6.1 magnitude quake shakes Surigao del Sur

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 02:09:45 +0000

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur early Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The quake’s epicenter was located 66 kilometers (km) northeast of Bayabas town. Minutes after, a magnitude 5.3 aftershock occurred in the same place, according to PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum. Tectonic in origin, the quake had […]

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Trump, new Japan PM Suga discuss ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:09:11 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke to Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to congratulate him on taking office and to discuss a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region, which is increasingly dominated by China. “The two leaders discussed the importance of pursuing our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, continuing […]

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PH Covid cases up to 283K with 3,962 new infections–DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:15:10 +0000

THE Philippines logged 3,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This figure raises the total number of infections to 283,460, of which 68,645 are active. Of the active cases, 96.4 percent are mild and asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are critical and 1.1 percent severe. Metro Manila […]

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Gilas to enter FIBA ‘bubble’

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:07:48 +0000

GILAS Pilipinas is set to enter the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) “bubble” or isolated, sanitized zone with the return of the next two windows for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, scheduled in November 2020 and February 2021. Although it is too soon for it to make any further comments, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas […]

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PhilHealth reiterates cooperation in corruption probe

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:30:41 +0000

BELEAGUERED Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said on Tuesday that it has yet to receive a copy of the Department of Justice (DoJ) report against some of its officials but reiterated its cooperation with the government investigation. In a statement, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Arnel de Jesus said the state insurer would abide […]

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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:23:10 +0000

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is […]

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Pandemic vs. pandemic: Covid-19 hampers fight against HIV

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:17:23 +0000

As coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) swept through the South, Mel Prince watched with alarm as some of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients she helps in the rural Black Belt stopped showing up for lab tests and doctor’s visits. Some fell back into drug and alcohol abuse. Others feared the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) […]

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Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten Covid-19 recovery time

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:08:44 +0000

A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result […]

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Pope Francis ‘constantly monitored’ for virus – Vatican

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:01:31 +0000

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is being “constantly monitored” for signs of the coronavirus, a top Vatican official said on Monday, after the 83-year old pontiff met with a cardinal who later tested positive. Philippine cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, 63, had a private audience with Francis on August 29. He went on to test positive for Covid-19 […]

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