Day: February 5, 2020

Rains expected in Visayas, parts of Mindanao due to LPA

MANILA, Philippines — The trough or extension of a low-pressure area (LPA) will bring cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to the Visayas and parts of Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Thursday. In its latest weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned residents of the Visayas, Caraga, […]

Coronavirus contact tracing: DOH contacts 203 co-passengers of infected Chinese couple

MANILA, Philippines – Two hundred three co-passengers of the two Chinese nationals who first tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been contacted by the Department of Health (DOH), Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday. “As of yesterday, 203 na sila, ‘yung cinocontact,” Duque said in an interview on dzMM. ADVERTISEMENT Duque was […]

Cavite govenor: Why Sangley deal won’t be a debt trap

Jonvic Remulla —RICHARD A. REYES MANILA, Philippines — The $10-billion Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA), poised to be the country’s largest local government infrastructure project, will not turn into a debt trap despite its association with Beijing and the likely recipient of funding from the Chinese government, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla said on Wednesday. Remulla […]

Confidential funds needed vs cyberthreats, DICT explains

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the use of confidential funds for surveillance amid allegations such activities went beyond its mandate. In a statement, the DICT said on Wednesday that the confidential expense, of which P300 million had been spent in 2019, was for the “lawful monitoring and surveillance […]

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