Omicron variant now in Philippines – DOH | Evening wRap

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The Philippine health department reports the country’s first two cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Despite this, the country remains under Alert Level 2 from December 16 to 31.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas identifies two to four hackers of nearly 700 BDO accounts affected by a recent hacking incident, and none of them are employees of BDO or Union Bank of the Philippines.

A bill allowing foreigners to fully own and control firms in key industries in the Philippines like telecommunications and transportation is one step closer to becoming law.

Beatrice Luigi Gomez says she is satisfied with her performance for the 70th Miss Universe pageant, which saw the Philippines back in the Top 5 after three years. 

Guinness World Records confirms BTS’ V or Kim Tae-hyung breaks the world record for the fastest time to reach one million and 10 million followers on Instagram. –