A police officer examines the bodies of two drug suspects who were killed during an alleged shootout beside the Manila Film Center building in Pasay City on Friday night. MIGUEL DE GUZMAN
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Jabbed Indonesian health workers fall ill
JAKARTA (Reuters) – More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught COVID-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalized, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants.
BSP's COVID-19 measures unleash P2.2 T into system
The central bank has so far unleashed P2.2 trillion into the financial system to avert liquidity strains and prevent long-lasting scarring in the economy due to the pandemic.
NO PUNCHES OR HUGS: ‘Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin
GENEVA (AP) – US President Joe Biden and Russian Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy, but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started – with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more.
Mickelson eyes Grand Slam in US Open
LA JOLLA (AFP) – Phil Mickelson celebrated his 51st birthday on Wednesday by making f ina l preparations for the US Open as the six-time major winner chases more golf history starting Thursday at Torrey Pines.
Petition filed to bar Bezos' return to Earth
NEW YORK CITY – A petition has had over 6,000 signatures urging that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos be denied re-entry to Earth when he launches for space next month, according to a report in The Daily Mail.
Durant Takes Over As Nets Grind Thru
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Kevin Durant finished with 49 points while playing every minute of the game as the Brooklyn Nets rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 in Game 5 of their NBA playoff series on Tuesday.
Taj Mahal Reopens As India Eases Pandemic Restrictions
AGRA (AFP) – The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors yesterday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country’s devastating recent coronavirus surge.
4 Caught With P2-M Covid Drug
Four persons were arrested for the unauthorized and overpriced sale of Remdesivir, an investigational antiviral drug against COVID-19, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reported yesterday.
‘No Sticky Fingers' In Vaccine Purchase – Senators
Senators have not seen any anomalies in the government’s disbursement of its P88.6-billion COVID-19 vaccine budget, but find the procurement of jabs as well as the pace of vaccination too slow to help the economy recover quickly.
Duterte-Duterte In 2022 Will Never Happen – Sara
Rody endorses Martin Romualdez for VP
PH receives largest vaccine shipment
Arrival of over 2 million AstraZeneca doses to boost inoculation program
‘The one that's right in front of you'
Perusing the social media posts of the week, I was struck by how so many were decrying the lack of any National Vaccination Plan or recovery plan for the sorry state in which this recent unabated upsurge in COVID-19 cases has left us in.
HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE
A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.
BARCELONA ON MY MIND
Take a trip to the beautiful city of Barcelona through the sumptuous offerings of BCN by Las Flores