Duterte calls for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine at UN assembly

Robie de Guzman   •   September 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – In his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized that all countries, rich or poor, should have equal access to the...

Filipinos in Mali told to prepare for evacuation as DFA raises alert level 2

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday advised Filipinos based in Mali to limit their movements and prepare for possible evacuation as it raised alert level...

CDC reverses earlier COVID-19 guidance that said asymptomatic people may not need testing

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (US Eastern Time) reversed its controversial coronavirus testing guidance that said people who were exposed to an infected person but...

Kingdom of Bahrain lifts suspension on domestic workers — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday (September 14) confirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has lifted its temporary suspension on household service workers. This...

Abe Shinzo’s right-hand man Suga Yoshihide is Japan’s new Prime Minister

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2020

The Japanese parliament on Wednesday (September 16) elected Suga Yoshihide as the country’s new prime minister under the Reiwa era and the first in nearly eight years. On Monday (September...

California wildfire death toll hits 31; hazardous air quality recorded

Marje Pelayo   •   September 14, 2020

Death toll from the raging wildfires in California is currently at 31 including a one-year old child. As of Monday (September 14), the wildfire has reached more than 3.2 million...

Filipino on Kuwait death row gets Amiri pardon, flies home to PH

Marje Pelayo   •   September 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government of Kuwait has granted clemency to overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Bienvenido Espino after serving 13 years in jail on death row for the murder of...

Japan Embassy clarifies report that rescue ops for missing crew members of Gulf Livestock 1 have stopped

Marje Pelayo   •   September 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Embassy of Japan in Manila on Thursday (September 10) clarified reports from various media outfits that the Japanese Coast Guard has called off the search and...

Japan Coast Guard stops search ops for crew of missing cargo vessel

Robie de Guzman   •   September 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese Coast Guard has ended its full-time search operations for the missing crew of a cargo vessel that sank off southwestern Japan, the Department of Foreign...

DFA: 49 new recoveries, no new deaths among overseas Filipinos from COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   September 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – No new fatalities among overseas Filipinos were reported on Wednesday (September 9) according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The death toll attributed to coronavirus disease...


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