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Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades

Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades

Pope Francis on Saturday flies into Greece for the first visit by a pontiff in two decades, with Athens under high security amid anti-papal sentiment among Orthodox hardliners. The pope’s two-day trip will see him return on Sunday to the [...]

December 4, 2021 News
Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for travelers and a surge in vaccination efforts. Biden has brought steady leadership after the chaotic Donald Trump years, but the mutating coronavirus continues to [...]

December 3, 2021 News, Politics

Guevarra: Quiboloy may face Philippine investigation

The Philippine government may investigate Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, based on the evidence US authorities have gathered, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday. US prosecutors have filed sex-trafficking charges against Quiboloy for allegedly coercing girls [...]

December 2, 2021 News
Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses held a “family” celebration of Hanukkah at the White House Wednesday, with the first Jewish spouse of a vice president, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, joining in lighting the menorah. Speaking [...]

December 2, 2021 News
Three students killed in US high school shooting

Three students killed in US high school shooting

A 15-year-old student allegedly opened fire at a high school in rural Michigan on Tuesday, killing three other students before being taken into custody, police said. Six others, including one teacher, were wounded in the attack, which took place shortly [...]

December 1, 2021 News
Real-life ‘Sister Stella L’ dies at 78

Real-life ‘Sister Stella L’ dies at 78

The nun who was the inspiration behind the 1984 movie “Sister Stella L.” died at the age of 78, her congregation said. In a Facebook post, the Religious of the Good Shepherd said that Sister Mary Rosario “Chayong” B. Battung [...]

November 27, 2021 Lifestyle, News
LTFRB starts distribution of P1-B fuel subsidy for PUJ drivers

LTFRB starts distribution of P1-B fuel subsidy for PUJ drivers

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has started distributing some P1 billion worth of fuel subsidies to about 136,000 public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers in the country as part of the government’s assistance program to the transport sector [...]

November 25, 2021 News
Health workers paid more than P200M since 2020

Health workers paid more than P200M since 2020

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on Thursday disputed claims made by an official of an organization representing medical workers that many health workers did not receive their COVID-19 benefits. Duque furnished INQUIRER.net [...]

November 25, 2021 News
PCG's second multi-role ship launched in Japan

PCG’s second multi-role ship launched in Japan

The Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) second 97-meter multirole response vessel (MRRV) was launched at the Mitsubishi Shimonoseki shipyard in Yamaguchi, Japan, where the ship was lowered to the water for the first time since its construction. The ship is the [...]

November 25, 2021 News
Shell builds Singapore pyrolysis oil unit

Shell builds Singapore pyrolysis oil unit

Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday that it plans to build a pyrolysis oil upgrader to turn plastic waste into chemical feedstock at its petrochemical complex in Singapore, part of its shift from oil and gas to renewables and low-carbon energy. [...]

November 24, 2021 News