Red tide still detected in parts of Bohol, Leyte, other areas in Visayas, Mindanao

Zacarian Sarao 11/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said red tide toxins remain detected in shellfish harvested in some areas of Bohol, Leyte, and a few other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao, warning against…

CamSur priest running for mayor gets ‘irreversible’ suspension from clerical duties

Zacarian Sarao 10/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A priest has been given an “irreversible” suspension from his clerical duties as he filed his candidacy for mayor of Libmanan, the largest town of Camarines Sur. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines…

Priority groups to get COVID-19 booster shots starting November – Galvez

Zacarian Sarao 10/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The groups to be prioritized to get COVID-19 booster shots this November are healthcare workers, the immunocompromised, the elderly, and those who were vaccinated anytime from March to May, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the…

PH named Asia’s leading beach destination in 2021 World Travel Awards

Zacarian Sarao 10/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was once again recognized as Asia’s leading beach and dive destination in the 2021 World Travel Awards. This is the fifth time that the Philippines has won recognition as Asia’s leading beach…

DepEd releases memo on pilot run of face-to-face classes

Zacarian Sarao 10/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday released a memorandum regarding the preparations for the pilot run of face-to-face classes set to start on Nov. 15. It was released after the joint proposal of DepEd and…

Familiar names, unfamiliar faces: A Marcos, an Aquino file COCs

Zacarian Sarao 10/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Sunday, the sole aspiring president to do so on the third day of the week-long filing of COCs. No, he’s not Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

Majority of Filipinos say Duterte VP bid violates Constitution

Zacarian Sarao 09/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty percent of Filipinos said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s vice presidential candidacy “violates the intention of the Constitution,” while only 39 percent wanted him to run. Meanwhile, the remaining 1 percent did not give…

QC convent has 114 COVID-19 cases – 64 nuns and 50 workers

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Cubao, Quezon City, has 114 individuals — 64 nuns and 50 staff members — who have contracted COVID-19, according to a post on Wednesday on…

ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

All-time high for PH COVID cases: 22,820

Zacarian Sarao 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has logged another record-high daily count of 22,820 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic struck the country in 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday evening, September 9, 2021. The country has…

Guard in Davao City Jail intercepts meth-stuffed chili peppers

Zacarian Sarao 09/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A guard at the male dormitory of the Davao City Jail discovered on Tuesday 35 sachets of suspected crystal meth stuffed in chili peppers that were mixed in with humba (a pork dish) and…

Miss Cagayan bows out of Miss Universe PH 2021 due to COVID-19

Zacarian Sarao 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Province’s candidate for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 will not participate in the competition, said the organization on Tuesday. In an Instagram post on August 22, Gianne Asuncion revealed she had contracted coronavirus that causes COVID-19.…

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