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Pres. Duterte gets Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19

  (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte was vaccinated on Monday night, May 3, with the first dose of China’s Sinopharm vaccine. In photos and a Facebook live video posted by Senator Chrisopher “Bong” Go, the 76-year old Philippine leader is seen being vaccinated by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III just before 7 p.m. Go said that President Duterte’s doctors chose the vaccine Sinopharm for him. “Ayon kay Tatay Digong, nagpabakuna siya para hindi lang […]

UPDATED: Israel pilgrimage stampede kills at least 44

  MERON, Israel (AFP) — A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel on Friday, with rescue workers facing chaotic crowds while trying to evacuate the injured. The disaster occurred in Meron at the site of the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, where mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews flock to mark the Lag BaOmer holiday. Closed last year due to coronavirus […]

In photos: Grounds become open crematoriums in India as thousands die daily due to COVID

India reports record-high 360k new infections, over 3,000 deaths on Wednesday   These aerial photos from Agence France Presse show burning pyres of victims who lost their lives due to COVID-19. The virus has now killed more than 3.1 million people worldwide, with India driving the latest surge, recording 360,000 new infections — a global record — and over 3,000 deaths on Wednesday. In the capital of New Delhi, carparks have been converted to crematoriums […]

Sen. Go posts photos of Pres. Duterte jogging, walking inside Palace grounds to dispel rumors he is sick

  (Eagle News) — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go showed photos of President Rodrigo Duterte jogging, walking and riding a big bike on Friday night, April 9, inside the Malacanang compound amid the extended lockdown or Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. In his Facebook post, Sen. Go, President Duterte’s long-time aide, posted photos of the 76-year old Philippine leader while he took time to exercise by doing short jogs and walks […]

In photos: President Duterte welcomes arrival of another batch of 1 million Sinovac doses in PHL

Total vaccine doses already in the PHL now at more than 2.5 million (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, March 29, welcomed the arrival of another batch of 1 million Sinovac doses under the brand name Coronavac that brought the total number of the Chinese-made jabs delivered to the country at 2 million. The vaccines arrived a month after the delivery of the first shipment of Sinovac doses that were donated by the […]

Israel unearths fragments of 2000-year-old biblical scroll

by Ben Simon Agence France Presse JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel on Tuesday unveiled fragments of a biblical scroll dating back some 2,000 years, in what experts described as the most significant such find since the Dead Sea Scrolls. The artifacts were unearthed during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in the Judean desert, which spans parts of southern Israel and the occupied West Bank. In a site known as the “Cave of Horrors,” archaeologists […]

Vaccine rollout at New Era General Hospital starts

  (Eagle News) — The vaccine rollout for health frontliners of the New Era General Hospital (NEGH) started Friday, March 5, 2021 as more of the country’s health care workers are assured of vaccines that would protect them from contracting severe cases of COVID-19. The vaccination process starts with the registration of those to be vaccinated, followed by pre-screening before the vaccination itself.  An observation procedure on those vaccinated follows. About a hundred health care […]

In photos: Pres. Duterte leads welcome event for AstraZeneca doses from COVAX facility

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte led Philippine officials in welcoming the arrival of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by the World Health Organization’s COVAX Facility on Thursday night, March 4, 2021. In turn-over ceremonies at the Villamor Air Base, President Duterte thanked the World Health Organization and the various donor countries which made possible the vaccine donations to the Philippines. Also at the ceremony were vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., […]

Pres. Duterte receives his nat’l ID, hopes most Filipinos will get theirs before his term ends

(Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte received his national ID card on Wednesday, March 3, more than a month after he registered for it. In photos released by Malacanang, President Duterte received his national ID from National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) acting secretary Karl Kendrick Chua. He registered for the national identification system on January 21 this year.   The legislation on the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) was signed by President Duterte […]

PGH Director is first to get Sinovac shot; FDA chief also gets Chinese-made jab

PHL rollout begins with medical frontliners, testing czar Dizon also gets Sinovac   (Eagle News)  — The director of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi becomes the first person to be given the Sinovac vaccine in the country, as the Philippines begins is vaccination roll-out to defeat COVID-19. Legaspi said that he is also very thankful that vaccines had already arrived in the country.  He said even his family members will get […]

NASA’s Perseverance rover beams back spectacular new images

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NASA on Friday released stunning new photographs from Perseverance, including one of the rover being gently lowered to the surface of Mars by a set of cables, the first time such a view has been captured. The high-resolution still was extracted from a video taken by the descent stage of the spacecraft that had transported the rover from Earth. At that moment, the descent stage was using its six-engined […]

News in photos: Troubling scenes in Myanmar as military takes over

  These are just some of the scenes in Myanmar as captured in photos by a stringer of Agence France Presse. The military staged a coup early Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Myanmar just as the parliament was supposed to start session. The military detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi early Monday — hours before a newly elected parliament dominated by her NLD party was expected to take its seats for the first […]