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  • F1: Max Verstappen passes Sebastian Vettel with most wins for Red Bull
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:55 am

    MONACO – Max Verstappen wrote another piece of Red Bull history on Sunday with a 39th win that sent him past Germany’s now-retired Sebastian Vettel as the driver with most victories for the Formula One team. Vettel is still ahead of the Dutchman 4-2 on championships won but Verstappen, 25, has […]

  • Local e-motorcycle assembly to start in June, stakeholders advocate for tax incentives
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Stakeholders in the electric vehicle (EV) industry are once again urging the government to provide more incentives as they welcome news that the local assembly of electric motorcycles will begin mass production in June 2023. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) […]

  • Manila Water Foundation supports public hospitals through “Maging Ligtas, Mag-#SAFEWASH!” campaign
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:47 am

      MANILA, Philippines — Manila Water Foundation, in partnership with Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and Safeguard Philippines, provided product support to 12 public hospitals as part of their campaign to promote hand washing with soap and water, aiming to prevent the […]

  • Ukraine’s Kostyuk tells Belarus’ Sabalenka to take a personal stand on war
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:33 am

    PARIS – Marta Kostyuk refused to shake hands with Aryna Sabalenka after their first-round match at the French Open and the Ukrainian feels the Belarusian should take a stronger, more personal stand against the war. Booing and jeering could be heard from the thin Court Philippe Chatrier crowd as […]

  • Russia puts US Senator Graham on wanted list–Russian media
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:07 am

      MOSCOW — Russia’s interior ministry has put U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on a wanted list, Russian media reported on Monday, citing the ministry’s database. In an edited video released by the Ukrainian president’s office of Graham’s meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, Graham was […]

  • Topex Robinson relishes coaching against Tab Baldwin in La Salle win over Ateneo
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines—La Salle coach Topex Robinson relished his first rivalry game against Ateneo’s seasoned tactician Tab Baldwin in the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup. The Green Archers dominated the Blue Eagles, 79-52, to stay unbeaten in eight games and clinch a quarterfinal berth in […]

  • ‘Someone must be sued’: Moira dela Torre’s camp to press charges against ‘maligner’
    on May 29, 2023 at 7:01 am

      The camp of singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre appeared set on filing charges against a songwriter who supposedly maligned her client after posting “lies” and “pinning” such post on Facebook. Lawyer Joji Villanueva Alonso, who is also a film and TV producer, also took to Facebook to […]

  • Indian official drops phone while taking ‘wefie’, drains reservoir to recover it
    on May 29, 2023 at 6:51 am

      NEW DELHI — As far as instances of bureaucrats abusing their power in India go, this latest incident may have plumbed a new depth. A government official in Chhattisgarh, a central Indian state, had millions of liters of water drained from a reservoir over four consecutive days amid a […]

  • LIST: Canceled flights on Monday due to Typhoon Betty
    on May 29, 2023 at 6:45 am

      MANILA, Philippines — Several domestic flights were canceled on Monday due to inclement weather caused by Typhoon Betty (International Name: Mawar). As of 11 a.m., the state weather bureau last spotted Betty 475 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan. It affects parts of […]

  • Plastic recycling in focus as treaty talks get underway in Paris
    on May 29, 2023 at 6:39 am

        With countries meeting this week to work on a global plastics treaty, debate was emerging between countries wanting to limit the production of more plastics and the petrochemical industry favoring recycling as the solution to plastic waste. Ahead of the talks starting Monday in […]

  • PCG to hold first trilateral maritime exercise with US, Japan in June
    on May 29, 2023 at 6:23 am

      MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to conduct its first trilateral maritime exercise with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) from June 1 to 7, 2023. According to PCG, the trilateral maritime exercise will be held within the waters […]

  • Eastern Canada’s Halifax declares emergency over wildfire
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:55 am

    The eastern Canadian city of Halifax declared a state of local emergency late on Sunday after a wildfire caused evacuations and power outages. “Emergency responders are working around the clock to keep people safe and reduce the threats posed by the fires,” the municipal authority in the capital […]

  • Maharlika body to rely on PSE for investments — Romualdez
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:50 am

      MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Martin Romualdez disclosed that the upcoming corporation stemming from the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) would seek guidance from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in devising its investment strategies. According to Romualdez, capital markets have […]

  • Dad mistook pregnant daughter’s sonogram for super typhoon
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:45 am

    An expectant mom from North Caloocan has taken social media by storm after she shared her hilarious conversation with her father, who mistook her sonogram for a satellite image of a super typhoon. Social media user Camille Pearl Billones-Apawan could not contain her excitement as a first-time […]

  • No glory for bullies: South Korea’s school violence epidemic
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:44 am

        BUSAN — Pins hidden in her shoes, head forced down a toilet, kicked in the stomach: Korean hairdresser Pyo Ye-rim suffered a litany of abuse from school bullies, but now she’s speaking out. The 26-year-old is part of a phenomenon sweeping South Korea known as “Hakpok #MeToo”, where […]

  • Over 27,000 disaster response cops deployed nationwide amid Typhoon Betty
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines — In response to the looming threat of Typhoon Betty (international name: Mawar), the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Monday that over 27,000 police disaster response personnel have been dispatched to assist local government units (LGUs) nationwide in possible […]

  • PH Army, NGO launch key greening program
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:30 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Army is launching a key offensive against climate change by launching a reforestation project with the help of the group Tarlac Heritage Foundation. An eight-hectare pilot project will soon break ground at the Armor (Pambato) Division camp. Giant bamboo […]

  • Japan puts missile defense on alert as North Korea warns of satellite launch
    on May 29, 2023 at 5:05 am

          SEOUL/TOKYO — Japan on Monday put its ballistic missile defenses on alert and warned that it would shoot down any projectile that threatened its territory after North Korea notified it of a satellite launch between May 31 and June 11. Nuclear-armed North Korea says it has […]

  • World leaders congratulate Turkey’s victorious Erdogan
    on May 29, 2023 at 4:59 am

        ANKARA — Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin were among world leaders congratulating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he won Sunday’s historic runoff election to extend his two-decade rule. Biden: ‘global challenges’ US President Biden said he hoped to work with Erdogan on […]

  • DBM records 90% budget utilization rate among gov’t agencies
    on May 29, 2023 at 4:56 am

      MANILA, Philippines — As it recorded a budget utilization rate of 90% among government agencies, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) urged agencies to ramp up their disbursement and spending further. The DBM on Monday said government agencies achieved a 90% utilization rate […]