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DOJ junks complaint vs Senator Koko Pimentel over alleged quarantine breach

Cites three grounds for dismissal (Eagle News) — The Department of Justice has dismissed the complaint filed against Senator Koko Pimentel over his alleged quarantine breach in March 2020. A statement from the DOJ said the Office of the Prosecutor General junked the complaint filed by lawyer Rico Quicho a month later on three grounds: the complaint was fatally defective, Pimentel is not a public health authority required to report medical conditions, and there was […]

Galvez: PHL to get up to 40 million free COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX

(Eagle News) — The Philippines will get up to 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Gavi COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access facility or COVAX, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. announced on Thursday, Jan. 21. Galvez announced the development in a televised briefing. While he did not specify which  vaccine this was, he said it was “most likely” the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. “Siguro meron po tayong 30 to  40 million na doses for free para […]

PNP reports 13 more COVID-19 recoveries

(Eagle News) — Thirteen more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said with the additional recoveries, the PNP COVID-19 recovery total rose to 9154. Thirty-eight additional cases, however, pushed the PNP COVID-19 tally to 9683. Of these, 501 were active. No additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 28. The police are among the country’s frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has said uniformed […]

Sinas orders probe of Binangonan Municipal Police station following extortion allegations

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police Chief Debold Sinas has ordered an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Binangonan Municipal Police station. Sinas also directed CALABARZON PNP Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Felipe Natividad to place Binangonan Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Ancheta under probe for command responsibility over the allegations of extortion made against six of his personnel. The allegations were made by one Stephen Kellu, whose motorcycle had been impounded by […]

61 more Filipinos abroad recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Sixty-one more overseas Filipinos have recovered from COVID-19. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the additional recoveries pushed the COVID-19 recovery total among Filipinos abroad to 8745. Nineteen additional COVID-19 cases pushed the COVID-19 total to 13624. The COVID-19 death toll among Filipinos abroad is now at 944, with the addition of three fatalities. Based on DFA data, the Middle East and Africa are still the regions with the most COVID-19 cases, […]

Cloudy skies, rains expected today

(Eagle News) — Cloudy skies and rains are expected in parts of the country today. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Quezon, and Rizal will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the in tail-end of a frontal system affecting the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon. PAGASA said flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times […]

PAGASA: Rains due to LPA off Aurora, tail-end of frontal system

(Eagle News) — Rains will persist in parts of the country today due to the low pressure area and the tail-end of a frontal system, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. According to PAGASA, the cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in  Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Cordillera Administrative Region, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, rest of CALABARZON, and Eastern Visayas are due to the LPA located 100 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora. […]

PHL COVID-19 tally reaches 505,939; recoveries climb to 466,993

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 505,939 on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after the Department of Health reported 1,862 additional cases. The DOH said of the total COVID-19 cases, 5.7 percent or 28,904 were active. Of these, 84.9 percent were mild, 7.5 percent asymptomatic, 4.5 percent critical, 2.6 percent severe, and 0.39 percent were moderate. The areas with the most COVID-19 cases reported today were Zamboanga City with 206, Davao City with 109, […]

14 more Filipinos abroad get COVID-19

(Eagle News)–Fourteen more overseas Filipinos have tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the additional cases pushed the COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad to 13605. Two additional recoveries pushed the recovery tally to 8684. No additional deaths were reported among Filipinos overseas, which means the COVID-19 death toll remains at 941. The Middle East and Africa are still the regions with the most COVID-19 cases,recoveries and deaths among Filipinos abroad, with 7843, […]

DOTr: Bicol International Airport construction progress rate now at 72.2 percent

(Eagle News) — The Bicol International Airport construction progress rate is now at 72.2 percent, the Department of Transportation said on Wednesday, January 20. In a statement, the DOTr said as of 13 January 2021, Package 2A of the BIA development project was now 88.2 percent complete. Package 2A covers the airport’s landside facilities such as the Administration Building, Air Traffic Control Building, Crash Fire Rescue Building, and the Maintenance Building. Package 2B, which covers […]

Mother, girlfriend of Filipino with UK COVID-19 variant test positive for COVID-19

Close contacts of index patient who tested positive for COVID-19 now at 11 (Eagle News) — The mother and the girlfriend of the 29-year-old male who tested positive for the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant have tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health said on Wednesday, January 20. Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said apart from the two, another close contact of the male tested positive for COVID-19 in a recent re-swabbing, but she said this […]

Immigration bureau: 55 foreign fugitives nabbed in PHL in 2020

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration said it arrested 55 foreign fugitives in the country in 2020. In a statement, immigration bureau chief Jaime Morente said the 55 was far lower than the 420 nabbed by Fugitive Search Unit operatives in 2019. “Despite the challenges that the pandemic has brought to us, we still managed to apprehend high profile fugitives wanted for serious offenses by authorities in their home countries,” he said. The BI-FSU […]