Kanlaon Volcano records 3 volcanic quakes in 24 hrs

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kanlaon Volcano on the island of Negros continues its restlessness as it registered three volcanic earthquakes in a span of 24 hours. In an advisory on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology…

Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies — report

Reuters 11/29/2020

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the…

121 baby ‘pawikan’ swim back to Subic Bay

Joanna Rose Aglibot - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2020

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—As the cold amihan season started to kick in, the first batch of “pawikan” (sea turtle) hatchlings from a known nesting haven inside this free port was released to their natural habitat on Saturday. The…

Robredo says ‘trolls’ reflect leader’s behavior and leadership brand

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A public official’s behavior and brand of leadership will reflect on the type of followers he has. Vice President Leni Robredo said this as she continues to battle misinformation, lies, and the rampant attacks…

LPA may enter PAR within 24 hours — Pagasa

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said Sunday morning. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services…

DOH disowns NTC text blast on guidelines for Christmas parties

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite restrictions in social gatherings, are Christmas parties allowed if the venue would be outdoors? The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), in a text blast, said: “May Christmas party? Buksan ang bintana at electric fan.…

Filipinos’ foreign spouses, children, ‘balikbayans’ may enter PH by Dec. 7

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 11/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children, along with returning Filipinos or “balikbayans,” will be allowed to enter the Philippines starting December 7, Malacañang announced Friday. “Also permitted is the entry of former Filipino citizens,…

French shipbuilder to open Manila office in bid to supply submarines to PH Navy

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines—French shipbuilder Naval Group will open an office in Manila in early 2021 as it seeks to advance its serious interest in supplying the Philippine Navy’s first ever submarines. The office opening would be the first…

PH to sign COVID-19 vaccine deal with AstraZeneca on Friday

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government, together with local private companies, will sign a tripartite agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Friday for the purchase of its COVID-19 vaccine. The country’s vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.…

Duterte names Davao del Norte poll supervisor as Comelec commissioner

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 11/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has nominated Davao del Norte’s provincial election supervisor Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner. Ferolino-Ampoloquio’s nomination was announced Thursday by the poll body’s chairperson Sheriff Abas. She is expected…

Female reproductive hormones could help protect against severe forms of COVID-19

AFP Relaxnews 11/26/2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, studies are regularly trying to find out why certain people are more prone to suffer from serious forms of the disease than others. One of the latest comes from the…

7 dead in Russia for drinking hand sanitizer after running out of liquor — reports

Inquirer.net 11/23/2020

Seven people died from methanol (wood alcohol) poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer at a party in Russia. Nine people, with ages ranging from 27 to 69 years old, were partying when they opted to drink hand sanitizer…

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