PH extends travel ban to over 30 countries until end of January

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has extended the travel ban on countries with confirmed cases of B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, or the United Kingdom (UK) variant, until the end of January, Malacañang announced on Friday. To curb the spread of the new variant in the...
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Ellen Adarna opens up about relationship with ex John Lloyd

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — Ellen Adarna opened up about her current relationship with John Lloyd Cruz, and how it has helped them in co-parenting their son Elias. Adarna said things are so much better now for her and Cruz, although they are no longer a couple. “Because I...

Duterte rejects term extension idea

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte denied Thursday that he wants to extend his term in office beyond 2022. During the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project in Quezon City, Duterte assured the public that he would not extend his term as...

San Miguel’s Ramon Ang not interested in politics

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — San Miguel Corp. president and COO Ramon Ang is not eyeing an elected position as he dispelled rumors that he is eyeing a political run. “Perhaps because of our company’s efforts to help our country, many are thinking I am planning to enter...

Pfizer, Gamaleya COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in PH in February — Palace

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — COVID-19 vaccines from US-based Pfizer and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute may arrive in the Philippines in February, Malacañang said on Thursday, as authorities raced to book supplies of the drug to begin inoculations as the coronavirus...
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Maja Salvador praises new mom Janella Salvador for being strong

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay)– Actress Maja Salvador praised her “The Killer Bride” co-star, first-time mom Janella Salvador, for being a strong woman. Janella and her boyfriend Markus Paterson finally introduced their newborn, baby Jude to the public....

Solon pushes for exemptions in land ownership by foreigners

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday said allowing exemptions to land ownership by foreigners is one way to attract foreign capital and help the economy recover from the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...
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Carla Abellana, Rafael Rosell, ‘Because of You’ win in Faces of Vietnam 2020

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — Carla Abellana won the Favorite Foreign Actress award in Vietnam’s “Face of the Year 2020” for her performance in the 2016 GMA-7 romcom drama series “Because of You.” Congratulations! But that’s not all. The...

PH Red Cross holds pilot saliva Covid-19 testing

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Tuesday launched its saliva RT-PCR pilot testing for Covid-19 in compliance with the requirements of the Department of Health (DOH). PRC chairman Senator Richard Gordon said if given the green light, the new...

BSP governor says Philippines will be coinless society by 2025

MANILA, Jan 13  (Mabuhay) — By 2025, the Philippines is expected to be a coinless society as small transactions would then be done by quick response (QR) codes which will be available through the national identification system, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin...