PNP recruitment, training programs resume Monday

ALL Philippine National Police recruitment program and mandatory career training courses under the ‘new normal’ will resume Monday with all concerned officers under orders to ensure that strict quarantine protocols will be observed by the students and applicants to prevent further spread of the killer COVID-19 virus, PNP chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa said.

DOH urged to hire more medical workers

In hiring additional personnel, Castelo suggested that the DOH give priority to the more than 3,000 doctors and nurses who had responded to its call for volunteers when COVID-19 cases were rising and government hospitals were struggling to accommodate and treat infected patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “Their willingness to face risk to their own health so they could serve the country is their principal qualification to be accepted into our public healthcare system,” she said.

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).

Bicol cops assist 95 returning OFWs

POLICE Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses yesterday said he has ordered all Bicol police units to fully assist 95 Bicolano Overseas Filipino Workers who are now going back to their homes after being stranded in Metro Manila due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.