Raising a ballerina who excels in school

Throughout the pandemic, when almost everyone had decided that their main goal would be to make it to 2021 in one piece, a 10-year-old ballerina was winning competitions left and right. Annika Browne, daughter of public relations practitioner Angie Limbaco, is a wunderkind. At the Asian Grand Prix precompetition, Annika bagged the bronze and a scholarship at the Dutch National Ballet Academy. She placed third in the classical segment and first in the contemporary segment at the Youth American Grand Prix, and was awarded a scholarship at the International Summer School in Italy. At the Association of Ballet Academies of the Philippines competition, she placed first in both classica...

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Hong Kong Updates Requirements For Foreign Domestic Workers
Hong Kong Updates Requirements, Scraps Mandatory Vaccination HONG KONG – On Tuesday, the government of Hong Kong gave updates to their requirements for Foreign Domestic Workers. Previously, a mandatory vaccination was required if domestic workers wanted to work in Hong Kong. However, following massive outcry and a diplomatic exchange between HK and the Philippines, the […] The post Hong Kong Updates Requirements For Foreign Domestic Workers appeared first on Philippine News.
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Moira Dela Torre Viral Video With Giant Shield, Netizens React
Netizens have various reactions to this video of Moira Dela Torre that went viral online. MOIRA DELA TORRE – Here’s the viral video of Moira Dela Torre singing while pulling a giant shield with her. In what seems like amid an event is Kapamilya singer and songwriter Moira Dela Torre who performed one of her […] The post Moira Dela Torre Viral Video With Giant Shield, Netizens React appeared first on Philippine News.
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UMIDIGI A9 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The UMIDIGI A9 was released on January 2021. The smartphone measures 164 x 77.1 x 9.5 mm and weighs 204 grams. The materials used in building the smartphone include metal, glass, and plastic. It comes in a 6.53 inches screen size and the display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. […] The post UMIDIGI A9 Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ogie Diaz Claims Angel Locsin Will Win for Senator if She Runs on 2022 Election
Ogie Diaz Claims Angel Locsin Will Win if She Runs for Senator on 2022 Election Comedian and talent manager Ogie Diaz claimed that actress Angel Locsin will win for Senator if she would run for the position in 2022 election. After the uproar at Angel Locsin’s community pantry in Quezon City, talent manager Ogie Diaz […] The post Ogie Diaz Claims Angel Locsin Will Win for Senator if She Runs on 2022 Election appeared first on Philippine News.
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Willie Revillame shares letter from Le Chazz, Recalls what Ricky Lo wrote
Willie Revillame remembers showbiz personalities who recently died Wowowin host Willie Revillame shared the letter he got from the late comedian Le Chazz and the article that the late columnist Ricky Lo wrote about him. In the recent episode of his Kapuso game show, Willie recalled the time when Le Chazz was working in Wowowin. […] The post Willie Revillame shares letter from Le Chazz, Recalls what Ricky Lo wrote appeared first on Philippine News.
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Homeowner Slams Security Guard For Apprehending Tricycle w/ No Sticker
Video of Homeowner Criticizing Security Guard For Not Allowing Tricycle w/ No Sticker to Enter Subdivision Elicits Comments Online A homeowner criticized a security guard who apprehended a tricycle and prohibited it to enter the subdivision for having no sticker. The Facebook page “News viral” has shared the video footage of a raging homeowner having […] The post Homeowner Slams Security Guard For Apprehending Tricycle w/ No Sticker appeared first on Philippine News.
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Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers
  HONG KONG --- Hong Kong on Tuesday scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry and a diplomatic tussle with the Philippines. Health officials planned to roll out mandatory inoculations for the 370,000 domestic workers in the city, mostly poorly paid women from the Philippines and Indonesia. Those wanting to apply for work visas -- or renew their current ones -- would need to show they had received two doses. But on Tuesday city leader Carrie Lam announced a U-turn. "The government has decided not to request mandatory vaccination when helpers renew their contracts," she said, adding the ...Keep on reading: Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers
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Nearly a month since community pantry was organized, Patreng Non still faces threats, harassment
Community pantry organizer Ana Patricia Non bared she continued to get harassed and receive threats online ahead of the one-month celebration of the bayanihan movement. The Maginhawa Community Pantry will turn a month old on Friday, May 14. The organizer, also known as Patreng Non, shared these in two separate Facebook posts this week. Still […] The post Nearly a month since community pantry was organized, Patreng Non still faces threats, harassment appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Indian Doctors Plead To Public: Don’t Use Cow Dung As COVID-19 Cure
Indian Doctors Plead To Public To Stop Using Cow Dung Against COVID-19 STOP USING COW DUNG – Indian Doctors now plead to the public to seize using cow dung to ward off COVID-19. Recently, India has suffered greatly due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. Last week, the country reported over 4,000 deaths due to […] The post Indian Doctors Plead To Public: Don’t Use Cow Dung As COVID-19 Cure appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bacolod Comelec opens 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays to allow more registrants
BACOLOD CITY ---- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in this city will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays starting this week to accommodate the growing number of people wanting to register for 2022 elections. "We are doing our best to accommodate as many voter registrants as we can," said Bacolod Election Officer Kathrina Trinio Caa. In March, the Comelec shortened voter registration hours to 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays because of the surge in COVID-19 cases. Eight employees of the Bacolod Comelec office also tested positive for COVID-19 in late March, causing its temporary shutdown. Since they are operating on a 50-percent workforce, t...Keep on reading: Bacolod Comelec opens 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays to allow more registrants
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US researchers discover new ‘cryptic’ fanged frog species in Mindoro
MANILA, Philippines ---A new "cryptic" species of fanged frog from the Southwestern Tagalog Region, previously deemed identical to another species from a different region, was recently discovered by researchers from the University of Kansas. A paper from the University of Kansas by doctoral student and lead researcher Mark Herr and colleagues Johana Goyes Vallejos, Camila G. Meneses, Robin K. Abraham, Rayanna Otterholt, Cameron D. Siler, Edmund Leo B. Rico, and Rafe M. Brown claimed that the "Mindoro fanged frog" orLimnonectes beloncioi species --- known to be native to the Mindoro and Semirara Islands hence its name --- has some characteristics that are very distinct to its previous ...Keep on reading: US researchers discover new ‘cryptic’ fanged frog species in Mindoro
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Yassi Pressman Holds Birthday Charity in Bulacan Dog Compound
Yassi Pressman Treats Dogs in Bulacan Dog Compound YASSI PRESSMAN – The Kapamilya actress held a birthday charity for the dogs staying in a dog compound in Bulacan, the #PawssionProject. There are several celebrities in the showbiz industry who are dog lovers. In fact, most actors, actresses, singers, and TV hosts in the entertainment field […] The post Yassi Pressman Holds Birthday Charity in Bulacan Dog Compound appeared first on Philippine News.
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BoC-NAIA clears release of 193K Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines
THE Bureau of Customs – Port of NAIA and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) cleared the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines, which arrived from Denmark on Monday night and immediately placed in the PharmaServ Warehouse. The shipment of 193,050 doses, was welcomed by National Task Force deputy chief implementor Vivencio B. Dizon, Science and Technology […]
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Higher pay for teacher-volunteers in polls to be in Comelec’s proposed 2022 budget — DepEd
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave assurance to include in its proposed 2022 budget the Department of Education's (DepEd) request to increase pay of teachers who would perform election duties in the upcoming national polls, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said Tuesday. In a televised briefing, Briones said Comelec was "sympathetic" to increase compensation of teachers in the forefront of the elections "in a very significant way." "Sinasabi namin kung puwede lang sana, there has to be provision sana of overtime [pay], [allowance for] transport, food and of course, security and protection which [are] also risks teachers are exposed to in certain are...Keep on reading: Higher pay for teacher-volunteers in polls to be in Comelec’s proposed 2022 budget — DepEd
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Duterte declares state of calamity in PH due to ASF outbreak
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has placed the country under a state of calamity due to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak  that has led to billions worth of losses to the local hog industry and increased prices of pork products, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Through Proclamation 1143 signed on Monday, Duterte said the year-long state of […]
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Pauleen Luna-Sotto, Hanabishi join Inquirer Read-Along on May 15
  MANILA -- Actress and TV host Pauleen Luna-Sotto is the celebrity reader for the Inquirer Read-Along sponsored by Hanabishi Appliances this Saturday, May 15, at 6 p.m. She will be reading Ompong Remigio's Papel de Liha from Adarna Publishing. It is a story that honors a mother's untiring love for her family. Even when her hands are roughened by hard work, they become soft with tenderness for her child. Launched by the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2007, the Inquirer Read-Along aims to promote love of reading among children. "We believe that mothers play an important role in instilling the love of reading to their children. This is why we have decided to join the Rea...Keep on reading: Pauleen Luna-Sotto, Hanabishi join Inquirer Read-Along on May 15
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Rabiya Mateo: Vice Ganda Speaks About Upcoming Competition
Vice Ganda “bertud”? Comedian speaks about Rabiya Mateo and her upcoming Miss Universe pageant. RABIYA MATEO – This is what Vice Ganda said about Rabiya Mateo as the coronation night of the Miss Universe pageant approaches. The 69th edition of the Miss Universe pageant will be at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida […] The post Rabiya Mateo: Vice Ganda Speaks About Upcoming Competition appeared first on Philippine News.
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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime was officially announced on August 4, 2020. The device comes with a screen size of 6.53 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display resolution of 1080 x 2340pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is built with a glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), a […] The post Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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OVP’s Swab Cab arrives in Marikina City
MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday led the rollout of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) Swab Cab, a mobile COVID-19 testing center, in Marikina City. These swab cabs are currently stationed at the Concepcion Integrated School in Marikina City where an ambulance is also on standby. "Kung nakikita n'yo po tatlong swab cab ang nandito, tapos sa dulo po may ambulansya." Vice President Leni Robredo said in a live video on Facebook. (There are three swab cabs here, then an ambulance at the end.)   https://www.facebook.com/VPLeniRobredoPH/videos/173410181247976     "Kasi 'yung protocol po natin, pag may nag-positive, direts...Keep on reading: OVP’s Swab Cab arrives in Marikina City
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Bulusan Volcano shows increased seismic activity; Phivolcs may raise Alert Level 1
STATE volcanologists said on Tuesday that they may raise the alert status at Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province to Alert Level 1 if the increased seismic activity would persist in the coming days. Renato Solidum, chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), told The Manila Times that they issued an advisory to reiterate […]
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WATCH: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ trailer gives first look at Woody Harrelson’s symbiote
  The much-awaited sequel to 2018's "Venom" with Tom Hardy has finally given fans the first look at the symbiote Carnage in its first trailer. The red symbiote appears murderous as expected with Woody Harrelson's serial killer Cletus Kasady as its host, as shown in the trailer posted under Sony Pictures Entertainment's YouTube channel yesterday, May 10. "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," which was helmed by actor-director Andy Serkis, is set to hit theaters on Sept. 24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ezfi6FQ8Ds "Welcome back, Eddie Brock. It's been a long time. Missed you, so much," the sinister Cletus Kasady says as the trailer teases the first reunion of the two. ...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ trailer gives first look at Woody Harrelson’s symbiote
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Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID-19 cure
AHMEDABAD, India --- Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought devastation on India, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far. Experts say actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher, and citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow dung ...Keep on reading: Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID-19 cure
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Australia’s New South Wales reports zero COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day
SYDNEY --- Australia's most populous state reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases for a fifth straight day on Tuesday as authorities hunt for a missing link in a new infection chain reported last week. New South Wales state last Wednesday reported its first local case in more than a month after a man in his 50s tested positive, tracing the infection back to a returned traveller from overseas. But officials have not yet located the transmission path between them, raising concerns that the virus could be spreading in the community through undiscovered cases. The case of the unidentified Sydney man, who later passed the virus on to his wife, prompted authorities to...Keep on reading: Australia’s New South Wales reports zero COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day
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Nasa spacecraft starts trip back to Earth after collecting asteroid samples
  A Nasa spacecraft, which scientists believe has collected samples from an asteroid, began its two-year journey back to Earth on Monday. Nasa's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is attempting to complete a mission to visit Bennu, a skyscraper-sized asteroid some 200 million miles (320 million km) from Earth, survey the surface, collect samples and deliver them back to Earth. Staff celebrated at the OSIRIS-REx control room in Colorado as the space vehicle pushed away from the asteroid, whose acorn-shaped body formed in the early days of our solar system. OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu in 2018. The spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules - part of the recipe for wat...Keep on reading: Nasa spacecraft starts trip back to Earth after collecting asteroid samples
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New antibody drug helps patients breathe; virus may insert genetic fragments into genetic code
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. New drug helps COVID-19 patients breathe on their own When a new monoclonal antibody drug was added to treatments being given to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were still breathing on their own, the drug - lenzilumab from Humanigen Inc - significantly improved their odds of not needing invasive mechanical ventilation, researchers found. The 540 patients in the randomized trial were already receiving a variety of standard treatments. Half of them also received lenzilumab via three intravenous i...Keep on reading: New antibody drug helps patients breathe; virus may insert genetic fragments into genetic code
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Juliana Gomez gets love advice from Lucy Torres: ‘Diyos hinihingan mo, i-todo mo na’
Juliana Gomez is not thinking of love just yet, but her mother, Leyte congresswoman Lucy Torres, gave her relationship advice for when she does find herself in love in the future. Gomez was asked if she would rather have a boyfriend who is handsome but not so intelligent, or smart but not good-looking, during an exclusive interview with Bandera's "Showbiz Plus" on Mother's Day, May 9. But before Gomez could answer, Torres told her she does not have to choose at all. "Bakit ka kailangang mamili, sa Diyos ka naman hihingi?" Torres said as she reminded her daughter to be careful what she prays for. (Why do you have to pick if you're going to ask from God?) But finding love is a...Keep on reading: Juliana Gomez gets love advice from Lucy Torres: ‘Diyos hinihingan mo, i-todo mo na’
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Myanmar reporters, activists arrested in Thailand
BANGKOK --- Three reporters and two activists from Myanmar have been arrested in Thailand for illegal entry and face possible deportation, the reporters' news organization and local police said on Tuesday. Broadcaster DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma) said the five were arrested on Sunday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and it appealed to Thai authorities not to deport them to Myanmar, where the news organization has been banned by the junta. "Their life will be in serious danger if they were to return," said Aye Chan Naing, DVB's executive director, in a statement, which also appealed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for help. The statement said they had fl...Keep on reading: Myanmar reporters, activists arrested in Thailand
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DeRozan, Spurs tinagpas Bucks
GINAWANG sangkalan ng Spurs ang record-breaking first half para tagpasin ang five-game winning streak ng Milwaukee via 146-125 victory Lunes ng gabi sa AT&T Center sa San Antonio. The post DeRozan, Spurs tinagpas Bucks first appeared on Abante.
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‘Digital native’ journalists urged to rise to challenges in pandemic reporting
As the world faces a “perfect storm of crises”—the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on media credibility and online disinformationーit is even more important now for young journalists to verify information they share online and in telling stories. This was stressed by veteran journalists in a McLuhan Panel Forum on “Philippine Journalism in the New Normal: Challenges […] The post ‘Digital native’ journalists urged to rise to challenges in pandemic reporting appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Bea Alonzo Asked To Do This Indecent Thing By Her Ex-Boyfriend?
Is it true that an ex-boyfriend of Bea Alonzo told her to do this? Rumor has it that actress Bea Alonzo was asked by her ex-boyfriend to do this indecent thing, comedian-talent manager Ogie Diaz said. In the recent Showbiz Updates vlog of Ogie with Mama Loi, one of the topics they talked about was […] The post Bea Alonzo Asked To Do This Indecent Thing By Her Ex-Boyfriend? appeared first on Philippine News.
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1 drug suspect slain, 17 busted in Cavite
LUCENA CITY ---- A drug suspect was killed, and 17 alleged drug pushers were arrested in buy-bust operations in Cavite province during the past 24 hours. Colonel Marlon Santos, Cavite police chief, reported at 11 a.m. Tuesday that one of the drug pushers, Larry Miranda, was killed in a sting that ended in an encounter in Barangay Bucana Sasahan in Naic town. The police did not provide details on the operation that led to the death of the alleged drug suspect. Authorities seized 54 packets of shabu (crystal meth) from the arrested suspects in separate operations in General Trias City and Indang and Naic towns. The police also arrested nine criminals, nine illegal gamblers, and...Keep on reading: 1 drug suspect slain, 17 busted in Cavite
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Majoy hithit buga
AGAW-EKSENA ang naging pormahan ni volleybelle Majoy Baron. The post Majoy hithit buga first appeared on Abante.
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Lacson to PH voters: Make sure those elected will take campaign promises seriously
SEN. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said it is time for the Filipino electorate to become more discerning of those seeking national positions to ensure that those who would get elected will fulfil their campaign promises seriously. The senator on Tuesday appealed to the public to scrutinize those running for elections — not only for President — but […]
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Duterte raises MAV for pork imports to 252,210 metric tons
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has increased the minimum access volume (MAV) for pork imports from 54,210 metric tons (MT) to 254,210 MT, lower than the original proposal of 404,210 MT. Duterte issued the directive via Executive Order No. 133 signed on May 10, but only made public Tuesday. https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1391974694585200644 The President also ordered the MAV management committee to ensure allocation of the volume importation is "fair and open" to all qualified importers of pork meat. "It is imperative to immediately address the current supply gap in pork meat, to provide consumers with adequate and affordable food, and to lowe...Keep on reading: Duterte raises MAV for pork imports to 252,210 metric tons
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WATCH: Kuya Jobert finally reunites with biological mom for Mother’s Day
Comedian Kuya Jobert, who is Jobert Austria in real life, has finally reunited with his biological mother after almost five decades. Kuya Jobert's journey of meeting his mother for the first time as an adult was shared via YouTube last Sunday, May 9, aptly just in time for the celebration of Mother's Day. The reunion occurred on May 7. "Nagpapasalamat ako sa Diyos kasi nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon para makita ko na 'yung nanay ko -- 'yung totoong nanay ko -- mayakap, mahalikan, matanong 'yung mga bagay na gusto kong tanungin mula nung bata ako hanggang ngayon na tumanda na ako," an emotional Kuya Jobert said in the vlog. (I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet my m...Keep on reading: WATCH: Kuya Jobert finally reunites with biological mom for Mother’s Day
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Duterte declares state of calamity due to African swine fever
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity nationwide due to African swine fever until the end of the year, Malacaang said Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 1143, which declares a state of calamity until the end of the year "unless earlier lifted as circumstances may warrant." "Ang Pilipinas ay nasa ilalim ng state of calamity dahil sa South African Swine Fever outbreak. Nilagdaan kahapon ang Proclamation No. 1143," Roque announced in a Palace briefing. "All government agencies and LGUs are enjoined to render full assistance to and cooperation with each other and mobil...Keep on reading: Duterte declares state of calamity due to African swine fever
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With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts
LAHORE --- Hoping to prove a cut above the competition, Pakistani barber Ali Abbas relies on an unusual array of tools to practice his craft -- including blowtorches, meat cleavers, and even broken glass. Abbas's fringe style is proving a hit in the conservative nation, with customers flocking to his shop in the eastern city of Lahore. During a typical trim, Abbas will take a bit off the top with a blowtorch. He adds some layers with the help of a cleaver and butcher's block, while occasionally thinning out a thicker mane with a bit of broken glass. "I thought I should do something different to attract more clients," Abbas told AFP. "In the beginning, I tried it on art...Keep on reading: With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts
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EXPLAINER: What we know about the Indian variant as coronavirus sweeps South Asia
  NEW DELHI --- India has recorded the world's sharpest spike in coronavirus infections this month, with political and financial capitals New Delhi and Mumbai running out of hospital beds, oxygen and medicines.   Scientists are studying what led to the unexpected surge, and particularly whether a variant of the novel coronavirus first detected in India is to blame. The variant, named B.1.617, has been reported in 17 countries, raising global concern. Here are the basics:   What is the Indian varian?   The B.1.617 variant contains two key mutations to the outer "spike" portion of the virus that attaches to human cells, said senior Indian virolo...Keep on reading: EXPLAINER: What we know about the Indian variant as coronavirus sweeps South Asia
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DepEd: 4.3 million students pre-registered for school year 2021-2022
MANILA, Philippines --- Some 4.3 million students have so far pre-registered for the school year 2021-2022, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Tuesday. This number consists of incoming students in kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7, and Grade 11, DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said. The number also represents about 95% of the students who have enrolled for the previous school year. The early registration or early enrollment for the school was held starting March 26 until the end of April but has been extended until the end of May. "In-extend 'yung early registration para makahabol mga magulang na nagkakaroon ng agam-agam," he said in a Laging Handa public briefing. (Th...Keep on reading: DepEd: 4.3 million students pre-registered for school year 2021-2022
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All about the money honey: Australia, New Zealand clash over manuka label
SOMERSBY, Australia --- Beekeepers in New Zealand are seeking the exclusive right to use the "manuka" label for their honey, pitting them against rival Australian farmers over a prestige product that can fetch hundreds of dollars per jar.   Manuka honey takes its name from the Maori term for Leptospermum scoparium, the flowering shrub whose nectar forms its essence, which is found in both Australia and New Zealand.   But Australian production could soon be dealt a heavy blow, with a group of New Zealand producers launching proceedings in multiple countries to register the term "manuka" and claim its exclusive use.   If they are successful, it would be...Keep on reading: All about the money honey: Australia, New Zealand clash over manuka label
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New York to drive vaccinations with free subway rides
NEW YORK --- New Yorkers will receive free train rides if they get vaccinated against Covid-19 in subway stations, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday as part of a move to speed up immunizations. Big Apple residents will be able to get a shot of the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine in one of six stations that have been selected for a pilot program to run from Wednesday to Sunday. As a bonus, they will also be entitled to receive a one-week pass in the metro, or a return trip on suburban train lines. "We try a lot of creative ideas because we have to increase the vaccination rate," said Cuomo, adding that if the pilot is a success it will be rolled out further...Keep on reading: New York to drive vaccinations with free subway rides
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Knott haharurot sa Savona meet
PAKAY ni Filipino-American trackster Kristina Knott na makamit ang Olympic qualifying time sa kanyang pagsabak sa 10th Meeting International Citta Di Savona sa Mayo 13 sa Savona, Italy. The post Knott haharurot sa Savona meet first appeared on Abante.
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US authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds
WASHINGTON ---The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old. "This is a promising development in our fight against the virus," said President Joe Biden. "If you are a parent who wants to protect your child, or a teenager who is interested in getting vaccinated, today's decision is a step closer to that goal." The FDA previously granted an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to individuals aged 16 and older. "Having a vaccine authorized for a younger population is a critical step in continuing to lessen the immense public health burden caused by the...Keep on reading: US authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds
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Philippines records first two cases of Indian coronavirus variant
MANILA — The Philippines has detected its first two cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, its health ministry said on Tuesday. The variant, known as B.1.617, had been confirmed in two Filipino workers who returned in April from the United Arab Emirates and Oman, Alethea De Guzman, director of the ministry’s epidemiology bureau, told a […] The post Philippines records first two cases of Indian coronavirus variant appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for mental health show
LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry teamed up for the docuseries “The Me You Can’t See” that will debut on Apple TV+ on May 21. It will delve into mental health issues and feature segments with Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. “There is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with […]
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Families denied justice as French serial killer dies at 79
PARIS --- French serial killer Michel Fourniret, the "Ogre of the Ardennes" who confessed to killing 11 people, died Monday aged 79, taking his final secrets to the grave and denying families of victims long-awaited justice. Fourniret, whose victims were mostly girls and young women, died at the La Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris where he was admitted on April 28 from the nearby Fresnes prison where he serving two life sentences, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said. An investigation has been opened into his death, Heitz said. This always happens when any person dies in custody in France. He confessed to 11 murders, including British student Joanna Parrish, who was kille...Keep on reading: Families denied justice as French serial killer dies at 79
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Queen Elizabeth re-emerges to outline UK govt’s new agenda
LONDON --- Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday makes her first public appearance since thefuneral of her late husband, Prince Philip, to open a new session of parliament and present her newly victorious government's post-pandemic legislative agenda.   Prime Minister Boris Johnson is riding high after the Conservatives' triumph in last week's local and regional elections in England, but faces new questions over the UK's cohesion after pro-independence forces emerged on top in Scotland.   Johnson says his government, after overseeing a successful inoculation campaign against Covid-19, is intent on reopening the economy and "determined that we look forward and get on with fu...Keep on reading: Queen Elizabeth re-emerges to outline UK govt’s new agenda
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Duterte to visit Cotabato this Tuesday
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Cotabato this Tuesday after the extremist groupBangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) occupied Datu Piglas town in Maguindanao over the weekend, Malacaang said. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will deliver a message to the Islamic State-linked group that the government will not tolerate violence. "Mamaya po ay tutungo po ng Cotabato ang ating Presidente," Roque said Tuesday in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. (The President will go to Cotabato later.) "Makipagusap po siya dun at talagang ang... ipararating niyang mensahe sa BIFF na siya ang kanyang katungkulan ay ipagpatupad an...Keep on reading: Duterte to visit Cotabato this Tuesday
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