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Tricycle driver upsets GM Laylo in PCAP rapid chess

Unheralded Jake Tasi Tumaliuan, a 31-year-old tricycle driver from Tuguegarao City, is the new chess sensation as he spearheaded his team Cagayan Kings into a cliff-hanging 11-10 victory over heavy favorites Pasig Kings Pirates at the start of 2021 Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Chess League on online tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the lichess platform......»»

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Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Louie Jade Dayondon and his family are set to celebrate the Feast of Señor Sto. Niño in the confines of their own home in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City on Sunday, January 17. But Louie Jade’s father woke him up quite earlier than usual as the Dayondon family was greeted with […] The post Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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[IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Streets in Cebu City usually erupt in colors every third Sunday of January as millions visit here to celebrate the Sinulog Festival, the secular celebration in honor of the Señor Sto. Niño. They have witnessed the lively performances from contingents around the country competing for the Ritual Showdown; intricately adorned floats, […] The post [IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Filipino nurses in New York City dread second wave of Covid-19 — report

MANILA, Philippines — After their Filipino colleagues succumbed in “shocking numbers” to Covid-19 last spring, nurses from the Philippines who are working in New York City hospitals are dreading the disease’s second wave of infections, a report from the New York Times said. According to a Times report dated January 15, a number of studies […] The post Filipino nurses in New York City dread second wave of Covid-19 — report appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu City pension house fire casualty is 24-year-old man from Dipolog

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The man, who died in the January 16 fire of a commercial building used as a pension house along Junquera Street in Cebu City, has already been identified. Floilan Daarol, 24 years old and a native of Dipolog City, was the man who died because of oxygen deprivation due to carbon […] The post Cebu City pension house fire casualty is 24-year-old man from Dipolog appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Army troopers in pursuit of NPA rebels after clashes in Negros Oriental

BACOLOD CITY – Government troopers are in pursuit of suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) following four separate clashes in the upland barangays of Sandayao and Trinidad in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental since Saturday. Maj. Cenon Pancito, 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson, said hot pursuit operations are still ongoing. The first encounter between 62nd […] The post Army troopers in pursuit of NPA rebels after clashes in Negros Oriental appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Remains of PAF pilots, crew, soldiers ferried home to respective families

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The bodies of the military personnel who were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday in Bukidnon are being brought back home to their families, a Phil. Army official said Sunday, Jan. 17. Maj. Rodulfo Cordero Jr., the spokesperson of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said the remains of the […] The post Remains of PAF pilots, crew, soldiers ferried home to respective families appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Quake death toll at 78 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

JAKARTA — At least 78 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the Search and Rescue agency (Basarnas) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country. In a statement, Basarnas confirmed 78 had died, 67 of whom were from the […] The post Quake death toll at 78 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A seven-month-old baby from Barangay Pagsabungan is among the 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease that were reported in Mandaue City on Sunday, January 17. With the addition of 10 cases, Mandaue breached the 100-mark in active cases that day, data released by the City Public Information Office (PIO) show. […] The post 7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Not for women

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of events that make it very clear what the President thinks of the opposite sex. One remembers that in […] The post Not for women appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Rain showers, cloudy skies expected in most parts of PH — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) and the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao on Monday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Based on the weather forecast issued by Pagasa at 4 a.m., the LPA was last spotted […] The post Rain showers, cloudy skies expected in most parts of PH — Pagasa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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DPWH engineer accused of corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the filing of corruption charges against the district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Pasig City and four of his colleagues for allegedly receiving P4 million in “grease money” from the contractor of a P70- million public works project......»»

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Activists light candles for Tumandok 9 massacre victims

IP organizations and support networks organize a candle lighting activity and noise barrage in Quezon City to call for justice for the murdered Tumandok leaders in Panay. The post Activists light candles for Tumandok 9 massacre victims appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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3 soldiers slain in NPA ambush

Three soldiers were killed while another was wounded in an ambush by alleged New People’s Army guerrillas in Legazpi City, Albay yesterday morning......»»

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Quezon City identifies COVID-19 vaccination sites

Six public schools and four other facilities in Quezon City will serve as vaccination sites as part of the local government’s inoculation program against COVID-19, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced yesterday......»»

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Davao suspends free swab tests for airport passengers

The free Real-Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR) for arriving passengers at Davao International Airport (DIA) has been temporarily suspended by the Davao City Government as it redirects its resources to address the rising number of local transmission after the holiday season......»»

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Over 20,000 people nabbed for breaking quarantine rules in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines — Police in this city arrested a total of 20,450 individuals who violated quarantine rules since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), the arrests were made from March 15, 2020, to Jan. 6, 2021. Col. Kirby John Kraft, DCPO chief, said […] The post Over 20,000 people nabbed for breaking quarantine rules in Davao City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Higante maker looks forward to the day Sinulog parade will again bring back the fun, the crowd, and the giants

CEBU, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way people celebrate occasions and special events such as birthdays, holidays, festivals among others. Following the health protocols and risk against COVID-19, the government has to cancel physical performances and other events of the Sinulog Festival, one of the nation’s most awaited and […] The post Higante maker looks forward to the day Sinulog parade will again bring back the fun, the crowd, and the giants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Palma to devotees: Keep your faith in the Holy Child strong

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid uncertainties brought by the pandemic, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged faithfuls to keep their faith in the Señor Sto. Niño strong. Palma on Sunday, January 17, 2021, officiated the first-ever virtual Pontifical Mass in celebration of the 456th Fiesta Señor at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu. “Many […] The post Palma to devotees: Keep your faith in the Holy Child strong appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China

China on Saturday provided a 500-million renminbi (P3.72-billion) grant to the Philippines to bankroll various livelihood and infrastructure projects, which might also be used to finance the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response, and promised to donate 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the vaccine donation during a 40-minute meeting with […] The post PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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