Day: May 9, 2020

Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4 million

People exercise along Paseo de la Castellana after the lockdown measures imposed by the government due to coronavirus in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Spain’s Prime Minister has cautioned the nation that the loosening of its nearly two-month lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus will be for naught if people do not […]

Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4 million

People exercise along Paseo de la Castellana after the lockdown measures imposed by the government due to coronavirus in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Spain’s Prime Minister has cautioned the nation that the loosening of its nearly two-month lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus will be for naught if people do not […]

Obama lashes out at Trump in call with supporters

WASHINGTON  — Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. FILE – This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of […]

Obama lashes out at Trump in call with supporters

WASHINGTON  — Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. FILE – This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of […]

Libyan officials: Shelling at Tripoli’s only working airport

CAIRO  — Fighting between forces loyal to rival governments over Libya’s capital intensified Saturday with heavy artillery shelling hitting the sole functioning airport in Tripoli, setting jet fuel tanks ablaze and damaging passenger planes, authorities in west Libya and the U.N. said. Libya (Image from Google Maps) The Tripoli-based Transportation Ministry said one of the […]

Palace: Parts of Metro Manila may remain under ECQ

MANILA, Philippines — Only certain parts of the National Capital Region, which accounts for the majority of the COVID-19 cases in the country, may be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. The other areas in the metropolis, which is composed of 16 cities and one municipality, […]

Demand rises for PH abaca as raw material for PPE

MANILA, Philippines — Unknown to many, a raw material sourced from a type of banana plant, Musa textilis, is now in high demand due to the global shortage of one of the most important tools against the coronavirus pandemic — personal protective equipment (PPE). Locally known as abaca, it has been one of the country’s […]

Inbound international flights at NAIA to resume on Monday

Starting on Monday, all inbound international chartered and commercial flights will be allowed to land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on their assigned days. In a notice to airmen (Notam) released on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said inbound international chartered flights would only be allowed to land on Mondays […]

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