Day: July 22, 2020

LPA east of Mindanao not expected to intensify – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday. The LPA was last spotted 420 kilometers east of Hinatuan town and is embedded in the intertropical convergence […]

US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M

WASHINGTON — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response. Vehicles line up at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, July 19, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami […]

Mexico’s president dismissive of wearing mask in pandemic

MEXICO CITY  — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday downplayed the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic, calling his treasury secretary’s assertion that using them would be a factor in reactivating the economy “disproportionate.” Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio […]

Bright Scholar Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter of FY2020

FOSHAN, China, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (“Bright Scholar,” the “Company,” “we” or “our”) (NYSE: BEDU), a global premier education service company, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2020. Third Fiscal Quarter Ended May 31, 2020 Financial Highlights  (in comparison to the […]

Senators see ground for prisons chief’s ouster

MANILA, Philippines — Two senators on Wednesday said the chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) should either go on leave or be fired for not reporting the deaths of high-profile prisoners at New Bilibid Prison supposedly of COVID-19. The deaths of 21 prisoners, including at least nine drug convicts, became known earlier this week […]

Five conditions for Pinoys going abroad listed

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Wednesday, Filipinos were allowed to go abroad for nonessential travel as long as they abide by five conditions set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), the Bureau of Immigration said. These include having confirmed round-trip tickets if they are on tourist visas; adequate travel […]

Priest who survived IS captivity dies

BALOI, Lanao del Norte, Philippines — Catholic priest Teresito Soganub, who survived as a captive of Islamic State (IS) terrorists for 117 days during the Marawi siege, died in his sleep on Wednesday in his hometown in Norala, South Cotabato province. He was 59. “It is with great sadness that we make this announcement on […]

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