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Rhian Ramos says she was COVID-19 positive, now ‘out of the woods’

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:14
MANILA, Philippines --- Actress Rhian Ramos on Wednesday revealed that she and her road manager had tested positive for COVID-19. Ramos posted on Instagram a video clip of her with Rach Librado showing how they battled the disease.   Tingnan ang post na ito sa Instagram   Isang post na ibinahagi ni Rhian Ramos (@whianwamos) According to the video, their COVID-19 battle started with a fever and after quarantining themselves for a few days, they found out that they have contracted the disease. Ramos said they both felt better in the fourth to sixth day of their quarantine, adding that they fo...

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Donald Trump got a *lot* less rich as president

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:12
During his four years as president, Donald Trump loved to remind people that being president was costing him a whole bunch of money.
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‘Stop wanton hype-up:’ China says ‘no plan’ to keep ‘permanent presence’ in WPS reef

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:10
MANILA, Philippines --- China has "no plan" of establishing a "permanent presence" at the Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef, its foreign ministry spokesperson said, adding that the Philippines should immediately stop its "wanton hype-up" of the issue. On Wednesday, the Philippines began filing a daily diplomatic protest against Chinese vessels' continued presence at the West Philippine Sea reef. Asserting that the reef is within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Manila earlier demanded that Beijing pull out its fishing vessels and maritime assets in the area or face a diplomatic protest "every day of delay" in the removal of the ships. READ: PH fires off another diploma...

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Samsung's first 5G smartphone under $300 could be a game changer

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:00
When people think of Samsung smartphones, it's normally Galaxy S devices, Notes and foldables. Now, the unsung heroes of the portfolio are getting a chance to shine.
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Bill criminalizing red-tagging ‘worrisome,’ ‘dangerous’ to PH — NTF-ELCAC spox

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:55
MANILA, Philippines --- The bill in the Senate that seeks to criminalize red-tagging activities is "worrisome" and "very dangerous" to the country as it can be used as a "weapon" to "silence" those who want to expose the legal fronts of the communist rebels, an official of the government's anti-insurgency task force said Wednesday. National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson Lorraine Badoy said this after minority senators called for the passage of Senate Bill 2121 or the proposed "Act Defining and Penalizing Red-Tagging" after condemning the alleged red-tagging of Senate workers' union by Director-General Alex Monteagudo of the National Intellig...

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ONE pledges $1.5 million in campaign against Asian hate

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:53
MANILA, Philippines---ONE Championship has stepped up its fight against Asian hate amid an alarming surge of violent attacks of racism toward Asian-Americans in the United States. ONE on Wednesday announced its #StopAsianHate x #WeAreOne campaign which aims to raise money and awareness for the Stop Asian Hate movement and GoFundMe's "Support the AAPI Community Fund." "It is truly heartbreaking for me to see the Asian-American community suffering from hatred, violence, and discrimination," said Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. "We strive to be an active ally in this cause, standing against racism towards Asians and all people. With our global audience ...

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Ten more members of Congress join NAACP lawsuit against Trump and Giuliani for conspiring to incite US Capitol riot

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:46
Ten members of Congress who were in the House gallery as rioters breached the Capitol on January 6 are adding their names to the lawsuit first filed in February against former President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
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Dr. Sasa: The bloodbath is coming. More people will die

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:35
Myanmar's special envoy to the UN, Dr. Sasa, speaks to CNN's Becky Anderson and urges the international community to respond to growing violence in Myanmar following a military coup.
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Trafficking people out of NCR plus bubble probed

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:34
MANILA, Philippines---Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday assured the public that the government would take action against the trafficking of people wanting to escape the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces currently under the Enhanced Community Quarantine. "We'll respond to the call of (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade. I'll direct the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to look into these alleged incidents of 'human smuggling' and conduct a full-blown investigation if there is any indication that the practice is widespread," Guevarra said. A video circulated on social media showing a truck with people inside, most of whom were not wearing fac...

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Army gives green light for return of residents to Maguindanao villages cleared of BIFF men

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:32
COTABATO CITY---The military on Wednesday (March 7) gave the green light for residents to return to their homes in villages in Maguindanao province after these were cleared by government forces of members of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).   Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar,spokesperson of the Army's 6th Infantry Division,told the Inquirer the cleared villages were in the towns of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Datu Salibo, Mamasapano, Shariff Aguak and Shariff Saydona Mustapha where residents fled their homes during clashes between the Army and BIFF.   The clashes broke out last March 18 after more than 50 members of BIFF, under the command of...

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Jamie Dimon sounds the alarm on the future of American prosperity

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:25
Jamie Dimon is very bullish on the US economic recovery from the pandemic. And yet the JPMorgan Chase CEO is deeply concerned about the future of America.
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Gervacio hopes to grow beach volleyball as part of Creamline

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:23
MANILA, Philippines --- Looking to further boost its beach volleyball program, Creamline has added Dzi Gervacio to its roster. Gervacio, a national team member and one of the founders of Beach Volleyball Republic, hopes to help the sport reach greater heights in the country. "Ever since I started playing beach, it taught me a lot more perspective with regard to the sport and beyond. I fell in love with it. I wanted to learn more and understand it better. I also know I can grow so much as an athlete with beach volleyball and I'm excited to see how much further I can go," said Gervacio on deciding to go full-time in the sand court. "I'm grateful that Rebisco trusted our missio...

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Bradley: Pacquiao ‘a dangerous fight’ for Crawford

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:12
MANILA, Philippines --- Despite his advanced age and mileage, Manny Pacquiao could still pose major problems for top pound-for-pound boxer Terence Crawford, according to former champion Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao and Crawford have been reported to be in talks for a June fight in Abu Dhabi, though nothing has been confirmed yet with MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons also dismissing the news as "nonsense." "I got to say, that's a mean name," said Bradley on ESPN. "I've been 36 rounds with that guy (Pacquiao), and I've been over 100 rounds with Terence 'Bud' Crawford." "It was early in Terence's career. I understand he's gotten a lot better to where he was when I did spar him...

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Duterte temporarily cuts tariff rate for imported pork products

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:11
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that tariffs on pork imports be temporarily reduced to resolve the country's undersupply of pork. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 128 on Wednesday, lowering tariff rates on fresh, chilled, or frozen pork meat "to address the existing pork supply shortage, stabilize prices of pork meat, and minimize inflation rates." Under EO 128, the tariff rate on pork imports under quota or the minimum access volume (MAV) is reduced to 5 percent for the first three months of the order's validity and to 10 percent for the fourth to 12 months of the order's effectivity. Meanwhile, the EO reduces the tariff rate on pork imports ...

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Cause of Tiger Woods's crash will be released today

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:08
Six weeks after golf legend Tiger Woods suffered serious leg injuries in a car accident, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it will release details of the cause of the crash Wednesday.
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PH so far administers 922,898 COVID-19 vaccine doses

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 20:46
MANILA, Philippines --- The number of vaccine doses administered in the country has so far reached 922,898, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. Of the total, 872,213 (64%) have been administered as the first dose while 50,685 (3.7%) have been administered as the second dose. DOH said 77% or 1,936,600 of the available 2.5 million vaccines in the country have been distributed across 2,670 vaccination sites. So far, the government has been vaccinating healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities, which are at the top of the COVID-19 vaccination priority list. The Philippines is expecting two million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this month...

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Jay-Z wore a T-shirt depicting a famous mosque. Its clerics aren't happy

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 20:39
The designer of a T-shirt worn by Jay-Z, featuring a historic Kenyan mosque, has apologized to clerics who criticized the use of its image.
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CEOs like Jeff Bezos are grappling with new political realities

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 20:37
The political forces governing Washington have changed dramatically this year, with Democrats in control of both the White House and Congress. That's forcing some of the country's most powerful corporations to rethink their approach to contentious policy debates.
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Man City blame coronavirus for $175 million loss

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 20:33
Premier League leaders Manchester City blamed a 126 million ($175 million) net loss last season on a series of factors caused by the coronavirus pandemic. City's revenue for the year to the end of June 2020 fell 11 percent to 478.4 million, with the Premier League and Champions League finishing after the accounting period. Delayed income from the postponed fixtures, including broadcast earnings, and player sales will show up in next year's figures. "Clearly, the 2019/20 accounts in isolation are not the best representation of the reality of the season with delayed player trading and numerous games being played after 30th June 2020, the revenues from which will be accounted i...

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What gives life meaning

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 20:31
  Happy Easter! May this special day bring happiness, love, and peace to all, especially during these times when everything is even more uncertain. May the grace of God, the Son and the Holy Spirit warm your home and cover you with a more purposeful life. For Christians worldwide, the importance of Easter is to mark Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. His triumph over death is a glorious assurance of the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The purpose of Easter also means a full confirmation of all that Jesus taught and preached during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, He would have been thought of as just another teache...

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