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…

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

11/24/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on…

Americans urged to stay home for Thanksgiving as virus surges

Agence France Presse 11/20/2020

Los Angeles, United States—US authorities on Thursday, November 19, 2020, urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday as virus cases soared in the worst-hit nation and California announced a night-time curfew aimed at curbing the…

Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

11/20/2020

Wilmington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy as the incumbent pressed on with a campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims and personal outreach to election authorities.…

US FDA approves first COVID-19 test kit for home use

11/20/2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes. The single-use test, made by Lucira Health, has been given emergency…

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