Canada Confirms First Cases of COVID-19 Omicron Cases

Canada Logs Cases of COVID-19 Omicron Variant CANADA – The country detected its first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 which is currently a global variant of concern. For more than a year now, the world is battling against the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked healthcare systems and cost millions of lives across the globe. […]

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Duterte picks OP's Michael Pastores Ong as new appeals court justice
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an official of the Office of the President as the new Court of Appeals associate justice.
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Kapitan, 2 pa sumambulat sa dinamita
Sugatan ang tatlong mangingisda, kabilang ang isang kapitan ng barangay, matapos ma­sabugan ng dinamita na kanilang ginagamit sa ilegal na pangingisda, Miyerkoles ng umaga sa karagatang sakop ng bayan ng Zumarraga, Samar. The post Kapitan, 2 pa sumambulat sa dinamita first appeared on Abante.
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8 sanggol, 9 bata na-virus sa Tarlac
Walong sanggol at siyam na bata ang kabilang sa 232 bagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Tarlac nitong Miyerkoles. The post 8 sanggol, 9 bata na-virus sa Tarlac first appeared on Abante.
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Mag-ama, pamangkin sumalpok sa trak
Dedbol ang tatlong katao, kabilang ang dalawang paslit, matapos suwagin ng isang truck ang kanilang sinasakyang kulong-kulong na tricycle sa kahabaan ng bayan ng Claveria, Cagayan noong Miyerkoles ng gabi. The post Mag-ama, pamangkin sumalpok sa trak first appeared on Abante.
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Problemado sa pamilya, trabahador nagbigti
Wala nang buhay nang matagpuan ng isang helper ang kasamahan niya sa trabaho makaraang magbigti ito sa loob ng banyo ng pinapasukan nilang trucking company sa Navotas City nitong Miyerkoles. The post Problemado sa pamilya, trabahador nagbigti first appeared on Abante.
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Vintage bomb nahukay sa ospital
Nahukay ng mga construction worker sa parking lot ng ginagawang Bagong Ospital ng Maynila ang isang vintage bomb sa Malate, Maynila. The post Vintage bomb nahukay sa ospital first appeared on Abante.
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P40M ‘tsaa-bu’ nasilat sa Makati
Arestado ang dalawa katao matapos madiskubre ng mga awtoridad nitong Miyerkoles ang pagtatago nila ng hinihinalang shabu sa mga pakete ng tsaa sa Makati City. The post P40M ‘tsaa-bu’ nasilat sa Makati first appeared on Abante.
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Lacson kay Robredo: Hindi ako epal
Hindi natuwa si Senador Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson sa naging patama ni Vice President Leni Robredo na kulang daw siya sa trabaho ‘on the ground’. The post Lacson kay Robredo: Hindi ako epal first appeared on Abante.
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Villar TV bubusisiin
Gustong pumapel ng Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) sapagbibigay ng frequencies na ginagamit ng mga broadcast networks at telcos. The post Villar TV bubusisiin first appeared on Abante.
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Lao, 5 Pharmally exec na inisnab Senado aarestuhin
Ipinag-utos ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee ang pag-aresto kay dating Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao at limang iba pa kabilang ang congressional candidate na si Rose Nono Lin, dahil sa pag-isnab sa pagdinig sa multibillion peso deal sa pagitan ng gobyerno at Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. The post Lao, 5 Pharmally exec na inisnab Senado aarestuhin first appeared on Abante.
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Senatoriable taklesa sa food vlog
Marami raw ang na-turn off sa isang senatoriable dahil sa pagiging taklesa nito sa pagpuna sa pinasyalang restaurant habang bina-vlog ito. The post Senatoriable taklesa sa food vlog first appeared on Abante.
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Comelec pumepreno sa hacking
Humingi ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) ng dagdag na panahon para makasumite ng ulat tungkol sa diumano’y nangyaring hacking sa servers nito. The post Comelec pumepreno sa hacking first appeared on Abante.
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Ping rerekta sa CPP-NPA, ‘di kakausapin si Joma
Iibahin ni Senador Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson ang diskarte sa peace talks sa mga rebeldeng komunista kapag nahalal sa susunod na eleksiyon kung saan direkta siyang makikipag-usap sa mga rebeldeng Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The post Ping rerekta sa CPP-NPA, ‘di kakausapin si Joma first appeared on Abante.
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Ekonomiya noong 2021 kumikig – PSA
Lumago ang ekonomiya ng bansa ng 7.7% noong fourth quarter ng 2021. The post Ekonomiya noong 2021 kumikig – PSA first appeared on Abante.
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Omicron sa ‘Pinas sumipa ng 1k
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No bakuna, no ride namumurong lusawin
Unti-unting naiintindihan ng publiko kung bakit ipinatupad ang “no vax no ride” policy. The post No bakuna, no ride namumurong lusawin first appeared on Abante.
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Michael Ong bagong CA justice
Hinirang ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte si dating Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Pastores Ong bilang bagong mahistrado ng Court of Appeals (CA). The post Michael Ong bagong CA justice first appeared on Abante.
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NDRRMC: 96 na kumpirmadong todas kay `Odette’
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Six areas placed under Alert Level 3
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496 pulis gumaling sa coronavirus
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Mga volunteer hanap para hawaan ng COVID
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`Wag ipahiya o parusahan anak na beki – Pope Francis
Nagpaalala si Pope Francis sa mga magulang na huwag ipahiya o parusahan ang kanilang mga anak kung ito ay bakla. The post `Wag ipahiya o parusahan anak na beki – Pope Francis first appeared on Abante.
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Paralisado hanep sa pagkokopra
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Guanzon bares vote to DQ Marcos, hints 'intervention' delaying release of ruling
In an unprecedented move, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said she voted to disqualify presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., an announcement made ahead of the promulgation of the poll body’s division ruling on the petitions.
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Joshua, Markus nagkailangan kay Janella
Sa kanyang vlog, nakapanayam ni Ogie Diaz si Janella Salvador kaugnay ng reaksyon nito na crush siya ni Joshua Garcia. The post Joshua, Markus nagkailangan kay Janella first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Meta, OVP deny claims of Robredo-Facebook talks to shut down pro-Marcos pages
MANILA, Philippines --- Meta (formerly Facebook) has disputed the claims of a suspended lawyer who is an ardent supporter of the Marcoses that Vice President Leni Robredo and officials of the social media giant have met to discuss the removal of accounts that are supportive of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Meta asserted that peaceful political speech is not censored and that only contents that violate their Community Standards are removed on their platform. In a statement sent to INQUIRER.net, Meta said that no one from Robredo's team met with Facebook representatives to discuss such matters contrary to the claims of Larry Gadon. Meta manages Facebook and other social media and messa...Keep on reading: Meta, OVP deny claims of Robredo-Facebook talks to shut down pro-Marcos pages
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Nepotism: The complex, distasteful act of naming relatives to gov’t posts
MANILA, Philippines--The willingness to name relatives to government positions might be seen as "distasteful."   This was stressed by Gerardo Eusebio, a political science professor of the De La Salle University, when asked for his analysis on the openness of politicians seeking the presidency to name relatives to government positions.   He told INQUIRER.net that "it might be construed as distasteful to appoint relatives to the government, particularly in the executive department."   Last Jan. 25, presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told dzRH in an interview that should he win the May 9, 2022 elections, he was open to appointing relatives to his...Keep on reading: Nepotism: The complex, distasteful act of naming relatives to gov’t posts
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2 held after yielding guns,’shabu’ at checkpoint in Gapan City
GAPAN CITY --- Police arrested two persons who allegedly assaulted them and yielded pistols, a grenade and illegal drugs when accosted at a checkpoint in Barangay San Vicente here on Tuesday (Jan. 25) evening. The suspects were identified as John Paul Neirval, 23, and Arnold Rebamba, 26, both from Barangay Kapalangan here but currently residing in Poblacion, San Antonio, also in Nueva Ecija province. Lt. Col. Alexie Desamito, city police chief, said the suspects were on board a motorcycle and did not wear helmets when flagged down at the anti-criminality checkpoint. The two reportedly shoved and verbally assaulted the policemen. "Instead of obeying, the two disregarded (the call...Keep on reading: 2 held after yielding guns,’shabu’ at checkpoint in Gapan City
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Groups protest ‘risky’ mass gathering for Kaliwa dam project amid pandemic
LUCENA CITY --- Tribe leaders and an environmentalist group protested the mass gathering initiated by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in General Nakar town, Quezon province, to expedite the construction of the controversial P12.2 billion Kaliwa Dam in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges. "The province is under Alert Level 3. The mass gathering of tribesmen could possibly spread COVID-19 and endangers the safety of tribal communities," Ramcy Astoveza, Agta tribe chieftain, said in a phone interview Thursday (Jan. 27) morning. Dumagat tribe leader Marcelino Tena echoed the same concern. "Most tribesmen were still unvaccinated due to anxiety and cultural reasons. ...Keep on reading: Groups protest ‘risky’ mass gathering for Kaliwa dam project amid pandemic
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UMak honor students spice up dean’s list recognition with humorous quotes
Some quotes from a series of dean’s listers in a state university that were uploaded online amused the public. In a series of posts shared by the University of Makati‘s College of Education Student Council, students gave humorous and witty soundbites that gained some Filipinos’ attention. The council featured honor students of the first semester for […] The post UMak honor students spice up dean’s list recognition with humorous quotes appeared first on Interaksyon.
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McAloney sibat sa Blackwater
Hindi na tinapos ni Will McAloney ang conference at season sa Blackwater, nagpasyang sumubok sa free agency. The post McAloney sibat sa Blackwater first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Sarah proud sa kamot: I’m tired of hiding my stretch-marks
Umani ng katakot-takot na positibong reaksyon ang recent Instagram post ni Sarah Lahbati kung saan ay nakasuot siya ng two-piece swimsuit. Ipinapakita niya ang kanyang stretch marks sa bandang tiyan. The post Sarah proud sa kamot: I’m tired of hiding my stretch-marks first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Ash Barty unlocks Keys to reach maiden Australian Open final
MELBOURNE---Ash Barty stood one win away from ending Australia's 44-year wait for a home-grown champion after she defeated American Madison Keys 6-1 6-3 in the Australian Open semifinal on Thursday. The Wimbledon champion continued her remarkable run during the past fortnight in Melbourne Park and reached the final without dropping a set, losing just 21 games in six matches. Victory on Saturday would make Barty the first local to win the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil in 1978. https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1486640840818761730 Barty, who is the first Australian to reach a final at home since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, will play either seventh seed Iga Swiatek ...Keep on reading: Ash Barty unlocks Keys to reach maiden Australian Open final
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B.League: Nagoya, Parks win 3rd straight; Kobe Paras, Niigata fall anew
MANILA, Philippines---Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. chalked up their third straight win as they held off Tokyo, 86-80, in a matchup of two contenders in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Wednesday at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi. The Diamond Dolphins maintained their spot at the second seed in the West with a 21-8 record after they tallied their 12th win in 13 games. Saito Takumi led Nagoya with 20 points and six assists while Parks added 10 points, four rebounds, and one steal. Jordan Taylor had 18 points to lead the Alvark as they slipped to a 21-8 record for the third spot in the East. Niigata and Kobe Paras are still on their downward spiral as they fell to their 26th straight defe...Keep on reading: B.League: Nagoya, Parks win 3rd straight; Kobe Paras, Niigata fall anew
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U.S. COVID peak may be over but not the pain as deaths rise
NEW YORK — Even as COVID-19 cases drop and hospitalizations show signs of plateauing in hard-hit pockets of the United States, the still-rising death toll from the Omicron variant highlights the trail of loss that follows every virus surge. Coronavirus deaths hit an 11-month high on Sunday, climbing 11% in the past week when compared […] The post U.S. COVID peak may be over but not the pain as deaths rise appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Marian nag-panic sa virus ng mga anak
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Comelec’s Guanzon voted to disqualify Marcos Jr in May elections
MANILA, Philippines --- Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Thursday revealed that she voted to disqualify Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in the upcoming polls. "Ang boto ko is-DQ si Marcos Jr.," Guanzon revealed in an exclusive interview with GMA News. Guanzon is part of the Comelec's First Division which is handling disqualification cases filed against Marcos Jr. by martial law survivors as represented by Bonifacio Ilagan, Akbayan party, and the faction of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) as represented by Abubakar Mangelen. Marcos Jr. is running for president under PFP, but Mangelen claimed he is the party's duly elected chairman. Guanzo...Keep on reading: Comelec’s Guanzon voted to disqualify Marcos Jr in May elections
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Politiko pinahiya ng female personality
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Politician pinahiya ng female personality
Totoo ang payo ng mga netizens sa isang dating nananahimik na politiko na mangibang-bansa na lang muna para makalimot. Hindi siguro niya inakala na ngayon pa pala siya makakatikim ng ganito katinding kahihiyan. The post Politician pinahiya ng female personality first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Jokic, Nuggets ginulanit Nets
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NBI given 30 days to crack case of hacked bank accounts of teachers
MANILA, Philippines---Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has given the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 30 days to submit a progress report on its investigation of a bank hacking scheme that cost teachers thousands of pesos. "OIC Distor is hereby directed to submit a report on the progress of the subject investigation and case build-up directly by the Office of the Secretary within 30 days from receipt, and periodically thereafter," Guevarra said in a department order. The NBI is investigating reports teachers lost money from P26,000 to P112,000 after their Landbank accounts were hacked. Under the Department Order, Guevarra instructed the NBI to investigate, build a ca...Keep on reading: NBI given 30 days to crack case of hacked bank accounts of teachers
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EJ Obiena pulls out of Germany meet after missing out on training days
MANILA, Philippines---Philippines' top pole vaulter EJ Obiena pulled out of the Init Indoor Meeting after missing out on several training days, his advisor Jim Lafferty said Thursday. Lafferty added that both Obiena and his coach Vitaly Petrov decided on not taking part in the competition that will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany. "He has indeed withdrawn. It was finalized yesterday between EJ and Vitaly Petrov his coach. The knee feels fine. That's not the issue. He simply lost too many training days and his timing is off. This leads to inconsistency," Lafferty told the Inquirer via an email message. "Sometimes he is 'on' and sometimes 'off.'" In an Instagram Storu, Obiena also respo...Keep on reading: EJ Obiena pulls out of Germany meet after missing out on training days
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Vice sumabit ang ‘betlog’
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Clarkson, Green kumakamada
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‘Revenge spending’ boosted Q4 2021 growth, economists say
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Viral mini karaoke inside jeepney draws mixed reactions. Here’s why.
The viral karaoke session inside a jeepney in Manila earned cheers and jeers online. A video of this session was reportedly uploaded by Scarlet Natividad and has since went viral. In a report of The STAR, Natividad said that she and her friends happened to board the jeepney with a mini karaoke equipment. She said […] The post Viral mini karaoke inside jeepney draws mixed reactions. Here’s why. appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Janella Salvador says Joshua Garcia ‘deserves’ happiness after he revealed having crush on her
Janella Salvador said she believes Joshua Garcia deserves to be happy, after the actor recently revealed that he had a crush on her. Garcia admitted that among his leading ladies, he had a big crush on Salvador, as seen on ABS-CBN's "Truth or Dare" fundraiser event last Sunday, Jan. 23. Salvador then shared her reaction to Garcia's admission when she appeared on talent manager Ogie Diaz's YouTube vlog today, Jan. 27. "Sinabi na naman niya 'yon sa akin dati. Noong 'Killer Bride' pa, he told me at nakita ko din 'yung ibang interviews niya dati. So napag-usapan na namin 'yon ni Joshua," she told Diaz while referring to the series "The Killer Bride" where she and Garcia worked toge...Keep on reading: Janella Salvador says Joshua Garcia ‘deserves’ happiness after he revealed having crush on her
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PBA: Kevin Ferrer signs two-year max extension with NorthPort
MANILA, Philippines---Kevin Ferrer has signed a new two-year maximum contract with the NorthPort Batang Pier. The Batang Pier forward, who just had his church wedding with wife MM Belarmino days before, posted on social media to announce his commitment with the Batang Pier, the team he's been with since 2019. Agent Marvin Espiritu accompanied Ferrer in his the signing as team manager Bonnie Tan delivered the paperwork. Ferrer, despite having a down year, has been an integral part of the Batang Pier's system since his arrival. A versatile forward who can guard multiple positions, Ferrer is the team's resident disruptor on the defensive end. Ferrer is averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 re...Keep on reading: PBA: Kevin Ferrer signs two-year max extension with NorthPort
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