Southern Leyte town mayor files COC for reelection

TACLOBAN CITY---The mayor of Maasin in Southern Leyte filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection in the 2022 polls Wednesday.   Joining Mayor Naccional Mercado were incumbent Vice Mayor Maloney Samaco and seven of the 10 reelectionist councilors.   All are running under the administration's PDP-Laban.   "On my last term, with your full support, let's continue to aspire for more progress for our beloved city," Mercado said.   In Samar, a representative of Emil Zosa, who is facing murder charges in court, filed his COC for mayor of Santa Margarita town, a post currently held by his wife, Gemma.   Zosa, a fugitive, was accu...

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‘Mga Sugat ni Miguel’ ng GMA wagi sa NYF Awards
Ang bongga lang talaga, na patuloy sa pamamayagpag ang GMA-7 sa mga international award-giving bodies. Aba, nakuha nila ang 1 World Medal at 5 Finalist Certificates sa prestihiyosong 2021 New York Festivals (NYF) “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition. The post ‘Mga Sugat ni Miguel’ ng GMA wagi sa NYF Awards first appeared on Abante.
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Roll Da Dice pakitang gilas
NAGPAKITA ng tikas si Roll Da Dice nang manalo sa 3-Year-Old & Above Maiden Race sa San Lazaro Leisure Park sa Carmona, Cavite Linggo ng hapon. The post Roll Da Dice pakitang gilas first appeared on Abante.
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Julia, Gerald todo lambingan sa Boracay
Halatang nasabik sina Julia Barretto at Gerald Anderson sa isa’t isa. The post Julia, Gerald todo lambingan sa Boracay first appeared on Abante.
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Alwyn hindi mabubuhay ‘pag wala si Jennica
Naantig ang puso ng mga netizen sa sunod-sunod na tweet ni Alwyn Uytingco, at siyempre, may kinalaman `yon sa sitwasyon nila ng misis niyang si Jennica Garcia. The post Alwyn hindi mabubuhay ‘pag wala si Jennica first appeared on Abante.
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Leading African film festival opens amid COVID-19 and security challenges
OUAGADOUGOU --- Africa's premier film festival opened in Burkina Faso on Saturday with a colorful ceremony showcasing choreography, and acrobatic and musical acts from some of the continent's biggest names, including Senegalese Grammy nominee Baaba Maal. With a backdrop of Islamic militant attacks in the Sahel West African nation and the coronavirus pandemic, the glitzy ceremony saw a tribute to the country's military and to former president and revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara. The festival initially was planned for February, but was postponed as Burkina Faso battled a surge in coronavirus cases. "It was important to postpone the festival," Alex Moussa Sawadogo, delegate...Keep on reading: Leading African film festival opens amid COVID-19 and security challenges
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Barcenilla, Laguna nanalasa
HUMUGOT ng puwersa ang Laguna Heroes kay Grandmaster Rogelio ‘Banjo’ Barcenilla Jr. upang kalusin ang Penang, Malaysia, 12-9, sa Online 1st Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Open Conference via Chess.com Platform Sabado ng gabi. The post Barcenilla, Laguna nanalasa first appeared on Abante.
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Marck Espejo, FC Tokyo lose another close one to Suntory
MANILA, Philippines---It's another five-set loss for FC Tokyo and Marck Espejo as they dropped their second match against defending champion Suntory, 23-25, 23-25, 25-20, 29-27, 15-12, in the 2021-22 Japan V.League season Sunday at Daiichi General Sports Ground. Espejo finished with 18 points in his second game back in the V.League after playing in Thailand and Bahrain from 2019 to early 2021. Fujinaka Kenya led the Sunbirds, who improved to a 2-0 record, with 23 points while De Armas Berrio Alain Jr. added 21 points. Nagatamo Yuma had 21 points to lead FC Tokyo, which dropped to 0-2, while Jonas Kvalen added 20 points. FC Tokyo will next face JTEKT Stings at Panasonic Ar...Keep on reading: Marck Espejo, FC Tokyo lose another close one to Suntory
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Japan’s new PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine, irking South Korea
  TOKYO -- Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead for the autumn festival, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, prompting the South Korean government to express "disappointment". Kishida was following the example of previous Japanese leaders, who have refrained from visiting in person during the spring and autumn festivals or on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender to avoid angering China and South Korea. The shrine, in Tokyo, is seen by Beijing and Seoul as a symbol of Japan's past military aggression because it honors 14 Japanese wartime leaders convicted as war criminals by an A...Keep on reading: Japan’s new PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine, irking South Korea
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Pons batak sa beach volleyball
KONDISYON dahil sa pag-eensayo para sa beach volleyball sina Bernadeth Pons at Creamline women’s beach volleyball team para sa inaasahang pagbabalik-aksiyon ng Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) sa buwang ito. The post Pons batak sa beach volleyball first appeared on Abante.
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Russia’s reports record-high daily COVID-19 infections
    MOSCOW -- Russia reported 34,303 cases of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a record-high number since the start of the pandemic, data from the state coronavirus task force showed on Sunday. It also reported 997 deaths from the disease, five fewer than the daily record-high of 1,002 reported the previous day. The latest coronavirus deaths brought the official national death toll to 223,312, with a total of almost 8 million cases. Russian authorities blame a slow vaccination campaign for the sharp rise of infections and deaths, which forced the health ministry to ask retired, vaccinated medics to return to hospitals.  ...Keep on reading: Russia’s reports record-high daily COVID-19 infections
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‘Adopted son’ Pacquiao fulfills promise to Batangueños
MANILA, Philippines --- Legendary world boxing champ and senator Manny Pacquiao came to Balayan, Batangas amidst the continuing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crowds came too, under health protocol conditions, just to see their boxing idol and senator. Pacquiao visited Batangas to fulfill a promise. He came unabashedly and willingly with financial assistance. His visit to Batangas the other day was the third time since Mt. Taal erupted in January of 2020. Pacquiao calls himself an adopted son of Batangas. A resolution signed last August 13, 2019 by Gov. Hermilando Mandanas and Vice Gov. Mark Leviste and the entire Sangguniang Panlalawigan officially made Pacquiao an...Keep on reading: ‘Adopted son’ Pacquiao fulfills promise to Batangueños
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Bea na-miss kawalwalan bossing ng ABS-CBN
Ang bongga ng #AskBea (Bea Answering Questions From Friends), na pasabog niya sa kanyang birthday sa mismong YouTube channel. The post Bea na-miss kawalwalan bossing ng ABS-CBN first appeared on Abante.
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PR icon Max Edralin Jr.; 89
Maximino J. Edralin Jr., one of the few remaining pioneers in journalism and public relations in the country, died on Friday, Oct. 15. He was 89. A reporter of the Philippines Herald, he is remembered as one of five re-porters who went to jail in 1955 in defense of press freedom. He was a contemporary of Max Soliven, Raul Locsin, Oscar Villadolid, Rod Reyes, Nestor Mata, Teddy Benigno, Virgilio Pantaleon, Rene Nieva, among prominent names in his time. In public relations, Edralin was a leading figure for more than 50 years. He served the longest time in Citibank as vice president where he was re-sponsible for raising the profile of the bank as a source of banking tal-ents. H...Keep on reading: PR icon Max Edralin Jr.; 89
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Lennon sinisi ni McCartney sa pagkabuwag ng ‘The Beatles’
Pagkaraan ng limang dekada, inihayag ni Paul McCartney ang dahilan kung bakit nabuwag ang banda nilang The Beatles noong 1970. The post Lennon sinisi ni McCartney sa pagkabuwag ng ‘The Beatles’ first appeared on Abante.
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Family matters: How the tale of Araceli Limcaco Dans and her crocodile was told
Extraordinary books are extraordinary because of the story within, of real, gifted people doing improbable things. These books are made even more special because of the gifted people behind the book, a story behind the story. This is the case with the 2020 Tahanan Books for Young Readers children's book "Cely's Crocodile: The Art and Story of Araceli Limcaco Dans," written by Gabriela "Gabby" Dans Lee and illustrated by Adrian Panadero. Gabby won the 2019 Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)-Salanga prize for writing the story about Dans, who is her grandmother, and Panadero won the PBBY-Alcala prize---and the opportunity to illustrate the book. Dans, of course, is...Keep on reading: Family matters: How the tale of Araceli Limcaco Dans and her crocodile was told
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Streaking Shiga steamrolls Kyoto for 5-1 mark
MANILA, Philippines---Shiga took a completely different rout in dealing with Kyoto this time as it hammered out a 95-72 beatdown in their rematch in the West Conference of the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Sunday at Kyoto City Gymnasium. The Lakestars, who escaped their first meeting 84-83, maintained their hold of the top spot in the West Conference with a 5-1 record following their fourth straight win while the Hannaryz dropped to 2-4. Holding a 42-41 lead at the end of the break, the Lakestars turned things up a notch in the third taking a 67-49 lead after Kashiwagura Teppei knocked down a three-pointer to cap off a 21-1 run with 1:52 left in the quarter. Kashiwagura then...Keep on reading: Streaking Shiga steamrolls Kyoto for 5-1 mark
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Alex Diaz bibida sa Hollywood film ‘Glitter & Doom’
Pinag-aralan nang husto ni Alex Diaz ang mag-juggle para sa kanyang role sa Hollywood musical film na Glitter & Doom kung saan mga co-star niya sina Ming-Na Wen, Tig Notaro at British actor Alan Cammish. The post Alex Diaz bibida sa Hollywood film ‘Glitter & Doom’ first appeared on Abante.
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John Lloyd hindi bet: Alden gustong dyowain ng nanay, mga tita ni Ciara
Marami ang natuwa, natawa sa ginawang YouTube vlog ni Ciara Sotto na ‘Dyodyowain o Totropahin’ kunsaan, ang mga sumagot ay ang magkakapatid na Gamboa na sina Tita Edna, Tita Carmela at Tita Evelyn. The post John Lloyd hindi bet: Alden gustong dyowain ng nanay, mga tita ni Ciara first appeared on Abante.
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Alwyn Uytingco hints at getting back together with Jennica Garcia
Alwyn Uytingco appears to have reconciled with his wife Jennica Garcia as he thanked the actress for giving him a "second chance." The actor promised he will fight to "retake" his family while also thanking his wife on his Facebook page today, Oct. 17. His declaration was accompanied by what appears to be a silhouette photo of himself and Garcia by a mountainside. "I don't deserve a second chance. Please don't get me wrong, I will do everything for another chance in this life and I will fight the good fight to retake my family," Uytingco said. "Thank you, mahal (love), for not quitting on me. Thank you for letting me continue this life we started together," he addressed Garc...Keep on reading: Alwyn Uytingco hints at getting back together with Jennica Garcia
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Why I believe in psychic surgery
(Part two) One of the things that Western investigators fail to notice is the context of the healing activity of the so-called faith healers and psychic surgeons of the Philippines. Almost all the faith healers I have observed (over 35 of them) are members of a local religious group called the Union Espiritista Cristiana de Filipinas (or the Union of Christian Spiritists of the Philippines) based in Quezon City, but with thousands of members, mainly from Central Luzon, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Baguio and the Ilocos Region. Various types of healing, including psychic surgery, were originally part of the Sunday religious service. A medium gives instructions from the spirit world on what ...Keep on reading: Why I believe in psychic surgery
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Maine binawalang pumasok sa ‘Eat Bulaga’
Isa nga raw ang phenomenal star na si Maine Mendoza na may “K” as in, karapatan na magsabing #blessed dahil sa dami ng blessing na dumarating sa kanya kahit na pandemic. The post Maine binawalang pumasok sa ‘Eat Bulaga’ first appeared on Abante.
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95 more COVID-19 patients die in PH; death toll now at 40,675
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) reported 95 more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, raising the total number of patients who have died to 40,675. The current death toll represents 1.50 percent of all the 2,720,368 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. The DOH reported 119 COVID-19 36 deaths on Monday, 263 on Tuesday, 173 on Wednesday, 154 deaths on Thursday, 203 on Friday, and 156 deaths on Saturday. The country still has 81,641 active cases of the disease, of which 3.8 percent are severe and 1.6 percent are critical that are at higher risk for death. Meanwhile, 82 percent are mild, 5.5 percent are asymptomatic, and 7.13 percent are moderate cases. On hos...Keep on reading: 95 more COVID-19 patients die in PH; death toll now at 40,675
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Sino mas maganda, emotera, fashionista? Pia, Catriona nagkabugan sa South Africa
Nagpatalbugan ang dalawang Miss Universe ng Pilipinas na sina Pia Wurtzbach (2015), Catriona Gray (2018) sa South Africa, ha! Pareho nga silang nag-post ng kanilang mga OOTD (outfit of the day), OOTN (outfit of the night). The post Sino mas maganda, emotera, fashionista? Pia, Catriona nagkabugan sa South Africa first appeared on Abante.
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What is molnupiravir?
(First of two parts) In the past several days, some readers have asked us about the new antiviral drug molnupiravir, and how it compares with ivermectin. Last week, the United States-based pharmaceutical Merck announced the interim results of their clinical trial showing that COVID-19 patients who are considered high-risk (elderly or those with at least one comorbid disease), when given a five-day course of molnupiravir capsules, can cut by half the risk of being hospitalized, and perhaps significantly more, the risk of dying from the infection. The clinical trial has not been completed yet as originally planned, but based on the interim analysis---usually done in many clini...Keep on reading: What is molnupiravir?
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Educating women on breast health
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And now, more than ever, the team at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila stands with both survivors and health-care practitioners to heighten awareness about this critical health issue that continues to affect 26 out of every 100 Filipino women. "In the Pink of Health," the theme of the hotel's annual Passionately Pink promotions, aims to educate women and girls regarding breast health in partnership with the Project Pink Support Group. Proceeds from the various promotions offered throughout the month of October will help fund the initiatives of Project Pink's StageZero initiative, which aims to encourage and empower patients, fami...Keep on reading: Educating women on breast health
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Libreng training sa 2022
Tatalakayin po natin ngayong Lunes ang panukalang budget ng TESDA para sa susunod na taon, 2022. Malaking bahagi po ng budget ng dati nating ahensya ay mapupunta sa iba’t ibang mga scholarship program tulad ng Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) kung saan maglalaan ng ₱3.8 na bilyong piso. Ang TWSP ay para po matugunan […] The post Libreng training sa 2022 first appeared on Abante.
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Cindy pantasya ni Mark Anthony
Binago ni Mark Anthony Fernandez ang paniniwala ni Cindy Miranda sa paggawa ng love scene. The post Cindy pantasya ni Mark Anthony first appeared on Abante.
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‘Squid Game’ bake-off challenge launched by Beijing shop
BEIJING --- A Beijing bakery has introduced a Squid Game-themed confection-making challenge in its store as it seeks to cash in on the massive popularity of the South Korean Netflix show. For 58 yuan ($9), customers can pretend to be a character in the smash-hit series by taking part in the challenge to make the candy, called dalgona, by trying to convert a mixture of sugar and baking soda into neatly shaped biscuits. There is no prize for success and no penalty for failure, unlike on the TV show where winners are rewarded with a massive cash prize for winners and losers are punished with death. "Our customers are mainly young people and young people make up many of this sho...Keep on reading: ‘Squid Game’ bake-off challenge launched by Beijing shop
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Grand Mosque in Mecca drops social distancing
MECCA -- The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. Workers removed floor markings that guide people to social distance in and around the Grand Mosque, which is built around the Kaaba, the black cubic structure towards which Muslims around the world pray. "This is in line with the decision to ease precautionary measures and to allow pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque at full capacity," reported the official Saudi Press Agency. Pictures and footage on Sunday morning showed people praying side by side, making str...Keep on reading: Grand Mosque in Mecca drops social distancing
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V.League: Jaja Santiago, Ageo Medics make it 2 in a row
MANILA, Philippines---Saitama and Jaja Santiago chalked up their second straight win over Okayama, 25-16, 25-15, 25-22, in the 2021-22 Japan V.League season Sunday at Kasaoka Gymnasium. The Ageo Medics went through the gauntlet against the Seagulls in their first meeting, 28-30, 26-24, 23-25, 25-13, 15-11, with Santiago putting up 17 points in the season opener. Santiago, this time, had 10 points for Saitama while Yamagishi Tamari had 14 points. Yuka Sato followed up her 40-point outing on Saturday with 11 points. Oikawa Mayu had eight points to lead the Seagulls while Nakamoto Yuzu added seven points. The Ageo Medics play the JT Marvelous next at Higashiyama Gymnasium on...Keep on reading: V.League: Jaja Santiago, Ageo Medics make it 2 in a row
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Amuyan mahalaga – Wong
ITO ang paliwanag ni Premier Volleyball League campaigner Maria Deanna Izabella Wong makaraang mangamote sa 21st AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Club Championship 2021 sa Thailand nitong Oct. 1-7. The post Amuyan mahalaga – Wong first appeared on Abante.
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James pikamalaki sahod
SI LeBron James pa rin ang may pinakamakapal na bulsa sa NBA, ngayong taon ay kikita ng hanggang $111.2M (P5.630M). The post James pikamalaki sahod first appeared on Abante.
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PH records 6,913 more COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines --- The country recorded another 6,913 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing its total active cases of the disease to 81,641. The active cases make up three percent of the total 2,720,368 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country since the start of the pandemic. Of the active cases, 87.5 percent are mild or asymptomatic. The DOH also recorded 10,237 additional recoveries, raising the number of patients who have recuperated to 2,598,052, or 95.5 percent of the tally. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 40,675 as the DOH logged 95 more deaths. The total fatalities represent 1.50 percent of all confirmed cases. Some 12.5 percent of 53,669 people who were tested w...Keep on reading: PH records 6,913 more COVID-19 cases
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B.League: Kobe Paras, Niigata drop third straight game
MANILA, Philippines---Hokkaido swept Niigata and Kobe Paras, 72-69, in its two-game series in the East Conference of the 2021-22 Japan B.League Sunday at Hokkai Kitayell. The Levanga chalked up their second straight win for a 2-4 record while the Albirex BB dropped their third consecutive game for the same win-loss slate. Niigata had a commanding 24-9 lead at the end of the first quarter but that early strong showing proved futile as the Levanga methodically got back into the game and eventually taking a 54-53 lead heading into the fourth. Hokkaido eventually prevailed in the fourth quarter back-and-forth with De'mon Brooks knocking down the dagger floater with 14 seconds le...Keep on reading: B.League: Kobe Paras, Niigata drop third straight game
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Ancajas vs Ioka niluluto
PINAPLANTSA ang gulpihan nina International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas at counterpart World Boxing Organization (WBO) ruler Kazuto Ioka ng Japan sa Disyembre. The post Ancajas vs Ioka niluluto first appeared on Abante.
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Donaire: Pacman mahirap pantayan
ISA si Nonito Donaire Jr. na de-kalibreng propesyonal na boksingero ng Pilipinas sa kasalukuyan dahil sa pagreretiro ni legend Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao. The post Donaire: Pacman mahirap pantayan first appeared on Abante.
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Bagunas, Oita tinaob Osaka
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Where (and where not) to download worksheets for kids
Worksheets and printables have become the BFF of parents during the lockdown. They are great for keeping children occupied. They also come in handy when parents struggle to teach their children. In our home, we search for new materials every week. No surprise that, on Facebook, I get ads that offer lifetime access to hundreds of children's books, worksheets and printables. They promise storybooks, educational videos and ebooks. The price? P99 for one collection. I usually ignore such offers because they sound suspicious. But curiosity got the better of me. I sent a message to the page and paid via GCash. Almost immediately, the email address I gave them was added to a Google...Keep on reading: Where (and where not) to download worksheets for kids
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Pope Francis pledges to continue being a ‘pest’ in defense of the poor
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said on Saturday he realizes some people, including within the Church, consider him to be "a pest" for defending the poor and most vulnerable, but that it won't stop him as it is part of Christianity. "Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Francis, Latin America's first pope. He called on pharmaceutical companies to release patents to make vaccines for COVID-19 more available to the poor, noting that only 3%-4% of the population in some countries had been vaccinated. Francis, 84, was speaking by ...Keep on reading: Pope Francis pledges to continue being a ‘pest’ in defense of the poor
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No opportunity to talk with Robredo — Makabayan
MANILA, Philippines --- Bayan Muna chairperson Neri Colmenares and the Makabayan coalition did not have the opportunity to talk with Vice President Leni Robredo, the group said Sunday. In a statement, Makabayan explained why Colmenares and the coalition have not endorsed Robredo's presidential bid. "Neri and Makabayan have not had the opportunity to talk with VP Leni. They have sought a dialogue many times not just to unite on the anti-Duterte and anti-Marcos stand, but more importantly a platform for change that would benefit the people," Makabayan said. "While there are common points on current issues, there are also long-term issues to consider. This meeting is important for ...Keep on reading: No opportunity to talk with Robredo — Makabayan
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Christmas Station ID 2021: GMA Releases Lyric Video Of Holiday Anthem
GMA Releases Lyric Video for Christmas Station ID 2021 Jingle “Love Together, Hope Together” CHRISTMAS STATION ID 2021 – Among the artists featured in GMA Chrismas Station ID 2021 lyric video are Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, and Lani Misalucha. It is known that Pinoys celebrate their Christmas early but the release […] The post Christmas Station ID 2021: GMA Releases Lyric Video Of Holiday Anthem appeared first on Philippine News.
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How to talk with tweens and teens
My easygoing 10-year-old now suddenly snaps when corrected, while my 6-year-old is starting to act like her tweener kuya, too. With quarantine measures dragging on, we may be spending more time at home but not necessarily happily together. Lines blur as workspace and the pressure it brings invades our homes. In a webinar for the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals Alabang East chapter, developmental psychologist Dr. Angie Sievert-Fernandez showed a clip of a TV ad where a young boy was being scolded at dinnertime. It ended with: "A national study showed that three out of four Filipino teenagers would rather not have meals with their families. Gawing masaya an...Keep on reading: How to talk with tweens and teens
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Britain records 43,423 new COVID cases, 148 deaths
  LONDON -- Britain reported 43,423 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, government statistics showed, with the total number of cases recorded between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16 up 12.8% from the previous seven days. The daily data showed 148 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, with the seven-day total up 5.4% from the previous week.   RELATED STORIES UK reports another 6-month high in daily COVID-19 cases Britain records 37,011 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday UK to open up more travel by scrapping hotel quarantine for dozens of countries -Telegraph...Keep on reading: Britain records 43,423 new COVID cases, 148 deaths
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Diaz engagement ring base sa weightlifting
NAPA-WOW ang mga netizen sa weightlifting-inspired engagement ring ni 2020+1 Tokyo Olympics women’s 55-kilogram category gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. The post Diaz engagement ring base sa weightlifting first appeared on Abante.
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Ray Parks, Nagoya repeat over winless Toyama
MANILA, Philippines---Nagoya once again got the better of Toyama, 99-74, in its Week 3 series in the West Conference of the 2021-22 B.League season Sunday at Toyama City Gymnasium. The Diamond Dolphins and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. got to .500 territory as they improved to a 3-3 record while the Grouses and Dwight Ramos dropped to a miserable 0-6 card. Leading 43-38 at the end of the first half, the Diamond Dolphins surged ahead in the third, going on a 22-4 run for a 67-46 spread after Ito Tatsuya's layup with 2:54 to play in the quarter. Parks finished with a game-high 17 points with six rebounds and two assists to lead Nagoya while Scott Eatherton added 15 points and eight rebo...Keep on reading: Ray Parks, Nagoya repeat over winless Toyama
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The art of mixing periods and styles
Furniture and interior designer Eric Paras takes visitors to another world when they visit his showroom A-11. Its name takes after his house number in a Pasay City compound, which is famous for repurposed postwar houses. The architecture makes a perfect backdrop with its huge windows, 11-foot high ceiling and Machuca-tiled flooring, patterned with its trademark hexagons, medallions, flowers and hearts. Paras designs for Industria, a company that he cofounded with Jude Tiotuico, which specializes in metal furniture and accessories. Its signature patinated surface treatments, characterized by a textural, industrial and less refined feel, convey the Brutalist aesthetic (think hefty p...Keep on reading: The art of mixing periods and styles
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Czechs want to know what’s wrong with their ill president
    PRAGUE -- When Vaclav Havel nearly died of a ruptured intestine as Czech president in 1998, doctors provided daily updates on his condition. Nearly a quarter of a century later, a Czech president is again in hospital but the public has not been told what is wrong with him. President Milos Zeman was taken into intensive care in hospital on Oct. 10. Since then, his spokesperson and doctors have not provided a diagnosis or said how long he will need to recover. Politicians and members of the public are now asking whether the 77-year-old president is fit to carry out his duties in the central European country, where communists held power for over four decades...Keep on reading: Czechs want to know what’s wrong with their ill president
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WATCH: ‘The Batman’ trailer shows Robert Pattinson’s violent take on DC superhero
"The Batman" has dropped its official main trailer, giving fans a first look at a darker and more violent version of the Caped Crusader. The main trailer features Robert Pattinson's Batman in his vengeful war against crime in Gotham City, a seen on Warner Bros. Pictures' YouTube channel today, Oct. 17. Pattinson can be seen attacking enemies with unhinged brutality while ending up seemingly unharmed from his battles. Instead of taking the popular line "I'm Batman," Pattinson uses a different route in introducing his version of the superhero by declaring "I am vengeance." The trailer gives glimpses of Batman's relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), and ...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘The Batman’ trailer shows Robert Pattinson’s violent take on DC superhero
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