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Carlos Paalam cheered for kissing defeated Japanese foe at Olympic semis
Boxer Carlos Paalam‘s display of sportsmanship to Japanese foe Ryomei Tanaka after defeating him in the men’s flyweight semi-finals on Tokyo Olympics 2020 didn’t escape the local online community’s attention. The 23-years-old Cagayan de Oro native won against the home bet in a unanimous decision, making him advance to the gold medal match against Great Britain’s […] The post Carlos Paalam cheered for kissing defeated Japanese foe at Olympic semis appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Philippine Olympic Committee cautions brands vs use of Olympic rings, logos
The Philippine Olympic Committee reminded private companies on Thursday about the use of logos, emblems and other properties of the Olympics. Brands have previously sent well wishes and congratulatory messages to Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino representatives during their victories in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. READ: Moment marketing: How brands capitalize on Hidilyn Diaz’s […] The post Philippine Olympic Committee cautions brands vs use of Olympic rings, logos appeared first on Interaksyon.
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EJ Obiena admits disappointment over Olympic stint
Trying to clear up reports that he was “unsure” about joining the 2024 Summer Olympics in France, pole vaulter EJ Obiena admitted he is not satisfied with his performance at the Tokyo Olympics where he failed to make the podium. The 25-year-old athlete on Wednesday said he did work his way to Tokyo just to […] The post EJ Obiena admits disappointment over Olympic stint appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Singer Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Forbes says
Pop star Rihanna’s net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion, making her the richest woman musician in the world, but her music is not the primary source of her wealth, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. The Barbados-born singer, whose birth name is Robyn Fenty, derives an estimated $1.4 billion of her fortune from her 50% […] The post Singer Rihanna is officially a billionaire, Forbes says appeared first on Interaksyon.
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False info made 10,000 people line up for Manila vaccination
There were long queues and a larger-than-expected crowd at Manila vaccination sites early this Thursday morning, August 5, due to a false social media rumor that “no vaccine, no quarantine pass” will be implemented within the two-week region-wide lockdown which starts tomorrow. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) denied […] The post False info made 10,000 people line up for Manila vaccination appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Medyo kamukha ko nga’: EJ Obiena, Junnie Boy react to their resemblance
It is not just the public that saw that Olympian EJ Obiena bear a resemblance to YouTube star Junnie Boy. The pole vaulter and vlogger themselves said they look alike. “Nakita ko ‘yun eh. Medyo kamukha ko nga. Nagulat ako,” said Obiena during the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association press conference on Wednesday, August […] The post ‘Medyo kamukha ko nga’: EJ Obiena, Junnie Boy react to their resemblance appeared first on Interaksyon.
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COVID-19 vaccines appear to protect patients’ lungs; depression on rise among youth
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines may protect patients’ lungs In vaccinated patients with “breakthrough” COVID-19 infections, the disease may not affect the lungs as much as in unvaccinated patients, new data from India […] The post COVID-19 vaccines appear to protect patients’ lungs; depression on rise among youth appeared first on Interaksyon.
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COMELEC suspends voter registration during Metro Manila ECQ
Voter registration operations will be supended during the two-week lockdown of Metro Manila which starts tomorrow, August 6. Voter registration in satellite registration sites of COMELEC in the capital region is also suspended. The poll body has logged 4.6 million new voters for the upcoming elections, surpassing its 4 million target, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez […] The post COMELEC suspends voter registration during Metro Manila ECQ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Nas Academy shows video proof that Whang-Od gave course a go-ahead
Nas Academy released a video on August 5 that showed Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-Od signed a contract consenting to the platform’s “Whang-Od Academy.” Nas Academy is a learning platform founded by Palestinian-Israeli vlogger Nuseir Yassin, known for creating content under the name “Nas Daily.” The platform also alleged the circulating post from Whang-Od’s grandniece and apprentice […] The post Nas Academy shows video proof that Whang-Od gave course a go-ahead appeared first on Interaksyon.
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PSA on Yellow Card: How travelers can get WHO-recognized vaccination certificate
Fully vaccinated Filipinos who need to travel can already apply for an international vaccination certificate (IVC) recognized by the World Health Organization. The certificate, also known as Yellow Card, is issued by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Quarantine to those who need to travel while there is an increased health risk for travelers. Prior […] The post PSA on Yellow Card: How travelers can get WHO-recognized vaccination certificate appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million as Delta variant spreads
Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems. The global surge in cases is highlighting the widening gap in inoculation rates between wealthy and poor nations. Cases are rising in about one-third of the […] The post Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million as Delta variant spreads appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Margielyn Didal as Photobomber now an official Facebook profile frame
Skateboarder Margielyn Didal used a Facebook frame of her as her featured photo and unwittingly started a trend TV host Bianca Gonzales was among those who noticed this and shared how it made her smile. “Pag nao-overwhelm ako sa negative na balita, pinapaalala ko sa sarili ko na ginamit ni Margielyn yung Margielyn Facebook profile […] The post Margielyn Didal as Photobomber now an official Facebook profile frame appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Ahead of ECQ, Patreng Non calls for donations for community pantries
Community pantry organizer Ana Patricia Non appealed for cash donations ahead of the two-week re-implementation of tough lockdowns in Metro Manila and in other parts of the country. In a video on August 2, Non, also called Patreng Non, stated that community pantries will continue to operate but the approach will be different. “Tuloy-tuloy parin […] The post Ahead of ECQ, Patreng Non calls for donations for community pantries appeared first on Interaksyon.
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WHO calls for halting COVID-19 vaccine boosters in favor of unvaccinated
The World Health Organization is calling for a halt on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, as the gap between vaccinations in wealthy and poor countries widens. The call for a moratorium is the strongest statement yet from the UN agency at a […] The post WHO calls for halting COVID-19 vaccine boosters in favor of unvaccinated appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Whang-Od’s apprentice finds Nas Daily course offering exploitative
Online learning platform Nas Daily Academy was accused of exploiting indigenous culture after the grand-niece of Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-od slammed it for featuring a course on ancient tattoo art without the tattooist’s knowledge. Gracia Palicas in an online post to a Facebook group called the platform’s “Whang-Od Academy” a “scam” and said that her […] The post Whang-Od’s apprentice finds Nas Daily course offering exploitative appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer
LONDON — British coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert has many science accolades to her credit but now shares an honor with Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt: a Barbie doll in her likeness. Gilbert, a 59-year-old professor at Oxford University and co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, is one of six women in the COVID-19 fight who […] The post Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Mayon Volcano soil found to have bacteria with anticancer, antibiotic properties
Soils in Mount Mayon have host bacteria that have antibiotic and anticancer potential, researchers from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños say. “From now on, Mt. Mayon will be known not only for its perfect cone shape and eruptive past but for its soils that host bacteria that [have] potential antibiotic and anticancer properties,” the […] The post Mayon Volcano soil found to have bacteria with anticancer, antibiotic properties appeared first on Interaksyon.
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EJ Obiena’s socks make Spongebob and Patrick rise above Bikini Bottom
Aside from EJ Obiena making it to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Men’s Pole Vault finals, his pair of socks featuring SpongeBob and Patrick Star earned the spotlight on Tuesday, August 3. Competing at the pinnacle of any sports competition comes with a baggage of pressure, so EJ wore a mismatched pair of socks to give […] The post EJ Obiena’s socks make Spongebob and Patrick rise above Bikini Bottom appeared first on Interaksyon.
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APOR only: Objections to PNP’s ban on unauthorized persons on the road under ECQ
Private vehicles are considered one’s “safety bubble” in road travel as the coronavirus goes rampant, especially with the presence of the highly transmissible Delta variant. But this might change as the Philippine National Police has banned those who are not “authorized persons outside their residence” or APOR to fetch essential and frontline workers during Metro […] The post APOR only: Objections to PNP’s ban on unauthorized persons on the road under ECQ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat
Users of Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp can now send disappearing photos and videos on its platform starting this week, as it looks to better compete with Snap Inc’s photo messaging app Snapchat. The feature, called View Once, will let photos and videos disappear from the chat after they have been seen, Facebook said in a blog post on […] The post Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Trese’ team to comic book creators: Create, finish and find an audience
The future is bright for comic book creators who strive for creativity and expand audience reach through various platforms. This was the message of Trese’s co-creator, publisher, and producer during the webcast titled “Trese: From Komiks to Netflix” organized by the National Book Development Board (NBDB). The decade-long journey of the Philippines’ first Netflix anime […] The post ‘Trese’ team to comic book creators: Create, finish and find an audience appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Dead or alive? The convict-witnesses who testified against De Lima
Sen. Leila de Lima, a staunch critic of the Duterte administration, raised the possibility of foul play upon hearing that one of the inmates who testified against her had died. Convicted drug lord Vicente Sy on Sunday, August 1 was reported to have a sudden heart attack that killed him. Sy was a second witness in […] The post Dead or alive? The convict-witnesses who testified against De Lima appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Maine Mendoza’s fans pour in support for new #MaineGoals show
Maine Mendoza took her fans to Mt. Kulis in Rizal in the pilot episode of her new show on the BuKo channel, the country’s first local comedy channel. The show “#MaineGoals,” a travel vlog-like adventure series, was among the original shows released following the launch of BuKo channel on August 2. It will be aired […] The post Maine Mendoza’s fans pour in support for new #MaineGoals show appeared first on Interaksyon.
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English study finds 50-60% reduced risk of COVID for double-vaccinated
LONDON — Fully-vaccinated people have an around 50 to 60% reduced risk of infection from the Delta coronavirus variant, including those who are asymptomatic, a large English coronavirus prevalence study found on Wednesday. Imperial College London researchers said people who reported receiving two vaccine doses were half as likely to test positive for COVID-19, adjusting for […] The post English study finds 50-60% reduced risk of COVID for double-vaccinated appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Pole vaulter EJ Obiena cheered for making his case before Olympics officials
While he missed out on a medal, Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena earned praises for winning a case before officials of the Olympics men’s pole vault final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 3. Obiena registered a clearance of 5.70m and finished at 11th place with Germany’s Bo Kanda Lita Baehre. Former Supreme […] The post Pole vaulter EJ Obiena cheered for making his case before Olympics officials appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Feels so empty’: How Filipinos are greeting their Fleet-less Twitter feeds
It really was a fleeting moment. Filipino Twitter users immediately shared of missing the now-removed feature of the platform that introduced them to ephemeral posts similar to Instagram Stories. The platform officially removed Fleets on August 3 (US time) but it was only felt by Filipinos the day after. This is because Manila is 15 […] The post ‘Feels so empty’: How Filipinos are greeting their Fleet-less Twitter feeds appeared first on Interaksyon.
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‘Bobbie’ in real life: Alexa Ilacad earns 1.00 average in last term in college
Social media recalled iconic lines from family movie “Four Sisters and a Wedding” when actress Alexa Ilacad, who played the younger version of Bobbie, earned a flat 1.00 for her general weighted average in her last term in college. The 21-year-old actress on Monday shared a picture of her scorecard indicating that she finished as […] The post ‘Bobbie’ in real life: Alexa Ilacad earns 1.00 average in last term in college appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Fearless Biles a winner after capping comeback with beam bronze
TOKYO — Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday, capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on the balance beam and then using the Olympic stage to remind everyone that athletes are human beings. The final gold of the women’s artistic gymnastics program would go to China’s Guan Chenchen with […] The post Fearless Biles a winner after capping comeback with beam bronze appeared first on Interaksyon.
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UP Manila, Cavite State University dismiss claims of a fake alumna
Two universities denied the supposed credentials of a person who attended a grade school graduation in Cavite as a guest speaker. The speaker identified as Kathleen Joy Poblete was introduced as a graduate of the University of the Philippines-Manila and the Cavite State University in the virtual graduation ceremony of Ramona S. Tirona Memorial School […] The post UP Manila, Cavite State University dismiss claims of a fake alumna appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Filipino artists hail girl power at Olympics via fan-made artworks
Filipino artists gave tribute to Filipina athletes Margielyn Didal, Nesthy Petecio and Hidilyn Diaz in the way they know best. Petecio and Diaz fulfilled the country’s hope for a multi-medal campaign at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Didal, meanwhile, won the hearts of many for her confidence and carefree attitude during the skateboarding game. Filipina boxer […] The post Filipino artists hail girl power at Olympics via fan-made artworks appeared first on Interaksyon.
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