Duterte, Suga agree to keep security, stability in South China Sea

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 00:01:38 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have agreed to work together to maintain security and stability in the disputed South China Sea under international law, Malacañang said. Duterte had a 20-minute “warm, engaging, and productive” telephone conversation with Suga on Wednesday, discussing issues such as the South China Sea, the coronavirus disease […]

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PH posts lowest Covid-19 active cases in 2 months

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 18:09:52 +0000

THE Philippines logged 4,700 new active cases and 6,986 recoveries on Wednesday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The day’s number of infections adds to a total of 49,951,  its lowest since March 14, 2021 when the country had 48,154.This comes as the positivity rate remained at 13.8 percent, or 4,254 of the 30,829 samples were found […]

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Convicted ‘drug queen’ Yu Yuk Lai dies

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 17:40:58 +0000

CONVICTED drug dealer Yu Yuk Lai has died, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) confirmed on Tuesday. BuCor spokesman Gabriel Chaclag told The Manila Times that Yu died of “acute myocardial infarction” at 9:47 a.m. at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City where she has been confined since May 4. She also tested positive for the […]

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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 19:08:25 +0000

GENEVA: The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a UN-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines. The decision by a WHO technical advisory group — a first for […]

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Pope Francis leads prayer ‘marathon’ against Covid-19

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 21:09:02 +0000

POPE Francis on Saturday launched a month-long prayer marathon to hasten the end of the coronavirus pandemic with a prayer at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican before some 150 believers. The Argentinian pontiff gave the inaugural rosary prayer to kick off a series which will be streamed live each day this month at 1600 […]

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PH logs 8,748 new Covid-19 cases, 4,143 recoveries

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 20:43:35 +0000

THE Philippines has logged 8,748 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This raises the total active caseload to 73,908, or 7.1 percent of the 1.037 million individuals infected by the virus, the DoH said. Of the active cases, 97 percent are mild, moderate or asymptomatic. Meanwhile, 4,143 individuals were […]

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Indonesia declares lost sub with 53 aboard sunk

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 20:07:21 +0000

LOST AT SEA In this aerial photo taken from a maritime patrol aircraft of 800 Air Squadron of the 2nd Air Wing of Naval Aviation Center (PUSPENERBAL), the Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Alugoro sails during a search for KRI Nanggala, another submarine that went missing while participating in a training exercise on Wednesday, in the […]

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:48:38 +0000

LONDON: Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth 2nd who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a […]

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Alice Dixson welcomes first baby at 51

Credit to Author: Nika Roque| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 07:24:23 +0000

At 51, Alice Dixson is a first-time mother. The actress announced on her Instagram and Facebook accounts that she has welcomed their “newest little family member,” on Good Friday. Sharing her photo holding a document imprinted with baby’s feet, the actress and former beauty queen wrote, “Despite the unexpected trials this year, God gave us […]

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US: Mutual Defense Treaty with PH applies to sea dispute

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 01:09:28 +0000

TOP security officials of the Philippines and the United States have agreed to continue coordinating in addressing challenges facing the South China Sea, with Washington committing the “applicability” of the two nations’ 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke over the phone with Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on […]

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