Philippines asks UK to continue protecting Filipino health workers amid COVID-19

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin has called on the United Kingdom to continue protecting Filipino health care professionals and uphold their well-being months after several of them were reported to have died from coronavirus. In last...

Nograles: Philippines not yet ready to accept more foreigners amid COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is not inclined to accept more foreigners for now amid calls to lift travel restrictions for unmarried foreign partners of Filipinos. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the government is taking “calibrated” steps towards fully...

PH imposes temporary ban on chicken imports from Brazil

MANILA, Aug 15 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has imposed a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat from Brazil as a precautionary measure after the detection of SARS-COV-2, the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), in chicken wings...

BI: Visa-holding foreign spouses of Filipinos can still enter Philippines

MANILA, Aug 15 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday clarified that foreign spouses of Filipinos can enter the Philippines if they have existing valid visas. “If you are married to a Philippine citizen and a holder of a valid visa that you obtained from...

US Embassy urges nationals to reconsider travel to the Philippines

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — The United States Embassy in the Philippines on Saturday urged their citizens to reconsider travel to the country due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a travel advisory, the embassy said that the Centers for Disease Control...