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PHL COVID-19 cases now at 513,619; 7,729 more recover

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the country reached 513,619 on Sunday, Jan. 24, after the Department of Health reported 1,949  additional cases. The DOH said of the total  cases,  27,765 were active. Of these, 83.3 percent were mild, 9.1 percent  asymptomatic,  2.7 percent severe,  4.4 percent  critical and 0.53 percent  moderate. The areas with the most COVID-19 cases today were Davao City  with 99, Quezon City with 98, Cavite with 74, Baguio City with 73, and […]

Pres. Duterte says LGUs can procure COVID-19 vaccines as long as these have FDA clearance

  (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte said that local government units (LGUs) can procure their own vaccines against COVID-19 as long as these had passed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Duterte said he sees nothing wrong with LGUs getting their own vaccines, but that they have to follow the requirement, which is clearance from the FDA. “Now, let me be very clear. Doon sa mga local governments, Sakur, wala akong objection kung magbili […]

DFA reports 19 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

(Eagle News) — Nineteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported among Filipinos abroad. According to Department of Foreign Affairs data,  the additional cases pushed the COVID-19 total number of cases among overseas Filipinos to 13779. Twenty-three new recoveries pushed the recovery total to 8817. An additional death led to an increase in the death toll due to COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad, now at 945. “Compared to last week’s percentages, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities […]

PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat to PHL following strong earthquake off Antarctica

(Eagle News) — There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued the advisory following a strong earthquake that struck off Antarctica. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake–initially pegged at a magnitude of 7.3–hit the South Shetland Islands at 1:37 p.m. on Saturday, Hawaii time, or at 7:37 a.m. on Sunday in the Philippines. PHIVOLCS said the depth was pegged at 10 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami […]

Pres. Duterte says he wants to buy more new choppers, decommission old ones after fatal crash

  (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted to completely decommission all Huey helicopters in the Philippine Air Force’s inventory because of their frequent involvement in fatal crashes. He also said that he wanted to procure six or seven new helicopters for the Air Force in light of the recent chopper crashes that had killed soldiers, and injured several more including top police officers among them former Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa […]

PHL COVID-19 cases reach 511,679

(Eagle News)–COVID-19 cases in the country breached the 511,000 mark on Saturday, Jan. 23, after the Department of Health reported 1797 additional cases. Of the total 511,679 cases, the DOH said 33603 were active. Of the active cases, 82.6 percent were mild, 11 percent asymptomatic, 3.8 percent critical, 2.2 percent severe, and 0.41 percent moderate. Davao City had the most COVID-19 cases reported today, with 151; Quezon City with 90; Rizal with 80; Isabela with […]

DFA reports 127 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

(Eagle News)–Over 100 more COVID-19 cases have been reported among Filipinos abroad. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the additional 127 cases pushed the COVID-19 total cases among overseas Filipinos to 13760. Forty-six additional recoveries pushed the COVID-19 recovery tally of Filipinos overseas to 8784. “The reported spike is due to another surge in COVID-19 cases reported in one country in Europe,” the DFA said. No additional deaths were reported which means the death toll […]

51 more police personnel recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Fifty-one more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said the additional recoveries pushed the PNP COVID-19 recovery total to 9244. Forty-two additional cases, however, pushed the COVID-19 total cases among police personnel to 9757. Of these, 485 were active. No additional deaths were reported, which means the death toll remains at 28. The government has said it was targeting COVID-19 vaccination of 50 to 60 percent of the […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Jan. 23

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Jan. 23: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to confirm their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled. It said only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippines has so far imposed travel restrictions on over 30 countries following reports of the UK […]

UK variant detected in 16 other COVID-19 cases in PHL

(Eagle News) — Health authorities confirmed the United Kingdom COVID-19 virus variant has been detected in 16 other COVID-19 cases in the country. A statement from the Department of Health on Friday night said this was also confirmed by the Philippine Genome Center and the University of the Philippines-National Institute of Health. The statement said of the 16 additional cases, 12 were from Bontoc, Mountain Province, two were returning overseas Filipinos, while two were detected […]

First Pfizer vaccine doses to arrive in PHL by February under WHO’s COVAX facility – Galvez

Around 200,000 vaccine doses from COVAX facility to arrive by late February   (Eagle News) – About 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, “most likely Pfizer” will be coming into the country by February based on the COVAX facility of the World Health Organization, according to Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Answering questions at the Senate hearing, Galvez said that the COVAX facility has pledged a total of 40 million vaccine doses for the Philippines which will […]

PHL COVID-19 cases reach 509,887; 250 more recover

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 509,887 on Friday, Jan. 22, after the Department of Health reported 2,178 additional cases. The DOH said of the total COVID-19 cases so far, 6.3 percent or 32,031 were active. Of these, 83.6 percent were mild, 9.5 percent asymptomatic, 4.1 percent critical, 2.3 percent severe, and 0.42 percent were moderate. The areas with the most COVID-19 cases reported today were Quezon City with 148, Bulacan […]