PH authorities suspend all flights from Wuhan, ground zero of mysterious coronavirus

Filipino civil aviation authorities yesterday banned flights to and from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus, officially known as 2019-nCoV. After a special meeting yesterday afternoon, the Civil Aviation Board (CAB) said they were banning flights indefinitely to prevent the virus from spreading in ...

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Family of patient who tested positive for Wuhan virus in Hong Kong lands in Manila

Family of patient who tested positive for Wuhan virus in Hong Kong lands in Manila

The family of a Chinese man who preliminarily tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus in Hong Kong touched down in Manila yesterday afternoon, with airline officials now...

Tax on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol to increase as Duterte signs law

Tax on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol to increase as Duterte signs law

Smokers and drinkers can expect their vices to become more expensive after President Rodrigo Duterte signed a new law increasing taxes on cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol that will...

Update: 3 Boracay-bound Chinese undergo tests to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus

Update: 3 Boracay-bound Chinese undergo tests to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus

Three Boracay-bound Chinese nationals were ordered by health authorities to undergo tests yesterday after exhibiting flu-like symptoms, sparking fears that they may be carrying a...

No, you can’t use bras as makeshift face masks, health secretary clarifies

No, you can’t use bras as makeshift face masks, health secretary clarifies

It turns out you actually can’t use bras as face masks if you want to be effectively protected against toxic volcanic ashfall authorities said yesterday, in a clarification...

3-year-old boy in QC gets Type 2 polio after being vaccinated against types 1 and 3

3-year-old boy in QC gets Type 2 polio after being vaccinated against types 1 and 3

Four more children have been added to the tally of recent polio infections since the disease’s reappearance in the Philippines in September, including a 3-year-old boy from...

Face mask prices spike as stocks run out amid fears over Taal ashfall

Face mask prices spike as stocks run out amid fears over Taal ashfall

The Trade Department and the Manila government have warned vendors not to jack up the price of face masks as Filipinos scramble to buy the protective gear after an ongoing...

No Paunch Allowed: Top cop tells force to meet body mass index standard to advance career

No Paunch Allowed: Top cop tells force to meet body mass index standard to advance career

Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa today offered the nation’s corpulent cops a hard-nosed ultimatum: either watch your weight, or...

Health Department wants travelers screened for mysterious pneumonia strain from China

Health Department wants travelers screened for mysterious pneumonia strain from China

The Department of Health yesterday ordered the tighter screening of travelers arriving in the country from overseas amid reports of a mysterious strain of pneumonia in Wuhan,...

Duterte ‘OK’ despite cancelling visit to earthquake victims due to ill health, says spokesman

Duterte ‘OK’ despite cancelling visit to earthquake victims due to ill health, says spokesman

President Rodrigo Duterte, whose health has always been the subject of much speculation, today canceled a visit to several earthquake-devastated towns in Davao del Sur province...


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