Fully vaccinated seniors in GCQ, MGCQ zones now allowed to travel

MANILA – Fully vaccinated senior citizens residing in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ (MGCQ) can now enjoy more liberty despite the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic after the government allowed them to leave their homes. “The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, in a meeting held Thursday, agreed … Read More

Licensure exams from July to Sept. ‘provisionally’ OK’d

MANILA – The conduct of licensure examinations for professionals from July to September this year has been “provisionally” approved, Malacañang said on Friday. This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved Thursday the request of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to administer the licensure examinations from July to … Read More

Vax sites ready for disasters: DOH

MANILA – Vaccination sites across the country are prepared in case disasters strike, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. In an online media briefing, DOH Spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said vaccination sites have been instructed on how to deal with disasters such as power outages, flooding, and strong rains to … Read More

Passenger torches bus; 3 dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A still unidentified man on Thursday set ablaze a passenger bus in M’lang, North Cotabato, leaving three passengers charred beyond recognition. The YBL bus was bound for M’lang, North Cotabato from this city at about 4 p.m. when one of its passengers stood up, pulled a container, and splashed gasoline on the … Read More

‘Dante’ likely to make landfall over Bataan Wednesday night

MANILA – Tropical Storm (TS) Dante has changed its track and may likely make landfall over Bataan on Wednesday night, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Ariel Rojas said. “Dante” was last seen over the northwestern coastal waters of Romblon, Romblon, or 115 kilometers southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Rojas said … Read More

Consumer group backs PACC’s graft raps vs. NEA chief

CEBU CITY – A consumer group based in Visayas and Mindanao has advised National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong to face his graft charges before the Ombudsman (OMB), instead of calling it “baseless and malicious”. Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chairman Greco Belgica last week charged Masongsong with violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices … Read More