Hugs, tears as New Zealand Australia travel bubble opens
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – Emotions ran high Monday as excited passengers set off on the first flights to take advantage of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, allowing families split by the pandemic to finally reunite.
NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars
WASHINGTON (AFP) - NASA is hoping to make history early Monday when the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Heavy rains pummel Bicol, Eastern Visayas
Typhoon ‘Bising’ keeps strength; Magat Dam to release water today
Community pantry: Good virus of kindness spreads across PH
On April 14, 2021, 26-year-old Ana Patri-cia Non, a furniture designer, took out a bamboo cart and installed two signs on a tree in front of a shuttered food park along Maginhawa street in Quezon City.
13 dead as SUV falls into Kalinga irrigation canal
TABUK CITY, Kalinga — What was supposed to be a happy family outing ended in tragedy after the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) they were riding in fell into an irrigation canal, killing 13 people, most of them children, in Barangay Bulo here Sunday.
She Paints The Light At End Of The Tunnel
Practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and abstract artist Dr. Meneline Wong creates ‘Better Days’
Tatum, Celtics Cool Off Curry, Warriors; Lakers Thump Jazz In Overtime
LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Jayson Tatum scored 44 points and the Boston Celtics withstood Stephen Curry's 47-point performance yesterday to beat the Golden State Warriors 119-114 in an NBA clash between two teams riding winning streaks.
Funnel Cloud Awes Bicolanos
A teacher in Pili, Camarines Sur was able to capture a funnel cloud that is most likely associated with typhoon “Bising” (international name “Surigae”) as the province and most parts of Bicol are now under tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1.
Time To Address A Serious Learning Crisis
At a Senate hearing last year, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported that enrollment from kindergarten to senior high school for school year 2020-2021 was estimated at 23 million or 83 percent of the 27.7 million enrolled previously.
Gov't, Businesses Urged To Replicate ‘Community Pantries'
Senator Sonny Angara on Sunday, April 18 urged the government and private entities to replicate the community pantries that have sprouted in various areas in the country as the country continued to battle a sweeping pandemic.
Jazz rally without Mitchell
Injury overshadows win, D-Wade arrival
Welcome to the era of New Evangelization
A nine-year plan to reinvigorate the Catholic Church in the Philippines
A pilgrimage to eight churches
Pilgrim passports available for those visiting Jubilee Churches
500 years of Christianity in PH: Harmonizing two narratives
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic moved back the commemoration of 500 years of Christianity by a year. Instead of a culmination, what was marked last Easter Sunday was the start of year-long activities. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma pointed out that there are two important milestones:
‘The one that's right in front of you'
Perusing the social media posts of the week, I was struck by how so many were decrying the lack of any National Vaccination Plan or recovery plan for the sorry state in which this recent unabated upsurge in COVID-19 cases has left us in.
Gov't's game plan: Maintain ‘fiscal stamina' vs COVID-19
In a virtual economic briefing to mark the 75th anniversary of the post-war bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez delivered his message right offthe bat: “This pandemic is a test of fiscal stamina and it was fortunate that when it hit us, the Philippines was financially ready.”
Ex-president Estrada diagnosed with ‘superimposed bacterial lung infection'
Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada has been diagnosed with a “superimposed bacterial lung infection.”
LRT-2 shortens operating hours as more staff get sick
FIRST DOSE - Health Assistant Regional Director Paz Corrales (right) administers the first dose of CoronaVac on San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on Friday, April 16 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Quincentennial crosses at Cebu Cordova Link Expressway lighted
CEBU CITY – The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) was a sight to behold Thursday night following the lighting of the eight quincentennial crosses on top of the structure’s twin pylons.
US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels Russian diplomats
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States announced sanctions and the expul-sion of 10 Russian diplomats Thursday in retaliation for what Washington says is the Kremlin’s US election interference, a massive cyberattack and other hostile activity.
BMW Opens Flagship Dealership
RSA Motors Greenhills now operational
Marquez, Nemesis Of Pacquiao, Running For Congress In Hometown
Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez has vowed to deliver a knockout to corruption following his announcement to run for congress in his homeland.
Saso's 64 Ties Lead In Hawaii
8 birdies fuel Pinay golfer in bogey-free opening round
Biden Says ‘Time To End' US War In Afghanistan With Total Pullout
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - President Joe Biden announced Wednesday it’s ‘’time to end’’ America’s longest war with the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, where they have spent two decades in a bloody, increasingly futile battle against the Taliban.
Booster Shots For A Floundering Economy
Faced by continuing economic doldrums and a raging pandemic, President Duterte certified as urgent the immediate enactment of Senate Bill No. 2094 amending the Public Service Act, Senate Bill No. 1156 amending the Foreign Investments Act of 1991, and Senate Bill No. 1840 amending the Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000.
Matsuyama's triumph in Augusta, huge boost to Asian golf popularity
AUGUSTA (PGA Tour) – Hideki Matsuyama’s historic triumph in becoming the first Japanese winner at the Masters Tournament will spark immediate gains for Asian golf.
Mangrobang, 2 more in triathlon OQT
Remolino, Casares will also bid to qualify to the Tokyo Olympics
Endangered giant clam shells worth ₱57M confiscated in Palawan
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Authorities seized around five tons of giant clam shells during the Counteraction Operation (CAO) on Tuesday, April 13 in Puron Borbon, Barangay Panacan, Narra town.
African swine fever confounds pandemic woes
Lost in the transition from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to MECQ in the NCR-Plus bubble were twin moves of the national government to address the effects of the African swine fever (ASF) that has greatly affected the supply of pork, a staple item in the Filipino family’s daily menu.
13K healthcare workers in Central Visayas complete COVID-19 vaccination
CEBU CITY—More than 13,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) in Central Visayas have completed their COVID19 vaccination.