Diaz pasalamat kay Romero
Pinasalamatan ni weightlifting superstar Hidilyn Diaz si Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Partylist) pagkaraang tanggapin ang P3M check na kanyang pabuya sa pagkakapanalo ng unang gold medal ng bansa sa kasagsagang ginaganap na 32nd Summer Olympic Games 2020+1 sa Tokyo, Japan noong Huly 26. The post Diaz pasalamat kay Romero first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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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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COVID-19 Delta variant patient in Nueva Vizcaya recovers – official
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela --- A man in Nueva Vizcaya province infected with the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has already recovered, an official said Thursday. Dr. Edwin Galapon, Nueva Vizcaya health officer, said the patient has "clinically recovered" following his treatment in Solano town last month. The information about the patient was not immediately disclosed to the public to avoid causing panic, Galapon said. In Cauayan City, Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy has retracted his previous statement that a Delta variant patient had recovered in the city. It turned out that the patient was afflicted with the Alpha variant, said Dy, who apologized for the mix-up....Keep on reading: COVID-19 Delta variant patient in Nueva Vizcaya recovers – official
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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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TJ Monterde pens song ‘Inday’ for KZ Tandingan
Musician TJ Monterde thinks it is but fitting to include a Visayan song in the album "Simula," his collaboration with his wife, award-winning singer KZ Tandingan. The album's playlist has recently been released on various music platforms, including Star Music's YouTube channel. Monterde recalled how he was able to compose the song, which he said was inspired by how women ask their partners if they love them. He said in an online press conference for the album on Aug. 3 that even after he and Tandingan got married, she still tends to ask the question, "Babe, mahal mo ba ako?" (Babe, do you love me?) "So, 'yung 'Inday' is a show of reassurance sa love ko sa aking Inday. May line ...Keep on reading: TJ Monterde pens song ‘Inday’ for KZ Tandingan
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37,635 Zambales residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales --- At least 1,149 more residents in this province have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday (Aug. 4), local health officials said. According to Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, 501 of the residents got their second dose of AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines while 648 residents received the single dose Janssen vaccine of Johnson & Johnson. To date, the province has vaccinated a total of 40,003 residents and 37,635 of them are now fully inoculated. A total of 77,638 doses of vaccines have already been administered in the province (25,346 AstraZeneca, 39,719 Sinovac, and 12,573 Janssen). The province needs to vaccinate 400,000 of it...Keep on reading: 37,635 Zambales residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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Zambales logs 27 new COVID-19 cases
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales --- The province recorded 27 new COVID cases on Wednesday (Aug. 4), raising the total of active cases to 392.   Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said the new patients are aged 9-83 years old.   They were added to the increasing number of COVID patients in the province, which now has a total of 4,401 infections.   On the same day, 21 new patients recovered from the viral disease, raising the number of recoveries to 3,887.   The COVID-19 death toll still stood at 122, local data showed.   TSB...Keep on reading: Zambales logs 27 new COVID-19 cases
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101 Ilocos Norte health workers get COVID as pandemic hits them hard
LAOAG CITY --- At least 15 more health workers in Ilocos Norte's biggest public hospital were infected with SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, raising the number of sick health workers in the hospital to 101, according to health officials on Thursday (Aug. 5).   The health workers of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) had been treating at least 157 COVID-19 patients, said Dr. Josephine Ruedas, provincial health officer. They had been put on a "lock in-duty" arrangement, she said.   Ruedas said the step was taken to reduce the risk of community transmission of the virus.   MMMH&MC has at least 200 beds for COV...Keep on reading: 101 Ilocos Norte health workers get COVID as pandemic hits them hard
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Kemba Walker to join NBA Knicks, Victor Oladipo stays with Heat
Four-time NBA All-Star guard Kemba Walker is heading for the New York Knicks and guard Victor Oladipo will stay with Miami in the latest free agency deals reported on Wednesday. Walker averaged 19.3 points for the Boston Celtics last season in his 10th NBA campaign but was traded to Oklahoma City in June in a deal that sent Al Horford back to Boston. Now Walker, 31, will leave the Thunder without ever playing a game for them, with The Athletic and ESPN reporting he plans to sign with the Knicks after finalizing a contract buyout. He was due $73 million over the next two seasons. While negotiating contracts began Monday, NBA teams cannot sign free agent deals until Friday, le...Keep on reading: Kemba Walker to join NBA Knicks, Victor Oladipo stays with Heat
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COVID-19 forces closure of treasurer’s office in Mabalacat City
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga --- The treasurer's office at the city hall here was closed on Thursday (Aug, 5) after some of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. While the city government here has yet to announce the temporary closure of the treasurer's office, some city hall employees confirmed this to the Inquirer. It was learned that all employees of the city treasurer's office will be subjected to an antigen test on Friday. This city registered 24 new COVID-19 cases and 22 recoveries on Tuesday. It currently has 314 active cases. A total of 4,439 cases were recorded here since the pandemic began last year. Of these, 4,000 have recovered while 125 have died....Keep on reading: COVID-19 forces closure of treasurer’s office in Mabalacat City
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Durant-led USA ousts Australia, advances to gold medal match
Kevin Durant scored 23 points and Devin Booker added 20 to power three-time defending champions United States past Australia 97-78 Thursday and into an Olympic men's basketball final against either France or Slovenia. The Americans were 24-18 behind after the first quarter and 45-42 adrift at halfway, but stormed back during a dominant third term to stay on track for a fourth consecutive gold medal. It was revenge for Gregg Popovich's men who had crashed to Patty Mills' Boomers in their past two meetings, including a demoralizing 91-83 defeat in Las Vegas last month. They also lost 98-94 in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup in Melbourne. But when it comes to the Olympics ...Keep on reading: Durant-led USA ousts Australia, advances to gold medal match
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‘Inspiration’ to youth: Palace hails Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial for Olympic wins
  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Thursday lauded Filipino boxers Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial for their victories at the Tokyo Olympics, calling them "inspiration" whom the youth could emulate.   Paalam is a win away from getting a gold medal after beating Japan's Ryomei Tanaka in the men's flyweight semifinal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xBezPEVrdA&ab_channel=INQUIRER.net   On the other hand, Marcial bagged the men's middleweight bronze after bowing to Ukraine's Oleksandr Khyzhniak.   "We join the entire Filipino nation in celebrating the victory of Carlo Paalam in today's men's flyweight boxing semifinals. We ...Keep on reading: ‘Inspiration’ to youth: Palace hails Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial for Olympic wins
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Hong Kong confirms first local COVID-19 case in two months
    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong has ended its two-month streak of not having a local Covid-19 case, as it steps up surveillance to also prevent imported cases from mainland China and Macau. In a statement issued on Thursday (Aug 5), the Center for Health Protection (CHP) said the city has recorded one new local case - a 43-year-old welder - and another five imported cases. The CHP said the man had tested negative under the regular testing requirement since May this year. "After admission to hospital on August 3, the patient tested positive for antibody against Covid-19," it said."After examining the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory findings, this case is c...Keep on reading: Hong Kong confirms first local COVID-19 case in two months
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CHR asks gov’t to revisit rules on COVID-19 vaccination amid panic and looming lockdown
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday called on the government to revisit vaccination protocols after thousands of people flocked to vaccination sites a day before the reimposed hard lockdown in Metro Manila begins. "While our biggest problem remains to be the lack of sufficient vaccine supply to cover the whole population, the CHR also underscores the importance of a well-designed and scientifically-informed vaccination distribution plans to ensure strict implementation of health and safety protocols on the ground," said CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia. "This entails revisiting the whole system from vaccine registration up until the day o...Keep on reading: CHR asks gov’t to revisit rules on COVID-19 vaccination amid panic and looming lockdown
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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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Ynez Veneracion gives birth to second daughter, Jianna Kyler
Ynez Veneracion has given birth to her second daughter Jianna Kyler, her first child with non-showbiz boyfriend Bryan Julius Recto. "A sweet beautiful angel has finally arrived. Welcome to the world my little one," the actress said on her Instagram page last Tuesday, Aug. 3. Her announcement was accompanied by photos of her and her newborn child, along with photos from her delivery. Veneracion did not state where she gave birth, but it appears her child was born at St. Luke's Medical Center, based on prints on the baby's clothes.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ynez Veneracion (...Keep on reading: Ynez Veneracion gives birth to second daughter, Jianna Kyler
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Carlo Paalam leaves no doubt in win over hometown bet in Tokyo
MANILA, Philippines --- Carlo Paalam needed a convincing performance to avoid a hometown decision against Ryomei Tanaka in their men's flyweight semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. That's exactly what he did as he put on a boxing clinic to outclass Tanaka and leave the outcome beyond doubt. "I just played my game and turned to my speed. That was my strategy," Paalam said after punching his way through the gold medal match. With the victory, Paalam remained the only Filipino boxer still in the hunt for gold after middleweight Eumir Marcial lost in a semifinal slugfest to Ukraine's Oleksandr Khyzhniak later in the day. The 23-year-old Paalam hopes to complete the j...Keep on reading: Carlo Paalam leaves no doubt in win over hometown bet in Tokyo
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9 more PNP personnel in Central Luzon test positive for COVID-19
OLONGAPO CITY---Nine more personnel of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon have tested positive for COVID-19, local data showed on Thursday, Aug. 5.   The latest infections raised the active cases among the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) workforce to 88, health records show.   Three new recoveries related to the viral disease were also logged on the same day.   At least 1,982 PRO3 personnel had contracted COVID-19 since 2020, but 1,889 had recovered, the same data showed.   Its death toll still stood at five, with no additional fatalities recorded in the past weeks.   lzb...Keep on reading: 9 more PNP personnel in Central Luzon test positive for COVID-19
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MMDA: ‘No vaccine, no ayuda’ rumor caused ‘unruliness’ at jab sites in Manila, Las Piñas
MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday blamed the "no vaccine, no ayuda (aid)" rumors for the "disorderliness" at some vaccination sites in the National Capital Region (NCR). Following the ruckus at vaccination sites in Las Pias and Manila, MMDA chief Benhur Abalos requested the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to go after the purveyors of misinformation. "As a consequence of which, then ordinary peaceful and orderly vaccination is now being flocked by individuals thereby causing disarray therein," Abalos said in the letter addressed to NBI Officer-in-Charge Eric Distor. "I am requesting your Bureau to initiate the investig...Keep on reading: MMDA: ‘No vaccine, no ayuda’ rumor caused ‘unruliness’ at jab sites in Manila, Las Piñas
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Thai nurse declared dead on social media proves she is very much alive
    BANGKOK -- A nurse in Thailand surfaced on Thursday to prove she is alive despite online reports declaring she had died from attending to Covid-19 patients for seven consecutive days. News of her so-called death went viral until she proved it was fake on her Facebook page after hearing about it from a friend. READ: Hundreds of Thai medical workers infected despite Sinovac vaccinations In her post, the nurse said she had been sleeping well and has not treated a single Covid-19 patient so far. She also said in the post that she had found the Facebook page that launched the fake news and called on people to stop sharing it....Keep on reading: Thai nurse declared dead on social media proves she is very much alive
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Another Nueva Ecija cop tagged in kidnap-slay of online seller yields
CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija---Another police officer, who was allegedly involved in the controversial kidnap-slay of a female online seller, surrendered to authorities Thursday, Aug. 5.   Lt. Col. Julius Caesar Manucdoc, city police chief, said Senior Master Sergeant Rowen Martin, 41, of San Leonardo town, was accompanied by lawyer Shiela Gatchalian.   Martin, a member of the city police station, also surrendered his service firearm, a Glock 17 with serial no. PNP 26749.   In his report, Manucdoc said Martin had been placed under the city police custody "for proper disposition."   Martin is among the five policemen and two civilians tagged in ...Keep on reading: Another Nueva Ecija cop tagged in kidnap-slay of online seller yields
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Tokyo logs record 5,042 new infections
    TOKYO -- Tokyo logged a record 5,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, exceeding the previous day's record high of 4,166, according to the metropolitan government. It was the first time the daily figure has topped 5,000. Thursday's tally represented an increase of 1,177 from the same day last week. The seven-day moving average increased 64% to 3,647, compared with 2,224 cases for the preceding seven-day period. The number of people with serious symptoms was 135, up 20 from the previous day. Okinawa Prefecture logged 648 cases on Thursday, setting a new record for the third consecutive day. Also on the day, the Tokyo Organizing Committe...Keep on reading: Tokyo logs record 5,042 new infections
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Fetty Wap mourns death of 4-year-old daughter
Rapper Fetty Wap's daughter Lauren Maxwell passed away at the age of four, the child's mother Turquoise Miami confirmed. "This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius," the model-dancer said while showing a video of Lauren swimming, through her Instagram page last Sunday, Aug. 1. "If you see this post scrolling by with her, comment or just say to yourself 'I love you Lauren' because they say that souls can feel your love," Turquoise Miami added. The cause of the girl's death is yet to be announced by her family. Meanwhile, citing a death certificate it obtained, TMZ reported today that the child died on June ...Keep on reading: Fetty Wap mourns death of 4-year-old daughter
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USA stars fail to earn stripes in more athletics woe
The United States underwhelming athletics campaign suffered further blows on Thursday with favorite Grant Holloway beaten in the 110 meters hurdles and its men's 4x100m relay team failing to qualify for the final. There was some respite for the Americans in the shot put with a 1-2, Ryan Crouser successfully defending his title with world champion Joe Kovac taking silver as he did in Rio in 2016. But there was more disappointment in the men's triple jump. Will Claye -- favored at last to win a gold medal after twice finishing runner-up in the Olympic final behind Christian Taylor, who missed Tokyo due to injury -- came up short in fourth place. Gold instead went to Portuga...Keep on reading: USA stars fail to earn stripes in more athletics woe
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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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Malaysia grants conditional approval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's Health Ministry on Thursday said it has granted a conditional approval for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The ministry will continue to evaluate the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine to ensure that its benefits outweigh the risks, director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said in a statement. RELATED STORIES Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 200 workers infected Malaysia's daily high of 19,819 new COVID-19 cases bring total to 1,183,110      ...Keep on reading: Malaysia grants conditional approval for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
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Teen kills himself after accidentally shooting mother
A 16-year-old male killed himself after accidentally shooting his mother while he was handling a gun in the living room of their home in Oklahoma in the United States. The shooting occurred just before midnight on July 31 in Del City, as per KFOR on Aug. 2. Police responded to reports of the shooting and found the teenager lying on the street. The teen had a gunshot wound to the head and a firearm next to his body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later died of his wound. Police, meanwhile, found the mother in the kitchen also with a gunshot wound also to the head, according to the report. Del City police major Bradley Rule described the shooting as "tragic," notin...Keep on reading: Teen kills himself after accidentally shooting mother
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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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New COVID-19 cases top 8,000-mark again; active cases now at 66,895
MANILA, Philippines --- The country's COVID-19 active cases reached 66,895 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday that 8,127 more people contracted the disease. These fresh cases increased the nationwide case count to 1,627,816, as it was also the fifth time that new cases surpassed 8,000 since July 30. New COVID-19 cases hit beyond 8,000 from July 30 until August 2, then decreased to more than 6,800 on August 3, and 7,300 on August 4. The DOH has noted different numbers of non-reporting laboratories in its case bulletins during the said dates. Of the total confirmed coronavirus cases, 1,532,494 are recovered patients, including the additional 4,343 who manag...Keep on reading: New COVID-19 cases top 8,000-mark again; active cases now at 66,895
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Joyce Pring cherishes happy memories amid pandemic fears
Life for TV host Joyce Pring was a peaceful one, until the pandemic hit the country and changed everything. She looked back on how her life was before and how it is now, in her Instagram page today, Aug. 5, where she showed fans an old photo of herself standing before an image of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. "Sometimes I look at old photos like this one, and it feels like it was just a hazy dream --- a distant memory --- that we all used to live lives of so much liberty," she said. "And I don't just mean being able to walk around maskless and visit museums, I mean, actually waking up and going to bed not gripped by worry or fear of the unknown."   Ting...Keep on reading: Joyce Pring cherishes happy memories amid pandemic fears
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Carlos Yulo visits university in Japan after Olympic campaign
MANILA, Philippines---Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo paid his university in Japan a visit after finishing his campaign in the Tokyo Olympics. Yulo along with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion-Norton and Philippine Olympic Committee chief Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino went to Teikyo University and toured the school's gymnastics facility. They also honored the university's chairman president Yoshihito Okinaga for their role in developing Yulo, who recently competed in his first Olympics. Yulo, who finished fourth in the men's vault competition, even gave a small rope climbing demonstration for the students. Yulo transferred to Teikyo to further ...Keep on reading: Carlos Yulo visits university in Japan after Olympic campaign
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Indonesia exits recession with 7% GDP growth in Q2, but virus clouds recovery
  JAKARTA -- Indonesia pulled out of recession in the second quarter, reporting its strongest annual growth rate in 17 years, but analysts warned its economic recovery will suffer a setback due to a recent surge in COVID-19 infections. Southeast Asia's largest economy grew 7.07% in the April-June quarter compared with a year earlier, its first expansion in five quarters, Statistics Indonesia reported on Thursday. The pace was stronger than the 6.57% growth expected in a Reuters survey of analysts, and the highest since the October-December quarter of 2004. The first quarter's contraction was revised to 0.71%. Surging exports - including impressive 56% growth in commo...Keep on reading: Indonesia exits recession with 7% GDP growth in Q2, but virus clouds recovery
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In China’s Silicon Valley, COVID-19 curbs pinch hardware startups
    SHENZHEN, China -- From an office in Shenzhen's sprawling electronics district, an engineering team is prototyping a bioreactor that will one day produce "cultivated meat", discussing component sizes in a video call with scientists sitting in kitchens and bedrooms in the UK. It's a complicated conversation about precision parts that would ordinarily need a hands-on meeting in Shenzhen, the hardware centre of the world where product makers can buy and tinker with any gear they need. Hax, the firm backing the bioreactor, invests in more than 30 such hardware startups from overseas each year and would typically fly them to Shenzhen to build their products. B...Keep on reading: In China’s Silicon Valley, COVID-19 curbs pinch hardware startups
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Ana Patricia Non’s group to deliver food aid to QC households during ECQ
MANILA, Philippines --- Food aid will be distributed house-to-house within Quezon City during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to eliminate long lines in the face of the COVID-19 Delta variant threat. Community Pantry founder Ana Patricia Non explained that the pantry organizers made this decision to "ensure the safety" of the pantry's beneficiaries. "So amin po, 'yung mga pantry po malinaw sa amin na hindi kami magpapapila, iha-house to house po namin, hahanap po kami ng transpo, tapos contactless na distribution," said Non over Teleradyo when asked on the scenario of the community pantries in QC during the first day of ECQ on Friday. (So here in our pantries, it is ...Keep on reading: Ana Patricia Non’s group to deliver food aid to QC households during ECQ
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DPWH constructs access roads to ‘Fire Mountain’ Mt. Cagua in Cagayan
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a component of its project aimed at improving roads leading to the tourist destination Mt. Cagua, locally known as the "Fire Mountain." According to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, the DPWH has been working on road improvements in the municipality of Gonzaga---home to the famous Mt. Cagua in Cagayan Valley Region. "We want to complete these tourism improvement projects immediately to improve access and connectivity of residents and attract more tourists to visit the wonders of this part of Cagayan," Villar said in a statement. "These road improvement projects leading to Gonzaga Munici...Keep on reading: DPWH constructs access roads to ‘Fire Mountain’ Mt. Cagua in Cagayan
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LOOK: Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in ‘Thor 4’ set photos
"Thor: Love and Thunder" set photos recently leaked online, giving fans the first look at Christian Bale in costume as Gorr the God Butcher. Instead of going full CGI, the "Thor 4" team and Bale seemingly went for a more traditional approach. The actor's face and body were painted in all white, as seen in the photos from theDaily Mailshared by "Thor" Twitter fan page, @lovethundernews, yesterday, Aug. 4. It appears that Marvel will be going for a comic-accurate look for Gorr with the pale white skin. It is not yet clear, however, if Bale's nose will be removed post-production to match the God Butcher's face. https://twitter.com/lovethundernews/status/1422765704785321985 F...Keep on reading: LOOK: Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in ‘Thor 4’ set photos
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Malacañang Palace Says Government Will Not Run Out of Funds of Cash Aid
Government Will Not Run Out of Funds of Cash Aid During ECQ Period, Malacañang Palace Says ECQ AYUDA – Malacañang Palace assured the Filipino people that the government will not run out of funds of ECQ cash aid. On Thursday (August 5, 2021), Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the government has sufficient funds to […] The post Malacañang Palace Says Government Will Not Run Out of Funds of Cash Aid appeared first on Philippine News.
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After Tokyo, Eumir Marcial wants another shot at Olympic gold
MANILA, Philippines --- Eumir Marcial's goal of winning an Olympic gold doesn't end in Tokyo. After coming close to reaching the summit---falling just two wins short---Marcial is hellbent on continuing his gold medal quest again. "If they give me the chance against and the opportunity to compete, in another Olympics, I'll just grab the opportunity and I will work hard again to win the gold medal," Marcial said shortly after losing to the tank-like Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine to settle for the bronze in the middleweight on Thursday. The Tokyo Games marked Marcial's first foray into the Olympics. Marcial was the favorite to win the gold but despite not making the final, ...Keep on reading: After Tokyo, Eumir Marcial wants another shot at Olympic gold
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DOH reports 116 more COVID-19 Delta variant cases; total now at 331
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday 116 more cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, pushing the tally to 331. Of the additional Delta variant cases, 95 were detected locally while one is a Returning Overseas Filipino (ROF). Health authorities are still trying to verify if the remaining 20 are local or ROF cases. According to DOH, 83 of the 95 local cases had an indicated address in Metro Manila while three had indicated addresses in Calabarzon, four in Central Visayas, two in Davao Region, and one each in Zamboanga Peninsula, Cagayan Valley, and Ilocos Region. "All cases have been tagged as recovered. All other information is being validate...Keep on reading: DOH reports 116 more COVID-19 Delta variant cases; total now at 331
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Faustino backs fixed term for AFP chief, but says system works
MANILA, Philippines --- Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino, who will serve for a little over three months, agreed that there should be a fixed term for chief of staff. "I agree there should be a fixed term for chief of staff...I think there's a move right now to have a fixed term for chief of staff and it has something to do with retirement age," he said in an interview with CNN Philippines on Wednesday night. Bills seeking changes to the military retirement age and streamlining of the organizational structure of the AFP are currently pending in the Senate and House of Representatives. Faustino is the 10th AFP chief to be appoin...Keep on reading: Faustino backs fixed term for AFP chief, but says system works
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Van believed carrying migrants overturns in Texas, 10 killed
  A van overloaded with 30 people, many of them believed to be illegal immigrants, crashed in southern Texas on Wednesday, killing 10 occupants and critically injuring many of the others, police said. The van veered off Highway 281 in Encino, Texas, about 50 miles north of McAllen, and struck a metal utility pole about 4 p.m. local time, said Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver and nine passengers were killed in the impact, Brandley said. The remaining 20 passengers were taken to local hospitals, where some of them were listed in critical condition. The crash took place several miles from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, and Brad...Keep on reading: Van believed carrying migrants overturns in Texas, 10 killed
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Poco X3 GT 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Poco X3 GT 5G was officially announced on July 28, 2021. The 5G-ready smartphone comes with a screen size of 6.6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio. Poco X3 GT 5G is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The materials used in building the smartphone […] The post Poco X3 GT 5G Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Expats wait anxiously as Singapore weighs COVID-19 reopening
    SINGAPORE -- For months, Briton Jamie Pierre has been trying to get approval to travel to Singapore for his new job there. But after repeated checks online plus multiple emails and messages, he is frustrated, confused, and still without an entry permit. Now, as Singapore says it may ease COVID-19 quarantines in September for vaccinated people, he hardly dares feel optimistic. "It does give me some hope," said Pierre, 32, who works for a marketing procurement platform. "But ... I'm kind of tempering that hope" with worry of more delays, he added. The pandemic has disrupted global mobility on a scale that hasn't been seen since World War Two. Governments...Keep on reading: Expats wait anxiously as Singapore weighs COVID-19 reopening
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Nas Academy claims Whang-Od tattoo course was approved by her
Nas Academy claims that its online course featuring tattoo master Apo Whang-Od is real, saying that they received approval from the mambabatok and her family. Whang-Od is known as one of the oldest traditional tattoo artists from the Butbut tribe of Kalinga. Given her contributions to Filipino culture and the indigenous practice of tattooing, she was conferred the Dangal ng Haraya Award in 2018 by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Nas Academy, led by Arab Israeli vlogger Nas Daily (real name: Nuseir Yassin), came under fire after Whang-Od's grandniece and successor Gracia Palicas called the online tattoo course featuring Whang-Od a "scam." Palicas said that ...Keep on reading: Nas Academy claims Whang-Od tattoo course was approved by her
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Saso at 34th, Pagdanganan at 27th after Olympic golf round 2
MANILA, Philippines--Yuka Saso fired a 68 to crawl up the standings while Bianca Pagdanganan stayed at two-under for the tournament and watched other contenders pass her by after the second round of the women's golf competitions in the Tokyo Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Saso's three-under moved her to a tie for 34th at even par for the tournament, 13 shots behind leader Nelly Korda of the United States. Pagdanganan had an even-par round for the day, keeping her at two-under for the tournament, 11 shots off the lead. But both Filipinos will need a lot of breaks going into Saturday, especially with a storm threatening to scrub off one round from the tournament. Pa...Keep on reading: Saso at 34th, Pagdanganan at 27th after Olympic golf round 2
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Olympic glory: Rewards for medals now common
MANILA, Philippines---For many athletes who participated in the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a podium finish does not only mean medals around their necks. Olympic victory does not only come with applause, cheers and admiration from millions of people, but has also become financially rewarding for those who win. Several countries competing in the Olympics, including the Philippines, have offered their athletes these kinds of compensation. Singapore Singapore offers the highest Olympic medal bonus for its athletes. According to the Major Games Award Programme (MAP) of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), the payout for the Olympic games are: US$741,141 for gol...Keep on reading: Olympic glory: Rewards for medals now common
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