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  • Captured NPA members receive COVID-19 vaccines —Army
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Dozens of captured members of the New People's Army received vaccines against COVID-19, the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army said.

  • Captured NPA members receive COVID-19 vaccines —Army
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Dozens of captured members of the New People's Army received vaccines against COVID-19, the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army said.

  • Reconciliation between Duterte, Pacquiao PDP-Laban factions unlikely: officer
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 7:56 am

    An ally of President Rodrigo Duterte said it appeared 'impossible' for their group to reconcile with the PDP-Laban wing headed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao.

  • Duterte-backed PDP-Laban wing says no 2022 poll talks with Bongbong Marcos
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 7:24 am

    The PDP-Laban faction supported by President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday it so far has no negotiations for an alliance with former Sen. Bongbong Marcos for the 2022 elections.

  • DepEd coordinating with authorities to probe online group promoting cheating
    by Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday it was coordinating with authorities to look into a Facebook group where students shared test answers.

  • Higit 500 health workers sa Ilocos Sur tinamaan ng COVID
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Higit 500 health workers na sa buong lalawigan ng Ilocos Sur ang tinatamaan ng COVID-19, ayon sa pinuno ng Ilocos Sur Medical Society.

  • TINGNAN: 'Iron hands' sumasalo ng durian sa Cotabato
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Namangha ang mga netizens sa isang farm worker na walang kahira-hirap na sumasalo ng mga durian sa bayan ng Makilala sa Cotabato.

  • House bill seeks to abolish PS-DBM
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 5:53 am

    A lawmaker said Monday he has filed bill seeking to abolish the procurement service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM).

  • LGBT community members, posibleng target ng pambobomba sa Maguindanao
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Posible umanong 'hate crime' laban sa mga miyembro ng LGBT community ang nangyaring pambobomba nitong Sabado sa Datu Piang, Maguindanao.

  • DOH: No recommendation yet on vaccinating over 12s vs COVID-19
    by ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 5:26 am

    The Department of Health is not yet recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 17, a health official said Monday.

  • VP Leni, Mayor Isko strong contenders in 1Sambayan selection, says Etta
    by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 5:16 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila City Mayor Franciso 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso are the strong contenders in 1Sambayan's selection process.

  • Roque confirms Davao death squad exists but Duterte has no links
    by Benise Balaoing, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 4:19 am

    Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque confirmed Monday the existence of the Davao Death Squad but said President Duterte has no links to the group.

  • Gov't allows dry run of limited face-to-face classes
    by Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 4:18 am

    The government has allowed the conduct of a dry run of limited face-to-face classes in select schools.

  • LP stalwart Edgar Erice joins Isko's Aksyon Demokratiko
    by Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 4:14 am

    Caloocan 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice, a stalwart of the Liberal Party, has now joined Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's Aksyon Demokratiko party.

  • Missing modules, poor connectivity: First week of classes 'far from being a success,' says group
    by Jaehwa Bernardo and Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News on September 20, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Opening another school year during the COVID-19 pandemic "does not warrant its success," a teachers' group said Monday.

  • Best long distance moving companies
    by Lili Zecevic on September 19, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Long-distance moving companies should be your top priority if you’re moving from one place to another. The entire process of moving can be stressful and eventful, and there are unexpected costs, insurance issues, and sometimes logistical problems. Long-distance moving companies can help with that. Whether you’re moving across states, across the country, and even internationally, The post Best long distance moving companies appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What is the easiest language to learn?
    by Lili Zecevic on September 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    You want to learn a new language and may have some questions about the easiest language to learn. Choosing the easiest to learn maybe something you would like to do. Learning a new way of communicating may be challenging but fun too. Ask yourself these questions before you take a deep dive into a new The post What is the easiest language to learn? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Burning of PH flag in Montreal seen as possible hate crime
    by rciriacruz on September 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    MONTREAL, Quebec – Police are looking at the desecration of a Philippine flag at a Filipino community center in a Montreal neighborhood as a possible anti-Asian hate crime. The flag of the Philippines flag in front of the Filipino Association of Montreal and Suburbs (FAMAS) headquarters in Côte des Neiges was pulled down and burned The post Burning of PH flag in Montreal seen as possible hate crime appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Pope names U.S.-based Filipino priest to Vatican’s social sciences academy
    by rciriacruz on September 17, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis has named a U.S.-based Filipino priest to the Vatican’s social sciences academy. The Pope tapped Dominican Fr. Albino Barrera, an economist and theologian, for membership in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Vatican announced Sept. 14. Barrera, 65, is a professor of economics and theology at Providence College of Providence, The post Pope names U.S.-based Filipino priest to Vatican’s social sciences academy appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Police warn of threats of violence at Sept. 18 pro-Trump rally
    by rciriacruz on September 17, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    WASHINGTON -Police warned of threats of violence at a planned Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, and the National Guard put 100 troops on standby to provide support, after the building was breached during a Jan. 6 riot. Hundreds of far-right demonstrators are expected in Washington for the “Justice For J6” The post Police warn of threats of violence at Sept. 18 pro-Trump rally appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • New guidance on workplace sexual orientation and gender discrimination
    by rciriacruz on September 17, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Can an employer fire someone simply for being gay or transgender? No, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark decision in Bostock v Clayton County. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. “An employer who The post New guidance on workplace sexual orientation and gender discrimination appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Jollibee and DoorDash debut new mobile Kitchen in Ontario
    by rciriacruz on September 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    TORONTO – International fast-food brand Jollibee and DoorDash  debuted a new mobile kitchen in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 2. Created through an exclusive partnership between the two companies, the reimagined, movable restaurant concept will be located at the southwest corner of the CF Lime Ridge Mall. Hamilton residents can order for pickup or delivery Jollibee dishes exclusively through through The post Jollibee and DoorDash debut new mobile Kitchen in Ontario appeared first […]

  • HBO Max slashes price in limited offer as streaming wars heat up
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming service has halved its subscription fees in a limited-period offer to lure back millions of subscribers it lost after dropping out of Amazon.com Inc’s Prime video channels. The limited-time promotion offer of $7.49 per month – for up to six months – is available through Sept. 26 for users who The post HBO Max slashes price in limited offer as streaming wars heat up appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Comparing Covid vaccines – which one is the best?
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    In almost all parts of the world, there’s an upsurge of the highly spreadable COVID-19 variant, the Delta variant. Most of the cases are among those who aren’t vaccinated yet. To get your hopes up, there are reports about the existing COVID vaccines and the big potentials of those that are still in development particularly, The post Comparing Covid vaccines – which one is the best? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What are Dapper Dino NFTs?
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Whether you are a dinosaur aficionado or you’re just curious about their histories, you have to get yourself familiar with Dapper Dinos NFT. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a new project that involves digital dinosaurs as the traders in Ethereum. Dinos are dapper too! While the masterminds of this NFT are two parents, the The post What are Dapper Dino NFTs? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • The national adoption of Bitcoin: Is your country next?
    by darasa on September 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    A country just proceeded with its national adoption of Bitcoin (BTC). El Salvador is the first one, but other countries may soon follow in its footsteps. Once they do, this would significantly change how we use money around the world. We will start with a quick rundown about bitcoin to get everyone up to speed. The post The national adoption of Bitcoin: Is your country next? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What is international health insurance?
    by darasa on September 17, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    You may have never thought of getting international health insurance. If you’re planning your next overseas trip, you will probably need one more than ever. Otherwise, you might not be allowed into that foreign destination! Let’s start with why you need to get insurance for worldwide medical care. Then, we’ll get deeper into more details, The post What is international health insurance? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall Street slips as tech losses and tax uncertainties sideline traders
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    U.S. stock indexes slipped on Friday with major technology firms weighing the most, while uncertainty over higher corporate taxes and an upcoming Federal Reserve meeting kept traders to the sidelines. The Nasdaq was the worst performer among the main U.S. indexes in early trade, as a batch of strong economic readings encouraged investors to pivot The post Wall Street slips as tech losses and tax uncertainties sideline traders appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • AMC theater will accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc boss Adam Aron said the theater chain would accept ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin alongside bitcoin for ticket purchases, as cryptocurrencies gain acceptance among mainstream investors and companies. “Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know @AMCTheatres has announced we will accept Bitcoin for online ticket and concession payments by year-end 2021. I can The post AMC theater will accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US FDA vaccine committee disputes boosters for ages 16 and up
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moved to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. While U.S. health officials, some other countries and vaccine makers have said boosters are needed, many scientists and vaccine experts disagree. Many of The post US FDA vaccine committee disputes boosters for ages 16 and up appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Canada’s tight election campaign enters final days
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    As Canada’s election race enters its final weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is redoubling efforts to motivate supporters, knowing his bid for re-election on Monday could be doomed by low turnout. Recent opinion polls show Trudeau’s Liberals neck and neck with the opposition Conservatives led by Erin O’Toole, suggesting that getting out the vote will The post Canada’s tight election campaign enters final days appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to host Jeopardy through the end of 2021
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will host the remaining episodes of “Jeopardy” for the rest of the year, Variety has confirmed. However, the search for a final, permanent host is still ongoing. Bialik will take over hosting duties for the first couple weeks, starting September 20 and running through November 5. She and Jennings will The post Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to host Jeopardy through the end of 2021 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Delta variant darkens US third quarter rebound growth views
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    The U.S. economic rebound has been dented in Q3, partly on the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant, with economists in a Reuters poll also pushing their expectations back to November for when the Federal Reserve announces an impending policy shift. Like in most countries, the U.S. economy is facing global supply chain disruptions due The post Delta variant darkens US third quarter rebound growth views appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Facebook to shut down harmful real-user accounts on its platform
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. The new approach, reported here for the first time, uses the tactics usually taken by The post Facebook to shut down harmful real-user accounts on its platform appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • WFT backed vs Giants amidst Super Bowl season long odds
    by mvillegas on September 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury has impacted the Washington Football Team’s season-long odds, but bettors clearly have confidence in backup Taylor Heinicke leading the offense against the New York Giants on Thursday. The WFT opened as 3.0-point favorites at BetMGM but the line has moved to 3.5 points hours before the game with 66 percent of the The post WFT backed vs Giants amidst Super Bowl season long odds appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH neighbor Thailand to reopen in October as vaxx rates surge
    by tbergonia on September 17, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    On Sept. 14, 2021, Angelo Fernandez Virgo, a Filipino engineering student, and other international students from different universities in Nakhon Ratchasima were among the thousands of foreigners and Thai citizens who queued at Central Plaza mall to receive vaccines for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Virgo is one of seven Filipino students under The post PH neighbor Thailand to reopen in October as vaxx rates surge appeared first on Global News.

  • US has new top envoy in PH
    by postie on September 17, 2021 at 10:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The United States Embassy in the Philippines on Friday welcomed its new Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim (CDA a.i.), Heather Variava, who committed to “strengthening the broad and deep relationships” between Washington and Manila. In a statement, the embassy said Variava would be serving in Manila for three years. She is replacing former The post US has new top envoy in PH appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana briefed on new Australia-UK-US alliance
    by tbergonia on September 17, 2021 at 10:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday (Sept. 17) received a briefing on the newly formed Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) alliance from Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton. The two ministers spoke for the first time since Dutton became Australian defense minister early this year, the Department of National Defense (DND) said in a statement. The The post Lorenzana briefed on new Australia-UK-US alliance appeared first on Global News.

  • Legarda bats for improved benefits for military and uniformed personnel
    by vcatibog on September 17, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda underscored her commitment to ensure that adequate remuneration is provided to our Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) and to all the government workers, striving to keep this country whole and resilient despite all the challenges and crises. “Our soldiers, police and other uniformed personnel are the frontliners in The post Legarda bats for improved benefits for military and uniformed personnel appeared first on Global News.

  • ‘Red list’ updated: PH imposes travel curb on four more countries
    by postie on September 17, 2021 at 1:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has imposed a travel restriction on four more countries as it updated its “red list” effective September 19, Malacañang announced Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said those added in the red list or areas considered as high-risk for COVID-19 are Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, and Slovenia. The post ‘Red list’ updated: PH imposes travel curb on four more countries appeared first on Global News.

  • Air Force keeps eyes on Swedish Grippen jets
    by clopez on September 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana may have been impressed with the Lockheed Martin F-16 multirole fighter aircraft of the United States, but practical reasons may prompt the Philippines to acquire equally impressive supersonic jets made in Sweden. The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab The post Air Force keeps eyes on Swedish Grippen jets appeared first on Global News.

  • Wall Street falls as energy and tech stocks drop
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Wall Street indexes fell on Thursday as an unexpected rise in retail sales pointed to resilience in the economic recovery, pushing up yields and spurring a broad move out of heavyweight technology stocks. Economically sensitive sectors fared better than their peers, with financial stocks falling 0.2% – the least among the S&P sectors. An index The post Wall Street falls as energy and tech stocks drop appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Simone Biles criticizes US Olympic Committee and FBI’s failure
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Olympic gymnast Simone Biles held back tears on Wednesday, as she told lawmakers how the FBI and U.S. gymnastic and Olympic officials failed to stop the sexual abuse that she and hundreds of other athletes suffered from former doctor Larry Nassar. “To be clear, I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame an entire system The post Simone Biles criticizes US Olympic Committee and FBI’s failure appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Time Magazine ‘100 Most Influential’ names Simone Biles amongst others
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Simone Biles was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2021. She was on the list just weeks after her comeback from the Olympic Games. Before her return from the Olympics, her name went abuzz. The 24-year-old withdrew from the finals after her first sets of competition went astray. After her withdrawal, there’s The post Time Magazine ‘100 Most Influential’ names Simone Biles amongst others appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipinos among Asian Americans less likely to major in science, tech fields
    by rciriacruz on September 16, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Filipino students are nearly 60% less likely to major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields than other Asian American students, according to a State University of New York at Buffalo study. The research on disparities in the STEM pipeline and college selectivity rates among Asian Americans also found that Filipino, The post Filipinos among Asian Americans less likely to major in science, tech fields appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S., U.K. to give Australia nuclear subs in pushback against China
    by rciriacruz on September 16, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    WASHINGTON/CANBERRA -The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the United The post U.S., U.K. to give Australia nuclear subs in pushback against China appeared […]

  • Fil-Am’s fantasy novel mines native music, culture for resistance, healing
    by rciriacruz on September 16, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – A debut fantasy novel by educator, kulintang musician and author, Conrad J. Benedicto has been released by Kularts, promoter of tribal and contemporary Philippine art. Musalaya’s Gift is an “anti-colonial fantasy novel,” that  compels the reader to ponder the effects of colonization, how Filipinos view themselves, their relationship to their indigeneity and The post Fil-Am’s fantasy novel mines native music, culture for resistance, healing appeared first on […]

  • Florida leads U.S. in nursing home resident and staff Covid deaths
    by rciriacruz on September 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Florida leads the nation in nursing home resident and staff deaths from COVID-19, according to an AARP report released Wednesday, Sept. 15. Florida’s nursing home resident deaths totaled 237, representing 21% of 1,125 total COVID-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes across the United States. It also has the highest number of nursing home staff who The post Florida leads U.S. in nursing home resident and staff Covid deaths appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH temporarily bans entry of travelers from Guam, 8 countries
    by rciriacruz on September 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Travelers from nine countries are being temporarily barred from entering the Philippines until Sept. 18, 2021. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration announced Saturday the temporary ban on the entry of passengers coming from nine countries: Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in an advisory The post PH temporarily bans entry of travelers from Guam, 8 countries appeared first on […]

  • What is the Metaverse? Where the virtual and the real collide
    by darasa on September 16, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    The recent technology trends may finally lead us to the metaverse. It was a science fiction idea of mixing our real world with virtual reality. However, Facebook and other companies are working on making this concept true in the future. We’ll start by talking about how this idea of the “metaverse” came to be. Later, The post What is the Metaverse? Where the virtual and the real collide appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best places to live in Texas
    by Lili Zecevic on September 16, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    If you are moving to Texas soon and do not know where the best places to live in Texas are, look no further. We have all the information you need on the best places to live in Texas. Deciding to move is already difficult enough, and you are not from Texas or the surrounding areas, The post Best places to live in Texas appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Padres end Giants’ nine-game winning streak
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Fernando Tatis Jr. and Adam Frazier contributed four hits apiece to a 16-hit attack Wednesday night as the visiting San Diego Padres ended the San Francisco Giants’ nine-game winning streak by overcoming four home runs for a 9-6 victory. Jurickson Profar had the Padres’ lone homer, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, helping San The post Padres end Giants’ nine-game winning streak appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Big Techs mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on Wednesday on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a company with a supplier — both steps indicating plans to be tougher on deals. Following a study begun during the Trump administration, the FTC staff found that The post Big Techs mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Oil prices climb with gains after drawdown in US stocks
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Oil prices climbed on Thursday, extending the previous day’s solid gains after a larger-than-expected drawdown in crude oil stocks in the United States, the world’s largest oil consumer. Brent crude oil rose 18 cents, or 0.2%, to $75.64 a barrel by 0340 GMT, after settling up 2.5% the previous day. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) The post Oil prices climb with gains after drawdown in US stocks appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • SpaceX launches into orbit with its all-civilian crew
    by mvillegas on September 16, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    A SpaceX rocket ship blasted off from Florida on Wednesday carrying a billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens he chose to join him in the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit. The quartet of amateur astronauts, led by the American founder and chief executive of financial services firm Shift4 Payments Inc, The post SpaceX launches into orbit with its all-civilian crew appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What is a Centenario coin, and why do people invest in it?
    by darasa on September 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Did you know that people invest in Centenario coins and similar gold bullion coins? Believe it or not, they spend thousands of dollars for each one! Is it truly worth the price, and why do people purchase them anyway? We will start by explaining how the Centenario coin came to be. Then, we’ll talk about The post What is a Centenario coin, and why do people invest in it? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • More details needed from Japan on terror alert—Lorenzana
    by tbergonia on September 16, 2021 at 11:32 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said security officials have reached out to the Japanese embassy for more information on the terror alert it issued to its citizens in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. “We already contacted the defense attache of the Japanese embassy here and there is no feedback so far,” Lorenzana said in Filipino The post More details needed from Japan on terror alert—Lorenzana appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana: US weapons preferred but cost steep for PH
    by jcristobal on September 16, 2021 at 8:36 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said the Philippines wants to acquire more brand new American-made military equipment for interoperability but these are too expensive. At an online press briefing on Thursday (Sept. 16), the defense chief said he told his American counterparts during his recent trip to Washington if they could help the The post Lorenzana: US weapons preferred but cost steep for PH appeared first on Global News.

  • 191 Filipinos out of Afghanistan; 18 others opt to stay for work – DFA
    by postie on September 16, 2021 at 6:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Three more Filipinos were evacuated from Afghanistan, bringing to 191 the number of Filipinos who have left the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Thursday. The three Filipinos were evacuated from Afghanistan over the weekend, the DFA said in its latest situation bulletin. Based on DFA figures, 20 Filipinos are The post 191 Filipinos out of Afghanistan; 18 others opt to stay for work – DFA appeared first on Global News.

  • Fil-Am’s zero-waste designs make it to NYFW runway
    by rciriacruz on September 15, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    NEW YORK—Ia’s Threads debuted fossilized cacao leaves on the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway last Sunday, Sept. 12, bringing Filipino colors on its third outing in the international fashion circuit. Founded by sustainability advocate Ia Faraoni, Ia’s Threads has been showcasing Filipino craftsmanship since its founding in 2017 while at the same time, promoting The post Fil-Am’s zero-waste designs make it to NYFW runway appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Oldest living WWII U.S. veteran who served in PH turns 112
    by rciriacruz on September 15, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    NEW ORLEANS— A drive-by party celebrated the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States. Lawrence Brooks turned 112 on Sunday, Sept. 12. He served in the Philippines during the war. The National World War II Museum hosted the party at Brooks home, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. Brooks was born in Norwood, Louisiana The post Oldest living WWII U.S. veteran who served in PH turns 112 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipino food truck feeds the homeless in Colorado Springs
    by rciriacruz on September 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Owners of the Filipino Food Truck founded in 2017 have not stopped operating despite the pandemic, but they include a special weekend activity. Every other Saturday, the truck serves free food to the homeless outside the Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Owners Lorry Vic Martinez and Adan Garcia feed the homeless every other The post Filipino food truck feeds the homeless in Colorado Springs appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. top general secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war – report
    by rciriacruz on September 15, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice over concerns then-President Donald Trump could spark a war with China as his potential election loss loomed and in its aftermath, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. U.S. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of The post U.S. top general secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war – report appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Pfizer boosters improve immunity but may not be needed – FDA staff
    by rciriacruz on September 15, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists said on Wednesday that a third booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates a higher immune response in recipients, but stopped short of saying the extra shots are needed broadly. The FDA staff members said in a document prepared for outside advisors that Comirnaty – the COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer The post Pfizer boosters improve immunity but may not be needed – FDA staff appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH pledges financial aid for humanitarian response in Afghanistan
    by postie on September 15, 2021 at 11:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has pledged financial contribution to the Flash Appeal of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to address the “immediate humanitarian gaps” in Afghanistan. Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN Evan Garcia announced the country’s pledge during the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian The post PH pledges financial aid for humanitarian response in Afghanistan appeared first on […]

  • Youths in agriculture: Enabling a sustainable agricultural environment for the next generation
    by bdiaz on September 14, 2021 at 8:55 am

    The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of food security, food-related business, self-sufficiency and urban farming. Today, farming and agriculture have become viable business opportunities known as agripreneurship.  This concept proved to be a major draw among the younger generation to invest in a future in agriculture and fisheries-related enterprises. Giving access to dialogues and  decision-making The post Youths in agriculture: Enabling a sustainable agricultural environment […]

  • PH Coast Guard unveils improved station on Pag-asa
    by tbergonia on September 13, 2021 at 10:03 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recently unveiled its upgraded station on Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea. The official turnover was held on the island last Aug. 31, with top coast guard officials witnessing the event online. The Coast Guard District Palawan said the new facility was a four-unit structure made of The post PH Coast Guard unveils improved station on Pag-asa appeared first on Global News.

  • Drag queens and refugee stories: touring the ‘real’ Hong Kong
    by dlejano on September 12, 2021 at 7:42 am

    HONG KONG — Guide Michael Tsang was able to take tourists freely around Asia’s financial hub in 2019, introducing them to the city’s protest movement, explaining “one country, two systems” and showing them scenes of economic inequality. Since the coronavirus pandemic cut off foreign visitors and a sweeping national security law passed last year limited The post Drag queens and refugee stories: touring the ‘real’ Hong Kong appeared first on Global News.

  • Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen near territorial waters
    by dlejano on September 12, 2021 at 7:26 am

    TOKYO — Japan’s defense ministry said on Sunday that a submarine believed to be from China was spotted in waters near its southern islands, as maritime tensions persist in the Pacific. Japan’s navy on Friday morning identified a submerged vessel sailing northwest just outside territorial waters near Amami Oshima island, part of Kagoshima prefecture, the The post Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen near territorial waters appeared first on Global News.

  • COVID-19 vaccines hold up against severe Delta — US data
    on September 11, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Fully vaccinated people were 11 times less likely to die of COVID-19 and 10 times less likely to be hospitalized compared to the unvaccinated since highly contagious Delta became the most common variant, US health authorities said Friday. 

  • Locsin thanks US for pandemic aid
    by clopez on September 10, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has expressed the Philippine government’s gratitude to the United States for its continued assistance to the country’s COVID-19 response, including an additional $11.3 million to help bankroll its vaccination program, testing and contact-tracing efforts. Locsin flew to Washington and met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on The post Locsin thanks US for pandemic aid appeared first on Global News.

  • PH imposes travel restriction on 9 areas under ‘red list’ starting Sept. 12
    by postie on September 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has imposed a travel restriction on nine areas listed under its “red list” effective starting September 12, 2021, Malacañang said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte approved imposing travel restrictions on Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Roque The post PH imposes travel restriction on 9 areas under ‘red list’ […]

  • Locsin, Blinken tackle vaxxing efforts, human rights in 1st face-to-face meet
    by postie on September 10, 2021 at 3:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken engaged in a face-to-face meeting for the first time and discussed COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the importance of respecting international law in the South China Sea as well as human rights, among others. Locsin met with Blinken on Thursday The post Locsin, Blinken tackle vaxxing efforts, human rights in 1st face-to-face meet appeared first on Global News.

  • Gov’t accepts Afghan refugees, but withholds details
    by clopez on September 9, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    The Philippines has taken in Afghanistan nationals, including women and children, as refugees from the Taliban government, said Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., refusing to reveal details and saying the matter is closed. He announced the arrival of the Afghan refugees on Wednesday night through his favorite medium, Twitter, before saying no further information will The post Gov’t accepts Afghan refugees, but withholds details appeared first on Global News.

  • ‘PH won’t follow Chinese law in Philippine waters’
    by clopez on September 9, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines would not honor Chinese laws requiring vessels to make a full report before being granted passage through the South China Sea. “Our stand on that is we will not honor those laws by the Chinese within the West Philippine Sea,” Lorenzana said at a forum on Wednesday. He The post ‘PH won’t follow Chinese law in Philippine waters’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Globe readies disaster assistance for Typhoon Kiko
    by bdiaz on September 9, 2021 at 2:34 am

    While Typhoon Jolina has yet to leave the country, Globe is already preparing its disaster assistance for Typhoon Kiko, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night and is expected to continuously intensify until the weekend. Globe is ready to deploy its Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi services anytime as heavy The post Globe readies disaster assistance for Typhoon Kiko appeared first on Global News.

  • Unicef exec: PH can take ‘school reopening’ lessons from Asian neighbors
    by clopez on September 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    The government can draw from the experiences of other countries in safely reopening schools because the costs of prolonged school closure outweigh its benefits, an education expert at the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Wednesday. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has led many countries to enforce distance learning for their students, Asian nations The post Unicef exec: PH can take ‘school reopening’ lessons from Asian neighbors appeared first on Global News.

  • Comelec starts on Saturday test run for internet voting for overseas Filipinos
    by Alexander Magno on September 8, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start its test run of internet voting for Filipino living overseas this weekend, its spokesperson, James Jimenez, said in an online launch on Wednesday. The test run will be conducted with technology provider Voatz from Sept. 11 to 13. According to Jimenez, some 670 voters signed The post Comelec starts on Saturday test run for internet voting for overseas Filipinos appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines has started taking in Afghan refugees, says Locsin
    by Alexander Magno on September 8, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines started taking in Afghan refugees on Wednesday, including women and children, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. But he said further information on the refugees will not be made public for their safety and privacy. “We stay steady where others waver: tonight we welcome Afghan nationals including women The post Philippines has started taking in Afghan refugees, says Locsin appeared first on Global News.

  • Gatchalian seeks Senate probe on sufficiency of power supply on 2022 national elections
    by bdiaz on September 7, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Despite pronouncements that there will be no brownouts during the week of the May 2022 elections, Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Senate to conduct an inquiry on the plans and preparations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders to ensure the uninterrupted electricity supply.  “It is crucial that programs are already in place, The post Gatchalian seeks Senate probe on sufficiency of power supply on 2022 national elections appeared first on Global News.

  • Bigas Kalinga
    by bdiaz on September 7, 2021 at 5:32 am

    PTAA hands out separate ayuda for members affected by new round of ECQ September 3, 2021  A travel agent’s association in Mandaluyong has began extending food assistance to members affected by the reimposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, and other provinces.  The government reimplemented ECQ for two weeks in August in an effort The post Bigas Kalinga appeared first on Global News.

  • Sorok Uni, KOICA, Human Asia bridge the digital literacy gap in Occidental Mindoro
    by vlacano on September 7, 2021 at 5:05 am

    True to its vision of A PHILIPPINES WITHOUT FORGOTTEN NEIGHBORS, Sorok Uni Foundation reached out to more Filipinos in the town of Sablayan, province of Occidental Mindoro. Together with Human Asia (South Korea) and funded by Korea International Cooperation Association (KOICA), a project entitled “Mitigating Digital Divide in the Ethnic Minority Mangyan” was launched on The post Sorok Uni, KOICA, Human Asia bridge the digital literacy gap in Occidental Mindoro appeared first on Global News.

  • Myanmar junta agrees to Asean call for ceasefire to distribute aid–Kyodo
    by dlejano on September 6, 2021 at 8:02 am

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Myanmar’s military rulers have agreed to an Asean call for a ceasefire until the end of the year to ensure distribution of humanitarian aid, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing the envoy of the southeast Asian bloc to the crisis-torn nation. Following a coup in February, the Association of Southeast Asian The post Myanmar junta agrees to Asean call for ceasefire to distribute aid–Kyodo appeared first on Global News.

  • DOH assures strict border control despite lifting of travel ban in 10 countries
    by postie on September 6, 2021 at 5:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday assured that the government has safeguards, including strict border control for inbound international travelers, amid the lifting of travel restrictions in 10 countries. Travel restrictions over India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will be lifted starting September The post DOH assures strict border control despite lifting of travel ban in 10 countries […]

  • Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity
    by dlejano on September 5, 2021 at 10:16 am

    TAIPEI — Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Sunday against renewed Chinese military activity, with its defense ministry reporting that 19 aircraft including nuclear-capable bombers had flown into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the self-ruled island, often in the The post Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity appeared first on Global News.

  • America in decline? Not to workers who keep coming here
    by clopez on September 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    LOS ANGELES—The world is piling on America now. Some are cheering the ignominious images of a fallen empire departing in defeat from its longest war in Afghanistan. But a great multitude is still out there, wanting to come to work and live in this country. With Labor Day this Monday (Tuesday in Manila) a part The post America in decline? Not to workers who keep coming here appeared first on Global News.

  • New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak claims first death in six months
    on September 4, 2021 at 6:23 am

    New Zealand recorded its first COVID-related death in six months Saturday, but health authorities said there were signs the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant was coming under control.

  • IATF updates list of ‘green countries’
    by postie on September 4, 2021 at 6:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The country’s pandemic task force has updated the list of countries and territories covered by the “green list” where fully vaccinated travelers qualify for a shorter quarantine period upon arrival in the Philippines. Below are the 33 countries and territories covered by the updated “green list” of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) The post IATF updates list of ‘green countries’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Palace lifts travel ban on 10 countries starting Sept. 6
    by postie on September 4, 2021 at 5:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the pandemic task force to lift the travel restrictions on several countries starting September 6, Malacañang announced on Saturday. Among these countries are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. However, international travelers coming from these countries The post Palace lifts travel ban on 10 countries starting Sept. 6 appeared first on […]

  • China law requiring notice from vessels concerning, says top US Coast Guard exec
    by tbergonia on September 3, 2021 at 10:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines—A top US Coast Guard (USCG) official on Friday (Sept. 3) expressed concern over China’s new maritime law requiring foreign vessels to give notice before entering waters covered by China’s fictitious nine-dash line claim. Vice Admiral Michael McAllister, commander of the USCG’s Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Force West, said the law “seems The post China law requiring notice from vessels concerning, says top US Coast Guard exec appeared first on Global News.

  • The US Powerball jackpot is at $367 million, and Filipinos can win big this Saturday!
    on September 3, 2021 at 1:30 am

    This Saturday, the US Powerball is offering a $367 million jackpot (equivalent to P18 billion), which is currently the biggest lottery prize in the world.

  • Filipinos affected by flash floods in New York area
    by postie on September 3, 2021 at 12:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Some members of the Filipino community in New York were affected by flash floods in the city and nearby areas. “The Philippine Consulate General in New York is deeply saddened that a number of kababayan were affected by last night’s flashfloods in New York and surrounding areas,” the Philippine Consulate General in The post Filipinos affected by flash floods in New York area appeared first on Global News.

  • Sen. Marcos wary of arms treaty, officials allay fear of blacklisting vs PH
    by postie on September 2, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos expressed misgivings in ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as she raised concerns over a possible embargo or blacklisting of the Philippines due to human rights issues, a fear that officials were quick to allay. On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concluded its discussions on the ATT, which The post Sen. Marcos wary of arms treaty, officials allay fear of blacklisting vs PH appeared first on Global News.

  • PNP and its Chinese counterpart revive talks to set up ‘China desks’ in PH
    by jvicente on September 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and its counterparts in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) revived talks of setting up the controversial China desks for the “protection” of Chinese nationals in the country. The proposal was tackled in the bilateral meeting between the PNP and the Ministry of Public The post PNP and its Chinese counterpart revive talks to set up ‘China desks’ in PH appeared first on Global News.

  • PNP, China police hold talks on crime, security concerns
    by postie on September 2, 2021 at 11:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Delegations from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of the People’s Republic of China on Thursday attended a virtual bilateral meeting to strengthen cooperation and collaboration on mutual law enforcement and transnational security concerns affecting the two countries. Police chief Guillermo Eleazar led a delegation of The post PNP, China police hold talks on crime, security concerns appeared first on Global News.

  • Voter registration made accessible and convenient in 35 Robinsons Malls
    by bdiaz on September 2, 2021 at 9:14 am

    With Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers, Filipinos can now have their voting registration in any of 35 Robinsons Malls located nationwide.  Robinsons Place GenSan and Robinsons Place Valencia will open its registration sites from September 1 to 30, except Sundays. Robinsons Place Antipolo will be available from September 6 to 30, while Robinsons Place Butuan The post Voter registration made accessible and convenient in 35 Robinsons Malls appeared first on Global News.

  • Globe boosts services to customers in Cavite and Laguna
    by bdiaz on September 2, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Globe’s efforts to bring better call, SMS and data browsing services in more parts of the country have resulted in the completion of its network modernization in key locations in Cavite and Laguna. Globe has completed 265 site upgrades in 11 towns and cities in Cavite and three areas in Laguna from 3G to the The post Globe boosts services to customers in Cavite and Laguna appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana: South Korea, Australia ships to boost maritime patrols
    by tbergonia on September 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The Department of National Defense appears bent on acquiring ships from South Korea and Australia to boost the country’s maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea. “We are planning to procure two corvettes from South Korea and also six offshore patrol vessels from Australia,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said at a budget hearing at The post Lorenzana: South Korea, Australia ships to boost maritime patrols appeared first on Global News.

  • A Filipino could become $322 million richer this Saturday
    on August 26, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Filipinos have the exact same chances of winning the US Powerball jackpot as they would if buying their lottery tickets in the United States.

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