Children in Metro Manila are still barred from taking public transport, even if they are with their parents or guardians, despite the allowed capacity for passengers on public vehicles being raised to 70 percent, a Transportation Department official said Saturday.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is discussing how it can increase inoculations through mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus, National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) spokesperson Restituto Padilla Jr. said Saturday.
Fil-American Maureen Montagne, a veteran of local and international beauty competitions, finally won her own crown after beating 50 candidates from all over the world at the Miss Globe 22021 pageant held at the Opera Theater in Tirana, Albania on Friday night (Saturday in Manila).
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas on Saturday described as “just a nuisance” the petition seeking to cancel the certificate of candidacy of its standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. PFP general counsel George Briones lamented that the petition was a desperate move by some groups trying to derail Marcos’s candidacy for president in next year’s elections.
Buhay Party-list board member and legal counsel Melchor Monsod has debunked the claims of disgruntled former board members that the party had abandoned Deputy Speaker and BUHAY party-list Founder Lito Atienza.
Government agents seized a smuggled shipment containing more than P16 million worth of party drugs ecstasy from Belgium.
Life in Metro Manila inched toward normalcy Friday as the government raised the allowable operating capacity of businesses, allowed minors to go to malls, and approved limited face-to-face classes in colleges under Alert Level 2 amid the steady decline in COVID-19 cases.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it needs another week to study proposals to scrap the need to use face shields in more places as the government plans to reopen the economy further by allowing the entry of international tourists “in due time.”
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday supported a proposal to make vaccinations against COVID-19 mandatory for specific at-risk sectors after vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said he sees the need for all Filipinos to be vaccinated.
The Philippines must conduct a three- to five-year evaluation before declaring that COVID-19 has become endemic in the country, the Department of Health said Friday.
A transport group denounced Friday government officials who, they said, failed to fulfill their promise to provide a P1-billion fuel subsidy for public utility jeepney drivers hit badly by the present health crisis.
State-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) clarified Friday it owed private hospitals around P16 billion—and not P20 billion as claimed by the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines.
For failing to attend four times the Senate hearings on the multi-billion peso COVID funds used to buy medical supplies, the Upper Chamber on Friday released a warrant of arrest against former Budget Undersecretary Christopher Lloyd Lao.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will issue an order expropriating the franchises of power providers in Palawan, noting that these firms failed to solve the province’s rotational power outages.
Several areas in the National Capital Region (NCR), Calabarzon, Davao, and General Santos City are reporting a clustering of dengue cases, but there are no significant changes in the country’s cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.
A total of 5,957 Philippine-educated nurses seeking to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for the first time from January to September this year, a party-list legislator revealed on Friday.
Thousands of youth activists were preparing to descend on Glasgow on Friday to protest against what they say is a dangerous lack of action by leaders at the COP26 climate summit.
A citizen journalist jailed for her coverage of China’s initial response to COVID in Wuhan is close to death after going on hunger strike, her family said, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for her immediate release.
Singapore faced calls Friday not to hang a mentally disabled Malaysian man for trafficking a small amount of heroin into the city-state, with campaigners criticizing the planned execution as “despicable”.
Indonesian rescuers scrambled Friday to find survivors under mud-swamped hillsides after flash floods on Java island killed at least eight people, the disaster agency said.