Philippines Headlines

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0800
COVID-19 cases in Philippines climb to nearly 515,000 with 1,581 new infections
The number of people who are still undergoing quarantine or treatment stands at 29,282 or 5.7% of the country’s confirmed cases.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0800
NBI locates two fellow passengers of Filipino with new COVID-19 variant
Authorities have located the two fellow passengers of the Filipino man who tested positive on the new and more infectious coronavirus variant.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:41:00 +0800
CHED opposes proposal to legislate UP-DND accord
The Commission on Higher Education on Monday distanced itself from proposed measures to legislate the terminated UP-DND accord of 1989, saying the matter should be left in the hands of parties involved.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:08:00 +0800
DOH: 34 contacts of Bontoc cases also positive for COVID-19
In a briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said authorities have identified 144 close contacts of the 12 residents who were found with the B117 variant and tested some of them. Of the figure, 34 tested positive for COVID-19.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:45:00 +0800
IBP calls out military's 'ridiculous red-tagging' of lawyers
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines called out the military for its “ridiculous” of linking of lawyers to communist rebels as it urged the government to set policies against the dangerous practice of red-tagging.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:20:00 +0800
Military sorry after UP alumni tagged as slain rebels show up alive
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has apologized for a list it published over the weekend that incorrectly tagged University of the Philippines alumni among students allegedly killed or arrested after joining the New People’s Army.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:35:00 +0800
Too slow? FDA says it's being 'thorough' in assessing EUA applications
The British-Swedish pharmaceutical submitted an application for emergency use of its vaccine developed with Oxford University to the Philippine FDA early this month.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800
Pinoys have final say on economic Cha-cha – House
A key leader of the House of Representatives yesterday doused fears of some business groups that congressmen are only out to extend their terms when they introduce economic amendments to the 1987 Constitution.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800
Red Cross to roll out saliva test today
The Philippine Red Cross will begin COVID-19 saliva testing at its molecular laboratories in Metro Manila today after getting the nod from a government laboratory experts’ panel and the Department of Health.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0800
Bontoc variant carrier still unidentified
Health authorities are still searching for the carrier of the UK variant of COVID-19, who had infected 12 villagers from Bontoc town in Mountain Province.