A MAGNITUDE 6.1 earthquake struck off southern Luzon early Sunday morning, with intensities of up to three felt in cities within the capital region Metro Manila, the state seismology agency reported.  The tremor, with epicenter off the coastal town of Calatagan, was recorded at 5:50 a.m. with a depth of 122 kilometers, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ...

PRO BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGIONTHE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) and security forces are in their final preparations for the May 24 special elections in 14 villages across three towns in Lanao del Sur province, an election commissioner said on Sunday. A failure of election was declared on May 11, two days after the national and local polls, in the 14 barangays in ...

VETERAN actress Susan Roces, who passed away Friday, is recognized for her contributions in the Philippine film industry in a resolution filed in the Senate expressing condolences. “The passing away of a legendary movie star whose invaluable contribution to Philippine cinema is beyond compare and whose sincerity, warmth, guidance, and kindness had truly touched the hearts of her fellow workers in ...

AN ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virus particles as well as crescents and spherical particles of immature virions, obtained from a clinical human skin sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak in this undated image obtained by Reuters on May 18. — CYNTHIA S. GOLDSMITH, RUSSELL REGNERY/CDC/HANDOUT VIA REUTERSLONDON — The World Health Organization (WHO) said it ...

REUTERSNEW DELHI — India on Saturday announced a series of changes to the tax structure levied on crucial commodities in a bid to insulate consumers from rising prices amid high inflation.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a cut in excise duty on petrol by 8 rupees ($0.1028) per liter, and 6 rupees per liter on diesel.The new tax regime on petrol ...

Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. — REUTERSSYDNEY — Anthony Albanese, who becomes Australia’s prime minister (PM) on Monday, is a pragmatic leader from a working-class background who has pledged to end divisions in ...

TOURISTS visit La Pedrera building with a view of the Sagrada Familia basilica in the background in Barcelona, Spain, July 24, 2020. — REUTERSMADRID — People waved fans, glugged water and splashed themselves at fountains in Spain on Saturday as the country sweltered under unseasonably high temperatures pushing close to 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some places.“The early morning of ...

FREEPIKIn mid-2021, upon the suggestion of one of its senior fellows, Action for Economic Reforms (AER) decided to refresh the organization’s brand identity.The exercise coincided with AER’s 25th anniversary, but there were several other reasons behind the decision to rebrand.AER was long overdue for a visual refresh. While pushing for reforms for the past 25 years, AER felt that it ...

FREEPIKLast Monday, I escorted my wife Amina to the Peace Partners’ Recognition Day 2022 held by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). She was one of the awardees. I was happy to attend the event, not just because Amina was being recognized for her unwavering support for ...

COLOMBO, SRI LANKAFinancial crises have a domino effect. A seemingly small event in one country can have far-reaching consequences around the world. We’ve seen it in the 1997’s Asian Financial Crisis and again in the global financial crisis of 2009.Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst financial crisis since gaining independence in 1948. For years, Sri Lanka spent more than it ...