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  • COVID-19: coroner’s inquest told of years of neglect at Quebec City-area seniors home
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    LEVIS — A coroner’s inquest into long-term care deaths in Quebec during the pandemic’s first wave resumed today with the tabling of a report exposing years of neglect at a facility south of Quebec City. The February 2021 report into private long-term care home Manoir Liverpool ordered by the regional health authority describes residents’ living The post COVID-19: coroner’s inquest told of years of neglect at Quebec City-area seniors home appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in espionage attacks against Canada, according to a new report from Parliament’s special intelligence committee, which repeatedly singles out concerns about the threat posed by China and Russia. The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians says the pandemic has provided extra incentive for foreign The post Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research appeared first on Philippine […]

  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, April 12, 2021
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 3:55 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 300 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death of a person in their 60s.  Ninety-six of the cases are in Regina, which is a hot spot for variants of concern.  There are 198 people in hospital and 41 The post The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, April 12, 2021 appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    OTTAWA — Despite a report showing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2019, the federal environment minister says the country is right where it needs to be to start seeing them fall.  The national inventory report filed each April to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change says in 2019, the country’s emissions were The post Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2019: report appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Nova Scotia to hold two minutes of silence to honour mass shooting victims
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    TRURO, N.S. — Nova Scotia’s premier is inviting people in the province to participate in two minutes of silence this Sunday at 3 p.m. for those lost in last year’s mass shooting. Iain Rankin will attend a closed gathering on Sunday afternoon in Truro, N.S., organized by the non-profit Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society, the The post Nova Scotia to hold two minutes of silence to honour mass shooting victims appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • New regulator to stop sexual exploitation of children online: public safety minister
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    OTTAWA — The Liberal government will introduce legislation to create a new regulator that will ensure online platforms remove harmful content, including depictions of children and intimate images that are shared without consent. Speaking to the House of Commons ethics committee, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday that sexual exploitation of children online presents The post New regulator to stop sexual exploitation of children online: public safety minister appeared first on […]

  • COVID-19 case count nearing peak of second wave, Tam says as Ontario sets record
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Canada’s current COVID-19 case count is nearing the height of the previous second wave, the country’s chief public health officer said Sunday as Ontario reported a single-day record for new infections and provinces brought in restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. “With the current acceleration of COVID-19 activity, approaching the peak of the The post COVID-19 case count nearing peak of second wave, Tam says as Ontario sets record appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    OTTAWA — A group representing thousands of the country’s small businesses says many hope the Trudeau Liberals heed their concerns and reshape aid in the upcoming federal budget to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said lockdowns and public-health restrictions hitting non-essential retail stores have stretched some to the The post Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget appeared first on […]

  • Montreal mayor calls destructive protests against COVID-19 curfew ‘stupid’
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    MONTREAL — The front window of Frank Passa’s Old Montreal restaurant, Quattro, is covered with a piece of plywood, broken after an anti-curfew protest turned violent on Sunday night. While some of his neighbours had their windows repaired on Monday morning, Passa said he plans to wait until the end of the week in case The post Montreal mayor calls destructive protests against COVID-19 curfew ‘stupid’ appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor
    by blusquall on April 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has outlined the amounts of various drugs people should be allowed to carry for a three-day supply as it seeks a federal exemption to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Its proposal aimed at combating the overdose crisis is part of an application to The post Let users carry certain amounts of drugs without criminal sanctions: Vancouver mayor appeared first on Philippine Canadian Inquirer.

  • Mga ospital sa Oriental Mindoro nasa critical level na, ayon sa gobernador
    by Dennis Datu, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Nasa critical level na ang occupancy rate ng mga ospital sa Oriental Mindoro dahil sa mabilis na pagkalat ng COVID-19, ayon sa gobernador nitong Lunes.  

  • Duterte: Gobyerno pwedeng mag-take over sa mga hotel kung kulang ang patient facilities
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Sa tantiya ni vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, dapat nasa 2,000 ang ICU beds ng bansa para sa severe at critical cases, pero ngayon nasa 1,395 lang ito.  

  • Ilang dentista sa Iligan tumigil sa pagtanggap ng pasyente, nanawagang mabakunahan muna
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Sumulat na sila umano ng request sa city health office noong Marso pero hanggang ngayon, naghihintay pa rin sila ng sagot sa city health.  

  • Kanin na dala ng 2 menor de edad sa Davao City natagpuang may shabu
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Nadiskubre ang ilegal na droga matapos magdala ng isang mangkok ng kanin ang dalawa sa Bunawan Police Station para sa isang detainee.

  • Higit P2-M halaga ng hinihinalang shabu nakuha sa Angeles City
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Nakuha ang 3 plastic bag ng naturang kontrabando, na nasa 300 gramo ang bigat at aabot sa P2,040,000 ang street value.  

  • Hawaii FilCom Center to expand vaccination efforts
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    HONOLULU – The Filipino Community Center’s vaccination clinic targeting Filipino and Pacific Islander communities is planning to expand operations. More than 250 Filipino and Pacific Islander residents got their COVID vaccine shots at the center in Waipahu on Thursday, April 8, in an event set up by Kaiser Permanente. According to state data, Filipino and The post Hawaii FilCom Center to expand vaccination efforts appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Princeton University’s ‘efficient and silent ‘Filipino boys’
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    An unfamiliar episode in U.S.-Philippine history happened between 1920s and 1930s. It was a time when so-called “Filipino boys” worked aboard the Princeton Pullman train as cooks, servers, and did all sorts of menial jobs. A blog by April Armstrong entitled “The Princeton Pullman’s ‘Filipino Boys’” is published at the Princeton University website under the The post Princeton University’s ‘efficient and silent ‘Filipino boys’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Special non-working holiday declared in Cebu City to honor 1st baptism in PH 500 years ago
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    An event will also re-enact the first baptism of Cebuano natives 500 years ago by Ferdinand Magellan’s crew, which introduced the Philippines to Christianity.

  • Diabetes survey focuses on Filipino and Hmong Americans
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    LOS ANGELES – Two non-profit groups  in California and Texas are conducting a nationwide survey to promote better nutrition education and outreach among Filipino and Hmong Americans with diabetes. “In short, we want to equip healthcare professionals with additional tools that get at healthy and culturally appropriate eating practices,” Albert Ayson, Jr., associate director of The post Diabetes survey focuses on Filipino and Hmong Americans appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Maverick ex-U.S. attorney general who praised a Filipino hero
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Many would recognize the name Ramsey Clark as the former U.S. attorney general played by Michael Keaton in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” In the Oscar-nominated film, Clark was the maverick lawyer who embraced the cause of the young activists of the Civil Rights movement. Clark, who played a critical role in that movement The post Maverick ex-U.S. attorney general who praised a Filipino hero appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • ‘Millionaires tax’ threat has some NY bankers, managers eyeing exits
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    BOSTON – For decades New York’s bankers and fund managers have accepted the city’s high tax rates as a part of working in the world’s premier financial capital. But with plans afoot to raise rates as part of a New York state budget agreement, some financiers are exploring exits, emboldened by a pandemic that has The post ‘Millionaires tax’ threat has some NY bankers, managers eyeing exits appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Are employer-required COVID-19 testing and vaccinations payable time?
    by rciriacruz on April 12, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and various government agencies have issued guidance on how to reduce transmission of the illness in various settings. On March 4, 2021, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its guidelines to employers and employees regarding frequently asked questions The post Are employer-required COVID-19 testing and vaccinations payable time? appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte pinatutukan sa DILG ang mga reklamo sa pamamahagi ng ayuda sa NCR Plus
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    “Marami nagreklamo na ano . . . So ask your field offices to try to make the rounds and investigate if these allegations are true," ani Duterte.   

  • How many innings in baseball? Beginner’s guide
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Need some help on questions like how many innings in baseball? Well, to start, baseball is a sport that goes back to 1744, and similar game styles have continued since then. While the game is being played worldwide, it is most common in North America, Canada, and Japan, with the World Series of Baseball serving The post How many innings in baseball? Beginner’s guide appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 10 amazing natural remedies for acid reflux
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Are you looking for natural remedies for acid reflux? People explain unpleasant feelings of acid reflux as lava constantly bubbling up into their throats. We understand that’s such an unpleasant explanation. Sadly, that is precisely what happens when you have your stomach’s gastric fluids flowing backward and up into your esophagus (food pipe). To measure The post 10 amazing natural remedies for acid reflux appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Best house music to listen to
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    House music is known as a genre of electronic dance music. It’s still pretty popular in 2021, and people love it, especially on dance floors. People’s deep penchant for electronic music doesn’t seem to fade away soon. House tracks with their repetitive four-on-the-floor beat and the typical tempo of 120 to 130 beats per minute The post Best house music to listen to appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Pamimigay ng ayuda sa barangay sa Taguig, itinigil muna dahil sa magulong proseso
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Nagsimula sila ng alas-8 ng umaga, pero itinigil muna ang pamamahagi matapos magkagulo sa proseso ng pagbibigay ng ayuda.

  • ‘Unahin natin ’yung mabubuhay pa’: Duterte di na interesado magpabakuna kontra COVID
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Taliwas ito sa mga una na niyang sinabi noon na handa siyang unang mabakunahan at mapag-eksperimentuhan ng bakuna kontra COVID-19. 

  • Umano’y miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf arestado sa Sulu
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Arestado ang isang umano'y miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf Group sa bayan ng Omar, Sulu Linggo ng madaling araw.  

  • Sinas claims none arrested in 'NCR Plus' for not wearing face mask, face shield
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    According to data from Sinas, the PNP didn't arrest anyone not wearing face masks and face shields in public, despite reports.

  • FDA: 5 more COVID-19 vaccine brands yet to get EUA in PH
    by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    The Philippine government is still waiting for five more COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to apply or finish processing their requirements to be granted an emergency use authorization in the country.  

  • Duterte on ivermectin: Isn't that medicine for animals?
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday clarified what ivermectin is for, noting that it is a veterinary drug.

  • Nasa 500 residente ng barangay sa Makati City hinatiran ng food packs
    by ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    May mahigit sa 100 kaso ng COVID-19 sa Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati City. Kahit hindi naka-lockdown, marami pa ring residente ang nawalan ng hanapbuhay dahil sa pandemya.

  • Galvez says at least 600 more ICU beds needed in NCR amid COVID-19 surge
    by Gabriel Agcaoili, ABS-CBN News on April 12, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday said the Philippine government is currently expanding the healthcare facilities in the National Capital Region as coronavirus cases continue to increase.

  • Cyberpunk 2077 will sell for years since CD Projekt committed to fixing it
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Video games maker CD Projekt has no plans to shelve Cyberpunk 2077 and is committed to fixing glitches to make its flagship game a long-term success after a troubled rollout, joint chief executive Adam Kicinski told Reuters. Kicinski said CD Projekt was in touch with Sony, which pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation Store only The post Cyberpunk 2077 will sell for years since CD Projekt committed to fixing it appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Masters champion Matsuyama open to lighting Tokyo Olympic cauldron
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Hideki Matsuyama cut a solitary figure as he walked alone to the clubhouse to sign his card after winning the Masters on Sunday, even if all of Japan was with him in spirit. After exchanging hugs beside the 18th green with his small entourage, a stoic Matsuyama was left to himself to sign his scorecard The post Masters champion Matsuyama open to lighting Tokyo Olympic cauldron appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • MicroStrategy says non-employee directors to get fee in bitcoin
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    MicroStrategy Inc, a major bitcoin corporate backer, said on Monday its non-employee directors will get fees for their services in bitcoin, instead of cash. Shares of the world’s largest publicly traded business intelligence company were up nearly 4% at $738 in premarket trade. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, rose above $60,000 to approach The post MicroStrategy says non-employee directors to get fee in bitcoin appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Recession drama ‘Nomadland’ wins best film at BAFTA awards
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    U.S. recession drama “Nomadland”, about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain’s BAFTA awards on Sunday, scooping best film and prizes for its Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao and leading actress Frances McDormand. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony was held virtually over two nights, with nominees joining in The post Recession drama ‘Nomadland’ wins best film at BAFTA awards appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Protests erupt after police shoot Black man in Minneapolis traffic stop
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as angry protests erupted in a Minneapolis suburb after a 20-year-old Black man was shot dead during a traffic stop. The unrest in Brooklyn Center came hours before the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, was set to resume in The post Protests erupt after police shoot Black man in Minneapolis traffic stop appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Sixth victim dies from shooting by ex-NFL player in South Carolina home
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    An air conditioning technician has become the sixth person to die after being shot by a former National Football League player at a South Carolina home last Wednesday, the county coroner said. Robert Shook, 38, was shot in the driveway of the Rock Hill, South Carolina home where he had been working, the York County The post Sixth victim dies from shooting by ex-NFL player in South Carolina home appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • White House seeks bipartisan infrastructure push
    by Lili Zecevic on April 12, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    President Joe Biden could find himself under pressure on Monday to prove his much-touted interest in working with Republicans in Congress, as lawmakers return from their spring break to grapple with his $2.3 trillion proposal to improve U.S. infrastructure. The Democratic president appears to be losing political capital with a group of Senate Republicans, including The post White House seeks bipartisan infrastructure push appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Philippines, Brazil, Mexico to get Pfizer shots from COVAX in Q2 – Gavi
    by kadraneda on April 12, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    GENEVA — Some 14.1 million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated to 47 countries and economies for delivery in the second quarter of this year, the Gavi Vaccine Alliance said on Monday. Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, and Ukraine are set to be among the main recipients of the The post Philippines, Brazil, Mexico to get Pfizer shots from COVAX in Q2 – Gavi appeared first on Global News.

  • Free Unli GoWiFi powers up key hospitals and locations nationwide
    by bdiaz on April 12, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Globe is providing FREE GoWiFi services to select hospitals and other key locations nationwide to extend connectivity support in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.  Starting April 8, FREE and unlimited GoWiFi are available in the following areas: To use free GoWiFi, users simply need to connect to @FreeGoWiFi or @<site>_FreeGoWiFi hotspots The post Free Unli GoWiFi powers up key hospitals and locations nationwide appeared first on Global News.

  • Lorenzana, Austin discuss Felipe Reef situation in phone conversation
    by besguerra on April 11, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin III discussed on Sunday the fleet of Chinese ships still anchored at Julian Felipe Reef in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone since early March when they were first spotted there. The two officials made their phone call ahead of Monday’s resumption of The post Lorenzana, Austin discuss Felipe Reef situation in phone conversation appeared first on Global News.

  • What are soap brows? The latest beauty trend
    by Lili Zecevic on April 11, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    If you are on any social media platforms, you may have noticed a new trend. This trend is called soap brows. It started about three years ago. The term soap brow means fluffing out your eyebrows when they are growing back to their natural shapes. It is a straightforward principle. This is an intentional fluffing The post What are soap brows? The latest beauty trend appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How to increase AirPods’ battery life
    by Lili Zecevic on April 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    If you are an iPhone user, you must agree that nothing feels more despicable than the decrescendo beeps and boops of your AirPods. It gives you the signal about the imminent death of the battery, and AirPods battery life is the lifeblood of AirPods, let alone the ongoing music session that you love at the The post How to increase AirPods’ battery life appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH raises WPS dispute, equitable access to vaccines in ASEAN dialogue
    by postie on April 11, 2021 at 11:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippines raised the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute and equitable access to vaccines in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN-SOM), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Sunday. Acting DFA Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs, Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso, raised the issue of the presence of Chinese The post PH raises WPS dispute, equitable access to vaccines in ASEAN dialogue […]

  • Only 28 Chinese vessels left in West Philippine Sea reef – AFP chief
    by jespinosa on April 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Only 28 Chinese vessels remain stationed around Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. AFP chief Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said in an interview with DZBB that as of 8p.m. Saturday, AFP Western Command reported that only 28 Chinese vessels are left in the reef — two of which The post Only 28 Chinese vessels left in West Philippine Sea reef – AFP chief appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines, US to begin 2-week joint ‘Balikatan’ exercises on Monday
    by dlejano on April 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine and US soldiers will conduct a two-week joint military exercise from Monday, resuming the annual training event after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic, the Philippine military chief said on Sunday. The announcement came after the two countries’ defense secretaries held a phone call to discuss the drills, the situation The post Philippines, US to begin 2-week joint ‘Balikatan’ exercises on Monday appeared first on Global News.

  • Expect more US vessels in South China Sea — PH envoy to US
    by jespinosa on April 11, 2021 at 9:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez on Sunday said more US vessels are expected to arrive in the South China Sea after the US Navy’s strike force arrival on April 4. Romualdez said the US vessels are being deployed in the disputed waters as part of its freedom of The post Expect more US vessels in South China Sea — PH envoy to US appeared first on Global News.

  • Philippines, US defense chiefs hope to resume joint ‘Balikatan’ military drill
    by dlejano on April 11, 2021 at 8:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine and US defense chiefs on Sunday expressed hopes to resume the joint “Balikatan” military exercise that was cancelled last year, as they discussed the situation in the South China Sea. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III also discussed in a telephone conference recent developments in The post Philippines, US defense chiefs hope to resume joint ‘Balikatan’ military drill appeared first on Global News.

  • Asian nations face new infection waves as COVID-19 variants wreck attempts to stem virus
    by dlejano on April 11, 2021 at 7:00 am

    SINGAPORE — After a period of success in containing Covid-19 infections, some countries in Asia are once again beating back an emergence of Covid-19 that has infected over 130 million people worldwide and killed nearly 3 million. While mass vaccination drives have started for most countries worldwide, Asian nations such as India and the Philippines The post Asian nations face new infection waves as COVID-19 variants wreck attempts to stem virus appeared first on Global News.

  • Aides dismiss rumors circling Duterte’s health, including one which said he has died in Singapore
    by dlejano on April 11, 2021 at 6:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has not made any public appearance for close to two weeks now, fueling speculation that his health is declining, with some even claiming that he has died. His aides and sources have dismissed the rumors – one was that he had suffered a mild stroke and was taken to The post Aides dismiss rumors circling Duterte’s health, including one which said he has died in Singapore appeared first on Global News.

  • How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10
    by darasa on April 11, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Are they looking for ways to switch from Windows Vista to Windows 10? Many people have been happy with their old computers, so they didn’t need the upgrade. Microsoft support for Vista ended years ago, though, so you probably need the latest Windows OS now. Fortunately, our guide could help you update to Windows 10. The post How to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • DFA awaits probe of Ayungin incident
    by clopez on April 10, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has deferred any action on the incident in which Chinese ships prevented a fishing boat carrying Filipino journalists from going to Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea to interview fishermen. The DFA on Saturday said state agencies were investigating the incident and advised those who The post DFA awaits probe of Ayungin incident appeared first on Global News.

  • 10 domestic and international best airlines to fly
    by Lili Zecevic on April 10, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Plenty of factors come into play when it comes to determining the best airline companies. It is indispensable for airline companies to meet and exceed the established Key Performance Indicators to stay ahead of the curve. Some of the most substantial elements that stand apart from an airline company and label it as the best The post 10 domestic and international best airlines to fly appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • PH will raise to China the incident on chase of Filipino vessel in WPS ‘if proven true’
    by postie on April 10, 2021 at 3:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said it will raise the reported pursuit of armed Chinese ships on a Filipino vessel carrying a TV crew in the West Philippine Sea “if proven to be true.” “Philippine authorities are looking into reports of Chinese vessels chasing after a Philippine vessel where The post PH will raise to China the incident on chase of Filipino vessel in WPS ‘if proven true’ appeared first on Global News.

  • Globe and partners double up reforestation, CO2 reduction efforts
    by bdiaz on April 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Globe is doubling reforestation, watershed conservation, and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction efforts to combat climate change through various efforts and collaborative initiatives with its customers. These efforts have raised P15.65 million to cover 156 hectares of reforestation sites in Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur through its long-term partnership with Hineleban Foundation. By planting a healthy The post Globe and partners double up reforestation, CO2 reduction efforts appeared first on Global […]

  • Review: Racism and homophobia collide in “Moffie”
    by Manny The Movie Guy on April 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    This week our resident film critic Manny the Movie Guy checks out a new LGBTQ drama and a superhero comedy. How does he rate “Moffie” and “Thunder Force”? Find out in this review.

  • PH Consulate in NY activates hate crime hotline
    by Don Tagala on April 9, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Amid rising attacks against the Asian American community, the Philippine Consulate in New York has taken steps to make it easier for victims to file a report. Don Tagala explains in this story.

  • Filipina Canadian and boyfriend test positive for new COVID-19 variant
    by Christine Santos on April 9, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    A Filipina in Toronto and her boyfriend are sharing their experience after testing positive for a COVID-19 variant as Ontario continues to report a surge in infections. Christine Santos reports.

  • Ancajas ready to defend world title in the “Fight Bubble”
    by Steve Angeles on April 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas says he’s all set for his mandatory title defense against Mexico’s Jonathan Javier Rodriguez this weekend. As Steve Angeles tells us, Ancajas is hoping to show an elite level performance.

  • CDC director alarmed by spike in youth COVID-19 infections
    by TJ Manotoc on April 9, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Despite gains in vaccinations across the United States, COVID-19 cases are still rising in at least 29 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director says young people are getting more and more affected. North America Bureau Chief TJ Manotoc reports.

  • New SF art exhibit celebrates Filipinos in the Excelsior District
    by Rommel Conclara on April 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    San Francisco’s district with the highest concentration of Filipinos is being celebrated through a new art exhibit depicting Filipino life through the eyes of a few of the neighborhood’s artists. Rommel Conclara takes us there in this report.

  • Duterte mum on Sino naval action vs PH media crew
    by clopez on April 9, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    President Duterte had nothing to say about a report that Chinese Navy ships had allegedly harassed a Filipino fishing boat carrying some journalists who were heading to a Philippine-occupied shoal in the West Philippine Sea, waters within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), according to his spokesperson. Harry Roque on Friday said Malacañang would “defer” The post Duterte mum on Sino naval action vs PH media crew appeared first on Global News.

  • ‘Value our Families’ drive presses for cut in U.S. green card wait times
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    LOS ANGELES — Wait times for U.S. family-based immigration can be very long. Would-be immigrants from the Philippines experience the longest wait times, along with those from China, India and Mexico. Georgia Garcia Dolar has been waiting more than 30 years to immigrate from the Philippines, according to a feature in ABC 7 Eyewitness News. The post ‘Value our Families’ drive presses for cut in U.S. green card wait times appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Biden wants money to probe white supremacist thinking at immigration agencies
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    WASHINGTON -President Joe Biden is calling for funding to investigate complaints of white supremacist beliefs at U.S. immigration enforcement agencies, according to a summary of his budget request for the coming fiscal year released on Friday. The Biden administration is asking Congress to increase the funding level for workforce oversight offices within U.S. Customs and The post Biden wants money to probe white supremacist thinking at immigration agencies appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Activists mull what to do about rise in anti-Asian hate crimes
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Noel Quintana remembers  the feeling of blood oozing from his face into his hands. He was on his way to work on the L train in New York on Feb. 3 when somebody slashed his face with a box cutter. There were many people on the train, he said, yet nobody offered to help him The post Activists mull what to do about rise in anti-Asian hate crimes appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Suspects in Filipina’s murder appear in Canadian court by video
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    VANCOUVER — The two suspects charged with the first-degree murder of Maricel Loreto, a Filipino immigrant, appeared briefly by video in New Westminster court last March 26 and they will be back in court in mid-April. Carlo Tobias, 21, dressed in a jail issued jumpsuit and medical mask, faces charges of first-degree murder and indignity The post Suspects in Filipina’s murder appear in Canadian court by video appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months A follow-up study of 33 people who received Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine in early trials show The post Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Study flags gender bias in Facebook’s ads tools
    by rciriacruz on April 9, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Facebook users may not be learning about jobs for which they are qualified because the company’s tools can disproportionately direct ads to a particular gender “beyond what can be legally justified,” university researchers said in a study published on Friday. According to the study, in one of three examples that generated similar results, Facebook targeted The post Study flags gender bias in Facebook’s ads tools appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 10 best family summer vacation ideas
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Summer vacation ideas, followed by their perfect implementation, make the summer breaks a fantastic time for families. They share novel experiences, strengthen family bonds, get a chance to keep the chaos of daily life challenges at bay, and above all, make new memories. It helps kids recharge their minds and bodies before the commencement of The post 10 best family summer vacation ideas appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • 6 easy ways on how to tie-dye shirts
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    The tie-dying trend is the most versatile fashion trend, and it keeps emerging after every few years. And that’s the reason why many people are also eager to know how to tie dye shirts! Well, as the name suggests, the Tie-dying is process is as simple as it sounds. Tie Twisting a T-shirt or other The post 6 easy ways on how to tie-dye shirts appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • How to gift skins in Fortnite
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Do you play Fortnite and would like to know how you can gift skins? The Epic Games shooter game has simple and easy ways to give skins to your friends who play. If you would like to know more on how to gift skins in Fortnite, we have all that you need to know. Since The post How to gift skins in Fortnite appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Rapper and actor DMX dead at 50
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, People magazine said, after suffering a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. The chart-topping artist’s songs included “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give The post Rapper and actor DMX dead at 50 appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Gordon: US reaffirmation of MDT with PH ‘very reassuring’
    by postie on April 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — On the Day of Valor, Senator Richard Gordon described the United States’ reaffirmation of its obligation under the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the Philippines as “very reassuring” and “timely” in light of the continued presence of Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea. “I find it significant, very reassuring and timely The post Gordon: US reaffirmation of MDT with PH ‘very reassuring’ appeared first on Global News.

  • First White House budget proposal to preview Biden’s goals
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    President Joe Biden will release his first budget proposal to Congress on Friday, offering a long-awaited glimpse into a policy agenda that will mark a sharp departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump. Nearly three months into a job consumed by the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget proposal could shed light on the Democratic The post First White House budget proposal to preview Biden’s goals appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Taylor Swift releases re-recording of hit 2008 Fearless album
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    American music star Taylor Swift released a re-recording of her 2008 hit album “Fearless” on Friday, as the Grammy Award winner seeks to take back control of her early catalogue. “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” features 26 tracks, including six previously unreleased songs from the vault. It has all of the original album’s 13 songs and six The post Taylor Swift releases re-recording of hit 2008 Fearless album appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Disneyland’s Avengers area to open in June
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    A new Avengers-themed area featuring a Spider-Man ride, roaming superheroes and a shawarma food cart will open at Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland Resort in California on June 4, the head of the company’s parks division said on Thursday. The debut will come weeks after the resort in Anaheim, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles, The post Disneyland’s Avengers area to open in June appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • World stocks powered by Wall Street hit record high
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Global stocks hit record highs on Friday, as tech shares on Wall Street cheered receding U.S. inflation fears, with the lack of inflation pressure keeping bond yields near two-week lows. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated late on Thursday that inflation was not a worry, following data showing an unexpected rise in the number of The post World stocks powered by Wall Street hit record high appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Uber and Lyft use rides to vaccines to get drivers and customers back
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc are spending millions of dollars to provide drivers with access to COVID-19 vaccines and offering tens of millions of free or discounted rides to vaccination sites for people in communities that lack access to transportation and healthcare services. The effort is both public-spirited, and self-interested. Ride-hailing demand is ramping The post Uber and Lyft use rides to vaccines to get drivers and customers back appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Ex-NFL football player fatally shot South Carolina doctor and four others
    by Lili Zecevic on April 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    A former professional football player shot and killed a prominent South Carolina doctor, his wife, two grandchildren and another man before taking his own life at his home a short distance away, authorities said on Thursday. Phillip Adams, 32, who left the National Football League more than five years ago, was found dead hours after The post Ex-NFL football player fatally shot South Carolina doctor and four others appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Duterte sends condolences to Britain on Prince Philip’s death
    by postie on April 9, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte extended his condolences to the United Kingdom and members of the royal family on Friday in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip. “On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing The post Duterte sends condolences to Britain on Prince Philip’s death appeared first on Global News.

  • China using PH soil to build islands in WPS; probe sought – group
    by clopez on April 9, 2021 at 10:46 am

    SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—Several environmental and militant groups raised the alarm again on Friday (April 9) over new reports that earth materials from dredging and mining in parts of the country, including this province, were being used in China’s West Philippine Sea reclamation and military infrastructure. According to the Homonhon Environmental Rescuers Organization (Hero), the country’s The post China using PH soil to build islands in WPS; probe sought – group appeared first on […]

  • PH military opens probe on China ships’ chase of Filipino vessel in WPS
    by postie on April 9, 2021 at 6:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has launched an investigation into the reported pursuit of armed Chinese ships on a Filipino vessel carrying a news crew in the West Philippine Sea. The probe was launched upon the instruction of the Department of Defense (DND), according to agency spokesperson Arsenio Andolong. “We are The post PH military opens probe on China ships’ chase of Filipino vessel in WPS appeared first on Global News.

  • DND and DFA, not Malacañang, will comment on WPS boat chase – Roque
    by postie on April 9, 2021 at 4:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang declined to comment on the West Philippine Sea incident in which a Filipino vessel carrying a television crew was chased by armed Chinese ships. “Defer to SFA [Secretary of Foreign Affairs] and DND [Department of National Defense],” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said when sought to comment on the matter. According to The post DND and DFA, not Malacañang, will comment on WPS boat chase – Roque appeared first on Global News.

  • PH, US top diplomats discuss China ‘militia vessels,’ anti-Asian hate attacks
    by postie on April 9, 2021 at 3:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Top diplomats of the Philippines and the United States discussed concerns over the massing of China’s “militia vessels” in the West Philippine Sea with Washington’s state secretary reaffirming his country’s defense obligation with its oldest military ally in Asia. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken talked The post PH, US top diplomats discuss China ‘militia vessels,’ anti-Asian hate attacks appeared first […]

  • “Monster Hunter” star Milla Jovovich on cultivating what keeps her strong
    by Yong Chavez on April 8, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Fashion model-turned-action star Milla Jovovich dives into a new sci-fi world in her latest film “Monster Hunter”. In Showbiz Tonight, she speaks with Yong Chavez about the film and how she found a way to grow her own strength during the pandemic.

  • Fil-Am homeowners applaud Biden’s efforts to slow down foreclosures
    by Bev Llorente on April 8, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Filipinos in Las Vegas who have been struggling to pay their mortgages breathed a sigh of relief as the Biden administration continued efforts to extend a foreclosure moratorium for homeowners. Bev Llorente reports.

  • Biden announces executive actions to curb gun violence
    by TJ Manotoc on April 8, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    In the aftermath of mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia, President Joe Biden took action from the White House as he called out the crisis of gun violence. But what the president can do through executive actions alone won’t be enough, he said. That’s why he’s appealing to lawmakers and governors to do their part

  • Instagram and Facebook down for thousands of people
    by Lili Zecevic on April 8, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Facebook Inc’s platforms including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram were down for thousands of users on Thursday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Reports by users showed more than 112,000 issues on Facebook’s website, while 101,000 Instagram users and 516 Whatsapp users reported problems as of 6 pm ET. Facebook did not immediately respond to a The post Instagram and Facebook down for thousands of people appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Señor Sisig goes vegan with plant-based menu options
    by Rommel Conclara on April 8, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Sisig burritos for vegans? The popular purveyors of Filipino-Mexican fusion food in San Francisco are now serving plant-based versions of their signature dishes. Rommel Conclara brings us a taste in this story.

  • US warns China, cites pact to defend PH in case of attack
    by clopez on April 8, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    WASHINGTON—The United States on Wednesday warned China against what the Philippines and Taiwan see as increasingly aggressive moves, reminding Beijing of Washington’s obligations to its partners. “An armed attack against the Philippines’ armed forces, public vessels or aircraft in the Pacific, including in the South China Sea, will trigger our obligations under the US-Philippines Mutual The post US warns China, cites pact to defend PH in case of attack appeared first on Global News.

  • PMA alumni add voice vs Chinese militia incursion
    by clopez on April 8, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Leading officers of the armed forces and the police, speaking through the alumni associations of the country’s premier military school, on Thursday urged China to pull out its maritime militia vessels from the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and follow international law. In a joint statement, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alumni Association and the The post PMA alumni add voice vs Chinese militia incursion appeared first on Global News.

  • Fil-Am teen attacked outside SF bar, owner denies racism was involved
    by rciriacruz on April 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco sports bar owner vehemently denied he was being racist after getting death threats and angry Yelp reviews over an incident involving a Filipino American teen. A TikTok video posted Sunday from the account of Sofia Enguillado alleged that her 18-year-old son was punched outside Gino and Carlo in the city’s North The post Fil-Am teen attacked outside SF bar, owner denies racism was involved appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • ‘Kapwa Gardens’ grows solidarity in empty SF city lot
    by rciriacruz on April 8, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO – A year after the pandemic’s first shelter-in-place order, the non-profit economic development group Kultivate Labs is bringing “art, wellness, and economic opportunity” to SOMA Pilipinas, Filipino Cultural Heritage District, with its latest project, Kapwa Gardens. Kapwa Gardens is filled with plants native to the San Bruno Mountains, as well as dragonfruit, and calamansi trees The post ‘Kapwa Gardens’ grows solidarity in empty SF city lot appeared first on […]

  • New social media app RepItSocial could help expose anti-Asian hate crimes
    by rciriacruz on April 8, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    COLUMBIA, Maryland – A new social media app could be instrumental in the battle against Asian-American hate crimes. Co-Founded by Columbia resident and Filipino American Azalaya Fraser, RepItSocial is a hybrid social media app with the functionalities of five apps in one platform – one of those functionalities being the ability to REP YOUR FLAG. Users joining The post New social media app RepItSocial could help expose anti-Asian hate crimes appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Stop ‘creeping occupation’ of ‘militia’ boats in WPS, Pacquiao asks China
    by postie on April 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — China’s leadership should use its power to “disperse” the Chinese vessels that are still at the Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef and to put an end to “this creeping occupation,” Senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday. “As a friend and neighbor, I appeal to the Chinese leadership to stop this creeping occupation and use The post Stop ‘creeping occupation’ of ‘militia’ boats in WPS, Pacquiao asks China appeared first on Global News.

  • Asia’s rising coronavirus cases a worry as vaccine doubts cloud campaigns
    by dlejano on April 8, 2021 at 10:10 am

    SINGAPORE —  India, South Korea and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining cautious hopes that Asia might be emerging from the worst of the pandemic as worries about safety threatened to delay vaccination drives. India reported a record 126,789 new cases, the third day this week tallies have surged to more than 100,000, catching The post Asia’s rising coronavirus cases a worry as vaccine doubts cloud campaigns appeared first on Global News.