Interviews

WATCH: Interview with Israel’s ambassador to the PHL H.E. Rafael Harpaz – ASEAN in Focus

  (Eagle News) — NET25’s “ASEAN in Focus” interviews Israel Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Rafael Harpaz who shares how the situation is “back to normal” in Israel as majority of the people are already fully vaccinated. “There is really normal life in Israel, completely normal life in Israel, and the economy is starting to move fast, we have a fast recovery of the economy unemployment is going down,” he said on Wednesday, June 16. […]

All you need to know about the PhlSys ID – Balitalakayan Interview with PSA Asst. Sec. Bautista

    (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Assistant Secretary Rosalinda Bautista regarding the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) ID on Monday, June 14, 2021. Bautista said that the ID cards will be delivered to the applicant’s house. She said that the online registration is still ongoing, and that they have already fixed gitches in the system since they launched the system on April 30. On May 24, the PSA opened “bookings” for […]

WATCH: Interview with Navotas City Mayor Tiangco on A4 vaccination rollout (Mata ng Agila – June 7, 2021)

  (Eagle News) — In this “Mata ng Agila” interview on Monday, June 7, 2021, Navotas City mayor Toby Tiangco explains the conduct of their initial vaccine rollout for the A4 sector in his city. Tiangco said that because of lack of vaccine supplies, they had to limit the walk-in to only 200 individuals. The mayor also explained that many of those in the A4 sector, or the economic frontliners, wanted to be vaccinated since […]

WATCH: Interview with Sen. Gatchalian on rotational brownouts, situation of private schools: Balitalakayan – June 7, 2021

Balitalakayan interviews Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, and the Committee on Basic Education, regarding the country’s energy situation and the state of education amid the pandemic on Monday, June 7, 2021. Gatchalian said the Senate will also hold hearings on Thursday, June 7 regarding the recent rotational brownouts in the country where Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Agnes Devanadera will be invited to shed light […]

WATCH: Interview with OWWA Administrator Cacdac: Mata ng Agila – June 4, 2021

  In this interview in the NET25 program, Mata ng Agila , on Friday, June 4, Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac explains the newly approved rule that those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Philippines only need to be quarantined for seven days, instead of the previous 10 days, in an isolation facility in the country. He also said that so far, there are around 570,000 OFWs who […]

WATCH: Interview with PH Amb. Bagatsing on improving COVID-19 situation in India

  In this interview of ASEAN in Focus with Philippine Ambassador to India Ramon Bagatsing Jr., on June 4, the Philipine envoy explained how the very, very strict lockdowns and intensified vaccination drive in India contributed to the decline in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. Ambassadaor Bagatsing also explained that the people in India are also now strictly complying with health protocols.  So far, all Filipinos in India who got infected with the […]

India COVID cases improving as drop in new infections, deaths noted, says PHL ambassor

Strict lockdowns, observance of health protocols, massive vaccination paying off   (Eagle News) – Philippine ambassador to India Ramon Bagatsing Jr., talks about the improving situation of COVID-19 cases in India, which recently saw declining infections and deaths. Ambassador Bagatsing told ASEAN in Focus in an exclusive interview on Friday, June 4, that cases have gone down in the past 10 days. In fact, from over 400,000 cases per day in early May, cases have […]

Palace: PHL can now borrow funds from WB, ADB to pay for Sinovac after WHO emergency use listing

  (Eagle News) – Malacanang said that the World Health Organization (WHO) grant of emergency use listing (EUL) for China’s Sinovac vaccine would enable the country to borrow funds from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the payment of the vaccines. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that this is one of the main benefits of WHO’s grant of EUL to the Chinese vaccine. This is aside from the boost in public […]

PHL envoy explains situation in Malaysia as total lockdown starts

Assures affected Filipinos in Malaysia that PHL embassy remains open to assist them   (Eagle News) — Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose explains the situation there as the country starts a two-week total lockdown on Tuesday, June 1, to address rising COVID-19 cases nationwide. In an interview with ASEAN in Focus on Tuesday, Ambassador Jose said that there has been a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia with the highest recorded at 9,000 […]

Interview: NDRRMC spokesperson: Over 68k preemptively evacuated in preparation for Bising worst case scenario

NDRRMC still assessing typhoon damage, verifying injured and reported casualties (Eagle News) — Over 68,000 individuals or more than 18,400 families have been preemptively evacuated in preparation for a worst-case scenario on typhoon Bising, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Mark Timbal. Timbal, in the interview over the Eagle News Service program, Balitalakayan, aired on NET 25 Tuesday, April 20, said that the NDRRMC is still assessing the damage so far brought […]

“We are stronger than this virus”- EBC interviews US doctor who stresses value of following measures to prevent virus spread

  (Eagle News) — EBC Washington Bureau interviews a geriatrician, a doctor especializing in senior health care, who tells the viewers how adjustments are made in the US to make sure that health services continue to be given to the elderly amid the rising cases there. In the video interview, Dr. Minerva Navarro from Palo Alto, California also explained how doctors are more worried about “asymptomatic cases” as these can be much more dangerous since […]