BOC turns over forfeited firearms, accessories to PNP

MANILA: Various forfeited and abandoned shipments of firearms and accessories were turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Saturday. In a statement, BOC-Port of Clark said the items are covered by Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) and Abandonment Proceedings (AP). The firearms and accessories include 17 … Continue reading BOC turns over forfeited firearms, accessories to PNP

2 offices under OP still reviewing anti-terror bill: Palace

MANILA: Two offices under President Rodrigo Duterte’s supervision are still reviewing the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, Malacañang said on Saturday. In a radio interview, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that only one of three offices under the executive branch has completed the assessment of the proposed anti-terror law. He made the clarification, a day after Chief … Continue reading 2 offices under OP still reviewing anti-terror bill: Palace

US cancels visa interviews scheduled through July 3

MANILA: The United States embassy in Manila has recently announced the cancelation of all immigrant and non-immigrant visa interviews scheduled through July 3 because of the quarantine measures in the Philippines. "We will resume routine visa service as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. We appreciate your … Continue reading US cancels visa interviews scheduled through July 3

NDRRMC ramps up disaster preparedness amid Covid-19 pandemic

MANILA: The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) issued a memorandum providing guidance on rainy season preparedness measures amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. The memorandum No. 54, series of 2020 sai the "NDRRMC member agencies and response clusters are advised to undertake risk-informed decision making by using scientific … Continue reading NDRRMC ramps up disaster preparedness amid Covid-19 pandemic

PH records 607 new Covid-19 cases; total breaches 25K-mark

MANILA: The country's coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases have reached 25,392 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 607 new cases on Saturday. "In addition to the 504 fresh cases, 103 late cases were also reported today. Today's fresh cases are based on the daily accomplishment reports submitted by only 43 out of 54 current … Continue reading PH records 607 new Covid-19 cases; total breaches 25K-mark

DOH warns public vs. using uncertified Covid test kits

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire MANILA: The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday cautioned the public from purchasing and using uncertified rapid test kits for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). "Lumalaganap na po ang pagbebenta at paggamit nitong rapid antibody tests. Kailangan pong maging sigurado ang ating mamamayan sa paggamit nito, unang-una kailangan registered ng Food and … Continue reading DOH warns public vs. using uncertified Covid test kits

NoCot tops ‘Hatid Tulong’ implementation in Soccsksargen

North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco. (PNA file photo) COTABATO CITY: The province of North Cotabato currently leads in the implementation of the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen). North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco on Saturday directed the province’s inter-agency sub-task force “Sagip Stranded Cotabateños … Continue reading NoCot tops ‘Hatid Tulong’ implementation in Soccsksargen

Cops release student protesters in Iligan City

Google map of Iligan City. ILIGAN CITY: The local police released 16 students at about 6 p.m. on Friday following their arrest for gathering at a public area for a silent protest marking the country's 122nd Independence Day. The students were arrested at about 11 a.m. and were detained at the Iligan City Police Station … Continue reading Cops release student protesters in Iligan City

Panelo remembers Yasay as ‘thoughtful diplomat’

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. MANILA: Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Saturday mourned the passing of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. who died of complications arising from cancer. “It is with sadness that I share in the grief of the family of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr., … Continue reading Panelo remembers Yasay as ‘thoughtful diplomat’

Go calls for unity amid Covid-19 pandemic

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go  MANILA: Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday urged his fellow Filipinos to be united to ensure the successful fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Go made the call as he acknowledged that public cooperation is necessary to combat the Covid-19.  “Ngayong kinakaharap natin ang mga pagsubok na dulot ng Covid-19, huwag … Continue reading Go calls for unity amid Covid-19 pandemic