The Bureau of Immigration has started denying applications for visa-upon-arrival by tour groups from Wuhan City, China due to risks posed by the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Since the eruption of Taal Volcano last Jan. 12, fifteen evacuees in Batangas province have died in separate incidents due to various circumstances, the Department of Health said yesterday.
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go has appealed to residents living in areas within the 14-kilometer permanent danger zone from the main crater of Taal Volcano to cooperate with local government officials, assisted by law enforcers and national agencies, as they implement a lockdown within the hazardous area that started last Jan. 23.
In a message in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year yesterday, President Duterte cited the enduring friendship between the Philippines and China, and the strengthened relations between the two countries due to trade and cultural exchanges.
Local pump prices are expected to slightly go down this week.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza said the Philippines can unilaterally (one-sided) terminate the bilateral (two-sided) Visiting Forces Agreement between the country and the United States.
The total affected residents being served elsewhere stands at 148,271 (42.53%), exceeding the figure of those in evacuation centers.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. rejected yesterday any offer of blood money from the killers of household service worker Jeanelyn Villavende who was allegedly beaten to death by her employer in Kuwait.
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted three former Department of Finance (DOF) officials of graft in connection with their alleged involvement in a multibillion-peso tax credit scam in the 1990s.
Up to 1,792 National Food Authority employees stand to lose their jobs without any assurance of benefits in the pending “restructuring” of the agency, the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura said yesterday.