18 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad, now at 466-DFA

DAVAO CITY (April 4)  – Eighteen (18 ) more Filipinos abroad were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) overseas bringing brings the total number to 466 as of April 3. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a statement revealed “As of 3 April 2020, 18 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos in the following regions: …

Duterte fires PACC commissioner

MANILA – Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PAC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna was fired over national television by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday after urging the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate Vice President Leni Robredo for allegedly undermining the government’s Covid-19 efforts. “Fire him, as of this moment he is no longer connected with government,” Duterte …

2 ka LGBT sa Samal sikop sa curfew ug liquor ban

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW — Duha ka membro sa LGBT sa Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) ang nag-atubang karon ug kaso tungod sa paglapas sa balaud sa curfew ug sa liquor ban nga hugot nga gipatuman aron malikayan ang pagkaylap sa  caronavirus  disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Sumala sa rekord sa prosecutor’s office sa Samal, nadakpan sila …

Digong’s threat to ECQ violators ‘not a crime’: Palace

MANILA – Malacanang said Friday that nothing is wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte threatening violators of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), as Amnesty International expressed alarm over the pronouncement. “Threatening violators and enemies of the state with deathly violence is not a crime,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press statement. Amnesty International …

50 persons, 11 health workers tested positive for COVID-19 in Davao region

DAVAO CITY — SIXTY individuals have been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of April 1, 2020, this registered two new cases from March 31. Of the 61, Davao City recorded 49, Davao del Norte six (6); Davao Oriental three (3); Davao de Sur two (2) , one (1) from Davao de Oro and …

Local officials abusing release of assistance-Duterte

DAVAO CITY (April 2)— Only the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is allowed to distribute relief goods and financial assistance coming from the government, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night. This was Duterte’s order following reports that some local officials are abusing the release of assistance to the people in the midst …