3×3 ilalarga ni Bachmann

Mula apat hanggang limang 3x3 tournament ang ikakasa ng PBA sa papasok na Season 46.

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James tagaayos ng ganap ni Nadine
Kahit wala na sila, nananatili pa ring close sina Nadine Lustre and James Reid. Ito ang sinabi ng aktres sa kanyang panayam kay Boy Abunda last Tuesday sa YouTube show ng King of Talk na The Interviewer Presents. The post James tagaayos ng ganap ni Nadine first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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P1.6B unliquidated problema ng PSC
Problemado ang Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) sa lumolobong unliquidated accounts hindi lang mula sa dapat nitong tulungan na mga national sports association (NSA) kundi pati sa mga pribadong ahensiya na binigyan ng suporta dahil sa obligasyon. The post P1.6B unliquidated problema ng PSC first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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What makes this ‘Puto’ special? TV remake of ’80s hit movie to air on TV5
Recently, aswang, kapre, tikbalang, and other creatures hit the screen after the release of Netflix’s animated series “Trese,” but the conquest of Filipino mythological creatures is not yet over with the TV remake of ’80s hit movie “Puto”.  This comedy-fantasy TV series is about Juan “Uno” Dela Cruz, who is portrayed by McCoy de Leon, […] The post What makes this ‘Puto’ special? TV remake of ’80s hit movie to air on TV5 appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Village official gunned down in Bulacan
CALUMPIT, Bulacan --- A 45-year-old barangay official here was killed by assailants on a motorcycle on Wednesday morning, police said. Investigators identified the victim as village councilor Romalie "Manet" Gonzales Buensuceso-Aguilar. According to initial reports, Aguilar was at her hardware store in Purok 2, Barangay Iba O' Este this town when the unidentified gunmen shot her around 10 a.m. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the Calumpit District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival, investigators said. Police said the gunmen fled towards MacArthur Highway. Recovered from the crime scene was a cartridge case for a .45- c...Keep on reading: Village official gunned down in Bulacan
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Philippines, Japan ink space cooperation accord
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines and Japan have signed an agreement on space cooperation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. According to the DFA, Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Director General Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr. and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Yamakawa Hiroshi signed the memorandum of cooperation in an online ceremony held last June 11. The memorandum, according to the DFA, seeks to provide a framework of cooperation in a number of areas, including space applications, satellite development, and the promotion of the space industry. "As we sign this agreement, we look back to what our country has been able to ach...Keep on reading: Philippines, Japan ink space cooperation accord
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Gilas Pilipinas beats South Korea on Belangel’s game-winner
MANILA, Philippines---SJ Belangel played hero as the Philippines stopped South Korea, 81-78, for a fourth straight win in the qualifiers of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Wednesday at Angeles University Gym in Clark, Pampanga. Belangel found a way to bank in a triple from the right wing to beat the buzzer and give the Filipinos their first win over the South Koreans since 2013. The Philippines, with its 4-0 record and place atop Group A, secured its ticket to the Fiba Asia Cup in Indonesia even as South Korea dropped its first game for a 2-1 slate but retained the second spot. In a tight contest where Gilas even trailed early, Belangel put the Philippines back on top, 77-75, when drove for ...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas beats South Korea on Belangel’s game-winner
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SC: Napoles plea for release, house arrest over COVID fears denied
MANILA, Philippines---The Supreme Court has denied pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles' motion to be released on bail or recognizance or a house arrest for a humanitarian reason due to COVID-19. Napoles, along with deceased lawyer Richard Cambe, was convicted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan Special First Division for allocating over P200-million from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla. In her urgent motion, Napoles said she is at risk of contracting Covid-19 inside the prison due to her Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension, an underlying Covid-19 health condition. She said since there are compelling reasons to ...Keep on reading: SC: Napoles plea for release, house arrest over COVID fears denied
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Why guys need a man cave
  Filipino men have their own definition of what a man cave is. Traditionally, it is an area of the house where a guy can keep his prized possessions away from his family. It's a spot where the so-called toys for the big boys are proudly displayed and shared with his friends. Ideally, it's supposed to be big enough to host his friends to watch sporting events. But for most Filipino families, boundaries like these are nonexistent. Man caves still feature what the man of the house treasures the most, but it is often shared with loved ones at home, and by choice. For the family That can be said of Jaycee Yap Borja who converted their garage into what he calls a family ma...Keep on reading: Why guys need a man cave
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NHA warns gov’t housing beneficiaries against renting out their units
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Housing Authority (NHA) on Wednesday warned housing beneficiaries against renting out units awarded to them, as doing so could lead to the cancellation of their awards. In a Senate hearing, NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. said that in the agency's proposed charter for 2025, they are "very aggressive to observe the non-payment even as well as the non-occupancy" of units that may be transferred to other citizens in need. "If no one occupies and no one seems to live in a particular site we will automatically cancel the award and re-award it to whoever is interested to get the award. Whoever is interested right now and whoever is the actual...Keep on reading: NHA warns gov’t housing beneficiaries against renting out their units
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Fund drives raised to support voice artist director of ‘Trese’s’ Filipino dubbers
Fundraiser initiatives were launched on behalf of voice artist director Rudolf Baldonado, who directed the Filipino dubbers of Netflix’s “Trese,” to support his much-needed surgery. Twitter user @fildub, who claims to be a Filipino anime dub enthusiast, brought to attention the director’s condition on Tuesday and shared a link to a fundraising campaign for his angioplasty. […] The post Fund drives raised to support voice artist director of ‘Trese’s’ Filipino dubbers appeared first on Interaksyon.
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QC gov’t’s ‘Bakuna nights’ program is for workers who couldn’t file day off for COVID-19 vaccination
The Quezon City government on Wednesday launched a new  vaccine initiative called “Bakuna Nights” to cater to some workers under the A4 category. The name, however, drew hilarious reactions among some social media users. This program is dedicated to workers who cannot afford to visit a vaccination site during working hours due to their employment commitment. […] The post QC gov’t’s ‘Bakuna nights’ program is for workers who couldn’t file day off for COVID-19 vaccination appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Pagasa sees weak southwest monsoon; ‘intense’ rain still likely in Visayas, Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines --- While the weak episode of the southwest monsoon or habagat would only affect the northwestern portion of Luzon, state meteorologists warned on Wednesday that strong thunderstorms may still be experienced in Visayas and Mindanao regions. Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Wednesday afternoon showed that only thin clouds were seen over the West Philippine Sea, which means most parts of the country can expect generally fair weather in the next 24 hours. However, cloud clusters down south may still cause heavy rains with thunder or lightning from Wednesday night to early Thursday ...Keep on reading: Pagasa sees weak southwest monsoon; ‘intense’ rain still likely in Visayas, Mindanao
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Should we vaccinate our adolescent children?
  (First of two parts) After unintentionally creating a controversy with our series of commentaries on the use of ivermectin and the inadvisability of mass vaccination in our country, we thought we'd refrain a bit from tackling contentious issues in this column. However, we believe our health and regulatory officials have again committed a blunder by approving the use of the Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine on adolescents aged 12 to 15. This is a revision of their previous emergency use authorization (EUA) approving the use of the vaccine for those aged 16 and older. Although it's simply not feasible for the government to include adolescents and teenagers in th...Keep on reading: Should we vaccinate our adolescent children?
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Reflections by ex-Jesuits—not just for Ateneans
  If your life was in any way touched by the Jesuits, "Companions! XJ Narratives" (San Anselmo Press, 2021) is an inspiring read. "XJ" stands for Ex-Jesuits; "Companions!" is a collection of over 40 narratives by, and of, former members of the Society of Jesus who remained friends and continued to live out Ignatian spirituality in lay life. It's an important time for Jesuits. From May 2021 until July 2022, the Society of Jesus celebrates an Ignatian Year, marking the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius. A certain age For Ateneans of a certain age---those in college when Loyola House of Studies was new---"Companions!" delivers its worth in nostalgia alone....Keep on reading: Reflections by ex-Jesuits—not just for Ateneans
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Venus, Murray handed Wimbledon wild cards
LONDON---Former champions Venus Williams and Andy Murray were named in Wimbledon's initial list of wildcards on Wednesday for this month's grasscourt Grand Slam. American Williams, who will turn 41 on Thursday, has won five out of her seven Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon but has slipped to 103rd in the women's world rankings. She has not made it past the opening round at any tournament since reaching the second round of the Australian Open in February. Britain's Murray won Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016 but is currently ranked 124th having endured a spate of injuries in the past few years. Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in January 2019 and his com...Keep on reading: Venus, Murray handed Wimbledon wild cards
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Iloilo mayor defends controversial condo project
  Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treas has defended the controversial condominium project just outside the declared historic center in what used to be the Queen City of the South. In an email to Lifestyle, Treas said the Terranza condominium project is outside the heritage zone, an area bounded by J.M. Basa (Calle Real), Aldeguer, Mapa, Guanco and Iznart streets. He said he disagrees with the idea that the project will affect the sightline of the heritage buildings inside the declared zone. "The heritage buildings found in the Iloilo City Heritage Zone are structures that are mostly built nearly attached to each other, with only their facades visible from the streets fronti...Keep on reading: Iloilo mayor defends controversial condo project
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After ‘Trese’s’ success, fans call for anime adaptation of award-winning ‘Janus Silang’ comics
Fans of another popular graphic novel in the Philippines rallied for its anime adaptation following the success of Netflix’s “Trese.” Edgar Calabia Samar, award-winning novelist, shared that he received messages from fans who are anticipating the possible animated series adaptation of “Janus Silang.” In a tweet on June 13, Samar thanked his fans. He also cited […] The post After ‘Trese’s’ success, fans call for anime adaptation of award-winning ‘Janus Silang’ comics appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Three homes for one religious art collection
  Envoys Amelia "Mellie" Ablaza and her husband Luis Jr. pose for a Facebook post in their living room in front of a curved glass table, atop which a monstrance solemnly stands. A vessel for the Eucharistic host, the monstrance is traditionally seen only on special church occasions. This one---made of silver, with exquisite rays---was used in religious processions. The Ablazas' designer son, Luis Romero Ablaza III---Junjun to friends---has proudly made it a statement piece alongside intricately carved silver candlesticks. The Ablaza collection of religious art is impressive for its size. It has taken three homes to display the pieces, and many are still in storage. The ...Keep on reading: Three homes for one religious art collection
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Duterte: Running for VP a ‘good idea’ but ‘good rest’ is much better
  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he thinks running for vice president in the 2022 national elections is a "good idea" since he still has not fully accomplished his promises. He also said he has unfinished business such as ending corruption, criminality and the illegal drug problem in the country, and other infrastructure projects. "Marami pang iba na hindi ko nagawa. 'Yun ang naiwanan ko kasi hindi ko nagawa kasi hindi ko na kontrolado. Maybe being vice president would be good," he said. (I haven't done a lot of other things. These things are left undone because I have not control over them.) However, he said he is still reluct...Keep on reading: Duterte: Running for VP a ‘good idea’ but ‘good rest’ is much better
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DOTr’s Tugade says will run in 2022 elections if asked by Duterte
MANILA, Philippines --- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade may consider running for public office in the 2022 elections should President Rodrigo Duterte ask him to do so. "That will be decided by the President," Tugade said in response to a query during a media briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office on Wednesday. "I am a good soldier. The President is a very good commander-in-chief," he added. "What the President says so it will go in so far as I am concerned." Tugade was the former classmate of Duterte at the San Beda University's College of Law. He was a successful businessman and former head of the Clark Development Corp. under the Aquino adm...Keep on reading: DOTr’s Tugade says will run in 2022 elections if asked by Duterte
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‘La Barca de Aqueronte’ by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, 1887
  One of the major works of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, a great Filipino painter of the late 19th century, "La Barca de Aqueronte," or "Charon's Boat," exemplifies Hidalgo's neoclassical style of painting. Inspired by the artist's reading of Dante's "Inferno," the oil-on-canvas painting shows nude figures in agony or the souls of the damned as they are ferried across the River Acheron and into the underworld by boatman Charon, a solitary figure on the other side of the scene. Together with its companion piece "La Laguna Estigia,'' or "River Styx," the painting won Hidalgo a gold medal in the 1887 Exposicion General de las Islas Filipinas in Madrid. In 1892, it received ...Keep on reading: ‘La Barca de Aqueronte’ by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, 1887
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Medical Frontliners Get First Dibs on McDonald's BTS Meal Ahead of Its Launch
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Medical community in NegOcc wants stricter quarantine status amid rising COVID cases
BACOLOD CITY -- The medical community in Negros Occidental has expressed dismay over the failure of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to place this city and the province under a "stricter quarantine status" amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases. The Philippine College of Physicians-Negros Occidental Chapter (PCP-NOC) headed by Dr. Ronel Sario, said the national government should have considered the number of infections in Bacolod and Negros Occidental. "We are tagged as high risk and we even surpassed Metro Manila cases. The numbers are exponentially increasing day by day and this is beyond alarming," the group said. "We...Keep on reading: Medical community in NegOcc wants stricter quarantine status amid rising COVID cases
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Life lessons on the golf course from my father
  "Of all of the hazards, fear is the worst." ---Sam Snead I learned many character-shaping life lessons while on the golf course with my father, Alex "Poplex" Prieto. Being a family with a passionate love of golf, our vacations often include friendly (yet undoubtedly competitive) golf matches. Even after our 18 holes, the spouses in the family who don't play---or as we call them, the "golf widows"---end up having to listen to our sports recaps throughout the day. Golf has been an integral part of shaping who I am. Lessons learned on the green have changed the way I approach challenges, the way I keep my relationships, the way I see life in general. There are many tr...Keep on reading: Life lessons on the golf course from my father
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Casimero asks Bob Arum for Naoya Inoue fight
MANILA, Philippines---John Riel Casimero is taking matters into his own hands just to make sure he can get that unification fight against top pound-for-pound fighter Naoya Inoue. The WBO World bantamweight champion was in attendance during Shakur Stevenson's bout against Jeremiah Nakathila where approached Arum to ask for a fight against Inoue, the man who holds the WBA Super, IBF, and The Ring belts. "Give me Inoue," said Casimero to the Top Rank CEO in a video he posted on his YouTube channel. Arum, whose promotion organized the Stevenson-Nakathila card, simply said "maybe next fight?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSk1azwwAjs Arum also asked Casimero about his next fight agai...Keep on reading: Casimero asks Bob Arum for Naoya Inoue fight
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Alleged drug dealer falls in Tagbilaran buy-bust operation
  TAGBILARAN CITY---Police arrested a suspected drug dealer in a buy-bust operation here on Wednesday morning, June 16. Jan Randolph Amistoso, 22, and a resident of Barangay Poblacion 3 in Tagbilaran City, was arrested after he allegedly sold P500 worth of shabu (methamphetamine) to an undercover agent in Barangay Booy, Tagbilaran City at around 9:30 a.m. Seized from him were three packets of shabu worth P88,400. According to the Tagbilaran City Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Amistoso was under surveillance for two weeks after they received reports of his illegal activities. Amistoso is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002....Keep on reading: Alleged drug dealer falls in Tagbilaran buy-bust operation
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AFP to continue work with US after Duterte suspends end of VFA
MANILA, Philippines---The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue its engagements with the United States as President Rodrigo Duterte suspended the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement for another six months.   AFP chief General Cirilito Sobejana welcomed the decision of the President to extend the suspension of the agreement's termination to allow further discussion and study. The termination had been suspended twice already.   "Your AFP will continue to enhance its capabilities through purposeful engagements with our treaty ally," Sobejana said in a statement.   "Our engagements will be in enhancing the interoperability between our t...Keep on reading: AFP to continue work with US after Duterte suspends end of VFA
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10 Cute Tops Under P500 You Can Shop at Zara's End-of-Season Sale
We spotted finds you can purchase for as low as P345!
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Eala, partner sinilat 2nd seeded pair
Kakokorona bilang na kampeon sa 125th French Open 2021 girls' doubles sa Paris nitong Sabado, matindi ang balik-hampas ni Alexandra ‘Alex’ Eala sa International Tennis Federation W25 Madrid tournament sa Spain katambal sa pagkakataong si Andorran Victoria Jimenez Kasinteva. The post Eala, partner sinilat 2nd seeded pair first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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George, Leonard muling raratsada
Babalik ng Salt Lake City ang Los Angeles at Utah na magkabuhol sa 2-2 ang NBA Western Conference semis. The post George, Leonard muling raratsada first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Ellen hindi praning na ipagpalit ni Derek
Nagkaroon ng question and answer portion si Ellen Adarna sa kanyang avid followers sa Instagram . Sinagot niya ang ilan sa mga tanong sa kanya ng kanyang mga faney. The post Ellen hindi praning na ipagpalit ni Derek first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Female personality pinaluha ang alahera
Maraming pumupuri sa magandang kumbinasyon pagdating sa pananalapi ng mag-asawang sikat na personalidad. Pareho silang masinop sa kanilang kinikita. The post Female personality pinaluha ang alahera first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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49 construction workers in Cebu City test positive for COVID-19
  CEBU CITY----At least 49 construction workers employed to complete a building in this city tested positive for COVID-19. Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city's Emergency Operations Center, said this was the first time in several months, where many people in the same workplace contracted the virus. All 49 workers, he said, had been taken out from the construction site and brought to isolation centers in Cebu City. Garganera said the infections were detected when more than 100 construction workers underwent swab testing for COVID-19 after a co-worker tested positive for an antigen test last week. Contact tracing was still ongoing. Most of...Keep on reading: 49 construction workers in Cebu City test positive for COVID-19
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Paris mayor hints at bid to be France’s first woman president
  PARIS -- Paris' Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo has hinted she is planning to stand in 2022 presidential elections, saying that having a woman as president for the first time would change the relationship of the French with those in power, in an interview published Wednesday. If she declares her candidacy, Hidalgo would be entering an increasingly crowded field but one that is dominated by figures on the centre and right, with centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen expected to duel in a run-off. But the Socialists have so far failed to make any impact on the race, still suffering after the single 2012-2017 term of France's last Socialist pr...Keep on reading: Paris mayor hints at bid to be France’s first woman president
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EU members approve return of US travelers
  BRUSSELS -- European Union member states have agreed to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on travelers from eight countries and territories including the United States, officials and diplomats said Wednesday. The white list of countries and regions exempted from the travel ban will be expanded to include Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Lebanon, the United States, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, they said. EU member states can still choose to require travelers from these areas to undergo Covid-19 testing or to observe periods in quarantine, but once the new list is approved the recommendation is that they should be exempted from a blanket travel ban. Because of th...Keep on reading: EU members approve return of US travelers
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Gov’t urged to try US airport vaccination policy to spur PH economy
MANILA, Philippines --- The government should adopt a policy similar to the one being implemented by the United States on inbound visitors, who may opt to get vaccinated in American airports when they arrive, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Wednesday. "Pag-aralan natin kung maaaring ma-adopt natin ang ganitong sistema. Sa ganitong paraan, mas maraming mae-engganyo ang galing sa ibang bansa na wala masyadong kaso ng COVID-19 ang pumunta na dito sa ating bansa. Makatutulong ito sa mas mabilis na economic recovery ng Pilipinas," Sotto said in a statement. (Let us study if we can adopt a similar system. This way, travelers from countries with low COVID-19 cases will be attr...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged to try US airport vaccination policy to spur PH economy
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Kronyismo sa panahon ng pandemya
Tinalakay noong nakaraang linggo sa espasyong ito ang parating na panahon ng pagkasaid ng natural gas mula sa Malampaya gas field sa karagatan ng West Philippine Sea, na nagpapatakbo ng mga malaking planta ng kuryente na nagpapailaw sa 25% ng Luzon grid. Ayon sa pinakahuling ulat sa Senado, magaganap ito sa taong 2027. Nakasalalay ang patuloy na pag-unlad ng pambansang ekonomiya sa hinaharap sa paghanap ng pagong mapagkukunan ng enerhiya. The post Kronyismo sa panahon ng pandemya first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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DOH: Wearing face shield in specified areas ‘has always been the policy’
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) clarified on Wednesday that the wearing of face shields only in specific settings "has always been the standing policy" of the agency. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made this remark after Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said that face shields may not be worn when outdoors as the risk of transmitting COVID-19 in such a setting is low. "This has always been the standing policy. At the minimum, face shields are required to be worn in the following settings, as indicated in the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) 2021-0001 on the Clarificatory Guidelines on the Mandatory Use of Face Shields Outside of Residence f...Keep on reading: DOH: Wearing face shield in specified areas ‘has always been the policy’
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#SachetAway: On ‘World Refill Day,’ public urged to make refilling the new normal
Social media users on Wednesday encouraged others to support an enterprise that recycles plastic packaging in parcels in light of “World Refill Day.” “World Refill Day” is a global awareness campaign marked every June 16 to encourage the public to reduce plastic waste. Earlier this week, a Facebook post of the enterprise or initiative called The […] The post #SachetAway: On ‘World Refill Day,’ public urged to make refilling the new normal appeared first on Interaksyon.
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P21.9M marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga
  TUGUEGARAO CITY----Authorities destroyed about P21.9 million worth of marijuana plants in simultaneous operations Tuesday in Kalinga province. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police discovered the plantations in Buscalan, Butbut Proper, and Loccong villages in Tinglayan town. About 5,000 marijuana plants worth P1 million were found in Buscalan. In Butbut Proper, about 57,500 marijuana plants and 5,000 marijuana seedlings worth P14.1 million were destroyed in six plantations. In Loccong, about 34,000 full-grown marijuana plants worth P6.8 million were burned. No cultivators were arrested in the operations, police said. INQ   LZB...Keep on reading: P21.9M marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga
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LOOK: Frankie Pangilinan shows debut EP’s behind-the-scenes images, recordings
Frankie Pangilinan, daughter of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, turned a bit sentimental as she recently released her debut EP titled "abOUT hER SPACE." Pangilinan shared snippets of videos, voice recordings and photos on her Instagram page yesterday, June 15, about a month after the EP's launch. Among those shown were drafts of her songs "Maybe" and "Lost" which were also part of her EP. "I refuse to get so sentimental because the story is far from over, but chapter one is such a big chunk of my heart; she took so long but was crafted with all the love and care [I] could afford as well as relentless nitpicking (@kindredproductionsph how do [you] put u...Keep on reading: LOOK: Frankie Pangilinan shows debut EP’s behind-the-scenes images, recordings
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This Surf Resort in Zambales Is Now Open to Guests From NCR
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Koko to partymates who support bets outside PDP-Laban: Just leave the group
      MANILA, Philippines---PDP-Laban members supporting another personality outside the group should just leave the party and follow their "idol," Senator Aquilino 'Koko" Pimentel said on Wednesday. As party's executive vice chairman, Pimentel reminded its members to follow PDP's ideology and not "personality-based" politics. And if they love PDP-Laban, he said, they should believe that it has "sufficient talented people" who could lead the country and continue the programs of government based on the party ideology. PDP-Laban is currently being chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte. "Huwag yung nakatingin sa labas ng partido agad...Para namang wala...Keep on reading: Koko to partymates who support bets outside PDP-Laban: Just leave the group
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Face shields face review as anti-COVID tool
MANILA, Philippines---Some famous faces had launched a seemingly innocuous review of the requirement to use face shields to prevent coronavirus infection. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Senate President Vicente Sotto III, two of the most recognizable faces in Philippine politics, questioned the wisdom or logic of requiring the use of face shields. Are face shields really effective against the virus or are they simply a business fad riding on the COVID-19 pandemic? Millions of face shields could have been dumped in the Philippines mainly from China but data are not available from either the Department of Industry or the Bureau of Customs. The Customs bureau keeps track of impor...Keep on reading: Face shields face review as anti-COVID tool
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Labor chief Bello aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday he will ask for government approval to allow 5,000 more healthcare workers to be deployed abroad, double the annual cap in a country that is one of the world's biggest sources of nurses. After lobbying by nurses groups, Bello said he will recommend to the coronavirus task force on Thursday that the cap is raised. Nurses are among the more than 10 million Filipinos who work and live overseas, with annual remittances in excess of $30 billion a key driver for the country's consumption-driven economy. "There are reasons to allow health workers to seek good jobs abroad," Bello told a news conference. "We...Keep on reading: Labor chief Bello aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas
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‘Finally, some sense’: Health official says face shields may no longer be worn outdoors
Filipinos breathed a sigh of relief after Health Undersecretary Leopold Vega announced that face shields may now be removed in outdoor settings. The official, who also acts as the country’s treatment czar, said that face shields are only required in indoor settings where the coronavirus transmission risk is higher. “Kapag naglalakad ka sa kalye, baka […] The post ‘Finally, some sense’: Health official says face shields may no longer be worn outdoors appeared first on Interaksyon.
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COVID-19 rollout resumes in Olongapo City; 600 more get jabs
  OLONGAPO CITY----The city government continued vaccinating Wednesday against COVID-19 after receiving a new supply from the national government. About 600 doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca were expected to be administered during the first of two days of rollout at the SMX Convention Center in SM Central Olongapo. The vaccines are for older citizens and residents with comorbidities. At least 290 doses of the vaccine are for priority residents receiving the first dose of Sinovac. The remaining supply is for residents receiving the second shots of Sinovac and AstraZeneca. The vaccination rollout was stopped due to the limited supply of vaccines. More residents on...Keep on reading: COVID-19 rollout resumes in Olongapo City; 600 more get jabs
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McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen donated meals to over 2,000 medical frontliners in the Philippines
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- It's a purple day for some of our front liners. McDonald's Philippines, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), kicked off its much-awaited BTS Meal in the Philippines with health care workers enjoying the first taste of the limited-edition offering. Two days before its official launch on June 18 in the country, over 2,000 BTS Meals were distributed to select hospitals and vaccination hubs, through McDonald's Kindness Kitchen. "Our medical frontliners have been working tirelessly to keep everyone safe throughout the pandemic. With the launch of the BTS Meal and the overwhelming support McDonald's is getting from the public, ...Keep on reading: McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen donated meals to over 2,000 medical frontliners in the Philippines
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