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LTFRB main office closed for disinfection

(Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board main office was temporarily closed today, Monday, June 29. In a statement, the LTFRB said this was to pave the way for a disinfection of the area, after one of the 313 employees who underwent rapid testing tested positive. This is the second time the agency conducted a rapid testing of its employees since the National Capital Region was placed under an enhanced community quarantine […]

PNP COVID-19 cases reach 671; 342 recover

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has recorded over 600 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far. In a press conference on Monday, June 29, PNP Chief Archie Gamboa said 671 confirmed cases represent 1.9 percent of the total COVID-19 cases recorded so far. Of the 671, 51 percent or 342 people, have recovered. The PNP so far has 320 active cases, of which 287 are in quarantine facilities for mild to moderate cases, 18 are in the […]

20 Wi-Fi sites for free Internet access to be put up in Isabela, Lamitan in Basilan

(Eagle News)–The Department of Information and Communications Technology will launch 20  Wi-Fi sites in various parts of Basilan on Tuesday, June 30. The DICT said the following  will be launched in Isabela and Lamitan through the department’s Free Wi-Fi for All Program: DICT Basilan Provincial Office Basilan National High School Basilan Provincial Capitol Basilan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office Basilan Provincial Library Infantry Brigade101 Headquarters, Isabela City Isabela City Hall Isabela City Maritime Police […]

Mandatory work-from-home arrangement proposed

(Eagle News)–Senator Imee Marcos has filed a bill that aims to make the work-from-home arrangement  mandatory. In pushing for Senate Bill No. 1448 that aims to amend Republic Act No. 11165, or the “Telecommuting Act,” Marcos noted the over 30,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country. As of Sunday afternoon, there are 35455 COVID-19 cases. The World Health Organization has said the Philippines has the fastest rise in cases in the Western Pacific. “Clearly, a […]

PHL COVID-19 cases reach 35455; of 485 “fresh cases,” 245 come from NCR

(Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country has reached 35455. The Department of Health said of the 653 cases reported today, 485 were fresh cases, or cases where test results were released to the patient three days ago. The remaining, or 168, are late cases or cases where test results were released to the patient four days ago or more. According to the DOH, of the 485 fresh cases, 245 were […]

DepEd reminds parents of June 30 end of enrollment period for SY 2020-2021 in public schools

(Eagle News)–The remote and dropbox enrollment of students in public schools ends on June 30. The Department of Education issued the reminder as it urged parents to submit the Learner Enrollment Survey Form on or before the date, the end date of the enrollment period for school year 2020 to 2021. According to DepEd, so far, 15182075 have enrolled since the start of the enrollment period on June 1, with 14548915 enrolled in public schools […]

DOTr: New passenger terminal building at Clark airport 99% complete

(Eagle News)–The new Passenger  Terminal Building at Clark International Airport is now 99% complete. The Department of Transportation on Sunday, June 28, said as a result, authorities were eyeing the opening of the same by the third quarter of 2020. The DOTr said the new PTB will boost and triple the current passenger capacity of the airport, from 4.2 million to 12.2 million passengers annually. According to the DOTr, construction continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Former congressman Antonio Cuenco passes away due to COVID-19

  (Eagle News)–Former congressman Antonio Cuenco has died due to COVID-19. His son James confirmed the passing of the 83-year-old, now a Cebu councilor, in a Facebook post on Saturday, June 27. “Today, a great man has passed on. What is very shocking is the manner and the suddenness of his passing,” he said. “It happened so fast and has left us very shocked to realize that the good man that we have had the […]

35 Filipinos stranded in Myanmar join special relief flight to return to PHL

(Eagle News)–Thirty-five stranded Filipinos in Myanmar joined the special repatriation flight  organized by the Philippine Embassy in Yangon and the Myanmar Embassy in Manila in coordination with Myanmar Airways International to return home. The relief flight departed Yangon International Airport for Manila on June 25. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, most of the passengers were “adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and could no longer afford to continue staying in Myanmar.” It said […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, June 27

(Eagle News)-The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights. MIAA said the list was for Saturday, June 27: MIAA said flight schedules may be subject to changes. Passengers were advised to confirm their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled, noting that only those that have  the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport premises. Domestic flight operations are allowed provided there is approval by the […]

Former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. passes away at 93

(Eagle News)–Former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. has passed away. Senator Bong Revilla, his son, made the announcement in a video message on Friday, June 26. “Wala na po ang tatay ko,” the senator said. The Revilla patriarch was 93 years old. On May 31, Revilla Sr. was rushed to the hospital after his son said he had difficulty breathing and was “somewhat unresponsive.” A day later, the senator’s son Jolo Revilla said his grandfather was  […]

Immigration bureau: Over 16000 Filipino, foreign seafarers cleared at Manila port since start of COVID-19 pandemic

(Eagle News) — Over 16,000 Filipino and foreign seafarers have been cleared for disembarkation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Immigration said. Bureau Seaport Operations Chief Alnazib Decampong said in a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente that of the 16287  cleared by immigration boarding inspectors, 11,189 are Filipinos and 5,098 are foreigners. They disembarked from 42 vessels  that arrived and anchored at Manila Bay between April 16 to June 15, […]