New COVID-19 strain prompts UK government to tighten restrictions

The UK government has introduced tough new measures for some areas of England in response to the fast spread of a new strain of the COVID-19 virus.  As of Sunday morning, the country’s capital London as well as parts of southeastern England will enter a new Tier 4, with restrictions likened to the first nationwide… Read More New COVID-19 strain prompts UK government to tighten restrictions

BARMM District Engineers vow moral governance

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has installed to office its district engineers in constituent provinces in separate ceremonies this month, with the designated officials pledging utmost observance of moral governance in engineering activities. BARMM’s Public Works Minister Eduard Uy Guerra administered the oath-taking ceremonies, mandating the… Read More BARMM District Engineers vow moral governance

U.S. return to Iran JCPOA is not a done deal

By Thomas O. Falk* With Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Washington’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran Nuclear Deal, is widely considered preordained. However, obstacles remain from Tehran’s side as well as the American perspective. With the incoming Biden administration destined to change the dynamic in the conflict between Tehran… Read More U.S. return to Iran JCPOA is not a done deal