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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
MORE policemen will be deployed in Batangas province to maintain order, as some residents reportedly tried to return to their houses to save their livestock amid Taal Volcano’s continued restlessness, the country’s local government chief said on Tuesday.
ONE OF the principal suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, also among the 80 who have evaded arrest for a over a decade, was arrested on Monday in Maguindanao, the police reported.
THE SUSPECTED gunrunner arrested in Quezon City on January 1 is the point person of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorist group in Metro Manila, according to the police chief.
THE GOVERNMENT and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the lead communist group in the country, have announced a ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, and pave the way for the resumption of peace talks.
DEPARTMENT OF Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año condemned the attack perpetrated by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Borongan City, Eastern Samar on Friday, which left a police officer and a civilian dead, and 24 others wounded.
A TASK force created to propose changes to the 1987 Constitution wants to remove economic restrictions in the Charter, including the ban on foreign investment in some industries.
AT LEAST 256 local chief executives have expressed their support for President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s push to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the Interior and Local Government department said on Tuesday.
AT least 12 people died after Typhoon Kammuri battered several provinces south of the Philippine capital this week, police said yesterday as the storm left the country.
POLICE arrested 25 people and seized P642,400 worth of illegal drugs in separate operations in the metro in the past two days.
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