Preps for Pemberton’s deportation underway — BI

MANILA, Sept 12  – Authorities are currently discussing preparations for the impending deportation of US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Saturday. “BI agents are conducting a coordination meeting now in Camp Aguinaldo to...

Alex Gonzaga now has 10 million Instagram followers

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay)– Alex Gonzaga has now 10 million followers on photo-sharing app Instagram. In her post, Gonzaga thanked all her fans and supporters for her newest social media achievement. As of writing, Gonzaga has 10,027,201 followers on Instagram. Gonzaga is...

WHO solidarity trials might start end Oct, says DOH exec

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) —  The World Health Organization (WHO) solidarity trials on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines might start by the last week of October, a health official said Friday. “(In) the fourth week of October, the implementation...

Filipino death row convict in Kuwait gets Amir pardon

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — A Filipino who was sentenced to death in Kuwait for the murder of his Filipina partner in October 2007 has been pardoned by the nation’s Amir, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Saturday. After receiving clemency from...

89 barangay chairpersons suspended over social amelioration anomalies — DILG

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said 89 barangay chairpersons have been suspended for six months due to anomalies in the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program. The barangay...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 252,000 with 4,040 new infections

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines on Friday announced 4,040 more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections, bringing the nationwide tally of cases to 252,964, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Most of the new cases reported came from the National...