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This App Tells You Which Hospitals Have Available COVID Beds

From a Filipina data scientist in Australia.
A Filipina data scientist in Australia put her numbers-crunching to practical use, building an app that helps her countrymen back home find available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.Maria Reyes' Cobeds19 app is simple—green means a bed is available, red means otherwise. The
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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Manila's Korea Town So Far

Mayor Isko Moreno spills all the deets!
In March 2021, a lot of us were super-excited after hearing that Mayor Isko Moreno and Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man were talking about building a Korea Town in Manila! Well, it's definitely happening. In a recent interview with Summit
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Rhian Ramos Shares Her Battle With COVID-19 in an Honest Video

She reveals that it started with a simple fever.
On April 7, Rhian Ramos revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19, along with her road manager Rach Librado. On Instagram, the 30-year-old actress shared that, yes, they are already out of the woods and cleared of the virus, but also
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Queen Elizabeth II's Husband Prince Philip Has Died

The Duke of Edinburgh was 99.
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has died, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. He was 99."It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke
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The Philippines' Billionaires Grew Richer During the Pandemic, According to Forbes

So how rich are the Philippines' richest exactly?
The world's billionaires, including those in the Philippines, grew their wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, while millions either lost their jobs or struggled to make ends meet during the prolonged quarantine, according to Forbes Magazine.Sixteen of the 17 Filipinos in the 2,755-long billionaires
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Miss Philippines Kelley Day Wins First Runner-Up at Miss Eco International

The Filipina beauty queen also won Best National Costume!
The Philippine’s bet for Miss Eco International 2020, Kelley Day, just bagged the first runner-up spot in the competition held in South Sinai, Egypt this Monday, April 5, 2021.Kelley was bested only by South Africa’s Gizelle Uys, who ultimately took home the
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A 65-Year-Old Filipina Was Assaulted in New York as Another Victim of Asian Hate Crime

The viral video also shows that the building security guard not only failed to render her aid, but even closed the door on the helpless victim.
Trigger warning: Story contains narration and footage which may be disturbing for some.An unidentified man punched and kicked a 65-year-old Filipina-American while shouting anti-Asian statements as she was walking to church in New York City on Monday, U.S. media reported.The New York Police
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Yes, You Can Still Go Out of Town for Holy Week—But Here's the Catch

You'll have to cancel your Boracay plans, but Tagaytay is still allowed.
With daily positive COVID-19 cases reaching an all-time high in the Philippines, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Sunday, March 21, announced additional restrictions to movement in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from March 22 to April 4. Metro
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Jan Catherine Sy, Granddaughter of Henry Sy, Passes Away at 29

The heiress died of sepsis, according to the family.
Jan Catherine Sy, daughter of SM Prime Holdings chairman Big Boy Sy and granddaughter of SM Group founder Henry Sy, passed away today of sepsis.In a text message sent to friends and family that was obtained by SPIN Life, the Sy family
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FYI, Testing Negative for COVID-19 Doesn't Mean You Can Party

In case anyone forgot, we're still in the middle of a pandemic.
A negative COVID-19 test result is not a license to party and disregard health protocols, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday, as she urged Filipinos to be responsible tourists.Testing negative via RT-PCR simply means that the person is not infected at the
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Yikes! Netflix Might Prevent Password Sharing with Your Friends Soon

“If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
You know that Netflix account you share with your college friends, workmates, and extended family? Well, you might have to break the news to them soon that they’ll have to get their own accounts.The streaming giant, which allows a maximum of four
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Here's How to Register for Boracay's QR Code for Tourists

You'll have to submit requirements before you get one.
Entry to Boracay requires a unique QR code. Before you can get one, you'll have to submit the requirements and receive approval from authorities.Tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the flight or schedule.You have
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Vaccine Passports Are Coming: Are We Ready For Them?

There are ethical implications of dividing people between those who've been vaccinated and those who haven't.
It's been almost a year since a Luzon-wide lockdown was first announced, and the Philippines finally started vaccinating people against the virus this week. It might seem like a long time, but in the context of producing an antiviral agent, one year
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Taal Volcano Has Just Been Raised to Alert Level 2

The public is reminded that entry to the Taal Volcano Island is strictly prohibited.
The alert on Taal Volcano was raised one notch higher to Level 2, indicating "increasing unrest," Phivolcs said Tuesday, March 9, 2021.The increased alert level means that "there is probable magmatic activity that may or may not lead to an eruption." Evacuation, however, is not yet