5 nabbed, P175-K shabu seized in Zambo ops

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities have arrested five suspects and seized some PHP175,500 worth of illegal drugs in recent anti-drug operations in the region, the police announced Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director, identified the arrested suspects as Sarira Ashmad, 26; …

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2.2K villages in Ilocos drug-cleared

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Some 2,227 barangays in the Ilocos Region have been declared drug-cleared by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as of June 22 this year.

In a virtual forum Kapihan ed Ilocos of the Philippine Information Agency regional office on Wednesday, PDEA Ilocos …

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More lodgings in Baguio get DOT certification

BAGUIO CITY – More accommodations here have been accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as the city continues to welcome leisure travelers.

Supervising City Tourism Operations Officer Aloysius Mapalo said Wednesday 374 accommodation establishments, transient houses, and homestays have been given a certificate of …

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Davao City nets 73K health protocol violators

DAVAO CITY – The city’s Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) said it has apprehended a total of 73,440 persons for violations of health protocols.

In a statement Wednesday, PSSC head Angel Sumagaysay said those arrested violated the Covid-19 standard health protocols, community quarantine …

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PH administered jabs breach 8M mark

The Philippines has breached the eight-million mark in the number of Covid-19 jabs administered.

Data from the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) showed that as of June 18, 2021, a total of 8,050,711 jabs have been administered nationwide.

Of the total, 5,953,810 were given as …

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GenSan steps up surveillance vs dengue

Health personnel here have intensified their surveillance against the deadly dengue fever as cases continued to increase in various communities in the past several weeks.

Mary Rose Anne Aloot, health education and promotion officer of the City Health Office (CHO), said Monday they already recorded …

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Eleazar commends ‘babysitter’ cops

For going beyond their mandated duties, police officers in Benguet and Catanduanes were commended by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar for their babysitting initiatives.

Personnel from the Mankayan Municipal Police Station and the Women and Children’s Protection Desk not just helped a …

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75% of NPA rebels in Mindanao are IPs: Esperon

The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) is deliberately deceiving and radicalizing indigenous peoples (IP) to fill up their ranks especially in Mindanao, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. said Monday.

Esperon, during the …

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Andanar remembers late pa on Father’s Day

On his first Father’s Day without his dad, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar took to social media a message to honor his father’s memory.

In a Facebook post, Andanar greeted his late father, former Interior undersecretary and special envoy to Malaysia Wencelito …

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