Over 100 residents fell ill due to Mindoro oil spill
The Department of Health (DOH) said that more than a hundred residents fell ill due to the oil spill from the sunken motor tanker in Oriental Mindoro.
PH murder rate drops
“Allow me to cite a five-year comparative data of murder cases that showed a sharp decrease of 40.01 percent,” PNP chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said during a press briefing.
About 3 to 4 masterminds involved in Degamo murder – DOJ
Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said they believe three to four persons masterminded the assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo.
UPCAT 2024 application starts Wednesday
The most-awaited application period for the 2024 University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) will officially start on Wednesday.
PH reports 671 new Omicron subvariant cases
The health department said the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) has sequenced at least 761 samples last February 27.
PH’s current Covid cases manageable – DOH
The Department of Health (DOH) said the country’s Covid-19 infections remain manageable with no “significant” increase in infections being reported.
Railway lines all ready to extend operations – DOTr
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that railway lines are ready to extend their operations on Monday to assist commuters amid the transport strike.
DOTr asks transport groups for a dialogue again amid strike
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista has asked the transport groups once again to dialogue with the agency amid the groups’ ongoing strike against the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
Health workers, seniors to get first batch of bivalent vaccines
The Department of Health (DOH) said the first batch of bivalent Covid-19 vaccines will be administered first to healthcare workers and senior citizens.
Poe calls LTFRB’s jeepney phaseout ‘inhumane’
Sen. Grace Poe called the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) phaseout order for traditional jeepneys inhumane as she along with her fellow senators called for the postponement of the jeepney phaseout on June 30.
Covid-19 alert level system to transform into “risk communication tool”
The Department of Health (DOH) said that the existing alert level system for Covid-19 will be used as a “risk communication tool” instead of being the “prescribing tool for restrictions.”
3 weather systems to trigger rains in PH
State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said three weather systems will bring rains in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
PH logs biggest drop in live births in 2021
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the country logged the biggest decline of registered live births in 2021.
Transport strike looms over traditional jeepney phaseout deadline
Transportation group Manibela said it plans to stage a week-long strike starting March 6 to protest the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) recent memorandum circular mandating the total phaseout of the traditional jeepneys on June 30.
Amihan to end soon, hotter days to come – Pagasa
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the Amihan or cold season is about to end soon.
DOTr suspends NAIA staff over money theft from Thai tourist
The Department of Transportation – Office for Transportation Security (OTS) said it has released from duty and suspended its personnel shown in a viral video showing them supposedly stealing from a Thai tourist passing through a security check at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.