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305 pass nutritionist dietitian licensure exam – PRC

1 hour 31 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 305 out of 528 aspirants passed the October 2021 Nutritionist Dietitian Licensure Exam (NDLE), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Thursday. Chino Kairo Ronquillo Serrano of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa topped the list of passers with a score of 90.95 percent. In second place is Gabrielle Maeben Carriedo De Guzman, of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baos, with 90.55 percent. He is followed by Mark Anthony Nanza Arlante of the UP Diliman at third place with 90.15 percent. UP Los Baos, meanwhile, topped the exams in terms of school performance with a passing ra...

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Atienza tells Bongbong: You’re not a millennial to be ignorant of martial law atrocities

1 hour 41 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A lawmaker reminded former senator Bongbong Marcos that he is not a millennial --- or people belonging to a younger generation - so he knows what happened during his father's martial law regime. During the Pandesal forum on Thursday, Deputy Speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said that Marcos is 64 years old, making him aware of the atrocities committed during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Atienza even noted that Marcos Jr., before they fled the country during the 1986 People Power Revolution, wore combat fatigues as if he was ready to fight his fellow Filipinos to ensure his father stayed in power. "Bongbong Marcos is not a millennial. He ...

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John Riel Casimero begins US training for title defense

1 hour 46 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---John Riel Casimero has arrived in Los Angeles to start training ahead of his title defense against Paul Butler on December 11. The WBO bantamweight champion posted his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport on his Youtube channel Quadro Alas It's My Boy that showed him and his brother Jayson going through the various stages inside the terminal. "So guys here we are again, we're back at work. Let's go, December 11," said Casimero in Filipino. Casimero will be making his fourth defense of the strap which he won from Zolani Tete via third round technical knockout in November 2019. It was a messy road to Casimero's mandatory title defense over Butl...

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SBP reaches out to Fiba, Taiwan basketball on Heading contract

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MANILA, Philippines---The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Thursday said it has reached out to Fiba informing the governing body of guard Jordan Heading's existing contract with Gilas Pilipinas. Heading's contract with the SBP is until March 2023. The SBP also reached out to the Chinese-Taipei Basketball Association after it was announced that Heading signed with T1 League club Taichung Suns on Wednesday. "We have formally written Fiba and the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association in connection with the reported playing in Taiwan for the Taichung Suns of Mr. Jordan Timothy Heading and have informed them that Mr. Heading has a 'live' legal contract with SBP until March 2023...

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National swimming selection meet kicks off Friday

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MANILA, Philippines---Slots in the national team are at stake as Philippine Swimming's National Selection bubble begins on Friday at New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. Philippine swimmers vie for a spot in the national team with the tryouts set to take place at the same venue of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. "We hope that the event can show to the youth that we can rise again and recover from this pandemic. We hope to encourage current swimmers to train even more to reach their dreams," said PSI President Lani Velasco. "And what better dream than to have a chance to represent the country, and bring pride and honor to the flag." Swimming's international gov...

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Infant dies in vehicular accident in Northern Samar

2 hours 25 min ago
  ORMOC CITY -- A one-month-old infant died in a vehicular accident along the national highway of Barangay Bugko, Mondragon town, Northern Samar on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The infant was with his parents on board a tricycle when the vehicle slammed into a cargo truck that was parked along the road at around 7:35 p.m. The baby was rushed to the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. Police investigators said the tricycle rammed into a truck allegedly owned by a local construction firm. The driver of the tricycle as well as the infant's father and mother sustained injuries on their legs and other parts of the body...

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Negros Occidental seeing reduced power rates

2 hours 28 min ago
BACOLOD CITY -- The northern and southern Negros Occidental power rates have dropped by P2.8376 and P3.8983, respectively, in October. The Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) announced on Wednesday, October 20, that its power rate for October is P11.1328 per kWh or a decrease of P2.8376 from last month. The decrease is attributed to the low cost of electricity purchased from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) with an average price of P3.5585 per kWh, and the deferment in the collection of congestion cost and line rental until the restoration of the damaged National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Cebu-Negros submarine cable, a NONECO advisory said. "I...

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Negros Occidental named as one of Galing Pook awardees

2 hours 31 min ago
  BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental was named one of the 10 2021 Galing Pook Awardees for its Network Alliances for Coastal Wetlands Conservation during a virtual awarding ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, October 20. The network is composed of 10 local government units, 52 coastal barangays, people's organizations, fisheries and aquatic resources management councils, and hundreds of community-based environmental law enforcers. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson thanked the award giving body for the recognition given to Negros Occidental. It is significant that Wednesday also marked the fifth year of the declaration of the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation area as...

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Tacloban City opens mega vaccination center

2 hours 36 min ago
  TACLOBAN CITY -- Officials of this city on Wednesday opened its "mega vaccination center" at the Tacloban Convention Center which can accommodate at least 5,000 individuals daily. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez expressed hopes that this center will help hasten the vaccination campaign to achieve herd immunity, which happens when a large part of the population of an area is immune to a specific disease. The city government is offering P100 as transportation fare for those who will visit the Tacloban Convention Center. Aside from the convention center, the city government also has two other vaccination sites located in the shopping malls. With the opening of...

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377,318 Negros Occidental folk receive vaccination from provincial gov’t

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BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occidental provincial government has vaccinated 377,318 individuals or 21 percent of its target population of 1.8 million to reach herd immunity against COVID-19, according to Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz. Silay City has vaccinated the most number of residents at 34,698, followed by Sagay City at 28,017; Talisay City -- 25, 383; Bago City -- 24,759; Cadiz City -- 23,794; Victorias City -- 23,104; and La Carlota City - 20,016. Diaz said they do not yet have the target number of minors aged 12 to 17 years old to be vaccinated. He urged local governments to continue the vaccination drives on Saturdays and Sundays when more people are off fr...

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Students not mandated to be vaccinated to attend physical classes

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MANILA, Philippines --- Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chairperson Prospero De Vera III on Thursday clarified that COVID-19 vaccination is not required for students attending limited face-to-face classes. "I did not push for mandatory vaccination. In fact, the limited face-to-face classes in medicine and allied health sciences, there is no mandatory vaccination required, the next batch of limited face-to-face classes, there is no mandatory vaccination required," De Vera told senators during the CHEd's budget hearing in the Senate. The clarification came after Senator Francis Tolentino sought an explanation from De Vera after the CHEd official was quoted in a news article...

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Newcastle asks fans not to wear Arab-style clothing after Saudi takeover

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Newcastle has asked fans celebrating the club's Saudi-backed takeover not to wear Arab-style clothing to matches in case it causes offense. Some supporters wore traditional robes and others donned headdresses for Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham, the Magpies' first game under their new owners. The 305 million ($420 million) Newcastle takeover was rubber-stamped by the Premier League earlier this month. "Newcastle United is kindly asking supporters to refrain from wearing traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings at matches if they would not ordinarily wear such attire," said a club statement on Wednesday. "A number of supporters have r...

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Sisi Rondina eager for learning experience in BVR return

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MANILA, Philippines---Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons are set to compete in the first tournament of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour after two years but the two are also looking ahead at another international competition. The Filipino bets will represent the country in the Asian Seniors Beach Volleyball Championship on November 23 in Phuket, Thailand and the BVR on Tour in Sta. Ana, Cagayan serves as the perfect springboard for the continental tournament. "We're still focused, that hasn't changed, and we need to really show how we play," said Rondina, who is playing under Creamline, in Filipino. "This tournament is all about the learning experience. We're happy that BVR is...

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Duterte blasts rights groups for overlooking the ‘other side’ of drug war

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MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday lashed out at human rights groups anew for criticizing the drug war, saying they fail to see the "other side" of the campaign. Speaking before the joint meeting of the national and regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Quezon, Duterte, chair of the task force, said human rights groups do not assess the situation beyond the deaths of alleged criminals. Duterte also expressed his disappointment that only killings of alleged criminals were reported to the International Criminal Court, whose pre-trial chamber authorized the investigation in the drug war. READ: ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes star...

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DOH has not yet detected any Delta subvariant in PH 

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    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said that the subvariant of the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has not reached the Philippines yet. According to the DOH, its biosurveillance activities has been closely monitoring 46 sublineages of the Delta variant, and has so far not detected the AY.4.2 sublineage. The AY.4.2 is a subvariant feared to be more contagious than the original variation of the Delta variant. "As of this moment, experts are still studying the potential impact of the Delta sublineage on the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19. The particular Delta sublineage has not yet been detected among the COV...

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Game 1 showing a ‘confident boost’ for Mikey Williams

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MANILA, Philippines---Mikey Williams' first game in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals could be the start of a more consistent performance from the rookie. The 2021 fourth overall pick poured in 21 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, with 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals in TNT's dominant 88-70 win over Magnolia Wednesday at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga. Williams said his erratic play in the semifinals series against San Miguel motivated him to put his best foot forward in hopes of starting the finals on a high note. "I just wanted to come in, be aggressive, choose my spots, and just continue to do what I've done all year," said Williams. "It's definitely a confidence bo...

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Manila to vaccinate more minors against COVID-19

3 hours 25 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines --- The City of Manila on Thursday promised to vaccinate more minors against COVID-19 starting Friday. Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the city will vaccinate minors aged 12-17 at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) at 8:00 a.m. on Oct. 22. "We have reserved an appropriate number of vaccines ready for deployment. Ide-deploy natin ito para agarang maproteksyunan ang mga Batang Maynila (We will deploy it to immediately protect the Children of Manila)," Domagoso said. Moreno also assured parents that the city government would provide comprehensive medical care and protection. The city's local government said that about 23,3...

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Duterte: No drug dealers among the rich in PH

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MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday countered critics of his administration's drug war, saying there are no drug dealers among the rich in the country. He was responding to criticisms that the government's war on drugs failed to capture any "big fish." "Sabi ninyo walang big fish. Walang mayaman ngayon na Pilipino na nasa droga. Kaya nga mayaman na eh," Duterte said in his speech during the meeting of the joint national and regional task force to end local communist armed conflict. (You say there was no big fish. No rich Filipino person is now involved in the illegal drug trade. They are already rich.) "'Wag kayo maghanap na big fish na mayayaman...

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Dimples Romana reminds her kids of accountability when using social media

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In social media, one can easily fall prey and make mistakes, something which actress Dimples Romana is aware of. Because of this, she teaches her children to be responsible social media users. Romana shared this when she was asked about the house rules she implements in her own home, during the online press conference for the series "Viral Scandal," last Tuesday, Oct. 19. "My rule at home is that you can make all the mistakes you like here in my house," she said. "That way, bilang magulang ay ma-guide kita, ma-correct kita kasi mahirap kapag nakalabas ka na, nakaalpas na ang mga anak natin at doon pa lang niya malalaman kung ano ang mga dapat basic core values." (That way, as a ...

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Another rebel surrenders in Olongapo City

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  OLONGAPO CITY---A 50-year-old former member of a communist group in Zambales has voluntarily surrendered to government authorities, police said on Thursday, Oct. 21. In a report, the Police Regional Office 3 identified the man as "Ka Battery," a farmer and a resident of Barangay Dolores in Cabangan town. Last week, two members of rebel groups in this province also voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Zambales. They were identified as "Michael" and "Sherly." Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, PRO3 director, said former rebels who would turn themselves in would be eligible to avail of the government's Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program....

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