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  • Senate hearing did not lead to lower Sinovac prices, says vaccine czar
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 3:18 am

    The Philippine government did not drop the price of Sinovac vaccines following a Senate hearing, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.  

  • Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic … The post Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Ilang lugar sa Zamboanga City binaha dahil sa masamang panahon
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Binaha Lunes ng umaga ang ilang barangay nitong siyudad dahil sa matinding buhos ng ulan.

  • 2 kawani ng DPWH nakaligtas sa pananambang sa Iloilo
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Nakaligtas sa pananambang Lunes ng umaga ang 2 kawani ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa bayan ng Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.

  • As Joe Biden becomes president, here’s an easy proposal for Electoral College reform
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 2:08 am

    It’s been a rocky ride, but a new U.S. president is about to be inaugurated. Many are thrilled to be … The post As Joe Biden becomes president, here’s an easy proposal for Electoral College reform appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Give cannabis producers more packaging and labelling flexibility
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 1:31 am

    An Amsterdam storefront shows the type of creative and colourful cannabis packaging seen in other jurisdictions. Creative Commons, CC BY-SA … The post Give cannabis producers more packaging and labelling flexibility appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Norway not categorically stating Pfizer vaccine caused deaths - expert
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 1:24 am

    A health expert on Monday allayed concerns about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines following dozens of deaths in Norway linked to the Pfizer jabs.

  • Opt-out organ donation: Is Nova Scotia’s new ‘deemed consent’ law ethical?
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 1:10 am

    In January 2021, Nova Scotia will become the first place in Canada to have “deemed consent” for organ donation. Under … The post Opt-out organ donation: Is Nova Scotia’s new ‘deemed consent’ law ethical? appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Cebu City expands contact tracing due to rise in COVID-19 cases
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Cebu City has expanded its contact tracing to the second degree after it recorded some 500 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, its mayor said Monday.  

  • Tuguegarao seeks tighter community quarantine as COVID cases rise
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Tuguegarao City government will recommend a tighter community quarantine classification following a rise in COVID-19 cases, its mayor said Monday.

  • Gov’t bought Sinovac vaccines ‘close to P650 per dose’: Palace
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 12:48 am

    MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday rejected claims that the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. costs PHP3,6000 per dose, insisting … The post Gov’t bought Sinovac vaccines ‘close to P650 per dose’: Palace appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • AFP units told to coordinate more with CHR
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Sunday called on all military units to intensify … The post AFP units told to coordinate more with CHR appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • The U.S. Founding Fathers would want us to get the COVID-19 vaccine
    by Bea Kirstein Manalaysay on January 18, 2021 at 12:12 am

    With the United States Capitol overrun by Trump’s deplorables, it was easy to miss the other calamity that hit America … The post The U.S. Founding Fathers would want us to get the COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • PH allows Filipinos with medical emergencies to come home from nations with COVID variant
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Filipinos with medical emergencies arriving from countries with new COVID-19 variants are allowed to enter the Philippines as long as they follow strict pandemic protocols, the government said Monday.

  • Pagdiriwang ng Kapistahan ng Sto. Niño sa Maynila, naging mapayapa
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Matiwasay ang naging pista sa Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish at sa Sto. Niño de Pandacan Parish, ayon sa MPD. 

  • Warehouse sa Pasig, natupok ng apoy
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Isang malaking sunog ang tumupok sa isang warehouse ng kemikal sa F.Mariano Street, Brgy.Dela Paz sa Pasig City bandang alas siete ng gabi ng Linggo, pero idineklara na rin itong kontrolado bandang 8:46 p.m. ayon sa Bureau of Fire Protection.   

  • The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.’s dominant strain
    by Colleene Singca on January 17, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    More rigorous efforts to vaccinate, wear masks and social distance are needed to curb its spread, CDC says A highly … The post The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.’s dominant strain appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Could delaying a second vaccine dose lead to more dangerous coronavirus strains?
    by Colleene Singca on January 17, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Some experts worry the strategy could spur the virus to evolve in harmful ways Spiking COVID-19 cases, slow vaccine rollout … The post Could delaying a second vaccine dose lead to more dangerous coronavirus strains? appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Employment in Canada falls for the first time since April
    by Colleene Singca on January 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Public health measures play a crucial role in labour market conditions. For the first time since April 2020, employment fell … The post Employment in Canada falls for the first time since April appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • China magbibigay ng 500,000 dose ng COVID-19 vaccine sa Pilipinas
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Magbibigay ang China ng donasyong 500,000 dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19 sa Pilipinas.

  • COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas lampas kalahating milyon na
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Sumampa na sa lampas kalahating milyon ang kabuuang nagkasakit ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas.  

  • COVID-19 saliva test: PH Red Cross to submit results of pilot study Monday
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Dr. Paulyn Ubial, head of the Philippine Red Cross molecular laboratories, told ABS-CBN News that the findings will be forwarded to the Department of Health.

  • Helicopter na bumagsak sa Bukidnon, luma pero alaga sa maintenance: PAF
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Inamin ngayong Linggo ng Philippine Air Force na luma na ang helicopter nilang bumagsak sa may Bukidnon pero iginiit na alaga ito sa maintenance.

  • PH virus tally breaches half a million less than a year after first case
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 8:15 am

    The Philippines now has more than half a million COVID-19 cases as the Department of Health reported 1,895 new cases on Sunday bringing the country’s total to 500,577.

  • ALAMIN: Saan maaaring magpabakuna kontra COVID-19 sa QC?
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Naglabas ng inisyal na listahan ang Quezon City government ngayong araw ng Linggo kung saan maaaring magpabakuna laban sa COVID-19 kapag dumating na ang supply.

  • Filipino nurses in New York City dread second wave of Covid-19 — report
    by postie on January 17, 2021 at 7:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines — After their Filipino colleagues succumbed in “shocking numbers” to Covid-19 last spring, nurses from the Philippines who are working in New York City hospitals are dreading the disease’s second wave of infections, a report from the New York Times said. According to a Times report dated January 15, a number of studies The post Filipino nurses in New York City dread second wave of Covid-19 — report appeared first on Global News.

  • PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China
    by racosta on January 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    China on Saturday provided a 500-million renminbi (P3.72-billion) grant to the Philippines to bankroll various livelihood and infrastructure projects, which might also be used to finance the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response, and promised to donate 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the vaccine donation during a 40-minute meeting with The post PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China appeared first on Global News.

  • China to donate 500,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to PH
    by postie on January 16, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — China will donate 500,000 vaccine doses to the Philippines as both nations coordinate to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday. “The State Councilor informed the Secretary of China’s intention to donate 500,000 doses of vaccines to the Philippines, in keeping with President The post China to donate 500,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to PH appeared first on Global News.

  • China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi assures PH of support vs Covid-19
    by postie on January 16, 2021 at 11:08 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has assured on Saturday that China will stand with the Philippines until the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is “defeated.” “So let me emphasize that in the process of the Philippine people’s response to COVID-19, China as a friend of the Philippines and your closest neighbor, The post China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi assures PH of support vs Covid-19 appeared first on Global News.

  • Locsin says Covid-19 fight ‘enhanced’ China-PH relations
    by postie on January 16, 2021 at 9:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — China and the Philippines’ efforts to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have further improved the two nations’ friendship, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. said Saturday. “Our close cooperation to beat COVID-19 has only further enhanced our overall ties and deepened our friendship,” said Locsin in an official statement delivered The post Locsin says Covid-19 fight ‘enhanced’ China-PH relations appeared first on Global News.

  • How COVID-19 home testing kits work
    by Steve Angeles on January 15, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Several counties in Southern California are offering free home testing kits as the COVID-19 crisis in the region continues to surge. Steve Angeles shows us how the test kits work in this report.

  • Biden lays out pandemic recovery plan as DC prepares for his inauguration
    by TJ Manotoc on January 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Security in Washington D.C. has ramped up with just five days to go before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The capital’s mayor is appealing to the public not to visit the city and to just watch next week’s ceremony on TV. North America Bureau Chief TJ Manotoc reports.

  • Review: Truth, unity at the heart of “News of the World” starring Tom Hanks
    by Manny The Movie Guy on January 15, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Tom Hanks stars in a new historical drama and Oscar-winner Regina King directs a movie. This week Manny the Movie Guy weighs in on the latest from two of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

  • Canada: International students left in limbo during pandemic get 2nd chance at work permits
    by Balitang America on January 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    A new temporary work permit policy offers hope for tens of thousands of international students in Canada whose ambitions of obtaining post-graduation professional experience were dashed as businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marjorie Carmona Newman reports.

  • Fil-Am mother is missing in Chula Vista, California
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Searchers are looking for Maya “May” Millete, a Filipino American mother of three in Chula Vista, California, who has been missing for a week. Millete, 39, was last seen Thursday evening, Jan. 11, in her Chula Vista home near the San Miguel Ranch area, according to her loved ones. Her car is still at her The post Fil-Am mother is missing in Chula Vista, California appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How this Filipina turned her macaron baking hobby into a lucrative business
    by Don Tagala on January 15, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    A Filipina turned her baking hobby into a lucrative online business during the pandemic, selling elegant macarons that are being compared to a luxury French bakery. Don Tagala tells us more.

  • Feds say Capitol mob meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.” Prosecutors offered that view in a filing asking a judge to detain Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man The post Feds say Capitol mob meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Arrested Capitol rioters had guns, bombs, everyday careers, Olympic medals
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    WASHINGTON – United by political grievances, they came in costumes, snapping selfies, calling themselves patriots. Some came armed for battle and planning for “war.” As authorities begin to charge the rioters in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, court documents paint a picture of a diverse mob that included both citizens with mainstream The post Arrested Capitol rioters had guns, bombs, everyday careers, Olympic medals appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH back on list of countries eligible for U.S. H2 visa program
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    The  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) added back the Philippines as one of the countries eligible to participate in the H2 temporary working visa, the department stated in a notice published January 13, 2021. The rule will take effect on  January 19, 2021.  The Philippines had been prevented from participating in this program for The post PH back on list of countries eligible for U.S. H2 visa program appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Cherchez les Republicans!
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    NEW YORK—On January 6th, Donald J. Trump instigated the rioting and invasion of the Capitol by right-wing thugs in an attempt to overturn the Congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris  as the next president and vice-president. It was an act of a demented narcissist who refused to accept the outcome of an The post Cherchez les Republicans! appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Important new California employment laws in 2020
    by rciriacruz on January 15, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Here is a helpful summary of important employment laws that took effect in California in 2020: California’s Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Thresholds Increased in 2020 Employers with 25 or fewer workers must pay a minimum wage of $12 an hour and the exempt annual salary threshold increased from $45,760 to $49,920. Employers with 26 The post Important new California employment laws in 2020 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • SF Bay Area leaders call for unity as Biden inauguration approaches
    by Rommel Conclara on January 15, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    As the United States prepares to swear in a new president, some elected leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area call on Americans to finally unite and learn from the past. Rommel Conclara has more.

  • Best Landing Pages for Lead Generation
    by Lili Zecevic on January 15, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Ever wondered what the best landing pages have that yours doesn’t? You might be puzzled why your landing page hasn’t attracted visitors for months. Perhaps it took lots of time and effort, but nobody seems to notice. While you’re proud of that landing page, your business urgently needs profits. In response, you may have searched The post Best Landing Pages for Lead Generation appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • S&P 500, Dow Headed For Lower Open as Big Banks Kick Off Earnings
    by Lili Zecevic on January 15, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Wall Street’s main indexes were set to slip on Friday as incoming President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan sparked fears of an increase in taxes, while investors parsed quarterly reports from major U.S. lenders and banks. Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc, and Wells Fargo & Co, which had seen a strong The post S&P 500, Dow Headed For Lower Open as Big Banks Kick Off Earnings appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Investors Push for Social Media Controls Ahead of U.S. Inauguration
    by Lili Zecevic on January 15, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Pension fund managers and religious investors on Friday asked top social media companies to step up their content control efforts to reduce the threat of violence ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden next week. The effort is the latest pressure on Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc, and Alphabet Inc over extreme rhetoric after The post Investors Push for Social Media Controls Ahead of U.S. Inauguration appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Google Closes Fitbit deal as U.S., Australia Probes Continue
    by Lili Zecevic on January 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Search and advertising giant Google closed its deal to buy fitness tracking company Fitbit, the companies said on Thursday, even as U.S. and Australian competition regulators said they were continuing probes of the $2.1 billion transaction. The Justice Department, which sued Alphabet Inc’s Google in October for allegedly violating antitrust law in its search and The post Google Closes Fitbit deal as U.S., Australia Probes Continue appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • DFA warns public on ‘travel exemption’ scams
    by postie on January 15, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday warned the public against scams involving the sale of fake travel exemption letters for exorbitant fees. The department advised the public to be cautious of “unscrupulous individual/s or group/s issuing fake DFA travel exemption letters” and “offering travel exemption services to foreign nationals who The post DFA warns public on ‘travel exemption’ scams appeared first on Global News.

  • PH sets limits to travelers from UAE, Hungary over new virus variant
    by postie on January 15, 2021 at 10:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hungary are now included in the list of countries with travel restrictions in the Philippines due to the new COVID-19 variant, Malacañang said Friday. The travel limits imposed on UAE and Hungary start Jan. 17 until Jan. 31, 2021, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a The post PH sets limits to travelers from UAE, Hungary over new virus variant appeared first on Global News.

  • Stationery at The SM Store donates school supplies to Sorsogon students
    by ilucas on January 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

    As part of SM’s commitment to bring joy to communities where it is present, Stationery at The SM Store marked the New Year with a donation of supplies to students of the Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City. Located in the southernmost province in mainland Luzon with vast fields of coconut trees and a view The post Stationery at The SM Store donates school supplies to Sorsogon students appeared first on Global News.

  • LOOK: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in PH for official visit
    by postie on January 15, 2021 at 8:10 am

    MANILA, Philippines — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the Philippines on Friday for an official visit. Wang was welcomed in Manila by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippine Huang Xilian, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay, Chinese and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Protocol chief Porfirio Mayo, according to DFA. SCFM Wang Yi is here The post LOOK: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in PH for official visit appeared first on Global News.

  • Globe Platinum customers honors medical front liners with Noche Buena feasts on Christmas Eve
    by ilucas on January 15, 2021 at 4:40 am

    Globe Platinum customers showed once more their support to medical frontliners who were on duty during the holiday season with messages of gratitude and appreciation by using Thea, their digital assistant on Facebook Messenger App, as a channel in the safety of their homes, minimizing their exposure to the pandemic and other health concerns. Last The post Globe Platinum customers honors medical front liners with Noche Buena feasts on Christmas Eve appeared first on Global News.

  • Marvel’s new TV series “WandaVision” features Fil-Am’s music
    by Yong Chavez on January 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    The Marvel Universe is expanding to television and “WandaVision” is the studio’s first series. It features the work of an award-winning Filipino composer. Yong Chavez tells us more.

  • Fil-Am Congressman Bobby Scott hopes Senate will convict Trump
    by Lenn Almadin-Thornhill on January 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Some elected Fil-Am officials laud the impeachment of President Donald Trump, including the lone Filipino American in Congress, Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia. Scott now calls on the Senate to finally convict the president and allow the nation to move on from what he calls a dark chapter in American history. Lenn Almadin Thornhill

  • Frustrated Trump loyalist hopes for the best under Biden administration
    by Steve Angeles on January 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Childish, sophomoric, disgusting. That’s how one staunch Trump supporter describes the efforts to impeach the president. But despite his frustrations, Fil-Am Marc Ang is hopeful of bipartisanship in Congress under the Biden administration. Steve Angeles reports.

  • Nursing facility COVID-19 outbreak sparks complaints of management negligence
    by Rommel Conclara on January 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Filipino health workers at a Burlingame, Calif. nursing facility are asking for better working conditions as the novel coronavirus spreads through their workplace. Rommel Conclara reports.

  • GOP faces rage from both pro- and anti-Trump voters
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    WASHINGTON – After riots at the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, the Republican Party is facing defections from two camps of voters it can’t afford to lose: those saying Trump and his allies went too far in contesting the election of Democrat Joe Biden – and those saying they didn’t go far enough, The post GOP faces rage from both pro- and anti-Trump voters appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Pilar Schneider, mother of actor Rob Schneider, dies at 91
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Pilar Schneider, 91, the mother of comedian and actor Rob Schneider, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 11,      at her home in Pacifica, California. Pilar Monroe Schneider grew up in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. in the 1950s. She taught in elementary school for nearly 30 years before specializing in special education, according to The post Pilar Schneider, mother of actor Rob Schneider, dies at 91 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Exclusive: Parler social media app favored by Trump loyalists may not return
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze. As a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site following the storming of the U.S. Capitol The post Exclusive: Parler social media app favored by Trump loyalists may not return appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Can your Covid vaccine venue handle rare life-threatening reactions?
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    As the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines picks up across the U.S., moving from hospital distribution to pharmacies, pop-up sites and drive-thru clinics, health experts say it’s vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. “You want to be able to treat anaphylaxis,” said Dr. Mitchell Grayson, an allergist-immunologist The post Can your Covid vaccine venue handle rare life-threatening reactions? appeared first on INQUIRER.net […]

  • NaFFAA to host Virtual Day of Service and COVID-19 Memorial
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    WASHINGTON – The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is hosting a Virtual Prayer and Service event on January 18, 2020; 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. PT. The event aims to bring together Filipino Americans who will be offering prayers and pledges from the community, to help our nation address key issues such as poverty, hunger, racial injustice, homelessness, The post NaFFAA to host Virtual Day of Service and COVID-19 Memorial appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PG&E’s growing network of weather stations, fire-watch cameras give hyperlocal data on extreme...
    by rciriacruz on January 14, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) expanded network of enhanced weather technology, including weather stations and high-definition fire-watch cameras located in areas of elevated or extreme fire risk, helped reduce the size of each Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event in 2020 on average by 55 percent. As of the end of year, PG&E had The post PG&E’s growing network of weather stations, fire-watch cameras give hyperlocal data on extreme weather […]

  • Can You Get COVID More Than Once?
    by Lili Zecevic on January 14, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    A year into the pandemic and the coronavirus continues to exhibit strange properties. Early 2020, the world learned of this dire public health threat. In response, countries have mandated nationwide lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. Until now, scientists have much to learn about the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the virus develops into more infectious variants. Worse, The post Can You Get COVID More Than Once? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Stocks Rise, U.S. Yield Falls; Demand Weighs on Oil
    by Lili Zecevic on January 14, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Treasury yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials steered clear of tightening monetary conditions anytime soon despite higher inflation expectations, while stocks and the dollar edged higher. The U.S. benchmark yield was on track to post its first full-session decline in 2021, even as a jump in gasoline prices pushed inflation higher last month. The post Stocks Rise, U.S. Yield Falls; Demand Weighs on Oil appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Signal Sees “Unprecedented” Growth After WhatsApp Controversy
    by Lili Zecevic on January 14, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth following a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy terms. It is looking to hire more staff to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure. This coming from the head of its controlling foundation said on Wednesday. Along with another encrypted app, Telegram, Signal has been the main beneficiary of The post Signal Sees “Unprecedented” Growth After WhatsApp Controversy appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Treaty vs nukes to bolster PH claim in West PH Sea, says Tolentino
    by postie on January 14, 2021 at 11:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Becoming a state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will aid in strengthening the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis Tolentino said. During Thursday’s Senate foreign relations committee hearing, Tolentino called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to devise a “mode” to diplomatically The post Treaty vs nukes to bolster PH claim in West PH Sea, says Tolentino appeared first on Global News.

  • Covid-19 hits 120 more Filipinos abroad
    by postie on January 14, 2021 at 9:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The total number of overseas Filipinos sickened with Covid-19 neared the 13,500-mark after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 120 additional cases on Thursday. The new infections, which were reported from the Middle East and Africa, pushed the total of cases among Filipinos abroad to 13,498, according to DFA. Of the The post Covid-19 hits 120 more Filipinos abroad appeared first on Global News.

  • DOH explains absence of UAE travel restriction after detection of Covid variant case
    by postie on January 14, 2021 at 5:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines did not impose a travel restriction on travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because it did not report presence of the new COVID-19 variant, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday, a day after a male Quezon City resident tested positive for the said variant after arriving from Dubai The post DOH explains absence of UAE travel restriction after detection of Covid variant case appeared first on Global News.

  • Top U.S. military leaders slam Capitol riot as ‘attack on Constitution’
    by rciriacruz on January 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the uniformed leaders of the military branches, on Tuesday put out a rare message to service members saying the violent riots last week were an assault on America’s constitutional process and against the law. The joint message broke nearly a week of silence by the military The post Top U.S. military leaders slam Capitol riot as ‘attack on Constitution’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • First Mariana Islanders came from PH — new study
    by rciriacruz on January 13, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Ancient DNA from the skeletons of two humans who lived in Guam 2,200 years ago linked their ancestry to the Philippines, according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Australian National University and the University of Guam. There is debate over where people came from to get to the Marianas, with various The post First Mariana Islanders came from PH — new study appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • New album honors bond between Filipino and Hawaiian cultures
    by rciriacruz on January 13, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    WATCH: KHON2 report on “Kawili” album HONOLULU — Over the past 115 years, the Filipino community in Hawaii has grown from the 15 contract workers (sakada) who came in 1906 to work on the sugar plantations.Filipinos make up about 15% of Hawaii’s population, according to the 2010 Census. Now, a new album of Filipino folk-music rendered The post New album honors bond between Filipino and Hawaiian cultures appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Exclusive: Facebook seeing a rise in violent rhetoric ahead of Biden inauguration
    by rciriacruz on January 13, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    PALO ALTO, California – Facebook Inc has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the U.S. presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. The spokeswoman, who asked not to be named for security reasons, said late Tuesday The post Exclusive: Facebook seeing a rise in violent rhetoric ahead of Biden inauguration appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH cacao-inspired Kasama Chocolate opens Vancouver shop
    by rciriacruz on January 13, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    VANCOUVER, BC – Kasama Chocolate, a “bean-to-bar” chocolate brand has set up a workshop and retail store on Granville Island, a cultural hub for artists and artisans. Kasama Chocolate  makes bars and truffles, using seasonal and local ingredients like Sons of Vancouver Distillery amaretto, EastVan Bees honey and marmalade from Le Meadow’s Pantry. Friends Vincent Garcia, Stefan The post PH cacao-inspired Kasama Chocolate opens Vancouver shop appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. Executes First Woman on Federal Death Row in Nearly 7 Decades
    by Lili Zecevic on January 13, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    The U.S. government executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row after the Supreme Court cleared the last hurdle by overturning a stay. Montgomery was the first female prisoner to be executed by the U.S. government since 1953. Challenges were fought across multiple federal courts on whether to allow the execution The post U.S. Executes First Woman on Federal Death Row in Nearly 7 Decades appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Emotions Run High as U.S. House Begins Debate on Impeaching Trump
    by Lili Zecevic on January 13, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON – A week after President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives began debate on Wednesday as lawmakers considered impeaching him for his role in an assault on American democracy that stunned the nation and left five dead. At least five Republicans have said they would join Democrats in voting for The post Emotions Run High as U.S. House Begins Debate on Impeaching Trump appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Gasoline Pushes U.S. Consumer Prices Higher in December
    by Lili Zecevic on January 13, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON  – U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in December amid a surge in gasoline costs. However, underlying inflation remained tame as the economy battled a raging COVID-19 pandemic, which has weighed on the labor market and the services industry. On Wednesday, the Labor Department said its consumer price index increased 0.4% last month after gaining The post Gasoline Pushes U.S. Consumer Prices Higher in December appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for Arriving International Air Passengers
    by Lili Zecevic on January 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    WASHINGTON  –  Nearly all air travelers will need to present a negative coronavirus test to enter the United States under expanded testing requirements announced on Tuesday. Under the rules taking effect Jan. 26, nearly all travelers, including U.S. citizens, must show a negative test within three days of departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, The post U.S. to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for Arriving International Air Passengers appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • DFA reports 322 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad
    by postie on January 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported 322 new confirmed Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos. According to DFA figures, the additional cases pushed the total number of Covid-19 infections among Filipinos abroad to 13,378. “The reported spike is due to another surge in Covid-19 cases in one country in Europe,” The post DFA reports 322 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad appeared first on Global News.

  • Provincial bus operations still dicey
    by ilucas on January 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Going back to one’s beloved hometown is a treasured desire for employees like Grace, a millennial breadwinner, who looks forward to travelling back to her province of Baguio City to spend time with her family. It has been especially important to her as she has not been with her loved ones since the start of The post Provincial bus operations still dicey appeared first on Global News.

  • PH in final talks with Moderna for up to 20M vaccine doses
    by postie on January 13, 2021 at 12:32 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is now in the final stages of negotiation with American biotechnology company Moderna for the procurement of up to 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccines. Moderna’s vaccines may be expected for delivery to the Philippines in mid-2021, according to Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Romualdez. “I am The post PH in final talks with Moderna for up to 20M vaccine doses appeared first on Global News.

  • What to Know About Cryptocurrency Trading
    by Lili Zecevic on January 12, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Ever wondered why cryptocurrency trading is popular nowadays? Back then, you may have heard people rave about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Despite the growing hype around bitcoin, cash was still king. Nowadays, some people think bitcoin may dethrone cash. In response, speculators have increased their investments in cryptocurrency. What’s more, you may have seen obscure The post What to Know About Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • What U.S.-PH relations, immigration policy will be like under Biden
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    WASHINGTON — The recently concluded presidential election was of intense interest to Filipinos both in the U.S. and in the Philippines. Filipinos backed Joe Biden by at least 60 percent, according to Asian American and Pacific Islander Data, the most reliable Asian American polling firm. Of all the Asian American groups, however, Fil-Ams were second The post What U.S.-PH relations, immigration policy will be like under Biden appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Trump loyalists at U.S. Capitol riot face fallout at home
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    WASHINGTON – Standing amid a throng of flag-waving supporters of President Donald Trump in front of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Rick Saccone decided to capture the historic moment. The former Pennsylvania state lawmaker handed his cell phone to his wife to record his message. “We are trying to run out all the evil people The post Trump loyalists at U.S. Capitol riot face fallout at home appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How Trump’s pied pipers rallied mob to Capitol
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Weeks before mobs besieged the Capitol building in Washington, a bright red bus crisscrossed the United States, emblazoned with a huge image of President Donald Trump in suit and tie with a clenched fist above his shoulder. At more than 25 stops – in parking lots and airplane hangars in states including Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, The post How Trump’s pied pipers rallied mob to Capitol appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Hotline helps link Calgary’s cultural communities with COVID resources
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    A team operating in Calgary’s northeast has started a rapid response hotline to help cultural communities with COVID-19-related support in 20 languages, from Tagalog to Tigrinya, and includes advice on workplace rights and more. The Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative, which includes 16 different agencies, connects people of various backgrounds to someone who understands their language and culture, The post Hotline helps link Calgary’s cultural communities with COVID resources […]

  • GOPers face growing corporate backlash after Capitol assault
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in the U.S. Congress faced growing blowback on Monday from businesses that said they would cut off campaign contributions to those who voted last week to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The announcements by Amazon.com Inc, General Electric Co, Dow Inc, AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc, American Express Co, Airbnb The post GOPers face growing corporate backlash after Capitol assault appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Ramar Foods launches new e-commerce site Crave Filipino
    by rciriacruz on January 12, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    PITTSBURG, California — Ramar Foods officially launched its own Filipino food e-commerce site, Crave Filipino, which provides home delivery of premium frozen Filipino food. Known for its premium brands such as Magnolia, Orientex, Manila Gold, Frescano, and Primo Sorbetero, Ramar Foods invested in market research over the last three years, learning more about Filipino Americans’ The post Ramar Foods launches new e-commerce site Crave Filipino appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Value Stocks Surge Boosts 2020’s Losers as Investors Bet on Economic Revival
    by Lili Zecevic on January 12, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    NEW YORK – Investors are weighing how much further a rally in value stocks can run, as expectations for greater fiscal spending under a Democrat-controlled Congress add momentum to the surging shares of companies that took a beating for most of 2020. Shares of banks, energy firms, and other economically sensitive companies climbed after the The post Value Stocks Surge Boosts 2020’s Losers as Investors Bet on Economic Revival appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. to Release COVID-19 Doses in Push for Older Americans to Get Shots
    by Lili Zecevic on January 12, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    The Trump administration plans to release COVID-19 vaccine doses it has been holding back for second shots and will urge states to offer them to all Americans over age 65, the United States’ top health official said on Tuesday. The move announced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on ABC’s The post U.S. to Release COVID-19 Doses in Push for Older Americans to Get Shots appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Wall Street Heads for Steady Start Amid White House Drama
    by Lili Zecevic on January 12, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Wall Street was headed for a steady start on Tuesday as a sell-off in U.S. Treasuries lifted demand for the dollar and markets hoped for a calmer countdown to Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. Lacklustre trading in European shares along with no major corporate news or economic data offered few indications of market direction. Markets The post Wall Street Heads for Steady Start Amid White House Drama appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Staples Offers $2.1 Billion Cash to Buy Office Depot Parent
    by Lili Zecevic on January 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Office supplies retailer Staples on Monday offered to buy Office Depot owner ODP Corp for $2.1 billion in cash, the retail giant’s third attempt to take over its smaller rival. USR Parent Inc, or Staples, said it would offer $40 for each ODP share, a premium of 8.2% to Friday’s closing price. They were last The post Staples Offers $2.1 Billion Cash to Buy Office Depot Parent appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH includes China, 4 other countries in travel ban due to new COVID variant
    by postie on January 12, 2021 at 5:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has included China, Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, and Oman on the coverage of the temporary travel ban on foreign travelers due to the new COVID-19 variant, Malacañang said Tuesday. Foreign passengers arriving directly from the said countries, as well as those who have been there within 14 days immediately preceding arrival The post PH includes China, 4 other countries in travel ban due to new COVID variant appeared first on Global News.

  • MR.D.I.Y. Philippines making an Impact on the Environment
    by vcatibog on January 12, 2021 at 3:39 am

    The largest home improvement retailer in Southeast Asia, MR. D.I.Y., planted its 100 seeds and turned over cash proceeds from The Good Bag, Reusable Bag campaign last January 8, 2021 to ABS CBN Foundation Inc. Bantay Kalikasan Mother Nurture campaign for the benefit of La Mesa Watershed.   The ceremonial turnover kick-started with a short program The post MR.D.I.Y. Philippines making an Impact on the Environment appeared first on Global News.

  • Fil-Am ex-cop among Trump loyalists who marched to Capitol
    by rciriacruz on January 11, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    A Filipino American U.S. Army veteran and former Oakland, California police officer was among the mob that rallied on Jan. 6 at Capitol Hill in support of Donald Trump. Jurell Snyder said he was protesting alleged voter fraud, adding he just “stayed outside” and did not enter the building. “The intention was for it to The post Fil-Am ex-cop among Trump loyalists who marched to Capitol appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Palace hopeful China to donate some Sinovac vaccines to PH
    by postie on January 11, 2021 at 6:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang expressed hope on Monday that some COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac will be donated to the Philippines by the Chinese government, citing the two nations’ “close relations.” The Philippines has already secured 25 million doses of vaccines from China’s Sinovac. “I don’t know about the terms and conditions but of course, The post Palace hopeful China to donate some Sinovac vaccines to PH appeared first on Global News.

  • China should probe entry of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines in PH – Hontiveros
    by postie on January 11, 2021 at 2:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday called on the Chinese government to investigate the entry of China-made vaccines in the Philippines, which are not yet authorized by local regulators. “Sa lakas ba naman ng seguridad at surveillance sa China, imposibleng hindi nila malalaman kung sino ang may pakana ng black market vaccines na The post China should probe entry of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines in PH – Hontiveros appeared first on Global News.

  • China’s foreign minister Wang Yi to go to PH on official visit — DFA
    by postie on January 10, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Sunday that China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be going on an official visit to the Philippines next week. Wang will be in the country from Jan. 15 to 16 upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, the DFA said in a The post China’s foreign minister Wang Yi to go to PH on official visit — DFA appeared first on Global News.

  • Japanese envoy takes MRT-3 ride to get a feel of rail improvements funded by his country
    by clopez on January 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa on Friday (Jan. 8) took a ride on a train of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) for the first time to generate good reviews for a rehabilitation project being funded by his government. The ambassador visited the site of the Japanese government-funded MRT 3 rehabilitation project with Transportation The post Japanese envoy takes MRT-3 ride to get a feel of rail improvements funded by his country appeared first on Global News.

  • ‘Heroic’ labor attaché accused of bribery, sexual harassment
    by clopez on January 7, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino labor attaché, whom the Senate once commended for heroism, has been suspended after he sued a Filipino expat couple in Riyadh who had filed complaints of corruption and sexual harassment against him. Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto suspended labor attaché Nasser Mustafa for filing a cyberlibel complaint against The post ‘Heroic’ labor attaché accused of bribery, sexual harassment appeared first on Global News.

  • TikTok has officially turned over its Php7,000,000 donation to the Philippine National Red Cross
    by ilucas on January 7, 2021 at 5:15 am

    TikTok has officially turned over its US$150,000 (Php7,000,000) donation to the Philippine National Red Cross in support of the organization’s disaster relief efforts. This is part of TikTok’s #TikTokTogetherPH initiative, where a total of US$300,000 (Php14,000,000) was committed to support select partner organizations with their typhoon relief programs, as well as a fundraising concert featuring The post TikTok has officially turned over its Php7,000,000 donation to the Philippine […]