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Palace: AFP should be ‘more prudent’ in putting names in ‘NPA list’ – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should be “more prudent” in releasing the names of those allegedly involved in the communist movement, Malacañang said

  1. Palace: AFP should be ‘more prudent’ in putting names in ‘NPA list’INQUIRER.net
  2. Social media blunder: AFP apologizes over false list of supposed NPA rebelsABS-CBN News
  3. DND sees AFP gaffe in UP Red-taggingINQUIRER.net
  4. NPA recruitment on UP campuses has to end – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  5. Lacson having second thoughts on Senate panel’s draft report on red-taggingGMA News Online
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AFP apologizes for erroneous list – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday apologized for its erroneous list of alleged New People’s Army (NPA) members who were either killed or arrested. It said that an investigation has been launched to determine the source of the blunder. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, AFP’s deputy chief…

  1. AFP apologizes for erroneous list – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  2. DND sees AFP gaffe in UP Red-taggingINQUIRER.net
  3. Social media blunder: AFP apologizes over false list of supposed NPA rebelsABS-CBN News
  4. NPA recruitment on UP campuses has to end – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  5. AFP to apologize to UP alum falsely included in list of NPA members — LorenzanaINQUIRER.net
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World

Bernie Sanders meme sweatshirts sold out in 1 day; proceeds go to charity – INQUIRER.net

Charities in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ state of Vermont are now benefiting from a viral meme of him at the presidential inauguration.

  1. Bernie Sanders meme sweatshirts sold out in 1 day; proceeds go to charityINQUIRER.net
  2. Bernie Sanders turns inauguration meme into sweatshirt for charityCNN Philippines
  3. Bernie Sanders Happy His Mittened Meme May Raise Millions For CharityNDTV
  4. Bernie’s mitten maker marvels over 15 minutes of fameINQUIRER.net
  5. Artist creates mural of viral Bernie Sanders memeGulf News
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World

A Wuhan dissident’s lockdown has lasted nearly 400 days and counting – South China Morning Post

One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life – but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor flat, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual soccer on his PlayStation and feeling China is teetering on the brink of collapse.

  1. A Wuhan dissident’s lockdown has lasted nearly 400 days and countingSouth China Morning Post
  2. Wuhan marks a year since COVID lockdown as others scrambleABS-CBN News
  3. Opinion | Has China Done Too Well Against Covid-19?The New York Times
  4. A year from lockdown, Wuhan returns to normal life, but is still haunted by emotional scarsCNN
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Duterte wants COVID-19 vaccine shots for families of troops – ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte promised free COVID-19 vaccines to the families of security forces due to the ‘important’ role in national security, Malacañang said on Monday.

  1. Duterte wants COVID-19 vaccine shots for families of troops
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PH reports 1,581 new COVID-19 cases; total nears 515,000 – ABS-CBN News

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has reached 514,996 after the Department of Health on Monday reported 1,581 new coronavirus infections.

  1. PH reports 1,581 new COVID-19 cases; total nears 515,000ABS-CBN News
  2. DOH reminder: Covid-19 vaccine ‘not a magic pill’INQUIRER.net
  3. 2 more health workers succumb to COVID-19 –DOHGMA News
  4. Clarion, Forest Counties Each Report One New COVID-19 Deathexploreclarion.com
  5. Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine may also be delivered outside major cities – DOHINQUIRER.net
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AC Energy buys Solar Philippines unit to speed up planned joint venture – ABS-CBN News

Ayala’s AC Energy Corp. said Monday it acquired the subsidiary of Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings Inc. (SP) as a way to finalize a joint venture between the two companies to develop solar power projects, mainly in Central Luzon.

  1. AC Energy buys Solar Philippines unit to speed up planned joint venture
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144 close contacts identified in 12 UK variant cases in Bontoc – Rappler

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says they were able to identify 3 clusters of infection in Bontoc town, which are still being studied

  1. 144 close contacts identified in 12 UK variant cases in BontocRappler
  2. 34 contacts of Bontoc’s UK variant cases test positive for COVID but negative for new variantABS-CBN News
  3. Bontoc, Mountain Province may extend localized lockdown due to Covid variantINQUIRER.net
  4. Covid-19 UK variant cases in Philippines now at 17SunStar Philippines
  5. Lockdown in Mt. Province eyed amid surge in COVID-19 variantCNN Philippines
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Technology

Netflix Update to Deliver Better Audio on Android With xHE-AAC Codec – Gadgets 360

Netflix is rolling out a significant update that promises to improve sound quality on Android devices running version 9 and above. The xHE-AAC codec is said to offer studio-quality audio, better reliability on mobile data, and more.

  1. Netflix Update Promises Better Sound Quality on Android Devices
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Oppo A55 5G arrives with Dimensity 700, 5,000mAh battery – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com

The device comes with 6/128 GB memory and a CNY1,599 ($245) price tag.

  1. Oppo A55 5G arrives with Dimensity 700, 5,000mAh battery – GSMArena.com newsGSMArena.com
  2. OPPO A55 5G launched in China with HD+ display, Dimensity 700 SoC, and 5,000mAh batterygizmochina
  3. MediaTek to roll out upgraded 5G chips in 1H21Digitimes
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Dustin Poirier wants UFC belt after shock win over Conor McGregor – Gulf News

American calls for third fight as Irish fighter vows to bounce back from defeat

  1. Dustin Poirier wants UFC belt after shock win over Conor McGregorGulf News
  2. Pacquiao On McGregor Loss: Beautiful Thing About The Fight Game, Anything Can HappenBoxingScene.com
  3. Boxing: Mayweather lambasts McGregor after KO lossABS-CBN News
  4. Hurt and heartbroken McGregor ponders future after knockout shock – The Jakarta PostJakarta Post
  5. What Poirier plans to do after beating McGregorGMA News
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Entertainment

Trey Songz arrested after a physical altercation with police at the AFC Championship Game – Daily Mail

The 36-year-old rapper and singer was seen apparently being tackled by a police officer and arrested, seemingly without reason after he asked other fans heckling him to quiet down.

  1. Trey Songz arrested after a physical altercation with police at the AFC Championship GameDaily Mail
  2. Trey Songz in Violent Altercation with Cop at Chiefs GameTMZ
  3. American R&B singer Trey Songz arrested after allegedly putting police officer in headlock at NFL gameTVNZ