Things must be serious in the Middle East, because the gov't here is arranging to evacuate some of our OFW from Israel. But this article mentions only 300, and I believe there are 30 thousand Filipinos there, so although the gov't is making contingency plans if things get worse, they are not planning a full evacuation.
Joy reports that one of her friends heard from her daughter there: She is not planning to return home, but does note that the government warned people to go to their shelters when the siren hits.
A lot of the news stories imply Israel is the bad guy of course, because they retaliated after being hit by thousands of missiles.
So who is paying for the missiles? Is it an Iranian proxy war, so they were put there by Iran who has openly swore to destroy Israel for the last 30 years, or did the locals buy them with all that foreign aid money given to them by various western countries and charities?
I don't know, But here is Strategy Page's take on what's going on.
We are still in partial shutdown, and Manila is in strict shutdown, but the good news is that the number of new cases has fallen.
The bad news? The Indian varient is here.