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PHL administers over 50 million COVID vaccine doses

To start vaccinating children aged 12 years old and above by Oct. 15 (Eagle News) – The Philippines has administered over 50 million vaccine doses, reaching another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. This comes as the country prepares to inoculate children aged 12 years and above, starting with those with comorbidities on Friday, Oct. 15. The National Task Force against COVID-19 said that as of Oct. 11, a total of 50,066,590 doses have already […]

Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado takes oath as new DPWH chief

(Eagle News) — Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado has been formally appointed as the new Department of Public Works and Highways chief. Mercado was seen taking his oath before Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in a picture posted by his son, Maasin Mayor Nacional Mercado. The congressman, currently the vice chair of the House committee on public works and highways, assumed the post left vacated by Mark Villar, who resigned to push through with his plan […]

Storm Maring’s death toll climbs to 13

Flooding experienced in 107 areas; 102 cities had power outages   (Eagle News) – Severe tropical storm “Maring” (international name Kompasu) has left at least 13 people dead, with nine still missing, according to disaster officials. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest report on Wednesday, Oct. 13, that three were also reported injured. Seven of the casualties were male, five were female, and one was still unidentified as […]

Most of intubated COVID patients, those in ICUs are unvaccinated, says PH officials

Gov’t also notes decreasing health care utization rate this month (Eagle News) – Philippine officials noted the continuing decrease in the health care utilization rate this month for COVID-19 cases. At the same time, they observed that those who are being intubated in intensive care units in hospitals are mostly unvaccinated people. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana noted this in his report to President Rodrigo Duterte in his latest “Talk to the People” this week. “Napag-alamang […]

All tropical cyclone wind signals lifted as “Maring” continues to move away from PHL

Monsoon rains still expected in parts of the country, PAGASA says (Eagle News) — All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” continues to move away from the country. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, monsoon rains, however, are still possible over Bataan, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan within the next 24 hours. Gusty conditions due to the southwest monsoon being enhanced by “Maring” also remain […]

Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” outside PAR but Signal No. 2 still hoisted over Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands

Parts of Luzon under Signal No. 1  (Eagle News) — Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands as Severe Tropical Storm “Maring,” now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, accelerates while traversing the West Philippine Sea. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Signal No. 1, meanwhile, are raised over the following areas, with “Maring” 505 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan: mainland Cagayan the western portion […]

PHL COVID-19 tally at 2,683,372

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 2,683,372 after the Department of Health reported 8615 additional cases. The DOH said 57 duplicates were removed from the total case count. According to the department, of the total cases, 82228 were active. Recoveries rose to 2561248 with the addition of 25146 recoveries. The DOH said 120 cases previously tagged as recoveries were found to be active cases. The COVID-19 death toll is now at 39896, […]

DFA reports 67 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

(Eagle News) — Sixty-seven more COVID-19 cases have been reported among overseas Filipinos. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the additional cases pushed the total COVID-19 cases to 23384. Meanwhile, 118 additional recoveries pushed the total recoveries among Filipinos abroad to 13663. No additional deaths have been reported, which means the death toll remains at 1389. The Middle East and Africa are the regions with the most COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries among overseas Filipinos, […]

Nine dead in Philippines as storm rages

  MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — At least nine people were killed and 11 others were missing after heavy rain across the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides, authorities said Tuesday. Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu (local name “Maring’) drenched swathes of the most populous island of Luzon on Monday as it swept across the archipelago nation towards the South China Sea. Four people were killed in landslides in the landlocked mountainous province of Benguet, and one […]

Some 50-M vaccine doses administered; target to jab 50% of PHL population by year-end set

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines has administered close to 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sunday, Oct. 10, while the numbers are expected to exceed the 50 million mark by Tuesday, Oct. 12. President Rodrigo Duterte himself announced this milestone in his “Talk to the People” Monday night, Oct. 11, including the 23 million who were already fully vaccinated as of Sunday. “We have already administered close to 50 million doses of […]

Immigration bureau reminds employees not to engage in online, offline political activities

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration reminded its employees not to engage in political activities whether online or offline. According to  Immigration chief Jaime Morente, campaigning actively and soliciting votes and support for  election bets remains prohibited among public servants, who are “expected to remain politically neutral as this is mandated by law.” The 1987 Philippine Constitution defines  partisan political activity as “any act designed to promote the election or defeat of a particular […]

Tropical cyclone wind signals raised over parts of Luzon as “Maring” moves to exit PAR

(Eagle News) — Tropical cyclone wind signals remain hoisted over parts of Luzon with Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the following areas are under Signal No. 2, as “Maring” moves over 315 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan: Batanes Cagayan including Babuyan Islands the northern portion of Isabela (Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, Ilagan City, Tumauini, Cabagan, San Pablo, Santa Maria, Santo […]