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BuCor: Ex-cop Jonel Nuezca may have died of heart attack

(Eagle News) — Dismissed policeman Jonel Nuezca, who was caught on video shooting his neighbors dead in Tarlac in December 2020, may have died of a heart attack. This is according to Bureau of Corrections spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag, who gave an interview over radio dzbb on Thursday, Dec. 2. According to Chaclag, this was based on initial findings of medical personnel that Nuezca suffered a “cardiac infraction.” He said an autopsy, however, was under way […]

PAGASA: Rains expected over parts of PHL due to Typhoon “Nyatoh” outside PAR

(Eagle News) — Scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected over Bicol Region, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, this was due to Typhoon “Nyatoh” estimated at 1,370 km east northeast of Southern Luzon or 1,560 km east of Central Luzon outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. PAGASA said the rains despite Nyatoh’s distance from the landmass […]

Google to halt election ads ahead of 2022 Philippines vote

  MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Google will stop carrying election ads in the Philippines ahead of the May 2022 presidential vote, the internet giant said Wednesday, similar to action it has taken in the United States. Alarm has been raised in recent years by governments and election watchdogs over the use of targeted political advertising, especially disinformation campaigns to sway voters. The updated policy goes into effect on February 8, covering ads on Google, YouTube […]

PHL logs 167 more COVID-19 deaths; COVID-19 tally rises to 2,833,038

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 2833038 on Wednesday, Dec. 1, after the Department of Health reported 500 more COVID-19 cases. According to the DOH, of these, 15327 were active. Of the active cases, 756 were asymptomatic, 7183 were mild, 3632 were moderate, 2489 were severe, and 1067 were critical. Recoveries rose to 2768999 with the addition of 951 recoveries. The COVID-19 death toll is now at 48712, with the additional […]

Immigration bureau to airlines: Don’t allow boarding of passengers who won’t be given entry into PHL

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration has warned airlines against allowing the boarding of passengers who are not allowed to enter the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the bureau, airlines that do this will be meted out a hefty fine. “We are conducting 100% passport inspection to ensure that we see the complete travel history of the arriving passengers,” bureau ports operation division chief Carlos Capulong said. Only recently, the Inter-Agency Task […]

Historian and political analyst says Marcos to benefit from Bong Go’s withdrawal, unless Pres. Duterte supports another bet

(Eagle News) — Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., will largely benefit from the withdrawal of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go from the 2022 presidential elections, according to historian and political analyst Prof. Van Ybiernas. In an interview with the NET25 program, Balitalakayan, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, Ybiernas analyzed Go’s withdrawal from next year’s elections and discussed its effect on the political scene. “Kung hindi na kasama sa karera si Senator Go, wala nang reason si […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, Dec. 1

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Wednesday, Dec. 1: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with the airlines prior to the scheduled travel as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippines has suspended its resolution allowing fully-vaccinated foreigners from visa-free countries to enter the country. The Philippines issued the suspension […]

Pres. Duterte asks each Filipino to be a hero like Andres Bonifacio

    (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte asked Filipinos to be heroes like Andres Bonifacio as he led the commemoration of Bonifacio Day on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This is the last Bonifacio Day commemoration of the 76-year old Duterte as the country’s President. He is on his last term. “As we commemorate these events, I invite every Filipino to become a hero like Bonifacio by participating actively in our nation-building efforts, especially in those […]

PHL records only 425 new COVID cases, lowest single-day record this year; total active cases down to 15,800

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines recorded on Tuesday, Nov. 30, only 425 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day record for this year, as total active cases dipped further to 15,800. The percentage of active cases at 0.6 percent compared to the total COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began last year, was still the lowest so far. This is the seventh straight day that total active cases was at 0.6 percent. The last time […]

Saying his family doesn’t want him to run, Sen. Bong Go withdraws from the 2022 presidential race

Makes “very difficult decision” after considering his family’s wishes: “Pag pamilya na po ang kumontra sa mga gustong gawin sa buhay, napakabigat po”   (Eagle News) – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race on Tuesday, Nov. 30, saying it might not yet be his time to run for the country’s top post. Go, who filed his candidacy under the Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS) — an allied political […]

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 […]

PHL records only 665 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since July 2020; total active cases down to 16k

    (Eagle News) – The Department of Health reported only 665 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, November 29, the lowest single-day record of new virus cases since July 2020. Total active cases went down to just 16,289 or 0.6 percent of total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March last year. The COVID-19 positivity rate is also down to the country’s lowest at 2.1 percent. Most of the 2,832,375 total COVID-19 cases are […]