Good Day! Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
READ: Probe of C-130 crash begins
The Philippine Air Force transport plane that crashed in Jolo, Sulu on Sunday appeared to have followed the proper landing procedure before it overshot the runway, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Monday.
READ: NCR 'population protection' possible by November
The National Capital Region could reach the "population protection" threshold in November if the government keeps up the speed and scale of Covid-19 vaccination in the region, according to the Department of Health.
READ: 'Pacquiao's corruption allegations baseless'
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission said the allegations of Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao of corruption in several government agencies are "incorrect and unfounded." Meanwhile, in other news... READ: Pope undergoes intestinal surgery Pope Francis "reacted well" to intestinal surgery at a Rome hospital on Sunday evening, the Vatican said without giving much detail about the pontiff's condition.
READ: LGUs told: Implement new IATF ruling uniformly
The Department of Health urged local government units or LGUs to implement the new ruling on interzonal travel for fully vaccinated individuals that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF-EID issued on Sunday.
READ: Trillanes' allegations not new ‒ Palace
On Monday, Malacañang downplayed the allegations of former senator Antonio Trillanes 4th that President Rodrigo Duterte committed plunder when he awarded infrastructure projects to the family of his longtime aide, Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go.
READ: Court junks graft raps vs Revilla
The Sandiganbayan's Special First Division dismissed the graft complaints filed against Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel scam.
In regional news,
READ: Taal evacuees rise to 4,500
At least 4,500 people, including 1,200 families, have been evacuated by authorities in Calabarzon amid Taal Volcano's heightened activity, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said on Monday.
In world news,
READ: Global Covid deaths near 4M
The pandemic has killed at least 3,947,841 people since the virus first emerged in December 2019, according to an Agence France-Presse compilation of official data at 10 p.m. on Sunday or 5 a.m. in Manila on Monday.
READ: Govt debt hits P11T in May
The government's outstanding debt went up to a new record high of P11.07 trillion at the end of May, the Bureau of Treasury said.
And in sports,
READ: Djokovic, Federer top 'Manic Monday' bill
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer headline the final "Manic Monday" (Tuesday in Manila) at Wimbledon with the two Grand Slam heavyweights looking to edge closer to a dream title showdown.
Yen Makabenta and Antonio Contreras are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.
Makabenta sums up the
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Contreras asserts that
READ: Issues do matter: Unpacking voter preferences
In The Times editorial, it is analyzed how hackers use
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