Day: May 23, 2020

Gov’t eases quarantine restrictions to help more businesses resume operations

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Saturday eased some quarantine restrictions to allow more businesses to resume full operations, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Roque said in a statement on Saturday that the IATF issued Resolution No. 38, generally maintaining restrictions in areas under enhanced community quarantine […]

The day the ABS-CBN newsroom dreaded

MANILA, Philippines — May 5 started like any other Tuesday in ABS-CBN’s cluttered newsroom, but Ging Reyes seemed to feel electricity in the air and something ominous in the pit of her stomach. But the network’s news chief went through her normal routine, or what passed for normal in the new coronavirus era: a story […]

Delayed Marawi rehab: ‘A thousand days too long’

On the third anniversary of the Marawi Siege, Vice President Leni Robredo called on concerned government agencies to speed up the rehabilitation of the city, saying three years of neglect and inaction were “a thousand days too long” for its people to live in uncertainty. Robredo pointed to the urgency of rebuilding Marawi amid the […]

DOH explains gap in COVID-19 data

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) explained that the “long and tedious” verification process as well as the lack of personnel ensuring the accuracy of data were among the reasons for the growing gap between the number of persons who had tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the reported confirmed […]

The future looks bright for PH Olympic hoop dreams — Edu

FILIPINO-Nigerian AJ Edu believes the Philippines has a very bright future in qualifying for the Olympics. A University of Toledo Dean’s Lister, majoring in business and innovation in Ohio, United States (US), the 20-year-old talked about the Philippine basketball team and his ongoing recovery from knee injury on Radyo Singko’s “Power and Play with Noli Eala” on Saturday. “I think the future is very, very […]

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