WHO decides not to declare global health emergency over monkeypox

The World Health Organization decided not to declare that the outbreak of monkeypoxconstitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It said although there were some differing views within the committee, it ultimatelyagreed by consensus that, at this stage, the outbreak is not a Public Health Emergencyof International Concern. The “global emergency” label currently only applies to the coronavirus pandemic …

OCTA: Metro Manila logged most number of new COVID-19 cases

Metro Manila led the list of regions with the greatest number of new COVID-19cases. Based on the data released by the Department of Health, data over the weekendshowed 777 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of active cases to6,425. OCTA Research fellow Guido David said that Quezon City accounted for 74 of the353 new cases in Metro Manila, while …

Norway terror alert at highest level after mass shooting

Norway’s terror alert has been raised to the highest-level last weekend after ashooter opened fire at a gay bar ahead of Oslo’s Pride events. The incident killedtwo people and wounded 21 others. The police said the suspect has been arrested and two weapons were seized. As ofnow, the shooter has not been named, but is considered to be a radicalized …

Palace fires CHEd official, 3 others

The Office of the President has ordered the dismissal from service of a commissioner ofthe Commission on Higher Education or CHED and three other presidential appointeesover the alleged corrupt practices they committed in the appointment of officials of astate university in Pangasinan province in 2018. The four respondents were ex officio members of the Pangasinan State University’sboard of regents, the …

BBM inauguration, idineklarang holiday

Maagang idineklara ni Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno na ‘special non-working holiday’sa Maynila ang June 30, ang araw ng inagurasyon ni President-elect Ferdinand MarcosJr. na gaganapin sa National Museum. Pinirmahan ni Moreno ang EO upang matiyak umano ang kaligtasan, seguridad atproteksyon ng mga dadalo sa naturang makasaysayang pangyayari. Bukod dito, kinakailangan rin na ipasara ang mga kalsada sa loob at …

Abortion ruling imperils gay marriage, other freedoms, liberal justices say

The US Supreme Court’s decision erasing the constitutional right to abortion provides aroadmap to end other freedoms involving marriage, sexuality and birth control, its threeliberal members said. Friday’s 5-4 ruling, authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, overturned the 1973Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The court’s three liberals, in a lengthy joint dissent, condemned the ruling as“catastrophic” and …

Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate breaches WHO benchmark

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) has already reached5%, surpassing the World Health Organization’s benchmark. According to OCTA Research fellow Guido David, the positivity rate of the region isalready at 5.5% as of this week; with ncreases are already being seen in WesternVisayas and other provinces as well. From the period of June 15 to 21, …

Bangladesh: Deadly floods leave millions displaced

Millions of people in Bangladesh have begun fleeing their homes after heavy rainfalltriggered flooding that is said to have killed at least 32 people. According to the government, around 300,000 people have been evacuated to shelters,but more than four million people are still stranded near their homes, which areinundated with flood water in the country’s northeastern region. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister …

3 injured after plane lands and catches fire in Miami

Isang jetliner na may dalang 126 na tao ang nasunog matapos lumapag sa MiamiInternational Airport noong Martes. Ani ng mga awtoridad na nangyari ito mataposmasira ang landing gear, pero dinadag nila na walang malalang nasugatan dahil sainsidente. Ayon sa Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman na si Greg Chin, isa itong RedAir flight na nanggaling sa Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Tatlong tao …