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‘Window to stop virus shrinking’

Cases surge in ME; Italian town on lockdown BEIJING: Fears mounted on Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the...

Robredo’s mother dies

VICE President Maria Leonor Robredo's mother, Salvacion 'Sally' Gerona, died on Saturday night at the age 83. "Mommy breathed her last at 7:27 tonight, February...

The low-key carnage of niche PH tech jobs

Financial services giant Wells Fargo, for one reason or another, broke the pattern of silence on the technology employment front. Employers of Filipino tech workers...

‘Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.’ But how?

I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for...

Doing good for the ‘wild bunch’

This time of the year is for reflection — a time to review our life, count our blessings, be content if we are healthy...

PH delays repatriation of Pinoys in virus ship

THE repatriation of almost 500 Filipino crew of the coronavirus-hit MV Diamond Princess has been postponed, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The department...

Duterte not inclined to sign pact with China – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to sign any treaty similar to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with China or any other country because...

‘Friends’ cast reunite for 25th anniversary

LOS ANGELES: It’s finally happening! The cast of the hit US sitcom “Friends” is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of...

Tagalog added to Nevada ballot

LAS VEGAS: Manny Pacquiao, roast pig dinners and prayer services: Activists are using every tool possible to get the booming Filipino-American community in Las...

Quarantined OFWs cleared, sent home

All 30 Filipinos from Wuhan, China were found to be free of the deadly coronavirus and had been allowed to go home after finishing...

Doctor ready to face rap over Dengvaxia scandal

A doctor indicted by the Department of Justice (DoJ) over his involvement in the distribution of the Dengvaxia vaccine is optimistic that the case will be...

More Immigration execs face dismissal over ‘pastillas’ scam — spokesman

MORE Immigration (BI) officers and employees assigned to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) may be axed from their posts pending results of an...

‘Profiling’ memorandum on Muslim students recalled

MGen. Debold Sinas, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, ordered the recall of a memorandum that sought the identification of Muslim students in...

30 Filipinos evacuated from virus-hit Wuhan cleared to go home

ALL 30 Filipinos from Wuhan, China were cleared to go home after showing no signs and symptoms of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after their...

Repatriation of Filipinos on virus-hit ship reset to ‘early next week’ — DoH

THE arrival on Sunday of almost 500 Filipinos aboard the coronavirus-hit M/V Diamond Princess Cruise Ship was reset to “early next week”, the Department...

‘Window to stop virus shrinking’

Cases surge in ME; Italian town on lockdown BEIJING: Fears mounted on Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the...
The summer season has not yet arrived, but we already hear warnings of a likely power supply shortage in the coming months. The Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMop) reported that people in Luzon and the Visayas may face a shortage of up to 1,200...

The low-key carnage of niche PH tech jobs

Financial services giant Wells Fargo, for one reason or another, broke the pattern of silence on the technology employment front. Employers of Filipino tech workers...

‘Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.’ But how?

I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for...

Doing good for the ‘wild bunch’

This time of the year is for reflection — a time to review our life, count our blessings, be content if we are healthy...

Institutional memory

The UST Publishing House has reprinted the 1984 book Jose Rizal and the University of Santo Tomas. Written by the Dominican historian Fr. Fidel...

Prostitution in the Philippines: What the headline-grabbers are not saying

Recent hearings in our legislatures on prostitution, taxation and immigration related to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) are legitimate items to address.  But perspective...

How galunggong and electoral fraud figure

In my column on Saturday last week, I happened to mention the issue of the high price of galunggong because the topic for that...

That’s what friends are for

TPLEx, SCTEx, NLEx, SLEx, Cavitex, Skyway and others: Would you please talk to each other once and for all? The “ITranslate app” is free...

Septuagenarian Democrats spill their baggage on debate stage

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Bernie Sanders is 78 years old. So is Michael Bloomberg. Joe Biden is 77. The trio of septuagenarians topping the national polls for...

Lighting the path

“If students are able to get the right education, they will be able to get good and fulfilling careers,...

Wilder, Fury bulk up for heavyweight showdown

LAS VEGAS: American boxer Deontay Wilder will be at a career high weight, but will still be 42 pounds...

Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea

SEOUL: South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases on Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with many new...

Patch Magtanong holds on to Binibini title for now

With her stunning looks and impressive career outside pageantry, Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong was one of the strongest contenders...

Okada Manila joins world’s elite with inaugural five-star rating

Considered as Asia’s largest ultra-luxury integrated resort, Okada Manila received its inaugural prestigious five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide...

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PH delays repatriation of Pinoys in virus ship

THE repatriation of almost 500 Filipino crew of the coronavirus-hit MV Diamond Princess has been postponed, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The department on Saturday said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) “unanimously resolved” to...

Duterte not inclined to sign pact with China – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to sign any treaty similar to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with China or any other country because...

‘Friends’ cast reunite for 25th anniversary

LOS ANGELES: It’s finally happening! The cast of the hit US sitcom “Friends” is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of...

Quarantined OFWs cleared, sent home

All 30 Filipinos from Wuhan, China were found to be free of the deadly coronavirus and had been allowed to go home after finishing...

Abused Pinoys in Middle East repatriated

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has intensified its efforts to assist Filipinos in the Middle East as it continues to bring home abused...

Benguet lifts temporary lockdown on live pigs

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: A temporary lockdown on the entry of live pigs into Benguet province has been lifted at the request of the city...

64th Malasakit Center launched in Marawi

MARAWI CITY: Long lines and tedious processes to avail of financial medical assistance will now be things of the past for the poor in...

Prelates in 2 dioceses free to decide on ‘ash marking’

MANILA: Members of the clergy in the archdioceses of Pampanga and Manila are free to decide on whether or not to stick with the...

China eyes further resumption of express delivery services

BEIJING: China is working to further resume delivery services to aid the nation’s epidemic control and prevention efforts, according to the State Post Bureau. The...

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers making own masks amid shortages

HONG KONG: With chronic face mask shortages in the midst of a virus outbreak, Hong Kongers have started making their own — with a...

Indonesian scouts trek flood death toll rises to 8

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: The death toll from a flash flood which hit a large group of students trekking along a river in Indonesia rose to...

Wuhan doctor dies of coronavirus before wedding

WUHAN: At a meeting room-turned memorial hall at a Wuhan hospital, doctors and nurses wrote down their memories of Peng Yinhua on three notebooks...

Sanders blasts Russian influence in polls

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Friday (Saturday in Manila) he was briefed by US officials “about a month ago” that...

DA aims to boost mango output amid infestation

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing to increase Philippine mango production for both local and overseas markets amid the high infestation of cecid flies, also called kurikong. In a speech at the First Luzon Mango Congress in Quezon City...

Saudi hosts G20 finance meet amid virus alarm

RIYADH: Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 (G20) nations met in the Saudi capital on Saturday for a two-day...

Pru Life UK promotes UHC with Pulse app

LIFE insurer Pru Life UK has launched a free-for-all health app that is part of its initiative to promote universal healthcare (UHC) for all...

Covid-19 exposes fragility of tourism-based economy

IT comes as no surprise that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) epidemic has a chilling effect on the global travel and tourism sector, but despite...

Of economics and love

ECONOMICS is based on the belief that humans are rational. Therefore, we should not expect economists to discuss “irrational” subjects, such as love and...

HP delivers new PC innovations

HP Inc. Introduced to the Philippine market two PC innovations which were both named CES 2020 Innovation Award honorees recently. First is the HP Elite...

Paving the way for the next data decade

Dell Technologies anticipates that data would shape the next decade, and that information technology (IT) would be simplified despite the data boom. 2020 marks a...

HyperX launches QuadCast mic

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Co. Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, recently launched the HyperX QuadCast microphone in the...

Using technology to cope with disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak

With no proven cure in sight, the race is on to find a treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Meanwhile, the fatalities, the...

Robotics transforming non-traditional sector

by Darrell Adams, Universal Robots Head of SouthEAst asia and Oceania Agriculture and fishing industries in Vietnam and Thailand are increasingly turning to technology as...

IoT in the Philippines: Major challenges amid abundant prospects

The Internet of Things, also referred to as IoT, is typically described as a network of networks. As such, it impacts the internet, which...

Bill amending PSA to boost competition

ALBAY Second District Rep. Jose Maria Clemente “Joey” Salceda defended on Friday his measure amending the 84-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) that includes redefining...

2019 ‘sin’ tax collections reached P269.1B – DoF

EXCISE taxes collected from “sin” products reached P269.1 billion in 2019, the Department of Finance (DoF) said on Friday, leading it to project that...

Santisima challenges Navarrete for WBO belt

Filipino boxer Jeo Santisima will challenge World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete of Mexico today (Philippine time) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both fighters achieved the prescribed weight at 122 lbs during the formal...

Raptors rout Suns, Pacers hold on to beat Knicks

LOS ANGELES: Pascal Siakam scored 37 points as the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors won their 16th game of their last 17 with a...

Who will make it to PSHOF 2020 batch?

The Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) 2020 Committee has been formed to decide on who will comprise the fourth batch of inductees that...

Gilas battles Indonesia tonight

Gilas Pilipinas will face Indonesia at 7 p.m. tonight in the first window of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers at the...

Navy riders vie for Ronda Pilipinas title

Ronald Oranza and Jan Paul Morales of Standard Insurance-Navy will be the riders to watch when the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 10th anniversary race unfurls...

Napoli warms-up for Barcelona with Brescia comeback win

MILAN: Napoli warmed-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona with a comeback 2-1 win over lowly Brescia 2-1 on Friday (Saturday in...

NFLPA postpones vote on new contract

NEW YORK: The NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA) wants to talk some more before a vote on a proposed new collective bargaining agreement, the union...

China badminton players cleared for Europe

HONG KONG: China’s badminton players have been cleared of the coronavirus and will play three tournaments in Europe during a “critical stage” of Tokyo...

DeChambeau leads by one as birdies abound at WGC Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY: Bryson DeChambeau put on a putting clinic on the way to an eight-under par 63 and a one-shot lead in the WGC...

Hovland fires 66 to join four-way tie for Puerto Rico Open lead

MIAMI: Norway’s Viktor Hovland fired an eagle and five birdies in a six-under par 66 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to join a four-way...

Woods, McIlroy, Thomas to skip Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.: Tiger Woods has decided not to play the Honda Classic for the second straight year, and he has company. Woods did...

Ticzon tops 2020 Eagle Ridge Jr Golf meet

Pierre Gregory Ticzon emerged overall champion in the 2020 Eagle Ridge Junior Golf Championship on February 9 in General, Trias, Cavite. The 17-year old Ticzon...

Southwoods seniors defend Founders title

Manila Southwoods guns for a repeat win in the Founders division of the 34th Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships set Feb. 26-29...

Ayala unit to raise stake in Negros solar farm

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved AC Energy Philippines Inc.’s (ACEPH) acquisition of an ownership interest in San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. (Sacasol), which...

Aboitiz is first PH supporter of global climate task force

The Aboitiz Group, through its holding company Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV), is the first local supporter of the International Task Force on Climate-Related...

DENR rehabilitates rescued serpent eagle in Isabela

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) here now has in its custody a young serpent eagle, also known as...

Mitsubishi Motors PH makes BGC its new home

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) formally announces the assignment of some of its key departments to the country’s premiere business district. Personnel from Sales and Marketing, Government Affairs, Service, Parts and Accessories and Finance were transferred from the Sta....

SNAP-Magat health mission benefits 500 Vizcayanos

ALMOST 500 residents of Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya availed of the free medical and dental services initiated by its local government in partnership with renewable...

PopCom: Number of 10 to 14 y/o girls who give birth continue to rise

PREGNANCIES among very young adolescents (VYA), or those between 10 and 14 years old, continued to rise in the country in 2018, based on...

Citi PH and iMoney celebrate API partnership, benefitting 10,000 customers and counting

Citi and iMoney commemorate their application program interface or API partnership, which enables seamless online application for Citi credit cards from the iMoney Philippines...

Frich Revo gets the nod from President Duterte

More than 120 Overseas Filipinos (OFs) from 16 different countries were ecstatic as they gathered together for the first time for the much awaited...

Glamour and glitz reign at London Fashion Week

LONDON: Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show...

Kendall claims Burberry’s catwalk

LONDON: Kendall Jenner led fellow super models in unveiling Burberry’s new season designs at London Fashion Week early this week, a collection that spanned...

Danish brand Ecco takes big leap to athleisure

Global Danish brand Ecco is a celebration of the poetic collision of old world craftsmanship with next generation technology, in the visionary pursuit of...

Lani excited over collab with Basil and Mr. C

Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha is excited for her upcoming show titled, “And The Story Begins,” at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) set on February 28 and 29 because she is working with two music icons — premiere balladeer...

Vicky Morales is now ‘Ate ng Bayan’

From news reporting to granting wishes, GMA News pillar Vicky Morales has shown her versatility in public service through the years. So beginning tomorrow,...

FDCP recognizes international acclaim – big or small

Awards — whether most deserved or self-solicited through sneaky means — do validate to some extent the fine achievements of mortals in any field...

Hollywood is calling on blind schoolboy singer Carl Malone Montecido

When blind amateur singer Carl Malone Montecido sang at an appliance center in a mall in Bacolod, he did it just to give in...

Gabbi grateful for a huge jumpstart this 2020

One of GMA Network’s prized artists is Gabbi Garcia. With her hosting, acting and performing skills, there’s no wonder she has built a great...

Get to know Lirah

Gloc-9’s latest protege on the rise For over two decades in the music industry, uber talented rapper Gloc-9 has been considered a trailblazer in the...

This Band bounces back with ‘Rebound’

What a difference a year makes. After their breakout hit “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” This Band’s career has moved leaps and bounds in so...

Kannawidan 2020 gathers biggest group of celebrities

Movie and television stars dazzled Ilocanos during the Kannawidan Ylocos Festival 2020 who flocked to the Tamag Grounds in Vigan City from January 28 to February 9. “Every Ilocano looks forward to the Kannawidan Festival because it is a grand...

Filipino dishes with a twist served at par with world’s best

IN 2017 — and five years earlier to be exact — Filipino cuisine was being touted as the next big thing to hit the...

Delicious loving sent to editorial

For the rest of February, food delivery service Foodpanda offers a special discount for diners who continue celebrating special moments during the Love Month. Just...

DOH wellness program protects elderly Filipinos from third killer

Pneumonia vaccination enforced through Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010 An important mandate of the Department of Health (DOH) is to protect Filipinos in their...

A new way to treat cough with phlegm

What happens when you mix a necessary nutrient with a mucolytic that helps relieve symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infection or simply put, cough? You...

5 common mistakes that make it hard to sleep well

After a long day at work, you go home and all you want to do is lie down and rest your tired mind and...

Suggested maintenance plan to help keep relationships strong

Early on, relationships are easy. Everything is new and exciting. You go on dates, take trips, spend time together and intentionally cultivate experiences that...

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