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Pasig City will now likely be the first LGU to vaccinate its residents.
Pasig City residents are in for a treat. Their LGU is reportedly the first LGU in the country to have an approved vaccination plan, according to Mayor Vico Sotto.In a tweet, the mayor stated that Pasig’s vaccination plan was approved by the ...
 
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They did Nazi it coming. 
When the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) decided to inform everyone that they are “moving forward,” it accidentally took a couple of steps backward by inadvertently posing with a Nazi salute.The agency posted the now-deleted photos of its representatives doing ...
 
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Days after President Joe Biden was sworn into office.
Days after President Joe Biden was sworn into office, the United States did not lose any time reminding China of its strategic interests in the South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea. On January 23, the U.S. Navy carried out a freedom ...
 
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Another victim of COVID.
The iconic TV and radio broadcaster Larry King, who interviewed anyone worth interviewing over a career spanning six decades, died Saturday at the age of 87.The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said ...
 
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Elon Musk wants it done ASAP.
Climate change and global warming is largely attributed to the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Scientists around the world are pushing governments to implement laws that will reduce the amount of CO2 we produce. The failed Kyoto Protocol of ...
 
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It gave us goosebumps even though we aren’t Americans. 
There is nothing excessive about a fireworks display when you’re celebrating the end of an era geared toward everything that is anti-science, anti-environment, and anti-diversity. Katy Perry’s moving performance of her 2010 hit single ‘Firework’ during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala ...
 
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After four long years of Trump.
World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, the Democrat sworn in as US president on Wednesday after four turbulent years under Donald Trump.Charles Michel, president of the European Council, tweeted congratulations to both Biden and Vice President ...
 
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Trump presidency is over.
US President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time on Wednesday, heading by helicopter to a nearby military base where he will fly to Florida, skipping the inauguration of successor Joe Biden in an extraordinary break with tradition.Trump, 74, ...
 
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‘Pagbating Filipino’ is the new way of greeting strangers. 
There is merit to not wanting to touch strangers’ hands, especially in this time of pandemic. That is why Filipino lawmakers passed a bill formalizing a new official gesture of the Philippines: Pagbating Filipino. Former MMDA chairman and now Marikina representative Bayani Fernando ...
 
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A student leader at the time recalls.
An accord that restricts the movement of security forces at the University of the Philippines was meant to provide a safe ground for free speech, not for extremist beliefs as claimed by authorities, said a student leader who witnessed how it was crafted three decades ...
 
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But it also has one of the worst inflation.
The Philippines is one of the countries where the pandemic didn’t stop the increase of wages, according to research and analytics company Picodi. The minimum wage increased by 3.4 percent from P7,139 in 2020 to P7,385 in 2021. The Philippines is 28th place ...
 
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On its birthday, Wikipedia celebrates the power of collaboration and curiosity. 
January 15 quietly lapsed as the world’s most popular encyclopedia turned 20. Wikipedia started in 2001 as an ambitious dream of creating the world’s first free encyclopedia written by volunteers for everyone in the world. Now, the site is the largest collection ...
 
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It's been a year since case number one.
The Philippines breached the 500,000 COVID-19 cases milestone after confirming 1,895 infections on Sunday, roughly one year since the first confirmed case and as authorities moved to secure vaccines for its 100 million population.Of the total, 24,691 or 4.9% are active cases while a total 465,991 or 93.1% ...
 
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Ganymede has WiFi. Maybe we can live there. 
A decade ago in 2011, humans launched the Juno spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter. It took the vessel five years to reach the gas giant, which it now circles in a polar orbit. The mission was pretty straightforward: Observe Jupiter’s composition, ...
 
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It will target poor communities in the Philippines.
The world is besieged by a captivating enemy: lies. Every day, millions of people fall victim to falsehoods purporting to be truths. Misinformation is a formidable enemy. It catapulted dictators and despots into power, and it goes by many names: alternative fact, ...
 
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Sara Duterte-Carpio topped a recent opinion poll.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, would not run in elections to succeed him, saying the office was not meant for women.Duterte-Carpio is the incumbent's political heir, having succeeded him as mayor of the southern metropolis. A Pulse Asia survey tipped her ...
 
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In exchange for freedom.
One of the friends of the late flight attendant Christine Dacera said on Wednesday that police forced him to lie about alleged party drugs in her drink on the night she died, in exchange for his freedom.Fellow flight attendant Rommel Galido made the claim seven days ...
 
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Zookeepers noticed some of the gorillas were coughing. 
Zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California noticed two of their gorillas were coughing. The gorillas were part of a group of eight western lowland gorillas—a critically endangered species native to the densest rainforests of Congo, Cameroon, and Guinea. ...
 
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The Pope has something to say to antivaxxers.
Christ’s Vicar on Earth has spoken: It is the duty of people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Pope Francis was speaking to Italian news program TG5 when he made the comment. “It’s an ethical choice, because you are playing with health, life, but ...
 
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Imagine the parents' shock when they found out.
Imagine the shock of Jay Locsin and Julmar Grace Locsin when they discovered their eight-year-old son Tice spent P100,000 on their debit card in just two days. The boy purchased boosts and items in several mobile games he was playing. Julmar Grace Locsin, ...
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