Fully vaccinated seniors in GCQ, MGCQ zones now allowed to travel

MANILA – Fully vaccinated senior citizens residing in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ (MGCQ) can now enjoy more liberty despite the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic after the government allowed them to leave their homes. “The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, in a meeting held Thursday, agreed … Read More

UK carrier strike group to show freedom of navigation in South China Sea

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the United Kingdom’s Carrier Strike Group’s (CSG) upcoming visit to Manila will demonstrate freedom of navigation in the South China Sea (SCS). Lorenzana made this comment in an online conference with British Ambassador Daniel Pruce where several issues of mutual concern were discussed on … Read More

Licensure exams from July to Sept. ‘provisionally’ OK’d

MANILA – The conduct of licensure examinations for professionals from July to September this year has been “provisionally” approved, Malacañang said on Friday. This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved Thursday the request of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to administer the licensure examinations from July to … Read More

Vax sites ready for disasters: DOH

MANILA – Vaccination sites across the country are prepared in case disasters strike, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. In an online media briefing, DOH Spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said vaccination sites have been instructed on how to deal with disasters such as power outages, flooding, and strong rains to … Read More

Isaac Herzog elected president of Israel

JERUSALEM – The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) on Wednesday elected Isaac Herzog a new president for the country, succeeding Reuven Rivlin whose term as president has ended. Herzog, a former Labour Party leader, became the 11th president of Israel. According to the Knesset news channel, Herzog received 87 votes of the 120 Knesset members during secret … Read More

Ilocos Norte on heightened alert due to ‘Dante’

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte government through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has directed all its cities and municipalities to place their respective disaster operation centers on heightened alert in preparation for the possible onslaught of Typhoon Dante (international name Choi Wan). Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management officer Marcel Tabije … Read More