Day: February 7, 2020

More tourist events reset amid virus scare

HUGGABLE A giant teddy bear made of flowers at the top of downtown Session Road is one of many flower carpets and landscape displays of the Baguio Flower Festival. Most of its activities, including street dancing and float parades, have been moved to March due to the 2019 novel coronavirus scare. —EV ESPIRITU BAGUIO CITY—The […]

Chinese visitors sneak into Mindanao resorts

DAVAO CITY—Despite the travel ban on tourists from countries with confirmed ca­ses of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), visitors are still able to sneak into some po­pular destinations in Minda­nao without going through the mandatory 14-day quarantine. But while the Department of Health (DOH) only imposed the quarantine on persons who showed flu-like symptoms after arriving […]

Top DICT execs bury hatchet for now

A rift between top officials of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), which over the past week exposed the shadowy use of confidential funds late last year, appeared to have been resolved at the request of President Rodrigo Duterte. On Friday, Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II and Undersecretary for operations […]

Duterte restricts movement of pork products

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to restrict the movement of pork and products to curb the spread of the African swine fever (ASF). Administrative Order No. 22 mandates the strict implementation of “National Zoning and Movement Plan for African Swine Fever” of the Department of Agriculture (DA) […]

Journalist, 4 rights activists arrested in Tacloban raids

‘SAME PATTERN’ That’s how allied groups regard Friday’s police raids in Tacloban City targeting a journalist and four activists, now dubbed the “Leyte 5.” A poster demanding their immediate release went online shortly after their arrest. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Activist groups as well as the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) demanded the immediate […]

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