Friday, September 24, 2021

Anti-illegal drugs ops under constant review

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it has achieved a lot and continues to work with other concerned government agencies in the constant review of the country's anti-illegal drugs campaign.  



Policy on face shield use to ease Pinoys' financial burden

SPEAKER LORD  Allan Velasco on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement to loosen the face shield mandate would somehow ease the financial burden of poor Filipino families who were adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.



BRP Antonio Luna holds chemical attack defense drills

THE PHILIPPINE   Navy (PN)'s second guided-missile frigate, the BRP Antonio Luna, has demonstrated its capability to protect its crewmen from chemical attack. 



Private sector key to agri dev’t in Mindanao

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY  William Dar on Thursday called on the private sector to continue investing in Mindanao’s long-term development.  



Comelec personnel, poll candidates considered APORs

THE PERSONNEL  of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and poll hopefuls have been classified as authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) to pave a way for the filing of certificate of candidacy in October, for next year's national and local polls.  



17 offsite passport hubs eyed by end of 2021

THE DEPARTMENT  of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open 10 more temporary offsite passport services (TOPS) centers nationwide before the end of 2021, a ranking official said Friday.



PH peso seen to be supported by BOP, foreign reserves

THE PHILIPPINE  peso is seen to get a lift from the expansion of the country’s balance of payment (BOP) position and gross international reserves (GIR)



IATF orders monitoring of utilization of rapid antigen kits

THE INTER-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has directed the monitoring of the use of rapid antigen kits to ensure accuracy in the reporting of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the country.  



Police hunt 2 men who escaped sting ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police are hunting two alleged drug suspects who escaped during a sting operation that captured their cohort in the southern Philippine province of Sulu.



Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thank you President Duterte, DICT: Sulu Guv

SULU – Governor Sakur Tan has thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his unwavering peace and development efforts in Sulu province following the recent launching of the “Free Wi-Fi for All” and the Tech4ED Center projects.



Senator looks into Pharmally connection of ex-Duterte’s adviser

SENATOR RISA Hontiveros revealed that Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation executive Mohit Dargani has worked as a Special Assistant to former Presidential Economic Adviser Michael Yang, a Davao City-based Chinese businessman.



Get tested for Covid or go to jail

THE DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government has warned individuals who refused to get tested despite being exposed to Covid-19 and said they could be punished by law if they do not cooperate with authorities.



Gordon gains more support for leading fight vs. govt. corruption

MORE GROUPS and institutions are standing behind Senator Richard Gordon for leading the Senate's Blue Ribbon investigation into the alleged irregularities in the government procurement of medical supplies and equipment to address the Covid-19 pandemic.



Cops arrest alleged drug dealer in sting ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police arrested a suspected drug dealer in a sting operation Thursday in the southern port city of Zamboanga, officials said.



Senate to expedite passage of Marawi Compensation bill

LEGISLATION FOR the compensation of residents of war-torn Marawi City inched closer to being passed into law, Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation Chair Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said on Tuesday.



BOC files smuggling raps vs cigarette traders

CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS were filed against two importers for supposedly smuggling PHP200 million worth of cigarettes into the country, the Bureau or Customs (BOC) said on Tuesday.



Dialogues can deter people from insurgency

DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Wednesday urged the local government units (LGUs) to establish mechanism where people in the community can air their grievances against the government through dialogues to dissuade them from insurgency.