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San Juan City target: COVID-19 vaccine for 5,000 children aged 5-11 in 1 week

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:52
    MANILA, Philippines --- The City of San Juan is targeting to vaccinate 5,000 children aged five to 11 in one week, Mayor Francis Zamora shared Monday. The vaccination drive will kick off on February 4 and only Pfizer's vaccine was approved to be used for the said age group. "We're waiting now for the arrival of supplies from the [Department of Health] but as early as two months ago, we opened our online registration. In fact, we already have 5,000 registrants and on February 4, we will start," Zamora said on ANC's Headstart. "We're just waiting for the delivery of vaccines specific to this age group, it's 0.2 [milliliters] of Pfizer and the syringe wi...

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Kim Jong Un wants the world to know he still matters. Seven missile tests in a month may prove it

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:50
Since the turn of the year, North Korea has ramped up missile tests in defiance of international law at a frenetic pace that many who keep a close eye on the rogue state expect to continue.
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Guanzon dares Marcos Jr. DQ case ponente: Let us resign together

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:47
MANILA, Philippines --- Saying the integrity of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) "is now in question," Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has challenged Commissioner Aimee Ferolino---the ponente in the disqualification case against presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr.---to resign with her. Guanzon made the remark on Monday as the infighting within the Comelec First Division, which is handling the three consolidated disqualification cases against Marcos Jr., continues. "I challenge Comm Ferrolino, let us resign together before [February 3] since the integrity of the [Comelec] is now in question," Guanzon said in a tweet. https://twitter.com/rowena_guanzon/status/148795812...

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Amend Public Service Act to enhance telco services — Robredo

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:44
  MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo said the Public Service Act (PSA) should be amended to remove the need for telecommunication companies to secure a Congressional franchise while still ensuring their accountability. "Kailangan kasi mag-incentivize ang pamahalaan na yung mga telcos natin talagang mas aggressive na yung pagpasok sa mga communities. Pero ngayon, hindi sila nagiging aggressive kasi maraming mga hindrances. Halimbawa, yung number one na hindrance: considered kasi siya na public utility na kailangan siyang humingi ng Congressional franchise," Robredo said during the radio dzBB presidential interviews. (The governme...

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Spotify says it will add content advisory to podcasts that discuss COVID

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:36
https://youtu.be/Kh0SFEljgWc Spotify Technology SA will add a "content advisory" to any podcast episode that includes discussion about COVID-19, chief executive officer Daniel Ek said, after coming under fire from rock and folk legends for giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. "This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days," Ek wrote in a blog post published Sunday. "To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform." Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan also expressed their concern to Spotify about COVID-19 misinformation on its platform and are committed...

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What is turnip cake and why is it a popular Lunar New Year dish?

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:35
Not all Lunar New Year foods are created equal. Some only make a brief appearance at the festival for auspicious purposes. Others are so delicious they grace dim sum tables around the world all year.
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San Juan City’s active COVID-19 cases drop by 86% – mayor

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:33
MANILA, Philippines --- San Juan City's active COVID-19 cases dropped by 86 percent in 18 days, Mayor Francis Zamora said Monday. From nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases, the city's active infections are now around 270, according to the local chief executive. "As of January 12... we had 1,947 cases and as of January 30, we only had 272. So, that is now an 86-percent drop in just 18 days. So, during the last 18 days, our daily cases are experiencing a sharp decline," Zamora said on ANC's Headstart. The mayor pointed out that 99.5 percent of their active COVID-19 cases are mild to no symptoms (asymptomatic) due to the high rate of vaccination against the disease. READ: 106% of NCR...

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UAE intercepts ballistic missile during Israeli President's visit

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:32
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile in the third such incident this month, according to authorities, as the Israeli President visited the country.
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Canada anti-vax protest continues as vandals spark anger

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 09:01
  OTTAWA, Canada - A "Freedom Convoy" of trucks joined by thousands of demonstrators brought Ottawa to a virtual standstill for a second day Sunday to protest Canada's vaccine mandates, as other sympathetic truckers blocked a border highway into the United States. "This afternoon, a large presence of police continues throughout the downtown core and the movement of protestors and trucks continues to be managed," the Ottawa police said in a statement. "These high-risk situations were de-escalated and resolved with no arrests," the authorities said, adding, however, that "police resources are fully stretched" in dealing with the obstruction, which appeared to involve hund...

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13 volcanic quakes recorded in the last 24 hours as Taal Volcano rumbles — Phivolcs

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 08:37
    MANILA, Philippines --- Thirteen volcanic earthquakes were recorded at Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday. Phivolcs said that the quakes included a volcanic tremor that lasted for three minutes. "Sa nakalipas na 24 oras, ang Taal Volcano Network ay nakapagtala ng labing-tatlong (13)volcanic earthquakes,kabilang ang isang (1)volcanic tremorna tumagal ng tatlong (3) minuto at patuloy anglow-level background tremorna naitala simula noong ika-7 ng Hulyo 2021," the agency said on its bulletin. (In the past 24 hours, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 13 volcan...

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Thai cave diver Rick Stanton reflects on mission to save 13 lives that transformed his own

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 08:33
• Authorities rush to contain oil spill moving toward Thai resort island
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Gov. Remulla rejects VP’s ‘lack of action’ comment on fellow Caviteño Lacson

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 08:28
    MANILA, Philippines --- To say that Senator Panfilo Lacson is "all talk and no action" is an "injustice" to the former national police chief, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said on Monday after the remark made by Vice President Leni Robredo against her fellow presidential aspirant last week. "Hindi ko na sana balak makipag-balitaktakan pa pagdating sa#Halalan2022.Ngunit bilang kamag-anak, kalalawigan at kapwa Imuseo / Caviteo ay nararapat lamang na tumayo ako at ipagtanggol si Senador Ping Lacson," Remulla said in a Facebook post. Lacson hails from Cavite. (I had no intention of engaging in debates related to the 2022 polls. But as a relat...

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2,008 new COVID-19 cases logged in Metro Manila on Sunday — OCTA

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 08:14
    MANILA, Philippines --- Metro Manila recorded 2,008 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, January 30, independent analytics group OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said Monday, citing data from the Department of Health (DOH). A total of 16,953 new COVID-19 infections were recorded on Sunday. Quezon had the most number of new cases, followed by the cities of Manila and Makati. Meanwhile, Pateros posted the least number of new infections. The following is the number of fresh COVID-19 cases per LGU in Metro Manila: Quezon City - 391 new cases City of Manila - 298 new cases Makati City - 192 new cases Paraaque City - 157 new cases Pasig City - ...

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Spotify makes public platform rules that cover Covid-19 misinformation. Will it be enough?

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 07:52
Spotify responded to criticism it has received regarding Covid-19 content Sunday after a number of prominent artists said they will leave the platform if it continues to host comedian Joe Rogan, whose podcast has spread misleading and inaccurate claims about vaccines and the virus.
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Pagasa’s Monday weather forecast: Cloudy, isolated rain showers in most parts of PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 07:50
      MANILA, Philippines --- Scattered rain showers and cloud skies are expected in parts of Southern Luzon on Monday due to the frontal system or convergence of warm and cool winds and the northeast monsoon or "amihan", according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The frontal system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms toAurora, Quezon, and Bicol region. Meanwhile, the "amihan" will bring cloudy skies with light rains to Cagayan Valley and partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains to the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila. The rest of the ...

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White House still eager for talks with North Korea, but sees missile tests as destabilizing

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 07:32
A string of provocations from North Korea -- including its most powerful ballistic missile test in years over the weekend -- could be designed to extract concessions from the United States ahead of potential negotiations, a senior US administration official suggested on Sunday.
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Cincinnati Bengals win AFC Championship, headed to Super Bowl

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 07:27
The Cincinnati Bengals are on their way to their first Super Bowl since 1989.
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Russians back off after Irish fishermen vow to disrupt war games

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 07:09
The Russian military, which had announced naval drills off the coast of Ireland, agreed to move them further away after fishermen vowed to disrupt them. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan speaks with some of the fishermen involved in the process.
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Atlanta Hawks win seventh in a row with rally over Los Angeles Lakers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 06:57
LOS ANGELES - Trae Young scored 36 points and passed off 12 assists Sunday to rally Atlanta over the Los Angeles Lakers 129-121, stretching the Hawks' NBA win streak to seven games. Young scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and reserve Onyeka Okongwu, the US son of Nigerian immigrants, added 12 of his 16 points in the fourth to spark a rally from a 101-91 deficit after three quarters. The host Hawks improved to 24-25, 10th in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers fell to 24-27, ninth in the Western Conference. The Lakers were playing without superstar playmaker LeBron James, a four-time NBA champion who missed a third consecutive game with a sore left knee. Malik Mo...

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Can ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ catch ‘Avatar’s’ domestic box office record?

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 06:46
    LOS ANGELES - "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is the box office juggernaut that can't be caught. The comic book adventure, starring Tom Holland as Marvel's favorite teen web-slinger, opened in theaters in December and spent every weekend except one as the top movie at the domestic box office. This weekend proved to be no exception. Now in its seventh weekend of release, "No Way Home" has again secured the No. 1 spot over holdovers, including "Scream" and "Sing 2," capping off a particularly quiet January at the movies. Over the weekend, Sony's superhero sequel collected $11 million from 3,675 North American venues, a scant 17% decline from its prior outing....

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