Day: June 6, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

MIAMI  — A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast early Saturday, bringing with it the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the […]

Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization

WASHINGTON  — Tens of thousands of protesters streamed into the nation’s capital and other major cities Saturday in another huge mobilization against police brutality, while George Floyd was remembered in his North Carolina hometown by mourners who waited hours for a glimpse of his golden coffin. Demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Lincoln […]

Sotto: Duterte could get terror bill next week

The antiterrorism bill could be on President Duterte’s desk as early as Tuesday, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, but opposition lawmakers urged congressional leaders to delay transmission of the bill to Malacañang to give representatives and senators time to reconsider their votes. In a radio interview on Saturday, Sotto said he expected to […]

2 more underground clinics for Chinese busted; total now 6

MANILA, Philippines — Police raided a Chinese-run clinic in Parañaque around midnight of Saturday, the third such illegal facility found in the city, as authorities widened the crackdown on clandestine medical establishments allegedly catering to Chinese coronavirus patients. According to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), the raid yielded some 237 boxes and bags […]

A feast of gratitude for frontliners

MANILA, Phlippines — As a tribute to the men and women risking their lives to save those afflicted by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a priest known to paint Jesus in contemporary situations has reinterpreted the “Last Supper.” The result? A painting of the Son of God sharing relief goods at a table with these […]

COOL SCHOOL

A ‘Defend Democracy. #JunkTerrorBillNow’ banner and two large Philippine flags are displayed on the facade of De La Salle University on Taft Avenue, Manila on June 6, 2020. The Christian Brothers-run university is one of a growing number of educational institutions, business organizations, activists’ groups and ordinary citizens that have expressed alarm over the recent […]

Showman extraordinaire

From organizing fundraisers in school, the young man has parlayed his management talents into bringing international acts and high-profile events to the Philippines. Due to his efforts, the visits of celebrities like former US president Bill Clinton and singer Mariah Carey went off smoothly. Winston LlamasPresidentWilbros Live Meeting and rubbing elbows with distinguished VIPSs and […]

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