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Pope Francis sends initial aid for ‘Odette’ relief

Pope Francis is sending thousands of dollars to support ongoing relief efforts for survivors of a devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines in December. A statement said...

With eagles and elephants, Manila lures public for ‘zoo jabs’

MANILA — The city of Manila opened a zoo on Wednesday as a makeshift vaccination center in the hope its elephants and eagles can attract...

Bianca Gonzales shares tips to help keep ‘in good spirits’ while isolating

TV host Bianca Gonzales-Intal shared some advice to Filipinos who are in isolation due to COVID-19. Bianca previously tested positive for COVID-19 and had just...

Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues — study

LONDON — People with mild COVID-19 who do not suffer any other traditional "long COVID" symptoms can still exhibit deteriorated attention and memory six to nine months after...

Philippines sees first deaths from Omicron COVID-19 variant

MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday confirmed the first domestic deaths caused by the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19. The  Department of Health said those who died...

‘Livestream please?’ Filipino fans clamor after ‘When We Were Young’ Fest line up announcement

"Make this available online." This was the request of several music fans in the Philippines who are hopeful that they could witness the coming "When...

Languishing: What to do if you’re feeling restless, apathetic or empty

If you’ve been feeling restless, apathetic or even emotionally empty since the pandemic began, you may be “languishing”. Languishing is described as an emotional...

Explainer: N95? KF94? Which mask is best at protecting against COVID-19?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said Americans should wear the most protective mask they can, but stopped short of...

PSA: Quezon City offers free teleconsultation services for sick pet cats, dogs

A city in Metro Manila is now offering free teleconsultation for sick pet dogs and cats of their residents. The Quezon City government invited fur-parents...

Juxtaposed: December 2021 vs January 2022 maps of NCR’s active COVID-19 cases

Experts released two maps that showed how active COVID-19 cases in the country have grown in over a month. Data scientist Mahar Lagmay shared on...
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Rundown: Korean content you can stream on Netflix in 2022

After a successful year of launching Korean shows which broke records in 2021, streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday unveiled its line-up of Korean content...
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Swine fever-hit Philippines sees ‘substantial’ growth in hog population

MANILA — The Philippines' swine inventory increased by about 700,000 heads over the last 12 months owing to a repopulation program, following two years...

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters after COVID-19 outbreak

Hamsters to be put down after positive coronavirus tests Hong Kong tests hundreds of rodents, chinchillas and rabbits Territory follows China's strict COVID-19 regime Infected...

‘Where is Arc?’: Bakeshop looks for delivery rider who leaves sweets notes to customers

A local bakeshop chain known for merienda staples is looking for a driver of a delivery service firm who leaves sweet notes on his...

‘COVID-19 is airborne’: Duque reminded after ‘token compliance’ remark

"COVID-19 is airborne." Some doctors and concerned Filipinos made this reminder in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's exchange with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in...

China urges caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case

SHANGHAI — China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus...

Britain freezes BBC funding as reviews TV license fee future

License fee frozen for two years UK says debate needed on BBC funding post 2027 Opposition say government is threatening broadcaster LONDON — Britain will...

‘Vitamin C-ringe’? Packaging draws backlash for bearing photo, name of Bulacan governor

A pharmaceutical product that was distributed as part of a relief pack in Bulacan province drew flak for bearing the photo and name of...

Philippines must flatten COVID-19 curve or risk ‘superspreader’ election —expert

MANILA — The Philippines must bring down COVID-19 cases, hovering at record highs, by April to ensure this year's presidential election will not become a "superspreader" event,...

Myocarditis: COVID-19 is a much bigger risk to the heart than vaccination

The heart has played a central role in COVID-19 since the beginning. Cardiovascular conditions are among the highest risk factors for hospitalization. A significant...