Day: June 21, 2020

Monday weather forecast: Fair, warm morning; cloudy with possible rains in the afternoon

[embedded content] MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and localized thunderstorms will will prevail anew nationwide, the Philippine Atmspheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Monday. ADVERTISEMENT “Ang ITCZ, ito po ‘yung area or ‘yung lugar kung saan nagsasanib ang hanging nagmumula sa northern […]

Phivolcs keeping an eye on restive Kanlaon Volcano

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is closely monitoring Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Occidental after a series of earthquakes was recorded on its western lower flanks. Phivolcs said the series of earthquakes started at 4:03 p.m. Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT “As of 01:50 AM, a total of 81 events have been recorded,” […]

Italy mulls new WHO guidelines on virus patient isolation

ROME  — Italy’s Health Ministry is asking government advisers to evaluate new World Health Organization recommendations saying that people with COVID-19 can come out of isolation before they test negative for the coronavirus. The U.S. ambassador to Italy, Lewis Eisenberg, gives the thumb-up sign as he sits in a gondola during the Vogada della Rinascita […]

Modern jeepneys start plying Metro Manila routes

MANILA, Philippines — Some 300 modern jeepneys were given the green light to start plying Metro Manila roads on Monday, but a think tank warned that the news might not be the reprieve commuters had been clamoring for since COVID-19 ground transportation in the capital to a halt months ago. The jeepneys will be supplemented […]

Belated crime reports surge after lockdown

Police officials last month reveled in data suggesting a 61 percent drop in criminality when Luzon was under lockdown but fresh data now shows that the vaunted drop was only a Potemkin village that hid the crimes committed in private homes under strict quarantine. Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC), for instance, […]

Gordon: Duque critics eyeing DOH post

Individuals interested in taking over Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s post could be behind the corruption allegations against him in connection with his supposed poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Sen. Richard Gordon claimed on Sunday. Gordon made the remarks following the decision of Ombudsman Samuel Martires to investigate Duque and other health officials over […]

Gov’t urged to review Balik Probinsya screening

MANILA, Philippines — An infectious disease specialist has urged the government to review its screening of people who want to avail of its return-to-the-province (Balik Probinsya) program after a separate, but similar initiative was tagged as the cause of a surge of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the Eastern Visayas region, making it […]

UOB raises more than S$1.65 million in a month in its latest COVID-19 relief effort

SINGAPORE, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — United Overseas Bank (UOB) colleagues and customers from across the Bank’s global network raised more than S$1.65 million in a month for the UOB Heartbeat COVID-19 Relief Fund. The funds raised will help frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable communities around the world as they face unprecedented challenges from the pandemic. […]

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