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Patient first suspected of having MERS-Cov in Laguna tested negative, says DOH

  (Eagle News) — The Department of Health said that a patient suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) who was first rushed to a Laguna hospital had tested negative for the disease. The 47-year old man who arrived in the Philippines last Feb. 14 from Saudi Arabia was first reportedly rushed to the emergency room of the Laguna Doctors Hospital before he was transferred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) […]

Duterte signs order directing gov’t to identify state-owned agricultural lands for distribution

(Eagle News)—President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, Feb. 20, signed an order directing the government to identify agricultural lands owned by the state and distribute these to qualified beneficiaries. In Executive Order 75, Duterte ordered “all departments, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities of the government” to do this within 30 days from effectivity of the order. According to the order, the Department of Agrarian Reform shall then “cause the preparation of an inventory” of the lands “devoted to” […]

Weather disturbance monitored by PAGASA intensifies into severe tropical storm

“Wutip” still outside PAR, though (Eagle News)–The weather disturbance being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has intensified. In a weather update around 5 a.m., PAGASA said “Wutip” was now a severe tropical storm as of 3 a.m. So far though, “Wutip” was still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, 2775 kilometers east of Mindanao, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kilometers per hour, and gustiness of up to […]

President Duterte says students merely expressing dissent vs gov’t will not lose scholarship

  (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte said that students given scholarships by the government will not lose this privilege even if they express dissent regarding government, including its policies and actions. Wala naman kung dissent lang (If it’s only dissent, no). If you disagree with my move, you disagree, or you do not find consonance in our decision, fine,” the President said during an interview with reporters in Malacanang. But Duterte said a line […]

President Duterte signs Universal Health Care Act into law, gives equal access to health care for all Filipinos

  (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 20, signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which guarantees equitable access to quality and affordable health care for all Filipinos. Under the law, all Filipinos will be automatically enrolled under the National Health Insurance Program which classifies members as either “direct contributors” for those who have the capacity to pay premiums, or “indirect contributors” for those who indigents, senior citizens and persons with […]

Lifetime Mobile Number Act, malaki ang maitutulong upang matukoy ang mga taong nais maghasik ng kaguluhan

(Eagle News) — Bibigyan ng pagkakataon ang isang mobile user na mapasakanya na ang gamit nitong cellphone number kahit pa lumipat ito ng subscriber o network sa ilalim ng Lifetime Mobile Number Act. Ayon kay Senador Sherwin Gatchalian, author ng nasabing batas, kahit pa lumipat ng subscriber ay ma-e-enjoy ng user ang mas mura at magandang serbisyo lalu na’t napipinto nang magsimula ang operasyon sa bansa ng third telco. Sa ilalim rin aniya ng nasabing […]

Anak ng mag-asawang Indonesian suicide bombers hinahanap ng PNP para sa DNA matching

(Eagle News) — Hinahanap na ng mga tauhan ng Philippine National Police ang umano’y anak ng mag-asawang suicide bomber na pinaniniwalang iniwan sa mga sympathizer ng Abu Sayyaf Group sa Mindanao. Ito’y matapos na makumpirma sa isinagawang DNA testing ng PNP na ang dalawang pares ng paa na natagpuan sa blast site sa Our Lady of Mount Carmel sa Jolo, Sulu ay isang babae at lalaki. Ayon kay PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, tugma ito sa […]

Trillanes: Number of illegal drug users decreased because they were killed in Duterte drug war

(Eagle News)–Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday, Feb. 20, said the number of illegal drug users in the country decreased because they were killed under the administration’s drug war. “..Their number reduced because you did the most simplistic, most ruthless and most barbaric option there is: you had your countrymen killed even on mere suspicion of drug use,” Trillanes said, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte. It was Trillanes who helped file a communication against Duterte […]

Palace slams UN report; reiterates Duterte not to blame for plight of De Lima, Ressa, Sereno

(Eagle News)—The Palace on Tuesday, Feb. 20, slammed a United Nations report that blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for the plight of Rappler’s Maria Ressa, Senator Leila de Lima and former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. According to Panelo, the “events that led to the present circumstances of these personalities are products of their own doing which all took place prior to the assumption of PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) to the presidential seat.” Ressa, Rappler, and […]

DOT, muling inilunsad ang tourism brand campaign na “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”

(Eagle News) — Muling inilunsad ng Department of Tourism ang brand campaign ng bansa sa aspeto ng turismo. Sa isinagawang press launch nito sa National Museum of Natural History, muling ipinakilala ng DOT ang mas pinalakas na slogan na “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” na una nang ginamit noong 2012. Kasabay nito ang paglulunsad ng bagong logo at icon nito na dinisenyo sa weave na nagpapakilala sa iba’t-ibang produkto ng ating bansa. Ginamit rin […]

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10, bubuksan na sa mga motorista sa Pebrero 26

(Eagle News) — Luluwag na ang trapiko sa Metro Manila sa oras na buksan ang North Luzon Expressway- Harbor Link Segment 10. Ito ang tiniyak ni Department of Works and Public Highways Sec. Mark Villar sa isinagawang inspeksyon sa 5.65 kilometero na portion ng NLEX Harbor Link Segment 20 mula sa Karuhatan, Valenzuela City patungo sa Bagong Caloocan Interchange sa bahagi ng C3 Road, Caloocan City. Ayon kay Villar, bubuksan ang NLEX Harbor Link Segment […]

DOST-PHIVOLCS muling magsasagawa ng nationwide earthquake drill bukas, Pebrero 21

(Eagle News) — Muling magsasagawa ng nationwide earthquake drill ang Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) sa darating na Huwebes, Pebrero 21. Ang unang quarter ng nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill ay isasagawa sa ganap na alas dos ng hapon (2:00 PM). Kaya naman inaanyayahan ang lahat na makiisa sa earthquake drill at sabay-sabay na mag-duck, cover and hold pagsapit ng nabanggit na oras. Layon ng kasanayan na masukat ang kahandaan at masubukan ang response […]