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JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading

Alberta

Filipino students at UofA raise money for families affected by Covid-19 pandemic in PH

Filipino-Canadian students at the University of Alberta have been raising money for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Their “DoNation” fundraiser is just $526 short of their $3,000 target. University of Alberta Philippine Students’ Association, known as Philsa, made the announcement on FB today: “We are only $526 away from reaching our … Continue reading

Alberta

504 new cases identified in last 24 hours; Seven additional deaths reported since Oct. 23

News Release Update 134: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.) There are 118 people in hospital due to COVID-19, including 16 in intensive care. New mandatory public health measures related to social gatherings are being introduced for the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Latest updates To date, 20,949 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. … Continue reading

Alberta

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program

News Release Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Alberta’s government is limiting the number and types of jobs available to new temporary foreign workers – making jobs available to unemployed Albertans.  As of Nov. 1, dozens of additional occupational categories will be added to the “refusal to process list,” removing the vast majority … Continue reading

Sports

IOC President Thomas Bach receives Seoul Peace Prize

News Release IOC President Thomas Bach receives Seoul Peace Prize IOC President Thomas Bach received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize on Monday. President Bach joined the ceremony virtually from Lausanne, with the award collected on his behalf by the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon. Presenting the award, Seoul Peace Prize … Continue reading

Philippines

WHO Solidarity Trial in PH set in December: DOH

WHO Solidarity Trial in PH set in December: DOH By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The third phase of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial on possible coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in the Philippines will start in December, a health official said Monday. “The WHO has given a commitment that the announcement … Continue reading

Philippines

Gov’t assures aid for ‘Quinta’ victims

Gov’t assures aid for ‘Quinta’ victims By Azer Parrocha   TYPHOON AFTERMATH. Photo shows the aftermath of Typhoon Quinta in Sitio Ologon, Barangay San Isidro in Libon, Albay on Monday (Oct. 26, 2020). Malacañang assured that the national government is ready to assist the affected families. (Photo courtesy of Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading

Philippines

Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday

Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Typhoon ‘Quinta’ (Molave) is now in the vicinity of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, and is forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea within the next hour, the weather bureau said … Continue reading

Philippines

Gov’t takes steps to prevent price spikes as holiday season nears

Gov’t takes steps to prevent price spikes as holiday season nears By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The national government is undertaking measures to ensure that prices of basic commodities, particularly food items, will not spike as the holiday inches closer amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Karlo … Continue reading

Philippines

Ilonggos rejoice over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH victory

Ilonggos rejoice over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH victory By Perla Lena   Rabiya Mateo (Photo from Miss Universe Philippines FB) ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency)– The llonggo community is one in rejoicing with Rabiya Mateo after she won the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2020 crown Sunday morning. “The Ilonggo community is truly proud of her achievement. She is an … Continue reading