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China UN envoy says no intl virus source probe before pandemic over

05/06/2020

GENEVA, Switzerland–China will not prioritise inviting international experts in to investigate the source of COVID-19 until after the pandemic is beaten, Beijing’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Wednesday. “The top priority, for the time being,…

BREAKING: No new COVID-19 case in Cebu today

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu this Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made this announcement during her regular press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Garcia said…

No, we’re not comparing ourselves to healthcare frontliners – Cayetano

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano explained the story behind the photo opportunity during a special session of Congress that drew flak and the ire of netizens on social media amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

PH barring foreigners; DFA says no exceptions

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 03/20/2020

In another move by the government to control the spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced on Twitter that all foreigners—with “no exceptions”—would be barred from entering the country on…

DTI seeks 5M masks, but no supplier yet

02/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry wants five million masks, but still can’t find a country willing to supply that many. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said he had ordered the Philippine International Trading Corp.…

Shabu no longer manufactured in Philippines — PNP

Cathrine Gonzales 01/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” is no longer being manufactured in the country, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Wednesday. According to Banac, shabu recently seized in big-time operations…

No promotion for overweight cops

Alven Marie Timtim 01/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen who are eyeing to be promoted must take a closer look at their weight first. This after the Cebu City Police Office said it will strictly enforce a new policy issued by…

No liquor, no street parties within 100 meters of Sinulog route — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 100-meter radius surrounding the Sinulog procession and parade routes are off-limits to liquor and street parties. This was emphasized by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on January 7, 2020, or eleven days…

NPA guerrillas violated no truce agreement – NDFP

Delfin T. Mallari Jr 12/26/2019

LUCENA CITY, Quezon City, Philippines — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) insisted that the attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels against government forces in Camarines Norte and Iloilo provinces on Monday were…

No-homework bills filed

DJ Yap - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Schoolchildren need not burn the midnight oil for class assignments, according to two bills at the House of Representatives that propose a no-homework policy from kindergarten to high school. No more homework means more…

Sotto: ‘No chance’ of passing SOGIE bill in Senate

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — There is “no chance” that the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill will pass in the Senate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said. Sotto said Senate could pass an anti-discrimination…

No rush to file case against Chinese trawler crew, says Panelo

07/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The government is not rushing the filing of charges against the crew of the Chinese trawler that hit and sank a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea on June 9 despite the…

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