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Nationwide road clearing ops to resume November 16, DILG says

DILG spokesperson, Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, said the move complies with Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-145, signed by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, which gave local government units (LGUs) until Jan. 15, 2021 to clear roads within their jurisdiction of any obstruction.

PNP to put up assistance centers in villages

"Well, we would deploy at least two [policemen] and everything will be coordinated with the police stations. And in so doing we would want to initiate, they will have direct contact with their operational units in the area," PNP chief, Gen. Camilo Cascolan, told reporters in Camp Crame on Monday.

Beerhouses, bars still banned even in areas under MGCQ

He ordered all police units in the country to strictly implement the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) against illegal operations of beerhouses and bars to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

No lifting of travel authority requirement: JTF Covid Shield

JTF COVID Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, clarified disinformation on social media, apparently aimed at misleading the public, that the National Task Force on Covid-19 has already lifted the restrictions for all travels in any part of the country.

Processing of telco infra permits down to 16-20 days: DILG

In a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte aired over state-run PTV-4, Año said the joint memorandum circular (JMC) recently signed by several national government agencies would significantly remove ‘red tape’ in the processing of licenses and permits particularly in setting up common towers to improve connectivity.

Top cop says death penalty crucial to fight against illegal drugs

“The PNP believes that with this kind of imposition, there would be a deterrence on crime and then we if we compare it with other countries, especially when we apprehend foreigners, the first question is why do they do it here, because they are in a way convenient in the absence of a death penalty,” Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, told reporters in Camp Crame, on the sidelines of the destruction of 800 kilograms of shabu confiscated in Bulacan.

Safety barriers deadline in motorcycles extended to July 31

Joint Task Force Covid Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Friday the 5-day grace period is suffficient time for all motorcycle riders to comply.

Deadline for motorcycle safety barriers extended to July 26

In a press statement, Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 approved their recommendation to extend the original deadline from July 19 to July 26, to give riders enough time to install either of the two barriers that passed the safety standard—the Bohol prototype and the Angkas design.

No safety concerns over motorcycle barriers: DILG

“We do not see this as a possible safety concern. They (riders) just need to be careful because even if there are no physical barriers, accidents happen especially when they are riding motorcycles as compared to four-wheel vehicles," DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in Filipino in a Laging Handa public briefing.

Motorcycle back-riding for couples allowed starting July 10

In a radio interview, Año said the measure was approved by the National Task Force for Covid-19.

Avoid mass gatherings on Independence Day – PNP

"On the part of the PNP, we will strictly enforce the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) protocols. We appeal to the public, especially to organized groups, to avoid mass gatherings as we celebrate this important day," said PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, in a statement sent to reporters.

DILG to go after LGUs that reject returning OFWs

In a Laging Handa briefing, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año warned LGUs that rejecting OFWs is a violation of the Bayanihan To Heal as One Act.