Over P3-M drugs shipped as chocolate items

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) seized more than 500 grams of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or better known as shabu in two separate parcels at the LBC warehouse inside the general aviation area, Domestic Rd. Pasay City before the lockdown.

Testing center to open in Cagayan de Oro

SENATOR Richard J. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, expressed optimism that the PRC’s COVID-19 testing capacity will be enhanced by the opening of a testing center in Cagayan De Oro, which will be built through the generosity of Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Philippines, Inc. (Lysol Philippines).

Duterte flies back to Davao anew

May 30, 2020
FOR the second time since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) grappled the country, President Rodrigo Duterte flew home to Davao City to be with his family this weekend, Malacañang said on Saturday.

CSC:100% workforce not required

May 30, 2020
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday discouraged government agencies from requiring all employees to physically report for work once their areas shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1.

P1.3B fake cigarettes seized in Isabela

THE Enforcement Group (EG) of the Bureau of Customs continues to make headways against manufacturers of fake cigarettes with the arrest of 4 Chinese nationals in Isabela province and the confiscation of assorted cigarettes and cigarette-making machines worth more than P1.3 billion.

Go seeks gov’t aid for SMEs manufacturing PPEs, med gear

May 30, 2020
AS the government seeks to eventually flatten the curve of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in the country through expanded targeted testing and contact tracing, among other measures, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is appealing to the government to assist further small and medium enterprises, particularly those involved in the local production of COVID-19-specific medical devices and personal protective equipment.