‘Patient zero’ of new COVID-19 variant in PH now asymptomatic — QC mayor

MANILA, Jan 16 (Mabuhay) — After previously showing symptoms of pneumonia, the country’s first case of the new COVID-19 variant is now asymptomatic and is waiting for medical clearance, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Saturday. In a public press briefing, Belmonte...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases exceed 496,000 with 2,048 new infections

MANILA, Jan 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases jumped to 496,646 on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,048 new infections even as one laboratory failed to submit data on time. According to the DOH, Bulacan reported...

UAE, Hungary now included in PH travel ban

MANILA, Jan 16 (Mabuhay) — Travelers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hungary are temporarily barred from entering the Philippines to halt the spread of a more infectious variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang announced on Friday. The two...
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Loisa Andalio addresses rumors about having cosmetic surgery

MANILA, Jan 16 (Mabuhay) — Loisa Andalio denied that she has had cosmetic surgery to enhance her looks. In her latest vlog entry where she and boyfriend Ronnie Alonte reacted to mean tweets about them, Andalio stressed that she never had anything done on her face. “Wala...