Salvador Panelo files candidacy for senator

  MANILA, Philippines --- Chief Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo on Friday filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator. Panelo arrived at the Harbor Garden Tent of the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City to file his COC. Aside from being Duterte's chief lawyer, Panelo also served as Presidential spokesperson from 2018 to 2020, after Harry Roque resigned from the post. He also served as Duterte's legal adviser during the 2016 presidential campaign.   /MUF...

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Tricycle Driver Gives Free Ride During His Birthday Celebration
Tricycle Driver Gives Free Ride During His Birthday Celebration BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – A kind-hearted tricycle driver gives a free ride to the public during the celebration of his birthday in Valenzuela City. A Facebook user named Rogelio Aguilar has shared the photos of his tricycle while giving free ride to the commuters during his special […] The post Tricycle Driver Gives Free Ride During His Birthday Celebration appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kylie Padilla ‘Pass divorce bill’ post, Pro-Divorce Netizens Show Support
Kylie Padilla want the divorce to be legalized in the Philippines Actress Kylie Padilla shared a post saying “pass divorce bill” and this received support from pro-divorce netizens. This post of Kylie is presumed to be her answer to the viral post of her estranged husband actor Aljur Abrenica who said that he was not […] The post Kylie Padilla ‘Pass divorce bill’ post, Pro-Divorce Netizens Show Support appeared first on Philippine News.
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Critique Of The Story Of Keesh: What Literary Criticism Is The Story?
What Kind Of Critique Is Made In The Story Of Keesh STORY OF KEESH – Jack London’s “Story Of Keesh” uses a Marxists literary critique as he based the story on his ideologies and life experiences. Keesh, the son of a hunter, is the main character of the story. The short story’s focus is sacrifice, […] The post Critique Of The Story Of Keesh: What Literary Criticism Is The Story? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Huawei Y6 (2018) Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
Here’s The Complete List of Specifications, Features, & Price of the Huawei Y6 (2018) The Huawei Y6 (2018) was released in May 2018. The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable). It was launched in Blue, Black, and Gold colors. Body & Display: The dimension of the Y6 (2018) is 152.4 x […] The post Huawei Y6 (2018) Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Actor Kim Seon-ho apologizes after rumor he pressured ex into abortion
    SEOUL -- Four days after an online post put actor Kim Seon-ho's reputation in jeopardy, the actor and his agency issued an official apology Wednesday morning. On Sunday afternoon, an online post by someone claiming to be the ex-girlfriend of "actor K" alleged that she had been pregnant with his child and had had an abortion at his urging. Reporter-turned-YouTuber Lee Jin-ho identified "actor K" as Kim the next day, but did not provide proof. "The company sincerely apologizes to the many people who have been disappointed and damaged by the recent controversy surrounding the actor. We would like to apologize, once again, for causing concern over the scandalous...Keep on reading: Actor Kim Seon-ho apologizes after rumor he pressured ex into abortion
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Over 3,000 minors with comorbidities receive COVID vaccines — DOH
  MANILA, Philippines --- The government has so far vaccinated 3,416 children aged 12 to 17 with comorbidities, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. "As of October 19, ang ating mga kabataang may comorbidities na nabakunahan na ay 3,416," DOH Undersecretary and spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview over ABS-CBN's Teleradyo. (As of October 19, we have already vaccinated 3,416 minors with comorbidities.) The pilot run of pediatric vaccination started on October 15 in eight hospitals in Metro Manila, namely, the Philippine Children's Medical Center, National Children's Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, Pasig City Children's Hospital, Fe Del...Keep on reading: Over 3,000 minors with comorbidities receive COVID vaccines — DOH
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AJ Raval “Epal” and “Nakikisawsaw”? Actress Supports Aljur’s Post
Netizens react to what AJ Raval did after Aljur Abrenica dares his estranged wife Kylie Padilla to reveal the truth. AJ RAVAL – 21-year-old movie actress AJ Raval reposted the post of Aljur Abrenica that’s against his wife Kylie Padilla and netizens have these reactions. The rumored girlfriend of Aljur Abrenica is the 21-year-old movie […] The post AJ Raval “Epal” and “Nakikisawsaw”? Actress Supports Aljur’s Post appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kylie Padilla calls for divorce bill passage after Aljur Abrenica breaks silence on split
Kylie Padilla has called for the passage of the divorce bill after her estranged husband, actor Aljur Abrenica, spoke up last night about their separation. The actress said this through the hashtag "#passdivorcebill" on her Twitter page also last night, Oct 19. She did not give further explanation regarding her stand on the issue. https://twitter.com/kylienicolep/status/1450478076085751809 Prior to Padilla's divorce bill Twitter post, Abrenica asked Padilla to "tell them the truth," seemingly insinuating that the actress cheated on him, as seen on his Facebook page, also yesterday. "Don't hide and disguise your comments, statement for your self gain. Tell them who cheated...Keep on reading: Kylie Padilla calls for divorce bill passage after Aljur Abrenica breaks silence on split
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Duterte Gives Message for Japanese, US Governments
Pres. Duterte Thanks Governments of Japan, US over Help to PH DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave a message for the governments of Japan and the United States over their donated vaccines to the Philippines. Several countries are still in the midst of a tough fight against the COVID-19 pandemic now. One of these […] The post Duterte Gives Message for Japanese, US Governments appeared first on Philippine News.
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DOE Says Oil Price Hike Could Not Reach P7 Within Next 2 Months
Oil Price Hike Could Not Reach P7 Within Next 2 Months, DOE Says PUMP PRICE HIKE – The Department of Energy said that the oil price hike could not reach P7 within the next two months. On Wednesday (October 20, 2021), Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said that the continuous price increase of gasoline and petroleum products […] The post DOE Says Oil Price Hike Could Not Reach P7 Within Next 2 Months appeared first on Philippine News.
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Student Wandering Around While Wearing School Uniform Elicit Reactions
Student Goes Viral After Wandering Around Wearing School Uniform Due to Boredom The online community expresses hilarious reactions towards a student who went viral on social media for wandering around wearing a school uniform due to boredom. Since the emergence of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), governments around the world, including the Philippines, have imposed a lockdown, […] The post Student Wandering Around While Wearing School Uniform Elicit Reactions appeared first on Philippine News.
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Elton John: ‘I’m more excited about music than ever’
Elton John might be 74 and struggling with a dodgy hip, but his musical taste remains far cooler than most guys half his age. While most ageing rockstars are happy to rehash the sounds of their glory days, Sir Elton is more likely to be found in a studio with the likes of Young Thug, Nicki Minaj and Lil Nas X. Admittedly, many of the collaborations for "The Lockdown Sessions," his new album out Friday, had to happen over Zoom due to the pandemic, but it remains a testament to his omnivorous taste for new sounds. "If you're my age and still learning from other musicians, that's the greatest gift of all," said John. He was speaking in a press call last month ahead of a hip ...Keep on reading: Elton John: ‘I’m more excited about music than ever’
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera Full Specs, Features, Price In Philippines
Here’s The Complete List of Specifications, Features, & Price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera was announced in March 2018. The device is kept on by a 4000 mAh built-in battery + fast charging 18W + quick charge 3.0. It is available in various […] The post Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera Full Specs, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kylie Padilla-JM de Guzman ‘Blind Item’ Resurfaces after Aljur’s Viral Post
Netizens recalled the blind item allegedly about Kylie Padilla and JM de Guzman The blind item that was allegedly talking about Kylie Padilla and JM de Guzman resurfaced after Aljur Abrenica claimed that the actress was the one who cheated first. Previously, it was revealed that Kylie and Aljur broke up in April this year. […] The post Kylie Padilla-JM de Guzman ‘Blind Item’ Resurfaces after Aljur’s Viral Post appeared first on Philippine News.
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DOE wants power to suspend excise tax on fuel during ‘abnormal conditions’
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking the power to suspend excise tax imposed on fuel during "abnormal conditions" in light of the recent oil price hikes hammering motorists in the country. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said this can be a part of the amendments to the Oil Deregulation Law. "Just like when the Bayanihan Law was passed, there was a provision to suspend the implementation of the excise tax kung papalo ng over $80 per barrel in the world market. Nawala po 'yun, dahil nag-expire [ang Bayanihan Law]," Cusi said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel. (Just like when the Bayanihan Law was passed, there was a provision to suspend the i...Keep on reading: DOE wants power to suspend excise tax on fuel during ‘abnormal conditions’
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Lucena cemeteries close again around ‘Undas’
LUCENA CITY----For the second time since the pandemic started in March last year, all cemeteries in this city will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 or around "Undas" to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly the highly transmissible Delta variant. The city public information office, citing an order from local government administrator Anacleto Alcala Jr. announced Tuesday on social media that all cemeteries in the locality would be off-limits to the public. The order aims to prevent mass gathering in cemeteries during All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov. 2). Lucena, the capital of Quezon province, has three public and four private cemeteries. Authorities...Keep on reading: Lucena cemeteries close again around ‘Undas’
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3 Simpleng buhay magsasaka
Tatanong ko rin po sana ang ibig sabihin ng panaginip ko. Nakita ko ang sarili ko na nasa farm. Parang nasa bundok, may mga kabayo, manok, baboy, tapos mga tanim. The post 3 Simpleng buhay magsasaka first appeared on Abante.
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One does not feel old, says 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth
LONDON — Britain’s 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who has reigned over her nation for almost seven decades, says she feels too young at heart be awarded the title “Oldie of the Year”, an aide has revealed. Organizers of the annual tongue-in-cheek awards — whose previous recipients include Oscar-winning actors, Nobel laureates, and the queen’s own mother who died aged […] The post One does not feel old, says 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth appeared first on Interaksyon.
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LJ Reyes Posts First Photo W/ Kids Summer, Aki In New York
LJ Reyes Shares Rare Snap W/ Kids Summer, Aki Since Moving To US LJ REYES – Actress LJ Reyes shared sweet moments with her kids Ethan Akio Reyes and Summer Ayanna Contis in New York Previously, Kapuso actress LJ Reyes was among the talk of the town personalities after revealing her split with actor Paolo […] The post LJ Reyes Posts First Photo W/ Kids Summer, Aki In New York appeared first on Philippine News.
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Trike driver nabbed for selling fake antigen test results in Quezon
  LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested a tricycle driver for allegedly selling fake COVID-19 test results in Tagkawayan town in Quezon province on Tuesday night, report said Wednesday. Major Marcelito Platino, Tagkawayan police chief, said in a report that the suspect was identified as Jerrie Florida, 43, a resident of the locality. Report said police agents nabbed Florida after he was found carrying 15 fake antigen test results in an entrapment operation at the town center around 6 p.m. The suspect also sold a falsified "barangay acceptance certificate" to an undercover police officer acting as a client. The suspect pointed to a certain owner of a local computer printi...Keep on reading: Trike driver nabbed for selling fake antigen test results in Quezon
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Governors ask IATF to defer alert level system implementation to November 1
MANILA, Philippines --- The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) on Wednesday appealed to the Interagency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF) to defer the immediate implementation of alert level system in some provinces to November 1. LPP President and Marinduque governor Presbitero Velasco Jr said the governors are apprehensive that the instantaneous implementation of the new alert level system in some provinces, which already began on Wednesday, might catch their constituents unawares, leaving little room for preparation. "'Yan po 'yung medyo may agam-agam tayong mga gobernador... dahil po biglaan nga po. Kailangan po naming pag-aralan yung mga...Keep on reading: Governors ask IATF to defer alert level system implementation to November 1
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Japanese Man Arrested For Removing Pixelated Parts Of Adult Films
Japanese Man Arrested After Removing Pixelated Parts Of Jap Adult Video JAPANESE MAN ARRESTED – Authorities arrested a man for removing pixelated parts of Japanese Adult Films using Artificial Intelligence (AI). For the longest time, Japan has been extremely strict when it comes to censorship. Even when it comes to adult videos, Japan still applies […] The post Japanese Man Arrested For Removing Pixelated Parts Of Adult Films appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kylie Padilla Cryptic Posts Following Aljur Abrenica’s Controversial Post
Here are some of the cryptic posts of Kylie Padilla after Aljur Abrenica’s post earned massive attention online. KYLIE PADILLA – Kapuso actress has these intriguing and cryptic posts after Aljur Abrenica dared her to admit she’s the one who cheated first. In a previous article, after some months of enduring the rudeness of people […] The post Kylie Padilla Cryptic Posts Following Aljur Abrenica’s Controversial Post appeared first on Philippine News.
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DOE not seeing another P7 increase in oil prices in next two months
  MANILA, Philippines --- As prices of gasoline and other petroleum products continue to hammer consumers, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Wednesday he is not seeing oil prices to spike by another P7 in the next two months. Cusi, however, said it still depends on the developments in the global market. "Praying and hoping. And based on the indication, the fundamentals we are seeing, hindi mangyayari (this won't happen)," Cusi said when asked in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel if he sees oil prices to increase by another P7 in the next two months. With the rise in the demand, prices of gasoline and other petroleum products have gone up by more than P7 a liter...Keep on reading: DOE not seeing another P7 increase in oil prices in next two months
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Truck Driver Cries After He Accidentally Hits Motorcycle on his Blindspot
Truck Driver Cries After He Accidentally Hits Motorcycle on his Blindspot A truck driver gets emotional and bursts into tears after he accidentally hits a motorcycle rider at his blindspot. Nowadays, road accident has been one of the major traffic problems not only in the Philippines but also in different countries all around the world. […] The post Truck Driver Cries After He Accidentally Hits Motorcycle on his Blindspot appeared first on Philippine News.
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Joshua Garcia Reacts To Ivana Alawi’s Admiration For Him
What did Joshua Garcia say about Ivana Alawi? Kapamilya actor Joshua Garcia was asked to react to the admiration that he is getting from actress-vlogger Ivana Alawi. Previously, Ivana gushed over Joshua’s video greeting for her. That revealed her admiration towards the actor who has been showcasing his acting prowess. In a recent interview on […] The post Joshua Garcia Reacts To Ivana Alawi’s Admiration For Him appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pacquiao to File Charges vs Ex-Aide Jayke Joson over “Fabricated Claims”
Manny Pacquiao to File Charges Against Jayke Joson Over “Fabricated Claims” Senator Manny Pacquiao will file criminal charges against his former aide Jayke Joson over fabricated claims that he owes him millions of pesos. According to Lawyer Nikki de Vega, the Senator’s legal counsel and spokesperson, the boxer-turned-politician camp would file relevant criminal complaints against […] The post Pacquiao to File Charges vs Ex-Aide Jayke Joson over “Fabricated Claims” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bato dela Rosa To Protect Duterte, Himself from ICC Probe If He Wins President
Sen. Bato dela Rosa Reveals Stand on ICC Investigation Involving Pres. Duterte BATO DELA ROSA – The Senator vowed that he will protect President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and himself from the ICC probe if he wins president. Several presidential aspirants are incumbent government officials in the Philippines. One of them is Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela […] The post Bato dela Rosa To Protect Duterte, Himself from ICC Probe If He Wins President appeared first on Philippine News.
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Job Seekers Can't Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Says DOLE
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Colin Powell’s death sparks misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccines
WASHINGTON ---Social media posts claim that Colin Powell's death from complications caused by COVID-19 means vaccines against the disease are ineffective. But Powell had a type of cancer that experts say undermines the efficacy of the shots, and data shows his age left him especially vulnerable. "PROOF this Vaccine does NOT EVEN WORK, or-and is NOT EVEN a REAL VACCINE," said a Facebook post sharing an article about the retired four-star general and former secretary of state's death. Powell, a trailblazer in the military and US government, died on October 18 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His family confirmed that the 84-year-old was fully vaccinated against...Keep on reading: Colin Powell’s death sparks misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccines
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Harry Styles Joins MCU’s Eternals, Plays Thanos’ Brother Eros
Harry Styles Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe As Eros HARRY STYLES – English pop star Harry Styles has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He will play Eros, an Eternal and the brother of Thanos. Last year, the American media franchise Marvel Studios caused excitement to their fans for a bunch of superhero films and tv […] The post Harry Styles Joins MCU’s Eternals, Plays Thanos’ Brother Eros appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pacquiao’s Camp Accuses Boxing Champ’s Former Aide of Selling Free Tickets
Camp of Pacquiao Throw Accusations Against Boxer’s Former Aide Jake Joson PACQUIAO – The camp of the boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao accused Pacman’s former aide, Jake Joson, of selling free tickets. Recently, allegations against Pacman crossed the surface. His former aide, Jake Joson, claimed that the boxing legend owes him and another person some P165 million […] The post Pacquiao’s Camp Accuses Boxing Champ’s Former Aide of Selling Free Tickets appeared first on Philippine News.
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Iranian Woman Viral After Saying OFWs Only Good For Cleaning Houses
Iranian Woman Viral After Telling Filipina OFWs Only Good For Cleaning Homes IRANIAN WOMAN VIRAL – Netizens slammed an Iranian woman after she imposed that Filipinos are only good for cleaning homes. The woman went viral on video after Filipino workers at Tim Hortons captured her racist rant on video. In the viral video, the […] The post Iranian Woman Viral After Saying OFWs Only Good For Cleaning Houses appeared first on Philippine News.
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Aljur Abrenica Says Kylie Cheated First, Claims Robin’s Story Was “One-Sided”
Breaking his silence, Aljur Abrenica shared to the public that his wife was the one who cheated first. ALJUR ABRENICA – In a public post, Aljur Abrenica finally breaks his silence and dares his wife Kylie Padilla to tell the truth to the people. In every separation for famous personalities, it is always inevitable that […] The post Aljur Abrenica Says Kylie Cheated First, Claims Robin’s Story Was “One-Sided” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Man Posing as BFP Member Arrested Over Extortion from Korean Store
Fake BFP Member Arrested in Quezon City Over Extortion from Korean Store Authorities arrested a man posing as a Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) member after being accused of extortion from a Korean store in Quezon City. Following the arrest in Quezon City, the BFP has issued a warning to the public against impersonating firefighters […] The post Man Posing as BFP Member Arrested Over Extortion from Korean Store appeared first on Philippine News.
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Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Council chamber
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson's statue, a presence for more than a century in the New York City Council chamber, is coming down following a public commission reassessment of the legacy of the founding father who was also a slaveholder. The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously on Monday to dismantle the 7-foot (2.13-meter) bronze likeness of Jefferson, which has watched over proceedings in the most populous U.S. city since 1915. During the meeting, the commission also put aside making a decision on a proposal to lend the 187-year-old statue to the New-York Historical Society, leaving open the question of where it will ultimately reside. It is a plaster mode...Keep on reading: Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Council chamber
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PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Wednesday (October 20)
PAGASA Says Northeasterly Surface Windflow to Affect PH Weather Condition The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the northeasterly surface windflow would bring cloudy to rainy conditions over some parts of the country. On Wednesday (October 20, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The northeasterly […] The post PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Wednesday (October 20) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Vice Ganda, Vhong receive ‘Panlalait’ from Direk Bobet – Cristy Fermin
Is it true that Direk Bobet Vidanes said these mean words against Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro? Veteran showbiz reporter Cristy Fermin stated that It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro received “panlalait” from the Kapamilya noontime show’s former director Bobet Vidanes. For 11 years, Direk Bobet was the one directing the show. However, […] The post Vice Ganda, Vhong receive ‘Panlalait’ from Direk Bobet – Cristy Fermin appeared first on Philippine News.
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Magnitude 4 quake rocks Leyte
  MANILA, Philippines --- A magnitude 4 earthquake struck Albuera town in Leyte on Wednesday morning, the state volcanologists reported. The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, occurred at 6:12 am, 12 kilometers north of Albuera with a depth of two kilometers, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Intensity 3 was felt in Abuyog, City of Baybay and Dulag in Leyte. Palo and Hilongos towns in Leyte experienced Intensity 2, while Intensity 1 was recorded in Sogod, Southern Leyte. There are no expected aftershocks and damage due to the earthquake, according to Phivolcs.       EDV...Keep on reading: Magnitude 4 quake rocks Leyte
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Wary of vaccine wastage, private sector group seeks booster shots for employees
MANILA, Philippines --- A private sector consortium has emphasized the need to administer COVID-19 booster shots for their employees as they expressed concern over the expiration of vaccine doses they have procured. The administration of booster doses, among other recommendations to accelerate vaccination, was discussed by the public-private Task Force T3 or Test, Trade and Treat during a meeting last October 15, the group said in a statement shared to the media. Private sector members of T3 appealed for "flexibility to administer the doses for 12-17 years old and for boosters among their employees at the soonest possible time as they expressed concern over the expiration of th...Keep on reading: Wary of vaccine wastage, private sector group seeks booster shots for employees
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US surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient
NEW YORK --- For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant. The procedure done at NYU Langone Health in New York City involved use of a pig whose genes had been altered so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule known to trigger almost immediate rejection. The recipient was a brain-dead patient with signs of kidney dysfunction whose family consented to the experiment before she was due to be taken off of life support, researchers told Reuters. For three days, the ...Keep on reading: US surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient
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US FDA to recommend Pfizer, Moderna boosters for people 40 and older — CNN
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to soon recommend that persons 40 and older receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 booster shots, CNN reported on Tuesday....Keep on reading: US FDA to recommend Pfizer, Moderna boosters for people 40 and older — CNN
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Cloudy Wednesday with chances of rain in most parts of PH — Pagasa
https://youtu.be/RqERY9mKXSI MANILA, Philippines --- Cloudy skies with chances of rain are expected in most parts of the country on Wednesday as the northeasterly surface wind flow continues to prevail nationwide, the state weather service reported. "Sa Luzon magpapatuloy ang maganda at maaliwalas na panahon. Sa Visayas at Mindanao, kitang-kita po na maganda ang panahon na mararanasan natin ngayong araw," Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said in a public weather forecast. (In Luzon, the fair weather condition continues, while in Visayas and Mindanao, it is also apparent that we will have favorable weather today.) Batanes and Babuyan Islands will experience partly clo...Keep on reading: Cloudy Wednesday with chances of rain in most parts of PH — Pagasa
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JUST IN: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Leyte
Leyte Hit by Earthquake with 4.0 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.0 magnitude quake in Leyte, October 20, 2021. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. One of […] The post JUST IN: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Leyte appeared first on Philippine News.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro should face homicide charge for COVID-19 errors — Senate report
BRASILIA --- The senator leading a probe into Brazil's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face 13 criminal charges, including homicide, for decisions that allegedly encouraged the virus' spread and helped lead to more than 600,000 deaths, according to a draft report seen by Reuters. It remains highly unlikely, however, that Bolsonaro will face a trial on any such charges, which would have to be brought by Brazil's prosecutor general - a presidential nominee. Bolsonaro has dismissed the probe as politically motivated. The draft report from the probe prepared by Senator Renan Calheiros still needs to be voted on by the Senate and could...Keep on reading: Brazil’s Bolsonaro should face homicide charge for COVID-19 errors — Senate report
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North Korea confirms submarine launch of ballistic missile
SEOUL --- North Korea said it had test-fired a new ballistic missile from a submarine, state media reported on Wednesday, a day after authorities in South Korea and Japan detected an apparent weapons test. South Korea's military reported on Tuesday that it believed North Korea had fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off its east coast, the latest in a string of North Korean missile tests. The "new-type" SLBM was launched from the same submarine involved in a 2016 test of an older SLBM, North Korea's state news agency KCNA said. Analysts noted that photos released by KCNA appeared to show a thinner, smaller missile than North Korea's earlier SLBM designs, and ...Keep on reading: North Korea confirms submarine launch of ballistic missile
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Biden, Democrats aim for deal on spending package this week
WASHINGTON --- U.S. President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are edging toward a deal on the scope of their cornerstone economic revival package and hope to reach a compromise as soon as this week, people briefed on the negotiations said on Tuesday. Scrambling to broker an agreement, Biden met with 19 lawmakers on Tuesday, an unusually busy day of legislative negotiations. He aimed to secure what may be the signature effort of his administration, a multitrillion-dollar, two-bill legislative package that expands social safety net programs and infrastructure spending. One source said a deal could be announced midweek if things go well; two others said the White House was hopi...Keep on reading: Biden, Democrats aim for deal on spending package this week
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Ecuador’s president declares 60-day state of emergency over rising crime
  QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso late on Monday declared a state of emergency in the Andean country as part of a crackdown on the consumption and trafficking of drugs. Lasso, a conservative who took office in May, said the move was a response to rising homicide figures nationwide and other crimes related to narcotic seizures, which total 147 tons so far this year. "In the streets of Ecuador there is only one enemy: drug trafficking," Lasso said in a television broadcast. "When drug trafficking grows so do assassinations and homicides, robberies of homes, vehicles, goods, and people." "Our military and police forces will be felt strongly in the...Keep on reading: Ecuador’s president declares 60-day state of emergency over rising crime
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