Sri Lanka indicts IS ‘mastermind’ over Easter Sunday bombings

        COLOMBO -- Almost three hundred people including dozens of foreign nationals were killed in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, in a wave of killings targeting Sri Lanka's Christian community. Prosecutors have brought over 20,000 charges against the suspects, three of whom have already been accused of terrorism by the US Justice Department. The suspects are in police custody, but one of them did not appear in court Monday as he was suffering from Covid-19, officials said, adding that hearings will begin on November 23. Prosecutors told the court that US and Australian forensic experts assisted investigators ...

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Roque Has “Grudge” to A Prexy Aspirant for Not Including Him in Slate
Roque Reveals He Has Grudge to a Prexy Aspirant for Rejecting Him Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque revealed the has a “grudge” against a prexy aspirant for rejecting him for its senatorial slate. The Senatorial candidate confessed in an interview with One PH that he had a grievance towards a presidential contender because he was […] The post Roque Has “Grudge” to A Prexy Aspirant for Not Including Him in Slate appeared first on Philippine News.
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Veteran Wesley Matthews back with Bucks
Veteran swingman Wesley Matthews officially is back with the Milwaukee Bucks. Matthews signed with the Bucks on Friday, marking his second stint with the team. He averaged 7.4 points in 67 starts for the club during the 2019-20 season. "Wesley is a proven veteran whose shooting, defense and experience will help us," said Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst. "He is familiar with (coach Mike Budenholzer's) system and our team. We're excited to have him back with us." The 35-year-old Matthews will provide depth for a Milwaukee backcourt led by Jrue Holiday. Matthews spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging a career-low 4.8 points in 58 games (10 starts). Matt...Keep on reading: Veteran Wesley Matthews back with Bucks
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UN chief urges Sudan to respect freedom of the press
UNITED Nations, United States -- United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urged authorities in Sudan to respect freedom of expression and the press, calling the coup-stricken country hostile to journalists in a report submitted Friday to the Security Council. Hundreds of political activists, journalists, protesters and bystanders watching anti-coup rallies were arrested following the country's latest upheaval on October 25. On that date military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power and detained Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, but after international condemnation and the mass protests he reinstated the premier in a November 21 deal. "Amidst an increasingly hostile e...Keep on reading: UN chief urges Sudan to respect freedom of the press
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Jessy Mendiola On How She Almost Lost Business During The Pandemic
At the start of the pandemic, Jessy Mendiola almost closed down their business but this happened. JESSY MENDIOLA – Celebrity couple Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano almost closed down their joint scent business at the start of the pandemic. A lot of businesses have been established and become stable amid the pandemic but also a […] The post Jessy Mendiola On How She Almost Lost Business During The Pandemic appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lahat Ng Kalalakihang Edad 16-60 Taong Gulang Ay Nagtatrabaho (Sagot)
Dito, Lahat Ng Kalalakihang Edad 16-60 Taong Gulang Ay Nagtatrabaho Sa Malayo Polo Y Servicio – Sa paksang ito, ating tatalakayin kung ano nga ba ang tawag kapag lahat ng kalalakihang edad 16-60 taong gulang ay nagtatrabaho ng malayo sa kanilang pamilya at walang bayad na tinatanggap. Ang tawag dito ay Polo Y Servicio. Ito […] The post Lahat Ng Kalalakihang Edad 16-60 Taong Gulang Ay Nagtatrabaho (Sagot) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Lady Customer Found Unpleasant Object on her “Sisig”
Lady Customer Found Unpleasant Object on her “Sisig” DISGUSTING OBJECT – A lady customer has expressed her disappointment after she found an unpleasant object on her “Sisig” order. Nowadays, food business has been one of the most popular and common source of income in the Philippines but also in various countries all around the world. […] The post Lady Customer Found Unpleasant Object on her “Sisig” appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘Newbie’ drug pusher falls in Lucena bust
LUCENA CITY----Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in this city on Friday night, a report said on Saturday. Lt. Col. Reynaldo Reyes, Lucena police chief, reported that anti-illegal drugs operatives collared Christian Magtibay, 25, after selling P500 worth of shabu (crystal meth) to a police agent acting as a drug user in Barangay Ibabang Dupay at 9:57 p.m. on Friday. The suspect yielded four sachets of meth worth P76,320 in the street market. The police tagged Magtibay as a newbie in the illegal drugs trade. He was detained while charges of possessing illegal drugs were being prepared. lzb...Keep on reading: ‘Newbie’ drug pusher falls in Lucena bust
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Why We Need To Think Before We Click – Examples Scenarios
Here Are Some Examples Of Why We Need To Think Before We Click WE NEED TO THINK – There are several reasons why we need to think before we click anything on the internet. Because of the internet, there are virtually no limitations to what we could do. Furthermore, there’s an endless ocean of information […] The post Why We Need To Think Before We Click – Examples Scenarios appeared first on Philippine News.
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What??! George Clooney turned down $35M for one day’s work
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) -- George Clooney turned down an offer of $35 million for a day's work for an airline commercial, the star revealed to the U.K.'s The Guardian newspaper. In an interview published in the newspaper on Friday, Clooney said: "I was offered $35 million for one day's work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal about it and we decided it's not worth it." Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Clooney n?e Alamuddin in 2014. The actor, who won a supporting actor Oscar for "Syriana" and best picture for "Argo" said that the airline was associated with "a country that, although it's an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: 'Well, if it ...Keep on reading: What??! George Clooney turned down $35M for one day’s work
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10 public schools in Cagayan Valley to start piloting in-person classes
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela----Ten public schools in Cagayan Valley will start their pilot limited in-person classes in an expanded implementation on Dec. 6. Education Department records showed three of these schools are in the City of Ilagan, two in Santo Nio town in Cagayan, and five in Cauayan City. Listed as pilot schools for the limited in-person classes are Tabang Integrated School and Namuccayan Integrated School in Sto Nio, Cagayan; San Antonio Elementary School, San Lorenzo Elementary School, and Santa Isabel Elementary School, all in the City of Ilagan; Villa Flor Elementary School, Cassap Fuera Elementary School; Maligaya Elementary School Annex, Devera Elementary School...Keep on reading: 10 public schools in Cagayan Valley to start piloting in-person classes
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President Duterte Wants to Be Jailed in Bilibid Prison if Ever Got Arrested
President Duterte Wants to Be Detained in New Bilibid Prison If He Will Be Arrested President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he would choose to be detained in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City if he got arrested. The President stated why he wishes to be imprisoned in the Muntinlupa City Prison during his speech in […] The post President Duterte Wants to Be Jailed in Bilibid Prison if Ever Got Arrested appeared first on Philippine News.
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Marian Rivera on critics of Miss Universe stint, how she speaks in English
Marian Rivera has this reaction to bashers of her Miss Universe stint Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera recently confirmed that she is one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant that will be held in Israel on December 12. Days ago rumors surfaced about an award-winning actress who will be part of the […] The post Marian Rivera on critics of Miss Universe stint, how she speaks in English appeared first on Philippine News.
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P1.6M shabu seized, drug suspect nabbed in Taguig buy-bust
MANILA, Philippines --- Police arrested a drug suspect and seized over P1.6 million worth of shabu following. buy-bust opertion in Taguig City Friday night. The Southern Police District (SPD) on Saturday said operatives from the Taguig Station Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Jemily Lasdon in a buy-bust on Friday night. The suspect yielded five sachets of shabu weighing around 245.3 kilograms, a sling bag, P1,000 buy-bust money, and six P1,000 bills. "The arrested suspect is now under the custody of Taguig City Police while the seized illegal drugs will be turned over to SPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis. The suspect will be charged for Violation...Keep on reading: P1.6M shabu seized, drug suspect nabbed in Taguig buy-bust
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South Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths
    SEOUL - South Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new COVID-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday. The government on Friday announced that people visiting restaurants, cinemas and other public spaces will have to show vaccine passes. It is also reducing the limit on private gatherings to six people in the greater Seoul area, from 10 currently, and to eight from 12 for those residing outside of the capital, starting next Monday. The hospitalisation rate was rising rapidly led by severe cases of COVID-19, with the nu...Keep on reading: South Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths
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Canada reports 15 cases of Omicron variant, says severe Covid trends could rise
OTTAWA--Canadahas discovered a total of 15 cases of the newOmicronvariant of Covid-19 and severe illness trends across the country could start to rise again, public health officials said on Friday. The federal government said it backed a recommendation of a national advisory board on immunizations that all adults above 50 should receive a booster shot six months after completion of a vaccine series. Ottawa announced last week it will require people arriving by air from all nations except the United States to take a Covid-19 test, and it expanded a ban on travelers from southern Africa to cover 10 nations. "The need for heightened vigilance remains, regardless of which varian...Keep on reading: Canada reports 15 cases of Omicron variant, says severe Covid trends could rise
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Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021: Vice Ganda Wins, Other Winners
Here are the winners of this year’s Asian Academy Creative Awards. This is the full and complete list. ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS – Vice Ganda wins as Asia’s best entertainment host and here are the other winners for this year. Comedy superstar Vice Ganda was in pure disbelief as he was named on Friday Asia’s […] The post Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021: Vice Ganda Wins, Other Winners appeared first on Philippine News.
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Woman Decides to Get Booster Dose Before Meeting British Boyfriend
Woman Decides to Get Booster Dose Before Meeting British Boyfriend A woman from Dasmariñas has decided to get her booster dose before meeting her British boyfriend in Thailand. The Philippine government has started to distribute the booster shots for individuals under A4 and A5 categories to boost their protection against the coronavirus disease. A5 includes […] The post Woman Decides to Get Booster Dose Before Meeting British Boyfriend appeared first on Philippine News.
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Buff Animals Are Caused By This Rare Condition
Buff, Muscular Animals Are Byproduct Of This Rare Condition MUSCULAR ANIMALS – Chances are you’d already seen photos of buff animals on the internet. But, what exactly causes this to happen? Most would probably see photos of a buff cat or dog, share them with their friends, and move on. However, are these animals just […] The post Buff Animals Are Caused By This Rare Condition appeared first on Philippine News.
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2 drug suspects busted in Naga City sting
LEGAZPI CITY --- Police arrested two drug suspects and seized almost P1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) in a buy-bust operation in Naga City Saturday morning. Colonel Marlon Catan, city police chief, said the suspects, Ronna Balcueva and her cousin Jacqueline Garay, both 29 years old, were arrested in Barangay Calauag at around 5:45 a.m. Catan said the suspects sold a sachet of shabu worth P75,000 to an undercover agent. During the body search, authorities recovered another sachet or 125 grams of shabu worth P850,000. Balcueva is included in the illegal drugs watch list in the city. gsg...Keep on reading: 2 drug suspects busted in Naga City sting
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Italian Anti-Vaxxer Man Uses Fake Arm to Get Jab for Certificate
Italian Anti-Vaxxer Man Tries to Get Jab Using Fake Arm Just for Certificate ANTI-VAXXER – An Italian man was discovered using a fake silicone arm to get a COVID-19 jab just to acquire a health certificate. According to a Reuters report, a guy in his 50s went to a vaccination facility wearing a fake arm […] The post Italian Anti-Vaxxer Man Uses Fake Arm to Get Jab for Certificate appeared first on Philippine News.
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Leni Robredo Reveals Criticism That ‘Pinaka-hurtful’ For Her
Leni Robredo admits that this criticism is hurtful for her Vice President Leni Robredo revealed that she can bear other criticisms being thrown at her but this particular really hurts her the most. In the world of politics, criticisms from one politician to the other are just among the normal scenarios. It is also a […] The post Leni Robredo Reveals Criticism That ‘Pinaka-hurtful’ For Her appeared first on Philippine News.
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Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on What will happen next if he wins, if he loses
Mayor Isko Moreno Reveals Political Plans MAYOR ISKO MORENO – The Manila City Mayor spoke on what will happen next if he wins or loses in the 2022 presidential election. In the Election 2022, one of those who are running for president is Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. He is the standard-bearer of Aksyon Demokratiko and […] The post Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on What will happen next if he wins, if he loses appeared first on Philippine News.
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Homeowners Burned House Trying To Kill Snakes That Entered Home
Homeowners Trying To Kill Snakes Burned Down Their Entire House HOMEOWNERS VS SNAKES – In an attempt to rid their home of snakes, Maryland homeowners burned an entire house down. Snakes can be dangerous, but oftentimes, they’re just misunderstood. In reality, they’re just as afraid of humans as some are with them. Unfortunately, the first […] The post Homeowners Burned House Trying To Kill Snakes That Entered Home appeared first on Philippine News.
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Heaven Peralejo Rumored New BF Speaks Truth About Relationship
Here’s what Kimpoy Feliciano said about Heaven Peralejo and their rumored relationship. HEAVEN PERALEJO – Famous vlogger Kimpoy Feliciano speaks about Heaven Peralejo and reveals the truth about their relationship. The viral photo of actress Heaven Peralejo and vlogger Kimpoy Feliciano ignited the malicious rumors about the real score of their relationship because they seem […] The post Heaven Peralejo Rumored New BF Speaks Truth About Relationship appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pope Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades
  ATHENS, Greece - Pope Francis on Saturday flies into Greece for the first visit by a pontiff in two decades, with Athens under high security amid anti-papal sentiment among Orthodox hardliners. The pope's two-day trip will see him return on Sunday to the island of Lesbos, which he last visited in 2016 during the early years of the migration crisis. But his visit to Athens is the first by a pope since John Paul II in 2001, which in turn was the first papal visit to the city since the 1054 Schism between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Francis is seeking to improve historically difficult relations with the Orthodox Church while also highlighting the plight of tho...Keep on reading: Pope Francis set for first papal visit to Greece in two decades
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Nurse Faces 10-Year Imprisonment After Impregnating Disabled Female Patient
Nurse Faces 10 Years Jail Time After Assaulting Disabled Female Patient at Health Care Facility LOS ANGELES – A male nurse in the US state of Arizona has been jailed for impregnating his disabled female patient. The health worker identified as Nathan Sutherland reportedly assaulted his 29-year-old female patient at the facility in Phoenix. The authorities […] The post Nurse Faces 10-Year Imprisonment After Impregnating Disabled Female Patient appeared first on Philippine News.
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2 Koreans arrested for alleged extortion in Pasay City
MANILA, Philippines --- Police have arrested two Korean nationals for alleged extortion in Pasay City. The Southern Police District on Saturday said the victim, also a Korean national, complained that his vehicle was stolen, allegedly by one Hyunju Kim,whileparked in front of a condominium building last November 4, 2021. Police said that on December 2, the suspects demanded money from the victim in exchange for the stolen vehicle. An entrapment operation was launched, which resulted in the arrest of Lee Giyeoung and Kim Jae Yong at the condominium building at around 9 p.m. on Thursday. A complaint for extortion was filed against the arrested suspec...Keep on reading: 2 Koreans arrested for alleged extortion in Pasay City
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Bong Go Speaks on Decision to Withdraw following Talk w/ Duterte
Will Sen. Bong Go Push Through Withdrawal from Presidential Bid? BONG GO – The presidential aspirant and Senator spoke on his decision to withdraw his bid following a talk with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. One of the presidential aspirants in the Election 2022 is incumbent Sen. Bong Go. He is running under the PDP-Laban Cusi […] The post Bong Go Speaks on Decision to Withdraw following Talk w/ Duterte appeared first on Philippine News.
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Luis Manzano Shares His Advice To Cherry Pie Picache
Luis Manzano is happy for his father’s newfound love Actor-host Luis Manzano shared his advice to seasoned actress Cherry Pie Picache who is now currently in a relationship with his father Edu Manzano. Cherry Pie and Edu are working together in the Kapamilya series Marry Me, Marry You that is the reason why it is […] The post Luis Manzano Shares His Advice To Cherry Pie Picache appeared first on Philippine News.
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Quiboloy Church Officials Plead Not Guilty To Trafficking Allegations
US-Based Quiboloy Church Officials Plead Not Guilty To LA Federal Judge QUIBOLOY CHURCH OFFICIALS – Four US-based administrators of Pastor Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ pleaded “not guilty” to sex and labor trafficking charges. Previously, Quiboloy and several officials were allegedly involved in trafficking issues. Investigators said that the church would recruit children aged 12-25 […] The post Quiboloy Church Officials Plead Not Guilty To Trafficking Allegations appeared first on Philippine News.
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Diego Loyzaga Finally Speaks About Barbie-AJ Controversy
Here’s what Diego Loyzaga said about the brewing conflict between Barbie Imperial and AJ Raval. DIEGO LOYZAGA – Famous actress Diego Loyzaga addresses issues between his girlfriend Barbie Imperial and another actress. Actor and model Diego Loyzaga is the only son of celebrities Cesar Montano and Teresa Loyzaga. His girlfriend is Kapamilya actress Barbie Imperial but as of […] The post Diego Loyzaga Finally Speaks About Barbie-AJ Controversy appeared first on Philippine News.
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WHO chief scientist says Omicron ‘quite infectious’, must not panic
The World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told Reuters on Friday that while the new coronavirus variant Omicron appeared to be very transmissible, the right response was to be prepared, cautious and not panic. The WHO has urged countries to boost healthcare capacity and vaccinate their people to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, […] The post WHO chief scientist says Omicron ‘quite infectious’, must not panic appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Winwyn Marquez is Now Ready to Get Married – Alma Moreno
Alma Moreno Says Daughter Winwyn Marquez is Now Ready to Get Married Veteran actress and mother Alma Moreno said that her daughter Winwyn Marquez is now ready to get married at her age. Moreno declared on the most recent episode of “Mars Pa More” that her daughter Winwyn Marquez was ready to marry and that […] The post Winwyn Marquez is Now Ready to Get Married – Alma Moreno appeared first on Philippine News.
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Leni Robredo Serenaded by Supporters in Iloilo (Video)
Vice Pres. Leni Robredo Visits Iloilo City LENI ROBREDO – The presidential aspirant and Vice President was serenaded by her supporters in Iloilo. Here is a video posted online. As the Election 2022 draws near, several presidential aspirants have started to visit certain areas to meet their supporters. Caravans organized by the supporters welcomed some […] The post Leni Robredo Serenaded by Supporters in Iloilo (Video) appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Saturday (December 4)
PAGASA Says LPA Within PAR to Bring Cloudy to Rainy Condition Over Parts of PH The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that a low-pressure area with PAR would bring cloudy to rainy conditions over some parts of the country. On Saturday (December 4, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest […] The post PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Saturday (December 4) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bong Go On His Plan To Withdraw: ‘Sa tamang panahon?’
Why Bong Go is not yet withdrawing formally? Senator Bong Go already announced that he will withdraw his candidacy for president, however, he has not yet withdrawn formally. Days have passed, the presidential candidate of Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS), which is an ally of the ruling party PDP-Laban,” has been hinting about backing out. […] The post Bong Go On His Plan To Withdraw: ‘Sa tamang panahon?’ appeared first on Philippine News.
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EARTHQUAKE: 3.0 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Sorsogon
Sorsogon Hit by Earthquake with 3.0 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Sorsogon, December 4, 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 EARTHQUAKE: 3.0 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Sorsogon appeared first on Philippine News.
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LPA spotted east of Visayas; Cloudy with a chance of rain nationwide — Pagasa
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). The weather bureau, in its early morning update, said the LPA was last spotted 970 kilometers east of the Visayas. "Nagsimula itong LPA as a trough or extension ni Typhoon Nyatoh na nasa labas ng ating Philippine area of responsibility at sa ngayon ay patungo ng North Pacific Ocean," said Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estareja. (The LPA started from a trough or extension of Typhoon Nyatoh outside PAR and is now heading towards the North Pacific O...Keep on reading: LPA spotted east of Visayas; Cloudy with a chance of rain nationwide — Pagasa
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IMF chief warns Omicron could slow global growth
  WASHINGTON - The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 could slow the global economic recovery, just as the Delta strain did, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday. "A new variant that may spread very rapidly can dent confidence and in that sense, we are likely to see some downgrades of our October projections for global growth," she said at a Reuters event. In its most recent World Economic Outlook, the fund projected global growth of 5.9 percent this year and 4.9 percent in 2022, but the United States and other major economies suffered sharp downward revisions after the spread of the Delta variant "caused some friction," Georgieva said. "Even before the arrival of...Keep on reading: IMF chief warns Omicron could slow global growth
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K-pop sensation BTS hopes to ‘see you in Seoul’ in March
    SEOUL - K-pop sensation BTS hopes to hold an in-person concert in Seoul for the first since the pandemic, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, after the group posted a tweet promising to "see you in Seoul, MARCH 2022". The tweet included hashtags for the group's "Permission to Dance" stage performances, but provided no other details. Yonhap cited unnamed officials at the group's management company, Big Hit Music, as saying they would push to hold the event in person to give fans in South Korea a chance to see the singers. A Big Hit press release said the next city in the BTS tour will be Seoul, but the company did not immediately confirm if the event wo...Keep on reading: K-pop sensation BTS hopes to ‘see you in Seoul’ in March
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Facebook whistleblower says transparency needed to fix social media ills
    A deeper investigation into Facebook's lack of controls to prevent misinformation and abuse in languages other than English is likely to leave people "even more shocked" about the potential harms caused by the social media firm, whistleblower Frances Haugen told Reuters. Haugen, a former product manager at Meta Platforms Inc's Facebook, spoke at the Reuters Next conference on Friday. She left the company in May with thousands of internal documents which she leaked to the Wall Street Journal. That led to a series of articles in September detailing how the company knew its apps helped spread divisive content and harmed the mental health of some young users. ...Keep on reading: Facebook whistleblower says transparency needed to fix social media ills
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Croatia edges out Serbia to reach Davis Cup final
      MADRID - Croatia reached the Davis Cup final after Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic beat Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-1 in a decisive doubles clash to give the competition's twice former winners a 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday. The Croatians will clash in Sunday's showpiece with either Germany or the Russian Tennis Federation, who meet in the other semi-final on Saturday. Borna Gojo fired Croatia ahead with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Dusan Lajovic in the opening rubber before Djokovic redressed the balance as he brushed aside Marin Cilic 6-4 6-2. Krajinovic's late inclusion in the crunch encounter was a surprise move by Serbia's team captai...Keep on reading: Croatia edges out Serbia to reach Davis Cup final
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WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron
    GENEVA - The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that people should not panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would need to be reworked. Soumya Swaminathan told the conference that the fast-spreading variant would have to become more transmissible to out-compete the Delta variant, which accounts for 99% of current transmissions. "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," she said. Swaminathan cited data showing the number of Omicron cases is doubling daily in South Africa, ...Keep on reading: WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron
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Pakistan ‘Potterheads’ turn campus into Hogwarts
LAHORE, Pakistan---It took more than a wave of a wand, but Pakistani university students transformed their 150-year-old campus into Hogwarts this week as they kicked off a festival celebrating the fictional young wizard Harry Potter. With its vast halls and soaring archways, Government College University in the eastern megacity of Lahore has long reminded students of the magical school created by British author J.K. Rowling, several students told Agence France-Presse (AFP). "I can't believe I'm in Hogwarts, while being in Lahore of all places," said an excited Raziah Alam, taking part in the festival. "This has been such a fun experience." 'Potterverse' Dressed in costumes...Keep on reading: Pakistan ‘Potterheads’ turn campus into Hogwarts
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Pfizer, Moderna jabs give biggest booster impact, UK study finds
LONDON---COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna that use mRNA technology provide the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10 to 12 weeks after the second dose, a British study published on Thursday has found. The "COV-Boost" study was cited by British officials when they announced that Pfizer and Moderna were preferred for use in the country's booster campaign, but the data has only been made publicly available now. The study found that six out of the seven boosters examined enhanced immunity after initial vaccination with Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine, while all seven increased immunity when given after two doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine. "A third dose will be effe...Keep on reading: Pfizer, Moderna jabs give biggest booster impact, UK study finds
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Rocky growth for PH seen as pandemic lingers
After withstanding a third quarter Delta variant surge and ending this year on a high note, the Philippines is facing a "challenging" year ahead, with uneven economic growth seen to prevail given the "ills that followed COVID-19 out of Pandora's box." This is according to New York-based think tank Global Source, which projected that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by 5.5 percent next year, same pace of expansion seen for this year. Its GDP forecast for next year is much lower than the consensus growth outlook of 6.8 percent. In a research note dated Dec. 2, written by Filipino economists Romeo Bernardo and Marie Christine Tang, Global Source sees the country's...Keep on reading: Rocky growth for PH seen as pandemic lingers
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