GAB, MPD umaksiyon kontra iligal na bookies

Nagsanib pwersa ang Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Anti-Gambling Division at Manila Police Department (MPD) upang sugpuin ang illegal bookies sa Tondo, Manila at maaresto kamakailan ang dalawang operator.

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Harry but no Meghan at pared-back funeral for Prince Philip
LONDON: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s husband, Prince Philip, will take place next week, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday, announcing a stripped-back ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, and a return for exiled royal Prince Harry but not his wife, Meghan. The announcement came as the couple’s eldest son, heir to the throne Prince Charles, […]
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Taal Volcano restive again 
AFTER nearly a week of being quiet, Taal Volcano again came to life, spewing gas and shaking the ground with dozens of tremors, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In the past 24 hours, the agency recorded more than 200 volcanic earthquakes and almost 2,000 tons of gas emission. The Taal Volcano […]
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I got jabbed with Sinovac—and lived
Congratulations!" "Happy for you!" Good job!" With those reactions to my Facebook post, you would have thought I had won the lottery. All that happened, really, was that I followed the advice of doctors that "the best vaccine is the one that's in your arm." Given the opportunity, and despite the fact that I had placed an order via a private company for Moderna shots, supposedly due in a couple of months, I decided to look beyond brands and political implications, and got my first jab courtesy of my local government unit (LGU), the City of Marikina. Let me get this off my chest from the get-go: You are entitled to your opinion, of course, if you believe that the Sinovac vacci...Keep on reading: I got jabbed with Sinovac—and lived
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Trudeau pledges green recovery ahead of possible early election
MONTREAL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday promised a green recovery and lambasted his Conservative rivals in a speech with a strong electoral flavor, as he closed out a virtual convention for his Liberal party. “Together, we have accomplished a lot of things… but the work is far from being finished,” Trudeau told the […]
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Taal Volcano registers 216 quakes in last 24 hours
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 216 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Taal Volcano in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday. Of the total number of earthquakes, 177 were episodes of volcanic tremor lasting from one to 39 minutes. There were also 39 low frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that started since Thursday morning, Phivolcs said. Meanwhile, Taal Volcano's main crater had a "very weak emmission" of steam-laden plumes that rose five meters high in the past 24 hours. The volcano remains under Alert Level 2, which warns of possible sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, vol...Keep on reading: Taal Volcano registers 216 quakes in last 24 hours
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Saint Vincent covered in thick ash following volcanic eruption
ST. JOHN's, Antigua and Barbuda --- Ash covered much of the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent on Saturday, and the stench of sulphur filled the air after a series of eruptions from a volcano that had been quiet for decades. The thick dust was also on the move, traveling 175 kilometers (110 miles) to the east and starting to impact the neighboring island of Barbados. "Barbadians have been urged to stay indoors as thick plumes of volcanic ash move through the atmosphere," the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency said. The whitish powder caked roads, homes and buildings in Saint Vincent after the powerful blasts from the volcano called La Soufriere that began Friday a...Keep on reading: Saint Vincent covered in thick ash following volcanic eruption
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Roque updates from hospital, says he now ‘feels normal’ in 2nd bout with COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines --- After being afflicted with COVID-19, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that he "feels normal" on his third day in confinement at an undisclosed hospital. Roque said doctors won't discharge him until he's completed four more vials of remdesivir, which will leave him confined until Thursday. "I am better after only one vial of remdesivir and steroids. I came in at the right time since pneumonia was caught early on," said Roque in a Facebook post on Sunday.   https://www.facebook.com/HarryRoque/posts/1461699397357887   READ:Stocks of remdesivir, tocilizumab in PH running low -- DOH Roque first announced on Saturday that he ...Keep on reading: Roque updates from hospital, says he now ‘feels normal’ in 2nd bout with COVID-19
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Jean Garcia discovers this after her mother’s cremation due to COVID-19
Jean Garcia shared something about her mother’s remains Actress Jean Garcia has discovered something after her mother, who died after testing positive for COVID-19, was cremated. Jean and her family are mourning as they bid goodbye to their matriarch Sandra Panganiban Garcia. Based on the article in Bandera, the actress shared in an interview that […] The post Jean Garcia discovers this after her mother’s cremation due to COVID-19 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Zambales logs 29 new COVID-19 cases in 9 towns
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales -- This province on Saturday recorded 29 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), raising its total confirmed cases to 1,391 since last year. Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said the town of Castillejos had the most number with 12 fresh cases, followed by San Antonio with five and San Marcelino with three. The towns of San Narciso, Cabangan, and Candelaria each had two new cases while San Felipe, Palauig, and Masinloc each had one new case. The new cases pushed the total number of active cases in the province to 196. Bueno said they also recorded 12 new recoveries during the same period, bringing the total recovered cases to 1,165. Th...Keep on reading: Zambales logs 29 new COVID-19 cases in 9 towns
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China’s plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India
BEIJING --- China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges -- the world's largest power station -- stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighboring India. The structure will span the Brahmaputra River before the waterway leaves the Himalayas and flows into India, straddling the world's longest and deepest canyon at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters (4,900 feet). The project in Tibet's Medog County is expected to dwarf the record-breaking Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China, and is billed as able to produce 300 billion kilowatts of electricity each year. It is mentioned in China's strategic...Keep on reading: China’s plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India
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170 UK, 192 South Africa COVID-19 variant cases detected in latest sequencing
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported that 170 UK variant cases, 192 South Africa variant cases, 19 Philippine variant cases, and one Brazil variant case was found in the latest COVID-19 sample sequencing. This makes the total of UK variant cases in the country to be at 392, South Africa variant at 244, Philippine variant at 123, and Brazil variant at two. Of the total of UK variant cases, two cases have died while 168 have recovered. Of the 244 South Africa variant cases, two cases are active, three cases have died, and 187 cases have recovered, DOH said. Meanwhile, all of the 19 Philippine variant cases have recovered. The variant case...Keep on reading: 170 UK, 192 South Africa COVID-19 variant cases detected in latest sequencing
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Alex Gonzaga Shares Hilarious Video Of Husband Mikee Morada
Alex Gonzaga Shares Hilarious ‘Fun Fact’ About Husband Mikee Morada ALEX GONZAGA – Celebrity Youtuber Alex Gonzaga recently shared a hilarious video of her husband Michael “Mikee” Morada. She also shared a ‘fun fact’ about him. Filipina actress-vlogger Alex Gonzaga and Lipa City Councilor Mikee Morada tied the knot last November after four (4) years […] The post Alex Gonzaga Shares Hilarious Video Of Husband Mikee Morada appeared first on Philippine News.
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Shorthanded Lakers ambush Nets on the road
The Los Angeles Lakers entered a prime-time matchup missing five rotational players and lost another early in the second half. Didn't matter. The energetic Lakers used ball pressure, sticky defense and good perimeter shooting to run past the Brooklyn Nets 126-101 on the road Saturday night. The Lakers corralled one steal and posted four blocks, forcing 19 Brooklyn turnovers while converting those into 25 points. The Lakers also held the Nets to 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 101 total points, 18 below their league-leading average of 119 a contest. In his second game back from a hamstring injury, Kevin Durant led the Nets with 22 points, seven rebounds and five a...Keep on reading: Shorthanded Lakers ambush Nets on the road
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96-year-old woman, 2 other seniors contract COVID-19 in San Pablo City
LUCENA CITY -- A 96-year-old woman and two other senior citizens contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in San Pablo City, authorities said on Saturday, April 10. The woman, two other elderlies -- male, 81 and female, 80 -- and a 7-year-old boy were among the 22 new validated virus carriers in the city, the city's Anti-COVID-19 Task Force said in a report. The three elderlies have mild symptoms and are under home isolation. Authorities also reported that at least 17 COVID-19 patients, including a 6-month-old boy, have recovered. The COVID-19 death toll in the city rose to 63 after a 72-year-old woman died from the dreaded illness, report said. San Pablo has logged...Keep on reading: 96-year-old woman, 2 other seniors contract COVID-19 in San Pablo City
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Report: Lakers’ Davis could return in 2 weeks, LeBron in 3
Los Angeles Lakers star players Anthony Davis and LeBron James could be back on the court together in three weeks, according to an ESPN report Saturday night. Davis was sidelined Feb. 14 with a strained calf and tendinosis in his right leg while James suffered a high right ankle sprain three weeks ago. The report said Davis would be evaluated by team doctors in the next few days and, if all checks out, could play within the next 10 to 14 days, adding that James should return in three weeks. Davis (22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals per game this season) and James (25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.9 assists) would be a boost to the struggling defending NBA champion...Keep on reading: Report: Lakers’ Davis could return in 2 weeks, LeBron in 3
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Golf-playing, motorbike-riding Duterte chills before public address on Monday
MANILA, Philippines --- For the second time since his last public appearance two weeks ago, another undated photo and video of President Rodrigo Duterte, this time playing golf and riding a three-wheeled motorcycle, were released by his longtime aide, now Senator Christopher "Bong" Go on Sunday after midnight. In a series of photo and video handout, Duterte could be seen swinging a gold club, riding a high-powered trike at night time. One of the videos also showed him as if coming from a slow jaunt or jog. "Nandito lang si Tatay Digong!!! Ang taong totoong Nagmamahal at NagMamalasakit sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino!! 'Di Plastic," Go wrote on his Facebook post early morning Sunday...Keep on reading: Golf-playing, motorbike-riding Duterte chills before public address on Monday
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Ancajas keeps IBF title, beats Rodriguez in all-out war
MANILA, Philippines --- Jerwin Ancajas picked up where he left off and retained his IBF super flyweight title Sunday (Manila time) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, USA. Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KOs) successfully defended his crown for the ninth time after a unanimous decision win over a tough-as-nails Jonathan Rodriguez (22-2, 16 KOs) in a bruising battle. The judges scored the bout, 115-112, 116-111 and 117-110. The 29-year-old Filipino scored the only knockdown in the fight went he floored the Mexican challenger after series of punches late in the eighth round. Ancajas showed no effects of ring rust despite stepping in the ring for the first time in 16 months as he impos...Keep on reading: Ancajas keeps IBF title, beats Rodriguez in all-out war
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These Studio Units Are the Most Spacious in the Metro
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7 cops among 9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Calapan
CITY OF CALAPAN -- Seven police personnel are among the nine new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases that were reported in this city on Saturday, April 10, by the City Health and Sanitation Department. The police personnel are isolated at the Philippine National Police barracks in Barangay (village) Guinobatan. Of the nine new cases, seven are males while two are females. Their ages range from 22 to 69. The eighth patient is a bank staffer from Barangay Tawiran while the ninth is a 66-year-old woman from Barangay San Antonio, a contact of a COVID-19 patient. Six recoveries were also reported --- five males and a female. The youngest is a seven-year-old boy while the old...Keep on reading: 7 cops among 9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Calapan
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Cuba: New animal-welfare law allows cockfights, religious sacrifice
HAVANA --- Cuba on Saturday published a new animal-welfare law, the country's first, providing fines in cases of abuse but not banning cockfights or animal sacrifices during religious rites. The legislation is considered a victory for Cuba's civil society, one of the first times its demands have become law in the Communist country. On April 7, 2019, some 500 people marched in Havana to demand an animal-protection law, in what was the first independent, nonpolitical mass demonstration ever authorized by the Cuban government. In February, a few dozen animal-rights activists assembled again in front of the Agriculture Ministry. The new decree, published by the Council of Sta...Keep on reading: Cuba: New animal-welfare law allows cockfights, religious sacrifice
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US has administered 183.5M doses of COVID-19 vaccines, CDC says
The United States had administered 183,467,709 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and distributed 237,791,735 doses as of Saturday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures are up from the 178,837,781 doses the CDC said had been administered by April 9, out of 233,591,955 doses delivered. The agency said 117,142,879 people had received at least one dose, while 70,692,645 people had been fully vaccinated as of Saturday. The CDC tally includes the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines as well as Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine as of 6 a.m. EDT on Saturday. A total of 7,764,006 vaccine doses have been administered in U.S. long-...Keep on reading: US has administered 183.5M doses of COVID-19 vaccines, CDC says
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Alex Gonzaga, Hipon Girl Herlene Exchange Funny Messages After Shopping Prank
Alex Gonzaga Comments On Hipon Girl Herlen’s IG Post ALEX GONZAGA – Vlogger Alex Gonzaga reacted after Hipon Girl Herlene shared some of their photos on her Instagram account. Herlene Budol, known by her stage name “Hipon Girl,” is an actress, tv host, and comedian. She gained fame after joining Wowowin’s segment called ‘Willie of […] The post Alex Gonzaga, Hipon Girl Herlene Exchange Funny Messages After Shopping Prank appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ancajas topples Rodriguez via unanimous decision to retain IBF crown
Filipino fighter Jerwin Ancajas defeated Mexican Jonathan Rodriguez via unanimous decision to successfully defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight belt for the ninth time on Sunday (Philippine time) at the Mohegan  Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Despite a 16-month layoff, Ancajas displayed his superb boxing prowess to get the scorecards 115-112, 116-111, and 117-110. […]
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Trudeau pledges green recovery ahead of possible early election
  MONTREAL --- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday promised a green recovery and lambasted his Conservative rivals in a speech with a strong electoral flavor, as he closed out a virtual convention for his Liberal party. "Together, we have accomplished a lot of things... but the work is far from being finished," Trudeau told the meeting, amid speculation of an electoral campaign in the coming months. The Liberals were returned to office with a minority government in October 2019, a situation that fuels early election rumors, even though Trudeau has rejected going to the polls during the pandemic. "While we are fighting to end the pandemic... we must pre...Keep on reading: Trudeau pledges green recovery ahead of possible early election
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82 samples with Covid variants detected in PH
THE Department of Health (DoH) has detected several variants from 382 out of 1,361 samples of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that were sequenced between March 28 and April 8. Of these, 192 patients were infected with the B1351 variant, 170 with B117; and one with the P.1 variant of the virus. The three are […]
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John Lloyd Cruz Tried To Court Sarah Geronimo But… Here’s What Happened
John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo had a connection in the past? A-list actor John Lloyd Cruz, reportedly, tried to court Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo but did not push through because of this. In the recent Showbiz Update vlog of comedian-talent manager Ogie Diaz with Mama Loi, they talked about the recent controversial tell-all interview […] The post John Lloyd Cruz Tried To Court Sarah Geronimo But… Here’s What Happened appeared first on Philippine News.
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The Story Behind Lola Nena's and Their Famous Cheese Donuts
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More than 100 diners at clandestine Paris soiree fined for lockdown breaches
PARIS --- More than 110 people dining at a clandestine restaurant were fined late on Friday for violating a COVID-19 lockdown, Paris police said, days after the government denied allegations that ministers had attended similar underground soirees. The swoop in the French capital's 19th arrondissement was the latest police action against restaurants breaking the rules to offer patrons a slice of pre-pandemic life. Restaurants, bars and cafes have been closed for sit-down dining for months, and public frustration is growing amid a third national lockdown and another wave of coronavirus infections. "Guests fined for failing to respect sanitary measures. Organizer and manager ar...Keep on reading: More than 100 diners at clandestine Paris soiree fined for lockdown breaches
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VIDEO: Alex Gonzaga’s Shopping Prank Makes Hipon Girl Herlene Cry
Alex Gonzaga Makes Hipon Girl Herlene Cry After Pulling Off A Prank ALEX GONZAGA – Vlogger-actress Alex Gonzaga successfully pulled a prank on Kapuso host Herlene “Hipon” Budol. Filipina actress, comedian, and tv host Herlene Nicole Budol a.k.a. ‘Hipon Girl’ gained popularity after participating in Wowowin’s segment ‘Willie of Fortune.’ Kapuso host Willie Revillame decided […] The post VIDEO: Alex Gonzaga’s Shopping Prank Makes Hipon Girl Herlene Cry appeared first on Philippine News.
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Jaya: After Nina, Netizens share funny guesses on Soul Diva’s last name
What’s the last name of Soul Diva Jaya? After Soul Siren Nina, netizens shared their funny guesses on the last name of Soul Diva Jaya that became a trending topic on Twitter. Just like international artists with just single screen name, some Filipino artists also opted to have just a name and without a last […] The post Jaya: After Nina, Netizens share funny guesses on Soul Diva’s last name appeared first on Philippine News.
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NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check
WASHINGTON ---NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said Saturday. Ingenuity's trip, which is to be the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, was set for Sunday but is now on hold until at least April 14. A high-speed test of the four-pound (1.8 kilogram) helicopter's rotors on Friday ended earlier than expected due to an alert of a potential issue. "The helicopter team is reviewing telemetry to diagnose and understand the issue," NASA said in a statement. "Following that, they will reschedule the full-speed test." NASA n...Keep on reading: NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check
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10 Beach Movies to Watch Since You Can't Go Out
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Kiko Pangilinan: Here’s Video Of Senator Calling Himself “Galisin”
Here’s Video Of Senator Kiko Pangilinan Calling Himself “Galisin” KIKO PANGILINAN – Veteran actress and singer Sharon Cuneta shared a video of their family dinner where she and her husband Kiko Pangilinan having a playful banter Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is the husband of Megastar Sharon Cuneta. They are blessed with three kids Frankie Pangilinan, […] The post Kiko Pangilinan: Here’s Video Of Senator Calling Himself “Galisin” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Harry but no Meghan at pared-back funeral for Prince Philip
LONDON ---The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, will take place next week, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday, announcing a stripped-back ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, and a return for exiled royal Prince Harry but not his wife, Meghan. The announcement came as the couple's eldest son, heir to the throne Prince Charles, 72, paid a heartfelt tribute to his "dear Papa", and said he and the royal family missed him "enormously". "My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him, and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for...Keep on reading: Harry but no Meghan at pared-back funeral for Prince Philip
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France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout
PARIS --- France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. Although France's top health authority advised a six-week period between the two shots in January in order to stretch supplies, the government at the time said there was insufficient data on how well the vaccines performed with a longer interval. France could safely do so now because it was vaccinating a younger age group, Veran said. "(It) will allow us to vaccinate more quickly without reducing protection," the minister told...Keep on reading: France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout
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10 Popular Pinoy Comics You Need to Read on Penlab.Ink
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13 ‘Holy Doors’ in Cebu opened
CEBU CITY -- "Holy doors" in 13 historic churches in Cebu were opened on Easter Sunday to mark the start of the year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the country. Anyone who passes through the Holy Doors, and has recently gone to confession, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the intercession of the Holy Father and the Church will receive plenary indulgence or complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sins, according to Rev. Fr. Glenn Therese Guanzon, chairperson of the committee on liturgy of the Cebu archdiocese. While only cathedrals have Holy Doors, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma designated 12 other parishes in Cebu as "Jubilee church...Keep on reading: 13 ‘Holy Doors’ in Cebu opened
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Central Visayas officials assail PCOO, PGC’s ‘discriminatory’ ‘Central Visayas variant’ tag
CEBU CITY -- Government officials here deplored the act of two national agencies calling the new COVID-19 variant in the country as the "Central Visayas variant." Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson and chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), described as "discriminatory and lack of courtesy" a social media post of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Tuesday that named the Central Visayas variant as among the COVID-19 variants that infected many Filipinos. "It seems that the region was singled out with the rest of the country. Central Visayas is not distant to the Philippines," she said in a press conference on Wednesday...Keep on reading: Central Visayas officials assail PCOO, PGC’s ‘discriminatory’ ‘Central Visayas variant’ tag
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Jazz drama ‘Ma Rainey’ wins two prizes at BAFTAs opening night
LONDON --- "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", a jazz drama set in 1920s Chicago, won two awards at the opening of the BAFTAs on Saturday, but the race for the main prizes remains open with a list of contenders that shines a spotlight on diversity. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony is being held virtually over two nights as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents the usual celebrity-packed show with a live audience. Saturday's opening mainly focused on the crafts side of film-making and handed out nine awards. "Ma Rainey", starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, won for costume design and makeup and hair. Hollywood throwback "Mank" won for production design. ...Keep on reading: Jazz drama ‘Ma Rainey’ wins two prizes at BAFTAs opening night
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Biden forms panel to study possible US Supreme Court expansion
WASHINGTON --- President Joe Biden on Friday formed a bipartisan commission to study potential U.S. Supreme Court changes including expanding the number of justices beyond the current nine, a goal of some liberal Democrats hoping to end its conservative majority. Under an executive order signed by the Democratic president, the 36-member commission will consider the "merits and legality" of potential reforms to the nation's top judicial body including adding justices or imposing term limits on their service instead of the current lifetime appointments. The number of Supreme Court justices has remained at nine since 1869, but Congress has the power to change the number and did so...Keep on reading: Biden forms panel to study possible US Supreme Court expansion
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Spaniard gets heart transplant call as wife gives birth
MADRID --- He was just about to witness the birth of his first child when the long-awaited call came: Doctors had found him a compatible heart and were ready to do the transplant. For 39-year-old Antonio Salvador, who had been waiting years for a new heart, it was a day in which two life-changing events miraculously coincided at Madrid's Gregorio Maraon hospital. "When I went into surgery I wasn't yet a father. I spoke to my wife on a video call and we wished each other luck," he said in a statement released on Friday by the hospital ... When I woke up, there was twice the sense of delight," said Salvador, who suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a hereditary disease of the he...Keep on reading: Spaniard gets heart transplant call as wife gives birth
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Embracing the light: Churches tap solar power
MANILA, Philippines --- In the past few years, Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has been at the frontline of a crusade waged both from the pulpit and on the streets. Alminaza, 61, is part of the Philippine Catholic Church's strong opposition to the use of fossil fuels in the country. And the threat to the diocese looms large: a proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in its coastal city. But the bishop understands that beyond dialogues and campaigns, the Church can and should be doing more to demonstrate its seriousness in rejecting fossil fuels. "We cannot just oppose and oppose," he says. "We have to be more proactive." Happily...Keep on reading: Embracing the light: Churches tap solar power
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DFA awaits probe of Ayungin incident
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has deferred any action on the incident in which Chinese ships prevented a fishing boat carrying Filipino journalists from going to Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea to interview fishermen. The DFA on Saturday said state agencies were investigating the incident and advised those who were planning to visit the maritime features within the country's 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to "coordinate" with the authorities. "If proven to be true, the [DFA] will raise the matter with the Chinese government," the department said in a brief statement. "In the meantime, the department is thankful that the crew a...Keep on reading: DFA awaits probe of Ayungin incident
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Against KO-hunting foe, Ancajas vows to put on a performance that will open door to bigger fights
  Filipino champ Jerwin Ancajas loves to mimic the moves of his idol, Manny Pacquiao, throwing 1-2 combinations followed by ducks, slides and turns. There are some who would go as far as to say he looks better performing the moves than the boxing legend himself. And yet Ancajas is in danger of becoming just another world boxing champion with hardly any memorable moments in the ring despite holding the International Boxing Federeation junior bantamweight title for six years. He gets a chance to redirect his career path Sunday morning, Manila time. Ancajas is hoping to become more than just a minor blip on the radar screens of top-class boxing when he takes on a danger...Keep on reading: Against KO-hunting foe, Ancajas vows to put on a performance that will open door to bigger fights
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With the aim of making women visible in PBA, Belen forges her path at TNT
When a door was shut on Maureen Belen, another one opened. Not just a door, actually---a huge rollup steel gate leading to the brightest lit sporting arena in the country. Unable to snare a gig in the trailblazing Women's National Basketball League, Belen instead found herself making history in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) as a member of comebacking champion mentor Chot Reyes' coaching staff at TNT. "I get chills really just thinking about it," Belen told the Inquirer recently. "Most girls [in this sport] have been working hard and dedicating so much of their time [to their craft]. And they are doing so without seeing any finish line." She's giving those girls som...Keep on reading: With the aim of making women visible in PBA, Belen forges her path at TNT
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Cone on bubble II: For passion, love and only as last resort
One of the few people who spent the most time inside the Philippine Basketball Association's bio-secure and excruciating environment doesn't mind going through the ordeal for the second time. But only as a last resort. "I think the coaches, the players, they'd welcome going into the bubble if that's the only recourse we have to start playing again," coach Tim Cone said during an appearance in The Chasedown on Saturday afternoon. The Barangay Ginebra coach is a firm believer that like himself, most PBA coaches "just want to get back to work and start playing again.""That's our passion, that's our love," Cone went on.It would seem easy for the Gin Kings' mentor to whip out such pr...Keep on reading: Cone on bubble II: For passion, love and only as last resort
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