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Lawmakers to donate entire May salary to raise 50 million amid COVID-19 pandemic

Photo from: Philippine News Agency Approximately 200 lawmakers pledged their full salary for the month of May to provide assistance in the government’s response against the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to raise P50 million to help the government fight the fatal virus, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said confirmed in virtual press conference on Saturday, April […]

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Razer delivers first shipments of face masks from its manufacturing lines

Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer, just posted an update regarding the company’s promise of transforming some of its manufacturing lines into face mask production lines. Tan wrote on Facebook: Just a quick update on our mask donation efforts. The masks that we are donating are either coming from the manufacturing lines in China […]

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LOOK: Here’s How a University is Holding its Graduation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

A lot of important events and occasions have been canceled due to the coronavirus or COVID-19. One of the most important is the school graduation. For this Japanese university, they’ve found a workaround where students can still experience the joy of the ceremony… from home. The Business Breakthrough University / Graduate School (BBT University) decided […]

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UP-PGH launches COVID-19 Hotline

The University of the Philippines Manila Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) launched today a dedicated 24/7 hotline number, 155200, for its COVID-19 Bayanihan Operations Center Through the hotline service, UP PGH aims to provide assistance to the public and manage the influx of patients to its COVID health care center, by enabling those who are ill […]

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A Pink Supermoon in Libra is Coming: Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of April 6

A pink super moon in Libra is coming on April 7 which is set to be the biggest and brightest moon of the year! It’s dubbed a “pink” moon not because of its color but because of the flowers that normally bloom during this month. With it being in the sign of Libra, we are […]

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WATCH: DOT Shares Inspiring Video of Filipinos Helping Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Life may be tough now with the COVID-19 pandemic but the Department of Tourism is reminding us that we’ll get by with a smile. Yesterday, the department released an inspiring video showing Filipinos helping each other during the pandemic. The clip is accompanied by the Eraserheads song “With a Smile.” Watch it below: According to […]

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How to Celebrate Holy Week During Community Quarantine

Over 85 million Filipino Catholics will have to prepare for an entirely different way of observing Holy Week  this year as we are still in the midst of an enhanced community quarantine to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Churches have been closed to the public since the second week of […]

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Young Actor from ‘The Flash’ Passes Away

Stars and production staff behind The CW’s “The Flash” is mourning the death of 16-year-old Logan Williams who had played the younger version of character Barry Allen throughout the series. Logan died suddenly on Thursday, April 2, the cause of which was undisclosed by his family. His mother, Marlyse Williams, shared with The Tri-City News […]

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Will the Quarantine in the Philippines be Extended?

Earlier today, it was announced that the government is looking into whether the Philippines needs to extend the enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks to sustain the gains that it has achieved so far in terms of containing the spread of COVID-19. Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. says it is still to early to announce […]

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These studies show that the earth is ‘shaking less’ during COVID-19 lockdown

With many places on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, studies have shown that the earth is “shaking less” and making “less noise” as people stay home. (ALSO READ: Lockdown love story: This guy flies a drone to ask his neighbor out while quarantined) According to different seismologists and geologists, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a […]

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New ‘Money Heist’ season 4 character hits close to home

Warning: This article contains spoilers from Money Heist. Money Heist season 4 is now streaming on Netflix. With new episodes out, a new character comes to the spotlight and guess what? The character’s name hits close to home because it’s Manila. Money Heist looks as explosive as ever with the introduction of this new character. […]

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Manila officials to donate entire April salary to PGH

Elected officials of the Manila City government—the Mayor, the Vice Mayor, and all City Councilors—will donate their entire salaries for the month of April to the Philippine General Hospital, according to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. This announcement was posted on Manila PIO Facebook Page. The Department of Health reported on Saturday 76 new confirmed […]

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Here’s why this April’s “Pink Super Moon” is going to be a special one

If you’re looking for something to admire while in quarantine, this April’s full moon is going to be an extra special one. On April 8, we will be witnessing what we call a “Pink Super Moon.” There have been many supermoons this year, but this month’s supermoon will be the biggest and brightest one for […]

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‘My Hero Academia’ season 5 is happening!

At the end of the final episode of My Hero Academia season 4, it was revealed that the anime series has season 5 in production. However, while the plot points of the upcoming season are unknown for now, the official website teased that Deku and the crew will continue to fight on … maybe in […]

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WHO recommends playing video games to cope with isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

With people confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people experience boredom because of isolation. For some, the lack of social interaction can also be harmful to their mental health. Because of this, the World Health Organization has now recommended people to play video games at home as a form of interim […]

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Green Day announces rescheduled date for Manila concert

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to big events like concerts and conventions with no choice but to be canceled or postponed. As such, punk rock band Green Day announced last month February they were postponing their concert here in Manila, as well as the rest of their Asian tour. The concert was supposed to happen […]

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Catriona Gray raises over P1 million for Smokey Mountain feeding program

Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray has raised over P1M to help feed families in Smokey Mountain, Manila. In an Instagram post last week, she asked her followers to donate any amount if they can. (ALSO READ: Catriona Gray raises funds for feeding program in Tondo) In partnership with Young Focus Philippines, she aims to feed 1,000 […]

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Wearing of face masks in public now required in Luzon

In light of the enhanced community quarantine, Luzon residents are now required to wear face masks whenever they go out in public. On Thursday, April 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that this is part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. If there is no surgical face mask available to wear, Nograles […]

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NASA launches website that shows picture the Hubble Telescope took on your birthday

This year, NASA is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s arrival in orbit. Launched in 1990, NASA describes its launch and deployment as “the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo’s telescope.” (ALSO READ: LOOK: NASA’s Hubble space telescope captured the birth of a new star) Initially, NASA had extensive plans to celebrate this […]

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Vico Sotto thanks Pasig taxpayers by replacing his name with theirs in social media posts

Vico Sotto and his efforts to aid Pasig City in these trying times have been all over social media lately–from his efforts for free kitchens to provide food for front liners, to his transportation solutions for health care workers trying to get to work. It looks like he’s got another gesture for everyone. It may […]

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