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High COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, other provinces keeps Baguio from stepping into new normal

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:49
BAGUIO CITY---Until Metro Manila and neighboring provinces in northern and Central Luzon reduce their coronavirus infections, Baguio may not be ready to lift its modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) on June 15, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said at a Wednesday (June 10) news conference. The mayor said he would recommend an extension of the city's quarantine status, stressing that Manila and other provinces are from where visitors would come should the summer capital reopen its tourism industry. "Personally, we are not ready to go to the new normal," he said. The MGCQ has allowed many businesses to resume operations to kickstart the economy following a three-month long lockdown...

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Donkey arrested over alleged involvement in gambling

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:48
Police arrested a donkey along with eight other suspects for allegedly being involved in gambling in Pakistan last Saturday, June 6. The animal and the group were taken into custody in the city of Rahim Yar Khan, as per Samaa TV on the same day. A station house officer explained that the donkey was also arrested since its name was included in the first information report (FIR) with the other suspects. The FIR is a "written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable [offense]," according to the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives in the said country. Following the arrest, authorities also confiscated 120,000 Pakistan ru...

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Ilocos Sur’s third COVID-19 case is pregnant OFW who arrived from Metro Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:43
DAGUPAN CITY---A 30-year-old pregnant overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Ilocos Sur tested positive for coronavirus, making her the province's third COVID-19 case. Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Luis Singson said the OFW arrived in Manila from Taiwan on April 15 and was quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in Pasay City while waiting for her coronavirus test results. She tested negative on May 9. She went home to the village of Pantay Daya in Vigan City on May 25 with the help of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the provincial government. The woman was asked to go on another quarantine for seven days. But on June 7, she consulted with the city health office after experiencing ...

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Hong Kong prosecutors add riot charges over legislature siege

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:39
Hong Kong prosecutors on Wednesday added rioting to existing charges against prominent pro-democracy figures who allegedly joined crowds that broke into the city's legislature last year, increasing their potential jail sentence to a decade. The building was the focus for crowds at the start of last year's huge pro-democracy protests after the city's unelected leaders tried to fast-track a bill allowing extraditions to the authoritarian mainland. On July 1 -- the day that marks Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule -- the partially-elected legislature was surrounded, broken into and trashed by crowds of protesters who read out a manifesto calling for democracy. On Wednesday, 12 ...

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The 'Covid-free' Italian town selling $1 houses

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:37
The global pandemic has put a halt to many travel experiences, including the rush to snap up Italian homes at bargain prices, but now that some places are emerging from restrictions, the country's one-dollar home bonanza seems to be back on.
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Albay town pours all into contact tracing after nurse in vaccine program tests positive for coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:36
LEGAZPI CITY -- The municipal government of Oas town in Albay province would use all its resources for contact tracing after a nurse, who went around town to administer vaccines last week, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday (June 9). Free rides have also been suspended as the four vehicles used for the program would be used for faster contact tracing, said Mayor Domingo Escoto on Wednesday (June 10). He said the nurse, who works at the rural health unit, showed no symptoms and was part of an immunization program carried out in the town from June 3 to 5. "The horizon of the contact tracing that we need to do is wide," Escoto said. He said the health team that administe...

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Black activist who trains police on implicit bias shot in groin by cops during protest

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:35
A 27-year-old black community activist had to undergo emergency surgery after being shot in the groin with a rubber bullet while he was trying to stop cops from firing at protesters in California, United States. Derrick Sanderlin, who has known the San Jose police chief for three years, said he tried to de-escalate tense confrontations between police and protesters near the city hall, as per ABC7/KABC-TV on June 6. After seeing police shoot at protesters at close range, which included young women, Sanderlin decided to stand in front of the police, holding his arms sidewards and urged officers to stop. "I really just couldn't watch it anymore. And I just kinda made like a par...

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Engaging in family meals helps to improve eating habits, says study

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:34
For people obliged to follow a special diet or those who have undergone bariatric surgery, taking part in meals together as a family rather than alone in front of a computer or television could help maintain balanced eating habits, a new study suggests. Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the study also indicates that patients were more likely to have family meals when they had good communication and moral support from their loved ones. The study involved 259 patients, all parents of a child between the ages of two and 18, who were registered at accredited weight management and bariatric surgery centers at Ohio State University and Wake Forest Universi...

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South Korea to charge defector groups over anti-Pyongyang leaflets

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:31
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea's government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea. Any action against the groups is likely to trigger a debate over freedom of expression in South Korea, and whether President Moon Jae-in's liberal government is sacrificing democratic principles to keep alive his ambitions for inter-Korean engagement. The announcement by Seoul's Unification Ministry came a day after North Korea said it was cutting off all communication channels with South Korea over its inability to prevent North Korean defectors and other activists from...

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Gordon renews call for blood donors to avert supply shortage

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:27
  MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Richard Gordon is calling for blood donors because the country faces a shortage of blood supply that could place the lives of patients, including accident victims, at risk. "We don't want to get to the point where surgeries have to get canceled or other similar dire incidents that could arise. That's why we are asking everyone to come out and volunteer to donate blood and save lives," Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross said. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, several bloodletting events have been canceled and regular blood donors have backed out in fear of contracting the virus. "We don't want to get to the point where sur...

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Davao Sur town gets its 1st COVID-19 case: OFW who arrived from Metro Manila

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:26
DIGOS CITY---The town of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur reported its first COVID-19 case on Tuesday (June 9), raising the number of cases in the province to 15. Dr. Raygene Madronero, Sta. Cruz municipal health officer, said a 23-year old resident at the village of Zone 2 tested positive for SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, after returning from Saudi Arabia. She was among the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who arrived in Metro Manila on May 18 and was quarantined in a facility there. On May 29, results of initial tests showed her negative for coronavirus so she was allowed to board a flight to Davao City on May 30. She was picked up by health workers from Sta. Cruz...

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ONE Championship making deliberate plans for return to cage

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:25
ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong watched with admiration while UFC President Dana White rushed his mixed martial arts promotion back into competition last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sityodtong still plans to be a bit more measured on his own path to get ONE Championship back in the cage during this unprecedented public health crisis. ONE Championship definitely will return to action this summer, Sityodtong told The Associated Press on Wednesday. But the promotion has not finalized a date or location for its first fights. Sityodtong is working with government officials and health experts on the fastest path back in China, Thailand and Singapore, ONE Championsh...

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Stevenson dominates as boxing returns to Las Vegas

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:21
Undefeated American Shakur Stevenson stopped Felix Caraballo with a punishing body shot in the sixth round Tuesday to win the main event of boxing's first major fight card since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. The 22-year-old Stevenson easily won the 10-round non-title fight by delivering a devastating left hand to Caraballo's rib cage for the knockdown at 1:31 of the sixth round. Stevenson, who is the World Boxing Organization featherweight champ, completely dominated the Puerto Rican to improve to 14-0 with eight knockouts. There were no fans allowed into the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino conference center because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "It's a different ...

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Former astronaut becomes first person to visit both space and the deepest place in the the ocean

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:13
Just eight people have reached Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the ocean. More than 550 people have visited space.
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UFC's 'Fight Island' confirmed in Abu Dhabi

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:10
When UFC president Dana White said in April that he was close to securing a "private island" to host events, people scoffed at the idea.
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Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:10
Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. And now he's supposed to be there for the rescheduled version next summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he --- or anyone else from the NBA --- will be there at all. With the next NBA season not expected to start until at least Dec. 1, that calls into some serious question whether that could overlap with Olympic qualifying tournaments that some nations will need to endure in June 2021 and the Tokyo Games themselves the following month. And Kerr, who is slated to be an assistant under San Antonio's Gregg Popovich for USA Basketball in Tokyo, said Tuesday that he doesn't have any idea how ...

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Ecija gets 4 new COVID-19 patients: Architect, 3 MWSS employees

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 18:09
CABANATUAN CITY--Four new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nueva Ecija province, the provincial inter-agency task force said on Wednesday (June 10). Three of the patients are residents of Pantabangan town but are working in Metro Manila while the other one is an architect employed at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the task force said in a report. The new patients, who are all without symptoms, raised to 59 the number of COVID-19 cases in the province. The 25-year-old architect stayed at home in Zaragoza from March 12 to June 2. He tested positive when he was preparing to return to work. The local government of Zaragoza has been informed of the result for contact tracing...

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