covid 19 / Philippines

Over 3M Covid-19 vax doses donated by US, France arrive

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The United States and French governments on Tuesday morning delivered more than 3.32 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to further help the Philippines boost its vaccination efforts. French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz welcomed the arrival of 1,697,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, … Continue reading


‘We do not make friends in anticipation of what China can give’

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Presidential file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday denied that his administration has befriended China because of what the East Asian nation could give. “They [China] offered to help. If the aid is coming, good. If not, okay lang rin sa … Continue reading


Congress asked to prepare ‘standby fund’ for OFWs in Mideast

Congress asked to prepare ‘standby fund’ for OFWs in MideastBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Congress to prepare a “standby fund” that could be used for the possible evacuation of Filipino workers in the Middle East amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. In a … Continue reading


US-SEA submarine cable system to boost economic growth in Mindanao

US-SEA submarine cable system to boost economic growth in Mindanao By Aerol John Pateña MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The submarine cable system connecting the Philippines to the United States through Davao City is expected to strengthen Internet connection in the country. The USD250-million facility which was deployed by Globe Telecom will help further boost the growth … Continue reading