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Intensified efforts needed to boost PH MICE amid pandemic

"Now more than ever, we must all close ranks and intensify our collective efforts to once again position the Philippines as a premier leisure and MICE destination," she said in the recent Global MICE Situationer in the Time of the Pandemic webinar where she delivered the welcome remarks.

Duterte places entire Luzon under ‘enhanced community quarantine’

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared this without giving any further details as Duterte is expected to make a public address on government measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Safe to conduct festivals, public events in PH: DOT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the remarks after the Department of Health (DOH) earlier recommended the cancellation of big events and other mass gatherings amid the threats posed by the new coronavirus.

Most Pinoys attracted to ‘brains’ than body: SWS

The survey, conducted from December 13 to 16, bared that 81 percent of adult Filipinos prefer brains over the body, while only 19 percent think otherwise.

PH lifts travel ban on Taiwanese nationals

This developed following the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) held Friday afternoon, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press statement.

Salceda introduces reform to K to 12 education system

Albay Representative Joey Salceda said his House Bill No. 6247 aims to address the poor performance of Filipino students in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018; the hesitation of local companies to hire K-12 graduates; and “depressingly deficient” content and effectiveness of learning materials.

Gamboa orders probe on 357 cops on drug watch list

In a phone interview with reporters on Friday, Gamboa said these cops are still presumed innocent pending results of the investigation.

France opens expanded scholarship programs to Pinoys

The PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship program targets Filipinos working in the academe, research, or government institutions to boost exchanges in scientific knowledge and expertise between Paris and Manila.

PUIs for nCoV rise to 215: DOH

"Of the PUIs, 184 are currently admitted and isolated, nine have refused admission, 17 have been discharged under strict monitoring, while two have died of other causes. The first PUI death is a case of pneumonia in an immune-compromised patient while the second PUI death is a case of pneumonia in a patient with underlying restrictive lung disease," Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing at the DOH central office in Manila

DOH gets confirmatory test kits for 2019-nCov

DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo reported that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine will no longer be sending tests for confirmation to Australia because the reagents and the primers it ordered have arrived.

11 foreigners ‘under investigation’ for possible nCoV infection

The 11 patients under investigation (PUIs) are "of international nationalities including an American, Brazilian, Chinese, and German

BOC orders condemnation of ASF-positive pork dumplings from China

the examination of the contents of the container on January 22 revealed that the shipment containing pork balls and dumplings at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) were tested positive for ASF based on laboratory tests results from the port's Veterinary Quarantine Services.