Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 245,000 with 3,176 new infections

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections rose to 245,143 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,176 new cases. Metro Manila still recorded the highest number of new infections at 1,327,...

PH, SoKor to continue working together vs. Covid-19, terrorism

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay)  — The Philippines and South Korea will continue working together in responding to various challenges and threats, Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said on Wednesday. “Our love for our countries, families, ways of...

Philippines won’t hit initial target of reducing poverty incidence to 14% in 2021 — NEDA

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will not meet its initial target of reducing  poverty incidence to 14% by 2021 from 16.7% in 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director-General Karl Kendrick Chua said Thursday....

No problem with deportation of Pemberton after pardon — DOJ

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said he does not any see any problem in having pardoned US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton deported from the country. “If there was already a final deportation order against...

Julia Barretto wants to play mistress in Pinoy version of ‘World of Married Couple’

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay)  — Actress Julia Barretto said that she wants to play the role of Yeo Da Kyung, the mistress turned wife, if ever they do a Filipino version of the hit South Korean series “A World of Married Couple.” In a television interview,...

Recto reso urges ban on deals with firms violating sovereignty in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has filed a resolution urging a ban on the award of government contracts to foreign entities involved in activities that infringe the country’s sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. P.S....

3,281 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 241,987

MANILA, Sept 9 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines rose to 241,987 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,281 new infections on Tuesday, breaking the three-day streak of less than 3,000 new cases reported daily....

PRRD grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed gratitude to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his “valuable contribution” in strengthening ties between the Philippines and Japan. In a statement from the Office of the President, Duterte...

Duterte says Philippines has flattened curve in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared that the Philippines has “flattened the curve” in its campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in the country. “We had obedience and people followed that meant a lot and contributed to...

Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton — Palace

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has granted absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...