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‘NCR Plus’ goes under strict lockdown | Evening wRap

‘NCR Plus’ goes under strict lockdown | Evening wRap
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Stricter lockdown guidelines are now implemented in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite or ‘NCR Plus.’ The areas are under enhanced community quarantine or ECQ until April 4.

On the eve of another lockdown in Metro Manila and 4 nearby provinces, President Rodrigo Duterte went home to Davao to celebrate his 76th birthday, Sunday, March 28.

Union leader and longtime labor rights activist Dandy Miguel was killed in Laguna Sunday night, March 28. This comes 3 weeks after the ‘Bloody Sunday’ raids that left 9 activists dead in the Calabarzon region.

The stranded container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week is almost fully refloated Monday, March 29.

Filipina beauty queen Samantha Bernardo is first runner-up in the 2020 Miss Grand International pageant. Abena Appiah of the United States of America is crowned the winner. – Rappler.com