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PH cases of UK COVID-19 variant rise to 17

PH cases of UK COVID-19 variant rise to 17

By ANALOU DE VERA The total number of confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of the COVID-19 virus (United Kingdom variant) in the country has increased to 17, the Department of Health (DoH) announced Friday night. “Following strengthened biosurveillance activities amid the detection of the first B.1.1.7 variant in the country last Jan. 13, the […]

Binangonan police under probe for extortion

  BY AARON RECUENCO     The entire force of Binangonan police in Rizal is now under investigation over possible involvement in systematic extortion activities which were exposed after two civilian assets were arrested in an entrapment operation in front of the municipal hall last Tuesday. Police Gen. Debold Sinas, chief of the Philippine National […]

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Fire barangay execs in SAP mess – Duterte

  BY GENALYN KABILING     Barangay officials involved in irregularities in the distribution of the social amelioration program (SAP) should be dismissed or removed from their offices. This was what President Duterte requested from the Office of the Ombudsman on Monday after reading aloud the names of 89 barangay captains placed under preventive suspension […]

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Black Nazarene Fiesta Masses to be held in Manila churches

  BY LESLIE AQUINO     Fiesta Masses will be held for devotees who cannot attend the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9 at the Quiapo Church in Manila. Quiapo Church Rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel said parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila will also have their own fiesta Mass on Saturday in honor […]

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Persons with COVID-19 shots not exempted from quarantine protocols

  BY GENALYN KABILING     Persons who have received the coronavirus vaccines will not be exempted from the country’s strict testing and quarantine protocols upon arrival in the Philippines. The latest decision was reached by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) during a meeting Tuesday as vaccine distribution […]

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Frontal system no longer affecting PH but ITCZ, easterlies prevail

By ELLALYN V. RUIZ The tail-end of the frontal system that induced rains and triggered flooding in some parts of the country over the weekend was no longer directly affecting the country Monday, the State weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the easterlies and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) […]

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