Cebu now a ‘serious concern’ as COVID-19 cases surge — OCTA Research

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — Cebu province, including Cebu City, is now a cause of “serious concern” after a surge in coronavirus infections pushed the reproduction number of the virus to 1.57, experts from the OCTA Research group said Thursday. In their latest report, the...

NCR, Davao City stay under GCQ until end Feb

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay)  -– Metro Manila and Davao City will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until the end of February, Malacañang announced on Friday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, retained the general community quarantine...

56M COVID-19 vaccine doses from US firms to arrive in Philippines by May —envoy

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — At least 56 million of COVID-19 vaccine doses made by American pharmaceutical companies are expected to arrive in the Philippines by May, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said Friday. Romualdez said that these...

Philippines sets conditions for entry of foreigners, effective February 1

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — Foreigners allowed entry in the Philippines need to comply with some guidelines beginning February 1, Malacañang said Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said arriving foreigners should have valid and existing visas at...