MB Daily News Update

Published October 21, 2021, 7:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Groups of lawyers and human rights advocates are asking the government to expand the investigation into deaths connected with its drug war, even as the Department of Justice (DOJ) has already issued a call for witnesses to surface and help the prosecution of erring policemen.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has also maintained that business owners cannot refuse employment to qualified workers only because he or she was not vaccinated.

And an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will be causing rains in parts of the country, according to the state weather agency.

These are among the top stories this Thursday morning, October 21, 2021.

Health workers from the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRMMC), still in their personal protective equiment (PPEs), stage a lunch-break protest outside the hospital compound in Sta. Cruz, Manila, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, to press the Senate to increase the allocation for the health sector in the 2022 national budget. They also demanded for the immediate release of their unpaid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) benefits. (Ali Vicoy)
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