Day: February 23, 2020

Pagasa: Cloudy skies, light rains to persist nationwide due to ‘amihan’, thunderstorms

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or “amihan” is expected to bring cloudy skies and light rains to Luzon, the state weather bureau said. In its early Monday weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said cloudy skies with light rains are expected in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the […]

Xi says China facing ‘big test’ with virus, global impact spreads

BEIJING, China – China’s leader said Sunday the new-coronavirus epidemic is the communist country’s largest-ever public health emergency, but other nations were also increasingly under pressure from the deadly outbreak’s relentless global march. In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, centre, wearing a protective face mask waves as he inspects […]

3 Filipinos UAE, Singapore have COVID-19, says DFA

 In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, visitors wearing masks as a precaution against a new coronavirus arrive for the Singapore Airshow in Singapore. The virus becomes more widespread, trying to trace every contact would be futile, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged recently. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim, File) MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipinos are […]

Complaint filed vs DPWH execs in Mandaue project

MIRED IN CONTROVERSY The parties involved in this P711.8-million underpass project in Mandaue City may soon face an inquiry by the Ombudsman. —JUNJIE MENDOZA CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — An anonymous complaint was sent to the Office of the Ombudsman against incumbent and former officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for […]

Island residents seek go-ahead for tourist ferryboats

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental — Residents of Suyac Island in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, have appealed to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to hasten the accreditation of boats that ferry tourists to their mangrove ecopark. Noli Burlan, chair of Suyac Eco-Tourism Attendant Association that runs the Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-Park, said the Philippine Coast Guard […]

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