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THE country’s envoy to Lebanon has died due to complications from the coronavirus disease 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.
A TOTAL of 881 Filipino seamen came home from the US on Wednesday amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic that has infected about 862,000 and killed at least 42,510 people worldwide, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but his condition has started to improve, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
THE Philippines has sought China’s help in battling a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that has sickened more than 1,500 people and killed 78 mostly in Manila, the capital.
THREE more lawmakers — one senator and two congressmen — tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, adding to the rising number of infections that the Health department said had reached 707 as of Thursday.
SEVENTY-ONE more people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing the total infections to 707, according to the Department of Health.
SENATORS on Wednesday proposed that military hospitals and other state-owned facilities be converted into health centers to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
ANOTHER Philippine senator has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the second senator to get infected.
THE WORLD Health Organization’s (WHO) Philippine representative has called on the private sector to help in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers, citing a global shortage problem as the new coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world.
CONGRESS on Monday sought to approve a measure that will give President Rodrigo R. Duterte special powers to address the national crisis triggered by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
A MEASURE providing incentives to farm cooperatives and associations for the use of organic fertilizer has been filed in the Senate.
TWO MORE Filipinos abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Sunday.
SENATORS on Wednesday urged government agencies and local governments to prioritize frontline health workers for assistance once calamity funds are released.
THE Department of Health on Tuesday reported 45 new infections from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 187.
THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will temporarily suspend operations in its consular offices in Luzon beginning Tuesday and will operate with a skeletal workforce in its Visayas and Mindanao offices amid national and local government measures to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday clarified the lifting of the travel ban for mainland China, saying only returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW), holders of permanent resident visas and government officials were covered.
SENATOR Juan Miguel F. Zubiri on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19.
THE Senate Minority bloc has called for a special session to allow Congress to pass a supplemental budget to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
THE government will bring home more than 400 Filipinos aboard the MV Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Oakland, California, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday.
POLICE on Friday threatened to arrest people who ignore a month-long metro-wide lockdown that President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered on Thursday amid a new coronavirus outbreak, saying an “absolute blockage” would be enforced.
THREE MORE novel coronavirus patients have died, bringing the total deaths to five, according to the Department of Health (DoH).
A 48-YEAR-OLD Filipino worker at the Philippine office of accounting firm Deloitte was confirmed to have been infected with a novel coronavirus on March 5 after traveling to Japan in the previous month. He was the fourth case in the Philippines.
THE Senate on Wednesday turned over to the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) the resolution allowing ABS-CBN Corp. to operate while its franchise extension is pending in Congress.
THE SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee will go ahead with its investigation into alleged money laundering linked to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) even as President Rodrigo R. Duterte defended the industry.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits developed by local scientists to help speed up diagnosis amid rising cases in the Philippines.
PHILIPPINE senators on Monday asked the Supreme Court to issue jurisprudence on whether the Executive branch can unilaterally end a treaty that the chamber had concurred in.