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For South Korea’s youngest ‘sea women’, warming seas mean smaller catches
GEOJE, South Korea — Clad in a black wet suit and pink face mask, Jin So-hee’s figure cleanly parts the green-blue water until she abruptly dives below the surface, her purple fins disappearing into the deep. When she resurfaces a minute and a half later, her gloved hands grip six or seven sea cucumbers, their spiked backs glistening […] The post For South Korea’s youngest ‘sea women’, warming seas mean smaller catches appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Book lovers launch own community pantry-like initiative via Google Drive
Lovers of literature are not left out in the growing community pantry moment. A community e-library was set up by Filipinos which aims to give the public open access to local and foreign literary works they can peruse to their hearts’ content. Poet Alfonso Manalastas through Twitter shared a Google Drive link containing PDFs of […] The post Book lovers launch own community pantry-like initiative via Google Drive appeared first on Interaksyon.
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ARMY not NPA: Even BTS fans in Cavite get red-tagged
A group of BTS fans in Cavite who earlier set up their own community pantry was linked to the communist rebellion online because of their name. The group called ARMY Cavite Fanbase clarified that the name “ARMY” is not associated with the New People’s Army. ARMY is the official fandom name of BTS’ fans across […] The post ARMY not NPA: Even BTS fans in Cavite get red-tagged appeared first on Interaksyon.
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You can stream Filipino-dubbed animes in this streaming platform exclusively for Pinoys
Quarantined Pinoys can watch Filipino-dubbed animes in a new video-on-demand streaming platform that exclusively caters to Filipinos. Shows such as “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord,” “My Hero Academia,” “Food Wars!” and “How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?”, among others, are available in the local language on POPTV.   The streaming platform also […] The post You can stream Filipino-dubbed animes in this streaming platform exclusively for Pinoys appeared first on Interaksyon.
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The drivers’ stop: This community pantry in Parañaque caters to delivery riders
As community pantries continue to emerge in different areas, one stood out for its intention to give back to the delivery riders currently working in the economy’s frontlines. Called the “Kuya and Ate Driver Pantry,” it is a community pantry catering to the needs of the riders who are tirelessly working to deliver essentials and […] The post The drivers’ stop: This community pantry in Parañaque caters to delivery riders appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Hands of love’: Warm latex gloves mimic human touch for COVID-19 patients in Brazil
SAO CARLOS, Brazil — The fight against COVID-19 is a lonely one with patients forced into isolation in intensive care wards, removed from family and friends. But two nurses in the small city of Sao Carlos, in Sao Paulo state, have discovered a way to help with a millimeter of latex and some warm water that mimics a […] The post ‘Hands of love’: Warm latex gloves mimic human touch for COVID-19 patients in Brazil appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Apple said borahae’: iPhone 12’s new color impresses BTS fans
“Alam na ang target market.” Some Filipino online users quipped that Apple’s newly-announced iPhone 12 in purple color targets the fans of popular South Korean boy group BTS or Bangtan Boys. The tech giant on Wednesday introduced a purple finish for its latest phone model which accentuates its flat aluminum edges and is color-matched to the […] The post ‘Apple said borahae’: iPhone 12’s new color impresses BTS fans appeared first on Interaksyon.
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U.S. will boost ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of world
WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its “Do Not Travel” guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing “unprecedented risk to travelers” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, […] The post U.S. will boost ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of world appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Islam’s Zadka, community kitchen: Where the concept of community pantry could have originated
Where did the concept of community pantry come from? Zadka Zia Alonto Adiong, Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament member for Lanao del Sur, shared on Twitter that the bayanihan concept is an obligation of Muslims to their communities. “The concept of community pantry is Islamic. We call it Zadka meaning charity in English. We Muslims do […] The post Islam’s Zadka, community kitchen: Where the concept of community pantry could have originated appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Factbox: Top 6 takeaways from Apple’s spring event
Apple Inc on Tuesday announced AirTags, its long-rumored device tracker, a new line of iMac computers and iPad tablets with its own processors and a podcast subscription service. The Cupertino, California-based company, which launches its flagship iPhones in the fall, typically announces new iPads and Macs in March before releasing the latest version of operating softwares […] The post Factbox: Top 6 takeaways from Apple’s spring event appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Laban sisters’: Filipinos pray for nuns who opened St. Scho community pantry
Benedictine nuns were spotted praying during the opening of their newly-installed community pantry outside the campus of St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. Photos of the nuns were uploaded on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ news page on Facebook and was also reposted by other local news outlets.   As the community pantry in […] The post ‘Laban sisters’: Filipinos pray for nuns who opened St. Scho community pantry appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Filipino fans express excitement over BTS meal through hilarious memes
Filipino fans of Korean group BTS shared various hilarious memes online following their collaboration with global fast food chain McDonald’s. McDonald’s made the announcement on social media on April 19 with a creative graphic of its iconic French fries in the shape of BTS’ logo. “Coming this May: The BTS Meal,” read the post. Coming […] The post Filipino fans express excitement over BTS meal through hilarious memes appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Anxiety turns to joy as guilty verdict returned against George Floyd’s killer
MINNEAPOLIS — Nervous crowds awaiting a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin erupted in jubilation on Tuesday after a jury found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May. In George Floyd Square, the traffic intersection named after the 46-year-old Black man who died with his neck pinned […] The post Anxiety turns to joy as guilty verdict returned against George Floyd’s killer appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Cheese puffs in meals: Teddy Locsin shares friends’ feeding initiatives this pandemic but deletes it
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy” Locsin Jr. deleted photos of how his friends have been helping Filipinos amid the rise of community pantries after earning criticisms for the initiative. The top diplomat on Monday shared photos of packed meals on Twitter which he said were efforts of his “sosyalista” friends. “What my sosyalista friends have […] The post Cheese puffs in meals: Teddy Locsin shares friends’ feeding initiatives this pandemic but deletes it appeared first on Interaksyon.
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QCPD’s Facebook page deletes social media post that red-tags community pantries
The Quezon City Police Department deleted a post it shared that linked the community pantry to the communist rebellion. QCPD’s Facebook page previously shared an infographic from a page called Peace Philippines that accused progressive group Tulong Kabataan of spreading communist propaganda through its own community pantry setup. A screenshot of the post was among […] The post QCPD’s Facebook page deletes social media post that red-tags community pantries appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Human-octopus love story up for best documentary Oscar
Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach, that true story scores a best documentary nomination for this Sunday’s Oscars. Ten years in the making, “My Octopus Teacher” began as a personal video project by South African filmmaker Craig Foster to rekindle his connection with nature by observing […] The post Human-octopus love story up for best documentary Oscar appeared first on Interaksyon.
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A rediscovered forgotten species brews promise for coffee’s future
In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades – a plant they say may help secure the future of this valuable commodity that has been imperiled by climate change. The researchers said on Monday that the species, called Coffea stenophylla, possesses greater tolerance for higher temperatures than the Arabica coffee […] The post A rediscovered forgotten species brews promise for coffee’s future appeared first on Interaksyon.
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After takes on ‘hottest issues,’ Duterte almost leaves out mention of COVID-19 pandemic in address
The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic momentarily became an afterthought in a portion of President Rodrigo Duterte‘s “Talk to the People” aired on Monday night. Prior to delivering his address, the chief executive listened to Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways who gave updates on infrastructure projects, including plans to build quarantine […] The post After takes on ‘hottest issues,’ Duterte almost leaves out mention of COVID-19 pandemic in address appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Astra is yellow, Pfizer is green – Hungarian pastry shop offers vaccine-themed treats
VERESEGYHAZ, Hungary— A Hungarian pastry shop has launched a range of COVID-19 vaccine-themed sweet mousses as a light-hearted antidote to angst over the different types of vaccines and the implications of receiving one or another of them. At the Sulyan family’s patisserie in the small town of Veresegyhaz, northeast of Budapest, the choice is between […] The post Astra is yellow, Pfizer is green – Hungarian pastry shop offers vaccine-themed treats appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Calls for ‘protect community pantries’ grow as red-tag fears temporarily halt Maginhawa community pantry
The organizer of the pioneer community pantry in Quezon City temporarily suspended the program due to alleged red-tagging. This prompted calls to protect similar initiatives that sprouted in other communities amid the delay in financial aid from the national government. RELATED: Bayanihan in action: Filipinos replicate Maginhawa community pantry to help pandemic-hit residents Community pantry organizer […] The post Calls for ‘protect community pantries’ grow as red-tag fears temporarily halt Maginhawa community pantry appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Bishop urges Manila parishes to open ‘community pantries’
Manila’s Catholic bishop has encouraged the parishes to set up their own “community pantries” as another initiative to reach out to those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Manila Archdiocese administrator, said the initiative is a “very good way of spreading generosity and ‘bayanihan’ among us”. “I encourage the priests, parishes and […] The post Bishop urges Manila parishes to open ‘community pantries’ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Fearmongering in COVID-19 pandemic: Checkpoint officials set up grim reaper figure in Rizal
A grim reaper display in a checkpoint reminded residents of San Mateo, Rizal to stay at home as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the country. The display, which features the figure associated with death, carries a board containing the text: “Stay at home? Or come with me?” It is situated at the checkpoint by […] The post Fearmongering in COVID-19 pandemic: Checkpoint officials set up grim reaper figure in Rizal appeared first on Interaksyon.
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PGH calls for blood donation from COVID-19 survivors anew
The Philippine General Hospital is once again asking COVID-19 survivors to donate blood to help coronavirus patients recover as the country’s death toll continues to rise. The University of the Philippines-Manila, which administers and operates the COVID-19 referral hospital, in its announcement said the blood donations will be used for the convalescent plasma therapy. “Ang inyong […] The post PGH calls for blood donation from COVID-19 survivors anew appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Filipino artists turn ‘bayanihan spirit’ of community pantries into artworks, editorial cartoons
Some Filipino artists showcased sketches and editorial cartoons about the sprouting community pantries in several parts of the country on social media. These pantries were initially set up in different parts of Metro Manila and then later in some provinces amid the shortage of financial aid from the government. Visual artist Chico David on April 18 […] The post Filipino artists turn ‘bayanihan spirit’ of community pantries into artworks, editorial cartoons appeared first on Interaksyon.
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The rider who could dance: Food delivery driver brings good vibes with TikTok videos
A food delivery rider is making waves online for his TikTok dance videos which have amused Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic. as they heavily rely on essential workers like him this COVID-19 pandemic. Julio “Yukii” Artana, a 27-year-old from Imus, Cavite, has been delivering people’s cravings for two years already. Just like any on-site worker, Artana […] The post The rider who could dance: Food delivery driver brings good vibes with TikTok videos appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Philippines approves emergency use of J&J, Bharat BiotechCOVID-19 vaccines
MANILA — The Philippines‘ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson and India’s Bharat Biotech, it said on Tuesday. Both vaccines can be administered to people aged 18 and above in the Philippines, the agency chief, Rolando Enrique Domingo, said in a mobile text message. The single-shot […] The post Philippines approves emergency use of J&J, Bharat BiotechCOVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Interaksyon.
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