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ABS-CBN was ‘slain’ despite surviving ‘grueling’ legislative scrutiny — solon

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite surviving the “grueling” scrutiny of lawmakers, ABS-CBN was still “slain at the end of the show,” Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said after the network’s new franchise bid was denied in the House of…

House panel denies ABS-CBN’s franchise bid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The franchise bid of media giant ABS-CBN was denied Friday by the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises after a series of hearings. With all eyes on the House panel waiting for the…

A dog’s life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Agence France Presse 07/10/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – A well-known “rule of paw” holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real ratio changes…

Motorbike barrier for pillion riding not a safety concern – DILG 

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local (DILG) on Friday allayed fears that the physical barrier for ‘backriding’ or pillion riding will pose safety concerns, noting this was approved by experts and even the…

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

Associated Press 07/10/2020

LONDON — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. In an open letter…

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

07/10/2020

LONDON — The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so. In an open letter…

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

Agence France Presse 07/09/2020

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the…

Canada predicts historic deficit due to pandemic spending

Associated Press 07/09/2020

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is predicting a historic CDN$343 billion (US$254 billion) deficit for 2020-21 resulting from its economic and stimulus plans to battle COVID-19. The amount, included in a fiscal “snapshot” the Liberal government released…

Blood supply nearing critical level amid pandemic — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s supply of blood is nearing the critical level as the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic halted blood donation activities, the Department of Health said on Thursday. “We are very challenged,” Health Undersecretary Maria…

Priests frown on bill allowing online weddings

Jovic Yee 07/06/2020

It’s one thing to hear Masses online, but it’s quite another to wed couples virtually. While the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced everyone to adopt new norms of living and working, Balanga Bishop Ruperto…

DOF to ban online sale of ‘sin’ products

Ben O. de Vera 07/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While cigarettes and liquor are enjoying brisk sales online in the time of pandemic and are delivered to the comforts of home of buyers, who may include minors, the Department of Finance (DOF) wants…

Increased public contact causing surge in virus cases – DOH

Tina G. Santos 07/06/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Increased contact among the population as a result of the relaxation of quarantine measures is causing a surge in new coronavirus cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday.…

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