DOH Region 8 on alert vs. influenza-like illnesses

The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) is closely monitoring influenza-like illnesses amid concern on the mysterious pneumonia-causing virus in China.

In an interview Thursday, Roderick Boyd Cerro, chief of the DOH regional epidemiology and surveillance unit, said surveillance officers in hospitals …

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NBI to probe killing of ex-Batangas solon

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will conduct a separate inquiry into the alleged killing of former Batangas congressman Edgar Mendoza.

I will now order the NBI to assist the police in investigating and finding the perpetrators of …

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Region 8 tourism roads get PHP1.03-B outlay

The national government has approved a PHP1.03-billion fund to finance the construction of roads leading to tourist destinations in Eastern Visayas in 2020, more than double than last year's allocation.

The Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP) will provide funding to 29 new and ongoing road …

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NegOr shooting incidents drop in 2019

The number of shooting incidents in Negros Oriental recorded in 2019 dropped compared to the previous year, a police official said on Wednesday.

Col. Julian Entoma, provincial police director, said records at the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) showed that in 2019, a total …

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Lone bettor bags P80-M Grand Lotto 6/55 jackpot

A lone bettor from San Pablo, Laguna bagged the PHP80.7-million jackpot prize in Wednesday night's Grand Lotto 6/55 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Thursday.

PCSO general manager Royina Marzan-Garma said the lucky bettor guessed the winning combination 25-54-04-22-55-24 which carried a jackpot …

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DND, attached bureaus urged to raise standards

Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana urged all officials and employees of the DND and its attached bureaus to raise their standards of professionalism and foster an environment that will further the "One Defense Team" concept.

"Let us raise our standards of professionalism, manifest …

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