Virtual parties OK, but no videoke: DOH guidelines on pandemic holiday celebrations out

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) –Because the holiday season is fast approaching, the Department of Health (DOH) has released public health guidelines to ensure that Filipinos will celebrate the holidays without risking the spread of COVID-19. DOH circular No. 2020-0355 advised...

Duterte names Sinas as next PNP chief

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Police Major General Debold Sinas as the next chief of the Philippine National Police, Malacañang said Monday. Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement a day before the retirement of outgoing...

Locsin orders Philippine UN mission to vote for China candidate in ICJ

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) –Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday instructed the Philippine Mission to the United Nations to vote for China’s candidate to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s principal judicial organ. “You are...

New immigration policies possible under Biden rule, Philippine envoy says

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ ambassador to the United States (US) is expecting changes in the immigration policies under the administration of US President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated President Donald Trump in the recent US elections. Ambassador Jose...

Motorcyle taxi passengers required to bring own helmets once operations resume

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) — While the government has yet to give a specific time frame as to when motorcycle taxis will be allowed to resume operations, new guidelines have been released to ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. National Action Plan Against...

‘Kapamilya forever,’ Piolo Pascual tells Charo Santos

MANILA, Nov 9 (Mabuhay) — Piolo Pascual said he remains “Kapamilya forever,” amid his situation of starring in a show airing in the same time slot as his former ABS-CBN program. Pascual, 43, has been with ABS-CBN’s talent agency Star Magic for 24 years. Under the Kapamilya...