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Manila to vaccinate more minors against COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 49 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

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 57 min ago
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

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 3 min ago
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

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 3 min ago
  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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Tom Brady congratulates Aaron Rodgers for becoming 'shareholder of the Bears' after celebration saying he 'owned' them

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 3 min ago
Tom Brady congratulated Aaron Rodgers for becoming a "shareholder of the Bears" after the Green Bay Packers quarterback's celebration in which he could be heard saying he "owned" the Chicago team.
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‘Very disappointing:’ Pia Cayetano flags ‘significant decreases’ in budget for SUCs

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 6 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Pia Cayetano on Thursday flagged "significant decreases" in the 2022 budgets of state universities and colleges (SUCs), including those offering medical courses. During the Senate budget hearing for the Commission and Higher Education (CHEd) and SUCs, Cayetano highlighted the reduction in funding for higher education institutions under the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2022. The NEP contains the proposed budget and is submitted by the Department of Budget and Management to Congress. Cayetano, who was leading the hearing, noted that the total budget of the SUCs had fallen to P71.199 billion from P85.956 billion in 2021. Meanwhile, C...

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Southwest's service meltdown cost it $75 million

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 11 min ago
Southwest Airlines says that its recent service problems, which prompted it to cancel more than 2,000 flights over a four-day period, cost the airline $75 million.
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5 expert tips to stress less this fall

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 12 min ago
As we head into what was supposed to be the fall recovery, the world is still reeling from Covid-related anxiety. It shows up in tepid job recovery and stock market tremors as well as in disagreements over masks and vaccine requirements in our schools and communities.
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Jim Jordan struggles to answer Jan. 6 question. Keilar rolls the tape

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 20 min ago
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has repeatedly struggled to answer whether or not he spoke with former President Donald Trump on the day rioters stormed the US Capitol. CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape.
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Cara Delevingne's father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 21 min ago
Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars.
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What happens when travelers test positive for Covid on vacation?

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 26 min ago
There's no denying that going on vacation has become a lot more complicated due to Covid-19.
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PH insurers urged to embrace technology for pandemic pivot

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 29 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The global insurance industry remains resilient despite the coronavirus pandemic, but insurers --- including those in the Philippines --- must transition rapidly into the digital marketplace if they are to remain relevant to their clients.   Thus said Accenture managing director for intelligent operation centers Dennis Tan who noted that rising demand for digital insurance premiums and their online distribution were expected to displace $280 billion of current insurance revenues by 2025, challenging current customer retention levels.   "Insurers will also be expected to compete for new revenue growth in customer wellness, as they pursue digital...

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Netflix made a mess of the Dave Chappelle controversy. It's a crisis of Netflix's own making

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 34 min ago
The Dave Chappelle comedy special, "The Closer," has thrust Netflix into its biggest crisis ever. It's a mess of the company's own making.
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PDEA raids ‘drug den’ inside public cemetery in Bataan

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 38 min ago
  MARIVELES, Bataan---Local police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) raided an alleged drug den inside a public cemetery in this town, authorities said. Col. Joey Sampaga, chief of police of the provincial intelligence branch, said six men, including a 60-year-old suspect, were arrested. Seized during the operation were cash amounting to P100,000 and drug paraphernalia. PDEA agents conducted the raid following numerous complaints from residents of Barangay Cabcaben.   JPV...

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PAL urges ‘no facility quarantine protocol’ for fully vaccinated passengers from N. America

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 43 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Philippine Airlines (PAL) is calling for the removal of quarantine stays in an accredited hotel or other designated facilities for fully vaccinated passengers arriving from North America. Dexter Lee, PAL chief strategy and planning officer, said the flag carrier was working with Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion and OCTA Research group on the proposal, adding this was now being evaluated by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). "Our suggestions have received positive feedback and [these are] now with the IATF technical working group for further deliberation," Lee said in a statement on Thursday. The proposed "no facility quarantine protocol" w...

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LOOK: Kyla shares throwback images of aurora borealis from Norway trip

Inquirer Breaking News - 3 hours 47 min ago
There are trips which can be very unforgettable, and for soul singer Kyla, one such trip is her journey to Norway. Kyla fondly recalled how the said trip was as she shared throwback photos on her Instagram page yesterday, Oct. 20. "Memories I never want to forget," she said. "Just a little story. I remember convincing my husband to fly here to see the Aurora Borealis. I wanted to see if it's really that beautiful." They flew to Norway and went straight to the municipality of Tromso to see it. "We weren't really expecting to see it because when we were doing our research before our trip, I read a lot about people going and not being able to see it during their entire trip. But...

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Olongapo posts another day of single-digit active COVID-19 cases

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 8 sec ago
OLONGAPO CITY---The city has again registered single-digit active COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Oct. 20), the fifth time in the last six days, local data showed. Only five new infections were registered on Wednesday, bringing to 184 the total active cases. At least six more virus-infected patients were also cleared of COVID-19 on the same day, pushing the number of recoveries to 4,911. It reflected a 91-percent recovery rate out of the 5,393 infections logged since last year. One new fatality was also added to the city's death toll after a 76-year-old man succumbed to the viral disease. Olongapo has one of the lowest active and accumulative COVID-19 cases among the local g...

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CNN talks with Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka

CNN Top Stories - 4 hours 4 min ago
CNN's Larry Madowo speaks with African Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. He has released his first book in almost half a century, which explores themes of rebellion and abuse of power in a country similar to his native Nigeria.
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LPA spotted east of Surigao City

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 9 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) which will bring rain to Eastern and Central Visayas as well as the Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao regions on Friday, the state weather bureau said. According to Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas, the LPA was last detected 825 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte as of 3 p.m. Meanwhile the rest of Visayas and Mindanao specifically, the Socksargen, BARMM and Zamboanga Peninsula, are likely to have better weather, but chances of thunderstorms remain, especially during the afternoon and evening. Rojas also warned that thunderstorms will b...

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Duterte inaugurates P684-M bypass road project in Quezon

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 16 min ago
LUCENA CITY---President Duterte inaugurated on Thursday, Oct. 21, the P685-million 7.42-kilometer bypass road project in Sariaya town in Quezon province.   "Today, we add another milestone in our build, build program ... This achievement affirms the administration commitment to improve the quality of life of Filipinos by pursuing strategic infrastructure projects across the country," Duterte said in his speech at past 4 p.m., after unveiling the marker on the stage under a tent put up on the side of the new road.   He said the new four-lane road that includes four bridges, aims to improve connectivity, increase people's mobility, create jobs, and disperse econom...

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