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Philippines logs 9,069 new COVID-19 cases from Nov. 7 to 13

(Eagle News) — The Philippines logged 9,069 new COVID-19 cases from November 7 to November 13. According to the Department of Health, the daily case average for that week was 1,296. This was 43% higher than the 907 cases monitored from October 31 to November 6. DOH data also showed 113 deaths were also recorded from September 2020 to November 2022. Of the figure, the DOH data showed 39 took place in November 2022, 42 […]

ITCZ affecting Southern Mindanao: PAGASA

(Eagle News)–The Intertropical Convergence Zone is affecting Southern Mindanao. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms as a result. The rest of the country will have the same conditions. Flashfloods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms are possible, PAGASA said. PAGASA said the whole country will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate coastal waters.

President Bongbong Marcos calls for continued ASEAN-US collaboration to combat maritime pollution, transnational crime

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos said the Philippines and the United States should continue their cooperation in fighting maritime pollution and transnational crime. In his intervention during the 10th ASEAN-US Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the President said the ASEAN “appreciates the US’ active advocacy and concrete projects supporting efforts to address transnational crime, terrorism, and human trafficking.” “We regard as of primary import Quad’s assurance of unwavering support for ASEAN unity and Centrality with the […]

Philippines reports 1,232 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News)–The Philippines reported 1232 additional COVID-19 cases. According to the Department of Health, with the additional cases, the tally rose to 4,016,401. Of these, 17675 were active. The DOH said of the total cases, Metro Manila had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks with 2,831 cases. It was followed by Calabarzon with 1,598; Western Visayas with 1,325; Central Luzon with 975; and Central Visayas with 862. There are […]

Seven dead in clashes between Philippine military and Muslim rebels

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Seven people have been killed in fighting between the Philippine military and Muslim rebels in the country’s south, authorities said Thursday, in one of the deadliest clashes since a landmark peace pact was signed in 2014. The ongoing fighting broke out Tuesday in Basilan island province, off the main southern island of Mindanao, following what the military said was a “miscommunication” between its soldiers and members of the Moro Islamic […]

President Bongbong Marcos invites Cambodia business execs to invest in Philippines

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos urged business leaders in Cambodia to “have a look at the opportunities that are available” in the Philippines. The President, who is in Phnom Penh to attend the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Other Related Summits, made the pitch as he noted it appeared the “route that we have taken is taking the economy in the right direction.” “I do not talk about […]

SC: 9,207 attended first day of 2022 bar exams

(Eagle News) — The first day of the 2022 bar examinations “went well and smoothly.” This is according to the Supreme Court, which quoted Supreme Court Associate Justice and Bar Examinations Committee chair Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. “He is very pleased and hopes for the same results in the remaining Bar Exam days,” the high court said. According to the SC, 9,207 candidates attended the first day of the bar exams on Wednesday, Nov. 9. This […]

ITCZ affecting Mindanao: PAGASA

(Eagle News) — The Intertropical Convergence Zone is affecting Mindanao. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, as a result, Visayas, Mindanao, Palawan, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times heavy rains are possible. Batanes, meanwhile, will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the shear line. Metro Manila and the […]

Philippine economic growth accelerates by 7.6% in third quarter of 2022

(Eagle News) — Philippine economic growth accelerated by 7.6% in the third quarter of 2022. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the 7.6% growth reported in the July and September period is faster than the 7.5% growth reported in the second quarter. The PSA said the main contributors to the third quarter growth were the following: Wholesale and retail trade Repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 9.1 percent Financial and insurance activities, 7.7 percent Construction, […]

Australian sentenced to 129 years in Philippine child sex abuse case

Manila, Philippines | AFP | by Allison Jackson and Mikhail Flores An Australian man has been sentenced to 129 years in a Philippine jail as part of a child sexual abuse case involving victims as young as 18 months, a prosecutor said Wednesday. It was the second conviction for Peter Gerard Scully, who is already serving a life sentence for an initial batch of charges involving the rape and trafficking of girls. The Philippines has […]

PSA revises second quarter economic growth to 7.5%

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Statistics Authority has revised the country’s second-quarter economic growth. In a statement, the PSA said second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7.5% instead of the 7.4% it earlier announced. The PSA said the revision was made following higher recorded growth in construction. The PSA said construction grew by 19.5%, and not 19.0% as earlier announced. Real estate and ownership of dwellings also rose to 4.4% from 3.9%, while manufacturing […]