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Free transportation for contact tracers

Free transportation for contact tracers

  BY GENALYN KABILING     President Duterte has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to provide transportation assistance to the government’s contact tracers in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak. The President urged the cops to “walk the extra mile” to ferry the personnel who must travel to places to track down close contacts […]

Man, 74, dies as house falls into creek

  BY JOSEPH PEDRAJAS     The Quezon City government has taken an action following the death of a 74-year-old man who, along with his house, was swept away by a surging flood at the height of heavy downpour Friday. In a statement, the local government said that the Department of the Building Official, the […]

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Angkas offers free rides for health workers

  BY MARTIN A. SADONGDONG Medical frontliners in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) can now avail themselves of transportation services from motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas for free, the Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID Shield announced Friday. The JTF COVID Shield has forged an agreement with Angkas to deploy 1,000 of its riders […]

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Driver yields P2.5-M shabu in Makati

  BY JEAN FERNANDO     A family driver was arrested for possession of P2.5 million worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation in Makati on Wednesday, police said. Police identified the suspect as John Edward Sayson, 25, and a resident of Barangay San Isidro, Makati City. The operation was conducted by members of the […]

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Manila opens 3rd COVID walk-in testing center

BY MINKA TIANGCO   The city of Manila opened on Wednesday its third walk-in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing center at the Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JJASGH) on Numancia St., Binondo. The two other walk-in testing facilities are located at Ospital ng Sampaloc and Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC) in Tondo. Manila […]

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28 summa cum laude graduate from UP Sunday

By ELLALYN V. RUIZ The University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) will confer academic degrees on 3,789 candidates, led by 28 summa cum laude, in the first virtual commencement exercises on Sunday. UPD Class of 2020 is led by 28 summa cum laude, an academic distinction for graduates who earned a weighted average grade (WAG) of […]

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