KUWTT: RevGov push reaches Palace Mar 16, 2021

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Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

READ: RevGov push reaches Palace

The proposal for a revolutionary government being pushed by supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte has reached Malacañang.

READ: AstraZeneca vouches for vaccine’s safety

British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca said there is no scientific evidence to back claims that its coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 vaccine, AZD1222, triggered blood clotting or pulmonary embolism.

READ: Papal Mass marks 500 years of Christianity in PH

On Sunday, the Vatican celebrated 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines with a Mass led by Pope Francis along with Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

Meanwhile, in other news…

READ: Beyonce, Swift make history at Grammys

Female performers including Beyonce and Taylor Swift had a record-making night at the 2021 Grammy Awards, a jam-packed but physically distanced show, highlighted by live music sorely absent during the pandemic era.

READ: Govt to launch vaccine tracker this week

The government will launch this week a tracker to keep the public informed on the progress of its Covid-19 vaccination program.

READ: Bill lowering PNP height requirement OK’d

The Senate on Monday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the measure lowering the minimum height limits for policemen, firefighters, jail guards and correction officers.

READ: QC tags workplaces as hotspots

The recent Covid-19 infections in Quezon City or QC were mostly transmitted in the workplace, according to epidemiologists.

In regional news,

Prelate to Palawaños: Respect plebicite result

Bishop Socrates Mesiona has called on Palawan residents to be watchful as votes against the division of Palawan into three provinces were leading, based on the initial canvassing of plebiscite results.

In world news,

READ: Beijing engulfed in largest sandstorms in decades

On Monday, China’s national observatory issued a yellow alert for sandstorms in the northern part of the country.

In business,

OFW remittances fall in Jan

Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers or OFWs fell by 1.7 percent in January, the biggest decline seen since the 2.6-percent contraction recorded in August 2020, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed.

And in sports,

READ: 65 draftees highest in PBA annual rookie draft history

On Sunday, the Season 46 Philippine Basketball Association or PBA Rookie Draft netted a total of 65 draftees, including the four players picked in the special Gilas Draft.

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

Makabenta asks

READ: Why are we turning our backs on history?

Tulfo wonders whethers ours is

READ: A damaged culture?

In The Times editorial, the metro rail transit is given a good scrubbing with the

READ: Nation outraged by MRT ‘disinfection’ scandal

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