Farmer’s son from Mindanao gets Yale University full scholarship in Physics

The son of a teacher and a farmer from Mindanao got a full scholarship from the prestigious Yale University in the state of Connecticut in the United States. Nathan Wayne Ariston, member of Class 2021 of the Philippine Science High School-Central Mindanao, said he plans to study Physics at the Ivy League university. According to Philippine Science High School, Nathan …

Manila OKs limited face-to-face classes in 4 more schools

Four more schools in the country’s capital were cleared for limited in-person learning in their medical and health allied programs. Manila’s public information office said Mayor Isko Moreno approved the applications of the University of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo College, St. Jude College and National University. The national government in February allowed for the move, citing the need for the …

French restaurant serves up food of the future: insects

Laurent Veyet’s tasting menu is not for the faint-hearted, but may point to the future of feeding a booming world population – there is a prawn salad with yellow mealworm, crunchy insects on a bed of vegetables and chocolate-coated grasshoppers. As sun bathed the outdoor restaurant terraces in Paris, Veyet’s ornate dishes were winning approving nods and murmurs of satisfaction …

Biden, First Lady to visit the Queen in Buckingham

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will meet the President of the United States, Joe Biden, in London on June 13, the Buckingham Palace announced. The Royal Family official account tweeted, “The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and First Lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, 13th June 2021.” The meeting will be the queen’s …

Thailand’s first AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Philippines delayed, government adviser says

Delivery to the Philippines of the first batches of a promised 17 million doses of Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccines has been delayed by several weeks and reduced in size, a Philippine presidential adviser said. The delay raises questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine distribution plan in Southeast Asia, which depends on 200 million doses made in Thailand by Siam Bioscience, a company owned …

NCOV UPDATE 6/9

As of 5 p.m. on June 9, there were over 174 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 3.7 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 158 million recoveries. The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 34 million confirmed cases and over 613,000 …

Pope Francis offers advice for when prayers seem to go unanswered

Pope Francis confronted the “scandal” of prayers that seem to go unanswered during his general audience by pointing to the hope found in the Resurrection, “when all human longings … will be fulfilled.” The pope asked pilgrims gathered in Vatican City’s San Damaso Courtyard, “When people pray with a sincere heart, when they ask for things that correspond to the …

Immunizing children: Ethical hot potato

There are concerns administering the coronavirus vaccine to children, who are less vulnerable to severe disease, will delay rich countries’ donations of excess jabs to low-income nations, which are mainly dependent on charity to inoculate their populations. According to the World Health Organization, less than 0.5 percent of vaccine supply has so far gone to low-income countries, something the WHO’s …

Ika-19 na pulong ng mga mataas na opisyal tungkol sa pagsasakatuparan ng DOC sa SCS, idinaos sa Chongqing

Idinaos noong Hunyo 7 ang ika-19 na pulong ng mga opisyal ng Tsina at ng Association of Southeast Asian Nations tungkol sa pagsasakatuparan ng “Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.” Nangulo sa pulong ang Direktor-General ng Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs ng Ministring Panlabas ng Tsina at ang Asistanteng Kalihim ng Ugnayang Panlabas ng …