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Dengue kills 89 in first 7 months

  A total of 89 individuals have died due to dengue in Western Visayas (Region 6) while 15,803 cases were recorded in Regions 6 and 8 (Eastern Visayas) from January 1 to July 12, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The figures were provided yesterday, a day after the declaration […]

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NBI rescues 8 kidnapped Chinese, nabs 9 suspects

  The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has rescued in Las Pinas City eight Chinese who were tortured and forced by their captors to pay their gambling debts. NBI Assistant Director Eric Distor said arrested during the operation was a Filipino and eight Chinese nationals involved in the victims’ abduction. Distor identified the arrested Chinese […]

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Palace junks UNHRC resolution, calls it an affront to PH sovereignty

No resolution endorsed by a small faction in the United Nations rights body would weaken the government’s resolve to protect the people from the threats of illegal drugs and criminality, Malacañang declared last night. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea dismissed the Iceland-led resolution seeking a report on the drug war as “a pernicious act, an affront to a […]

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NCRPO urges SONA protesters not to bring bags, jackets

  The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has urged both anti and pro-government protesters to refrain from bringing bags and wearing jackets when they hold rallies for the 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte next week. But NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar was quick to clarify that they will […]

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DoH declares nat’l dengue alert

The Department of Health yesterday declared a national dengue alert for the first time due to the “rapidly” increasing number of dengue cases reported in several regions across the country. “This is the first time we’re declaring a national alert. The objective is very clear, we want to raise awareness among the public and more […]

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LPA intensifies, becomes ‘Falcon,’ could make landfall in Cagayan tomorrow

(UPDATED) The low-pressure area off the Philippine Sea has intensified into tropical depression “Falcon,” the first tropical cyclone in the country this month, and could make landfall over extreme Northern Luzon tomorrow. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Chris Perez said tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 may be raised over some […]

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