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2 Pinoys dead, 8 hurt in Beirut

MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipina household service workers were killed, eight others were injured while two Filipinos were reported missing after a massive explosion hit Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Citing a report of the Philippine embassy in Beirut, DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez yesterday said the two

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Meralco meter reading to continue in MECQ areas

Meralco meter reading to continue in MECQ areas Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star) – August 6, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has assured its customers that business operations, including meter reading activities, would continue in areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). In a statement, Meralco said its business

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OFWs recount horror

Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – August 6, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Ursula Guira, a Filipina domestic helper injured in the explosion Tuesday in Beirut, narrated her ordeal with blood still dripping from her face after the blast. Guira was among the more than 4,000 people injured in the explosion, with more than

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