Avigan trials in PH still hasn’t started — DOH

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — The clinical trials for the anti-flu drug Avigan as possible treatment for COVID-19 has yet to start in the Philippines for various reasons, a health official said Monday or a week since the experiment is supposed to have begun. “Ang Avigan trial...

No present clamor for revolutionary gov’t: Panelo

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Sunday brushed aside efforts of a pro-Duterte group to establish a revolutionary government, saying it will only matter if there is an “overwhelming call” from the public. In a statement, Panelo...

PH Covid-19 cases rise by 2,378; recoveries climb to 131,367

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 2,378 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 189,601 with 55,236 active cases. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19...

Roque on proposal for a revolutionary gov’t: No support from Palace

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said it does not support calls for the establishment of a revolutionary government being pushed by the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the COVID-19 crisis. In a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry...

Philippines inks €24.5M financing agreement for Bangsamoro development, Marawi rehab

MANILA, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has inked a €24.5-million financing agreement with the European Union, its third so far this year, to finance initiatives in the Bangsamoro region and assist in the rehabilitation of Marawi City. In a statement released Monday, the...