Day: February 21, 2020

Another suspected coronavirus carrier recorded in Quezon

Airport personnel look at thermal scanners as they check on arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (AP File Photo) LUCENA CITY, Philippines – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Quezon recorded another suspected carrier of corona virus disease (COVID-19) classified as patient under investigation (PUI) status in the province. In a public […]

‘Profiling’ memo scrapped after Muslims protest

MUSLIMS AGAINST PROFILING Moro community leaders, including members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, shown here taking their oath as members of the interim government of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Mindanao, condemned the planned police census of Muslim students in Metro Manila as a kind of profiling that endangers and discriminates against Muslim youth. […]

Gov: Why only Tarlac as quarantine site?

The governor of Tarlac on Friday expressed concern that the number of repatriates may be “too much” for Athletes’ Village in New Clark City (NCC), their designated quarantine site in the province. Malacañang confirmed on Friday the repatriation by “early next week” of about 500 Filipinos from the coronavirus-hit MV Diamond Princess cruise ship docked […]

Reminder from Archbishop Soc: No clapping during Mass

In the spirit of the Lenten season, the public should abstain from inappropriate clapping during and after Masses, a practice that could rob the faithful of the “true meaning of Christian liturgy and worship.” In a statement, Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said that clapping shouldn’t be used to keep parishioners alert during Mass nor […]

Garin, 9 DOH execs indicted over Dengvaxia vaccine

Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors have found probable cause to indict former Health Secretary and incumbent Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide due to the deaths of eight children injected with the antidengue vaccine Dengaxia. Also charged were nine other officials of the Department of Health, as well as former and […]

QC ban on single-use plastics starts July 1

Restaurants and hotels in Quezon City have been given a five-month extension to fully comply with the ordinance banning the utilization of single-use plastics. Mayor Joy Belmonte signed in December Ordinance No . SP-2876 which bans the distribution and utilization of single-use plastics and disposable materials for dine-in purposes starting Feb. 15 this year. ADVERTISEMENT […]

Metro Pacific, DPWH open NLEx Harbor Link exit

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) led the opening of a portion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Harbor Link on Friday. Motorists, commuters and heavy trucks are expected to benefit from the opening of the Malabon exit of the NLEx Harbor Link. ADVERTISEMENT Public Works Secretary Mark […]

Sandiganbayan’s Justice Reynaldo Cruz dies at 64

MANILA, Philippines – Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Reynaldo Cruz has died, officials of the anti-graft court have confirmed Friday.  He was 64. According to sources, the passing of Cruz was also confirmed by Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on Friday night.  Cruz succumbed to pneumonia. ADVERTISEMENT Prior to his demise, Cruz was the senior member for the […]

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