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3 co-passengers of Filipino infected UK COVID-19 variant test negative

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 29 min ago
BACOLOD CITY ---- At least three persons from this city, who were co-passengers of the 29-year-old Filipino real estate agent infected with the more infectious United Kingdom (UK) COVID-19 variant, tested negative for COVID-19. Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center medical deputy for data analysis and assessment, said all three tested negative for COVID-19 in Manila on Jan. 8, but were retested in Bacolod on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Results of the second test showed they were negative of the virus. "As soon as they finish their 14-day home quarantines along with their families, the sealing off of their houses will be lifted by their respective barangay officials aft...

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Fire destroys 10 houses Calbayog City

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 38 min ago
ORMOC CITY ---- Fire destroyed at least 10 houses at the boundaries of Barangays Matobato and Capoocan in Calbayog City around 1 p.m.. on Thursday. The fire started at the house of Arnel Sese, according to an initial investigation by the local fire bureau. Faulty electrical outlets was considered the cause of the fire. The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and the local fire bureau put out the fire at 2:20. Damage from the fire was pegged at P400, 000. The local government has distributed relief goods to the fire victims through the City Social Welfare and Development Office. LZB...

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Google threatens to shut down search in Australia

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 40 min ago
Google says it will shut down its search engine in Australia if a controversial bill designed to benefit the news media becomes law.
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Top PH military official claims violations of anti-terror law going on in UP

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 41 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A top-ranking Philippine military official alleged that there are violations of the anti-terror law taking place at campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP). Speaking to ABS CBN News Channel, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesperson of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, said some members of the UP community have been helping to prepare "for some activities in the underground" like anniversaries of the New People's Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Without presenting evidence at hand, he said they are also aware that some UP community members have been providing materials for propaganda "to des...

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Antipolo City targets 15,000 Covid-19 vaccinations per day

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 42 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Antipolo City is targeting to vaccinate at least 15,000 residents a day once Covid-19 vaccines are available, Mayor Andrea Ynares said Friday. In a televised briefing, Ynares said the local government already identified 50 sites that will serve as vaccination centers where 300 vaccinators will be deployed. "Ready po kami, na-identify na po namin 'yung sites namin, 50 sites for vaccination centers and we have 300 vaccinators, tatlong vaccinators sa isang site po 'yun," Ynares said during the Laging Handa briefing. (We are ready. We already identified 50 sites for vaccination centers and we have 300 vaccinators. There will be three...

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Blaze at facility of world's biggest vaccine maker kills 5 people

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 44 min ago
A fire that broke out at a facility of the world's biggest vaccine maker that killed five people would not affect vaccine production, the head of the company said Thursday.
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Pompeo's Xinjiang 'genocide' declaration presents Biden with an early China challenge

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 45 min ago
As Joe Biden prepared to be sworn in as United States President on Wednesday, both the outgoing Trump administration and Beijing made a last-minute play to shape his future China policy -- and provide the first major foreign policy challenge of his term.
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Love, Your Way, with Discovery Suites

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 45 min ago
Showing your love doesn't have to be just one way. Find different ways to express your love with your special someone this Valentine's Day, with the help of Discovery Suites. Everyone has their love language---acts of service, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, and touch. With the coming special day of love and hearts, shower the special someone, or friends and family, with love in more ways than one. Spend quality time by taking him or her to a fine dinner overlooking the Manila skyline. 22 Prime is bringing a special 4-course set menu to enjoy, priced at PHP 2,500 nett per person, on February 13 and 14. Indulge in Smoke Octopus, Sweet Corn Bisque, Sous Vide Wagy...

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Sri Lanka reopens borders to international travelers

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 48 min ago
The island nation of Sri Lanka is now open to tourists from all countries.
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UN, Pope hail launch of anti-nuclear treaty

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 53 min ago
    UNITED NATIONS - The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons took effect Friday -- but the milestone is marred by the lack of signatures from the world's major nuclear powers. Despite the missing participants, the occasion was marked by praise from the United Nations and even Pope Francis. "The Treaty is an important step towards the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and a strong demonstration of support for multilateral approaches to nuclear disarmament," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement. He praised "the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades," and called on "all States to work togethe...

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Girl, 5, dies after accidentally shooting self in Abra, say cops

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 55 min ago
BAGUIO CITY ---- A 5-year-old girl died on the spot after accidentally firing off a "sumpak" (improvised shotgun) around 4 p.m. on Thursday in Pidigan, Abra, police said. Investigators said the victim, a resident of Sitio Cautit in Barangay Monggoc, accidentally squeezed the trigger of the loaded firearm as she swung it on her back. The bullet instantly killed the child. The girl, along with two other children, were supposed to fetch water but ended up playing with the firearm whose owner has not been identified. But the girl's family refused to believe there was no foul play in the death of the child and requested a deeper investigation. INQ LZB...

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Foreign fighters were meant to leave Libya this week. A huge trench being dug by Russian-backed mercenaries indicates they plan to stay

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 2 min ago
Construction on an enormous trench across Libya, dug by Russian-backed mercenaries Wagner, is raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw from the country by Saturday, as a UN-brokered peace deal insists.
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Gabbi Garcia greets bf Khalil Ramos happy birthday: ‘One of the greatest blessings’

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 8 min ago
Gabbi Garcia could not help but be thankful for and gush over her boyfriend, Khalil Ramos, as the latter celebrates his 24th birthday today, Jan. 22. "It's my love's birthday today! Happy happy birthday, Bub! I'm so happy to have you not only as my partner, but as my bestest friend ever," the young artist posted on Instagram. "Your laugh and smile will forever warm my heart (Even tho you have the silliest laugh, pls swipe left to verify HAHA)," she added.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gabbi Garcia (@gabbi) Garcia's greeting came with several photos of her and Ramos, ...

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DILG exec hits barangays’ lenient fund withdrawal process

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 11 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines --- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dioon Friday said more barangay officials will be suspended for corruption as he hit the lenient process of withdrawal of funds at the barangay level. Dio said that more could be added to the 89 suspended barangay officials whose names were mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday since these officials are only involved in alleged anomalies in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). He said the DILG is looking into complaints on the system on how barangays utilize their funds, wherein a barangay treasurer can w...

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LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 16 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials--- the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticalsand Chinese firms Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac Biotech. Under Phase3 clinical trials,thousandsof patients have to be inoculated with the candidate vaccine to test its efficacy and safety. It is also usually the final step before approval for mass rollout. Currently, there is no definite date yet when the clinical trials will start for Janssen, Clover, and Sinovac. "But they intend to start the soonest when the process of determining and prepar...

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Capitol Police investigating after congressman discovered carrying a gun when attempting to go on the House floor

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 16 min ago
US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber.
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Rocco Nacino, volleybelle Melissa Gohing tie the knot

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 31 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Kapuso actor and volleyball star Melissa Gohing are officially husband and wife. Nacino made the announcement in an Instagram post on Friday. In the caption, the actor revealed that he and the Creamline Cool Smashers star tied the knot on Thursday. Nacino, a reservist of the Philippine Navy, was in his military uniform for the wedding. "Yes... we.. did..," Nacino said on Instagram. "21- 1 - 21. Meet my wife, Mrs. Melissa Gohing Nacino."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rocco Nacino (@nacinorocco) "Idon't just want to marry you to be with...

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DOH asks NBI help in tracing 2 unlocated contacts of UK variant patient

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 36 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to find the two still unlocated co-passengers of the Filipino infected with the UK Covid-19 variant. As of Friday, all but two of the 213 identified contacts of the 29-year-old Filipino patient have been traced and isolated. The male patient traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a few days and returned to Manila on January 7 via Emirates Flight EK 332. READ: UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH "Just last night, nahanap na po iyong isa pa. So we're just left with two. Nakita na iyong isang taga Region VII through the help of the Philippine National ...

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PH won’t compromise WPS claim in securing China vaccines – Galvez

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 43 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- While assuring that the Philippines will not compromise its claim in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) in securing Covid-19 vaccines from China, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said "differences should be set aside" in fighting the global pandemic. "We will not compromise our stake...," Galvez told senators during the Senate hearing into the government's Covid-19 vaccination plan on Friday. "And at the same time, we are looking at the global interest of really putting an end to this pandemic. This is a world menace...the differences that we have, maybe we have to set this aside so that we can rally, that's my point, to rally behind saving humanity,...

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