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PNP, to help in port decongestion

The Philippine National Police will help in the Manila port decongestion, part of the special head office that will help in the two-week special window afforded importers to remove their cargoes in the said port. [yoututbe id=QShSmBPDZk0]

Phl declared MERS-Cov – free by DOH

MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said that they can now safely say that the Philippines is really free from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-Cov) after all. DOH spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said they have officially received confirmation from authorities in Saudi Arabia that the 37-year-old nurse from General Santos City, who was earlier reported positive of contracting the virus, has turned out negative in the […]

PNP coordinating with DOH to ensure health of Filipino peacekeepers in Liberia

MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is closely coordinating with the Department of Health (DoH) on the conduct of medical examinations for returning peacekeepers from Liberia to prevent possible Ebola infection in the country. Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP Public Information Office (PIO) head, said Friday said that post-arrival medical examinations will be conducted on all returning peacekeepers who are due to come home in October. The PNP sent 30 […]

3 die; 1 missing due to flash floods, landslides in Mindanao — NDRRMC

MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) — At least three people died while one is missing due to flashfloods and landslides caused by heavy rain in different parts of Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk and Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Friday. The NDRRMC said the flashflood and landslide incidents were caused by the incessant heavy rains brought about by a low pressure area (LPA) since Aug. 30 over Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental and […]

Government eyes single broadcasting network before President Aquino steps down in 2016

The government is eyeing the privatization of the television stations it controls before the term of President Aquino ends in 2016, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said.Two TV stations are currently under the administration: IBC-13 and RPN-9. IBC-13, a sequestered asset, is 100-percent government-owned.Coloma said in a press briefing in Malacañang that the government is working on the privatization of IBC-13, and that the Governance Commission for Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations […]

US to help Vigan

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said that the United States will help Vigan so that it will be included in the seven new wonder cities of the world.

Senator Enrile pleads not guilty

Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile pleads “not guilty” saying that he did not commit any crime. His co-accused Janet Lim Napoles and TRC Director-General Dennis Cunanan also entered a not guilty plea, but his chief of staff, Atty. Gigi Reyes refused to enter any plea.

Enrile, Napoles plead “not guilty” to graft raps in connection to pork barrel scam

MANILA, Philippines — Saying he has “not committed any crime,” Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile pleaded not guilty to graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam on Friday, Sept. 5, before the Sandiganbayan. His chief of staff and co-accused, Atty. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, on the other hand, refused to enter any plea, prompting the court to enter a “not guilty” plea for her. Reyes, arrived at the Sandiganbayan, along with another […]