Coronavirus-wary animal owners in the Philippines had their pets blessed via a drive-through ceremony on Sunday to mark World animal Day and the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Traditionally an agricultural country classified as a middle-income economy and, commonest perceived to be mostly raking in hefty dollars by way of its fresh and processed tropical fruits, the number one export of the Philippines to the Middle East and North Africa
Connecting for the future and together breaching the mischief of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), come the optimism and zeal to seize opportunities at hand.
UAE Minister of State Ahmed Bin Ali Al Sayegh and Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez re-affirmed the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries on Friday afternoon.
Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants and vanished tourists: the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of tens of thousands and is expected to cause more.
Some restaurants have stripped the staple ingredient from dishes, while many families already grappling with the highest inflation in 14 years have stopped eating them.
The flowers were cheaper than the onions. It was then that April hit a flashbulb moment: why not convert the onions into a bouquet? She suggested the idea to her husband-to-be, who immediately agreed to the proposal.
Filipino graphic artist Percival Lugue has had a passion for collecting toys from fast-food restaurant chains and holds a Guinness World Record from 2014, when his collection reached more than 10,000 items.
Over 81,000 are still in shelters and nine others injured, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. Sixteen of the 25 deaths were reported in Northern Mindanao region in the south, while 12 of the 26 missing are from the eastern Bicol region, the council added.