MANILA, Philippines – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country may hit the 500,000 mark by December 31, a group of academic experts said Monday. In its latest report released November 30, the OCTA Research Team projects a lower estimate of 470,000 COVID-19 cases and a higher estimate of 500,000 cases by December 31, with a mean 485,000.
” Itong pagsalubong ng Kapaskuhan at nasa GCQ tayo, iyong mga tao ay muling lumaki ang bilang ng lumalabas at nakikihalubilo, minsan nakakalimutan ang pagsunod sa minimum health standards of wearing face shields, face masks, physical distancing, use of alcohol, and frequent application of disinfectant sa mga gamit,” he said in a Laging Handa press briefing.
To aid Filipinos in defeating diabetes, global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk Philippines has come up with a Diabetes Risk Assessment tool that can be accessed conveniently online.
Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, the director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), will head the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Central Visayas (PRO-7) police office beginning Tuesday, December 1. The PNP made the announcement on Monday, November 30. Central Visayas has a population of about 7 million, and includes the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 – The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness opportunities they may potentially engage in.In a two-part…
A NUMBER of overseas Filipinos will likely stay put wherever they are this Christmas, despite Manila now allowing balikbayans to come home for the holidays beginning December 7. Many are doing so out of safety and health concerns, the added expense in traveling during the pandemic, although others may travel…
Create more jobs, TUCP asks government Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – December 1, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Labor groups held a protest at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City to demand from the government jobs and benefits for workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation commemorated Bonifacio Day yesterday.
Sinas reshuffles 23 PNP officials Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star) – December 1, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas has enforced another major revamp affecting 23 PNP officials.
“FILIPINOS are no [guinea] pigs!” That could be the cry at the moment. Admittedly, AstraZeneca has never been tested yet on any people on earth. (Actually, AstraZeneca reported conducting trials of its coronavirus vaccine on 20,000 volunteers around the world. – Ed.) Contracting it now by the Philippine government can only amount to an evil […]
SOME are wracking their minds to come up with ideas on how the country can better cope with the seasonal disasters, wrought on the nation by typhoons and floods. A lawmaker at the House of Representatives has called on the government to conduct a “flood summit” to discuss a “comprehensive” disaster response program to prevent […]
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas ordered another revamp that affected over 20 police officials. MGen. Celso Idago Pestaño of the Directorate for Information and Communication Technology was assigned to the Office of the Chief PNP (OCPNP). Also assigned to the OCPNP was Brig. Gen.
THE MVP Group, which is composed of the companies under the leadership of Manuel V Pangilinan, pours in support to families affected by Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco). “We salute you, our brave men and women across the MVP Group, for tirelessly helping our fellow kababayan. In a pandemic, that is heroism.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Speaker Lord Allan Velasco have partnered to work closely to control and manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the House of Representatives. On Monday, she revealed that Velasco committed to provide the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) with a copy of the report on the COVID-19 cases at the House for contact tracing purposes.
INVESTIGATION is underway to unmask the culprits behind the gun slay of a policeman in Zamboanga City, an official announced Monday, November 30,…
A FISH trader and two others were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in Zamboanga City, the police reported Monday, November 30, 2020.The…
THE coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continues to hold the country hostage more than eight months since it arrived on our shores.While the number…
America should prepare for a surge upon a surge in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday.
Olympic-bound Eumir Marcial and Manny Pacquiao Promotions’ President Sean Gibbons grace the webcast edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum straight from Los Angeles. Marcial and Gibbons are expected to talk about the preparations being made by the 25-year-old Filipino both for his professional debut and campaign in next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The centuries-old image of the child Jesus finally reached his home parish in Southern Leyte province on Saturday, more than three decades after it was stolen. The image was welcomed with a mobile procession and thanksgiving Mass at the Sto. Niño Parish in Malitbog town.
CEBU CITY – The Cebu Federation of Beat Journalists (CFBJ) will hold its ceremonial handgun shoot-for-a-cause competition with Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas as the guest of honor on Tuesday, Dec. 1.The tournament is the first fund-raising event of CFBJ, an…
NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams on Saturday. That revelation was one of many in a 63,000-word document, a copy of which was obtained by […]
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will double its presence in “convergence areas” as it anticipates more shoppers as Christmas approaches, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Sunday. In a radio interview, Año acknowledged the increase in sales promos in malls and stores as well as the number of shoppers going to the events.
Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Metro Manila mayors have agreed to recommend the extension of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in the National Capital Region until the end of December. Aside from extending the quarantine status, Olivarez said the 17 Metro Manila mayors will issue orders to shorten curfew hours from 12 midnight to 3 a.m.
PH not ‘out of the woods’ yet; children should not be allowed outside as they can be ‘super spreaders’ — expert
A former adviser to the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 is not in favor of lowering the age limit of individuals who can leave their homes, saying children can be “super spreaders” of the coronavirus.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Duterte has reportedly expressed full support for the proposal of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government to extend the Bangsamoro transition period from 2022 to 2025.
The Jordan Brand is set to open its first store in the Philippines on Thursday at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Photos provided by Nike Philippines showed the 4,500-square foot store containing Jordan Brand products, a design palette connected to the “heart and soul” of the brand and artwork made by local artists Veejay Villafranca, Jaime Pacena, Raxenne Maniquiz and AJ Dimarucot.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Davao Region has reported 28 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the highly congested Davao City Jail in Barangay Ma-a, bringing the total cases to 76 as of Monday since the first cases were reported last November 21.
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Church-based peace advocates questioned the government’s sincerity to peace with the arrest of Alfred Mapano, a former consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) on the peace talks who “retired” and was working with the government. “Is the government program of national reconciliation and rebel reintegration all for a show?”
“MAGANDA ” ang nabasa nating panukala ni ex-House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano ng Taguig City, na maisiwalat sa publiko ang kontrobersyal na dagdag-bawas sa infra fund ng mga kongresista na nakapaloob (daw) sa 2021 national budget.
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has invalidated the hastily done P95 million tax collection notice sent by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to a popular chicken restaurant in Quezon City. In upholding the decision of its Third Division, the CTA en banc said the Max’s Restaurant branch in Sta.
DAVAO CITY – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Davao Region has reported 28 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the highly-congested Davao City Jail in Barangay Ma-a, bringing the total of infected cases to 76 on Monday since the first cases were reported last November 21.
LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail (INPJ) was declared a critical zone, and was placed under lockdown after 90 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and five guards tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the provincial government reported Sunday night.
The government should put a stop to mass layoffs after some companies have allegedly taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to terminate regular workers, a labor group said Monday. The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) has proposed to the government to implement instead stringent measures to ensure employers would not undermine the workers’ job security during the pandemic.
AstraZeneca vaccines need to get FDA approval, says Duque; supply agreement could still be discarded
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday allayed concerns over the Philippine government’s tripartite agreement with the private sector on the use of the vaccines from British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, saying this could still be discarded should the vaccine fail to get the approval of t
ILOILO CITY – A bike fun ride in this city that coincided with the annual celebration of Bonifacio Day was able to raise P103,000 for survivors of typhoon Ulysses in Isabela. The fun ride, staged on Monday, November 30, around the city was initiated by the Capitol Cycling Club, which is composed of employees of the Iloilo provincial government.
MULTIMEDIA Protesters from various sectors picket at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City in observance of the 157th birth anniversary of national hero Andres Bonifacio on Monday. The protesters called for the government’s immediate action to improve the country’s healthcare system and ensure workers’ safety and welfare amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fraternity of the missing University of the Philippines (UP) law professor is offering a cash reward in exchange for the information on the whereabouts of its member. Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity said it will give P100,000 for anyone who can provide them “credible information that will help” them find missing lawyer Ryan Oliva.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has ordered the Philippine National Police to intensify its manhunt operations for convicted communist leaders, Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, after intelligence reports showed they are still in the country.
The number of new daily COVID-19 cases in the Philippine has again lowered to below 2,000 in the Department of Health’s (DOH) latest update on Monday. As of 4 p.m. of November 30, 1,773 new coronavirus infections were recorded by the government, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 431,630.
Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Sunday, November 30, detained Sen. Leila de Lima may avail herself of all legal remedies in connection with the dismissal by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) of the administrative complaint she filed against him.
DAVAO CITY – Health authorities are targeting to swab all “close contacts” of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Davao City in a three-day aggressive community testing (ACT) from December 1 to 3, in an effort to put the massive spread of the infection under control.
MANILA – Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, is expected to meet officials of the Philippine government in December.The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Philippines (CBCP) news website reported on Monday that the Vatican’s envoy is set to present his…
SINANGAG Station, an original Filipino-style restaurant based in Metro Cebu, recently announced a new franchise promo beginning December 2020.As a…
MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) took advantage of the long weekend which ended on Monday with the marking of Bonifacio Day to conduct a series of inspections of seaports and airports in the provinces of Samar, Cebu, Aklan including the cities of Tacloban and Dumaguete.On…
It is said that Filipinos began decorating their homes with Christmas trees in the early 1900s, as influenced by our American colonizers. Earlier, however, Dr. Jose Rizal, our National Hero, introduced and brought the idea about the Christmas tree in his letter to his eldest sister when he was in Berlin in November 1886.
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela – The alleged leader and six members of a syndicate engaged in the selling of fake gold and palladium bars were arrested by the police in an entrapment operation here on Sunday, November 29.
A video of a five-year-old kid from Quezon City went viral online after he was seen crying for having “too many” names. Drayven Thomas Valdez, the little boy in the video, was crying and complaining to his parents over his “long name” because he was having a hard time writing it down “Gusto ko na bawasan pangalan ko,” the boy said in the video.
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) – The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) allotted an initial Php10 billion credit assistance to local government units, water districts, and private companies under the Lending Initiatives for Sanitation (LINIS) program.
Philippine Information Agency 30th November 2020, 18:38 GMT+11 DAVAO CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA)- More medical workers have arrived to augment existing health frontliners in Davao City battling COVID-19. According to Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Dumama Jr. in today’s (Nov.
The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally rose to 431,630 on Monday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,773 new infections as 11 laboratories failed to submit reports on time. Rizal recorded the highest number of newly reported cases at 104, followed by Cavite with 99, Negros Occidental with 88, Davao City with 79, and Laguna with 72.
MANILA — Citi Philippines recently introduced its lineup of dining promotions to help restaurant owners as well as consumers to slowly adapt to the “new normal” brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manoj Varma, Citi Philippines’ consumer business head, said they now have over 100 dining partners that offer discounts not only for dine-in but also for takeout and delivery, citing the changing preferences of customers.
The Internal Affairs Service (IAS) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recommended the dismissal of the nine policemen involved in the death of four military intelligence officers in Sulu on June 29 after establishing serious lapses in Police Operational Procedures (POP) during the investiga
CEBU CITY, Philippines – An unidentified gunman shot dead a 61-year-old Cebu City barangay councilor this noon of November 30, 2020 in an alley along Sitio Adelfa, Barangay Kinasang-an, Cebu City. Engineer Ponciano Villamil, Barangay Kinasang-an councilor, was passing along an alley near his home on his way to the barangay hall at noon […]
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu-Five individuals who participated in a protestrally on Monday morning, November 30, 2020, near the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in barangay Pusok here were apprehended by policemen for violating health and safety protocols.
Families and individuals severely-affected by the recent typhoons in Catanduanes are expected to receive more aid after the M/V PRC Amazing Grace of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has finally reached the island. The “Amazing Grace” is the country’s only humanitarian vessel.
LAS VEGAS: Baylor’ hadn’t been on a basketball court for a game in 266 days, until Saturday (Sunday in Manila). And it showed – for a moment. The Bears shook off a sluggish start to the season, MaCio Teague scored 21 points and No. 2 Baylor won its delayed season opener 112-82 over Louisiana-Lafayette.
GENEVA: Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said on Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to have died from the disease last year. In its World Malaria Report 2020, the WHO said progress against the mosquito-borne disease was plateauing, particularly in African countries bearing the brunt of cases and deaths.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas on Monday said concerned police units, including the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, have been tasked to coordinate with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the arrest of convicted couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has sent additional assistance to typhoon-hit Cagayan Valley by donating relief packs to the victims of typhoon ”Ulysses” in Region 2. As part of her ‘Liwanag at Lingap’ relief operations, Hontiveros sent sacks of rice, sardines, corned beef, meat loaf, and noodles to the provincial governments of Isabela, Tuguegarao in Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has complained to the United Nations that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) has been recruiting minors to join the armed struggle against the government. Col.
Fraternity offers reward for information on missing lawyer Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) – November 30, 2020 – 2:44pm MANILA, Philippines – A UP Law fraternity on Monday said it is offering a reward to any person who can provide credible information on the whereabouts of missing lawyer Ryan Oliva.
CEBU CITY, Philippines-A seven-year-old kid from Cordova town in Cebu had been saving saving up for something she wanted on her 8th birthday this year. But over a week before her birthday, Alana Gale Vistal decided to do something else with her savings.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in Cebu City have reiterated their reminders to the public not to let their guard down just yet against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) now that December is just one sleep away.
The neighbour, Dann Kayne Suarez, told SunStar Cebu, “She made orders when the Internet connection was lagging. Then, an error occurred. Since there was an error, she made another order. She repeated it several times.” He also said that the arrival of the Foodpanda riders in the neighbourhood stunned other residents, including him.
CEBU CITY, Philippines- Tired? This is what most of us might be feeling after battling the many demons brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It may seem like a good year for some who worked from their homes for almost the entire year, but it still gets stressful and sometimes it even gets overwhelming.
Are we doing enough to solve the plastic crisis by 2030? Join Rappler’s roundtable discussion with WWF-Philippines on Friday, December 4, at 4 pm.
ROME: Overcoming the digital gap to face food insecurity with the use of artificial intelligence practices in agriculture is part of a growing debate that seeks to simultaneously safeguard natural resources and address the difficulties generated by climate change and the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
LONDON: The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), potentially starting within days. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Conservative lawmaker Nadhim Zahawi will oversee the country’s biggest vaccine program in decades.
Despite the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) continues to push for more financial inclusion via UBX, its fintech spin-off. The latter’s i2i platform keeps on growing its network of digitized rural banks to help achieve greater financial inclusion, especially among rural Filipinos.
The youthful Gilas Pilipinas team will attempt to sweep Thailand today, Nov. 30, 2020, in the conclusion of their two-game series in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers at the Khalifa Sport City in Manama, Bahrain. Tip-off is at 9:00 p.m. The Filipinos won Game 1 on Friday, dominating the all-professional Thai squad, 93-61, for […]
Miss United States Lindsey Coffey was crowned Miss Earth 2020 on Sunday in a historic win for being the first American candidate to win the 19-year-old Philippine-based title. Miss Denmark won the title Miss Earth Fire 2020, Miss Philippines Roxie Baeyens, Miss Earth Water 2020; and Miss Venezuela, Miss Earth Air 2020.
PARIS: On the first weekend of sporting action since the death of Diego Maradona, sports, leagues and teams round the world on Saturday paid tribute to the Argentine football great. Those who knew or had played with or against Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday, added poignant emotion to the commemorations often held in […]
SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea is further toughening restrictions on entering seawaters as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, state media said Sunday, two days after South Korea said the North had banned sea fishing. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the country is mobilizing more anti-virus units and establishing strong […]
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), including the first African American – putting his personal stamp on the body that will one day choose his successor. Under the soaring dome of St Peter’s Basilica, the new “princes of the Church” knelt one by one at the feet of […]
Monday, 30 November 2020 08:21 AM The next flight from Manila, Philippines, is expected to arrive in Honiara on the 9th of December 2020. Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers revealed this in the Oversight’s weekly talkback show.
The Philippines should prioritize giving the COVID-19 vaccine in most of the economic epicenter first before moving on to other hotspots, health expert Dr. Anthony “Tony” Leachon said on Monday.
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The Philippines’ COVID-19 cases may reach up to 500,000 by the end of the year, a group of academic experts said Monday, ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of quarantine measures to be implemented across the country in December.
Former congressman and now Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez has vowed to lead the provincial government in taking legal action against proponents of the P12-billion Kaliwa dam project which he believes will submerge areas in Quezon and Rizal provinces.
MANILA, Philippines – On Bonifacio Day, President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that Filipinos would emulate the patriotism and courage of Andres Bonifacio as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Duterte delivered the message in a taped speech aired during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City to mark the 157th birth anniversary of the Filipino hero.
There’s a new Honda auto dealership in town and it can be found in the city of Caloocan. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has just announced that they have inaugurated the new Honda Cars Kalookan dealership located along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) at East Grace Park in Caloocan City.
Ika-157 anibersaryo ng kapanganakan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio, ginunita ngayong araw; Pangulong Duterte, umapela sa mga Pilipino na tularan ang pagiging makabayan ng ating revolution hero | RMN Networks
Kasabay ng paggunita ngayong araw ng ika-157 taong kapanganakan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio, umapela si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga Pilipino na tularan ang pagiging makabayan at tapang ng ating revolution hero. Sa umereng kanyang taped speech sa wreath-laying ceremony sa Bonifacio Monument sa Caloocan City, binigyan-diin ng Pangulong Duterte na mahalaga ang pagiging makabayan […]
Mayor Danny Diamante, earlier, ordered the implementation of stricter measures following a rise in the town’s COVID-19 cases.Tuburan town in northwestern Cebu experienced a massive drop in its number of active cases on Sunday, November 29, 2020, after 40 residents were reported to have already recovered from their infection.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Debold Sinas has started a massive revamp in the police force, including key positions in Metro Manila and regional offices that affected 27 senior police officials. Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, the current district director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) was named as the new director of the Police Regional Office 7, or Central Visayas.
A limited edition (just 150 pairs!) of the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Manila” edition will also drop on December 3, alongside the store’s opening. The Manila Jordan Brand store is located at High Street South, BGC, Taguig City. – Rappler.com
To maximize State revenues, a lawmaker is proposing that online cockfighting or e-sabong should have identical tax burden as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO). Quezon City Rep. Jesus “Bong” Suntay, a member of the House ways and means committee, said he fully supports calls to tax online betting, especially e-sabong.
Two committees of the House of Representatives have approved the consolidated bill updating the Philippine Passport Act of 1996. The House committees on foreign affairs and appropriations has endorsed the approval of a bill which “aims to update and reflect the current laws that affect the process of issuing passports,” Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez, a member of the foreign affairs panel and one of the authors measure, disclosed on Monday.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The daughter of Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Eufemia Cullamat was killed in an encounter between the military and guerrilla forces last Saturday in Surigao del Sur. Reports from the military released last Sunday said the 3rd Special Forces Battalion engaged with the New People’s Army in a 45-minute encounter in Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, and that Cullamat’s daughter, Jevilyn, was left behind in the aftermath.
ldquo;In the high-risk LGUs [local government units] identified in the NCR and other LGUs around the country, we urge the LGUs concerned to further intensify their efforts at testing, tracing, and isolation to reverse the increase in transmissions in their communities,” the OCTA Research said.
FOR the first time in 19 days, the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases breached the 2,000 mark yesterday, while 40 more deaths were reported. In its latest bulletin, the Department of Health said of the 2,076 new infections, 137 came from Quezon City while Laguna had 122 cases, Cavite 103, Batangas 96, and Angeles City in Pampanga 79.
A shrine in San Juan City marks the battle ground where the Philippine Revolution started, where Andres Bonifacio led hundreds of Katipuneros to take control of El Deposito a water reservoir that used to hold the water supply of Manila.