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PHL logs 425 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The Philippines logged over 400 more COVID-19 cases on Thursday, June 16. According to the Department of Health, the additional 425 cases pushed the total COVID-19 cases to 3694529, and active cases to 3462. The DOH said Metro Manila posted the highest number of new cases in the last 14 days by date of onset of illness, with 1761, followed by Calabarzon with 518, Central Luzon with 277, Western Visayas with 266, […]

Metro Manila, at least 67 other areas, including 46 provinces, under Alert Level 1 until June 30

  180 component towns and cities also under Alert Level 1, while 37 areas under Alert Level 2   (Eagle News) — Metro Manila and at least 67 other areas, including 46 provinces and 21 highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs) have been placed under Alert Level 1 until June 30. Aside from these, 180 component cities and municipalities were also placed under Alert Level 1, according to the latest approved recommendations […]

SC Associate Justice Singh tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Supreme Court Associate Justice Ma. Filomena Singh has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the SC Public Information Office, this was based on test results released on Wednesday, June 15. The PIO said Singh, who is fully vaccinated and has received her booster shots, is so far experiencing mild symptoms. She is now in isolation and will continue working in accordance with Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines, the PIO said. Meanwhile, the justices […]

President Duterte visits INC Executive Minister before term ends

(Eagle News) — Two weeks before his term ends, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte paid a courtesy call on Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo on Tuesday afternoon, June 14. President Duterte arrived at the INC Central Office in Quezon City accompanied by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, around 3 p.m., The President expressed his gratitude to the INC Executive Minister and the Iglesia Ni Cristo as a whole for the Church’s support for […]

PHL logs 257 new COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The Philippines logged over 200 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, June 14. With the additional 257 cases, the country’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3,693,865, while total active cases rose to 3,130. Of  the new cases in the last 14 days by date of onset of illness, Metro Manila recorded the highest number of new cases, with 1562. Calabarzon logged 447, Central Luzon 252, Western Visayas 215, and Central Visayas 126. Of the […]

Ukraine deputy foreign minister discuss with DFA possible opening of Ukraine embassy in Manila

DFA chief Locsin also proposes opening PHL embassy in Kyiv   (Eagle News) – The Philippines and Ukraine both discussed the possible establishment of their respective embassies in each other’s country. The Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senik during his courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on June 9 as part of his working visit in Manila. “The two diplomats discussed enhancing relations between the Philippines and Ukraine and fruitful cooperation in […]

Manila Bay Dolomite beach reopens to public

Local and foreign tourists flocked to enjoy the Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach, which was reopened to the public on June 12. Even before the official opening of the dolomite beach at 4 pm, a long queue of excited visitors had already lined up. Net25 team went back to the place this morning and saw families and groups of friends who were already in the area. Some kids were seen playing in the artificial sand, while […]

Russia will help PHL in its oil and gas needs, says Russian ambassador Pavlov

Assurance made during discussion with President-elect Marcos Jr.   (Eagle News) – The Russian government will help the Philippines in its oil and energy needs, the Russian ambassador to the Philippines assured on Monday, June 13. In his remarks after his courtesy call on President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Russian ambassador Marat Pavlov said that his government would help the Philippines during this time of energy crisis. Russia is one of the top oil producers in […]

PHL logged 1,682 new COVID-19 cases from June 6 to 12: DOH

(Eagle News) — The Philippines logged 1682 more COVID-19 cases from June 6 to 12, for a daily average of 240 cases. According to the Department of Health, the average is 30.4 percent higher compared to the average logged from May 30 to June 5. The DOH said of the new cases, eight were in severe or critical condition. Meanwhile, five have died, two of whom passed away between May 30 and June 12. As […]

Oil price hike for 2nd straight week: Gas prices to rise by P2.15/liter; diesel to go up by P4.30/liter on Tuesday

  (Eagle News) – Oil prices will again increase tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, the second straight week of price hike of oil products. Gas prices will increase by P2.15 per liter, while diesel prices will be up by 4.30 per liter. Kerosene, on the other hand, will increase by P4.85 per liter. Several gasoline stations have already posted their advisories for the oil price increase. Surging energy costs are being felt across the global economy […]

Pres. Duterte stresses PHL sovereignty over territorial waters at commissioning of BRP Melchora Aquino

Highlights importance of Coast Guard visibility in West Philippine Sea at event marking 124th PHL independence Day   (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte said that the country has to “assert” its sovereignty even in disputed waters as he led the commissioning Sunday, June 12, of the Barko ng Pangulo ng Pilipinas (BRP) Melchora Aquino of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) which is expected to improve its capability to monitor the country’s coastlines. “You know […]

Volcano ash blankets Philippine towns after second eruption this week

JUBAN, Philippines, June 12, 2022 (AFP) – A volcano in the Philippines spewed a huge column of ash into the sky on Sunday, blanketing a region still recovering from last week’s eruption. The blast from Bulusan volcano lasted 18 minutes, the Philippine seismological agency said, impairing road visibility and forcing airlines to cancel flights. On June 5, Mount Bulusan sent a grey plume shooting up at least one kilometre (0.6 miles) and covered 10 villages […]