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Duterte declares state of calamity in CALABARZON

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Region IV-A or Calabarzon under state of calamity due to the aftermath of Taal Volcano’s unrest last month. Duterte signed the Proclamation 906 on February 21 declaring a state of calamity in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas,...

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Antarctica remains as last continent without coronavirus case

Antarctica remains as the only continent on Earth without the coronavirus disease- after Brazil confirms its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday. Brazilian health officials said that a 61-year-old Sao Paulo man who traveled to Italy has tested positive for the...

Taal Volcano emits smoke, Alert Level 2 remains

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) confirmed that Taal Volcano emitted steam or smoke on Wednesday evening. Phivolcs said that the smoke was from 200 meters to 300 meters high. This is classified as moderate was observed. No ash or lava...

DFA to repatriate Filipinos from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

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Jan. 29, 20 | 11:43 am

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday night announced that it is ready to evacuate Filipinos in Wuhan City and the rest of Hubei Province as the number of coronavirus infections there continues to rise.

In an advisory, the DFA said those who wish to come home will be subject to China’s rules on disease containment, including immigration clearance and quarantine process.

There are around 150 Filipinos in Wuhan City.

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“The DFA is making available special flights from Hubei Province to the Philippines. Hence, Filipinos in the area who wish to be repatriated should contact the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai,” the DFA said.

Upon arrival in the Philippines, returning Filipinos will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine per guidelines of the Department of Health.

Those who wish to stay in China should heed advisories from local health authorities, and cooperate with efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, which was first detected in December.

Authorities advised Filipinos in the affected areas who need medical assistance and treatment to go to the nearest medical facility and seek proper medical care, including treatment and quarantine.

Manila has already advised Filipinos to postpone non-essential travel to China.

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Duterte declares state of calamity in CALABARZON

Duterte declares state of calamity in CALABARZON

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Region IV-A or Calabarzon under state of calamity due to the aftermath of Taal Volcano’s unrest last month. Duterte signed the Proclamation 906 on February 21 declaring a state of calamity in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas,...

LOOK: Newlyweds Matteo and Sarah go shopping for their new house

LOOK: Newlyweds Matteo and Sarah go shopping for their new house

Sarah and Matteo Guidicelli went shopping on Wednesday for their new home. In an Instagram post of Vicki Belo, the two were seen shopping for utensils and glassware at a mall in Makati. “Scarlet say congratulations to Ate Sarah and Kuya Matteo,” Belo told her daughter...

LBC Unli Air is Back!

LBC Unli Air is Back!

Now is the time to give a little extra! Load all you can in an LBC Junior Box for a flat rate of Dh350 for sending anywhere in the Philippines, delivered in 7 days or less. Sending love in the form of gifts to family back home doesn’t have to be only once a year....

Exciting World Food Festival events this weekend across LuLu stores

Exciting World Food Festival events this weekend across LuLu stores

Filipinos will soon witness a delicious and extravagant food fiesta as LuLu continues its string of events for its World Food Festival across the UAE. Happening this weekend, from February 28 to 29, will be their ‘Pagkaing Pinoy’ which will feature different chefs...

Antarctica remains as last continent without coronavirus case

Antarctica remains as last continent without coronavirus case

Antarctica remains as the only continent on Earth without the coronavirus disease- after Brazil confirms its first case of coronavirus on Wednesday. Brazilian health officials said that a 61-year-old Sao Paulo man who traveled to Italy has tested positive for the...

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