Task force vs. COVID-19 eyes prohibiting public from going to cemeteries during Undas

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — The National Task Force against COVID-19 will recommend that the public be prohibited to go to cemeteries during the Undas holidays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said Wednesday. At a press briefing, deputy chief implementer of the...

Recto reso urges ban on deals with firms violating sovereignty in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has filed a resolution urging a ban on the award of government contracts to foreign entities involved in activities that infringe the country’s sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. P.S....

Crushed dolomite used in Manila Bay rehab no longer harmful — Año

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday allayed fears on the supposed health risks caused by the crushed dolomite that is being poured on the shores of Manila Bay as part of its rehabilitation. “We have a discussion last night at the...

3,281 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 241,987

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 241,987 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,281 new infections on Tuesday, breaking the three-day streak of less than 3,000 new cases reported daily....