Philippines

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday rejected the claim by human rights group Karapatan that the country is currently experiencing a “de facto martial law” under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the situation under … Continue reading

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PH repatriates Pinoys; launches goodwill mission to Lebanon

PH repatriates Pinoys; launches goodwill mission to Lebanon By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   BACK HOME. A repatriate from Lebanon waves as she disembarks from a bus. The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President on September 25 chartered a flight that sent home over 300 Filipinos from Beirut to the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH

2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH By Marita Moaje   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,747 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, bringing the total tally of active cases in the country to 63,066. Of the newly reported cases, the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the most number … Continue reading

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Tagle grateful for prayers for fast Covid-19 recovery

Tagle grateful for prayers for fast Covid-19 recovery By Ferdinand Patinio   Manila Archbishop Emeritus Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday thanked those who offered prayers for his immediate recovery from coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In his message during the just concluded 2020 Catholic Educational … Continue reading

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Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told

Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang reminded tourists planning on visiting Boracay Island to comply with the “test-before-travel” policy as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the reminder after the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that … Continue reading

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Essential foreign travelers need not get travel pass from DFA

Essential foreign travelers need not get travel pass from DFA By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday announced that Filipinos leaving for essential outbound travel do not need to secure a travel pass from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “Apparently, the DFA no longer has to issue any travel pass to … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PJ Simon retires from basketball

PJ Simon retires from basketball By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno    PBA player PJ Simon (From his Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Magnolia guard PJ Simon announced his retirement from basketball in a lengthy social media post on Wednesday. “This is PJ Simon, The SuperSub, Your Scoring Apostle, signing out,” the 40-year-old star said. On why he is … Continue reading

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Palace thanks Carpio for praising President Duterte arbitral win assertion

Palace thanks Carpio for praising PRRD arbitral win assertion By Azer Parrocha   Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for praising President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion of the Hague-based arbitral ruling that invalidates China’s vast claims over the South China Sea before … Continue reading

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3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE

3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE By Ferdinand Patinio  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Three countries have responded to the Philippines’ request to help the search and rescue operation for the missing crew, including 36 Filipinos, of Gulf Livestock 1 which sunk off the coast of Japan … Continue reading

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Robredo ‘blind and deaf’ to periodic assessment of pandemic

Robredo ‘blind and deaf’ to periodic assessment of pandemic By Azer Parrocha   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Vice President Leni Robredo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The national government is already making periodic assessments of the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this comment after Vice President Leni … Continue reading