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COVID-19 remains a threat in 2021

The coronavirus COVID-19 dominated developments around the world in 2020. It looks like it will continue to do so in 2021. Just when mass vaccinations began, first in the United Kingdom (UK), followed by the United States, a new strain of the coronavirus has emerged in the UK and scientists …

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SC reverses drug conviction

The Supreme Court (SC) has set free a man convicted of drug trafficking by lower courts, ruling that prosecutors failed to prove his alleged guilt beyond reasonable doubt. In a 12-page decision, the SC Third Division ended Richard Yap’s drawn-out quest to prove his innocence regarding charge dating back to …

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BoC seizes smuggled cigarettes

A total of 450 boxes of cigarettes without the necessary papers were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) at the Port of Davao, with the contraband consigned to NMCA Rice Trading. The items were declared as brand new bags, according to BoC Port of Davao District Collector Erastus Austria …

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Butuan buy-bust nets pusher-user

Operatives of the Butuan City police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration arrested one Roger Omandam, 42, for possession of 20 grams of shabu with a street value of P236,000. City police chief Col. Canilo Fuentes said that the suspect was a “newly-identified drug personality in Butuan City and categorized …

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