COVID-19 hits 1,080 more; PH cases soar to 37,514

Darryl John Esguerra 06/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases climbed to 37,514 on Tuesday as the Department of Health (DOH) reported over a thousand new infections. In its latest case bulletin, DOH listed 1,080 new…

Palace: PH in ‘good shape’ in terms of medical supplies, but Duterte needs emergency powers

Krissy Aguilar 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While the Philippines is in “good shape” in terms of medical equipment for its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, President Rodrigo Duterte will still need emergency powers to expedite purchases, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson…

COVID-19 cases in PH jump to 27,799 as 562 new infections recorded

Daphne Galvez 06/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases rose to 27,799 on Thursday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 562 new infections. Of the new cases, 481 were “fresh” or those patients whose…

PH coronavirus cases now at 27,238 as 457 more contracted COVID-19

Katrina Hallare 06/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is now at 27,238, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday. DOH said the current tally includes the…

364 new infections boost PH’s COVID-19 cases to 26,781 as 301 more recover

Darryl John Esguerra 06/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases jumped to 26,781 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 364 new infections. Of the new cases, 249 were “fresh” or those patients whose test results were released…

No Duterte in today’s Independence Day rites

Julie M. Aurelio 06/12/2020

Don’t expect President Rodrigo Duterte to join today’s Independence Day celebration at Rizal Park, as he wants to avoid drawing crowds that may lead to the spread of the new coronavirus, his spokesperson Harry Roque said on…

Palace backs taxing online sellers, but those earning P250K below are exempt

Darryl John Esguerra 06/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While it supports the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) directive to online sellers to settle their taxes, Malacañang on Thursday said those earning below P250,000 yearly are exempted from paying taxes. In a televised…

COVID-19 cases in PH exceed 23,000; death toll stands at 1,027

Daphne Galvez 06/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country exceeded 23,000 on Wednesday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 750 new cases. The total number of cases now stands at 23,732. Of the new cases,…

Anti-terror bill signed by Sotto and Cayetano, to be transmitted to Duterte

Christia Marie Ramos 06/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The anti-terrorism bill has now been signed by the leaders of both houses of Congress and will be transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said. In a message to reporters,…

PH COVID-19 cases climb to 22,474; deaths now 1,011

Darryl John Esguerra 06/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines breached 22,000 while the death toll now stands at 1,011. There were 579 new infections of COVID-19, according to the Department of Health…

Terror bill critics march despite quarantine

the Inquirer staff 06/05/2020

For the first time since the nearly three-month ban on mass gatherings was imposed, hundreds of human rights and political activists held a protest march on Thursday, this time against the proposed antiterrorism law, warning that it…

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…

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