Day: June 22, 2020

Trump rally size raises question about risk in age of virus

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s paltry crowd for his weekend campaign rally in Oklahoma raises new questions about politics in the age of coronavirus: Maybe pandemic-scarred Americans just aren’t ready to risk exposure for close-up engagement in the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump supporters attend a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June […]

Jeepney, UV Express drivers: We need work

NEW JEEPNEY Passengers on an air-conditoned jeepney plying the Roces-Cubao route in Quezon City maintain physical distancing, as only 13 people are allowed on the vehicle in line with safety regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE MANILA, Philippines — Drivers and operators of UV Express vehicles and conventional jeepneys are appealing to transport […]

Roque defends lockdown, says 100,000 lives saved

AT WORK ON FATHER’S DAY Nurse Dave Jancen Lozano replaces an oxygen tank while attending to patients at Santa Ana Hospital who are being monitored for the coronavirus disease. Lozano and his wife, who is also a health worker, discourage their three young daughters from any physical contact with them while the virus remains a […]

DSWD chided for red tape in cash aid

Slow, inadequate, insensitive, tedious and laden with corruption problems. These were some of the adjectives lawmakers used to describe the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at a House inquiry that looked on Monday into red tape that led to delayed release of the cash aid for 18 million families affected by the coronavirus […]

Atienza: Vote now on ABS-CBN bill

A party list lawmaker on Monday blasted the House leadership for taking too long in tackling the franchise application of ABS-CBN, saying it was high time the bill was put to a vote. “This is a case to me of wasting official congressional time, and the nation’s time and people’s patience that is now bordering […]

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