NYC these days — An eyewitness account in America’s COVID-19 epicenter

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/02/2020

  In the two or three times I have been lucky to visit the Big Apple, New York City, these past five years, I have always linked up with two friends, one a former student, Rufo Escabarte,…

New York governor begs for help amid ‘staggering’ death toll

Associated Press 04/01/2020

NEW YORK — New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City…

US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy

Agence France Presse 03/27/2020

  WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global…

NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

AP 03/22/2020

NEW YORK  — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations in and around New York City. Flights were briefly suspended to New York City-area…

Giannis leads Bucks to 44-point rout of Knicks

12/03/2019

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes on the court to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 rout of the…

Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff

10/18/2019

NEW YORK – One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.   A toddler had a little…

Shots of Colon after the heavy rain goes viral

Immae Lachica 06/15/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — Last night’s downpour paved the way for a student to take shots of the busy streets of Colon. Dalmacio Polo III, an 18-year-old senior high student from the Southwestern University Phinma, made the…

Cebuano filmmaker’s ‘MA’ to compete in NY Asian film festival

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A movie helmed by Cebuano filmmaker will be competing for the 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). The Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Asian Film Foundation…

Cebuanos showcase Sinulog festival on PH Independence Day Parade in New York

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Festival is the pride of Cebuanos across the globe. Helen Kwong LaBarbera, president of the Cebuanos Engaging in Building Unity, Inc. – Tribu Cebuano, confirmed to CDN Digital that their group…

Fake heiress’ life of luxury left others footing big bills

AP 03/28/2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey…

Knicks deal Porzingis to Dallas, say he requested a trade

AP 02/01/2019

NEW YORK  — Kristaps Porzingis won’t be rejoining the Knicks once his knee is healed. Instead, he’s on his way to Dallas after a surprising trade the Knicks say the All-Star forward requested Thursday (Friday, Philippine time).…

Ellington scores 19 as Heat beat Knicks 106-97

AP 01/28/2019

NEW YORK — Wayne Ellington scored each of his 19 points in the second half, and the Miami Heat handed the New York Knicks their ninth straight loss with a 106-97 victory on Sunday night. Miami had…

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