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Philippine police win battle for the bulge as body fat rule dropped

(AFP) — Philippine police have won a battle for the bulge after the force temporarily suspended a requirement for officers seeking promotion to meet body fat targets, an official document showed Tuesday. Expanding waistlines have been a hefty problem among …

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Former president “Noynoy” Aquino passes away at 61

  (Eagle News) – Former president Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III passed away on Thursday, June 24. He was 61. The 15th president of the Philippines died this morning. He was rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City. …

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Canada extends flight ban between Canada and India; drops Pakistan ban

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The ban on direct flights between Canada and India has been extended for another 30 days, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, announced Monday. But he says flights from Pakistan will …

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Philippines extends ban on travelers from India, six other countries

QUEZON CITY (Eagle News) — The Philippines has extended the travel restrictions on India and six other countries. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the ban on passengers also from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, Sri Lanka and the …

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Philippines COVID-19 cases breach 1,300,000 mark

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breached the 1,300,000 mark on Friday, June 11, after the Department of Health reported 6686 additional cases. Of the total 1,300,349 cases, 61345 were active, according to the DOH’s recent data. Of …

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Biden drops plan to ban TikTok, WeChat

(AFP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump seeking to ban Chinese-owned mobile apps TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns, the White House said. A White House statement said that instead of …

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Pandemic prompted anti-Asian discrimination will take a generation to subside

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Asian and non-Asian Canadians believe it will take another generation to solve the issue of anti-Asian prejudice according to a new survey released Tuesday by the Angus Reid Institute. Three-in-five …

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Philippines COVID-19 cases reach 1,247,899 with addition of 7,217 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 1,247,899 after the Department of Health reported 7217 more cases on Thursday, June 3. According to recent DOH data, of the total cases, 55790 were active. Of these, 93.6 percent were …

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Storm “Dante” makes 6 landfalls as it batters Philippines with rains

(Eagle News) – Tropical storm Dante (international name Choi-wan) made six landfalls in the country, the latest was over Pola, Oriental Mindoro at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2. The storm first made landfall over Sulat, Eastern Samar at 8:30 …

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Philippines leads ASEAN in terms of number of people vaccinated per day

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines has been able to administer over 5 million vaccine doses before the end of May, and has vaccinated over three million individuals, according to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. In his report to …

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Japan approves Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines

  (AFP) — Japan formally approved Moderna and AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, but the latter will not be used immediately because of lingering concern over very rare blood clots. The decision comes just over two months before the pandemic-postponed …

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Philippines COVID-19 cases now at 1,188,672

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 1,188, 672 on Tuesday, May 25, after the Department of Health reported 3,972 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 48201 were active. Of these, 92.7 percent were …

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