Friday, August 14, 2020

Terror leader who surrendered to Misuari arrested in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – Police on Friday announced the arrest of a senior Abu Sayyaf leader who was in the group of former rebel chieftain Nur Misuari in Davao City in southern Philippines.

Focus crimes down by 49% in 150 days of quarantine

JOINT TASK Force Covid Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Friday said focus crime incidents in the country have dropped by 49 percent during the first 150 days of community quarantine implementation in the country.  

IATF-7 backs lifting of 'granular lockdown' in 6 Cebu City areas

THE CENTRAL  Visayas Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has agreed to the lifting of the granular lockdown in different sitios here. 

School opening moved to Oct. 5

WITH JUST 10 days before the scheduled opening of schools, President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to move the start of classes for the incoming school year to October 5.  

Legazpi priest tests positive for Covid-19

THE DIOCESE of Legazpi on Friday announced that one of its priests has been diagnosed positive with coronavirus disease (Covid-19).  

QC cop probed for quarantine breach in GenSan

POLICE  AUTHORTIES  here have launched an investigation into the reported breach in quarantine protocol by a returning resident who tested positive last week for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Notorious Sayyaf leader surrenders to Misuari

A NOTORIOUS Abu Sayyaf leader - Idang Susukan - whose
group is behind the series of cross-border kidnappings in Sabah and gruesome attacks on soldiers and beheading of civilians, is reportedly being sheltered by Nur Misuari, chieftain of the Moro National Liberation Front or MNLF, following his surrender.

Wounded Zambo cop in bloody shootout with criminals dies

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A policeman who was shot and wounded while serving a warrant for the arrest of suspected drug dealers and murderers succumbed to his mortal wound, officials announced Thursday.

Duterte to announce new quarantine status in PH on Aug. 17

PRESIDENT RODRIGO  Duterte is expected to announce the new classifications of community quarantine in the country on August 17, Malacañang said on Thursday.  

Aftershocks possible from magnitude 5.4 Batanes quake

AFTERSHOCKS ARE  expected from the magnitude 5.4 quake that hit Batanes on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.   

Beijing welcomes FDA approval of Chinese traditional medicine

THE CHINESE  Embassy in Manila on Wednesday welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of Lian Hua Qing Wen, a China-manufactured herbal medicine.  

PNP records 13th coronavirus death

ANOTHER  POLICE  officer died of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the police force's death toll from the disease to 13.   

Bohol eyes PTV 4 'affiliate franchise' to aid distance learning

AS THE  e-learning trend overtakes the decade-old struggle for fast internet connection, Governor Arthur Yap on Thursday said Bohol province is now facing a challenge to make this school year’s opening as productive as possible.   

19 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Bataan

THE NUMBER  of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the province continued to rise, reaching a total of 523 after 19 new infections were reported based on the latest data of the Provincial Health Office (PHO).  

More Covid-19 patients in Sarangani recover

SEVEN MORE  coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Sarangani province have been declared by health authorities as fully recovered and recommended for discharge, increasing its total recoveries as of Thursday morning to 53.   

OFWs affected by Beirut blast get DOLE assistance

THE DEPARTMENT  of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday said it has extended assistance to over 20 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon.   

GenSan rushes accreditation of Covid-19 testing lab

THE CITY  government is hoping to complete soon the remaining “deficiencies” on its newly-installed modular molecular laboratory so it can finally start testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

2 Chinese men nabbed for kidnapping in Las Piñas

 TWO  CHINESE nationals were arrested for kidnapping their compatriot in Las Piñas City, the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported on Wednesday.  

DPWH to build quarantine, medical facilities in W. Visayas

THE DEPARTMENT  of Public Work and Highways (DPWH) will be constructing dormitories for medical workers and quarantine facilities for asymptomatic coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Western Visayas. 

NCIP facilitates IPs’ dialogue with UN, int’l community

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  (IP) communities on Wednesday (August 5) cited accomplishments and challenges since the enactment of the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) in 1997, in commemoration of the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples.