Sri Lanka is running out of time to secure an IMF bailout

An IMF program would not only give Sri Lanka’s embattled government access to much-needed funds; it would also provide a pathway for the country to eventually access international financial markets COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka is seeking help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its 17th program in seven decades, needing a bailout … Read more

Time running out for 5 Duterte appointees without CA nod

Commission on Elections Chair Saidamen Pangarungan and Civil Service Commission Chair Karlo Nograles are among those at risk of being bypassed by the Commission on Appointments MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) delayed for the second time the confirmation of five ad interim Duterte appointmentees to three constitutional offices, as a senator suggested … Read more

Congress proclaims Marcos, Duterte in record time

Play Video MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Congress proclaimed Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte president-elect and vice-president elect, respectively, on Wednesday, May 25, at record pace of only two days of canvassing. Congress, convened as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), started canvassing votes on Tuesday, May 24, and was done by 3:33 pm … Read more

A month before stepping down, Duterte blames his failures on ‘lack of time’

MANILA, Philippines – With a little over a month to go before his presidency ends, the legacy he will leave behind is very much on Rodrigo Duterte’s mind. On Monday, May 23, President Duterte defended his administration against criticisms of its failures, insisting they were not a product of negligence but simply of a lack … Read more

‘Stranger Things’ 4 is set to be the biggest, darkest season yet – for real this time

MANILA, Philippines – Whenever Stranger Things returns to Netflix, people tend to say it’s the show’s darkest season yet, but that has never been more true than for its upcoming fourth season, set to premiere on May 27. “Every season when we do this press I always say, it’s so much darker, it’s so much … Read more

Google’s second try at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

Google also teases a tablet to be launched in 2023 and a smartwatch that will go on sale late this year, as it unveils a strategy to offer a group of products selling to Apple The science-fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the … Read more