WHO says would be ‘highly speculative’ to say COVID did not emerge in China

GENEVA — The World Health Organization‘s top emergency expert said on Friday it would be “highly speculative” for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in...

Gov’t officials reminded to become COVID-19 protocols ‘role models’ after Roque seen in Cebu...

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque speaking to the crowd in Madridejos in Cebu on Nov. 27, 2020. (Photo from The Freeman/Aldo Banaynal via Facebook)Authorities...

AFP called out for posing for photo with remains of suspected armed combatant

Firearms and ammunition seized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines in this photo uploaded by the Philippine News Agency on its Facebook on...

Complaint Center accepting calls, texts about erring officials. Is there a catch?

Photo by Utsman MediaThe Duterte administration yesterday launched a more accessible line to the Citizens Complaint Center, having partnered with major telcos to provide...

Buying and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will involve hard ethical and practical choices

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters/Dado...

Remembering CHSM: Century-old school in Manila closing its doors

Entrance gate of the College of Holy Spirit Manila. (Ramon FVelasquez via CC-BY-SA)The 107-year-old College of the Holy Spirit Manila announced its permanent closure...

Wariness over plan to procure up to 50 million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

A man works in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organized media tour...

UP climbs in Asian QS rankings while calls to ‘end semester’ endures

Members of the University of the Philippines community protest for the end of semester and to demand accountability from the Duterte administration amid its...

China’s Manila mission says ‘dangerous’ U.S. creating chaos in Asia

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien speaks during the turnover ceremony of defense articles, at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, Metro...

UNICEF says to ship 2 billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters/Dado...

Why did Donald Trump do better than expected in the U.S. election?

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as his motorcade leaves the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, U.S., November 22, 2020. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)What happened...

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine

A test tube labelled with the Vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File...

Filipino health care worker hopes COVID-19 vaccines will revive overseas job dream

Newly graduate nurses take their oath during an oath taking ceremony of professional nurses inside a mall in Manila September 20, 2010. (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco/File...

Pompeii’s ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave

ROME — Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city...

Cagayan priest partly blames massive corn plantations for flooding, landslides

Buildings are flooded in the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco, in the Cagayan Valley region in the Philippines, November 14, 2020. (Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via...

AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90% effective

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca...

Criticisms vs BSP’s new logo continue as report bares central bank’s over P50 million...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas headquarters in Manila. The central bank’s first quarter Consumer Expectations Survey (CES) for 2018 showed an index of 1.7 percent,...

PSA: Installation of Easytrip, Autosweep RFID stickers to continue beyond December 1

A tollgate on NLEX, or the North Luzon Expressway in Luzon, Philippines. (NLEX website screenshot)The Department of Transportation stressed that the installation of radio frequency identification (RFID)...

‘We’ve got your back’: Trump advisor vows U.S. support in South China Sea

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Philippines' Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. elbow bump after the turnover ceremony of defense articles,...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries could start ‘before Christmas’

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech could secure emergency U.S. and European authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine next month after final trial results showed it had...

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