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UAAP cancels Season 82 amid extended community quarantine

MANILA, Philippines – Due to unprecedented circumstances involving the recent extension of Luzon’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) , the UAAP decided to cancel Season 82 on Tuesday, April 7. Per a statement prepared by UAAP president Emmanuel Fernandez and executive director Atty Rebo Saguisag, UAAP Season 82 has been deemed canceled because "the conditions for the resumption ........»»

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With Johnson out of action, who is running Britain?

LONDON, United Kingdom – With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care in hospital with coronavirus , Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has stepped in – but he will not have the same power. Here are some of the key questions about who is now running Britain during this crisis. Who is in charge? Before he ........»»

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Barangay captain makes LGBTQ+ quarantine violators do lewd acts as punishment

ANGELES, Philippines– As punishment for violating the curfew imposed upon the area, 3 LGBTQ+ people in Pandacaqui, Mexico, Pampanga were ordered to kiss each other and do a sexy dance in front of a minor on Palm Sunday, April 5. The orders were documented in a Facebook ........»»

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Pandas use lockdown privacy to mate after a decade of trying

HONG KONG – Stuck at home with no visitors and not much else to do, a pair of pandas in Hong Kong finally decided to give mating a go after a decade of dodging the issue. Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really ........»»

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Luzon lockdown extended until end of April | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte extends Luzon lockdown until April 30 Coronavirus triggers lower inflation at 2.5% in March 2020 British PM fights virus in intensive care as global deaths soar Miss England 2019 trades crown for scrubs to serve as pandemic frontliner Dayanara Torres says she's beaten cancer – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

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Nearly 3 months after virus outbreak, DOH releasing PPE use guidelines

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 3 months after the outbreak of novel coronavirus in  the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, April 7, said it was releasing guidelines on the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the public, especially the health workers.  As of Tuesday, the ........»»

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Max’s reopens branches for delivery, takeout, sells ready-to-cook items

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino restaurant chain Max’s is back in business starting Sunday, April 5, offering a limited menu for delivery and take-out orders, which also includes Corner Bakery and ready-to-cook items. As of Tuesday, April 7, customers can order from ........»»

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Dozens contract virus as outbreak hits Pakistan jail

LAHORE, Pakistan – Dozens of prisoners in a Pakistani jail have contracted the novel coronavirus, officials have said, with more than 150 additional inmates potentially infected as cases of COVID-19 continue to soar in the impoverished country. At least 49 inmates at a jail in the eastern city ........»»

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The dollar is still king, even as coronavirus slams U.S.

NEW YORK, USA – The coronavirus outbreak in the United States has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and brought the economy to its knees , but it has not dethroned the American dollar . To the contrary, the currency has risen in value this year, gaining 6% from its ........»»

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WWE brings new series, movie to Netflix this April

MANILA, Philippines – WrestleMania may be over, but wrestling continues outside the ring. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, WWE Studios partnered with Netflix in streaming a television show and a movie that both feature WWE Superstars. ( READ: Top 5 show-stealing matches of WrestleMania 36 ) The Big Show Show The 400-pound giant and former world champion Big Show, real name ........»»

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China becomes world s top patent filer – U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland – China last year became the world leader in international patent filings, unseating the United States which had held the top spot for more than 4 decades, the UN said Tuesday, April 7. A record 265,800 international patent applications were filed last year, a hike of 5.2% from 2018, ........»»

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21 arrested for holding illegal cockfight in Bulacan amid lockdown

PAMPANGA, Philippines – Bulacan cops arrested 21 men on Monday, April 6, for holding illegal cockfight or "tupada" in Bulacan province in Central Luzon, violating physical distancing rules to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.  The arrests were made after cops raided separate cockfighting events in Meycauyan City and ........»»

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Submerged by debt: Emerging economies at risk from virus

PARIS, France – The COVID-19 pandemic has piled pressure on the finances of many emerging countries, leading to calls for some debt payments to be postponed or canceled altogether. Last month, Lebanon declared a default on debt payments , and this week Argentina said it would delay ........»»

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Former Tipo-Tipo vice mayor shot dead

  ISABELA CITY, Philippines – A former vice mayor of Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan was shot dead Tuesday, April 7. Musiddik Mande was killed by unidentified suspects on his way home at Barangay Sumagdang in Isabela City at 6 pm. Police said that the former vice mayor sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of ........»»

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PBA shortens season due to extended community quarantine

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA has decided to shorten its 45th season after President Rodrigo Duterte extended Luzon's "enhanced community quarantine" on Tuesday, April 7. In an online meeting called by PBA chairman Ricky Vargas, the PBA board agreed on shortening the current season to two conferences or even just one. "The ........»»

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Cagayan de Oro targets house-to-house survey for coronavirus symptoms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – In the absence of mass testing, the city government of Cagayan de Oro has ordered barangay health officials to conduct house-to-house survey of up to 160,000 families to check for symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease. Mayor Oscar Moreno said the city will not ........»»

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What will I live on? : Crisis-hit Europeans seek state aid

BERLIN, Germany – Thousands of self-employed people across Europe have found themselves without work from one day to the next as governments ordered shops shut, events cancelled and gatherings banned to stem contagion of the novel coronavirus . Agence France-Presse (AFP) spoke to a cross section of society hard ........»»

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Japan ends Olympic flame display due to virus

TOKYO, Japan – The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said Tuesday, April 7, as the country braces for a state of emergency due to the coronavirus that also forced the historic postponement of Tokyo 2020 . It had been on public display in the northeastern Fukushima region since last ........»»

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Antique records first coronavirus case

ANTIQUE, Philippines – The provincial government of Antique on Tuesday, April 7 confirmed its first coronavirus case. In a press statement, Governor Rhodora Cadiao said that the patient is a 74-year-old man from Parañaque City who arrived in Barangay Semirara, Semirara Island in Caluya on March 9 on board a ........»»

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Manny Villar still Philippines richest, most billionaires see drop in wealth

MANILA, Philippines – Property tycoon Manny Villar is still the Philippines' richest, according to the 2020 billionaires list released by Forbes on Tuesday, April 7. Forbes estimated Villar's net worth at $5.6 billion, slightly higher than the $5.5 billion last year. Villar ranked 286th in the world......»»

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