Researchers cite surge in coronavirus cases

PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter CORONAVIRUS cases in the Philippine capital and nearby cities have been rising faster, hitting levels last seen in July, according to a group of researchers. There had been 1,025 infections daily in the capital region in the past seven days, 42% higher than a week earlier […]

Analysts say civic groups must make gov’t accountable

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter CIVIL society groups will play a key role in seeking accountability in the government’s pandemic response before President Rodrigo R. Duterte steps down in 2022, political analysts said on Sunday. Nonstate actors and institutions must evaluate the government’s pandemic efforts, Human Rights and Peoples Empowerment Center Executive Director Bryan […]

China Feb exports post record surge from COVID-19-depressed 2020 levels

REUTERS BEIJING — China’s February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier when coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) battered the world’s second-biggest economy, customs data showed on Sunday, while imports rose less sharply. Exports in dollar terms skyrocketed 154.9% in February compared with a year earlier, while imports gained 17.3%, the most since […]

Democrats push Biden’s $1.9-T COVID 2019 bill through Senate

REUTERS WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Saturday passed President Joseph R. Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that was delayed repeatedly as the Republican minority tried but failed to push through around three dozen amendments. The plan passed in a 50-49 vote with the support of […]

Vaccine blunders alarm stock investors

REUTERS EUROPE’s vaccine blunders are alarming some of the world’s top investors, who see economic growth imperiled by a slow pace of business reopenings. While the region’s stocks are riding the global rally and faring well against the selloff in US big tech, prolonged lockdowns threaten the economic recovery. Investors are taking notice. European equity […]

Further TNT adjustments heading into new season

RAY PARKS, JR. ANNOUNCED AT THE WEEKEND that he will be sitting out the upcoming PBA season because of “personal reasons,” forcing the TNT Tropang GIGA to make further adjustments to their thrust. — PBA IMAGES By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter WHAT was expected to be a busy offseason for the TNT Tropang […]

Filipino-Kiwi Mark Abelardo stops ONE skid with impressive win

FILIPINO-KIWI FIGHTER MARK FAIRTEX ABELARDO (left) halted his skid in ONE Championship last Friday with an impressive knockout victory at “ONE: Fists of Fury II” in Singapore. — ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FILIPINO-KIWI fighter Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo halted his skid in ONE Championship last Friday with an impressive knockout victory at “ONE: Fists of Fury II” […]

NBA All-Star 2021 by the numbers

REGULAR National Basketball Association (NBA) season action takes a pause on Monday (Manila time) for the Midseason Classic All-Star festivities. Happening at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, this year’s proceedings will be bannered by competing teams led by top fan vote-getters LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn […]