MB Daily News Update September 23

Published September 23, 2021, 5:23 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Filipinos can now finally say goodbye to face shields, at least in most instances.

This, after President Duterte decided the lift the mandatory use of the clunky and inconvenient head gear upon the recommendation of medical experts and a technical working group.

However, the public would still be required to wear face shields in closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings–also known as the 3Cs.

A day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that face shields are no longer required outdoors, many residents in Davao City are still seen wearing the face shields in public places. However, many are also obviously seen improperly wearing face shields even in crowded streets. (Keith Bacongco / MANILA BULLETIN)

Speaking of President Duterte, he has chosen a new target in the Senate for his tirades–Senator Francis Pangilinan. Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party (LP), was assailed by Duterte for bringing up “technicalities” in the procurement process for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) supplies during the ongoing Senate inquiry.

Duterte accused the opposition solon of making noise in order to get noticed.

Meanwhile, the death of artist Bree Jonson is looking more and more like a case of suicide based on the latest information gathered by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

These are among the top stories this busy Thursday afternoon, September 23, 2021.

1) PH COVID-19 Update: 17,411 new cases; 14,090 new recoveries; 177 new deaths

2) On face shields

3) Talk to the People

4) Poltical Corner

5) New law taxes POGOs

6) Bree Jonson Update

7) A better Christmas?

8) Lawmakers’ Corner

9) Let us work!

10) International tourism conference next year

11) Shameless fraudsters

12) Education  Corner

13) Drug war review

14) Judiciary Corner

15) Weather Update

16) Business Corner

17) Metro Manila Roundup

18) Provincial Roundup