DepEd extends enrolment until September 30, 2021

Krissy Aguilar 09/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday announced the enrolment period for public schools is extended until September 30. “Batay po sa napag-usapan ng execom [executive committee] noong nakaraang pagmi-meeting, magpapalabas po tayo ng memorandum…

Duterte, Xi reaffirm PH-China ties, friendship in phone call

Krissy Aguilar 08/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday reaffirmed the cooperation and friendship between Philippines and China in areas like the COVID-19 pandemic and infrastructure development. The two leaders had a “warm,…

DBM to release order allowing DOH to distribute funds for health workers’ benefits

Krissy Aguilar 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is targeting to release to the Department of Health (DOH) this Wednesday the special allowance release order for P311 million worth of funds to cover benefits of…

Duterte accepts PDP-Laban nomination to run for VP in 2022

Daphne Galvez, Krissy Aguilar 08/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban), endorsement to run for vice president in the 2022 elections. In a statement on Tuesday, PDP-Laban said Duterte “agreed…

PH receives 582,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Krissy Aguilar 08/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Some 582,500 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered to the Philippines on Friday, August 20, 2021. The vaccines arrived past 9:25 a.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 onboard a China Airlines…

Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers

Krissy Aguilar 08/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is willing to accept refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said Tuesday. “Since time immemorial po, the Philippines has had jurisprudence even…

DOH not yet keen on vaccinating minors: Protecting adults also protect children

Krissy Aguilar 08/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health will not yet recommend the vaccination of minors at this time due to the lack of COVID-19 vaccine supply, but it made an assurance that unvaccinated children would also be…

Morissette to sing national anthem, RTVM to direct Duterte’s last Sona

Krissy Aguilar 07/25/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Morissette Amon will sing the national anthem, while a veteran director of the Radio TV Malacañang (RTVM) will helm President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address (Sona), the Presidential Communications Operations…

Pagasa: Brace for more rains Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon, Visayas

Krissy Aguilar 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Expect a rainy Friday in Metro Manila and other parts of the country as Typhoon Fabian enhances the southwest monsoon or “habagat” while moving slowly over extreme Northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said.…

1.5 million more doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered to PH

Krissy Aguilar 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Another 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by  Sinovac were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Cebu Pacific plane carrying the latest batch of China-made CoronaVac arrived at…

Sara Duterte won’t seek presidency if Rody files VP bid — HNP exec

Krissy Aguilar 07/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio may not run for president under any party should her father President Rodrigo Duterte vie for the vice presidency, her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) said Monday. “If…

Cebu can’t be exempted from following national pandemic protocols – Duterte

Krissy Aguilar 06/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines —Cebu could not be exempted from the implementation of national quarantine protocols and COVID-19 testing, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday in his taped weekly briefing. The province has been insisting on implementing its own…

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