Covid Vaccines Injected to Filipinos Reach 20.8 Million

Press Release: As of 01 August 2021, 6PM, a total of 20,863,544 doses have already been administered. 11,747,581 have received their first doses while 9,115,963 have already gotten the complete protection of the COVID-19 vaccines. The total doses administered in the 22nd week of our national vaccination reached 3,661,123 doses with an average of 523,018daily … Read more

Facts and Figures About Clark International Airport

By DOTr Asec G Hope Libiran FACTS and FIGURES about the Clark International Airport’s New Passenger Terminal Building: This is a joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) led by Secretary Art Tugade, and BCDA led by Secretary Vince Dizon. The project involves the construction of a new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), with a … Read more

Travel to Bulacan, Philippines Fast and Easy

Motorists going to Bulacan will soon have a better travel experience after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) through the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Thursday, 22 July 2021, with the NLEX Corporation, the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Marilao municipal government to start the construction of … Read more

Philippine Customs Stops Currency-Smuggling

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On numerous occasions since 2020, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) succesfully prevented attempts of currency-smuggling, and seized the subject local and foreign currencies and other monetary instruments amounting to P33,128,870.00, based on the report by the Intelligence Group-Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (IG-CIIS) of the BOC as of July 14, 2021. The seized currencies originated … Read more

250K Doses of Moderna Covid Vaccines Arrive in the Philippines

The Bureau of Customs-NAIA (BOC-NAIA) cleared another batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, consisting of 250,800 doses, which arrived via Singapore airlines on July 15, 2021. Moderna, developed by American drug firm Moderna, Inc., is the seventh COVID-19 vaccine granted with emergency use approval in the Philippines on May 05, 2021, following the earlier FDA-approved COVID-19 … Read more

New Clark International Airport in Philippines To Reopen

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade, BCDA President Vince Dizon, and LIPAD, shall inspect one of the key projects of the “BUILD, BUILD, BUILD” Program — the new Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga. This airport was completed despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Touted as “Asia’s … Read more

Japan Navy Forces Visit the Philippines

From July 9 to 11, the Japan Training Squadron of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) made a port visit to Davao City, Philippines. The visit of JS Kashima and JS Setoyuki of the JMSDF Training Squadron was part of the 65th Overseas Training Cruise whose purpose is to develop the newly commissioned officers’ seamanship … Read more

China Provides 550 Million Anti-Covid Vaccines to Covax

As the world is marching towards herd immunity, Sinopharm and Sinovac have reached advance purchase agreements with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to provide as many as 550 million doses of vaccines for the world through the COVAX Facility. Good to hear that Sinopharm will provide 60 million this year, and GAVI … Read more

Gecko from Thailand Confiscated in Philippine Airport

A parcel from Thailand containing a live leopard gecko was seized by the Bureau of Customs- NAIA (BOC-NAIA) in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on July 05, 2021. The parcel arrived at Paircargo warehouse without the required import permit from the DENR, prompting the conduct of 100% physical examination thereof. … Read more

Extension of Visa for Foreigners in the Philippines

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has given foreign nationals whose visas here have expired during the pandemic a grace period until November 30 this year to apply for renewal of their visas. In an order issued last Wednesday, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that for humanitarian reasons, the BI is allowing aliens, whose converted visas … Read more

Philippine Air Force Writes an Open Letter

An Open Letter for Max Defense Dear Sir, Your Philippine Air Force appreciates your efforts and genuine concern particularly on spreading awareness to our AFP and aviation enthusiasts and helping our air force achieve its vision of becoming a more capable and credible Air Force. However, your latest article pointed out several information that are … Read more

AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Arrives in the Philippines

The Bureau of Customs-NAIA (BOC-NAIA) cleared another batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, with 1,124,100 doses, aboard All Nippon airlines on July 08, 2021. The vaccine donation from the Government of Japan, consigned to the Department of Health (DOH), arrived via Flight No. NH819 at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City at around 9:00 pm and … Read more