Philippines Report

‘BATING FILIPINO’ BILL: Philippines lawmakers approve bill for Covid-safe gesture

The coronavirus pandemic has led to several creative measures introduced for a new-normal to avoid the deadly virus and in a first Philippines' lawmakers have passed a bill in the House of Representatives to legislate a Covid-safe form of greeting.  [...]

January 22, 2021 News
Patient Dog Patiently Waits For Days Outside Hospital

Patient Dog Patiently Waits For Days Outside Hospital

Boncuk returned each day to hospital in Turkish city of Trabzon where her owner, Cemal Senturk, was being treated. The pet, Boncuk, which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to the hospital in the Black [...]

January 22, 2021 News
PH citizens eligible for US H-2B visas

PH citizens eligible for US H-2B visas again

Filipinos can now again apply for H-2B visas after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the lifting of a ban set a year ago. “For 2021, the acting secretary of homeland security and the secretary of state have agreed [...]

January 20, 2021 News
99-million-year-old beetle

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

Bioluminescent insects have long fascinated scientists, but little is known about how these animals got their light abilities. A 99-million-year-old beetle recently discovered by researchers, however, unlocks a piece of the evolutionary puzzle, according to a study published in The [...]

January 20, 2021 News
Facebook Messenger

This Is Why You Should Stop Using Facebook Messenger, According to an Expert

Are you worried about the privacy of your messages? According to cybersecurity specialist Zak Doffman , we should stop using Facebook Messenger . The reason? There is no proper protection of our messages. According to the specialist , the flight of users that caused the policy change [...]

January 20, 2021 News
8 co-passengers of 1st variant patient test positive

‘8 co-passengers of 1st variant patient test positive’

 Eight persons who were on the same flight as the country’s first case of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 were found positive for the original virus, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) reported yesterday. In a statement, PRC chairman and [...]

January 20, 2021 News
Military insistence on free entry to UP

Military insistence on free entry to UP worries CHR

The decision to end a 31-year-old agreement with the University of the Philippines, which prevented security forces from freely entering campuses, will only cast doubts on its intent and aggravate mistrust toward the government, the Commission on Human Rights said. In a [...]

January 20, 2021 News
Covid-19 vaccine

Duterte okay to get Covid-19 vaccine but in private – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to be vaccinated against Covid-19 “as soon as it is available” in the country but the inoculation will be done in private, his spokesman said Tuesday. According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, the President is [...]

January 19, 2021 News

Dacera’s friends thankful for #FundtheTruth support for legal fees

Singer-businesswoman Claire de la Fuente, mother of one of the accused in the Dacera case, expressed gratitude for the financial support their camp received days after they appealed on social media. Flight attendant Christine Dacera reportedly died due to ruptured aortic aneurysm after a night of [...]

January 13, 2021 News
Sharon Cuneta 'twinning' swimsuit

KC Concepcion, Sharon Cuneta ‘twinning’ swimsuit photos wow netizens

A “twinning” photo of Kapamilya actress Sharon Cuneta and daughter KC Concepcion wearing swimsuits in different places has been trending on social media. A fan named @gens_denisee posted the photo on Instagram. [...]

January 13, 2021 News


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