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General community quarantine (GCQ) in Makati City: Go out only for essential purposes

MANILA – The Makati City government on Saturday reminded anew its residents of the minimum health standards and precautions to be observed under the general community quarantine (GCQ). Under the city’s Executive Order No. 22, only limited movement of residents to accessing essential goods, services, and going to workplaces will be allowed. In an advisory, the...

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JERSEY CITY PRIEST ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONTACT AND HARRASSMENT

PRESS RELEASE: Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information: On August 14, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Donato Cabardo, age 56, of Jersey City. Cabardo was arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes that occurred in the rectory at St. Paul...

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Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in the Philippines

Anduljihad Susukan is the highest-ranking commander of the small but brutal Abu Sayyaf group to be taken into custody so far this year. The military has been waging a years-long offensive against the Abu Sayyaf, which has been blacklisted by the United States and the Philippines as a terrorist organization for past bombings, ransom kidnappings and beheadings.

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Philippines logs record 6,958 new Covid-19 cases

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported record-high 6,958 new Covid-19 infections, raising the overall tally to 136,638. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19 tests done by 74 out of 99 operational laboratories. Majority of the newly announced cases are from the National Capital Region (NCR)...

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Philippine media enjoy freedom in reporting

MANILA – Philippine media workers continue to enjoy their freedom in writing any news report concerning the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Saturday.  “Media remains alert and vibrant in their reportage of the government and the actions of officials,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Roque was responding to the July...