The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections may even go down to as low as 83 by mid-March if more and more Filipinos are vaccinated and if the public continues to observe minimum health protocols.

Meanwhile, life goes on.

President Duterte opened the elevated extension of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) that could solve the burgeoning lone lines of traffic in the area.

Filipinos overseas stepped up remittances to the country in 2021, which went up by 5.1 percent to $31.42 billion.

And Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo was able to hold his first face-to-face, full-court session with his fellow justices of the Supreme Court since assuming his post last April 5, 2022.

These are among the top stories this Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2022.


Paranaque City mayor Edwin Olivarez greets Senate President Vicente Sotto III with a fist bump when the latter visited the Paranaque City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, to inspect the session hall of the local council. Also on hand to welcome the vice presidential candidate are Vice Mayor Rico Golez, and Councilor Wahoo Sotto. (Ali Vicoy)
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