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  • Taliban say Oslo talks with West will ‘transform atmosphere of war’
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:40 pm

      OSLO — A Taliban delegation arrived Saturday in Norway for three days of talks with Western diplomats and members of Afghan civil society, which it hopes will help “transform the atmosphere of war” in Afghanistan. Footage broadcast by the Verdens Gang newspaper online showed a plane, […]

  • Gov’t data show Britons drinking more, dangerously more
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    LONDON—Britons are increasingly drinking dangerous levels of alcohol since the start of the pandemic and will not return to drinking at levels before the global health crisis, official figures showed on Monday. Data from the government’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities showed […]

  • Boracay vies for business events, conferences
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Boracay has always been a world-famous destination for leisure travel. But an alliance composed of different sectors in the tourism industry is now trying to position the paradise island as a prime “MICE” destination. To those not familiar with the term, MICE is a shorthand for meetings, […]

  • After easily making weight, Magsayo takes a shot at world title
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:15 pm

      Safely tucked under the weight limit with half a pound to spare, Mark Magsayo watched as Gary Russell Jr. flunked his initial try at the scales on Saturday (Manila time). “He’ll get the weight,” Magsayo said. The reigning World Boxing Council featherweight champion did so and the fight […]

  • Migrante to gov’t: Help stranded OFWs
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:10 pm

      MANILA, Philippines — Migrante International on Saturday called on the government to provide assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who remained stranded due to travel restrictions imposed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. According to Migrante, the recent entry ban to Hong Kong and […]

  • Reminiscing about Lyon
    on January 22, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Just this Friday, Pope Francis declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of the Church. This is a title given to saints recognized as having made a significant contribution to theology or doctrine through their research, study or writing. There were only 36 of them in the history of the Roman Catholic […]

  • French adventurer, 75, dies during solo Atlantic row
    on January 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      BORDEAUX, France — A 75-year-old Frenchman attempting to row across the Atlantic “to laugh at old age” was found dead in his cabin at sea Saturday, his support team said. Portugal’s coastguard found Jean-Jacques Savin’s overturned boat off the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores on […]

  • French pet care firm stops selling fish bowls – they drive fish mad
    on January 22, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    PARIS — A leading French aquarium vendor has decided to stop selling round fish bowls because they drive fish mad and kill them quickly. French pet care market leader AgroBiothers Laboratoire will no longer sell any aquariums with a capacity of less than 15 liters and only rectangular ones, as […]

  • Massive California wildfire triggers evacuations, closes highway
    on January 22, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    WASHINGTON — A 1,500-acre fire near the coastal community of Big Sur, California has triggered evacuations and the closure of the section of a major highway, state and local officials said on Saturday. The Colorado Fire, which has been active since Friday, was 5% contained, the California […]

  • Robredo says passion, dedication of supporters power her political machinery
    on January 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo who is now running for president said that although she may not have enough resources for her campaign, the commitment and dedication of her supporters can match the strong political machinery of her opponents. Robredo made the remark when […]

  • Vin Diesel on his driving skills, battling John Cena in ‘F9’ and playing a tree in MCU
    on January 22, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      If you scoff at the improbability of seeing seemingly ordinary people accomplish impossible feats of derring-do in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, you’ll have to listen to lead star Vin Diesel articulate his thoughts on its enduring popularity. When we spoke to Vin in a virtual interview […]

  • ‘Unexpected’ treat for actress
    on January 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    A Rushes mole recently ordered a bag of fancy coffee beans from a local boutique roastery. After two weeks of waiting, the mole was informed that the item was ready and would be delivered within the day. The mole’s excitement turned to confusion, however, when the tracking status on the […]

  • ‘My Delivery Gurl’ actors speak up: Respect all genders, intimacy not just physical
    on January 22, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    As part of the drag-focused, LGBTQIA+ show “My Delivery Gurl,” model-actor Rocky Salumbides hopes to help underscore the importance of respect for everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality. “Respect is a given … for all people, no matter what their choices are. ‘Di na dapat natin tinitignan […]

  • Pacquiao says he has more LGBTQ supporters now
    on January 22, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Saturday said that while he remains against same sex marriage, he now enjoys more support from the LGBTQ community. “Marami pong salamat at sa ngayon ay nagkaintindihan na po kaming lahat at, yung paniniwala ko po ay […]

  • Isko Moreno says he will finish Marawi City rehab by December 2022
    on January 22, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      MANILA, Philippines — If elected president, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said he will finish the rehabilitation of Marawi City by December 2022. Moreno, speaking with Jessica Soho during the presidential interviews aired on GMA-7, said he will fulfill this promise if elected. “By […]

  • B.League: Ray Parks’ Nagoya, Dwight Ramos’ Toyama continue winning ways
    on January 22, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. continued their strong form as they toppled Hokkaido, 90-60, in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Saturday at their home floor of Dolphins Arena. The Diamond Dolphins have won 10 of their last 11 games and are tied at second with the Shimane […]

  • Isko Moreno on changing political colors: My loyalty only lies with the people
    on January 22, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Saturday said his loyalty only lies with the people and not with any political party. Moreno, speaking with Jessica Soho during the Presidential Interviews aired on GMA-7, had this response when […]

  • Thailand League: Mylene Paat stars in Nakhon Ratchasima’s latest win
    on January 22, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Mylene Paat had one of her best matches to date as she led Nakhon Ratchasima to a crucial sweep of Proflex RSU, 25-21, 25-18, 27-25, in the Thailand League Saturday at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok. The Philippine national team member fired off 24 points on 19 attacks and five […]

  • Davao region’s new COVID-19 cases breach 1,000-mark for 3rd day
    on January 22, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    DAVAO CITY — The Davao region on Friday breached the 1,000-mark in daily COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day since the start of the year. Dr. Rachel Joy Pasion, head of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health, theorized that the fast spread of the […]

  • Australian Open: Confused Tsitsipas beats Paire without realizing it
    on January 22, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    MELBOURNE—Stefanos Tsitsipas staved off the incendiary Benoit Paire to reach the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday after a tough 6-3 7-5 6-7(2) 6-4 but was oblivious that he had won after converting match point. Paire dunked a forehand into the net on the first of three match points on […]

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  • PHL logs 30,552 more COVID-19 cases
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 10:38 am

    (Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 3,387,524 on Saturday, Jan. 22, after the Department of Health reported 30,552 additional cases. According to the DOH, of the total cases, 280619 were active. The region with the highest number of new cases in the past two weeks were Region […]

  • Covid-19 vaccines showed high efficacy against severe Omicron: US data
    by Alma Angeles on January 22, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Covid-19 vaccines and boosters continued to have very high efficacy against severe outcomes during the Omicron wave of the virus, a large real-world study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Friday. The paper evaluated data from more than 300,000 visits to emergency […]

  • US suspends 44 passenger flights to China operated by Chinese carriers
    by Edrian Acla on January 22, 2022 at 5:56 am

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States announced Friday that it was suspending 44 Chinese passenger flights from America to the Asian giant in response to restrictive moves by Beijing on US carriers under its Covid-19 protocols. China maintains strict controls over border entry […]

  • Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi’s party to death
    by Alma Angeles on January 22, 2022 at 5:46 am

    A Myanmar military tribunal sentenced a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted party to death for terror offences on Friday, the junta said, ramping up a crackdown on the toppled leader’s party. The Southeast Asian country has been in chaos since the February coup, with more than 1,400 killed in a […]

  • James overtakes Curry in All-Star voting
    by Edrian Acla on January 22, 2022 at 2:32 am

    LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has overtaken Golden State’s three-point king Stephen Curry in the third round of voting for the NBA All-Star Game, released Friday by the league. The Lakers’ recent struggles haven’t dimmed the appeal of James, […]

  • DOTr eyes start of PNR Bicol operations in 2027
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Construction work for project’s Package 1 to start in first quarter of 2022 (Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation is eyeing the start of operations of the Philippine National Railways in Bicol in 2027. The department made the statement after the contract signing for the construction […]

  • 146 immigration personnel assigned to NAIA, Clark airport tested positive for COVID-19: Immigration bureau
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 12:30 am

    180 immigration personnel at NAIA in quarantine following exposure to COVID-19-positive cases (Eagle News) — Over 100 immigration personnel assigned to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Clark International Airport have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Bureau of […]

  • PNP COVID-19 cases breach 47,000 mark
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 12:18 am

    (Eagle News)–Detected COVID-19 cases among police personnel  breached the 47,000 mark on Saturday, Jan. 22. The 47,024 COVID-19 tally was after the Philippine National Police reported 310 additional  cases within its ranks. Of the total cases, the PNP said 3278 were active. Recoveries rose to […]

  • EU nations quarrel over whether nuclear, gas are ‘green’
    by DCY on January 22, 2022 at 12:15 am

      by Julien GIRAULT Agence France Presse AMIENS, France (AFP) — Hours before the window for lodging objections closes, EU environment and energy ministers meeting in France Friday differed sharply on a European Commission provision that would classify nuclear and natural gas energy as […]

  • 5.2-magnitude quake strikes Davao Oriental early Saturday, Jan. 22
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 12:11 am

    (Eagle News) — A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental early Saturday, Jan. 22. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 4:43 a.m. Its epicenter was 15 kilometers southeast of Baganga. The depth of focus was 102 kilometers. The following […]

  • Cloudy skies, rains expected in parts of PHL
    by Kaye Fe on January 22, 2022 at 12:05 am

    (Eagle News) — Cloudy skies and rains are expected in parts of the country on Saturday, Jan. 22. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, these conditions will particularly be felt in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, […]

  • UN secretary-general condemns airstrikes on Yemen prison
    by DCY on January 22, 2022 at 12:02 am

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Friday the airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen that left at least 70 dead at a prison and disrupted telecommunications. Guterres assailed the attack on the prison in Huthi territory in Saada and the strike on a […]

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  • Over 81K compensation claims filed by employees with Covid-19
    on January 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    MANILA – More than 81,000 employees’ compensation (EC) claims in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been processed by the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC).The claims were processed through the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for state workers and Social […]

  • Camiguin to restrict movement of unvaxxed residents
    on January 22, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The provincial government of Camiguin will impose another regulation that would limit the movements of residents not yet vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).In his radio program, Serbisyong PPR, on Friday night, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said an order […]

  • PH rises above challenges in Covid-19 vax rollout
    on January 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    MANILA – The government has been working non-stop to make sure the Covid-19 vaccination program will continue to improve, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said on Saturday.Despite a slow start last year due to limited vaccine supplies […]

  • N. Samar under Level 4 as hospital Covid-19 bed use reaches 80%
    on January 22, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday justified the government’s decision to raise Alert Level 4 in Northern Samar until January 31, saying the province has already filled 80 percent of its bed capacity for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.Malacañang previously said an […]

  • PhilSys registrants urged to keep transaction slip safe
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    MANILA – The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration transaction slip should be kept safe to ensure personal information will remain confidential, the Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA) said in its advisory issued on  Friday late afternoon.The PSA reminded the public not to […]

  • Turnover of P614-M China military aid to PH set February
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    MANILA – The Chinese government has allocated PHP1 billion worth of military assistance to the Philippines, with the first batch of equipment worth around PHP614 million delivered a week ago.Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said the equipment, mostly vehicles, would be formally turned over in […]

  • Tricked by NPA, ex-rebel wishes to get his ailing wife back
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A former unit leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) who started in the communist group as a young supply carrier said the group tricked him into believing a better life was in store for him if he joined the movement.In a statement Friday, Isaganni Pepito, 35, claimed he was […]

  • 57M Filipinos already fully vaccinated
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    MANILA – The Philippines has administered 122,889,494 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines nationwide as of Saturday, with 57,095,695 Filipinos now with complete shots and better protected against the virus.Data from the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard showed 59,716,484 […]

  • 119 Zambo cops undergo surprise drug test
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    ZAMBOANGA CITY – A total of 119 policemen have undergone a surprise drug testing upon orders from Col. Alexander Lorenzo, the new Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director.Lt. Leah May Alameda, ZCPO information officer, said Saturday the group is composed of 76 personnel from the 1st Zamboanga […]

  • NPA remnants in Bukidnon scampering toward Lanao Sur: Eastmincom
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) has noticed that the remaining combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon province have moved to the borders of Lanao del Sur.In a statement Saturday, Lt. Gen. Greg T. Almerol, Eastmincom commander, said they noticed the […]

  • FDA evaluating applications of antigen test kits
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    MANILA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the final stages of evaluating applications for the approval of self-administered test kits while the Department of Health (DOH) is drafting the guidelines on how to properly use antigen test kitsDOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a […]

  • Manila Baywalk water quality improving: DENR
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    MANILA – The national government’s continuing rehabilitation of Manila Bay has considerably lowered the level of coliform bacteria in the natural harbor’s water bordering the Baywalk area.Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Climate Change Service officer-in-charge Director […]

  • ‘Too early’ to project NCR’s de-escalation to Alert Level 2: DOH
    on January 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm

     MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it is still too early to say if Metro Manila could de-escalate to less strict Alert Level 2 by February.Citing projections, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the peak might happen by end of January or the middle of […]

  • 41.4K recover from Covid-19: DOH
    on January 22, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported a total of 30,552 new Covid-19 infections and 41,471 new recoveries. Active cases increased to 280,619 while total recoveries jumped to 3,053,499, or 90.1 percent of the 3,387,524 infections since the pandemic started in March 2020.Of […]

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