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Sonny, Obet, and Pat

Last Tuesday, I wrote about Jun Factoran and Rolly Metin, founding leaders of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Today, I praise a politician Sonny Alvarez, an activist Obet Verzola, and a forester Pat Dugan. They were different, suis generis, each a category of their own, but they had in common vision, brilliance, and passion. They left a better world......»»

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Senate sets probe of Jolo shooting incident

Three of four soldiers killed by police officers in Jolo, Sulu this week, who were subjected to autopsy completed Tuesday, each suffered from three to eight gunshot wounds, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Thursday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2020Related News

3 NBA Pelican players test positive for coronavirus

New York—The NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans have had three players test positive for COVID-19 while three members of the Denver Nuggets organization also contracted the virus, according to ESPN reports Tuesday......»»

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Alonso unveils car for Indy 500, Triple Crown run

Washington—Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso of Spain is excited about his chances at the Indianapolis 500 after Arrow McLaren unveiled his car Tuesday for the August 23 race......»»

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Juventus keeps Lazio at bay with Genoa stroll

Rome—Juventus maintained their four-point lead at the top of Serie A on Tuesday after strolling to a 3-1 win at Genoa that keeps chasers Lazio at bay despite their comeback triumph at Torino......»»

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Stranded folk camp out at port

As public transportation continues to be hampered from lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, authorities reported that more than 180 locally stranded individuals (LSI) have been staying at the multi-purpose hall of the Philippine Ports Authority since Tuesday. Around 187 LSI were brought to the multi-purpose hall […] The post Stranded folk camp out at port appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2020Related News

Watch what they do

Not content with shutting down ABS-CBN’s free radio and TV operations, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Tuesday ordered the company’s subsidiary Sky Cable Corp. to close channels that air on its digital TVPlus service and to stop its direct-to-home satellite transmission......»»

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Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

NEW YORK  — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday, June 30,2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing […] The post Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

A banner year for Kapitan’s business empire

I was really curious how 85-year old taipan Lucio Tan, who does not use a smartphone and prefers to scribble notes on small pieces of paper instead of using a laptop, would open a Zoom meeting, the annual stockholders meeting of his listed conglomerate LT Group, which was held last Tuesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJul 1st, 2020Related News

Tiny virus, big numbers

  BY JULLIE Y. DAZA   *   ON June 30 Tuesday, 11 COVID-19 deaths were reported and recorded. In the last five years, the number of deaths in the Philippines has been placed at 236 a day or 7,085 each month, based on a popu­lation of 109 million. Putting those figures in con­text, a […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

SABWATAN (HULING LABAS)

Si Primo ay naroon na rin sa silid nilang mag-asawa para samahan ang blackout sa kalasingan na katrabaho. Si Farida ay kasama ang anak ng asawa sa silid. Sa ganap ngang alas dose ng gabi ay tulog na si Primo kasama ang katrabaho sa kanilang silid. At sa kabilang si-lid, gising at buhay na buhay […] The post SABWATAN (HULING LABAS) appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Ricky Vargas says Baldwin apology over comments a bit insincere

Speaking during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday, Vargas said Baldwin's claims that his comments were taken out of context didn't sit well with the PBA executive......»»

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COVID-19 cases in Philippines surge to 37,514 with 1,080 new infections

MANILA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines soared to 37,514 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,080 more infections on Tuesday. The DOH said in i.....»»

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77 Front-Liners Test Positive for COVID-19 in Cebu City; 4 Die

The Cebu City Hall on Tuesday flew the Philippine flag at half-mast as a sign of respect to 77 city government workers and front-liners infected with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), of whom four have died. Mayor Edgardo Labella, speaking through lawyer Rey Gealon, said among those who died was City Councilor and former Congressman Antonio […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

ECQ on Cebu City Extended Until July 15

Cebu City’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) status will be extended until July 15, 2020, after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension on Tuesday. Secretary Cimatu’s Assessment It was last week when President Duterte sent Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to Cebu City to assess the rising of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City. Since Cimatu’s arrival in […].....»»

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‘I congratulated the people, not gov’t efforts’: Roque

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday clarified that he was congratulating the Filipino people and not the government efforts when he declared that the country beat a coronavirus forecast. Roque, during his online briefing Tuesday, congratulated the Philippines for “beating” the prediction of researchers from the University of the Philippines (UP) that […] The post ‘I congratulated the people, not gov’t efforts’: Roque appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Duterte to DILG: Provide billeting, food to all stranded individuals

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to gather all locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and provide them with billeting and food while they wait for their ride home. In a speech taped for airing late Tuesday, Duterte said he would pay for the cost […] The post Duterte to DILG: Provide billeting, food to all stranded individuals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Metro Manila, Calabarzon need to transition to MGCQ quickly — Dominguez

The head of the government's economic team on Tuesday urged President Duterte to speed up the transition of Metro Manila and CALABARZON region to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) to allow more people to return to work and avoid deeper economic contraction......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJul 1st, 2020Related News

Britain& rsquo;s economy suffers worst quarterly contraction since 1979

London—Britain’s economy has suffered its biggest quarterly contraction for more than 40 years as the coronavirus pandemic slashed activity, revised official data showed Tuesday......»»

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Market rallies; Alliance Global, Altus climb

Share prices rebounded Tuesday along with the rest of Asia,  as traders welcomed positive economic data from China and the US, which helped offset a pick-up in virus infections and the reimposition of containment measures in some countries......»»

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