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Tempo 19 January 2021, Tuesday issue
DoH still looking for 7 co-passengers of Filipino with UK COVID strain

  BY BETHEENA UNITE     Seven passengers of the Emirates Flight EK 332 that carried the Filipino, who tested positive for the UK-variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), are yet to be located, the Department of Health said Monday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that seven of the 214 identified contacts of the Filipino […]

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Retired Army official tagged in slay of Cebu lawyer Joey Wee

  BY CALVIN CORDOVA     CEBU CITY – A retired Army official who once served as regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was arrested for his involvement in the killing of a lawyer in November last year here. Retired Col. Edwin Layese acted as the supervisor in the murder of lawyer […]

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Husband shoots neighbor over wife’s missing underwear

  BY AARON RECUENCO   Police are hunting down a man who shot his neighbor he accused of stealing his wife’s underwear in Batangas City on Sunday night. A report reaching Camp Crame in Quezon City stated that victim Jeric Furto was hanging out at a tire repair shop in Barangay Simlong at around 10 […]

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Gun-for-hire gang boss, driver killed in Pampanga shootout

  BY AARON RECUENCO     Police killed a leader of a gun-for-hire group and his driver after they shot it out with Highway Patrol Group (HPG) policemen in Bacolor, Pampanga, on Monday. HPG director Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum said the shootout erupted when the vehicle of Harry Mandahay was cornered on River Control Road […]

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Manila starts drive-thru swab testing

  BY MINKA TIANGCO     The Manila City government will stop its free coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) serology testing operations in an effort to boost its free swab testing efforts. A drive-thru COVID-19 swab testing facility was launched at the Quirino Grandstand on Monday. It has a capacity of 100 patients per day. Swab testing […]

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