DOT checking more tourist destinations for reopening

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Tourism is checking the preparedness of tourist destinations for reopening amid the COVID-19 threat, Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr. said on Wednesday. Bengzon noted that the department is pursuing a gradual resumption of...

Thousands of Filipino overseas workers will be brought home, says Duterte

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine government aim to continue to bring home thousands of Filipinos working abroad who have been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, said President Rodrigo Duterte. “The Philippine Government has embarked on...

NCR is flattening COVID-19 curve –UP expert

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Experts from the University of the Philippines on Tuesday said that transmissions of COVID-19 in the country had slowed with Metro Manila flattening the curve of its infections. “The R for the Philippines is .92 and the R for (National Capital...

Gerald Anderson reacts to Julia Barretto pregnancy rumor

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Actor Gerald Anderson posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account following a rumor that he got his fellow Star Magic artist Julia Barretto pregnant. In his Instagram Stories post, Anderson posted a black image showing the words...

Duterte invokes arbitral ruling vs. China in first UN speech

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday invoked the country’s arbitral victory in 2016 against China’s massive claims in the South China Sea. In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Duterte said the Philippines...