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Nine more are QC residents in Emirates flight boarded by B.1.1.7 variant-positive case

QC isolating 143 individuals in all, including contacts of “close contacts”   (Eagle News) —  Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte said they are also contact-tracing and testing nine other Quezon City residents who were listed in the manifesto of the Emirates flight boarded by the COVID-19 patient who was later found to have the so-called UK strain, or variant B.1.1.7. They are among the 143 individuals that they have already traced as contacts of the […]

23 more COVID-19 recoveries reported among police personnel

(Eagle News) — Twenty-three more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said the additional recoveries pushed the PNP recovery total to 9044. Forty-two additional cases, however, pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 9464. Of these, 392 were active. No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported among the police, which means the death toll remains at 28. The government has said uniformed personnel–including policemen–were among the priorities in a COVID-19 national vaccination program […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, January 16

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, January 16: Flight schedules may change at any given time. The government has extended the effectivity of travel restrictions on 32 countries to January 31 following the Department of Health’s confirmation that the United Kingdom COVID-19 strain was already in the country. The restrictions, which were supposed to be lifted on Friday, covers the following countries: Denmark […]

Part of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 officially opens to public today

Select areas for free until February 1 (Eagle News) — The main road of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3) officially opens to the public today. The Department of Transportation said in a statement that motorists can enjoy all access points and seven lanes on select areas for free until February 1, 2021. The road was officially inaugurated on Thursday, Jan. 14. President Rodrigo Duterte himself was guest of honor in the opening of the […]

Immigration bureau: 120,438 queries attended to in 2020

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration attended to over 120,000 queries from travelers last year. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 120,438 queries it received via its hotline, email, and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were an increase of 141 percent from the total queries the bureau’s National Operations Center received in 2019. Morente said queries received via emails registered the highest increase, at 197 percent, while queries […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Friday, January 15

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Friday, January 15: Flight schedules may change at any given time. Restrictions on foreign travelers from several countries over reports of the UK and COVID-19 virus strains there are expected to end today, January 15. It is unclear, however, if the government will extend the restrictions to the following countries: Austria Portugal India Finland Norway Jordan Brazil Denmark […]

DOT revokes certificate of authority to operate of Makati hotel in Dacera case

(Eagle News) — The Department of Tourism has revoked the certificate of authority to operate of the City Garden Grand Hotel where flight attendant Christine Dacera was last found alive. In a statement, the DOT said the CGGH in Makati was also fined P10,000 and its DOT accreditation suspended for six months after it was found to “have misrepresented itself to the public as being allowed to accommodate guests for leisure or staycation purposes despite […]

Customs bureau says it raised P1.2 billion in additional revenues for 2020 through post-clearance efforts

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Customs has raised P1.2 billion in additional revenues for 2020 through its post-clearance efforts. In a statement, the bureau said the P1.2 billion in funds were generated with the Post Clearance Audit Group’s issuance of 168 Audit Notice Letters. The bureau said the PCAG was optimistic that additional revenues may still be collected from post clearance audits from 2019. So far, it said there are still 26 demand letters being […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Thursday, January 14

(Eagle News)–Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Thursday, January 14: MIAA said flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to confirm their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The government has banned foreign travelers from over 30 countries following reports of the UK and South African COVID-19 […]

37 more police personnel recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Thirty-seven more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said with the additional recoveries, the PNP COVID-19 recovery tally rose to 8981. Twenty-six additional cases pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 9332. Of these, 323 were active. No additional deaths were reported, which  means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 28. The government has said uniformed personnel were among the priorities in a COVID-19 nationwide vaccination program as […]

Quezon City announces securing 1.1 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca

(Eagle News) — The Quezon City government announced that the city will “receive an initial 1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine” against COVID-19 after signing a tripartite agreement with the national government and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines. Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte said that the additional doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will be coming by the third quarter of this year. This is an increase from the previous 750,000 doses that it had initially ordered for […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, January 13

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, January 13: MIAA said flight schedules may change at any given time. The Philippine government has so far temporarily banned foreign travelers from over 30 countries over reports of the new COVID-19 strains there. These are China, Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the following: Portugal India Finland Norway Jordan Brazil Denmark […]