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Only roadworthy jeepneys may be allowed on streets, says Palace

June 25, 2020

Only roadworthy traditional jeepneys could ply the streets of Metro Manila to augment public transportation amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a virtual press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also denied that the government is using

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Año suspends travel of stranded persons to Eastern Visayas

June 25, 2020

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday said he accepted the proposal of the local government officials from Eastern Visayas region to suspend the travel of locally stranded individuals to prepare isolation facilities for them. During the Laging Handa virtual briefing,

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Año says Cebu City will issue new quarantine passes

June 25, 2020

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday clarified that suspending  250,000 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes in Cebu City is to allow for issuance of new passes by the local government unit. During Laging Handa virtual presser, Año said those who

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Lorenzana airs concern over China’s reported air defense zone

June 25, 2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana supports a recent statement of the United States Pacific Air Force chief who warned  that China’s plan to establish air defense zone (ADIZ) in South China Sea would disrupt the international rules-based order. “Yes, I agree.

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27% of COVID-19 cases seen in ”emerging hotspots” in last two weeks

June 25, 2020

Twenty-seven percent of  coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were seen in areas identified as “emerging hotspots” in the last two weeks, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Based on the DOH COVID-19 Tracker, as of June 24, a total of

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Task force says 150 SAF to be sent to Cebu to enforce ECQ

June 25, 2020

The Joint Task Force COVID Shield on Thursday said two companies of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) will be sent to Cebu City to assist in the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Police Lt. General Guillermo Eleazar,

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Olongapo court dismisses raps vs teacher who tweeted offering bounty for Duterte

June 25, 2020

The Olongapo City Regional Trial Court dismissed sedition charges against teacher Ronnel Mas who tweeted a P50 million bounty to anyone who could kill President Rodrigo Duterte. In its decision on Wednesday, the court said Mas was “unlawfully” arrested by

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One cop killed, three injured in Albay ambush by alleged NPA

June 25, 2020

A policeman was killed while three were injured after they were ambushed by alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Albay last Thursday. Bicol region police said members of the 1st Albay Provincial Mobile Force Company were conducting

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