US completes withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan

Reuters 08/31/2021

The United States completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Monday, after a chaotic evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies to close out US involvement there after 20 years of…

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Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2021

We complain: Government was too slow to respond to the COVID-19 threat, and how it’s been handled has been questioned, particularly some of the strange ad hoc decisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of…

Britney’s father ‘to step down’ as estate conservator: US media

08/13/2021

Britney Spears’ father is to step down as conservator of her estate, US media reported Thursday, seemingly ending a bitter legal battle with his daughter. Britney, 39, last month launched a bid to remove him from the controversial 13-year guardianship…

U.S. to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to the world -sources

06/10/2021

WASHINGTON  – The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The United States is…

Banking on fame as boxer, Pacquiao asks US to expedite delivery of Moderna jabs to PH

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao has asked the United States, through a letter to President Joe Biden, to expedite the delivery of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, saying that he is banking on his popularity…

PH eyes buying excess AstraZeneca shots from Israel, US, UK

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is seeking to buy excess or unused AstraZeneca vaccines from countries Israel, United States, and United Kingdom, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said the Philippine government has already…

Chan: Lapu-Lapu City gov’t willing to give Oponganon singer P50K

Futch Anthony Inso 02/11/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government is willing to give at least P50,000 assistance to an Oponganon singer, who is raising funds for her expenses in the upcoming World Championship of Performing Arts competition at…

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million COVID-19 cases

01/02/2021

WASHINGTON – The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million COVID-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered…

US sets 24-hour records with over 3,700 Covid deaths, 250,000 new cases

12/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The United States set a grim double record Wednesday notching more than 3,700 deaths and more than 250,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. The country has seen…

US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to partial lockdown

12/14/2020

Kalamazoo, United States—The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program on Monday, December 14, 2020, as the nation’s death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a partial lockdown over the holidays due to an…

Which Americans will get the Covid vaccine first?

12/02/2020

Washington, United States—The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines could be approved in a matter of weeks, but who in the United States will get them first? A high level panel of US experts on Tuesday voted that…

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving under pall of pandemic

11/27/2020

Washington, United States—Millions of Americans defied public health guidelines on Thursday, November 26, 2020, to spend a subdued Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends as coronavirus deaths surged worldwide. More than a million people were screened at US…

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