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Let’s #PrayForChina, let’s pray for humanity
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EDITORIAL: Let’s #PrayForChina, let’s pray for humanity

Twitter’s trending topic #PrayForChina since the afternoon of January 31 just showed anew how compassionate and godly the Filipinos are. Yes, every Filipino is afraid of the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD). Some called for a ban against Chinese nationals. Some even cursed and badmouthed the Chinese. Some even used the issue to…
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Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?
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EDITORIAL: Does US Senate Resolution 142 carry weight?

Does Resolution 142 passed by the US Senate (or S.Res. 142) carry weight? In Washington, maybe; but in Manila, especially under a maverick Chief Executive like Rodrigo R. Duterte, nada. The world knows that the Philippines gained its complete independence from America in 1946 through the “Tydings–McDuffie Act”, or the Philippine Independence Act, signed by…
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’

The Philippines, it seems, has already lost in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) even before Filipino athletes could compete. With politics again rearing its ugly head just days before the opening ceremonies on November 30, the Philippines already earned a “zero” scorecard as far as the 2019 SEAG theme is concerned—We Win As One! Clearly,…
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Russia bans Chinese citizens over virus concerns: agencies

Published February 19, 2020, 9:08 AM By Agence France-Presse Russia on Tuesday said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, local news agencies said. A Chinese man is pictured wearing medical mask in the Red Square in Moscow,…
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New virus cases in China fall for 2nd day, deaths top 2,000

BEIJING – New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China’s leader said disease prevention and control was at a “a critical time.”     Japan also confirmed more infections of the new coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, bringing the total to…
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Army unveils ‘Hardin ng Lunas’ at Fort Magsaysay

GARDEN. Maj. Gen. Lenard Agustin, division commander of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division; Dr. Isabel Cojuangco-Suntay, chairperson of the Tarlac Heritage Foundation; and Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, commanding general of the Philippine Army (from left to right) lead the ceremonial tree planting during the inauguration and blessing of another site of Hardin ng Lunas at…
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Britain’s row with Greece over treasures spills into Brexit tensions

Published February 19, 2020, 8:41 AM By Reuters BRUSSELS– A long-running dispute between Britain and Greece over ancient treasures has spilled into tensions over Brexit after a demand for the return of stolen cultural artefacts was added to the draft of a European Union negotiating mandate. The Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions…
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Canada says it aims to evacuate citizens from virus-hit ship this week

Published February 19, 2020, 8:39 AM By Reuters OTTAWA – The Canadian government aims to evacuate nationals aboard a virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama on either Thursday or Friday, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Tuesday. Passengers are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel’s passengers continue to be tested for coronavirus,…
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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Feb. 19, 2020

INQUIRER – POGO ‘pastillas’ scam: 5 sacked, probe set PHILIPPINE STAR – HK, Macau travel ban lifted MANILA BULLETIN – Travel ban to HK, Macau partially lifted DAILY TRIBUNE – Esperon assures: Power grab won’t fly MANILA TIMES – Calida seeks gag order vs ABS-CBN MANILA STANDARD – PH eases travel ban for OFWs MALAYA – Pinoys…
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UK seeks to attract high-skilled workers with points-based immigration system

Published February 19, 2020, 8:35 AM By Reuters LONDON– Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on “cheap labor from Europe”. Pedestrians walk along the Southbank in view of…
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Trump blasts proposed US restrictions on sale of jet parts to China

Published February 19, 2020, 8:33 AM By Reuters WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump objected on Tuesday to US proposals that would prevent companies from supplying jet engines and other components to China’s aviation industry and suggested he had instructed his administration not to implement them. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump sign…
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands

Published February 19, 2020, 8:29 AM By Reuters BRASILIA  – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on…
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US imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

Published February 19, 2020, 8:24 AM By Reuters WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with US operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and US properties with the State Department. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters in front…
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Zambo police nabs 8; seizes P119-K shabu in anti-drug ops

ARRESTED. Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office’s Police Station 10 arrest Airen Sahibil, Alicia Adjuraini, and Nurhan Ismula (left to right) in a buy-bust Tuesday in Zamboanga City. Seized from them were some PHP17,000 worth of suspected shabu. (Photo courtesy of Remus L. Ong) ZAMBOANGA CITY — Eight people were arrested while some PHP119,500…
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Trillanes declines political asylum in Europe to face legal battles

MANILA, Philippines — At least two countries in Europe have offered former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV political asylum, but the Duterte administration critic said declined the offers to be able to face the numerous charges filed against him by current and previous administrations.   Trillanes made the revelation Wednesday morning, a day after he returned…
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City hall employee collared for estafa, theft

Published February 19, 2020, 8:13 AM By Minka Klaudia Tiangco Vendors and stallholders of Paco Market in Manila were able to recover P487,000 in cash that they lost to a Manila City Hall employee in a swindling scheme. Marilyn Baliscao, president of the Paco Market Stallholders Association, personally received the recovered money at the Manila…
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Senior high school student nabbed in Koronadal drug-bust

ENTRAPMENT. Photo shows the recovered pack of marijuana and buy-bust money from a senior high school student identified as Julius Balolong Ong, 22, who was arrested in an entrapment operation in Koronadal City Monday night, February 17. It was the second time the suspect was arrested for the same offense two years ago. (PNA photo…
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DSWD gives P2.1-M assistance to typhoon victims in W. Visayas

Published February 19, 2020, 8:07 AM By Charissa Luci-Atienza The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI has extended some P2.1 million in cash assistance to more than 1,000 families affected by typhoon “Ursula” in Western Visayas. In a Facebook post, the DSWD-Western Visayas disclosed that a total of 1,067 families received…
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WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

Published February 19, 2020, 8:02 AM By Agence France-Presse The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled…
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Every child under ‘immediate threat’ from climate, poor diet: UN

Updated February 19, 2020, 8:01 AM By Agence France-Presse The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday, warning that every child is under “immediate threat”. PIXABAY/FILE/ MANILA BULLETIN According to more than 40 of the world’s pre-eminent child and…
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Wednesday weather forecast: Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers due

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies and intermittent rain showers due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” and localized thunderstorms will prevail anew in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its daily weather forecast that cloudy skies, accompanied by scattered…
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Anxious passengers wait to leave Japan virus ship

Published February 19, 2020, 7:09 AM By Agence France-Presse Several hundred passengers who have endured a torrid 14-day quarantine aboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship in Japan are set to disembark Wednesday — if they have tested negative. People still in quarantine stand on the deck of the Diamond Princess in Yokohama on February 18, 2020…
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Travel restrictions on China fuelling ‘panic:’ ambassador

Published February 19, 2020, 7:08 AM By Agence France-Presse Travel restrictions imposed on China over its virus outbreak are only fuelling “panic” and threatening attempts to resume business, the country’s ambassador to the EU warned on Tuesday. Envoy Zhang Ming also told a media conference in Brussels that a US ban on non-American travellers from…
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In Disney version of ‘Extreme Makeover,’ castle gets updated

ORLANDO, Fla. — Even Cinderella needs an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”     Disney officials said Monday that the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida would be renovated over the next several months. The most noticeable changes will be the addition of gold trim to most of the castle and the darkening…
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China virus death toll surges to 2,000: govt

Published February 19, 2020, 7:05 AM By Agence France-Presse The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,000 on Wednesday after 132 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. In its daily update, the province’s health commission also reported 1,693 new cases of people infected with the virus.…
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Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus

BERLIN — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, Russian authorities said Tuesday.   The entry ban goes into effect Thursday at midnight Moscow time (2100 GMT) for an indefinite period, according to a decree signed…
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Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump’s tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of engines jointly produced by General Electric and a French company.   “We don’t want to make…
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Trudeau urges patience, warns against force in rail protests

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged patience and warned against using force Tuesday as his government works to end nationwide rail blockades and protests over a British Columbia pipeline project.     Demonstrators have set up blockades in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that…
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President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting what he called a “ridiculous” 14-year prison sentence for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former New York Police Department commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.     Others who got a break from Trump include financier Michael Milken,…
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Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis

ANKARA, Turkey — Talks between Russia and Turkey meant to reduce tensions in northwestern Syria did not yield a “satisfactory result” for Ankara, but both sides agreed to continue negotiations, a spokesman for Turkey’s president said Tuesday.     Turkey and Russia support rival groups in the Syrian conflict and for the past few years…
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SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year.     The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight, officials announced Tuesday. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions. Space…
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Do you see anything?

Published February 19, 2020, 12:25 AM The power that comes out of Jesus produces instantaneous cure, but in the case of the blind man of  Bethsaida, the cure is gradual. At first, the blind man’s vision is hazy: he sees people looking like trees and walking. Only after Jesus has laid his hands on the…
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