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Dozens dead, many injured in east China construction site collapse

FENGCHENG, Jiangxi Province, Nov. 24 — Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and three others injured after a construction platform collapsed in east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said. More than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting to begin their shift […]

Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as […]

Donald Trump is new US president, Clinton concedes defeat

Former United States presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded defeat from Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump. The defeated Democratic candidate and former US Secretary of State called by phone the winning Mr. Trump a few minutes ago. The ongoing election tally being broadcast live by major US news […]

Trump is on winning streak in the 2016 US presidential race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Donald Trump was on the cusp of creating history as he inched closer to clinching the US presidency with a strong showing in battleground states helping him trump Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge race. Major US news networks projected Republican candidate Trump to have won the […]

Watch Live coverage as USA votes for its next president

Just to show a snippet and demonstrate to Filipinos in the country how elections is being held in the USA, we are sharing these various media online coverage. Many Filipino-Americans have invested interest on the elections. First time that many Americans of Asian origin showed active participation in the democratic […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

US Zika travel advisory includes Philippines, 10 other SE Asian countries

The Philippines was included in the Zika virus-related travel advisory by the United States. The U.S. government on Thursday issued the advisory, recommending pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to identified countries in the region. Ten other countries majority in the Southeast Asian region are also in the list, […]

More major quakes expected any day now around the world

Experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent as the planet is overdue for a high-magnitude earthquakes along the Earth’s largest fault lines, even as Italy was devastated last week with hundreds of lives lost already. On Saturday, two earthquakes hit the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a […]

US affirms commitment of $32-M for PH intensified law enforcement

President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed the long standing relations of the Philippines and the United States at Wednesday’s lunch meeting at the President’s Hall of Malacanang. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella in a pres briefing said that Duterte and Kerry took note of the special […]

Military coup underway, takes over government of Turkey

It appears that government of Turkey have been overthrown in a coup, as the military claimed taking control over the country. This is a developing storye which will get updates. “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

EU Brexit agitates global, PH financial outlook

MANILA — It is not true that the “Brexit” will have no effect on the country as apologists project it to be. The local stock market tumbled anew on Tuesday, as investors pocketed gains after last week’s British exit, ‘Brexit,’ vote continued to agitate the global financial markets. The Philippine […]

UK authorities discover anti-Brexit petition with thousands of fraudulent signatures

After the majority of the voters of United Kingdom voted for Brexit, authorities are investigating a highly-popular anti-Brexit petition with the discovery of tens of thousands of fraudulent signatures. The petition platform’s lack of identity check raised concerns the vast majority of 3.5 million signs could be fake. Britain’s House […]

Duterte, Marcos top choice of overseas absentee voters

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner […]

EgyptAir hijacking ends with release of hostages in Cyprus

This is the latest update on the hijacking and hostage situation of EgyptAir flight MS181 from Alexandria en route to capital Cairo but eventually diverted to Larnaca in Cyprus. According to RT the hostage siege aboard EgyptAir flight MS181 has ended with the hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa being arrested, Its […]

Egyptair Flight MS181 en route to Cairo hijacked, lands in Cyprus

CAIRO, March 29 — An Egyptian passenger plane flight MS181 en route from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and landed at Larnaka airport on the south coast of Cyprus, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation and Cyprus state radio. It was also confirmed that the plane’s pilot was […]

Fly Dubai plane crashes in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don with 62 passengers

A passenger Fly Dubai Boeing-737-800 en route from Dubai to Russia’s Rostov-on-Don, crashed at the city airport missing the runway amid poor visibility, an emergencies source told RIA Novosti on Saturday. All passengers and crew perished. According to the source, 62 passengers, including four children, and seven crew members were […]

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in […]

China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed South China Sea?

China has deployed long-range anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, a media report said today, even as US President Barack Obama called for “tangible steps” to settle territorial disputes in the resource-rich region. Satellite images showed two batteries of eight surface-to-air […]

Video: Pope Francis 5th day of Apostolic Visit in Mexico

On the fifth day of Pope Francis in Mexico, he is slated to appear in three public events. The first will be a holy mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians. Scheduled for Feb 16, 2016, Mexican time. The second live event will cover the visit […]

Video: Pope Francis 4rth Day of Apostolic visit in Mexico

On the fourth day of the apostolic visit by Pope Francis in Mexico, 3 tentative public appearances will be streamed live. The first event will cover the mass with the representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas in the municipal sports center. Scheduled to start in the morning of February […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

Video: Pope Francis 3rd Day of Apostolic visit in Mexico

The third day of Pope Francis in Mexico covers two public activities, one in the city of Ecatepec and a visit to a children’s hospital. The Holy Father will celebrate a mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec. This event is an outdoor morning Mass Feb. 14 (Mexican time) which […]

Live Stream: Pope Francis begins apostolic visit of Mexico

Pope Francis begins his Papal visit of Mexico with his arrival at the Benito Juárez International Airport of Mexico City which include the official welcome ceremony. The live stream coverage begins February 13, 2016, Saturday, approximately 9:30 AM Philippine standard time. We follow the journey of the Holy Father all […]

Russia impose ban on corn, soy bean imports from US

Russia bans import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15. Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday, “Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15.” Answering a respective question, the agency […]

Video: Pope Francis celebrate Holy Mass on Ash Wednesday

This is the live stream direct from Vatican City featuring the observance of Ash Wednesday in the Catholic world. Scheduled for Feb 10, 2016, Pope Francis presides at Holy Mass, which signal the beginning of Lent. The celebration starts at 4:30 PM, Vatican time. The event will also be highlighted […]

Australia puts up US $500,000 to fight Zika virus in Pacific Region

[flexiblemap address=”Nukuʻalofa, Tonga” region=”Pacific” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”12″ ] To prevent the spreading and combat the Zika virus, the Australian government has pledged US $500,000 in aid. Australian minister for the Pacific said in a statement that the fund will be used to combat the virus in Tonga and other […]

14 Overseas Filipino workers die in Iraq’s Kurdistan high rise fire

[flexiblemap address=”Erbil, Kurdistan” region=”Iraq” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”340px” zoom=”12″ ] Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains. An update from the Department […]

Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but […]

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus

World Health Organization declares global emergency over Zika virus and considers the outbreak in the Americas constitutes public health emergency. The UN health agency declared on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, a global public health emergency over the Zika virus chiefly affecting Brazil and other countries in the region, the first […]

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first […]

Pandemic: Zika virus spreading ‘explosively’ in Americas

Zika virus is spreading “explosively” in the Americas, and could spread even further afield amid an “extremely high” level of alarm, said a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday. Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, made the statement while briefing WHO’s board members in Geneva on the Zika […]

Pinay owner of remittance center in Canada faces false pretense charges, more

This is why overseas Filipinos, and other nationalities, need to be very careful in sending their hard earned remittances to the Philippines or their home country. [flexiblemap address=”SRCash Remit, Marlborough Mall, Calgary, Alberta” region=”CAnada” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] Patron wired $2,000 to relatives in her native country, some of […]

2 Texas students get school suspension for sharing asthma inhaler

That is why a person should not share some very personal stuff to another, especially when the thing contain controlled substance like one in an asthma inhaler. One can look at it as ridiculous but it happened in Texas, USA. Two honor students in Dallas were suspended and faced 30 […]

Taiwan elects opposition, pro-Independence first lady president

Opposition candidate elected as first female president of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen from Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected the first female president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), local media reported citing live television figures from polling stations. The opposition candidate has gained 60 percent of the vote, […]

Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attack on Burkina Faso ends with hostages freed

126 rescued, 3 attackers killed as operation at Burkina Faso Hotel ends OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Update. A total of 126 hostages were freed and three attackers killed Saturday as security operation at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital ended, a senior official has said. The attackers are one […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK

Yes, Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK. Good news for them. China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy. The move which entered effect immediately was announced by the […]

Scottish Facebook joke offends Kyrgyz people, may land in slammer

Posting and sharing photos on one’s Facebook page is so OK. But be careful in adding a description or comment, more specially when it can offend other people. Take this case when an immigrant worker Michael McFeat from Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland (Great Britain) posted on December 31st a New Year […]

10 Tweets that tell stories about New Year’s eve fire in Dubai

10 Tweets that tell stories about New Year’s eve fire in Dubai. While the news was posted here quick about New Year eve fire erupts beside Dubai’s tallest building, we revisit the tweets still pouring in about the hapless event. Sad to say, we did not find enough Tweet detail […]

8 Most popular NASA images shared in Instagram in 2015

Here is a round-up of the 8 most popular images shared by NASA in social sharing site Instagram for the past year of 2015. 1. Pluto The dwarf planet sent a love note back to Earth via the New Horizons spacecraft, which traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion […]

New Year eve fire erupts beside Dubai’s tallest building

Early reports said that at least 16 people were injured in a fire that gutted through a luxury hotel near Dubai’s tallest tower on Thursday evening just hours ahead of the New Year Eve celebrations, a government spokesman said. “At least 14 people have been slightly injured, along with one […]

OFW Joselito Zapanta, 35, executed in Saudi

Filipino Joselito Zapanta who was convicted for the murder of a Sudanese national over a rental dispute was executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Zapanta, 35, was convicted for killing Sudanese Imam Ibrahim, with robbery, on April 13, 2010 by the Riyadh Grand Court. […]

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Sochi Olympic flame back to Europe from Asian relay

ORENBURG, Russia, December 22 – Almost over. That is, the long journey of the Olympic flame around the world, when its Asian odyssey ended Sunday as the torch relay crossed into European Russia on its way to the host city of Sochi. The flame crossed the Ural River in the […]

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Watch the other side of the moon

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. NASA has released […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

China builds world’s longest sea-crossing bridge

Where can one find the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge? The easiest guess is in Hong Kong. But to be more specific, it starts from Hong Kong through Zhuhai (in China’s southern Guangdong province) and connecting with Macau Special Administrative Region. The long and winding structure was built at the tune […]

Research: Mangrove forests in Indo-Pacific region could be gone by 2070

Mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region could be completely under water by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) warn. Yet, the outlook in other parts of the world are more positive as “our modelling shows mangroves are likely to persist […]

Pope Francis in the USA – Arrival at Washington

The Pope’s Apostolic Journey to the United States Watch here the full coverage of the Pope’s Apostolic Journey to the United States. Pope Francis arrives by air in Washington D.C., where his apostolic visit to the United States begins for the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. […]

Watch Pope Francis hold general audience in Vatican

Watch Pope Francis hold general audience in Vatican. Fresh from his Apostolic journey to Asian countries of Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis will conduct his first public appearance in Vatican on Wednesday. In the public event the Pope holds a general audience where he greets the pilgrims present […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

Genetically engineered rice is bad for human health, watch why

Genetically engineered rice is bad for human health. Watch why according to the video shared below . Thanks to Pan Asia Pacific, original video published on Apr 19, 2012. A short easy-to-understand animation video to raise public awareness on what GE Rice is and the serious risks attached to it. […]

NASA readies Dec. 3 launch of Orbital ATK resupply mission to ISS

NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. NASA confirmed the launch date at the conclusion of Tuesday’s launch readiness […]

Brussels court orders Facebook to stop tracking users

A Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop tracking Belgian internet users when they browse third-party websites, or face substantial daily fines, local media reported on Monday. According to L’Echo newspaper, the social network has 48 hours to comply with the order, or incur a fine of 250,000 euros (USD268,560) […]

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily. The heightened security measures in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which were in place earlier this week due to the terror threat, cost the country 51.7 million euros (nearly USD 55 million) daily, local media reported. The measures were in place […]

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Watch: The best is yet to come for Pinoys in Asia’s Got Talent

Watch: The best is yet to come for Pinoys in Asia’s Got Talent. Presenting and sharing here three top Filipino performers final contenders in Asia’s Got Talent Show. Watch why the judges and audience were so pumped up with the performance showcasing their versatility and world class talent. El Gamma […]

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Watch Pope Francis hold general audience in Vatican

Watch Pope Francis hold general audience in Vatican. Fresh from his Apostolic journey to Asian countries of Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Pope Francis will conduct his first public appearance in Vatican on Wednesday. In the public event the Pope holds a general audience where he greets the pilgrims present […]

The awesome 2016 year in review on Pope Francis

This info-video pretty much summarized the year’s activities of the Holy Father in 2016 produced by the Secretariat for Communication of Vatican. Captured moments and important fragments of mementos define the busy days of the Pontiff at the Holy See and in his various Pastoral visits within Italy and outside […]

GARBAGE SHIP Return to Manila and containers of rotting waste gone!

Whatever happened to the Canadian garbage loaded on the ship destined to be on its way back to Vancouver? Remember how Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was so “infuriated” and postured for media consumption he declared (garbage) war on Canada and Trudeau. Well, as always, it was all more of posturing […]

UN Sec Gen: Nearly 21-M people enslaved in the world today

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday nearly 21 million people are enslaved in the world today and that the international community has a responsibility to end this outrage. Slavery has many modern forms, from the children toiling as domestic servants, farmhands and factory […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]