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Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

BEIJING: Beijing’s airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market. The city reported 31 new cases on Wednesday while officials urged residents n…

  1. Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  2. Beijing schools closed again as city finds 31 more virus cases  Rappler
  3. Beijing expands lockdowns as cases top 100 in new outbreak  INQUIRER.net
  4. Beijing imposes soft lockdown citywide and tightens outbound travel as coronavirus infections spread  CNN Philippines
  5. Beijing virus situation ‘extremely severe’ as 27 new cases reported  Rappler
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Trump Administration Sues to Try to Delay Publication of Bolton’s Book – The New York Times

The request comes a week before the highly anticipated memoir was set to be published.

  1. Trump Administration Sues to Try to Delay Publication of Bolton’s Book  The New York Times
  2. US sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication  ABS-CBN News
  3. Trump government sues to block ex-aide Bolton’s book  Rappler
  4. Trump is trying to block publication of John Bolton’s book. What’s he scared of?  The Guardian
  5. Happy Hour Roundup  The Washington Post
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Indonesia’s haj cancellation fuels anti-government rumours; Malaysia accepts decision – South China Morning Post

’s cancellation of this year’s haj to holy sites in

  1. Indonesia’s haj cancellation fuels anti-government rumours; Malaysia accepts decision  South China Morning Post
  2. Saudi faces perilous hajj call as virus spikes  ABS-CBN News
  3. COVID-19 impact: 1.2 million foreigner workers to leave Saudi Arabia in 2020  Gulf News
  4. Saudis See High Hopes for 2020 Upended by Pandemic  The New York Times
  5. Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia closes  INQUIRER.net
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Philippine basketball body upbeat on Filipino gamers’ FIBA Esports campaign – Philippine Star

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is throwing its full support to Team Pilipinas ready to slug it out with the best in the inaugural FIBA esports competition firing off Friday, confident of the country’s title chances given its depth, experience and heart.

  1. Philippine basketball body upbeat on Filipino gamers’ FIBA Esports campaign
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Teresa, Rizal mayor survives ambush; 2 others wounded – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

MAYOR Raul Palino of Teresa, Rizal survived an ambush by unidentified men on Monday afternoon, police said. Paulino’s driver, Joel Balajadia, 38; and another companion, Ruel Santos, 44, however, were wounded during the attack along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Barangay Poblacion at 5:05 p.m. The victims w…

  1. Teresa, Rizal mayor survives ambush; 2 others wounded – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  2. Rizal mayor tagged in ‘narcolist’ survives ambush try  INQUIRER.net
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Duque, others face Ombudsman probe over ‘anomalies’ in COVID-19 response – GMA News

Ombudsman Samuel Martires has ordered a motu propio investigation on Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and other health officials over various issues raised in connection with the Department of Health’s (DOH) response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Duque, others face Ombudsman probe over ‘anomalies’ in COVID-19 response
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Chinese state media downplay deadly India border skirmish – Rappler

China’s defense ministry confirms there had been casualties, without giving a number, while state media stay relatively quiet on the skirmish, the most violent in years

  1. Chinese state media downplay deadly India border skirmish  Rappler
  2. China urges India to halt border violation  INQUIRER.net
  3. India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting  BBC News
  4. A deadly border clash should end India’s delusions about China  The Washington Post
  5. India says 20 soldiers killed in border clash with China  Al Jazeera English
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Prince Charles’ terrifying Hong Kong prediction exposed: ‘China’s army can’t resist!’ – Express

PRINCE CHARLES feared that China might one day violate the terms of the Hong Kong handover agreement when it was put together in 1997, a resurfaced extract from his journal has revealed.

  1. Prince Charles’ terrifying Hong Kong prediction exposed: ‘China’s army can’t resist!’  Express
  2. HK chief says opponents of security law are ‘enemy of the people’  ABS-CBN News
  3. Hong Kong leader wants people to not ‘demonize’ security law  INQUIRER.net
  4. Hong Kong’s impossible dream: To remake its international image – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  5. What Is China up to in Hong Kong? | Opinion  Newsweek
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Coronavirus China: Beijing back in lockdown amid new outbreak – Daily Mail

Residents in the Chinese capital of Beijing that are suspected of being exposed to coronavirus have been rounded up and put in quarantine as the city goes back into lockdown to stop a new ‘severe’ coronavirus outbreak in the city.

  1. Coronavirus China: Beijing back in lockdown amid new outbreak  Daily Mail
  2. Beijing schools closed again as city finds 31 more virus cases  Rappler
  3. Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak  INQUIRER.net
  4. Mass testing of food workers, disinfection of markets, East Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times
  5. Beijing virus situation ‘extremely severe’ as 27 new cases reported  Rappler
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Two LTO offices halt operations until Friday as 12 staff tested positive in coronavirus rapid test – CNN Philippines

Operations in two government offices were suspended until Friday as 12 of their staff tested positive for coronavirus disease after undergoing rapid antibody testing.

  1. Two LTO offices halt operations until Friday as 12 staff tested positive in coronavirus rapid test
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‘Magic Mike’ Plania stuns top bantamweight contender, wins majority decision – Philippine Star

Plania, a +275 underdog, won over Greer via majority decision (96-92, 97-91, 94-94) and snapped the American’s 19-bout winning streak.

  1. ‘Magic Mike’ Plania stuns top bantamweight contender, wins majority decision  Philippine Star
  2. Filipino Mike Plania scores big upset over Greer in Las Vegas  INQUIRER.net
  3. Inspired By Pacquiao, Plania Prepared For Career-Changing Upset Of Greer  BoxingScene.com
  4. WATCH: PH’s Plania scores 2 huge knockdowns vs Greer  ABS-CBN News
  5. Bantamweight Michael Plania snaps Joshua Greer Jr.’s 19-fight winning streak  ESPN Philippines
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Enrile attends House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Heeding congressmen’s call, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile attended Wednesday’s hearing on media giant ABS-CBN’s bid for a 25-year

  1. Enrile attends House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise