Day: June 20, 2020

Sunday weather forecast: Isolated rain showers, cloudy skies nationwide

[embedded content] MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will prevail  in the  Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Soccsksargen, and Davao Region on Sunday, according to the state weather bureau. The rest of the country will have fair weather, with partly […]

Pandemic in ‘new, dangerous phase’

GENEVA — The coronavirus pandemic is now in a “new and dangerous phase,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with the disease accelerating at the same time as people tire of lockdowns. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged nations and citizens to remain extremely vigilant, as the number of cases reported to the […]

Dormitories for frontliners in QC near completion

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Mark Villar assured Quezon City health workers that the temporary shelters meant for them would be ready for occupancy by the end of the month. Villar said works were being fast-tracked on the six cluster dormitories inside Quezon Memorial Circle which, once completed, can house 192 medical front-liners from […]

DOT: No decision yet on Duty Free shops

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Saturday denied reports that Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) would be closing its stores for good and lay off hundreds of its employees due to plummeting sales and a projected P890-million fiscal deficit. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, chair of the DFPC board of directors, assured that […]

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