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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. […]

Video: Celebration of the Solemnity of the Nativity in Vatican

Video: Celebration of the Solemnity of the Nativity in Vatican. Pope Francis celebrates Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. Watch the live stream direct from where it is happening, at St. Peter’s Basilica. Courtesy of Radio Vaticana / Vatican Television Center. Live Friday, December 25th, […]

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing […]

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea Japan is fortifying its island chain in the East China Sea under a strategy intended to keep China’s navy from dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said. The United States is pushing its allies in Asia, […]

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach !!! But wait there was a mix-up. Ms.Universe emcee, game show host, Steve Harvey announced the name of Miss Colombia as the winner instead of Wurtzbach. A major blunder, indeed! VIDEO: The moment the wrong @MissUniverse was crowned on LIVE television… […]

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Pope Francis with Bishops, guests of the World Meeting of Families

Continuing here the live stream sharing coverage of Pope Francis in Philadelphia, with the spotlight on meeting with Bishops, guests of the World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis meets the Bishops, guests of the World Meeting of Families in the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia Scheduled for Sep 27, […]

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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, […]

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea

Japan is militarily fortifying island chain in East China Sea Japan is fortifying its island chain in the East China Sea under a strategy intended to keep China’s navy from dominating the Western Pacific Ocean, Japanese military and government sources said. The United States is pushing its allies in Asia, […]

Payback: Muslim teen seeks $15-M from Texas school district

For bringing homemade clock to impress teachers was arrested and suspended. The clock has turned counter clockwise, literally. The attorneys for the Texas teen who made a splash in global headlines following his arrest over a homemade clock, announced on Monday that they are seeking a $15 million settlement for […]

US offers $5-M bounty for info on key Islamic State leader

Five million U.S. dollars is being offered as reward money by the US State Department for information on a key Islamic State leader. In a press release, the State Department said Wednesday it offers a reward worth 5 million dollars for “information leading to the location or identification of Tirad […]

Indonesia stops execution of Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 29 — OFW Mary Jane Veloso was spared from execution following last minute phone conversation between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo, reports said. The Indonesian government has granted reprieve to Filipino drug convict, who was among the nine prisoners earlier scheduled for execution […]

Japanese study confirms e-cigarette contains more carcinogens

Are you previously a chain-smoker until e-cigarettes came into the market and immediately switched to it? What a relief, wasn’t it? But hey, now a team of researchers from the Japaneses Health Ministry disclosed that the vapor was found to contain carcinogens like formaldehyde and cetaldehyde. Formaldehyde was verified to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The truth about migrants “invading” US and Europe

To get a good grasp of the illegal immigrant crisis in the United States (America), and in Europe (European Union), we are sharing below two video coverage, one for each. These are different takes on the massive migrant caravan that began marching from Central America, mostly coming from Honduras, with […]

UPDATE: Human trafficking ring generates €1.2-M daily

Human trafficking ring that operates between Spain and Morocco rakes millions of Euro dollars on its daily operation. This was disclosed in the current uploaded video of independent Canadian journalist Lauren Southern. Southern’s group released this short installment in their dangerous coverage of documenting the phenomenon happening now in Africa, […]

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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Have you read Pope Francis tweets? The latest about PH

With a growing number in followers (now 5.32 million), Pope Francis twits are viral. The Holy Father has been sending tweets since February of 2012. Fresh from his Apostolic Visit of the Philippines and Sri Lanka, his tweets are profound and far reaching. Sa aking mga kaibigan sa Sri Lanka […]

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African Union urges members to use science to transform agri sector

NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — The African Union on Monday urged the continent’s governments to embrace the use of science in order to transform its agricultural sector. Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Peace Tumusiime told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that all known advances in humanity are based […]

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center. A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is part […]

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted […]

LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis celebrates Maundy Thursday Chrism Mass

Today, direct from St. Peter’s Basilica Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass which should start at about 9:30 AM in Rome. We join the Holy Father in the celebration of the Maundy Thursday mass at the Vatican. Expected to be in attendance are Patriarchs, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and priests. During […]

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 […]

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 […]