Philippine economy nosedives into recession

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy plunged further in the second quarter to mark its worst performance on record, bringing the country to a technical recession amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a virtual briefing on Thursday, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Philippine economic managers expecting deeper economic slump of -5.5% for 2020

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ economic managers have revised their economic performance assumptions for the entire 2020, seeing a deeper contraction than earlier projected as they took into consideration the country’s plunge to recession and Metro Manila return...

Jessy Mendiola to host new fitness show

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay)– Actress Jessy Mendiola is set to return to work as the host of a new fitness program which will be aired on TV5. Mendiola took to social media to share her the teaser of her show “Fit for Life,” which will debut on August 16, 7 a.m. on...

Philippines’ COVID-19 tally leaps to 115,980, highest in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines now has the highest number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases across Southeast Asia, overtaking Indonesia, after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,462 new infections on Wednesday for a total of 115,980. Indonesia,...

DFA to intensify efforts to repatriate Pinoys in Beirut — Palace

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will intensify its efforts to repatriate Filipinos in Beirut, Lebanon, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the assurance after the DFA confirmed that two Filipinos were...

2 Filipinos among dead in Beirut blast — DFA

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — Two Filipinos were killed in the massive explosion that ripped through Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Wednesday. In a text message, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said eight...

Alden Richards, Nadine Lustre open to work on a movie together

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay)– Alden Richards has said he is willing to work again with Nadine Lustre. Alden and Nadine, who are a “fitspiration” to their fans, are co-ambassadors of a health and fitness competition. According to Alden, he has worked with Nadine when she is just...

AFP chief’s proposal to regulate social media illegal and unconstitutional — Drilon

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — The proposal of Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay to regulate social media through the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Anti-Terrorism Act is “illegal and unconstitutional,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said...

Philippines logs record-high 6,352 new COVID-19 cases, total up to 112,593

MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines once again broke its own record for the highest number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in a single day after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 6,352 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 112,593....

3,226 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 106,330

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) — There are now 106,330 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,226 new cases on Monday. This marks the fifth day in a row during which new infections breached the 3,000 mark...