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...

Health workers’ frustration expected after Duterte lambasted plea for ‘timeout’ — Lacson

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay)– Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said frustration can be an expected emotional response from the medical frontliners who got castigated by President Rodrigo Duterte after publicly airing their request for a “time out.” “Kung sa...

Is the Philippines winning the fight vs. COVID-19? DOH says ‘we’re managing cases’

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The country is still in the thick of the battle against COVID-19 as it prepares its health care facilities and its health workers for a possible increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said on Monday. “Sa...
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Catriona Gray seeks P10M from tabloid over fake topless photos

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — Catriona Gray is demanding P10 million from a tabloid over its “false” allegations about her having nude photos. The former Miss Universe title-holder said local tabloid Bulgar caused “immeasurable damage” to her reputation...

Philippine COVID-19 cases breach 100,000 with record-high 5,032 new infections

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines breached the 100,000 mark on Sunday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 5,032 more infections, the fourth all-time high in a row, bringing the total to 103,185....

New Clark Airport terminal building to open before end-2020 — BCDA

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The new passenger terminal building (PTB) at the Clark International Airport is on track to open by the end of the year and will be fully operational by January next year, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) announced Sunday. In...

PRRD heeds front-liners’ call; reverts NCR, other areas to MECQ

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has reverted Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Aug. 4 to 18 as coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country exceeded 100,000. In a late-night public address on Sunday, Duterte...

DOH eyes five hospitals for Sinovac vaccine trials

MANILA, Aug 31 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health is eyeing five hospitals for the Phase 3 of the clinical trials of anti-COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China-based Sinovac Biotech, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Monday. Vergeire said that these five...

Metro Manila should be placed under ECQ anew, Sotto and Lacson agree

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Panfilo Lacson both agree that Metro Manila should be placed again under the much stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as the cases of COVID-19 in the country continue to increase. The two...