Only OFWs allowed to enter PH: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said only returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the United Kingdom and several other countries where there are cases of the new SARS-COV-2 strain are allowed to enter the country.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said …

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ASG’s machine gunner yields in Sulu

An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) machine gunner based on the eastern side of Sulu province has surrendered to the government forces, officials said Tuesday.

Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu commander, identified the ASG surrenderer as Akri Bauddin Abdulhamsi, 22, who yielded …

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Tolentino remains as PhilCycling chief

House of Representatives deputy speaker Abraham Tolentino was successfully reelected as president of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (PhilCycling) on Tuesday.

Tolentino received a fresh four-year term in a PhilCycling election held at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Parañaque.

Tolentino’s top priority …

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PH targets to ratify RCEP next year

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) eyes the country’s ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) next year before politicians get busy for the national elections in 2022.

DTI Assistant Secretary Allan Gepty told reporters last week that the RCEP deal will come …

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PH, Bahrain reaffirm special relations

Presidential Assistant for Foreign Affairs (PAFA) Robert E.A. Borje, special envoy of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, arrived on Monday in Manama for an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain until Dec. 31.

Joining him were Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola …

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Surprise drug test nets Cebu cop

A police officer assigned in Central Visayas is now in hot water after he tested positive for shabu during a random drug test, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Debold Sinas said Tuesday.

Sinas said Corporal Manuel Alconten Paez will undergo investigation and administrative proceedings …

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Former NPA official surrenders in Aurora

A former supply officer and medic of the Komiteng Larangang Guerilla Sierra Madre (KLG-SM) of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion (91IB) at its headquarters in Barangay Calabunanan here on Saturday.

The surrender coincided with the 52nd founding anniversary …

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2 CPP-NPA leaders nabbed in Quezon

Joint police and military operatives arrested two leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) wanted for a string of criminal cases in Quezon province, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas on Sunday said.

Citing reports from Region 4-A (Calabarzon) regional …

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DOH, IATF to discuss travel restrictions

The Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will discuss travel restrictions following reports of detection of United Kingdom’s new variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in more countries.

DOH Secretary Francisco …

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