2 Chinese nabbed for running ‘Covid-19 clinic’ in Makati

MANILA – Authorities arrested two Chinese doctors for illegally operating a medical facility for their compatriots who are suspected of being infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Makati City. In a report, Southern Police District (SPD) acting director, Col. Manuel Peralta, said suspects David Lai, 49, the head doctor; and Liao Songhua, 41, the assistant … Read More

Cavite town mayor, 2 others face raps over Covid-19 fake news

MANILA – A town mayor in Cavite and two others are facing charges for allegedly spreading false information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Saturday. In a press statement, PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Banac said the PNP Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit (RACU) Region 4-A (Calabarzon) sued Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes … Read More

3 nabbed for hoarding, selling overpriced alcohol

MANILA – Authorities arrested three suspects for profiteering, overpricing and hoarding of ethyl alcohol in separate operations in Caloocan and Manila on Thursday. In a report submitted to the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) identified … Read More

LGUs told to stick to IATF rules on quarantine restrictions

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday urged local government units (LGUs) to coordinate with them on the implementation of guidelines on the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to prevent confusion.  This came after Interior Secretary … Read More

Village chiefs urged anew to strictly enforce Luzon quarantine

MANILA – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday urged barangay (village) officials anew to strictly implement the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a radio interview, Año said village officials have a critical role to play in the implementation of the measure. “Marami din tayo nakita … Read More

Workers to present IDs upon entering Metro Manila: DILG

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday workers living in Metro Manila’s nearby provinces will be allowed to enter the region upon presentation of valid identification cards (IDs). Interior Secretary Eduardo Año made the clarification following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to suspend land, domestic air and sea travel to … Read More

Police officer nabbed betting in Pangasinan ‘tupada’

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) arrested a police officer caught betting in a ‘tupada’ (illegal cockfighting) in Pangasinan on Saturday. In a report to PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, PNP-IMEG chief, Col. Ronald Lee identified the police officer as S/Sgt. Sherwin Salazar, assigned with the Pangasinan Police … Read More