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  • UP alums, friends in San Francisco donate Covid test kits worth $3M to PGH
    by rciriacruz on December 23, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – Alumni and friends of the University of the Philippines turned over hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 test kits worth almost $3 million to UP-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) to help fight the prevailing pandemic. The ceremonial turnover was held at a hotel in Burlingame where a holiday party was being held by the The post UP alums, friends in San Francisco donate Covid test kits worth $3M to PGH appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filipino in Alaska arrested for distributing child porn
    by rciriacruz on December 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    A suspended Ketchikan, Alaska physical therapist was charged with distributing child pornography, according to court documents filed Dec. 14. Ketchikan police identified the suspect as Dennis Chua, 47, a licensed physical therapist employed at Ketchikan’s hospital, who stands accused of viewing and forwarding sexually explicit videos of young children, according to a report by KRBD. The post Filipino in Alaska arrested for distributing child porn appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Ex-call center team leader in Manila transitions to ‘authentic self’ in LA
    by rciriacruz on December 23, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    When Megan Victoria Saludares, 39, changed her Instagram handle in 2018 from her former name and resurfaced as a woman, her followers, especially those in the Philippines, were mightily surprised. But their reactions weren’t what she had expected. Instead of disgust or disrespect, her inbox was flooded with congratulatory messages. Her friends felt excited seeing The post Ex-call center team leader in Manila transitions to ‘authentic self’ in LA appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am movers and shakers celebrate achievements amid pandemic
    by rciriacruz on December 23, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Shortly before warnings about the Omicron variant went into full force, a dozen Filipino Americans gathered at a cocktail lounge in New York City to celebrate their achievements during year two of the coronavirus pandemic. The idea for “Celebrating FilipinXcellence” was born after Kevin Nadal became the first Filipino distinguished professor at City University of The post Fil-Am movers and shakers celebrate achievements amid pandemic appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Open letter lauding PNOC directors’ move to block Malampaya deal
    by rciriacruz on December 23, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    We, the undersigned, all citizens of the Philippines, wish to express in the strongest possible terms agreement and support for what now appears, in view of the attendant circumstances, a very difficult decision you had made. Your decision to withhold consent to the SPEX-Malampaya Energy XP (Udenna) deal is completely justified and in order. It The post Open letter lauding PNOC directors’ move to block Malampaya deal appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best gold IRA companies: Top 5 precious metals IRA reviews and comparison
    by admin on December 23, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    This is not a financial Advice Article. Refer to a professional for financial advice. This page has affiliate links that recommend Augusta Precious Metals, Goldco, and American Hartford Gold Group. The Positive or Negative Reviews may not be independent or neutral. Overview Gold investing is a smart way to diversify a personal portfolio and protect The post Best gold IRA companies: Top 5 precious metals IRA reviews and comparison appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Health benefits of double masking
    by darasa on December 23, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Double masking might be the answer for extra protection against the coronavirus. You may have heard from various sources that suggest avoiding getting COVID-19. Some may be from reputable sources, while others are from questionable circles. Among those tips, more people are following the advice of double masking, but why is that? It may seem The post Health benefits of double masking appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • NBA Christmas day games – schedules, COVID regulations, and more
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    The basketball league is ready with a backup plan in case there’s a need to postpone any NBA Christmas Day games. While the weather gets colder, the NBA games get intensely heated up. While it has been an NBA staple since 1947 to have NBA Christmas Day games, it started between the Providence Steamrollers and The post NBA Christmas day games – schedules, COVID regulations, and more appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH faces 'major humanitarian crisis' in Typhoon Odette aftermath
    by Kyodo News on December 23, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    International aid groups see a "major humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the central and southern Philippines.

  • Four injured at Exxon Mobil explosion in Texas plant
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Four people were injured when a fire erupted on Thursday morning at an Exxon Mobil Corp plant in Baytown, Texas, one of the largest refining and petrochemical facilities in the United States. There were no fatalities and those injured were in a stable condition, while other personnel were accounted for, Exxon said. Emergency response teams The post Four injured at Exxon Mobil explosion in Texas plant appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • James Franco admits he had sex addiction and slept with students
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has acknowledged sleeping with students of an acting school he previously ran, saying he struggled with a sex addiction and has been working to improve his behavior in recent years. In excerpts from The Jess Cagle Podcast made public on Wednesday, Franco, 43, said that while teaching, he “did sleep with The post James Franco admits he had sex addiction and slept with students appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Michael Keaton to return as Batman in Batgirl starring Leslie Grace
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Michael Keaton is dusting off his signature cape and cowl for “Batgirl,” the upcoming HBO Max superhero film. The actor is expected to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, the character he originated in Tim Burton’s 1989 film. He will star alongside Leslie Grace, who has been cast as Barbara Gordon, the daughter The post Michael Keaton to return as Batman in Batgirl starring Leslie Grace appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Large US holiday gatherings not safe even if boosted – Fauci
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Americans vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 can be with family over the holidays but attending large gatherings is not safe, even for those who received a booster dose, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday. The United States faces a second Christmas of upended holiday plans, with a surge in infections fueled The post Large US holiday gatherings not safe even if boosted – Fauci appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH FDA approves use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Philippine drug regulators boost the country's COVID-19 response by authorizing the emergency use of Merck's COVID-19 anti-viral pill and allowing children aged 5 to 11 to get Pfizer's COVID shots.

  • PH no longer last in Bloomberg's COVID-19 resilience ranking
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    The Philippines is no longer at the bottom of an international COVID-19 resilience ranking.

  • 'Community kitchens' rise in typhoon-hit Dinagat Islands
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    More people in typhoon-hit areas go hungry as food supply continues to run low.

  • Biden extends pause on student loan repayment
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that his administration was extending the pause on student loan repayment for an additional 90 days, citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today my Administration is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments for an additional 90 days – through May 1, 2022 — as we manage The post Biden extends pause on student loan repayment appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Typhoon-hit areas face food shortage
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Cebu City residents continue to be in dire need of water supply.

  • Duterte visits typhoon-hit Cebu, Palawan
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continued his rounds of provinces hit by typhoon Odette.

  • US congresswoman robbed at gunpoint in Philadelphia park
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    The FBI and police mounted a search for two men suspected of robbing U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon of her automobile at gunpoint on Wednesday in a Philadelphia park following a meeting there with other elected officials, according to her spokeswoman and police. Scanlon, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, was unharmed in The post US congresswoman robbed at gunpoint in Philadelphia park appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US authorizes Pfizer oral COVID-19 pill for at-home use
    by mvillegas on December 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized its antiviral COVID-19 pill, making it the first at-home treatment for the coronavirus that is expected to become an important tool in the fight against the fast spreading Omicron variant. Data from Pfizer’s clinical trial showed its antiviral regimen was 90% effective in The post US authorizes Pfizer oral COVID-19 pill for at-home use appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Paghahanap ng tubig hamon pa rin sa mga taga-Cebu City dahil sa Odette
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Matinding problema pa rin ng mga taga-Cebu City ang paghanap ng tubig, isang linggo matapos manalasa ang bagyong Odette.

  • Bagyong Odette mas maraming binuhos na ulan kompara sa Yolanda
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Nalagpasan ng bagyong Odette ang ulan na dala ng Supertyphoon Yolanda noong 2013.

  • Duterte says military to help with shipwrecks caused by Odette
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan bared that 42 vessels ran aground in his city, including 2 ships full of fuel also sank in the vicinity.

  • Taiwan sends more than P29 million worth of relief assistance to PH
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Taiwan donated more than P29 million worth of relief assistance to the Philippines, days after Typhoon Odette battered the country.

  • Duterte jokes about beautiful women in talk to Odette survivors
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Duterte said he noticed there are many attractive women in Cebu, and that there are families with more than two children each.

  • Epektibong messaging, susi sa pangunguna ni Marcos sa Pulse Asia survey: analyst
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Tingin ng isang political analyst ay epektibong messaging ang susi kaya nanguna si dating senador Bongbong Marcos sa Pulse Asia survey.

  • Duterte tells Odette survivors: Remember politicians who don’t visit, use you for publicity
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte told survivors of typhoon Odette to remember politicians who failed to check on them, and those who use the calamity for publicity.

  • Almost 1.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots arrive in Manila
    by Job Manahan, ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    The shipment tonight completes the 2,730,780 Pfizer vaccines that the government bought through the ADB.

  • Pilipinas di na kulelat sa Bloomberg COVID-19 resiliency ranking
    by ABS-CBN News on December 23, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Umakyat na ang puwesto ng Pilipinas sa pinakabagong COVID-19 Resilience Ranking ng Bloomberg.

  • TBWA spreads sustainable holiday cheer with Nissan Leaf Orchestra
    by bdiaz on December 23, 2021 at 9:28 am

    MANILA  TBWA\SMP ushered in the holiday season with the “Nissan LEAF Orchestra”, a unique musical collaboration promoting sustainability and preservation through the lens of Philippine cultural heritage. Launched on Nissan Philippines’ Facebook page and YouTube channel via an online film, the playlist features the talents of Filipino performers using leaves as their instruments. Fittingly for The post TBWA spreads sustainable holiday cheer with Nissan Leaf Orchestra appeared first on […]

  • FDA OKs emergency use of Pfizer for 5- to 11-year-olds
    by Ma. Teresa Montemayor and Philippine News Agency on December 23, 2021 at 9:21 am

    MANILA – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday the government has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to be used among children aged five years to 11 years. In a televised public briefing, Domingo noted that the EUA “is being granted

  • DOLE issues rules on enforcing ‘safe spaces’ for informal workers
    by Ferdinand Patinio and Philippine News Agency on December 23, 2021 at 9:16 am

    MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday issued guidelines that aim to protect informal sector workers, including kasambahays (house helpers), under Republic Act (RA) 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued Department Order 230 series of 2021, which provides mechanisms and interventions, including redress mechanisms, in cases

  • Government of Canada releases first interim report on access to information review
    by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Government of Canada on December 23, 2021 at 7:43 am

    The Government of Canada is working to ensure access to information reflects today’s digital world and Canadians’ expectations for accessible, timely, and trustworthy information. Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, released the interim “What We Heard” report on the first phase of engagement and consultations undertaken as part of the review

  • Government Temporarily Expands Access to Lockdown Program and Worker Lockdown Benefit
    by Department of Finance Canada and Government of Canada on December 23, 2021 at 7:31 am

    The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian workers and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the federal government’s intention to temporarily expand eligibility for key support programs to ensure Canadians are protected and workers and businesses get the help they need

  • The history of the shopping centre Santa, and how he became a staple of the festive season
    by Gary Mortimer, Queensland University of Technology, Louise Grimmer, University of Tasmania and The Conversation on December 23, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Much to the delight of children (and maybe some adults), Santa arriving in shopping centres all around Australia signals the beginning of Christmas shopping. Santa has become a mainstay of shopping centres in December, driven by nostalgia and commerce. But who is this jolly fat man, in a bright red suit, promising to deliver on

  • Travel Advisory: Limited exceptions to border measures in British Columbia
    by Canada Border Services Agency and Government of Canada on December 23, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers that border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada and that they should get informed and understand their obligations as they make their travel plans. As of December 21, unless specifically exempted, all travellers must take a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test before

  • Minister Bibeau announces an extra $30 million to help vulnerable people in Canada access food
    by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Government of Canada on December 23, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced a $30-million top-up for the Emergency Food Security Fund, bringing total funding under the Fund to $330 million. This additional investment is aimed at addressing the increased demand and fewer resources faced by food banks and local food organizations, as a result of

  • Major step toward a barrier-free Canada with coming into force of Accessible Canada Regulations
    by Employment and Social Development Canada and Government of Canada on December 23, 2021 at 6:59 am

    When everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in society from the start, we will all benefit as a country.  That is why the Government of Canada is taking concrete steps towards a barrier-free Canada.   Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced a major milestone with the implementation of

  • Don’t fret about buying the ‘right’ toy – any toy is educational if you support kids in...
    by Nicola Yelland, The University of Melbourne and The Conversation on December 23, 2021 at 6:57 am

    It’s that time of the year again, and besides the new COVID-era concerns about retail supply chains comes the age-old question: what’s the best educational toy to buy for the child (or grandchild) in your life? There’s a vast range of toys that claim to stimulate learning, or foster creativity, or boost kids’ STEM skills.

  • Are you a more holistic or analytic thinker? Take this quiz to find out
    by Andrei Lux, Edith Cowan University and The Conversation on December 23, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Left-brain or right-brain? Creative or critical? Analytic or holistic? We love to divide the world into simple dichotomies. You’ve probably heard that left-brain dominant people are supposed to be more logical, while right-brain people are more creative. But there’s actually no scientific evidence to support that idea. What we do know, however, is that some

  • Korean firm bags P25B deal to build PH Navy corvettes
    by jcristobal on December 23, 2021 at 3:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines — It’s official: South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured a contract to build two corvettes for the Philippine Navy for P25 billion. A notice of award was issued by the Department of National Defense (DND) last Dec. 15, two senior security officials familiar with the matter told Inquirer.net. The development came The post Korean firm bags P25B deal to build PH Navy corvettes appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte thanks Qatar after offering rehab of communities ravaged by ‘Odette’
    by postie on December 23, 2021 at 3:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte thanked Qatar for its sympathy and solidarity after the Arab country offered rehabilitation assistance to communities devastated by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year. The Office of the President (OP) on Thursday said Duterte had a telephone call with Qatar’s The post Duterte thanks Qatar after offering rehab of communities ravaged by ‘Odette’ appeared first on Global […]

  • South Korean religious leader testifies that the Book of Revelation is being fulfilled
    by bdiaz on December 23, 2021 at 3:31 am

    Ninety-one-year-old religious leader and peace advocate Lee Man-hee from South Korea is testifying that the book of Revelation is being fulfilled at this time and the COVID pandemic is a part of it. During a virtual press conference held on December 20, Lee said that the book of Revelation is a ‘covenant’ that Jesus left The post South Korean religious leader testifies that the Book of Revelation is being fulfilled appeared first on Global News.

  • Home Buddies gift Golden Gays a year’s rent as part of #HBPaskongMayPuso
    by bdiaz on December 23, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Viral Facebook community Home Buddies once again proves how homes are built by more than just the material.  After having hosted multiple events and an exclusive sale to celebrate their first year last September, Home Buddies chose the Home for the Golden Gays as the beneficiary of their #HBPaskongMayPuso fundraiser. Members of Home Buddies visited The post Home Buddies gift Golden Gays a year’s rent as part of #HBPaskongMayPuso appeared first on Global News.

  • Biden to name three Fil-Am leaders to advisory body
    by rciriacruz on December 22, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will appoint three Filipino Americans to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The commission includes civic leaders from across the country. The Filipino Americans tapped by Biden are labor leader Luisa Blue, educator-activist Amy Agbayani and community health leader Teresita Batayola. Biden will tap The post Biden to name three Fil-Am leaders to advisory body appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Sudden food aversion in toddlers may be due to Covid
    by rciriacruz on December 22, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Sudden food aversion in toddlers can be clue to COVID-19 In toddlers, one clue to a diagnosis of COVID-19 may be a sudden The post Sudden food aversion in toddlers may be due to Covid appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Fil-Am’s musical theatre songwriting team wins prestigious award
    by rciriacruz on December 22, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    The musical theatre songwriting team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke will receive the Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters at the Fred Ebb Foundation’s 17th annual award ceremony on Jan. 3, 2022. Isabella Dawis is a Filipina American playwright, performer and librettist who is a 2021-23 Composers and the Voice Fellow with The post Fil-Am’s musical theatre songwriting team wins prestigious award appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Christmas supply-chain crisis has been averted – Biden and FedEx CEO 
    by rciriacruz on December 22, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said U.S. actions to eliminate supply-chain snarls have staved off a pre-Christmas crisis, ahead of a meeting with U.S. officials and private-sector companies, including FedEx, on Wednesday. Biden created a task force in June to address the issue, and the White House says it has made “significant progress to alleviate The post Christmas supply-chain crisis has been averted – Biden and FedEx CEO  appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • LA mayor signs order to improve language access for immigrants
    by rciriacruz on December 22, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive 32 to improve access to City information and services for English language learners in this metropolis. “Executive Directive 32: Strengthening Language Access in the City of Los Angeles” requires every city department to execute a plan for handling language access for requests for services in different The post LA mayor signs order to improve language access for immigrants appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best Christmas cookies to make at home
    by Lili Zecevic on December 22, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    What’s your favorite holiday tradition when it comes to the best Christmas cookies? We love the tradition of baking and eating Christmas cookies. This blog post will be devoted entirely to providing you with the best Christmas cookies recipes for some delicious homemade holiday treats. So grab your ingredients, and let’s get started! Top 5 The post Best Christmas cookies to make at home appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best jobs for college students to have
    by darasa on December 22, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Nowadays, jobs for college students are easier to find because of the remote work trend. It opened a wide range of part-time jobs that offer flexibility, unlike anything before. As a result, college students now have more ways of earning money. They don’t even have to leave their place! There are so many options it The post Best jobs for college students to have appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Haven Dispensaries raises over $40,000 for charity this holiday season
    by admin on December 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Over 1,000 children in Southern California have received early Christmas presents this year thanks to HAVEN Dispensaries’ fundraising and volunteer efforts. Throughout December, HAVEN has held its annual Holiday Toy Drive Fundraiser to ensure that as many underserved children in their local communities have presents under the tree as possible this Holiday Season. In partnership The post Haven Dispensaries raises over $40,000 for charity this holiday season appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Last-minute Christmas gift ideas
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    It’s a few days before Christmas, and you’re still scrambling to find a last-minute Christmas gift for your loved one. If this sounds like you, don’t worry- we have some last-minute ideas that will have them smiling from ear to ear on Christmas morning! Let’s get started with some last-minute Christmas stocking stuffers: a new The post Last-minute Christmas gift ideas appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH no longer at last spot of Bloomberg’s monthly COVID-19 resiliency ranking
    by postie on December 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is no longer as the last spot in an international ranking that assesses the resiliency of selected countries in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, breaking a third-consecutive month combo when the country placed at a rock bottom of the list. The archipelago now ranked 50 out of 53 countries in The post PH no longer at last spot of Bloomberg’s monthly COVID-19 resiliency ranking appeared first on Global News.

  • Amazon one of key tech firms to scrap CES attendance over COVID-19 concern
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Amazon Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow about Omicron, the firms said on Tuesday. CES, which serves as an annual showcase of new trends and gadgets in the technology industry has attracted more than The post Amazon one of key tech firms to scrap CES attendance over COVID-19 concern appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • NHL withdraws from Beijing tournament due to COVID-19
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    The National Hockey League (NHL) will not send its players to compete in the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns as the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads globally, ESPN reported on Tuesday. The NHL agreed last September to pause its regular season so the world’s The post NHL withdraws from Beijing tournament due to COVID-19 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Jury suggests possible deadlock in trial of ex-officer who killed Wright
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    The jury asked a question on Tuesday that suggested a possible deadlock in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who mistook her handgun for her Taser and fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. “If the jury cannot reach consensus, what is the guidance around how long and The post Jury suggests possible deadlock in trial of ex-officer who killed Wright appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • NASA’s launch of new space telescope delayed until Christmas Day
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Liftoff of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, designed to peer farther than ever into the universe, has been delayed until Christmas Day at the earliest, due to poor weather at the launch site on South America’s northeastern coast, the space agency said on Tuesday. The 24-hour weather delay at the Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana The post NASA’s launch of new space telescope delayed until Christmas Day appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • With warning for unvaccinated, Biden lays out battle plan against Omicron
    by mvillegas on December 22, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday more federal vaccination and testing sites to tackle a surge in COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant, and said 500 million free at-home rapid tests will be available to Americans starting in January. Biden offered both a warning to the unvaccinated, who he said have “good reason to The post With warning for unvaccinated, Biden lays out battle plan against Omicron appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Globe services resumed in Antique, Biliran, Guimaras, and all of Samar
    by bdiaz on December 22, 2021 at 7:45 am

    The provinces of Antique, Biliran, Guimaras, and all of Samar are the latest areas where Globe has successfully restored services enabling customers to make and receive calls as well as send and receive text messages to their loved ones.  Globe is also the first to restore network services in Del Carmen, Siargao Island, San Jose The post Globe services resumed in Antique, Biliran, Guimaras, and all of Samar appeared first on Global News.

  • Batang Matibay: Filipino students with ‘tibay’ for brighter future
    by bdiaz on December 22, 2021 at 7:20 am

    For almost two years, Filipino students have had to stay at home and learn through the screens of their laptop or mobile phone. They had to say goodbye to their teachers, classmates, and friends in school. Their world abruptly changed and they had to adapt to a new learning environment that they have not experienced The post Batang Matibay: Filipino students with ‘tibay’ for brighter future appeared first on Global News.

  • FEU-NRMF disengages from PhilHealth
    by bdiaz on December 22, 2021 at 7:07 am

    The Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF) Center in a statement announced that they will no longer renew the accreditation of its hospital with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.  Republic Act 7875, or the National Health Insurance Act, states that PhilHealth must process, review, and pay the claims of providers within The post FEU-NRMF disengages from PhilHealth appeared first on Global News.

  • Filipino Sri Lankan LGBT advocate shot dead in Chicago
    by rciriacruz on December 21, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    CHICAGO — A Filipino Sri Lankan man was shot to death early Saturday morning, Dec. 11 while waiting outside a home on Chicago’s Palmer Square. Friends of Suraj Mahadeva, 26, said he was shot dead execution-style by an unidentified gunman who is still at large. More than a hundred people mourned Mahadeva during a Thursday The post Filipino Sri Lankan LGBT advocate shot dead in Chicago appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. FDA set to authorize Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 pills this week 
    by rciriacruz on December 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize COVID-19 treatment pills from both Pfizer Inc and Merck as early as Wednesday, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The two drugs, especially Pfizer’s pill Paxlovid, are seen as promising new oral treatments that can be taken upon onset of The post U.S. FDA set to authorize Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 pills this week  appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Santa Manchin’s lump of coal and Harvard’s Asians
    by rciriacruz on December 21, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginian of who-knows-what political party, is a one man policy typhoon. He’s a tycoon too. But what he’s done is wreck Christmas for a majority of Americans now that he’s backed out of the Build Back Better Act. That’s the legislation that would have given Americans the broad social support The post Santa Manchin’s lump of coal and Harvard’s Asians appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Jersey City council votes to protect Filipino HR defenders, backs bill to suspend military aid to PH
    by rciriacruz on December 21, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    JERSEY CIY, New Jersey – The Municipal Council on Dec. 15 unanimously voted to extend protection to Filipino human rights defenders threatened by a Philippine anti-terrorism law and to endorse a bill in the U.S. Congress that would suspend assistance to Philippine police or military until human rights abuses cease and the perpetrators are held The post Jersey City council votes to protect Filipino HR defenders, backs bill to suspend military aid to PH appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Burglar damages popular San Antonio, Texas Filipino restaurant
    by rciriacruz on December 21, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    San Antonio, Texas’ popular Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant, Market & Bakery was burglarized early morning Thursday, Dec. 16. Security cameras showed an unidentified bald man breaking in through the side entrance of the restaurant. He was also seen lying outside the restaurant “It looks like he did a tour of the kitchen and market, didn’t touch the The post Burglar damages popular San Antonio, Texas Filipino restaurant appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Clickfunnels – everything you need to know
    by darasa on December 21, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    If you need a quick and easy way to make a sales funnel, try Clickfunnels. This tool lets you plan how customers will make their way to your products and services. After a few hours, you’ll have a sales funnel up and running! Clickfunnels also provides various funnel presets, so you can easily drag and The post Clickfunnels – everything you need to know appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 7 things you must know before investing in XRP
    by admin on December 21, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    XRP is a currency issued by ripple labs which is a digital asset fabricated for transactions and payments and is one of the leading cryptocurrencies around. It is open-source which is a deconcentrated blockchain technology that facilitates faster wiring of money in not more than 3 to 5 seconds. Whenever a bank needs to transfer The post 7 things you must know before investing in XRP appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best Starbucks drinks this holiday season
    by Lili Zecevic on December 21, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    The best Starbucks drinks are crowd favorites. From mocha frappuccinos to hot chocolate to strawberry acai, refreshes and tickle your tastebuds no matter the season. With December well underway, the Starbucks menu has done its annual job of bringing out the holiday drink list. Apart from collecting the stickers that will win you a planner, The post Best Starbucks drinks this holiday season appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best uplifting quotes and inspirational lines
    by darasa on December 21, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    When the world gets you down, it’s great to read a few uplifting quotes. It can be hard to maintain a positive outlook, especially because of current events. It can be difficult to see a silver lining, and we feel bad about what we’re doing every day. Of course, even those “grey clouds” in our The post Best uplifting quotes and inspirational lines appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Winter Solstice 2021 – everything to know about the shortest day of the year
    by mvillegas on December 21, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Wherever you are, the sun hits its southernmost part in the sky. This happens during the winter solstice, according to NASA. This Tuesday marks the beginning of the winter solstice. It is an astronomical winter in the Northern hemisphere. This is following the exact moment when the North Pole is at its farthest position from The post Winter Solstice 2021 – everything to know about the shortest day of the year appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Christmas Cactus care – everything you need to know
    by mvillegas on December 21, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    This post will tell you all about taking care of a Christmas cactus! Christmas cacti are known for their beautiful blooms in the winter months. These plants, which belong to the genus Schlumbergera truncata, are relatively easy to care for. What is a Christmas Cactus? A Christmas cactus is a succulent plant that blooms in The post Christmas Cactus care – everything you need to know appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Cebu receives P1M for relief efforts from logistics company
    by vlacano on December 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Logistics company Lalamove, an on-demand platform for same day delivery, is supporting relief efforts to help families displaced and affected by the devastation brought by Typhoon Odette. This is in addition to the immediate support the company will provide to its thousands of partner drivers in the province. Lalamove has pledged to The post Cebu receives P1M for relief efforts from logistics company appeared first on Global News.

  • EU gives €1.7M; other countries pitch in aid after ‘Odette’ onslaught in PH
    by postie on December 21, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) has allocated an initial €1.7 million funding while other countries pitch in either in cash or in kind assistance to the Philippines after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) wreaked havoc in many parts of the archipelago. The funding from the EU, drawn from its Acute Large Emergency Response The post EU gives €1.7M; other countries pitch in aid after ‘Odette’ onslaught in PH appeared first on Global News.

  • McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen: 20,000 meals for Typhoon Odette victims
    by bdiaz on December 21, 2021 at 9:02 am

    In light of recent Typhoon Odette (Rai), McDonald’s Philippines, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), has committed to serve 20,000 meals for communities affected by the super typhoon through their McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen program. In partnership with Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the Naval Reserve Command Multi-Sectoral Linkaging Committee, Air Asia, The post McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen: 20,000 meals for Typhoon Odette victims […]

  • Globe services restored in Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur
    by vcatibog on December 21, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Globe has restored services in Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur, as more areas become operational.  Restoration efforts in typhoon affected areas in Mindanao are progressively nearing completion. In the Visayas, certain areas  remain challenged due to several damaged roads, bridges, and power lines. Globe’s network engineers on site are working to The post Globe services restored in Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur appeared first on Global News.

  • China sends P8 million worth of food packs to areas devastated by ‘Odette’
    by postie on December 21, 2021 at 7:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines — China has sent 20,000 food packs worth P8 million to areas ravaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian on Tuesday said that each food pack contains five kilograms of rice, 10 canned goods, and 10 noodle packs. “Our hearts go out to all the Filipino The post China sends P8 million worth of food packs to areas devastated by ‘Odette’ appeared first on Global News.

  • MSD gives back to Kythe and Carewell
    by vcatibog on December 21, 2021 at 6:27 am

    At MSD, employees are encouraged to find ways to give back to the community. Through the global volunteerism and skills share program dubbed MSD Gives Back, employees take an active role in giving back to their communities through participation in a variety of programs offered to promote a healthier society, advance education, foster the arts, address the welfare of animals and The post MSD gives back to Kythe and Carewell appeared first on Global News.

  • One with the nation: CEMEX puts up additional vaccination sites in Rizal and Cebu
    by bdiaz on December 21, 2021 at 6:08 am

    CEMEX Philippines continues to help Build the Nation after it converted its covered court gyms — Solid Cement Gym in Antipolo City, Rizal and APO Cement Gym in the City of Naga, Cebu — into vaccination facilities to help bolster each city’s existing vaccination efforts. The revamping of CEMEX gyms into vaccination sites was made The post One with the nation: CEMEX puts up additional vaccination sites in Rizal and Cebu appeared first on Global News.

  • Putin condoles with Philippines after Typhoon Odette’s havoc
    by postie on December 21, 2021 at 4:14 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Russian President Vladimir Putin condoled with the Philippines after Typhoon Odette ravaged several parts of the country. Putin extended his condolences to President Rodrigo Duterte, the Russian Embassy in the Philippines said on social media platform Facebook on Monday. ”Russia shares the grief of those who lost their family members and friends The post Putin condoles with Philippines after Typhoon Odette’s havoc appeared first on Global News.

  • Jollibee Group donates free vaccines to Foundation partners
    by bdiaz on December 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The Jollibee Group Foundation, Inc. (JGF) recently provided free COVID-19 vaccines to five partner organizations in NCR and certain areas in Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Quezon Province, and Rizal. As of October, over 1,500 partners have received their first dose of the vaccine.  “The Jollibee Group and Jollibee Group Foundation have exerted much effort to help The post Jollibee Group donates free vaccines to Foundation partners appeared first on Global News.

  • #BrigadangAyalaKaakay: Millennial lawyer returns to her roots to uplift lives of local rice farmers
    by vcatibog on December 20, 2021 at 10:41 am

    San Beda Law graduate Michelle Hatol did not have second thoughts when her father asked her to take on the family business New Isabela Grains Milling, a supplier and advocate of local rice since 1982. Hatol is currently #BrigadangAyalaKaakay’s supplier for its 12-week food distribution program to 10,000 families in Metro Manila. “Farming is deeply rooted The post #BrigadangAyalaKaakay: Millennial lawyer returns to her roots to uplift lives of local rice farmers appeared first on Global […]

  • Odette hammers Pag-asa Island, destroys PCG station
    by tbergonia on December 20, 2021 at 9:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, the only Philippine-controlled outpost in the municipality of Kalayaan in the West Philippine Sea with civilian inhabitants, was not spared from the wrath of Super Typhoon Odette (Rai). The Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) was placed under Signal No. 3 early Saturday (Dec. 18) hours before Odette left the Philippine area of The post Odette hammers Pag-asa Island, destroys PCG station appeared first on Global News.

  • Reckitt partners with the Office of the Vice President in support of their Vaccine Express program
    by bdiaz on December 20, 2021 at 5:05 am

    Reckitt recently donated Php 1,242,480 worth Lysol protection kits to the Office of the Vice President during the recent Vaccine Express deployment held in Malolos, Bulacan, with no-less than Vice President Leni Robredo and Reckitt executives in attendance. Through the Vaccine Express program, the OVP is able help speed up the inoculation efforts of its The post Reckitt partners with the Office of the Vice President in support of their Vaccine Express program appeared first on Global News.

  • Pope Francis prays for victims of Typhoon Odette
    by postie on December 20, 2021 at 1:27 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has expressed his concern to victims of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), offering prayers that families distressed by the severe tropical storm that barreled the Philippines recently find solace and hope. “I express my closeness to the population of the Philippines, struck by a strong typhoon that has caused many The post Pope Francis prays for victims of Typhoon Odette appeared first on Global News.

  • PH mulls total ban on deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia
    by clopez on December 18, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has threatened to totally ban labor deployment to Saudi Arabia due to the continued delay in the settlement of more than P5.1 billion in unpaid salaries of more than 11,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the oil-rich kingdom. “If this problem will not be settled, I’m seriously The post PH mulls total ban on deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia appeared first on Global News.

  • Filipino in UK feted as Community Nurse of the Year
    by dagacer on December 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino nurse won the first Community Nurse of the Year Award in the UK-based Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). Dennis Singson won the first-ever QNI award which recognizes internationally educated nurses working in community settings in England, the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA-UK) has announced in a statement. The award was delivered virtually The post Filipino in UK feted as Community Nurse of the Year appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte thanks Gulf Cooperation Council nations for aid to PH’s COVID response
    by jvicente on December 16, 2021 at 8:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed gratitude to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments for their assistance to the Philippines’ COVID-19 pandemic response. In a statement on Thursday, the Office of the President said that Duterte reaffirmed the Philippines’ commitment to further strengthen bilateral affairs with GCC nations particularly the Sultanate of Oman, State The post Duterte thanks Gulf Cooperation Council nations for aid to PH’s COVID response […]

  • Globe, Multinational Companies say ESG practice vital to business at Lead-In 2021
    by vcatibog on December 16, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Globe and multinational companies stressed the importance of integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in business operations as nations come out of the pandemic.  It is necessary to put ESG at the core of every institution to build a better world. ESG, as aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), aims The post Globe, Multinational Companies say ESG practice vital to business at Lead-In 2021 appeared first on Global News.

  • Switching to clean energy use is an eco-friendly and economically wise choice
    by bdiaz on December 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    To this day, climate change remains a persistent problem globally, with effects felt particularly in the Philippines in the form of super typhoons, flash floods, drought, and more. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the energy sector, still dominated by coal, remains the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, a major factor driving The post Switching to clean energy use is an eco-friendly and economically wise choice appeared first on Global News.

  • US state secretary lauds Pasig mayor
    by clopez on December 15, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lauded Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for adopting a city program aimed at promoting anti-corruption and transparency. During his visit to Jakarta on Tuesday, Blinken said Sotto put up a hotline that made awarding in public contracts more transparent and gave community-based organizations a say in The post US state secretary lauds Pasig mayor appeared first on Global News.

  • Get CFO clearance, Pinoy emigrants told
    by clopez on December 15, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday reminded Filipinos who are going abroad for the first time as fiancées, spouses, or family members of foreign nationals to secure the required certificate from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) before leaving. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said such emigrants are required to attend a guidance The post Get CFO clearance, Pinoy emigrants told appeared first on Global News.

  • Duterte accepts credentials of 4 new ambassadors
    by postie on December 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday received the credentials of four new envoys to the Philippines. The credentials acceptance ceremony of the Ambassadors to the Philippines was held at the Malacañang Palace. The following are the envoys who presented their credentials to the chief executive: -Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to The post Duterte accepts credentials of 4 new ambassadors appeared first on Global News.

  • Karapatan head Palabay gets HR prize from French, German embassies
    by tbergonia on December 15, 2021 at 11:24 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The head of the human rights group Karapatan (Rights) received recognition from the French and German embassies here for “exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights and the rule of law” in the Philippines. Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, became the third Filipino to receive the Franco-German Human Rights Prize since The post Karapatan head Palabay gets HR prize from French, German embassies appeared first on Global News.

  • Blinken says US to look at more Myanmar measures, plans Asean summit
    by dlejano on December 15, 2021 at 8:38 am

    KUALA LUMPUR — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the United States was looking at what additional steps to take against Myanmar’s junta and said Southeast Asian leaders had been invited to hold talks at a summit with President Joe Biden.   He made the comments during a trip to Malaysia, where The post Blinken says US to look at more Myanmar measures, plans Asean summit appeared first on Global News.

  • About 150 people trapped on roof of Hong Kong building after fire
    by dlejano on December 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

    HONG KONG — About 150 people were trapped on the roof of Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the building located in the bustling commercial and shopping district of Causeway Bay, police said.  Firefighters were battling the blaze with two water jets, the government said, employing ladders and The post About 150 people trapped on roof of Hong Kong building after fire appeared first on Global News.

  • US threatens new measures against Myanmar junta
    on December 15, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Speaking during a visit to Malaysia — among several ASEAN states that have strongly criticized the coup — Blinken conceded that the "situation has not improved".