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Four Filipinos in New Jersey Ship Negative in n-CoV

Four Filipino staffers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in New Jersey tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, only four were tortured by Influenza A. However, a Filipino crew member was found dead in the engine room. The cause of death is still unclear in the report. Investigations into the death of Filipinos are ongoing. Earlier, a Filipino seaman working on a Japanese

Tito Sotto for VFA Scrap

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Monday that the chamber considered the revocation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States inappropriate and inappropriate. Sotto said more than two-thirds of the Senate would certainly support the resolution recommending reconsideration of the VFA scrap. Sotto, as well as Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson, had previously filed Senate Resolution 312 asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his

Prohibition Travel to Taiwan

The Philippine government is moving to extend its temporary travel ban due to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus on all travelers from Taiwan. Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines will discuss Taiwan’s inclusion in the list. Taiwan recorded the 18th case of the virus infection on Sunday. Citizens of the Philippines and permanent residents of the

4 PUI in Dumaguete Negative Swab Test for n-CoV  

Half an eight people under investigation (PUI) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental tested negative for a novel coronavirus in a preliminary swab trial conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Citing the Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office, three of the negative testers were in direct contact with infected Chinese couples who went to the area before being hospitalized in Manila. Meanwhile, a PUI that tested negative has a history

303 Chinese tourists under Boracay surveillance

More than 300 Chinese tourists currently checked into various Boracay resorts on Thursday were monitored as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), according to the Malay Task Force Against 2019 -nCoV. Barangay Emergency Health Response Teams are on the lookout as hotels and resorts are provided with guidelines for handling tourists under surveillance. None of the Chinese nationals under surveillance showed symptoms such as fever,


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed nearly 800 frontline officials to Philippine airports and ports amid the outbreak of a new coronavirus, prompting a temporary ban on travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval assured the frontliners that their well-being and safety were of great concern, giving the risks of their occupation, as they had direct and face-to-face contact with the traveling public. ‘Immigration officials


More than 300 Chinese passengers who did not board flights back to China at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday sought assistance and food. Passengers were taken to NAIA Terminal 1 from Terminal 3. The Chinese Embassy and the Pacific of Cebu have reportedly addressed the escalation but no advisory has been given to passengers who are all waiting.  They are disappointed that they do not know when they


Sandiganbayan has suspended 90-day suspension of Mayor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan of Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao pending P98 million graft and malversation charges filed against the mayor. It was created after the anti-graft court granted Sajid’s motion who voluntarily served his 90-day suspension for dignity as provided by Section 13 of the anti-graft law stating that any public prosecutor facing criminal prosecution under the proper information for on any offense


Health spokesman Eric Domingo clarified Friday that there are only 31 suspected cases of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines. The reason for people under investigation is at 56. By 12 noon today, we have two additional people under investigation reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3. We have 31 people under investigation, including one of which turned out to be a positive and proven caseIn

magnitude earthquake

On Tuesday, a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the western Caribbean, triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and downtown Miami but with no initial reports of significant damage. The epicenter of the quake was at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) in the sea between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Cuba. The International Tsunami Information Center reported that an earlier tsunami wave danger had