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Iloilo gets ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award

Iloilo gets ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award (PHOTOS)

Iloilo gets ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award: Iloilo City was once again recognized as one of the cleanest urban centers and top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia! ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) handed out the Clean Tourist City Award 2020-2022 to Iloilo [...]

August 13, 2020 News
Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

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 sent to Thai Rath‘s editor, Consul General Val Simon Roque said that the newspaper’s [...]

August 11, 2020 News

LRT-1 to be laid off employees due to 90% drop in passengers

The Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company which operates the LRT-1, announced today that it will be laying off at least 100 of its employees next month. The management said in an online statement that the layoff was “due to a significant [...]

August 11, 2020 News

DOH uses Japanese-made Avigan to treat Covid-19

IT HAS been a month since some doctors in Central Visayas are using a Japanese-made anti-viral medicine Avigan, says a Department of Health (DOH) Central Visayas official. DOH 7 spokesperson for Covid-19 updates Mary Jean Loreche said Avigan has been [...]

August 11, 2020 News
Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Duterte volunteers to be the first person injected with the Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Duterte first volunteered to be the first person to be injected with the Russian Covid-19 vaccine in public.  President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday accepted the offer of Russia to supply the Philippines with its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines once [...]

August 11, 2020 News
1st Filipina Mayor of Hertsmere in England

1st Filipina Mayor of Hertsmere in England is daughter of an OFW

Last June 24, Cynthia Barker was sworn in as mayor of Hertsmere Borough during the council’s annual meeting. She became the first Philippine-born mayor of a borough in the United Kingdom. The handover was done virtually instead of formally in [...]

August 10, 2020 News
flood in Mindanao

1 dead, hundreds flee from Mindanao floods

Heavy rains triggered floods in several areas in Mindanao on Tuesday, affecting thousands of residents in Davao City and the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and Cotabato, local disaster response officials said on Wednesday. In Zamboanga del Sur, a 27-year-old [...]

August 6, 2020 News
East Avenue Medical Center

East Avenue Medical Center to be converted into COVID-19 only hospital — Galvez

The East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City will soon become a hospital dedicated to treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19)patients, National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. “Sa ngayon magkatuwang si (Department of Public Works) [...]

August 6, 2020 News
Philippines could soon become the new epicenter

Philippines daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday (Aug 4). The grim news came on the first day of a tough new lockdown that [...]

August 6, 2020 News
MECQ violators

MECQ violators given 3-day headstart before police start arrests

MECQ violators in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan will be given a few days to readjust to the sudden shift into modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) before the police start making arrests. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. [...]

August 5, 2020 News


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