Virus alert raised in Philippine capital

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on New Year’s Eve raised the alert in Manila, the capital and nearby cities to Level 3 from Jan. 3 to 15 amid rising coronavirus infections.  The stricter lockdown was imposed after an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in the past days, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles told a televised news briefing, […]

Distribution of temporary shelter materials, repair kits underway — DHSUD

THE PHILIPPINE government, in partnership with humanitarian organizations, has already started distributing temporary shelter materials and repair kits for damaged houses in areas affected by Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, according to the housing department.   The government estimates that more than 500,000 residential structures were affected by the super typhoon, including over 167,417 that were completely destroyed […]

Editorial: Bloodshed in Cebu City

In seven days, at least five people were killed by unidentified assailants in Cebu City—a lay minister was shot to death by a lone gunman while the victim was walking inside the public market of Barangay Inayawan on Nov. 28; a masseuse was killed by two motorcycle-riding hitmen in Barangay Mambaling on Nov. 29; and […]