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Pangilinan on China’s threat if PH digs oil in WPS: Why should we be scared? 

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 8 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- Threats of "trouble" from China should not render the Philippines scared to defend its maritime territory, Senator Francis Pangilinan said Tuesday. This, after President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that Chinese President Xi Jinping had warned him of "trouble" when he told him plans to go to the West Philippine Sea to dig oil. "Vietnam has taken a position on this issue, with respect to their claims, and Indonesia, and there has been no war. So that issue of trouble, war? I doubt very much. Parang tinatakot tayo para hindi tayo kumilos. E bakit tayo magpapatakot?" Pangilinan said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel when sought for comment ...

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House Deputy Speaker Oaminal tests positive for coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 24 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal has been tested positive for coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a Facebook post on Monday, Oaminal said he was swabbed after experiencing body malaise and fever. "I regret to inform you that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Oaminal said. Oaminal said he has reported his result to the City Health Office and the local government unit of Ozamiz City as he likewise requested those who have been in contact with him since May 15, to go on voluntary quarantine. "Following COVID-19 protocols, I will be on quarantine for 14 days; at the same time our residence is on lockdown and marked accordingly," Oaminal sai...

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Duterte warns of another ‘strict lockdown’ if protocols won’t be followed

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 30 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he will be compelled to impose another "strict lockdown" if the public would not follow health protocols amid the detection of new COVID-19 variants in the country. In a taped speech aired Tuesday, Duterte said "obedience" is the country's hope in ending this pandemic. "Alam mo ang pag-asa natin is really the obedience. So if I'm strict and kung may improvement man ngayon sa larangan ng ating mga siyudad, there's a sharp drop of cases, it's because they followed the protocols," Duterte said. (You know what, our hope is really obedience. So if I'm strict and if there's any improvement now in our cities, there's a s...

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DILG records 32,867 violations for not wearing masks from May 12-16 

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 35 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was able to record more than 32,800 violations from May 12, to May 16, for not wearing face masks. During a briefing aired Tuesday, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said there were 32,867 violations recorded during the week---most of which were only warned and fined. Of this number, Ao said 15,556 were given warnings; 14,066 were fined or cited; 2,308 were asked to do community service; and 937 were arrested. Ao noted a decline in the number of face mask violators. "Ang ibig sabihin, pumapasok naman sa isipan ng mga kababayan natin ang pagsusuot ng mask at ito ay magandang trend sapa...

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Phivolcs records 288 quakes in Taal Volcano amid ‘elevated unrest’

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 44 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded 288 earthquakes in Taal Volcano for the past 24 hours as it observed "elevated unrest" over the area. Phivolcs said in its Tuesday bulletin that the earthquakes include 39 low frequency volcanic earthquakes and 249 volcanic tremors with durations of one to 20 minutes, as well as "low-level background tremor." "Most of these earthquakes were very shallow and generated within five kilometers beneath Taal Volcano Island or TVI and northeast Taal Lake," saidPhivolcs. "Upwelling of hot volcanic fluids in the Main Crater Lake and active degassing from fumaroles on the Main Crater...

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Gov’t to start vaccination of essential workers, indigents by end-May

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 48 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The national government is eyeing to open up the COVID-19 vaccination to A4 priority group, comprising essential frontliners and the indigent population, in the last week of May, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Tuesday. During President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded speech aired on Tuesday morning, Galvez said opening the vaccination to the A4 was the recommendation of the business sector, many of Cabinet officials, as well as the Senate. "Dapat buksan na natin talaga 'yung A4 priority group (essential frontliners) saka A5 (indigent population) na kailangan 'yung bakuna, unahin natin ang mahihirap," he said. Vaccines from the global initiati...

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5 reasons to invest in a Manila property today

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 48 min ago
Hopes are high and major property developers are bullish that recovery will start this second quarter. This optimism is buoyed by people getting their COVID-19 jabs coupled with the anticipated completion of big public infrastructure projects. With renewed vigor, savvy investors are now on the lookout for the perfect property. Here are 5 reasons why it makes sense to invest in a Manila property now. 1. A myriad of possibilities. Whether you are a first-time visitor to Manila or a balikbayan who has been away for a while, you know that a taste of the Philippines will not be complete without a visit to the capital. This city provides you with the best that the country has to offer...

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Duterte tells public not to be choosy on COVID-19 vaccine brands

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 hours 54 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- "Kung anong nasa harapan n'yo, yan na." (What's in front of you, that would be it.) President Rodrigo Duterte had this to say in a briefing aired Tuesday as he reminded the public not to be choosy on the COVID-19 brands they will receive. "Di'ba sabi ko [I have said it] there will be no discrimination at saka hindi kayo makapili kung ano ang bakuna. Pareho lahat yan [and you cannot choose what vaccine brand. They are all the same]," Duterte said. "Kung ano ang nasa harapan niyo, yun na. Do not ask for a special kind kasi bulto per bulto yan ibigay. Hindi namimili yan, kinukuha na lang tapos binibigay [What's in front of you, that would be it. Do not a...

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Duterte wants DILG to supervise transport of Pfizer, other COVID-19 vaccines to LGUs

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 4 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte directed theDepartment of the Interior Local Government (DILG) to supervise the transport of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to various parts of the country in compliance with the request of the COVAX facility to bring them straight to local government units (LGUs). Duterte issued the directive Monday night during his Talk to the People public address, the second part of which was aired Tuesday morning. The order would cover not just Pfizer jabs, but also other COVID-19 vaccines. "Wala ako problema (kung) yan diretso sa local governments. Ang problema ko yung handling. Sir pati yung, there's always a time of the essence. There has to b...

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Australians stranded in India claim faulty Covid tests made them miss a repatriation flight

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 6 min ago
Australians who waited months to escape India as coronavirus spread through the country say they lost a place on a repatriation provided by their government due to faulty Covid-19 testing.
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Duterte on new COVID variants: Prepare for a more serious attack

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 22 min ago
    MANILA, Philippines --- Saying it's "good to prepare for a more serious attack," President Rodrigo Duterte said the government should continue improving its COVID-19 systems amid the rise of new variants. During a taped briefing aired Tuesday, Duterte said that the country must "prepare for the worst" should there be a "more serious" COVID-19 variant to hit the country. "I would be happy if you continue to build the infrastructure of our COVID-19 fight system because for as long as COVID-19 is here, it would take a lot of time before it would finally disappear---if at all---and with the advent of the new variants, it is good to prepare for a more serious att...

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COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in PH breach 3M as of May

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 28 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the Philippines have surpassed the three million-mark. Data from the health department, which was presented by vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. during President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded public address aired Tuesday, showed that a total of 3,001,875 doses have been administered in the country as of May 16. Of the total, 2,282,273 were administered as first dose while 719,602 were given as second dose. Galvez said the government has recently been able to conduct 120,000 vaccinations per day from the previous 30,000 jabs a day. The average of vaccinations a day may still increas...

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Gigantic KAWS hot air balloon to take flight over major world cities

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 28 min ago
He has appeared in the foothills of Mount Fuji and in the middle of downtown Taipei. His reclining figure has even floated placidly on Seoul's Seokchon Lake and in Hong Kong's famous Victoria Harbour.
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People across the US join pro-Palestinian protests

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 32 min ago
Thousands gathered in major cities across the United States over the weekend to support Palestinians as Israel's military launches massive airstrikes on Gaza and the death toll mounts.
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Texas and Indiana to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits during pandemic

CNN Top Stories - 13 hours 33 min ago
Texas and Indiana will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to both states' Republican governors -- joining 17 other GOP-led states in dropping the federal expanded benefits over the past two weeks.
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Philippine Red Cross denies plan to sell Moderna vaccines

Inquirer Breaking News - 13 hours 36 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) clarified it would not sell its procured Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 as it "is not in the business of selling any vaccines." PRC Governor Carissa Coscolluela explained that the procured Moderna vaccines would be offered to members and donors, "who are willing to bear the cost of the vaccines." "To set the record straight, PRC Chairman Richard Gordon never announced that the Red Cross is selling vaccines. He stressed the need to act fast and vaccinate as many people as we can," Coscolluela said in a statement Monday night. "What he said was that the PRC procured Moderna COVID 19 vaccines and intends to vaccinate Red Cros...

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What critics of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan get wrong

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 5 min ago
tWithin hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.
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Watch self-driving car struggle to understand traffic cones

CNN Top Stories - 14 hours 12 min ago
An autonomous Waymo car carrying a passenger got confused when it encountered construction cones and unexpectedly drove off when the roadside support arrived.
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