3 BARMM lawmakers seek more incentives for health workers

COTABATO CITY: Three lawmakers of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) want health workers in the region to get additional incentives for their work during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) parliament members Amir Mawallil, Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, and Sittie Shahara Mastura filed a resolution on Thursday afternoon, asking BARMM… Read More 3 BARMM lawmakers seek more incentives for health workers

North Korea reports 1st suspected Covid-19 infection

TOKYO: North Korea on Sunday registered its first suspected case of novel coronavirus, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). An individual who illegally entered the country last week through the border city of Kaesong was suspected of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and taken under observation, reported KCNA. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held an… Read More North Korea reports 1st suspected Covid-19 infection

Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 87K

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 87,004 on Sunday after 555 more patients died from the disease in the previous 24 hours.In the same period, tests detected 24,578 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload since the start of the national outbreak to 2,419,091. According to the Health Ministry’s latest pandemic report,… Read More Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 87K

6 drug suspects fall, P149-K shabu seized in Cotabato City raid

COTABATO CITY: Six drug suspects were arrested and an estimated PHP149,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized as anti-narcotics agents dismantled a drug den in this city on Thursday. Juvenal Azurin, chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said the afternoon raid on a house in Barangay… Read More 6 drug suspects fall, P149-K shabu seized in Cotabato City raid

4 Dawla Islamiya fighters yield in Lanao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Four members of Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired Dawlah Islamiya (DI) have surrendered to the government authorities in the province of Lanao del Sur, officials said Friday. Lt. Col. Franco Raphael Alano, commander of the Army’s 55th Infantry Battalion, said the DI combatants surrendered Thursday to the command in Marogong town,… Read More 4 Dawla Islamiya fighters yield in Lanao Sur

BARMM health office records improving Covid-19 recovery rate

COTABATO CITY: The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) reported Thursday a new recovery rate in the treatment of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in the region. Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, BARMM health minister, said the recovery rate for the recent 411 confirmed cases was placed at 31 percent, about 3 percent… Read More BARMM health office records improving Covid-19 recovery rate

Hunt on for killers of NoCot school head

COTABATO CITY: The police has launched a manhunt for two gunmen on a motorbike who shot dead a school head teacher in Pikit town, North Cotabato province on Thursday. Capt. Mautin Pangandigan, Pikit town police chief, identified the slain school official as Abdullah Mamasaunda Hussain, a headteacher of the Dagadas Elementary School in Barangay Fort… Read More Hunt on for killers of NoCot school head

Davao Norte guv orders ‘lockdown’ of ASF-hit village

DAVAO CITY: Davao del Norte Gov. Edwin Jubahib has ordered the lockdown of a barangay in Panabo City following confirmation of 12 cases of the African swine fever (ASF) infections in the area. In a statement on Friday, the Davao del Norte provincial government said the “lockdown” that began on July 22 meant that no… Read More Davao Norte guv orders ‘lockdown’ of ASF-hit village

Pakigdait, Army share livelihood, Eid Al Adha support to MILF 127th Base Command

MUNAI: Pakigdait Alang sa Pag-amoma sa Kalinaw (Pakigdait) Inc., in partnership with VSO Philippines and the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, under the leadership of BGen Facundo Palafox IV, turned over a cow and goats to the combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) 127th Bilal Base Command on Thursday, July… Read More Pakigdait, Army share livelihood, Eid Al Adha support to MILF 127th Base Command