Gov’t not withholding info on nCoV

Rumors that the Department of Health (DOH) is withholding information on the true state of 2019-nCoV in the country to avoid causing panic is not true, said President Rodrigo Duterte, assuring that government has the situation under control.

Wala naman --- wala namang itinago doon …

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Over 17K villages drug-free: PNP

A total of 17,816 barangays or 38 percent out of the 42,045 barangays (villages) in the country have been declared drug-cleared, a ranking police official said on Monday.

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Philippine National Police deputy chief for Operations, said that before the Duterte administration, …

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Stop the sinophobia: Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night called on the public to refrain from sowing hate against Chinese nationals after two cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were confirmed in the country.

China has been kind to us. We can only also show the same favor to …

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Davao City gov’t opens ‘Disaster Radio’

The city government here opened on Monday the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) to boost the city's disaster information drive.

The radio station, located at RJ Homes Building in Pelayo-Legaspi St., features 24-hour regular programming primarily aimed at bringing information about disaster preparedness and other …

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Mati City strengthens campaign vs. ASF

Following the confirmed case of African swine fever (ASF) in Davao Occidental last week, the Mati City Veterinarian Services Office (CVSO) said it has doubled efforts to prevent the highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease in the city.

Dr. Marites Linsag-Erispe, CVSO chief, said that since …

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GMRC bill gets final House nod

The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure institutionalizing values education in the curriculum by incorporating "Good Manners and Right Conduct" (GMRC) as a subject in Kindergarten up to Grade 3.

With 225 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, …

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New Navy chief allays shortage of naval assets

Newly-appointed Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the decommissioning of "legacy ships" and other dated assets does not necessarily mean that the naval service will be experiencing a shortage of naval assets (bottoms).

"What I am saying here is don't count …

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Cotabato City bans kids on motorbikes

The city government here has started banning multiple passengers on motorbikes on city streets, especially children aged 10 and below.

Rolen Balquin, city public safety officer, said the police and traffic management unit (TMU) personnel started strictly enforcing a local ordinance on traffic beginning Tuesday.…

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NegOcc bans pigs, pork from Davao Region

The Province of Negros Occidental has prohibited the entry of live pigs, pork products and pork-based items coming from Davao Region after a positive case of African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in Davao Occidental.

In Memorandum No. 20-001 issued on Monday, Governor Eugenio …

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