KUWTT: Probe ‘answer for sale’ – Gatchalian Mar 09, 2021

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Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

READ: Probe ‘answer for sale’ ‒ Gatchalian

Reports that some parents have resorted to hiring individuals to answer the learning modules of their children alarmed Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, prompting him to prod the Department of Education to launch an investigation.

READ: Palace vows investigation of Calarbarzon killings

Malacañang has vowed to investigate the killing of nine persons suspected to be communist rebels in separate police operations in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon or Calabarzon last Sunday.

Meanwhile, in other news…

READ: Meghan admits contemplating suicide

Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, on Monday said she has contemplated taking her own life after joining the royal family and raised allegations of racism in the monarchy during an explosive television interview.

READ: Palace allays fears over Covid surge

Malacañang urged the public not to panic over the spike in coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 cases in the country.

READ: Nearly 30,000 get Covid shots

Nearly 30,000 individuals in the country have received Covid-19 shots.

READ: Senate passes BFP modernization bill

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection or BFP by providing it with modern firefighting tools, life-saving equipment and additional personnel.

In regional news,

READ: Comelec orders Ecija mayor to step down

The Commission on Elections or Comelec on Monday ordered the ouster of the sitting mayor of Jaen, Nueva Ecija.

In world news,

READ: Myanmar protests continue

Anti-coup protesters gathered across Myanmar on Monday, answering a trade union call for a general strike, following a weekend of night raids and arrests.

In business,

READ: Pandemic worries clobber PH shares

The local bourse plunged on Monday as investors worried over the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country.

And in sports,

READ: Team LeBron wins All-Star

Even in the strangest NBA All-Star Game of them all, LeBron James was still the perfect captain.

Yen Makabenta and Ramon T. Tulfo are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.

Makabenta presents a

READ: Covid conundrum: Pandemic is hitting rich countries harder than poor ones

Tulfo implores the public to

READ: Please don’t blame the President

In The Times editorial, much is said about

READ: Praiseworthy progress in commuter rail infrastructure

Read all about it.

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With Aric John Sy Cua, this is Dafort Villaseran reporting. Have a great week!