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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called for the arrest of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Monday. Those who escaped from the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) quarantine facilities. Locsin said on Twitter, “Arrest them, contact trace, and test everyone they got in contact with.” Arrest them, contact trace, and test everyone they got in [...]

Tens of thousands of people crammed into evacuation centers while trying to follow social distance protocols for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines. Typhoon “Ambo” (international name: Vongfong) has dumped heavy rains and torn off roofs since it roared ashore on Samar Island on Thursday, with hundreds [...]

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) had raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 over parts of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar due to Tropical Storm Ambo, on Wednesday morning. photo credits to GMA Weather forecast Signal No. 1 was raised over the northern portion of Eastern Samar such as (Jipapad, [...]

President Rodrigo Duterte told congress that there will be around 10 to 13 tropical storms that may enter or develop within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) during the wet season this year from May to October. NASA Earth Observatory image of Typhoon Mangkhut 2018 The President made the statement as he updated lawmakers on [...]

The Overseas Filipino workers (OFW), will no longer be required to pay premiums to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), the Malacañang said on Monday. The directive was issued by President Rodrigo Duterte. OFWs should pay on a voluntary basis, spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised briefing. According to Roque, the payment of PhilHealth [...]

 Senator Sonny Angara said he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease again, after almost a month since he recovered from the disease. The Senator posted on his Facebook account, “While preparing to donate my blood plasma for a second time, my doctors after the results of the initial antibody test taken before donating had [...]

The local authorities of Puerto Princessa has rescued a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at a coastal village on Tuesday (April 28). The green sea turtle was (Chelonia mydas) rescued at Nagtabon Beach in Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City on Tuesday afternoon by local authorities. Photo courtesy of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Facebook [...]

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, said the top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in. This was after the rumor about the health of the North Korean leader and following his absence from a key anniversary. “Our government position is firm,” said the Moon’s special adviser on national [...]

Cebu City Confirms 40 New Coronavirus Cases

The local government of Cebu City confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the city and the new most cases of coronavirus recorded in the epicenter of the city. The Department of Health has confirmed 7,579 cases of the disease in the country. Out of the total number, 862 patients have already recovered while 501 [...]

A man from Davao got infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) inside a cockpit after watching a cockfight. Promised himself that after he recovered he will quit gambling. William Gonzales is the first COVID-19 patient from General Santos City. He said he got infected with the virus in Davao City during a two-day 6-cock derby at [...]