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The Philippines on Thursday, March 25, logs 8,773 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since the pandemic began. This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 693,048, with 99,891 active.

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says local governments, and not Comelec, should be blamed for the proliferation of posters of potential candidates in the 2022 elections in various parts of the country.

Police and military kill at least 8 suspected members of the New People’s Army in Negros Oriental Tuesday, March 23, 6 days before the founding anniversary of the armed group. 

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte raised the presence of over 200 Chinese ships near a reef in Philippine waters during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian.

Efforts to dislodge a long container vessel that choked traffic along the Suez Canal resume at high tide on Thursday, March 25. –