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 […]

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor made the announcement in a Facebook post. He said, so far, he was experiencing sore throat, fever, and body aches. He said he would continue working remotely while in isolation for seven days. Sotto urged the public to take care, and ensure a strengthened immune system. He also urged the public to be responsible. “Kung may sintomas wag na munang lumabas,” […]

Work at DOLE main office in Intramuros, other offices in NCR suspended on Jan. 14 and 17 amid “increasing” COVID-19 cases in department

(Eagle News) — The Department of Labor and Employment has suspended operations in its main office in Intramuros. According to the DOLE, also covered by the suspension of operations on Jan. 14 and Jan. 17 are the DOLE offices in Metro Manila. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III suspended work for the period noting “the increasing number of cases in the department” and the surge of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region. According to Bello, […]

DOTr orders immediate enforcement of “no vaccination, no ride/no entry” in public transportation in NCR

  (Eagle News) – The Department of Transportation ordered the immediate enforcement of the “no vaccination, no ride/no entry” policy in all public transportation and related facilities in Metro Manila. Transportation Secretary Arturo Tugade said this was in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to restrict the movement of the unvaccinated in view of the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila. Tugade’s order was issued on January 11, 2022, a day after President […]

PNP logs 444 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 44317 after the Philippine National Police reported 444 more COVID-19 cases. According to the PNP, of the total cases, 2,843 were active. Recoveries rose to 41349 with the additional 12 recoveries. The PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 125, with no additional deaths. The Department of Health had warned of an “exponential” increase in COVID-19 cases, with the “continued decreased adherence” to health protocols and […]

All QC Ombudsman offices closed until Wednesday, Jan. 19

(Eagle News) – -All offices of the Ombudsman in Quezon City will be closed until Wednesday, January 19. According to the Ombudsman’s Memorandum Circular No. 1 Series of 2022, this was following the “disturbing increase” in the number of COVID-19-infected employees, based on official reports from the Ombudsman’s Safety and Health Committee. The DOH said only a skeleton workforce shall report at the Public Assistance Bureau, Central Records Division, CREMEB Luzon, CREMEB MOLEO, OSP Records […]

PNP spokesperson Alba tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police spokesperson Colonel Roderick Alba has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Alba, this was based on PNP Health Service test results that came out on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Alba said he was experiencing flu symptoms, including a dry cough, runny nose with phlegm, and body pains. He said he was so far in quarantine at the Kiangan Emergency and Treatment Facility in Camp Crame. “I am now focusing on my […]

Immigration bureau: Unvaccinated foreigners may transact in bureau offices not located inside malls

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration has said unvaccinated foreigners who need to transact with the bureau may do so in its offices not located inside malls. In a statement, Immigration chief Jaime Morente said this was in compliance with the resolution of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) and a directive announced by the Palace banning unvaccinated people from dining in restaurants and going to such establishments. He added foreigners are covered by the […]

240 more COVID-19 cases reported among police personnel

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 43288 on Sunday, Jan. 9, after the Philippine National Police reported 240 additional cases. According to the PNP, of the total cases, 1455 were active. Ten more police personnel have recovered, pushing the total PNP COVID-19 recovery tally to 41708. No additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 125. The Department of Health has warned of an “exponential” increase […]

PNP posts 376 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 43113 on Saturday, Jan. 8, after the Philippine National Police reported 376 new COVID-19 cases. This was a jump from the single-digit additional cases typically reported by the national police force before the holidays. On Friday, the PNP reported 298 additional COVID-19 cases among its ranks. According to the PNP, of the total cases detected so far, 1225 were active. PNP COVID-19 recoveries rose to […]

LTFRB main office in QC closed until Friday, Jan. 7, for COVID-19 mass testing of employees, disinfection

(Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board central office in Quezon City will be closed from Thursday, Jan. 6, to Friday, Jan. 7. The LTFRB said the temporary closure was to pave the way for a mass testing of its personnel amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. It said the central office will also be disinfected on those days. According to the LTFRB, its 24/7 hotline, 1342, won’t be available […]