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Day: January 28, 2023

At least 7 killed, 10 hurt in Jerusalem shooting

TEL AVIV: At least seven people were killed while 10 others were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem Friday evening, the Jerusalem Post reported.The suspect was later killed by authorities, who described the shooting as the “worst terro…

BSP vows sustained rate hikes to address 2nd-round effects

MANILA: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has vowed to continue hiking its key policy rates “as necessary” to help prevent a further increase in the second-round effects of the elevated inflation rate.In an Open Letter to President Ferdinand R. Mar…

Fire razes over 200 houses in Iloilo City’s Molo district

ILOILO CITY: A residential fire engulfed 234 houses in Barangays West Habog-Habog and Zone 2, San Juan in Molo district here past 4 a.m. on Saturday, according to the report of the Iloilo City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).CSWDO head Te…

Teams deployed to search for missing Cessna plane

MANILA: The Philippine Army (PA) on Saturday said it had deployed three search-and-rescue teams to help look for a Cessna plane and its passengers who went missing in Isabela province early this week.”Search and rescue teams of the 95th Infantry Battal…

Campaign period starts Feb. 25 for Lanao plebiscites

MANILA: The campaign period will begin on Feb. 25 for the twin plebiscites in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, according to the schedule released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the weekend.The plebiscites on March 18 will be for th…

Ex-vice president is Taiwan’s new prime minister

ISTANBUL: Taiwan on Friday appointed its former Vice President Chen Chien-jen as the island nation’s new prime minister.He replaced Su Tseng-chang, who stepped down last week.Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen told a news conference in Taipei that Chen, 7…

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