Covid-19 cases drop due to ‘One Hospital, Oplan Kalinga’

MANILA, Sept 29 (Mabuhay) — The downward trend in the weekly average number of reported new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections may be due to the recalibrated strategies implemented by the government, a health official said Monday. In a virtual media forum,...

Philippines can rally ‘overwhelming majority’ vs China before UN — Carpio

MANILA, Sept 28 (Mabuhay) — Manila can rally an “overwhelming majority” of allies against Beijing if it raises before the United Nations an arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims over the West Philippine Sea, retired Supreme Court Associate...

Easing NCR GCQ may lead to COVID-19 surge around Christmas, experts say

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — The country’s number of COVID-19 cases reported daily are on a downward trend but experts from the OCTA research team warned the national government against prematurely downgrading community quarantines particularly in Metro Manila. In its...

DILG chief to meet with Metro mayors on fate of GCQ

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay)– Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday said he will meet with Metro Manila mayors on Sunday to discuss the fate of the general community quarantine (GCQ) status in the region amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Doon...

Why Liza Soberano filed a complaint over rape remark

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — Actress Liza Soberano on Friday said that she wanted to take a stand for the silent victims of rape, rape jokes and misogyny when she filed a criminal case against a netizen who made a rape remark about her a few days ago. Accompanied by her...

Senators nix ‘unconstitutional’ proposal to postpone 2022 polls

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) — Several senators on Friday rejected the proposal to postpone the 2022 elections despite the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines, saying the Constitution must be upheld. This was after House Deputy Majority Leader Mikey Arroyo inquired on the...

FDA yet to receive any application for phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet received any applications from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to hold phase 3 trials in the Philippines, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and the one...

Tugade not in favor of e-scooters, e-bikes registration — DOTr

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is not in favor of registering electric bikes and scooters as public transportation is still limited while most of the country is still under community quarantine against COVID-19’s spread. In a statement,...

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...

PH Covid-19 case count up by 3,475; recoveries now over 230K

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 3,475 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 290,190 with only 54,958 active cases. Of the active cases, about 86.6 percent are mild, 8.9...