Day: February 4, 2020

Duterte OKs relocation, housing plan for displaced Taal folk

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the relocation sites of displaced residents within the seven-kilometer radius danger zone of Taal Volcano, Malacañang said Wednesday.  Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said housing units across Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Quezon, which were intended for police officers and soldiers will be distributed to families displaced by Taal […]

UN chief warns ‘a wind of madness is sweeping the globe’

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe,” pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a Holocaust memorial event at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) At a wide-ranging news […]

Gringo Honasan may face Senate probe over DICT mess

BEFORE THE DISCONNECT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. and then newly appointed Secretary Gringo Honasan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology at the launch of a free Wi-Fi project at Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City on July 2, 2019. —JAM STA. ROSA MANILA, Philippines — Former Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II may […]

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