Philippines’ foreign POGO employment slashed 50% in first nine months of 2020: DOLE

Philippines’ foreign POGO employment slashed 50% in first nine months of 2020: DOLE

The number of foreigners seeking employment permits to work for the controversial Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) has been cut in half this year, the Department of Labor & Employ

Philippines police: AT&T hackers have terrorist connections

In a last week statement by the Philippines police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), it was revealed that the law enforcement officials in Philippines, together with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), busted a gang of four alleged hackers in Manila; and that the hackers supposedly have links with a terrorist group based in Saudi Arabia.

Philippines: Confiscation of Numerous Counterfeit Drugs

In line with the discovery of fake drugs from India, Pakistan and Singapore worth P25 million by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), a suspicious businessman has been arrested.

As the illegal medications were confiscated after surveillance by the NBI, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified the pharmaceutical products. The agency approved that the drugs are not registered in the Philippines and do not possess necessary labels for approval.

Philippines Tightens the Noose at Airports to Limit Entry of Bird Flu

Avian Influenza has been spreading its wings all over the globe. However, it has still remained away from the Philippines and to ensure the containment of the flu away from the country, health authorities have decided to ramp up entry points to keep away the virus.

FDA & Philippines Drug Regulator Team-up to Raise Awareness about Counterfeit Drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration, has issued warnings to people against consuming counterfeit medicines that have not been approved by the food and medicine regulator. The FDA has announced that medicines being sold in America, without its stamp of approval are counterfeit, as per the directives of the Special Law on counterfeit drugs, RA8203.

Eastern Visayas Embarks on Anti-Filariasis Vaccination Initiative

Four provinces in Region 8 in Eastern Visayas, in the central Philippines, are currently implementing Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis, an infectious tropical disease transmitted by roundworms that causes skin rashes, arthritis, blindness and elephantiasis. Officials hope to have the provinces declared filariasis-free by the Department of Health.