Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 23:05:38 +0000
Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
The Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on Tuesday junked the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.
Catholics worldwide mark the start of the 40-day Lenten season today, Ash Wednesday; it culminates on Easter Sunday.
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is no longer accepting orders for its coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 vaccines from the Philippines, Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Jose Maria Concepcion 3rd said on Tuesday.
The ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took the opportunity to introduce some of the exciting and unprecedented developments being carried out in his country.
While the number of new Covid-19 cases has started to decline across the Philippines, the Department of Health has detected some increases in select regions in the country, including in eight cities in Metro Manila.
Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., the Army general who spent years fighting insurgents in Mindanao, took command of the Philippine Army in a ceremony held in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on Tuesday.
In regional news,
The Cagayan Police Provincial Office has created the Special Investigation Task Group Salazar to determine the brains and the killers of two Lasam town former mayors and two others.
In world news,
READ: WHO OKs ‘jab for poor’
The World Health Organization or WHO gave emergency use approval to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), meaning distribution can start to poorer countries starved of doses to fight the pandemic.
Lawmakers on Tuesday expressed doubts about the Department of Agriculture’s plan to import more pork to stabilize the food commodity’s limited supply and escalating prices, citing the country’s experience with inbound shipments of rice.
And in sports,
READ: Osaka routs Hsieh to reach semifinals
For Naomi Osaka, the tournament buzz at the Australian Open spoiled the surprise: she might face Serena Williams next.
Rigoberto Tiglao and Fr. Ranhilio Aquino are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.
Tiglao lambasts the
Fr. Aquino asks whether we are
READ: Returning to normal?
In The Times editorial, it is urged to
READ: Punish the price manipulators
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With Aric John Sy Cua, this is Dafort Villaseran reporting. Happy Valentine’s!