MB Daily News Update

Published February 26, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

The reported misencounter at a Quezon City mall last Feb. 24 between elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Quezon City Police continues to provide more questions than answers, and the incident has temporarily grabbed the spotlight from the country’s bid to obtain the much-needed vaccines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

These are among the top stories presented in MB’s morning update on Friday, February 26, 2021.

  1. Drugs syndicates may have tricked the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) into conducting a buy-bust which resulted in the shootout between the two anti-narcotics forces in Quezon City on Wednesday, Feb 24.
(Photo courtesy of NCRPO)
  • Malacañang is pulling out all stops to check if President Duterte could get inoculated with his preferred Sinopharm vaccine.

Any person who sells the free coronavirus vaccines to be given by the government will face legal trouble and possibly jail time.

Soldiers who refuse the Sinovac vaccine would have to pay for their preferred vaccine.

  • Finally, a stretch of fair weather for Filipinos as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday, Feb. 25, no weather disturbance is expected to develop or affect the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the next nine days. 
  • Would you believe it? The Philippines has an “oversupply” of nurses, according to Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III.
  • Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago wanted to look her best during Thursday’s (Feb. 25) holiday celebration, and thought that simple was best for her.
  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gave s sweet tribute Thursday, Feb.25 to the late wife of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu,
  • PH COVID-19 Update: 2,269 new cases, 738 recoveries, 72 deaths.