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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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We're living in the future.
We're living in the modern world right now. Though flying cars aren't exactly commercially available and eternal youth hasn't been figured out, we live in the age where the fastest vaccine of all time was developed and Back to the Future-style self-lacing shoes ...
 
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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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Bookmark this for more updates.
Philippine local governments led by Metro Manila cities are racing to secure COVID-19 vaccines while awaiting the national immunzation rollout. While most have already set aside budgets, some have moved on to the next step of sealing deals with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that their constituents get the jab.All vaccine ...
 
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No, it's not aliens trying to take over.
Meteor showers are fairly common; common enough that we see one at least once a month. For the optimists, it's the perfect opportunity to make a wish when we see a faint streak of light in the night sky. It's a lot ...
 
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Filipinos be freezin' at 22 degrees.
The past two years felt like a monotonous summer in the Philippines. We didn't even feel the cold of December. The year 2021 is about to change that. Weather conditions in the Philippines can be as hot and as humid as The Bad ...
 
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While brandishing the Conan sword, the former governor of California terminated Donald J. Trump.
Like Batman seeing the bat signal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, arrived to soothe a nation in distress this morning. In a theatrical seven minute video, Schwarzenegger offered up his perspective on the past week’s events, drawing on his own personal history to ...
 
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Astronauts captured these photos from space.
There are few things beautiful about Earth these days, especially up close. The planet has become an ugly mess of things until you look at things from very far away. Like from space. (It is also our wish to get as far ...
 
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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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