COVID-19 cases in PH rise amid threat of Omicron subvariants

Dr. John Wong of Epimetrics says that their group also observed uptick in cases, although they are monitoring the trend if this will be sustained in the next four days MANILA, Philippines – COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are on the rise again following the detection of cases of the more transmissible subvariants of Omircon, … Read more

Online harassment is on the rise – and Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover isn’t helping

Just days after Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy the company, the South African-born tech magnate went after one of the company’s top attorneys, Vijaya Gadde. As the company’s legal, policy and trust lead, Gadde has been a key figure in establishing content policy at Twitter, including the decision to ban Donald … Read more

Hopes rise in Shanghai’s battle against COVID-19 as 2 districts report no new cases

SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai reported on Wednesday, April 20, no new cases of COVID-19 outside quarantined areas in two districts, raising hopes that the tide was turning in its battle against the epidemic, with some factories around the city making a gradual return to work. In an event highly-publicized on state media, electric car company … Read more

Baybay City Agaton casualties rise to 36, thousands flee Visayas floods

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Baybay City, Leyte announced that the death toll from floods and landslides spawned by Tropical Depression Agaton (Megi) had increased to 36 by 4pm on Tuesday, April 12, a day after torrential rains swamped a large swathe of the Visayas . An update on the disaster, posted on the local government’s … Read more

Global equities rise, gold falls after Russia avoids default

Wall Street’s three major indexes close higher on Friday, March 18, boosted by recently battered technology stocks NEW YORK, USA – Global equity markets gained on Friday, March 18, after traders cheered a Russian bond payment that averted a historic sovereign default, while gold prices dropped as demand for the safe-haven metal eased following the … Read more

UK’s Johnson fails to secure public oil rise pledges after talks with Saudi, UAE

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘stressed the importance of working together to improve stability in the global energy market,’ his office says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks about energy security on Wednesday, March 16, with the de facto leaders of Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates but secured no … Read more


Oh my daaaays, what FUN we had on Sanction Day. Chelsea landed their delicious comeuppance. Their fans were sad. Every other fan was happy. The memes were very good. So today, let’s talk about some of the interesting points, particularly the travel budget thing because if true, they are in big trouble. A travel budget … Read more

As fuel prices rise to record highs, governments look for solutions

LONDON, United Kingdom – Retail gasoline and diesel prices soared to record highs in many countries across the world this week, prompting governments from Brazil to France to consider pumping up subsidies or trimming financial taxes to shield consumers from the strain. The moves reflect the economic and political risks governments see in the current … Read more

Biden bans Russia oil imports to US, warns US gasoline prices will rise further

US President Joe Biden says ‘Russian oil will no longer be acceptable in US ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine’ WASHINGTON, USA – US President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil and other energy imports on Tuesday, March 8, in retaliation for the invasion of … Read more