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...

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...

COVID vaccine in exchange for Pemberton? DOH says no such condition set by US manufacturers

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) –The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said none of the US-based manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine asked for the pardon of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton so that the Philippines may be given access to the potential shots that could spell the...

3,821 new cases push Philippines’ COVID-19 total to 248,947

MANILA, Sept 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines now has 248,947 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,821 new infections on Thursday, the third consecutive day in which more than 3,000 new cases were reported. Metro Manila...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 245,000 with 3,176 new infections

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections rose to 245,143 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,176 new cases. Metro Manila still recorded the highest number of new infections at 1,327,...

PH, SoKor to continue working together vs. Covid-19, terrorism

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay)  — The Philippines and South Korea will continue working together in responding to various challenges and threats, Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said on Wednesday. “Our love for our countries, families, ways of...

Philippines won’t hit initial target of reducing poverty incidence to 14% in 2021 — NEDA

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will not meet its initial target of reducing  poverty incidence to 14% by 2021 from 16.7% in 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director-General Karl Kendrick Chua said Thursday....

No problem with deportation of Pemberton after pardon — DOJ

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said he does not any see any problem in having pardoned US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton deported from the country. “If there was already a final deportation order against...