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

Japan Donates 1.1M AstraZeneca Vaccines to the Philippines

Manila, Philippines: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed the arrival of 1,124,100 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the Japanese government on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Villamor Airbase. The donated vaccines are part of Japan’s assistance to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-nations and on top of its contribution to the COVAX facility. … Read more

Salomague Port in Ilocos, Philippines Expanded

TOURISM, JOB GENERATION IN ILOCOS TO GET BOOST AS DOTR, PPA INAUGURATE EXPANDED SALOMAGUE PORT As the country moves forward towards recovery amid the pandemic, the government is banking on the tourism industry to revive the economy. On Thursday, 08 July 2021, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade, together with Philippine Ports Authority General … Read more

China is World’s Top COVID-19 Vaccine Supplier

China is the world’s top COVID-19 vaccine supplier, according to China’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian. Delighted to know that as of July 2021, China has provided more than 480 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the world! This number totals the most vaccines supplied by a country to the world. The whopping 480 … Read more

Slow Delivery of Covid Vaccines to the Philippines Is Worrying

PASIG CITY, Philippines – National Task Force (NTF) against COVID 19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., has encouraged all local government units (LGUs) to prioritize the administration of the second dose especially of Sinovac vaccines within the next two weeks in order to address slippages in deliveries. In Advisory 62 released … Read more

Philippine Authorities Alerted Over Unrest of Taal Volcano

Manila – Philippine Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that a total of 826 personnel with 107 equipment are now prepositioned around Taal Volcano in case another explosive eruption happens. Citing a report from the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance, Secretary Villar said that the Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of DPWH Regional Office IV-A … Read more

Philippine Schools Won’t Return to Face-to-Face Class Yet

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, June 28, reiterated that he would not allow students to go back to face-to-face classes despite the start of the vaccination of the country’s educators. The President made the remarks after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reported the government’s move of symbolically inoculating government workers such as soldiers, policemen, jail … Read more

3 Philippine Importers Face Criminal Suits for Smuggled Goods

Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs recently filed three (3) criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) involving P86 million worth of misdeclared smuggled goods. The first case is against JANTHEARA TRADING INTERNATIONAL for the alleged misdeclaration of an estimated 2,500 bags of imported onions amounting to P3,315,350.96 last May 17, 2021 at … Read more

National Gov’t, Cebu Iron Out Conflicts in Fighting Covid-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines: The country’s COVID-19 task forces emphasized the need for the national government and the provincial government of Cebu to work together to protect the province from the threat of COVID-19 being a major gateway to Visayas and Luzon. This was among the major discussion points during a meeting on Tuesday, June 29, … Read more

Philippine Military Chief Becomes Nostalgic When Recalling Younger Years

Negros Oriental, Philippines – The Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Cirilito E Sobejana, reminisced his younger years as a Lieutenant in the 11th Infantry (Lapu-Lapu) Battalion, Philippine Army, during his visit yesterday, June 28, 2021 (Monday) at Headquarters, 11IB, Barangay Salag, Siaton, Negros Oriental. General Sobejana, who is about to retire … Read more

Smuggled Cigarettes from China Seized at Subic, Philippines

Subic, Philippines – As the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) intensifies border security nationwide, the Port of Subic through the efforts of its Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) on June 24, 2021 seized smuggled cigarettes estimated to have a value of Php 92 Million. Through the issuance of a Pre-lodgment Control Order (PLCO), the two … Read more

17.4M Doses of Anti-Covid Vaccines Arrive in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines – As the government’s arm involved in the supply chain of essential goods, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) continues to deliver and provide services to the public by ensuring efficient processing and release of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the … Read more

1 Million CoronaVac Shipped to the Philippines

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Philippines received another one million CoronaVac doses on June 28, Monday, bringing the country’s total supply of Sinovac-made vaccines to 12 million. This latest shipment is the fifth batch of CoronaVac vaccines delivered this June. To date, a total of 6.5 million doses have been shipped to the country this … Read more