49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

Scarlet Snow Belo’s most relatable existential crisis

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 07/15/2021

Celebrity baby Scarlet Snow Belo learned an important lesson through her recent experience at a shopping mall in France.  The six-year-old jetsetter had the most relatable existential crisis that almost everyone has had —wanting to buy the…

Donaire promises a great fight in world title showdown in California

Glendale G. Rosal 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. promises “a great fight” in his upcoming world title showdown this Saturday, May 29, (Sunday, May 30, 2021 Manila time) in Carson City,…

Countries halting AstraZeneca vaccine

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

PARIS — A dozen countries, including France, Italy and Germany, have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots because of fears over blood clots and other possible side effects. The company insisted on Monday there is no risk, and the…

France aiming to start Covid vaccinations in January

11/17/2020

Paris, France—France said Tuesday, November 17, 2020, it was preparing to kick off a nationwide Covid vaccination campaign in January when it hopes virus shots will be approved and available. The government is worried that millions of…

France on ’emergency’ footing after knifeman kills 3 at church

10/30/2020

Nice, France—A knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in southern France Thursday, October 29, 2020, practically beheading a 60-year-old woman in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack.” The 21-year-old Tunisian migrant, who…

We are not afraid’: France rallies after beheading of teacher

10/19/2020

Paris, France—Tens of thousands of people rallied in Paris and cities across France in solidarity with a teacher beheaded for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, as President Emmanuel Macron promised swift action against online extremism.…

Belgium tops first FIFA rankings since pandemic shutdown

Associated Press 09/17/2020

ZURICH — The first FIFA men’s world rankings for five months were still led by Belgium on Thursday after the shutdown of European teams during the coronavirus pandemic ended in September. Belgium leads an unchanged top four…

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Associated Press 07/16/2020

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus…

Cebu’s PADS team eyes paradragon title in dragonboat race in France

Mars G. Alison 01/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After clinching the title of the first paradragon category of the 14th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Nations Championships in Pattaya, Thailand last August, Cebu’s Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat…

Teen kills, tortures with crucifix alleged pedophile Catholic priest

Ian Biong - INQUIRER.net 12/30/2019

  In what has been called an act of revenge, a teenager allegedly tortured and murdered a 91-year-old Catholic priest in Oise, France, as the latter is believed to have sexually abused him and several other boys.…

Global Cebuana entrepreneur to receive Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World award

PR 10/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuana Ildeme Mahinay-Koch, an entrepreneur now based in Zurich, Switzerland, is one of the recipients of the Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award to be bestowed by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN)…

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