Month: August 2020

Southwest monsoon to bring rains, thunderstorms over PH

MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon is expected to bring scattered rains over parts of the country as it will affect central and southern Luzon on Tuesday. Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon, the weather bureau said in its daily forecast. ADVERTISEMENT […]

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm along Gaza border

FILE PHOTO: A Palestinian Hamas police cadet throws a sound grenade as he demonstrates his skills with his colleagues during a graduation ceremony, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Gaza City May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo GAZA — Palestinian militant groups and Israel agreed to end a weeks-long escalation […]

$10.9B extended to PH for COVID-19 response

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines had been extended loans and grants totaling $10.94 billion (more than P529 billion) as of August to finance its fight against the health and socioeconomic crises arising from the coronavirus pandemic. So far this year, the country obtained already half the $21.62 billion in additional official development assistance (ODA) it […]

Gov’t plans monthlong quarantine restrictions

The government is considering imposing monthlong community quarantine restrictions to provide stability to people’s movement and the economy, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Monday. At present, quarantine levels are modified or extended every two weeks. ADVERTISEMENT Lopez said the longer quarantine level was a proposal of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of […]

Biñan observes lesser-known flag law on heroes’ day

PROPER CEREMONY Officials of the city of Biñan in Laguna province lead the burning of old and tattered Philippine flags in a funeral-like ceremony honoring the country’s symbol during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration on Monday. —BENZ BORJA/CONTRIBUTOR Officials in the city of Biñan in Laguna province burned some 20 worn-out Philippine flags in a […]

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