‘Pinocchio’ films featured in Moviemov Italian film fest, Feb. 1-6

Key film adaptations in the last 50 years of the 1883 children's classic, "The Adventures of Pinocchio," and recent award-winning features of contemporary Italian cinema, including a 2021 short film about the aftermath of a fire that gutted a poor Philippine community by the Tiber river, will be shown during the 10th edition of the Moviemov Italian film fest on Feb. 1-6. The "nomadic" film fest, which has toured Southeast Asia, will go fully online via My Movies, a website dedicated to Italian cinema. All screenings are for free for 300 slots on a first-come, first-served basis. The "Pinocchio" program will be led by Matteo Garrone's highly acclaimed 2019 adaptation of Carlo Co...

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Andi Eigenmann’s Age
Andi Eigenmann’s Age & Personal Background ANDI EIGENMANN’S AGE – Here are details on how old is former actress Andi Eigenmann now and her amazing life with her family in Siargao. Despite having all the tickets in showbiz with her brilliance in acting and the fact that she came from a celebrity family, actress Andi […] The post Andi Eigenmann’s Age appeared first on Philippine News.
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Trump slams Biden ‘weakness’ as Israel violence swells
WASHINGTON --- Donald Trump took a solidly pro-Israel stance Tuesday amid an escalation of deadly Mideast violence, as the former US president accused successor Joe Biden of "weakness" and lack of support for the Jewish state. "Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden's weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies," Trump said in a statement. Hailing his own administration as "the Peace Presidency," Trump said Israel's adversaries knew there would be "swift retribution if Israel was attacked" when he was the US president. "America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must e...Keep on reading: Trump slams Biden ‘weakness’ as Israel violence swells
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Italian woman got four, not six, Pfizer shots—health body
ROME --- A 23-year-old woman who was mistakenly injected with too many shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was given four, rather than six doses, Italian health authorities said Tuesday. The woman received the extra doses from a nurse who failed to dilute the doses, injecting her by accident with three more than intended. Health authorities initially said the woman, a clinical psychology intern, received six doses, but corrected their mistake on Tuesday. They added that the discovery that it was four was "important" because Pfizer has previously run tests on the simultaneous injection of four doses. Those tests found no "particular consequences" for patients,...Keep on reading: Italian woman got four, not six, Pfizer shots—health body
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Elderly Woman Accidentally Uses Bundle of Cash Savings as “Panggatong”
Elderly Woman Seeks Help After She Accidentally Thrown Bundle of Cash Savings in Fire An elderly woman seeks help online after she accidentally used her bundle of cash savings as “Panggatong”. A Facebook user named SarahLie Gahis De Guzman has shared the heartbreaking photos of an elderly woman who accidentally used her bundle of cash […] The post Elderly Woman Accidentally Uses Bundle of Cash Savings as “Panggatong” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Jake Ejercito Reveals Why Bashing Does Not Affect Him
This is how Jake Ejercito deals with negative comments Kapamilya actor Jake Ejercito revealed that he is not affected by the bashing that he receives and this is the reason behind this. Bashing, nowadays, is a common scenario, especially in show business. With the aid of social media, anyone can express negative comments on anyone […] The post Jake Ejercito Reveals Why Bashing Does Not Affect Him appeared first on Philippine News.
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Vaccine panel to await Pfizer’s request to allow vaccine jabs on 12-15 year olds
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines' vaccine expert panel said Wednesday it is looking forward to Pfizer-BioNTech to seek authorization in the country for the use of its COVID-19 vaccine on children aged 12 to 15 years old. If Pfizer's existing emergency use authorization (EUA) is amended, Dr. Nina Gloriani, head of the Department of Science and Technology's vaccine expert panel, said this will address the availability of vaccines to younger age groups. "Hintayin na lang po natin na mag-apply sila ng EUA sa atin. Actually, this is an amendment to the EUA that we already have," Gloriani said in a televised briefing. (Let's wait for them to apply for an EUA. Actually, ...Keep on reading: Vaccine panel to await Pfizer’s request to allow vaccine jabs on 12-15 year olds
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Blackview BV4900 Pro Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Blackview BV4900 Pro was released in September 2020. The rugged phone is powered by Mediatek Helio A22 (MT6761V/WE) processor while the GPU is IMG PowerVR GE8320. Blackview BV4900 Pro runs on the Android 10 operating system. It is integrated with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dimension of the rugged phone […] The post Blackview BV4900 Pro Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gov’t aims to reach 70k vaccinations a day in June — DOH exec
MANILA, Philippines --- The national government is aiming to achieve an average of 70,000 COVID-19 vaccinations per day next month with the delivery of more vaccines in the country, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said the national government is previously averaging 30,000 vaccinations per day but is currently reaching up to 60,000 per day. "We hope we can reach 70,000 or higher. We would like to reach at least more than per day for the next month," she said in a Laging Handa public briefing. Cabotaje said 82% of 1.6 million out of the two million vaccines from the British-Swede drug firm AstraZeneca that was...Keep on reading: Gov’t aims to reach 70k vaccinations a day in June — DOH exec
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NCR mayors ‘united’ in gradual easing of restrictions — Mayor Binay
MANILA, Philippines --- Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said Wednesday that the Metro Manila Mayors are "united in a position" to gradually relax restrictions in the National Capital Region amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are united in a position na magiging gradual 'yung opening (that the opening will be gradual) and I think that position will be acceptable to DOH (Department of Health) as well as the economic team of the president," said Binay in a Kapihan sa Manila Bay virtual media forum. Binay, however, clarified that mayors have not yet given a final recommendation, as the Metro Manila Council is only set to convene this Wednesday night to discuss recommendations regarding q...Keep on reading: NCR mayors ‘united’ in gradual easing of restrictions — Mayor Binay
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Half a million individuals complete COVID-19 vaccine doses
MANILA, Philippines --- More than 500,000 individuals have completed their dual doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. Of the over 2.5 million vaccines administered, DOH Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said 514,655 already received two doses of the jab while 2,025,038 received their first dose. A bulk of those who have completed their vaccination comes from the A1 category or health workers with 365,242. Nearly 1.2 million only received their first dose. "Sa A1 (health workers), meron pa tayong mga 24 percent na hindi nababakunahan," Cabotaje said in a televised briefing. (Under A1, we still have 24 percent that have yet to be vaccinat...Keep on reading: Half a million individuals complete COVID-19 vaccine doses
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Rabiya Mateo Receives Message From Mario Maurer, Kuya Kim Slams It
Here’s the comment of Kuya Kim to the message of Mario Maurer to Rabiya Mateo, our Miss Universe Philippines. RABIYA MATEO – Thai actor Mario Maurer sent love for Rabiya Mateo after hearing she’s a fan but Kuya Kim Atienza has this comment about it. Because of his hit movies like Crazy Little Thing Called Love, PeeMak, […] The post Rabiya Mateo Receives Message From Mario Maurer, Kuya Kim Slams It appeared first on Philippine News.
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Mariel Padilla Makes Revelation About Claudine Barretto
Claudine Barretto was featured in this post of Mariel Padilla TV host-vlogger Mariel Padilla revealed this thing about Optimum Star Claudine Barretto in her recent post on Instagram. Mariel is a self-confessed fan of Claudine who has been in the industry during her childhood years. Throughout her years in the industry, the younger sister of […] The post Mariel Padilla Makes Revelation About Claudine Barretto appeared first on Philippine News.
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Med Rep Arrested Over Intended Use of Stolen Cheques in Pampanga
NBI Arrested Female Med Rep for Possession of Stolen Cheques in Pampanga A female medical representative (med rep) was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Pampanga for stolen checks. Eloisa F. Mendoza was arrested by the NBI-Central Luzon Regional Office in an entrapment operation at a fast food center in Barangay Dolores […] The post Med Rep Arrested Over Intended Use of Stolen Cheques in Pampanga appeared first on Philippine News.
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Timeline: Deadly Gaza and Jerusalem clashes
JERUSALEM --- This is a recap of the last few bloody days of violence between Israel and Palestinians sparked by a years-long bid by Jewish settlers to take over Arab homes in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. Bloody end to Ramadan Clashes erupt on Friday as Muslims pack the Al-Aqsa mosque compound -- Islam's third holiest site -- to pray on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Violence had been building in the Holy City and occupied West Bank for the previous week. Palestinians hurl stones, bottles and fireworks at police who fire rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades. The site is also sacred to Jews as the location of two biblical-era temples. More t...Keep on reading: Timeline: Deadly Gaza and Jerusalem clashes
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Two transgender Cameroonians jailed for ‘homosexuality’
YAOUANDE, Cameroon --- Two transgender Cameroonians were sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison in Cameroon, where gay sex is illegal, for "attempting homosexuality", their lawyer told AFP. Loc Djeukam, well-known on social media under the pseudonym Shakiro, and Roland Mouthe alias Patricia, were jailed in February. They were found guilty of "attempting homosexuality, outraging public decency and possessing faulty national IDs", lawyer Richard Tamfu told AFP, adding that he would appeal. They were also fined 200,000 CFA francs (300 euro, $365) and order to pay court costs of over 30 euros -- a large sum in this country -- "and risk additional jail time if they fail...Keep on reading: Two transgender Cameroonians jailed for ‘homosexuality’
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Philippines’ hot weather reminds social media users of Avatar’s ‘Fire Nation’
Some users referenced “Fire Nation,” a location in a popular animated series to describe the country’s heat index. A screenshot of a forecast in May 2020 resurfaced on Reddit and Twitter on May 11 this year as the state weather bureau recorded another maximum heat index of 51°C in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. In Metro Manila, the […] The post Philippines’ hot weather reminds social media users of Avatar’s ‘Fire Nation’ appeared first on Interaksyon.
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DOH verifying test results of 13 co-passengers of OFW with India COVID variant
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) is verifying the test results of 13 co-flight passengers of a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who tested positive for the COVID-19 variant first detected in India. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Wednesday that the individuals flew with the 37-year-old Filipino seafarer who arrived in the Philippines from Oman on April 10, and tested positive for the B.1.617 variant. "Meron tayong labingtatlong pasahero na tinitingnan at bine-verify natin kung ano ang naging resulta ng kanilang mga RT-PCR when they arrived here," she told CNN Philippines. (We are verifying the RT-PCR test results of the 13 pass...Keep on reading: DOH verifying test results of 13 co-passengers of OFW with India COVID variant
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Taal Volcano in state of ‘elevated unrest’ with record high quakes, gas emissions
TAAL volcano has been in a state of elevated unrest the past two days as it recorded its highest number of earthquakes at 355 and emitted sulfur dioxide equivalent to 3, 463 tons in the last 24 hours, state volcanologists said on Wednesday. Renato Solidum, chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), […]
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Which global cities have the cheapest and most expensive tap water?
From Brussels to San Francisco, and from Cairo to Beirut, where in the world is water cheapest and most expensive? Recent research has established a global price index for tap water and bottled water in 120 cities worldwide. It almost certainly hasn't escaped you that, when you travel, the cost of water varies from country to country. In some destinations, buying bottled water is a necessity, as tap water isn't always safe to drink. But how much can the cost of water vary from one destination to the next? Marketing and PR agency Sweet Spot PR has some answers, in the form of research carried out with the vacation rentals search platform Holidu. This water price index compares t...Keep on reading: Which global cities have the cheapest and most expensive tap water?
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EXPLAINER: Prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, other related illness
MANILA, Philippines --- As the blistering temperature persists in the country, the public has been warned by the state weather bureau to prevent the dangers of sweltering weather -- heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and the potentially fatal heat stroke. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advised the public to remain indoors as much as possible and keep themselves hydrated amid the searing temperatures. The word of caution came after Dagupan City registered an alarming 51 degrees Celsius heat index on Sunday. The heat index at Sangley Point in Cavite City likewise soared to 50 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days last Frida...Keep on reading: EXPLAINER: Prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, other related illness
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Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help
WASHINGTON --- President Joe Biden said Tuesday that almost half the world's leaders have contacted him, asking for US help in obtaining Covid-19 vaccines. "Every country in the world is now looking at us to provide for their lack of capacity to produce and/or have vaccines," Biden said in a virtual meeting with US state governors. "I literally have, virtually 40 percent of the world leaders calling and asking, can we help them," Biden said. "We're going to try." The US leader did not say which countries he was referring to. However, there is a growing international clamor for sharing the enormous US surplus in vaccines, including in hard-hit India. Biden pledged last...Keep on reading: Biden says nearly half of world leaders asking for US vaccine help
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Fire hits Pasig City General Hospital
MANILA, Philippines --- Firefighters are currently trying to put out a fire which broke out at the Pasig City General Hospital Wednesday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported. BFP said the fire, which occurred on the second floor storage room of the hospital, reached third alarm around 11:19 in the morning. Rescue teams from the Philippine Red Cross also arrived to help provide immediate assistance to firefighters. No further details were available as of posting time.       EDV...Keep on reading: Fire hits Pasig City General Hospital
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Egypt discovers 250 tombs, 4,200 years old
CAIRO --- Egyptian archaeologists have discovered around 250 tombs in the country's southern province of Sohag, dating back about 4,200 years, the antiquities ministry said Tuesday. The graves "include some with a well or several burial wells and other cemeteries with a sloping corridor that ends with a burial room," the ministry said in a statement. They range in age "from the end of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Ptolemaic period," it added. The Old Kingdom, spanning around 500 years, ended in 2200 BC, while Egypt's Ptolemaic dynasty lasted for 300 years and ended with the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC. Mostafa Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said o...Keep on reading: Egypt discovers 250 tombs, 4,200 years old
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P1.5 billion released for ASF-struck hog raisers — DA
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Agriculture has released some P1.5 billion in assistance for hog farmers as the African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to afflict the hog industry, the agriculture chief said Wednesday. READ: Duterte declares state of calamity due to African swine fever DA secretary William Dar said that they have since released P1.5 billion from the quick response fund to compensate hog raisers with P5,000 each as they wait for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release P500 million more to assist more hog raisers. "Mayroon na tayong nabayaran worth P1.5 billion pesos, at mayroon pa kaming babayaran na almost half a billion pesos, yun po ay u...Keep on reading: P1.5 billion released for ASF-struck hog raisers — DA
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Arrest mask violators? Provide masks to those who can’t buy it, says Lacson
  MANILA, Philippines --- It is "fair and just" for the government to provide first to those who cannot buy masks before arresting Filipinos who fail to wear them, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday. Lacson made the remark after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to arrest those who fail to wear masks or fail to wear them properly. "Before implementing the arrest order issued against Filipinos not wearing masks, it is but fair and just for the government to provide to those who don't have the money to buy them," Lacson said in a tweet. https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1392329439212498948 According to Duterte, he had to be strict with the minim...Keep on reading: Arrest mask violators? Provide masks to those who can’t buy it, says Lacson
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Belgium to reopen indoor dining and entertainment
BRUSSELS --- Belgium will allow indoor drinking, dining and entertainment venues for audiences of up to 200 people to reopen from June 9, the country's prime minister said Tuesday. Cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating reopened on Saturday after almost seven months, but theaters and cinemas have remained closed. "We have taken giant steps forward," in the vaccination campaign, Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said, justifying the long-awaited easing. By June 9, Belgium expects to have vaccinated 80 percent of people over 65 and vulnerable people, he said. It will be necessary to "keep the situation under control in the intensive care units" where the number of pa...Keep on reading: Belgium to reopen indoor dining and entertainment
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Sharon Cuneta: Fil-Am Singer H.E.R. Reveals She’s A Fan Of Megastar
Singer H.E.R. is a self-confessed fan of Sharon Cuneta Grammy Award-winning Filipino-American singer H.E.R. revealed in a recent interview that she admires Megastar Sharon Cuneta. H.E.R is an acronym for “Having Everything Revealed”. The singer is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson in real life. Her mother is a Filipina while her father is an African-American. Talking to […] The post Sharon Cuneta: Fil-Am Singer H.E.R. Reveals She’s A Fan Of Megastar appeared first on Philippine News.
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Coleen Garcia reveals late discovery of her nervousness, sleeplessness as symptoms of postpartum anxiety
Coleen Garcia has opened up about suffering from postpartum anxiety amid the pandemic, recalling the physical toil it brought upon her, months after she gave birth to her son Amari. "There were so many moments when I just felt like a failure or at the very least, I could be doing so much better," the actress said in a YouTube vlog last Sunday, May 9. She added that despite being overwhelmed by sleep deprivation, hormones and the unfamiliarity of being a new mom, she did not believe she had postpartum depression. "I only realized what it was in one of my mom groups when somebody opened up about it. And this was way after I gave birth, and that is postpartum anxiety," she stat...Keep on reading: Coleen Garcia reveals late discovery of her nervousness, sleeplessness as symptoms of postpartum anxiety
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WATCH: Brie Larson takes on Rosé’s ‘On the Ground’ with acoustic cover
Academy Award winner Brie Larson has treated fans with a cover of "On the Ground" from the latest album of K-pop star Ros of the girl group Blackpink. The "Captain Marvel" star posted her acoustic cover, which she seemingly did in her own room, via her social media pages yesterday, May 11. "A little [Ros] magic for you," said Larson, who effortlessly sang around 45 seconds from "On the Ground" while strumming a guitar.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Brie Larson (@brielarson) While she may have been focused on acting in recent years, Larson is also known for having laun...Keep on reading: WATCH: Brie Larson takes on Rosé’s ‘On the Ground’ with acoustic cover
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Taiwan may raise COVID-19 alert, shut non-essential shops
TAIPEI --- Taiwan may raise its COVID-19 alert level in "coming days," Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday, according to the official Central News Agency, which would lead to closure of shops dealing in non-essential items as infections rise. On Tuesday, Taiwan announced plans to restrict public gatherings as a result of a cluster of six new cases with no clear infection source, an unusual outbreak for the island that had kept the pandemic well under control. Describing the situation as "very serious", Chen told parliament the level could be lifted a notch to 3, limiting gatherings to five people indoors and 10 outdoors, as well as closing of non-essential busines...Keep on reading: Taiwan may raise COVID-19 alert, shut non-essential shops
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Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise
LONDON: Dua Lipa called for a fair pay raise for UK health workers at the Brit Awards in the O2 Arena in London. Lipa, who took home the female solo artist and album of the year titles, highlighted nurse and academic Elizabeth Anionwu’s words to say there was a “massive disparity between gratitude and respect” […]
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Truck rams tent with people queuing up for financial aid in Bulacan; 1 dead, 4 hurt
CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Bulacan ---- A government dump truck plowed through a tent here, where people lined up to get financial aid, killing one of them and injuring four others on Tuesday, police said. Investigators said the truck driver suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to swerve to the roadside around 8 a.m. Col. Julius Alvaro, chief of police of San Jose del Monte, said driver Herminio Gerona, 57, from Barangay Graceville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Alvaro said Analyn Somooc, 54, a native of Iloilo City and a resident of Barangay Graceville, died while being taken to a hospital. Injured were construction ...Keep on reading: Truck rams tent with people queuing up for financial aid in Bulacan; 1 dead, 4 hurt
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PMA’s 114th Annual Convention: Ngayon at kailanman, matatag sa pagsubok ng pandemya
"Matakot ka sa COVID-19, huwag sa bakuna." This was the bold statement of Dr. Benito Atienza, President of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and vaccine advocate. With the reality of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country, coupled with the gradual roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Atienza is one of the many who believe that nowadays, access to reliable and scientific-based information is more important than ever. It is for this reason that the PMA launched its theme, "Working Together as One," as a testament to its mission to serve as an authoritative source of information in the practice of medicine. "Success is easier achieved if we work together as one to con...Keep on reading: PMA’s 114th Annual Convention: Ngayon at kailanman, matatag sa pagsubok ng pandemya
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Fisherman who quizzed 2016 presidential bets on WPS ‘feels bad’ on Duterte remark
  MANILA, Philippines --- The fisherman who asked presidential candidates in 2016 what they can do to help them fish peacefully in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) says he "feels bad" by the President's remarks that his answer back then was just a "campaign joke." Carlo Montehermozo admitted voting for Duterte in the presidential elections, believing that the then-presidential candidate would be able to help them amid their struggles with the Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea. "Ang alam namin kaming mga mangingisda lahat dito matutulungan kami sa sinabi ko sa kanya. 'Yun pala joke lang pala yung sinasabi nyang yun," Montehermozo said in an interview with Telerady...Keep on reading: Fisherman who quizzed 2016 presidential bets on WPS ‘feels bad’ on Duterte remark
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The doctor is in: OB-GYN content creator uses TikTok to help mothers-to-be
An obstetrician-gynecologist is dedicating majority of her TikTok videos to answering inquiries from pregnant mothers as access to health care remains limited due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. Doctor Mirah Borja, also known as “Doctor Mom” or @doctormomph on the mobile video-sharing app, said that she understands the anxiety of mothers-to-be as they go through […] The post The doctor is in: OB-GYN content creator uses TikTok to help mothers-to-be appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Younger adolescents get ready to receive Covid-19 vaccine
MISSION, Kansas: Parents, schools and vaccine clinics rushed to begin inoculating younger adolescents Tuesday after US regulators endorsed Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, a decision seen as a breakthrough in allowing classroom instruction to resume safely around the country. A handful of cities started offering shots to children ages 12 to […]
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Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling on removal of gov’t executives
MANILA, Philippines --- An official of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) prodded the Supreme Court to reexamine a decision of its first division that she said could affect thousands of government executives. DDB Deputy Executive Director for Operation Maria Belen Angelita Matibag was removed from her post in 2011 following a memorandum circular ordering the removal of non-Career Executive Service Officials occupying Career Executive Service (CES) positions. Matibag took her case to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), which later on ruled that she was illegally dismissed. DDB then took the case to the Court of Appeals, which sustained the CSC's ruling in her favor. Ruling on ap...Keep on reading: Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling on removal of gov’t executives
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SEC Davao warns public against Kapa-like investment scheme
DAVAO CITY ---- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) here warned the public against investing their money in investment vehicles offering huge passive income in so short a time, especially if those behind these vehicles are individuals linked to pyramid schemes. SEC Davao's extension office made the statement after the commission issued an advisory against Mer's Business Center, whose operator had been linked with Kapa (Kabus Padatuon) Community Ministry International Inc. Kapa/s head Pastor Joel Apolinario had been detained since last year. SEC identified a certain Roger Abing Camingawan and Reynaldo Abing Cabingawan to be behind Mer's, a firm with head office in Genera...Keep on reading: SEC Davao warns public against Kapa-like investment scheme
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Nearly a fifth of Earth’s surface transformed since 1960
PARIS --- Whether it's turning forests into cropland or savannah into pastures, humanity has repurposed land over the last 60 years equivalent in area to Africa and Europe combined, researchers said Tuesday. If you count all such transitions since 1960, it adds up to about 43 million square kilometers (16.5 square miles), four times more than previous estimates, according to a study in Nature Communications. "Since land use plays a central role for climate mitigation, biodiversity and food production, understanding its full dynamics is essential for sustainable land use strategies," lead author Karina Winkler, a physical geographer at Wageningen University & Research in the...Keep on reading: Nearly a fifth of Earth’s surface transformed since 1960
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DOH says vaccines still effective vs Indian COVID-19 variant
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health on Wednesday allayed fears that the new Indian variant of COVID-19 will lessen the efficacy of the vaccines. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the new Indian variant has a similar mutation to the South African variant, which has an effect on neutralizing antibody. "When we say neutralizing antibody, ito po yung mga nabubuo nating antibodies maybe because of natural infection 'pag nagkasakit po kayo ng COVID-19 o di kaya ay nabakunahan kayo ng COVID-19 vaccine," Vergeire told Teleradyo in an interview. (When we say neutralizing antibody, these are the antibodies that we develop maybe because of natural infection ...Keep on reading: DOH says vaccines still effective vs Indian COVID-19 variant
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LIST: Dua Lipa leads winners at the 2021 BRIT Awards
LONDON --- The 2021 BRIT Awards, Britain's pop music honors, were held in London on Tuesday. Below is a list of the winners at the ceremony. ALBUM: Dua Lipa, "Future Nostalgia" BRITISH SINGLE: Harry Styles, "Watermelon Sugar" FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: Dua Lipa MALE SOLO ARTIST: J Hus BRITISH GROUP: Little Mix INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: Billie Eilish INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST: The Weeknd INTERNATIONAL GROUP: Haim BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: Arlo Parks RISING STAR: Griff GLOBAL ICON: Taylor Swift /JB RELATED STORIES: SB19 to go against BTS, Blackpink for Top Social Artist title at 2021 Billboard Music Awards ...Keep on reading: LIST: Dua Lipa leads winners at the 2021 BRIT Awards
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Construction of P11.2-B mega-dam project in Iloilo on track
ILOILO CITY ---- The P11.2-billion mega-dam project in Iloilo is on track for completion by 2023 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a two-week work stoppage due to an outbreak among workers and consultants. In an online briefing, engineer Jonel Borres, acting project manager of the Jalaur Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II), said that as of March 31, the implementation of the project reached 37.83 percent, ahead of its target of 31.72 percent. The project in Calinog town in Iloilo, the biggest mega-dam project outside Luzon, includes three dams (reservoir, afterbay, and catch dams), a 6.6-megawatt hydropower plant, and an 81-kilometer high-line canal. The Korean contracto...Keep on reading: Construction of P11.2-B mega-dam project in Iloilo on track
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Police find improvised bomb near GenSan bus terminal
GENERAL SANTOS CITY ---- Police bomb experts today disarmed a bomb near the bus terminal in this city. Col. Gilberto Tuzon, city police director, said they were looking into who left the improvised explosive device and their motives. The improvised bomb was fashioned out of a grenade with a triggering device and placed in a biscuit can. Workers found the bomb outside the office of Husky Bus, a transport firm that plies between this city and Cotabato City via Maguindanao province. The discovery of the explosive came days after the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao on May 9. LZB...Keep on reading: Police find improvised bomb near GenSan bus terminal
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Furious Mom Slams Thief Who Stole Son’s Bike Used For Delivery Job
Heartbreaking Story of Furious Mom Criticizing Thief for Stealing Son’s Bike Used For Delivery Job Circulates Online A furious mom lambasted the unidentified thief who stole the bicycle of her son used for its delivery job. A Facebook user named Lhet DeLeon Bandonill has expressed her disappointment towards the culprit who stole her son’s bicycle. […] The post Furious Mom Slams Thief Who Stole Son’s Bike Used For Delivery Job appeared first on Philippine News.
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Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries – WHO
GENEVA: The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India’s explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world. The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in more than 4,500 samples […]
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SC: Psychological incapacity to nullify marriage is ‘legal norm not medical’
THE Supreme Court has ruled that psychological incapacity as basis for nullifying a marriage is not a “medical but a legal concept”. The high tribunal, in an en banc deliberation on Tuesday, modified the interpretation of the requirements of psychological incapacity as a ground for declaration of nullity of marriage found in Article 36 of […]
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Sunshine Cruz condemns lewd posts on daughters anew: ‘Walang ginagawang masama ang pamilya ko’
Sunshine Cruz has once again condemned the malicious comments and social media posts targeting her and her daughters. Cruz, who had slammed such perverted posts before, reiterated her appeal to netizens via Facebook yesterday, May 11, after a manipulated photo of her family surfaced. "I will never understand why people think making fun of other people is funny. No one has the right to humiliate others. What would you feel kung isa sa pamilya nyo ang gawing katatawanan?" the actress stressed. (What would you feel if one of your family members was made fun of?) https://www.facebook.com/sunshinebcruz/posts/10223823079060818?__cft__[0]=AZXwKq5Ti-XCeoYRNjUw-b9pxVoww-D0CR5D-ZDIucW...Keep on reading: Sunshine Cruz condemns lewd posts on daughters anew: ‘Walang ginagawang masama ang pamilya ko’
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Doctors sound alarm over 5-fold jump in kids swallowing magnets
PARIS --- Doctors from major hospitals in England sounded an alarm on Wednesday over a fivefold increase in the number of young children requiring medical treatment after swallowing magnets from toys. Nearly half of these kids aged four months and up required surgery to remove the magnets, often followed by complications, they reported in a research letter published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a medical journal. From 2016 through 2020, four major hospitals in southeastern England admitted 251 children who had swallowed a foreign object. Coins accounted for 37 percent of the items ingested, ahead of magnets (21 percent) and button batteries (17 percent). Across al...Keep on reading: Doctors sound alarm over 5-fold jump in kids swallowing magnets
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