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  • As Petito’s case gets attention, missing Native women are ignored
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Activists lament that the crisis of missing and murdered Native American women doesn’t get the attention paid to Gabby Petito. FBI agents found Petito’s body in Wyoming on Sunday after she went missing during a road trip with her fiancé. The search for the 22-year-old white woman, who chronicled her trip on social media, became The post As Petito’s case gets attention, missing Native women are ignored appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US special envoy to Haiti resigns over cruel migrant deportations
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    The U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest in a letter that blasted the Biden administration for deporting hundreds of migrants back to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a camp on the U.S.-Mexican border in recent days. Daniel Foote, a career diplomat named to his post in July, said conditions in Haiti were so The post US special envoy to Haiti resigns over cruel migrant deportations appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Johnny Depp condemns cancel culture receiving San Sebastian’s prize
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Nobody is safe from so-called “cancel culture,” movie star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday at the San Sebastian Film Festival where he was due to receive the event’s top award for his nearly 40-year career on screen. Depp, 58, lost a libel battle with a British tabloid that labelled him a “wife beater” last year, The post Johnny Depp condemns cancel culture receiving San Sebastian’s prize appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipina is first woman of color to lead U.S. Air National Guard chaplains
    by rciriacruz on September 23, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    ARLINGTON, Virginia – A Filipina American originally from Mati, Davao Oriental, on Sept. 12 became the first female person of color to serve as director of the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Maryland. U.S. Air Force Col. Leah Botona Boling has been a military chaplain for more than 19 The post Filipina is first woman of color to lead U.S. Air National Guard chaplains appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Canadian makes a splash with Hello Darling headbands
    by rciriacruz on September 23, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Fil-Canadian designer Miriam Delos Santos’ eye-catching Hello Darling headbands have become such a hit on Instagram that orders have been coming from The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand to her workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Delos Santos likes watching women try on her headbands. “It’s almost like something changes in their brain, in the way they The post Fil-Canadian makes a splash with Hello Darling headbands appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • White House analysis says wealthy Americans pay far less in taxes than others
    by rciriacruz on September 23, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Thursday published a new economic analysis that showed how the wealthiest Americans pay far less in taxes than others – an effort to bolster President Joe Biden’s push to increase taxes on the rich to fund his economic agenda. “I’m sick and tired of the super-wealthy and giant corporations The post White House analysis says wealthy Americans pay far less in taxes than others appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Barrio Fiesta in Maui to be online but will include drive-by food sales
    by rciriacruz on September 23, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    MAUI, Hawaii –  Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center will hold its 52nd annual Barrio Fiesta on Oct. 2 online but will feature drive-by food sales. The hybrid event on Oct. 2 will consist of a virtual broadcast at facebook.com/BinhiatAniFilipinoCommunityCenter between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and drive-by food sales at the center at 780 The post Barrio Fiesta in Maui to be online but will include drive-by food sales appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Groups in North America echo demand for PH voter registration extension
    by rciriacruz on September 23, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino human rights groups in North America are joining their counterparts in the Philippines in clamoring for the extension of voter’s registration for the 2022 national elections set to end on September 30. Ago Pedalizo and Art Garcia of the Filipino  American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA) expressed “appreciation for all the efforts of the The post Groups in North America echo demand for PH voter registration extension appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best VR games to play in 2021
    by Lili Zecevic on September 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    VR stands for Virtual Reality, and it is a gaming device that allows players to be completely immersed in a virtual online setting or environment. The best VR games typically provide two things – an efficient immersive experience and loads of fun. Unlike playing with regular game consoles, you are catapulted into another dimension of The post Best VR games to play in 2021 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Black Lives Matter activists in conflict with NY leaders over vaccines
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    The activists of Black Lives Matter put in a protest against New York City’s leadership, saying its COVID -19 vaccine requirements are racist. All of this started in the brawl between three Black women who went to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant. On Thursday, these three women have a video record of attacking the waitress at the The post Black Lives Matter activists in conflict with NY leaders over vaccines appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Haitians at US border deported, others released as pressures fall on Biden
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Amid deteriorating conditions in migrant camps on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. authorities on Wednesday tried to deal with thousands of the mostly Haitian migrants that have gathered, releasing some in south Texas while deporting others on flights. Wade McMullen, an attorney with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization said several hundred The post Haitians at US border deported, others released as pressures fall on Biden appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Britney Spears attorney asks for her conservatorship to end this fall
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    An attorney for Britney Spears on Wednesday asked a Los Angeles judge to terminate the 13-year-old conservatorship that oversees her personal life and finances by the fall. In a filing submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court, lawyer Mathew Rosengart asked that the musician’s father, Jamie Spears, be removed from the conservatorship by Sept. 29 and The post Britney Spears attorney asks for her conservatorship to end this fall appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 booster for older and high-risk Americans
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older, all people at high risk of severe disease, and others who are regularly exposed to the virus. The decision paves the way for a quick rollout of the booster shots The post US FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 booster for older and high-risk Americans appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Melvin Van Peebles iconic director, writer and actor dies at 89
    by mvillegas on September 23, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Melvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. “Dad knew that Black images matter,” Mario Van Peebles said in a statement from the Criterion Collection. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? The post Melvin Van Peebles iconic director, writer and actor dies at 89 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • A Filipino could become $523 million richer this Saturday
    on September 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

    You can play Powerball from the Philippines by purchasing your Powerball tickets online at theLotter.com, the world’s leading online lottery ticket purchasing service.

  • Duterte formally accepts nomination as PDP-Laban’s VP bet
    by Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos and Philippine News Agency on September 23, 2021 at 9:48 am

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has formally accepted his nomination as the official vice presidential candidate of the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), for the 2022 national elections. Duterte signed the PDP-Laban’s certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) on Sept. 17, based on the photos released by party president and Energy Secretary

  • Probe on Julian Ongpin case may be transferred to Manila: DOJ
    by Benjamin Pulta and Philippine News Agency on September 23, 2021 at 9:38 am

    MANILA – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said the preliminary investigation into the case of Julian Ongpin may soon be transferred to the agency’s main office in Manila. “The possible transfer of the case to the DOJ head office for the conduct of the preliminary investigation by state prosecutors is now under consideration,” Guevarra told reporters.

  • Duterte signs law taxing POGOs
    by Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos and Philippine News Agency on September 23, 2021 at 6:28 am

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure imposing additional taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), Malacañang said on Thursday. Duterte on Wednesday inked Republic Act 11590 or An Act Taxing POGOs, as part of the government’s efforts to regulate all forms of legal gambling and prohibit illegal gambling operations, Presidential Spokesperson

  • Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths
    by Amanda Jean Stevenson, University of Colorado Boulder and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:24 am

    A new Texas law bans nearly all abortions, and other states have indicated that they likely will follow suit. But the research is clear that people who want abortions but are unable to get them can suffer a slew of negative consequences for their health and well-being. As a researcher who measures the effects of

  • Rich kids and poor kids face different rules when it comes to bringing personal items to school
    by Casey Stocksill, University of Denver and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:20 am

    The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poor preschoolers get fewer chances than wealthier children to bring their prized personal possessions to school. That’s what I found in my two-year comparative ethnographic study of two preschools in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the preschools primarily serves middle-class white children

  • Therapy dogs help students cope with the stress of college life
    by Christine Kivlen, Wayne State University and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:16 am

    At a private college in the Northeast, a first-year student said it was the highlight of her day whenever she would lie on the floor of her adviser’s office and cuddle with a therapy dog, a Leonberger named Stella. At a large public university in the Midwest, a graduate student spoke of how a therapy

  • Female leaders in higher education have created more inclusive and open institutions – here are 3...
    by Thalia Plata, The Conversation and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:13 am

    How have female leaders in higher education shaped the state of the field today, and what broader lessons can be learned from them? Recently, Carmen Twillie Ambar, president of Oberlin College and Conservatory, and Carol T. Christ, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, explored this question with Michele Ozumba, former president of the Women’s

  • Work-life balance: what really makes us happy might surprise you
    by Lis Ku, De Montfort University and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Finding the right work-life balance is by no means a new issue in our society. But the tension between the two has been heightened by the pandemic, with workers increasingly dwelling over the nature of their work, its meaning and purpose, and how these affect their quality of life. Studies suggest people are leaving or

  • Your immune system is as unique as your fingerprint – new study
    by Albert J.R. Heck, Utrecht University and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 6:04 am

    Every person appears to have a unique immune system. My colleagues and I discovered this immune diversity after charting antibodies in the blood from healthy and sick people. The discovery could help explain why, for example, COVID vaccines appear to be less effective for some people. At the same time, it points to the possibility

  • How fish can still be part of a more sustainable food future
    by Dave Little, University of Stirling, Richard Newton, University of Stirling and The Conversation on September 23, 2021 at 5:40 am

    If you want to reduce your personal impact on the environment, cutting back on eating animal products is one of the simplest things you can do. But becoming vegan and eating only plants is unlikely to be an appropriate solution for everyone in the world. Fish and other seafood is often overlooked by the environmentally

  • Filipino students urged to check EU college openings at virtual fair
    by postie on September 23, 2021 at 4:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) is urging Filipino students who may want to pursue tertiary or higher education in EU educational institutions to join the virtual fair that would run from October 1 to 2. In a press conference on Thursday, EU officials and local education representatives formally announced the schedule for the The post Filipino students urged to check EU college openings at virtual fair appeared first on Global News.

  • Financials and tech stocks boost Wall Street recovery ahead of Fed
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Wall Street stocks bounced back from recent losses on Wednesday as concerns over a default by China’s Evergrande eased, with investors now awaiting policy cues from a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day. The S&P and the Dow were headed for their best day in two months after Evergrande’s main unit said it had The post Financials and tech stocks boost Wall Street recovery ahead of Fed appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Reds target to beat Pirates and end 8-series losing streak
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    The fading Cincinnati Reds have another chance to win a series while the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates look to continue their role as spoilers to National League Central rivals. One week after taking two of three from the Reds in Pittsburgh, the Pirates (57-94) will look for their fifth straight series victory in the finale of The post Reds target to beat Pirates and end 8-series losing streak appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Canada fossil fuel workers expect Trudeau to keep his pledge
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s narrow election victory this week reinforced Canada’s commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but workers in the country’s sizable fossil fuel sector said they also expect him to keep his promises to retrain them for jobs in a clean-energy economy. Oil worker advocacy group Iron & Earth estimates The post Canada fossil fuel workers expect Trudeau to keep his pledge appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fed will possibly open ‘taper door’ but hedge on outlook
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    The Federal Reserve is expected to clear the way on Wednesday for reductions to its monthly asset purchases later this year and show in updated projections whether higher-than-expected inflation or a resurgent coronavirus pandemic is weighing more on the economic outlook. Fed policymakers, who are wrapping up their latest two-day meeting, have been handed a The post Fed will possibly open ‘taper door’ but hedge on outlook appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipina Canadian wins Parliament seat, makes history
    by rciriacruz on September 22, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Filipino Canadian Rechie Valdez won the Mississauga-Streetsville, Ontario electoral riding, gaining a seat for the Liberal Party of Canada(LPC), and becoming the first Filipina and the second Filipino Canadian to become a Member of Parliament since 2004, when Rey Pagtakhan was incumbent. Political newcomer Valdez won her House of Commons seat during the Sept. 20 The post Filipina Canadian wins Parliament seat, makes history appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Special Report – Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next U.S. elections
    by rciriacruz on September 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    One leading candidate seeking to become Georgia’s chief elections official, Republican Jody Hice, is a Congressman who voted to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win in the hours after the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Hice had posted on social media earlier that day: “This is our 1776 moment,” referencing the American The post Special Report – Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next U.S. elections appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am’s comics-inspired musical, ‘Lizard Boy,’ to roll out in Silicon Valley
    by rciriacruz on September 22, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — Filipino American composer, librettist and actor Justin Huertas’ indie folk-rock musical “Lizard Boy” will kick off TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 51st season. Huertas found inspiration for “Lizard Boy” from his lifetime love of comic books. Huertas grew up feeling left out whenever he watched his favorite character Spider-Man and many other caped crusaders The post Fil-Am’s comics-inspired musical, ‘Lizard Boy,’ to roll out in Silicon Valley appeared first […]

  • Novel tracks fictional Fil-Am TV producer’s outdoor travels, romance
    by rciriacruz on September 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Sarah Echavarre Smith canceled her travel plans in 2020 due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop her from escaping to some of her favorite places in Utah. She began traveling to national parks in the country in her early 20s, and the five in Utah quickly became some of her favorites. She spent part The post Novel tracks fictional Fil-Am TV producer’s outdoor travels, romance appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 1970s: From Plaza Miranda to Mendiola 
    by rciriacruz on September 22, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    On January 26, 1970, students led by Atenista Edgar Jopson (1948-1982), president of the 70-member-student-orgs National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP), organized a huge rally with a permit granted by the Manila City Mayor Antonio Villegas. At 5:30 p.m. of that same day, the young protesters scared President Marcos out of his wits. The post 1970s: From Plaza Miranda to Mendiola  appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What is the Tabata workout? Everything to know
    by Lili Zecevic on September 22, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Ever heard of the Tabata workout? If you’re a fitness buff, you’ve most likely heard or even tried it before. It’s the preferred workout of many who don’t have hours to spend at the gym. A workout that only lasts a few minutes but yields optimal results sounds like another fad. Not Tabata workout, though, The post What is the Tabata workout? Everything to know appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 18 Great long distance relationship gifts
    by Lili Zecevic on September 22, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Aside from thinking of wrapping yourself up as a gift to your S.O. who lives miles away from you, tons of great long-distance relationship gift ideas will surely light up your partner’s eyes. Whenever you’re in a long-distance relationship, it’s hard as the separation can sometimes take a toll on you. Although technology does keep The post 18 Great long distance relationship gifts appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Why the metaverse workplace could change the future of work
    by darasa on September 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    You’ve seen remote work, now let’s see where it could go next: the metaverse workplace! Technology is going full speed ahead lately with the recent cryptocurrency trend. Now, it’s taking us and our offices to the Metaverse! Let’s start with a quick rundown of what the Metaverse is. Then, let’s see what it may look The post Why the metaverse workplace could change the future of work appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How to create NFT art and enter a whole new art world!
    by darasa on September 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Believe it or not, learning how to create NFT art takes only a few minutes. Numerous NFT marketplaces can help you, but they all work similarly. Let’s go through the steps, from minting to selling your first NFT artwork! Before we talk about those, we will first explain what non-fungible tokens are. Then, we will The post How to create NFT art and enter a whole new art world! appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Congress is locked in a standoff that has big economic effects
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    The US Congress is now dealing with two huge tasks for this month – increasing the debt ceiling and funding the US government. While Congress has less than 10 days to pass the bill to avoid any government shutdown from occurring, the Democrats are hoping that the Republicans will agree and help them pass the The post Congress is locked in a standoff that has big economic effects appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US House passes bill to suspend debt limit and fund government
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to fund the U.S. government through Dec. 3 and suspend the nation’s debt limit until the end of 2022, sending it to the Senate where Republicans have vowed to block it. The House vote was 220-211 along party lines. It was unclear how soon The post US House passes bill to suspend debt limit and fund government appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Sex and the City actor Willie Garson dies at 57
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” and Mozzie in “White Collar,” has died. He was 57. A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. A cause of death has not been disclosed. In HBO’s wildly popular “Sex and the City” series, Garson portrayed talent The post Sex and the City actor Willie Garson dies at 57 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall Street closes almost flat on cautious note ahead of Fed
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    U.S. stocks ended near flat on Tuesday after a broad sell-off the day before, with worries over troubles at developer China Evergrande and caution ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve policy news keeping a lid on the market. Trading was choppy, with the Dow and S&P 500 erasing session gains just before the close, while the The post Wall Street closes almost flat on cautious note ahead of Fed appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Body found in Wyoming confirmed as missing Gabby Petito’s
    by mvillegas on September 22, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    A body found in a U.S. national park in Wyoming was identified as Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old “van life” traveler who went missing during a road trip with her fiance, the FBI said on Tuesday, adding a local coroner had ruled her death a homicide. The confirmation is the latest turn in a story that The post Body found in Wyoming confirmed as missing Gabby Petito’s appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Globe, Quezon City empower students and residents with digital tools
    by bdiaz on September 22, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Globe is working together with the Quezon City (QC) government in providing a suite of internet and digital solutions to support the connectivity needs of local residents and learners and keep them digitally empowered in the new normal. The partnership includes the expansion of Globe’s GoWiFi and KonekTayo WiFi as well as the activation of The post Globe, Quezon City empower students and residents with digital tools appeared first on Global News.

  • PH seeks partnerships in rights protection of Filipinos who ‘respect peoples’ agency’ —...
    by postie on September 22, 2021 at 2:41 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said the Philippines is seeking “stronger partnerships” to protect Filipinos’ rights, but only of those who “respect our peoples’ agency.” Duterte said this in his speech before the 76th UN General Assembly where he discussed how he dealt with criminals using the full force of the law The post PH seeks partnerships in rights protection of Filipinos who ‘respect peoples’ agency’ — Duterte appeared first on Global […]

  • Duterte hits wealthy nations for ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 vaccines
    by postie on September 22, 2021 at 1:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte slammed wealthy nations “hoarding” COVID-19 vaccines and said it is selfish to even talk about booster shots when poor nations are barely getting by. “The picture is bleak. It is a man-made drought of vaccines ravaging the poor countries. Rich countries hoard life-saving vaccines while poor nations wait for The post Duterte hits wealthy nations for ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte says UN ‘inadequate’, cites need for reforms
    by postie on September 22, 2021 at 1:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hit the United Nations f(UN) or being “inadequate” in addressing global crises that “demand effective global governance.” In his pre-recorded speech before the 76th UN General Assembly, the President said the UN is a “product of an era long past” and no longer reflects the current “political The post Duterte says UN ‘inadequate’, cites need for reforms appeared first on Global News.

  • No nation can diminish importance of 2016 ruling on West PH Sea –Duterte
    by postie on September 22, 2021 at 12:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — No nation can diminish the importance of the 2016 arbitral award on the South China Sea amid disputes in the area, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday. Speaking virtually before the 76th United Nations General Assembly, Duterte invoked the 2016 arbitral award of the South China Sea  as well as the 1982 The post No nation can diminish importance of 2016 ruling on West PH Sea –Duterte appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte orders review of conduct of war on drugs
    by postie on September 21, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Faced with a looming international investigation into drug war killings, President Rodrigo Duterte told fellow world leaders that he has ordered a review of the conduct of his widely criticized anti-drug campaign. “The law applies to all. I have instructed the Department of Justice and the Philippine National Police to review the The post Duterte orders review of conduct of war on drugs appeared first on Global News.

  • US agency confirms air bag investigation of 30 million vehicles
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    U.S. auto safety investigators said on Tuesday they have opened a probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers that have potentially defective Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an engineering analysis into an estimated 30 million U.S. vehicles from the 2001 through 2019 model The post US agency confirms air bag investigation of 30 million vehicles appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • UN concerned at US deportations of Haitian migrants
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    United Nations agencies on Tuesday voiced concern at the United States’ deportation of migrants back to Haiti, saying that people massed along the border who feared violence or persecution at home had a right to seek asylum. A camp under a bridge over the Rio Grande on the border between Mexico and Texas has become The post UN concerned at US deportations of Haitian migrants appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • World stock markets stabilized after Evergrande-led sell-off
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    World stock markets stabilized on Tuesday while the U.S. dollar held relatively steady a day after heavy selling in equities, as investors assessed the level of contagion stemming from distress of debt-saddled developer China Evergrande. MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS gained 0.19%, following Monday’s biggest percentage drop in two months. European indexes The post World stock markets stabilized after Evergrande-led sell-off appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What is “DeFi Crypto”? – Defying old global finance
    by darasa on September 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    After reading the title, you might have wondered what the term “DeFi crypto” means. It may seem like a strange buzzword, but it’s far bigger than that. It may soon realize the original objective behind bitcoin and cryptocurrencies! We will start by breaking down what DeFi crypto is, from its components to its use-cases. Then, The post What is “DeFi Crypto”? – Defying old global finance appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • LA Lakers land $100 million sponsor deal with Bibigo
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled their new jersey sponsor. It comes with a hefty price tag for its 2.5 square inches logo. As the team revealed on Monday, Korean food Bibigo is the successor of the online shopping platform Wish. Bibigo is known for its South Korean business of sauces, dumplings, and frozen meals. According The post LA Lakers land $100 million sponsor deal with Bibigo appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Britain’s Prince Andrew is served in sexual assault lawsuit in US
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court papers show. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in The post Britain’s Prince Andrew is served in sexual assault lawsuit in US appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Body thought to be Gabby Petito’s in for autopsy, fiance still missing
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Medical examiners were scheduled to conduct an autopsy on Tuesday on a body found in Wyoming, seeking to determine if it is Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old “van life” traveler whose disappearance has gripped Americans. The examination of the remains, which were discovered Sunday in a remote area of Bridger-Teton National Forest, in western Wyoming, takes The post Body thought to be Gabby Petito’s in for autopsy, fiance still missing appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall Street ends on sharp drop in broad sell-off
    by mvillegas on September 21, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Wall Street fell in a broad sell-off on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffering their biggest daily percentage drops since May, as fear of contagion from potential collapse of China’s Evergrande drove investors out of equities in a flight for safety. The Nasdaq also hit its lowest level in about a month, but The post Wall Street ends on sharp drop in broad sell-off appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • McDonald’s vaccinates 98% of crew and managers in NCR, set to hit 100% by October
    by bdiaz on September 21, 2021 at 5:39 am

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Quick service restaurant giant McDonald’s Philippines has vaccinated 98% of its restaurant managers and crew in NCR with their first dose. With more than 14,000 store employees in the region, the company has fully vaccinated 68% and is on its way to hit its goal of 100% by October. “Our top priority The post McDonald’s vaccinates 98% of crew and managers in NCR, set to hit 100% by October appeared first on Global News.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Someone from the Philippines could become $274M richer this Wednesday
    on August 16, 2021 at 5:55 am

    According to Powerball rules, you do not have to be an American citizen or resident to play American lotteries. Amazingly, the winner of this enormous prize could be someone from the Philippines!

  • Start dreaming! What would you do if you won a $161 million Powerball jackpot?
    on July 20, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Playing the lottery online at theLotter.com is simple, safe and secure. With just a few clicks and a little luck, you could end up becoming the next big lottery winner!

  • Top US general feared Trump 'Reichstag' power seizure: book
    on July 16, 2021 at 2:07 am

    The Pentagon's top general feared late last year that then-president Donald Trump would suspend the constitution to retain power in a move resembling Adolf Hitler's 1933 Reichstag takeover, according to a new book.

  • China must cooperate better with COVID-19 origin probe — WHO
    by Christophe Vogt on July 16, 2021 at 1:58 am

    The WHO chief urged China Thursday to be more cooperative in the next phase of investigations into the pandemic origins, demanding more access to raw data.