CARAA board moves games to Mar. 21

The Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) sports meet that was postponed last week will hopefully be staged on March 24.

CARAA was one of the events that was postponed after Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered all activities that can draw big crowds either canceled or …

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Cordillera now has 4 PUIs for nCov: DOH

The Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) on Friday reported that there are now four persons under investigation (PUI) who are under hospital quarantine suspected of being infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV).

In a press briefing, DOH-CAR officer-in-charge, Dr. Amelita Pangilinan said the …

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Retired cop nabbed for bribery

A retired cop was arrested for allegedly bribing members of the Philippine National Police's (PNP) anti-scalawag unit during an anti-illegal gambling operation in Quezon City.

Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) director, Col. Ronald Lee identified the suspect as Brigido Capio-An, a retired police executive …

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Cebu allocates P25.5-M to combat nCoV

- The provincial government of Cebu has allocated PHP25.5 million to fund the combined efforts of local government units (LGU) to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in their localities.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Thursday the fund has been readied as financial assistance …

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Bicol on region-wide alert vs. nCoV

The Regional Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) have raised the Blue alert status in the Bicol Region due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), an official said Friday.

In an interview, Claudio Yucot, OCD regional director and …

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Benguet on a lockdown due to ASF

Governor Melchor Diclas has issued an executive order, imposing a total lockdown on the entry of live pigs into the province starting February 6 to curb the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) in the whole of Benguet.

[As governor] do hereby issue a …

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Stranded OFWs due to nCoV get P10-K cash aid

An official of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Cordillera Administrative Region (OWWA-CAR) said on Thursday they are giving PHP10,000 cash assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been stranded due to the novel coronavirus threat (2019-nCoV).

OWWA-CAR regional director Manuela PeAa said the OFWs were …

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MRT-3 disinfects trains amid nCoV threat

Trains of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will continuously undergo disinfection amid the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) threat in the country.

In a message on Friday, MRT-3 communications officer Merrowen Mendoza said the disinfection of the interiors of the …

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PN chief to boost Navy’s sea systems command

Newly-appointed Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said he will capacitate the Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) to ensure that all incoming ships and platforms are properly maintained to ensure their availability in the coming years.

The PN chief said this is …

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Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts DavaoOcc

A magnitude 6.1 quake jolted Davao Occidental on Thursday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake of tectonic origin struck 118 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos at 9:40 p.m.

It had a depth of 20 kilometers.

Intensity 4 was …

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