Shanina Magdayao considers MMFF award a ‘Beautiful yearend surprise’

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay)  — “What a beautiful yearend surprise, Lord!” These were the words of Shaina Magdayao as she won Best Supporting Actress at the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 Awards for her performance in the movie “Tagpuan.” The...

234 Filipinos repatriated from UAE, Bahrain on New Year’s Day

MANILA, Jan 2 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs ushered in the new year by repatriating 234 Filipinos from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain via a chartered Philippine Airlines flight that arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Manama on...

Pinoys from UK, 19 other nations must complete 14-day quarantine

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay)– Filipinos arriving from the United Kingdom and 19 other countries where a potentially more transmissible coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variant was found must complete their 14-day quarantine at a government facility, notwithstanding a negative...

FDA decision on PFIZER’S Covid-19 vaccine application out before end of January–Domingo

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide on Pfizer’s emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine before the end of January 2021, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday. Domingo said while the evaluation of new vaccines...

‘Time to be hopeful’:PRRD optimistic of brighter days in 2021

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay)– New Year’s Day is a “time to be hopeful”, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday as he welcomes 2021 with optimism. “Today is a joyful day, a time for new beginnings and a time to be hopeful. We ended the previous year with...

Kuwaiti meted death sentence for torture, killing OFW Villavende

MANILA, Dec 31 (Mabuhay) — The Kuwaiti employer of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jeanalyn Villavende, who was tortured and killed, has been sentenced by a criminal court to death by hanging, according to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Dodo Dulay. In a post on social media...

Over 700 Pinoy front-liners contract Covid-19 in UK

MANILA, Dec 31 (Mabuhay)– Over 700 Filipino front-liners in the United Kingdom have so far been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Wednesday. Based on the report of the Philippine Overseas Labor...
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Sanya Lopez admits getting starstruck with Nora Aunor in ‘Isa Pang Bahaghari’

MANILA, Dec 31 (Mabuhay)– Sanya Lopez admitted that she got starstruck with Nora Aunor in their Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movie “Isa Pang Bahaghari.” Sanya’s performance in the film received rave reviews from the press. The Kapuso actress said it...

PH yet to ban travel from other nations with new COVID-19 strain: AÑO

MANILA, Dec 28 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines would not yet ban travel from other countries with the new COVID-19 strain found in the UK unless there’s community transmission there, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. Beginning Dec. 24, Manila already suspended...

Roque: EUA filed for pfizer biontech COVID-19 vaccine.

MANILA, Dec 27 (Mabuhay) — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday said that Pfizer-BioNTech had applied for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its vaccine, which may allow it to be the first to be made available in the country. “On Pfizer, Food and Drug...