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. …

Mga datos pinatutunayan ng kaligtasan ng Sinovac

Sa kabila ng mahigpit na global demand ng mga bakuna, pinipilit ng Sinovac na tugunan ang pangangailangan ng Pilipinas para hindi maantala ang vaccine rollout ng bansa, sinabi ni Helen Yang, General Manager ng Sinovac Biotech. Aniya, sa darating na Mayo o Hunyo, itinaas ang production capacity ng Sinovac, at inaasahang aabot ito sa 2 bilyong dosis kada taon. Sa …

ASEAN needs $172 billion for green recovery – ADB

Economies in Southeast Asia will need around 172 billion dollars in capital investments as the region rebounds from the pandemic through a green recovery, the Asian Development Bank said. ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa told delegates at the Southeast Asia Development Symposium that the pandemic presents an opportunity to rebuild economies with more resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The move for a …

‘Korea Town’ soon to rise in Malate, Manila

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the Philippine capital will be building a Korea Town in Malate, Manila. In the Manila Public Information Office Twitter account, Moreno said that the matter was discussed when South Korean Ambassador Kim In-chul recently paid a courtesy call at his office. The mayor said, “We are building Korea Town in the Malate area to …

Nurses feel their workplaces didn’t do enough to keep them safe

Many nurses said their workplaces didn’t do enough to keep them safe during the pandemic. An American Nurses Association survey, conducted in December 2020, found many nurses feel the same — about 27% of respondents said they disagreed with the statement that their employers valued their physical health and safety. Even more nurses — around 31% — disagreed with the …

PUVs na lalabag sa safety protocols tatanggalan ng prangkisa

Nagbabala kahapon ang Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board na kanilang tatanggalan ng prangkisa o provisional authority ang mga Public Utility Vehicles na hindi sumusunod sa mga health safety protocols na isang dahilan ng pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID-19. Ayon sa LTFRB, bukod sa tamang pagsusuot ng face mask at face shield, kapansin-pansin na bihira na rin ang kumukuha ng …

School lessons na di kailangan ng wi-fi hatid sa mga paaralan sa Negros Occidental

Tanda pa ng gurong si Daniel Dumdumaya, na taga-Negros Occidental, nang may lumapit sa kaniyang single parent at nagsabing patitigilin na sa pag-aaral ang anak na nasa Grade 2 dahil hindi nito matutukan ang pag-aaral at paggawa ng modules. Ani Dumdumaya, guro sa E.B. Magalona Elementary School, “Sabi ko sa kaniya kung may problems sa modules anytime 24/7, you can …