Olympian Marcial to fly to US to resume pro boxing career

Glendale G. Rosal 01/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympic bronze medalist in boxing, Eumir Marcial, is scheduled to fly to the United States on Monday, January 17, to resume his professional boxing career and also to train for the upcoming national…

‘Poblacion girl,’ parents, others to face raps over quarantine breach

Christia Marie Ramos 01/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) is set to file cases against the Filipino woman who breached quarantine protocols after arriving from the United States, as well as eight others, including…

Vehicle plows into Christmas parade in US, killing multiple victims

Agence France Presse 11/22/2021

WASHINGTON — A vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday evening causing “some fatalities” and injuring more than 20 people, police said. Officials were still gathering information on the incident which occurred…

Biden imposing new international travel vaccine rules, lifting restrictions

Reuters 10/26/2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8, the…

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…

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