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PNP: No more severe COVID-19 cases in our ranks as of Sunday, 6 a.m.

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police on Monday, June 1, said it no longer had severe COVID-19 cases among its infected personnel. PNP Chief Archie Gamboa said all active 247 cases are either under home quarantine (18) or are in quarantine facilities (129) for mild to moderate cases as of Sunday, 6 a.m. “As of yesterday, we have posted a recovery rate of 51.9% of the total 315 confirmed cases among PNP personnel, 163 of whom […]

Remote enrollment of students in public schools starts today

(Eagle News)–Students can start enrolling in public schools in the country today albeit remotely, as the  Department of Education looks to minimize physical contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to DepEd Order No. 008, there would be absolutely no face-to-face interaction for the first two weeks, with advisers contacting parents of continuing students to facilitate enrollment instead. New students may contact public schools through their digital platforms to enroll. After the two weeks, face-to-face interactions […]

CAB orders airlines to cancel domestic flights scheduled for June 1; says no IATF approval of proposed air routes yet

(Eagle News)–The Civil Aeronautics Board has ordered airlines to cancel their domestic flights scheduled for June 1. In an advisory,  CAB executive director Carmelo Arcilla also ordered the airlines to stop their sale of tickets for flights on that date. He said the Inter-Agency Task Force  for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has yet to, after all, approve the routes for domestic air services proposed by airlines for the first week of June. “Trusting […]

PNP postpones resumption of recruitment process

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has postponed the resumption of its recruitment process. In an advisory, the PNP’s Recruitment and Selection Service said the postponement was in view of three things: The clearance of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for the passage of applicants from one border to the other is still pending The difficulty of completion of documentary requirements of applicants/recruits; The policy amendments and health concerns of […]

Palace urges cooperation as M. Manila, other areas shift to GCQ

COVID-19 is an “invisible enemy,” Palace reminds (Eagle News)–The Palace on Sunday, May 31, urged the public’s cooperation as Metro Manila and other areas prepare to shift to a general community quarantine. “Let us take care of each other by wearing face masks/face shields, maintaining physical/social distancing, staying at home if/when need be and avoiding crowded places, and the like,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. According to Roque, COVID-19, after all,  “is an invisible enemy […]

PNP recruitment and training programs to resume as NCR eases to GCQ on June 1

(Eagle News) – Recruitment and training programs will resume under the “new normal” starting Monday, June 1, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Saturday, May 30. In a statement, PNP Chief Archie Gamboa announced that the PNP’s Recruitment and Selection Service (RSS) “will resume processing of applications for recruitment to fill existing vacancies for recruitment, lateral entry, and cadetship program”. Under a memorandum issued by the PNP’s National Headquarters, a new set of guidelines […]

No new COVID-19 cases, fatalities recorded for the day among overseas Filipinos: DFA

(Eagle News) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases involving overseas Filipinos, with the total number of confirmed cases remaining at 2,845 as of Saturday, May 30. “Today’s reports from our Foreign Service Posts reflect no new fatalities due to COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad,” the DFA said in a statement. Likewise, “the daily rate of confirmed cases remains at 24 while the daily rate of recoveries increased to 28 […]

Over 31,000 overseas Filipinos repatriated since February; 65% of them sea-based workers, says DFA

(Eagle News) – A total of 31,352 overseas Filipinos affected by COVID-19 have been repatriated to the Philippines since February, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Saturday, May 30. In a statement, the DFA said that of those repatriated, 65.8 percent (20,633 OFs) are sea-based and 34.2 percent (10,719 OFs) are land-based. The most recent repatriates arrived from the UAE on Friday, May 29. “OFs who wish to be repatriated are requested to […]

Manila to close business establishments, lock down barangays violating quarantine rules

(Eagle News) – Business establishments caught violating the “no mask, no entry” policy during the general community quarantine (GCQ) will face closure, the Manila City government announced on Saturday, May 30. “Ordinance No. 8627, which mandates citizens to wear face masks in public, is still in effect”, Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso said in a statement. Under the ordinance, the face masks “must sufficiently cover one’s nose and mouth and must be worn at all times.” […]

DILG: LGUs should take lead role in protecting people in GCQ areas

(Eagle News)–Local government units should take the lead role in protecting their residents as some areas transition into a general community quarantine. In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said LGU officials should implement minimum health standards strictly in their communities. These include the use of face masks in public places, curfew implementation, the maintenance of physical distancing in markets and other public places, and one-passenger rule in tricycles, among others. He said local officials […]

Palace: President Duterte in Davao, to be back in Manila on Sunday

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has returned to his hometown in Davao City. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President, who flew back to his hometown on Friday night, will return to the Palace on Sunday. This was a day before Metro Manila transitions into a general community quarantine, which means restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be eased further. The government on Friday reported an additional 1046 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total […]

COVID-19 cases in PHL reach 16,634 with addition of 1,046 cases on Friday

DOH says 46 are “fresh cases,” the rest are four days old or older (Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country has breached the 16000 mark and is now at 16634 after the Department of Health reported on Friday night 1046 cases. The DOH, which had said it was ramping up tests to reduce an existing backlog, said of the 1046 reported cases, 46 were test results released to patients within […]