Monday, May 17, 2021

More Pangasinenses seek mental health services

THE NUMBER of Pangasinenses seeking mental health services has increased amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, a mental health service provider here said Monday. 

1,506 atrocities in 10 years justify CPP-NPA terror tag

THE SHEER number of atrocities committed by communist terrorists from 2010 to 2020 against civilians and military personnel justifies their designation as a terror organization.

MNLF camp dismantled in Tawi-Tawi, residents accuse ex-rebels of extortion

SECURITY FORCES dismantled an illegal camp of former Moro National Liberation Front or MNLF rebels in Mapun town in Tawi-Tawi province in southern Philippines, officials said.

No change on face mask policy even for vaccinated people

THE PHILIPPINE  government is not keen on lifting its face mask policy even for people who have already been vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).  

DOH detects 10 new India variant cases in PH

THE DEPARTMENT  of Health (DOH) on Saturday detected 10 more cases of the B.1.617 SARS-CoV-2 variant that originated in India, bringing the total in the Philippines to 12.   

PNP probes condo marijuana ‘farms’; eyes closer ties with PDEA

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday ordered an investigation into whether drug syndicates have shifted their operations to cultivating marijuana plants in condominiums. 

Duterte names Centino new PH Army chief

PRESIDENT RODRIGO  Duterte has named incumbent 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Andres Centino as the new head of the Philippine Army (PA).  

Taguig buy-bust yields P13.6-M worth of shabu

POLICE AND  anti-narcotics agents have arrested two suspected drug pushers and seized some PHP13.6 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on Saturday. 

PNP declares ‘enhanced’ offensive vs. BIFF

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL  Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday ordered police units to intensify offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).   

Manhunt on vs. alleged NPA rebels linked to NegOr killings

A MANHUNT  is underway against suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) who allegedly killed five persons in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Sunday.

PNP, PDEA to craft protocols to prevent misencounters

THE PHILIPPINE  National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will craft operational guidelines and protocols which will be observed by the two agencies to avoid misencounters during the conduct of anti-illegal drug operations.

Gordon calls for rapid vaccination

EXPRESSING DEEP  concern about the prospect of vaccines expiring in June, Senator Richard Gordon, speaking as chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, aired his appeal to the government to take immediate measures to fast-track Covid-19 vaccination.  

Architect behind Rizal, Ninoy to discuss sports infra in Summit

THE PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) features multi-awarded architect Gerard Lico in the 14th session of the National Sports Summit 2021 to explore sports infrastructure in the Philippines on May 19.  

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

THE NORTH Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  

Friday, May 14, 2021

PDEA-7 seizes P3.4-M illegal drugs vs. ‘lugaw’ couple

THE PHILIPPINE  Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Visayas on Friday confiscated some PHP3.4 million worth of illegal drugs from a live-in couple who sells "lugaw" or porridge as front to their illicit activity.  

Staycation, P2P leisure air travel allowed in GCQ

STAYCATION AND  point-to-point (P2P) air travel for leisure will be allowed in areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ), including in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite, collectively known as the NCR Plus, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Friday.  

Cops to keep tight watch on festivals to curb Covid-19 spread

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL  Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Friday ordered police commanders to keep a tight watch on festivals that may become a superspreader event amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.