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ELNA LEAH L. FONACIER, 64, lost her youngest brother last month to cardiac arrest amid a strict Philippine lockdown — one of the longest in the world — meant to contain a coronavirus pandemic.
THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 751 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, but said 71% of these cases were from old samples whose test results came out late.
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte has suspended the termination of a military agreement with the United States on the deployment of troops for war games “in light of political and other developments in the region,” according to its Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
THE government has lifted the deployment ban for Filipino doctors and nurses with existing contracts overseas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic after critics questioned its legality.
WHAT used to be a bustling street near the Centro Escolar University in Las Piñas City was now bare, except for a cart of sorbetes being pushed by Alex H. Reales, 55.
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.
SENATORS rebuked financial regulators on Thursday for failing to promptly investigate the entry of P19.7 billion ($389.6 million) -- suspected to have been laundered by Chinese criminal syndicates -- into the Philippine financial system last year.
THE Philippines has partially lifted its travel ban on South Korea and won’t restrict travel to other countries amid a novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the presidential palace.
AN OPPOSITION senator yesterday sought an immediate crackdown against offshore gaming operators in the Philippines after police rescued a Taiwanese who was forced to work for a Chinese operator.
FIVE YEARS AGO, Jack, a 71-year-old retired physician, bought a two-story house worth P11 million in the upland town of Alfonso in Cavite province, 16 kilometers away from one of the world’s smallest and active volcanoes -- Taal Volcano.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “murderous war on drugs” remained the Philippines’ gravest human rights concern in 2019, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Wednesday.
MORE than seven of 10 Filipinos think some rogue cops recycle illegal drugs seized in legitimate police operations, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
WANG HONG, 29, was hooked on gambling.
MORE than half or 59% of families in the newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) think they are poor, compared with 53% in Mindanao and 42% for the entire country, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
COUNTRIES claiming parts of the South China Sea should assert their rights and act collectively to set China on the right path, United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper said yesterday.
MORE than 5,000 foreigners from 67 countries are in Manila to attend an international convention, and are expected to generate about P700 million ($14 million) in tourism receipts for the Philippines, organizers said.
COUNTRIES in Southeast Asia including the Philippines should harness labor mobility to ease skill shortages caused by urbanization, technological advances and other disruptions, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released on Wednesday.
JUN ABORDO’s eyes beam as he talks about how his “Tatay Digong” managed to end the Philippines’ century-old subservience to the United States, its former colonial master.