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World War I helmet was better blast protection than new one – U.S. study

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US university ........»»

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LOOK: Disney unveils princess-themed wedding gowns

MANILA, Philippines – Brides-to-be are a little closer to their Disney happily-ever-afters with the entertainment giant and wedding gown company Allure Bridals working together to release Disney princess-inspired wedding gowns. The Disney Fairy Tale Weddings gown collection features 16 romantic styles, each one inspired by ........»»

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San Miguel open to MRT7 redesign as QC stops construction

MANILA, Philippines – Railway concessionaire San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said it is open to revising the design of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7), after Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte suspended the construction of part of the long-delayed project. Belmonte issued a cease and desist order against the construction ........»»

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First Filipino case of novel coronavirus recovers – DFA

MANILA, Philippines – The first Filipino reported to have contracted the novel coronavirus has recovered from the infection, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday, February 19. He is a crew member of the cruise ship Diamond Princess , which had been quarantined at the port ........»»

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Huawei loses legal challenge against U.S. federal purchase ban

HOUSTON, USA – Washington has the right to block US federal agencies from buying products by Huawei on cybersecurity grounds, a judge has ruled, dismissing the Chinese telecom giant's legal challenge to a purchase ban. Huawei filed the suit nearly a year ago, claiming that Congress had failed to provide evidence to ........»»

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NUJP submits 200,000 signatures to Congress for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

MANILA, Philippines– In a bid to help beleaguered broadcasting network ABS-CBN, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) submitted on Wednesday, February 19, a partial list of petitioners demanding the franchise renewal of the company. The partial list consisted of 200,000 signatures from petitioners all ........»»

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LOOK: Dairy Queen launches Brown Sugar Milk Tea dessert series

MANILA, Philippines – Ice cream chain Dairy Queen released a new Brown Sugar Milk Tea Series on Tuesday, February 18, featuring 5 "new favorites with a milky twist," available nationwide. Dairy Queen is latching onto the brown ........»»

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Mountain Province police apologize for flyers red-tagging people s orgs

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Mountain Province police on Wednesday, February 19,  apologized to members of people’s organizations who were red-tagged in flyers distributed by municipal police in Sagada town. After a dialogue with the groups at the Sagada Municipal Hall on Wednesday, Police Major Jerry Haduca of ........»»

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Coronavirus hits Adidas, Puma sales in China

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany – German sportswear makers Adidas and Puma said Wednesday, February 19, store closures in China because of the novel coronavirus outbreak had caused sales to plummet in recent weeks. "Our business activity in Greater China has been around 85% below the prior year level ........»»

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Black and white Parasite a more intimate film – Bong Joon-ho

SEOUL, South Korea –  Watching a black-and-white re-release of his multi-Oscar-winning movie Parasite will give viewers a "different" and "strange" experience, director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday, February 19 ahead of the new version opening next week. The director has always had a fondness for monochrome films, saying they give viewers ........»»

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Let your voice be heard : Stars won t be silenced on ABS-CBN franchise threat

MANILA, Philippines – Both ABS-CBN stars and non-contract artists said they'd continue to speak up even after Solicitor General Jose Calida filed an urgent petition for a gag order which would, among other things, potentially bar employees of the network from talking about a  quo warranto petition filed on February 10. On social media, many of the network's artists ........»»

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Facebook faces off with IRS in big-ticket tax case

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A multi-billion dollar dispute between Facebook and US tax authorities over profits shifted to an Irish subsidiary began playing out in front of a judge on Tuesday, February 18. The Internal Revenue Service contends that Facebook dodged about $9 billion in taxes, while the leading social network ........»»

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Senate to tackle ABS-CBN franchise on February 24

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate public services committee will tackle the franchise renewal of media giant ABS-CBN on Monday, February 24, ahead of hearings at the House of Representatives. Senator Grace Poe, the chairperson of the Senate public services panel, said on Tuesday, February 19, that she is planning to ........»»

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Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian forces

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia on Wednesday, February 19, warned Turkey against attacking Syrian forces after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch an operation in Syria's Idlib region. "If we are talking about an operation against the legitimate authorities of the Syrian republic and armed forces of the Syrian republic this would ........»»

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Filipina in Hong Kong tests positive for novel coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina worker in Hong Kong has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Philippine government confirmed on Wednesday, February 19. This is the first case of a Filipino contracting the virus in Hong Kong. The patient is hospitalized and in isolation as she undergoes ........»»

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Ravena bros headline Gilas Pilipinas lineup for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines – Brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena banner Gilas Pilipinas' 12-man lineup for the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, where they will kick off their campaign against Indonesia.  Interim coach Mark Dickel announced the lineup on Wednesday, February 19, naming 7 PBA stars and 5 ........»»

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Thirdy Ravena, Nietos relish historic Ateneo GS jersey retirement

    MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in Ateneo history, certain jersey numbers can no longer be worn by future generations of basketball players.  In an unprecedented ceremony on Wednesday, February 19, the Ateneo grade school administration retired the jerseys of three-time UAAP seniors champions Thirdy Ravena, Mike ........»»

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Opposition is solid for Robredo in 2022 – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Wednesday, February 19, that the opposition "has solidified and unified" to support the potential presidential candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo in 2022. "The opposition has solidified and unified under Vice President Leni Robredo," Trillanes said over a Rappler Talk interview ........»»

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Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia – Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, February 19, after being given the all-clear from a deadly coronavirus. The Westerdam made shore in Sihanoukville on February 13 after being rejected by 5 countries over fears its passengers ........»»

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GlobalPort-PH polo team nails All Asia Cup medal finish

    MANILA, Philippines – The GlobalPort-Philippine team secured runner-up honors in the 5th All Asia Cup 2020 recently at the VS Sports Club and Siam Polo Park in Preng, Thailand. The Nationals bowed to host Thailand in the final match of the six-nation tournament where they also defeated ........»»

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