MB Daily News Update

Published January 21, 2022, 4:52 PM

by Manila Bulletin

More coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections are starting to spread in places outside of Metro Manila with the government eyeing nine more areas to place under Alert Level 4 should risky conditions escalate.

Nevertheless, the OCTA Research Group is expecting the steady decrease in cases in Metro Manila, which may go down to as low as 500 daily by the end of February.

The Department Science and Technology (DOST) disclosed that direct intake of virgin coconut oil alleviates mild and moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Malacanang also warned the public that there is no such thing as COVID-19 vaccination exemption cards that have been issued to those who were allowed to forego vaccination due to medical reasons.

And the biggest report for the day was the arrest of Nigerian nationals and their Filipino cohorts in the hacking of more than 700 BDO accounts last December.

These are among the top stories this Friday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2022.

ALLEGED BDO HACKERS – National Bureau of Investigation Spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin (left) presents to media the five alleged suspects in the hacking of BDO last December, which affected more than 700 bank clients. The suspects were identified as Ifesinachi Fountain Anaekwe aka Daddy Champ and Chukwuemeka Peter Nwadi with Clay S. Revillosa, Ronelyn Panaligan, and Jherom Anthony Taupa y Diawan, who were arrested in an entrapment operation in Mabalacat Pampanga last Jan. 18, 2022. (Noel B. Pabalate)
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