PRRD grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed gratitude to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his “valuable contribution” in strengthening ties between the Philippines and Japan. In a statement from the Office of the President, Duterte...

Philippines allows use of antigen test to detect COVID-19

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has allowed the use of the antigen test that detects cases of COVID-19 rapidly, Malacañang said Tuesday. The antigen test may be used as a pre-boarding requirement for asymptomatic domestic tourists before departure and travel to...

Duterte says Philippines has flattened curve in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared that the Philippines has “flattened the curve” in its campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in the country. “We had obedience and people followed that meant a lot and contributed to...

Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton — Palace

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has granted absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...

Philippines logs 1,383 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since July anew

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally leapt to 238,727 on Monday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,383 new infections, the lowest since July. This also marks the third straight day in which less than 3,000 new...