136 Killed, 8400 Sick Since January in Measles Outbreak in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte warned in a TV message on Friday of fatal complications and urged children to be immunized. The outbreak began in January. Philippine National Red Cross and Health Department volunteers conduct house-to-house measles vaccination to children at an informal settlers community in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo) Manila (Philippines): The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday a massive immunization drive…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Limited Edition Listed for Pre-Order in Philippines, Hints at Mid-March Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Limited Edition expected to it the market in March While the smartphone industry is abuzz with the impending launch of three Samsung Galaxy S10 variants at an event later this month, there has also been some chatter about a special edition variant of the upcoming Galaxy S10. Thanks to a pre-order listing on the Samsung Philippines website, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S10’s special edition will be available in the Asian nation starting March 15, presumably after it is unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Limited Edition Listed for Pre-Order in Philippines, Tips Mid-March Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Limited Edition expected to it the market in March While the smartphone industry is abuzz with the impending launch of three Samsung Galaxy S10 variants at an event later this month, there has also been some chatter about a special edition variant of the upcoming Galaxy S10. Thanks to a pre-order listing on the Samsung Philippines website, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S10’s special edition will be available in the Asian nation starting March 15, presumably after it is unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event…

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Redmi Go Price Revealed as It Goes Up for Pre-Orders in the Philippines

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi introduced the Redmi Go smartphone via a tweet earlier this week, and now it has been spotted in Philippines. The phone is up for pre-orders in the region already, and shipping is scheduled to begin from February 5. The listing reveals that the Redmi Go runs on Android Oreo (Go edition), sports a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and packs a 3,000mAh battery. The Redmi Go is the second smartphone from Xiaomi after the Redmi sub-brand announcement. The Redmi Note 7 was launched earlier this month…

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19 Killed, 48 Injured After Twin Bomb Blasts in Philippines Cathedral

Manila: Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding nearly 50 during a Sunday Mass, officials said. The first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital, followed by a second blast outside the compound as government forces were responding to the attack, security officials said. Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde said that at least 19 people died and 48 were wounded. Police and military reports said…

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Redmi Go With Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) Set to Launch in Philippines as Xiaomi’s First Android Go Phone; Specifications Revealed

Redmi Go, Xiaomi’s first Android Go phone, is likely to launch in the Philippines in the coming days. But ahead of its formal debut, the new smartphone has been teased by Xiaomi’s Mi Philippines page on Facebook. The company’s official retail partner Lazada has also listed the Redmi Go along with detailing all its key specifications. The Android Go model appears to sport a 5-inch HD display panel and come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, paired with 1GB of RAM. Among other developments, Xiaomi’s Mi Philippines Facebook page has…

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Massive Earthquake of 6.9 Magnitude Strikes Off Philippines, Tsunami Warning Issued

Hazardous tsunami waves from the earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicentre, the officials said. Reuters Updated:December 29, 2018, 9:58 AM IST Representational Image (Reuters) Manila: An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and hazardous tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts of the Philippines and Indonesia, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, from the earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km (120 miles) east…

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Over 2.45 Million Evacuated as Super Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China After Pounding Philippines

Beijing: China has relocated over 2.45 million people and cancelled over 400 flights as super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern Guangdong province on Sunday after battering Hong Kong and killing 49 people in the Philippines. The typhoon slammed the coast of Jiangmen city in southern China’s Guangdong province on Sunday evening packing winds up to 162 km per hour. More than 2.45 million people have been relocated, and over 48,000 fishing boats called back to port in the province on Sunday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Work has been…

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Powerful Typhoon Lashes Philippines, Killing at Least 12

Tuguegarao (Philippines): Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead and six missing, as southern China braced for the powerful storm. The strongest typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn in Cagayan province on the northeastern tip of Luzon island, a breadbasket that is also a region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces with a history of deadly landslides. China and the Philippines agreed to…

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‘I Forgave My Girlfriends Too’: Philippines’ Duterte Issues Bizarre Apology for Cursing Obama

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to former US president Barack Obama for calling him a “son of a whore” in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations’ long alliance. Duterte lobbed the insult in response to steady criticism from the United States over his violent drug crackdown, which has been a target for international condemnation. However, the Philippine president said his nation’s relationship with America has since improved under President Donald Trump, who he described as a “good friend” who “speaks my language”. “It would be appropriate…

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