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Leni’s change in campaign color, independent run while LP chair, a bad move, says political analyst

  (Eagle News) – Vice-President Leni Robredo’s change of color to symbolize her presidential campaign was a “very bad signal” and could create further problems for her, according to a political analyst. Prof. Van Ybiernas, an economic historian and international relations professor who has a master’s degree in political science, said Robredo running as an independent candidate, instead of running as the standard bearer of the Liberal Party, would also create much confusion. “I think […]

“Maring” continues to move away from extreme N. Luzon, to exit PAR today – PAGASA

  (Eagle News) – Severe Tropical Storm “MARING” continues to move away from extreme northern Luzon and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday, Oct. 12. PAGASA, the country’s weather bureau, in its 8 a.m. update, said Maring will either exit the country this morning or this afternoon. Based on all available data, the center of Maring was estimated to be over 230 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (19.0°N, 119.3°E). It has […]

“Maring” makes landfall in the vicinity of Fuga Island in Cagayan; forecast to exit today

  (Eagle News) — Severe tropical storm “Maring” has made landfall in the vicinity of Fuga island, Cagayan, and is moving away from the Babuyan archipelago. as of late Monday night, 11 p.m., PAGASA said in its bulletin. PAGASA estimated that the landfall happened between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. It said Maring would continue to to move westward over the Luzon Strait and the West Philippine Sea throughout the forecast […]

DOH reports 8,292 new COVID cases, lowest in over two months

Total active cases dip below 100k for 2nd straight day   (Eagle News)—The Philippines recorded 8,292 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in more than two months, as health officials confirmed the decline in those turning positive for the virus. The last time that new COVID-19 cases were lower than this was on Aug. 5 when new cases reached 8,127 The Department of Health said that active COVID-19 cases are 98,894 as of Monday, Oct. 11. […]

Roque says Ressa still has to face PHL courts as Palace congratulates her for Nobel win

Roque stresses press freedom “alive and well” in PHL, quotes National Artist F Sionil Jose   (Eagle News) – Malacanang congratulated Filipina journalist Maria Ressa for being the first Filipino to win a Nobel prize but insists press freedom is alive and well in the Philippines. In a Malacanang press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also said that Ressa, CEO of the online site Rappler, would also have to face her criminal cases in the […]

Pres. Duterte confirms daughter Sara “definitely out” of 2022 presidential race

Says Sara could have “other opportunities in the future” but “not necessarily the presidency”   (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte said that presidential daughter Davao Mayor Sara Duterte “is definitely out” of the presidential race next year, but said that she could have “other opportunities in the future” and “not necessarily the presidency.” This was the first time that the 76-year old Philippine leader has categorically said that his daughter — whom he had […]

“Maring” intensifies into severe tropical storm, with 9 Northern Luzon provinces under signal no. 2

  (Eagle News) — “Maring” has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it moves westward towards Babuyan Islands, with nine provinces in Northern Luzon placed under signal number 2, according to PAGASA. As of 10 a.m., the center of Severe Tropical Storm “MARING” was estimated at 240 km East of Aparri, Cagayan or 265 km East Southeast of Calayan, Cagayan (18.7°N, 123.9°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and […]

Total COVID jabs delivered near 86.5-M doses with arrival of over 900k Pfizer doses, 1.3-M Moderna doses

  (Eagle News) — The vaccine doses against COVID-19 that arrived in the country reached almost 86.5 million with the arrival of over 900,000 Pfizer doses donated by the United States on Sunday, Oct. 10, and over 1.3 million Moderna doses that arrived on Saturday, Oct. 9. The 918,450 Pfizer doses shipment that arrived on Sunday is part of the 1.8 million total doses committed to the Philippines from the US government donation through COVAX […]

1.3 million Moderna vaccine doses arrive in PHL

(Eagle News) — More than 1.3 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in the Philippines on Saturday, Oct. 9. The doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 4 p.m. The arrival of the Moderna vaccine came only days after a Davao received  994,500 doses of Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccines. To date, the Bureau of Customs said it has facilitated the release of 81,424,820 doses of COVID 19 vaccines. Of these, it said 78,416,750 were […]

Parts of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm “Maring”

(Eagle News)–Several parts of the country are under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm “Maring,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. According to the weather bureau, the following areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are under the tropical cyclone wind signal as “Maring” continues to assimilate the remnant low of “Nando,” and was estimated 665 kilometers of Virac, Catanduanes: Luzon Catanduanes Batanes Cagayan including Babuyan Islands Northeastern portion of Isabela (Santa […]

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–Davao Mayor Sara Duterte tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday night. A statement from her office said the mayor was exhibiting mild symptoms and is in isolation. It said she was caring for other family members who need medical attention. “The family requests for complete privacy at this time and respectfully urges the public to refrain from sending tokens for well wishes,” the statement said. The statement also urged everyone who came into contact […]

PHL COVID-19 tally now at 2,654,450

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 2654450 on Saturday, Oct. 9, with the addition of 11010 cases. The Department of Health said of the total cases, 106558 were active. Of these, 76.3 percent were mild, 13.9 percent asymptomatic, 1.2 percent critical, 2.9 percent severe, and 5.64 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 2508387, with the additional 22529 ones. The death toll due to COVID-19 is now at 39505 with the addition of 273 deaths. […]