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‘Ang Probinsyano,’ other ABS-CBN programs to return as new channel set to emerge

Katrina Hallare 06/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As ABS-CBN still remains off the air, viewers can expect the return of their favorite Kapamilya programs, as well as new ones to watch out for, all thanks to a new channel that will…

COVID-19 cases in PH now over 20,000; death toll nears 1,000

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 20,000 people in the country have so far contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Department of Health recorded 634 more cases of COVID-19, of which 313 are…

Heart Evangelista to give away tablets to students with online classes

Ian Biong 06/04/2020

Actress Heart Evangelista will be giving away tablets to less fortunate students as schools hold online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Evangelista announced her giveaways via Twitter earlier today, June 4, which was accompanied by a photo…

DOH: New evidence shows ‘pre-symptomatic’ transmission of COVID-19 possible

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is new evidence that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who exhibit no symptoms, or at least not yet, can transmit the virus and infect other people. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Thursday…

Duterte’s decision to terminate VFA unchanged—Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to change his mind on the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this as he noted that the termination was…

Guidelines released as swimmers get back in the pool

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

Given the green light to return to the pool, Philippine swimming will carefully tread the water and ensure nobody will end up catching the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Swimming chief Lailani Velasco has released a set of…

Filipino community in Hong Kong now COVID – free

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino community in Hong Kong is now  coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 – free,  the Philippines’ consulate general there reported Thursday. The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said all Filipinos who contracted…

DOH hit over delayed health workers’ benefits

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III and his colleagues minced no words as they took Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to task on Wednesday for the failure of the Department of Health (DOH) to…

‘Upbeat’ PBA submits guidelines to IATF, eyes resumption of practices

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The optimism was palpable as the PBA moved a step closer into the possible resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, the board approved health and safety guidelines to…

US scrambles to stem revolt as Trump faces anger for violent crackdown

Agence France Presse 06/03/2020

WASHINGTON — Leaders across the United States sought ways Tuesday to stem mounting unrest over police racism, from extending curfews to engaging protesters, as President Donald Trump faced wide criticism for deploying force to break up a…

MMDA: Commuters to blame for chaos

Dexter Cabalza - Inquirer.net 06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday blamed commuters for the chaos on the roads on Monday, when the government loosened coronavirus restrictions in the metropolis to allow more movement…

PH COVID-19 cases near 19K mark, as recoveries breach 4,000

Darryl John Esguerra 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines reached 18,997 on Tuesday, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 359 additional cases. Of the newly logged cases, 176 have been classified as…

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