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Garin hits FDA’s special permit for Ivermectin use vs COVID-19

BY HANNAH TORREGOZA Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin slammed on Monday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for justifying its decision to grant compassionate special permit (CSP) for the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients. The former secretary of Department of Health said hearing FDA Director General Eric Domingo vindicating its use implies possible “intellectual […]

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Dawlah Islamiya subleader killed, wife hurt in Marawi City clash

BY BONITA L. ERMAC ILIGAN CITY – An alleged Dawlah Islamiya subleader was killed while his wife and eight government troops were wounded in a 30-minute gunfight in Guimba, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, early Monday morning. The slain suspect, Usop Nasif, also known as Abu Asraf, second leader of Dawlah Islamiya in Lanao del […]

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Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill contractor in Cagayan

BY LIEZLE BASA INIGO TUAO, Cagayan – A 56-year-old contractor was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men who barged into his compound in Barangay Fugu here at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, police said. Victim Rico Callueng was shot several times in the chest while sitting on a rocking chair in front of his house. He was […]

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Tempo 12 April 2021, Monday issue
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NCR+ under MECQ until April 30

BY ARGYLL GEDUCOS President Duterte has approved the recommendation to place the National Capital Region-plus (NCR-plus) bubble under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until the end of the month. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced that aside from the NCR-plus bubble area, the city of Santiago in Quirino and the province […]

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CIDG vows crackdown vs illegal use of Ivermectin

BY AARON RECUENCO The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) vowed to run after those who would sell and distribute the anti-parasite drug Ivermectin in the country. CIDG director Maj. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro said the move is in response to the instruction of no less than President Duterte himself to conduct operations against the […]

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