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…

PH borrows another $810M from WB

Ben O. de Vera 10/18/2021

Three forthcoming loans to be extended by the World Bank (WB) to the Philippines totaling $810 million will aid in pandemic recovery and building resilience against natural disasters as well as improving the education sector, the Washington-based…

INQUIRER.net is No. 1 Filipino website in PH; Bandera tops FB leaderboard

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 07/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — INQUIRER.net is the fourth top site in the country next to Google, Youtube and Facebook, the latest ranking by Alexa on Monday showed, as its sister entertainment website Bandera also saw high ratings in…

PH extends travel ban on India, 6 other countries until July 31

Daphne Galvez 07/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the threat of the feared Delta variant of COVID-19, the Philippines extended travel restrictions imposed on inbound travelers from India and six other countries until July 31, 2021, Malacañang said Wednesday. The travel…

Gov’t extends ban on foreigners

Leila B. Salaverria 04/17/2021

The government has extended the ban on the entry of foreign nationals into the country up to the end of the month. The travel ban on foreigners, except those exempted, was supposed to lapse on April 21.…

401 COVID deaths mark new single-day high in PH

Patricia Denise Chiu 04/10/2021

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recorded 401 deaths due to COVID-19—the highest single-day tally of fatalities since the pandemic began. The deaths pushed the national toll to 14,520. While 213 of the number reported on…

COVID-19 cases in PH may rise to 8,000 daily by end of March – OCTA member

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may record up to 8,000 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) daily by the end of March if the current trend continues, a member of the OCTA Research team said Sunday. OCTA…

Covid-19 cases on downward trend in PH except in 4 regions

Cathrine Gonzales 02/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has noted a slight decrease in the national growth rate of Covid-19 cases, but it also observed a continuous increase in cases of infection in four regions — Cagayan…

LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines

Darryl John Esguerra 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac…

2 brands of COVID-19 vaccine may arrive in PH by February — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Two types of COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in the country as early as February, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. “May portfolio po tayo na iba’t ibang mga bakuna (We have a portfolio…

No Pfizer guarantee of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for PH – Duque

Cathrine Gonzales 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — US pharmaceutical firm never promised to provide the Philippine government with 10 million doses of its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon the signing of a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) between the two parties, Health…

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 11/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results…

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