Canada to remove all COVID-19 travel restrictions from October 1

Reuters 09/28/2022

OTTAWA — Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming…

10 dead in stabbing rampage in remote Canada communities

Agence France Presse 09/05/2022

OTTAWA, Canada  – Ten people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in stabbings in two remote Canadian communities Sunday, police said, as they launched a manhunt across several provinces for two suspects. “We…

Rama is back in Cebu City after official engagements in Canada

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is now back in the City after his week-long official engagement in the cities of Agassiz and Vancouver in Canada from August 19 to August 26, 2022. Rama…

Rama designates VM Garcia as acting Cebu City Mayor

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has designated Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia as acting mayor from August 19 until August 26, 2022, while he will be abroad for an official business. The memorandum…

An unforgettable Uber trip

Fatima Kaalim - @inquirerdotnet 04/08/2022

I had just received a piece of devastating news and sat for 10 minutes, trying to process my emotions. I texted my partner, told him I was sad about the news. He asked if I wanted to…

FIVB officials in Manila to inspect venues for VNL tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officials conducted an ocular inspection of the venues of the Volleyball Nations League men’s and women’s tournaments in June in Manila. The Philippines’ hosting of the two major international…

Canada starts vaccinating children 5-11 years old against COVID-19

11/25/2021

MONTREAL, Canada  – Canada began immunizing children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 Wednesday, joining a handful of nations including Israel and the United States in offering shots to this age group. At Montreal’s convention center, a few dozen…

Fernandez, Raducanu arrange first all-teen US Open final since 1999

Reuters 09/10/2021

Two unseeded players, both teenagers, will face each other in a U.S. Open final for the first time. Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu both advanced Thursday night in New York and will face each other in the…

Deaths surge in US and Canada from worst heatwave on record

Reuters 07/01/2021

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND — A heatwave that smashed all-time high-temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the threat of wildfires.…

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

Reuters 06/23/2021

OTTAWA — Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of…

 Woman tries to dodge curfew by walking leashed man in Canada

Agence France Presse 01/13/2021

MONTREAL–Canadian police have fined a woman whose dogged determination to dodge a strict new curfew saw her taking a man for a walk — on a leash. Quebec province has imposed an 8:00 pm curfew in a…

The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

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