KUWTT: PH imposes 2-week travel ban on India Apr. 28, 2021

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Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

READ: PH imposes 2-week travel ban on India

The Philippines will ban travelers from India, which reported an explosion of coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 cases and deaths, driven by a new variant, Malacañang announced on Tuesday.

READ: Danish ships could bar Filipinos

Denmark’s ambassador to the Philippines warned that Filipinos might be barred from Danish-owned and managed ships if a European agency issues an adverse ruling on the country’s compliance with the 1978 Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping Convention.

READ: Octa: At least one more week of MECQ

The government should extend the modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ classification in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal to allow the region to decrease its daily Covid-19 numbers and decongest hospitals more quickly, Octa Research said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in other news…

READ: Report: 1 in 7 pregnancies ends in miscarriage

One in seven pregnancies worldwide ends in miscarriage, and 11 percent of women endure a failed pregnancy at least once in their lifetime, experts said on Tuesday.

READ: Palace: NCR to get Sputnik vaccines first

Metro Manila residents will get the first doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 because the vaccine has to be administered immediately and the National Capital Region can meet one of the vaccine’s cold storage requirements, Malacañang spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said.

READ: PH 59th in good govt global index

The Philippines ranked 59th in the world and third among lower middle-income countries in the first global index of good government, released by the Chandler Institute of Governance.

READ: Prosecutor junks raps vs 11 in Dacera case

For lack of probable cause, the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office junked on Tuesday the rape and homicide case filed against 11 persons for the death of flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera.

In regional news,

READ: 2 drug couriers fall in CDO buy-bust

Two couriers were arrested and P3.4 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro or CDO City on Tuesday afternoon.

In world news,

READ: US to export 60M AZ jabs

With as many as 60 million doses expected to be available for export in the coming months, the US will begin sharing its entire stock of AstraZeneca or AZ Covid vaccines with the world once it clears federal safety reviews, the White House said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

In business,

READ: Fiscal gap widens in March

Lower revenues amid the acceleration in government spending resulted in a wider national government budget deficit in March, data released by the Bureau of the Treasury showed on Tuesday.

And in sports,

READ: PBA to discuss plans in crucial meeting with Malacañang

Philippine Basketball Association or PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gov. Al Francis Chua are set to hold a meeting with Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday.

Rigoberto Tiglao and Fr. Ranhilio Aquino are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.

Tiglao debunks the

READ: Economist’s fake news on Sinovac efficacy

Fr. Aquino discourses on

READ: The vaccine and limits to free speech

In The Times editorial, enough is enough when

READ: US questioning of PH agri import permits is out of line

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