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His season trashed, Acaylar does his share vs pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 16 min ago
When the NCAA season was cut short due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the hardest hit was Perpetual men's volleyball team. After all, the Altas were unbeaten in nine matches and were just waiting for an opponent in the championship round. But it's no-hard-feelings for coach Sammy Acaylar. For the outspoken mentor of Perpetual and former national men's team coach, "the game has changed." Now Acaylar is doing his share in the efforts to fight COVID-19 by providing food and drinks for front-liners and police and traffic enforcers. On a street corner in Las Pias, Acaylar provides water every day. During weekends, he serves soup, bread and noodles. "That'...

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Two members of Kennedy family missing after canoeing in Maryland

CNN Top Stories - 12 hours 34 min ago
Two members of the Kennedy family, Maeve Kennedy McKean and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, have been reported missing in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland, since Thursday.
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Gulay Lang: Plant-based meals for front-liners and stranded dormers

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 36 min ago
The Facebook page Gulay Lang was barely 2 months old when the enhanced community quarantine was enforced in Luzon. This home-based business shifted from posting appetizing vegan/vegetarian meals to calling for donations to deliver hot meals to dorm residents at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. There are 255 residents stuck in the 10 dorms of UP Diliman, according to the Facebook post of the university's Office of Student Housing. They were not able to go home before the lockdown. Some of their immediate needs include toiletries, cleaning supplies and food. Gulay Lang owners Rom Yumul and wife Zofia Leal, both University of Santo Tomas alumni, did not hesitate to thin...

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7 Pinoys die in New York of COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 36 min ago
At least seven Filipinos have died in New York due to COVID-19, Philippine Consul General Claro Cristobal said on Friday at a press briefing. Cristobal said there were "several dozen" others who were infected with COVID-19. He did not elaborate. New York state has recorded more than 92,000 COVID-19 cases, with New York City accounting for nearly 52,000. The diplomat said most of the 143,000 Filipinos in New York are immigrants. ---Jerome Aning...

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Bus driver posted angry video about coughing passenger. He died days later.

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 13 min ago
A bus driver in Detroit shared a video expressing his frustration with a passenger who was not taking proper precautions to prevent the spread of any illnesses. Days later, that bus driver, Jason Hargrove, died.
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Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 50 min ago
The streets of Ecuador's western city of Guayaquil are deserted, with few residents in sight -- and a few dead, as bodies are being left in the streets of this overwhelmed place.
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‘Lovely Day’, ‘Lean on Me’ singer Bill Withers passes away at 81

Inquirer Breaking News - 14 hours 56 min ago
Bill Withers, the legendary performer who defined 1970s soul with timeless hits like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me" has died, his family said in a statement. He was 81 years old. The Grammy-winning artist succumbed to heart complications, according to his family, which said it was "devastated" over the loss. "A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other," they said. "In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-MySzAac The youngest of six who was born in...

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CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 59 min ago
CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Trump's incredible 180 on OPEC, oil and free markets

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 25 min ago
President Donald Trump has long cast OPEC as an evil force ripping Americans off by not pumping enough oil. Now he's pleading with Saudi Arabia and Russia to stop pumping so much oil.
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Duterte on #OustDuterte: Let military, police do it

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 26 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- As the #OustDuterte trended on social media amid the COVID-19 crisis, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night reiterated that the military and the police can simply ask him to step down from office if they feel he is no longer fit to hold the position.   "'Pag sinabi ng chief ng Army, Navy, Air Force, pati police, 'pag sinabi nila silang apat mag punta dito, sinabi nila, 'Duterte, bumaba ka na,' ngayon na agad," Duterte said in a late-night public address. (When the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and even the police, when all of them go here and say Duterte step down, right now.) "Hindi na 'yang oust, oust Duterte. Tutal ang...

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Jazz great Ellis Marsalis dies aged 85 after virus ‘complications’

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 27 min ago
Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis died Wednesday, April 1, at the age of 85 after contracting the coronavirus, his son Branford said. The acclaimed American pianist and teacher, who featured on dozens of records over a musical career spanning several decades, was the father of trumpeter Wynton and saxophonist Branford. "It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Ellis Marsalis Jr., as a result of complications from the coronavirus," Branford said in a statement published on his website, adding he was admitted to hospital on Saturday. "My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father," Branford said. "He poured everything he had into m...

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WWII vet celebrates beating Covid-19 and turning 104 in the same week

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 29 min ago
Bill Lapschies and his family have a lot to celebrate this year. The Oregon veteran has recovered from Covid-19 and he just celebrated his 104th birthday.
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Top US administration officials had pandemic fears last year

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 47 min ago
Two top administration officials last year listed the threat of a pandemic as an issue that greatly worried them, undercutting President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the coronavirus pandemic was an unforeseen problem.
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Duterte wants Presidential yacht converted into COVID-19 quarantine area

Inquirer Breaking News - 15 hours 48 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night said he has ordered the Philippine Navy to convert the presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo into a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients.   "Ang Philippine Navy inalert ko, sabi ko 'yung mga barko ninyo na magaganda, 'yung Ang Pangulo, 'yung barko ng Presidente ng Pilipinas---maganda 'yan ang loob niyan parang hotel," Duterte said in an unannounced public address.   (I alerted the Philippine Navy, I told them your ships are nice, the Ang Pangulo, the sea craft of the President of the Philippines--that is really nice inside, it's like a hotel.) "Sabi ko sa Navy gawaing ospita...

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Is this the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

CNN Top Stories - 15 hours 58 min ago
Perhaps half the world's population is living under some form of restriction to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Many are starting to wonder when and how these tough limits on everyday activities will end.
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Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me' and 'Lovely Day' singer, has died at 81

CNN Top Stories - 16 hours 3 min ago
Bill Withers, the singer-songwriter whose soulful hits "Lean On Me," Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day" became part of the soundtrack for a generation, has died.
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Duterte hits ‘buck-toothed’ Diokno, opposition for ‘black propaganda’

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 hours 8 min ago
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrrXJN3t7XE   MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night accused veteran human-rights lawyer Chel Diokno and members of the opposition for supposedly resorting to black propaganda as the government grapples with solutions to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.   Duterte spent a chunk of his unannounced late-night public address slamming and hurling invectives at Diokno who has taken on the case of a netizen who was being summoned by the National Bureau of Investigation for airing his sentiments against the government on social media particularly on the alleged misuseof government funds.   The Pres...

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Rick Price collaborates with 2 Pinoy artists to breathe new life into his well-loved hits

Inquirer Breaking News - 16 hours 16 min ago
  The last time Rick Price held court in Manila (his Valentine concert in 2019), he noticed that among his usual audience were a good number of "younger generation fans singing along" to his songs. That sight promptly sparked an idea. "We decided that it would be cool to rerelease some new versions of two of my most well-known songs as a way to say thank you," the Australian singer-songwriter told the Inquirer in a recent email interview. Through Sony Music, Rick was able to breathe new life to his well-loved ballads by having Filipino artists on board: Morissette Amon in "Heaven Knows" and Regine Velasquez in "Nothing Can Stop Us Now." "I was so delighted when bo...

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