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High steady state of COVID-19 case levels are a concern, according to CoVaRR-Net experts
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High steady state of COVID-19 case levels are a concern, according to CoVaRR-Net experts

2023 April 13 More booster shots and improved ventilation remain part of the answer to decrease COVID-19 cases OTTAWA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Despite a general perception that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, CoVaRR-Net experts have found that COVID-19 case levels and related hospital occupancies in Canada have remained steady at a high level over the...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assures no rice shortage in coming months
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assures no rice shortage in coming months

2023 April 13 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday assured the public that there would be no rice shortage in the country in the coming months. Marcos gave the assurance following his meeting with officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Food Authority (NFA) at Malacañan Palace. He said the country’s...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.: ASEAN must address brain drain in healthcare sector
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.: ASEAN must address brain drain in healthcare sector

2023 April 13 BRAIN DRAIN. Executives of Temasek Foundation pose for photo opportunity with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos during a courtesy call at Malacañan Palace on Thursday (April 13, 2023). Marcos said Southeast Asian countries must adjust and find ways to address human capital flight, particularly in the...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. looks forward to Temasek climate change mitigation programs
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. looks forward to Temasek climate change mitigation programs

2023 April 13 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday said he looks forward to future projects proposed by Singapore’s Temasek Foundation to mitigate climate change and improve food security in the country. “We’re looking at some of the prospective projects that are directed towards climate change, towards agriculture and sustainability,” Marcos told Temasek...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to launch Konsyerto ng Palasyo concert series
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to launch Konsyerto ng Palasyo concert series

2023 April 13 MANILA – Malacañang will be hosting a concert series called “Konsyerto sa Palasyo” (KSP) that will feature the country’s best up-and-coming artists to showcase the nation’s rich culture and world-class talent. In a statement issued by the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), the first KSP show slated on April 22 will have the members...

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City of Toronto encourages residents to participate in regional transportation planning survey

2023 April 13 Starting this week, Toronto residents will be among the approximately half a million households receiving invitations to participate in the second phase of the Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS).  The first phase of the survey took place last fall with more than 1.2 million households in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and surrounding areas...

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City of Toronto introduces Priority Travel Routes and takes action to reduce traffic congestion during Ontario Line construction

2023 April 13 Today, Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) announced steps the City of Toronto is taking to balance critical transit construction with the needs of people and businesses who use Toronto’s roads. To prepare for Metrolinx’s construction of an Ontario Line connection to the TTC’s Queen Station beginning this spring, the City is...

Filipino Canadian Tyson Venegas sings his way into American Idol’s Top 24
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Filipino Canadian Tyson Venegas sings his way into American Idol’s Top 24

17-year-old Tyson Venegas, a high school student from Metro Vancouver, has advanced in the American Idol competition. (Image credit: Instagram/tysonvenegas) There were high expectations for the high school student from Metro Vancouver, who kicked off the season by earning a coveted platinum ticket when he first auditioned for American Idol. His cover song “New York...

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Davao Oriental
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Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Davao Oriental

2023 April 12 Quake epicenter (Image grabbed from Phivolcs website) MANILA – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook several areas in the southeastern part of Mindanao on Wednesday morning. In its 11:03 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the tectonic quake, which occurred 10:02 a.m., was located 145 kilometers southeast...

Lanao del Norte’s Mt. Inayawan to be declared ASEAN Heritage Park
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Lanao del Norte’s Mt. Inayawan to be declared ASEAN Heritage Park

2023 April 12 Mount Inayawan Range National Park in Nunungan, Lanao del Sur (Photo grabbed from Lanao del Sur Provincial government Facebook page) MANILA – The Mount Inayawan Range National Park in Nunungan town, Lanao del Norte province is set to be declared as ASEAN Heritage Park (AHP). In a public briefing on Wednesday, Nunungan Municipal Mayor Marcos...