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PHIVOLCS: 5.2-magnitude quake hits La Union

(Eagle News)–A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck La Union on Thursday, May 28, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. According to PHIVOLCS, the earthquake, which struck at 1:17 p.m., had its epicenter 17 kilometers northwest of San Fernando. Depth of focus was 57 kilometers. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were recorded: Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – San Fernando, Caba and Balaoan, La Union; Labrador and Bolinao, Pangasinan; Dagupan City Intensity III – Urdaneta City […]

DepEd: “Remote enrollment” set for students in public schools starting June 1

(Eagle News) — The enrollment of students in public schools from June 1 to June 30 will be done primarily remotely,  the Department of Education said on Thursday, May 28. According to DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, students will be contacted by their previous advisers for this. “At ang atin pong ieentertain, again through remote and with strict physical distancing and minimum health standard, ay yung mga bagong dating po kagaya ng Kinder, transferees at yung […]

DILG sets deadline for LGU submission of list of beneficiaries of second tranche of SAP

(Eagle News) — Local government units have until Thursday, May 28, to liquidate and submit their encoded list of beneficiaries of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program. According to Interior Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, the deadline was given by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año himself. “Only then can we proceed with the second tranche,” Malaya said, noting that only 472 out of 1634 LGUs have submitted their lists to the Department of Social […]

Palace: President Duterte to announce fate of M. Manila MECQ tonight

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte will announce the fate of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila tonight, the Palace said on Thursday, May 28. This is days before the MECQ  and other types of community quarantine in other areas are set to be lifted on May 31. A supposed memo from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases  circulating on social media said Metro Manila and Davao City would be […]

COVID-19 cases in PHL climb to 15,049 with addition of 380 cases

Recoveries rise to 3506 (Eagle News) — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country has breached the 15,000 mark, and now stands at 15,049. This was after the Department of Health reported 380 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, May 27, the second straight day the agency reported over 300 new cases. On Tuesday, the DOH reported 350 new cases. According to the agency, of the  15,049 cases, 10,639 are active cases. Recoveries […]

DOJ: 161 PDLs, 33 BuCor personnel in BuCor-managed facilities confirmed infected with COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Almost 200 persons deprived of liberty and Bureau of Corrections staff members have been confirmed infected with COVID-19. Justice spokesperson Markk Perete said the 161 PDLs and 33 BuCor personnel were based on a report from the Bureau of Corrections as of May 25. Of the 161 PDLs, Perete said six have died, while eight have recovered. Of the 33 BuCor personnel, three have recovered. Among the facilities managed by BuCor, the […]

DOT issues health and safety guidelines for hotels, accommodation establishments outside community quarantine areas

(Eagle News) – The Department of Tourism has issued guidelines for the implementation of health and safety protocols in hotels, resorts and other accommodation establishments in areas where community quarantine is no longer in effect. In a statement issued on Tuesday, May 26, the DOT said that the guidelines, provided in Memorandum Circular No. 2020-002, “will prove responsive to the needed changes brought about by this pandemic.” Aside from hotels and resorts, the guidelines also […]

Teachers’ group calls on DepEd to clarify President Duterte’s statement on opening of classes

(Eagle News) — A teachers’ group called on the Department of Education to clarify President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement on the opening of classes without a COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement, the Teachers Dignity Coalition noted the DepEd has so far not issued any statement even after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified alternative modes of learning could still be tapped to teach students, and that only face-to-face classes are suspended if there was still no vaccine […]

4 more PNP personnel test positive for COVID-19, total cases climb to 281

(Eagle News) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported four new cases of COVID-19 among its personnel, bringing the total number to 281 as of Tuesday, May 26. In a statement, PNP Health Service (PNP-HS) Director Herminio Tadeo Jr. said there are 160 active COVID-19 cases among PNP personnel as of Tuesday. Likewise, 739 have been categorized as probable persons under investigation (PUIs), while 594 were recommended as suspected PUIs by the PNP-HS. “1890 personnel […]

COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos climb to 2,635; more recoveries, no new fatalities recorded

(Eagle News) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases involving overseas Filipinos, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,635 as of Tuesday, May 26. “Today, the DFA confirms no new fatalities due to COVID-19 reported by our foreign service posts among Filipinos abroad. Just as significant, the daily rate of confirmed cases decreased with only 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases while the daily rate of recoveries increased,” […]

Palace: Enrollment in public schools still starts on June 1

(Eagle News) — The enrollment in public schools will proceed as scheduled on June 1. “Tuloy po iyan dahil hindi naman po tayo pupuwede na walang preparasyon,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview over Teleradyo. Roque made the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte said it was “useless” to talk about the opening of classes without a vaccine against COVID-19. Roque clarified in a press conference the day after that this meant that no […]

DOTr pushes for urgent passage of PESA bill to help transport workers affected by COVID-19 crisis

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation is pushing for the urgent passage of the proposed Philippine Economic Stimulus Act of 2020  to help  workers, including those in the transport sector, affected by  the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. According to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, the economic stimulus package  will be of great help to stakeholders such as PUV drivers and operators, airline employees, maritime workers, and airline as well as shipping companies, who were the hardest hit […]