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Why US lost its 20-year war in Afghanistan

Standing firm on his decision to end America’s longest war by withdrawing the remaining US military forces in Afghanistan, President Joseph Biden this week made two significant public acknowledgments......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2021

A graveyard of empires

The 20-year war in Afghanistan -- formally known as Operation Enduring Freedom launched in 2001 after the 9/11 World Trade Center bombing by the US and its NATO allies and joined later on by Canada, Australia and New Zealand to oust the then Taliban government,which was suspected of having harbored many of the perpetrators of that dastardly attack on American soil—ended last Sunday with the triumphant return of this Islamic movement to Kabul. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

& lsquo;Gaudeamus igitur& rsquo;

The 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines would have been one of the most important events in the largest Catholic nation in Asia. Despite the expectedly muted celebration of the first recorded Easter Sunday mass in Limasawa and the first Catholic baptism in Cebu, however, not all is lost in this year’s quadricentennial celebration, despite the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

High unemployment, poverty remain despite GDP gains

Filipinos will face difficulty seeking work until 2022 despite the gains made in recovering jobs lost last year, forcing the Department of Finance (DOF) to push for the distribution of cash aid to the poorest families......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Olympic silver medal symbolizes my life, says Carlo Paalam

TOKYO (AFP) – Carlo Paalam lost his Olympic boxing final on Saturday but said he still treasured his silver medal – because the recycled metal reminded him how far he has come since his days as a scavenger. The 23-year-old, who was vying to become the first Olympic boxing champion from the Philippines, was edged […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

HE DISTRIBUTES THE BREAD TO THEM

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle B/Year I (July 25, 2021) 2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15 During this time of pandemic, there have been a lot of companies and businesses that closed and declared bankruptcy. Consequently, a lot of people lost their jobs and their families go hungry. Good that here in our country, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

HE DISTRIBUTES THE BREAD TO THEM

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle B/Year I (July 25, 2021) 2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15 During this time of pandemic, there have been a lot of companies and businesses that closed and declared bankruptcy. Consequently, a lot of people lost their jobs and their families go hungry. Good that here in our country, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Items lost, damaged in Mandaue school used as isolation center

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Several items were either damaged, dismantled, or went missing at the Mandaue City Central School, which was used by the city government as an isolation unit for residents who tested positive for COVID-19 last year. The city government started using the school May last year and was turned over back to the Department […] The post Items lost, damaged in Mandaue school used as isolation center appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Lost at sea

For six days in March of this year, the attention of much of the world was riveted not to the ongoing pandemic but to one of the most important shipping lanes in the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Netizens naintriga sa balik-tambalan nina Alden at Jasmine; RitKen waging Love Team of the Year

HUMAKOT ng awards ang mga Kapuso stars at personalities sa nagdaang 4th Asia Pacific Luminare Awards. Sa ilalim ng entertainment category, kinilala bilang Favorite and Inspiring Love Team of the Year ang tambalang Rita Daniela at Ken Chan habang ang “The Lost Recipe” actor namang si Kelvin Miranda ang binigyan ng Fast Rising Young Celebrity […] The post Netizens naintriga sa balik-tambalan nina Alden at Jasmine; RitKen waging Love Team of the Year appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Palace says Duterte not ill, merely lost balance due to simple misstep

The 76-year-old leader lost his balance while on a platform during the celebration of the 123rd anniversary of the Philippines' independence in Malolos, Bulacan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Pandemic pushes poor US students into working odd jobs

When his father lost his job last year, Togi, then 16, wasted little time before looking for work to support his family, even though he knew it could put him at risk of contracting COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Marcial, 3 other Pinoy pugs settle for bronze in ASBC Asian Elite Championships

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Eumir Felix Marcial and three other Filipino boxers settled for bronze medals on Friday evening, May 28, in the ASBC Asian Elite Championships in Dubai, UAE. The 25-year Marcial lost, 0-5, to Uzbek boxer Saidjamshid Jafarov in the semifinals of the middleweight division. The loss, however, did not affect Marcial’s Tokyo Olympics […] The post Marcial, 3 other Pinoy pugs settle for bronze in ASBC Asian Elite Championships appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Brazil lost 70 million coronavirus vaccines and now faces 2,000 deaths a day – El Financiero

In August last year, when Brazil emerged as one of the countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus, Pfizer offered to the Ministry of Health to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

After difficult year, top athletes resume chase for gold

While Christian Taylor said the past year had been "disheartening" and Joshua Cheptegei lamented a lost Olympic opportunity, they, and other top athletes, tried to find pandemic plusses on Tuesday, ahead of the Golden Spike meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Time lost, lives on hold

I recently attended my grandchildren’s end-of-school-year activities. Our boy graduated from pre-school and will be moving to a big school to start his primary school education. His sister is now an incoming grade five pupil. Of course, to be fully safe, everything was done online. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Insider attacks surge in Afghanistan army

Washington---Deadly insider attacks against the Afghan army jumped in the first quarter of this year as Taliban rebels took advantage of the coming American and NATO troop withdrawal, according to a US government report Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

WASHINGTON, United States — President Joe Biden will formally announce the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, officials said. The drawdown delays only by around five months an agreement with the Taliban […] The post Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

The pandemic beggars our children

This is the point where, as if lost in a forest, you get the feeling that after walking the whole day, you see familiar events and signs. Isn’t this like the first lockdown starting March 16 a year ago? Isn’t this the same rush to stock up on essential items? Aren’t these the same checkpoints […] The post The pandemic beggars our children appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Barili crash: Dog causes accident that killed rider, injured his girlfriend

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 23-year-old Mandaue City resident died when his motorcycle crashed after he lost control of it while trying to avoid running over a dog that suddenly crossed the highway on the morning of March 28 in Barili town in southwestern Cebu. Gerard Baclayon was rushed to the Barili District Hospital but […] The post Barili crash: Dog causes accident that killed rider, injured his girlfriend appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

World Bank cuts outlook on Philippines latest virus struggles

Failure to control coronavirus spread has dampened World Bank's growth prospects for the Philippines, with  the country seen unlikely regaining lost ground this year amid delays in mass vaccinations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021