Day: July 10, 2020

Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

People’s Action Party Secretary-General and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, right, verifies his identity with a polling official at the Alexandra Primary School polling center in Singapore, Friday, July 10, 2020.  (AP) SINGAPORE — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s general elections, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Multiple protests against French minister accused of rape

Women’s rights activists protest against French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement, in front of Paris city hall, in Paris, France, Friday. (AP) PARIS — Chanting “Impunity is Over!” or dancing against sexual violence, women’s rights activists […]

Sudan ratifies law criminalizing female genital mutilation

A Masai girl holds a protest sign during the anti-female genital mutilation  protest in Kilgoris, Kenya. (AP) CAIRO — Sudan’s ruling body ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, the justice ministry announced Friday, handing the movement for women’s rights in the African country a long-sought victory. The Sovereign Council passed […]

‘Bloody Friday’ in Mindanao

A policeman guards the scene where Sto. Niño, South Cotabato mayor Pablo Matinong was gunned down Friday morning while doing his regular walk. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED COTABATO CITY—It was a bloody Friday in Mindanao with five people killed in a span of one hour. The killings on Friday morning in South Cotabato and Cotabato provinces followed […]

PNP sues 2 Ilocos Sur cops tagged in rape-slay of girl

DAGUPAN CITY—The Philippine National Police has filed rape and murder complaints in the Department of Justice (DOJ) against two of its men tagged in the rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl in Ilocos Sur province. The PNP’s Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (Imeg), which is tasked with investigating erring policemen, said it had gathered […]

Iloilo oil spill evacuees now housed in hotels

ILOILO CITY—From cramped and spartan rooms in evacuation centers, more than a thousand evacuees from areas affected by the oil spill in this city were transferred to air-conditioned hotel rooms starting Thursday evening. About 336 families, or 1,240 individuals, from five evacuation centers were transferred to three hotels located in Mandurriao District here, namely, the […]

App helps returning Kapampangan test for‍ COVID-19

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The provincial government of Pampanga has started using a web-based application, or app, to facilitate the return to the province of Kapampangan who are working overseas. Gov. Dennis Pineda said the returning Kapampangan would be fetched by a bus from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Pampanga where they would be swabbed, tested […]

House panel vote ‘kills’ ABS-CBN franchise bid

The administration’s allies in the House of Representatives on Friday “killed” the new franchise application of ABS-CBN, which had earned the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte for its reportage on his war on drugs and for airing a campaign advertisement against him during the presidential election four years ago. Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN’s Integrated […]

Motorcycle barrier not a safety concern ‒ DILG

THE physical barrier in motorcycles is not a safety concern, asserted the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday. “We do not see this as a possible cause, a possible safety concern,” said DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya at the Laging Handa press briefing. According to Malaya, the barrier design was approved by the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) in order to […]

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