday, Lopez said barter trade is only allowed in three areas in the country — Siasi, Jolo; Sulu and Bonggao, Tawi-Tawi. “Outside […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: Money & Business, News, Philippine News ·

COVID-19 testing widened further for economy’s reopening — Vergeire

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health has expanded the testing guidelines for COVID-19, now including teachers, as well as workers in tourism, transportation, manufacturing sectors, among other related industries. In a press conference on Wednesday, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergiere said the new guidelines have been already signed by Secretary Francisco Duque III. “[Na]-expand […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

DepEd says ready for coming school year

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Education (DepEd) said Wednesday it was ready to start the coming school year in August, which will see a shift from traditional in-person classes to an unprecedented distance learning scheme. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the DepEd was ready to start classes based on simulations of distance learning conducted […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

MIAA: Decision to rename NAIA up to lawmakers

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The decision to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be up to lawmakers to decide on, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Monday. According to MIAA general manager Eddie Monreal, the MIAA will defer to the decision that lawmakers will make on renaming the country’s main gateway. “‘Yan po […]

15.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

80k COVID-19 cases in Philippines seen by end of July — UP expert

MANILA, (Mabuhay) –Th e total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines may breach the 80,000 mark by the end of July, according to an expert from the University of the Philippines Institute of Mathematics on Monday. “Tatama talaga ng 70,000 and higit pa. Ang lower estimate natin ngayon nasa 80,000 na eh, sa end […]

15.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·