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DOH warns drugstores, pharmas vs violating drug price cap

February 18, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) warned drug manufacturers and pharmacies against non-compliance to the newly-signed Executive Order (EO) on the Maximum Drug Retail Price (MDRP).  In a press conference Tuesday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said possible jail terms and

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Police hunting for Taguig cop who fled after extorting money

February 18, 2020

Operatives from the Philippine National Police- Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) and the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are looking for a police officer who was caught extorting money fr0m the live-in partner of a drug suspect in

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Ex-ranking NPA leader arrested in Pampanga

February 18, 2020

Authorities arrested a former ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Angeles City, Pampanga early Tuesday morning. In a report, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac said arrested was Rodolfo Salas, 72, also known

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Duterte ”not necessarily campaigning” for Trump: Panelo

February 17, 2020

Malacanang on Monday clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte is not campaigning for US President Donald Trump when he said the leader “deserved to be re-elected”. “He (Duterte) is expressing sentiment about it not necessarily campaigning… he said given the character

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PNP-ACG files criminal charges vs optometrist for false posts on COVID-2019

February 17, 2020

The Philippine National Police- Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG)  has filed criminal charges against a Cebu-based optometrist for allegedly spreading false report on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that caused panic in Cebu City.  In a statement, Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac, PNP

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Ex-Philhealth head named DOH assistant secretary

February 17, 2020

The former acting president of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp, (Philhealth), who was  at the center of controversy last year where the agency paid claims of dead kidney patients, was named Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH), according

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Palace assessing situation in countries where travel ban is in force

February 17, 2020

Malacanang on Monday said they are regularly assessing the situation in countries where travel bans were issued. “We assess regularly, look at Taiwan, the ban is lifted (and) now we are assessing travel ban on Macau and Hong Kong,” Presidential

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Duterte’s presence in local tourist areas may help boost tourism: Palace

February 17, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte’s presence in local tourist spots can help boost the country’s tourism amid the novel coronavirus scare, according to Malacanang on Monday. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) plan to

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