FILIPINO health workers on Tuesday stormed the Department of Health headquarters in Manila to demand their unpaid allowances related to the coronavirus pandemic. They slammed the government for allegedly failing to allot enough funds for healthcare. The benefits include two allowance packages, one of which was expected to be released from January to June this […]
THE DAILY average of coronavirus infections in Manila, the capital and nearby cities has declined by 19%, according to the OCTA Research Group. The daily average had fallen to 862 cases in the week ending Aug. 29 from 1,062 a week earlier, OCTA Fellow Fredegusto P. David tweeted on Tuesday. The virus reproduction number fell […]
AROUND 2.3 million Filipinos have been plunged into poverty between 2018 and 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic left lasting scars on the Philippine economy, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Read the full story.
THE PHILIPPINES posted 28,008 coronavirus infections in the past week, with a daily average of 4,001 cases, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Monday. The daily average from Aug. 8 to 14 rose by 3% from a week earlier, it said in a bulletin. DoH said it had verified 229 deaths in the past […]
THE PHILIPPINES’ tax effort eased in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdowns, falling below the Asia-Pacific average, a study showed. Read the full story.
Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., has tested positive for the coronavirus, his press chief said on Friday. Mr. Marcos tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in an antigen test, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a news briefing. “He has a slight fever but he is otherwise okay,” she said. Ms. Cruz-Angeles and […]
MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY in the Philippines grew for a 14th straight month, buoyed by the further reopening of the economy as the number of coronavirus cases declined. Read the full story.
MORE than 70 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government’s vaccine czar said at the weekend. The number is about 78% of the target population, vaccine czar Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. said in a statement, citing the latest government data. The Philippines started its vaccination program in March last year. Mr. […]
The times have definitely changed.I remember during the first few months of this coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic the Department of the Interior and Local Government wo…
A FEW or less than 10 Bar examinees of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) have tested positive for Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).This was disclosed by Jonathan Capanas,…
THE National Government will roll out the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination of children aged five to 11 on Feb. 4, 2022.National Task Force (NTF) chief implementer Carlito…
By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE capital and nearby cities were now at critical risk from the coronavirus, the country’s Health chief said, as the country struggles to contain a fresh surge in infections spurred by the highly mutated Omicron variant. Metro Manila has been among the top three regions with the most […]
HEALTH workers attended to coronavirus patients at the chapel of the Quezon City General Hospital on Aug. 2. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS CORONAVIRUS infections in the Philippines would probably continue rising and top past surges due to the highly mutated Omicron variant, according to researchers from the country’s premier university. Metro Manila’s daily positivity […]
By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter More foreign portfolio investments entered the Philippines than they left in November, amid improving economic conditions that boosted investor sentiment, according to the central bank. So-called hot money posted a net inflow of $109.56 million last month, 52% lower than a year earlier, based on Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released on Friday. But it was a turnaround from […]
Fully vaccinated people from countries that do not require a visa will be allowed to enter the Philippines next month, the government said. The travelers from so-called non-visa-required countries should have stayed “exclusively” in an area tagged as low-risk from the coronavirus for two weeks, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman Karlo Alexei B. Nograles said […]
More than 100,000 Filipinos have received additional shots against the coronavirus, according to Philippine health authorities. The country had injected 102,102 additional doses as of Nov. 24, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a virtual news briefing on Thursday. She said 69,971 health workers and 21,139 seniors have received booster shots. Almost 11,000 seriously […]
SENIOR citizens and those with serious illnesses in the Philippines started getting booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday after the country has fully vaccinated nearly half of its target adult population. Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., the country’s vaccine czar, told a ceremonial injection of booster shots that the country’s supply of […]
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved a plan to use for the entire country a coronavirus alert level system first tested in the Philippine capital and nearby cities. The nationwide enforcement of the quarantine strategy will be in four phases, according to Executive Order 151 released on Thursday. The first phase will cover Metro Manila, […]
THE PHILIPPINES on Wednesday took delivery of 3 million more doses of CoronaVac that the government bought from China, according to the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The state bought the vaccines from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. through the Asian Development Bank, it said. On Tuesday night, the government received about 794,000 doses […]
THE LOCKDOWN in Manila, the capital and nearby cities will probably be relaxed next month as coronavirus infections get under control, according to the Interior and Local Government department. Coronavirus cases in the capital region fell by 48% in the past two weeks, Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya told the ABS-CBN News. […]