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  • Julia Montes becomes part of ‘Ang Probinsyano’ cast
    by Joanna Belle Deala and Philippine Canadian Inquirer on July 31, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Julia Montes has been added to the cast of the Philippine action-drama television series, “Ang Probinsyano,” where she will reunite with Coco Martin. This was announced by Dreamscape Entertainment in an Instagram post, revealing that Julia will take the role of Coco’s new leading lady in the sixth year of the series. This followed ABS-CBN’s

  • Here’s why the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors even if you’ve been fully vaccinated...
    by Peter Chin-Hong, University of California, San Francisco and The Conversation on July 31, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Vaccinated people need to mask up again, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On July 27, 2021, the CDC recommended that everyone in areas with high COVID-19 infection rates wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. It’s a reversal from the CDC’s May 2021 advice that the fully

  • ‘Outing’ of priest shines light on power – and partisanship – of Catholic media
    by Peter Cajka, University of Notre Dame and The Conversation on July 31, 2021 at 8:07 am

    It had all the hallmarks of a sensationalist tabloid sting. On July 21, 2021, an article appeared alleging that a senior U.S. priest, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, had used the hook-up app Grindr, with data from the app placing him at a number of gay bars. Burrill, the now former General Secretary of the United States

  • PH posts 8,147 new COVID-19 cases; active cases at 60,000
    by Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 8:04 am

    This was the second straight day that new cases counted more than 8,000.   

  • Select domestic flights canceled amid increased NCR restrictions
    by Ma. Cristina Arayata and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 8:01 am

    MANILA – With the newly imposed heightened restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR), local carriers canceled a number of their domestic flights, as the government bans non-essential travel to and from the region. These are the canceled flights as of Saturday: Philippine Airlines (PAL) PR 2041, PR 2043 – Manila-Caticlan – July 31 to August

  • Governor: Many cases of work-to-home COVID transmission in Iloilo
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Gov. Arthur Defensor advised those who are outdoors often to immediately isolate themselves from their family when they get home. 

  • Free Covid-19 tests for QC-based workers
    by Marita Moaje and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 7:01 am

    MANILA – Free routine testing is available for agencies, offices, and businesses located in Quezon City as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in workplaces. The offer, however, is not entirely new as the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) started conducting tests in workplaces under their Kyusi-Industriya I.W.A.S.

  • Noli de Castro's wife Arlene passes away
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 6:56 am

    The wife of Noli de Castro, Arlene Sinsuat, died on Saturday morning, their daughter Katherine confirmed.   

  • Manila opens 1st drive-thru vaccination site
    by Marita Moaje and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 6:54 am

    MANILA – The city of Manila opened on Saturday its 27th vaccination hub and first drive-thru site at the Quirino Grandstand. As with the other vaccination centers in the city, the drive-thru site will accommodate even non-Manila residents but by schedule. All other inoculation sites in the capital city are on first come, first served basis.

  • Group prods solons anew to pass 3-year BTA extension
    by Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 6:46 am

    MANILA – As the third regular session of the 18th Congress officially started, a group urged lawmakers to pass the bill extending the transition period of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), based on the provisions of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) which was clearly ratified by the overwhelming majority of the Bangsamoro people. In a statement

  • 405K overseas Pinoys repatriated since Feb. 2020: DFA
    by Christine Cudis and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 6:37 am

    MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 405,769 distressed overseas Filipinos (OFs) since February 2020, an official said Friday. In a virtual presser, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said of the figure, 105,606 were sea-based OFs, while 300,163 were land-based. Arriola, however, said they have to comply with

  • No public Masses in NCR July 31 to Aug. 20
    by Ferdinand Patinio and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 6:30 am

    MANILA – Masses in Catholic churches in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be held virtually in response to the government’s decision to put the region under strict enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting next week. In separate advisories released on Friday, the dioceses of Pasig, Cubao, Novaliches, Parañaque, and Caloocan and the Archdiocese of Manila announced

  • Hirit na house-to-house vaccination ng ilang LGU habang ECQ aprub ng DOH
    by Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 5:54 am

    Sa harap ng inaasahang pagpapatupad ng ECQ sa Metro Manila ay sumang-ayon ang Department of Health sa pagbuo ng mga ligtas na paraan ng pagbabakuna, gaya ng house-to-house vaccinations.   

  • Sugatang civet cat, nasagip sa Eastern Samar
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Nasagip ng isang grupo ang isang sugatang civet cat sa bayan ng Guiuan sa Eastern Samar.

  • Mandating quarantine passes in NCR up to LGUs, says MMDA chair
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Metro Manila will be placed in the strictest lockdown, or enhanced community quarantine, from August 6 to 20, the third time it has done so since the pandemic began. 

  • PH to allocate 4 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to NCR — NTF
    by Job Manahan and Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 5:33 am

    Local chief executives in the capital region, home to 13 million residents, earlier requested for an additional 4 million virus jabs should the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) be imposed.   

  • De Lima calls for 'serious, impartial' probe on deaths of 2 activists in Albay
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 4:01 am

    The activists were spray painting the words "Duterte Ibagsak" just hours before the President's State of the Nation Address (SONA) when they were shot dead by police for allegedly fighting back.  

  • Green pass, ipapatupad sa Italy simula August 6
    by Maricel Burgonio | TFC News Italy on July 31, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Simula ika-6 ng Agosto, ipapatupad ang green pass sa Italya para makapasok sa restaurants, gyms, mga sinehan, museums at maging sa domestic travel. Ang green pass ay nagpapatunay na bakunado o negatibo sa COVID-19 ang isang indibidwal.

  • US addressed issues on security ties ‘with good faith’: Locsin
    by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora and Philippine News Agency on July 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday handed over the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III. In a statement following their meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Locsin said the US has shown its commitment to fulfilling its

  • PNP maghihigpit sa pagbabantay sa mga lalabag sa ECQ— Eleazar
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 3:43 am

    MAYNILA - Hindi na bago ang maisailalim sa enhanced community quarantine ang Metro Manila at dapat ay alam na din ng publiko kung ano ang dapat asahan tulad ng mga industriya at taong papayagan lamang mag bukas sa loob ng panahong nasa pinakamahigpit na lockdown level, ayon kay Philippine National Police Gen. Guillermo Eleazar.  

  • DOH makikipagpulong sa Comelec para sa health protocols sa Halalan 2022
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Ang sigurado para kay Duque ay ang mahigpit na implentasyon at pagsunod dapat ng lahat sa minimum public health safety measures kontra COVID-19.  

  • ECQ in Metro Manila meant to delay virus spread: Vergeire
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 1:53 am

    MANILA - Placing Metro Manila under the strictest of the four community classifications is meant to delay the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent stain, the Delta variant.

  • Ethereum to undergo major upgrade set to alter supply, fix transaction fees
    by mvillegas on July 31, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain network, is about to undergo a technical adjustment that will significantly alter the way transactions are processed, as well as reduce the supply of the ether token and sharply boost its price. The scheduled coding revamp will go live on Aug. 4. The upgrade known as Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 The post Ethereum to undergo major upgrade set to alter supply, fix transaction fees appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • IOC chief Bach admires Simone Biles bravery
    by mvillegas on July 31, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Simone Biles’s bravery in confronting mental health challenges head on is admirable, IOC president Thomas Bach told a small group of reporters at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. “I can only say, you know, we are with her,” the German head of the International Olympic Committee said. Superstar Biles sent shockwaves through the Olympic world The post IOC chief Bach admires Simone Biles bravery appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sa Maynila, bukas na
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 1:07 am

    MAYNILA - Binuksan na ang COVID-19 drive thru vaccination site sa Quirino Grandstand sa lungsod ng Maynila, Sabado ng umaga.

  • Cagayan de Oro mayor reaches out to community to help fight COVID-19
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno on Saturday called on the support of residents in preventing further spread of COVID-19, with the surge attributed to the presence of the more contagious Delta variant.

  • After Duterte threats, VFA back
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    After more than a year in limbo, the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States is “back in full force.” It took only a visit from US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III for President Duterte to drop his threats to scrap the military pact ratified in 1999 that governs the The post After Duterte threats, VFA back appeared first on Global News.

  • Travel ban on 10 countries extended
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    President Duterte has extended to Aug. 15 the travel restrictions on 10 countries that he had imposed to prevent the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant in the country. Covered by the ban are India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Thus, travelers from these countries are The post Travel ban on 10 countries extended appeared first on Global News.

  • Comelec open to ideas to prevent possible voter disenfranchisement in #Halalan2022
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    MANILA - The Commission on Elections said on Friday that "all suggestions will be considered” to address possible voter disenfranchisement in the upcoming 2022 elections, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ‘Alliance stayed strong’ amid ‘challenges’: Locsin, Austin reaffirm PH-US ties
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment for stronger alliance, as they discussed Manila and Washington’s security cooperation. “[Sec. Locsin and Sec. Austin] reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the alliance and discussed updates in PH-US defense and security cooperation,” The post ‘Alliance stayed strong’ amid ‘challenges’: Locsin, Austin […]

  • People’s SONA in Canadian, U.S. cities call for Duterte’s ouster
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    RED DEER, Alberta – Left-leaning groups in key cities in Canada and the U.S. denounced Pres. Rodrigo Duterte during his last state of the nation address in their own people’s SONA. In a coordinated protest action, Bayan Canada launched activities in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Manitoba. On July 25, activist groups The post People’s SONA in Canadian, U.S. cities call for Duterte’s ouster appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US labor costs rise solidly in the second quarter
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    U.S. labor costs increased solidly in the second quarter as companies raised wages and benefits to attract workers, supporting views that high inflation could persist beyond this year amid supply constraints. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, rose 0.7% last quarter after gaining 0.9% in the January-March period, the Labor Department The post US labor costs rise solidly in the second quarter appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Having an Airstream RV – pros and cons
    by admin on July 30, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Recreational vehicles or RVs are an American icon on the road of any state in the country. One of the most durable and trusted brands for RVs is the Airstream. Have you ever considered an Airstream RV for your next camping or road trip? The company says their vehicles are made to last for 40 The post Having an Airstream RV – pros and cons appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Top 10 celebrities who make the most on Instagram 
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    A pandemic emerges and majorly affects all of us in so many ways, but it seems like Instagram is one of the few lucky ones not affected negatively by the virus. While most of us stayed at home during those gloomy days of quarantine, Instagram is one of the most visited apps and shovels its The post Top 10 celebrities who make the most on Instagram  appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Lease vs. Buy: Why either of them can be a good choice
    by darasa on July 30, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    If you were looking for a new car, you might have weighed your lease vs. buy options. People often choose the former, but financial advisors usually discourage it. Yet, the option that suits you will depend on several factors. Before anything else, we need to talk about how car leasing works. Then, we’ll compare the The post Lease vs. Buy: Why either of them can be a good choice appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Former US Cardinal McCarrick charged with teen molestation in 1974
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy during a 1974 wedding reception, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official to be criminally prosecuted for sexually abusing a minor. Documents filed in state court in Dedham, Massachusetts, on Wednesday show McCarrick, 91, faces three counts of indecent assault and battery The post Former US Cardinal McCarrick charged with teen molestation in 1974 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • NANO Coin: Faster, greener and better than Ethereum?
    by darasa on July 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Out of all the cryptocurrencies out there, the NANO coin uses one of the simplest systems. What’s more, it’s a more affordable and practical way to transfer funds compared to bitcoin. Does investing in a simple system mean it’s profitable? Let’s first talk about the NANO foundation and its network and cryptocurrency. Then, we’ll explain The post NANO Coin: Faster, greener and better than Ethereum? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Google says Microsoft refuses to turn over documents in antitrust fight
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Alphabet’s Google has asked a judge hearing the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against the search and advertising giant to compel Microsoft to turn over documents, saying it has failed to comply with a subpoena, according to a court filing unsealed late Thursday. Google served a subpoena to Microsoft more than three months ago, seeking documents The post Google says Microsoft refuses to turn over documents in antitrust fight appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Six Filipinos seeking seats in Canada’s parliament
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Two lawyers, a scientist, two businesspeople and a union worker are running or waiting for nominations to run in the next federal elections, which could happen anytime soon. They make up the largest number of aspiring Filipino Canadian politicians to enter the federal race, while others are also preparing for municipal elections in October. Of The post Six Filipinos seeking seats in Canada’s parliament appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • City in New Jersey declares ‘Iglesia Ni Cristo Day’
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    ELIZABETH, New Jersey – The City of Elizabeth declared July 27 “Iglesia Ni Cristo Day” to mark the Philippine religious organization’s 107th anniversary. Mayor J. Christian Bollwage read the proclamation on the steps of City Hall, with some ministers and members of the INC present. “What this church has done by encouraging the young people The post City in New Jersey declares ‘Iglesia Ni Cristo Day’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • California man arrested for paying boys in PH to film sex acts
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested a Redondo Beach, California, man on federal charges for allegedly paying impoverished Filipino boys to film sex acts. A criminal complaint claims Billy Frederick, 51, developed a relationship with at least one boy in the Philippines who performed sex acts online in exchange for money, according to the U.S. Attorney’s The post California man arrested for paying boys in PH to film sex acts appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • When ‘voluntary’ work off-the-clock should be paid
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Q:        I work in healthcare where there is a strict policy of no unapproved overtime, and no going on breaks unless we have a reliever. We are forced to skip our breaks if there is no reliever (which happens a lot because we are often understaffed). As for overtime, we don’t even ask for approval The post When ‘voluntary’ work off-the-clock should be paid appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall Street drops as Amazon glum earnings disappoint
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    The Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes fell on Friday following a glum quarterly earnings report from Amazon.com, while data showing a strong rise in June consumer spending reinforced optimism about a steady economic rebound. Amazon.com Inc sank 7.1%, tracking its worst day since March 2020, after the company said sales growth would slow in the The post Wall Street drops as Amazon glum earnings disappoint appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US Senate set to begin debate on $1 trillion dollars infrastructure bill
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    The U.S. Senate was poised on Friday to vote to begin debate on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that is one of Democratic President Joe Biden’s top domestic priorities. The result of months of talks between senators and the White House, the plan includes funding to revamp roads, bridges and airports, but not the The post US Senate set to begin debate on $1 trillion dollars infrastructure bill appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US CDC internal report says Delta variant as infectious as chickenpox
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. The variant was also more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines, but the The post US CDC internal report says Delta variant as infectious as chickenpox appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Amazon sales growth lessens in tame start to Jassy’s reign as CEO
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said sales growth would slow in the next few quarters as customers venture more outside the home, a tepid start to CEO Andy Jassy’s reign after 27 years with Jeff Bezos at the retailer’s helm. Spending growth by Prime members, Amazon.com’s most valuable customers, has eased as well, the company said. The post Amazon sales growth lessens in tame start to Jassy’s reign as CEO appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US Congress enacts $2.1 billion bill for Capitol Police and Afghans
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved emergency funding to replenish the Capitol Police and bolster security after the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and to evacuate Afghans who helped American forces from their country. The $2.1 billion bill was passed by the Senate by a vote of 98-0. The House of The post US Congress enacts $2.1 billion bill for Capitol Police and Afghans appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden urges cash reward for getting vaccinated, new rules for federal workers
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    President Joe Biden on Thursday urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions. The measures are Biden’s latest attempt to spur reluctant Americans to get vaccinated as the Delta variant of The post Biden urges cash reward for getting vaccinated, new rules for federal workers appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Disney dismisses Scarlett Johansson complaint on Black Widow streaming
    by mvillegas on July 30, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero movie “Black Widow,” sued the Walt Disney Co on Thursday, alleging that the company breached her contract when it offered the movie on streaming at the same time it played in theaters. Disney said there was “no merit” to the lawsuit, saying it had complied with her contract. The post Disney dismisses Scarlett Johansson complaint on Black Widow streaming appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • UK envoy concludes four-year tour of duty
    by evalderrama on July 30, 2021 at 10:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines — British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Thursday bid farewell to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. after four years of service in the country. Pruce’s tour of duty in the Philippines ends next month, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In a statement Friday, the DFA said Locsin expressed gratitude The post UK envoy concludes four-year tour of duty appeared first on Global News.

  • 350 stranded Filipinos flown home from UAE; more flights set
    by evalderrama on July 30, 2021 at 8:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Some 350 Filipinos stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic have been flown home to the Philippines through a flight chartered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). This is the third fight chartered by the DFA, with a fourth flight scheduled to arrive this weekend, the department said in a The post 350 stranded Filipinos flown home from UAE; more flights set appeared first on Global News.

  • Velasco hopes for ‘closer, more cordial’ PH-US ties after reinstatement of VFA
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 8:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Friday expressed hopes that the restoration of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) will forge “closer and more cordial” relations between the Philippines and the United States. Velasco stressed that the country needs to maintain stronger ties with its long-time ally in the face of an “uncertain and The post Velasco hopes for ‘closer, more cordial’ PH-US ties after reinstatement of VFA appeared first on Global News.

  • US: Fully restored VFA vital in rules-based order in Indo-Pacific
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 8:06 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The United States on Friday welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fully restore the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), saying the pact strengthens rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. “We strongly believe that the VFA, and the broader alliance that the VFA enables, strengthens not only the security of our two The post US: Fully restored VFA vital in rules-based order in Indo-Pacific appeared first on Global News.

  • Tolentino wants VFA ‘upgrade,’ senators welcome decision to fully restore pact
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 8:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senators welcomed on Friday President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to recall the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), with one lawmaker urging for an “upgrade” of the bilateral military pact. “If the retraction of the termination is coupled with the strengthening of the VFA, it is the correct move as we celebrate The post Tolentino wants VFA ‘upgrade,’ senators welcome decision to fully restore pact appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines revises list of ‘green countries’ or low-COVID risk territories
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 6:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 task force has reduced the number of “green countries” from where fully vaccinated travelers qualify for a shorter quarantine period upon arrival in the Philippines. Thirteen jurisdictions were removed and seven areas were added to the list of green countries, as shown in a new list provided by the Inter-Agency The post Philippines revises list of ‘green countries’ or low-COVID risk territories appeared first on Global News.

  • Caregivers facing more racism during pandemic
    by rciriacruz on July 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

    The latest data on racial discrimination experienced by caregivers support media reports of increased racism during the Covid-19 pandemic. Children may experience racism directly or witness it against their caregivers, according to Kidsdata.org. Caregivers who responded to the questionnaire, Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic, compared their experiences of racism before and during the pandemic. Asian caregivers more often The post Caregivers facing more racism during pandemic […]

  • Duterte to uphold PH’s interests with decision to keep VFA — Palace
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 5:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte decided to keep the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States to uphold the Philippines’ interests while clearly defining the ties between the two nations as “between sovereign equals,” Malacañang said Friday. “PRRD’s decision to recall the abrogation of VFA is based on upholding PH strategic core interests, The post Duterte to uphold PH’s interests with decision to keep VFA — Palace appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana: ‘VFA in full force again’
    by mfrialde on July 30, 2021 at 3:27 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has recalled a decision to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States after meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. “Last night, after the meeting between Sec. Austin and Mr. President in Malacanang, the President decided to recall or retract the termination of the VFA,” Defense The post Lorenzana: ‘VFA in full force again’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Travel ban in 10 countries extended ’til Aug. 15 amid Delta variant threat
    by postie on July 30, 2021 at 3:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Travel restrictions on inbound travelers from 10 countries, including India have been extended until Aug. 15 amid the threat of the feared COVID-19 Delta variant, Malacañang said Friday. The travel ban, which also covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, was supposed to lapse on The post Travel ban in 10 countries extended ’til Aug. 15 amid Delta variant threat appeared first on Global News.

  • Most profitable and best side hustles
    by Lili Zecevic on July 29, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Are you looking for the best side hustles? So you want to earn a little extra cash but don’t know how or where to start. If you’re still in school or perhaps already formulating your long-term plan of paying off future student loans, you’ll likely want something that doesn’t take up the majority of your The post Most profitable and best side hustles appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • ‘It’s no joke,’ now says unvaxxed man after 49 days in hospital and infecting his family
    by rciriacruz on July 29, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    HILO, Hawaii – Worried about possible side effects, Frederick Tibayan, 45, of Puna, was hesitant to get vaccinated against Covid. Just when he decided to get the vaccine, he fell sick. He couldn’t sleep and started coughing up blood, and he ended up spending 49 days in Hilo Medical Center as a Covid patient. Tibayan’s The post ‘It’s no joke,’ now says unvaxxed man after 49 days in hospital and infecting his family appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden’s Covid strategy thwarted by anti-vaxxers, Delta variant
    by rciriacruz on July 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    WASHINGTON – When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the coronavirus now raging and a large chunk of Americans rejecting vaccines, that strategy is under scrutiny. When Biden, a Democrat, took over from The post Biden’s Covid strategy thwarted by anti-vaxxers, Delta variant appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fit is beautiful
    by rciriacruz on July 29, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Vickie Arias Cabrera, 46, positions her feet, standing shoulder-width apart. She grasps the cold bar. Slowly, she lifts 130 kilograms of pure iron. She inhales, drawing strength from within. As she exhales, she drops the barbell twice her weight. Not only that, she clean-and-jerks a 66.77 kilogram barbell. Barely standing five feet, her strength is The post Fit is beautiful appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Homelands for the unvaccinated
    by rciriacruz on July 29, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    NEW YORK—Are the unvaccinated unwise? Uninformed? Unsophisticated? Are they avatars unafraid of death? Or are a great many of them desirous of being noticed at the cost of considerable opprobrium and even their own lives? Each one is at one and the same time both masochist and sadist. In the twisted universe that we are The post Homelands for the unvaccinated appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • More than 4,000 flight attendants so far dealt with unruly passengers this year
    by rciriacruz on July 29, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    More than 4,000 U.S. flight attendants had to deal with unruly passengers in the first half of 2021, with one in five facing physical altercations, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said on Thursday. The airline workers union cited results from its survey of 5,000 flight attendants across 30 airlines, the first of its kind, in The post More than 4,000 flight attendants so far dealt with unruly passengers this year appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How to make a keto mug cake
    by Lili Zecevic on July 29, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Being on a low-carb diet has its ups and downs. However, if you are craving something sweet and delicious, a keto mug cake is an option. Knowing how to make a keto mug cake is an easy way to feed your craving. The keto mug cake is low carb, delicious, and most take about 5 The post How to make a keto mug cake appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Is Kim Kardashian dating? Recent Kardashian news
    by Lili Zecevic on July 29, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    It isn’t only us and fans of Kim Kardashian who have speculated whether Kim K is dating again after her recent split with Kanye West. In the final season of their reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, there’s a hint of her relationship ending. While at the KUWTK reunion episode, Kim K has The post Is Kim Kardashian dating? Recent Kardashian news appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Is XDC coin a must-have cryptocurrency investment?
    by darasa on July 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    XDC coin is yet another one of the numerous cryptocurrencies that want to dethrone Ethereum. Just like those coins, the XDC coin is faster and greener than the #2 crypto. However, will these features be enough to win a spot in your portfolio? We’ll start by discussing the XinFin Network that uses XDC coins. Then, The post Is XDC coin a must-have cryptocurrency investment? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How COVID variant fears plague stock market outlook
    by darasa on July 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    You probably think the COVID variants and the stock market are an odd choice for an article. After all, one is related to public health and the other to the economy. Yet, stocks worldwide seem to be “infected” by the coronavirus as well. Let’s start by going through the COVID-19 variants that have been discovered The post How COVID variant fears plague stock market outlook appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Pet food shortages leave owners struggling, on hunt for kibble and cat treats
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Black short-haired kitty Astra, one of millions of pets acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, had to go without salmon-flavored Whiskas food treats that were sold out at stores in New Orleans this month. Loki, an Alaskan malamute dog in Ontario, Canada, did not have his usual Royal Canin kibble in the food bowl. The post Pet food shortages leave owners struggling, on hunt for kibble and cat treats appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US economy contracted at average of 19.2% during pandemic recession
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    The U.S. economy contracted at a record average annualized rate of 19.2% from its peak in the fourth quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2020, government data showed on Thursday, confirming that the COVID-19 recession was the worst ever. The pace of recovery from the pandemic downturn, the deepest going back to 1947, The post US economy contracted at average of 19.2% during pandemic recession appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • From Twitter to Facebook, Big Tech spots social commerce driving revenue
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Led by Facebook, social media platforms from Alphabet’s YouTube to Snap Inc and Twitter are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during second-quarter results over the past week. The companies are vying for a piece of the so-called social commerce industry, which relies on users’ ability to The post From Twitter to Facebook, Big Tech spots social commerce driving revenue appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte, US defense chief hold ‘open, frank’ dialogue, agree to strengthen alliance
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had an “open and frank” discussion on the future direction of Manila and Washington’s ties, and agreed to boost alliance in issues including the pandemic response. “President Duterte and Secretary Austin had an open and frank discussion on the status and future The post Duterte, US defense chief hold ‘open, frank’ dialogue, agree to strengthen alliance appeared first on Global News.

  • AstraZeneca vaccine shipped to Canada and Mexico before plant inspections
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Canada and Mexico imported millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and offered them to the public without health officials properly inspecting the operations of the U.S. manufacturer, according to inspection records and the regulators involved. The Baltimore plant belonging to Emergent BioSolutions Inc was producing vaccines for both AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson The post AstraZeneca vaccine shipped to Canada and Mexico before plant inspections appeared first on […]

  • Big Tech initiates requiring vaccines as Twitter closes re-opened US offices
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Twitter Inc is shutting its reopened offices in United States, while other big tech companies are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases. Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc said on Wednesday all U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices. Google is The post Big Tech initiates requiring vaccines as Twitter closes re-opened US offices appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden to require federal workers to get vaccinated or face regular testing
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Thursday that all civilian federal workers will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular testing, social distancing, mask requirements and travel limits, a source familiar with the matter said. Biden, who will deliver remarks on COVID-19 at the White House at 4 p.m. The post Biden to require federal workers to get vaccinated or face regular testing appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • S&P 500, Dow scale all-time record highs as economic growth picks up
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    The S&P 500 and the Dow indexes scaled record highs on Thursday as a slate of strong corporate earnings reports and data showing a pickup in U.S. economic growth reinforced optimism around a steady post-pandemic recovery. Ford Motor Co jumped 5.9% to hit a more than three-week high as it lifted its profit forecast for The post S&P 500, Dow scale all-time record highs as economic growth picks up appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US refusal to defend Republican lawmaker in Capitol riot a signal to Trump
    by mvillegas on July 29, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    The U.S. Justice Department’s refusal to defend a Republican congressman accused in a civil lawsuit of helping to incite the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could hamper former President Donald Trump’s legal defense in the same case, experts said. The department late Tuesday told a federal judge it had declined a request by Representative The post US refusal to defend Republican lawmaker in Capitol riot a signal to Trump appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • LOOK: Duterte meets US defense chief
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday met US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Malacañang. Austin paid a courtesy call on Duterte upon arrival in the country. READ: US defense chief arrives in PH, to meet with Duterte Other Philippine officials present at the courtesy call were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs The post LOOK: Duterte meets US defense chief appeared first on Global News.

  • US defense chief arrives in PH, to meet with Duterte
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 11:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in the Philippines on Thursday and is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to “discuss avenues to further strengthen” Manila and Washington’s security cooperation. Austin, who disembarked from the plane wearing a face shield — which is mandatory in the Philippines, was welcomed by The post US defense chief arrives in PH, to meet with Duterte appeared first on Global News.

  • China vows more COVID-19 vaccine donations to PH amid high demand
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 10:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines — China has pledged to donate more COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines amid the increasing demand due to the race to population protection, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said Thursday. “We will donate more and substantiably increase supply of vaccines to the Philippines,” he said in a speech during the inauguration The post China vows more COVID-19 vaccine donations to PH amid high demand appeared first on Global News.

  • EU awards 65 Filipinos with Erasmus+ scholarships
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 9:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-five Filipino students will be heading to Europe after winning scholarships under the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program. Erasmus+ is EU’s mobility and scholarship program that allows students to pursue their MA and Ph.D. studies in more than one EU member state “giving them the opportunity to benefit from the academic expertise and culture The post EU awards 65 Filipinos with Erasmus+ scholarships appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin to raise vaccine access, SCS issues in meeting with Asean counterparts
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 8:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will join the 54th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in August, and will raise the need for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines as well as the South China Sea issue. According to the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA), the AMM and related The post Locsin to raise vaccine access, SCS issues in meeting with Asean counterparts appeared first on Global News.

  • Over 405,000 overseas Filipinos repatriated amid pandemic
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 8:45 am

    MANILA, Philippines — More than 405,000 overseas Filipinos have been repatriated to the Philippines as nations continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Thursday. During the House hearing on the situation of overseas Filipinos amid the pandemic, the DFA reported that 405,769 overseas Filipinos had been repatriated as The post Over 405,000 overseas Filipinos repatriated amid pandemic appeared first on Global News.

  • Poll shows 77 percent of Filipinos back stronger PH military in WPS
    by jcristobal on July 29, 2021 at 6:41 am

    MANILA, Philippines—At least 77 percent of Filipinos believe that the Philippine government should strengthen the military’s capability to protect the West Philippine Sea, results of a recent survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations showed. The survey result, which was presented at an online forum hosted by Stratbase ADR Institute on Wednesday (July 28), was The post Poll shows 77 percent of Filipinos back stronger PH military in WPS appeared first on Global News.

  • Pentagon chief seeks to nudge ties with Vietnam as human rights concerns linger
    by dlejano on July 29, 2021 at 3:51 am

    HANOI — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought on Thursday to nudge forward security ties with Vietnam that have been slowly deepening as both countries watch China’s activities in the South China Sea with growing alarm. Despite closer military relations, more than four decades after the Vietnam War ended in 1975, President Joe Biden’s administration The post Pentagon chief seeks to nudge ties with Vietnam as human rights concerns linger appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin, US defense chief to discuss ‘mutual security concerns’ in PH visit
    by postie on July 29, 2021 at 2:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines — U.S Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will be discussing mutual security concerns during the former’s visit to the Philippines. According to the DFA, Locsin and Austin will meet on Friday. “Secretary Locsin and Secretary Austin will discuss mutual security concerns and how the Philippines and The post Locsin, US defense chief to discuss ‘mutual security concerns’ in PH visit appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte confident of sustained ties with ‘friend closer than brother’ Japan
    by postie on July 28, 2021 at 6:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is confident of a sustained partnership between the Philippines and Japan, which he calls the country’s “closer than a brother friend.” Duterte said this in commemoration of the Philippines and Japan’s 65th anniversary of bilateral relations. “As I have said time and again, Japan is a friend closer than The post Duterte confident of sustained ties with ‘friend closer than brother’ Japan appeared first on Global News.

  • Bigas mula sa puso
    by vcatibog on July 28, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Local charity initiative sparks joy in community despite challenges for the tourism sector, a travel and tour business owner sought the time and resources to distribute sacks of rice to her community and colleagues in the industry.  Llemiche Artwork President and Klik N’ Fly Travel and Tours General Manager Michelle Taylan started giving sack of The post Bigas mula sa puso appeared first on Global News.

  • Carpio hits Duterte for staying ‘faithful to Chinese propaganda line’
    by postie on July 28, 2021 at 5:12 am

    Former Justice Antonio Carpio hit President Duterte for staying “faithful to the Chinese propaganda line” downplaying the arbitration ruling. The post Carpio hits Duterte for staying ‘faithful to Chinese propaganda line’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Russian billionaires vs British writer: court battle begins over Putin book
    by dlejano on July 28, 2021 at 3:15 am

    LONDON — England’s High Court will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday from lawyers for four Russian billionaires including Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and state-owned oil firm Rosneft about a book on President Vladimir Putin which they say defames them. In the 2020 book, British journalist Catherine Belton chronicles Putin’s rise to power and how The post Russian billionaires vs British writer: court battle begins over Putin book appeared first on Global News.

  • Thailand reports daily record of 16,533 new coronavirus cases
    by dlejano on July 28, 2021 at 3:04 am

    BANGKOK — Thailand reported on Wednesday a daily record of 16,533 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total accumulated cases to 543,361. The country’s COVID-19 task force also reported 133 new deaths, taking total fatalities to 4,397. RELATED STORIES PH extends travel ban to Malaysia, Thailand due to Delta variant threat Thailand expands lockdown areas The post Thailand reports daily record of 16,533 new coronavirus cases appeared first on Global News.

  • California expands state healthcare to undocumented residents 50 and up
    by dlejano on July 28, 2021 at 2:56 am

    LOS ANGELES — California’s governor on Tuesday signed into law a major expansion of the state’s Medicaid coverage to all low-income residents aged 50 and up regardless of their immigration status, extending eligibility to some 235,000 undocumented people. Governor Gavin Newsom, a first-term Democrat facing a Republican-led recall election in September, said the bill is The post California expands state healthcare to undocumented residents 50 and up appeared first on Global News.

  • Independent foreign policy? Recto says Duterte is ‘pro-China’
    by postie on July 27, 2021 at 3:05 am

    President Duterte is “pro-China,” Sen. Ralph Recto says, believing the Chief Executive is not really pursuing an independent foreign policy. The post Independent foreign policy? Recto says Duterte is ‘pro-China’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Group gives BARMM failing grade
    by vcatibog on July 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

    “We are very disappointed with what’s happening in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), we have supported it through and through holding high hopes for our brothers and sisters in Mindanao, that this time it would be different.”  This was the statement made by Transform PH Alliance (TPA), a movement for a transformed The post Group gives BARMM failing grade appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte to Middle East nations: Dismantle kafala system or OFWs will be sent home
    by postie on July 26, 2021 at 10:12 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Middle Eastern countries to dismantle the Kafala system or he will ask overseas Filipino workers (OFW) there to return to the Philippines. “To everybody in the Middle East, I would like to tell them that, not only Filipinos but all human beings, the kafala has The post Duterte to Middle East nations: Dismantle kafala system or OFWs will be sent home appeared first on Global News.

  • 1st of PCG’s 2 biggest vessels comes to life in Japan
    by jcristobal on July 26, 2021 at 8:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The first of the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) two biggest vessels, seen to boost maritime patrols in West Philippine Sea, hit the water for the first time on Monday (July 26) in Japan. The 94-meter multi-role response vessel with hull number 9701, built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., was launched at the Shimonoseki Shipyard. The post 1st of PCG’s 2 biggest vessels comes to life in Japan appeared first on Global News.

  • Southeast Asia COVID-19 cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest
    by dlejano on July 26, 2021 at 6:01 am

    KUALA LUMPUR — Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than 1 million infections, as the virulent Delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia – now a global epicenter for the virus. Thailand had 15,376 new coronavirus cases, a daily record for a second The post Southeast Asia COVID-19 cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest appeared first on Global News.

  • With eye on China, Pentagon chief heads to Southeast Asia
    by dlejano on July 26, 2021 at 5:22 am

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will become the first member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet to visit Southeast Asia this week, seeking to emphasize the importance Washington places on fortifying ties in the region while pushing back against China. The United States has put countering China at the heart of its national The post With eye on China, Pentagon chief heads to Southeast Asia appeared first on Global News.

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