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MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, Dec. 1

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, Dec. 1: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with the airlines prior to the scheduled travel as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippines has suspended its resolution allowing fully-vaccinated foreigners from visa-free countries to enter the country. The Philippines issued the suspension […]

Pres. Duterte asks each Filipino to be a hero like Andres Bonifacio

    (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte asked Filipinos to be heroes like Andres Bonifacio as he led the commemoration of Bonifacio Day on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This is the last Bonifacio Day commemoration of the 76-year old Duterte as the country’s President. He is on his last term. “As we commemorate these events, I invite every Filipino to become a hero like Bonifacio by participating actively in our nation-building efforts, especially in those […]

PHL records only 425 new COVID cases, lowest single-day record this year; total active cases down to 15,800

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines recorded on Tuesday, Nov. 30, only 425 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day record for this year, as total active cases dipped further to 15,800. The percentage of active cases at 0.6 percent compared to the total COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began last year, was still the lowest so far. This is the seventh straight day that total active cases was at 0.6 percent. The last time […]

Saying his family doesn’t want him to run, Sen. Bong Go withdraws from the 2022 presidential race

Makes “very difficult decision” after considering his family’s wishes: “Pag pamilya na po ang kumontra sa mga gustong gawin sa buhay, napakabigat po”   (Eagle News) – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race on Tuesday, Nov. 30, saying it might not yet be his time to run for the country’s top post. Go, who filed his candidacy under the Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS) — an allied political […]

Metro Manila to remain under Alert Level 2 until December 15

Apayao under Alert Level 3, other areas under Alert Level 2 (Eagle News) — Metro Manila will remain under an alert level 2 until December 15. According to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the following will also be under the alert level for the same period: Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Basilan, Cotabato City, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Abra, Kalinga, Baguio […]

PHL records only 665 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since July 2020; total active cases down to 16k

    (Eagle News) – The Department of Health reported only 665 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, November 29, the lowest single-day record of new virus cases since July 2020. Total active cases went down to just 16,289 or 0.6 percent of total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March last year. The COVID-19 positivity rate is also down to the country’s lowest at 2.1 percent. Most of the 2,832,375 total COVID-19 cases are […]

PHL suspends implementation of reso allowing entry of fully-vaccinated foreigners w/ visa-free privileges from “green” countries

(Eagle News) — The Philippines has suspended the implementation of a resolution allowing the entry of fully vaccinated foreigners with visa-free privileges from countries included in the Philippines’ green list. The Palace made the announcement on the suspension of the implementation of Resolution 150-A on Monday, Nov. 29, following reports of a new COVID-19 variant in several countries, including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. The detection of the Omicron variant, classified as a variant […]

Amid Omicron variant threat, Palace reminds Filipinos to get COVID shots in nat’l vaccine drive which starts today

“Bayanihan Bakunahan” target revised to 9 million for 3-day campaign; 2nd round set on Dec. 15 to 17   (Eagle News) – Malacanang advised Filipinos nationwide to take advantage of the three-day “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” national vaccination drive which started on Monday, November 29, amid the threat of the highly infectious Omicron Covid-19 variant. Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Alexei Nograles said that getting fully vaccinated is important to protect against the severe form of Covid-19. At […]

7 countries from Europe added to PHL “Red List” amid Omicron threat, bringing to 14 those recently added to list

Even fully vaccinated passengers coming from these countries not allowed entry to PHL from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15   (Eagle News) – Seven more countries – all from Europe – have been added in the Philippines’ list of “red” countries and territories bringing to 14 the total number of countries, territories or jurisdictions recently imposed imposed additional restrictions affecting entry of passengers, even those fully vaccinated amid the discovery of more infectious COVID-19 variant, […]

PHL revises target doses of Nov. 29-Dec.1 “Bayanihan Bakunahan” to 9 million, sets 2nd jab drive on Dec. 15-17

  (Eagle News) – The Philippine government is targeting only nine million vaccine doses to be administered in the three-day National Covid-19 vaccination drive set from November 29 to December 1, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 said on Saturday. This was a revision of the original plan of administering 15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. As this came about, the NTF also announced the holding of another three-day vaccination campaign from December 15 to 17. […]

PHL logs 899 more COVID-19 cases, 188 additional deaths

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases rose to 2,831,177 after the Department of Health reported 899 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Nov. 27. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 17,052 were active. Of these, 49 percent were mild, 6.9 percent asymptomatic, 6.3 percent critical, 15 percent were severe, and 22.77 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 2765920 with the addition of 1667 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll is now at 48205 with the addition […]

Four newly-promoted PCG commodores take oath before Tugade

(Eagle News)–Four Philippine Coast Guard officials took their oath on Saturday, Nov. 27, following their promotion as commodores. Transportation Secretary Art Tugade led the oath-taking of the following in the PCG headquarters in Manila. – CG Captain Ramon S. Lopez, now the deputy commander of the Coast Guard Human Resource Management Command -CG Captain Joeven L. Fabul, commander of the Coast Guard Finance Service -CG Captain Edgar Ybañez, district commander of the PCG-Western Visayas – […]