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Misuari hands over ASG leader ‘Edang’ Susukan to PNP

Marje Pelayo   •   August 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Archie Gamboa announced the hand over of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Anduljihad “Edang” Susukan to the PNP. The turn over...

Cebu City designated as regional site for next bar exams

Marje Pelayo   •   August 14, 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city government has been designated as a regional site for the next bar examinations. According to a notice from the Supreme Court en banc issued...

Manila LGU buys 2,000 remdesivir vials for COVID-19 patients

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 13, 2020

The Manila City government has acquired 2,000 remdesivir vials to treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday (August 13) announced that the local government spent...

Robredo urges DepEd to realign budget to fund blended learning, address health concerns

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to realign the items in its budget to finance the distance learning program and respond to...

FDA clarifies: Chinese medicine Lian Hua Qin Weng not registered as COVID-19 drug in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 13, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified that the traditional Chinese medicine, Lian Hua Qin Weng, is not registered in the Philippines as a product for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

Davao City gov’t to impose fines on people violating 14-day quarantine protocol

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

Persons not complying with the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will now be penalized, according to an ordinance recently approved by the...

DILG to probe alleged cut in hazard pay of Cainta nurse who died of COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said it will conduct an investigation into the reported reduction of hazard pay of a health...

Duterte may be injected with Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine by May 2021 – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may be inoculated with Russia-made vaccine against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in May 2021, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a televised press briefing, Presidential...

Over 136k OFWs sent home, DOLE says

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More than 136,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have been transported to their respective home provinces, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. In a statement on...

Gatchalian wants stronger measures vs cyberbullying ahead of online classes

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday called for stronger measures to prevent cyberbullying as more learners are expected to spend more time online when classes formally begin this...

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