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Purge of Metro cops  tied to drugs starts

Police Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office, has ordered an all-out purge of erring policemen who continuously dip their fingers in the illegal drugs trade, particularly those involved in the recycling of confiscated illegal drugs in Metro Manila. For a start, Eleazar said he wants to update all the […]

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Culling of pigs under way in QC

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said drastic measures like the culling of pigs will be enforced after the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Animal Industry have confirmed that the first eight blood samples taken from hogs in Barangay Bagong Silangan and Payatas in Quezon City were positive for African Swine Fever. The Office […]

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Urgent action vs polio sought

Health authorities have called for urgent action following the re-emergence of polio in the country after nearly two decades. “It is deeply disconcerting that poliovirus has re-emerged in the Philippines. The outbreak calls for urgent action to protect more children from being infected,” said United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Philippines Representative Oyun Dendevnorov. Dendevnorov […]

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DoH: Laguna being monitored for polio

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque yesterday revealed that Laguna is being closely monitored for the presence of polio virus even as the Department of Health tapped various civic organizations and local government units to help administer anti-polio vaccines to some 5.5 million children. Duque also asked the cooperation of LGUs to ensure a “zero […]

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‘Marilyn’ leaves PAR, becomes low-pressure area

The southwest monsoon or “habagat” will be the dominant weather system across the country as tropical depression “Marilyn” left the Philippine Area of Responsibility last Saturday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Marilyn has weakened into a low-pressure area while exiting the PAR. PAGASA is not discounting a possible re-intensification and re-entry […]

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11 dead pigs test positive for hog fever

At least eleven dead pigs in Quezon City tested positive for African Swine Fever. Citing data from the Quezon City Veterinary Office, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the hogs infected with the virus were found in Barangay Bagong Silangan. Belmonte added that they have received reports of dead pigs in Barangay Payatas but experts have yet […]

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