COVID-19 Subvariant KP.2 Detected in the Philippines

Covid Flirt Variant

The COVID-19 subvariant KP.2, part of the so-called “FLiRT” variants, has reached the Philippines, as confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday. This development comes despite the government’s ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the virus. In a statement, DOH Assistant Secretary Albert Domingo revealed that the earliest sample collection date for … Read more

Health Secretary Duque Denies Lockdown Anew After May 9 Elections

Health Secretary Duque Clarifies Rumored Lockdown After Elections Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III clarified the rumored implementation of lockdown after elections on May 9. Duque stated in a radio interview on Saturday that they have not seen any significant that it will be possible to implement after the election. Online rumors are … Read more

LTO Continues Operations In GCQ Areas


LTO Continued Its Operations In Areas Under General Community Quarantine The Land Transportation Office (LTO) released an advisory on the resumption of operations of its offices which were located on areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Signed by Asec. Edgar Galvante, the Land Transportation Office issued a public advisory dated May 9, 2020, announcing that … Read more

President Duterte Poses With IATF Members During Meeting

President Duterte

President Duterte Posed With IATF Members During Meeting President Rodrigo Duterte struck a pose together with the members of the cabinet during the IATF meeting on Monday. This, as President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday met with the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF MEID) in order to … Read more

Camarines Norte Reports First Coronavirus Case

Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur

Bicol Center for Health Development on Monday reported Camarines Norte’s first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. This, as the Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development in the Bicol Region said in a press released that DOH Bicol reported two new COVID-19 cases — one in Camarines Norte and one in … Read more

Weddings, Baptisms To Have Few Guests After ECQ – Manila Archdiocese

Weddings and Baptisms

Weddings and baptisms will have a fewer guests after ECQ, according to the Manila Archdiocese. Weddings and baptisms will have a limited number of guests if religious services will be allowed after lifting the enhanced community quarantine, according to the Manila Archdiocese. This, as Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo on Friday explained that only a … Read more

Bikes, Motors To Play ‘Important Role’ For Commuters Under ‘New Normal’


DOTr Eyes Use Of Bikes And Motorcycles As Modes Of Transportation Under “New Normal” The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday said that two-wheeled vehicles — including bikes and motors — would have an important role for commuters under “new normal”. This, as the Philippine government was preparing for the “new normal” once the quarantine … Read more

Google, Apple Shows Preview Of How Contact Tracing Apps Will Work

Google-Apple COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Google and Apple Presented An Initial Preview Of How COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Will Work Google and Apple shared an initial preview of how their COVID-19 contact tracing apps will function as these apps were expected to roll out later this month. Previously, Google privately released a beta version of the COVID-19 contact tracing app … Read more

BREAKING: Davao Occidental Reports First Coronavirus Case

Davao Occidental

Davao Occidental Reported Its First Coronavirus Case Davao Occidental on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 after over two months of being COVID-19 free. This, as Davao Occidental Governor Claude Bautista on Tuesday said that a 65-year-old female patient was admitted at Southern Philippines Medical Center last May 1 … Read more