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  • Sotto backs Duterte: Hague ruling did not order China to leave West Philippine Sea
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Sotto said the Philippines "can always strive for better relations" with China.

  • U.S. schools turn focus to mental health of students reeling from pandemic
    by ggaviola on May 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    OREFIELD, Pa.  – As COVID-19 upended education during the past year, Pennsylvania middle school teacher Jennifer Lundberg often began her English lessons gauging the mental wellbeing of her students. Sometimes, she would turn the lights off and dedicate a few minutes of in-person class to walking the kids through exercises that asked them to identify The post U.S. schools turn focus to mental health of students reeling from pandemic appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Ginang na nambubudol umano ng mga OFW timbog sa Ermita
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Isang aplikante na OFW ang humingi ng tulong sa Ermita Police matapos umanong tangayin ng suspek ang kaniyang bag.

  • Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban
    by ggaviola on May 6, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules against evading an account ban. Trump was banned from Twitter, where he had more than 88 million followers, and multiple other social media platforms following The post Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • COVID-19 spreads to rural India, villages ill-equipped to fight it
    by ggaviola on May 6, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    BRUSSELS/NEW YORK  – The European Union on Thursday backed a U.S. proposal to discuss waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, but drugmakers and some other governments opposed the idea, saying it would not solve global inoculation shortages. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed willingness to explore a waiver after President Joe Biden on The post COVID-19 spreads to rural India, villages ill-equipped to fight it appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • US administers nearly 252 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The United States has administered 251,973,752 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 324,610,185 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. Those figures are up from the 249,566,820 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Wednesday out of 321,549,335 doses The post US administers nearly 252 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Delhi’s popular autorickshaws become COVID-19 ambulances
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    NEW DELHI — It’s not the most conventional way to get to the hospital, but with Delhi running short of ambulances, authorities have turned some of the city’s ubiquitous three-wheeled autorickshaws into makeshift ambulances to ferry COVID-19 patients. Actual ambulances are hard to come by as a devastating surge in cases overwhelms the healthcare system. The post Delhi’s popular autorickshaws become COVID-19 ambulances appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • US not planning to shoot down errant Chinese rocket – defense chief
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Washington, United States — The US military has no plans to shoot down an out-of-control Chinese rocket now hurtling towards Earth, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday. “We have the capability to do a lot of things, but we don’t have a plan to shoot it down as we speak,” Austin told journalists. Pentagon experts expect The post US not planning to shoot down errant Chinese rocket – defense chief appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Novavax to start shipping COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX program in Q3
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Novavax Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to start shipping doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to the COVAX program in the third quarter of 2021 in an effort to deliver on its promise to provide 1.1 billion shots to the global vaccination program. Novavax said it will manufacture and ship 350 million shots itself. The post Novavax to start shipping COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX program in Q3 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • DOLE: PNP idea to require workers’ clearance unhelpful, unlawful
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has formally rejected the proposal of the Philippine National Police to require workers to get a national police clearance before they can transact with the labor department. He told PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas, who made the request before his retirement, that the plan would only add The post DOLE: PNP idea to require workers’ clearance unhelpful, unlawful appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ‘Why should PH pay for drug trial?’
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A former health secretary has questioned the government’s willingness to fund a clinical trial for ivermectin, which some politicians and doctors have been pushing as a treatment for COVID-19. Dr. Esperanza Cabral, who also founded the advocacy group Doctors for Truth and Public Welfare, said in a TV interview on Thursday that, The post ‘Why should PH pay for drug trial?’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 25 killed in police raid on Rio slum
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela Thursday left 25 people dead, turning the impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups. Media reports said a policeman was among those killed in the early morning raid on Jacarezinho, on Rio’s north The post 25 killed in police raid on Rio slum appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Galvez: 3 million Pfizer, AstraZeneca jabs expected within the month
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday said the country will have up to 3 million more COVID-19 vaccines this month with the arrival of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines donated through the World Health Organization-led COVAX Facility. In his report to President Rodrigo Duterte during the latter’s televised public address, Galvez said The post Galvez: 3 million Pfizer, AstraZeneca jabs expected within the month appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • EO on tariff deal out next week, Palace says
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is expected to come out with a new executive order (EO) “anytime next week” that would embody the deal that the executive department forged with senators on pork import tariff rates. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua on Thursday confirmed that the new EO would raise the minimum access volume (MAV) The post EO on tariff deal out next week, Palace says appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • President’s order vs mask rule violators hit as ‘cruel, prone to abuse’
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to arrest and detain people for not wearing face masks properly drew concerns from human rights watchdogs and outright objection from a lawyers’ group. For the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), education and information campaigns would lead to better public compliance with health regulations rather than a presidential The post President’s order vs mask rule violators hit as ‘cruel, prone to abuse’ appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Is PH ready for Indian variant?
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A doctor who strongly advocates ivermectin use to treat and prevent COVID-19 warned on Thursday that the Philippines had less than two months to prepare for the same high number of deaths and infections that India is experiencing. The government needs to immediately come up with a contingency plan for “when the The post Is PH ready for Indian variant? appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Duterte vs Carpio, Del Rosario: From debate dare to threat of hanging
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — “I gladly accept the challenge anytime at the President’s convenience.” Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gave this response after President Rodrigo Duterte challenged him to a debate on the 2016 arbitral award which upheld Philippine sovereign rights and invalidated China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea. Carpio on The post Duterte vs Carpio, Del Rosario: From debate dare to threat of hanging appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • India crowd-funds millions for its weary crematorium workers
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    MUMBA — Pity the undertakers – burying and burning all day long, chanting deep into the night yet never keeping pace with the corpses of India’s COVID-19 crisis. And all for what? “For every one body that I perform last rites for, there are a dozen more waiting. There is no social distancing, no sanitizers. The post India crowd-funds millions for its weary crematorium workers appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Unemployment at lowest during pandemic – survey
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said the latest labor force survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed a “much-improved labor market condition,” with the 7.1-percent unemployment rate being the lowest recorded during the pandemic. “The signs are indeed encouraging. Our economy is gradually getting back on track as more The post Unemployment at lowest during pandemic – survey appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Duterte ‘sorry,’ returns Sinopharm jabs to China
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — In a rare response to public criticism, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted it was wrong to get himself inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine and ordered the return of the remainder of the 1,000 doses donated by China. The President, however, will still get his second shot of the vaccine as one dose will The post Duterte ‘sorry,’ returns Sinopharm jabs to China appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Israeli police and Palestinians clash for second night amid land rights
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    JERUSALEM — Israeli police and Palestinians clashed for a second night Thursday in annexed east Jerusalem, amid a controversial land rights case over the fate of Palestinian families threatened with eviction. The legal case centers on the homes of four Palestinian families on land claimed by Jews, with violence flaring ahead of a Supreme Court The post Israeli police and Palestinians clash for second night amid land rights appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 3 officials tagged in permits scam
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    MANILA,  Philippines — The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has filed graft complaints against three officials of the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the alleged issuance of permits and certifications for a flood-control project in Zambales. PACC chair Greco Belgica identified the officials as The post 3 officials tagged in permits scam appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • BOC busts smuggled ivermectin
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Thursday that it seized a shipment containing undeclared regulated medicines, including some 20,000 ivermectin capsules, from New Delhi, India, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The bureau said in a statement that importer Finstad Inc. declared the shipment, valued at P1.13 million, as “food supplements, The post BOC busts smuggled ivermectin appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Deadly disease hits horses in Baguio’s Wright Park
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    BAGUIO CITY — For decades, the city’s “pony boys” (horse trainers or handlers) thrived literally on the backs of their horses, which they rented out to tourists and residents at Wright Park and spots like Camp John Hay. But the distressed horses now need to be cared for after government veterinarians detected an outbreak of The post Deadly disease hits horses in Baguio’s Wright Park appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Quezon logs UK, S. Africa variants; gov gets the virus
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    LUCENA CITY — The highly contagious UK and South Africa variants of the coronavirus have reached Quezon province, as six cases were reported by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (Ipho) on Thursday, the same day that Gov. Danilo Suarez announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Suarez, 78, said the result of the reverse transcription-polymerase The post Quezon logs UK, S. Africa variants; gov gets the virus appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Heritage church in Ilocos Sur town gets ‘minor basilica’ status
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    LAOAG CITY — Pope Francis has granted the title of “minor basilica” to the 447-year-old St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish Church in Sinait town, Ilocos Sur, the top Roman Catholic church official in the province said. Nueva Segovia Archbishop Marlo Peralta made the announcement in a Mass on Monday at the church during the opening The post Heritage church in Ilocos Sur town gets ‘minor basilica’ status appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • UK withdraws patrol boats from Jersey after post-Brexit fishing row
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    PARIS — Britain withdrew its Royal Navy vessels from waters off Jersey on Thursday but said it would remain on standby to support the Channel island after a dispute with France over post-Brexit fishing rights escalated rapidly. France and Britain both deployed maritime patrol vessels to the area after a flotilla of French trawlers sailed The post UK withdraws patrol boats from Jersey after post-Brexit fishing row appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    A massive new bronze sculpture welcomes visitors to Rockefeller Center in the New York landmark’s first campus-wide show by a single artist. The 25-foot (7.6 m) tall black “Oracle” with a huge head joins murals, flags, and videos at the venue, all created by Sanford Biggers, whose artwork also includes music and performance. The seated The post Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • US supports Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian moves – Blinken
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    KYIV — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday Washington could increase security assistance for Ukraine after what he called Russia’s “reckless and aggressive” actions in massing troops near the Ukrainian border. During a visit to Kyiv, Blinken said Russia had left behind significant quantities of soldiers and equipment despite announcing a withdrawal The post US supports Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian moves – Blinken appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Removal of all contractors from Afghanistan underway – Pentagon chief
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the process of removing all contractors from Afghanistan working with the United States was underway as part of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of forces from the country. Speaking with reporters, Austin said the contractors could however renegotiate their contracts in the future. “We’re going to The post Removal of all contractors from Afghanistan underway – Pentagon chief appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • WHO, state regulators asked to consider positive results of ivermectin trials on COVID-19
    by Ronron Calunsod, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    The World Health Organization and drug regulators of different countries should not disregard positive results of trials conducted to test the efficacy of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin on COVID-19, a Japanese professor said Thursday.

  • Denmark eases more COVID restrictions with new ‘corona pass’
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Copenhagen, Denmark — Gyms, theaters, and cinemas on Thursday welcomed Danes back thanks to a new round of COVID-19 restriction easing and a reliance on a “corona pass.” Armed with the pass, people in Denmark can already visit restaurants, museums or the hairdresser. Now the new certificate —  confirming that they have either tested negative in The post Denmark eases more COVID restrictions with new ‘corona pass’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Former Maldives president hurt in blast outside home – police
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    MALE — Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was injured in a blast outside his family home on Thursday, police said in a statement. “Following an explosion… Speaker of Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at ADK Hospital,” the statement said. Images from state TV channel PSM showed security services The post Former Maldives president hurt in blast outside home – police appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH eyes inclusion of 12 to 17 year olds in vaccination program vs COVID-19
    by Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    “We cannot be fully safe if these population below 18 (years old) are not vaccinated. They comprise more than 29 million people,” according to inoculation czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr. 

  • ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ 25-year jail term
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    The Hague, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ongwen, 45 — whose nom de guerre was “White Ant” — was found guilty in The post ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ 25-year jail term appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • EU considers COVID jab patent waiver but Germany, drugmakers push back
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is willing to discuss a proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, as drugmakers fought their ground and their share prices slipped. U.S. President Joe Biden voiced support on Wednesday for a waiver in a reversal of the The post EU considers COVID jab patent waiver but Germany, drugmakers push back appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Nuclear deal possible soon if Iran takes political decision – US
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    WASHINGTON — Agreement could be reached within weeks on a path for Washington and Tehran to resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iran made the political decision to do so, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Thursday, adding gaps still remain. “Is it possible that we’ll see a mutual return The post Nuclear deal possible soon if Iran takes political decision – US appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Germany to allow AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for all adults
    by kadraneda on May 6, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    BERLIN — Germany will allow AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to adults of all ages and aims to offer 12-18-year-olds a vaccine by the end of August as it seeks to speed up its rollout, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday. The country’s 16 regional health ministers have agreed with Spahn to reverse The post Germany to allow AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for all adults appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PRECIOUS COMMODITY
    by The Manila Times on May 6, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Workers move oxygen tanks in Quezon City on May 6, 2021. Sen. Richard Gordon wants the Philippine Red Cross to have its own medical oxygen plant that could supply hospitals in the country. Some unscrupulous businessmen were reportedly jacking up the price of the product amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country. PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE

  • UNMASKED
    by The Manila Times on May 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Shoppers, some flouting health protocols, check out plants for sale at a public market in Marikina City on May 6, 2021.PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE

  • STRICT ENFORCEMENT
    by The Manila Times on May 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    A policeman inspects a bus plying the San Mateo-Marikina route on May 6, 2021 following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to crack down on violators of health protocols. PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE

  • Duterte urged to run for VP
    by Antonio P. Rimando on May 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Civic, social and non­government organizations and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have joined the call for President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president (VP) when his term ends next year. Elvira Go, convenor of the VP Digong 2022 campaign, explained they direly wanted Duterte to be elected to

  • Mobile Prayer patrols vs Covid roam Bulacan
    by Frederick Silverio on May 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Mobile Prayer patrols are now roaming Bulacan province and patrolling coastal areas. The patrols play a recorded prayer of healing and hope from the voice of Gov. Daniel Fernando to boost the morale of Bulakenyos, particularly those who were infected and had died of Covid-19. According to Fernando, six boats are used to cover 21

  • 1.8-B Muslims worldwide celebrate Laylatul Qadr
    by Asangan T. Madale on May 6, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    MARAWI CITY: Sheik Malo Manonggiring, acting director of the Bureau of Pilgrimage and Endowment of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, on Wednesday prayed for both Christian and Muslim Filipinos in the Philippines as 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide prepared to celebrate Laylatul Qadr or “Night of Prayer,” which leads to the last 10 days of

  • Bong Go extends aid to Surigao folk
    by Javier Joe Ismael on May 6, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    THE Office of Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has ramped up its efforts to assist residents of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur after being hit by Typhoon “Auring” two months earlier, displacing thousands of Surigaonon people across the province. Go’s outreach teams provided meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 2,085

  • DoT secretary cites Davao’s tough stance vs Toril resort
    by The Manila Times on May 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    The Department of Tourism (DoT) has cited the quick actions of the Davao City Tourism Office and local government against an erring resort in Toril, which was found to have violated health and safety restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, in a statement, reiterated her directive to regional offices of the DoT to work closely with

  • Mindoro town closed for one week
    by Ire Joe V.C. Laurente on May 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro: Despite having only eight active cases of Covid-19, Bulalacao closed its borders to returning residents to give way for disinfection and respite for frontline health workers. According to the Bulalacao Public Information Office (BPIO), Mayor Ernilo Villas barred people from entering due to surging Covid-19 cases in the country and incidents

  • Virtual fair offers 1K jobs
    by Ernie B. Esconde on May 6, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    BALANGA City, Bataan: More than 1,000 local and overseas work opportunities are up for grabs during the week-long virtual job fair to be held in Bataan from May 17 to 21, the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here announced on Wednesday. The first-ever virtual job fair in the province has for its theme “Manggagawa at

  • 3 Robinsons malls in Quezon City become vaccination hubs
    on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Robinsons Malls continues to support the vaccination programs of local government units with the recent opening of a vaccination hub for “QCitizens” of Barangay Kaunlaran under the A1-A3 category.

  • Slow tourism urged as waste in seas piles up
    by Elijah Felice Rosales on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Department of Tourism has asked travelers to reduce their waste disposal in places they visit, as the agency intensifies its campaign to promote sustainable practices in light of calls to reform the sector.

  • Philippines, ASEAN speak out against Asian-American hate in San Francisco
    by Pia Lee-Brago on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Consuls general from the Philippines and other member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met with the San Francisco Police Department to voice concern over hate crimes against people of Asian descent.

  • FDA sees applications for commercial vaccine distribution by yearend
    by Mayen Jaymalin on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Pharmaceutical firms might already apply for commercial distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the country as early as the end of this year, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.

  • More vaccines to arrive this month – Galvez
    by Alexis Romero on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    More COVID-19 shots from the World Health Organization-led COVAX Facility may arrive this month, including the first batch of jabs developed by American drug maker Pfizer, National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said.

  • Declining COVID-19 cases to lower risk classification
    by Christina Mendez on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The current downtrend in COVID-19 cases nationwide might lower the risk classification from high to moderate in the coming weeks, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a report to President Duterte during the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases meeting at Malacañang on Wednesday.

  • Online counseling services launched for COVID-19 hit Pinoys
    by Rainier Allan Ronda on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Mental health and psychosocial counseling services are now being offered by the government online to persons and families affected by the coronavirus disease pandemic.

  • Demand for home-based caregivers on the rise
    by Mayen Jaymalin on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Demand for home-based caregivers in the country is growing amid the continuing rise in COVID cases, the Department of Labor and Employment reported yesterday.

  • New taxiway, CAAP building at Cebu airport inaugurated
    on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The expanded taxiway and new Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines building at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City have been completed, signaling the government’s push to pursue growth and development in the Visayas amid the pandemic.

  • Revised pork tariff rates await Duterte’s signature
    by Louise Maureen Simeon on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Following the compromise reached between the Senate and the government’s economic managers, the revised tariff rates and volume for pork imports are now awaiting President Duterte’s signature.

  • Resilient demand for snacks helps Kellogg raise annual forecasts
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Kellogg's net sales rise to $3.58 billion in the quarter ended April 3, beating analysts' expectations

  • NUPL tags Duterte’s order vs face mask rule offenders as ‘knee-jerk draconian idea’
    by postie on May 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest directive to arrest people who are not properly wearing face masks is “a knee-jerk draconian idea,” the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said Thursday. Duterte, during his pre-recorded address on Wednesday night, said those who are not wearing their face mask properly should be arrested “because otherwise, The post NUPL tags Duterte’s order vs face mask rule offenders as ‘knee-jerk draconian idea’ appeared […]

  • Corrections: May 2021
    by Rappler.com on May 6, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Here are the corrections for May 2021

  • Scrapping gay sex bans key to fighting HIV, says UNAIDS ambassador
    by Thomson Reuters Foundation on May 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Many people are unwilling to come forward for HIV tests in countries that effectively criminalize homosexuality

  • Bank of England sees faster economic rebound, slows its bond buying
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    The Bank of England raises its forecast for British economic growth in 2021 to 7.25%

  • Does ivermectin really prevent COVID-19 infection?
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte adds his voice to advocates promoting ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. He hopes the Philippines' own clinical trials will prove it effective.

  • CHR alarmed with Duterte's arrest order vs people without face masks in public
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Palace and justice officials seek to soften President Rodrigo Duterte's order for the police to arrest persons not wearing face masks in public. The Philippine human rights commission is alarmed by Duterte's directive.

  • 'I gladly accept': Carpio welcomes Duterte's debate challenge over West PH Sea
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio takes up President Rodrigo Duterte's dare to debate the country's maritime dispute with China.

  • Moderna sees no impact on COVID-19 vaccine from potential patent waiver
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Moderna raises its 2021 sales forecast for its COVID-19 shot by 4.3% to $19.2 billion

  • ‘We need this’: Lorenzana presses for multi-role jet fighters
    by tbergonia on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday (May 6) pressed for the acquisition by the Philippines of multi-role jet fighters which he said were indispensable assets. “We are pushing for the acquisition as it is a critical capability for the defense of our country’s territorial airspace from any form of threat and enforcement of Philippine The post ‘We need this’: Lorenzana presses for multi-role jet fighters appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • US stands by Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian actions – Blinken
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Kyiv to show support for Ukraine

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  • Rio Tinto shareholders reject executives’ pay in caves blast backlash
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Although Rio Tinto shareholders reject the payouts, the vote is advisory only, and will not impact the $55 million earmarked in salary and bonuses for the company's top 14 executives

  • Guevarra: Duterte’s order vs violators of face mask rule ‘takes effect immediately’
    by postie on May 6, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to arrest people violating the mandatory wearing of face mask takes effect immediately even as the Department of Justice and Department of Interior and Local Government are yet to meet to come up with guidelines for the proper enforcement of the latest presidential directive. Guevarra noted existing laws The post Guevarra: Duterte’s order vs violators of face mask rule ‘takes effect immediately’ appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Bloomberg forum moves back to Singapore amid concerns over press treatment in China
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg cites 'very concerning' conditions in China and 'logistics,' reports the Financial Times

  • Nasa P11 milyong halaga ng pananim na marijuana, sinira sa Kalinga
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Ayon sa pulisya, simula Enero ngayong taon, uamabot na sa 13 marijuana eradication operations ang naikasa ng mga awtoridad sa Kalinga.

  • Novavax to deliver 350 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to COVAX scheme
    by Reuters on May 6, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    While Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine candidate is yet to be authorized in any country, the company and the Serum Institute plan to start delivery of the doses in the third quarter of 2021

  • Bilang ng quarantine days ng mga balikbayan, posibleng dagdagan: OWWA
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Posibleng madadagdagan ng isa o dalawang araw ang itatagal ng mga returning OFWs at iba pang balikbayan sa mga quarantine facility, ayon sa Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

  • Pasay set to kick off ‘giga vaccination center’ operation on Friday
    by jvicente on May 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Pasay City Government is set to open one of the biggest vaccination sites in the country at The Galleon within the SM Mall of Asia complex on Friday. Pasay Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano said the “giga vaccination center” — capable of accommodating up to 2,000 individuals a day — in line with The post Pasay set to kick off ‘giga vaccination center’ operation on Friday appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Suspek sa pagpatay sa Japanese sa Nueva Ecija, arestado
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Nahuli ng pulisya ang suspek sa pagpatay ng isang 82-anyos na Japanese na lalaki sa Nueva Ecija.

  • Pagbuo ng Center for Disease Control ng Pilipinas suportado ng DOH, IATF
    by Robert Mano, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Ayon kay Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, rekomendasyon ng DOH na isailalim sa Office of the Health Secretary ang Center for Disease Control (CDC).

  • Pfizer vaccines inaasahang darating sa susunod na linggo
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Inaasahang matutuloy na sa susunod na linggo ang naudlot na pagdating sa bansa ng bakuna ng Pfizer-BioNTech.

  • Bilang ng mga menor de edad na tumatawag sa mental health hotline tumaas
    by Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Dumami ang mga tumatawag na menor de edad sa mental health hotline sa unang apat na buwan ng 2021. 

  • FDA says Duterte made right decision to send back Sinopharm vaccine doses to China
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte made the right decision in sending back some of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine doses to China, as Philippine drug regulators have yet to approve it for general use, a government official said on Thursday. 

  • Sara Duterte: COVID-19 restrictions prevented physical counting of nearly P9.5-B assets COA flagged
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday said that COVID-19 quarantine restrictions have prevented the physical accounting of the nearly P9.5 billion "unascertained" assets in the local government, which were flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA). 

  • Contractor defies DPWH notice to end P711-M Mandaue project for fraudulent track record claim
    by tbergonia on May 6, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    CEBU CITY—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has notified a private contractor about the scrapping of a P711.8-million deal to build an underpass in Mandaue City, Cebu province because the contractor had falsified its track record. The contractor, B.M. Marketing, however, ignored the notice sent by the regional office of the DPWH and The post Contractor defies DPWH notice to end P711-M Mandaue project for fraudulent track record claim appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Mactan-Cebu airport opens new apron, taxiway
    by tbergonia on May 6, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    CEBU CITY—Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday (May 6) inaugurated the new taxiway and apron of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to accommodate more flights. According to MCIA acting general manager Glen Napuli, the new taxiway—a path for aircraft—will increase aircraft movement on the tarmac from 35 to 40 planes per hour. “That is a The post Mactan-Cebu airport opens new apron, taxiway appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Hey Joe, We'll Take Your Extra Vaccines!
    by publisher@philnews.com on May 3, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    The United States will soon be facing a dilemma—one that the Philippines wishes it had. As of this writing, America has fully vaccinated almost a hundred million of its citizens against COVID-19. That is nearly thirty percent of the entire population. Given the scale of their vaccination program under President Joe Biden, the country is well on its way to achieving "herd immunity" and inoculating all Americans who want to get vaccinated.

  • Filipinos Need to Dump Religion and Embrace Science NOW!
    by publisher@philnews.com on April 27, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    For those who follow this site, you know we are no fans of the present Philippine administration. Truth be told, we disagree with almost everything it does—everything, except President Rodrigo Duterte's railing against the Catholic Church. His bashing of the priests and bishops adds nuance to our generally negative view of Malacañang's current resident.

  • Freedom-Loving Filipinos Stand With Myanmar Demonstrators
    by publisher@philnews.com on April 15, 2021 at 11:04 am

    It is absolutely shameful that the country that gave the world the People Power revolution now stands mute as the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's military junta, trample on its citizens' freedoms and human rights. Democracies across the globe have begun to voice their concerns. Even our more enlightened neighbors like Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore repeatedly urge ASEAN to act and condemn the violence. But from the Philippines, we have so far heard nothing. Why? Why is the Philippine government […]

  • Philippine Government Failed to Defend Our Rights in the South China Sea
    by publisher@philnews.com on April 10, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    It is not every day that Filipinos can claim to have altered the course of global events. Some say we tend to see ourselves as insignificant. Even a well-intentioned UP professor once compared Filipinos to ants who should stay away from the US-China conflict least they get squashed by the dueling giants. Well, Filipinos are not insignificant. In fact, as plaintiffs in the case brought before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), we Filipinos had a very significant role to play.

  • Secretary Locsin's Almost Impossible Mission to China
    by publisher@philnews.com on April 3, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is currently in Beijing to ask the Chinese to order the 200-plus fishing trawlers of its Maritime Militia fleet out of Philippine waters. For weeks now, this unusually large number of trawlers has been anchored by the Julian Filipe Reef. That uninhabited reef is roughly 320 kilometers off the western tip of Palawan and is well within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ).