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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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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‘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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Panic-vaccination? Palace says fake news to blame, not Duterte
MANILA, Philippines --- Those who are spreading rumors that unvaccinated people will be restricted are to blame for the sudden surge of people going to vaccination sites, not President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacaang said Thursday. Metro Manila residents reportedly stormed the vaccination sites on Thursday, ahead of the reimposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over the region, with the City of Manila recording at least 19,000 individuals in their vaccination sites. READ: At least 19,000 individuals flock Manila's COVID-19 vaccination sites Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque denied that it was President Duterte's pronouncement to bar unvaccinated people from going out; oth...Keep on reading: Panic-vaccination? Palace says fake news to blame, not Duterte
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Will Calabarzon be placed under ECQ? Gov’t decision out Thursday
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque will announce on Thursday if Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, or collectively Calabarzon, will also be placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the threat of the highly feared COVID-19 Delta variant. Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is set to meet on Thursday afternoon to discuss the proposal, among other issues. "Baka ianunsyo ko na mamayang gabi dahil kinakailangan naman maghanda 'yung mga taga-Calabarzon so as soon as there is a decision baka ianunsyo na natin," Roque, who also serves as the IATF's spokesperson said in a Palac...Keep on reading: Will Calabarzon be placed under ECQ? Gov’t decision out Thursday
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Wiko Y81 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Wiko Y81 was released on August 18, 2020. The smartphone is powered by Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm) processor coupled with PowerVR GE8300 graphics processing unit (GPU). The smartphone runs on the Android 10 (Go Edition) operating system. It is packed with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage option […] The post Wiko Y81 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Sharon Cuneta “Tinamaan Ng Tequila” In Viral Body Shot w/ Marco Gumabao
“Revirginized” actress Sharon Cuneta reveals something about doing body shots with Marco Gumabao in their film. SHARON CUNETA – Megastar Sharon Cuneta admits that tequila really got into her while they were filming the body shot scene for her movie. The newest film of Megastar Sharon Cuneta is ‘Revirginized’ which is directed by Darryl Yap. […] The post Sharon Cuneta “Tinamaan Ng Tequila” In Viral Body Shot w/ Marco Gumabao appeared first on Philippine News.
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COMELEC suspends voter registration during Metro Manila ECQ
Voter registration operations will be supended during the two-week lockdown of Metro Manila which starts tomorrow, August 6. Voter registration in satellite registration sites of COMELEC in the capital region is also suspended. The poll body has logged 4.6 million new voters for the upcoming elections, surpassing its 4 million target, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez […] The post COMELEC suspends voter registration during Metro Manila ECQ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Cops Arrest Man Making Fake Vaccination Card in Davao City
Police Authorities Arrest Man Producing Fake Vaccination Card in Davao City DAVAO CITY – The police authorities have arrested a man making fake vaccination card during an entrapment operation in Davao City. The Philippine government is already distributing free COVID-19 vaccines to the Filipino people. The vaccine could boost the immune system and help the […] The post Cops Arrest Man Making Fake Vaccination Card in Davao City appeared first on Philippine News.
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Blackview BV5500 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Blackview BV5500 has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The dimension of the rugged smartphone is 75.5 x 152.2 x 14 mm and weighs 225 grams. The materials used in building the phone include rubber and plastic.Blackview BV5500 Full Specifications, Features, Price In PhilippinesThe Blackview BV5500 has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The […] The post Blackview BV5500 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Nas Academy shows video proof that Whang-Od gave course a go-ahead
Nas Academy released a video on August 5 that showed Kalinga tattoo artist Whang-Od signed a contract consenting to the platform’s “Whang-Od Academy.” Nas Academy is a learning platform founded by Palestinian-Israeli vlogger Nuseir Yassin, known for creating content under the name “Nas Daily.” The platform also alleged the circulating post from Whang-Od’s grandniece and apprentice […] The post Nas Academy shows video proof that Whang-Od gave course a go-ahead appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Carlo Paalam Gets Real Shot at First Olympic Gold in Boxing
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Barbie Forteza Reacts & Comments On Kissing Scenes Of BF Jak Roberto
Here are the reactions of Barbie Forteza to these kissing scenes of her actor boyfriend. BARBIE FORTEZA – Kapuso actress Barbie Forteza reacts to these daring scenes of Jak Roberto coming from his various projects. It surely takes a lot of maturity, open-mindedness, and understanding to have someone as a partner coming from the show […] The post Barbie Forteza Reacts & Comments On Kissing Scenes Of BF Jak Roberto appeared first on Philippine News.
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Transwoman Passes Away After Stabbed by Alleged ‘Nangungutang’ Suspect
Alleged ‘Nangungutang’ Suspect Stabs Transwoman Inside Her Own Salon Guiguinto, Bulacan – A transwoman reportedly passed away after stabbed by alleged ‘nangungutang’ suspect inside her salon. Nowadays, murder has been one of the most common types of crimes not only in the Philippines but also in various regions all across the globe. It also causes […] The post Transwoman Passes Away After Stabbed by Alleged ‘Nangungutang’ Suspect appeared first on Philippine News.
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Enchong Dee Reveals Intention To Enter Politics But…
Politics was one of the possibilities Enchong Dee thought about Actor Enchong Dee revealed that he had an intention to enter the political arena however he did not pursue this plan because of this reason. Enchong is one of the celebrities in the Philippine entertainment industry who has been vocal when it comes to topics […] The post Enchong Dee Reveals Intention To Enter Politics But… appeared first on Philippine News.
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Goldilocks’s dependable Delivery Dining
With recent events continuing to change our daily routines, enjoying your favorite meals is another hurdle that we need to manage with reduced mobility in the Metro. Goldilocks, the country's number one bakeshop remains committed to serving customers safely at home via their trusty delivery service and network of third-party distribution partners. Enjoy Goldilocks delicious cakes like the refreshing Mango Delight and Strawberry Lush cake, or go for something a little more decadent like the Mocha Symphony and Choco Almond Crunch cake. Make everyday a celebration with Goldilocks Filipino favorites such as beef caldereta, fresh lumpia, beef kare-kare, pork BBQ, and much much mo...Keep on reading: Goldilocks’s dependable Delivery Dining
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Motorola Moto G9 Play Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Motorola Moto G9 Play was announced in August 24, 2020, and released on August 28, 2020. The smartphone supports single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). The device is powered by the Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm) Octa-core processor while the graphics processing unit (GPU) is Adreno 610. It runs […] The post Motorola Moto G9 Play Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Carlo Paalam gets shot at Olympic gold, bags boxing final berth
MANILA, Philippines --- Carlo Paalam moved even closer to reaching his ultimate dream. From scavenging in the streets of Cagayan de Oro just to make ends meet, Paalam is now on the cusp of Olympic gold glory. Paalam earned a shot at a gold medal after topping hometown bet Ryomei Tanaka by unanimous decision in the men's flyweight semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday at Kokugikan Arena. He also assured himself of a silver medal with the victory. The final is set for August 7. The Bukidnon-born Paalam, who was introduced to boxing at nine years old in Cagayan de Oro, aims to become the Philippines' first ever boxing gold medalist on Saturday against either Great Britain...Keep on reading: Carlo Paalam gets shot at Olympic gold, bags boxing final berth
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Ilocos Norte to allow entry of some returning overseas Filipinos
LAOAG CITY---Returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs), who are about to complete their mandatory quarantine and return to Ilocos Norte this week, would be allowed to enter the province, Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc said on Thursday, Aug. 5. In a press briefing, Manotoc said these ROFs, including those seeking to enter the province for emergency or humanitarian reasons, are exempted from the rule that bars residents from returning home from Aug. 3 to 15. The province imposed travel curbs while under the modified enhanced community quarantine, the second most restrictive containment classification. lzb...Keep on reading: Ilocos Norte to allow entry of some returning overseas Filipinos
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USAID chief concerned by ‘dehumanizing rhetoric’ in Ethiopia amid war in Tigray region
    ADDIS ABABA -- The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that she had raised her concerns about "dehumanizing rhetoric" with authorities, amid war in the country's northern Tigray region. Samantha Power's visit to the country, and to neighboring Sudan, this week follows warnings from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration of punitive measures against the Ethiopian government if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region. At a news conference in the capital Addis Ababa, Power did not specify whether one party in the nearly nine-month war in Tigray was responsible for lifesaving aid not reac...Keep on reading: USAID chief concerned by ‘dehumanizing rhetoric’ in Ethiopia amid war in Tigray region
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Laguna COVID-19 Cases Reach “Critical Level”, Provincial Hospitals Now Full
Update on COVID-19 Cases in Laguna Following New Surge LAGUNA – Governor Ramil Hernandez said that the COVID-19 cases in the province are on a “critical level” and the provincial hospitals are now full. Several cities and provinces in the Philippines are experiencing another increase in their COVID-19 cases. Many local government units that await […] The post Laguna COVID-19 Cases Reach “Critical Level”, Provincial Hospitals Now Full appeared first on Philippine News.
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Myanmar UN envoy says personal security stepped up amid threat
  NEW YORK -- Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations, denounced by his country's military rulers, said on Wednesday that an apparent threat had been made against him and U.S. authorities had stepped up his security. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun represents Myanmar's elected civilian government, which was overthrown by the military in February. The military leaders fired him then, but for now he remains the country's U.N. envoy because the United Nations has not acknowledged the military takeover. "Reportedly there is some threat. The police are working on it. Necessary security has be provided by the police," Kyaw Moe Tun told Reuters. He was made aware of the threat on T...Keep on reading: Myanmar UN envoy says personal security stepped up amid threat
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Salceda projects P405.3-B losses from NCR-Calabarzon-wide ECQ lockdown
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines is seen to lose over P225 billion from the two-week re-imposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR)---and a whopping P405 billion if the lockdown will include the Calabarzon region, House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda said Thursday. Salceda, an economist, said that based on his projections, the country may lose P112.69 billion per week from an NCR-wide lockdown. This is equivalent to P225.37 billion for the two-week ECQ from August 6 to 20, said the House leader. In his report shared to the media, Salceda said P189.4 billion of this will come from the services sector, P35.22...Keep on reading: Salceda projects P405.3-B losses from NCR-Calabarzon-wide ECQ lockdown
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PSA on Yellow Card: How travelers can get WHO-recognized vaccination certificate
Fully vaccinated Filipinos who need to travel can already apply for an international vaccination certificate (IVC) recognized by the World Health Organization. The certificate, also known as Yellow Card, is issued by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Quarantine to those who need to travel while there is an increased health risk for travelers. Prior […] The post PSA on Yellow Card: How travelers can get WHO-recognized vaccination certificate appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Costa Rica eyes permanent ban on fossil fuel exploration and extraction
    Costa Rican lawmakers this week will discuss a bill to permanently ban fossil fuel exploration and extraction, a move that would prevent future governments from pivoting on the issue as the popular eco-tourism destination country aims to decarbonize by 2050. Costa Rica started efforts to ban fossil fuel exploration in 2002 under President Abel Pacheco. This ban was supposed to expire in 2014 but later extended until 2050. The new bill, backed by the administration of President Carlos Alvarado, would go further by permanently banning it. "Our concern now is to remove the temptation, either today or at any time tomorrow, for there to be any current or future g...Keep on reading: Costa Rica eyes permanent ban on fossil fuel exploration and extraction
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John Prats To Exit “Ang Probinsyano” Soon To Focus On “Its Showtime”?
This is what John Prats said about his current situation juggling two jobs amid the pandemic. JOHN PRATS – Kapamilya artist John Prats admits to struggles he’s facing being a part of “Ang Probinsyano” and Showtime’s director at the same time. Currently, dancer and actor, John Prats is juggling his time as It’s Showtime‘s director, as Jerome […] The post John Prats To Exit “Ang Probinsyano” Soon To Focus On “Its Showtime”? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Biden plans shift in arms policy to add weight to human rights concerns
  WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is preparing an overhaul of arms export policy to increase the emphasis on human rights, a departure from former President Donald Trump's prioritization of economic benefits to U.S. defense contractors, four people familiar with the initiative said. Defense companies and activists scrutinize such policies for insight into the administration's posture as it balances the commercial interests of exporters like Lockheed Martin Co and Raytheon Technologies against the country's stated commitment to human rights. Two State Department deputy assistant secretaries will brief congressional staff on Biden's draft Conventio...Keep on reading: Biden plans shift in arms policy to add weight to human rights concerns
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