MRT-3 to dispatch fewer trains after 127 personnel infected with COVID-19

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today said that the MRT-3 would operate fewer trains starting July 6 after 127 train personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus. DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said in a briefing that 124 of those infected are train depot personnel who work for the MRT-3’s maintenance provider Sumitomo-Mitsubishi. ...

At least 15,000 qualified Filipino prisoners freed as COVID-19 spreads in jails

At least 15,000 qualified Filipino prisoners freed as COVID-19 spreads in jails

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced today that it has released thousands of qualified Filipino prisoners to prevent the further spread of COVID-19...

Congressman ignores national anthem, blames ABS-CBN reporters after catching flak

Congressman ignores national anthem, blames ABS-CBN reporters after catching flak

While most people are forced to cough up an apology when caught red-handed for doing something wrong, Congressman Jesus Crispin Remulla took things a step further by pinning the...

3 ‘persons of interest’ eyed in connection to Calamba driver slay

3 ‘persons of interest’ eyed in connection to Calamba driver slay

Calamba City police have identified three “persons of interest” in connection with the killing of driver Robyn Jang Lucero, whose body was found dead with multiple...

Someone’s Having Fun: Spokesman Roque swims with Subic dolphins despite quarantine

Someone’s Having Fun: Spokesman Roque swims with Subic dolphins despite quarantine

Well, look what the cat…erm, dolphins dragged in. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made waves on social media after a Subic Bay resort shared photos of him taking a dip...

Lack of discipline? Housing problem led to spike in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City

Lack of discipline? Housing problem led to spike in COVID-19 cases in Cebu City

The lack of space in slum areas led to the spike of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City, Mayor Edgardo Labella said today, denying the allegation that it was the residents’...

51-year-old patient takes doctor hostage at Quezon City hospital

51-year-old patient takes doctor hostage at Quezon City hospital

A patient at the East Avenue Medical Center was arrested by the police after he held hostage a doctor at the Quezon City hospital this morning. A police report said patient...

Senate staff dies of pneumonia while waiting for coronavirus test result

Senate staff dies of pneumonia while waiting for coronavirus test result

A Senate staff member who was waiting for his COVID-19 test died this morning of pneumonia. The employee, who was working at the Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms, was tested just...

‘Not a misencounter’: Sulu cops tried to cover up soldier killings, says PH Army

‘Not a misencounter’: Sulu cops tried to cover up soldier killings, says PH Army

Jolo police’s killing of four soldiers was not a case of misencounter, the Philippine Army’s spokesman said today, who alleged that the cops quickly filed a report to...

Cebu Provincial Capitol to shut down after 15 employees infected with COVID-19

Cebu Provincial Capitol to shut down after 15 employees infected with COVID-19

The Cebu Provincial Capitol will be shut down for disinfection from today until July 3 after 15 of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. In its announcement...


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