Day: June 12, 2020

Protests against terror bill held in the provinces

SIMPLE RITES Wearing face masks printed with the Philippine flag, Bulacan officials lead the simple commemoration of the 122nd Philippine Independence Day at the historic Barasoain Church in the City of Malolos on Friday. The occasion was marked with a wreath-laying ceremony on the monument of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first Philippine President, outside the […]

Vega hailed as ‘visionary’

Leopoldo Vega DAVAO CITY—He left big shoes to fill at the state-run Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in this city. But colleagues of Dr. Leopoldo Vega, erstwhile SPMC chief, don’t mind losing him to the Department of Health (DOH) where, they think, his talents can bring greater good for the people. ADVERTISEMENT Last week, President […]

PH logs 615 new Covid-19 cases, 289 recoveries

THE Philippines has notched 615 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases while 289 more have recovered from the sickness. In its latest case bulletin, the country now has a total of 24,787 Covid-19 cases. Among the 615 new cases, fresh cases ‒ where test results were given to the patient after three days ‒ were logged at 336. While Region 7 (Central Visayas) took in […]

Lorenzana wants more relaxed MGCQ in NCR

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday said he is personally in favor of shifting Metro Manila into a much more relaxed modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), despite the continued rise of coronavirus cases in the country. During the regular “Laging Handa” briefing over state-run PTV-4, Lorenzana qualified that every decision will be carefully studied by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the […]

DOTr, MMDA to put up bike lanes on Edsa

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start construction of protected bike lanes along the entire stretch of Edsa, Manila’s busiest highway, to make the metropolis more inclusive and safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The announcement finally puts to rest the monthlong debate as to which agency should spearhead […]

Pagasa: It’s rainy season officially

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday officially declared the start of the rainy season. Weather specialist Ana Clauren said the rainy season, which would last up to October, would be characterized by increased monsoon rains, periodic tropical cyclones and thunderstorms. ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa is still monitoring Tropical Depression “Butchoy,” which is […]

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