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INQToday: DOH says Baguio City water being checked due to diarrhea outbreak

/ 12:23 PM January 11, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

DOH says Baguio City water being checked due to diarrhea outbreak

The Department of Health (DOH) said an examination of water sources in Baguio City is ongoing after Mayor Benjamin Magalong declared a diarrhea outbreak in the country’s summer capital.


The spike in diarrhea cases began on December 21 last year, according to preliminary findings from the Baguio City Health Office.


US Embassy: Fuel transfer done via ‘proper channels, contracts’

The United States Embassy on Thursday confirmed the controversial transfer of fuel from Pearl Harbor to Subic but explained that it was made through “proper channels, using established contracts.”

In a statement, US Embassy Spokesperson Kanishka Gangopadhyay said the transfer is one of the multiple shipments of safe and clean fuel from the US military facility in Pearl Harbor to another location.

ERC refuses to air conclusion before ending probe of W. Visayas blackout

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Wednesday refused to put the blame solely on the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for the massive Western Visayas blackout.

“We’re not afraid of the NGCP. What we’re afraid of is that our ongoing investigation would be challenged and compromised by prematurely stating the conclusion,” ERC Chair Monalisa Dimalanta emphasized in Filipino during the Senate energy panel’s hearing.

Comelec’s P12B for charter change? That’s ‘presumptuous,’ says chair

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair George Garcia said it was “presumptuous at this point” to claim that the Comelec’s P12 billion this year for the “conduct and supervision of elections, referenda, recall votes and plebiscites” will be used for the campaign to amend the Constitution.


“What’s important is that our budget was restored,” Garcia told reporters on Wednesday at the Comelec headquarters when asked about Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman’s allegation.

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