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On first year as mayor, Belmonte highlights QC’s fight vs COVID-19, ASF

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:13
  MANILA, Philippines --- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte discussed how her administration focused on addressing issues in the city particularly the coronavirus disease and African Swine Fever (ASF). In her State of the City Address on Wednesday, Belmonte said her administration was able to control the fatal disease of African Swine Fever that adversely affected the livestock industry. "Mabilis nating na-kontrol ang sakit na ito, at nakapagbigay tayo ng financial assistance sa mga apektadong hog raiser," Belmonte said. (We immediately controlled the spread of this disease and we also distributed financial assistance for the affected hog raisers.) Belmonte also cite...

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More PNP personnel get COVID-19, total infection rises to 801

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:51
MANILA, Philippines --- The number of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel infected with the latest coronavirus strain has risen to 801 as of Thursday evening. The latest tally that was posted on PNP's official Facebook page is an increase of 47 patients since Wednesday's total, which was then at 754. The death toll within the police force stood at nine, while 29 more patients have recovered. "UPDATE: As of 6:00PM of July 2, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the PNP organization rises to 801 with nine (9) deaths and 386 recoveries," the PNP Public Information Office said. https://www.facebook.com/pnp.pio/posts/4084657161575509 The number of suspecte...

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Plight of children with disabilities ‘exacerbated’ by COVID-19 lockdown – group

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:35
MANILA, Philippines --- Quarantine measures imposed amid threats of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have "exacerbated" the predicament of children with disabilities in the country, a child advocacy group's survey has shown. The restrictions have "affected children with disabilities and their families through the lack of access to education services, child development centers or supervised neighborhood programs," according to the findings of a survey conducted by Save The Children Philippines presented by the organization's basic education adviser Sierra Mae Paraan during a Senate hearing on Thursday. The survey was conducted online last May and had 40,066 respondents, accordin...

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British judge denies Venezuela’s Maduro gold in London bank

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:12
LONDON --- A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicols Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaid as his country's legitimate leader, had refused to hand it over to Maduro's socialist administration. The ruling clarifies the question of who is Venezuela's legitimate leader --- at lea...

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De Lima questions why seafarers on Chinese vessel didn’t rescue Pinoys — again

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:05
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Leila de Lima has asked why seafarers on a supposed Chinese ship that collided with a Filipino fishing vessel did not bother to help Pinoys again --- over a year after the same issue surfaced. De Lima's statement on Thursday was in reference to an incident where 14 local fishermen --- dubbed as the Irma 14 --- went missing after the collision between Vienna Wood, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship and Liberty 5 which contained the Filipinos and was on its way to Navotas. The senator said that such actions do not reflect friendship, especially since ties between the Philippines and China have been strengthened since President Rodrigo Duterte took office i...

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French medics sue over mask, equipment shortages amid virus

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:55
PARIS --- A collective of French health care workers said Thursday it is seeking a broad legal inquiry into France's failure to protect its members and their colleagues by providing adequate masks, gloves, and other protective equipment as the coronavirus swept across the country. The professional association, Collectif Inter Urgences, (Inter-Emergencies Collective), said it was filing a four-count civil complaint alleging manslaughter, involuntary harm, voluntary failure to prevent damage, and endangering the life of others. As is common in French law, the complaint does not target a specific perpetrator but asks judicial authorities to determine who, across governments past a...

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Lone suspect yields P1.3M in meth in Naga City buy-bust

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:47
LEGAZPI CITY---The arrest of a lone drug pusher yielded P1,360,000 worth of shabu, or crystal meth, during a buy-bust operation in Naga City. MSgt. Tobias Bongon, spokesperson of the Naga City police, said Vincent Briones, 30, was arrested during the operation at the village of Tabuco in Naga past 7 p.m. on Thursday (July 2). Authorities said they seized some 200 grams of meth from Briones which were estimated to be worth P1,360,000. Bongon said Briones was No. 8 on the police's drug watch list. TSB...

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Eerie atmosphere for early arrivals at belated Formula One opener

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:44
Early arrivals at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday faced an eerie and unprecedented scenario as they donned protective masks and went in search of their workplaces. Signs at the entrance made clear safety face gear is compulsory for all entering the paddock for this weekend's belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Inside, there was none of the once-usual hubbub of gossip as team members and journalists obeyed social distancing protocol and remained in defined 'bubbles' in the sunshine of the Styrian Alps. Outside, there were no fans gathering in hillside campsites. Instead the fields were filled with grazing cattle. Tents and canopies replaced the usual high-rise team m...

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DOTr to buy 2,000 chairs for NAIA Terminal 3 to ease woes of stranded persons

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:33
MANILA, Philippines --- After President Rodrigo Duterte raised concern about the condition of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during his latest national address, the Department of Transport (DOTr) will buy 2,000 chairs to increase the airport's seating capacity. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said Thursday that he directed the purchase of initial 2,000 seats after inspecting the condition of LSIs in NAIA Terminal 3 on Wednesday. "While observing social distancing, nag-utos po ako kanina na bumili ng upuan, para antimano madagdagan. Nasa 2,000 po 'yun minimum, sa umpisa, pero magkakaroon kami ng programa na madaragdagan 'yung seating ...

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Lawyers group’s appeal to Manila Court: Do not separate a mother from her newborn child

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:21
MANILA, Philippines --The National Union of People's Lawyers urges the Manila Regional Trial Court, not to separate a political detainee from her newborn child. Reina Mae Nasino gave birth to a baby girl last July 1. She is set to be discharged from Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital within 48 hours or until July 3. In a supplemental urgent motion, the NUPL has urged the court to allow her to stay at the hospital or at least at the prison's nursery inside the Manila City Jail Female Dormitory with her daughter until the child reaches one year of age. "Immediate separation by the child from her mother is not in the best interest of the baby since she will be deprived of mothe...

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Let Gigi Hadid’s facialist school you on the perfect DIY turmeric mask

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:10
You will inevitably encounter models like Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, and Adriana Lima post their 24K gold mask selfies. If you spot this, know that the woman behind their luxurious treatments is Mimi Luzon. Mimi is a skin wellbeing expert and celebrity aesthetician with 30 years of experience. She's been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Glamour UK, and Forbes for her work and also for her gold-infused products under her namesake label. Lifestyle.INQ got some insider info on what at-home facial masks Mimi likes. She loves integrating DIY masks in her daily routine. She says, "When you have some extra time, invest in masks and use them as much as possible. I currently do a different on...

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Virus ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:09
CAPE TOWN, South Africa --- The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings over homeschooling during the lockdown, one mom went off-topic: "Does anyone know where to get illegal cigarettes? I just need a few. I'm desperate." She emphasized her anguish with an emoji, a face with eyes bulging and tongue hanging out. The "desperate mama," as she described herself, is one of 9 million smokers in South Africa affected by the government's decision in late March to ban the sale of all tobacco products, ostensibly to help protect citizens' health during the coronavirus pandemic. The ban remains even after South Africa eased most...

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Lawyer tells Lacson amid UN’s issue with terror bill: It’s not only you who can read

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:06
MANILA, Philippines --- A lawyer has reminded Senator Panfilo Lacson that other people could also read and understand legal documents after the lawmaker claimed that United Nations (UN) officials have criticized the Anti-Terrorism Bill (ATB) without reading it first. National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) President Edre Olalia said on Thursday that the way the UN Special Rapporteur and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet explained their opposition to the legislation is indicative that they have read it. "Problema sa kanya akala nya sya lang marunong magbasa [...] mas malaki problema nya, nagdudunung dunungan siya na mag-interpret and explain ng legal document...

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Lockdown easing won’t loosen up Negros Oriental health protocols

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:06
DUMAGUETE CITY---Although the province of Negros Oriental is now on a more relaxed form of community quarantine, authorities are not easing health protocols that included making sure people arriving from other areas are not infected with coronavirus. In a statement, the city's Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) said it passed a resolution requiring all individuals arriving in the province by land, sea or air to secure at least two sets of proof they were not infected with SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The requirement was particularly strict for passengers with Dumaguete City as ultimate destination. One of the requirements is for ar...

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Zion Williamson 2nd cover athlete for NBA 2K21

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:58
MANILA, Philippines---Rookies don't usually become cover athletes of NBA video games---unless you're Zion Williamson. The 2019 top overall pick has been named as the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 in the Next Generation consoles, following Portland star Damian Lillard. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Williamson said the reality of him being the cover of such a famed franchise hasn't sunk in yet despite it being a dream of his since he was a child. "Realizing that I am going to be on the cover of NBA 2K21 was one of those moments that I am still processing," said Williamson. "I dreamed about being on the cover and for 2K to give me this honor, it means a lot because I have a...

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2-month-old baby among Western Visayas’ new COVID-19 patients

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:54
MANILA, Philippines --- A 2-month-old baby boy from Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, was among Western Visayas' 21 new COVID-19 patients. According to a case bulletinreleased Thursday by theWestern Visayas Center for Health Development, the infant is currently in a quarantine facility and is now considered the youngest COVID-19 patient in Region VI. https://www.facebook.com/DOHWesternVisayasCHD/posts/1970295899771866 The region's total COVID-19 cases now stand at 353, including 148 recoveries and 11 deaths. Active cases are 194. Returnees and repatriated overseas Filipino workers account for 244 or over 69 percent of the region's total tally. Meanwhile, Ilolilo province ...

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Angara’s office launches plasma donation website for COVID-19 survivors

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:52
MANILA, Philippines - The office of Senator Sonny Angara, who recently recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has launched a website where survivors can privately make plasma donations for patients in need. Through the website, Plasma Ng Pagasa, COVID-19 survivors can "privately register with collecting hospitals their intent to donate convalescent plasma," Angara said in a Facebook post on Thursday. The senator said his office has so far partnered with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and St. Luke's Medical Center in BGC and Quezon City. The donation project is "looking to expand the network to more collecting hospitals," he added. A vaccine to treat COVID-1...

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Soldier ambushed, killed by Reds in Negros Oriental city

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:50
DUMAGUETE CITY---A soldier was killed in an ambush by the New People's Army (NPA) in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday (July 1). Cpl. Mark Anthony Quioschon was driving his motorcycle on the way back to the village of Banuague here when he was waylaid by the rebels as he reached the village of Luz. Banuague was where Quioschon was posted as part of his duties in the Philippine Army's Community Support Program. Investigators said Quioschon suffered at least five gunshot wounds, including one in the head. The NPA's Leonardo Panaligan Command claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was an operation of the rebels' Special Partisan Unit (SPARU). But police are...

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Mercito Gesta looks to bounce back vs undefeated Tanajara

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:33
MANILA, Philippines---Mercito Gesta, a former World title contender, gets a chance to get back in the win column after a disappointing 2019. Golden Boy Promotions announced on Wednesday that Gesta will face Hector Tanajara on July 24 in a lightweight bout at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Gesta and Tanajara will be the co-main event in the Vergil Ortiz-Samuel Vargas card that will be broadcasted live on DAZN. "I am so excited to fight on July 24 against a talented, young, and very technical boxer in Hector Tanajara Jr.," said Gesta in a statement. Gesta had an interesting regimen in the lead up to the fight as he was virtually conditioning training with his tea...

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Fire destroys building at Iran nuclear enrichment site

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:32
TEHRAN, Iran --- A fire broke out early Thursday at a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials said it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire, calling it an "incident" that only affected an "industrial shed," spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said. However, both Kamalvandi and Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi rushed after the fire to Natanz, which has been targeted in sabotage campaigns in the past. Kamalvandi did not identify what damaged the building, though Natanz governor Ramazanali Ferdowsi said a "fire" struck the site, acco...

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