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Another Filipino man violently attacked

Another Filipino man violently attacked

A Filipino man from Queens, New York was punched repeatedly in the face at a subway station in Manhattan in yet another anti-Asian hate attack. The 52-year-old Filipino man from Queens, who didn’t wish to be identified, told WABC Eyewitness News that [...]

June 11, 2021 News
Rural Philippines pays price for ignoring COVID warnings

Rural Philippines pays price for ignoring COVID warnings

They gathered shoulder to shoulder, many without masks, yelling in unison to welcome 2020’s Christmas season. But the coronavirus wave that doctors had warned about did not happen. Then as restrictions were eased slightly in January, lockdown weary residents in [...]

June 11, 2021 News
Pinoy driver hits P13 million jackpot in UAE lottery

Pinoy driver hits P13 million jackpot in UAE lottery

A Filipino bakeshop delivery van driver in Abu Dhabi who hails from Pangasinan won AED1 million, or roughly P13 million, at a raffle draw. Roland Baltazar, 38, expressed how happy he was in an interview with GMA News Online. “Masayang-masaya. [...]

June 11, 2021 News
IATF OKs movement of fully vaccinated seniors

IATF OKs movement of fully vaccinated seniors

The government’s pandemic task force has finally allowed the movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens in areas under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified GCQ (MGCQ). In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the movement of seniors in [...]

June 11, 2021 News
Philippines logs 7,485 new COVID-19 cases

Philippines logs 7,485 new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) logged additional 7,485 COVID-19 cases on Thursday. This brought the country’s total confirmed cases to 1,293,687, of which 4.4 percent, or 56,921, remain active infections. The DOH also reported 4,504 additional recoveries, raising the number [...]

June 10, 2021 News
Robredo's net worth up to P11.9M in 2020

Robredo’s net worth up to P11.9M in 2020

THE net worth of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo is up to P11.9 million in 2020, the third and biggest increase in her wealth since she was elected into office in 2016. A copy of her latest statement of [...]

June 10, 2021 News
Abu Dhabi restricts public areas to those free of COVID

Abu Dhabi restricts public areas to those free of COVID

Abu Dhabi, the second-most populous emirate in the UAE, will restrict access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15 to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative. The new rules were [...]

June 10, 2021 News
Duterte assures justice for death of footballer Absalon

Duterte assures justice for death of footballer Absalon

President Duterte has assured the family of slain football player Keith Absalon and his cousin that those responsible for the death of the victims will be brought to justice. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after the Communist Party [...]

June 10, 2021 News
Filipino food truck in Utah vandalized with anti-Asian slurs

Filipino food truck in Utah vandalized with anti-Asian slurs

Vandals struck a popular Filipino food truck in Northern Utah over the last weekend, covering the vehicle with anti-Asian graffiti. No suspects have been identified. Part-owners Benjamin Pierce and Erin Cotter thanked the community for reaching out to them, saying [...]

June 9, 2021 News
Philippine military chief visits island in disputed waters

Philippine military chief visits island in disputed waters

The head of the Philippine armed forces visited a coral-fringed island his country occupies in the South China Sea this week, a move that could stoke already heightened tensions between Manila and Beijing in disputed waters claimed by both countries.  [...]

June 9, 2021 News