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Alert level system pilot implementation in NCR could be extended for another two weeks – NTF spokesperson

Over 100 areas under granular lockdown in Metro Manila   (Eagle News) – The pilot implementation of alert levels in Metro Manila could be extended for another two weeks as officials observe over a hundred areas placed under granular lockdown in the capital region, according to the spokesperson of the National Task Force Against COVID-19. NTF Spokesperson Ret. Major Gen. Restituto Padilla said that the extension of the pilot implementation of the alert level in […]

Over 2.5 million Pfizer doses donated by US gov’t to the PHL arrive in the country since Sept. 19

NTF says 9.58 million COVID vaccine doses also delivered from Sept 13 to 19, making this the highest weekly delivery since February   (Eagle News) — The Philippines received more than 2.5 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses in the past two days from the US government bringing to over 9.1 million doses the Pfizer vaccines so far delivered to the country. The latest arrival was the additional 561,600 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech shots on Monday evening, September 20, […]

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 […]

Over 41 million Filipinos already vaccinated, with 24 percent of target population receiving full dose

Over 66 percent in NCR already fully vaccinated, says Palace   (Eagle News) – Over 41 million Filipinos have already been vaccinated in the country, with those given full doses reaching over 18.5 million of the country’s population. Those who have been fully vaccinated (18,560,409) have reached 24.06 percent of the targeted population nationwide, while those who got only the first dose (22,853,606) have reached 29.63 percent of the target population. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque […]

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 […]

Palace congratulates Filipino billiard player Carlo Biado for winning 2021 US Open Pool Championship

(Eagle News) – Malacanang congratulated Filipino billiard player Carlo Biado “for bringing pride and honor to the country by winning the 2021 US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City.” “Carlo is indeed a world-class billiards champion,” said a Palace statement on Sunday, Sept. 19, shortly after his victory. Biado defeated Singapore’s Aloysius Yapp, 13-8 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City in New Jersey to win the 2021 US Open Pool Championship. With his win, Biado became […]

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 […]

Manny Pacquiao declares run for presidency in 2022

  by Ron Lopez and Allison Jackson Agence France Presse MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao declared he will run for president in 2022, vowing to tackle poverty and corruption as he seeks to win over voters with his rags-to-riches story. “The time is now — we are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership,” Pacquiao — currently a senator — said Sunday, as he accepted the nomination of a rival […]

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 […]

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.