A-list actress Marian Rivera shares her thoughts on the recent success of her Metro Manila Film Festival entry 'Rewind' with husband Dingdong Dantes, which became the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time. The celebrity mom also updated fans about the second season of the couple's sitcom 'Jose & Maria's Bonggang Villa' Season 2 and how she juggles work and family time. Video by Iza Iglesias
February 14, 2024 10:38 UTC
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 in Malacanang, awards the Presidential Medal of Merit to 106-year-old Maria Whang-Od Oggay for her contribution in preserving the art of traditional tattooing or 'batok' and for raising awareness on the heritage, culture and tradition of the indigenous peoples in the country. Video by Malacañang Press Corps Pool
February 14, 2024 09:46 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The chief executive officer (CEO) of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said on Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence (AI) are the "very subtle societal misalignments" that could make the systems wreak havoc. Altman on Tuesday warned of ‘very subtle societal misalignments’ that would make artificial intelligence a danger to society. Altman on Tuesday warned of 'very subtle societal misalignments' that would make artificial intelligence a danger to society. "I'm much more interested in the very subtle societal misalignments where we just have these systems out in society and through no particular ill intention, things just go horribly wrong." The United Arab Emirates (UAE), an autocratic federation of seven hereditarily ruled sheikhdoms, has signs of that risk.
February 14, 2024 09:03 UTC
A man in his 30s was arrested after he assaulted his mother with a pair of scissors at their home in Kwai Chung Estate on the morning of the fifth day of the Lunar New Year on Wednesday. The incident occurred around 10.30 am at Tsz Kwai House and the mother, bleeding, swiftly fled the home to file a police report after the violent encounter. Police soon came and arrested the man for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The mother was sent to Yan Chai Hospital and police seized the scissors used by the man, who continued to remain emotional following the arrest. He was later sent to hospital as well.
February 14, 2024 05:50 UTC
Over the past 24 hours, the volcano has emitted 9,757 metric tons of SO2, following a period of declining emissions. ADVERTISEMENTBut the toxic gas only reached an altitude of 300 meters above Taal Volcano Island, locally known as the “Pulo,” before dispersing in the southwest direction. Taal Volcano remained under alert level 1 (low level of volcanic unrest), according to Phivolcs. From Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, the volcano emitted 10,848 MT of volcanic gas, a slight drop from the 12,669 MT emitted on Jan. 29 and 30. READ: Taal Volcano Island is ‘healing’ after 2020 eruption–DENRThe volcano released 15,145 MT of toxic volcanic gas from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, the highest so far this year.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 13, 2024 22:43 UTC
The Labor Department on Tuesday, February 13, issues its report on inflation at the consumer level in January. The Labor Department on Tuesday, February 13, issues its report on inflation at the consumer level in January. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, so-called core inflation could look stickier. Core inflation is watched closely because it typically provides a better read of where inflation is likely headed. The Fed will want to see some cooling in services prices to become more assured that inflation is declining.
February 13, 2024 22:29 UTC
'Campaigns for Mindanao's independence already settled'Supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, now called the Bangsamoro Organic Law, call for its passage in a rally in Cotabato City. We abandoned the call for independence and we settled for genuine autonomy. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been a place of conflict between the Philippine government and Moro secessionists for almost 50 years. In 2019, it was renamed to BARMM from ARMM after the ratification of its basic law, known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The creation of the region was approved by residents through a two-part plebiscite held in January and February of that same year.
February 13, 2024 18:23 UTC
NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Tuesday deployed heavy security to stop thousands of protesting farmers who were marching toward New Delhi to renew their demands for assured crop prices, in a repeat of 2021 protests when they camped on the capital's outskirts for more than a year. Police sealed multiple entry points into New Delhi by erecting barriers of barbed wire, spikes and cement blocks. The farmers, who began their march from northern Haryana and Punjab states, are asking for a guaranteed minimum support price for all farm produce. The government protects agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices by announcing a minimum purchase price on certain essential crops at the beginning of the sowing season, taking into account the cost of production. Farmers form the most influential voting bloc in India and politicians have long considered it unwise to alienate them.
February 13, 2024 16:22 UTC
WAGE stagnation is one of the most significant frustrations facing seafarers, a survey conducted by the Mission to Seafarers showed. The sentiment that salaries are not keeping pace with inflation has caused a decline in overall satisfaction levels among seamen based on the Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI). The Seafarers Happiness Index is a quarterly survey to gauge the sentiment of seafarers at sea. PHOTO BY DUNCAN TORRES"They claimed that sometimes the stagnation in wage levels spans over a decade, whilst the workload and responsibilities continue to increase. There were complaints about unpaid working hours and lack of wage rises, suggesting that some companies are not properly compensating crews."
February 13, 2024 16:21 UTC
Vice President Sara Duterte says she is eager to learn from Malaysia's education system during her speech at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Tropical Medicine Network in Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Duterte said she met with the Minister of Education, Fadhlina Sidek, where they discussed the critical role of education in a nation's growth, innovation and a hopeful future. Video from DEPED Media
February 13, 2024 12:03 UTC
Three people were hospitalized following a crash on Tsing Yi North Coastal Road involving two LWB double-decker buses and a car on Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred around 1.39 pm on the section of the airport-bound road near the Hong Kong Shipyard. The route A31 bus came up behind the work vehicle and failed to brake in time, crashing into the work vehicle and pushing it towards the first bus. Two passengers and the driver of the work vehicle were injured. As of 3.15 pm, the Transport Department said the fast lane of airport-bound Tsing Yi North Coastal Road leading to North West Tsing Yi Interchange has re-opened to all traffic.
February 13, 2024 10:01 UTC
Lanao del Sur Rep. Zia Alonto Adiong challenges former presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo to live in Mindanao and experience living in conflict-ridden areas during a press conference on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2024, at the House of Representatives. Adiong's reply was in reaction to a statement by Panelo published in The Manila Times on Sunday that any opposition to Mindanao secession being floated by former president Rodrigo Duterte "has gone ballistic from over-reaction to the utterly absurd." Video by Red Mendoza
February 13, 2024 09:31 UTC
Malacañang Press Briefer Daphne Paez, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Samuel Zacate and Director Jesusa Joyce Cirunay talk to the media on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s directive to the FDA to further streamline the drug application process in the Philippines, provide drug accessibility to all Filipinos, and ensure the availability of cheaper medicines. Video by Catherine Valente
February 13, 2024 08:17 UTC
WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US judge has ordered Elon Musk to comply with a subpoena to answer questions from regulators about his purchases of Twitter shares last year. Musk has been ordered by a US judge to answer to regulators conducting a probe on his purchasing of shares of Twitter, now X, last year. Musk has been ordered by a US judge to answer to regulators conducting a probe on his purchasing of shares of Twitter, now X, last year. AFP PHOTO"The court grants the SEC's application to enforce the subpoena," the decision by California judge Laurel Beeler, published on Saturday and seen by AFP, stated. The SEC investigation pertains to all of Musk's purchases of Twitter stock in 2022 as well as his statements and filings with market regulators, court documents stated.
February 13, 2024 04:19 UTC
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February 12, 2024 22:29 UTC