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Palace: OSG right in asking for gag order in quo warranto case vs ABS-CBN

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Tuesday, Feb. 18, said it was only right for the Office of the Solicitor General to ask for a gag order on the parties involved in the quo warranto petition filed against ABS-CBN. In a press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in the first place, “parang nagiging emotional yung issue.” He added the case was already pending before the court, which means it “becomes sub judice.” “Tama naman […]

JUST IN: Filipinos working in HK, Macau now exempted from outbound travel ban — DFA official

(Eagle News) — Filipinos working in Hong Kong and Macau are now allowed to resume work in those places after they were exempted by the government from the imposed travel ban amid the novel coronavirus threat. In a tweet, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the exemption from the outbound travel ban was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases “subject to certain procedural formalities.” No other details were available. The Philippine […]

DOH: 387 patients initially under probe for novel coronavirus discharged as of Feb. 18

(Eagle News) — Over 300 people initially probed for symptoms of the novel coronavirus have been discharged after they tested negative for the virus, the Department of Health said on Tuesday, Feb. 18. According to data from the DOH, with the 387 discharged as of Feb. 18, 137 remain in hospitals as patients under investigation. So far, the Philippines has confirmed three cases of COVID-19. The Philippines imposed a travel ban on China, Hong Kong, […]

OSG asks SC to issue gag order on both parties in quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN

SC gives ABS-CBN Corp., ABS-CBN Convergence Inc. five days from receipt of notice to comment on OSG motion (Eagle News) — The Office of the Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court to issue a gag order on both parties in the quo warranto petition it filed against ABS-CBN Corp. and ABS-CBN Convergence Inc. SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka said the motion, if granted, will prevent both the OSG, and ABS-CBN Corp. and ABS-CBN Convergence […]

Trillanes posts bail in conspiracy to commit sedition case

  (Eagle News) — Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday, Feb. 18, posted bail in the conspiracy to commit sedition case against him. Trillanes posted the P10,000 bail before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138, a day after Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy,” his co-accused, posted bail in the same case. Apart from Trillanes and Advincula, indicted were priests Flaviano Villanueva and Albert Alejo,  Yoly Villanueva Ong, Boom Enriquez. Jonnell Sanggalang, JM […]

BI sacks heads of NAIA terminals pending probe of Hontiveros’ allegations

  (Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has sacked from their posts the heads of the terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said in an interview with “Sa Ganang Mamamayan” on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, said that the bureau had already coordinated with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the investigation of similar schemes. Sandoval said that as of Monday afternoon, Feb. 17, Immigration Commissioner Jaime […]

Trillanes arrives in the country to post bail on sedition case

(Eagle News) — Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to post this morning at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court for his conspiracy to commit sedition case. Trillanes arrived earlier this morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. He is expected to post the P10,000 bail at the Quezon City MTC. Judge Kristine Grace Suarez of the QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 earlier issued the warrants of arrest against Trillanes, […]

Alert level 2 maintained over Taal volcano

(Eagle News)–An alert level 2 remains hoisted over Taal. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said activity in the main crater in the past 24 hours has been characterized by weak emission of steam-laden plumes rising 50 to 100 meters high. Sulfur dioxide emission was below instrumental detection due to weak plume activity. The Taal Volcano Network, PHIVOLCS said, recorded 41 volcanic earthquakes that are associated with ” rock fracturing processes beneath and around […]

Cloudy skies, rains expected today

(Eagle News)–Cloudy skies and light rains are expected in parts of the country today. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Metro Manila, Bicol Region, CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley will have cloudy skies with isolated light rains as the northeast monsoon affects Northern Luzon. PAGASA said the rest of Luzon will have partly  cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Visayas and Mindanao will have partly cloudy […]

PHL gov’t finalizing evacuation plans for Filipinos aboard Japan cruise ship amid rising COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) – The Philippine government is now studying the evacuation plans for Filipinos on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan amid the rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the ship. So far, the number of Filipinos who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has risen to 27, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that they are now finalizing the evacuation details […]

26 Filipinos in Japan, 1 Filipino in UAE confirmed to have COVID-19

  (Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that the total number of Filipinos overseas who had been infected with the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now reached 27. In a report, the DFA said that 26 of the Filipinos were those on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, while the other Filipino was found positive for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates. The DFA said that the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force […]

Advincula posts P10,000 bail for conspiracy to commit sedition

(Eagle News)–The man who accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s family and friends of being involved in illegal drugs in viral videos has posted bail for conspiracy to commit sedition. Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as “Bikoy,” posted a P10,000 bail for the charge over the videos that circulated online last year before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court. Advincula applied for inclusion in the Witness Protection Program but he has reportedly backed out, citing the restrictions […]