Number of COVID-19 cases in PH to reach up to 480,000 by end of November, says UP

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines will continue to increase, reaching almost 500,000 by the end of next month, a member of the University of the Philippines OCTA Research team said today. “Right now, the rough estimate is between 450,000 to 480,000 by end of November, that’s the total number of cases. We ...

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Antigen tests no longer required from outbound Filipino travelers, says Malacañang

Antigen tests no longer required from outbound Filipino travelers, says Malacañang

Filipinos traveling overseas are no longer required to present negative antigen tests, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said today in a virtual briefing. The new policy amends...

Filipina doctor to sue Aussie medic after he calls her out for ‘cabbage’ advice

Filipina doctor to sue Aussie medic after he calls her out for ‘cabbage’ advice

Controversial treatments are practiced often in the Philippines. For example, earlier this year, the Cebu provincial government urged its employees to do tu-ob, a traditional...

Stop assuming suicides were caused by distance learning and modules, says Education Dep’t

Stop assuming suicides were caused by distance learning and modules, says Education Dep’t

Filipinos should stop assuming that distance and modular learning were what led some teachers and students to commit suicides, the Department of Education said in a statement...

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

Christmas is Cancelled: Holiday parties banned in Metro Manila to prevent rise of COVID cases

If you’re thinking that you could forget your pandemic blues by partying this Christmas, think again. Holiday parties are banned in the National Capital Region (NCR),...

Duterte vows to pay gov’t debt to PH Red Cross after group halts COVID tests

Duterte vows to pay gov’t debt to PH Red Cross after group halts COVID tests

The country’s state insurer will pay the Philippine Red Cross its PHP930 million (US$19.114 million) debt, President Rodrigo Duterte said last night in a publicly broadcast...

Metro Manila to implement 12am to 4am curfew starting this week

Metro Manila to implement 12am to 4am curfew starting this week

Happy days are here again? Curfew hours in Metro Manila will be shorter starting this week as the region starts to rehabilitate its economy which has been severely battered by the...

Filipino workers returning from low-risk countries will no longer be tested for COVID

Filipino workers returning from low-risk countries will no longer be tested for COVID

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arriving from countries that have low numbers of COVID-19 cases will no longer be tested upon arrival in the Philippines, Health Undersecretary...

Pack Your Bags: Filipinos allowed to go on non-essential travel starting Oct. 21

Pack Your Bags: Filipinos allowed to go on non-essential travel starting Oct. 21

Happy days are here again for those with a perpetual case of wanderlust after the Duterte administration announced today that it is lifting its ban on non-essential travels from...

PhilHealth to settle PHP930 million debt to PH Red Cross, says chief Gierran

PhilHealth to settle PHP930 million debt to PH Red Cross, says chief Gierran

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will settle its PHP930 million (US$19.114 million) debt to the Philippine Red Cross, the state insurer’s chief Dante...


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