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Footage of floodwater crashing over a bridge has been viewed thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows a river overflowing in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after India reportedly dumped floodwater there in July 2022. However, the clip was actually filmed in Iran in January 2020, when flash floods caused massive damage in southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province."Indian Release Flood In River Chenab _ Flood From Kashmir," reads a Facebook post from August 1 written in English and Urd
THE much-anticipated event, The Outlook 2022: Philippine Real Estate Conference, will happen on August 31, 2022. The in-person conference will feature time-relevant panel tracks and distinguished speakers from prominent property companies and related businesses.Top property platform Lamudi is set to hold the much-anticipated event, The Outlook 2022: Philippine Real Estate Conference, on August 31, 2022.The conference will focus on how the sector envisions a better built environment for the Filip
Due to shortages in the Philippines, sugar smuggling has become serious business
From events and activities to rediscovering old favorites, there are lots to do in Manila this week.
The Nobel laureate joins 9 other individuals from around the world on the panel, which will help advise the UN’s Internet Governance Forum.
AN OFFICIAL of the Consolacion Public Market warned consumers to be more cautious against unscrupulous vendors trading inaccurate weight measurements of some of their products at the market.The warning came after nine defective and uncalibrated weighing scales were confiscated from some vendors in the market during a surprise inspection conducted on Saturday, August 13, 2022, together with the Consolacion Municipal Police.Engineer Richly Marie Sygaco, the public market head, told SunStar Cebu on
THE fifth most wanted person in Cebu province was arrested early morning Friday, August 19, 2022, for a child abuse case filed against him following a complaint raised by his 10-year-old son.The arrest was made around 6 a.m. Friday by personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Cebu Field Unit who were armed with a warrant for the suspect’s arrest.SunStar is withholding the name of the suspect to protect his son, who told police that he was mauled by his father.Police said
No amount of cultural appropriation can make-up for sins past, as proven by Lorraine Badoy's and Sara Duterte's recent blunders. Here's why.
WITH her husband behind bars, Pamela Theresa Pabingit can finally heave a sigh of relief.The 29-year-old went to confront him at his alleged lover’s house in Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City last Tuesday night, August 16, 2022.She had them handcuffed by the tanods who accompanied her after they made a citizen’s arrest.Allan, 34, and Maria Charlette Dyrit, a 37-year-old motorcycle vlogger who is better known as “TCH Diva,” were charged with concubinage in court.According to Pamela, their marital tr
Facebook and TikTok posts have circulated in the majority-Catholic Philippines promoting a medically approved brand of "virginity soap" that can apparently tighten a woman's vagina and treat several skin conditions. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration, however, has not approved the product and warned against its use. Doctors told AFP the soap cannot tighten up the vagina or treat skin conditions, while a local women's rights group said posts advertising it were "discriminatory".Images sh
THE Department of Tourism, in coordination with the Bohol Tourism Office and the Municipality of Panglao, conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 10, training on the Filipino Brand of Service Excellence (FBSE) to service providers operating in Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol.Initiated by the DOT upon receiving information on the alleged overpricing of food served to tourists in the island, the training was attended by a total of 34 participants comprising food stall owners and their staff, as well as repre
What are these floating cottages that have been polluting the water, and how is that dangerous?
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama announced the recovery, restoration, enhancement, development, and protection of city’s waterfront, which stretches from Barangay Mabolo in the north to Barangay Inayawan in the south.Rama issued an executive order Friday, August 19, 2022, that instructs the Cebu City Waterfront Development Commission to perform necessary functions to improve the city’s waterfront.Among others, the mayor announced the clearing of all structures that impede the outflow of water and th
The Philippines wants a bigger budget for 2023 to focus on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s priority sectors. Can this help deliver his promises?
After Pakistan opposition politician Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed accused police of raiding his home and party office, Facebook and Twitter posts shared a photo purportedly showing him hiding from police in hospital. However, the photo was taken in June 2020 when Ahmed was treated for Covid-19. He has appeared in public in August 2022 after claims about him hiding circulated."The one who sets parliament on fire and gives open threats to institutions, Sheikh Rasheed has made the excuse of being sick and
DESIGNER Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan’s empress, has died, her office said Aug. 18. She was 96.Mori symbolized the rise of Japan as a modern, fashionable nation and the rise of the working woman. She died at her Tokyo home Aug. 11, a few days after developing a mild fever, according to the Hanae Mori Office. She had been examined by a doctor at her home, but no specific cause of death was given.Empress Masako
After record-breaking downpours caused flooding in several parts of South Korea in August 2022, a video was viewed thousands of times on YouTube and in Facebook posts that claimed it showed the coastal city of Incheon being drenched by huge rain clouds. The video, however, has been shared in a false context. It has circulated since February 2020, and shows a time-lapse of a storm front as it rolled over the Australian city of Perth."Heavy rain clouds in Incheon seen in real-time," reads the Kore
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is warning the public not to be deceived by a job hiring post on social media using the department's official logo.The post is reportedly looking for interns for the DOLE's Government Internship Program (GIP) and asking applicants to submit their personal information and other credentials.“This is not the way how we do hiring of GIPs. We do not share and amplify for the world to see the personal information of the applicants in adherence to Republic
Her parents, both vegetable farmers, gave her the bouquet to represent how proud they were of what she had been able to accomplish thanks to all their hard work.
A Filipino American carried a walis tambo while he participated in the US Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He is now going to jail for his involvement. Details here.