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  • PRRD willing to be next admin’s drug czar
    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to give his successor, president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, pieces of advice, Malacañang said Friday.This, after Marcos broached the idea of appointing Duterte as head of his administration's anti-narcotics campaign.Duterte is ready to help the incoming administration, in case Marcos asks for his guidance, acting… Read more »
  • BI ready to turn over leadership to new chief
    MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is ready to turn over its leadership to a new chief as the successor of the Duterte government is set to start its administration soon.BI Spokesperson Dana Sandoval said the bureau, which is headed by Commissioner Jaime Morente, would cooperate with the administration of president-elect… Read more »
  • PH hospitals prepare for monkeypox outbreak
    MANILA – Hospitals in the Philippines are preparing for a possible outbreak of monkeypox in the country.President of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PHAPI) Rene Jose de Grano said on Saturday that although no case has so far been reported in the Philippines, their members and relevant government agencies… Read more »
  • Gov’t info officers ‘agents of peace, development’: OPAPRU
    MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), recognizing the crucial role of various government information officers in conflict sensitivity and peace promotion (CSPP), concluded a three-day training workshop on Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promoting (CSPP) Communications on Friday.OPAPRU Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor said… Read more »
  • Pope Francis appoints Fil-Am economist to Vatican post
    MANILA – Pope Francis has appointed a Filipino-American economist as part of the financial intelligence and anti-money laundering unit of the Vatican.According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website on May 27, Dr. Roberto Mariano has been named a board member of the Supervisory… Read more »
  • Only 14 of 98 Zambo City villages with active Covid-19 cases
    ZAMBOANGA CITY – There are only 14 villages with active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) here, data from the City Health Office showed Saturday.This highly-urbanized city has 98 villages with a population of 977,234 as of the 2020 census.Of the 20 active cases, Barangay Divisoria has the highest… Read more »
  • Foreigners with booster shots can now enter PH with no RT-PCR
    MANILA – Foreign nationals who have received their booster shots against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are now allowed to enter the country, a Bureau of Immigration (BI) official said Saturday.Travelers from other countries are now allowed to enter the Philippines without presenting a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result,… Read more »
  • Palace, Senate, BSP help cure social ill ‘e-sabong’Palace, Senate, BSP help cure social ill ‘e-sabong’
    MANILA – The Senate has managed to help stop online cockfighting (e-sabong) without legislation and save more Filipinos from being addicted to it.Senator Francis Tolentino said they agree with Malacañang’s view that widespread betting is an erosion of Filipino values while thanking the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for a… Read more »
  • P4.9-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo Peninsula
    ZAMBOANGA CITY – Lawmen have seized a total of PHP4.93 million worth of smuggled cigarettes and arrested seven people in two separate anti-smuggling campaigns in the Zamboanga Peninsula during the week, a top police official said Saturday.Brig. Gen. Franco Simborio, Police Regional Office 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) director, said the bulk of… Read more »
  • Antique food draws crowd in cultural fair
    SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Tourists flocking to a mall in Iloilo City for “Fiestas in the City”, which aims to promote culture and tourism in the new normal, are always drawn to the food section.Antique Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Juan Carlos Perlas, in an interview on… Read more »
  • Morocco elected to WHO Executive Board for 2022-2025
    RABAT – The Kingdom of Morocco was elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the period 2022-2025, representing the group of Eastern Mediterranean States (EMR), during the 75th World Health Assembly held in Geneva from May 22 to 28, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and… Read more »
  • C. Visayas cops urged to follow PNP rules vs. TikTok
    CEBU CITY – Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas) Chief Roque Eduardo Vega on Friday warned police personnel found violating the directives on TikTok that they would face sanctions.Vega issued the warning to reiterate his position on police officers using and posting TikTok videos while in their uniform and on duty,… Read more »
  • Some US universities, schools reimpose indoor mask mandates
    NEW YORK – As coronavirus cases have increased across the United States, some universities and public school systems have reimposed indoor mask mandates on their campuses, a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not, The New York Times reported on… Read more »
  • Army reserve units a major player in disaster response
    MANILA – Reserve units of the Philippine Army (PA) play a key role in disaster response, Army chief Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. said during his visit to the Reserve Command Philippine Army (RCPA) headquarters in Camp Riego De Dios in Tanza, Cavite on Friday."The CGPA (Commanding General of the Philippine Army)… Read more »
  • Improved alert level status to help gov't finances: economist
    MANILA – The continued reopening of the economy is seen to further lift the government’s revenue collections, as shown by the PHP4.9 billion budget surplus registered in April.The Bureau of the Treasury reported on Friday that revenues in the fourth month this year rose by 19.19 percent year-on-year to PHP348… Read more »

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