POLOs repatriate 296 more OFWs

MANILA: The Department of Labor and Employment, through its Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) assisted in the repatriation of 296 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the country on May 29. Quoting POLO reports, Labor Undersecretary Claro Arellano said on Saturday of the 296 repatriated OFWs, 54 were from Asia, 210 from the Middle East and … Continue reading POLOs repatriate 296 more OFWs

Palace bares updated list of areas under GCQ

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  MANILA: Malacañang on Saturday released an updated roster of areas that will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) from June 1 to 15. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Pangasinan; Region 2 (Cagayan Valley); Region 3 (Central Luzon); Region 4-A (Calabarzon); National Capital Region (NCR), including Pateros; Region 7 (Central Visayas); … Continue reading Palace bares updated list of areas under GCQ

Duterte flies back to Davao anew

President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA: For the second time since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) grappled the country, President Rodrigo Duterte flew home to Davao City to be with his family this weekend, Malacañang said on Saturday. Duterte was in his official residence in Davao City since Friday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. “Kahapon po umalis … Continue reading Duterte flies back to Davao anew

SMC to buy excess milk to keep farmers afloat

(SMC logo taken from its website}  MANILA: San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is set to buy fresh carabao’s milk from farmer-cooperatives struggling to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, to be donated to poor communities and food banks in and around Metro Manila. As Covid-19 continues to disrupt supply chains, the smaller carabao-based dairy … Continue reading SMC to buy excess milk to keep farmers afloat

DND chief hails Congress for approving new measure vs. terrorism

MANILA: Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday lauded two committees of the House of Representatives for approving a measure that will boost the law against terrorism and effectively repealing Human Security Act of 2007. "The DND welcomes the approval by the House Committees on Public Order and Safety, and National Defense … Continue reading DND chief hails Congress for approving new measure vs. terrorism

BRP Davao del Sur fetches 12 more stranded Pinoys in Sri Lanka

(Photo courtesy of PN Public Affairs Office)  MANILA: The Philippine Navy's Naval Task Force 82, which consists BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16), on Friday made a brief stop in Colombo, Sri Lanka to pick up 12 more Filipino tourists and overseas workers stranded there due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) … Continue reading BRP Davao del Sur fetches 12 more stranded Pinoys in Sri Lanka

NoCot extends aid to 200 IP farmers

FARM SEED BENEFICIARIES. Members of the B’laan women community in remote villages in North Cotabato patiently wait during the dispersal of corn seeds, the assistance of the provincial government to upland farmers on Friday (May 29, 2020). A total of 292 farmers, all belonging to indigenous communities, benefited from the program (Photo courtesy of North Cotabato PIO) … Continue reading NoCot extends aid to 200 IP farmers

More ‘stranded’ NoCot residents arrive, undergo health protocols

HELP OUT. Members of “Task Force Sagip Stranded North Cotabateños” assist persons “rescued” from other areas as they arrive in the holding area in Barangay Balatukan, Makilala, North Cotabato on Friday (May 29, 202) for documentation, health, and quarantine procedures. A total of 896 returning migrant workers and other locally stranded individuals have been accommodated and … Continue reading More ‘stranded’ NoCot residents arrive, undergo health protocols

BARMM pinasinayaan ang 100-bed Covid-19 isolation center sa Maguindanao

Cotabato City: Opisyal nang pinasinayaan ng Bangsamoro Government ang 100-bed capacity isolation facility nito para sa Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) sa Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Itinayo ito sa loob lamang ng apat napung (40) araw sa, pangunguna ng Ministry of Public Works (MPW-BARMM). Kasabay ng inagurasyon nito noong Huwebes, May 28, ay ang pormal na pag turn-over … Continue reading BARMM pinasinayaan ang 100-bed Covid-19 isolation center sa Maguindanao

DILG to Reds: Free AJ Lucena, youth from communist terrorism

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año  MANILA: The battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has further strengthened the government’s resolve against communist terrorist groups (CTGs) as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) calls on leftist groups to free Alice Jasper "AJ" Lucena and other recruited youth “from the virus of … Continue reading DILG to Reds: Free AJ Lucena, youth from communist terrorism