KUWTT: Covid cases increase by 53% in the NCR | June 15, 2022

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Here are the top stories from the Manila Times for Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

READ: Covid cases rise 53% in NCR

Covid-19 cases have risen 53% in the National Capital Region or NCR over the past week, but independent tracker OCTA Research said there was no need to reimpose tougher restrictions such than locks.

READ: ‘How to murder your husband’ writer jailed for killing spouse

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An American writer, who wrote a tract titled “How Murder Your Husband”, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for shooting dead her husband.

READ: ‘Future of online gaming depends on Marcos admin’

Online gaming or online gambling is still in limbo, but revenue figures show it should be considered a viable source of income, an official from Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp said on Tuesday.

READ: Robin ready to do his job as a senator

Senator-elect Robin Padilla — who topped the recent May 9, 2022 election, beating out veteran senators, both incumbents and former senators — attended a legislative process briefing on Tuesday, June 14.

READ: Warriors on the brink of the NBA title

Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 to edge closer to winning a seventh NBA championship crown on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

READ: Concepcion: No need for higher alert levels

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd said on Tuesday that alert levels should not be raised even if Covid-19 cases increase as long as the country’s hospital capacity rate remains low.

READ: Prepare for tough times ‒ lawmaker

Deputy Speaker of the House and Davao City Third District Representative Isidro Ungab advised Filipinos to be prepared and properly plan how to manage their income and expenses as the country prepares for economic times. hard to come.

READ: Stay clear of Ayungin Shoal, China warned

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has warned that not even China can prevent Filipino troops from carrying out resupply missions at Ayungin or Second Thomas Shoal after the Chinese Coast Guard reportedly blocked the entrance to the sandbar recently. submarine in the South China Sea or the Western Philippine Sea.

READ: Flexible working pushed for government employees

Senator Mary Grace Poe has called on the government to introduce work-from-home arrangements for public servants without compromising the delivery of public services amid rising transport costs.

READ: Surveillance order issued against abusive SUV driver

The Philippine National Police is currently coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration to ensure that the SUV driver who was involved in a controversial hit-and-run in the town of Mandaluyong cannot leave the country.

In regional news,

READ: Mayor suspends classes in Casiguran

Following the recent phreatic eruption of the Bulusan Volcano, Casiguran City’s new governor and outgoing mayor, Edwin “Boboy” Hamor, has ordered a suspension of classes in his city.

In world news,

READ: NKorea warned against new nuclear test

South Korea’s top diplomat said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test and that only a political decision by that country’s top leadership could prevent it from carrying out a nuclear test. go forward.

READ: Zelenskyy to allies: Send more weapons

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued an impassioned plea to Western allies to step up arms deliveries and help stem “terrifying” casualties as Russian forces besiege Sievierodonetsk, destroying the last bridges to the eastern industrial hub.

In the business,

READ: Marcos advised on economics

Economic and political experts gave their recommendations on what President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. should prioritize in his first 100 days at a forum hosted by the Institute for Integral Development Studies on Tuesday.

And in sports,

READ: Northport takes on the solo lead

Barely given a second look as title contenders, Northport look to build on their momentum and try to gain some solo leadership when they take on a battered Magnolia Timplados side in the PBA Philippine Cup at the SM Mall of Asia Arena today. June 15 today.

Rigoberto Tiglao and Fr. Ranhilio Aquino are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.

Tiglao points out that

READ: Local oil company profits make up a big chunk of fuel prices

Pr. Aquino pleads for

READ: Jurisprudence and protection of vulnerable persons

The Times editorial urges

READ: Keep nuclear waste out of WPS

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This is the report by Dafort Villaseran. Good day ahead!

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