Pentagon to send 750 troops to Mideast after embassy attack in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- The United States is sending around 750 more troops to the Middle East immediately, following an attack by pro-Iranian demonstrators on the US embassy in Baghdad, the Pentagon said Tuesday. More troops from a rapid response unit of the 82nd Airborne Division are prepared to deploy over the next several days, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement. "This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against US personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today," he said. "The United States will protect our people and interests anywhere they are found around the world."...

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Baguio City Imposed “Rat Catching Challenge” to Keep Market Clean
Baguio City “Rat Catching Challenge” will Give P20k to Most Clean Market Section The local government of Baguio City imposed the “Rat Catching Challenge” to keep the market cleanliness amid ongoing enhanced community quarantine. According to the Facebook post of Bombo Radyo Iloilo, Baguio City launched the Rat Catching Challenge as part of a campaign […] The post Baguio City Imposed “Rat Catching Challenge” to Keep Market Clean appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gov’t to ramp up COVID-19 test capacity with accreditation of more testing centers, kits
More accredited testing centers and field validation of the testing kits developed by the University of the Philippines are expected to be implemented and distributed soon to help fight the novel coronavirus in the country. The testing kit called the SARS-CoV-2 PCR Detection Kit was developed by UP scientist Dr. Raul Destura and his team from UP’s National Institute […] The post Gov’t to ramp up COVID-19 test capacity with accreditation of more testing centers, kits appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Vice Ganda Emotional Over Ion & Nanay Rosario’s Message For Him
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UP scientists studying design for more affordable ventilators, DOH says
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WATCH: SEA Games gold medalist Annie Ramirez making a difference for Deaf kids
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Coronavirus: Holy Week 2020 Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
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Banana & Egg To Be Given To Residents Reportedly Contain Names of Some Politicians
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Hospitals Threaten To Terminate Doctors Who Talk About Supply Shortage
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Pimentel seeks 'right to privacy' following report that he was rushed to hospital
A staff member of Sen. Koko Pimentel’s office said the lawmaker is “requesting his right to privacy and his right to get well.”
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Parable Of The Rainbow Colors – EXAMPLES OF PARABLES
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Italy Lockdown Over Coronavirus May “Inevitably” Be Extended
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From zero to hero: Italy’s Chinese help beat coronavirus
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Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room" Is Now Available Online
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Is Taal Volcano Active, Dormant, or Extinct? (ANSWER)
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SPOTTED: Hungry Shark on the Loose in Landmark Trinoma
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Rizal Town Vice Mayor Jolet delos Santos Dies of Coronavirus
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Generous Lola Gives Sari-Sari Store Products to Residents Who Haven’t Receive Relief Goods
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Coronavirus: Pet Cat Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Hong Kong
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COVID-19 Key Symptoms: British Scientists’ Study Revealed Information
A British scientists’ study revealed the COVID-19 key symptoms COVID-19 Key Symptoms – A study of British scientists revealed the key symptoms of novel coronavirus disease 2019. Based on the information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the main symptoms of COVID-19 infected patients are: cough fever tiredness difficulty breathing (severe cases) In some cases, […] The post COVID-19 Key Symptoms: British Scientists’ Study Revealed Information appeared first on Philippine News.
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Villar Family Gives “Itlog at Saba” Merienda w/ Their Names In Bold Letters
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Duterte Warns Politicians Against Abusing Authority Amid COVID-19
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Is Cabin Fever a Real Thing and Do You Have It?
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ABS-CBN It’s Showtime – April 1, 2020 Episode (Live Streaming)
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Facebook Feature Allows People Offer Help In COVID-19 Pandemic
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COVID-19 task force holds virtual media briefing
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases provides updates on the coronavirus disease in the Philippines....Keep on reading: COVID-19 task force holds virtual media briefing
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Manulife boosts benefits for COVID 19-stricken clients
Insurer Manulife Philippines has boosted insurance benefits for eligible clients who may be stricken with the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) until the middle of this year without additional premium cost to these customers. "We are closely monitoring this situation and continuously looking for ways to make lives better for our customers during these unprecedented times," said Richard Bates, president and chief executive officer at Manulife Philippines. "By offering COVID-19 coverage benefits, we hope to lessen our customers' worries about its potential financial burden on their families, so they can focus instead on recovering and getting better," he added. The benefits are ...Keep on reading: Manulife boosts benefits for COVID 19-stricken clients
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DOH Expects Delivery of Nearly a Million PPEs; Eyeing Order of 1,500 More Ventilators
The Philippines currently has 1,263 ventilators.
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DOLE Reminds Employers on Holiday Pay Rules for April 9, 10 & 11, 2020
Holiday Pay Rules for April 9, 10 & 11, 2020, According to DOLE The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded the employers regarding the holiday pay rules for April 9, 10 and 11, 2020. Previously, the Malacañang Palace released the official list of Philippine regular and special holidays including the Lenten Season. The list […] The post DOLE Reminds Employers on Holiday Pay Rules for April 9, 10 & 11, 2020 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Publicly identify COVID-19 patients to curb viral spread, solon asks govt
MANILA, Philippines --- The government must publicly identify individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to control the spread of the viral respiratory illness, a lawmaker pointed out on Wednesday.   Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Alan Dujali said that publicly disclosing the identity of COVID-19 patients will further boost the currently imposed enhanced community quarantine in the Luzon region.   "While I believe that the quarantine measures have, so far, been effective in addressing our current public health concern, it is my humble recommendation that we further strengthen it by implementing strategies aimed at informing the pu...Keep on reading: Publicly identify COVID-19 patients to curb viral spread, solon asks govt
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Man Trying To Give Face Masks Beaten By Drunks In Iligan City
Man Beaten By Drunks While Trying To Give Free Face Masks MAN TRYING TO GIVE FACE MASKS – A man giving away free face masks was assaulted by drunks In Iligan City. According to reports from Hot And Popular, the incident happened to Jun Bado. He was whole-heartedly giving away free face masks amid the […] The post Man Trying To Give Face Masks Beaten By Drunks In Iligan City appeared first on Philippine News.
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DILG exec under self-quarantine before Año tested positive
MANILA, Philippines --- The spokesperson of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) placed himself under self-isolation three days before Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao contracted the coronavirus disease.   "Senior officials of the Department who were in close contact with the Secretary, including myself, are now in self-quarantine and will observe symptoms in accordance with DOH (Department of Health) protocols," DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in a statement on Wednesday.   In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Malaya said he started his self-quarantine on March 28 because he opted to work from home. He had his last interaction with Ao on M...Keep on reading: DILG exec under self-quarantine before Año tested positive
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DOH eyeing procurement of 1,500 ventilators
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking to procure about 1,500 ventilators for use by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients all over the country. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday said the procurement service (PS) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has already started the procurement process. A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs. "Mayroon tayong inaayos with PS-DBM na gusto natin makabili ng marami. Ito ay nakaayos na, we are undergoing this process na pina-facilitate na natin," she said in an interview over dzMM. (W...Keep on reading: DOH eyeing procurement of 1,500 ventilators
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Upskill yourself during self-isolation with classes led by industry experts
  As the world fights the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, numerous companies have also found ways to help communities during this period of anxiety and uncertainty.   It has been weeks and we are already facing the realities of a new way of life, and perhaps, even a new economy. Ironically, as we are confined in our homes, we have become even more productive as we look for things to do to pass the time. Without distractions from material things or unnecessary luxuries and with more time to pause and think about our priorities, we've found ourselves juggling tasks we never thought we would be able to accomplish altogether.   As we are finding ways to improve...Keep on reading: Upskill yourself during self-isolation with classes led by industry experts
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Chicago Bulls documentary 'The Last Dance' to be available on Netflix Philippines
"The Last Dance" will chronicle Jordan and the Bulls' journey during the 1997-98 NBA season as they chased their sixth NBA championship in eight years.
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Pasig City Gives Php 4,000.00 Cash Assistance To 2,000 Tricycle Drivers
Cash assistance worth Php 4,000.00 will be given to Pasig City tricycle drivers. PASIG CITY – The city government of Pasig has released Php 4,000.00 worth of financial assistance to 2,000 tricycle drivers of their area. Amid the threats and unfortunate aftermaths of the malevolent Coronavirus Disease 2019, Pasig City along with the efforts of […] The post Pasig City Gives Php 4,000.00 Cash Assistance To 2,000 Tricycle Drivers appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gatchalian: LGUs remain the ‘heavy-lifters of aid’ in Luzon quarantine
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian lamented how local government units (LGUs) remain to be the "heavy-lifters of aid" to families affected by the Luzon-wide quarantine triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Wednesday, the senator noted that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has so far released only nearly 5 percent of the total worth of assistance given to affected families. https://twitter.com/stgatchalian/status/1245143665141526534 "Half way into the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine), the LGUs remain to be the heavy-lifters of aid and assistance to our people," Gatchalian said. "DSWD has only released 4.6% of the total w...Keep on reading: Gatchalian: LGUs remain the ‘heavy-lifters of aid’ in Luzon quarantine
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PAGASA – Latest Weather Update This April 1, 2020
PAGASA – Latest Weather Update This April 1, 2020 PAGASA – Here are the latest updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration this April 1, 2020. The latest weather update from the bureau states that the east section of the country will be affected by the warm winds from the east or […] The post PAGASA – Latest Weather Update This April 1, 2020 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lindsay Lohan Teases New Music Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Lindsay Lohan Teasing New Song Amid COVID-19 Pandemic LINDSAY LOHAN – Singer-actress Lindsay Lohan declares she’s back with a new music single amid the global pandemic. American actress, singer-songwriter and businesswoman Lindsay Lohan. She gained prominence after being selected to star in the Disney film ‘The Parent Trap.’ Her early work won her childhood stardom. […] The post Lindsay Lohan Teases New Music Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on Philippine News.
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MARCH 31: PH cities, provinces with confirmed COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines --- The coronavirus cases in the Philippines have climbed to 2,084, with 538 new cases recorded, the biggest single-day increase reported in the country so far. As of Tuesday afternoon, 10 more fatalities brought the death toll to 88, while those who recovered totaled 49. INQUIRER.net has identified the cities and provinces in the Philippines that have confirmed cases of COVID-19 based on the patient's home address as shown by the case tracker of the Department of Health (DOH) on its website. Metro Manila: Quezon City - 331 Manila - 146 City of Makati - 112 City of San Juan - 104 City of Pasig - 89 City of Paraaque - 76 City of Mandal...Keep on reading: MARCH 31: PH cities, provinces with confirmed COVID-19 cases
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NBA players turn to 2K online amid coronavirus shutdown
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Jason Abalos mourns death of doctor friend who succumbed to COVID-19
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Pangasinan Town Mayor & Wife Niña Jose Test Positive for Coronavirus Disease
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Lawmaker calls for month-long Luzon quarantine extension
MANILA, Philippines --- Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice on Wednesday asked the national government to extend the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed in the Luzon region for another 30 days.   Erice said that the gains from the current imposition of the quarantine in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) "will all just be wasted" if an extension will not be in place.   "Science, the experience of other countries and common sense would dictate that the Philippine government should extend the enhanced community quarantine for another 30 days as we continue to grapple with hard facts on the real statistics of COVID-19...Keep on reading: Lawmaker calls for month-long Luzon quarantine extension
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