Day: May 17, 2020

Cavite governor orders closure of malls over social distancing violations  

MANILA, Philippines — Shopping malls in Cavite will temporarily be closed since physical distancing procedures were not properly observed amid the general community quarantine (GCQ) being implemented in the province, Governor Jonvic Remulla announced on Monday. “Lahat ng mall sa Cavite ay panandaliang sarado dahil sa kanilang pakawalang bisa ng social distancing. Sa labas ng […]

Pagasa: Fine, warm weather nationwide; LPA exiting PAR

MANILA, Philippines —Luzon will have generally fair and warm weather the low pressure area (LPA), which was once Tropical Depression Ambo, is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at midday Monday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Visayas and Mindanao will likewise have hot and humid weather, […]

Apex and BITE Announce Partnership to Deliver New Solutions to Asian Asset Management Market

HONG KONG, May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “the Group”), a global financial services provider and BITE Investments (“BITE”), a fintech company providing high net worth investors (“HNWIs”) access to alternative investments, today announce the launch of a partnership to deliver enhanced solutions to the Asian asset management market. BITE provides high […]

Virus tests not needed for returning workers

BACK TO ‘NORMAL’ A checkpoint at the Camachile-Balintawak area in Quezon City leads to heavy traffic buildup on Sunday. Filipinos return to work on Monday after the easing of a two month lockdown that was eased over the weekend. —RICHARD A. REYES The Department of Health (DOH) has issued guidelines for people who will return […]

Gov’t urges vigilance against coronavirus

People who contracted the coronavirus from reckless behavior should be excluded from health insurance coverage, while shopping malls that fail to enforce health protocols would face closure. These are among the reactions of government officials to the sight of some shoppers not observing physical distancing in shopping malls after quarantine rules were relaxed in Metro […]

A virtual festival of ‘kneeling carabao’

PULILAN, Bulacan, Philippines — The enhanced community quarantine did not stop a family here from honoring San Isidro Labrador (Saint Isidore the Worker), patron saint of farmers, by recreating the annual “Kneeling Carabao Festival” through a virtual presentation. Patterned after the actual fiesta in Pulilan, the animated dioramas featured 43 carriages with “bahay kubo” (nipa […]

Lawmakers on Charter change: ‘Not right time’

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Sunday rejected the insistence of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on introducing amendments to the Constitution for economic and political reforms amid the national struggle to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. “I don’t think this is the time to indulge in […]

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