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…

Coronavirus infections in PH surpass 360k mark with 1,640 new cases

Katrina Hallare 10/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 360,775 COVID-19 infections in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,640 new cases on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The latest data from the DOH showed that of the…

PH gets 4,935 new COVID-19 cases; total tally now at 257,863

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 09/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has logged 4,935 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of cases to 257,863. As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) data showed 66,455 active COVID-19…

PH logs 3,954 new COVID-19 cases—IATF

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 07/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines recorded on Thursday the highest single day increase with 3,954 new cases, according to a resolution by the government’s COVID-19 task force. “On July 30, 2020, there are a total of Three…

Abellanosa echoes Duterte’s plea for faster internet connection in PH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –If there was something that President Rodrigo Duterte said during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he agrees with, it was the need for faster internet connection in the country, said Cebu…

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