Pro wrestling isn’t just body slams and violence — it’s also art

Professional wrestling has gotten a bad rap as neither being a respected sport nor form of entertainment. To most, the image of wrestling may still be beefed-up, baby-oiled behemoths like Hulk Hogan or John Cena competing in staged fights, or the over-the-top, spandex-clad comedy theatrics seen in Netflix’s “Glow.” Pro wrestling’s merits as a legitimate sport have long been debated, …

Fit to fly movement

In a bid to outshine its rivals in the region, Qatar Airways joined the “fit to fly” movement as part of its post-pandemic recovery strategy. On January 26, the country’s flagship carrier announced it would become the first airline in the Middle East, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association, to begin trying out the new IATA Travel Pass …

Extinction: Freshwater fish in ‘catastrophic’ decline

A report has warned of a “catastrophic” decline in freshwater fish, with nearly a third threatened by extinction. Conservation groups said 80 species were known to have gone extinct, 16 in the last year alone. Millions rely on freshwater fish for food and as a source of income through angling and the pet trade. But numbers have plummeted due to …

PNP, AFP nauna na rin sa vaccine

Umarangkada rin noong Lunes ang pagbabakuna sa mga tauhan ng Philippine National Police at sa Armed Forces of the Philippines. Sa PNP, isa sa unang nabakunahan ang hepe ng Health Service ng command na si Brigadier General Luisito Magnaye. Bukod sa kanya, nagpaturok na rin kahapon sina PNP General Hospital Chief, Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Cleto Manongas, kasama ang PNP health …

China to strengthen utilization of renewable resources

China is stepping forward on its path to building a low-carbon society. The country’s State Council released a guideline to strengthen the development of a green and low-carbon circular economic development system, vowing to improve the utilization of renewable resources, including wind and photovoltaic power. By 2025, China will see a rise in the scale of green industries, a continued …

Ilang eksperto nababahala sa pag-alis ng swab test requirement sa Cebu province

Nababahala ang ilang eksperto sa utos na nagsasabing hindi na kailangang magpa-swab test ang mga turistang papasok ng Cebu province, habang may banta pa rin ng COVID-19 at pagdami ng kaso sa lugar. Ayon sa utos ng provincial government ng Cebu, hindi na kailangan ang negatibong resulta sa swab test. Medical certificate at pre-booking sa resort o hotel ang kailangan. …

Golden rules to follow when tree planting

There are a few golden rules to follow when tree planting, say experts at the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. First, select the right area for reforestation. Plant trees in areas that were historically forested but have become degraded, rather than using other natural habitats such as grasslands or wetlands. Next, use natural forest regrowth wherever possible. Letting trees grow …

OFW sa Israel na nabakunahan kontra COVID-19 panandaliang sumakit ang katawan

Ayon kay Marcuz Maguilang, isang overseas Filipino worker na caregiver sa Israel, una siyang nabakunahan ng COVID-19 vaccine na gawa ng Pfizer noong Enero 7 at sinundan ng ikalawang dose noong Enero 27. Kuwento ni Maguilang, “Sa first dose medyo sumakit katawan ko at medyo lumolobo din ‘yung turok ng karayom. Nag take lang ako ng para sa sakit ng …

First catastrophe insurance facility rolls out this quarter

The Insurance Commission plans to roll out this quarter the first private sector-led catastrophe insurance facility in the country that will ease the risks borne by non-life insurers from disaster-related claims. IC Commissioner Dennis Funa said the Philippine Catastrophe Insurance Facility would allow non-life insurers to cede their catastrophe risks to this insurance pool, effectively allowing them to take in …