ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

All-time high for PH COVID cases: 22,820

Zacarian Sarao 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has logged another record-high daily count of 22,820 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic struck the country in 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday evening, September 9, 2021. The country has…

Guard in Davao City Jail intercepts meth-stuffed chili peppers

Zacarian Sarao 09/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A guard at the male dormitory of the Davao City Jail discovered on Tuesday 35 sachets of suspected crystal meth stuffed in chili peppers that were mixed in with humba (a pork dish) and…

Miss Cagayan bows out of Miss Universe PH 2021 due to COVID-19

Zacarian Sarao 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Province’s candidate for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 will not participate in the competition, said the organization on Tuesday. In an Instagram post on August 22, Gianne Asuncion revealed she had contracted coronavirus that causes COVID-19.…

DOH detects first case of Lambda variant; reports 182 additional Delta cases

Zacarian Sarao 08/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) announced the detection of the first case of the COVID-19 Lambda variant on Sunday, August 15, 2021, along with an additional 182 cases of the Delta variant. The DOH…

Duterte-Duterte tandem leads in Pulse Asia survey

Zacarian Sarao 07/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and President Rodrigo Duterte led the list of Filipinos’ top bets for president and vice president in Pulse Asia’s 2022 national elections survey. According to Pulse Asia on Tuesday,…

PNP dismisses cop who killed 52-year-old woman in QC

Zacarian Sarao 06/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The “drunk” police officer who killed a 52-year-old lady in Quezon City has been dismissed from service, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) head Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. “Today, I signed the dismissal order of…

Davao City leads list of LGUs with most new cases of COVID — OCTA

Zacarian Sarao 06/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in Mindanao and the Visayas continue to rise as Davao City leads the list of local government units (LGUs) with the most number of new infection cases from June 13 to June…

‘Dante’ intensifies into tropical storm; another LPA spotted outside PAR – Pagasa

Zacarian Sarao 05/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression Dante has strengthened into a tropical storm (international name: Choi-Wan) on Monday morning as it floats over the Philippine Sea, according to the state weather service. This comes as the Philippine Atmospheric,…

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