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  • Palace: DOJ drug war report proves Philippines needs no foreign interference
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 8:48 am

    The justice department's recent report on the violations in the anti-narcotics drive of President Rodrigo Duterte proves that the Philippine legal system "is working" and that the country does not need "interference" from other institutions, Malacañang said on Thursday. 

  • Reklamo sa RFID, dapat maaksiyunan ng NLEX hanggang Peb. 26: Mayor Gatchalian
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 8:34 am

    MAYNILA - Nanganganib na matanggalan muli ng business permit ang North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) sa Valenzuela City sakaling mabigo itong aksiyunan ngayong linggo ang mga reklamo hinggil sa RFID system nito.  

  • Election officials to fly to Pag-asa Island for plebiscite on dividing Palawan
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 8:22 am

    MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it has requested military assistance to fly some of its election officers to Kalayaan town on Pag-asa Island next month for a plebiscite on the move to divide Palawan into 3 provinces.

  • Palace: Up to Duterte if he wants to use Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Malacañang said on Thursday it was up to President Rodrigo Duterte if he would take COVID-19 shots from Beijing-based Sinovac, despite his preference for jabs from another Chinese drug maker.  

  • Philippines logs 2,269 new COVID-19 cases; deaths top 12,200
    by Kristine Sabillo, ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Coronavirus infections in the Philippines climbed to 568,680 on Thursday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,269 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest single-day tally for 2021.

  • Nurses willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine, but want peer review first - group
    by Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 7:36 am

    A nurses' group on Thursday said a survey among their members found that while most of them are willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine, they want one that has gone through Phase 3 of the clinical trials and peer review.

  • 'Why did we come to this?' asks senator as Philippines offers nurses for COVID-19 shots
    by Jamaine Punzalan, ABS CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 7:07 am

    The public should ask officials leading the country's COVID-19 response why the government has to offer deploying more nurses to Britain to get coronavirus vaccines, a senator said on Thursday, as the Philippine immunization drive lagged. 

  • Palace: Duterte says 'justice will be done' in PDEA-PNP shootout
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 6:53 am

    MANILA — Malacañang on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed justice over a deadly shootout between operatives of the police force and the anti-narcotics agency— two groups he had tasked to lead his crackdown on illegal drugs. 

  • Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants
    by dlejano on February 25, 2021 at 6:30 am

    WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States. Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect US workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biden rejected that reasoning in The post Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants appeared first on Global News.

  • House probe sought in QC shootout between police, drug agents
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 6:08 am

    MANILA— Two lawmakers on Thursday called for a legislative inquiry into the shootout between members of the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Quezon City Wednesday night.

  • 'Kumain lang kami tapos ganito': Mga saksi sa QC 'misencounter' isinalaysay ang pangyayari
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Ayon kay Inna, namimili na lang siya nang bigla na aniyang nakitang nagtatakbuhan ang mga staff ng department store.   

  • Pagdiriwang ng EDSA Revolution 35th anniversary mas naging simple
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 5:49 am

    Simple at naging maikli lang ang programa ngayong Huwebes para sa ika-35 anibersaryo ng EDSA People Power Revolution.

  • Nasa P340K halaga ng shabu, narekober sa suspek sa Cabanatuan City
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Tinatayang P340,000 halaga ng hinihinalang shabu na narekober ng awtoridad sa buy-bust operation na nagresulta din sa pagkaaresto sa isang lalaki sa Cabanatuan City.

  • RAW VIDEO: Scenes from the PNP-PDEA 'misencounter' in Quezon City
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 5:33 am

    Police officers and anti-narcotics agents exchanged gunfire after a supposed buy-bust operation near a mall on Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City Wednesday night.

  • Kongresista inireklamo ng libel ng isang PLLO exec
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 5:21 am

    Sinampahan ng reklamong libelo ng isang opisyal ng Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) ang isang mambabatas dahil sa akusasyong nagnakaw raw ito ng cellphone.  

  • 'EDSA Revolution is not over': Ramos says Filipinos must 'work' to enjoy freedom, rights
    by ABS-CBN News on February 25, 2021 at 4:45 am

    Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Thursday said the spirit of the EDSA People Power revolution "is not over" 35 years after it toppled authoritarian rule in the Philippines as Filipinos have to continuously "work" to "enjoy the freedoms and rights embodied in our Constitution."

  • Over 45K education personnel get P228-M cash aid: DOLE
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 4:00 am

    MANILA  – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday reported that over 45,000 workers in the education sector from … The post Over 45K education personnel get P228-M cash aid: DOLE appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Investing in digital upskilling of APEC’s workforce critical
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 3:48 am

    JAKARTA – Hiring of workers with digital skills has grown substantially in the last three years across the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation … The post Investing in digital upskilling of APEC’s workforce critical appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • PRRD orders LGUs to distribute free face masks
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 3:40 am

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday announced that he is mandating local government units (LGUs) to provide free face masks … The post PRRD orders LGUs to distribute free face masks appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • What’s behind $15,000 electricity bills in Texas?
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Texans who made it through February’s extreme cold weather without losing power or natural gas must have felt lucky. But … The post What’s behind $15,000 electricity bills in Texas? appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • DepEd adheres to PRRD’s decision to defer pilot in-person classes
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 3:22 am

    MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) will adhere to the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte on extending the deferment of … The post DepEd adheres to PRRD’s decision to defer pilot in-person classes appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener more reliable electricity
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 2:58 am

    As the recent disaster in Texas showed, climate change requires electricity utilities to prepare for extreme events. This “global weirding” … The post Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener more reliable electricity appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • COVID-19 leaves youth forced out of foster care even more vulnerable
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 2:31 am

    During the pandemic, Canadians have been asked to stay home to stay safe, yet thousands of youth are facing homelessness. … The post COVID-19 leaves youth forced out of foster care even more vulnerable appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 2:02 am

    The history of humans’ use of technology has always been a history of coevolution. Philosophers from Rousseau to Heidegger to … The post AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 1:47 am

    As the world fights the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, another group of dangerous pathogens looms in the background. … The post Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Monitor dismissed law enforcement execs: PRRD
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on February 25, 2021 at 1:38 am

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing the creation of a team dedicated to monitor government officials, particularly law enforcement officers, … The post Monitor dismissed law enforcement execs: PRRD appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Biden, Trudeau pledge cooperation on climate change, pandemic, and economic recovery
    by Rowena Papasin on February 25, 2021 at 12:35 am

    The relationship between the United States and Canada was deeply strained during the Trump administration, particularly when it came to trade issues. But on Tuesday, President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau focused on repairing the alliance while laying out plans to address pressing problems. Rowena Papasin reports.

  • WNBA gives Chanelle Molina a shot to rep more than just hoops
    by Steve Angeles on February 25, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Groundbreaking Filipina hoopster Chanelle Molina spoke with international media this week for the first time since signing a WNBA training camp contract. As Steve Angeles tells us, the 22-year-old is hoping to show off more than just her game in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • Fil-Am rapper Guapdad 4000 gives back to COVID-19 frontliners
    by Lalaine Ignao on February 25, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Filipino American rapper Guapdad 4000 traveled to Honolulu recently to give back to frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while paying tribute to his Filipino roots. Lalaine Ignao joined him to file this story.

  • Heroes, victims of PH martial law era to be memorialized in new Freedom Museum
    by Don Tagala on February 25, 2021 at 12:31 am

    On Feb. 25, the Philippines marks 35 years since the bloodless revolution that toppled late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Amid supposed historical revisionism, advocates are hoping to raise awareness about what really happened during martial rule through a memorial museum. Don Tagala has this story.

  • How much is Mickey Mantle’s baseball card worth?
    by darasa on February 24, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    The value of Mickey Mantle’s baseball card just shot up into the sky like a homerun. The internet stared in awe as the sports memorabilia sold for a whopping $5.2 million. Meanwhile, you might be wondering how card trading is still a thing nowadays. Well, collectors find a value that goes beyond the edges of The post How much is Mickey Mantle’s baseball card worth? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Professor dives into Filipino American psychology in newest book
    by Rommel Conclara on February 24, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    A professor and author once again dives into the psychology of Filipino Americans, including the historical traumas that still reverberate through the community today. Rommel Conclara tells us more about Dr. Kevin Nadal and his newest book.

  • Filipina hiker, 60, missing in Angeles National Forest
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    LOS ANGELES – Authorities are searching for a 60-year-old Filipina who was last being seen hiking in the Angeles National Forest two weeks ago. Maria Loida Tice was last seen between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Feb. 13, hiking on the Heaton Flat trail toward the summit of Iron Mountain in the unincorporated Angels Crest The post Filipina hiker, 60, missing in Angeles National Forest appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Honolulu Fil-Am cop survives 2-month battle with Covid
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    HONOLULU- A Honolulu police officer is back with his wife and daughters after surviving an intense two-month fight with Covid-19. Officer BJ Miralles left The Queen’s Medical Center Friday, Feb. 19, after battling the virus which temporarily took away his ability to speak, move and breathe on his own as he was hooked up to The post Honolulu Fil-Am cop survives 2-month battle with Covid appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • GOP-backed voting curbs set for U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Fresh off an election in which former President Donald Trump made false claims of fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to ponder the legality of a restriction on early voting in Arizona that his fellow Republicans argued was needed to combat fraud. The Republican-backed law, spurred in part by a video purportedly showing voter The post GOP-backed voting curbs set for U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am kickboxer Jackie Buntan joins ONE Championship
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    REDONDO BEACH, California – Jackielou “Jackie” Buntan, 23, a chief sparring partner of ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Janet “JT” Todd, has joined ONE Championship. Buntan and Todd train at Boxing Works in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Bryan Popejoy. “The end goal is, of course, to get that belt,” Buntan says the Filipino American striker. “Muay Thai is The post Fil-Am kickboxer Jackie Buntan joins ONE Championship appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Over 3.4 million Texans still facing disrupted water supplies
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    A little over 3.4 million people in Texas in 204 counties still had issues with their water supply as of Tuesday evening, compared to over 7.9 million people a day earlier, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said. A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state The post Over 3.4 million Texans still facing disrupted water supplies appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PG&E launches EV Fast Charge to help speed up electric vehicle adoption in California   
    by rciriacruz on February 24, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that the first public, electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers installed through its EV Fast Charge program are now open at the 7-Eleven® store in West Sacramento at 4010 Lake Road. Drivers can charge their vehicles at the four new advanced 125kW-capable EV fast chargers. This 7-Eleven store operates 24 hours a The post PG&E launches EV Fast Charge to help speed up electric vehicle adoption in California    […]

  • Are Sour Patch Kids vegan?
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    If you have recently turned vegan, you’ve probably asked the question, “are Sour Patch Kids vegan?” This popular and beloved chewy candy snack could have been a favorite of yours, but now you’re wondering if eating them is earth-friendly. Most vegans worry about the source of a product and whether or not the manufacturers use The post Are Sour Patch Kids vegan? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Is your Roku remote not working?
    by darasa on February 24, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Roku users may experience familiar issues such as the Roku remote not working. Roku devices let you access your streaming services on a single online hub. Similar to regular TVs, users may interact with Roku players using remote controls. Although, this also means users may sometimes encounter problems with the remote. When your Roku remote The post Is your Roku remote not working? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Tiger Woods awake and responsive after crash
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Police on Wednesday sought to determine what caused Tiger Woods to swerve off a Southern California road in his sport utility vehicle, colliding with a tree and rolling down a hillside in a crash that left the golf great seriously injured. Woods, 45, was pried from the wreckage by rescue crews and rushed by ambulance The post Tiger Woods awake and responsive after crash appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Hyundai Motor to replace battery systems in $900 million electric car recall
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Hyundai Motor Co will replace battery systems in some 82,000 electric vehicles globally due to fire risks – a costly $900 million recall that lays bare the thorny issue of how car and battery makers split the bill when problems arise. The recall is one of the first mass battery pack replacements conducted by a The post Hyundai Motor to replace battery systems in $900 million electric car recall appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Johnson and Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for its approval for emergency use. The FDA’s panel of independent experts meets on Friday to decide whether to approve the shot. While it is not bound The post Johnson and Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden to address global computer chip shortage in his executive order
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday to address a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced U.S. automakers and other manufacturers to cut production and alarmed the White House and members of Congress, administration officials said. The scarcity, exacerbated by the pandemic, will be the subject when Biden meets a bipartisan The post Biden to address global computer chip shortage in his executive order appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Rural states get less than urban states in Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package now making its way through the U.S. Congress would provide $350 billion to help pandemic-hit state and local governments balance their budgets, more than twice the amount lawmakers approved last year. But not every state comes out ahead: urban, Democratic-led states like Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts that took The post Rural states get less than urban states in Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Now, Duterte can’t decide on VFA abrogation; seeks public’s opinion
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking for the public’s opinion on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) because he now could not decide whether to “abrogate or renew” the bilateral deal. In a pre-recorded speech aired late Wednesday night, Duterte said he wants to hear the Filipinos’ views on the VFA and advised them The post Now, Duterte can’t decide on VFA abrogation; seeks public’s opinion appeared first on Global News.

  • Boholano coast guard is 1st Filipino to get UN agency award for bravery at sea
    by racosta on February 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    TAGBILARAN CITY—A Boholano coast guard received an award from International Maritime Organization (IMO), a UN agency, for saving 62 people in a sinking vessel in 2019, with the award ceremony being held in Manila instead of London because of the pandemic. Ensign Ralph Ofalla Barajan, of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), was among the recipients The post Boholano coast guard is 1st Filipino to get UN agency award for bravery at sea appeared first on Global News.

  • PH raises alert level 2 in Myanmar amid rising tension due to military coup
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 11:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised Alert Level 2 in Myanmar in light of the “developing critical situation” there following a military power grab. DFA said it raised the alert level in the Southeast Asian country as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of Filipinos there. The said alert The post PH raises alert level 2 in Myanmar amid rising tension due to military coup appeared first on Global News.

  • Concentrix expands staff transport with dedicated free buses
    by Vida Lacano on February 24, 2021 at 11:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Concentrix Corporation (Nasdaq: CNXC), a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, and the largest private employer in the Philippines, expands its existing transport assistance program via dedicated, branded buses providing free transport to and from Concentrix offices in NCR and Laguna. Concentrix provincial sites throughout the country also The post Concentrix expands staff transport with dedicated free buses appeared first on […]

  • Villanueva hits DOLE’s ‘nurses-for-vaccines’ bid: OFWs not for barter
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 6:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva is not liking the kind of trade the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is promoting to secure Covid-19 vaccines for the Filipino people. Villanueva on Wednesday registered his opposition to DOLE’s offer to deploy more Filipino nurses to the United Kingdom and Germany in exchange for vaccines that The post Villanueva hits DOLE’s ‘nurses-for-vaccines’ bid: OFWs not for barter appeared first on Global News.

  • Solon: Exchanging Filipino nurses for Covid vaccines ‘not a good recommendation’
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 4:14 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) offer to deploy more Filipino nurses and other health care workers to the United Kingdom and Germany in exchange for Covid-19 vaccines is “not a good recommendation,” Quezon 4th District Rep. Helen Tan said Wednesday. Tan, who chairs the House committee on health, opposed DOLE’s The post Solon: Exchanging Filipino nurses for Covid vaccines ‘not a good recommendation’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Advocates reveal grave impact of anti-Asian incidents amid the pandemic
    by Don Tagala on February 24, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Advocates sound the alarm over the mental health impact of rising anti-Asian attacks in the United States compounded with the challenges already brought by the pandemic. As Don Tagala tells us more in this report.

  • Newly elected and reelected Fil-Am officials honored in virtual celebration
    by Rommel Conclara on February 24, 2021 at 2:42 am

    The pandemic has forced many events to go virtual, including a tradition celebrating the election of Filipino American officials across the United States. Rommel Conclara gives us the highlights of this year’s celebration in this report.

  • U.S. to get 3 million vaccine doses per day by April, drug companies say
    by TJ Manotoc on February 24, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Pharmaceutical giants assured U.S. lawmakers that steps are being taken to ramp up vaccine manufacturing so the Biden administration can achieve its goals in battling the pandemic. North America Bureau Chief TJ Manotoc reports.

  • LA teachers, parents rally to stay off campus
    by Steve Angeles on February 24, 2021 at 2:40 am

    The possibility of Los Angeles schools reopening draws closer. But as Steve Angeles tells us, many teachers and parents are preparing to skip in-person classes until some of their health and safety concerns are addressed.

  • Sinovac says vaccine may be used on health workers, elderly even with just above 50% efficacy
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 2:32 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Amid the advice of the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration, Sinovac Biotech on Wednesday still recommend that its vaccine be administered on the elderly and health workers exposed to the disease. “I think generally, Sinovac would recommend, not only for the Philippines but also for other countries using our vaccines that the The post Sinovac says vaccine may be used on health workers, elderly even with just above 50% efficacy appeared first on Global News.

  • Sinovac vows to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to PH ‘sooner’
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 1:36 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Sinovac will deliver “sooner” the 600,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine that the Chinese government has promised to donate to the Philippines, the drugmaker’s general manager said Wednesday. “Actually, the products [are] already there, we are managing the procedures of making the delivery and we will expect Philippines will be one of the important The post Sinovac vows to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to PH ‘sooner’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Vico Sotto named ‘anti-corruption champion’ by US state department
    by postie on February 24, 2021 at 1:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has been recognized by the US Department of State as one of its 12 International Anticorruption Champions. In a statement on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the International Anti-corruption Champion Award aims to recognize individuals “who have worked tirelessly, often in the face of The post Vico Sotto named ‘anti-corruption champion’ by US state department appeared first on Global News.

  • Best belly fat burner – top 5 fat burners in 2021
    by Lili Zecevic on February 24, 2021 at 1:05 am

    The older we get, the harder it is for our bodies to burn fat, and they need a little help in keeping the weight off. That’s where the best belly fat burners come in. The best belly fat burners will not only make it easier for your body to incinerate fat, but they’ll reduce cravings The post Best belly fat burner – top 5 fat burners in 2021 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipino Canadian teacher embraced by remote indigenous community
    by Rowena Papasin on February 23, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    A Filipino teacher in Canada has braved isolation and snow to become an education pioneer in a remote indigenous community that’s now become his home. Rowena Papasin brings us this story.

  • Best unleavened bread recipe
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    If you’re looking for an unleavened bread recipe, you’ve come to the right place. While you cannot make many variations with this very simple bread, you can still add your twist to make it uniquely your own. The history of unleavened bread dates back to almost 30,000 years ago. It has been an integral part The post Best unleavened bread recipe appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am ex-chief of staff to NY assemblyman runs for Queens council seat
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    NEW YORK – Steven Raga, the former chief of staff for Assembly Member Brian Barnwell, is running for the seat currently occupied by Jimmy Van Bramer, who is term limited. Raga is the 19th candidate in the race looking to represent Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and parts of Astoria, according to the Sunnyside Post. Raga The post Fil-Am ex-chief of staff to NY assemblyman runs for Queens council seat appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Why are Covid vaccines still in short supply?
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    The U.S. government has invested billions of dollars in manufacturing, used a wartime act dozens of times to boost supplies and yet there’s still not enough covid vaccine on the way to meet demand — or even the government’s own goals for national immunization. President Joe Biden, in remarks at the National Institutes of Health The post Why are Covid vaccines still in short supply? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Canadian youngster needs a half-Vietnamese stem cell donor
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Three-year-old Xavier Pesito’s family received devastating news on Jan. 11. Their young son was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a rare form of blood cancer that affects young children. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Michigan explains that one to two children out of a million each year are diagnosed with JMML, most often The post Fil-Canadian youngster needs a half-Vietnamese stem cell donor appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • New PH consul general in SF aiming for improved services
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – Four weeks into his tour of duty, new Consul General in San Francisco Neil Frank Ferrer reiterated his office’s readiness to address the needs of Philippine nationals while touting the latest tools and procedures in the home office that he aims to implement here as soon as possible. The pronouncement sounds redundant The post New PH consul general in SF aiming for improved services appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • America’s historic milestones—Covid deaths and anti-Asian hate
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    We’ve surpassed  500,000. Dollars? No. Deaths. We’re not talking about your 401K. We’re talking about the nation under Covid. It’s been a year now since we all had a choice to follow or ignore science; to create a real plan to mitigate the virus or a plan to do next to nothing. And now, I The post America’s historic milestones—Covid deaths and anti-Asian hate appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Reflections on the 1986 Snap Election and the People Power Revolution
    by rciriacruz on February 23, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    On February 6, 2021, the former U.S. Secretary of State, George Shultz, died peacefully at age 100. For most Americans and Filipinos, his passing would be meaningless. To them, Secretary Shultz was just another American from the past. For me, Secretary Shultz deserves a coveted place in Philippine history. It is ironic that he died The post Reflections on the 1986 Snap Election and the People Power Revolution appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • SolarWind and Microsoft executives face Senate grilling
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds, digital giant Microsoft and cybersecurity firms FireEye and CrowdStrike are expected on Tuesday to defend their companies’ responses to a sprawling series of breaches blamed on Russian hackers when they face the U.S. Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence. The four are expected to argue for more – or The post SolarWind and Microsoft executives face Senate grilling appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Bitcoin plummets as doubts grow over sky-high value
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Bitcoin plummeted as much as 17% on Tuesday as investors grew nervous at sky-high valuations, triggering the liquidation of leveraged bets and sparking a sell-off across cryptocurrency markets. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency was facing its biggest daily drop in a month, falling to as low as $45,000. In choppy trading, it was last down 15.6%. The post Bitcoin plummets as doubts grow over sky-high value appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Remote working damages young women’s careers
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    If remote working with six relatives isn’t hard enough, try doing it from a bedroom you share with your younger sister. The perks of remote working were short-lived for 21-year-old Emma Chau, whose entry to the world of work has been largely from her bedroom, after spending just one month in the office. “I want The post Remote working damages young women’s careers appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Oil holds near year-long highs as COVID lockdowns seen easing
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, trading close to more than year-long highs on signs that global coronavirus restrictions were being eased, although concerns about the pace of a U.S. economic recovery kept gains in check. Brent crude was up 7 cents, or 0.1%, at $65.31 a barrel by 1505 GMT, still close to its The post Oil holds near year-long highs as COVID lockdowns seen easing appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Trump may soon have to answer rape allegations under oath
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    During a December visit to New York City, writer E. Jean Carroll says she went shopping with a fashion consultant to find the “best outfit” for one of the most important days of her life – when she’ll sit face-to-face with the man she accuses of raping her decades ago, former President Donald Trump. The The post Trump may soon have to answer rape allegations under oath appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Tesla rival Lucid Motors to go public in $24-billion mega deal
    by Lili Zecevic on February 23, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    On Monday, luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors agreed to go public by merging with blank-check firm Churchill Capital IV Corp in a deal that valued the combined company at a pro-forma equity value of $24 billion. Lucid, run by an ex-Tesla engineer, is the latest firm to tap the initial public offering market, with The post Tesla rival Lucid Motors to go public in $24-billion mega deal appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH asks UK and Germany for COVID-19 vaccines, offers quid pro quo
    by postie on February 23, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is requesting the United Kingdom and Germany to provide the Philippines with Covid-19 vaccines in exchange for exemption from the 5,000 per year limit on deployment of Filipino nurses and other health care workers. International Labor Affairs Bureau Director Alice Visperas said Labor Secretary Silvestre The post PH asks UK and Germany for COVID-19 vaccines, offers quid pro quo appeared first on Global News.

  • Record €210 million EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot could be won by someone from the Philippines...
    on February 23, 2021 at 4:00 am

    After five draws with no winners, the jackpot hit a record € 210 million and Filipino participants have a chance to win it on February 23.

  • Best hiking gear on Amazon
    by Lili Zecevic on February 22, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Best hiking gear and hiking in itself is an activity best enjoyed when you have the right gear. No matter the weather outside, if you are persistent enough to brave it, then you will enjoy your trek through nature. Whether it’s a stroll in the woods or a long, daunting climb up the summit of The post Best hiking gear on Amazon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Bail vs bond – what is the difference?
    by darasa on February 22, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Due to unfortunate circumstances, people need to choose between bail vs bond. One of their close friends or relatives might have been arrested for a crime. Then, they must decide how they will pay the court to release another person from police custody. They’re often presented with 2 choices: bail or bond. We’ll discuss the The post Bail vs bond – what is the difference? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Is eating red meat bad for your health?
    by Lili Zecevic on February 22, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Eating red meat every day may sound like a dream come true if you love steaks and juicy cheeseburgers. Meat is classified as red when they come from mammals, with its color ranging from a pinkish-red to a deep, bloody shade if it is raw. Of course, the color changes when cooked, but even then, The post Is eating red meat bad for your health? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Family sues police for ‘wrongful death’ of Fil-Am in Antioch, California
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    ANTIOCH, California – A Filipino American family is suing the local police department for the “wrongful death” of their son whom police officers detained as he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Local police officers allegedly put a “George Floyd tight hold” on the neck of Angelo Quinto, 30, who was placed unconscious in an The post Family sues police for ‘wrongful death’ of Fil-Am in Antioch, California appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. Supreme Court okays release of Trump’s tax returns
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump suffered a major setback on Monday in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a New York City prosecutor to obtain the former president’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation. The justices without comment The post U.S. Supreme Court okays release of Trump’s tax returns appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Canada gives $2.18M to help temporary foreign workers affected by Covid
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    The Canadian government has awarded $2.18 million to KAIROS Canada to support and help temporary foreign workers, especially in the agricultural sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization announced. The funds from Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program will be used to expand support and services to temporary foreign workers with limited means in the Maritimes The post Canada gives $2.18M to help temporary foreign workers affected by Covid appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to review a hardline Trump ‘public charge’ immigration rule
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the legality of one of former President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration rules that bars immigrants deemed likely to require government benefits from obtaining legal permanent residency. President Joe Biden, who has criticized Trump’s immigration approach, is widely expected to dump the so-called “public charge” rule. The The post U.S. Supreme Court to review a hardline Trump ‘public charge’ immigration rule appeared first on […]

  • Si Marcos, si Duterte at ang EDSA People Power
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Tatlumput limang taon na ang nakalipas, matapos noong patalsikin ang diktador, matapos palayasin ang butangero. Kaso may bagong diktador, may bagong butangero, may bagong sisigasiga. Mas malala pa kay Marcos sa maraming paraan. Balasubas ang bungaga. Walang pakundangang sa pag udyok sa malawakan at walang awang patayan. Garapalan sa pambabastos sa mga kababaihan, sa mga The post Si Marcos, si Duterte at ang EDSA People Power appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. high court formally quashes Trump ‘election fraud’ lawsuits
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought a formal end to eight lingering disputes pursued by former President Donald Trump and his allies related to the Nov. 3 presidential election including a Republican challenge to the extension of Pennsylvania’s deadline to receive mail-in ballots. The justices turned away appeals by the Republican Party The post U.S. high court formally quashes Trump ‘election fraud’ lawsuits appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • The fevers of...
    by rciriacruz on February 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    NEW YORK—The month of February is particularly noteworthy when it comes to tectonic shifts in Philippine history, from the Feb 17, 1872 public garroting of three Filipino secular priests—Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, Jacinto Zamora—for their encouragement of native clerics taking over more parishes, thus earning them the implacable hatred of the Spanish friars, to the The post The fevers of […]

  • UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan
    by Lili Zecevic on February 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Queen Elizabeth and other senior British royals will appear in a TV program to discuss the importance of the Commonwealth on the same day that Oprah Winfrey’s interview of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is aired. For almost 50 years, the royal family has attended an annual Commonwealth Day service at London’s The post UK royals in TV head-to-head with Prince Harry and Meghan appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Bitcoin plunges after weekend climb to record high
    by Lili Zecevic on February 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Bitcoin fell on Monday after surging to its latest record high a day earlier as a sell-off in global equities curbed risk appetite, with traders citing the unwinding of highly leveraged long positions cryptocurrency. The most popular cryptocurrency fell 8% to under $53,000, setting it on course for its worst day in a month. It The post Bitcoin plunges after weekend climb to record high appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Citizen Groups: Empower ISPs and all of society vs child porn instead of sanctions
    by Vida Lacano on February 22, 2021 at 6:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Consumer advocacy groups urged government to empower telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to work with all sectors to stop child pornography instead of more sanctions and regulations. In reaction to government moves to impose sanctions for failure to fulfill duties mandated under Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act The post Citizen Groups: Empower ISPs and all of society vs child porn instead of sanctions appeared first on […]

  • US donates 371 laptops to prop up DepEd’s ALS
    by hniitsu on February 22, 2021 at 6:41 am

    MANILA, Philippines —  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 371 laptops worth over P16 million to the Department of Education (DepEd) as part of its commitment to support the Philippine government’s basic education learning continuity plan during the pandemic. In a statement on Monday, USAID said the laptops will support Alternative Learning The post US donates 371 laptops to prop up DepEd’s ALS appeared first on Global News.

  • Go Shopping Philippines promotes Filipino brand of service
    by Vida Lacano on February 22, 2021 at 6:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Go Shopping Philippines CEO – Neil G. La-as together with the HSMA (Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International) and Pasay City Alliance of Tourism Advocates forged a partnership to help boost the tourism sector by providing a platform for more than 150 hotels. Towards promoting our local hospitality sector, Go Shopping Philippines The post Go Shopping Philippines promotes Filipino brand of service appeared first on Global News.

  • Give China 3 days to deliver donated Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine – Palace
    by postie on February 22, 2021 at 5:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Chinese government needs three days before delivering some 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines it is donating to the Philippines, Malacañang said Monday. The Food and Drug Administration earlier granted Sinovac an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine. “Parating na po ang ating mga bakuna (The vaccines are coming,),”  presidential The post Give China 3 days to deliver donated Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine – Palace appeared first on Global News.

  • Boholana nurse dies of COVID-19 in UK
    by lboniol on February 22, 2021 at 3:12 am

    CANDIJAY, Bohol – “I will be back.” This was the promise made by Estrella Bersamen-Catalan to her family while she was taken to the hospital due to back pains a few weeks ago. But the 52-year-old nurse from Bohol never had the chance to fulfill her vow. Last Feb. 5, Catalan succumbed to the coronavirus The post Boholana nurse dies of COVID-19 in UK appeared first on Global News.

  • Filipina nurse in UK Romalyn Ante also making waves through poetry
    by hniitsu on February 22, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Our fixation for everything imported, success stories, and more are oftentimes focused on the Filipinos who “made” it in America. Even in the literary scene, our “it” girls and boys are always Filipino Americans. So where are the Filipinos in other parts of the world? Say, the United Kingdom? The name Romalyn Ante does not The post Filipina nurse in UK Romalyn Ante also making waves through poetry appeared first on Global News.

  • Kuwait bans entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice
    by dlejano on February 21, 2021 at 2:51 am

    CAIRO — Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority on Saturday announced it was extending an entry ban for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice as part of coronavirus restriction measures, it said on Twitter. Citizens are still allowed to enter but they must spend a week in quarantine at a hotel and another week at home. The post Kuwait bans entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice appeared first on Global News.

  • Taiwan scrambles air force again after Chinese exercises in South China Sea
    by dlejano on February 21, 2021 at 2:46 am

    TAIPEI — Taiwan’s air force scrambled for a second straight day on Saturday after a dozen Chinese fighter aircraft and bombers carried out drills close to Taiwan-controlled islands in the disputed South China Sea, the defense ministry in Taipei said. Beijing, which claims Taiwan as Chinese territory, has carried out repeated air missions in the The post Taiwan scrambles air force again after Chinese exercises in South China Sea appeared first on Global News.

  • 3 new Covid-19 related deaths recorded among Filipinos abroad — DFA
    by blozada on February 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Three new Covid-19 related cases among Filipinos living abroad have been recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced on its Twitter account Saturday. The new deaths were from countries within Asia and the Pacific and the Americas and have pushed the total tally to 1,012 among Filipinos overseas. There were also four The post 3 new Covid-19 related deaths recorded among Filipinos abroad — DFA appeared first on Global News.

  • 3 US senators press De Lima’s release from detention
    by racosta on February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Three US senators who were banned from entering the Philippines for introducing sanctions on Filipino officials responsible for the detention of Sen. Leila de Lima said on Thursday that they welcomed her acquittal on one of three drug trafficking cases but pressed the Duterte administration to release her. “While we are pleased that one of The post 3 US senators press De Lima’s release from detention appeared first on Global News.

  • #GlobeofGood: Globe builds own COVID-19 testing facility to support employees
    by ilucas on February 19, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Globe has built its own COVID-19 testing facility called Globe Labs to give the group’s more than 13,000-strong workforce access to quick, affordable and accurate procedures for diagnosing the disease. The DOH approved and certified facility covers testing for Globe’s employees, their dependents, and employees of its vendor and managed services partners. Housed in one The post #GlobeofGood: Globe builds own COVID-19 testing facility to support employees appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte can’t ‘intimidate’ Biden over VFA payment demand, says Cuisia
    by postie on February 19, 2021 at 6:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will be at the losing end if the visiting forces agreement (VFA) between the United States and the Philippines will not be retained owing to the tack being employed by President Rodrigo Duterte, a former ambassador to the United States said. Speaking over ABS-CBN News Channel, former Philippine Ambassador to The post Duterte can’t ‘intimidate’ Biden over VFA payment demand, says Cuisia appeared first on Global News.

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