Day: January 3, 2020

Tensions high after US air attack kills top Iran general

BAGHDAD—The United States Embassy in Baghdad urged American citizens in Iraq on Friday to “depart immediately” for fear of fallout from a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport that killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. Carried out without consulting US lawmakers, the attack that killed Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of […]

It’s a go for Baguio redevelopment

IN THE OFFING The Burnham Park in Baguio City will undergo rehabilitation as the local government bats for a major overhaul of public infrastructure and popular tourist spots. —EV ESPIRITU BAGUIO CITY—Barely six months in office, Mayor Benjamin Magalong bared on Thursday redevelopment projects for Baguio for 2020 that would include a cable car system […]

Mothballed Cotabato airport gets new lease on life

RISING The opening of M’lang airport in Cotabato province is seen to improve the regional economy and increase tourist arrivals. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO KIDAPAWAN CITY—President Duterte has given a new lease on life to plans for the operation of Central Mindanao Airport in M’lang town, Cotabato pro­vince, a key facility for econo­mic development in the region. […]

Journalist Ninez Cacho-Olivares; 78

Ninez Cacho-Olivares Ninez Cacho-Olivares, Daily Tribune founder and former Inquirer columnist, passed away Friday. She was 78. Her column “Pinch of Salt” appeared in the Inquirer for more than a decade until 1999. She was also a columnist for BusinessWorld (then Business Day) for 16 years. ADVERTISEMENT As a columnist, Olivares was a leading critic […]

Bulacan fireworks makers face downturn‍‍

BOCAUE, BULACAN—Touted as the fireworks capital of the country, this town earned only P500,000 in taxes from 30 manufacturers and 70 stores in 2019, according to Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna. Makers of fireworks and other pyrotechnic products believe that the industry is facing a downturn due to restrictions on firecracker use. But that was the same […]

Power supply restored in typhoon-hit areas‍‍

TACLOBAN CITY—The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) completed restoration work in its 36 substations across Eastern Visayas on Dec. 30, a week after Typhoon “Ursula” pummeled the region. But there were still towns in the region that remained without power supply, mostly in Samar and Eastern Samar provinces, said Milfrance Capulong, NGCP communications […]

NCHP: Respect the national anthem

Show respect for the National Anthem, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) warned on Thursday, as it called out Filipino-American internet sensation Bretman Rock for twerking to “Lupang Hinirang” in a video that resurfaced on social media. The NHCP said it had received complaints about Rock’s video, which violated Republic Act No. 8491, […]

Medical News Today: 11 supplements for COPD

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a collective term for a group of chronic lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and emphysema. However, there are a number of supplements and remedies available that may help […]

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