Month: January 2020

P.5M worth ‘shabu’ seized in Lucena drug sting

LUCENA CITY – Police seized P.5 million worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) from a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation here early Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Lt. Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief, said suspect Judylyn Mahiya, 22, was arrested after she sold shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction in Barangay (village) Marketview […]

DOLE: What companies, staff should do amid virus alert

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has called on employers to establish precautionary measures at the workplace to prevent the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV), following the Department of Health (DOH) confirmation on Thursday of the first nCoV case in the country. Among other initiatives, Bello said companies should provide employees information about the […]

Baguio cancels today’s Panagbenga opening parade

2019 flowerfest BAGUIO CITY—The city’s annual crowd-drawing activities, including the opening parade of the 25th Panagbenga Flower Festival, in the first three weeks of February have been canceled as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). But the city is not closing its doors to visitors who frequent the summer capital at […]

As Spitzer’s Mission Ends, First Light for CHEOPS

Farewell to Spitzer after more than 16 years of infrared observations of the universe. We’ve recently looked at the observatory’s accomplishments (see Looking Back at the Spitzer Space Telescope), but I want to run the photo below to celebrate the team that managed it. Image: Spitzer Project Manager Joseph Hunt stands in Mission Control at […]

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