Dawlah Islamiya fighter surrenders in Lanao del Sur

A Dawlah Islamiya (DI) fighter who had been involved in several clashes against government forces surrendered to military authorities in Lanao del Sur, a top military official announced Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, identified the surrenderer as Bokharie Macadato Mahmod, …

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Processing of shipments remains normal: BOC

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday assured that normal processing hours are being implemented while ensuring the safety of its personnel amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak,

“We still have normal Customs processing hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), while the release of …

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Davao de Oro declares state of calamity

The 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Davao de Oro approved during the regular session on Monday a resolution declaring a state of calamity in the province.

The declaration allowed the use of the province's Quick Response Fund (QRF) from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and …

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House leader backs enhanced community quarantine

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Tuesday expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to impose a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Romualdez said the latest directive is needed as part of the government’s containment and mitigation efforts “in our fight for …

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2nd House employee tests positive for Covid-19

Another employee of the House of Representatives has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), House Secretary-General Luis Montales reported on Tuesday.

In a statement, Montales said the infected employee, who works at the chamber's printing service, last reported for work on March 5.

Montales …

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PH forex, gov’t securities trading suspended

Currency and government securities transactions have been suspended Tuesday, the first day of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine aimed to address the rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.

This was disclosed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) citing a report from the Bankers …

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Fishermen allowed to sail

Small and commercial fishing vessels have been exempted from the Luzon-wide maritime travel ban but would be under strict monitoring by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

In an advisory on Tuesday, the PCG said fishing vessels may continue their business as usual but must follow …

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Flights suspended at Iloilo Airport

All flights at the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town are suspended from March 18 to April 14 to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has announced.

The memorandum signed by Manuela Luisa Palma, …

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Temporary shelters for BPO workers pushed

Business process outsourcing (BPO) companies have until March 18 to provide temporary accommodation to their workers, especially those in the night shift, under the government’s Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

In a press conference in Malacañang on Monday night, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said BPO firms …

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Foreigners seeking to leave PH given 72 hours

Foreigners seeking to leave the country are given a 72-hour window to exit from Luzon airports while only Filipinos are allowed to enter following the declaration of an enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon beginning Tuesday midnight.

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), …

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NegOcc cities set up Covid-19 hotlines

Various component cities in Negros Occidental have set up telephone lines dedicated to callers who have queries and concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Among those with Covid-19 hotlines are cities of Bago, Kabankalan, Sagay and San Carlos, whose respective public information offices are …

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Briones tests negative for Covid-19

Education Secretary Leonor Briones tested negative for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a statement Tuesday, the Department of Education (DepEd) said her test results came out on Monday.

Briones underwent the test following potential exposure to a person who tested positive for the disease at …

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Army on alert vs. rebels amid Covid-19 threat

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) will continue to provide security to people against rebel attacks while maintaining the Panay Island free from Covid-19 infection, an official said on Tuesday.

This as the 61st Infantry Batallion (61IB) clashed with suspected members of the Communist …

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