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Too early to declare Omicron BA2.12.1 local transmission

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it is premature to declare a local transmission of the BA2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in the Philippines...

PH eyed as next location for blockbuster ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The Philippines may just be the next location for the Hollywood blockbuster "Crazy Rich Asians". At the recent World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit,...

‘Uncharted’ removed from PH cinemas over 9-dash line scene

Hollywood film "Uncharted" was pulled out in Philippine cinemas over a scene containing an image of the nine-dash line, an invisible demarcation that depicts...

Southeast Asian nations eye unified health passport

Southeast Asian nations are discussing the possibility of a unified health passport to facilitate seamless travel for tourists, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Thursday. The...

El Nido, Davao, Boracay popular among WTTC delegates

Sun and beach destinations Boracay, Davao, and El Nido in Palawan top the destinations picked by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit...

DOH studies booster inclusion on fully vaxxed status

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking at whether booster doses should be included in the country's core vaccine series. Once approved, Health Undersecretary Myrna...

PH borders reopen; tourism players ready for influx of travelers

Filipino tourism players are ready to welcome more foreign tourists as the Philippines officially reopened its gates to all fully vaccinated leisure travelers on...

Tourism department hopes for full PH reopening to foreign tourists by...

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is hoping the Philippines could fully reopen its doors to more foreign tourists by April of this year. Currently, only...

Pres. Duterte to open facilities to US if Ukraine conflict reaches...

If the Ukraine-Russia conflict crosses over to Asia, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte may open...

Fully vaxxed Pinoys allowed entry to Singapore starting March 4

Filipinos fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be allowed entry to Singapore starting March 4, the Singaporean Ministry of Transport announced. This was after the...

No lifting of face mask mandate yet: DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said the country's face mask mandate would remain even with the decreasing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. In...

Dangerous to assume Omicron last variant: WHO exec

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Philippines warned against the "dangerous" assumption that Omicron would bring the world to the pandemic endgame as...