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500 Filipinos from cruise ship returning home Sunday: DOH

February 20, 2020

Five hundred Filipinos on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama are set to be repatriated on Sunday. In a press conference late Thursday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said some 500 Filipinos from the Diamond Princess vessel have

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Gov’t ready to provide security to Espenido, says Palace

February 20, 2020

Malacanang said on Thursday that the government is ready to provide security to Police Lt.Colonel Jovie Espenido. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Espenido, one of the poster boys of President Rodrigo Duterte in his war on drugs

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Drug lords in Bilibid may be behind death of Santos: Dela Rosa

February 20, 2020

Drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) may be behind the death of the suspended Bureau of Correction (BuCor) legal service chief Fredric Anthony Santos, Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said on Thursday. “Based on my experience, those who ordered

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Palace says SolGen may question ABS-CBN before court if it operates after franchise expiration

February 20, 2020

Malacanang said on Thursday that if Congress fails to act on the franchise of ABS-CBN and it would continue to operate after the March 30 expiration, the Office of the Solicitor General might question it before the court. In a

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Dela Rosa tells Espenido to leave PNP if he will not stop criticisms

February 20, 2020

Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido should leave the police organization if he will not stop his statement against the Philippine National Police (PNP). “You are still in the PNP organization. You observe what should be

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Duterte relieves Immigration officials, staff allegedly involved in “pastillas” scheme

February 20, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has relieved all Bureau of Immigration officials and employees allegedly involved in the so-called “pastillas” scheme. In a press briefing on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said those allegedly involved in the bribery scheme would be charged

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DOH will use Chinese drug vs coronavirus if approved by WHO, FDA

February 20, 2020

The Philippines will not use China’s antiviral drug, which had shown effectiveness in treating the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), until it passes scrutiny from the World Health Organization and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  “If this drug would be

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DA orders strict quarantine to prevent spread of ASF in southern Philippines

February 20, 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) ordered intensified quarantine measures to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in southern Philippines. Noel Reyes, DA spokesman, said following the confirmation of ASF incidence in Mindanao, Agriculture Secretary William Dar issued a

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