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Palace distances from matrix linking Hidilyn Diaz in oust-Duterte plot

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Tuesday distanced himself from the matrix that had linked weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz to personalities and groups that are allegedly plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. The matrix, which was released by Roque's predecessor Salvador Panelo in 2019, contained …

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PNP to look into Duterte claim of generals in illegal drug trade

MANILA, Philippines — After President Rodrigo Duterte made accusations at his sixth and final State of the Nation Address on Monday evening, the leadership of the Philippine National Police ordered a thorough investigation into what it said was the president's "revelation" that nine police generals were involved in drug trafficking. …

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Philippines logs 6,664 more COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities on Monday reported 6,664 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total to 1,555,396. Today's numbers saw active cases up by 878 from July 25's 54,262. The Department of Health said eight laboratories failed to submit testing results. Active cases: 55,140 or 3.5% of the total …

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The DL on CockroachDB

As college students at Berkeley, Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis created a successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, which got the attention of Google. The duo ultimately joined Google, and even personally got kudos from Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Kimball and Mattis quickly rose to prominence within the company, and …

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Philippines sees 55 more Delta variant cases, total climbs to 119

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine health authorities on Sunday detected 55 more cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 to bring the country's total to 119. The Department of Health said 37 of these are local cases, while 17 are returning Filipinos from abroad. Related Stories Philippines confirms local …

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Robredo physically invited to SONA but skipping due to full-vaccine rule

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo will not be physically attending President Rodrigo Duterte's sixth and final State of the Nation Address on Monday due to the House of Representatives' full-vaccination requirement for attendees. Speaking in Robredo's weekly program aired over dzXL Sunday morning, her spokesperson Barry Guttierez disclosed …

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