Duterte most likely to extend nat’l state of calamity — Palace

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will “most likely” extend the declaration of national state of calamity in the country due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said Monday. In a press briefing, Presidential...

Duterte appeals to Malaysia to help Filipinos ‘in your country’

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night appealed to the Malaysian government to help Filipinos “in your country,” despite the “ticklish” issue of Sabah. According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, 2,000 Filipinos had been repatriated from...

Sanya Lopez says she sacrificed love life to save up for her dream house

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) —  Making your dream house a reality takes much sacrifice, even for those in the showbiz industry. Sanya Lopez, for example, said that she had to keep a tight control of her spending to be able to afford buying her 200 square meter modern house....

CHED opposes academic freeze, pushes for ‘flexible learning’

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is opposed to the proposed academic freeze this school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CHED executive director Cinderella Jaro said the proposal seemed based on the “misconception” that...

PH Covid-19 cases rise to 265,888; recoveries now 207,504

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 4,699 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 265,888 with only 53,754 active cases. Of the active cases, it said that about 88.4 percent are...

Duterte prefers Russia, China’s COVID-19 vaccines as other firms ask for advance payment

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — Some pharmaceutical companies are asking the Philippines to pay in advance for vaccines that are still under development to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. Duterte slammed...