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Immigration bureau to public: Beware of individuals posing as immigration personnel on Facebook

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration has warned the public against unscrupulous individuals posing as its personnel on Facebook to solicit money from Filipinos who wish to work abroad. According to the bureau, the public should “not condone such,” and should instead report any attempts to local authorities. Immigration Chief Jaime Morente said this was, after all, “a type of scamming and cybercrime.” Morente made the statement following reports of these individuals offering assistance […]

Immigration bureau: 151 foreign nationals nabbed in 2021 for violating PHL immigration laws

(Eagle News) — Over 100 foreign nationals were arrested in 2021 for violating Philippine immigration laws, the Bureau of Immigration said. According to the bureau, of the 158 nabbed in operations conducted by members of the bureau’s Intelligence Division nationwide, 86 were Chinese, 37 were Koreans, and 10 were Nigerians. Also arrested were six Indians, four Americans, four British nationals, three Japanese, two Indonesians, a Dutch, a German, a Tunisian, a Cambodian, a Lebanese, and […]

PNP COVID-19 total climbs to 47,465

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 47,465 after the Philippine National Police reported 158 more cases. According to the PNP, of the total cases, 2730 were active. Recoveries among police personnel rose to 44609, with the additional 444 COVID-19 recoveries. No additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 126. President Rodrigo Duterte has said uniformed personnel should be among the priorities in the country’s COVID-19 […]

Parents urged to limit exposure of minors outdoors even in areas under alert level 2, 3

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has urged parents to limit the exposure of minors outdoors even if they are already allowed to go outside in areas under alert level 2 and 3. The PNP issued the reminder following the Department of Health’s statement that many COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated. According to the PNP, while pediatric inoculation was ongoing in the country, a large number was still awaiting their turn to get inoculated. “We […]

PNP: 900 areas under COVID-19 granular lockdown

(Eagle News) — The number of areas under a granular lockdown nationwide has increased to 900, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, Cagayan, which had zero areas under lockdown , now has placed 212 areas in that classification. In Cordillera, PNP data showed at least 330 areas are on lockdown, in Ilocos 233, in Metro Manila 106, and in Mimaropa 19. The PNP said 2,557 people have been affected by the lockdowns. […]

PHL reports 29,828 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 3417216 on Sunday, Jan. 23, after the Department of Health reported 29828 additional cases. According to the DOH, all laboratories were operational on Jan. 21 while two did not provide data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. The DOH said of the total cases, 273,580 were active. Of these, 8371 were asymptomatic, 260399 were mild, 3006 were moderate, 1496 were severe, and 308 were critical. […]

PHL logs 30,552 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 3,387,524 on Saturday, Jan. 22, after the Department of Health reported 30,552 additional cases. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 280619 were active. The region with the highest number of new cases in the past two weeks were Region 4-A with 5,991 or 21 percent. This was followed by Metro Manila with 5,989 or 21 percent, and Region 3 with 2,563 or 9 […]

DOTr eyes start of PNR Bicol operations in 2027

Construction work for project’s Package 1 to start in first quarter of 2022 (Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation is eyeing the start of operations of the Philippine National Railways in Bicol in 2027. The department made the statement after the contract signing for the construction of the project’s first 380 kilometers from Banlic, Calamba to Daraga, Albay pushed through. Construction work for the project’s Package 1 is set to start in the first […]

146 immigration personnel assigned to NAIA, Clark airport tested positive for COVID-19: Immigration bureau

180 immigration personnel at NAIA in quarantine following exposure to COVID-19-positive cases (Eagle News) — Over 100 immigration personnel assigned to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Clark International Airport have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Bureau of Immigration, of the 158 who tested positive, 132 were assigned to NAIA, while 14 were assigned to CIA. It was immediately unclear where the remaining four had been assigned. At NAIA, in particular, Immigration Commissioner Jaime […]

PNP COVID-19 cases breach 47,000 mark

(Eagle News)–Detected COVID-19 cases among police personnel  breached the 47,000 mark on Saturday, Jan. 22. The 47,024 COVID-19 tally was after the Philippine National Police reported 310 additional  cases within its ranks. Of the total cases, the PNP said 3278 were active. Recoveries rose to 43620 with the additional 483 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll among police personnel is at 126, after one additional death was reported on Jan. 19. The police are among the […]

PHL logs 32,744 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 3,357,083 on Friday, Jan. 21, after the Department of Health reported 32,744 additional cases. According to the DOH, all laboratories were operational on Jan. 19 while three did not submit data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Of the total cases, the DOH said 291618 were active. Of these, 9015 were asymptomatic, 277833 were mild, 2979 were moderate, 1487 were severe, and 304 were critical. […]

PNP: 242 gun ban violators nabbed so far

(Eagle News) — Over 200 people have been arrested for violating the gun ban, the Philippine National Police said. According to the Philippine National Police, of the 242 so far arrested, 20 were arrested on Friday, Jan. 21. The 20 new reports of arrests came from Mandaue City, Ormoc City, Eastern Samar, Catbalogan City, Makati City, Pasig City, Taguig City, Parañaque City, Manila, and Bulacan. Confiscated from the 20 were 14 firearms, 116 ammunition, and […]