New coach confident of Malditas’ chances in Mumbai Asian Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 01/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alen Stajcic, the head coach of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) Malditas expressed optimism about his team amidst the challenges they are facing ahead of their campaign in the AFC Women’s…

PH Navy acquires cruise missiles from India for $374M

Dexter Cabalza 01/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has awarded a $374-million (P19 billion) contract to India to equip the Philippine Navy with the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missiles. In a Facebook post on Friday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said…

FACES OF CEBU: Madette Villasencio, 31, World’s Highest Motorable Passes in India conqueror

Immae Lachica 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This Cebuana just conquered the nine World’s Highest Motorable Passes in India as a pillion rider of her husband.  Madette Villasencio, 31, originally from Minglanilla Cebu and  now living in India for five years, shared…

Philippine Malditas see uphill battle in AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India

Glendale G. Rosal 10/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Women’s National Football Team will have their backs against the wall after being grouped with formidable foes in the 2022 Asian Footbal Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in India.  The official…

PH Malditas need a draw against Hong Kong to barge into Women’s Asian Cup in India

Glendale G. Rosal 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Malditas or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team only needs a draw against Hong Kong tomorrow to book a ticket to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in India…

PH extends travel ban on India, 6 other countries until July 31

Daphne Galvez 07/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the threat of the feared Delta variant of COVID-19, the Philippines extended travel restrictions imposed on inbound travelers from India and six other countries until July 31, 2021, Malacañang said Wednesday. The travel…

Lightning kills 76 in India, including selfie-takers near famous fort

Agence France Presse 07/14/2021

NEW DELHI — Several people reportedly taking selfies near a historical fort in northern India were among nearly 80 killed by lightning strikes during the early stages of the annual monsoon season, officials said Monday. Deadly lightning strikes are…

South Asia crosses 30 million COVID-19 cases as India battles second wave

Reuters 05/28/2021

BENGALURU — Coronavirus infections in the South Asia region surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally of official data, led by India which is struggling with a second COVID-19 wave and a vaccine shortage…

Bodies of COVID-19 victims among those dumped in India’s Ganges—gov’t document

Reuters 05/16/2021

NEW DELHI — Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government said in a letter seen by Reuters, the first official acknowledgement of an alarming practice it said may stem…

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure

Reuters 05/11/2021

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. The…

India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown

Reuters 05/10/2021

MUMBAI  -India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide…

Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record high

Reuters 05/09/2021

CHENNAI — India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India’s health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall…

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