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New Kalayaan Bridge formally opened

(Eagle News) — Authorities have formally opened the new Kalayaan Bridge in the boundary of Makati and Pasig. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon were among those who led the opening of the four-lane bridge across Pasig River that connects Lawton Avenue to Sta. Monica on Saturday, June 12, coinciding with Independence Day. The DOTr said […]

President Duterte greets Putin on Russia Day

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte extended his greetings to Russia President Vladimir Putin on Russia Day. “I warmly congratulate Your Excellency and the people of the Russian Federation,” President Duterte said. The Philippine leader also expressed the “Filipino people’s best wishes for the continued success and prosperity” of Russia, which he called a “great nation,” on the  day of “national unity and celebration.” He said this year, the Philippines and Russia mark 45 years […]

PHL COVID-19 cases now at 1,308,352

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 1308352 on Saturday, June 12, after the Department of Health reported 8027 additional cases. Of the total cases, the DOH said 60341 were active. Of these, 90.7 percent were mild, 5 percent asymptomatic, 1.3 percent critical, 1.7 percent severe and 1.24 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 1225359 including the additional 8940 recoveries. The death toll is now at 22652 including the 145 additional ones.

Immigration bureau: Foreigners cleared of criminal cases can still be deported

(Eagle News) — Foreigners cleared of criminal cases can still be deported. The Bureau of Immigration Board of Commissioners issued this ruling after a Swiss-Italian national appealed the bureau’s order for him to leave the Philippines despite having been cleared of some of the criminal cases against him. In upholding the findings of the Bureau’s Special Board of Inquiry against Alfred Josef Honegger, 67, the board said the criminal conviction of foreigner was not a […]

MRT-3, LRT-1 offer free rides during selected hours on Independence Day

(Eagle News) — Commuters can board the Metro Rail Transit-3 and Light Rail Transit-1 trains for free during selected hours on  June 12. According to the MRT-3 and LRT-1 management, the free rides are in celebration of the country’s  Independence Day. The two rail lines said commuters may board trains free of charge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The LRT-1 said the service gates will not be […]

PHL COVID-19 cases breach 1,300,000 mark

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breached the 1,300,000 mark on Friday, June 11, after the Department of Health reported 6686 additional cases. Of the total 1,300,349 cases, 61345 were active, according to the DOH’s recent data. Of the active cases, 91.6 percent were mild cases, 4.3 percent asymptomatic, 1.2 percent critical, 1.7 percent severe, and 1.15 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 1216497 including the additional 3190 ones. The death toll is […]

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in PHL

(Eagle News) — The World Health Organization and UNICEF have officially declared an end to the polio outbreak in the Philippines. In a joint statement, the two international bodies commended the Department of Health, partners and civil society for the “comprehensive outbreak response actions including intensified immunization and surveillance activities in affected areas of the country” that resulted in the virus not being detected in a child or in the environment in the past 16 […]

Palace: Gyms, fitness studios with DTI safety seal can reopen at 30% maximum capacity in NCR Plus

Museums, historical sites with LGU approval to operate can reopen at 20% maximum venue capacity (Eagle News) — Gyms, fitness studios, and other indoor non-contact sports venues are now allowed to operate in the NCR Plus area but at a 30% maximum capacity. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque added, however, that these establishments should  secure Safety Seal Certification from the Department of Trade and Industry first, based on the decision made by  the Inter-Agency Task Force […]

DOH reports 7,485 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 1293687 after the Department of Health reported 7485 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 56921 were active. Of these, 92.6 percent were mild, 3.2 percent asymptomatic, 1.3 percent critical, 1.3 percent severe, and 1.18 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 1214454 including the additional 4504 recoveries. The death toll is now at 22312, including the 122 deaths. The Philippines’ vaccination drive is […]

Palace: President Duterte to attend Independence Day rites on Saturday, June 12

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte will physically attend Independence Day rites on Saturday, June 12. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he was, however, not “at liberty” to give additional details. He said the event will be held outside Metro Manila. “Ang mensahe po natin, talagang ang Pilipino sa mula’t mula iaalay ang buhay para sa kalayaan ng inang bayan,” Roque said. The President himself did not attend last year’s Independence Day rites in Rizal […]

1 million more Sinovac doses arrive in PHL

(Eagle News) — One million more vaccine doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country today, June 10. The additional doses, which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport past 7 a.m., bring the Philippines’ total vaccine vaccine supply to 10.3 million doses. Also today, the Philippines is expecting the arrival of 2.2 million Pfizer doses from the COVAX facility. The Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccination is ongoing, with the ceremonial inoculation of members of […]

PHL COVID-19 cases now at 1,286,217 with addition of 5,462 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 1,286,217 after the Department of Health reported 5462 additional cases. According to recent DOH data, of the total cases, 54,000 were active. Of these, 92.6 percent were mild, 3 percent asymptomatic, 1.4 percent were critical, 1.8 percent severe, and 1.22 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 1,210, 027 including the 7084 additional recoveries. The death toll is now at 22190, including the 126 deaths. The Philippines’ […]