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Gamboa orders probe on 357 cops on drug watch list

In a phone interview with reporters on Friday, Gamboa said these cops are still presumed innocent pending results of the investigation.

France opens expanded scholarship programs to Pinoys

The PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship program targets Filipinos working in the academe, research, or government institutions to boost exchanges in scientific knowledge and expertise between Paris and Manila.

PUIs for nCoV rise to 215: DOH

"Of the PUIs, 184 are currently admitted and isolated, nine have refused admission, 17 have been discharged under strict monitoring, while two have died of other causes. The first PUI death is a case of pneumonia in an immune-compromised patient while the second PUI death is a case of pneumonia in a patient with underlying restrictive lung disease," Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing at the DOH central office in Manila

DOH gets confirmatory test kits for 2019-nCov

DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo reported that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine will no longer be sending tests for confirmation to Australia because the reagents and the primers it ordered have arrived.

11 foreigners ‘under investigation’ for possible nCoV infection

The 11 patients under investigation (PUIs) are "of international nationalities including an American, Brazilian, Chinese, and German

BOC orders condemnation of ASF-positive pork dumplings from China

the examination of the contents of the container on January 22 revealed that the shipment containing pork balls and dumplings at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) were tested positive for ASF based on laboratory tests results from the port's Veterinary Quarantine Services.

PCG intensifies inspection of foreign vessels due to new virus

In a statement on Friday, PCG Commandant, Adm. Joel Garcia said the alert was meant to intensify the comprehensive inspection of PCG port state control officers, together with the Bureau of Quarantine, on all foreign vessels entering major ports in the country.

CAB wants airlines to upgrade systems for timely announcements

The CAB made the proposal to enhance the APBR during its regular board meeting on Monday that came days after Taal Volcano's eruption disrupted flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Avoid using schools as evac centers, Briones to LGUs

Since last weekend's eruption of the Taal Volcano, classes have remained suspended in the provinces of Cavite and Batangas, and some parts of Laguna.

BRP Conrado Yap detects US submarine off Palawan

"For the very first, the BRP Conrado Yap was able to detect submarine while passing and (patrolling) off Palawan waters. This is the first time for the Navy (after a long time to have an asset capable of detecting submarines). It is very exciting," Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said in the vernacular during an interview Wednesday night at Acero Hall, Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

PCG welcomes Chinese counterpart in ‘first-ever’ maritime drill

In a statement, PCG commandant Admiral Joel Garcia said the CCG’s week-long port call, which unofficially begun on their arrival on Monday at Port Area in Manila, was the first time the two maritime security agencies had a formal meeting to discuss and enhance diplomatic relations as well as maritime security cooperation.

Travel agencies still thrive amid growing online platforms

In a press conference, PTAA president Ritchie Tuaño said the services offered by travel agencies are still in demand despite more people who are booking and planning their trips online.