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Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

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Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

- MANILA, Philippines — The first bird flu outbreak in the country has now spread in two towns in Nueva Ecija, one week after it was confirmed in San Luis, Pampanga, which will result to the culling of about 300,000 poultry heads. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said two cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in Jaen and San Isidro have been confirmed by attached agency Bureau of Animal Industry after series of laboratory tests
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DENR clamps down on transport of wild birds

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DENR clamps down on transport of wild birds

- MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources has ordered all its regional offices to ban the transport of wild birds from Central Luzon in response to the threat of bird flu in a Pampanga town. In a memorandum order signed by Environment undersecretary Jonas Leones, regional offices were ordered to "suspend the issuance of permit for transport of any wild bird species from Pampanga and nearby provinces
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Tags: Biology |  Species |  Animals |  Eumetazoans |  Bilaterians |  Deuterostomes |  Chordates |  Vertebrates |  Aves | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Maritime |  Philippines |  Central Luzon | 

Public urged: Remain calm, vigilant amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

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Public urged: Remain calm, vigilant amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

- MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Saturday asked the public to remain calm yet vigilant following the confirmation of avian influenza virus (bird flu) outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the government is closely monitoring the situation in the affected areas to prevent the virus from spreading. "As of this time, there has been no report of bird-to-human contamination," Abella said
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Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism

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Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism

- LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines — Islamic theologians, many of them displaced residents of Marawi City, are urging Malacañang to organize a national congress of clerics against violent religious extremists. The proposal was channeled through Lt. General Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Western Mindanao Command during a dialogue in Iligan City Monday. The Maranao Islamic missionaries present in the dialogue also promised to issue a fatwah (edict) against the Maute terror group that has laid siege to Marawi City since May 23, sparking hostilities that have since dragged on
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BSP says no extension for Sept. 30 deadline for banks’ multi-factor authentication shift

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BSP says no extension for Sept. 30 deadline for banks’ multi-factor authentication shift

- BSP Circular 958 issued in April requires banks and credit card issuers to put in place a multi-factor authentication (MFA) system for online transactions. The measure seeks to verify a client’s identity using at least two different methods before one can proceed with high-value fund transfers or payments. The new requirement seeks to prevent cases of the so-called “card-not-present” fraud, where hackers use more sophisticated attacks via the Internet or through app-based platforms to steal money
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Wanted by NASA: Planet protector vs aliens

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Wanted by NASA: Planet protector vs aliens

- FLORIDA – It’s a high-paying job with a chance to play hero to an entire planet. NASA is looking for a “planetary protection officer” – job description for one who protects Earth from aliens, according to a report in the Washington Post. The successful candidate will receive between $124,000 and $187,000 annually. Aside from preventing a “potential extraterrestrial contamination of Earth,” the candidate must also prevent Earth’s microbes from reaching other planets
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  • Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports
    Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

    , philstar.com

    MANILA, Philippines — The first bird flu outbreak in the country has now spread in two towns in Nueva Ecija, one week after it was confirmed in San Luis, Pampanga, which will result to the culling of about 300,000 poultry heads. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said two cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in Jaen and San Isidro have been confirmed by attached agency Bureau of Animal Industry after series of laboratory tests
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  • Trump cites dubious Muslim execution story anew
    Trump cites dubious Muslim execution story anew

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    WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump denounced the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain as he appeared Thursday to endorse the idea of mass executions for Islamist extremists and alluding to a widely debunked account of summary punishment by a US general in the Philippines in the early 1900s. It was another provocative tweet from an increasingly isolated leader who uses Twitter to take shots at perceived opponents – and even announce big policy changes
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Sports

  • PH archers miss shot at third medal
    PH archers miss shot at third medal

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    KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines narrowly missed a medal in archery mixed compound after back-to-back jolting match-play defeats Friday at Synthetic Turf Field inside KL Sports City. Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Amaya Paz-Cojuangco handily made it to the semifinals after a 156-150 win over Laos in the eliminations. That heightened expectations of another medal from the sport that already brought two bronzes the previous days but the Filipino archers fell short this time
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  • Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports
    Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

    , philstar.com

    MANILA, Philippines — The first bird flu outbreak in the country has now spread in two towns in Nueva Ecija, one week after it was confirmed in San Luis, Pampanga, which will result to the culling of about 300,000 poultry heads. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said two cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in Jaen and San Isidro have been confirmed by attached agency Bureau of Animal Industry after series of laboratory tests
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    Categories: Farming |  Health | 
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Family & Parenting

  • First Lady Brigitte Macron Said She Would Regret Not Marrying Husband Emmanuel
    First Lady Brigitte Macron Said She Would Regret Not Marrying Husband Emmanuel

    , inquirer.net

    The relationship of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte had been controversial because of their wide age gap. And for the first time, Brigitte addressed the topic in an interview with Elle France. Brigitte recounted the time she’d taught drama in a high school, where she met Emmanuel, 20 years ago. She acknowledged that there was gossip about their relationship, but assured that “There was nothing between us at that time
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    Categories: Life & Style |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Husbands |  Marriage | 
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Society & Culture

  • Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism
    Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism

    , philstar.com

    LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines — Islamic theologians, many of them displaced residents of Marawi City, are urging Malacañang to organize a national congress of clerics against violent religious extremists. The proposal was channeled through Lt. General Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Western Mindanao Command during a dialogue in Iligan City Monday. The Maranao Islamic missionaries present in the dialogue also promised to issue a fatwah (edict) against the Maute terror group that has laid siege to Marawi City since May 23, sparking hostilities that have since dragged on
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    Tags: Social Issues |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  Muslim |  Clergy |  Muslim Clerics |  Extremism | 
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism
    Muslim clerics call for summit vs religious extremism

    , philstar.com

    LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines — Islamic theologians, many of them displaced residents of Marawi City, are urging Malacañang to organize a national congress of clerics against violent religious extremists. The proposal was channeled through Lt. General Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Western Mindanao Command during a dialogue in Iligan City Monday. The Maranao Islamic missionaries present in the dialogue also promised to issue a fatwah (edict) against the Maute terror group that has laid siege to Marawi City since May 23, sparking hostilities that have since dragged on
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    Tags: Social Issues |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  Muslim |  Clergy |  Muslim Clerics |  Extremism | 
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Star-studded premiere of restored ‘Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko’
    Star-studded premiere of restored ‘Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko’

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    The red carpet premiere of the digitally restored version of Star Cinema classic “Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko” was truly star-studded. The movie was a union project for A-list drama actress actress Judy Ann Santos and “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ). In previous online pronouncements, Santos expressed excitement over the restoration and rescreening of her movie with the action king on the big screen
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Education

  • Senators pan killing of high school student in Caloocan anti-drug ops
    Senators pan killing of high school student in Caloocan anti-drug ops

    , inquirer.net

    Senators are outraged over the police’s killing of a 17-year-old student in Caloocan City who allegedly had drugs in his possession. In a series of tweets, Senator JV Ejercito, a member of the Senate majority bloc, described the killing of Kian Loyd Delos Santos as “very, very disturbing,” as he stressed that footages gave a clear picture that the victim was murdered
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Farming

  • Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports
    Bird flu spreads to Nueva Ecija; Piñol admits hiding initial reports

    , philstar.com

    MANILA, Philippines — The first bird flu outbreak in the country has now spread in two towns in Nueva Ecija, one week after it was confirmed in San Luis, Pampanga, which will result to the culling of about 300,000 poultry heads. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said two cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in Jaen and San Isidro have been confirmed by attached agency Bureau of Animal Industry after series of laboratory tests
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    Categories: Farming |  Health | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Maritime |  Philippines | 

Travel & Recreation

  • Entry visas at the airport for Chinese tourists
    Entry visas at the airport for Chinese tourists

    , inquirer.net

    To draw more tourists from China, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be issuing visas to Chinese nationals upon their arrival in the Philippines. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has issued a circular implementing the visa upon arrival (VUA) program for Chinese nationals. BI commissioner Jaime Morente said this would be implemented at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, international airports in Clark, Mactan and Kalibo, and sea ports in Manila, Puerto Princesa, Subic, Laoag and Caticlan
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Law & Crime

  • AFP accuses militant groups of misinforming public on Lumad issues
    AFP accuses militant groups of misinforming public on Lumad issues

    , inquirer.net

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) condemned on Friday the actions of several militant groups, which are reportedly disseminating propaganda to Lumad communities in order to degrade the image of the military regarding issues on indigenous people (IP) like the Lumads. In a statement, AFP Public Affairs Office chief Col. Edgar Arevalo denied information that they were militarizing the Lumads and that their soldiers were abusing Lumad evacuees now holed up at the University of the Philippines in Diliman
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    Categories: Law & Crime |  Media & Information | 
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Life & Style

  • Luxe finds at SM Accessories fine jewelry sale
    Luxe finds at SM Accessories fine jewelry sale

    , inquirer.net

    The SM Accessories Fine Jewelry Sale runs until Aug. 20 at The SM Store. Enjoy up to 40 percent discount on diamond, gold, silver and gemstone jewelry. SM Advantage, Prestige and BDO Rewards cardholders get an additional 10 percent off. Dazzling delights on sale include engagement and wedding rings, elegant diamond necklaces, chic gold earrings and exquisite bangles and cocktail rings
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    Categories: Life & Style | 
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Science & Nature

  • DENR clamps down on transport of wild birds
    DENR clamps down on transport of wild birds

    , philstar.com

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources has ordered all its regional offices to ban the transport of wild birds from Central Luzon in response to the threat of bird flu in a Pampanga town. In a memorandum order signed by Environment undersecretary Jonas Leones, regional offices were ordered to "suspend the issuance of permit for transport of any wild bird species from Pampanga and nearby provinces
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Tags: Biology |  Species |  Animals |  Eumetazoans |  Bilaterians |  Deuterostomes |  Chordates |  Vertebrates |  Aves | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Maritime |  Philippines |  Central Luzon | 

Media & Information

  • AFP accuses militant groups of misinforming public on Lumad issues
    AFP accuses militant groups of misinforming public on Lumad issues

    , inquirer.net

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) condemned on Friday the actions of several militant groups, which are reportedly disseminating propaganda to Lumad communities in order to degrade the image of the military regarding issues on indigenous people (IP) like the Lumads. In a statement, AFP Public Affairs Office chief Col. Edgar Arevalo denied information that they were militarizing the Lumads and that their soldiers were abusing Lumad evacuees now holed up at the University of the Philippines in Diliman
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Law & Crime |  Media & Information | 
    Tags: Wars |  Militants |  Military |  Soldiers |  Propaganda |  Media Manipulation | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Maritime |  Philippines |