Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

[OPINION] The death of democracy by a thousand cuts
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

The phrase describes an ancient Chinese torture method to kill a person slowly and painfully by ‘a thousand cuts.’ Maria Ressa, founder and CEO of online news site Rappler, alluded to it in reference to the state of Philippine democracy, saying that it is being slowly undermined through violations and curtailments of civil liberties. The… […]

Biden unveils new $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

Sweeping stimulus plan includes $1,400 direct payments, generous unemployment benefits AHEAD of his inauguration on Jan 20., President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday, Jan. 14 a massive coronavirus economic plan to combat the financial burdens of American families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes $1,400 direct payments to taxpayers. The sweeping $1.9 trillion package… […]

‘There’s a lack of national guidance’: Medical professionals lament the ‘slow’ vaccine rollout in the US
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

When the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were confirmed to effectively combat the coronavirus, people across the world were overjoyed. Lawmakers in the United States promised a swift, widespread distribution of the vaccine with a projected 20 million doses administered by the end of 2020. But so far, as of the second week of January, only… […]

Fil-Am veteran police dispatcher dies from COVID-19 in LA
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

A FILIPINO American who was a veteran 911 dispatcher in Los Angeles has died of complications related to COVID-19, becoming the LA Police Department’s fourth employee taken by the virus. Police Service Representative III Raymond L. Guerrero, who worked in the communications division, died on Thursday, January 7 at the age of 51, the LAPD… […]

Duterte: Sara won’t run for president in 2022, job ‘not for women’
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has advised his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, against running for the presidency in 2022, claiming that women are not fit for the top government post. In a speech during the inauguration of the Skyway Stage 3 project on Thursday, January 14, he said: “My daughter, inuudyok man nila. Sabi… […]

PH expands travel ban to include UAE, Hungary
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2021

THE Philippines has banned the entry of foreign travelers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hungary to prevent the spread of the new, more contagious COVID-19 variant. The two countries joined the list of 32 countries with travel restrictions including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea,… […]

Fil-Am Disney star Olivia Rodrigo tops charts with debut single
Posted in Pinas Now! on 14 January 2021

FILIPINA American Disney star and singer Olivia Rodrigo’s official debut single “Drivers License” is shaping up to be a chart-topping hit. After its release on January 8, the song has been dominating the charts of major streaming platforms. It climbed to no. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 chart, Apple Music’s Top 100: Global… […]


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