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 2020-07-12 16:20 

The Strait Times

Forum: What happened to efficiency of past elections?...

On Polling Day, I accompanied my mother to the polling station. However, the experience was unlike that in the previous general election when voting was a breeze and took us less than 10 minutes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:20 

The Strait Times

Forum: Stay focused on Covid-19 situation here...

On May 26, Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said that the number of daily confirmed Covid-19 cases in dormitories was likely to fall below 100 in three to four weeks' tim...

 2020-07-12 16:20 

The Strait Times

Forum: Time to review GRC system...

The merits and trade-offs of the group representation constituency (GRC) system have been debated in Parliament and on social media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:15 

The Strait Times

Forum: Slip-up led to delay in Covid-19 test result notification...

We refer to the letter from Mr Tan Thian Poh (Still no swab test result after several days, July 9).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Virtual mobility is the answer...
 2020-07-12 16:10 

The Strait Times

Forum: Keeping pace with regulatory tech important for Singapore...

It is heartening that Singapore remains a magnet for investments in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic (Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown, July 9).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:10 

The Strait Times

Voices of Youth: Voting age, environment...

Don't lower voting age to 18 for now. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:08 

The Strait Times

Pope Francis joins criticism of Turkey turning Hagia Sophia into mosque...

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis on Sunday (July 12) joined an international chorus of condemnation of Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 16:05 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Study finds Malaysians' stress levels went up during MCO...
 2020-07-12 16:02 

Jakarta Post

Japan plans to expand airport PCR testing capacity to 10,000 per day...

Japan plans to increase the number of people who can receive PCR tests for the novel coronavirus at airports to about 10,000 per day in September, aiming to gradually resume international travel....

 2020-07-12 16:01 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

NST Leader: A call to arms...
 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

'MGCQ in Metro Manila possible if mayors can act quickly on local COVID-19 cases'...
 2020-07-12 16:00 

Malay Mail Online

Cops: Man allegedly drowns three cats at Kepong launderette...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Unkind and cruel are the word to describe the behaviour of a man who drowned three cats in a washing machine at a self-service laundrette in Kepong here today. Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe said a report......

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

'Barriers for back-riding couples useless, more dangerous'...

While the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases may be lauded for finally allowing back-riding for couples on motorcycles, an administration lawmaker finds an additional requirement "useless and more dangerous."...

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Village chief shot dead...

A barangay captain was shot dead by a motorcycle-riding assailant in Ibaan, Batangas on Friday....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

COVID infections in PNP hit 1,063...

The Philippine National Police recorded 19 new coronavirus disease 2019 infections among PNP personnel on Saturday, bringing the total cases to 1,063....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Fewer healthcare workers affected by COVID — DOH...

The number of healthcare workers infected with coronavirus has been on a steady decline, according to the Department of Health....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

TPLEX completion seen this week...

The last segment that will complete the 89.21-kilometer expressway from Tarlac City to Rosario town in La Union will open this week, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said over the weekend....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Philippines says South China Sea ruling 'non-negotiable'...

On the fourth anniversary of the South China Sea ruling, the Philippines yesterday stressed that the unanimous award in favor of Manila is "non-negotiable" and that there is no possibility of "compromise or change."...

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Mindanao projects get P3.38 billion from EU...

The European Union has extended about 60.5 million euros or approximately P3.38 billion in grants to the Philippines for the implementation of two projects in Mindanao and the Bangsamoro region, the Department of Finance said over the weekend....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Mild COVID cases discouraged from home quarantine...

The government is now discouraging home quarantine for persons with mild cases of coronavirus disease 2019 and those who are infected but with no symptoms, saying it will increase the risk of spreading COVID-19....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Maritime cops nabbed for extortion...

The chief of the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group in Masbate and his two men were arrested yesterday for allegedly extorting money from an operator of a fishing vessel....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Low-pressure area spotted off Cagayan...

A brewing cyclone off Tuguegarao City, Cagayan is expected to bring rains over parts of Luzon early this week....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

The STAR Cover (July 13, 2020)...

The STAR Cover (July 13, 2020)...

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Robredo to Roque: Lawmakers should represent views of constituents...

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday disagreed with presidential spokesman Harry Roque that the junking of ABS-CBN's franchise by a committee of the House of Representatives was the "decision of the Filipino people."...

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Sandigan junks Sabio's appeal on graft conviction...

The Sandiganbayan has denied another appeal of former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio seeking the reversal of his conviction for graft over alleged influence-peddling in 2008....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

Go presses for faster e-government rollout amid COVID pandemic...

Sen. Christopher Go yesterday pressed for faster rollout of the electronic governance sector to ensure a more responsive public service amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

UN: Further outbreaks to emerge sans active government measures...

As the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies around the world, a new report by the United Nations has warned that further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic dis...

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

SONA team's request to film Benguet tourist spot denied...

The municipal government of La Trinidad in Benguet has denied a request by a team of videographers to take footage of a tourist destination in the area....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

2 rebels slain in clashes...

Two suspected New People's Army guerrillas were killed in separate encounters in Zamboanga del Norte over the weekend....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

People's initiative? Franchise grant is Congress' prerogative — Roque...

Malacaang, which previously claimed that the rejection of the ABS-CBN franchise bill is the decision of the "people," maintained that the grant of broadcasting franchise is the sole and exclusive prerogative of Congress....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

10 generals vie for top AFP post...

Ten generals are being considered to replace Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Felimon Santos Jr., who is set to retire next month....

 2020-07-12 16:00 

Philippine Star

50 back-riding couples pulled over HPG...

No couples faking their relations have been apprehended so far by authorities implementing back-riding protocols for motorcycles as officers were directed to be more considerate, the Highway Patrol Group said yesterday....

 2020-07-12 15:50 

Manila Standard

P10B set for Manila housing...

The Manila City government will allot a budget of about P10 billion for more housing projects in the nation's capital and medical equipment for the Ospital ng Maynila....

 2020-07-12 15:49 

ABS-CBN

91 bagong kaso ng COVID-19, naitala sa Western Visayas...

Umabot sa 91 bagong kaso ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ang naitala sa Western Visayas nitong Linggo....

 2020-07-12 15:46 

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN supporters muling nag-noise barrage...

ilang protesta pa rin ito sa pagbasura ng kamara sa aplikasyon sa prangkisa ng Kapamilya network, at pagsuporta sa mahigit 11,000 empleyado na nanganganib ang mga kabuhayan dahil sa naging desisyon ng 70 kongresista....

 2020-07-12 15:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record...

Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day on Sunday as the growing outbreak forces state ......

 2020-07-12 15:43 

The Strait Times

Football: Trezeguet double gives Villa lifeline win over Palace...

BIRMINGHAM (REUTERS) - Aston Villa revived their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as two goals by Egyptian forward Trezeguet gave them a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Sunday (July 12).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 15:43 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Dominant Hamilton cruises to 85th win in Mercedes one-two...
 2020-07-12 15:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Volkswagen to replace head of software division: Handelsblatt...

Volkswagen is replacing its head of software development, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday, as the German carmaker wrestles with the ......

 2020-07-12 15:40 

Manila Standard

Boost anti-cybercrime capabilities, DOJ urges cops...

The Department of Justice has urged all law enforcement agencies in the country to modernize its capabilities to fight crimes being committed in cyberspace which have become prevalent during the community quarantine arising from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-12 15:30 

Malay Mail Online

Florida reports over 15,000 Covid-19 cases in single-day record...

TALLAHASSEE, July 12 — Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of Covid-19 in a single day on Sunday as the growing outbreak forces state authorities to close some businesses and beaches. If Florida were a country, it......

 2020-07-12 15:30 

Manila Standard

New book honors PH heroes, war veterans...

The Philippines has many heroes—living and dead, recognized and unsung—who helped shape the country's destiny and honoring them is the least the nation can do for them....

 2020-07-12 15:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Cricket: Blackwood shines as West Indies close on test victory...

Jermaine Blackwood's unbeaten fifty led West Indies to 143-4 at tea chasing 200 to beat England on a gripping final day of the first test at the ......

 2020-07-12 15:20 

The Strait Times

Singapore GE2020: PAP will have to review broader issues behind overall swing in votes, says Tan Chuan-Jin...

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party will have to examine what are the broader issues that caused a swing in votes against it at the general election, said Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin on Sunday (July 12).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-12 15:20 

Manila Standard

'Electricity allowance' sought for home-based workers...

Senator Francis Tolentino Sunday said he will file today a Senate measure which recommends that employers give a monthly P1000 electricity allowance to their employees who are on work-from-home status due to the pandemic....

 2020-07-12 15:19 

The Strait Times

Top US health official wants 'everything on the table' to contain coronavirus...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top US health official said on Sunday (July 12) that with deaths from Covid-19 expected to continue rising in coming weeks,...

 2020-07-12 15:15 

Malay Mail Online

Chief secretary to the govt: Digitalisation will accelerate govt services in Malaysia...

KUALA LUM PUR, July 12 — Digitalisation of the government service delivery system will provide fast service to the people and reduce their need to visit counters at government agencies, said Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk......

 2020-07-12 15:12 

The Strait Times

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, anti-mask activists hold protests, Disney World reopens...

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - As Florida posts the biggest surge of coronavirus cases in the country, Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public for the first time in four months and anti-mask activists held a rally at a nearby restaurant.. Read more at stra...

 2020-07-12 15:10 

Manila Standard

Innovate learning, schools told...

With a little creativity and innovation, schools can ensure that students' learning may not be reduced or disrupted during this uncharted situation created by the deadly COVID-19 virus through some changes they can implement effectively....

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