Day: August 9, 2020

Trump’s pandemic relief orders are limited in scope

NEW YORK (AP) —  President Donald Trump’s new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress would pass. President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP […]

World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

BEIRUT  — World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the capital will be made available until Lebanese authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Words […]

Richard Juan From the Philippines Is Trending Online Because He Recreated Scenes From K-Drama

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” is a big hit in the Philippines and Hong Kong-raised Filipino celebrity Richard Juan, also a Founder of 28 Squared Studios, Inc., is a clearly a big supporter of the K-Drama. His #KimSooHyunChallenge made the online world abuzz and captured the hearts of many K-Drama fans. […]

Zubiri uncovers more ‘schemes’ in Philhealth

‘ANGER’ Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri attends an online hearing on PhilHealth conducted by the Senate committee of the whole on Tuesday. —SCREEN GRAB/SENATE PRIB MANILA, Philippines — An 18-bed infirmary in the Davao region getting P10 million a year in benefit claims, and clinics sharing “rebates” with officials and unqualified personnel occupying key posts at […]

New insect species found in Laguna

DISCOVERY The cricket species Rhicnogryllus? paentensis, which a teamof entomologists found at a property of the University of the Philippines in Laguna province. The designated question mark in the insect’s name, however, indicates that the scientists “have questions or are in doubt that it could possibly be a new genus,” said UP Los Baños lead […]

Task force sets stricter lockdown enforcement

MANILA, Philippines — The joint Task Force COVID Shield will be stricter in enforcing moderate lockdown protocols following reports of abuse in exemptions granted to authorized persons outside of residence (APOR). JTF COVID Shield commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Sunday that observation and reports from policemen manning quarantine control points showed a […]

P17-M ecstasy tablets seized in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—At least 10,000 tablets of party drug ecstasy worth P17 million were seized from five suspected dealers in a gas station in Lubao town, Pampanga province, on Saturday night. The contraband and the suspects were cornered in what was called a “controlled delivery operation,” in which two parcels were tracked down, said […]

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