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MEDICAL EXPERTS supported the reduction of physical distancing in public transportation and recommended rules on avoiding the spread of coronavirus while opening the economy.

Regional Updates (09/08/20)

DENR’s Manila Bay ‘white sand’ project violates at least five laws — NGOs SEVERAL NONGOVERNMENT organizations (NGOs) claimed that the dumping of crushed dolomite or...

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PDEA warns: Prescription needed for Chinese medicine Lian Hua Qin Wen capsules THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday warned people against buying the...

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New police chief to focus on drug trade high-value targets THE NEW police chief, Lt. Gen. Camilo P. Cascolan, will be focusing on the capture...

Regional Updates (08/27/20)

3 isolation facilities with 120 beds completed in Iligan City THREE EXISTING multi-purpose buildings in Iligan City, which has the highest number of coronavirus disease...

Regional Updates (08/26/20)

Sulu governor opposes martial law, says economic development is what province needs SULU GOVERNOR Abdusakur M. Tan is opposed to a declaration of martial law...

Regional Updates (08/25/20)

Red alert raised in southwestern Mindanao after Jolo bombing SECURITY FORCES have been placed on red alert in the southwestern Mindanao area following Monday’s twin...

Regional Updates (08/20/20)

Makati sets dine-in rules MAKATI CITY councilors have approved an ordinance banning dine-in services during a strict lockdown or enhanced community quarantine, according to an...

Regional Updates (08/19/20)

THE PRESIDENTIAL palace on Wednesday denied it was behind the killing of two activists.

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THE COURT of Appeals has rejected the plea of Maria A. Ressa, founder of news website Rappler, Inc. to travel overseas pending appeal of her conviction for cyber-libel.

Regional Updates (08/18/20)

1 killed, infra damaged by magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Masbate A MAGNITUDE 6.6 earthquake shook Masbate, an island province in the central part of the...

Regional Updates (08/13/20)

Baguio gov’t, transport group oppose new taxi licenses MAYOR BENJAMIN B. Magalong has reiterated his opposition to the issuance of new taxi franchises in Baguio,...

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VP Robredo recommends realignment of P29.5-B DepEd budget VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo has recommended that the Department of Education’s (DepEd) P29.5-billion budget for school...

Regional Updates (08/12/20)

Over 1,200 apprehended in QC for violating health protocols MORE THAN 1,200 people were rounded up in Quezon City on Wednesday for violations of health...

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THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) warned the public against individuals claiming to be part of the government’s contact tracing team and soliciting personal information that can be used for financial scams.

Regional Updates (08/04/20)

Medical community offers to help DoH with contact tracing, telemedicine THE MEDICAL community has offered to help the Department of Health (DoH) in improving the...

Regional Updates (07/27/20)

Container COVID lab A containerized RT-PCR laboratory for testing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been set up at the Bohol Medical Care Institute compound, and...

Regional Updates (07/22/20)

Police to track down cops, military involved in KAPA COPS, MILITARY and other government workers involved in the alleged investment scam of Kapa-Community Ministry International...

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MORE THAN 300,000 private school students are moving to the public education system when the new academic year starts in August, the Department of Education reported on Thursday.

Gov’t retracts cop-led house-to-house search

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS on Wednesday clarified the supposed plan to conduct house-to-house searches, to be led by the police, for coronavirus patients with mild or no symptoms and compel them to move to a quarantine facility.

Regional Updates (07/08/20)

Quezon City mayor positive for coronavirus, asymptomatic QUEZON CITY Mayor Maria Josefina “Joy” G. Belmonte has tested positive for coronavirus, but is asymptomatic and will...

Regional Updates (07/07/20)

FOUR PEOPLE on board a training aircraft were rescued after their plane made an emergency landing on water just off the seawall of Sinunuc Boulevard in Zamboanga City on July 7.

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THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has organized a ship that will bring home 97 Filipino seafarers stranded in another vessel docked in China.

Regional Updates (06/30/20)

SOME MANILA-bound international flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are being diverted to Cebu due to “quarantine processing limitations” at the country’s main gateway in the capital.

Regional Updates (06/25/20)

JEEPNEYS WILL first be checked for road worthiness before being granted a permit to resume services, according to Palace Spokesperson Harry L. Roque.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (06/18/20)

MEMBERS of the Philippine Coast Guard’s CCP Complex Station and Auxiliary 101st Squadron have been jointly patrolling the Manila Bay area since the start of lockdown in March, providing security as well as supporting relief operations in the coastal communities.

90 Chinese, 2 Malaysians nabbed for violating lockdown guidelines

PHILIPPINE police arrested 90 Chinese and two Malaysians for allegedly violating health and safety guidelines on the coronavirus after law enforcers raided an illegal offshore gaming operator in Bacoor City in Cavite province on Friday.

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (05/25/20)

LOCAL government units (LGU) around the country have been on the double setting up isolation facilities — tapping sports centers, unutilized housing projects, and other public and even private spaces — as residents start coming home after being stranded elsewhere in the country due to the lockdowns or returning from overseas work.

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ASHREABAI Sinarimbo, a 26-year-old local government worker in Maguindanao, said the usual family reunion during the breaking of the Ramadan fast is one of the things he missed most as Muslims celebrated the Eid’l Fitr on Sunday with gatherings still banned due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) threat.

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THE Food and Drug Administration warned the public against “misleading advertisements” on disinfectants that supposedly decrease the risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

People without passes to be barred from malls

POLICE yesterday asked malls to bar people without a quarantine pass to prevent overcrowding amid a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Metro Manila police chief faces charges for lockdown breach

PHILIPPINE police were readying charges against Metro Manila’s police chief for violating lockdown rules when he celebrated his birthday with friends amid a lockdown meant to contain a coronavirus pandemic, the presidential palace said on Thursday.

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UP TO 40,000 Filipino seafarers, including those who work on cruise ships, may not get rehired by their companies due to travel restrictions being imposed by the Philippine government in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/01/20)

THE Kiangan Billeting Center inside the police national headquarters has been temporarily converted as a quarantine facility for officers who are considered patients under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law on Tuesday Republic Act No. 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” which gives him emergency powers in managing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.

Philippine police probe chopper crash that almost killed their chief

PHILIPPINE police formed a team that will probe the helicopter crash that almost killed their chief and injured seven other officers in San Pedro, Laguna province on Thursday.

Drug links of offshore gaming being probed

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is keeping tabs on offshore gaming operators in the country for possible involvement in the illegal drug trade, the agency said.

Police rescue four Malaysian kidnap victims in Laguna

POLICE rescued four Malaysian kidnap victims at the weekend and arrested seven of their captors working for an offshore gaming company in San Pedro, Laguna province, according to the police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG).

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A SWEDISH national whose name is included in an international list of suspected terrorists was denied entry into the country, the Bureau of Immigration reported on Thursday.

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MALACAÑANG will “validate the veracity” of reports that Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, the controversial police officer who led a bloody operation against members of an influential family allegedly involved in the narcotics trade, is among the 357 police officers who are under investigation for illegal drugs.

6 passengers with coronavirus-infected couple show symptoms

SIX FILIPINO passengers who were on the two domestic flights taken by the Chinese couple who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have shown symptoms of the infection, according to the police unit assisting in the contact tracing.

Uncooperative folks in anti-virus drive warned by DILG

CITIZENS and foreigners showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus and who refuse to be examined by a doctor will be taken from their homes and brought to a public hospital by police, the Interior and Local Government department said on Monday.

Lawyer, driver killed in Pampanga shooting

A LAWYER and his driver were killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Sta. Rita, Pampanga on Tuesday, the police reported. Witnesses said three men armed with handguns opened fire at lawyer Anselmo Carlos and his driver, Marcial Mendoza, as their vehicle stopped in front of the San Vicente Parish Church at around 9:30 in the morning.

Taal residents return home after alert status lowered

RESIDENTS from several towns around Taal Volcano in Batangas province were allowed to return home on Sunday after the state seismologist lowered the alert status, citing a “decreased tendency toward a hazardous eruption.”

Residents near volcano allowed to save belongings

PHILIPPINE authorities allowed residents near Taal Volcano, whose eruption since Sunday forced thousands of people to evacuate, to return home to save their livestock and belongings.