DoF urges private partners, LGUs to back P1-T water security plan

THE government’s water security plans for 2030 are expected to require investment of P1 trillion, too large for the Treasury to undertake by itself, Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said, inviting the participation of the private sector as well as local governments and overseas funders. “Last year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) introduced […]

U.S. CDC recommends schools reopen with masks and rigid health protocols

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance for U.S. schools to reopen, recommending universal mask-wearing and physical distancing as key COVID-19 mitigation strategies to get children back in the classroom quickly. The guidelines, which also emphasize the need for facility-cleaning, personal hygiene and contact tracing, are intended to give […]