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Janette Garin Talks About Next Steps in the Fight Against COVID

Former Health Secretary Rep. Janette Loreto-Garin recently released a statement detailing the next steps in the fight against COVID. It may be recalled that, as of August 08, there are a total of 57,559 active cases in the country. Moreover, there are +4,226 confirmed cases out of the total tests done by 82 out of… Continue reading Janette Garin Talks About Next Steps in the Fight Against COVID

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“There are many good people at PhilHealth” – Morales

‘You know, there are many good people at PhilHealth,” begins Ricardo Morales, President and CEO of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in a bid to defend the individuals working at the institution from corruption allegations, as PhilHealth is currently under Senate probe. ‘You know, there are many good people at PhilHealth. These are the people… Continue reading “There are many good people at PhilHealth” – Morales

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Jollibee to Close 255 Stores

Fast-food giant Jollibee is set to close 255 stores following a net loss of USD 240 million (Php 12 billion) in the first half of 2020, in an article by Rappler. Moreover, in an article by Mashable, Jollibee’s shares also took a dip – with USD 2.2 billion ‘wiped out in market value, the worst… Continue reading Jollibee to Close 255 Stores

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Cebu Pacific Passengers Required to Wear Face Shields Starting August 15

In line with directives from the Philippine government, all Cebu Pacific passengers will be required to wear face shields during the entire flight, effective August 15, 2020. This is on top of the mandatory use of face masks upon entering the airport terminal until arrival at the destination. CEB continues to implement enhanced bio-security preventive… Continue reading Cebu Pacific Passengers Required to Wear Face Shields Starting August 15

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Ostrich Trends on Social Media

Amid the pandemic and controversies in the country, an ostrich took the internet by storm as it trends on social media. Apparently, an ostrich got loose in a private subdivision in Quezon City. Videos of an ostrich running amok were uploaded online. An ostrich is a large flightless bird. According to National Geographic, ostriches can… Continue reading Ostrich Trends on Social Media

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PhilHealth May Collapse by 2022

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may collapse by 2022 if the global health emergency continues to exist. According to Nerissa Santiago, Acting PhilHealth Senior Vice President, PhilHealth is losing its reserve funds and its actuarial life may only last until next year. “By next year po, wala na po tayong reserve funds. So one year… Continue reading PhilHealth May Collapse by 2022

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Shoot to Kill MECQ Remark Sparks Outrage

“Mula bukas, shoot to kill na ang lalabas sa MECQ,” was the controversial post by Rannie Ludovica, head of Quezon City’s Task Force Disiplina. Although he clarified that no ‘shoot to kill’ order was made for violators, his post sparked outrage in the online community. To date, the Facebook post has been deleted. In an… Continue reading Shoot to Kill MECQ Remark Sparks Outrage

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Cebu Pacific Suspends All Domestic Flights To/Fro Manila

In a recent advisory, Cebu Pacific announces suspension of domestic passenger flights to/from Manila – Aug 4 to 18, 2020 (as of Aug 4, 2020; 9am). All Cebu Pacific and Cebgo domestic flights to/from Metro Manila are cancelled  from August 4 to 18, 2020, in line with the announcement of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and adjacent… Continue reading Cebu Pacific Suspends All Domestic Flights To/Fro Manila

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Cebu Pacific Mounts More International Flights Starting August 1

Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka flights underway - Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier, gradually rebuilds its international flight network with the restart of flights between Manila and key Asian destinations in August. This is on top of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai which re-started in mid-July. Beginning August 1, 2020,… Continue reading Cebu Pacific Mounts More International Flights Starting August 1

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Cebu Pacific Resumes Manila-Incheon Seoul Flights

Cebu Pacific Advisory, as of July 28, 2020; 4:40pm: Cebu Pacific will resume flights from Manila to Incheon (Seoul), South Korea on August 6, 2020. However, passengers will not be allowed to travel from Incheon to Manila. Below is the international flight schedule of Cebu Pacific: 5J 18 / Manila-Dubai / Every Sunday / 6:55pm… Continue reading Cebu Pacific Resumes Manila-Incheon Seoul Flights