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ABS-CBN, offers transmission frequency to government for e-learning programs




ABS-CBN Corp. in its recent statement said that it will offer the Duterte government administration its transmission facilities for the e-learning program of the government for the coming academic year despite struggles against the corona virus pandemic.

“We are offering the use of our transmission network to broadcast educational programs all over the country. We hope to help the government continuously educate students nationwide despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic,”

ABS-CBN said.

Aside from the transmission frequencies, ABS-CBN is also offering its education programs that were designed collectively over the past 20 years.

During the State of the Nation Address (SONA), Mr. Duterte wants to utilize government’s radio frequencies for “uninterrupted quality education to our children in our shift to e-learning.”

The media giant, ABS-CBN’s transmission network is currently shut off since the order to cease the network’s television and radio broadcast programs after its franchise expired— criticized by the public to be politically motivated.

ABS-CBN’s transmission network is now switched off ever since the media giant was ordered to cease television and radio broadcasts after its 25-year broadcast franchise expired— a move that was criticized as politically motivated.

Despite of the shut down of the network, ABS-CBN further said in its statement that they are willing to help the learning of students nationwide as they cope with the current situations transitioning from physical classrooms to online learning platforms.

“While this is not expected to have any business impact to the company, we are hopeful that our network can help in the education of our students nationwide.”

ABS-CBN said.

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YouTube content creator, Emman Nimedez passes away




(UNANGBALITA) — Emman Nimedez, a Filipino YouTube star, content creator, actor, has lost his battle against cancer.

Emman Nimedez has passed away earlier today August 16, 2020, confirmed by his girlfriend Peachy Santos on a Facebook post.

“Our beloved Emman Nimedez joined our Creator at 1:00 am today, August 16, 2020, Sunday. He was with his family during the time of his passing at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City.

Our family is thankful to everyone who offered prayers and showed support.

Funeral details will be announced in the next days. We hope everyone will respect the family’s privacy to mourn the passing of Emman. Thank you.”

Peachy santos, emman nimedez official facebook page

The announcement was made public 6 hours ago in the official Emman Nimedez Facebook page.

Our beloved Emman Nimedez joined our Creator at 1:00am today, August 16, 2020, Sunday. He was with his family during the…

Posted by Emman Nimedez on Saturday, 15 August 2020

The YouTube content creator battled against acute myeloid leukemia — a type of blood cancer that starts in one’s bone marrow.

Emman Nimedez Vlog “Kailangan Na Ulit Bumalik”

Emman Nimedez didn’t hide his battle to his fans and even mentioned on his previous vlogs that he’s doing his best to stay strong and at the same time he’s also preparing for what could possibly come.

Hayaan niyo lang akong isama kayo dito sa laban na ito. Para maipakita na rin sa inyo na lahat ng ibabato sa ating hamon, lahat ng ibabato sa ating pagsubok, kakayanin, basta diretso lang ang tingin natin sa buhay at tsaka positibo tayo, (Allow me to bring you with me in this battle. So we can show to everyone that whatever challenges we face, we can bear, as long as we keep looking forward and keep a positive mindset.),” the content creator said on his vlog.

“Sobrang nakakalungkot and hinayang. Salamat sa lahat men and sa pagpapasaya sa mga tao so much talent and kindess and meron tong taong to.”, Jhanelle Frances Trias said.

RIP Emman Nimedez💔 🙏🏻🙏🏻Sobrang nakakalungkot and hinayang 😭 Salamat sa lahat men and sa pagpapasaya sa mga tao so much…

Posted by Jhanelle Frances Trias on Saturday, 15 August 2020

Vien Iligan also shared her last tearful conversation with Emman hoping him a good health and steadfast recovery.

Emman, Ninong Emman, Kumpare at Tols Nawalan kami ng kapatid at kaibigan. Pinagsamasama mo kami lahat kanina, hindi…

Posted by Vien Iligan on Saturday, 15 August 2020

“Nawalan kami ng kapatid at kaibigan. Pinagsamasama mo kami lahat kanina, hindi namin inaasahan na sa ganyan ka namin makikita at makakasama. Palagi kami inuupdate ni peachy sa kalagayan mo sabi niya okay kana eh. Man, eto na wala ka ng mararamdaman na kahit anong sakit. Malaya kana na sakit na nararamdaman mo. Magpahinga kana. Hindi namin papabayaan si Daddy Louie at Peachy. We love you emman.” said Vien Iligan.

A lot of fans, family and friends of the famous YouTube star, Emman Nimedez, mourns and are saddened by his passing.

May you rest in peace Emman, “idol”, “oppa”, “legendary emman” cried by his fans and supporters online.

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Sinabung Volcano erupts in Indonesia, creating massive clouds of ash




(UNANGBALITA) – Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, creative massive clouds of ash and smoke that reached 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the air covering towns into apocalyptic darkness scene.

In the recent days, Activity had been picked up on the volcano including smaller eruptions at the weekend. The volcano located on the island of Sumatra has been rumbling since 2010 and has erupted in 2016.

No reports of deaths or injuries from Monday’s eruption but authorities warned of possible lava flow hazards and more eruptions.

“The sound was like thunder, it lasted for less than 30 seconds”

Rachur Rozi Pasi, told on reuters

The crater’s alert level status remained at its second highest level. The officials also warned the locals to maintain a safe distance and stay at least 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) far from the crater’s mouth.

However, all flights were still operational in the region according to the civil aviation authority.

Mount Sinabung seen spewing volcanic smoke from Tiga Pancur Village in Karo, North Sumatra. Photo: EPA

The last history of eruption of Mount Sinabung was back in 2010. It has been occasionally erupting ever since.

In 2014, Mount Sinabung erupted that killed 16 people, while 7 people died in a much recent eruption in 2016. Thousands of local citizens have been forced to evacuate to a safer distance away from the active volcano over the past few years.

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Russia has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, says Putin




(UNANGBALITA) – On a Russian State TV on Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has officially registered a vaccine developed by Gamaleya Institute in Moscow.

Putin said during a live teleconference with his cabinet members that the vaccine underwent all the necessary checks.

“A vaccine against coronavirus has been registered for the first time in the world this morning.”

president Vladimir putin, russia

After months of trials by different biotech companies and medical research facilities, Putin claims that the vaccine developed by Gamaleya Institute is the world’s first registered vaccine. He added on his statement, “I know that it works quite effectively, it forms a stable immunity.”

One of the Russian President’s daughter even tried the said vaccine, although had a slight increase in temperature, now feels much better.

“I think that this way she participated in the experiment. After the first injection, her temperature was 38 °C, the next day 37°C – something and that’s it. After the second injection, the temperature also got a bit higher but that’s it, then it went back down. Now she feels well.” said Putin.

However, some reports criticized the actions of Russia registering the vaccine without finishing crucial phases in development — Phase III Trials of the vaccine.

In a report from CNN, Russian officials said that the essential phase in the development process of a vaccine, Phase III trials, would take place after the state registration process of the vaccine.

As of this writing, Russia has not released scientific evidences and reports with regards to the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine testing.

Watch the Teleconference (from Ruplty)

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