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PHL COVID-19 tally climbs to 2,401,916

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 2,401,916 on Tuesday, Sept. 21, after the Department of Health reported 16,361 additional cases. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 171142 are active. Of these, 92.4 percent are mild, 2.8 percent asymptomatic, 0.6 percent critical, 1.4 percent severe, and 2.69 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 2,193,700 with the addition of 21,974 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll is now at 37,074 with the […]

Operations in DFA consular office in SM Manila suspended after seven employees test positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Operations in the Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular office in the National Capital Region-West or SM Manila remain suspended on Tuesday, Sept. 21. According to the department, the suspension, which took effect on Monday, Sept. 20, was after seven of the consular office’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. Others have been identified as close contacts. The DFA said the suspension of operations would pave the way for a  thorough disinfection of its […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, Sept. 21

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, September 21: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippine government has imposed a travel ban on nine countries under its “red list.” The ban, however, was supposed to lapse on Sept. 18. It […]

DOH reports 18,937 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 2,385,616 after the Department of Health reported 18,937 additional COVID-19 cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 92.7 percent were mild, 2.7 percent asymptomatic, 0.6 percent critical, 1.4 percent severe, and 2.61 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 2,171,832 with the addition of 20,171 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll is now at 36,934 with the addition of 146 deaths. Metro Manila is under a […]

PHL approves limited face-to-face classes in areas with minimal risk for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — The Philippines has approved limited face-to-face classes in areas where there is minimal risk for COVID-19. The Palace did not mention the specific areas so far. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, however, that  these would be determined by the Department of Health and the Department of Education. He added the in-person classes will be held only “half a day every other week.” Roque said the parents of the children who will attend […]

PNP reports 125 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — Over 100 more COVID-19 cases have been reported among police personnel. The Philippine National Police said the additional 125 cases pushed its total COVID-19 cases to 38,332. Of these, 2,412 are active. Recoveries rose to 35807 with the addition of 324 recoveries. The PNP COVID-19 death toll is still at 113, with no additional deaths reported. The PNP has said over 50 percent of the police force have been vaccinated. PNP Chief […]

President Duterte to speak before UN General Assembly

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte will address the United Nations General Assembly. The Palace said the President will speak on the first day of the High-Level General Debate of the 76th Session slated on Sept. 21. The Palace said the President is expected to discuss the country’s positions on global issues such as universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, climate change, and human rights. He is also expected to discuss  the situation of migrant workers […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Monday, Sept. 20

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Monday, September 20: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines prior to their scheduled travel. The Philippines has imposed travel restrictions on nine countries under its “red list.” The government later announced the red list had been updated to include four more countries.

PHL logs 19,271 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 2,366,749 on Sunday, September 19, after the Department of Health reported 19,271 additional cases. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 178,196 are active. Of these, 92.3 percent are mild, 3.1 percent asymptomatic, 1.4 percent are severe, 0.6 percent are critical and 2.6 percent are moderate cases. Recoveries rose to 2,151,765 with the addition of 25,037 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll is now at, […]

PNP reports 162 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — Over 100 more police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said the additional 162 cases pushed the total PNP COVID-19 cases to 38219. Of these, 2611 are active. Recoveries rose to 35495, with the addition of 170 recoveries. The PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 113, with no additional deaths. The police are among the priorities in the country’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program as members of the A4 […]

Former Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman passes away at 68

(Eagle News) — Former Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman passed away on Sunday, Sept. 19. Vice President Leni Robredo made the announcement in her weekly radio show. Soliman was 68 years old. No other details are immediately available at the moment. Soliman was first appointed head of the Department of Social Welfare and Development during then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration. She served in the same capacity during then-President Noynoy Aquino’s term.  

190,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses arrive in PHL

(Eagle News) — Almost 200,000 Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in the Philippines on Saturday evening. The 190,000 doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 around 11 p.m. “We are very thankful as we have said to you. Dumating na nga 190,000 (vaccine doses) component number 2,” vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. According to Galvez, the doses will be allocated to areas that received earlier doses. He said these […]