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Tempo 12 August 2020, Wednesday issue
100 LRT workers laid off

  BY ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN     The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) confirmed on Tuesday the layoff of over 100 employees of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (Line-1) following a significant drop in ridership of the railway due to the current health crisis. “It is with great regret that LRMC confirms a reduction […]

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Duterte accepts Russia’s vaccine offer; assures public of COVID-free Christmas

  PRESIDENT Duterte has accepted Russia’s offer to supply the Philippines with its COVID-19 vaccines, assuring the public that he will be the first to take a shot to show his gratitude to Russia and to see if these are safe or not. Duterte made the statement after Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev told reporters […]

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Ano vows to file raps vs spreaders of  fake news

  BY CHITO CHAVEZ   Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday vowed to go after those spreading lies as he clarified that he never issued a statement telling couples to practice social distancing after having sex. The fuming former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief said he will […]

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Free transportation for contact tracers

  BY GENALYN KABILING     President Duterte has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to provide transportation assistance to the government’s contact tracers in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak. The President urged the cops to “walk the extra mile” to ferry the personnel who must travel to places to track down close contacts […]

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   President rejects calls for longer MECQ

President Duterte said he cannot give in to the request of the medical community for a longer lockdown in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces because the funds granted by Congress to help those affected have already been depleted. Duterte made the statement following suggestions from different personalities about extending the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) […]

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