MB Daily News Update November 18

Published November 18, 2021, 5:51 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The Philippines didn’t take the Ayungin Shoal incident sitting down.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he has sent his strong ‘outrage, condemnation, and protest’ to the Ambassador of China and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing over the Chinese Coast Guard’s blocking of Philippine boats transporting food supplies to Philippine military personnel in Ayungin.

Locsin described the Chinese veessels’ actions as downright illegal.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In response to this, Malacañang, through Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said the Philippines will continue to assert whatever is rightfully the Filipinos’.

“As we have in the past, we will continue to assert our sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction over our territory,” he said.

Meanwhile, OCTA Research group said it’s possible for the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila could de-escalate to alert level 1 under the Alert Level System (ALS) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) come December if the number of new cases of the dreaded illness continues to decline.

Research fellow Prof. Guido David said the positivity rate of those tested for the virus in the NCR stood at 3 percent, which is within the 5 percent standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

These are among the top stories this busy Thursday afternoon, November 18, 2021.

1) PH COVID-19 Update: 1,297 new cases; 1,956 new recoveries;  305 new deaths

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/octa-says-childrens-visit-to-enclosed-spaces-must-be-limited/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/octa-6-provinces-at-very-low-risk-for-covid-19/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/octa-sees-steady-decline-in-covid-19-cases-nationwide/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/covid-19-vaccines-expected-to-get-full-authorization-from-ph-fda-by-2022/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/octa-metro-manila-back-on-track-covid-19-growth-rate-at-7/

2) ELECTION 2022

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/former-solgen-mendoza-volunteers-as-counsel-for-bongbong-marcos/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/anti-terror-law-amendments-anti-corruption-body-are-trillanes-senate-priorities/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/comelec-grants-extension-to-marcos-camp-to-submit-answer-on-coc-cancellation-case/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/petitions-vs-marcos-jr-before-comelec-now-4/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/robredo-eyes-p216-b-ayuda-fund-in-first-100-days-of-presidency/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/sara-duterte-assumes-post-as-lakas-cmd-party-chairperson/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/lacson-to-put-in-place-geo-tagging-system-to-stop-corruption-in-infra-projects/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/robredo-to-shift-toward-smart-infrastructure-to-regain-pre-pandemic-economic-growth/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/marcos-camp-slams-new-nuisance-disqualification-petition/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/robredo-calls-may-2022-polls-a-matter-of-survival-for-pinoys/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/robredo-seeks-to-build-better-infra-projects-for-all-filipinos-benefit/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/vp-leni-wants-to-prop-up-blue-industries-says-ph-can-be-leading-maritime-power/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/alliance-for-isko-movement-pledges-full-support-for-aksyon-demokratiko-slate/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/petitioners-oppose-marcos-camps-motion-for-extension-of-time-days-after-comelec-issues-summons/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/diokno-raring-to-debate-with-duterte-other-senate-bets/

3) Ayungin Shoal incident

4) Booster shots update

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/ph-expert-panel-no-discussion-yet-on-booster-shots-for-kids-aged-12-17/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/health-workers-bat-for-safe-covid-19-booster-shots/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/vaccine-expert-explains-why-elderly-should-be-prioritized-in-ph-administration-of-covid-19-vaccine-booster-shot/

5) Alert level 1 NCR by December?

6) Who was De Lima’s special visitor?

7) Weather Update

8) Judiciary Corner

9) Lawmakers’ Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/gordon-dares-duterte-to-spearhead-protection-of-ph-troops-in-wps/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/imee-high-fertilizer-prices-burying-farmers-deeper-in-debt/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/enrile-dismissal-of-drug-case-vs-ongpin-a-meritorious-act-of-justice/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/hontiveros-condemns-chinese-coast-guards-actions-in-ayungin-shoal/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/senate-suspends-deliberations-on-dnd-budget-as-lorenza-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

10) Lunar eclipse this month

11) DOST Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/dost-pcaarrd-bares-p402-b-rd-agenda-for-2022-2028/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/dost-pcieerd-unveils-348-st-initiatives-for-industry-energy-emerging-technology-sectors/

12) No malling for the unvaccinated

13) Business Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/stocks-continue-losing-streak/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/emirates-hiring-6000-over-next-6-months/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/udenna-denies-taking-cash-from-malampaya-to-pay-for-chevron-acquisition/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/about-70000-jobless-sss-members-get-benefits/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/presidential-bets-court-business-votes/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/ayala-brings-anti-covid-drug-molnupiravir-to-ph/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/bsp-tracks-news-sites-to-monitor-economy/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/medilines-prices-ipo-at-p2-30-share/

14) Metro Manila Round-up

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/vice-mayor-honey-assures-enough-supply-of-booster-shots/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/manila-to-begin-administering-booster-shots-to-health-workers/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/nearly-15000-vaccine-doses-administered-to-minors-in-muntinlupa/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/qc-govt-inaugurates-storage-facility-for-covid-19-vaccines-medicines/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/caloocan-city-starts-giving-covid-19-booster-shots-to-healthcare-workers/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/expand-vaccine-drive-outside-ncr-binay/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/taguig-lgu-says-schools-ready-for-pilot-face-to-face-classes/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/valenzuela-city-govt-closes-family-park-due-to-violation-of-health-protocols/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/san-juan-city-opens-christmas-bazaar-registration-to-smes/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/san-juan-lgu-green-lights-contact-sports/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/taguig-starts-giving-booster-shots-to-fully-vaccinated-healthcare-workers/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/motorcycle-rider-hit-by-a-bus-dies-on-congressional-ave-qc/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/manila-is-most-urbanized-city-in-ph/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/upland-village-in-tanay-eyed-as-agro-tourism-site/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/covid-19-cases-continue-to-decline-in-bulacan/

15) Provincial Round-up

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/kids-below-15-banned-in-cebu-supermarkets-grocery-stores/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/2-robbery-suspects-who-took-cash-vault-caught-through-cctv-footage/

https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/17/boracay-wants-to-become-asias-top-bleisure-destination/
https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/health-official-cautions-parents-guardians-vs-bringing-children-outside/

 
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