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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 […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, Dec. 5

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, Dec. 5: MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with airlines as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippines has so far restricted entry to travelers from some countries including South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first announced, to prevent the entry of the variant initially blamed for the surge of […]

DOTr hails NAIA employee for honesty after returning $10,000 found at work

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation commended one of its employees after he returned $10,000 or P500,000 he had found while cleaning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Nov. 27. Transportation Secetary Art Tugade hailed janitor Jhun Telewik for his honesty and dedication to work as  part of the airport workforce. Tugade asked for Telewik after he found out about what he did following an activity in Zamboanga. “Nabigyan ako ng puwang ngayon […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Dec. 4

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Dec. 4: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the Philippines. The Philippines has put in place new quarantine and testing protocols for travelers allowed to enter the Philippines amid the threat of the Omicron variant. Italian […]

DepEd: No COVID cases reported in pilot week of face-to-face classes; 28 NCR schools to start pilot run on Dec. 6

  (Eagle News) — There were no COVID-19 cases reported among participating learners and school personnel in the first week of the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes, according to the Department of Education on Thursday, December 2. Because of this Education Secretary Leonor Briones commended the “tremendous efforts that our valued stakeholders have provided for the successful and safe pilot run of limited face-to-face classes.” “The involvement of everybody is crucial to the expansion of […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Thursday, Dec. 2

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Thursday, Dec. 2: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippine government has suspended its implementation of an Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases resolution allowing the entry of fully-vaccinated individuals […]

NBI to conduct autopsy of ex-cop Nuezca who died at NBP hospital, says Bucor

BuCor says initial findings point to possible heart attack as cause of death of Nuezca who was convicted for fatally shooting mother-and-son neighbors in viral video     (Eagle News) – A dismissed Paranaque police officer, who was convicted for killing a 52-year old woman and her son whom he was trying to arrest in December last year in Tarlac, had died while in jail, the Bureau of Corrections confirmed on Wednesday, Dec. 1. BuCor […]

Metro Manila to remain under Alert Level 2 until December 15

Apayao under Alert Level 3, other areas under Alert Level 2 (Eagle News) — Metro Manila will remain under an alert level 2 until December 15. According to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the following will also be under the alert level for the same period: Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Basilan, Cotabato City, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao. Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Abra, Kalinga, Baguio […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Friday, Nov. 26

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Friday, Nov. 26: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines, noting that only those with the confirmation prior to the travel will be allowed entry into the airport. The Faroe Islands and The Netherlands are included in the Philippines’ red list so far, which means travelers from those areas […]