Following court dismissal of drug case vs rapper Loonie, PNP reviewing protocols to ensure chain of custody rule is followed

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police is reviewing its protocols to ensure that the chain of custody rule is being followed in operations. The PNP issued the statement after the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 64 dismissed the drug case against rapper Loonie, Marlon Peroramas in real life, over the “unjustified deviation” from the… Continue reading Following court dismissal of drug case vs rapper Loonie, PNP reviewing protocols to ensure chain of custody rule is followed

In Memoriam: Former Pres. Aquino explains why he was against the death penalty

  (Editor’s Note: In an interview with Eagle News Service in July 2019, former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III gives his views about several issues. We are re-publishing this exclusive interview to share the insights of the late President Noynoy Aquino who passed away on June 24, 2021. In this part of the video… Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Pres. Aquino explains why he was against the death penalty

Young scores 48 to power Hawks over Bucks in NBA playoffs

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Atlanta’s Trae Young scored a career playoff high 48 points and the Hawks edged host Milwaukee 116-113 in Wednesday’s opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Young, who also contributed 11 assists and seven rebounds, scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to spark a rally that baffled the… Continue reading Young scores 48 to power Hawks over Bucks in NBA playoffs

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‘Train of Hope’ brings healthcare to South Africa’s poor

by Catherine SCHENCK SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) — A 19-coach train pulled into the Dube station of South Africa’s emblematic Soweto township early in the morning to bring desperately-needed and virtually free medical services to poor residents. Equipped with instruments and gear for optometry, dentistry, general medicine, psychology and a pharmacy — the Phelophepa clinic-on-rails… Continue reading ‘Train of Hope’ brings healthcare to South Africa’s poor

Brazil sets daily record for Covid cases, as pandemic third wave breaks

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil set a new record for Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, with 115,228 new cases identified within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, confirming the arrival of a third wave of the pandemic. During the same period 2,392 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 507,109. Brazil is the second… Continue reading Brazil sets daily record for Covid cases, as pandemic third wave breaks

Former president “Noynoy” Aquino passes away at 61

  (Eagle News) – Former president Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III passed away on Thursday, June 24. He was 61. The 15th president of the Philippines died this morning. He was rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City. His former Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas confirmed the death of the former president in a… Continue reading Former president “Noynoy” Aquino passes away at 61

Israel holds up tourist entries as Delta variant spreads

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — Israel announced Wednesday a delay to the renewed entry of individual tourists and said it could take other steps to counter the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus despite the country’s high vaccination rate. “Due to concern over the potential spread of the Delta variant, the government has postponed the… Continue reading Israel holds up tourist entries as Delta variant spreads

DFA reports 226 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

(Eagle News) — Over 200 more overseas Filipinos have tested positive for COVID-19. Recent Department of Foreign Affairs data showed the additional 226 COVID-19 cases pushed the COVID-19 total among Filipinos abroad to 20,661. “The reported spike is due to surge in COVID-19 cases reported in one country in the Middle East,” the DFA said.… Continue reading DFA reports 226 more COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

Customs bureau: Fake Customs employee nabbed for estafa

(Eagle News) — Authorities arrested a man who posed as a Bureau of Customs employee and extorted over P200,000 from a motorcycle buyer, the bureau said. In a statement, the bureau said Macario Samson was arrested in an operation organized following a complaint filed by the victim who could no longer contact Samson upon payment… Continue reading Customs bureau: Fake Customs employee nabbed for estafa

Durant to lead new US set of NBA stars at Olympics: report

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant will compete for a third Olympic title in Tokyo alongside a new group of NBA stars seeking gold, according to an ESPN report Wednesday. A story on the US-based sports television network’s website said Durant, whose team was eliminated by Milwaukee in the second… Continue reading Durant to lead new US set of NBA stars at Olympics: report

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