PH backs UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Christia Marie Ramos 03/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is voting in favor of a United Nations resolution expressing “explicit condemnation” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The Philippines votes Yes to the UNGA resolution and expresses explicit condemnation of the invasion…

PH urged to ‘reimagine’ policies, tax breaks for BPOs

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 02/28/2022

Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms abroad, including those in India, will likely continue to have many of their employees working from home even after the pandemic, a future that will require the Philippines to reimagine its policies…

37 Filipinos en route to Poland for repatriation to PH – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 02/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-seven Filipinos are now being transported out of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for eventual repatriation to the Philippines following Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country, a foreign affairs official said Friday. The Filipinos are…

PH includes Portugal in red-list countries

Leila B. Salaverria 12/11/2021

The Philippines will include Portugal in its list of red countries, or those at high risk for COVID-19, beginning Dec. 12, Malacañang announced on Friday. From Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, travelers from Portugal would be allowed…

PH logs lowest new daily COVID-19 count since May 23 at 3,117 cases


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,117 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. This latest figure was the lowest count since May 23. But the DOH also said positivity rate remains high as the 3,117…

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

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 07/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — 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…

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