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  • Crising weakens further, as it traverses Mindanao
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Crising, the country's third storm this year, made landfall over Baganga town, Davao Oriental at 8:20 p.m. Thursday.

  • Retired US airman, Filipina partner arrested in condo marijuana-farm bust in Taguig
    by Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    NCRPO director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. described the marijuana farming operation as "high-tech”.  

  • Fully vaccinated people can shed their masks in most places, CDC announces
    by Balitang America on May 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    By Reuters The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal. The CDC also said fully vaccinated people

  • Taniman ng tubo nasunog sa Batangas
    by Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News

  • 5 ektaryang sakahan sa Malolos nasunog; ilang residente inilikas
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Sa inisyal na imbestigasyon ng Malolos, napag-alamang sinunog ng isang magsasaka ang mga tuyong dayami sa kaniyang sakahan.

  • McDonalds owned US restaurants boost pay to lure new workers
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    McDonald’s Corp announced on Thursday a 10% average hourly pay raise at the nearly 660 U.S. restaurants it operates, joining the industry’s scramble to lure workers back into kitchens and dining rooms as pandemic restrictions ease. The wage increases do not apply to employees at the roughly 13,025 U.S. McDonald’s restaurants owned and operated by The post McDonalds owned US restaurants boost pay to lure new workers appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Go-Go’s selected for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Singer Tina Turner, rapper Jay-Z and 1980s female pop group The Go-Go’s were among the newest performers selected for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Wednesday. Others in Cleveland-based Rock Hall’s Class of 2021 include the band Foo Fighters, singer-songwriter Carole King and rocker Todd Rundgren. Turner will The post Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Go-Go’s selected for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Healthy snacks to buy on Amazon
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Whenever you hear the word snacks, junk food is the first thing that comes to mind. With almost everyone joining the healthy lifestyle bandwagon, let’s break that misconception about snacks. If you can find low-calorie healthy snacks, then you’re on the right track. Having snacks in between your meals doesn’t mean you are breaking your The post Healthy snacks to buy on Amazon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How to get glass out of foot
    by Lili Zecevic on May 13, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Want to know how to get glass out of foot? Have you broken your glass plate? Or the glass showpiece you have on your center table? In either case, it must have caused a great deal of mess, and the probability is high that you might have stepped on one of the glass pieces while The post How to get glass out of foot appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Disneyland vs Disney World – which one is worth it?
    by Lili Zecevic on May 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    On the big debate of Disneyland vs Disney world, what is better? Planning a vacation takes time and money. Disney parks have always been appealing to families with children. It is the happiest place on Earth. Theme parks, in general, have always been an option for many vacationing families. With that being said, is there The post Disneyland vs Disney World – which one is worth it? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Kim Kardashian shows off her figure and platinum blonde hair
    by Lili Zecevic on May 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West, we have seen posts about the two and what they are doing now on social media and news outlets. Recently, Kim Kardashian was seen showing off her figure and platinum blonde hair. Recently on Instagram, Kim Kardashian posted a picture showing off her figure and with The post Kim Kardashian shows off her figure and platinum blonde hair appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Instagram Pronouns – now people can put their pronouns on their profile page
    by Lili Zecevic on May 13, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Instagram, a popular social media platform, announced on Tuesday that it will now allow users to add up to four pronouns onto Instagram user’s profiles. The social media platform, famous for photos and videos, could not be more excited about this. These pronouns can be displayed for the public or only for their followers. So The post Instagram Pronouns – now people can put their pronouns on their profile page appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Highest paid athletes of last year
    by Lili Zecevic on May 13, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Last year, COVID-19 played a massive role in the sports world. Last year was the first time in four years that the salaries of professional athletes dropped. Forbes magazine discussed how the Coronavirus affected as big as World War II on the sports field. Athletes are paid very well, we all agree on that, but The post Highest paid athletes of last year appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Can young lawyer be Fil-Canadians’ next Member of Parliament?
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Twenty four years after the first Filipino Canadian was elected to Parliament in 1997, a Toronto lawyer is trying to break the spell and become the second to get elected. Paul Jonathan Saguil is seeking the Liberal nomination for the riding of Brampton Centre in Ontario, hoping to follow Dr. Rey Pagtakhan of Winnipeg, the The post Can young lawyer be Fil-Canadians’ next Member of Parliament? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte: Vaccines to be given out immediately as soon as gov’t gets them
    by Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    The President said government is now able to distribute COVID-19 shots faster as the country is now receiving a steady supply of vaccines.

  • Trump wanted troops to protect his supporters at Jan. 6 riot
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington to protect his supporters at a Jan. 6 rally that ended with them attacking the U.S. Capitol, leaving five dead, Trump’s former Pentagon chief testified on Wednesday. Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. The post Trump wanted troops to protect his supporters at Jan. 6 riot appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Song-dance collaboration to honor Filipino art song, May 14
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    T enor Allan Palacios Chan on May 14, at 6:00 EDT on Zoom, will introduce the IN Series audience to “Kundiman,” traditional Filipino art song, in collaboration with dancer Lesley Garrison and choreographer Billy Smith, both of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and pianist and cinematographer Emily Mason. In celebration of Asian American Pacific Island The post Song-dance collaboration to honor Filipino art song, May 14 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Homeland Security chief touts ‘dramatic’ efforts to relocate migrant children
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. homeland security official said on Thursday the Biden administration still faced challenges on the U.S.-Mexico border but that it had made extraordinary efforts to move unaccompanied migrant children out of crowded border stations. Federal authorities have reduced the number of unaccompanied children in border stations from a peak of 5,700 The post Homeland Security chief touts ‘dramatic’ efforts to relocate migrant children appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Samasama ‘Sari-Sari Pop-Up Market’ to mark AAPI Heritage month
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    WASHINGTON – A one day indoor-outdoor shopping event will celebrate artisans of the diaspora for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM). Curated by SAMASAMA the Sari-Sari Pop-Up Market will be held Saturday, May 15, at 12 to-6 p.m. at Shopkeepers 1231 Florida Avenue NE. Les Talusan and Seda Nak, SAMASAMA co-curators, named the event after “sari-sari” The post Samasama ‘Sari-Sari Pop-Up Market’ to mark AAPI Heritage month appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Lawmakers to unpack California’s Master Plan for Aging in online panel
    by rciriacruz on May 13, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    SAN MATEO, California – State and local lawmakers on Friday, May 14, will explain how they will implement the goals of the California Master Plan for Aging in San Mateo County. The legislators will take part in a virtual community conversation hosted by the Age Forward Coalition of San Mateo County from 10  to 11:30 The post Lawmakers to unpack California’s Master Plan for Aging in online panel appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Lalaking 11 taong nagtago dahil sa kasong murder tiklo sa Nueva Ecija
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Arestado sa Nueva Ecija ang itinuturing na most wanted person sa bayan ng Talavera nitong Huwebes.

  • Duterte fires government officials involved allegedly in corruption
    by Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Despite the firings, Duterte says, this does not mean government has gotten rid of corruption: "Mayroon talaga iyan." 

  • IATF allows sale of some lottery tickets; in-person house helper assessment OK’d, too
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    The IATF approved "the selling of Lotto, Keno, Scratch-It and Small Town Lottery Tickets nationwide even during MECQ," task force spokesman Harry Roque said.

  • 'Crising' weakens to tropical depression following Davao Oriental landfall
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    (UPDATE) - Tropical cyclone "Crising" weakened into a tropical depression after making landfall in Davao Oriental.

  • FDA: Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine being assessed for emergency use in PH
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    MANILA - The emergency use authorization (EUA) application of COVID-19 vaccine developer Sinopharm is still being assessed by Philippine experts, but it can be finished by next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

  • Philippines adds Oman, UAE in travel ban; extends curbs until May 31
    by postie on May 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has expanded its travel restriction to Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as it extended the enforcement of all existing curbs until May 31. In a statement on Thursday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said travelers from Oman and the UAE are barred from entering the Philippines starting May 15 The post Philippines adds Oman, UAE in travel ban; extends curbs until May 31 appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines extends, expands travel ban vs COVID-19 variant from India
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    The Philippines on Thursday extended its ban on travelers from India until the end of May, to arrest the spread of a COVID-19 first detected in the South Asian nation, and expanded the restriction to two more countries. 

  • Duterte slams opposition for 'raising so many issues' amid COVID-19 crisis
    by Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday hit the opposition for "raising so many issues" including the West Philippine Sea in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Magkapatid tiklo sa droga sa Ilocos Norte
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Timbog ang magkapatid na lalaki na hinihinalang tulak ng ilegal na droga sa Ilocos Norte sa isinagawang search operation sa kanilang bahay sa Barangay Laureta sa bayan ng Solsona Huwebes ng hapon. 

  • Bahay ng negosyante sa Tuguegarao City, nasunog; bumbero sugatan
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Natupok ang bahay ng isang negosyante sa Tuguegarao City dahil sa sunog na sumiklab nitong Miyerkoles ng gabi.

  • Duterte thanks private sector for COVID-19 aid, says there'll be lots of money post-crisis
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday thanked the private sector for its assistance to the government in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Amazon to hire 75,000 workers, offers $100 extra for vaccination proof
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Amazon.com Inc will give $100 more to new hires with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the world’s largest e-commerce retailer said on Thursday, as part of its plan to employ 75,000 workers for fulfillment and logistics operations. As vaccines become crucial to reopening of the economy, several U.S. retailers, including Dollar General, Kroger and Target, are The post Amazon to hire 75,000 workers, offers $100 extra for vaccination proof appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. schools unlikely to mandate COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine won approval for use in children as young as 12 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week – but do not expect schools to require shots for students anytime soon amid public hesitation and political hurdles. State governments for the most part can order that a vaccine be required for The post U.S. schools unlikely to mandate COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • NBA League creates award to recognize social justice efforts
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    The NBA is set to announce on Thursday a new award that will recognize a current player for pursuing social justice and upholding the league’s values of equality, respect and inclusion. Named after one of the most accomplished players in NBA history, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award winner will select an organization to The post NBA League creates award to recognize social justice efforts appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Crypto crime down in 2021 through April but DeFi fraud at record high
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Losses from cryptocurrency theft, hacks and fraud fell sharply in the first four months of the year, but crime in the booming “decentralized finance” space hit an all-time high, a report from crypto intelligence company Cipher Trace showed on Thursday. DeFi applications are platforms that facilitate crypto-denominated lending outside traditional banking, using an open-source code The post Crypto crime down in 2021 through April but DeFi fraud at record high appeared first on INQUIRER.net […]

  • In Apple vs Epic Games, battle of the experts gets personal
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    In its ongoing case against Apple Inc, “Fortnite” creator Epic Games is counting on this week’s testimony from its star expert witness David Evans, chairman of Global Economics Group, to make its case that Apple is an anticompetitive monopolist over app developers. Apple has called its own experts to rebut Evans’ views on the market, The post In Apple vs Epic Games, battle of the experts gets personal appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall St. headed higher after fewer jobless claims as per inflation data
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Wall Street’s main indexes were set to open higher on Thursday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq rebounding, after data showed fewer Americans filed for weekly jobless claims, while investors shrugged off a surge in producer prices. The Labor Department’s data showed U.S. producer prices rose 0.6% last month, higher than expected, after a gain of 1% The post Wall St. headed higher after fewer jobless claims as per inflation data appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Musk decries bitcoin’s insane energy use after Tesla payment U-turn
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk denounced the “insane” amount of energy used to produce bitcoin on Thursday, doubling down on his sudden rejection of the cryptocurrency as a means of payment over environmental concerns. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after Musk, one of its most famous backers, tweeted his decision to suspend its use, less The post Musk decries bitcoin’s insane energy use after Tesla payment U-turn appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Top scientists question the need for COVID booster shots
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or whether, such shots will be needed. In interviews with Reuters, more than a dozen influential infectious disease and vaccine development experts said there is growing The post Top scientists question the need for COVID booster shots appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Exhaustion kills two Everest climbers, an American and a Swiss
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, hiking company officials said on Thursday, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season. Abdul Waraich, 41, of Switzerland and American Puwei Liu, 55, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of the 8,848.86 meter (29,031.69-foot) mountain on Wednesday, said Thaneshwar Guragai, The post Exhaustion kills two Everest climbers, an American and a Swiss appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Bitcoin recoups some losses after Musk-triggered tumble
    by mvillegas on May 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Bitcoin popped back above $50,000 in Asian trade on Thursday, clawing back some of the 17% plunge that followed Elon Musk’s tweet that Tesla Inc would stop accepting the digital tokens as payment for its cars. The price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency dropped from around $54,819 to $45,700, its lowest since March 1, in The post Bitcoin recoups some losses after Musk-triggered tumble appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Tezos (XTZ) price prediction and others you need to know
    by darasa on May 13, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Have you been tracking the Tezos (XTZ) price lately? While the mainstream focuses on bitcoin, lesser-known coins like XTZ grow behind the scenes. Invest in this coin today, and it might become your portfolio’s gem in the long run. Let’s learn more about Tezos Foundation and its ambitious project. Then, we’ll go through details regarding The post Tezos (XTZ) price prediction and others you need to know appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • New quarantine status in MECQ areas after May 14: Palace
    by Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos and Philippine News Agency on May 13, 2021 at 10:12 am

    MANILA – The National Capital Region Plus (NCR Plus) and other areas currently under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will be placed under a new classification after May 14, Malacañang said on Thursday. “Magbabago po ng quarantine classification. Kung meron mang pagbabago ay ang mga lugar under MECQ (There will be changes in quarantine classification. The changes The post New quarantine status in MECQ areas after May 14: Palace appeared first on Philippine Canadian […]

  • PH ready to repatriate Pinoys from Israel
    by Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos and Philippine News Agency on May 13, 2021 at 10:08 am

    MANILA – The Philippines is ready to facilitate emergency repatriation of Filipinos from Israel amid the heaviest fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippine Embassy in Israel and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) are “expert” in ensuring the safety of The post PH ready to repatriate Pinoys from Israel appeared first on Philippine Canadian […]

  • Anti-Black racism is not a ‘consensual schoolyard fight’
    by Teresa Anne Fowler, Concordia University of Edmonton, Cecilia Bukutu, Concordia University of Edmonton, Elizabeth Coker Farrell, Concordia University of Edmonton and The Conversation on May 13, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Last month a 14-year-old Black student at an Edmonton school was the victim of an attack. In a video, several boys physically attack the student and call him the N-word. The incident left the boy in hospital with a concussion. The assault on the student was clearly a racist act, something community members and his The post Anti-Black racism is not a ‘consensual schoolyard fight’ appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Ruffa Gutierrez ‘chases dream,’ takes up Communication Arts degree
    by Joanna Belle Deala and Philippine Canadian Inquirer on May 13, 2021 at 9:35 am

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by RUFFA GUTIERREZ (@iloveruffag) “You’re never too old to chase your dreams,” actress Ruffa Gutierrez said as she announced that she is currently enrolled in a university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Communication Arts under the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program The post Ruffa Gutierrez ‘chases dream,’ takes up Communication Arts degree appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • EU highlights friendship, partnership in virtual children’s cultural festival
    by postie on May 13, 2021 at 7:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The European Union Delegation to the Philippines is set to celebrate its annual cultural festival “Lakbayin Natin ang EU” with a series of online cultural events that aim to promote friendship and partnership among Filipino children. The festival, which will focus on the theme “Children for Friendship,” will be live-streamed at the EU The post EU highlights friendship, partnership in virtual children’s cultural festival appeared first on Global News.

  • Relationships during a pandemic: How dating apps have adapted to COVID-19
    by Christopher Dietzel, Dalhousie University, David Myles, McGill University, Stefanie Duguay, Concordia University and The Conversation on May 13, 2021 at 7:27 am

    The pandemic has challenged and changed how most people date and hookup. “Monogamy is preferable at this time,” said Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s National Director of Public Health, during the height of the first wave. Government-imposed physical distancing measures, stay-at-home orders and other public health initiatives resulted in a shift toward online dating. This shift has The post Relationships during a pandemic: How dating apps have adapted to COVID-19 appeared first on Philippine […]

  • Curious Kids: Can dogs catch COVID-19?
    by Beth Daly, University of Windsor and The Conversation on May 13, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. Have a question you’d like an expert to answer? Send it to CuriousKidsCanada@theconversation.com. Can Tulip (our dog) catch COVID-19? — Tiju, 7, Toronto Just as humans can come into contact with germs and not always get sick, so can dogs. Even if dogs do get The post Curious Kids: Can dogs catch COVID-19? appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Public health officials are failing to communicate effectively about AstraZeneca
    by Sibo Chen, Ryerson University and The Conversation on May 13, 2021 at 7:05 am

    It’s a frightening and perplexing time for Canadians who have either been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are trying to determine what vaccine to get. On May 3, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its COVID-19 vaccine statement and recommended that Canadians less likely to contract COVID-19 may want to wait for a Pfizer The post Public health officials are failing to communicate effectively about AstraZeneca appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Dairy company recalls cheese brand over concern of possible Listeria contamination
    by The Canadian Press on May 13, 2021 at 7:04 am

    OTTAWA — Quebec dairy company Les Dependances is recalling one of its cheese brands over concerns of possible Listeria contamination. The recall covers the Castel Regio brand Taleggio DOP that may have been packaged at retail and sold in variable sizes in Quebec and British Columbia, with a best before date of May 31. Food The post Dairy company recalls cheese brand over concern of possible Listeria contamination appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Saskatchewan Mountie charged with first-degree murder after man found dead in woods
    by The Canadian Press on May 13, 2021 at 7:04 am

    PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A veteran Saskatchewan Mountie is facing a charge of first-degree murder after police say a man’s body was discovered in a wooded area. Cpl. Bernie Herman, a 32-year member of the RCMP, was serving with the Prince Albert RCMP Traffic Services Unit at the time of his arrest. He is to The post Saskatchewan Mountie charged with first-degree murder after man found dead in woods appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    by The Canadian Press on May 13, 2021 at 7:04 am

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 306,680 new vaccinations administered for a total of 16,904,612 doses given. Nationwide, 1,308,238 people or 3.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at The post A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • PH expands okra exports to South Korea
    by postie on May 13, 2021 at 6:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will start exporting okra or lady’s fingers to South Korea, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. “After the resumption of okra exports to Japan last year, we are opening yet another market access for our okra, this time with the huge Korean food market,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in The post PH expands okra exports to South Korea appeared first on Global News.

  • Rampant fishing industry abuses dull Taiwan’s human rights record
    by dlejano on May 13, 2021 at 5:55 am

    TAIPEI — Taiwan’s lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labor and other abuses, contrasting with the government’s promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon. Taiwan operates the second largest longline fishing fleet in the world with boats spending months — and sometimes years The post Rampant fishing industry abuses dull Taiwan’s human rights record appeared first on Global News.

  • 4,000 Filipino nurses to return to overseas jobs — DOLE
    by postie on May 13, 2021 at 2:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines — More than 4,000 Filipino nurses, who lost their jobs because of the pandemic, will soon return to their jobs abroad, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Thursday. Bello said the 4,610 Filipino nurses would soon return to their former work, noting that the nurses in the The post 4,000 Filipino nurses to return to overseas jobs — DOLE appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin orders filing of protest over presence of 287 Chinese vessels in WPS
    by postie on May 13, 2021 at 1:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday ordered the filing of a diplomatic protest over the presence of 287 Chinese vessels scattered in the West Philippine Sea. “@DFAPHL (Department of Foreign Affairs), fire diplomatic protest,” Locsin said on Twitter, tagging the official account of the DFA. Manila’s top diplomat, meanwhile, scored The post Locsin orders filing of protest over presence of 287 Chinese vessels in WPS appeared first on Global News.

  • Florida Fil-Ams weigh in on DeSantis’ orders on vaccine passports, pandemic restrictions
    by Paul Garilao on May 13, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Several businesses in Florida are still not keen on easing restrictions, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ orders to suspend COVID mandates and ban vaccine passports. As Paul Garilao reports, the orders garnered mixed reactions from Fil-Am residents.

  • SB19 scores historic Billboard Music Awards nomination
    by Steve Angeles on May 13, 2021 at 12:04 am

    A Filipino pop group has scored a major breakthrough by landing a historic nomination at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. As Steve Angeles tells us, SB19 is hoping their achievement could open doors for other talents from the Philippines.

  • Group urges U.S. Navy to name ship after Fil-Am hero
    by Don Tagala on May 12, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    So many Filipinos have served in the U.S. Navy since 1901, but one Pinoy from Cavite, Philippines has brought so much pride to the community that efforts are underway to convince the military branch to name a new ship in his honor. Don Tagala reports.

  • Daly City’s Asian seniors get free safety kits amid rise in anti-Asian violence
    by Rommel Conclara on May 12, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    As reports of anti-Asian attacks continue to rise, Fil-Am elected leaders and volunteers in the San Francisco Bay Area mobilized to help elderly Asian residents by giving them free safety kits. Rommel Conclara has this report.

  • California: A deeper look into AG Rob Bonta’s racial justice bureau
    by TJ Manotoc on May 12, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    California’s Filipino American attorney general, Rob Bonta, has made it his mission to address the growing attacks and violence particularly against Asians. In this report by North America Bureau Chief TJ Manotoc, we dig deeper into his newly-formed racial justice bureau which promises much-needed reforms.

  • Fil-Canadian TV host survives COVID-19 and coma
    by Rowena Papasin on May 12, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    A Filipino television host in Saskatchewan, Canada was in a coma for two weeks as he battled COVID-19, now shares his story to persuade deniers and anti-vaxxers to take the coronavirus seriously. Rowena Papasin reports.

  • More Chinese maritime militia ships return to West Philippine Sea
    by clopez on May 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A government task force watching over the country’s western waters reported on Wednesday that Chinese maritime militia (CMM) vessels were back inside the West Philippine Sea and the country’s 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), this time there were more of them. The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) also The post More Chinese maritime militia ships return to West Philippine Sea appeared first on Global News.

  • California AG Bonta sets up Racial Justice Bureau to fight hate crimes
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    OAKLAND, California – The state’s top law enforcer is launching a multipronged strategy anchored by a new Racial Justice Bureau within the California Department of Justice, to combat race-motivated crimes,. In  his first new conferences as California Attorney General, Rob Bonta on May 11 also announced plans to convene online with the mayors of the The post California AG Bonta sets up Racial Justice Bureau to fight hate crimes appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Anti-Trump Republicans threaten to form third party
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    WASHINGTON – Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party. The letter, headlined: “A Call For American Renewal,” is an exploratory move toward forming a breakaway The post Anti-Trump Republicans threaten to form third party appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am TV stars Isa Briones and Ellen Williams in new play
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    LOS ANGELES — Filipino American television actors Isa Briones and Ellen D. Williams are headlining a staged reading of “Mama, I wish I were silver,” a new play by Filipino Romanian American playwright Amanda Andrei. Briones recently starred opposite Patrick Stewart (playing twins) in the cast of “Picard” and was the youngest actress to be The post Fil-Am TV stars Isa Briones and Ellen Williams in new play appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • On May 13 – remembering Our Lady of Fatima
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    A hundred and four years ago, a massive crowd of Christians gathered in the Portuguese village of Fatima in 1917 and witnessed the so-called “the Miracle of the Sun.” Among them were a hundred of scientifically-inclined cynics, the merely curious, and a dozen reporters who wrote that, after the miraculous events and apparitions, more than The post On May 13 – remembering Our Lady of Fatima appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Georgia prosecutor to seek death penalty in spa killings
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    ATLANTA – A Georgia prosecutor said on Tuesday she would seek the death penalty for the man accused of fatally shooting eight people at Atlanta-area spas, six of them women of Asian descent, saying the suspect committed hate crimes. Robert Aaron Long, 22, was indicted on murder charges in the March 16 killings of four The post Georgia prosecutor to seek death penalty in spa killings appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • McDonald’s spotlights barrier-breaking stories of Asian Pacific Americans
    by rciriacruz on May 12, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    CHICAGO – Unique stories of the diverse Asian Pacific American community are being told through the #WeAreAPA photo series sponsored by McDonald’s in partnership with Dear Asian Americans (DAA) podcast and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). #WeAreAPA spotlights eight people through seven stories of trailblazers in industries less traveled by Asian Pacific Americans: The post McDonald’s spotlights barrier-breaking stories of Asian Pacific Americans appeared first on INQUIRER.net […]

  • Digital coin Ethereum hits record high as 2021 gains near 500%
    by mvillegas on May 12, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Cryptocurrency Ethereum hit a record high on Wednesday, taking gains this year to almost 500% on the back of a growing interest in decentralized finance applications and increasing institutional interest in cryptocurrencies. Ether, the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after bitcoin, climbed to $4,372.35, eclipsing its previous record hit on Monday, and was last up The post Digital coin Ethereum hits record high as 2021 gains near 500% appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Shows like Game of Thrones
    by Lili Zecevic on May 12, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Game of Thrones was a show like none we have seen before. Between the storyline, characters, creatures, it was a show that changed how we view fantasy. Every Sunday night, Game of Thrones fans worldwide would be watching the newest episode to see what was going to happen next. Game of Thrones is a show The post Shows like Game of Thrones appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Healthy Keto air fryer recipes to try
    by Lili Zecevic on May 12, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Are you thinking about trying all those mouth-watering keto air fryer recipes? As one of the latest trending cooking tools, air fryers have taken the culinary world by storm. The trend results from the growing awareness of healthy living. Air fryers became a popular alternative for deep-fried food in fatty oil. Already, there are hundreds The post Healthy Keto air fryer recipes to try appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How serious Is MGUS?
    by Lili Zecevic on May 12, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Not many people have heard about MGUS, which is an acronym for monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. It may seem a little complicated. While its complete form is long and complex, MGUS itself isn’t. It is an illness where an unusual protein called M protein is developed in your blood. M protein is also known The post How serious Is MGUS? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How long do hardboiled eggs last?
    by Lili Zecevic on May 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Do you know how long you can keep a peeled egg? This article is for all the kitchen experts. If you are in a hurry and have kept the hard-boiled eggs saved, how would you determine that those eggs are still edible? It is an intelligent decision to keep the eggs boiled saved for a The post How long do hardboiled eggs last? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fuel shortages worsen on sixth day of top U.S. fuel pipeline outage
    by mvillegas on May 12, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Fuel shortages worsened in the southeastern United States on Wednesday, as the shutdown of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline network entered its sixth day and gasoline stations ran out of supply in some cities. A ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline last week halted 2.5 million barrels per day of fuel shipments in the most The post Fuel shortages worsen on sixth day of top U.S. fuel pipeline outage appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Hamilton, Lion King and Wicked announce Broadway is back
    by mvillegas on May 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Three of Broadway’s biggest musicals – “Hamilton,” “Wicked” and “The Lion King” – on Tuesday announced they would be back on stage in September, joining dozens of other shows that plan to reopen in New York after an 18-month pandemic-induced shutdown. Disney’s stage show “Aladdin” and the Alanis Morrissette penned musical “Jagged Little Pill” also The post Hamilton, Lion King and Wicked announce Broadway is back appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Should my teen get the COVID-19 vaccine?
    by mvillegas on May 12, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12, widening the country’s inoculation program as vaccination rates have slowed significantly. The following information should help parents deciding whether to inoculate their adolescent children. IS THE VACCINE SAFE FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS? The FDA The post Should my teen get the COVID-19 vaccine? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. consumer prices post biggest gain in nearly 12 years as inflation builds
    by mvillegas on May 12, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in nearly 12 years in April as booming demand amid a reopening economy pushed against supply constraints, which could fuel financial market fears of a lengthy period of higher inflation. The report from the Labor Department on Wednesday also showed a strong building up of underlying price pressures. The post U.S. consumer prices post biggest gain in nearly 12 years as inflation builds appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PNP to boost PH patrols in West Philippine Sea
    by clopez on May 12, 2021 at 11:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police will send its maritime assets to the West Philippine Sea to augment the Coast Guard and Philippine Navy. The PNP Maritime Group (PNP-MG) will deploy four high speed tactical watercraft, three police gun boats and police fast boats to patrol the municipal waters and portions of the Philippines’ exclusive economic The post PNP to boost PH patrols in West Philippine Sea appeared first on Global News.

  • Asean sees fewer COVID-19 infections in a day, but numbers still high
    by dlejano on May 12, 2021 at 9:49 am

    BANGKOK — Southeast Asia reported 16,272 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, a decrease from infections the previous day, with total cases so far crossing the 3.60 million mark. Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,021 in one day to 1,723,596, with 247 more deaths, bringing the total number of patients who died to 47,465. The The post Asean sees fewer COVID-19 infections in a day, but numbers still high appeared first on Global News.

  • Mocking PH protests, China keeps 287 vessels in West Philippine Sea
    by clopez on May 12, 2021 at 9:07 am

    MANILA, Philippine—China vessels refused to leave the West Philippine Sea, mocking a series of diplomatic protests and demands made by the Philippine government. A maritime patrol last May 9, spotted at least 287 China vessels remaining in the West Philippine Sea, though scattered in various features of the municipality of Kalayaan, according to the National The post Mocking PH protests, China keeps 287 vessels in West Philippine Sea appeared first on Global News.

  • COVID-19 claims life of another Filipino abroad; infects 2 more — DFA
    by postie on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 claimed the life of another Filipino staying overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday, adding that two more contracted the virus abroad. According to its latest bulletin, the new coronavirus disease death toll among Filipino communities overseas is now at 1,162 while the total case count reached 18,571 as The post COVID-19 claims life of another Filipino abroad; infects 2 more — DFA appeared first on Global News.

  • Frontliners express gratitude for McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen; mission goes on
    by bdiaz on May 12, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Manila, Philippines—It all started with McDonald’s Philippines’ commitment in March 2020, at the height of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The intent was to serve McDonald’s meals to the nation’s frontliners and underprivileged communities, through McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen, an initiative of Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), McDonald’s charity of choice. Select McDonald’s branches comprise The post Frontliners express gratitude for McDonald’s […]

  • Duque to recommend stricter border control for arriving travelers from Middle East
    by postie on May 12, 2021 at 12:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Wednesday that he will recommend a stricter border control for arriving travelers coming from the Middle East following the detection of two cases of the COVID-19 variant first reported in India. “I will recommend that certainly, but I am in touch with our WHO (World Health The post Duque to recommend stricter border control for arriving travelers from Middle East appeared first on Global News.

  • Miss Universe fans flock to Florida to cheer for beauty queens
    by Balitang America on May 12, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Miss Universe fever heats up with just days to go before coronation night. As MJ Felipe tells us, fans from all over the world have been making their way to the United States to show their support for their candidates.

  • Honolulu: Fil-Am cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run; police search for driver
    by Lalaine Ignao on May 12, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Authorities in Oahu have reached out to the public in the hopes of seeking justice in a hit-and-run case that left a Fil-Am bicyclist fighting for his life. Lalaine Ignao with the details.

  • Fil-Am wellness practitioners offer alternative healing methods amid pandemic
    by Rommel Conclara on May 11, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people more conscious about self-care and well being. In San Francisco, Filipino American entrepreneurs and artists united to offer alternative ways to boost one’s physical and spiritual health. Rommel Conclara has this story.

  • State-of-the-art buoys to assert Benham Rise belongs to PH
    by besguerra on May 11, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to install the first three of 10 state-of-the-art lighted ocean buoys to mark Philippine (Benham) Rise, the submerged, resource-rich landmass off the eastern coast of Luzon, as part of the country’s exclusive economic zone. The 30-foot long buoys, which arrived in Cebu from Valencia, Spain, The post State-of-the-art buoys to assert Benham Rise belongs to PH appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin tells Roque: Drop the subject, leave foreign affairs to me
    by Alexander Magno on May 11, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — “There is only one voice on what’s ours: mine. Period.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said this in reaction to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s claim that the Julian Felipe Reef is not part of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). “There is only one voice on what’s ours: mine. Period. Not The post Locsin tells Roque: Drop the subject, leave foreign affairs to me appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin’s last warning: DFA ‘has exclusive remit’ on PH foreign affairs
    by postie on May 11, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. issued on Tuesday a stern “last warning” that his agency – the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) – “has the exclusive remit” over the country’s international relations. This comes after the DFA responded to media queries on the remark of presidential spokesman Harry Roque, who said that Julian The post Locsin’s last warning: DFA ‘has exclusive remit’ on PH foreign affairs appeared first on Global News.

  • DFA says COVID-19 kills another Filipino abroad, infects 24 more
    by postie on May 11, 2021 at 8:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Another Filipino staying overseas has died due to COVID-19, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday, adding that 24 more Filipinos contracted the virus abroad. According to its latest bulletin, the new coronavirus disease death toll among Filipino communities overseas is now at 1,161 while the total case count reached 18,569 as The post DFA says COVID-19 kills another Filipino abroad, infects 24 more appeared first on Global News.

  • Roque: Julian Felipe Reef was never in PH possession
    by postie on May 11, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Update MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang questioned why the issue about Chinese ships at Julian Felipe Reef was “bloated” when the area had “never” been in the Philippine possession and falls outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the country. The statement contradicted the assertions issued by the Defense and Foreign Affairs departments that the reef The post Roque: Julian Felipe Reef was never in PH possession appeared first on Global News.

  • Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers
    by dlejano on May 11, 2021 at 5:51 am

    HONG KONG — Hong Kong on Tuesday scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry and a diplomatic tussle with the Philippines. Health officials planned to roll out mandatory inoculations for the 370,000 domestic workers in the city, mostly poorly paid women from the Philippines The post Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte’s ‘confusing’ remarks on WPS benefiting China — Lacson
    by postie on May 11, 2021 at 12:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent pronouncements on the country’s maritime dispute with China are not only “confusing” Filipinos and the military, but are also benefiting China as incursions continue in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Panfilo Lacson said. “It’s confusing to say the least. Mahirap kasi sa mga salita ng Pangulo, we don’t The post Duterte’s ‘confusing’ remarks on WPS benefiting China — Lacson appeared first on Global News.

  • ‘Never wrong’ to admit PH owes debt of gratitude to China
    by postie on May 10, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — It is “never wrong” to admit that the Philippines owes a debt of gratitude to China, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday, stressing that accepting vaccines from Beijing does not mean disregarding the country’s claims to the West Philippine Sea. “It is never, never wrong to say that I owe you a debt The post ‘Never wrong’ to admit PH owes debt of gratitude to China appeared first on Global News.

  • IATF still discussing ways to bring Filipinos home from India — Nograles
    by postie on May 10, 2021 at 5:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is still discussing ways to bring home Filipinos in India amid the imposed travel ban as COVID-19 continues to ravage the South Asian country, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Monday. In a Senate hearing, Senator Imee Marcos, citing Ambassador Ramon Bagatsing Jr., said The post IATF still discussing ways to bring Filipinos home from India — Nograles appeared first on Global News.

  • Department of Overseas Filipinos top priority among proposed new agencies — Nograles
    by postie on May 10, 2021 at 4:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Monday the creation of the Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOFIL) is the Duterte administration’s top priority among the proposed new government agencies. During the hybrid hearing of the Senate committee on labor, employment, and human resources development, Nograles said there are three proposed new government departments included The post Department of Overseas Filipinos top priority among proposed new agencies — Nograles […]

  • Chinese vessels still in West Philippine Sea — AFP chief
    by postie on May 10, 2021 at 3:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Chinese vessels are still in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said on Monday. Sobejano revealed that the vessels sighted consisted of Chinese militia, coast guards, navy, and fishermen. The AFP, however, cannot release the exact number of the vessels, as per the The post Chinese vessels still in West Philippine Sea — AFP chief appeared first on Global News.

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