Pilot delays landing of plane at Changi airport after passengers refuse to fasten seatbelts

Asia News Network 11/16/2022

SINGAPORE – A group of unruly passengers on a Scoot flight who refused to fasten their seatbelts during the plane’s descent delayed its landing in Singapore on Monday. Flight TR285 from Bali was approaching Changi Airport but…

Alcoseba, Cebuana triathlon star, tops Singapore’s Trifactor Triathlon

Glendale G. Rosal 09/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana triathlon sensation Raven Faith Alcoseba added another feather to her cap after dominating the Trifactor Triathlon Singapore’s female sprint elite category on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the East Coast Park, Singapore. …

Unusual love story: Singaporean’s romance with Philippine track queen Lydia de Vega

The Strait Times/Asia Network 08/21/2022

SINGAPORE — He was a Sikh from Singapore. She was a Catholic from the Philippines. Theirs is an unusual love story. Athletics brought them together and for 17 years, they lived together in a flat in Yishun.…

Filipino tests positive for monkeypox in Singapore

Zacarian Sarao 07/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino has been infected with monkeypox in Singapore, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DOH) on Sunday. “There is one reported case of a Filipino male in Singapore who has been infected with…

Philippines to host SEA Games in 2033 — POC chief

Glendale G. Rosal 07/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As early as now, the Philippines has already announced that it will host the 2033 Southeast Asian Games. That is according to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino on…

Make COVID-19 booster shot mandatory, says infectious disease expert

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 07/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 vaccine booster dose should now be made mandatory to boost the protection of more Filipinos amid the rising number of infections, an infectious disease expert said Monday. Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member…

Filipinas crush Malaysian women booters, stay on top of Group A

Glendale G. Rosal 07/09/2022

BOHOL, Philippines — The Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) seemed virtually unstoppable in their campaign in the 12th AFF Women’s Championship as they logged their third straight victory by beating Malaysia, 4-0, last Friday evening at…

Filipinas take top spot in Group A after routing Singapore women booters

Glendale G. Rosal 07/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) Filipinas routed Singapore, 7-0, to grab Group A’s lead in the ongoing 2022 AFF Women’s Championship on Wednesday evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. With the…

Cebu City to employ ‘corporate-style’ organization to realize long-term plans

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is set to make changes in how the city government will operate so his vision of a Singapore-like Cebu City will be realized. Lawyer Colin Rosell, the emissary…

Singapore eases movement curbs for migrant workers

Agence France Presse 06/26/2022

SINGAPORE – Migrant workers in Singapore no longer need special permission to leave their dormitories from Friday, after two years of coronavirus curbs, but campaigners criticised the decision to maintain some “discriminatory” restrictions. Around 300,000 migrant workers, many of…

Loreche appointed as next CCMC chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dr. Mary Jean Loreche has been appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as the next Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) head. The mayor said in a phone interview with reporters on June…

Singapore to waive quarantine for vaccinated travelers from April

03/24/2022

SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country without quarantine from April and is considering removing a requirement for pre-departure swab tests, its transport and health ministers said on Thursday. RELATED STORY:…

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