PH Covid-19 cases soar to 2,633

MANILA – The cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines has increased to 2,633, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday. “Nadagdagan po ng 322 ang ating listahan ng Covid19-positive patients. Ang total po ng ating positive patients ay nasa 2,633 (We have recorded 322 new Covid-19 patients. The total now stands at 2,633),” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a virtual … Read More

Supermarkets, pharmacies urged to stay open up to 12 hours

MANILA – The government is strongly encouraging supermarkets and other establishments selling basic necessities to extend their store operations to a maximum of 12 hours to prevent crowding amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.   Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said this was agreed upon by members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging … 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