Anak, maaari nang mamili sa apelyido ng ama o ina

Maaari nang mamili ang isang lehitimong anak kung apelyido ng ama o ina ang kaniyang gagamitin makaraan ang desisyon ng Supreme Court na pagbigyan ang kahilingan ng isang lalaki na gamitin ang apelyido ng kaniyang nanay. Iginiit ng SC na kailangang ipatupad ang pagkakapantay-pantay ng lalaki at babae sa batas at ang responsibilidad ng pamahalaan na buwagin ang “patriarchy” na …

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as member of Vatican central bank

Pope Francis appointed two of his closest allies from the developing world, including Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines, as members of the powerful body that acts as the Vatican’s central bank. The Vatican announced the appointment of Tagle and Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana as members of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See. Tagle, former …

The worldwide web as we know it may be ending

The worldwide web has started to look less worldwide. Europe is floating regulation that could impose temporary bans on US tech companies that violate its laws. The US was on the verge of banning TikTok and WeChat, though the new Biden administration is rethinking that move. India, which did ban those two apps as well of dozens of others, is …

Palace addresses rising unemployment with EO

Malacañang is preparing an executive order to institutionalize efforts that will address the rising incidence of unemployment due to the pandemic. Secretary to the Cabinet Karlo Nograles said the government wanted to ensure that Filipinos who lost their jobs last year would be able to recover this year. Nograles said the government is urging Filipinos to venture into entrepreneurship as …

Dozens of whales stranded off New Zealand’s South Island

Over a dozen pilot whales died and many remain stranded near a sand spit at New Zealand’s South Island despite people’s efforts to move them back out to sea. After a mass stranding at Farewell Spit, the whales were walked out at high tide that night, only to be found at the remote beach again the next morning. Some 28 …

Personal info of 3.3-M Cashalo users sold in dark web

Information on 3.3 million users of a mobile lending platform were found for sale in the dark web after a data breach last month, privacy regulators said. Usernames, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and other information from Cashalo, the lending platform, were being sold by username “creepxploit” based on the initial investigation of the National Privacy Commission. The watchdog’s preliminary …

Why COVID-19 vaccines are hard to manufacture: Safety and testing

Several different coronavirus vaccines are already in circulation globally and hundreds more vaccine candidates are in various stages of preparation, showing a promising way out of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused millions of deaths worldwide as well as damage to global economies. According to most vaccine manufacturers, 70 percent of the time of production of a vaccine is dedicated …

Motor Vehicle Testing, hindi na mandatory – LTO

Matapos ang kaliwa’t kanang panawagan mula sa mga motorista, binawi na ng Land Transportation Office ang nauna nitong kautusan na gawing mandatory ang vehicle testing bago mairehistro. Sa Memorandum Order na pinirmahan ni LTO Chief Edgar Galvante, boluntaryo na lamang ang pagkuha ng vehicle testing sa mga Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center. Ibinaba rin ng LTO ang singil sa inspection …

Tsina, aktibong tinutulungan ang mga bansa sa kahabaan ng Belt and Road na resolbahin ang isyu ng suplay ng koryente

Sinabi nitong Pebrero 19 ni Tagapagsalita Hua Chunying ng Ministring Panlabas ng Tsina na sa pamamagitan ng Belt and Road Initiative, isinasagawa ng Tsina ang kooperasyon sa enerhiya sa mga kaukulang bansa, at tinutulungan silang resolbahin ang isyu ng suplay ng koryente. Tinukoy ni Hu na hindi pa nalulutas ang isyu ng paggamit ng koryente ng 800 milyong populasyon sa …