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45 houses razed in two dawn fires in separate villages in Cebu City

45 houses razed in two dawn fires in separate villages in Cebu City

By Benjie B. Talisic |February 08,2019 - 07:23 AM CEBU CITY, Philippines — Firefighters in Cebu City and neighboring areas had their hands full early today, February 8, as two separate fires, happening barely an hour and a half apart, hit separate barangays in Cebu City, destroying a total of 45 houses and displacing a still undertermined number of families.

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Measles outbreaks in 4 more regions

Measles outbreaks in 4 more regions

By: Aie Balagtas See - Reporter / @ABalagtasSeeINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:32 AM February 08, 2019 The Department of Health (DOH) declared measles outbreaks in four more regions—Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western and Eastern Visayas—which had reported spikes in the number of cases and 18 deaths last month.

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Australia issues advisory vs. measles in PHL

Australia issues advisory vs. measles in PHL

Published February 8, 2019 5:32am The Australian government has cautioned its citizens against measles, according to a report on Unang Balita.

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Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade as some parents refuse vaccination

Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade as some parents refuse vaccination

Kate Kelland, Reuters Posted at Feb 08 2019 03:57 AM LONDON - Europe had a record number of measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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MRT-3 bans colognes, other liquids as part of security measures

MRT-3 bans colognes, other liquids as part of security measures

Published February 7, 2019 10:12pm Passengers are no longer allowed to bring cologne, perfume, mouthwash, lotion or any form of liquid in the MRT-3 stations.

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After the Ermita fire, lives changed but they go on

After the Ermita fire, lives changed but they go on

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The fire that hit Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Tuesday, February 5, completely changed the lives of about 2,500 persons from 629 families who lost homes and properties to the two-hour blaze.

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Measles outbreak likely; 2 million unvaccinated children at risk

Measles outbreak likely; 2 million unvaccinated children at risk

MANILA- More than 2 million Filipino children are at risk of getting infected with measles due to lack of immunization, the Department of Health said Wednesday.

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A CONVERSATION ON PEACE AND HARMONY

A CONVERSATION ON PEACE AND HARMONY

Service News A CONVERSATION ON INTERFAITH HARMONY Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019 Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center, Makati, Philippines Saturday, February 2, 2019 Is harmony among different beliefs and faiths possible? And can one enter into dialogue with others without compromising one’s own religious tenets?

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Interfaith prayer for peace set on Feb. 7

Interfaith prayer for peace set on Feb. 7

An interfaith nationwide prayer for peace will be held at noon on Thursday following the spate of bombings in Jolo, Sulu, Zamboanga, and in Lanao del Norte.

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'Deliberate' and deadliest fire in years claims 10 lives in Paris

'Deliberate' and deadliest fire in years claims 10 lives in Paris

Paris' deadliest fire in over a decade killed at least 10 people as flames engulfed a nine-story apartment building, sending residents to the roof and clambering across balconies to escape.

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Fire razes 100 houses in Cebu City

Fire razes 100 houses in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — A fire in three sitios in Barangay Ermita here razed at least 100 houses.

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Christians, Muslims join ‘walk for peace’

Christians, Muslims join ‘walk for peace’

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Around 2,500 Christians and Muslims participated yesterday in a so-called solidarity walk in Quezon City against terrorism following the bombings in Jolo, Sulu and Zamboanga City.

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‘Unprecedented’ flooding to hit northeast Australia

‘Unprecedented’ flooding to hit northeast Australia

Agence France-Presse / 06:58 AM February 04, 2019 SYDNEY, Australia – Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect “unprecedented flooding”, authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday.

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'Unprecedented' flooding to hit northeast Australia

'Unprecedented' flooding to hit northeast Australia

Glenda Kwek, Agence France-Presse Posted at Feb 04 2019 06:46 AM SYDNEY - Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect "unprecedented flooding", authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday.

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Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

BRUMADINHO, Brazil – The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday, February 2.

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Cold weather persists as amihan remains

Cold weather persists as amihan remains

Cold weather will still be felt by the public today as the northeast monsoon or ‘amihan’ continues to prevail throughout the country, the state weather bureau said.

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Cool weather to prevail due to ‘amihan’ — Pagasa By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / 08:43 AM February 01, 2019

Cool weather to prevail due to ‘amihan’ — Pagasa By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / 08:43 AM February 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Cool weather will prevail on Friday as the northeast monsoon or “amihan” continues to stretch across the whole country.

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Military shelling displaces 400 families By: Edwin O. Fernandez, Julie Alipala - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:52 AM February 01, 2019

Military shelling displaces 400 families By: Edwin O. Fernandez, Julie Alipala - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:52 AM February 01, 2019

JOLO, SULU — A day after the bombings at the Catholic church here, close to 400 families fled their homes in two barangays in Patikul town because of the military’s relentless shelling. Hindun Angsa, the social welfare officer of Sulu, said 399 families with 1,197 dependents, fled barangays Bungkaung and Upper Latih, two areas targeted by security forces for being a “haven” for Abu Sayyaf bandits.

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Minus 46: 12 dead as historic deep freeze grips US Midwest

Minus 46: 12 dead as historic deep freeze grips US Midwest

CHICAGO — A brutal cold wave moved eastward on Thursday after bringing temperatures in the US Midwest lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses and raising fears of hypothermia. The extreme weather has now been blamed for as many as 12 deaths, according to US news reports.

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El Niño onset 70-80 percent likely in first quarter: PAGASA

El Niño onset 70-80 percent likely in first quarter: PAGASA

El Niño, a weather pattern associated with reduced rainfall, has a 70 to 80 percent chance of emerging in the first quarter of the year, the state meteorology bureau said Wednesday.

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