MB Daily News Update: Ready for Alert Level 1

Published February 28, 2022, 4:46 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defense chiefs to put the country’s nuclear forces under high alert; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has agreed to try talking to Russia; and Pope Francis has issued a call for the guns to go silent in war-torn Ukraine.

This as more Filipinos have signified their intention to leave the besieged eastern European country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), which also noted that there were some Filipinos who have opted to stay put despite the growing intensity of violence.

Metro Manila and 38 other areas are priming up for a shift to Alert Level 1 even as the Department of Health (DOH) continued to remind the public that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is not yet over.

But this early, the Palace is confident that the new Alert Level will boost weekly economic activity by P9.4 billion.

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Filipinos join Ukrainian expats in holding a brief rally at the Greenbelt Mall in Makati City on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, to denounce Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country. (Ali Vicoy)
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