Christina Mendez
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Duterte wants all Hueys decommissioned
by Christina Mendez - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants all Huey helicopters in the Philippine Air Force’s inventory to be decommissioned due to their frequent involvement in fatal crashes.
Palace defends easing of age restrictions
by Christina Mendez - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
After the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allowed children 10 years old and above to go out of their homes, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. defended the decision,...
IATF further relaxes age restrictions in MGCQ areas
by Christina Mendez - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
To boost economic activity, children as young as 10 will be allowed to go out of their houses in areas under modified general community quarantine starting Feb. 1, Malacañang said yesterday.
Palace looks forward to continuing partnership with US
by Christina Mendez - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang is confident that the Philippines and the United States’ diplomatic relations will be strengthened further during the term of President Joe Biden.
Duterte tells Galvez, Duque to leave Senate if…
by Christina Mendez - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has permitted two of his Cabinet secretaries to again attend the Senate inquiry tomorrow on the government’s vaccination program, provided they will be treated fairly and with respect during...
Government upbeat on program to decongest EDSA
by Christina Mendez - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite the pandemic, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar underscored on Friday that the Duterte administration’s efforts to decongest EDSA have started to gain ground following...
Philippines travel ban on over 30 countries extended
by Christina Mendez - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
After confirmation that a Filipino had been infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 following a business trip in Dubai, the Philippine government extended yesterday for another 15 days the travel restrictions on...
Duterte, Cabinet to be among last to get vaccine
by Christina Mendez - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
In other countries, heads of government are getting themselves vaccinated first to reassure the people about the safety and efficacy of the COVID shots.
Duterte: No term extension, no Sara in 2022
by Christina Mendez - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Even if handed to him on a silver platter, President Duterte reiterated lack of interest in extending his six-year term that will end in June next year and said he would also discourage his daughter from pursuing...
Duterte vouches for Sinovac, lets LGUs get any vaccine
by Christina Mendez - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday vouched for the efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines, but said local government units are free to negotiate for their preferred shots as long as these have drug regulatory approval.
Philippines includes China, 4 others in travel ban
by Christina Mendez - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines has issued travel restrictions to all foreigners coming from China, Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg and Oman after these countries reported cases of the new strain of COVID-19, presidential spokesman...
Palace: Only Sinovac shot available until June
by Christina Mendez - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Vaccines for COVID-19 would be available in the country next month but only one of the two brands manufactured in China, as other brands like those produced in the United States and the United Kingdom would be ready...
Palace studying extension of travel bans
by Christina Mendez - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang will be reviewing the threat of the United Kingdom and South African variants of COVID-19 in the next few days to determine if the travel restrictions imposed on foreigners from 28 countries will...
House measure lets private firms procure vaccines
by Christina Mendez - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
A measure has been filed in the House of Representatives to allow private companies to procure coronavirus vaccines for employees and their families.
Ban on Austrian travelers
by Christina Mendez - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Office of the President has banned the entry to the Philippines of foreign travelers coming from Austria or who have been to the European country within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines...
Why China is not in Philippines travel restriction list
by Christina Mendez - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
China and other territories not yet verified by the World Health Organization for cases of the new variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 remain excluded from travel restrictions to the Philippines, Malacañang...
Duterte allows LGUs to buy COVID-19 vaccines
by Christina Mendez - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Local government units will be allowed to procure vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019.
IATF creates task group on new virus variants
by Christina Mendez - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In compliance with President Duterte’s directive, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has created a technical working group or TWG to focus on monitoring and understanding...
Duterte wants COVID-19 saliva test
by Christina Mendez - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte is in favor of using saliva tests to detect COVID-19, with the results deemed to be 99 percent reliable compared to the invasive RT-PCR or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test...
Philippines welcomes 234 repatriated OFWs
by Christina Mendez - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
A total of 234 Filipinos in the Middle East were brought back to the country on New Year’s Day through a government repatriation mission from the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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