PH ready to repatriate Pinoys from Israel

MANILA – The Philippines is ready to facilitate emergency repatriation of Filipinos from Israel amid the heaviest fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippine Embassy in Israel and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) are “expert” in ensuring the safety … Read More

‘Crising’ now a tropical storm

MANILA – Weather disturbance “Crising” has intensified into a tropical storm (TS) as it heads towards Davao Occidental and Surigao del Sur, the weather bureau said Thursday. In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Crising” now packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near … Read More

DFA ‘seriously concerned’ over violence in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday expressed “serious concern” over the escalation of violence in parts of Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, worsened by the aerial exchanges between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants. “The Philippines urges all parties to exercise restraint and seek dialogue to de-escalate tensions and avoid further actions … Read More

Over 2.5M Filipinos vaccinated so far

MANILA – A total of 2,539,693 Filipinos have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine shots, 514,655 of them fully protected with the required two doses, a health official reported Wednesday. During a televised public briefing, Health Undersecretary and National Vaccination Operations Center chairperson Myrna Cabotaje said there are 2,025,038 individuals who have received … Read More