Even when the country, or Metro Manila, is downgraded to Alert Level 1, the government would still require the wearing of face masks just to make sure that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections would remain under control.

This, even as the OCTA Research Group noted that there was a slight upward trend in infections that, it said, could be because many Filipinos went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The government has released P7.9 billion in allowances for health care workers.

And the hottest topic on the election campaign front was the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) aggressive “Oplan Baklas”, which seeks to strictly enforce election rules, particularly on the posting of campaign materials.

These are among the top stories in what had been a very busy Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.

‘PRAYER WALK’ – Priests hold a penitential walk in Intramuros, Manila, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, on their way to the Gomburza Monument on Padre Burgos Ave. to mark the 150th year of the martyrdom of Filipino priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, who were collectively known as Gomburza. The clergy members also prayed for Filipino voters so that they may wisely choose the country’s next leaders in the May 9, 2022 elections. (Ali Vicoy)
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Other election-related reports

  • Allowances of health care workers released
  • Work fatigue? Or COVID scare?
  • Missing “sabungeros”
  • Ill-fated OFW
  • Libel complaint vs MB
  • Online renewal of drivers’ licenses
  • Medicines for sale in sari-sari stores
  1. Korean fugitives arrested
  1. New midwives, customs brokers
  1. Weather Update
  1. Business Corner
  1. DOTR Corner
  1. Education Corner
  1. Judiciary Corner
  1. Legislative Corner
  1. Religious Corner
  1. Science Corner
  • Metro Roundup
  • Provincial Roundup

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/02/18/mb-daily-news-update-689/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mb-daily-news-update-689)