Philippines Report
Eleazar officially takes over as PNP chief

Eleazar officially takes over as PNP chief

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has formally taken charge as 26th police chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Eleazar formally assumed the post at the change of command ceremony in Camp Crame in Quezon City attended by Police Major General [...]

May 7, 2021 News
PH rowing team bows out of Olympic contention

PH rowing team bows out of Olympic contention

Despite a gallant stand, the hopes to barge into the Tokyo Olympics have been formally washed away for the Philippine Rowing Team after a no-win result in the 2021 Asia and Oceania Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan this [...]

May 7, 2021 Sports
Teacher bitten by cobra inside classroom in Aurora

Teacher bitten by cobra inside classroom in Aurora

A 49-year-old teacher from San Luis, Aurora died after being bitten by a cobra lurking in her own classroom, the local media reported yesterday. Rizza Laureano was bitten by the snake after she went to the bathroom, according to her [...]

May 7, 2021 News
No 'absolute guarantee' COVID-19 variant from India won't enter PH

No ‘absolute guarantee’ COVID-19 variant from India won’t enter PH

The government is determined to enforce strict testing and quarantine protocols to prevent the entry of the deadly coronavirus strain first detected in India. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque admitted there was no “absolute guarantee” the Indian strain won’t enter the [...]

May 7, 2021 Health, News
12 Filipino seafarers from India test positive for COVID-19

12 Filipino seafarers from India test positive for COVID-19

The Department of Health said Friday that twelve crew members aboard a vessel from India tested positive for COVID-19, including two seafarers who are in critical condition. In a briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said authorities evacuated two people [...]

May 7, 2021 News
G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying

G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying

The Group of Seven scolded both China and Russia on Wednesday, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there were few concrete steps aside from expressing support for Taiwan and Ukraine. Founded in 1975 [...]

May 6, 2021 News, World
20,000 'smuggled' ivermectin capsules seized at NAIA

20,000 ‘smuggled’ ivermectin capsules seized at NAIA

Some 20,000 undeclared ivermectin capsules were seized by Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The capsules, which were part of the shipment declared “Food Supplements, Multivitamins and Multi-Mineral Capsules,” came from New Delhi, India, [...]

May 6, 2021 Health, News
Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of mask violators

Philippines’ Duterte orders arrest of mask violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain surging coronavirus infections. Duterte issued the directive after a meeting with his Covid-19 task force [...]

May 6, 2021 News
Duterte challenges Carpio to debate on West PH Sea

Duterte challenges Carpio to debate on West PH Sea

President Duterte has challenged former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio to a debate on the issues related to the West Philippine Sea, and offered to resign if he is proven lying about what transpired in the past. According to the [...]

May 6, 2021 News
Senator seeks probe into reported data breach at OSG

Senator seeks probe into reported data breach

A senator on Thursday urged the Senate to launch an inquiry into the alleged exposure of 345,000 sensitive files through a data breach at the Office of the Solicitor General.  London-based security firm TurgenSec in an April 30 statement said it learned [...]

May 6, 2021 News

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