Day: June 13, 2020

Stranded passengers transferred to 2 schools

BETTER VENUE Stranded passengers who took shelter under the Naia expressway now stay at Villamor Air Base Elementary School. —LYN RILLON The city government of Pasay said it had now taken in around 461 stranded passengers in two quarantine facilities in the city, more than a week after they began camping out in front of […]

Puerto Princesa PNP chief sacked for DENR staff ‘maltreatment’

PUERTO Princesa police chief PCol. Marion Balonglong was relieved from service on Saturday for allegedly maltreating and apprehending Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) staff. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa announced on Saturday the administrative relief of Balonglong, who was reportedly involved in the maltreatment of DENR personnel on Wednesday. […]

4.1M Filipino workers stranded during quarantine

AROUND 4.1 million Filipinos of working age were left stranded due to community quarantine phases implemented across the country, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Saturday. The mobile phone survey, conducted from May 4 to 10 among 4,010 respondents, showed that 5.4 percent of working-age Filipinos or those 15 years […]

Fresh Covid-19 cases spike to 504, tally now at 25,392

THE Philippines has recorded 504 fresh coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, the highest spike in fresh case numbers since the Department of Health (DoH) split its case reporting standards. As of June 13, the country now has 25,392 total Covid-19 cases, recording 607 new cases. Among the fresh cases ‒ whose results were given to the patients three days after they were tested ‒ 246 came from the National […]

BoC seizes contraband cigarettes and firearms

THE Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu (BoC-Cebu) seized over P76 million worth of smuggled cigarettes over the weekend, as unscrupulous importers and brokers attempted to take advantage of the disruption brought about by the coronavirus to the country’s ports of entry. Seized by operatives of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service were  1,522 master cases of  Mighty and Marvel brand cigarettes, which authorities believed were fake. Misdeclared as “oval dish,” the shipment from China was consigned […]

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