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Three groups develop locally-made ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Inquirer Breaking News - 46 min 38 sec ago
https://youtu.be/vYV9XTz-M0M MANILA, Philippines --- Three groups in the Philippines were able to develop locally-made ventilators, Secretary chief Fortunato de la Pea of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Monday during the regular briefing of President Rodrigo Duterte. Two of the groups are from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) and Don Bosco Technical College, Dela Pea announced. There's another group that he did not identify. The ventilators devised by the TIP group have already passed a third-party certification and will now need to be tested in hospitals. The same goes for the ventilators developed by the Don Bosco group. M...

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Typhoon Bising weakens, Signal No. 2 in Catanduanes, parts of CamSur, Albay, Sorsogon

Inquirer Breaking News - 50 min 36 sec ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Typhoon Bising further weakened while moving north, the state weather bureau said Tuesday. In its 5 a.m. update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the typhoon was last spotted 505 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon. Pagasa said Bising was moving north slowly with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph. The state weather bureau forecast "heavy to intense rains"over Catanduanes while the eastern portion of Camarines Sur and Rapu-Rapu Islands will have moderate to heavy rains. "Under these conditions and ...

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Philippines to conduct clinical trials on ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment

Inquirer Breaking News - 57 min 9 sec ago
https://youtu.be/pPKVbV9L51Q MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines is set to conduct clinical trials to determine whether the controversial anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can be used to treat COVID-19 patients, Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Pea said Monday during the pre-recorded briefing of President Rodrigo Duterte. This developed a week after the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said it saw no need for conducting such a clinical trial. According to Dela Pea, ivermectin was discussed on April 15 during President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with COVID-19 task force officials, and on April 17, he and Health Secretary Duque III discussed poten...

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Duterte lauds ‘good record’ of PH in COVID-19 vaccination

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 9 min ago
https://youtu.be/nPiYvzW7J-4 MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte lauded the country's performance in vaccinating Filipinos on Monday, saying its "good record" showed how hard the government had worked to secure COVID-19 vaccines. "Our record is good despite unfounded criticisms> I mean, we expect it. The Philippines was able to get the upper berth of the countries that are inoculated. That record is good, and to think people were almost in a quandary on where to get the next vaccination," Duterte said, speaking partly in Filipino in a pre-recorded address. Duterte was reacting to the remark of Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the country's vaccine manager, that the...

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World can bring pandemic under control within months – WHO chief

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 12 min ago
    GENEVA - The world can bring the global COVID-19 pandemic under control in the coming months provided it distributes the necessary resources fairly, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a news briefing on Monday. Global climate change activist Greta Thunberg, joining the briefing as a virtual guest from Sweden, took a swipe at "vaccine nationalism" and said it was unethical that rich countries were prioritising their younger citizens for vaccination ahead of vulnerable groups in developing countries. "We have the tools to bring this pandemic under control in a matter of months, if we apply them consistently and equitably," said the head o...

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Physical inactivity tied to higher COVID-19 risks

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 15 min ago
      Patients with COVID-19 who have been consistently physically inactive have a significantly higher risk of severe outcomes than patients who were getting at least some exercise or regularly met physical activity guidelines prior to the illness, researchers found. Among the 48,440 patients in their study, 14.4% were consistently inactive in the two years before their COVID-19 diagnosis, 79.1% had some activity, and 6.4% consistently met recommended physical activity guidelines of at least 150 minutes per week. Compared with those who consistently met activity guidelines, people who were consistently inactive were more than twice as likely to be hospi...

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Judge says US congresswoman's comments may be grounds for appeal

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 21 min ago
The judge overseeing former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd said Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters' comments could be grounds for appealing a verdict in the trial.
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Duterte says he will send warships to West PH Sea if China starts drilling for oil

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 26 min ago
https://youtu.be/ZRRl5MDCPnk MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would only send warships to "stake a claim" in the disputed West Philippine Sea if China should start drilling for oil and taking other resources from the area. Duterte said the West Philippine Sea was no longer in the possession of the West Philippine Sea, with China ships taking over it. He said the Philippine government could only regain control of the area by force. "I am addressing myself to the Chinese government. We want to remain friends. We want to share whatever it is. I already told you, the Chinese government: I'm not so much interested now in fishing. I don't t...

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Bising slightly weakens as it continues moving north over Luzon waters

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 39 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Typhoon Bising slightly weakened on Monday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. According to the latest data from Pagasa, Bising was last located 500 kilometers east of Infanta in Quezon Province. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center with a gustiness of up to 230 kph. It was moving north at 10 kph. Bising was seen to continue its northward or take on a north northwest track, which means that it would be around 370 kmeast of Casiguran, Aurora by Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning it would be around 315 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. It would start curving back t...

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Canada to spend big to ‘punch way out of COVID recession’

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 41 min ago
    OTTAWA, Canada - Canada's finance minister announced Can$101.4 billion (US$80.9 billion) in spending Monday to help its battered economy recover from the pandemic and set a greener course with a new climate target. The measures in the government's first full fiscal plan in two years are to be rolled out over the coming years. "This budget is about finishing the fight against COVID," Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a speech to parliament. "It's about healing the economic wounds left by the COVID recession. And it's about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days -- and decades -- to come." "We must punch our way out of the COVI...

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World running out of time to tackle climate crisis: UN

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 52 min ago
  GENEVA, Switzerland - 2021 must be the year of action for protecting people against the "disastrous" effects of climate change, the United Nations said on Monday ahead of a crucial US-convened summit. Time is fast running out to tackle the climate crisis, the UN warned, with the Covid-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on "relentless" climate change. The call comes alongside a major report ahead of US President Joe Biden's climate summit beginning Thursday. Forty world leaders have been invited to attend Biden's virtual talks aimed at galvanising efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis. "We are on the verge of the abyss," UN Secretar...

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Stalker-plagued Taylor Swift has break-in at New York home

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 3 sec ago
  NEW YORK - An alleged stalker of pop superstar Taylor Swift was arrested after she suffered a break-in at her New York apartment, police said Monday. Hanks Johnson, 52, was charged with criminal trespassing after police responded to an emergency call on Saturday, reporting that someone was breaking into Swift's home in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Johnson was released on his own recognizance following an arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Sunday night. According to the New York Daily News, Johnson had shown up at Swift's building to ring the doorbell at least five times over the past six months. The 31-year-old Swift -- who is back on top of the c...

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Duterte says he’s willing to step down if military, police no longer support him

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 8 min ago
https://youtu.be/s7UQFcbVqyM MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday admitted he felt "downhearted" when he learned of talks that some military men planned to withdraw their support to him. He even said he would willing to step down if he would no longer have the support of the military. "I was really downhearted because I expected the military to perform. I said: I am here because I thought I could be of help to the nation, to the Philippines," he said in Filipino in his weekly public address, "Talk to the People." "If we cannot work together, maybe we cannot work together on bigger things. What's the point?" he added. Duterte said that, during...

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US Capitol officer suffered strokes and died of natural causes the day after riot, coroner says

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 20 min ago
US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes one day after responding to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, Washington DC's chief medical examiner has determined.
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Concepcion praises DOH, FDA for allowing AstraZeneca use on those aged 60 and below

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 23 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion praised the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday for allowing the continued use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people under the age of 60. "This is good news for us, the private sector and the LGUs, who ordered a total of 17 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. We are glad that the FDA changed its position and allowed the AstraZeneca vaccine to be used by individuals 18 years old and above.," Concepcion said, according to a statement. "This decision is vital for us because the majority of the economic frontliners both from the LGU and the p...

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Meet the new leader of Cuba's Communist Party

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 46 min ago
The shift in power away from Cuba's Raul Castro is finally afoot.
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Judge calls out Rep. Waters for 'abhorrent' comment

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 50 min ago
Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd, reacts to Rep. Maxine Waters' remarks where she called on protesters to "get more confrontational" if a no guilty verdict is reached.
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The charges against Chauvin in death of George Floyd, explained

CNN Top Stories - 2 hours 57 min ago
What was going through Derek Chauvin's mind when he kneeled on a handcuffed, prone George Floyd for nine minutes and 29 seconds last May?
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