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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 […]

In first round of antigen testing, 99 MRT-3 personnel test positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Ninety-nine Metro Rail Transit-3 personnel have tested positive for COVID-19. The MRT-3 said this was based on antigen testing conducted on Monday, Jan. 3, on MRT-3 employees to ensure the safety and protection of employees and passengers from the virus. The 99 who tested positive were part of the 696 MRT-3 personnel who were tested as the first batch. The MRT-3 said antigen testing and confirmatory RT-PCR testing will continue for the […]

PNP reports 107 new COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The number of new COVID-19 cases among police personnel on Tuesday, Jan. 4, jumped to 107 from the eight reported the day before. According to the Philippine National Police, with the additional cases, the PNP COVID-19 tally is now at 42370. Of these, 164 are active. Recoveries are at 42081, with no additional recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll remains at 125, with no additional deaths. The Department of Health has warned of […]

Pasay mayor tests positive for COVID-19 anew

(Eagle News) — Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano has tested positive for COVID-19 anew. According to the Pasay City Public Information Office, Rubiano tested positive for the virus on Saturday. She took the test after having a sore throat. The PIO said she is now in an isolation facility. The PIO said the mayor will hold meetings online while she recovers. Calixto-Rubiano first tested positive for COVID-19 in February.

Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Manila closing temporarily due to increase in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Manila is closing temporarily due to an increase in COVID-19 cases there. According to the hospital, the temporary closure, which started on Saturday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m., was because the number of COVID-19 patients in the medical institution was  more than the number of beds. The hospital said the temporary closure would allow for bed vacancies, with the hospital staff, with the help […]

PNP reports 14 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 42,285 with the addition of 14 cases. This is the second consecutive day the Philippine National Police reported double-digit figures in additional COVID-19 cases. According to the PNP, of the total cases, 52 were active. One additional recovery pushed the total PNP recoveries to 42108. No additional deaths were reported, which means the PNP COVID-19 death toll remains at 125. The Department of Health has […]

Makati hotel apologizes for “failure to stop” returning Filipina from US from skipping quarantine

(Eagle News) — The management of the Makati hotel where a returning overseas Filipino from the United States was supposed to have stayed for the duration of her quarantine upon arrival in the country has apologized for “failing to stop” that same guest from skipping her quarantine. In a statement, the Berjaya Hotel said that while the 38-year-old female guest and her friends “are reportedly only mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic, this was a very serious […]

Customs bureau: Over P15 million worth of ecstasy pills seized in Pasay

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs has seized P15.572 million worth of ecstasy in Pasay City. According to the bureau, the 9160 tablets were concealed in three parcels declared as clothes and shoes sent to the Central Mail Exchange Center. The bureau said the illegal drugs were found after an “intensified profiling and examination” by bureau personnel. The parcels had been sent from The Netherlands and had been consigned to a person with residence in Dasmariñas, […]

166 line, technical professionals join PNP Officer Corps

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police on Monday, Dec. 14, inducted over 100 line and technical professionals into the PNP Officer Corps. PNP Chief Dionardo Carlos led the oath-taking, and the donning and pinning of the rank insignia to 166 Newly Appointed Police Commissioned Officers (NAPCOs) under the PNP Lateral Entry Program CY 2021 for Line and Technical Officers. According to the PNP, of the 166, three were technical officers and 163 were line […]

UP suspends UPCAT for academic year 2022 to 2023

(Eagle News) — The University of the Philippines will not be administering its College Admissions Test for the academic year 2022 to 2023. In suspending the conduct of the UPCAT for the second consecutive year, UP, through Memorandum No. OVPAA 2021-158 released by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs on November 18, cited “immense logistical challenge” of administering the test “in the UP campuses and 95 testing centers throughout the archipelago while […]

PNP COVID-19 cases rise to 42,210

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases among police personnel rose to 42,210 after the Philippine National Police reported two more additional cases. According to the PNP, of the cases, 35 were active. Recoveries rose to 42,050, with the additional four recoveries. No additional deaths were reported, which means the death toll remains at 125. The PNP has said over 1,000 policemen remain unvaccinated for COVID-19. It said all unvaccinated people would be required to submit an […]