How Filipinos are using creativity in COVID-19 quarantine ‘travels’

Filipinos are using their creativity in their “travels” while the restriction is in place during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine that is currently set to last until April 30. Facebook users are exploring their own residences in a new perspective fueled by wit and creativity as they envision themselves “going” to premier tourist spots like Boracay, Palawan, Baguio and Tagaytay. …

2 pang vaccination site, binuksan sa Taguig

Dalawa pang vaccination site ang binuksan ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Taguig upang patuloy na mapalakas ang programang pagbabakuna. Ito ay matatagpuan sa Maharlika Elementary School sa Barangay Maharlika at EM’s Signal Village Elementary School sa Barangay Central Signal. Ang karagdagang community vaccination centers na ito ay makakatulong sa dalawa pang kasalukuyang Mega Vaccination Hubs sa Lakeshore area sa Barangay Lower …

Maging ligtas online: Maging konektado sa totoong buhay

Hindi dapat palitan ng online relationships ang totoong relasyon. Subalit nakalulungkot na ayon sa mga pag-aaral, nabawasan ang kagustuhan ng mga kabataan na makihalubilo. Naaapektuhan ang kanilang kakayahang matuto ng tamang pakikitungo sa tao. Sa artikulong “How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers,” sinabi ng researchers na delikado ang online chats dahil wala itong personal touch. Hindi nakikita ang body language …

Despite delays, NTF wants all Pinoys to be vaccinated

The delay in the delivery and shortage Covid-19 vaccines are global concerns. The Philippines and its Asian neighbors face the same problems that are affecting their inoculation programs. This, after India temporarily stopped exporting the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, as it chose to prioritize its citizens due to increasing infections. The Philippines currently relies on …

South Korea’s LG Electronics to close down smartphone business

LG Electronics, South Korea’s second-largest appliance firm after Samsung, is closing down its mobile phone business, the company said, after the division lost billions in recent years. The firm was once considered a pioneer of the Android operating system, collaborating with Google on the Nexus series in the early 2010s. But it has long struggled to increase sales, entering the …

NCOV UPDATE 4/7

As of 5 p.m. on April 7, there were over 133 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 2.8 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 107 million recoveries. The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 31 million confirmed cases and over 570,000 …

Suspect arrested in brutal New York assault of Fil-Am woman

New York police charged a suspect in a brutal, videotaped assault of a 65-year-old Filipino-American woman that sparked outrage amid a surge of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. Police identified the man as Brandon Elliot, 38, who was released from prison in 2019 on lifetime parole for stabbing his mother to death in front of his five-year-old sister in 2002. …

AstraZeneca vaccine supply issues

The AstraZeneca shot was among the first and cheapest of the COVID-19 vaccines developed and launched at volume and is set to be the mainstay of vaccination programs in much of the developing world. But India, which has the highest infections after the U.S. and Brazil, is delaying supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine to several countries, as it faces a …

Berlin seeks fewer cars for the city’s future

Rush hour in Berlin, Germany can be hectic. A normally 10-minute ride can easily take up to 40 minutes on a Friday afternoon. From the wide boulevards and narrow cobblestone streets, the capital city is always busy, but that might soon change. An initiative by Berlin’s citizens is seeking to largely ban car traffic within central zone of the city. …