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COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel -

9:41 am on 31 October 2020, Saturday

COVID tests should be more widely used in international travel than quarantines, the chair of the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee said on Friday. Didier Houssin, chair of the independent panel of experts advising WHO on the COVID-19 pandemic, said it was important for the UN agency to provide fresh guidance on safe international air travel. #In60words



On Day of Dead, Bolivians remember COVID-19 departed by baking

9:29 am on 31 October 2020, Saturday

As the Day of the Dead approaches in Bolivia, bakers are helping those remembering loved ones lost this year to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating loaves in the likeness of the departed. The bakers knead the dough and shape it into breads in the form of people, adding plaster faces. Known as T'anta wawa. To remember our family members we are making T'anta wawa, said baker Marcelo Montano. #In60words



Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from COVID-19 infection

9:19 am on 31 October 2020, Saturday

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a COVID-19 infection, the Serie A club said on Friday. The 35-year-old has missed one Portugal match and four Juventus games, including their Champions League clash with Barcelona, since he tested positive on Oct. 13. The result of the test was negative. The player has therefore recovered after 19 days and is no longer subject to the home isolation.



Strong earthquake kills 19 people in Turkey and Greek islands

9:11 am on 31 October 2020, Saturday

Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. People ran onto streets in panic in the Turkish city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude of up to 7.0. #In60words



Pancho, nakatoka sa pagtatrabaho habang tagapag-alaga naman ni Baby Skye

8:57 am on 31 October 2020, Saturday

Nagkasundo ang mag-asawang sina Max Collins at Pancho Magno na isa lang muna sa kanila ang magtatrabaho. Kaya naman si Pancho muna ang kakayod, habang tutukan ni Max pag-aalaga sa anak nilang si Skye Anakin. Hinahangaan ngayon ng marami ang ka-cute-an ni Baby Skye na lalong gumagwapo habang lumalaki dahil nakuha nito ang mga pinakamagagandang features nina Pancho at Max. #In60words



Korean immigrant drama 'Minari' pushes language, acting barriers

6:03 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

A critically acclaimed family drama about Korean immigrants in the US is being touted as an Oscar contender after Parasite broke down barriers to non-English-language movies winning the highest-profile accolades. Based on Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung's own experiences in the 1980s, Minari won both the audience and grand jury prizes for US dramas at this year's Sundance Film Festival. #In60words



Model Karlie Kloss pregnant with first child

5:59 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

American fashion supermodel Karlie Kloss is expecting her first child with husband businessman Joshua Kushner, according to US media. Citing a source, PEOPLE Magazine reported that Karlie is overjoyed to be expecting her first child in 2021. Kloss, 28, and Kushner, 35, wed in October 2018 during an intimate Jewish ceremony in New York. #In60words



Bianca Umali, aminadong certified 'Plantita' rin dahil sa pandemic

5:41 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

Certified Plantita na rin si Bianca Umali matapos niyang madiskubre ang hilig niya sa mga halaman. Nagsimula raw ito nang may magregalo sa kaniya ng halaman na tinanggihan pa niya noong una. Sa Kapuso Showbiz News, ikinuwento ni Bianca na ito ang isa sa kaniyang mga pinagkaabalahan noong magsimula ang quarantine. Nagsimula raw ito nang may isang tao na nagpumilit na regaluhan siya ng halaman. #In60words



Jake Cuenca admits tiyanak still frightens him

5:35 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

Actor Jake Cuenca has admitted that the thought of tiyanak still frightens him these days. I mean hindi ko nga alam, ayoko maka-experience ng isang tiyanak pero kunwari may project na inaalok sa akin tapos re-make ng tiyanak, gagawin ko yun for sure, said Cuenca when asked about creatures that frighten him in Philippine folklore recently. #In60words



More POGO firms in Subic to close down due to

5:33 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

More Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in Subic will be shutting down for good amid the COVID-19 crisis, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairperson and administrator Wilma Eisma said Friday. Eisma said one of the four POGO firms in Subic had ceased operations. The rest of the operators are in the process of winding down, she added. Majority of POGO workers are Chinese nationals. #In60words



The curious case of Julie Vega

5:21 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

Former child star Julie Vega, real name Julie Pearl Postigo, is long gone but the debate concerning the actual cause of her death continues. Apparently, there are those who still believe the young actress, who was only 16 when she passed away in 1985, fell victim to malevolent entities. #In60words



Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 44.88 million, death toll at 1,177,921

5:21 pm on 30 October 2020, Friday

More than 44.88 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,177,921 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories. The top country with the most number of cases is the United States - 228,885 deaths out of 8,984,432 cases while the Philippines has reported a total of 376,935 cases with 7,147 deaths.


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