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Angel Locsin

Actress Angel Locsin flags netizen’s death threat against her, ABS-CBN stars

Netizens putting a bounty on public figures’ heads seems to be an ongoing trend in recent weeks, but with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) busy with other high profile cases, actress Angel Locsin thought she’d take it upon herself to report that [...]

May 21, 2020 News
COVID-19 rapid tests

Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits recalled due to contamination

Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits: The much-publicized, locally-manufactured COVID-19 test kits from Manila HealthTek have all been recalled due to contamination, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today. Speaking to ABS-CBN’s internet radio station Teleradyo, FDA Director-General and Department of Health [...]

May 21, 2020 News
Bacolod City fire

Woman dies in Bacolod City fire for trying to save 9 dogs

A woman died in a Bacolod City fire this morning after she tried to save nine of her pet Shih Tzus. It was about 6:15am when the fire started at the home of victim Michelle Mirasol on Lumboy Street in the village [...]

May 21, 2020 News
Cebu Province now on GCQ

Cebu Province now on GCQ except Talisay City

Cebu Province now on GCQ: CONSTITUENTS of the Province of Cebu who are stranded in other towns and cities within the island of Cebu will now be allowed to return to their homes, provided that they are able to get [...]

May 20, 2020 News
Second wave of COVID-19 infections

Second wave of COVID-19 infections ‘actually’ here, says PH Health Secretary

Weeks after politicians and experts cautioned against a second wave of coronavirus infections if the government was to reopen the capital, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III today said that the second wave, is in fact already here. “Actually, we’re now [...]

May 20, 2020 News
Philippine police raid illegal hospital

Philippine police raid illegal hospital caters Chinese with COVID

 Philippine police raid illegal hospital: Philippine police have raided a small clandestine hospital and a drugstore catering to Chinese citizens suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 disease and arrested two Chinese administrators. Police Brig. Gen. Rhoderick Armamento said law [...]

May 20, 2020 News
mass testing

PH gov’t still has no plans for mass testing, leaves responsibility to private sector

After two months of lockdown and billions spent, President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is still not ready to conduct mass testing for the coronavirus, leaving the responsibility to the private sector. In a virtual presser yesterday, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said [...]

May 19, 2020 News
Covid-19 vaccine tests

Moderna says early Covid-19 vaccine tests show ‘positive’ results

Moderna Inc, the company developing a Covid-19 vaccine candidate supported by the US government, announced “positive interim clinical data” on Monday in preliminary human trials showing that the vaccine delivers antibodies at levels found in patients who have recovered from [...]

May 19, 2020 News
Cebu South Bus Terminal

Temporary South Bus Terminal may operate in Talisay City

THE Cebu South Bus Terminal will temporarily be relocated to Talisay City during the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu Province starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Around 200 buses and mini-buses are expected to travel to the South when the [...]

May 19, 2020 News
Francis Leo Marcos

NBI arrests businessman Francis Leo Marcos

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested businessman Francis Leo Marcos for alleged violation of the optometry law. Marcos was arrested by the NBI's cybercrime division over a case in Baguio City for violation of Republic Act No. 8050. [...]

May 19, 2020 News

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