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Lenten masses to be aired live via radio, tv, online in Albay

36 min 23 sec ago
LEGAZPI CITY ---- The religious events in connection with the observance of Holy Week would be aired live through radio and television broadcast and other social media platforms, the Diocese of Legazpi announced Saturday. Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi said the early Palm Sunday mass, signaling the start of Holy Week, would be aired at the local Veritas radio station, and carried by a local cable network and through Facebook. Baylon said celebrating mass through live broadcast and digital live streaming complies with the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine guidelines prohibiting crowd gathering as a measure against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ...

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‘Money Heist,’ ‘Tales from the Loop,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Never Have I Ever,’ ‘After Life’: Five not-to-be missed series this April

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TV series addicts will have plenty to look forward to this April. The gang of tender-hearted bank robbers will be back with a fourth season of "Money Heist" on Netflix, the science-fiction drama "Tales From the Loop" is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video, the fatal game of cat and mouse in "Killing Eve" continues with a third season on the BBC and AMC, while Mindy Kaling is behind a new coming-of-age comedy and the black humor of Ricky Gervais will once again be back in "After Life," both on Netflix. Money Heist (Season 4) The time has come to choose between freedom, loyalty and revenge. The robbers are out on a limb in their fight against the Spanish police, which ap...

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DLSU offers free mental health counseling amid COVID-19 pandemic

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  MANILA, Philippines --- The De La Salle University is offering free mental health counseling services to students, frontliners and those infected with COVID-19, as well as patients under investigation (PUIs) and persons under monitoring (PUMs) in view of the month-long enhanced community quarantine. "Telepsychology for the Lasallian Community aims to respond to the mental issues that frontliners as well as the academic community members who are experiencing severe stress, anxiety, and psychological issues brought about by the Enhanced Community Quarantine," the university on Saturday posted on its official Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/DLSU.Manila.100/posts/...

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With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks

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ORLANDO, Florida---Saying they don't know when they'll be able to reopen many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. The statement released late Thursday from The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19 and involve workers whose jobs aren't necessary at this time. Anyone who is furloughed will remain a Disney employee, the company said. "Over the last few weeks, mandatory decrees from government officials have shut down a majority of our businesses," the statement said. The statement did not ...

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Persons being watched for COVID-19 in Bacolod to be nabbed if they don’t communicate

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This was the warning of Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran to 57 persons under monitoring (PUMs) for COVID-19, who, he said, could no longer be reached. If these persons do not contact authorities, Familiaran said he would announce their names by Sunday and file charges against them. "They need to contact authorities so their conditions can be monitored. This will also stop the spread of the virus in case they are positive of COVID-19," he said. The DOH has recorded five new cases of COVID-19 in Western Visayas, bringing the number of positive cases to 30. Of the number, 11 are from Iloilo province, seven from Bacolod City, five in Aklan, three in Capiz, three in Iloil...

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Manila Port shutdown threat averted for now

1 hour 4 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines -- A looming shutdown at Manila's crucial ports appears averted for now as businesses started withdrawing cargo containers that have been piling up due to the government's lockdown in Luzon. From a capacity approaching 100 percent---which indicates maximum congestion---in the Manila International Container Terminal and the Manila South Harbor, port utilization now stood at about 75 percent, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a statement on Saturday. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Jay Santiago told the Inquirer they hope to reach the optimal level of 60-70 percent after Holy Week, which starts April 5 and ends April 11 ...

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Cayetano: Careful study needed before turning PH Arena into quarantine area

1 hour 5 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Scientists and experts must first study health protocols and circumstances before turning the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan as a quarantine facility for persons under investigation (PUIs) and persons under monitoring (PUMs) for possible COVID-19, House Speaker Alan Cayetano said Saturday.   Cayetano said without medical advice and protocols, it may pose danger to patients and health workers.   "Pero kung sasabihin na lahat ng may symptoms na may sakit na wala sa protocols kapag hindi pa ayos ang testing baka meron dung positive, it might be a danger to all patients and other health workers," Cayetano said in a virtual pres...

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66 persons under probe in Negros Occidental test negative for COVID-19

1 hour 15 min ago
BACOLOD CITY ---- At least 66 patients under investigation (PUI) in Negros Occidental, who were subjected to the rapid test method, were "non-reactive" or negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The swab samples of these PUIs, however, were sent to the Iloilo Regional Testing Center for official validation, said former Rep. Alfredo Benitez. Benitez, who is helping the provincial government in its battle against COVID-19, said 36 more PUIs in Negros Occidental were also tested on Friday for a total of 102 persons, but the official results of the swab tests would come in a day or two. "If the rapid testing results were positive, chances are there is a virus. Whether it is...

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Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

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NEW YORK---Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. US District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer made the ruling a day after telling lawyers on both sides that he intended to do so. He cited "a raging and virulent pandemic that has entered federal prisons in New York City." Prosecutors did not oppose the action. "In light of the heightened medical risk presented to Mr. Hernandez by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are extraordinary and compelling reasons to reduce Mr. Hernandez's sentence," he said. Last ...

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DOH reports 76 new cases of COVID-19 in PH, total now at 3,094

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MANILA, Philippines --- There were 76 new recorded cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines, bringing the total to 3,094, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.   Five people also managed to recover from the viral disease, with the total recoveries now at 57.   However, the DOH also reported eight new fatalities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 patients that succumbed to the disease to 144.   https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDOHgov/photos/a.157979910879936/3200550643289499/?type=3&theater   Previously, the previous record of COVID-19 cases in the country was at 3,018, with 52 recoveries and 136 deaths. ...

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Oregon’s Ionescu wins women’s Naismith Player of the Year

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ATLANTA---Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu has added another award to her collection Already named The Associated Press women's player of the year, Ionescu was awarded the Naismith Trophy for the most outstanding women's basketball player on Friday. Ionescu, who won AP All-American honors three times, shattered the NCAA career triple-double mark with 26 and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. Ionescu averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds with eight triple-doubles as a senior this season. She helped the Ducks win the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles. She was also named the conference's most outs...

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Cayetano: Almost 200 solons to donate 1 month salary to raise P50M for COVID-19 fight

1 hour 34 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Almost 200 lawmakers in the House of Representatives will donate their full salary for the month of May and raise P50 million to help the government in curbing the coronavirus disease crisis in the country, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Saturday. "Almost 200 congressmen will donate our full sweldo ng May. Ang initial target ay P50 million," Cayetano said in a virtual press conference when asked if the House members will also donate salaries for the COVID-19 fight just like what the Cabinet members earlier promised. (Almost 200 congressmen will donate our full salary for May. The initial target is P50 million.) "We want to use the money where it w...

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HBO documentary sheds new light on Atlanta child murders

1 hour 35 min ago
LOS ANGELES, USA---Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago. Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized the African-American community in the city within a two-year time span with the HBO documentary "Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children." The five-part series, which begins Sunday, will explore how the victims' family members and others remain skeptical about Wayne Williams being the sole killer, despite evidence linking him to those murders and 10 others. "I really want them ...

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EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked for wage cut

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The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Friday following a meeting of its 20 clubs, who discussed financial painkiller measures including asking players to take a substantial pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak. Having previously given a tentative --- and improbable -- return date of April 30, the world's richest league said the season would not be resuming at the start of May and "will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so," and only with the full support of government and medical guidance. Teams have nine or 10 games left to play in the Premier League, with Liverpool --- the leader by 25 points --- still needing two more wins to clinch its ...

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Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus

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SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey---Jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94. The virtuoso who had played for presidents at the White House during his long and esteemed career died Wednesday at his home in Saddle River, New Jersey. His family tellsThe New York Times they believe the cause of death was the coronavirus. The Bergen Record reports that Pizzarelli tested positive for the virus on Sunday. "There will be some kind of tribute as soon as we can all get within 6 feet of each other," his son John Pizzarelli, also a renowned jazz artist,told the Bergen Record on Thursday. Pizzarelli was born in Paterson...

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Filipino seafarer aboard Grand Princess dies of COVID-19

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  MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino seafarer from the docked MV Grand Princess in San Francisco, California succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco announced on Saturday.   In a statement, Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr. said that the seafarer, who was not named, died on April 1.   https://twitter.com/PHLinSF/status/1246302558806618112   "We salute him for his dedication to his job and for the sacrifices that he made for his family," Bensurto said.   "The Consulate General will continue to coordinate with concerned authorities on the appropriate handling of the remains of the dec...

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Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers

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From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. IHEART'S LIVING ROOM CONCERT An Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million (over P507.44 million) to battle the coronavirus will be re-aired on Fox next week. Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will be shown performing from their homes on "Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America," which will air Monday. The mo...

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Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

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A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which typically reveals its annual selections at college basketball's Final Four. This year, with sports shut down because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the announcement will be televised from ESPN's studios in Bristol, Connecticut with some elements of the show taped ahead of time. Bryant, Duncan and Garnett, with a combined 11 championships and 48 All-Star seasons between them, are all first-time finalists and locks to be in t...

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DILG to PNP: Increase police visibility to protect frontliners

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    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor health centers and hospitals to secure medical frontliners during the COVID-19 crisis.   "The PNP should constantly monitor our hospitals and clinics and increase police visibility in all communities to guarantee the safety and well-being of our frontliners," Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said in a statement.   Ao issued the statement as he condemned the incident involving Sofronio Ramilo, ambulance driver of the Peter Paul Medical Center of Candelaria Inc., who was shot in Candelaria, Que...

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INC offers entire Ciudad de Victoria estate as COVID-19 quarantine complex

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