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The health panel of the House of Representatives probes the Duterte government’s response to the pandemic, highlighting the administration’s mishandling of the health crisis.

A doctor advocating for the use of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin claims to have sold the drug he made on his own, even without a permit. He says the drug is preventive treatment of COVID-19.

Police raid the office of a peasant organization in Pampanga by virtue of a search warrant early morning Tuesday, March 30. Calabarzon police meantime raid a former labor union house in Sta Rosa, Laguna.

Actress Ellen Adarna, announces her engagement to actor Derek Ramsay Tuesday night, March 30. Posting photos on her Instagram account, Ellen writes, ‘Game over.’

In the United States, police arrest the man suspected of attacking an elderly Filipino-American woman in New York City. The police named the suspect as Brandon Elliot, who was already on lifetime parole for murdering his mother. Meantime, K-pop idol group BTS speaks out against the wave of violence against Asians. –