Alex Gonzaga, her parents, and fiancé Mikee recover from Covid-19

Despite plans that have been cancelled, the actress is still grateful for many things Earlier today, Alex Gonzaga shared an intimate and very personal documentary video of how life was the past three weeks since they found out that she and her parents, fiancé Mikee, and one household help Sophie, were infected with Covid-19.  She was contemplating if she should share how life was when Covid-19 hit them, and decided that she should, “so you can learn from our mistakes and to give you hope so that you know you…

8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases -DFA

News / National / 8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases –DFA 8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases –DFA The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported eight new confirmed cases, 10 new recoveries, and no new fatality due to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) among Filipinos abroad. In its latest report, the DFA said the new confirmed cases and new recoveries were recorded in the Americas and Asia and the Pacific. The total number of overseas Filipinos who have contracted the virus since the outbreak of…

Manila city gov’t provides food assistance to families of workers with COVID-19

The Manila City government has provided food assistance to the families of public transportation drivers, public market vendors, and mall employees who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) through its free mass swab testing operations. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced this after some workers expressed concerns about not being able to support their families as they undergo their 14-day quarantine. This concern could convince others not to get tested for the deadly disease so they could continue to…

From Azerbaijan-Armenia to China-Taiwan, 5 Biggest Territorial Disputes Making Headlines As World Battles COVID-19

Apart from fighting the intense COVID-19 outbreak, countries around the world are also dealing with various economic, political, social and territorial disputes. Most of the territorial disputes among countries have a long history of violent struggles, unsettled claims and voluntary or forced ceasefire with occasional violations. The recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clash traces back its origin during the 1980s Soviet Union’s breakdown. From Azerbaijan-Armenia to China-Taiwan, 5 Biggest Territorial Disputes Making Headlines As World Battles COVID-19 Here is a list of other prominent territorial disputes around the world, some operating under a…

Lagman cites alternative sources of funds gov’t may tap for PhilHealth, veterans, COVID-19

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman cited Friday alternative sources of funds that the government may tap to fund PhilHealth and the campaign against COVID-19 and pay veterans’ benefit instead of selling the Philippines’ precious war reparation assets in Japan. Independent opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman (FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Lagman, in his interpellation of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) proposed budget for 2021, disclosed that funds from this potential sale would be used to, first, prevent the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from getting bankrupt; second, bankroll the government’s continuing…

Go cites PCOO’s important role in COVID-19 information dissemination, backs agency’s proposed budget

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’’ Go has highlighted the important role of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) as the lead communications arm of the government in delivering information and combatting fear-mongering and public anxiety during these times of uncertainty and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (Senator Christopher “Bong” Go official Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN) Go, vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, expressed his support for the proposed 2021 budget of the PCOO during a budget hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Finance yesterday.  The budgets…

Angono SK president BJ ‘Tolits’ Forbes tests positive for COVID-19

Former child actor now Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Angono Federation president, BJ “Tolits” Forbes, has been on home quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7. (photo from BJ Forbes Facebook) Forbes, who is Bernard Joecel Forbes in real life, announced on his Facebook page that he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 7. He underwent swab testing on October 5 right in the studio room of his residence which also serves as his isolation area. In his video blog on Youtube, Forbes said he started feeling unwell on…

Facing Criticism Over COVID-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – As China faces global criticism over its initial handling of the COVID pandemic, “re-education” camps for ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, online censorship and more, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, used a high-level meeting to talk about a different topic: how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party. At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi said that “archaeology is of great socio-political and cultural significance.” He recommended developing China’s field of archeology to better understand the history of Chinese civilization, its origins…

56 police trainees staying in one compound infected with COVID-19 in Baguio City

Fifty-six police trainees, and a regular police officer tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as they comprised the majority of 68 new cases that were recorded on Monday, September 28. The trainees were all staying at a compound in Barangay Lower Lourdes Subdivision while they were undergoing field training. The other police officer who was infected was a regular member of the Philippine National Police (PNP). According to Mayor Benjie Magalong said all the contacts of the infected police personnel have already been traced, and have been isolated and…

Miss Universe Philippines candidate tests positive for COVID-19

One of the candidates in the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 beauty pageant has been tested positive for COVID-19. Maria Isabela B. Galeria who is representing Sorsogon made the revelation on Instagram on Sunday September 27. Her admission came as the national beauty pageant kicked off its eight-episode series dubbed “Right Light” which tackles the journey of the 50 candidates to the coveted crown. . This is the first time that a candidate in a national pageant openly admitted she was tested positive for the virus. Galeria is a registered nurse and a…