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OVP’s newest dorm to cater for frontliners in Fairview, Quezon City

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:55
MANILA, Philippines -- The newest dormitory initiated by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its partner-agencies will cater to frontline and health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the northern part of Quezon City. According to a post on Vice President Leni Robredo's Facebook page, the eighth dormitory is located along Pearl Street in Fairview, Quezon City. It sits near the General Malvar Hospital in Barangay Matandang Balara, Fairview General Hospital and the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in Novaliches. "Madadagdagan pa ng isa ang mga dorms natin para sa mga frontliners na nagtatrabaho sa Quezon City, bilang tugon sa patuloy na pangang...

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What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:44
Coronavirus is impacting everyone's travel plans. One of the top questions frequent fliers have for travel industry executives is: "What's going to happen to my elite status?"
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Bb. Pilipinas Emma Tiglao leads Kapampangan beauties in relief mission

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:38
MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES---Reigning Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Emma Mary Tiglao was joined by her fellow Kapampangan beauty queens and models in a relief mission dubbed "Care for Every Juan" initiated by makeup artist and beauty queen handler Richard Strandz in Pampanga, to aid indigent families affected by the Luzon-wide "enhanced community quarantine" imposed by the government amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. "Every day there are four volunteers who pack goods, and distribute them to families who really need them," Tiglao told the Inquirer in an online interview. Aside from taking part in the packing of goods, the ladies also donated to the relief effort. "As of ...

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Europeans living under lockdown dream of America, says survey

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:38
Stuck on the couch, or at their desks if they are working from home, it is not surprising that people are dreaming of getting away from it all to keep their spirits up. What is remarkable is that most French and European stay-at-home travelers are dreaming of America, according to a vast survey conducted by Abritel and published on Tuesday, April 7. No one is booking any air tickets right now, and holiday plans are still on hold for most Europeans, but they are still thinking about where they would like to go. So now is a good time to take stock of the trips that people were already dreaming of before the health crisis. The United States was still the most coveted destinatio...

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A truck driver stabs four women, killing three, at a Tennessee truck stop, officers say

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:33
Officers fatally shot a truck driver suspected of stabbing four women at a Tennessee truck stop.
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RITM eyes 10,000 tests a day; prepares distribution of 900k test kits

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:30
MANILA, Philippines --- The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) is eyeing at processing about 10,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests a day for the next three months as it prepares to distribute 900,000 test kits in accredited facilities nationwide. National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 spokesperson Restituto Padilla said this Wednesday as he expressed readiness in assisting the RITM to process these tests. "Yung RITM is looking forward to process 10,000 COVID-19 tests a day sa susunod na tatlong buwan, habang ihinahanda nito ang pagdistribute ng mga 900,000 test kits sa lahat ng mga accredited testing facilities sa buong bansa," Padilla said in a virtual briefing. ...

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ABC News: US intelligence warned of China's spreading contagion in November

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:24
US intelligence officials were warning as far back as late November that the novel coronavirus was spreading through China's Wuhan region and posing a threat to its people and daily life, according to ABC News.
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Valdez, volleyball stars lend hand to COVID-19 frontliners

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:24
MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine volleyball star Alyssa Valdez extended her help to the country's frontliners against the coronavirus disease by raffling off a jersey she wore during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Valdez's jersey will be raffled off at Volleyball Community Gives Back (VCGB), which recently launched a campaign for the gallant health workers leading the Filipinos' fight against the deadly virus. "This is my way of serving our frontliners, this is memorable for me because a lot has happened in 2019 and this was what I wore in our final game against Indonesia," said Valdez in Filipino in a video posted on VCGB's Twitter account. https://twitter.com/AlyssaVald...

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National Task Force: Baguio City a ‘model’ in fight vs COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:16
MANILA, Philippines --- The government task force against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has recognized Baguio City for its gains against COVID-19, calling the City of Pines a "model" other local government unit (LGUs) should emulate. While Luzon---the country's political and economic center---grapples with the novel coronavirus, no new transmission of the infectious respiratory illness have been recorded in Baguio City for over a week now. According to retired Gen. Restituto Padilla, National Task Force COVID-19 spokesperson, this is due to the city taking steps that are in line with the government's national action plan template against the disease that originated from H...

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April's pink supermoon in pictures -- from California to Krakow

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 21:06
The night sky put on a spectacular show around the globe on Tuesday evening as the "pink" April supermoon -- the biggest and brightest of the year -- was visible for millions.
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With no physical matches, Mexican footballers play online

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:54
Mexico's main football league will launch an eSports tournament on Friday with professional players as the global pandemic sees stadiums shut and physical play suspended. The competition will be a "replica" of 2020's closing tournament, organized over 17 days with nine maches daily and culminating in a finale, the Liga MX said Tuesday. "There will be general rankings with, in the end, eight teams qualified for the playoffs," said the Liga MX, who were forced to halt the season on the pitch at the end of the competition's 10th day to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each of the 18 clubs will choose three players from their professional teams to participate in the virtual tourn...

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'She coded in my arms': Mom mourns daughter's last moments

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:41
Zenobia Shepherd remembers her 27-year-old daughter, Leilani, who kept working her job at a grocery store because she wanted to help people, but ultimately died after contracting Covid-19.
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UST offers free mental health care for COVID-19 frontliners

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:39
MANILA, Philippines---The University of Santo Tomas has offered free mental health services to the frontliners battling COVID-19 during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Through the Thomasian Mental Health Responders, under the leadership of the Association of Thomasian Psychology Alumni and the UST Department of Psychology, the school will extend its help to the frontliners and those involved in the enhanced community quarantine. Licensed psychologists, guidance counselors, medical doctors, psychology graduate students, and allied health professionals trained in psychological first aid comprise the Thomasian Mental Health Responders. "Now on its fourth week of the...

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A hug from mom or dad can calm infants, says new study

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:37
New Japanese research has found that even when children are as young as four months old, a hug from a parent can lower their heart rate and help calm them. Carried out by researchers at Toho University and The University of Tokyo, the new study looked at babies less than a year old to see how a hug affected the infants' heart rate in one of five situations; being held, hugged, and being tightly hugged by a mother, and being hugged by either parent and by a female stranger. The number of infants being observed in each situation ranged from 12 in the father and baby and stranger and baby conditions to 136 infants in the mother and baby conditions. The findings, published in th...

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UAAP coaches no qualms over Season 82 cancellation

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:32
MANILA, Philippines---Several head coaches in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament have no qualms over the cancelation of Season 82 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Kung Fu Reyes, George Pascua, and Norman Miguel all expressed their approval toward the UAAP Board's decision, saying that it was done for the safety and welfare of the league's stakeholders. Though, they were also saddened that Season 82 was terminated especially for the student-athletes. "It's sad and also I feel bad for the players but we have to accept it because we have a bigger enemy that we have to beat," said Reyes, the University of Santo Tomas head coach, who's also a staff sergeant...

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Envi advocates accuse DENR of allowing burning of COVID-19 wastes

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:30
MANILA, Philippines -- Several environment advocate groups have slammed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for allegedly allowing its regional offices to burn hazardous wastes used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Break Free from Plastics (BFFP) Philippines Glenn Ymata said that this supposed memorandum which came from DENR's Environment Management Bureau (EMB) is a dangerous way of ridding spent medical equipment, as pathogens may be released in the air. But aside from this, Ymata noted that the move is a direct violation of Republic Act No. 8749 or the country's Clean Air Act --- which should be enforced by DENR in the first place. "The DENR'...

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Leyte fugitive caught in Baguio’s Justice Village

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:17
  BAGUIO CITY --- A suspected cop killer, who has been a fugitive from justice for the past three days, was caught in the city's Justice Village along Marcos Highway on Wednesday (April 8). Leonilio Medalla, a 47-year-old construction worker, has been implicated in the April 5 killing of Police Staff Sgt. Fernan Canuda, a Leyte policeman who was serving him a warrant of arrest for a murder charge. Medalla was classified as Leyte province's sixth most wanted man....

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The Chemical Brothers to host virtual listening party

Inquirer Breaking News - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:16
The British electronic duo the Chemical Brothers threw a listening party for their 1995 debut album, "Exit Planet Dust", earlier this April. Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons announced the exclusive event on Twitter, inviting fans to the accounts of collaborators Steve Dub, Robin Turner, Beth Orton and Tim Burgess for "reflections and memories of making the album." https://twitter.com/ChemBros/status/1245910687706222592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1245910687706222592&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Feditorializer.relaxnews.com%2Fen%2Fselect%2Fmyall%2Frelax%3Fmodal%3Darticle%26articleId%3D1993029%26sourceType%3Dnews%26sourceLang%3Den Following the success of their "Exi...

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What you need to know about coronavirus today

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:13
On the most tragic day yet of the pandemic in America, chaos and confusion roiled the White House. As coronavirus deaths topped 1,800 nationwide yesterday, President Donald Trump delivered a wild performance that did little to put minds at ease, Stephen Collinson writes.
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