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Day: April 30, 2022

PRRD to inaugurate OFW Hospital May 1

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead on Sunday the inspection and inauguration of the newly constructed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Hospital that will cater to OFWs and their legal dependents. Partial operations will begin Monday and full operations by the end of June, according to a news release on Saturday. Built on a 1.5-hectare property in the City of San Fernando, donated by the Pampanga provincial government, the hospital was established through the joint efforts of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as manager, Bloomberry Cultural Foundation for the cost of construction, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. for

Badoy unfazed by petition to revoke her medical license

National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson and Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on Saturday shrugged off the petition of a group of health workers to revoke her physician’s license. Badoy said she is standing by her previous pronouncement that the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) is a legal front of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the petition was just another attempt to silence the NTF-ELCAC. “The Alliance of Health Workers is a front of the CPP-NPA-NDF (New People’s Army-National Democratic Front) and the amusing gimmick of trying to strip me of my

41 suspects nabbed, P285-K shabu seized in MisOr

The Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office (MORPPO) arrested 41 wanted persons in a series of operations on Friday. MORPPO chief, Col. Raniel Valcones, said in an interview Saturday that their Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations netted 15 suspects facing various cases like frustrated murder, rape, homicide, and reckless imprudence resulting in injuries and damage to properties. The other 26 were arrested due to violations of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. On the same day, MORPPO confiscated 43.9741 grams of alleged shabu, with an estimated market value of PHP285,130, while two firearms were surrendered under “Oplan

DOH belies ‘unfounded rumors’ of Covid surge before polls

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday categorically denied “unfounded rumors” that it will report a coronavirus surge days before the May 9 elections and pin the blame on campaign rallies. A tweet posted on April 28 about a supposed DOH-declared surge garnered over 11,000 “likes” and 2,213 retweets. It alleged that two days before the election, the DOH will release a report indicating a hike in Covid-19 cases and that some of the positive individuals will be ordered to say that they went to a rally of a certain candidate. “The Department of Health categorically denies unfounded rumors that

NTF-ELCAC ‘crowning glory’ of Duterte admin

The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Western Visayas (RTF6-ELCAC) has praised President Rodrigo Duterte for his strong commitment to put an end to the 53-year-old insurgency perpetrated by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army -National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). Prosecutor Flosemer Chris Gonzales, RTF6-ELCAC spokesperson, on Saturday said the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) under Executive Order No. 70, serves as the “crowning glory of the Duterte Administration.” “The NTF-ELCAC stands on the platform of good governance, public accountability, and bringing the basic social services and

Marawi eyes full face-to-face classes in September

The office of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur is targeting to implement a full operation of face-to-face classes beginning September. In a statement Friday, Marawi City Schools Division (MCSD) Superintendent, Dr. Anna Zenaida Unte-Alonto, said the plan was aligned with the targets set by the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) of the Bangsamoro region. “(The) MBHTE wanted a hundred percent opening of our classes because the last two years brought learning losses to our children who were affected by the two-year pandemic,” Alonto said. At the moment, 13 schools are conducting

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