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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 […]

PNP to incorporate SC guidelines into its own rules on use of body-worn cameras

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police will incorporate the Supreme Court’s guidelines on the use of body-worn cameras in police operations into its own rules. PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar made the statement as he welcomed the High Court’s pronouncement these could be finalized and approved next month. According to Eleazar, the guidelines are specific to the implementation of search and arrest warrants. “Ngayon pa lamang ay nagpapasalamat na kami sa Supreme Court para sa […]

Biden hopes to advance more open Indo-Pacific region as he sends greetings on PHL Independence

Stresses importance of both nations working together to defeat pandemic and ensure freedom of navigation in disputed seas   (Eagle News) – US President Joe Biden sent his greetings to all Filipinos on the occasion of the 123rd independence day of the Philippines, and hoped for a stronger and more vigorous relations between the two nations. Biden, in his video message, also said that it is important for both nations to look into working on […]

Highest single-day new COVID cases for this month recorded at 8,027 cases

PHL active cases at more than 60k reported for 2nd straight day   (Eagle News) – The Philippines recorded 8,027 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, June 12, the highest single-day new infections this month. Total active coronavirus cases in the country is now 60,341 or 4.6 percent of total COVID cases. This is also the second straight day that active cases are more than 60,000. On Friday, there were even more active cases at 61,345. […]

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.

Pres. Duterte tells Filipinos: “Each of us called upon to be heroes” this COVID pandemic

PHL leader says all should be inspired by country’s heroes in video message  commemorating 123rd PHL Independence Day (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte joined the entire Filipino nation in celebrating the 123rd anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine independence, urging Filipinos to be inspired by the country’s heroes and to be “heroes in our own right.” In his message, the 76-year old Philippine leader noted how the “challenges of the past year have tested […]

Prince Charles commends thousands of PHL health workers in UK for heroic service amid COVID crisis

Prince of Wales extends warmest wishes to all Filipinos in video massage marking the 75th year of PHL-UK diplomatic relations   (Eagle News) – Britain’s Prince Charles extended his “warmest wishes” to the Philippines and thanked the country for its help through the “thousands of nurses and other health care workers” whose selfless service had aided UK’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video message marking the 75th year of diplomatic relations between […]

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 […]

DFA reports 153 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

(Eagle News) — Over 100 more COVID-19 cases have been reported among overseas Filipinos. Recent Department of Foreign Affairs data showed the additional 153 cases pushed the COVID-19 total among Filipinos abroad to 20,090. The DFA said the spike in cases was due to a reported spike in the same in the Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, four more have recovered, while two others died, bringing the total recoveries and deaths due to COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad […]

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 […]

Biggest single-day vaccine delivery of over 3.27M doses arrive: 2.27M Pfizer, 1M Sinovac jabs

Total COVID-19 vaccines doses delivered to the PHL reach over 12.5 million   (Eagle News) – The Philippines received the biggest shipment of vaccines against COVID-19 in a single day on Thursday, June 10, after the arrival of over 2.27 million Pfizer doses, and 1 million additional Sinovac doses, or a total of 3.27 million vaccine doses. The 2,279,160 doses of Pfizer vaccines were also the biggest Pfizer shipment delivered to the country, coming from […]