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Duterte names new PCG chief
by Evelyn Macairan - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has appointed Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr. as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard.
Boracay swimming ban lifted
by Evelyn Macairan - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The municipal government of Malay in Aklan has allowed swimming in Boracay, but only for local residents.
P50 million medical supplies seized
by Evelyn Macairan - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs confiscated last week around P50 million worth of allegedly overpriced medical supplies and equipment from warehouses in San Juan and Malabon.
Flight from Wuhan carried cargo, not passengers – BI
by Evelyn Macairan - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The flight from Wuhan City in China’s Hubei province that arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday did not transport any passengers but only cargo, the Bureau of Immigration clarified...
DPWH to build dorms for Quezon City health workers
by Evelyn Macairan - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Public Works and Highways will begin this week the construction of six dormitories for healthcare workers in Quezon City, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced yesterday.
Makati shuts down COVID clinic
by Evelyn Macairan - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Makati government has padlocked a drugstore company raided by authorities for allegedly illegally operating as a medical facility and catering to Chinese believed to be infected with the coronavirus disease 2019,...
BuCor: Virus cases in prisons jump to 194
by Evelyn Macairan - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections among prisoners and employees under the Bureau of Corrections has climbed to 194.
NBI to probe illegal COVID hospital
by Evelyn Macairan - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will conduct a parallel probe into a clandestine hospital at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga reportedly catering to Chinese citizens infected with the coronavirus disease...
Online child sex exploitation spikes by 264% in lockdown
by Evelyn Macairan - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
During this state of public health emergency, the Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime reported that there has been a 264.63 percent increase in the number of reported online sexual exploitation of children...
JBC to grill aspirants for SC post online
by Evelyn Macairan - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time, the Judicial and Bar Council will hold an online public interview of applicants for the Supreme Court post left vacant by the retirement of Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., the JBC announced...
No TRO from SC; ABS-CBN to remain off air
by Evelyn Macairan - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. yesterday failed to secure a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court that could have allowed the network to resume its radio and television broadcast.
DOJ sets hearing on ex-soldier’s slay next month
by Evelyn Macairan - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Justice will conduct next month a preliminary investigation on the killing of retired Army corporal Winston Ragos near a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City last April.
‘Escaped’ OFW found, tests positive for COVID-19
by Evelyn Macairan - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
An overseas Filipino worker, who escaped from a quarantine facility and was later found positive for coronavirus disease 2019, has been found and brought to a medical treatment facility.
Bishop seeks bigger quota for churches
by Evelyn Macairan - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
While the holding of religious gatherings has been allowed by the government in modified enhanced community quarantine and modified general community quarantine areas, limiting the number of mass attendees to five...
COVID-positive OFWs flee quarantine – PCG
by Evelyn Macairan - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
An unknown number of overseas Filipino workers, some of whom tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, have escaped from hotels that are being used as quarantine facilities in Metro Manila.
BOC destroys P37 million smuggled cigarettes
by Evelyn Macairan - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs yesterday destroyed two shipping containers of smuggled cigarettes amounting to P37 million.
Palace to churches: Present distancing plans
by Evelyn Macairan - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday urged religious groups to coordinate with local government units and to present proposals on how to observe safe physical distancing in places of worship.
BI: Flight restrictions remain
by Evelyn Macairan - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Immigration yesterday reminded the public that travel restrictions would still apply even if inbound charter and commercial flights resume today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
ABS-CBN goes to SC
by Evelyn Macairan - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Citing losses of as much as P35 million daily as well as endangerment of the livelihood of thousands with its abrupt closure, ABS-CBN Corp. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the National Telecommunications Commission...
Palace hands off on virus ‘invasion’ theory
by Evelyn Macairan - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday distanced itself from Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo’s statement that coronavirus “invasion” can be a ground for the declaration of martial law.
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