B.League: Kiefer struggles but Shiga edges Kyoto for share of lead

MANILA, Philippines---Shiga forced its way to the top of the table after a tense 84-83 win over Kyoto in its West Conference matchup in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Saturday at Kyoto City Gymnasium. Kiefer Ravena, who was at third in the assists table the past weekend, struggled for the Lakestars scoring six points, on 1-of-7 shooting from the field, and failing to tally one dime in the process. Ovie Soko willed the Lakestars in the fourth as he scored nine points in the final five minutes of the game to help Shiga to the victory and a 4-1 record in the standings. https://twitter.com/shigalakestars/status/1449327019313954817 The 6-foot-7 forward scored on a personal ...

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Alyssa Valdez Receives Surprise From Kiefer Ravena While Inside PBB
This is the surprise video message Alyssa Valdez has received from her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena. ALYSSA VALDEZ – PBB celeb housemates Alyssa Valdez gets emotional after receiving a video message from Keifer Ravena, her boyfriend. Pinoy Big Brother opened a brand new season and the first to air is the celebrity edition where one of […] The post Alyssa Valdez Receives Surprise From Kiefer Ravena While Inside PBB appeared first on Philippine News.
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Yassi Pressman Shares Encounter w/ Maricel Soriano & This Happened
Yassi Pressman had the chance to meet the Diamond Star Actress-host Yassi Pressman had the chance encounter with Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and this was what happened. Yassi is one of the popular female celebrities of her generation. Aside from acting and hosting, her fans are also loving her superb dancing skills. Just like other […] The post Yassi Pressman Shares Encounter w/ Maricel Soriano & This Happened appeared first on Philippine News.
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Philippines suspends South African flights over coronavirus variant
MANILA — The Philippines suspended inbound international flights on Friday from South Africa and other countries with cases or the likelihood of cases of a new coronavirus variant, the presidential office said. Flights and passengers coming from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique were banned until Dec. 15. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; […] The post Philippines suspends South African flights over coronavirus variant appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Bakit Sa Great Britain Nagsimula Ang Rebulusyong Industriyal
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Son of Richie D’ Horsie Sacked from Manila City Hall for Supporting BBM
Son of Richie D’ Horsie Working in Manila City Hall Allegedly Sacked for Supporting BBM Son of the late comedian Richie D’ Horsie working in Manila City Hall allegedly sacked for supporting presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos (BBM). A Manila City Hall job order staffer was allegedly fired for allegedly demonstrating support for the presidential candidate […] The post Son of Richie D’ Horsie Sacked from Manila City Hall for Supporting BBM appeared first on Philippine News.
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SSS: Pensioners to Receive Pension & 13th Month Pay on 1st Week of December
SSS: Pensioners to Receive Pension & 13th Month Pay on 1st Week of December The Social Security System (SSS) announced that the pensioners can receive their pension and 13th month pay of pensioners during first week of December. On Friday (November 27, 2021), SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora Ignacio announced that the agency […] The post SSS: Pensioners to Receive Pension & 13th Month Pay on 1st Week of December appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bagkus in English – Translate “Bagkus” in English
Counterpart of Bagkus in English & Sample Sentences BAGKUS IN ENGLISH – Are you looking for the English translation of the term “bagkus”? Here’s its English counterpart. Undeniably, a lot of people are doubtful when it comes to the translations of certain Tagalog words in English. In this article, we will review the meaning of […] The post Bagkus in English – Translate “Bagkus” in English appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kim Chiu Reacts To ‘Intriga’ About Removal of Bea Alonzo’s Photo
Kim Chiu said “love, love, love” amid this issue Chinita Princess Kim Chiu reacted to the intrigue that was brought by her photos showing that personnel removed a photo that was previously posted on the wall along the hallway of ABS-CBN. It is a popular feature inside the building of the Kapamilya network that photos […] The post Kim Chiu Reacts To ‘Intriga’ About Removal of Bea Alonzo’s Photo appeared first on Philippine News.
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Netizen On Divorce Bill: Women Should Train To Pick Better Partners
Netizen Sparks Debate Over Divorce Bill Opinion: Women Should Be Trained To Pick Better Husbands DIVORCE BILL PHILIPPINES – A netizen voiced her opinion regarding the Divorce Bill in the Philippines and sparked debates online. In the Philippines, conversations about divorce had always been controversial. As such, a large percentage of the population is against […] The post Netizen On Divorce Bill: Women Should Train To Pick Better Partners appeared first on Philippine News.
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Heaven Peralejo Admits Mistake? Says Thanks For Science Lesson
The controversial caption is finally edited and Heaven Peralejo thanks people for the Science lesson. HEAVEN PERALEJO – The controversial “22 rotations” caption of Heaven Peralejo is now edited following the loud buzz it created online. In an attempt to make a witty caption for a birthday post, it seems like Heaven Peralejo had an […] The post Heaven Peralejo Admits Mistake? Says Thanks For Science Lesson appeared first on Philippine News.
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BuCor Builds Concrete Wall Along The Road in Katarungan, Muntinlupa
BuCor Builds Concrete Wall Along The Road in Katarungan, Muntinlupa MANILA – The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) builds a concrete wall in the middle of the road along Katarungan, Muntinlupa. Muntinlupa City Administrator Allan Cachuela was surprised after learning that BuCor builds a concrete barricade in the major road of the city. The barricade causes […] The post BuCor Builds Concrete Wall Along The Road in Katarungan, Muntinlupa appeared first on Philippine News.
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NLEX toll lanes upgrade: ALPR by December 2021, RFID by January 2022
      CITY OF MEYCAUAYAN - North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) toll lanes in Bulacan and Pampanga will start using the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system beginning by December and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) by January 2022 as part of the company's continuous upgrading of its toll collection system. Toll lanes in Meycauayan, Bocaue, Balagtas, Tabang, Sta. Rita in Bulacan and San Fernando, and Angeles in Pampanga will be furnished with the new early detection system starting next month. The upgrades, aimed at further improving customer experience, will bring the total number of NLEX and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) lanes with t...Keep on reading: NLEX toll lanes upgrade: ALPR by December 2021, RFID by January 2022
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Mayor Isko Moreno Wants Filipinos to Eat Less Rice “Like Koreans or Japanese”
Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on Plan for Filipinos’ Health, PH Agriculture MAYOR ISKO MORENO – The presidential aspirant and Manila City Mayor said he wants Filipino to eat less rice or be like Koreans or Japanese. Several presidential aspirants for the Election 2022 have spoken on some national concerns such as the Philippines’ territorial dispute […] The post Mayor Isko Moreno Wants Filipinos to Eat Less Rice “Like Koreans or Japanese” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cherry Pie Picache Speaks About Relationship with Edu Manzano
Cherry Pie Picache was asked about her new relationship Seasoned actress Cherry Pie Picache has spoken about her newfound love with seasoned actor-host Edu Manzano. Cherry Pie and Edu are playing the roles of a couple in the currently-airing Marry Me, Marry You primetime series of the Kapamilya network. The love that they are sharing […] The post Cherry Pie Picache Speaks About Relationship with Edu Manzano appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘May nanalo na!’ — Oriental Mindoro bettor wins P378.75 M UltraLotto 6/58 jackpot
      MANILA, Philippines--- The whopping P378.75. million UltraLotto 6/58 jackpot was won on Friday by a lone bettor who placed a bet in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The agency said on its official Facebook page that the winning combination is 20-17-12-29-10-46. https://www.facebook.com/100069066345193/posts/206939434951600/?d=n "Prizes not claimed by the public within one year from date of draw shall be considered forfeited," the agency said, adding that a 20 percent tax is imposed on prizes over P10,000 as mandated by the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) law which to...Keep on reading: ‘May nanalo na!’ — Oriental Mindoro bettor wins P378.75 M UltraLotto 6/58 jackpot
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PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Saturday (November 27)
PAGASA Says Shear Line & ITCZ to Affect PH Weather The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that shear line and Intertropical Convergence Zone will bring rainy weather over some parts of the country. On Saturday (November 27, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The […] The post PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Saturday (November 27) appeared first on Philippine News.
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3-day nat’l vaccination target adjusted to 9 million jabs; another drive set in December
  MANILA, Philippines --- The government has lowered its target output for the three-day national COVID-19 vaccination drive scheduled on November 29 to December 1 to just nine million jabs. In a statement released Saturday, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF COVID-19) and the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said that the initial target of 15 million doses administered during the 3-day drive dubbed "Bayanihan Bakunahan" has been adjusted tonine million doses or three million doses administered per day. To achieve the goal of immunizing 54 million Filipinos against COVID-19 by yearend, the NTF COVID-19 and the NVOC annou...Keep on reading: 3-day nat’l vaccination target adjusted to 9 million jabs; another drive set in December
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Brave Marcos Supporter Stages Protest Rally In Front Of COMELEC
Brave Marcos Supporter Holds Lone Rally In Front Of COMELEC COMELEC RALLY – A brave supporter of Bongbong Marcos held a protest rally in front of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). With just her face mask, face shield, and a tarpaulin of the late president Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos in hand, the supporter expressed […] The post Brave Marcos Supporter Stages Protest Rally In Front Of COMELEC appeared first on Philippine News.
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Couple Arrested for Defrauding Banks of Almost P3-M Using Fake IDs
Couple Defrauding Banks Taking Out Almost P3-M Using Fake Documents Arrested Police authorities arrested a couple for allegedly defrauding banks and taking out almost P3 million using fake documents. A couple was sentenced to prison after obtaining a loan with forged documents and stealing about P3 million from banks. According to a report, the suspects, […] The post Couple Arrested for Defrauding Banks of Almost P3-M Using Fake IDs appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/58 Lotto Winner Bags Jackpot Prize for November 26, 2021 Draw
Bettor Becomes 6/58 Lotto Winner of Multi-Million Jackpot Prize for November 26, 2021 Draw 6/58 LOTTO WINNER – A bettor won the multi-million jackpot prize of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto, November 26, 2021 draw. Daily, many Filipinos are hopeful of winning any of the major lotto games of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Each […] The post 6/58 Lotto Winner Bags Jackpot Prize for November 26, 2021 Draw appeared first on Philippine News.
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Heaven Peralejo & Friend Defend Creative “22 Rotations” Caption
In a video, Heaven Peralejo and her friend defended the caption and insisted that one rotation is one year. HEAVEN PERALEJO – Controversial actress Heaven Peralejo and her friend clarified and insisted in a video that a rotation is equal to one year. Just recently, actress Heaven Peralejo celebrated her 22nd birthday. She’s flooded with […] The post Heaven Peralejo & Friend Defend Creative “22 Rotations” Caption appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pacquiao Reveals Stand on PH West Philippine Sea Issue w/ China
Sen. Pacquiao Speaks on PH-China Territorial Dispute over WPS PACQUIAO – Presidential aspirant and Senator Manny Pacquiao spoke on the West Philippine Sea issue between the Philippines and China. It’s more than five (5) years now since the arbitral tribunal gave its decision on the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China over the West […] The post Pacquiao Reveals Stand on PH West Philippine Sea Issue w/ China appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lawyer Fortun warns vs online scam using his name
    MANILA, Philippines --- Lawyer Raymond Fortun is warning the public to beware of an online solicitation scam using his name. In a Facebook post on Friday, Fortun said that the bank has acted on his formal complaint.   https://www.facebook.com/701637056/posts/10158336588472057/?d=n "The bank has favorably acted on my formal complaint and has suspended the account pending investigation," he said. Fortun said a scammer sent messages to his Facebook friends using a fake Facebook Messenger account, soliciting money for his supposed hospital bill of P118,000 due to an accident. "SCAM PO ITO. Hindi po ako na-aksidente, hindi ko kilala itong tao na ito, at hi...Keep on reading: Lawyer Fortun warns vs online scam using his name
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Rabiya Mateo Gets Honest About Joining Pageant Again After MUP 2020
Here’s what Rabiya Mateo said about possibility of joining beauty pageant again Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo was asked if she has a plan of joining beauty pageants again just like Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Rabiya is one of those fortunate first-timer beauty queens who were able to win a national beauty pageant […] The post Rabiya Mateo Gets Honest About Joining Pageant Again After MUP 2020 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pagasa: Expect rainy Saturday in parts of Luzon, Zamboanga
    MANILA, Philippines--- Parts of Luzon and the Zamboanga Peninsula may experience rains this Saturday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). "Ngayong araw, asahan ng maulang panahon sa malaking bahagi ng Northern and Central Luzon and we're talking of Cagayan Valley, mga lalawigan ng Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, gayun din sa Aurora and even sa Quezon province- epekto ito ng shearline or tail end of frontal system," said Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estareja. (Parts of Northern and Central Luzon, including Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Auro...Keep on reading: Pagasa: Expect rainy Saturday in parts of Luzon, Zamboanga
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JUST IN: 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Norte Hit by Earthquake with 4.1 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.1 magnitude quake in Surigao del Norte, November 27, 2021. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of […] The post JUST IN: 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Surigao del Norte appeared first on Philippine News.
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BuCor wall obstructing access to city proper torn down by affected residents
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has constructed another wall in Muntinlupa City which was later demolished by residents whose access to the city proper was blocked, the local government's public information office (PIO) reported on Saturday. The Muntinlupa City PIO said the BuCor's wall, built within the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) affected residents of Katarungan Village 1 and Katarungan Village 2. The Muntinlupa National High School- Main and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa were likewise affected by the wall.       Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon, City Administrator Allan Cachuela, and baran...Keep on reading: BuCor wall obstructing access to city proper torn down by affected residents
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Djokovic gives Serbia 2-0 lead in Davis Cup Finals, Italy down U.S.
    World number one Novak Djokovic overpowered Dennis Novak after Dusan Lajovic battled past Gerald Melzer to give Serbia a 2-0 lead in their opener against Group F hosts Austria in the Davis Cup Finals in Innsbruck on Friday. Djokovic, aiming to guide Serbia to their first title since 2010 and their second overall, made light work of his 28-year-old opponent, claiming a 6-3 6-2 victory in under an hour. The 20-times major winner dropped just six points on serve and did not face a break point. Lajovic had a much tougher time against Melzer, the younger brother of fellow professional Juergen, as he was forced to toil for a 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5 win. The 31-year-o...Keep on reading: Djokovic gives Serbia 2-0 lead in Davis Cup Finals, Italy down U.S.
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Black Friday draws U.S. shoppers but many shun stores for online
    CHICAGO - Bargain hunters ventured out in chilly weather to buy Christmas gifts on Black Friday only to discover that many U.S. retailers offered smaller price markdowns this year amid tight supplies. COVID fears and fewer "doorbuster" sales thinned crowds the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, which kicks off the year-end holiday shopping season. The shopping season kicked off on the same day that the World Health Organization named the newly identified omicron variant of the coronavirus as a "variant of concern" Friday, triggering worldwide alarm and a selloff in the U.S. stock market. Stores on Black Friday had the lowest level of clearance goods...Keep on reading: Black Friday draws U.S. shoppers but many shun stores for online
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New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off
    WASHINGTON/GENEVA - The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Omicron may spread more quickly than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection. Epidemiologists warned travel curbs may be too late to stop Omicron from circulating globally. The new mutations were first discovered in South Africa and have since been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong. The...Keep on reading: New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off
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Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot’s protection against new COVID-19 variant soon
FRANKFURT --- BioNTech SE said on Friday it expects more data on a worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa within two weeks to help determine whether its vaccine produced with partner Pfizer Inc would have to be reworked. Pfizer and BioNTech said that if necessary they expect to be able to ship a new vaccine tailored to the emerging variant in approximately 100 days. "We understand the concern of experts and have immediately initiated investigations on variant B.1.1.529," BioNTech said in a statement when asked to comment. "We expect more data from the laboratory tests in two weeks at the latest. These data will provide more information about whether B.1.1....Keep on reading: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot’s protection against new COVID-19 variant soon
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Belgium detects first case of new COVID variant in Europe
BRUSSELS --- Belgium detected Europe's first confirmed case of the new variant of COVID-19 on Friday, and at the same time announced measures aimed at curbing a rapidly spreading fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told a news conference that a case of variant B.1.1.529 had been found in an unvaccinated person who had developed symptoms and tested positive on Nov. 22. "It is a suspicious variant. We do not know if it is a very dangerous variant," he said. The new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa, has caused global alarm, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls as researchers seek to find out if ...Keep on reading: Belgium detects first case of new COVID variant in Europe
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South Africa says travel bans over new variant unjustified
JOHANNESBURG --- South Africa said on Friday that imposing restrictions on travelers from the country because of a newly identified COVID-19 variant was unjustified, after a British ban on flights from southern African countries that others have followed. Health Minister Joe Phaahla told a media briefing that South Africa was acting with transparency and travel bans were against the norms and standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), which held an emergency meeting over the variant named omicron. Scientists have so far only detected the variant in relatively small numbers, mainly in South Africa but also in Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel. But they are concerned by its h...Keep on reading: South Africa says travel bans over new variant unjustified
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Merck’s COVID-19 pill significantly less effective in new analysis
Merck & Co said on Friday updated data from its study of its experimental COVID-19 pill showed the drug was significantly less effective in cutting hospitalizations and deaths than previously reported. The drugmaker said its pill showed a 30% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths, based on data from 1,433 patients. In October, its data showed a roughly 50% efficacy, based on data from 775 patients. The drug, molnupiravir, was developed with partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. The lower efficacy of Merck's drug could have big implications in terms of whether countries continue to buy the pill. Interim data from 1,200 participants in Pfizer Inc's trial for its experimental ...Keep on reading: Merck’s COVID-19 pill significantly less effective in new analysis
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China wants Ayungin ship gone since ’99
  MANILA, Philippines --- The BRP Sierra Madre, a former World War II-era ship that is now a rusting military outpost on a shallow reef west of Palawan province, has become the symbol of Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. Since it ran aground in 1999 at Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, which is about 196 kilometers from Palawan and well within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), China has repeatedly demanded its removal, claiming that the area was part of its territory. Following the Nov. 16 incident in which three Chinese coast guard ships prevented the resupply of a military detachment on the Sierra Madre with a water cannon attack on two F...Keep on reading: China wants Ayungin ship gone since ’99
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Canada closing borders to travelers from 7 southern African nations over new variant
OTTAWA --- Canada is closing its borders to foreign travelers who have recently been to seven southern African nations to help stop the spread of a newly identified variant of COVID-19, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters on Friday. The European Union, the United States and Britain are among those tightening border controls as researchers probe whether the mutation is vaccine resistant. Duclos told reporters that Canada was acting quickly to protect the health of its citizens. The seven nations are: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Foreign citizens will be banned from Canada if they have been to the seven nations in the...Keep on reading: Canada closing borders to travelers from 7 southern African nations over new variant
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New variant prompts PH to bar some flights
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines temporarily suspended flights from South Africa, Botswana and five other African countries until Dec. 15 amid the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant that was first detected in South Africa. Malacaang made the announcement on Friday night, hours after it said the country would be open to fully vaccinated individuals from nonvisa required countries and those coming from "green list" countries. "The Inter-Agency Task Force (on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, or IATF) approved on Friday the temporary suspension of inbound international flights from South Africa, Botswana and other countries with local cases or with the likeli...Keep on reading: New variant prompts PH to bar some flights
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US says ‘all options’ on the table over Russian troop buildup near Ukraine
WASHINGTON --- All options are on the table on how to respond to Russia's "large and unusual" troop buildup near Ukraine's border, and the NATO alliance will decide on the next move following consultations next week, the State Department's top U.S. diplomat for European affairs said on Friday. "As you can appreciate, all options are on the table and there's a toolkit that includes a whole range of options," Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried told reporters in a telephone briefing. U.S. President Joe Biden said he was concerned about the situation in Ukraine, repeated Washington's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and added th...Keep on reading: US says ‘all options’ on the table over Russian troop buildup near Ukraine
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Vanguardia looking to turn Bossing fortunes around
Ariel Vanguardia is no stranger to the kind of ballclub he is taking over in the Philippine Basketball Association. And neither does he have pretensions that steering Blackwater won't be a rocky resumption to his coaching career. Vanguardia will assume coaching duties of the squad he represented in the PBA board as an alternate governor and he has seen the depths to which the Bossing have sunk. A league record 19 straight losses, including a 0-11 record in the recent Philippine Cup, where Blackwater lost by an average margin of 16.2 points per game and finished with single digits of its winning opponent just twice. On a positive note, he doesn't really need to do much to improve...Keep on reading: Vanguardia looking to turn Bossing fortunes around
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Novavax testing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant
Novavax Inc said on Friday it had started working on a version of its COVID-19 vaccine to target the variant detected in South Africa and would have the shot ready for testing and manufacturing in the next few weeks. The company's COVID-19 shot contains an actual version of the virus' spike protein that cannot cause disease but can trigger the immune system. The vaccine developer said it had started developing a spike protein specifically based on the known genetic sequence of the variant, B.1.1.529. "The initial work will take a few weeks," a company spokesperson said. Shares of the company closed up nearly 9% on Friday. Novavax's vaccine received its first emergency use ap...Keep on reading: Novavax testing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant
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Paat, Mau head overseas for pro action
Mylene Paat and Kalei Mau are going Jaja Santiago's way, flying out of the country in the coming weeks to play as foreign reinforcements in different leagues abroad. The 6-foot-1 Paat, Chery Tiggo's starting opposite hitter, is flying to Thailand on Saturday to beef up Nakhon Ratchasima in the Thailand League which opens second week of December. F2 Logistics' top gun Mau has also bared she's playing for Athletes Unlimited in the United States pro league firing off in February. "I still don't know how to react because I was too busy with the PNVF (Philippine National Volleyball Federation) Champions League," said the 27-year-old Paat, who helped the Pro Crossovers secure silv...Keep on reading: Paat, Mau head overseas for pro action
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Adele tops UK music charts record-breaking comeback album ’30’
LONDON --- Music star Adele soared straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday with her new album "30", making a triumphant and record-breaking return. One of the world's best selling singer-songwriters, the Grammy Award winner released her fourth studio album last week, with critics and fans praising her honesty on the record she said she made to explain her divorce to her son Angelo, 9. First week sales for "30" totalled 261,000, giving it the biggest opening week of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said. The figure is the biggest for an album since Ed Sheeran's "Divide" in 2017 and the biggest for a female solo album since Adele's last record, 2015's "25". ...Keep on reading: Adele tops UK music charts record-breaking comeback album ’30’
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Return to pre-COVID growth seen by Q1 ’22
The tack to safely reopen the economy through localized lockdowns instead of blanket restrictions in the past would allow the Philippine economy to not only grow within-target in 2021 but also recover ground lost due the pandemic as early as the first quarter of 2022, President Duterte's economic team said on Friday. Speaking before foreign business chambers, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua was more optimistic than most private-sector economists' projections that gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output would match prepandemic levels only toward the end of next year, making the Philippines a laggard in the region alongside Thailand. "Prospects for 2021 re...Keep on reading: Return to pre-COVID growth seen by Q1 ’22
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P2-M bounty for MPBL champion
The Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Invitational will run for just 12 days starting on Dec. 11. But the winner of the final day of competition will enjoy quite the holiday season. The winner of the 22-team tournament that ends on Dec. 23 will get a P2-million bonus from organizers as the regional basketball league returns to action after a pandemic-forced hiatus. The teams were split into four groups, with the San Juan Knights and Jumbo Plastics-Basilan seeded as top teams in Group C and B, respectively. Joining the Go for Gold-backed Knights, the Datu Cup champions, are the Marc Pingris-led Nueva Ecija Vanguards, Sarangani Marlins, Valenzuela and Mu...Keep on reading: P2-M bounty for MPBL champion
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PSEi plummets as new COVID-19 variant stokes fears across the globe
Philippine stocks saw a selloff on Friday over worries a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa may spread, derailing the country's economic recovery. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 1.23 percent, or 90.83 points, to 7,278.44 while the broader all-shares index lost 1.07 percent, or 41.88 points, to 3,871.39. Local equities matched declines across the region after the World Health Organization said it was monitoring the variant called B.1.1.529, which showed a large number of mutations. According to reports, the variant contained mutations associated with an increase in antibody resistance, potentially cutting the effectiveness of vaccines. The United K...Keep on reading: PSEi plummets as new COVID-19 variant stokes fears across the globe
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Top US diplomat for Asia to visit four southeast Asian countries
WASHINGTON --- The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia will visit Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand from the weekend after President Joe Biden pledged stepped up engagement with Southeast Asia, a key battleground in his contest for influence with China. Daniel Kritenbrink, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, will be in the region from Saturday until Dec. 4, a State Department statement said. Kritenbrink would "reaffirm the U.S. commitment to work together ... to tackle the most serious global and regional challenges" and stress U.S. support for "a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific," it said, a reference to China's increasingly assertive behavior in the reg...Keep on reading: Top US diplomat for Asia to visit four southeast Asian countries
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US to curb travel from 8 southern African countries over new COVID-19 variant
NANTUCKET, Mass. --- The United States will bar entry to most travelers from eight southern African countries beginning next week over concerns about a new coronavirus variant found in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday. The restrictions, which go into effect Monday, do not ban flights or apply to U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents, a Biden administration official said. The U.S. is among countries around the world that rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa on news over the new variant, named omicron, which the World Health Organization said was "of concern." The restrictions apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Esw...Keep on reading: US to curb travel from 8 southern African countries over new COVID-19 variant
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