The race is on to trace the new COVID-19 variant

    LONDON/BRUSSELS/SINGAPORE -- Governments around the world are urgently scouring databases for recent cases of COVID-19 infections, screening travelers and decoding the viral genomes of the new variant as they try to measure how far it has spread. The pace of the work highlights the pressure on governments and public health authorities to decide quickly whether they need to take unpopular, economically damaging steps to curb Omicron's spread. Data shows it was circulating before it was officially identified in southern Africa last week and it has since been detected in more than a dozen countries. Work to establish if it is more infectious, deadly or evades v...

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Living a dream
Mark Magsayo fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a world boxing champion on Sunday and was promptly welcomed into an exclusive company by the man who is hands down the greatest Filipino pug of all time. "Welcome to the club," Manny Pacquiao, the eight-division world champ who is now seeking the Philippine presidency, tweeted after Magsayo outpointed beloved American champion Gary Russell Jr. for the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight that also snapped the longest championship reign in professional boxing. "This is my dream," said Magsayo after his majority decision win at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. "My dream did come true. I'm so proud I'm a ch...Keep on reading: Living a dream
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Marcial, board in key meet to decide fate of Govs’ Cup
The stoppage of the Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) season-ending Governors' Cup is about to enter its fourth week and what the league's leadership will do to salvage what is left of its conference will get some sort of answer on Monday afternoon. Commissioner Willie Marcial and the league's board led by chair Ricky Vargas will have a very important meeting to discuss what they will do with the rest of the import-spiced conference, shelved since its scheduled resumption after the holidays because of an uptick in new COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region. A total of 26 matches have been played since the conference opened on Dec. 8 last year, and Marcial assures...Keep on reading: Marcial, board in key meet to decide fate of Govs’ Cup
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Enough is enough: Round bowls drive fish crazy
PARIS---A leading French aquarium vendor has decided to stop selling round fishbowls because they drive fish mad and kill them quickly. French pet care market leader AgroBiothers Laboratoire will no longer sell any aquariums with a capacity of less than 15 liters and only rectangular ones, as putting fish in small bowls without filtration and oxygenation is animal abuse, it said. "People buy a goldfish for their kids on impulse, but if they knew what a torture it is, they would not do it. Turning round and round in a small bowl drives fish crazy and kills them quickly," AgroBiothers CEO Matthieu Lambeaux told Reuters. Goldfish can live up to 30 years and grow to about 25 cen...Keep on reading: Enough is enough: Round bowls drive fish crazy
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PH recovery under way with ’21 GDP growth target hit, say economists
The Philippine economy likely grew by above 5 percent in 2021, signifying a rebound starting last year after it suffered from its worst post-war recession due to the most stringent lockdowns that shed millions of jobs and shuttered thousands of business in 2020. Of the 23 forecasts collected by the Inquirer from economists and think tanks, 20 projected GDP or the total goods and services produced in the country last year to have grown by at least 5 percent, which is at the low end of the government's 2021 target. The highest full-year growth forecast of 5.7 percent, estimated by Ateneo de Manila University's Ser Percival Pea-Reyes, was even higher than the top end of the government...Keep on reading: PH recovery under way with ’21 GDP growth target hit, say economists
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4th COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s — Israel
  JERUSALEM -- A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given to people over 60 in Israel made them three times more resistant to serious illness than thrice-vaccinated people in the same age group, Israel's Health Ministry said on Sunday. The ministry also said the fourth dose, or second booster, made people over 60 twice as resistant to infection than those in the age group who received three shots of the vaccine. A preliminary study published by Israel's Sheba medical centr last Monday found that the fourth shot increases antibodies to even higher levels than the third but "probably" not to the point that it could completely fend off the highly transmissible Omicron var...Keep on reading: 4th COVID vaccine shot raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s — Israel
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Armenian president quits over lack of influence in ‘difficult times’
YEREVAN, Armenia -- Armenian President Armen Sarkisian on Sunday announced that he was resigning his largely ceremonial position, citing the inability of his office to influence policy during times of national crisis. The announcement comes on the back of a period instability in the small and economically struggling ex-Soviet Caucasus nation in the wake of a war with its long-standing rival Azerbaijan. Armenia's humiliating defeat and loss of disputed territory in late 2020 ultimately sparked massive street rallies and a domestic crisis that pitted Sarkisian against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. "This is not an emotionally-driven decision and it comes from a specific logic...Keep on reading: Armenian president quits over lack of influence in ‘difficult times’
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Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO
  COPENHAGEN -- The Omicron variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. "It's plausible that the region is moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame," Hans Kluge told AFP in an interview, adding that Omicron could infect 60 percent of Europeans by March. Once the current surge of Omicron currently sweeping across Europe subsides, "there will be for quite some weeks and months a global immunity, either thanks to the vaccine or because people have immunity due to the infection, and also lowering seasonality." "So we anticipate that there will be a period of quiet before Covid-19 m...Keep on reading: Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO
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3D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
3D LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – The 3D Lotto draws are held today by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at 2PM, 5PM, and 9PM and here are the results: 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT […] The post 3D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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2D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
2D LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is holding a draw for 2D Lotto today, January 24, 2022, and here are the results of the 2PM, 5PM, and 9PM draws. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, […] The post 2D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and the 6/45 Mega Lotto draw for today, Monday, January 24, 2022. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five […] The post LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/55 LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
Grand Lotto – 6/55 LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 6/55 LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022– Here is the result of 6/55 Grand Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/55 Lotto Result: No Jackpot Winner(s)See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) […] The post 6/55 LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/45 LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
Mega Lotto – 6/45 Lotto Result January 24, 2022 6/45 LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – Here is the draw of 6/45 Mega Lotto Result of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/45 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT […] The post 6/45 LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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4D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
4D Lotto Result January 24, 2022 4D LOTTO RESULT January 24, 2022 – Here is the draw of 4D Lotto Result of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 4D Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT Today, Sunday, January […] The post 4D LOTTO RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
SWERTRES RESULT January 24, 2022 – Here is the result of Suertres lotto draw by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Updates of the Swertres result is refreshed every 2PM, 5PM and 9PM. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES […] The post SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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EZ2 RESULT, Monday, January 24, 2022
EZ2 RESULT January 24, 2022 EZ2 RESULT January 24, 2022 – Here is the result of EZ2 Lotto draw of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Updates of the EZ2 result is refreshed every 2PM, 5PM and 9PM. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every […] The post EZ2 RESULT, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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‘The Gilded Age’: Class conflict made compellingly accessible
If you don't like watching period dramas like some people do, HBO's nine-episode series "The Gilded Age," brought to scrumptious fruition by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, just might change your mind. While "Downton Abbey" is mostly set in Oxfordshire in England, Fellowes' brand-new show, which premieres at 10 a.m. tomorrow with a same-day encore at 10 p.m. on HBO and HBO Go, is set during the boom years of 1880s New York. If full-frontal nakedness and in-your-face depiction of drug use make you squeamish (hello, "Euphoria"), you won't have the same problem here. That isn't saying there is not enough delicious "dirt" depicted with snicker-inducing gusto by the terrifi...Keep on reading: ‘The Gilded Age’: Class conflict made compellingly accessible
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STL PARES RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022 STL Pares Result STL PARES RESULT – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office released the official result of the STL Pares draw, January 24, 2022. 11am: Draw Suspended4pm: Draw Suspended9pm: Draw SuspendedSee UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT Today, […] The post STL PARES RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Joshua Garcia ‘excited’ to be in ‘Darna’ cast
Joshua Garcia is arguably one of the busiest actors despite the pandemic. While being Charlie Dizon's leading man in the ongoing series "Viral Scandal," ABS-CBN has also announced that Joshua will be paired with Jane de Leon in the latest TV version of Mar's Ravelo's "Darna." Joshua will play a police officer named Brian Samonte Robles in the series being directed by Chito Rono. "I'm excited," said Joshua when asked for his reaction. "Right now, I'm watching as much 'Darna' versions as I can. I'm watching Marian Rivera's now. I'm happy to be part of the series because, through it, I will be able to reach not only adult audiences but kids as well," he added. Incidentally, ...Keep on reading: Joshua Garcia ‘excited’ to be in ‘Darna’ cast
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STL SWER3 RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022 STL Swer3 Result STL SWER3 RESULT – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office released the official result of the STL Swer3 draw, January 24, 2022. 11am: Draw Suspended4pm: Draw Suspended9pm: Draw SuspendedSee UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT Today, […] The post STL SWER3 RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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UP Fighting Maroons’ Ricci Rivero’s 1st movie starrer almost 3 years in the making
While basketball is his top priority for the foreseeable future, Ricci Rivero said he's always open to dabbling in other fields outside sports. And right now, acting is something he enjoys and hopes to be good at. "I don't see myself yet as successful in basketball or acting. I just want to continue putting in the work. I'm always into trying new things. I have always been interested in local films; I enjoy them. When I was told there were opportunities to work with actors, I felt happy because I was looking forward to learning from them. I'm open to different crafts or fields," he said in a virtual conference for "Happy Times," an original film by the online streaming platform Up...Keep on reading: UP Fighting Maroons’ Ricci Rivero’s 1st movie starrer almost 3 years in the making
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STL SWER2 RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022 STL Swer2 Result STL SWER2 RESULT – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office released the official result of the STL Swer2 draw, January 24, 2022. 11am: Draw Suspended4pm: Draw Suspended9pm: Draw SuspendedSee UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Sunday, January 23, 2022 (updated every 2pm, 5pm and 9pm) SWERTRES RESULT Today, […] The post STL SWER2 RESULT Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Why Charo decided to embrace social media
I want to understand what's going on," said actress and media executive Charo Santos-Concio on why she has also decided to embrace social media and digital content production. Charo, who serves as chief content officer and president of ABS-CBN University, currently has active accounts on Facebook and Instagram. "I signed up even before the pandemic," she told Inquirer Entertainment in a virtual chat. "I'm in the business of content so I want to be able to explain why people are starting to shift from traditional to digital media. I want to personally experience what others say are 'instant reactions' from followers; I was told that you can either be bashed or you can be praised...Keep on reading: Why Charo decided to embrace social media
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Tonite Front Page | Balita ngayong Jan. 24, 2022
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SWERTRES HEARING Today, Monday, January 24, 2022
SWERTRES HEARING January 24, 2022 SWERTRES HEARING January 24, 2022 – Here is the result of suertres lotto draw by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Updates of the Swertres hearing is refreshed every 2PM, 5PM and 9PM. Below is the official winning number, January 24, 2022 (Monday). Swertres Result: 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: visit the main […] The post SWERTRES HEARING Today, Monday, January 24, 2022 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Merging works, mastering words
These two books could have joined the list of must-have titles I wrote up at yearend, but deliveries were delayed. Well and good, as now they get more promotional space each.
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Comics (January 24, 2022)
Comics (January 24, 2022)
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What to expect in the Year of the Tiger
On Feb. 1, we will usher in the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Thundering Water Tiger.
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Diego Loyzaga starts 2022 with intense drama
Actor Diego Loyzaga had a very productive 2021.
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Prima Donnas teen stars to show maturity in Book 2
Jillian Ward was only 14 years old when she began portraying her character Donna Marie in the GMA 7 drama series Prima Donnas.
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BSP remits P15.9 billion to government in 2021
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has remitted P15.89 billion in dividends to the national coffers last year to boost the government’s war chest against the pandemic.
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Gokongwei Group to buy out Ministop partner
The Gokongwei Group will buy out its partner in convenience store chain Ministop Philippines.
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Ayala Corp to hike 2022 capex to P297 billion
Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest conglomerate, will beef up its capital expenditures this year to P297 billion from P230 billion in 2021, its president and CEO Fernando Zobel said.
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‘Sailing to Byzantium’
They’re old, but not dead; retired, but not tired; aging, but still dreaming, and now they have spoken.
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Travel in the time of COVID
Don’t travel across international borders unless it is absolutely necessary. Staying home is the wisest advice I can give after my experience.
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Zanjoe aminadong crush si Jodi; Daniel may hugot sa ex ni Z
Sa Truth or Dare, a benefit interactive show ng ABS-CBN para sa mga nasalanta ng Typhoon Odette, naging panauhin si Zanjoe Marudo . Pati na ang kanyang mga katropang sina LA Tenorio at Hyubs Azarcon. The post Zanjoe aminadong crush si Jodi; Daniel may hugot sa ex ni Z first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Belle espesyal kay Donny
Sa pagdalaw ni Karen Davila sa house ni Donny Pangilinan nalaman nitong at 23 ay hiwalay na itong namumuhay sa kanyang parents. The post Belle espesyal kay Donny first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Biyahe ng LRT-1 sinuspinde
Nahinto ang pag-arangkada ng mga tren ng Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) nitong Linggo, Enero 23, dahil sa ginawang pag-upgrade ng kasalukuyan nitong signalling system. The post Biyahe ng LRT-1 sinuspinde first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Lugar na naka-lockdown akyat sa 700
Umaabot sa 700 lugar sa buong bansa ang isinailalim sa granular lockdown dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng mga kaso ng COVID-19, ayon sa ulat ng Philippine National Police (PNP) nitong Linggo. The post Lugar na naka-lockdown akyat sa 700 first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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2 layout artist swak sa bakuna card raket
Imbes na gamitin sa maayos na hanapbuhay, sa pamemeke ng COVID-19 vaccination card umano namihasa ang dalawang naarestong layout artist sa Digos City, Davao del Sur. The post 2 layout artist swak sa bakuna card raket first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Nagluto sa kahoy, bahay nilamon ng apoy
Tinatayang limang pamilya ang nawalan ng kanilang tinitirhan nang lamunin ng apoy ang kanilang bahay dahil sa napabayaan na pagluluto gamit ang kahoy sa Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Sabado ng umaga. The post Nagluto sa kahoy, bahay nilamon ng apoy first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Cayetano patok sa Davao City
Nanguna si dating Speaker Alan Peter Ca­yetano sa senatorial survey na isinagawa sa social media ng isang survey firm na nakabase sa Davao City. The post Cayetano patok sa Davao City first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Call center agent pumalag sa holdaper, binoga
Inoobserbahan sa Mary Johns­ton Hospital ang isang 25-anyos na call center agent matapos barilin ng isang holdaper nang manlaban, Sabado ng umaga sa Tondo, Maynila. The post Call center agent pumalag sa holdaper, binoga first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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BuCor nganga sa 2 pang Bilibid pugante
Bigo ang mga tauhan ng Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) na maibalik sa New Bilibid Prison (NBP) sa loob ng 24 oras ang dalawang Person Deprived of Liberty (PDL) na nakatakas noong Enero 17. The post BuCor nganga sa 2 pang Bilibid pugante first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Mag-ate dinampot sa P5M ecstasy
Nadakip ng mga tauhan ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) ang isang magkapatid na babae matapos na makumpiskahan umano ng higit 3,000 piraso ng ecstasy na nagkakahalaga ng may P5,157,800 sa isang operasyon sa Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Sabado ng gabi. The post Mag-ate dinampot sa P5M ecstasy first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Pamilya minasaker sa haybol
Patay ang tatlong magkakamag-anak habang limang iba pa ang sugatan matapos na paulanan ng bala ng hindi pa kilalang grupo ng mga suspek ang kanilang bahay, Sabado ng gabi, sa Milagros, Masbate. The post Pamilya minasaker sa haybol first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Yap pinapirma ng ekstensiyon
BINIGYAN ng Rain or Shine management ng contract extension si two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) James Yap hanggang matapos ang kasalukuyang natigil na 2021 PBA Governors Cup. The post Yap pinapirma ng ekstensiyon first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Dingdong, pamilya nadale ng virus: Hindi namin alam saan kami nahawa
Tinamaan din pala ng COVID-19 si Dingdong Dantes at ang kanyang pamilya. Inamin niya ito sa kanyang Facebook page kahapon. The post Dingdong, pamilya nadale ng virus: Hindi namin alam saan kami nahawa first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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