Wuhan City

There are no plans yet to evacuate Philippines located in Wuhan City, China’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus outbreak Fifty-six people have been confirmed dead, while the new coronavirus strain has caused close to 2,000 people to fall ill across the world. The government can not force Filipinos in the region to return to the Philippines, given their jobs, according to Panelo. Identified in December, the coronavirus outbreak caused concern


Thursday, Malacañang said that it was a country’s right to deny entry to any foreign national. Advertisement Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo made the remark a day after Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said he had cancelled his US visa. Dela Rosa said on Wednesday that the US Embassy had told him that his visa had been cancelled although he could reapply for it. His visa was to expire in 2022


According to the latest PHIVOLCS newsletter, Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 on Monday amid the ongoing “period of intense unrest.” The PHIVOLCS said the initial phreatic or steam-driven activity that started on Sunday was evolving into a magmatic eruption at 2:49 a.m. At 4:28 hrs. The magmatic eruption is characterized by a small lava fountain with thunder and lightning flashes. “Thirty-two of these earthquakes were felt in Tagaytay


The government has sufficient funds to repatriate Filipinos from the Middle East in the midst of escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, said Wednesday a Budget and Management Department official. Advertising Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo said that $1.8 billion was earmarked for repatriation in the 2020 national budget. Toledo has also said that the government has a contingency fund worth 13 billion. He has already directed the evacuation


Thursday, when a Manila court issues its verdict, the supposed masterminds of the worst political assassination in the Philippines should discover their fate in a trial of the justice system for a country with a deep-seated history of impunity. A decade ago, during an attack that was also one of the worst mass killings of journalists in the world, 58 people, including 32 news workers, were slaughtered and poured into

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The threat of President Rodrigo Duterte charging water concessionaires with “economic sabotage” may well be a comment and nothing more, as Philippine laws have no such offense, a law expert said Thursday. Rowena Daroy Morales, professor of law at the University of the Philippines, said that her attempts to update our laws made no difference. President Rodrigo Duterte fumed mad in a speech in Malacañang when he learned that the

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In the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines took the top spot in the Division A polo tournament to advance to the gold medal round against reigning champion Malaysia. The Nationals capped their elimination run with a 6-4.5 victory over Indonesia, while on Thursday, November 28 at the Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility in Calatagan, Batangas, Malaysia handed over its first defeat of the tournament to Brunei. Gus Aguirre led the

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Thursday, Malacañang expressed hopes that in the future, Filipinos will appreciate China. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after the results of Wednesday’s third-quarter survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) indicated that China remains the least trusted country among Filipinos with a net trust rating of -33. Panelo said the Palace was not shocked by the perception of China by the Filipinos, adding that it was “predictable and

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In August, long-term equity investments in the Philippines fell sharply and declined nearly as much in the first eight months of the year as global economic uncertainties dampened the sentiment of foreign businessmen towards the country, the central bank said. Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) posted a net inflow of $416 million in August 2019, 45.1 percent lower than last year’s net inflow of $758 million, according to the Bangko Sentral

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) shared the experience of the Philippines in rehabilitating the world-famous resort island of Boracay and other efforts to protect the environment, invited for the first time to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Japan last week. Using this model as a guideline, the DOT has prioritized and rationalized the implementation of environmental and related laws in tourism destinations from north to the southern Philippines