Philippines Report
Duterte calls for solidarity, peace, aid to the needy

Duterte calls for solidarity, peace, aid to the needy

President Rodrigo Duterte has called on Filipinos to unite and help those who are in need as Muslims commemorate the holy month of Ramadan. The month-long Ramadan of the Muslim faithful begins on Tuesday, April 13.  Duterte said he joins Muslim [...]

April 13, 2021 News
Grocery Operating Hours During MECQ 2021

Grocery Operating Hours During MECQ 2021

From April 12 to April 30, the whole of Metro Manila Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, and Bulacan are now under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Under the MECQ guidelines, the curfew starts from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.—this results in longer operating hours of [...]

April 13, 2021 News
Former President Erap Estrada tests negative for COVID-19

Former President Erap Estrada tests negative for COVID-19

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada is now COVID-19 free, his son ex-Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced today. “We are happy to announce that my dad continues to improve and we expect that he can be transferred to a regular room soon,” [...]

April 13, 2021 Health, News
De los Santos wins 50th gold

De los Santos wins 50th gold

James de Los bagged two gold medals this week to improve his gold medal haul to 14 and an overall collection of 50 since he started competing in online tournaments last year. De los Santos ruled the second leg of [...]

April 13, 2021 Sports
Philippines eyes 20 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Philippines eyes 20 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

The Philippines is expecting some 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute in the coming months, the official in charge of the government’s vaccine procurement program said Tuesday.  Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said [...]

April 13, 2021 Health
Knee injury sidelines Warriors rookie Wiseman

Knee injury sidelines Warriors rookie Wiseman

Golden State center James Wiseman has a right knee meniscal injury the Warriors said Sunday, amid reports the rookie could miss the rest of the NBA season. “James Wiseman (right meniscal injury) underwent an MRI, the results of which are [...]

April 12, 2021 Sports
Lockdown in metro, nearby areas eased from April 12 to 30

Lockdown in metro, nearby areas eased from April 12 to 30

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday eased the lockdown in Manila, the capital and nearby cities and provinces while urging local governments to boost their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Metro Manila would be under a modified enhanced community [...]

April 12, 2021 News
Rabiya Mateo

Rabiya Mateo arrives in the US for Miss Universe

Rabiya Mateo has safely arrived in the United States to prepare herself for the upcoming Miss Universe 2020. The beauty queen, who will be representing the Philippines in the latest edition of the said pageant, recently posted a photo of [...]

April 12, 2021 Celebrity
PH gets 500K more Sinovac jabs from China

PH gets 500K more Sinovac jabs from China

The national government received another 500,000 doses of procured CoronaVac vaccines from Chinese manufacturer Sinovac Biotech on Sunday afternoon, April 11. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, accepted the Chinese vaccines [...]

April 12, 2021 Health
Philippines, US hold joint war games in South China Sea

Philippines, US hold joint war games in South China Sea

The Philippine armed forces will hold joint exercises with hundreds of US soldiers over the next two weeks, its military chief said Sunday, amid growing tensions with Beijing in the South China Sea.  The annual war games between the military [...]

April 12, 2021 News

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