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Monthly Archives: January 2021

JACKSONVILLE, FL. --- Impacted by the pandemic and her profound passion for flying, Filipino-American author/flight attendant Lia Ocampo inspires aviation and travel enthusiasts with her latest book, I Love Flying: An Inspirational Journal for Your Flying and Travel Adventures. The picturesque journal is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Ingram Spark, and Blurb. "I created the I Love Flying journal to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19...

All-new film releases simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on March 5, 2021 Today, Walt Disney Animation Studios launched a thrilling new trailer for the fantasy-adventure “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The trailer and new images, along with a stunning,  brand-new poster, are available now to share with your readers. “Raya and the Last Dragon” features an outstanding voice cast, including Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of the intrepid warrior Raya; Aw...

(January 26, 2021 – Saratoga, CA) South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) has announced several new virtual events that will be streamed over Zoom and social media in January and February 2021. The company was among the first community theatres in the Bay Area to reinvent itself for the COVID-19 era by switching from traditionally staged musicals to a prolific schedule of online programming. Click here to watch a video trailer for these upcoming events, exploring the theme of contra...

By Macon Araneta Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on January 25 welcomed the apology of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) over an erroneous list of UP students allegedly turned New People’s Army (NPA) members published in an AFP-affiliated social media page. “We must remember that a politicized and unprofessional armed forces during the time of Marcos resulted to disunity and coup plots in the 80s and 90s,” he said. On January 24, the AFP Civil-Military Operati...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor  The country’s labor sector was stunned at the announcement last week that a major car assembly plant as well as one of the biggest hotels in the Makati business district would be shutting down soon. Nissan Motor Philippines announced it would be ending its assembly operations in Laguna province by March 1, this year, the day after the Makati Shangri-La hotel said it would shut down for an undetermined period starting February ...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor  Many Filipinos are reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid-19, especially if the vaccine comes from China. A rash of negative reports on the Sinovac vaccine has been cited as the main reason why up to half of all Filipinos would rather not be vaccinated, even if the medication is free. A recent survey from Pulse Asia found that almost half of adult Filipinos are not inclined to be vaccinated due to safety concerns. Only...

By Corina Oliquino MANILA -- Department of Health (DOH) Sec. Francisco Duque III said, "We will try our best to convince the President to perhaps publicly allow himself to be vaccinated but we will respect his ultimate decision, whatever it is” when asked by Sen. Nancy Binay during a hearing.  Earlier, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte will follow the example of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II who was privately vaccinated along with her husband Prince...

By Daniel Llanto The Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) soundly reprimanded Solicitor Gen. Jose Calida for seeking the inhibition of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen from former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s election protest case against Vice-president Leni Robredo. SC en banc said on January 25 Calida as the government’s top lawyer should know better than to misinterpret PET’s status as “People’s Tribunal” where anyone can “wantonly”...

By Daniel Llanto  While China pledged to donate half a million doses of Sinovac vaccines to the Philippines, its  National People's Congress also passed a law allowing its coast guard to shoot down foreign vessels in South China Sea, which may include Filipino fishing boats that regularly ply their trade on the disputed waters.  Sen. Risa Hontiveros thus warned the Department of National Defense (DND) against China’s “vaccine diplomacy” which she said may be used to adv...

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