Day: September 5, 2020

Israelis protest against PM as coronavirus infections spike

Israeli police arrest a protester near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) JERUSALEM  — Thousands of Israelis protested outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, pressing ahead with a monthslong campaign demanding the embattled Israeli leader resign. The protest came as […]

PPE waste disposal a growing challenge

MANILA, Philippines — They end up on our sidewalks and in our waterways, those blue-and-white medical masks that used to be on someone’s face. They clog our rivers and drift out to sea where fish and other creatures could mistake them for food or they could dissolve into microplastics, harming corals and the marine ecosystem. […]

Operators want more jeepneys on main roads

MANILA, Philippines — The Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators sa Pilipinas (LTOP) has called on transportation officials to allow more jeepneys to get back on the road and ply their routes. LTOP president Orlando Marquez appealed to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and to Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board to open more more jeepney routes […]

Faces of the News: Sept. 6, 2020

ILLUSTRATION BY RENE ELEVERA Joseph Scott Pemberton When news came out that former US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton had withdrawn an appeal to the Supreme Court to review his homicide conviction, the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, 26, took it with a grain of salt. Pemberton told the high court […]

Negros gov, 16 staff self-quarantine

BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and his 16 staff members are now under self-quarantine after one of its utility workers tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Charina Magallanes-Tan, spokesman for the Provincial Incident Management Team for Covid-19, confirmed on Friday that the Office of the Governor has been locked down […]

81st Malasakit Center opens in Apayao

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday attended the virtual launch of the country’s 81st Malasakit Center at the Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center in Luna, Apayao. Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go appears on video in opening the 81st Malasakit Center at the Far North General Hospital and Training Center in Luna, […]

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