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COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rise to 1,555,396

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 1,555,396 on Monday, July 26, after the Department of Health reported 6,664 additional cases. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 55140 were active. Of these, 93.6 percent were mild, 1.1 percent asymptomatic, 1.4 percent were critical, 2.3 percent were severe, and 1.61 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 1473009, including the additional 5766 ones. The death toll is now at 27243 including the […]

WATCH: Interview with Astro del Castillo: assessment on Dutertenomics

  Financial analyst Astro Del Castillo gives his analysis of the so-called “Dutertenomics” in this interview during the Eagle News Service program “Balitalakayan” on July 26, 2021 aired on NET25. He gives a positive review of the economic policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that there were many reform measures beneficial to the health and socio-economic reform of the country that were passed under his government.  The massive infrastructure campaign under the “Build, Build, Build” […]

Starting Aug. 1, foreigners traveling w/o Filipino kin no longer required to present exemption docs for entry into PHL

(Eagle News) — Starting Aug. 1, foreign spouses, children and parents of Filipino citizens who are traveling to the Philippines as tourists to visit their kin here no longer have to present an entry exemption document in Philippine ports for entry into the country. According to the Bureau of Immigration, this was after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infection Diseases issued its latest resolution requiring foreigners related by marriage or filiation […]

President Duterte to deliver final SONA

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to deliver his last State of the Nation Address before he steps down as the country’s chief executive in 2022. The President’s sixth SONA will take place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with countries  worldwide still on their toes as COVID-19 virus variants continue wreaking havoc on people and economies. In the Philippines, the Department of Health has confirmed the local transmission of the highly […]

Points raised by SC in decision junking petitions seeking to void PHL withdrawal from ICC

PHL high court clarifies its role as it pointed out lack of justiciability of matters raised by senators, other petitioners who “have no standing to file” suit on PHL ICC withdrawal (Eagle News) – The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed for being “moot” the various consolidated petitions seeking to reverse the withdrawal of the Philippine government from the International Criminal Court (ICC) or the Rome Statute. In its 101-page decision penned by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, […]

PHL detects 55 more Delta cases bringing total to 119; new Alpha, Beta infections also rise

Total Beta variant cases at 2,019, while total Alpha cases reach 1,773   (Eagle News) – The Philippines detected 55 more Delta variant cases in the country, bringing the total Delta variant infections to 119. This was announced by the Department of Health today, Sunday, July 25, after the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines, as well as the UP National Institute of Health (UP-NIH) detected more variant cases. In fact, […]

PHL COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,548,755

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases detected in the Philippines climbed to 1548755 on Sunday after the Department of Health reported 5479 additional cases. Of the total cases, 54262 were active. Of these, 93.4 percent were mild, 1.2 percent asymptomatic, 2.3 percent were severe, 1.4 percent critical, and 1.63 percent were moderate. Recoveries rose to 1467269 including the 5573 additional ones. The death toll is now at 27224, including the additional 93 deaths. The DOH has confirmed the […]

Morente thanks House for prioritizing proposed new Bureau of Immigration Modernization law

(Eagle News) — Immigration chief Jaime Morente thanked the House of Representatives for including the proposed Bureau of Immigration Modernization Act as one of the top priorities for its third and final regular session. Morente, in particular, thanked Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, who pushed for its inclusion. Apart from the bureau’s proposed law, among those reportedly named as one of the five important measures identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council are Creating the Philippine […]

President Duterte to LGUs: Don’t make people line up under the rain, in flooded areas for vaccination

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered local government units not to make people for vaccination wait in line, under the rain and in flooded areas. The President made the comment after Secretary Carlito Galvez showed him a picture of people lining up in knee-deep floods just to get vaccinated. “Cold people are exposed in the open, unprotected from the elements then they are waiting to get a chance to have the shot, mga 3 to […]

PNP: Over 1,000 cops deployed to assist in relief, rescue operations for persons displaced by extreme weather conditions

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has deployed over 1,000 policemen to assist in relief operations for persons displaced by extreme weather conditions in Cordillera, Central Luzon and MIMAROPA. The PNP said apart from the 1,064 PNP personnel sent to 132 evacuation centers across Luzon, also deployed to  five Luzon regions where emergency situations have been reported were 539 police search and rescue (SAR) personnel. The PNP said on standby are 6,366 police (SAR) […]

Pres. Duterte gives add’l P100k allowance for each of PHL athletes in Tokyo Olympics

(Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte gave an additional P100,000 allowance for each of Philippine athletes joining the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics. This was on top of the $1,000 allowance given by the Philippine Sports Commission. President Rodrigo Duterte’s additional support was approved upon the recommendation of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, the chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, and the PSC. The following are the Philippine athletes participating at the Olympics who would […]