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Day: October 30, 2022

Sec. Hillary Clinton, Canada’s Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland, Oprah Winfrey, Malala, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Obama & Global Women Leaders from Over 14 Countries Sign an Open Letter Calling for UN Action Against Iran

The Open Letter, Published in Sunday’s New York Times, Calls for the Immediate Expulsion of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s preeminent women leaders in business, politics, advocacy and the arts published an open letter in Sunday’s New York […]

Paeng now over West PH Sea, may exit PAR Monday

Tropical Storm Paeng is now over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning.   In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Paeng is located 85 kilometers northwest of Iba, Zambales.   It is moving northwestward at 30 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph.   The weather bureau said moderate to heavy rains are possible over Zambales, Bataan, Aurora, Pangasinan, Batanes, and the northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan

PH squash players off to SoKor for Asian team championships

Robert Andrew Garcia and three other squash players left on Saturday for South Korea to compete in the 21st Asian Squash Team Championships at the Cheongju International Squash Stadium from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.   Reymark Begornia, David William Peliño and Jonathan Reyes are also joining the tournament which is a part of the team’s preparation for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games. They are accompanied by coach Edgar Balleber.   Garcia, who is ranked No. 165 in the world, said: “The goal is to improve our ranking among the teams in Asia and at the same time, the tournament

Group calls on gov’t to support drive vs. tobacco

A group composed of tobacco harm reduction advocates called on Asian countries, including the Philippines, to support the use of alternative modalities and instruments that can help reduce the harms of combustible and unsafe tobacco products.   During the 5th Asia Harm Reduction Forum at the Manila Hotel on Saturday, the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) signed “The Manila Declaration-2022” urging the governments in Asia to adopt science-based regulatory frameworks on the manufacture, importation, sale, and consumption of devices and ingredients that are safer alternatives to tobacco such as vapes and other electronic devices.   The

Death toll rises to 151 in South Korean stampede

At least 151 people have been killed, including 19 foreigners, in a deadly stampede in South Korea, according to media reports on Sunday.   A total of 82 others, with 19 in serious condition, were also injured, said Yonhap News Agency, citing fire authorities.   The death toll is currently made up of 97 women and 54 men, according to Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department.   The foreigners killed in the deadliest stampede in South Korea’s history include nationals from Iran, Uzbekistan, China and Norway, he added.   South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol declared a national mourning

Paeng-affected persons reach over 900K: NDRRMC

Tropical Storm Paeng has so far affected 277,383 families or 932,077 individuals in 2,455 barangays in 14 regions in the country, according to the latest update of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday.   These communities are in Regions 2 (Cagayan Valley), 3 (Central Luzon), 4-A (Calabarzon), 4-B (Mimaropa), 5 (Bicol), 6 (Western Visayas), 7 (Central Visayas), 8 (Eastern Visayas), 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), 11 (Davao), 12 (Soccsksargen), Caraga, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).   As of this posting, 44,847 families or 168,453 persons are in 2,125 evacuation

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