DOH Sec. Duque says NCR ‘ripe’ for Alert Level 1, but IATF to make final determination

Other areas in the PHL to also be assessed if they can be de-escalated   (Eagle News) – The Inter-Agency Task Force is set to decide whether to place Metro Manila under Alert Level 1 and will study current data if the National Capital Region, currently under Alert Level 2, is ripe for de-escalation. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that the IATF is set to study on Thursday, February 24, the proposal of the […]

LRT-2 train rides now free for Philippine Coast Guard personnel

(Eagle News)–Philippine Coast Guard officers,  enlisted personnel and civilian employees can now avail of free train rides at all Light Rail Transit-2 stations from Antipolo, Rizal to Recto, Manila. According to the PCG, this was after the PCG partnered with the Light Rail Transit Authority to uphold public transport, safety and security in Metro Manila. Under the memorandum of agreement signed by both parties, PCG personnel shall reinforce security measures in LRT-2 stations and help […]

NCR targets “very low risk classification” by March; aim is to have as low as 140 new cases per day

  (Eagle News) — Metro Manila could be placed under a “very low risk classification” by next month, as reproduction numbers and health care utilization rates decrease, according to Octa Research. Metro Manila or the National Capital Region “targets very low risk classification by March,” said OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David on Friday, February 11. “The magic number to achieve very low risk classification is 140 new cases per day, which seems possible by […]

P1.3 million worth of shabu seized in Manila buy-bust; 2 nabbed

(Eagle News) — The National Capital Region Police Office seized 1.3 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Manila last week, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, also arrested during the buy-bust operation in Sta. Cruz on Feb. 2 were the suspects identified as Santa Aguilar, 34, and Noria Marcelino, 38. The PNP did not provide additional details. It said the suspects will face charges in violation of Republic Act […]

“No Vaxx, No Ride Policy” automatically lifted as NCR reverts to Alert Level 2 on Feb. 1

  (Eagle News) – Starting Tuesday, February 1, the “No Vaxx, No Ride Policy” in Metro Manila will be lifted as the Philippine capital region reverts to the less restrictive Covid-19 alert level 2. The Department of Transportation said this policy of not allowing unvaccinated passengers from riding public transport will be automatically lifted or suspended when the Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila is lifted. The National Capital Region and seven other provinces will […]

PNP COVID-19 tally now at 48,193

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel have climbed to 48,193. According to the Philippine National Police, this was after 132 more COVID-19 cases were reported within their ranks. The PNP data showed of the total cases, 1607 were active. Over 100, or 122, more recoveries were also reported. With the additional recoveries, the PNP COVID-19 recovery tally is now at 46,460. No additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll […]

PNP COVID-19 cases breach 48,000 mark

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel have breached the 48,000 mark. According to the Philippine National Police, this was after the 111 more COVID-19 cases have been reported. Of the total cases, 1597 were active. Over 200, or 207, more have recovered, pushing the total PNP COVID-19 recovery to 46,363. According to the PNP, no additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 126. President Rodrigo Duterte has […]

First-time seafarers can now get seaman’s book for free: DOTr

(Eagle News) — First-time seafarers can now get their seaman’s book for free. According to the Department of Transportation, this was after the Maritime Industry Authority, which is attached to the department, approved the proposal to remove the cost of obtaining the required book for the first time. Each book costs P1,000 to P1800. Meanwhile, seafarers who renew their seaman’s books will be given a 50% discount until December 2022, the DOTr said. “Ito ay […]

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, […]