The Philippines will get 2.6 million shots of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca under the country's first supply deal for a coronavirus vaccine, officials said.Will inoculate 1 million Filipinos »
SCOTTIE Thompson canned a three-pointer with less than a second remaining to send the Barangay Ginebra Kings past the Meralco Bolts, 83-80, and into the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday, November
Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case. Cyrus, 21, whose birth name is Muhammad Millendaru Prakasa, has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
Thailand on Friday signed a $200 million deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute signed a non-refundable advance market commitment contract worth 2.38 billion baht ($79 million) with AstraZeneca to reserve the supply of the vaccine candidate. “We have followed the vaccine manufacturers globally, but this group has achieved very high progress,” Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said at the signing.
The TNT Tropang Giga advanced to the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup after outlasting the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters, 91-81, in the deciding Game Five of their semifinal series on Friday at the Angeles
Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security concerns, Cher's schedule was not made public. Kaavan is set to leave for a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday, said Martin Bauer, spokesman for Four Paws International, a global animal welfare group that's led the charge to save Kaavan since 2016..
Denmark's government said on Friday it wants to dig up mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, after some resurfaced from mass graves. Denmark ordered all farmed mink to be culled early this month after finding that 12 people had been infected by a mutated strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, which passed from humans to mink and back to humans. The decision led to 17 million animals being destroyed and to the resignation last week of Food and Agriculture Minister Morgens Jensen, after it was determined that the order was illegal.
"Thought this pic was photoshopped, but nope, just hilariously symbolic!" one Twitter user commented on the president's tiny desk that became a meme.
Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and Grandpa to minimize their risk of contamination. “My mother is a care-giver and sometimes I am scared for her,” Lola explained, signing off her handwritten letter with, “Take care of yourself Father Christmas, and of the Elves.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday. Kim's government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States because it is worried about President-elect Joe Biden’s expected new approach toward North Korea, lawmakers told reporters after attending a private briefing by the National Intelligence Service. One of the lawmakers, Ha Tae-keung, quoted the NIS as saying Kim is displaying “excessive anger” and taking “irrational measures” over the pandemic and its economic impact.
China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Commerce imposed import taxes of up to 212.1%, effective Saturday, which Australia's trade minister said make Australian wine unsellable in China, his country's biggest export market. China increasingly is using its populous market as leverage to extract political concessions and increase its strategic influence.
The incident was caught on camera and showed the woman slamming the liquor bottles to the ground, causing over $100,000 in damages, reports say.
With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang. The 11-year-old crossbreed from the Philippines takes daily motorcycle rides with his owner Gilbert Delos Reyes, balanced perfectly with his hind legs on the edge of the seat and paws straddling the handlebars. Bogie has become a neighbourhood celebrity and is a magnet for attention on mountain and beach road trips.
Legislators from Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party threw pig guts and exchanged punches with other lawmakers in parliament on Friday as they tried to stop the premier taking questions, in a bitter dispute over easing U.S. pork imports. President Tsai Ing-wen announced in August that the government would, from Jan. 1, allow imports of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive that enhances leanness but is banned in the European Union and China, as well as U.S. beef more than 30 months old. While welcomed in Washington, and removing a roadblock to a long sought after U.S. free trade deal for Taiwan, the KMT has strongly opposed the decision, tapping into public concern about food safety after several high-profile scandals in recent years.
Many Filipino students have been struggling with blended learning, but some try their best to make it work. One college student has even taken advantage of the situation by juggling school and earning a living. Meet Freedom Mendiola Dela Cruz, a sophomore physics student at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Dela Cruz has ... This article, Kudos! Parañaque street vendor earns praise for juggling college and work, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Top doctors have warned elite runners are taking a major health risk by competing in Sunday's New Delhi half-marathon in the midst of a major coronavirus outbreak and soaring air pollution.
Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason pushed back on Trump's election fraud claims, prompting an outburst.
Already home to Southeast Asia's deepest economic slump, the Philippines is tipped by analysts to lag in the region s rebound.
Starting Dec. 7, Filipinos’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, will be allowed to enter the Philippines, a memo from the government’s anti-coronavirus task force said today. The spouses and children should be traveling with their Filipino family members to be allowed entry. Former Filipino citizens, along with their spouses and children, will also ... This article, Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
A Taguig City policeman was arrested by his colleagues yesterday for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 (US$417) from an unidentified foreign national. Chief Master Sergeant Mendy Gutierrez, who works in his city’s Vehicular Traffic Investigation Section, asked the foreigner for the said amount in exchange for his impounded car, which got involved in a crash. Gutierrez allegedly ... This article, Taguig cop arrested for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 from foreigner, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
President Donald Trump said Thursday for the first time that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, even as he railed against the "rigged" vote.