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There are 57 areas in the National Capital region that are under granular lockdown. In the Laging Handa Public Briefing, Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said almost all local government units in Metro Manila are in granular lockdown. According to Malaya, it will be up to the LGU to issue an advance warning if an area […]

More than 30 million Filipinos have already registered with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the said number is since September 9 when they completed their Step 2 registration for the national Identification (ID) Program. Step 2 registration consists of biometric information such as fingerprints, iris scans and front-facing […]

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III reported that at least 91 percent of provinces and cities nationwide are at high risk for COVID-19. In such areas, 82 percent have high health care utilization and intensive care utilization rates. Based on the Department of Health’s (DOH) metrics, 70 percent of the COVID-19 hospital beds and ICU beds […]

Dollar remittances from abroad rise in the past month of July. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), personal remittances from Filipinos abroad increased by 2.6 percent. It recorded $ 3.167 billion in July 2021 compared to $ 3.085 billion in July 2020. In total he said there was a six per cent increase […]

The Palace of Malacañang has assured that the government is now on the lookout for possible attacks by terrorist groups in the country. The Palace made this statement after the Japanese government issued a notice that someone was monitoring their ranks in the country’s security. According to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, the Philippines is grateful […]

About 1.7 million Filipinos have signed up for national ID cards. In the Laging Handa Public Briefing, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Assistant Secretary Rosalinda Bautista said that 42 million have registered to obtain a national ID. According to Bautista, those who have obtained a national ID have been given the opportunity to open a bank […]

Up to 17 million Filipinos have been injected with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that more than 2.2 million people in the country have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, more than 39 million people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of […]

There is a 70 to 80 percent chance that the country will experience La Niña in the last quarter of the year. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), it is possible to experience the same weather until the first quarter of next year. This only happens twice in seven years. […]

An additional P33 billion will be needed by the Department of Education (DepEd) to provide laptops to all teachers amid distance learning schemes. DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said this during the budget deliberations of the House committee on appropriations this afternoon. Aside from the P33 billion, Pascua said the department will need an additional P4 […]

Metro Manila will be subject to Alert Level 4 starting September 16. According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, this is the beginning of the implementation of the granular lockdown due to the threat of COVID-19. Meaning under Alert Level 4 the case of COVID-19 is increasing and the utilization rate of ICU beds is high. […]