South Korea, Japan record a record high number of new cases of COVID-19

South Korea recorded a sad milestone when the number of new COVID-19 cases on January 25 reached a record high of 8,571 cases due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. People wait for samples to be tested for COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea on January 21, 2022. Photo: YONHAP/VNA Among the new cases, … Read more

UN: The devastation of Typhoon Rai in the Philippines is much greater than initial assessment

The United Nations (UN) said on January 21 that the extent of devastation caused by Typhoon Rai in the Philippines had been “horribly” underestimated in initial assessments and the number of people “severely affected”. ” in fact tripled, to 9 million people. Destruction after Super Typhoon Rai swept over General Luna, Surigao del Norte province, … Read more

The US sponsors the construction of a training center for the Philippine Coast Guard

The United States is funding the construction of a new technical training center for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at a cost of up to $5.5 million. The ground-breaking ceremony for the aforementioned center was held in Balagtas town in Bulacan province, Philippines on January 19, according to the newspaper. Philippine Daily Inquirer today, January … Read more

COVID-19 in ASEAN by the end of January 17: The epidemic increased sharply in the Philippines; Laos advises people not to gather in large numbers

According to the statistics of, as of 23:59 on January 17, countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recorded 64,726 new cases of COVID-19 and 238 deaths. The total number of cases in this region has so far exceeded 15,795,700 cases and 310,502 deaths. Health workers give people a COVID-19 vaccine in … Read more

Philippines buys a series of US helicopters for disaster response

The Philippine Department of Defense has ordered 32 S-70 helicopters from the United States to upgrade its aging armament and support disaster response operations. The first of 32 S-70i Black Hawks helicopters will be delivered from the Polish plant of US defense corporation Lockheed Martin to the Philippines in 2023, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said … Read more

Philippines buys anti-ship missile system

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recently announced that the country has agreed to buy an anti-ship missile system from India to enhance security in the context of China’s increasing presence in the South China Sea. Secretary Lorenzana on the evening of January 14 revealed some details of the nearly $375 million contract signed with BrahMos … Read more

​The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines increased to a record high for the third day in a row

On January 15, the Philippine Department of Health announced that the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was spreading in the community in the capital Manila area, in the context of a record increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the third day. 3 in a row. A COVID-19 patient is treated at … Read more

Philippines extends epidemic prevention in the capital Manila

The Philippine task force for COVID-19 prevention and control will extend the time to impose epidemic prevention and control measures in the capital Manila area and other provinces until the end of January. People wait in line to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mandaluyong City, on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. Photo: AFP/VNA On January … Read more

Thailand considers classifying COVID-19 as an endemic disease

Thailand’s Ministry of Health intends to include COVID-19 in the list of endemic diseases this year because the current wave shows mild symptoms and people have actively participated in vaccination. Vaccination against COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: THX/VNA On January 10, Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiattiphum Wongrajit informed about the plan of the Ministry … Read more