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  • Over 200 arrested for violating curfew, health protocols in Cebu
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    More than 200 individuals were arrested in Cebu City for violating quarantine protocols over the weekend.

  • 2 top drug suspects, timbog sa buy-bust sa Panabo City
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Arestado sa drug buy-bust operation ng Panabo City Police, Davao del Norte Provincial Police, at PDEA XI ang dalawang lalaki na kinilalang high-value target drug personalities.

  • Military says child allegedly 'taken' by soldiers was 'rescued' in NPA encounter
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    The military claimed on Sunday that it rescued a Lumad girl during a military operation last week against communist rebels in the Caraga region.

  • Magkakatabing tindahan, nasunog sa Cartimar sa Pasay City
    by Jeffrey Hernaez, ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    MAYNILA - Aabot sa kalahating milyong pisong halaga ng mga paninda at kagamitan ang tinupok ng apoy matapos masunog ang isang dalawang palapag na gusali sa Cartimar Plaza, Barangay 39, Pasay City.

  • Pulis sa Davao de Oro, sinaksak ng lalaking hinuli niya dahil sa curfew
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Sugatan ang 27 taong gulang na pulis na si Janry Cabrera Rabe matapos pagsasaksakin umano ng lalaking hinuli niya dahil lumabag sa curfew Linggo ng madaling araw sa Barangay Poblacion, Monkayo, Davao de Oro.

  • Drug suspect patay nang 'manlaban' sa pulis sa Tarlac
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    TARLAC CITY - Patay ang isang drug suspect matapos manlaban umano sa pulisya sa isinagawang anti-illegal drug operation sa Barangay Cut-Cut 2 sa Tarlac City Sabado ng gabi.

  • Lalaki patay matapos tagain ng palakol ng pinsan sa Iloilo
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    DINGLE, Iloilo - Patay ang isang lalaki matapos tagain ng pinsan gamit ang palakol sa Barangay Abangay, Dingle, Iloilo Sabado ng gabi.  

  • GMA Network interweaves romance and psychology in ‘Ang Dalawang Ikaw’
    by GMA Network, Inc. on June 20, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    How well do you know your significant other? Is true love enough to endure the trials of choosing to be with someone who switches personalities and lives in a world outside of yours?  GMA Network brings forth another progressive and advocacy-driven story involving the life of a married couple and the challenges they face brought

  • How shipping ports are being reinvented for the green energy transition
    by Sylvain Roche, Sciences Po Bordeaux and The Conversation on June 20, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    When it comes to launching the energy transition, maritime policy is one of the key battlegrounds. But many ports, aware of their ecological and economic vulnerability, have committed to sustainable development strategies. According to the latest research, sea levels will rise considerably (from 1.1 to 2 metres, on average) by 2100, putting about 14 per

  • How business accelerators can help new startups succeed after COVID-19
    by Diane A. Isabelle, Carleton University and The Conversation on June 20, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the loss of 225 million jobs around the world. Younger people have been significantly affected, particularly in industries stalled due to restrictions caused by the pandemic. Many businesses did not survive and unemployment is expected to push more people into entrepreneurship. These entrepreneurs will need support to survive and thrive

  • Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights – and nods to a bigger win...
    by Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell and The Conversation on June 20, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    It wasn’t a dramatic expansion of religious rights – not yet. But the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster programs for refusing to work with same-sex couples will be consequential. It suggests that when the broader question of whether religious groups have the right

  • Federal policy has failed to protect Indigenous women
    by Sheena L. Gilbert, University of Nebraska Omaha, Emily Wright, University of Nebraska Omaha, Tara N. Richards, University of Nebraska Omaha and The Conversation on June 20, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have an opportunity to fix a longstanding problem with the landmark legislation to prevent domestic violence: its failure to protect Indigenous women. The 1994 Violence Against Women Act, or what is commonly called “VAWA,” was the first federal law criminalizing domestic violence. VAWA aimed to protect women by making battering

  • How Black writers and journalists have wielded punctuation in their activism
    by Eurie Dahn, The College of Saint Rose and The Conversation on June 20, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Using punctuation and capitalization as a form of protest doesn’t exactly scream radicalism. But in debates over racial justice, punctuation can carry a lot of weight. During the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, mainstream news organizations grappled with whether to capitalize the first letter of “black” when referring to Black people. Of course, writing

  • Brazil hits 500K Covid-19 deaths amid nationwide protests
    by Anadolu and Philippine News Agency on June 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    SAO PAULO – Brazil reached a grim milestone of half a million Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, the heath minister announced. Marcelo Queiroga said on Twitter that he “works tirelessly to vaccinate all Brazilians in the shortest time possible”. He also expressed solidarity with the families. Another government official, Communications Minister Fabio Faria, lashed out at the

  • Moscow weekly Covid-19 cases hit all-time high
    by TASS and Philippine News Agency on June 20, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    MOSCOW – Moscow’s Covid-19 cases surged by 51,853 this week, having reached a record high since the start of the pandemic, according to TASS estimates based on the anti-coronavirus crisis center’s data. Last week, some 36,710 people were infected in the Russian capital. Russia recorded a total of 108,139 Covid-19 weekly cases versus 82,250 in the

  • Filipinos in countries covered by ban allowed to return home
    by Azer Parrocha and Philippine News Agency on June 20, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    MANILA – Filipinos in countries covered by temporary travel ban will still be allowed to return home as long as they are covered by the government’s repatriation efforts, Malacañang said on Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this clarification after announcing that the Philippines has extended the travel ban imposed on passengers coming from India, Pakistan,

  • 7.6K new Covid-19 recoveries bring down active cases to 57,679
    by Ma. Teresa Montemayor and Philippine News Agency on June 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    MANILA – The nation’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has climbed to 1,277,715 after 7,652 new recoveries were reported on Sunday. In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 94 percent of the total case count which has reached 1,359,015 since the start of the

  • Israeli experts arrive in PH to help in vaccine rollout
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Three medical experts from the Israeli Ministry of Health arrived in the Philippines on Sunday to help the government in its vaccine rollout, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said. 

  • Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now at 20,431 with 7 new cases
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    MANILA - The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 rose to 20,431 as 7 new cases were recorded Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

  • DFA records 7 new COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos
    by postie on June 20, 2021 at 11:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines — An additional seven Filipinos abroad have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 20,431, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. According to the DFA’s latest bulletin, 7,115 of the total infections are active cases, as of June 20. No new deaths and recoveries were reported among Filipinos abroad. The post DFA records 7 new COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos appeared first on Global News.

  • Lalaki nalunod sa lawa habang nagdiriwang ng Father's Day sa Capiz
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Isang ama ang nalunod sa lawa habang nagdiriwang ng Father's Day sa Barangay San Antonio, Tapaz, Capiz Linggo.

  • Mga pamilya nagdiwang ng Father's Day sa mga pasyalan, mall
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Sa mga kainan, mall at iba pang pasyalan nagdiwang ng Father's Day ang ilang pamilya.

  • NUPL: Isinampang reklamo sa ICC may basehan, sapat na ebidensiya
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Nanindigan ang mga nagsampa ng kaso laban kay Pangulong Duterte sa International Criminal Court na may basehan ang kanilang reklamo. 

  • Balot vendor sinorpresa ng suki ngayong Father's Day
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Pambihirang biyaya naman ang natanggap ng ama sa Rosario, Cavite, na niregaluhan ng kaniyang suki sa pagbebenta ng balot.

  • China administers over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses
    by dlejano on June 20, 2021 at 9:56 am

    BEIJING — China had administered over 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday as it reached another milestone toward building herd immunity by the end of this year, data from the National Health Commission shows. The country delivered over 20.2 million doses on Saturday, bringing the total number of doses administered nationwide to The post China administers over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses appeared first on Global News.

  • Vietnam calls for early completion of Asean travel corridor framework
    by dlejano on June 20, 2021 at 9:52 am

    HANOI— Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng suggested that Asean should soon finalize a travel corridor framework for the safe resumption of essential business travel. The official was speaking while addressing the Asean Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) last Thursday. The event took place via videoconference chaired by Brunei, which holds the Asean The post Vietnam calls for early completion of Asean travel corridor framework appeared first on Global News.

  • Asean sees another major spike in new COVID-19 cases and deaths
    by dlejano on June 20, 2021 at 9:43 am

    BANGKOK — Southeast Asia on Saturday saw over 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second successive day, and also a higher number of deaths, collated data showed. There were 30,980 new cases on Saturday, the highest on a single day in over a month, compared to 30,715 on Friday, and 534 deaths, against 512 the The post Asean sees another major spike in new COVID-19 cases and deaths appeared first on Global News.

  • Pilipinas, Pfizer nagkasundo para sa pagbili ng 40 milyong dose ng COVID-19 vaccine
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Lumagda ng kasunduan ang Pilipinas at Pfizer para sa pagbili ng bansa ng 40 milyong dose ng COVID-19 vaccine ng kompanya, ayon kay vaccine czar Carlito Galvez.

  • Visayas, Mindanao tatanggap ng 55 pct ng mga bagong dating na bakuna: DOH
    by ABS-CBN News on June 20, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Higit kalahati ng mga bagong dating na bakuna kontra COVID-19 ang nakatakdang ipamahagi sa Visayas at Mindanao, na ngayo'y nakakaranas ng pagsipa ng mga kaso ng sakit, sabi ng Department of Health.

  • MANNY THE MOVIE GUY REVIEW: DISNEY / PIXAR’S LUCA
    by Manny The Movie Guy on June 19, 2021 at 4:18 am

    “Luca,” the new Disney/Pixar animated film, streams on Disney+ this weekend. But is it worth your time and money? Here’s Manny the movie guy to let you know.

  • FIL-AM DRAG PERFORMER MANILA LUZON GOES GLAMPING
    by Yong Chavez on June 19, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Celebrating Pride month this year, “Rupaul’s Drag Race” star Manila Luzon joined fellow drag queens for a fun series now available to watch online. Yong Chavez talks to Luzon in Showbiz Tonight.

  • ARUM EXPECTS ENJOYABLE TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN DASMARINAS AND INOUE
    by Steve Angeles on June 19, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas vows to put up a good fight this weekend when he tries to tame Japan’s Naoya “Monster” Inoue for the WBA and IBF bantamweight world titles. Top rank CEO Bob Arum himself expects the match to be very enjoyable. More from Steve Angeles.

  • HOW NEW YORK’S “RANK CHOICE” VOTING WORKS
    by Don Tagala on June 19, 2021 at 4:00 am

    With only days to go before New York City’s mayoral primary, supporters of the so-called ranked choice voting believe the new system of voting makes the election more democratic. For the first time, voters city-wide pick will up to five candidates for a single office. Don Tagala explains.

  • FLORIDA JOINS STATES CUTTING FEDERAL JOBLESS AID TO PUSH PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO WORK
    by Paul Garilao on June 19, 2021 at 3:55 am

    More states are prematurely dropping out of a federal pandemic relief program that boosted jobless aid by 300 dollars a week. Florida is among them and while some residents are protesting the cut, supporters of the move say it could finally push workers to get back into the workplace. The details from Paul Garilao.

  • WATCH: INQside Look with Fil-Am actress Aina Dumlao
    by cmiranda on June 19, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Fil-Am actress Aina Dumlao landed a groundbreaking role in long-running medical series Grey’s Anatomy, playing a Filipino healthcare worker character whose presence in such dramas has long been overdue. In this episode of INQside Look, Dumlao talks about her experience, the importance of her role amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how actors such as herself The post WATCH: INQside Look with Fil-Am actress Aina Dumlao appeared first on Global News.

  • ICC case vs Duterte may take 3 months in pretrial body
    by clopez on June 18, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Although the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found grounds to prosecute crimes against humanity in President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs, the first step of the process will likely take at least three months. Param-Preet Singh, a lawyer with the Human Rights Watch (HRW), said the case The post ICC case vs Duterte may take 3 months in pretrial body appeared first on Global News.

  • Dole suspends deployment of OFWs to Oman
    by clopez on June 18, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Friday issued a temporary ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Oman. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III approved the suspension in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs after the Sultanate of Oman’s Supreme Committee on COVID-19 on May 4 banned The post Dole suspends deployment of OFWs to Oman appeared first on Global News.

  • NY hospital to stop levying big fines on Filipino nurses who leave their jobs
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    An Albany, New York hospital agreed to stop imposing big fines on nurses recruited from the Philippines and other countries if they leave their jobs within three years. It also agreed to return $90,000 to seven nurses it formerly employed. State Attorney General Letitia James announced the legal agreement with Albany Medical Center Thursday. The The post NY hospital to stop levying big fines on Filipino nurses who leave their jobs appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How elderly Fil-Ams became victims of a $5M resort Ponzi scam
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Between July 14, 2017 and September 8, 2017, Maria Macasaet invested a total of $265,000 in a project called the Pagudpud Sands Resort LLC (PSR), a luxury condotel project in the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. She issued a check in two installments of $100,000 and $165,000 on behalf of herself and her The post How elderly Fil-Ams became victims of a $5M resort Ponzi scam appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden signs ‘Juneteenth’ bill, asks U.S. to reflect on slavery’s ‘terrible toll’
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill into law on Thursday to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, as the White House pushes to address the country’s historical injustices. The bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives The post Biden signs ‘Juneteenth’ bill, asks U.S. to reflect on slavery’s ‘terrible toll’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Life With Father: A doctor-war hero in the ’50s
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    TORONTO—Her father’s name—Dr. Jesus F. Hidalgo—appears in the U.S. Congress war records for serving the American soldiers and guerillas before and during liberation from the Japanese invasion. But Dr. Telly Hidalgo-How would not have known of her father’s exploits during the Second World War had she not read an account by a relative, Ambassador Simeon The post Life With Father: A doctor-war hero in the ’50s appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. Surgeon General, medical experts push vaccination for Asians
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    A virtual press briefing for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) media was held on Thursday, June 10, to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s We Can Do This drive to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination. TDW+Co, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hosted the webinar. Medical experts from various The post U.S. Surgeon General, medical experts push vaccination for Asians appeared first on INQUIRER.net […]

  • Returning to workplaces as California re-opens
    by rciriacruz on June 18, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Q:        I work for a large company in Los Angeles and, pre-pandemic, I often interacted with several people during my workday. Since the lockdown, I have been working from home. Now that California is re-opening, the employer has said we will all be returning to the worksite. I am afraid that I might get COVID The post Returning to workplaces as California re-opens appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Noom vs Weight Watchers -what’s better?
    by Lili Zecevic on June 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Noom vs Weight Watchers, which one is better if you’re trying to lose weight? There are countless weight loss programs in the market, but these two seem to top the list. Is one better than the other, or are there even better programs out there than both? The answer may vary according to who you The post Noom vs Weight Watchers -what’s better? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Dow drops 1 percent after hawkish Bullard remarks on inflation
    by mvillegas on June 18, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    The Dow fell 1% on Friday after Federal Reserve official James Bullard said inflation was stronger than anticipated and it would take the central bank several meetings to figure out how to pare back stimulus. The blue-chip Dow and the benchmark S&P 500 were set for their worst day in a month after Bullard, president The post Dow drops 1 percent after hawkish Bullard remarks on inflation appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Oosthuizen completes first round in share of US Open lead
    by admin on June 18, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    South African Louis Oosthuizen returned to Torrey Pines early on Friday to put the finishing touches on his first round with a pair of pars that left him in a two-way share of the U.S. Open lead with Russell Henley. After early-morning fog on Thursday caused a 90-minute delay to the start of play at The post Oosthuizen completes first round in share of US Open lead appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Most densely populated city in America
    by Lili Zecevic on June 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    What is the most densely populated city in America in 2021? You are living in a big city, maybe your favorite place to live. Maybe you are more of a quiet, small-town kind of person. There is a lot of traffic in the big cities, and it feels as if it’s too crowded in certain The post Most densely populated city in America appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Filecoin price predictions and applications
    by Lili Zecevic on June 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Have you ever wondered about the recent Filecoin price? While most people are looking only at bitcoin, Filecoin quietly grows in value. Its investors believe its crypto cloud storage is the next step for keeping files safe and secure. Let’s start by explaining what Filecoin is and what it does. Then, we’ll discuss how it The post Filecoin price predictions and applications appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Facebooks Neighborhoods faces crowded niche market profiling concerns
    by mvillegas on June 18, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    When Facebook began testing its new “Neighborhoods” feature in Canada last October amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant described it as a dedicated place for people to connect with their local communities. Here, in a corner of the world’s largest social network, people met neighbors, shared banana bread ingredients, helped locate missing cats and The post Facebooks Neighborhoods faces crowded niche market profiling concerns appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast officially has exclusive Spotify deal
    by admin on June 18, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Spotify Technology SA on Tuesday announced a multi-year deal to stream the popular podcast ‘Call Her Daddy’, hosted by Alex Cooper on its audio streaming platform, in its latest exclusive tie-up to keep listeners hooked. The Swedish company will exclusively stream ‘Call Her Daddy’ starting July 21, including all back catalogue full-length episodes, future episodes The post ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast officially has exclusive Spotify deal appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Kim Kardashian says she is Kanye West’s biggest fan, even after their divorce
    by admin on June 18, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Kim Kardashian said her ex-husband Kanye West is like family, despite their divorce, adding in a television show to air on Thursday that she will always be his biggest fan. Kardashian, 40, was speaking on a reunion show for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which broadcast its final episode last week after 14 years on The post Kim Kardashian says she is Kanye West’s biggest fan, even after their divorce appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Osaka aims for Olympics and pulls out of Wimbledon
    by admin on June 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this month’s Wimbledon championships for personal reasons but her agent said on Thursday that the world number two will be ready for the Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s Osaka quit the French Open last month following her first-round victory after organisers fined her $15,000 and threatened her with expulsion from the tournament The post Osaka aims for Olympics and pulls out of Wimbledon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Delta COVID variant becoming globally dominant
    by admin on June 18, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Friday. Soumya Swaminathan also voiced disappointment in the failure of CureVac’s vaccine candidate in a trial to meet the WHO’s efficacy standard, in particular as highly transmissible variants boost The post Delta COVID variant becoming globally dominant appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Rival treatments may help justify FDA gamble with Biogen Alzheimer’s drug
    by mvillegas on June 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Data from clinical trials of three experimental Alzheimer’s disease drugs expected to start emerging next year could help shed light on whether U.S. regulators were justified in their controversial approval of a Biogen Inc treatment without clear evidence that it works. In approving Biogen’s Aduhelm over the objection of its own panel of outside expert The post Rival treatments may help justify FDA gamble with Biogen Alzheimer’s drug appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Yellen on Mexican G20 counterpart, backs global minimum tax
    by mvillegas on June 18, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with Mexican finance minister Arturo Herrera on Thursday, stressing the importance of securing support from the Group of 20 major economies for a proposed global minimum tax, the Treasury said in a statement. Yellen, whose proposal for a global minimum tax of at least 15% has won the backing The post Yellen on Mexican G20 counterpart, backs global minimum tax appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Nasdaq closes up on tech stocks strength as hawkish Fed limits S&P
    by mvillegas on June 18, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Conviction in the strength of the economic recovery pushed investors into U.S. technology stocks on Thursday, driving the Nasdaq higher, although a post-Fed hangover left a subdued S&P nursing a very minor loss. The marginal decline was the S&P’s third negative finish in a row, while the Dow – with a more pronounced drop – The post Nasdaq closes up on tech stocks strength as hawkish Fed limits S&P appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 142 more Filipinos living abroad contract COVID-19, says DFA
    by postie on June 18, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday the COVID-19 infection of 142 more Filipinos living overseas. The new infections pushed the COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad to 20,422, of which 7,109 remain under treatment. “The spike in the number of cases is due to an increase in reported cases in Asia The post 142 more Filipinos living abroad contract COVID-19, says DFA appeared first on Global News.

  • JAYDA AVANZADO TALKS ABOUT AMAZING TIME IN HER LIFE WITH A DIGITAL CONCERT THIS JUNE
    by Steve Angeles on June 18, 2021 at 2:25 am

    She might be the daughter of two Philippine music icons, but Jayda Avanzado has been making a name for herself. And this month, the 18-year-old performer is showcasing her evolution as an artist through a digital concert that’s just one of her many recent gigs.

  • SAN FRANCISCO HONORS FIL-AM RAPPER RUBY IBARRA WITH YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
    by Rommel Conclara on June 18, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Immigrants in the US were honored by San Francisco as the city holds its annual immigrant leadership awards. Among those who were awarded is Fil-Am rapper Ruby Ibarra who has been using music to empower marginalized communities.

  • CANADA’S TOP DOC: CANADIANS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT DESPITE DROP IN COVID-19 CASES
    by Rowena Papasin on June 18, 2021 at 2:22 am

    In Canada, more than 61 percent of the population have now received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine since the first shot was given in December 2020. But Canada’s top doctor said Canadians should remain vigilant with public health measures to avoid a fourth wave with the highly-transmissible delta variant.

  • PH CONSULATE, FIL-AM ORGS JOIN FORCES TO ADMINISTER FREE COVID-19 VACCINE SHOTS IN NY
    by Don Tagala on June 18, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Philippine officials and Fil-Am groups in New York are making sure the community is protected against Covid-19 as they administer free vaccine doses to the community. As more Filipinos get vaccinated and more shots from the US are expected to arrive in Manila, it’s now hoped that the Philippine government could consider easing restrictions on

  • PH temporarily suspends OFW deployment to Oman
    by postie on June 18, 2021 at 2:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is temporarily suspending the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Oman, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Friday. The decision came after Oman also included the Philippines in its travel ban. Bello said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had received a communication from the Department of The post PH temporarily suspends OFW deployment to Oman appeared first on Global News.

  • Sling TV vs YouTube TV: Which one’s the best for TV streaming?
    by darasa on June 17, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Are you having a hard time picking between Sling TV vs. YouTube TV? Nowadays, more people are looking for the best live TV streaming service. Of course, these two are some of the most popular, but it can be tough to choose between them! That’s why we’ll start by comparing YouTube TV vs Sling TV The post Sling TV vs YouTube TV: Which one’s the best for TV streaming? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte not consulted on PH vote backing UN probe of Gaza violence
    by clopez on June 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday said President Duterte had ordered the setup of a mechanism that will make sure he is consulted first about crucial decisions on diplomatic matters. This was a day after the President disclosed that he did not agree with the recent Philippine vote in the United Nations in favor of The post Duterte not consulted on PH vote backing UN probe of Gaza violence appeared first on Global News.

  • OFWs to get vaccine preferred by destination country
    by clopez on June 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The government will give overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) the vaccine brand required by their country of destination despite the limited supply of Western-made jabs available in the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said some countries had expressed a preference for Pfizer although he did not give any details. He did say, The post OFWs to get vaccine preferred by destination country appeared first on Global News.

  • US Supreme Court rejects Republican challenge to Obamacare law
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican bid that had been backed by former President Donald Trump’s administration to invalidate the Obamacare healthcare law, ruling that Texas and other challengers had no legal standing to file their lawsuit. The 7-2 ruling authored by liberal Justice Stephen Breyer did not decide broader legal questions The post US Supreme Court rejects Republican challenge to Obamacare law appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Most anti-Asian attacks committed by whites – new study
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Despite social media-generated impressions that anti-Asian violence is committed mostly by Blacks, the majority of attackers are white, according to a new analysis. Janelle Wong, a professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, released analysis last week, based on official crime statistics and other studies, showing more than three-quarters of offenders of anti-Asian The post Most anti-Asian attacks committed by whites – new study appeared first on INQUIRER.net […]

  • Another Filipino falls victim to hate attack in California
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    An elderly Filipino man was verbally and physically assaulted while walking in a California park with his wife earlier this month. Cesar Echano, 70, and his wife were at Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos, California on June 5 when a white man in his 20s started verbally harassing them. The man, who remains The post Another Filipino falls victim to hate attack in California appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • U.S. House backs repeal of 2002 war authorization in bid to end ‘forever wars’
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday backed the repeal of the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the war in Iraq, as lawmakers pull back the authority to declare war from the White House. The House voted 268 to 161 in favor of repealing the authorization. All but The post U.S. House backs repeal of 2002 war authorization in bid to end ‘forever wars’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Rizal’s devotion to his father 
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I remember reading Senator Rafael Palma (1874-1939), the fourth President of the University of the Philippines, who concisely dealt with the rare topic of filial piety, in his biography of José Rizal, originally penned in Spanish. While he identified Rizal as “the pride of the Malay race,” he created a short literary portrait of Rizal’s The post Rizal’s devotion to his father  appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH-U.S. ties, PH independence feted in Washington
    by rciriacruz on June 17, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines’ diplomatic posts celebrated the 123rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 75th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with the United States. Due to COVID-19 health protocols, the event was held at the Main Chancery Building and the Chancery Annex of the Philippine Embassy in Washington The post PH-U.S. ties, PH independence feted in Washington appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best laptop backpacks on Amazon
    by Lili Zecevic on June 17, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    What are some of the best laptop backpacks? Laptop bags vary in shape, size, and colors. The key features of a laptop bag are what help customers decide. Without a bag, it gets difficult to carry a laptop from one place to another. Are you also struggling with carrying your laptop? We have got you The post Best laptop backpacks on Amazon appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Alternatives to coffee – caffeine replacement ideas
    by Lili Zecevic on June 17, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Are you one of those who get pumped and kickstart your day with a cup of coffee? Welcome to the club, then. But if you’re not a fan of that hug in a mug, there are alternatives to coffee to perk up your morning routine. We get it if you don’t want the occasional jitters, The post Alternatives to coffee – caffeine replacement ideas appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US Supreme Court rules for Catholic group in LGBT rights dispute
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday by ruling in favor of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organization because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents. The 9-0 ruling, written by conservative Chief Justice John The post US Supreme Court rules for Catholic group in LGBT rights dispute appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Texas and California call for power restraint during heat wave
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Texas and California urged consumers to conserve energy this week to reduce stress on the grid and avoid outages as homes and businesses crank up air conditioners to escape a scorching heatwave blanketing the U.S. Southwest. High temperatures were expected to top 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) through the weekend in parts of several states The post Texas and California call for power restraint during heat wave appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Index publisher MSCI looking at launch of crypto indexes
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Global securities index publisher MSCI is looking at launching indexes for cryptocurrency assets, according to Chief Executive Henry Fernandez, in what would be another step towards mainstream acceptance for digital currencies and the companies trading in them. Fernandez, speaking at a Clubhouse event organized by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz earlier this week, said MSCI The post Index publisher MSCI looking at launch of crypto indexes appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly high
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased last week for the first time in more than a month, but layoffs are easing amid a reopening economy and a shortage of people willing to work. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits totaled a seasonally adjusted 412,000 for the week ended June 12, The post US new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly high appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US urges prison term for Michael Avenatti over Nike extortion
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    The once high-flying California lawyer Michael Avenatti deserves a “very substantial” prison sentence for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc, U.S. prosecutors told a judge. The Wednesday night recommendation came one week after Avenatti’s lawyers said their client should spend no more than six months behind bars plus one year of home The post US urges prison term for Michael Avenatti over Nike extortion appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Hornets’ LaMelo Ball named NBA Rookie of the Year with 465 vote points
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball was named NBA Rookie of the Year on Wednesday, becoming the third player in franchise history to capture the honor, joining Larry Johnson (1991-92) and Emeka Okafor (2004-05). Ball, 19, received 84 first-place votes and earned 465 total points from a global panel of 99 sportswriters and broadcasters. Ball was The post Hornets’ LaMelo Ball named NBA Rookie of the Year with 465 vote points appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Meme stock prices may not properly reflect demand, depend on trades
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    The prices of so-called meme stocks may be distorted because the majority of trades in those names are executed away from public exchanges where share price formation occurs, the head of the New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday. “Meme stocks,” which often start as low-priced, highly shorted stocks that users of online forums such The post Meme stock prices may not properly reflect demand, depend on trades appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Novartis prostate cancer drug receives US FDA breakthrough designation
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG has received breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an experimental treatment for advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer, the company said on Wednesday. Men with a deadly form of prostate cancer that has spread and who were not helped by other treatments on average survived four months longer The post Novartis prostate cancer drug receives US FDA breakthrough designation appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US push for self-driving vehicles faces union and lawyers opposition
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday again rejected attempts to lift regulations to allow for the deployment of thousands of autonomous vehicles as union groups and attorneys campaign against the legislative proposal. The committee rebuffed the bid by Republican Senator John Thune to attach measures lifting regulations on autonomous vehicles to a $78 billion The post US push for self-driving vehicles faces union and lawyers opposition appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit in which shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc accused the company of fraudulently concealing security vulnerabilities, including in its Google+ social network. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the lawsuit raised a “strong inference” that Alphabet’s then-Chief Executive Larry Page and The post Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US Congress votes to create Juneteenth holiday marking end of slavery
    by mvillegas on June 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed and sent to President Joe Biden a bill making June 19, or “Juneteenth,” a federal holiday commemorating the end of legal enslavement of Black Americans. The White House has not yet said whether the Democratic president intends to sign it into law. The holiday marks the The post US Congress votes to create Juneteenth holiday marking end of slavery appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Israeli envoy
    by postie on June 17, 2021 at 7:18 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu upon outgoing Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz. In Harpaz’s farewell call to the President in Malacañang on Wednesday, Duterte lauded the ambassador for his “tireless work in advancing cooperation in the areas of defense, business The post Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Israeli envoy appeared first on Global News.

  • LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS ON WHY HE DID NOT HESITATE TO SAY YES TO ‘TRESE’
    by Yong Chavez on June 17, 2021 at 5:57 am

    He is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, and one who always supported Pinoy pride. Yong Chavez talks to Lou Diamond Phillips about “Trese,” the first Filipino anime series on Netflix, his Filipino character on “Prodigal Son,” and being with other Pinoys on “Easter Sunday”.

  • Nat’l leaders call on U.S. to stop military aid to Duterte
    by rciriacruz on June 16, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Voicing strong support for the Philippine  Human Rights Act (PHRA) reintroduced in the House of Representatives on June 14 by U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), more than 50 U.S. leaders from religious groups, labor organizations, state legislatures and the Filipino American community called on the U.S. “to stop the relentless abuse of human rights and The post Nat’l leaders call on U.S. to stop military aid to Duterte appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Asean partner-states wary of China coast guard law
    by tbergonia on June 16, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Some partner states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have expressed apprehension over the Coast Guard law which China planned to use to enforce its will in the South China Sea. The states called for the early conclusion of talks for a code of conduct in the area, according to the Department The post Asean partner-states wary of China coast guard law appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines, Japan ink space cooperation accord
    by postie on June 16, 2021 at 11:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Japan have signed an agreement on space cooperation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. According to the DFA, Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Director General Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr. and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Yamakawa Hiroshi signed the memorandum of cooperation in an online ceremony The post Philippines, Japan ink space cooperation accord appeared first on Global News.

  • AFP to continue work with US after Duterte suspends end of VFA
    by tbergonia on June 16, 2021 at 10:24 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue its engagements with the United States as President Rodrigo Duterte suspended the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement for another six months. AFP chief General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed the decision of the President to extend the suspension of the agreement’s termination to allow further discussion The post AFP to continue work with US after Duterte suspends end of VFA appeared first on Global News.

  • Labor chief Bello aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas
    by dlejano on June 16, 2021 at 9:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday he will ask for government approval to allow 5,000 more healthcare workers to be deployed abroad, double the annual cap in a country that is one of the world’s biggest sources of nurses. After lobbying by nurses groups,  Bello said he will recommend to The post Labor chief Bello aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas appeared first on Global News.

  • Rotary Club of Manila holds the 2021 PRO PATRIA Journalism Awards in spirit of Independence Day
    by vcatibog on June 16, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Several prints, tv, and radio networks are awarded for their resiliency in disseminating fair and truthful information resulting in an informed and enlightened citizenry in these critical times. Dean Amado D. Valdez, former Chairman of the Social Security Commission and Chairman of the 2021 RCM’s Journalism Awards cited these print, TV, and Radio institutions for The post Rotary Club of Manila holds the 2021 PRO PATRIA Journalism Awards in spirit of Independence Day appeared first on Global […]

  • Medicine ‘pump’ could help Parkinson’s patients
    by dlejano on June 16, 2021 at 7:25 am

    PARIS — People suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease could benefit long-term from continuous delivery of medication through a device similar to an insulin pump, a recent French study found. Published in Nature Partner Journals with the Parkinson’s Foundation, the real-world observational study followed 110 patients being treated at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris. The second The post Medicine ‘pump’ could help Parkinson’s patients appeared first on Global News.

  • After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to ‘collusion’
    by dlejano on June 16, 2021 at 6:27 am

    BEIJING/TAIPEI — China does not tolerate foreign forces intervening in Taiwan issues and has to make strong responses to such acts of “collusion”, the government said on Wednesday after the island reported the largest incursion to date of Chinese aircraft. Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification The post After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to ‘collusion’ […]

  • 188 restaurants to offer exclusive deals for vaccinated Filipinos through Smart Bakuna Benefits
    by vcatibog on June 16, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Here’s another incentive to getting vaccinated: 188  restaurants in NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) are offering free dishes, upsizes on drinks, discounts, or buy one get one promos, if customers can present an original COVID-19 vaccination card and valid ID. “Dining out has always been a communal experience and we’re sure The post 188 restaurants to offer exclusive deals for vaccinated Filipinos through Smart Bakuna Benefits appeared first on Global News.

  • BARMM’s P6B budget for supplies questionable — group
    by vcatibog on June 15, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Saying they want nothing but for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to succeed, the Malayang Lipunan Movement (MLM) Mindanao chapter is urging the senate to conduct an inquiry on what it calls as “questionable” maintenance and operating expenses incurred by BARMM amounting billions of pesos. Jhannah Vilegas, MLM Mindanao director, said that based The post BARMM’s P6B budget for supplies questionable — group appeared first on Global News.

  • Int’l community discussing standards for COVID-19 vaccine certificate – DFA exec
    by postie on June 15, 2021 at 6:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Discussions are now being carried out in the international community for a standardized COVID-19 vaccination certificate, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told senators Tuesday. “Discussions are underway in the international community and discussions are also being undertaken at bilateral and multilateral levels regarding the standards for an international The post Int’l community discussing standards for COVID-19 vaccine certificate – DFA […]

  • ‘Blatant violation’: DFA hits ICC request to open probe into rights situation in PH
    by postie on June 15, 2021 at 5:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines found it as “deeply regrettable” the request of the outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a probe into the human rights situation in the Philippines, including drug war killings. In a statement Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that the ICC “is a court The post ‘Blatant violation’: DFA hits ICC request to open probe into rights situation in PH appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana: Pause in VFA end to help Duterte make ‘informed decision’
    by jcristobal on June 15, 2021 at 4:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States for another six months. The six-month extension, according to Lorenzana, will give the defense department more time to study the future of the VFA. “With the additional six months, we will The post Lorenzana: Pause in VFA end to help Duterte make ‘informed decision’ appeared first on Global News.