Seven Filipinos landed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, which highlights millennial and Gen Z leaders who persevered and thrived despite global uncertainty. They are: Rexy Josh Dorado, co-founder of Kumu, a homegrown social media app Guendoline Rome "No Rome" Viray Gomez, an artist and musician Carmina Bayombong, co-founder of InvestEd Philippines, which provides educational loans to ...

BRUSSELS - Russia has concentrated more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine's foreign minister. "It is more than 150,000 Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian borders and in Crimea. The risk of further escalation is evident," Borrell said, declining ...

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia ...

SALIGUMA - Cutting through the glassy water of a mangrove-fringed inlet on the east coast of Indonesia's Siberut island, Mateus Sabojiat and Anjelina Sadodolu arrived home by canoe to Saliguma village. Back in their house, Sadodolu lit a wood fire to boil water before her husband left for work at the local government office. "The electric power is on only ...

MANILA - The Philippines will begin clinical trials of several drugs, including the anti-parasite medication ivermectin, in patients with COVID-19 to determine their efficacy in combatting the coronavirus, a senior government official said. Some politicians in the Philippines have started promoting the use of ivermectin for coronavirus and given out free doses, although the country's food and drugs regulator has ...

CARACAS - The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) and Venezuelan officials said on Monday they had reached a deal to supply food to school children in the South American country suffering a humanitarian crisis spurred by an economic collapse. The program will reach 185,000 children in the crisis-stricken country this year, and aims to expand to some 1.5 million ...

REUTERS MANILA - The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson and India's Bharat Biotech, it said on Tuesday. Both vaccines can be administered to people aged 18 and above in the Philippines, the agency chief, Rolando Enrique Domingo, said in a mobile text message. The single-shot coronavirus ...

FREEPIK.COM TORONTO - Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Monday the province expects to face a delay in the supply of AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine, as he faces significant blowback for his handling of the pandemic in Ontario. "The Premier was notified today by our officials to be prepared for delays to two shipments of AstraZeneca expected from the federal ...

Euro banknotes are displayed in this picture illustration taken Nov. 14, 2017. -- REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER/ILLUSTRATION THE Philippine government is returning to the global debt market for a second time this year with a euro-denominated bond issuance. Citing a Philippine government filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bloomberg reported the euro bond offering will have potential tenors ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter THE Philippines' economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will lag behind its Asia-Pacific neighbors, as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections continue to spike and vaccines remain in short supply, Moody's Analytics said. "The Philippines is the laggard of the entire region as a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases has ...

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