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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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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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One ID to rule them all.
Quezon City, one of the country's most densely populated urban centers, is asking residents to register for a single ID whch can be used to access health, transportation, and other social services.The QCitizen ID project mirrors a national government effort to establish a single database that can ...
 
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Have we become a nation of antivaxxers?
Have we become a nation of antivaxxers? It appears so, based on the latest survey by Pulse Asia on January 7, 2021.Of the 2,400 respondents in the face-to-face interviews conducted by Pulse Asia, only 32 percent are willing to be inoculated if a ...
 
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The pandemic reshaped who gets to travel and where.
In the past, the most powerful passports were based on countries’ political and soft power on the international arena. These days, who gets to travel and where people can go are largely dictated by how a country has handled the pandemic. The Henley ...
 
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Will Pasig be the first city to administer COVID-19 vaccines?
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto says the city is preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines as early as February, in a phone call interview with ANC. According to Sotto, the city is now in talks with vaccine manufacturers to secure a couple of thousand ...
 
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The Supreme Court sided with POGO operators who cited unreasonable taxation. 
In a very lopsided vote of 13 to 1, the Supreme Court justices sided with foreign-owned POGOs (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) as it decided to bar the Department of Finance (DoF) and its Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from taxing the highly lucrative industry. The ...
 
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A first in the country.
The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech could secure emergency use authorization in the Philippines as early as this week, offering hope for a faster immunization rollout, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.The vaccine from U.S.-based Pfizer will be the first to get ...
 
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'She is a real person.'
Flight attendant Christine Dacera's death reignited debates on women, drinking and rape. She is the new rallying point for tens of thousands calling for justice, but to her friends, she is simply Ica.The 23-year-old was "more than just a headline or a cautionary tale. She ...
 
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Grande Island and Chiquita Island protect the entrance to Subic Bay. 
Grande Island and Chiquita Island in Subic Bay are allegedly being peddled to China. They bear immense strategic importance because they serve as the “guard posts” at the entrance of the bay, just like how Corregidor Island protects the whole Manila Bay. On ...
 
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It's the opposite of most governments’ policies. 
As the pandemic spreads across the world, two countries in Southeast Asia are struggling to contain it: Indonesia and the Philippines. As of this writing, the total recorded cases of COVID in Indonesia is 772,000, while in the Philippines, it is 479,000. But ...
 
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According to the Philippines' chief contact-tracer.
Travelers arriving from countries with the new COVID-19 variant are required to undergo quarantine regardless of their RT-PCR result, the Philippines' chief contact-tracer said Monday.Authorities are "closely monitoring" 117 individuals who arrived from the countries and "pwede mag-positive sila o negative, regardless of the result of the RT-PCR test, they have to undergo ...
 
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Priority is pandemic response.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio has asked survey firms to exclude her from future polls on the 2022 presidential elections, saying she would rather focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter topped Pulse Asia Inc's Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 poll wherein she was the choice ...
 
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It might have better luck in the upper house.
ABS-CBN sees its first renewal attempt in the new year. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has filed a new bill at the Senate seeking to renew ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise for 25 years.This comes almost half a year after ABS-CBN’s franchise was ...
 
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Humanity is betting on vaccines to defeat the pandemic.
Humanity will roll out in 2021 an unprecedented vaccine drive to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and drug companies from the U.S., U.K., China, and Russia are racing to test and manufacture as many doses as possible in the hopes of ending the pandemic.Here's what we know so ...
 
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China’s Y-20 aircraft was spotted on the Philippine island on Christmas Day.
Kagitingan Reef is part of the Kalayaan Islands Group in the West Philippine Sea. It is being claimed by the Philippines, China, and Vietnam. On Christmas Day, military sources reported China landed its biggest warplane on the island. Days later, China conducted ...
 
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‘I just want to find 11,780 votes,’ yelled Trump. 
Donald Trump just can’t face defeat, and he’s prepared to go to great lengths to avoid it. On January 4, the Washington Post broke news of a leaked telephone call in which Trump could be heard pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to recalculate ...
 
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Manila and COVID are his priorities for now.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he would rather focus on leading the Philippines capital city and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic than think about his political plans in the 2022 elections.Moreno was asked on CNN Philippines' Newsroom Weekend about a recent Pulse Asia survey, where he placed fourth ...
 
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Philippine History was removed from the curriculum in 2014.
In 2014, the Department of Education removed Philippine History from the curriculum of high school students. Now, a petition is calling for its return. In 2017, education secretary Leonor Briones defended the move, saying "While Philippine History, as a subject, is no longer part ...
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