LGUs should allow entry of returning residents amid COVID-19 — Palace

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — Local government units (LGUs) should allow entry to returning residents in their respective jurisdictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Friday. “In-adopt ng IATF ‘yung national na polisiya na lahat ng local...

Isko closes shops with items labeling Manila ‘province of China’

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso ordered the closure of business establishments selling products with the label “Manila, province of China”. Four business establishments in Binondo, Manila were closed by the Bureau of Permits and...

Philippines logs 4,339 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 178,000

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines now has 178,022 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 4,339 new infections on Thursday, marking the third straight day in which more than 4,000 new cases were reported. Metro...