COVID-19 bed occupancy rate in Zambales hospitals drops

The occupancy rate of all the four hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in this province was back to a safe level, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed on Thursday (October 14). The President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital (PRMMH), the main quarantine facility of the province in the capital town…

Cloudy skies, rain to prevail over majority of PH on Friday due to ITCZ

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring rain and cloudy skies over the majority of the country on Friday particularly Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Northern Mindanao, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). ADVERTISEMENT “Makakaranas ng kalat-kalat na pag-ulan dito po sa may Southern Luzon,…

Likely no more COVID-19 lockdowns under Lacson-Sotto admin

If Senator Panfilo Lacson and running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III should get lucky by winning the 2022 national elections, they won’t likely implement more lockdowns due to coronavirus outbreaks. “We’re toying [with] the idea na after June 30 next year, kung kami yung papalarin, we’re thinking of wala…

Cusi-led PDP-Laban wing says bet substitution ‘not a mockery’ of elections

The ruling party PDP-Laban, which made popular the substitution of candidates during the elections, is not making a “mockery” of the electoral process, one of the party officials said Thursday. PDP-Laban Secretary General Melvin Matibag rebuffed speculations that their presidential candidate Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa only served as a “placeholder”…

Missing fisherman from Siaton, Negros Oriental found alive in Siquijor

A fisherman from Siaton, Negros Oriental, who went missing for two days, was found alive in Tambisan, Siquijor. ADVERTISEMENT Alfredo Palalon went fishing last Sunday despite the bad weather and could not be located by his family. Based on the police investigation, Palalon’s pump boat capsized at the sea waters…

Suspected communist rebel nabbed in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental

A suspected communist rebel was apprehended in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) identified the suspect as Reagan Taub who is facing a murder case. ADVERTISEMENT Seized from the suspect was a .45mm caliber pistol and “various terrorist documents.” Taub…

Lacson says he felt ‘insulted’ after 2nd ‘unification’ meeting with Robredo

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday admitted feeling “insulted” after his second “unification” meeting with Vice President Leni Robredo, saying he felt he was being told to withdraw from the presidential race. During the Pandesal Forum on Thursday, Lacson recalled the second meeting he had with Robredo together with Senate President…

Lacson-Sotto tandem eyes 14 bets under its Senate slate

The tandem of Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III is eyeing to endorse 14 candidates under its Senate slate for the 2022 polls. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson, who is seeking the presidency, said he and his vice presidential running mate, Sotto, are considering to adopt 14 senatorial candidates instead…

Sipalay treasurer’s office, birthing unit closed off for disinfection

The Sipalay City treasurer’s office and birthing unit have been temporarily closed after eight employees tested positive for COVID-19. Executive Assistant Dionilo Bogtae, head of the Sipalay Emergency Assistance and Rescue Services, said the birthing unit was closed starting Tuesday after seven employees tested positive for COVID-19. ADVERTISEMENT One employee…

2.2 million Filipinos receive national IDs — PSA

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Thursday reported that it has so far distributed over two million Philippine identification (PhilID) cards out of its 15 million target. ADVERTISEMENT “Pagdating naman sa nakatanggap na ng kanilang ID, ang report ng PhilPost as of September 30 ay meron nang 2.2 million na…