Thailand sees PH as ‘important’ Asean family member, not rival

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — Thailand considers the Philippines as an “important” family member of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and not as a rival, a Thai official said on Friday. The clarification was made after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...

4K new Covid-19 infections, active cases nearing 72K — DOH

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 3,999 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s total active cases to 71,745. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said the areas with the highest number of...

Palace hopes for ‘peaceful’ resolution of US-China row

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday expressed hope that the apparent rift between the United States and China would be “amicably and peacefully” addressed. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines considers both the US and China...

Lagundi clinical trials get FDA nod — DOST chief

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the clinical trials for the local herb lagundi as a mode of adjuvant therapy, the chief of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Friday. “It was earlier approved by the...