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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.

PCG intensifies inspection of foreign vessels due to new virus

In a statement on Friday, PCG Commandant, Adm. Joel Garcia said the alert was meant to intensify the comprehensive inspection of PCG port state control officers, together with the Bureau of Quarantine, on all foreign vessels entering major ports in the country.

CAB wants airlines to upgrade systems for timely announcements

The CAB made the proposal to enhance the APBR during its regular board meeting on Monday that came days after Taal Volcano's eruption disrupted flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Avoid using schools as evac centers, Briones to LGUs

Since last weekend's eruption of the Taal Volcano, classes have remained suspended in the provinces of Cavite and Batangas, and some parts of Laguna.

BRP Conrado Yap detects US submarine off Palawan

"For the very first, the BRP Conrado Yap was able to detect submarine while passing and (patrolling) off Palawan waters. This is the first time for the Navy (after a long time to have an asset capable of detecting submarines). It is very exciting," Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said in the vernacular during an interview Wednesday night at Acero Hall, Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

PCG welcomes Chinese counterpart in ‘first-ever’ maritime drill

In a statement, PCG commandant Admiral Joel Garcia said the CCG’s week-long port call, which unofficially begun on their arrival on Monday at Port Area in Manila, was the first time the two maritime security agencies had a formal meeting to discuss and enhance diplomatic relations as well as maritime security cooperation.

Travel agencies still thrive amid growing online platforms

In a press conference, PTAA president Ritchie Tuaño said the services offered by travel agencies are still in demand despite more people who are booking and planning their trips online.

Precautionary evacuation urged as Taal Volcano spews ash

"We have been raising the Alert Level (in Taal) from zero to 1 since March 2019. Today we have observed a fast escalation in the (volcanic) activity," Phivolcs director Renato Solidum told the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

Voter registration for 2022 polls resumes Jan. 20

The poll body said the registration will start on January 20 and will run until Sept. 30, 2021.

No more mandatory repatriation for OFWs in Iran, Lebanon

"Initially, the level of alert for Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon are the same—[Alert Level] 4. Although it was unofficial, I was informed yesterday (Wednesday) that the alert level in Lebanon was put down to level 2 and I understand that there's no more alert level in Iran," Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a statement.

New virus cause of China pneumonia outbreak: WHO

Chinese authorities warned that the virus in question can cause severe illness in some patients but does not transmit readily between people.