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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.

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).

DOE, NCIP to address issues on implementation of energy projects

Secretary Cusi said that this is in line with the mechanisms being put in place by the DOE to ensure that energy projects will come in on time, in support of the country’s goals for economic and infrastructure development.

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.

Closure of NAIA partially lifted

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said Monday morning to Palawan News that the arrival NOTAM is still in effect until 12 noon.

All Manila bound flights from Palawan canceled until further notice

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said to Palawan News in an interview that arriving flights to the province from Clark, Pampanga will also be canceled Monday.

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).