Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dies at 80

Former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. died today. He was 80. COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez announced that the former government official passed away at a little past 11am. Jimenez did not say the cause of the former chair’s death, but in a Facebook post that appeared last month, the former chair’s daughter ...

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

A Filipino embassy official in Bangkok called out a local conservative newspaper for saying that the Philippines is the “land” of the coronavirus. In an open letter...

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

Really? Duterte volunteers to take part in Russia’s COVID-19 vax trials

President Rodrigo Duterte — if he isn’t joking this time around — said last night in a publicly broadcast speech that he would gladly participate in Russia’s...

Almost 300 Filipinos stranded at Tondo port

Almost 300 Filipinos stranded at Tondo port

About 275 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) are currently staying at the North Harbor in Tondo, Manila after some towns in Western Visayas barred them from returning to curb the...

Senator Bong Revilla tests positive for COVID-19, but Pinoys haven’t been kind

Senator Bong Revilla tests positive for COVID-19, but Pinoys haven’t been kind

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after someone from his household and a member of his staff contracted the respiratory...

Stay home? As COVID-19 spreads within families, Pinoys told to wear masks indoors

Stay home? As COVID-19 spreads within families, Pinoys told to wear masks indoors

Filipinos should wear a mask and even a face shield while sheltering indoors because the coronavirus is being transmitted among family members, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año...

Muntinlupa City to strip students of scholarship if caught violating curfew

Muntinlupa City to strip students of scholarship if caught violating curfew

Muntinlupa City Hall yesterday released an ordinance amending its quarantine rules to include stripping student violators of their scholarships if they’re caught violating...

PhilHealth senior officer resigns amid billion-peso corruption probe

PhilHealth senior officer resigns amid billion-peso corruption probe

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Vice President for Operations Augustus de Villa has tendered his “irrevocable resignation” amid ongoing...

Large Haul Incoming: PHP80M worth of fake face masks, cigarettes seized in Bulacan

Large Haul Incoming: PHP80M worth of fake face masks, cigarettes seized in Bulacan

The Bureau of Customs yesterday announced the seizure of some 648 boxes of fake N95 face masks with an estimated value of PHP80 million (US$1.6 million) at a warehouse in Marilao,...

Experimental COVID-19 drug Avigan to start PH clinical trials Aug. 10

Experimental COVID-19 drug Avigan to start PH clinical trials Aug. 10

The Department of Health will start conducting clinical trials for the experimental COVID-19 drug Avigan in selected Philippine hospitals starting on Aug. 10, Undersecretary Maria...


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