Australia orders mass evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave

  SYDNEY -- Thousands of tourists have been given less than 48 hours to evacuate fire-ravaged coastal communities as Australia braces for a heatwave Saturday expected to fan deadly bushfires. Catastrophic blazes ripped through swathes of the continent's south-east on New Year's Eve, killing at least eight people andstranding holidaymakers as seaside towns were ringed by flames. The New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service on Thursday morning declared a "tourist leave zone" stretching about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the popular holiday spot of Bateman's Bay along the usually picturesque south-east coast to neighboring Victoria state, where people are also being urg...

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Alamin ang ‘yong kapalaran ayon sa iyong zodiac sign | April 3, 2020
ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Magpakatotoo sa sarili pero kilalanin din ang mga restriksyon. Hindi mo kailangang balewalain ang mga rules para lamang manguna sa karera. Hindi ito ang tamang panahon para manaig ang pakikipagkumpetensya. Lucky number for today: 4
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Alamin ang ‘yong kapalaran ayon sa iyong zodiac sign | April 3, 2020
ARIES (Marso 21-Abril 19) – Magaling kang mag-ayos ng problema kaya ikaw ang takbuhan ng iyong pamilya at kaibigan. Pero hindi sa lahat ng oras ay kaya mong ayusin ang lahat, mag-relaks at iwasang pasanin ang mundo. Lucky color: Red, lucky number: 11.
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Iran parliament speaker tests positive for coronavirus
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's parliament speaker tested positive for COVID-19, state television reported Thursday, April 2, becoming the latest official to contract the disease in the hard hit country. Ali Larijani "was tested for coronavirus after showing certain symptoms, and as the result was positive, he is currently in ...
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Musical mood boosters: The Weekend, Finneas and Maroon 5
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" single, about a man who's going through a romantic withdrawal, is rumored to be about his ill-fated relationship with one of his famous exes, among them Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid and New York-based model Yovanna Ventura. "I can't see clearly when you're gone," the 30-year-old Canadian recording artist sings in it. "I'm drowning in the night. When I'm like this, you're the one I trust." But there's more to "Blinding Lights," the No. 1 song on the Billboard 100 chart this week, than its tabloid-fodder theme. Musically, the track recalls the stylish and catchy inventiveness of A-ha's synth-pop sensation "Take On Me," as well as Depeche Mode's heady N...Keep on reading: Musical mood boosters: The Weekend, Finneas and Maroon 5
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Democrats postpone White House nominating convention to August over virus
WASHINGTON DC, USA – US Democrats on Thursday, April 2, postponed their national convention until August 17 over concerns about coronavirus , pushing back by 5 weeks the gathering that nominates the party's candidate to challenge Donald Trump in November . "In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe ...
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Nico Santos bares devastating effect of COVID-19 on his family
"Devastating" was how Nico Santos described losing his stepfather to COVID-19---while his mother battles the same disease. In an emotional Instagram post, the Filipino-American actor paid tribute to the man he fondly calls "Tito Sonny." "He was a kind, caring man. Friendly to a fault. He always greeted strangers walking past him with a chipper 'Good Morning!' and a big smile. He had a great laugh that filled the room with joy," he wrote. "Rest in peace, Tito Sonny. I love you." His mother, Tita, was also infected by the coronavirus, but doesn't need hospitalization at the moment. More than the death itself, what made the situation even more painful and difficult is his famil...Keep on reading: Nico Santos bares devastating effect of COVID-19 on his family
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Camarines Sur jail escapee slain in police operation
      LEGAZPi CITY -- An inmate who escaped from jail in San Fernando town in Camarines Sur province was shot and killed in a police operation in Sagay town on Thursday afternoon. Colonel Roderico Roy Jr., director of Camarines Sur police, said Jeynel Aberos, 19, fired upon the authorities, prompting them to retaliate until he was cornered in a house in Barangay (village) Kilantaao, Sagay town at around 5 p.m. The suspect sustained bullet wounds in his body that caused his death. The service firearm of Captain Emilio Endrano, the chief of San Fernando police, which was reportedly stolen, was recovered from Aberos after the operation. "He stole the ...Keep on reading: Camarines Sur jail escapee slain in police operation
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Max wants water birth for baby boy
Max Collins and Pancho Magno are having a boy. The couple made the announcement on their recently published YouTube vlog, documenting the gender reveal party they hosted in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this year. Surrounded by their cheering family, Max and Pancho jumped for joy and hugged each other after popping a black balloon filled with blue confetti. "We promise to love you and take care of you," Pancho told his unborn baby. In a video chat with GMA 7, the two actors' home network, Max related that her husband initially wanted to have a girl. "If she were a girl, maybe she could have ended up a daddy's girl. But, of course, we're happy, regardless of the gender, as...Keep on reading: Max wants water birth for baby boy
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‘Massive testing’ of coronavirus PUMs, PUIs to start April 14 – Galvez
MANILA, Philippines – The government plans to begin “massive testing” of persons under monitoring (PUM) and patients under investigation (PUI) for the novel coronavirus on April 14, National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr said on Thursday evening, April 2. The objective, Galvez ...
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Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over virus fears
MAJENE, Indonesia – Indonesia has released some 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday, April 2. The mass release comes days after the Southeast Asian nation said it would free more than 30,000 ...
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3D LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020
3D LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020 – The 3D Lotto draws are held today by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at 11AM, 4PM, and 9PM and here are the results: 11am: Draw Suspended  4pm: Draw Suspended  9pm: Draw Suspended  See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT April 2, 2020 (updated every 11am, […] The post 3D LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Comelec suspends preparations for Palawan plebiscite
PALAWAN, Philippines – The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to suspend all preparatory activities leading to the May 11 plebiscite that would ratify the division of Palawan into 3 separate provinces. In a memorandum dated March 25, the Comelec en banc cited the Luzon-wide ...
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LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020
LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020 – Here is the official result of the 6/42 Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today,Friday, April 3, 2020. Due to the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Enhanced Community Quarantine PCSO Suspends Lottery […] The post LOTTO RESULT April 3, 2020 appeared first on Philippine News.
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All dressed up with nowhere to go? Try Animal Crossing.
For those of us doing our part in containing the pandemic by staying home, cabin fever is real on this 19th day of enhanced community quarantine.
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Designers and brands sew on and on for Covid-19 frontliners
Filipino fashion is bringing on the bayanihan spirit. In the past weeks, designers and their teams have volunteered their production lines to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for health workers fighting COVID-19, beginning with reusable fabric face masks and now extending to hazmat suits.
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You were a masterpiece, Ito Curata
You were cut from the most fabulous cloth by the Creator, soft at the edges, firm at the seams, of vibrant hues, tailor-made for exquisite creativity.
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Comics (April 3, 2020)
Comics (April 3, 2020)
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God is good.
God is good.
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Songs that help people cope with corona crisis
I am sure there will come a day, very soon in the near future, when the world, free of the scourge of the coronavirus and of other ills, has become a better place. But it is a sure thing that we will remember all that we went through during these difficult times.
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The stories behind Joe Mari’s three songs
Last Sunday’s Conversations feature (The Durable Jose Mari Chan, March 29, 2020) drew interesting reactions from all over, among them from my friend election lawyer Romy Macalintal.
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Index ends in red anew as price rally short-live
The volatility of the Philippine stock market manifested anew in yesterday’s session as share prices fell again after a short-lived rally.
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AboitizPower halts buyout of Vietnam wind facility
Aboitiz Power Corp. has terminated its acquisition of a 39.4-megawatt (MW) wind power facility in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam.
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Pamosong shoe designer tumulong sa mga ospital sa Bicol
Isang kilalang shoe designer si Jojo Bragais, ang kanyang mga likhang sapatos ay madalas isuot ng mga sikat na beauty queens sa ating bansa. Siya rin ang shoe provider ng Binibining Pilipinas, at maging sa mga international pageants ay siya na rin ang shoe designer and provider.
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One Heavyweight World champ, ‘BuyBust’ star Brandon Vera thrilled to become first-time dad
MANILA, Philippines --- Brandon Vera, the reigning ONE Heavyweight World champion and the star of the 2018 action thriller "BuyBust," couldn't contain his excitement as he is to become a father. Now in Guam, Vera and his pregnant wife Jessica are expecting a baby boy. "I didn't realize how excited I would be, and it increases every day," Vera said via ONE Championship on Thursday. "It does not stop! What I'm most looking forward to is hanging out with my son and seeing if I can help mold him into a better man than I could ever think of becoming," he added. Vera added that he's going to be "physically and mentally" prepared for fatherhood, which, he said he has bee...Keep on reading: One Heavyweight World champ, ‘BuyBust’ star Brandon Vera thrilled to become first-time dad
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COVID mass testing ilalarga
Tiniyak ni COVID-19 response head Carlito Galvez na pagsapit ng April 14 ay masisimulan na ang massive testing para sa mga Person Under Investigation (PUI) at Person Under Monitoring (PUM).
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Half of humanity in virus confinement
PARIS, France – More than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population , are now being called on to remain in their homes to combat COVID-19 , according to an Agence France-Presse tally on Thursday, April 2. The measures – which include compulsory or recommended confinement, curfews and ...
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Sabungero, sana’y sa basaan
Mga klasmeyt salamat sa mga nagpi-PM sa akin kahit paano may nababasa ako mula sa mga kapwa natin sabungero.
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Vice Ganda Team Robredo na
Hindi nakaligtas sa mga mata ng netizen ang ginawang pagpapasalamat ni Vice Ganda kay Vice Presidente Leni Robredo at kay Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto para sa mga naging kontribusyon nito ngayong humaharap ang bansa sa suliranin dulot ng coronavirus.
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Patriomonio binasag ang ilong ni King
Noong unang matikman ni Alvin Patrimonio ang larong-PBA, nagkaroon na agad siya ng ‘ilag’ factor kay Abe King.
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Doctors warn of malaria drug scarcity
PARIS, France – Limited global stocks of two anti-malarial drugs could wreck plans to use the medicines, currently in clinical trials, to treat COVID-19, doctors cautioned on Thursday, April 2. Around the world, countries are expanding access to chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which are used to treat ...
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Global air passenger demand sees steepest decline since 9/11 – IATA
GENEVA, Switzerland – The coronavirus pandemic sent global air passenger demand plunging 14% in February, marking the steepest decline in traffic since the September 11 attacks in 2001, the global aviation association said on Thursday, April 2. Fresh data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed ...
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Nakalusot sa checkpoint! Brgy. volunteer niratrat ng tandem
Patay ang isang barangay volunteer nang pagbabarilin ng apat na hindi pa nakikilalang suspek habang nagbabantay sa border ng kanilang compound sa Quezon City, nitong Miyerkules ng gabi.
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Yulo, Didal sokpa sa Forbes 30 Under Asia
Pasok sa listahan ng Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2020 Entertainment and Sports sina Pilipino stars gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo at skateboarder Margielyn Didal.
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Anti-corruption commissioner urges NBI to probe Robredo for helping frontliners | Evening wRap
Today on Rappler: NBI urged to probe Robredo for helping frontliners, 'competing' with gov't 'Shoot them dead': Duterte orders troops to kill quarantine violators Vico Sotto can't be prosecuted for violating Bayanihan law – DILG NBI summons 'more than a dozen' for coronavirus posts Luzon residents now required to wear face masks when leaving homes – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico
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France urges debt freeze for poor countries hit by pandemic
PARIS, France – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday, April 2, called for a $500-billion war chest and a debt moratorium for developing countries, especially in Africa , to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis . The world's poorest continent is far behind ...
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Martial Law hindi pinag-uusapan sa Covid crisis! – Nograles
Hindi napag-uusapan sa Malacañang ang isyu ng martial law bilang option sakaling magkagulo dahil sa posibleng pagkagutom ng maraming Pilipino bunsod ng epektong dulot ng coronavirus disease 2019.
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Shaq petmalung DJ
Habang nakatengga ang hosting sa TNT dahil suspendido ang NBA bunga ng coronavirus, nasa bahay lang si Shaquille O’Neal.
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Bong Go walang access sa mga donasyon – Panelo
Itinanggi ng Malacañang ang ulat na para sa bentahe ni Senator Bong Go ang inisyung Administrative Order No. 27 na nag-aatas sa Office of Civil Defense na pangasiwaan
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COVID-19 cases in Manila now at 127
  MANILA, Philippines --- Eleven new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have been recorded in Manila, bringing the latest number to 127.   Of the total COVID-19 cases, 19 succumbed to the disease while 10 managed to recover, data from the Manila Public Information showed Thursday.   All areas in Manila have recorded confirmed COVID-19, the local government said.   Previously, the LGU said that there were 116 positive COVID-19 patients in the Philippine capital.   The country's COVID-19 cases rose to 2,633 on Thursday, of which 107 have died while 51 managed to recover.   Edited by JPV ...Keep on reading: COVID-19 cases in Manila now at 127
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Idol ko ang mga lumalaban sa COVID-19 – Duremdes
Isa ngayon sa sinasaluduhan ni Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) commissioner Kenneth Duremdes ang mga sumasagupa sa COVID-19 na mga frontliner.
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VCO gamot sa COVID?
Sinuportahan ng Department of Science and Technology(DOST) ang isinasagawang `supporting research ‘ sa paggamit ng virgin coconut oil bilang food supplement anti-viral medication laban sa COVID-19.
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Mga Caintaeño inayudahan ng Rain or Shine
Nagpaabot ang Rain or Shine Elasto Painters ng tulong para sa mga residente ng Cainta na apektado ng enhanced community quarantine bunga ng coronavirus disease.
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3 gubernador nahaharap sa kasong paglabag sa ‘quarantine’
Nasa 'hot water' ngayon ang tatlong gubernador makaraang hindi umano sumunod sa ipinatutupad na alintuntunin ng national government para masawata ang pagkalat pa ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa bansa.
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Manila passes ‘Anti COVID-19 Discrimination’ ordinance
  MANILA, Philippines --- The local government of Manila on Thursday passed an ordinance punishing those who would discriminate against persons found positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), individuals under monitoring or investigation and frontliners fighting the disease. Mayor Isko Moreno signed Ordinance No. 8624, or the "Anti COVID-19 Discrimination Ordinance of 2020." The local law prohibits any act that causes stigma, disgrace, shame, humiliation, harassment or discrimination against COVID-19 positive patients, persons under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM), health workers and frontliners. Those caught violating the act would be fined P5,...Keep on reading: Manila passes ‘Anti COVID-19 Discrimination’ ordinance
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Bong Go denounces latest black propaganda on social media
  MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Thursday, April 2, strongly denounced the malicious and false claims that have been circulating around social media. Government agencies and private entities mentioned in the false narratives also condemned the orchestrated black propaganda being spread while the country is already burdened by the COVID-19 health emergency. "Kapag meron na namang lalabas bukas, sigurado paninira at fake news na naman yan. Aabutan din sila ng karma, huwag kayong mag-alala," Go said. (If there is something coming out again tomorrow, for sure that is for demolition and fake news. Don't worry, karma will get them.) The...Keep on reading: Bong Go denounces latest black propaganda on social media
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Alyssa: Maayos na plano para sa bansa, mga tao
May isang hiling lang ang nais ipaabot sa pamahalaan ni volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez sa kasagsagan ng krisis dulot ng coronavirus disease.
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Go says anyone is welcome to help in fight vs COVID-19
      MANILA, Philippines --- In saying that anyone should be welcome to contribute in the country's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Senator Christopher "Bong" Go told officials who are not helping combat the crisis to just "quarantine your mouth."   Go, long-time aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, issued this pronouncement after a Presidential Anti-Corruption Commissioner (PACC) official said Vice President Leni Robredo should be investigated for supposedly competing with and undermining the national government's response to the COVID-19 crisis.   "Welcome dapat lahat ng mga gustong tumulong. Welcome rin ang mga bumabat...Keep on reading: Go says anyone is welcome to help in fight vs COVID-19
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