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250K quarantine passes in Cebu City suspended

CEBU CITY – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday ordered the suspension of 250,000 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes issued by the city government to residents here. The suspension took effect at 10 p.m. on Tuesday but with no definite period as to its effectivity. Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, chief of the Police Regional Office...


Winnipeg plant gets $100M in federal financing to pull protein from peas, canola

OTTAWA — The federal government is helping finance an innovative, new agricultural production plant in Winnipeg that turns peas and canola into protein powders for the food industry. Merit Functional Foods Corp. plans to have its new 94,000-square-foot production plant at Winnipeg’s Centreport running by the end of the year. There it will extract protein from...


Filipinos urged to increase investments in gov’t securities

MANILA – Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has urged Filipinos to continue investing in government securities not only to benefit from the yields but also to help in the country’s program to lift the economy.  In his speech during the consolidated draw for the first and second quarter of the first-ever Premyo Bonds Thursday, Dominguez said...


Too many visitors forces B.C. to shut park on Canada-U.S. border

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia park that straddles the 49th parallel with Washington state will be closed because it’s overwhelmed with visitors using it as a cross-border meeting point. The government says Peace Arch Provincial Park was scheduled to be shut Thursday evening to address public safety and traffic concerns after the volume of visitors reached nearly twice...


Ontario to Resume Family Visits in Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, and Other Residential Care Settings by June 18.

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care settings.  Family and friends will be allowed access to these settings beginning June 18, 2020. Long-term care homes will allow outdoor visits of one person...