46 SoCot jail inmates contract Covid-19

Some 46 inmates of the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center (SCRDC) or provincial jail here have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dr. Edito Vego, acting head of the City Health Office, said the confirmed infections from the facility were almost half …

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1.5K doses of Sputnik V vax arrive in CDO

As 1,500 doses of Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 arrived Wednesday, health care workers await instructions from the Department of Health (DOH) for its “specialized” handling and administering.

“The DOH is conducting an orientation now for health workers who will handle the vaccination, for the …

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PH Covid-19 recovered cases reach 1,167,426

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 6,266 new recovered cases, pushing the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide to 1,167,426.

According to the DOH, the figure is equivalent to a 94.1-percent recovery rate among the 1,240,716 Filipinos who contracted the …

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ATA files complaints vs. LTO officials 

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has filed complaints against two Land Transportation Office (LTO) officials before the Office of the Ombudsman for ease of doing business violations.

Marvin Ken R. Du, the authorized representative of Du Ek Sam, Inc.; Des Marketing, Inc.; Des Strong Motors, …

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NF welcomes Sinovac’s EUL validation by WHO

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday said the inclusion of Sinovac Biotech company in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) is a “positive development” in the country’s vaccination program.

“This is a major boost …

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6 domestic flights canceled due to bad weather

At least six domestic flights were canceled due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported on Wednesday.

These flights were PAL Express (2P) 2905/2906 Manila-Antique-Manila, and 2P 2041/2042, 2P 2043/2044 Manila-Caticlan-Manila.

As of 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Dante was tracked over the …

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NA has regulatory power over ECs: exec

The National Electrification Administration (NEA), as a regulatory agency, has sufficient authority and power to closely supervise and monitor all electric cooperatives (ECs) operating in the country, a high-ranking official said on Wednesday.

During a House hearing on the NEA Board of Administrators’ (BOA) alleged …

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Mt. Bulusan quakes simmer down

Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon had slowed down its seismic events, shaking only once on Tuesday, a drastic drop compared to 24 on May 31, and 89 five days ago, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Wednesday.

April Dominguiano, Phivolcs resident volcanologist …

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CDO allows ‘back-ride’ on motorcycles amid MECQ

The local government here on Wednesday announced that “back-riding” for the motorcycle-riding public is allowed despite the imposition of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

Benedicto Y. Ramiro, Administrative Officer of the City’s Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA), in an online press briefing, said back-ride is …

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Bacolod cops seize P655-K shabu in May

Anti-drug operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) have seized some PHP655,492 worth of shabu in various operations during the month of May.

The illegal drugs confiscated during the period were equivalent to 96.396 grams pegged at the standard price of PHP6,800 per gram, …

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