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BI officers sacked for ’fictitiously’ encoding Wirecard COO’s entry to PH

Katrina Hallare 07/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers were removed from their posts as they were found to have “fictitiously” encoded that the former chief operating officer (COO) of German payments processing firm Wirecard AG entered…

DepEd, CHED asked to ‘initiate academic freeze’ until virus mass testing is conducted

Katrina Hallare 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A youth group on Thursday, July 2, 2020, called on the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to introduce an “academic freeze” until mass testing for the coronavirus is carried…

DOH: No scientific evidence ‘tuob’ can kill virus causing COVID-19

Katrina Hallare 06/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is no scientific evidence that the practice of “tuob” or steam inhalation can kill SARS-COV-2, the coronavirus that causes serious respiratory ailment COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) clarified Thursday. In an online press…

12 Cebu City brgys tagged as COVID-19 hotspots; to be under ‘total lockdown’

Katrina Hallare 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve out of 80 barangays in Cebu City have been tagged as hotspots for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and will be placed under total lockdown, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Thursday. “There are about…

Lacson says he’s open to amendments in anti-terror bill once enacted into law

Katrina Hallare 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said that the Senate is open to introducing amendments to the anti-terror bill once it is enacted into law. “Definitely. We can introduce amendments or further amend the…

Enraged Sharon Cuneta to go after netizen who threatened to rape daughter Frankie

Katrina Hallare 06/20/2020

MANILA — An apparently furious Sharon Cuneta has vowed to do whatever she can to find the netizen who threatened to rape her daughter, Frankie, and sue him for his malicious act. The Mega Star even tagged…

Sharon Cuneta: ‘Di po tanga o boba ang kahit sinong anak namin’

Katrina Hallare 06/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — “Di po boba o tanga ang kahit sinong anak namin (No one among our children is dumb or ignorant).” These were the words that Megastar Sharon Cuneta heaved on social media Thursday, describing all…

PH coronavirus cases now at 27,238 as 457 more contracted COVID-19

Katrina Hallare 06/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is now at 27,238, according to the latest data released by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday. DOH said the current tally includes the…

‘Ang Probinsyano,’ other ABS-CBN programs to return as new channel set to emerge

Katrina Hallare 06/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As ABS-CBN still remains off the air, viewers can expect the return of their favorite Kapamilya programs, as well as new ones to watch out for, all thanks to a new channel that will…

Liza Soberano pleads for unity; asks gov’t to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise again

Katrina Hallare 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano has appealed for unity among people quarreling because of differences in opinions about ABS-CBN’s franchise. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Soberano lamented how pride seemed to have prevailed upon…

CHED: No new scholarships to be granted this year due to budget constraints

Katrina Hallare 05/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no merit scholarships that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will be granting this school year because of budget constraints in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the commission head…

LPA may bring rain over Mindanao, parts of Visayas over the weekend

Katrina Hallare 05/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Residents in Mindanao and some parts of the Visayas can expect a rainy weekend ahead – thanks to the low-pressure area, the state weather bureau said Thursday. In its 4 p.m. live weather update,…

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