Dudes who allegedly stole cellphones from quarantine facility arrested in Naga City

Two men who allegedly stole cellphones from patients who were staying in a quarantine facility were arrested in Naga City yesterday afternoon. Francis Obanos Misenabre, 23, and Denver Sanchez Dagohoy, 39 were nabbed by the police in a manhunt. However, one of their alleged conspirators, a certain Saddam Villarino, remains at large. Read: 3 Nigerians ...

348 Sinovac jabs expire in Cotabato after workers forgot to turn freezer on

348 Sinovac jabs expire in Cotabato after workers forgot to turn freezer on

What a waste! At least 348 vials of CoronaVac, the China-made vaccine from Sinovac, have expired in Makilala, Cotabato after they were stored in a freezer that was not turned on...

3 Nigerians arrested in Pampanga for allegedly selling drugs

3 Nigerians arrested in Pampanga for allegedly selling drugs

Three Nigerian nationals who were allegedly involved in the drug trade were arrested in Angeles City, Pampanga yesterday. The suspects, who remained unidentified, were allegedly...

The Mummy: Dead man wrapped with tape by Nueva Vizcaya hospital

The Mummy: Dead man wrapped with tape by Nueva Vizcaya hospital

Relatives of a man who died in a vehicular accident in Nueva Vizcaya are fuming after they discovered that hospital staff wrapped his cadaver with tape, just like a mummy. Merwin...

Time’s Running Out: Metro Manila to ramp up vaccination due to looming AstraZeneca expiration

Time’s Running Out: Metro Manila to ramp up vaccination due to looming AstraZeneca expiration

Metro Manila plans to innoculate 120,000 people each day to prevent millions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from going to waste, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said today....

1 dead, 9 injured after truck hits queue of residents getting ‘ayuda’ in Bulacan

1 dead, 9 injured after truck hits queue of residents getting ‘ayuda’ in Bulacan

An out-of-control truck whose driver had a heart attack hit several people who were waiting for their ayuda (“cash handout”) in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Read: 1...

Peasant leader dies of COVID-19 in Pampanga jail

Peasant leader dies of COVID-19 in Pampanga jail

Activist Joseph Canlas died today of COVID-19 inside a Pampanga jail, days after his colleagues mounted a public campaign to convince authorities to free him from detention....

COVAX-donated Pfizer-BioNTech vax arrive in PH

COVAX-donated Pfizer-BioNTech vax arrive in PH

At least 193,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived at about 9pm yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, giving the Philippines struggling vaccination program...

Metro Manila to get 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vax

Metro Manila to get 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vax

The National Capital Region is set to receive about 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, the Department of Health said today, as the center of the country’s economic...

Caloocan resort shut for violating quarantine rules; guests beat up cameraman

Caloocan resort shut for violating quarantine rules; guests beat up cameraman

Gubat sa Siudad resort in Caloocan was shut yesterday after photos of hundreds of people swimming in its pools went viral on social media. Mayor Oscar Malapitan ordered the...


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