Explainer: Crisis in Myanmar after army alleges election fraud

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party were detained in an early morning raid on Monday, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy said. The move came after Myanmar's powerful military triggered worry about a coup last week after threatening to "take action" over alleged fraud in a November election won by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD led by Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and figurehead of Myanmar's long struggle against dictatorship, won 83% of available seats in the Nov. 8 election seen as a referendum on her fledgling democratic government. Who rules in Myanmar? Nobel Peace Prize ...

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Andrea Brillantes Shares Expensive Birthday Gifts She Received
Almost a million in total, actress Andrea Brillantes shares items she received when she turned 18 years old. ANDREA BRILLANTES – “Kadenang Ginto” star Andrea Brillantes shared the birthday presents she received on her debut. A famous star, social media maven, and beauty muse Andrea Brillantes celebrated her 18th birthday. However, despite not having a […] The post Andrea Brillantes Shares Expensive Birthday Gifts She Received appeared first on Philippine News.
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WHO experts voice “very low confidence” in some Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine data
GENEVA — WHO experts have voiced “very low confidence” in data provided by Chinese state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm on its COVID-19 vaccine regarding the risk of serious side-effects in some patients, but overall confidence in its ability to prevent the disease, a document seen by Reuters shows. A World Health Organization spokesman said that the document on Sinopharm vaccine BBIBP-CorV was […] The post WHO experts voice “very low confidence” in some Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine data appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Ruffa Gutierrez Recent Revelation Inspired Her Daughters Lorin, Venice
Ruffa Gutierrez shared this recent revelation about herself Actress Ruffa Gutierrez has this recent revelation that brought inspiration for her daughters Lorin and Venice Gutierrez Bektas. In a recent episode of the online show, Ruffa shared to hosts Pinky Tobiano, Jaya, and Zephanie that she has something to reveal. The hosts thought that the former […] The post Ruffa Gutierrez Recent Revelation Inspired Her Daughters Lorin, Venice appeared first on Philippine News.
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Senators to new PNP chief: ‘Walk the talk,’ instill discipline without exception
  MANILA, Philippines --- Former top cops in the Senate have these pieces of advice to incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar: Walk the talk, and instill discipline without exception. Senator Panfilo Lacson stressed the importance of "leadership by example" when Eleazar's appointment was announced on Wednesday. "He should start with his own backyard, so internal cleansing precedes all programs," Lacson said in a message to reporters when sought for comment on Eleazar's appointment. "Instill discipline without exception. Once double standard gets in the way, all the efforts are doomed. Everything starts with the leader. It is called - leader...Keep on reading: Senators to new PNP chief: ‘Walk the talk,’ instill discipline without exception
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Colombian Army Deploys Black Hawk Helicopters To Subdue Protesters
Colombian Army Deploys Black Hawk Helicopter To Throw Smoke Grenades At People COLOMBIAN ARMY – Tensions further escalate in Colombia as the army deploys Black Hawk helicopters to control the public. For over a week, Colombia has felt like a warzone. Protests rage as the public call for reforms on tax laws. However, the government […] The post Colombian Army Deploys Black Hawk Helicopters To Subdue Protesters appeared first on Philippine News.
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FDA: COVID-19 vax makers may apply for product registration by late this year
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects the earliest possible time for a vaccine manufacturer to apply for a certificate of product registration (CPR) of its COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines could be by late this year or in early 2022. "Personally, I expect the earliest probably na may mag-a-apply for a CPR would be late this year or early next year. So once a product is registered, that one single product is registered, all the EUAs will be phased out na," FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) on Thursday. In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Domingo said pharmaceutical companies that ar...Keep on reading: FDA: COVID-19 vax makers may apply for product registration by late this year
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Female Maid Got Arrested After Stealing Lady Employer’s Gadgets & Jewelry
Lady Employer Traces Female Maid Through the GPS of Gadgets She Stole A female maid got arrested after stealing worth P2 million of gadgets and jewelries of her lady employer in Quezon City. The female suspect identified as Maria Suzette Ramirez is observing the house of her employers and eventually stole the valuables of her […] The post Female Maid Got Arrested After Stealing Lady Employer’s Gadgets & Jewelry appeared first on Philippine News.
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COVID-19 claims lives of 5 more persons in Quezon
LUCENA CITY ---- Five more COVID-19 patients died in Quezon province on Wednesday, May 5. These include two older persons in the island town of Quezon, health officials said. The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) reported that aside from the 92-year-old male and 70-year-old female, three more confirmed virus carriers, one each in the cities of Lucena and Tayabas and the municipality of Guinayangan, succumbed to the illness. The COVID-19 death toll in the province now stands at 416. The IPHO records showed that 18 COVID-19 patients died from May 1 to 5. Last month, the province recorded 114 fatalities and 28 in March. Meanwhile, Mayor Noel Angelo Devanadera of Sampalo...Keep on reading: COVID-19 claims lives of 5 more persons in Quezon
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Patrick Garcia, Wife Nikka Martinez Uses Garage For Maternity Shoot
Patrick Garcia, Nikka Martinez Pull Off Maternity Shoot in Garage PATRICK GARCIA – Actor Patrick Garcia and his wife Nikka Martinez managed to pull off a maternity shoot for their fourth child. Expectant moms nowadays love documenting their pregnancies with maternity photos. Most of them say pregnancy is hard but there’s something magical about it. […] The post Patrick Garcia, Wife Nikka Martinez Uses Garage For Maternity Shoot appeared first on Philippine News.
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Philippines widens travel ban to keep out Indian coronavirus variant
MANILA — The Philippines will ban the entry of travelers from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from May 7 to May 14 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus variant first detected in India, the president’s office said on Wednesday. READ: Philippines to ban travelers from India over highly contagious variant Travelers coming directly from […] The post Philippines widens travel ban to keep out Indian coronavirus variant appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Duterte Orders PNP to Arrest People Wearing Mask Improperly in Public
Duterte Orders Arrest to People Failed to Wear Face Mask in Public President Rodrigo Duterte orders arrest against people who are not wearing and failed to observed proper wearing of face mask in public. Duterte directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to arrest and detain violators of the government’s mask-wearing law in a televised speech, […] The post Duterte Orders PNP to Arrest People Wearing Mask Improperly in Public appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bernadette Sembrano Now Back in TV Patrol Following Recovery From COVID-19
Bernadette Sembrano Recovers from COVID-19, Returns to TV Patrol BERNADETTE SEMBRANO – The Kapamilya news anchor is now back in TV Patrol following her recovery from COVID-19. A lot of known personalities in the Philippines contracted COVID-19. Most of these individuals are those whose jobs require them to go out from their houses and be […] The post Bernadette Sembrano Now Back in TV Patrol Following Recovery From COVID-19 appeared first on Philippine News.
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DILG to prevent abuse on enforcement of arrest order for improper mask wearing
    MANILA, Philippines - To prevent possible abuses by police officers in the enforcement of an order by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest people who are not wearing face masks properly, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday it will be coordinating with the Philippine National Police and various local government units (LGUs). DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya acknowledged that abuses by police officers may happen as they enforce the President's order. "That's why we need to make the necessary coordination with the Philippine National Police and local government units so that we can safely efficiently imple...Keep on reading: DILG to prevent abuse on enforcement of arrest order for improper mask wearing
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20,000 ivermectin capsules seized at NAIA – BOC
        MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday reported that it seized a shipment with some 20,000 misdeclared ivermectin tablets along with other drugs from New Delhi, India at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The BOC-NAIA, in a statement, said importer Finstad Inc. declared the said shipment as "food supplements, multivitamins, and multi mineral capsules." The drugs, the BOC said, were concealed beneath the declared items of the shipment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently prohibits the sale of the anti parasitic drug --- touted as a cure for COVID-19. The BOC statement also cited the F...Keep on reading: 20,000 ivermectin capsules seized at NAIA – BOC
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Number of jobless Filipinos down in March
THE number of unemployed Filipinos went down to 3.44 million in March from 4.2 million in February, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In a briefing on Thursday, National Statistician Claire Dennis Mapa said that based on the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS), the number of out-of-work individuals translates to an unemployment rate of 7.1 […]
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Woman Missing For Six Months Found Alive, Survived By Eating Grass
Woman Missing For Six Months Survives By Having Grass/Moss Diet SURVIVED ON GRASS – A woman who went missing in a Canyon six months ago was found alive. According to reports, the 47-year-old who was not publicly identified went missing last November 2020. Initially, US Forest officials found her car abandoned in the Diamond Fork […] The post Woman Missing For Six Months Found Alive, Survived By Eating Grass appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bishop Suffers Injuries After Being Stab by Jeepney Passenger in Benguet
Benguet Bishop Earned Injuries After Jeepney Passenger Stab Him A jeepney passenger runs amok inside a public vehicle and allegedly stab a bishop who was also a passenger in La Trinidad, Benguet. When a bishop was stabbed by a male passenger in the jeep in which the victim was sitting, he suffered injuries to his […] The post Bishop Suffers Injuries After Being Stab by Jeepney Passenger in Benguet appeared first on Philippine News.
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ABS-CBN Shutdown Anniversary: Kapamilya Artists Remember
These famous Kapamilya stars remember ABS-CBN Shutdown exactly one year after it happened. ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN – Big stars of the ABS-CBN network remember the network’s shut down exactly a year after it happened. The House Franchise Committee rejected the ABS-CBN fresh franchise bid and during the final hearing, 70 lawmakers have voted to junk this. This is […] The post ABS-CBN Shutdown Anniversary: Kapamilya Artists Remember appeared first on Philippine News.
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Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews
    LOS ANGELES - The National Basketball Association slapped Kyrie Irving with a $35,000 fine on Wednesday, because the Brooklyn Nets player continues to violate media access rules by refusing to attend news conferences and give interviews. Irving is a repeat offender having been fined $25,000 earlier this season for declining to speak to reporters during the preseason. The Nets organization was also hit with a $35,000 fine Wednesday. "The fines result from Irving's repeated refusal to participate in team postgame media availability," the NBA said in a news release. Irving declined requests to speak to reporters after the Nets' 124-118 loss to the Milwauk...Keep on reading: Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $35k for refusing reporters interviews
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Andrea Torres Shares How She Celebrated Her 31st Birthday
This is how Andrea Torres held her 31st birthday party Kapuso actress Andrea Torres celebrated her 31st birthday with her family and closest friends and this is what she shared about this. Andrea turned three decades and one year last May 4. She celebrated this through a simple gathering with her loved ones. Talking to […] The post Andrea Torres Shares How She Celebrated Her 31st Birthday appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pampanga Priest Homer Policarpio Barred from Celebrating Mass Outside Home
Pampanga Priest Homer Policarpio Barred from Celebrating Mass Outside Home Pampanga Priest Homer Policarpio is now barred from celebrating mass outside his home after having an affair with a married woman. Previously, the video footage of a furious guy confronting a Roman Catholic priest inside the Church for allegedly having an illicit affair with his […] The post Pampanga Priest Homer Policarpio Barred from Celebrating Mass Outside Home appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kilatis in English – Translate “Kilatis” in English
Counterpart of Kilatis in English & Sample Sentences KILATIS IN ENGLISH – Here is a guide on the English counterpart of the word “kilatis”. 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 word “kilatis”. […] The post Kilatis in English – Translate “Kilatis” in English appeared first on Philippine News.
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Huge discounts for vivo smartphones, special offers up for grabs at the Shopee 5.5 Sale
Early bird attendees at the Shopee 5.5 Sale will have the chance to win a special discounted price for the vivo Y1s of PHP4,999, down from its original price of PHP5,499. Discounted vivo smartphones at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival are the Y30, Y20i and S1 Pro. Customers will also enjoy a PHP300 discount voucher for every purchase of PHP5000 worth of vivo products by using the code VIVO300. Three attendees of the live show will also get the chance to play for special prizes at the vivo '2 Truths and 1 Lie' game. MANILA, May 5, 2021: Smartphone users can enjoy a huge upgrade with vivo in Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival. Huge discounts on latest handsets, vouchers and awesome p...Keep on reading: Huge discounts for vivo smartphones, special offers up for grabs at the Shopee 5.5 Sale
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India Primed For New COVID-19 Wave Following Massive Surge – Officials
India Primed For New COVID-19 Wave As Country Lacks Medical Supplies INDIA PRIMED FOR NEW COVID-19 WAVE – Following the massive spike in daily infections and deaths, a new COVID-19 wave may hit. Currently, India is facing a critical shortage of hospital beds and oxygen for their patients. Furthermore, the country reported an all-time high […] The post India Primed For New COVID-19 Wave Following Massive Surge – Officials appeared first on Philippine News.
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Rabiya Mateo: Highlights Of Her Bohol Trip W/ Fellow MUP Queens
Rabiya Mateo Visits Attractions, Historical Structures W/ Fellow Queens RABIYA MATEO – Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo visited attractions and historical structures in Bohol with her fellow queens. Beauty queen Rabiya Mateo is a healthcare professional from Iloilo City. Her win at the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 became controversial when she was accused of […] The post Rabiya Mateo: Highlights Of Her Bohol Trip W/ Fellow MUP Queens appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bea Alonzo Talks About Forgiveness: “I’m working on it very hard”
Did actress Bea Alonzo talk about forgiveness regarding what happened between her and Gerald Anderson? BEA ALONZO – Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo speaks about forgiving someone without any apologies. Is this about Gerald Anderson? What has happened between former celebrity couple Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson is not a secret to the public anymore. Their […] The post Bea Alonzo Talks About Forgiveness: “I’m working on it very hard” appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA Says Most Parts of PH To Experience Warm & Humid Weather Condition
PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Thursday (May 6) The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that most parts of the country would experience warm and weather condition due to 2 weather systems. On Thursday (May 6, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather updates in the country. Two prevailing […] The post PAGASA Says Most Parts of PH To Experience Warm & Humid Weather Condition appeared first on Philippine News.
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Miss Universe 2020: Where To Watch The Coronation Night In the Philippines For Free
These are the platforms where Pinoy pageant fans can watch the Miss Universe 2020 coronation night for free The Miss Universe 2020 pageant will be held on May 16, in the Philippines, it will be on May 17, 8 a.m., and here are the platforms where Pinoy pageant fans can watch the finals. Following the […] The post Miss Universe 2020: Where To Watch The Coronation Night In the Philippines For Free appeared first on Philippine News.
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Touchdown! SpaceX successfully lands Starship rocket
    WASHINGTON - SpaceX managed to land its prototype Starship rocket at its Texas base without blowing it up on Wednesday, the first time it has succeeded in doing so in five attempts. The test flight represents a major win for the hard-charging company, which eventually wants to carry crew inside Starship for missions to Mars. "Starship landing nominal!" tweeted founder Elon Musk triumphantly, after the last four tries ended in big explosions. "Nominal" means normal in the context of spaceflight. The execution wasn't quite perfect, with a small fire engulfing the base of the 50 meter- (160 feet-) high rocket, dubbed SN15, shortly after landing. SpaceX...Keep on reading: Touchdown! SpaceX successfully lands Starship rocket
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Vaccination Bundled With Freebies, Beers, Doughnuts, Basketball Tickets
Vaccination Bundled With Freebies In US To Promote Inoculation VACCINATION BUNDLED WITH FREEBIES – Much like the Philippines, a large percentage of Americans have doubts when it comes to vaccinations. As such, the government bundled incentives for their vaccinations. These include free beer, basketball tickets and doughnuts. Currently, the U.S’ vaccination program is set to […] The post Vaccination Bundled With Freebies, Beers, Doughnuts, Basketball Tickets appeared first on Philippine News.
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Only 5, not 6 travelers from India tested positive for COVID-19, DOH clarifies
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday clarified that only five, not six, individuals with travel history from India before a travel ban was imposed tested positive for COVID-19. The DOH said the Bureau of Quarantine has recorded 149 passengers with recent travel history from India, composed of 129 returning overseas Filipinos and 20 foreign nationals. The DOH said all 149 passengers were quarantined upon arrival and tested on the sixth or seventh day of their isolation. "Among these cases, 5 tested positive for COVID-19 through RT PCR while 137 of them tested negative. Among those who tested positive, 1 is still in isolat...Keep on reading: Only 5, not 6 travelers from India tested positive for COVID-19, DOH clarifies
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Duterte Tells China To Send Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccines Not Sinopharm
Pres. Duterte Tells China Ambassador To Withdraw All Sinopharm Vaccines DUTERTE – Philippine Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte told the envoy of China to send Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to PH and not Sinopharm. In the pursuit to put an end to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, most nations and territories now are vaccinating its citizens […] The post Duterte Tells China To Send Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccines Not Sinopharm appeared first on Philippine News.
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Philippines Expands Travel Ban to Four More Countries
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Eleazar accepts challenges as next PNP chief
MANILA, Philippines - Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday said that he accepts the challenges of becoming the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. "To be appointed as the chief PNP is a rare opportunity, but comes with the challenges of good leadership and meeting the high expectations of the Filipino people. I accept these challenges," said Eleazar in a statement. Eleazar was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, as confirmed by Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao to reporters on Wednesday. He will be the sixth PNP chief under the Duterte administration. He will take over the post of Gen. Debold Sinas, who is set to retire on May 8. The incom...Keep on reading: Eleazar accepts challenges as next PNP chief
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US backs plan to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents
  WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the life-saving doses. India, where the death toll hit a new daily record amid fears the peak is still to come, has been leading the fight within the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow more drugmakers to manufacture the vaccines -- a move pharma giants opposed. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that while intellectual property rights for businesses are important, Washington "supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines" in order to...Keep on reading: US backs plan to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents
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Sino ang sorpresa sa 2022?
Parang pelikula mga tropapips na "all star cast" ang mga pumapalong pangalan ng mga posibleng maging senador sa May 2022. Pero ang magandang abangan, sino kaya ang magkakaroon sa kanila ng malaking sorpresa? The post Sino ang sorpresa sa 2022? first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Pagasa: Warm, humid Thursday weather due
https://youtu.be/3ttq5e_UfcI MANILA, Philippines --- Most parts of the country will have fair and humid weather on Thursday due to two prevailing weather systems, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. The intertropical convergence zone will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms to the Davao and Soccsksargen regions in Mindanao. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to the easterlies or warm winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean. Light to moderate wind speed is expected while coastal waters will be slight to moderate. gsg ...Keep on reading: Pagasa: Warm, humid Thursday weather due
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Duterte on Getting China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine: “This is my life”
Pres. Duterte Gets China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccince Jab DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke on his decision to get the Sinopharm COVID-19 developed by a Chinese company. As part of the fight against the spread of COVID-19, most countries across the globe now are in the process of vaccinating a huge part of its […] The post Duterte on Getting China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine: “This is my life” appeared first on Philippine News.
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It’s a wrap: Biden buys tacos in boost for US restaurants
  WASHINGTON, United States - President Joe Biden put his money where his mouth is Wednesday with a surprise lunch visit to a Washington tacos restaurant. The surprise jaunt from the White House saw Biden's heavily guarded motorcade descend on Taqueria Las Gemelas in Union Market. Biden was promoting the newly opened Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which provides $28.6 billion in stimulus for one of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic. And while at the restaurant, which is part-owned by Mexican immigrants, Biden did his bit for economic recovery by ordering a hefty lunch. Co-owner Josh Phillips told dc.eater.com that the most powerful man in th...Keep on reading: It’s a wrap: Biden buys tacos in boost for US restaurants
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Say hello to healthy moisturized lips with Mentholatum LipCare
Getting dry and chapped lips is inevitable. One sign of having this is dehydration. It means that you should drink more water and give your puckers an extra layer of protection. Lack of moisture, constant licking and sun exposure are some of the causes of dry lips. We spend money and time on skin care so we must also exert effort to make sure that our lips are healthy. The lips are often neglected when it comes to caring for our skin. Treat your dry and chapped lips to a good lip balm, one that immediately makes a difference when you apply it. Mentholatum Lipcare products are the ultimate lip savers. The Therapy Lip Balm and Therapy Lip Gel offer faster repair and relief from...Keep on reading: Say hello to healthy moisturized lips with Mentholatum LipCare
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Broadway to light up again in September when shows are set to return
    Live Broadway shows will return to the stage starting Sept. 14 after an 18-month hiatus to fight the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale beginning on Thursday and theaters will be allowed to fill 100% of capacity, Cuomo said. Broadway theaters are among New York's biggest tourist attractions. "Broadway is a major part of our state's identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again," Cuomo said on Twitter. Live theater is one of the last sectors to come back after the pandemic because of the challenges of social distancing for actors on stage, for crews backstage an...Keep on reading: Broadway to light up again in September when shows are set to return
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Free booze, baseball tickets offered as U.S. demand for COVID-19 vaccine drops
    Robert Day walked up to a house in northwest Detroit, eager to talk about nearby COVID-19 vaccination sites and pitch a local program that pays $50 to anyone who brings someone to a clinic to get inoculated. A man sitting on the porch, who refused to give his name, tore up the flyer Day had handed him and stormed inside. "That's just one person's opinion," said Day, a volunteer helping the Michigan city convince more people to get vaccinated, before he moved on to the next home on Tuesday. The U.S. coronavirus vaccination campaign has reached a tipping point, with supply outstripping demand due to factors including ambivalence or skepticism about the vacc...Keep on reading: Free booze, baseball tickets offered as U.S. demand for COVID-19 vaccine drops
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Facebook has six months to determine if Trump returns
      Facebook Inc's oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company's suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump but said the company was wrong to make the suspension indefinite and gave it six months to determine a "proportionate response." Trump called the decision and his banning across tech platforms "a total disgrace" and said the companies would "pay a political price." The much-awaited board verdict has been watched for signals on how the world's largest social media company will treat rule-breaking political leaders in the future, a key area of controversy for online platforms. The board, created by Facebook to rule on a small slice of ...Keep on reading: Facebook has six months to determine if Trump returns
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DPWH move to let telcos use gov’t right of way speeds up internet development – NTC
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) decision allowing telecommunication companies to use the government's right of way (ROW) for three years is a big boost to the development of internet connections throughout the country,according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). "DPWH's move was a great stride towards providing Filipinos the much-needed connectivity especially during this pandemic," NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said in a statement on Wednesday. "This indeed is a welcome development." According to the statement, DPWH Order No 29, series of 2021 --- or the DPWH Policy on Telecommunications and Internet Infrastructure P...Keep on reading: DPWH move to let telcos use gov’t right of way speeds up internet development – NTC
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G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying, rights abuses
    LONDON - The Group of Seven scolded both China and Russia on Wednesday, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there were few concrete steps aside from expressing support for Taiwan and Ukraine. Founded in 1975 as a forum for the West's richest nations to discuss crises such as the OPEC oil embargo, the G7 this week addressed what it perceives as the biggest current threats: China, Russia and the coronavirus pandemic. G7 foreign ministers, in a 12,400-word communique, said Russia was trying to undermine democracies and threatening Ukraine while China was guilty of human rights abuses and of using its economic clout to bully...Keep on reading: G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying, rights abuses
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Vaccine tourism: Canadians fly south for shot as U.S. demand falls
    OTTAWA - With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, perhaps months earlier than they would be able to at home. Jimmy Simmons, 37, saw friends in their 40s struggling to get a shot in the hard-hit Canadian province of Ontario. The Toronto businessman decided to spend a few weeks in New York City to meet clients and get vaccinated. He got his first of two shots on Tuesday. Simmons, who works in real estate, is not yet eligible for a vaccine in Ontario. His girlfriend, a medical student who treats COVID-19 patients at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, has still ...Keep on reading: Vaccine tourism: Canadians fly south for shot as U.S. demand falls
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Consumers express alarm over foreign charities’ attempts to defy PH sovereignty
MANILA, Philippines --- Five consumer advocacy groups expressed alarm over the revelation of two lawmakers about multiple attempts by foreign charities to disburse money to government agencies to influence local policies in violation of the Constitution and Philippine sovereignty. The groups --- which sent a statement sent to INQUIRER.net on Wednesday --- are the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), Nicotine Consumers Union of the Philippines (NCUP), Vaper Ako, and the Philippine E-cigarette Industry Association (PECIA). "We were alarmed by the revelation of House Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor Savellano (Ilocos Sur, First District) and Rep. Je...Keep on reading: Consumers express alarm over foreign charities’ attempts to defy PH sovereignty
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