Global death toll passes 3M

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:18:39 +0000

The global Covid-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic speeds up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns to fight spiraling infection numbers. It is the latest grim milestone since the novel coronavirus first surfaced in central China in December 2019 and went on to infect more […]

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More health workers in Visayas deployed in NCR

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:17:52 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go lauded the second batch of medical frontliners from the Visayas who volunteered to work in hospitals and health care facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR). They heeded the senator’s appeal to volunteer in Metro Manila amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the region. “Maraming salamat sa inyong […]

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Concepcion vaccinated with AstraZeneca

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:17:28 +0000

FOLLOWING the start of the inoculation of persons with comorbidities in Metro Manila, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion 3rd performed his duty and was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine at Pasig City on April 13. A staunch advocate and believer that vaccines are the ultimate solution to the pandemic, Concepcion […]

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Hidilyn Diaz officially qualifies for Tokyo Olympics


MANILA, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz formalized her entry in the Tokyo Olympics after participating in the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Sunday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Diaz punched a ticket to Tokyo after competing in her sixth Olympic qualifying tournament to meeting the requirements. With Diaz in tow, the Philippines nowhas seven bets in this year’s Summer Games. The 30-year-old Diaz joined pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Irish Magno. Diaz will be making her fourth trip to the Olympics after also competing in Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016. She won the silv…

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Ookla: Smart three-peats as country’s fastest mobile network

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:16:26 +0000

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has clinched a three-peat as the Philippines’ fastest mobile network according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. “This award recognizes Smart’s commitment to delivering fast speeds to [its] customers across the Philippines. With this latest win, Smart has won the Speedtest Award for […]

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QC opens platform for free swab test

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:16:21 +0000

The Quezon city government has opened an online platform wherein residents can book an appointment for free Covid-19 testing. Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said through the platform, residents can report to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) if they are close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients or if they are experiencing any symptoms. “With […]

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Saso finishes tied at 6th in Lotte Championship

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:15:46 +0000

Filipino golfer Yuka Saso settled for a joint sixth finish in the Lotte Championship on Sunday (Philippine time) at the Kapolei Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii. The 19-year-old Saso scored two-under par 70 in the final round to finish the tournament with 19-under par 269, as she shared the sixth spot with South Korean Jenny […]

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Palace hails emergence of community pantries

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:15:39 +0000

Malacañang said the emergence of community pantries exemplifies the Filipino bayanihan spirit during trying times. In a statement on Saturday, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the initiatives of Filipinos to help their countrymen amid the Covid-19 pandemic is laudable. The first community pantry was put up by 26-year-old Ana Patricia Non on Maginhawa Street […]

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PCG gives food, water to people stranded by ‘Bising’ in Northern Samar


ORMOC CITY — Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the local government of Allen, Northern Samar on Sunday distributed food and water to at least a hundred people who were stranded at the port due to Typhoon Bising. Capt. Angelo Viliran, commander of PCG-Eastern Visayas, said among the food they distributed were arroz caldo (rice porridge), boiled bananas, and water. At least 656 passengers were stranded all over Eastern Visayas. Sea travel has been suspended in Northern Samar and other ports in the Visayas due to Typhoon Bising.   /MUF…

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Nestlé PH supports PCEx and SM Malls’ plastic waste collection initiative

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:15:26 +0000

IN a virtual event held recently, Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) and SM Malls formally launched its Plastic Waste Collection Program in partnership with Nestlé Philippines. This program aims not only to educate the public on the benefits of plastic waste management, but also give them a place where they can bring their plastic waste for […]

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