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Signal No. 1 still raised over Batanes as TD “Carina” moves past Balintang Channel

(Eagle News)–Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Batanes as Tropical Depression “Carina” moves past the Balintang Channel. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said as of 7 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression “Carina” was estimated 95 km west northwest of Basco, packing  maximum winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is moving northwestward at 25 kph, and is forecast to turn northward while heading […]

PHL Arena records new biggest single-day number of recoveries released from a “We Heal as One Center”

Roque presents good news in Palace briefing   (Eagle News) — Malacanang said that almost 200 COVID-19 recoveries from the Philippine Arena quarantine facility over the weekend is considered the biggest single-day tally for recoveries released from a We Heal as One Center. This “good news” was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday, July 13, in the Palace’s regular press briefing. “Pumunta naman po tayo sa konting good news. Ang We Heal as […]

Four PHL czars vs COVID-19 named

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Monday, July 13, named the four “czars” who will directly oversee several aspects of the Philippines’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an online briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar will be the “chief isolation czar.” Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong was named the “contact tracing czar,” or the person in charge of the country’s contact tracing efforts. The Baguio government has […]

DOH reports 4,325 record high recoveries bringing down total active cases to just over 35,000

Total recoveries reach 20,371 while total cases hit 57,006   (Eagle News) — The Department of Health reported a new record number of COVID-19 recoveries at 4,325 today, Monday, July 13, bringing the total patients who recovered from the virus to 20,371. This, as total COVID-19 cases, reached 57,006 with the addition of 836 positive cases. But because of the more than 4,000 new recoveries, the number of active cases has decreased from the previous […]

TD “Carina” maintains its strength as it continues to move toward Luzon Strait

Signal No. 1 still hoisted over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, parts of Cagayan (Eagle News)–“Carina” has maintained its strength as it moved west-northwest toward Luzon Strait on Monday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Aparri, Lal-lo, Gattaran, and Baggao) with the center of the tropical depression estimated 165 kilometers […]

Signal No. 1 still raised over Batanes, other areas as “Carina” heads toward Luzon Strait

(Eagle News) — “Carina” has maintained its northwestward direction and is moving towards Luzon Strait as of Monday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said with “Carina” estimated at 200 kilometers east northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 200 km east of Aparri, Cagayan, Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern […]

CHED: “No regular face to face classes in August” for HEIs

(Eagle News) – The Commission on Higher Education said that there would be “no regular face-to-face classes in August” even for higher education institutions because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. “CHED wants to make it very clear that higher education institutions (HEIs) will open the semester in August using flexible learning mode. There are NO regular face-to-face classes in August,” said CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III in a statement. De Vera issued the statement […]

Signal No. 1 still hoisted over Batanes, other areas as “Carina” moves towards extreme N. Luzon

(Eagle News) — Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Batanes and other areas as Tropical Depression “Carina” moves northwest towards extreme Northern Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the same signal remains hoisted over  Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern Baggao) with “Carina” located 245 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, moving northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour. […]

DOH reports 2,124 additional COVID-19 cases bringing total to 56,259; new recoveries a record-high at over 2k

(Eagle News) — The Department of Health reported the addition of 2,124 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total confirmed infections to 56,259. At the same time, the DOH also noted a record number of new recoveries at 2,009, bringing the total patients who recovered from the virus at 16,046. There were also 162 deaths reported as of July 12, the DOH said on Monday, July 13. This brings the total COVID-19 fatalities to 1,534. But […]

PNP confirms 1063 COVID-19 cases in its ranks

(Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the Philippine National Police has breached the 1000 mark. The PNP said the 1063 confirmed COVID-19 cases were as of 6 p.m. of July 11. Nine deaths have so far been confirmed. So far, the PNP said 470 have recovered. Suspected cases have reached 1437, while probable cases are at 671. At least three policemen from Cebu have died due to COVID-19. Cebu City is the […]

Calida: Congress did its job well by denying ABS-CBN a franchise

(Eagle News)–Congress, through the House of Representatives, did its job well by denying a renewal of ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise,  Solicitor General Jose Calida said. According to Calida, Congress, which has the sole mandate to review and approve franchises of public utilities, not only exercised its constitutional mandate  through the House joint committees but also fulfilled the promise to the Filipino people that “the hearings [would] be fair, impartial, comprehensive and thorough,” and that “[a]ll voices […]

DOH reports 807 COVID-19 recoveries on Saturday; total cases reach 54222

(Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the Philippines has breached the 54000 mark, now at 54222, with the Department of Health reporting 1387 cases today, July 11. The DOH said recoveries reported in one day reached a record-high with 807, bringing the total to 14037. Twelve deaths were reported today, which means the total number of those who died has reached 1372. Active cases, or the net of reported recoveries and deaths, […]