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Apr 05 11:00 PM

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Guess which statement is true about the Philippines' goal to become an upper-middle income country by 2025!: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Former socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia claimed in 2018 that the Philippines was set to become an upper-middle income country by 2019, a goal that was successfully achieved.
๐Ÿš€ - The new socioeconomic planning secretary Karl Kendrick Chua suggested that the Philippines could attain upper-middle income status by the end of 2022, a target that was exceeded by achieving it within the same year.
โŒ๏ธ - The government officials have repeatedly promised that the Philippines would reach upper-middle income status. Despite the promises made, the country has not achieved this status so far.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Apr 05 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Guess which statement is true about the Philippines' goal to become an upper-middle income country by 2025!: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Former socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia claimed in 2018 that the Philippines was set to become an upper-middle income country by 2019, a goal that was successfully achieved. ๐Ÿš€ - The new socioeconomic planning secretary Karl Kendrick Chua suggested that the Philippines could attain upper-middle income status by the end of 2022, a target that was exceeded by achieving it within the same year. โŒ๏ธ - The government officials have repeatedly promised that the Philippines would reach upper-middle income status. Despite the promises made, the country has not achieved this status so far. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
โŒ๏ธ - The government officials have repeatedly promised that the Philippines would reach upper-middle income status. Despite the promises made, the country has not achieved this status so far.

The truth statement highlights the continuous promises made by different government officials to elevate the Philippines to upper-middle income status, revealing the ongoing struggle to meet this goal despite repeated pledges.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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[In This Economy] Can the PH become an upper-middle income country within this lifetime?
While I appreciate the more realistic economic targets, we should be pushing for policies and programs that will boost growth as much as possible. In this post-pandemic era, settling for 6-7% growth spells stagnation.

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Apr 06 11:00 AM

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New York City region
'This is one of the largest earthquakes on the East Coast in the last century,' says New York Governor Kathy Hochul

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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits New York City region 'This is one of the largest earthquakes on the East Coast in the last century,' says New York Governor Kathy Hochul Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/earthquake-new-york-april-5-2024/

How do you feel about the rare 4.8-magnitude earthquake near New York City?

๐Ÿ˜ฑ - It's scary! I can't believe it happened in that area.
๐Ÿ˜Š - I'm glad there was no major damage and no injuries reported.
๐Ÿ˜ฎ - I'm surprised by the magnitude of the earthquake in that region.

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Apr 06 01:00 PM

Philippines, US, Japan, Australia to hold โ€˜maritime cooperative activityโ€™
The maritime cooperative activity to be held in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone will demonstrate the countries' 'collective commitment to strengthen regional and international cooperation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific'

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https://www.rappler.com/philippines/united-states-japan-australia-maritime-cooperative-activity-april-7-2024/

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Apr 06 02:00 PM

China Coast Guard harasses Filipino fisherfolk in Recto Bank
Two China Coast Guard ships harass Filipino fisherfolk and Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ships during a mission to Rozul Reef

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Apr 06 06:00 PM

Ysabel Jurado aims to become Los Angelesโ€™ first Fil-Am city council member
If elected, eviction defense attorney Jurado wants to use discretionary funds to create community resource hubs

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Ysabel Jurado aims to become Los Angelesโ€™ first Fil-Am city council member If elected, eviction defense attorney Jurado wants to use discretionary funds to create community resource hubs Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/ysabel-jurado-aims-los-angeles-first-filipino-american-city-councilmember/

How do you feel about Ysabel Jurado's campaign for Los Angeles city council?

๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Excited to see a fresh candidate pushing for change!
๐Ÿ˜ - Neutral, need more information to form an opinion.
๐Ÿ˜• - Concerned about potential challenges she may face.

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Test Your Knowledge on Ysabel Jurado's Political Campaign in Los Angeles: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ - Ysabel Jurado finished last in the non-partisan primary election.
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง - Ysabel Jurado is the daughter of a well-known politician in Los Angeles.
โš–๏ธ - Ysabel Jurado worked as an eviction defense attorney during the height of the pandemic.

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Apr 06 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Ysabel Jurado's Political Campaign in Los Angeles: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ - Ysabel Jurado finished last in the non-partisan primary election. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง - Ysabel Jurado is the daughter of a well-known politician in Los Angeles. โš–๏ธ - Ysabel Jurado worked as an eviction defense attorney during the height of the pandemic. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
โš–๏ธ - Ysabel Jurado worked as an eviction defense attorney during the height of the pandemic.

Ysabel Jurado's experience as an eviction defense attorney during the pandemic directly informs her campaign and priorities if elected.

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Ysabel Jurado aims to become Los Angelesโ€™ first Fil-Am city council member
If elected, eviction defense attorney Jurado wants to use discretionary funds to create community resource hubs

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/ysabel-jurado-aims-los-angeles-first-filipino-american-city-councilmember/

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Apr 07 10:00 AM

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Test Your Knowledge on Jessica Caloza's Campaign: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐ŸŒด - Jessica Caloza is a native of Los Angeles.
๐Ÿฅ‡ - Jessica Caloza finished first in the primary election on March 5 with 29.8% of the vote.
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Jessica Caloza is the second Filipino woman to run for the California state legislature.

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Apr 07 10:30 AM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Jessica Caloza's Campaign: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐ŸŒด - Jessica Caloza is a native of Los Angeles. ๐Ÿฅ‡ - Jessica Caloza finished first in the primary election on March 5 with 29.8% of the vote. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Jessica Caloza is the second Filipino woman to run for the California state legislature. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿฅ‡ - Jessica Caloza finished first in the primary election on March 5 with 29.8% of the vote.

Jessica Caloza's success in finishing first in the primary election shows her strong support among voters in the district she aims to represent.

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Fil-Am California assembly hopeful Jessica Caloza looks to break glass ceiling
Even with her deep political background, Caloza still says she deals with stigma as a minority and a woman seeking elected office

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/california-state-assembly-fil-am-candidate-jessica-caloza-overcomes-obstacles-first-election/

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Apr 07 11:00 AM

Fil-Am California assembly hopeful Jessica Caloza looks to break glass ceiling
Even with her deep political background, Caloza still says she deals with stigma as a minority and a woman seeking elected office

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https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/california-state-assembly-fil-am-candidate-jessica-caloza-overcomes-obstacles-first-election/

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Fil-Am California assembly hopeful Jessica Caloza looks to break glass ceiling Even with her deep political background, Caloza still says she deals with stigma as a minority and a woman seeking elected office Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/california-state-assembly-fil-am-candidate-jessica-caloza-overcomes-obstacles-first-election/

What are your thoughts on the importance of diversity and representation in government, especially in a diverse community like Los Angeles?

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Apr 07 12:00 PM

Rappler Recap: Even in Recto Bank, PH faces harassment from China Coast Guard
What does this new case of harassment means and what the Philippine government is doing about it?

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https://www.rappler.com/philippines/recap-recto-bank-china-coast-guard-harassment-april-4-2024/

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Apr 07 01:32 PM

Hi folks. Is it too late to suggest a breakdown of DICT's National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028? :)

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And while we're at it, Tolentino's Archipelagic Defense Strategy document, which I can't find? :)

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Apr 07 10:00 PM

Philippines, US, Japan, Australia hold maritime drills as tension lingers in West PH Sea
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the activities were 'designed to enhance the different forces' abilities to work together effectively in maritime scenarios'

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Identifying the Truth about Maritime Cooperation: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ”ด - The MMCA exercises included a beach landing operation with amphibious vehicles.
๐ŸŸก - The MMCA involved naval vessels and aircraft from the Philippines, US, Japan, and Australia.
๐Ÿ”ต - The Russian Navy also participated in the MMCA alongside the Philippines, US, Australia, and Japan.

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Apr 07 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Identifying the Truth about Maritime Cooperation: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ”ด - The MMCA exercises included a beach landing operation with amphibious vehicles. ๐ŸŸก - The MMCA involved naval vessels and aircraft from the Philippines, US, Japan, and Australia. ๐Ÿ”ต - The Russian Navy also participated in the MMCA alongside the Philippines, US, Australia, and Japan. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐ŸŸก - The MMCA involved naval vessels and aircraft from the Philippines, US, Japan, and Australia.

The true statement is that naval vessels and aircraft from the Philippines, US, Japan, and Australia were indeed part of the first Multilateral Maritime Cooperative Activity in the West Philippine Sea.

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Philippines, US, Japan, Australia hold maritime drills as tension lingers in West PH Sea
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the activities were 'designed to enhance the different forces' abilities to work together effectively in maritime scenarios'

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/united-states-japan-australia-maritime-cooperative-activity-april-7-2024-2/

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Apr 08 11:00 AM

[OPINION] Expectations for Philippines-US-Japan trilateral cooperation: A view from Japan
There should be no cause for alarm that the summit statement may contain any commitments to trilateral cooperation on the Taiwan issue or any new language that would particularly irritate China

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Apr 08 12:00 PM

View from Manila: A sight to behold as navies of PH, Japan, US and Australia hold sea patrols
'A quartet of commitment cruises forward' in the West Philippine Sea

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View from Manila: A sight to behold as navies of PH, Japan, US and Australia hold sea patrols 'A quartet of commitment cruises forward' in the West Philippine Sea Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/view-from-manila-joint-sea-patrols-philippines-japan-united-states-australia/

What are your thoughts on the recent joint drills in the West Philippine Sea involving the Philippines, United States, Japan, and Australia?

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Apr 08 01:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that in December, the FAA proposed mandating engine housing inspections and component replacements on Boeing 737 NG airplanes after a 2018 Southwest fatal fan blade incident?

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Apr 08 02:00 PM

Texas woman who measures her life in eclipses about to see her 21st
Leticia Ferrer is an 'umbraphile,' a chaser of eclipses, and says she has traveled to all seven continents and even the oceans between them in pursuit of total solar eclipses, seeing every one since 1998, and several before then

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Texas woman who measures her life in eclipses about to see her 21st Leticia Ferrer is an 'umbraphile,' a chaser of eclipses, and says she has traveled to all seven continents and even the oceans between them in pursuit of total solar eclipses, seeing every one since 1998, and several before then Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/texas-woman-measures-her-life-in-eclipses/

How do you feel about Leticia Ferrer's passion for chasing solar eclipses?

๐Ÿ˜ - Admire and love her dedication and passion!
๐Ÿ˜ฎ - Impressed by her commitment but find it extreme.
๐Ÿ˜ฌ - Concerned about prioritizing eclipses over health and personal life.

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Apr 08 03:00 PM

Sara Duterte on continued China bullying: No comment
The Vice President says her brother Davao City Congressman Paolo Duterte's statement โ€“ that it's not her job to 'demonize China' โ€“ is enough

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/sara-duterte-response-continued-china-bullying-no-comment-april-8-2024/

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Apr 08 04:00 PM

LOOK: North Americans wait for solar eclipse
Some stars will twinkle at midday as twilight abruptly descends, sending temperatures dipping and faint waves of 'shadow bands' flickering over the landscape. Birds and other wildlife, reacting to the sudden darkness, may fall silent and still.

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https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/look-north-americans-wait-for-solar-eclipse/

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LOOK: North Americans wait for solar eclipse Some stars will twinkle at midday as twilight abruptly descends, sending temperatures dipping and faint waves of 'shadow bands' flickering over the landscape. Birds and other wildlife, reacting to the sudden darkness, may fall silent and still. Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/look-north-americans-wait-for-solar-eclipse/

Are you planning to watch the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, and if so, what preparations are you making to ensure the best viewing experience?

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Apr 08 07:00 PM

[EXPLAINER] Total solar eclipse 2024: When is it and what to expect?
Here is an explanation of the solar eclipse, where it will be visible and what to expect

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https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/total-solar-eclipse-when-things-to-expect-2024/

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Apr 08 10:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the recent series of bombings in Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur, and Pilar in Abra, on April 2 and 3, led to the evacuation of 700 residents due to military airstrikes against suspected rebels?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/stop-airstrikes-hinterland-villages-human-rights-groups-ask-afp-april-2024/

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West Philippine Sea Standoff: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿค - In an interview, Vice President Sara Duterte chose not to comment on the Chinese harassment of Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. decided to align with China instead of protecting the country's maritime territories.
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Vice President Sara Duterte openly condemned China's actions in the West Philippine Sea.

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Apr 08 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz West Philippine Sea Standoff: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿค - In an interview, Vice President Sara Duterte chose not to comment on the Chinese harassment of Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. decided to align with China instead of protecting the country's maritime territories. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Vice President Sara Duterte openly condemned China's actions in the West Philippine Sea. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿค - In an interview, Vice President Sara Duterte chose not to comment on the Chinese harassment of Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea.

The true statement is that Vice President Sara Duterte opted not to give her thoughts on the tension in the West Philippine Sea, as she said 'No comment' when asked about the issue.

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Sara Duterte on continued China bullying: No comment
The Vice President says her brother Davao City Congressman Paolo Duterte's statement โ€“ that it's not her job to 'demonize China' โ€“ is enough

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/sara-duterte-response-continued-china-bullying-no-comment-april-8-2024/

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Apr 09 01:00 AM

LIVESTREAM: 2024 Total solar eclipse
Bookmark this page and catch the livestream on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 am

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/video-total-solar-eclipse-nasa-april-8-2024/

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LIVESTREAM: 2024 Total solar eclipse Bookmark this page and catch the livestream on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 am Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/video-total-solar-eclipse-nasa-april-8-2024/

How do you feel about the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8?

๐Ÿคฉ - Excited! Can't wait to witness it!
๐Ÿ˜Ž - Interested. Would love to watch if possible.
๐Ÿ˜ฒ - Surprised. Didn't know it was happening!

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2 Truths and 1 Lie

Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie?

๐ŸŒ‘ - The April 8 eclipse will start over the South Pacific and pass through Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
โ˜€๏ธ - People along the path of totality will be able to observe the sunโ€™s corona, the star's outer atmosphere, during the eclipse.
๐ŸŒž - The last total solar eclipse in North America was in 2017 and was visible from Oregon to South Carolina.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Apr 09 04:30 AM
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2 Truths and 1 Lie Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie? ๐ŸŒ‘ - The April 8 eclipse will start over the South Pacific and pass through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. โ˜€๏ธ - People along the path of totality will be able to observe the sunโ€™s corona, the star's outer atmosphere, during the eclipse. ๐ŸŒž - The last total solar eclipse in North America was in 2017 and was visible from Oregon to South Carolina. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

The true statements are:
๐ŸŒ‘ - The April 8 eclipse will start over the South Pacific and pass through Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
โ˜€๏ธ - People along the path of totality will be able to observe the sunโ€™s corona, the star's outer atmosphere, during the eclipse.

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was a lie.

The statement that is a LIE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐ŸŒž - The last total solar eclipse in North America was in 2017 and was visible from Oregon to South Carolina.

The last total solar eclipse in North America was actually in 2019, visible from Chile and Argentina.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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LIVESTREAM: 2024 Total solar eclipse
Bookmark this page and catch the livestream on Tuesday, April 9 at 1 am

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/video-total-solar-eclipse-nasa-april-8-2024/

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Challenge Your Eclipse Knowledge!: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐ŸŒ‘ - Leticia Ferrer has seen a total of 30 total solar eclipses in her lifetime.
๐ŸŒŽ๏ธ - Leticia Ferrer has never traveled outside of North America to witness a total solar eclipse.
โณ๏ธ - Leticia Ferrer delayed cancer treatment to witness an eclipse in 2017.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Pop Quiz Challenge Your Eclipse Knowledge!: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐ŸŒ‘ - Leticia Ferrer has seen a total of 30 total solar eclipses in her lifetime. ๐ŸŒŽ๏ธ - Leticia Ferrer has never traveled outside of North America to witness a total solar eclipse. โณ๏ธ - Leticia Ferrer delayed cancer treatment to witness an eclipse in 2017. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
โณ๏ธ - Leticia Ferrer delayed cancer treatment to witness an eclipse in 2017.

The true statement that Leticia Ferrer delayed cancer treatment to see an eclipse in 2017 showcases her dedication to witnessing these celestial events despite personal challenges.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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Texas woman who measures her life in eclipses about to see her 21st
Leticia Ferrer is an 'umbraphile,' a chaser of eclipses, and says she has traveled to all seven continents and even the oceans between them in pursuit of total solar eclipses, seeing every one since 1998, and several before then

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https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/texas-woman-measures-her-life-in-eclipses/

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Apr 09 11:00 AM

Trump says abortion laws should be decided by US states
A call for a national abortion ban could dent Trump's support in the six or seven US states that swing between Democratic and Republican candidates and are therefore likely to decide the election outcome

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/donald-trump-statement-abortion-laws-april-2024/

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Trump says abortion laws should be decided by US states A call for a national abortion ban could dent Trump's support in the six or seven US states that swing between Democratic and Republican candidates and are therefore likely to decide the election outcome Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/donald-trump-statement-abortion-laws-april-2024/

How do you feel about Trump's stance on letting states decide abortion laws?

๐Ÿ˜  - I strongly disagree with Trump's approach
๐Ÿ˜• - I'm unsure about Trump's stance on the issue
๐Ÿ˜ - I agree with Trump's decision to let states determine abortion laws

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Apr 09 02:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will become only the second Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress after his assassinated predecessor, Shinzo Abe, gave a speech in 2015?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/biden-host-japan-kishida-philippines-marcos-april-2024/

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Apr 09 03:00 PM

FACT CHECK: PH has not formed its own version of NATO
There are no official announcements about the Philippines establishing its own security alliance โ€‹โ€‹similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/philippines-not-formed-own-version-nato/

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Apr 09 07:00 PM

Philippine protesters trample on Xi Jinping effigy, condemn Chinaโ€™s maritime โ€˜aggressionโ€™
The protesters march towards the Chinese consulate in Manila, chanting 'China leave!' while others call out China's aggression' against Filipino people in the South China Sea

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/philippine-protesters-trample-on-xi-jinping-effigy-condemn-chinas-maritime-aggression/

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Philippine protesters trample on Xi Jinping effigy, condemn Chinaโ€™s maritime โ€˜aggressionโ€™ The protesters march towards the Chinese consulate in Manila, chanting 'China leave!' while others call out China's aggression' against Filipino people in the South China Sea Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/philippine-protesters-trample-on-xi-jinping-effigy-condemn-chinas-maritime-aggression/

What are your thoughts on the ongoing maritime disputes in the South China Sea?

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Challenge: Pick the Truth About Biden's Meetings with Japan and the Philippines: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Japan has pledged to double defense spending to 2% of its GDP under Prime Minister Fumio Kishidaโ€™s leadership.
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ - The controversy over the acquisition of American steel maker US Steel by Japanโ€™s Nippon Steel has been completely resolved.
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Apr 09 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Challenge: Pick the Truth About Biden's Meetings with Japan and the Philippines: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Japan has pledged to double defense spending to 2% of its GDP under Prime Minister Fumio Kishidaโ€™s leadership. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ - The controversy over the acquisition of American steel maker US Steel by Japanโ€™s Nippon Steel has been completely resolved. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of Congress. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Japan has pledged to double defense spending to 2% of its GDP under Prime Minister Fumio Kishidaโ€™s leadership.

The article mentions Japan's commitment under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to double its defense spending to 2% of GDP, making it the world's third-biggest military spender.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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Biden to host Japanโ€™s Kishida, Philippinesโ€™ Marcos as security fears mount
US President Joe Biden holds a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, before the two join Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a trilateral summit

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/biden-host-japan-kishida-philippines-marcos-april-2024/

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Apr 10 03:25 AM

High tide, low tide, EEZs?

Weโ€™re working on a series about the West Philippine Sea. What have you always wanted to ask about issues surrounding our sovereign rights in those waters? No question is too basic or too complicated.

Send any of your questions here in the chat room.

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2 Truths and 1 Lie

Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie?

โ˜๏ธ - Some regions within the path of totality are forecasted to have cloudy skies on the day of the eclipse, potentially disappointing skywatchers.
๐Ÿ‘ฅ - An estimated 31.6 million people live in the path of totality for this total solar eclipse, a significant increase from the previous one in 2017.
๐ŸŒ‘ - A woman from Texas is about to see her 21st total solar eclipse as a way of measuring her life.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Apr 10 04:30 AM
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2 Truths and 1 Lie Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie? โ˜๏ธ - Some regions within the path of totality are forecasted to have cloudy skies on the day of the eclipse, potentially disappointing skywatchers. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ - An estimated 31.6 million people live in the path of totality for this total solar eclipse, a significant increase from the previous one in 2017. ๐ŸŒ‘ - A woman from Texas is about to see her 21st total solar eclipse as a way of measuring her life. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

The true statements are:
โ˜๏ธ - Some regions within the path of totality are forecasted to have cloudy skies on the day of the eclipse, potentially disappointing skywatchers.
๐Ÿ‘ฅ - An estimated 31.6 million people live in the path of totality for this total solar eclipse, a significant increase from the previous one in 2017.

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was a lie.

The statement that is a LIE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐ŸŒ‘ - A woman from Texas is about to see her 21st total solar eclipse as a way of measuring her life.

There is no mention of a woman from Texas who measures her life in eclipses or is about to see her 21st eclipse in the article.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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LOOK: North Americans wait for solar eclipse
Some stars will twinkle at midday as twilight abruptly descends, sending temperatures dipping and faint waves of 'shadow bands' flickering over the landscape. Birds and other wildlife, reacting to the sudden darkness, may fall silent and still.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/science/earth-space/look-north-americans-wait-for-solar-eclipse/

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Apr 10 08:00 AM

Expect more joint South China Sea patrols, US says ahead of summits with allies
US President Joe Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington on April 10 and the two and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos will meet on April 11 for talks that will include ways to push back against China

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/expect-more-joint-south-china-sea-patrols-summits-united-states-allies/

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Expect more joint South China Sea patrols, US says ahead of summits with allies US President Joe Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington on April 10 and the two and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos will meet on April 11 for talks that will include ways to push back against China Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/expect-more-joint-south-china-sea-patrols-summits-united-states-allies/

What are your thoughts on the increasing joint patrols in the South China Sea involving the United States, Australia, the Philippines, and Japan?

RG
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Aeronautical Anomalies: Southwest Airlines and Boeing Aviation Incidents: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

โš ๏ธ - The FAA grounded the MAX 9 model after an incident with an Alaska Airlines aircraft.
๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ - The engine cover on Southwest Airlines' Boeing 737-800 in Denver landed on a nearby car during takeoff.
๐Ÿšง - The FAA grounded the Boeing 737-800 aircraft for several weeks after the incident in Denver.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Apr 10 10:30 AM
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Pop Quiz Aeronautical Anomalies: Southwest Airlines and Boeing Aviation Incidents: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? โš ๏ธ - The FAA grounded the MAX 9 model after an incident with an Alaska Airlines aircraft. ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ - The engine cover on Southwest Airlines' Boeing 737-800 in Denver landed on a nearby car during takeoff. ๐Ÿšง - The FAA grounded the Boeing 737-800 aircraft for several weeks after the incident in Denver. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
โš ๏ธ - The FAA grounded the MAX 9 model after an incident with an Alaska Airlines aircraft.

The true statement is based on the article mentioning that the FAA grounded the MAX 9 model for several weeks after an incident involving an Alaska Airlines plane, not the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Denver.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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Loss of engine cover on Southwest Boeing 737-800 prompts FAA investigation
Southwest Flight 3695 returns safely to Denver International Airport around 8:15 am local time on April 7 and is towed to the gate after losing the engine cowling. No one was injured.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/loss-engine-cover-southwest-boeing-737-800-faa-investigation/

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Apr 10 12:00 PM

[OPINION] Beyond Ayungin Shoal: The primacy of national resolve
Chinaโ€™s grayzone measures remain disruptive and effective. To make a dent, the Philippines should address the issue of capability and come up with a viable countermeasure.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/voices/thought-leaders/opinion-beyond-ayungin-shoal-primacy-of-national-resolve/

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[OPINION] Beyond Ayungin Shoal: The primacy of national resolve Chinaโ€™s grayzone measures remain disruptive and effective. To make a dent, the Philippines should address the issue of capability and come up with a viable countermeasure. Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/voices/thought-leaders/opinion-beyond-ayungin-shoal-primacy-of-national-resolve/

What strategies do you think the Philippines and China should consider in order to navigate current tensions in the South China Sea region?

RN
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Apr 10 01:00 PM

Marcos โ€˜horrifiedโ€™ by Duterteโ€™s alleged gentlemanโ€™s agreement with China on West PH Sea
'I am horrified by the idea that we have compromised, through a secret agreement, the territory, the sovereignty, and the sovereign rights of the Filipinos,' says President Marcos

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-horrified-alleged-duterte-gentleman-agreement-china-sea-dispute/

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Apr 10 06:00 PM

Chinese cyber threats target PH, other ASEAN nations amid Western military exercises
A Microsoft report finds that Chinese cyber actors 'appeared particularly interested in targets related to the numerous US military drills conducted in the region'

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/technology/chinese-cyber-threats-target-ph-asean-nations-amid-western-military-exercises/

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Apr 10 08:00 PM

WATCH: Filipino fisherfolk face fear of China harassment in Recto Bank
As fisherfolk from Palawan are forced to venture farther and farther away to get a decent catch, what else can the Philippine government do to make sure they are safe?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/video-filipino-fisherfolk-face-fear-china-harassment-recto-bank/

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WATCH: Filipino fisherfolk face fear of China harassment in Recto Bank As fisherfolk from Palawan are forced to venture farther and farther away to get a decent catch, what else can the Philippine government do to make sure they are safe? Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/video-filipino-fisherfolk-face-fear-china-harassment-recto-bank/

How do you feel about the situation in the article?

๐Ÿ’” - Heartbroken for the fisherfolk's struggles
๐Ÿ˜ก - Angry at the harassment from China Coast Guard
๐Ÿ‘ - Applauding the efforts of PCG, BFAR, and the Filipino fishing vessels

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Apr 10 09:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. referred to the Philippines as the 'front line' during his address before the Australian parliament? This statement was made to highlight the country's battle against actions undermining regional peace, especially in light of China's aggressive measures in the West Philippine Sea.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/in-the-public-square-john-nery-edging-toward-armed-conflict-west-philippine-sea/

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Apr 11 01:00 AM

Chinaโ€™s Xi says nobody can stop โ€˜family reunionโ€™ with Taiwan
'External interference cannot stop the historical trend of reunion of the country and family,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping

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https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/china-xi-jinping-family-reunion-with-taiwan/

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Chinaโ€™s Xi says nobody can stop โ€˜family reunionโ€™ with Taiwan 'External interference cannot stop the historical trend of reunion of the country and family,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/china-xi-jinping-family-reunion-with-taiwan/

How do you feel about the recent meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou?

๐Ÿ˜Š - I am optimistic about the potential for peace and dialogue between China and Taiwan.
๐Ÿ˜ก - I am concerned about the military tensions and external interference in the relationship between China and Taiwan.
๐Ÿ˜ฎ - I am surprised by the historical significance and implications of this meeting.

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Apr 11 05:56 AM

Hi everyone! I'm Bea Cupin and I report on defense and diplomacy for Rappler. We're working on a series of explainers on the WPS. I believe our community team has posted call outs for this on social media. Para sa mga andito sa channel na ito: what questions have you always had about the West Philippine Sea and the issues surrounding these waters?

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We're hoping to get questions from our readers to help us get a better sense of what you need to know and what issues related to the WPS interest you the most.

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Apr 11 12:00 PM

2 Navy pilots dead in Cavite chopper crash
The Philippine Navy says it will conduct a 'thorough investigation' to determine the cause of the crash, which claimed the lives of two of its officers

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/navy-helicopter-crash-cavite-april-11-2024/

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Apr 11 01:00 PM

Biden and Japanโ€™s Kishida forge new partnership, eyeing China and Russia
'This is the most significant upgrade in our alliance since it was first established,' US President Joe Biden says after about two hours of talks that focused on the restive Indo-Pacific region and China's actions

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/biden-kishida-forge-new-partnership-eyeing-china-russia/

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Biden and Japanโ€™s Kishida forge new partnership, eyeing China and Russia 'This is the most significant upgrade in our alliance since it was first established,' US President Joe Biden says after about two hours of talks that focused on the restive Indo-Pacific region and China's actions Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/biden-kishida-forge-new-partnership-eyeing-china-russia/

How do you feel about the strengthened military cooperation between the US and Japan outlined in the article?

โš”๏ธ - Excited and supportive of the joint military projects and alliances
๐Ÿš€ - Looking forward to Japanese astronauts participating in NASA moon missions
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ - Concerned about potential tensions with China amidst the military cooperation

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Apr 11 07:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in 2016 that China's expansive claims over the South China Sea via its nine-dash line had no basis under international law, handing the Philippines a landmark victory?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/explainer-south-china-sea-why-tensions-heating-up/

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Apr 11 08:00 PM

Biden to warn on Beijingโ€™s South China Sea moves in Philippines-Japan summit
US President Joe Biden will announce new joint military efforts and infrastructure spending as he hosts Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington for a first-of-its-kind trilateral summit

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/biden-warn-beijing-south-china-sea-moves-in-philippines-japan-summit/

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Biden to warn on Beijingโ€™s South China Sea moves in Philippines-Japan summit US President Joe Biden will announce new joint military efforts and infrastructure spending as he hosts Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington for a first-of-its-kind trilateral summit Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/biden-warn-beijing-south-china-sea-moves-in-philippines-japan-summit/

What are your thoughts on the escalating tensions in the South China Sea and the efforts being made by the US, Japan, and the Philippines to address the situation?

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Test Your Knowledge on US-Japan Relations: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿš€ - US and Japan announced plans to jointly develop a missile defense network stretching across Europe.
๐Ÿ—๏ธ - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida criticized US Steel for a recent business deal with Nippon Steel during the meeting.
โš”๏ธ - The US and Japan agreed to strengthen their military alliance through joint projects and cooperation, including developing a new air missile defense network together.

Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on US-Japan Relations: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿš€ - US and Japan announced plans to jointly develop a missile defense network stretching across Europe. ๐Ÿ—๏ธ - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida criticized US Steel for a recent business deal with Nippon Steel during the meeting. โš”๏ธ - The US and Japan agreed to strengthen their military alliance through joint projects and cooperation, including developing a new air missile defense network together. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
โš”๏ธ - The US and Japan agreed to strengthen their military alliance through joint projects and cooperation, including developing a new air missile defense network together.

The true statement reflects the fact mentioned in the article where the US and Japan will develop a new air missile defense network, showcasing their commitment to enhancing military cooperation.

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Biden and Japanโ€™s Kishida forge new partnership, eyeing China and Russia
'This is the most significant upgrade in our alliance since it was first established,' US President Joe Biden says after about two hours of talks that focused on the restive Indo-Pacific region and China's actions

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/biden-kishida-forge-new-partnership-eyeing-china-russia/

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Apr 12 12:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know the United States, Japan, and the Philippines expressed 'serious concern' over China's actions in the South China Sea and the East China Sea during a trilateral meeting in Washington, expressing opposition to China's aggressive behavior and violations of maritime laws?

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/united-states-japan-manila-serious-concern-china-ayungin-shoal-senkaku-islands/

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Apr 12 01:00 PM

Taiwan, China can resolve differences, ex-president says after meeting Xi Jinping
Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou holds his second meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, following a landmark summit in Singapore in 2015 when Ma was still Taiwan's leader

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https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-china-can-resolve-differences-ex-president-says/

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Apr 12 04:00 PM

Former MILF camp hosts US-Philippine military exercises in Maguindanao del Norte
The Marine Exercises 2024 at Camp Abubakar marks the first-ever bilateral military exercise in Central Mindanao

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https://www.rappler.com/nation/former-milf-camp-hosts-us-philippine-military-exercises-maguindanao-del-norte/

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Former MILF camp hosts US-Philippine military exercises in Maguindanao del Norte The Marine Exercises 2024 at Camp Abubakar marks the first-ever bilateral military exercise in Central Mindanao Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/former-milf-camp-hosts-us-philippine-military-exercises-maguindanao-del-norte/

How do you feel about the joint military exercises between US and Philippine troops in Camp Abubakar?

๐Ÿ‘ - Excited, it shows strong alliance and security cooperation๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ˜ - Neutral, I have mixed feelings about foreign military presence๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ‘Ž - Concerned, it may escalate tensions or lead to unwanted consequences๐Ÿ‘Ž

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Apr 12 05:00 PM

[The Slingshot] Red zipper on the mouth of Sara Duterte
Zippers of today come in an assortment of colors. Sara Duterteโ€™s is colored red, for Red China. She uses her mouth zipper with ease. She unzips it when she pleases.

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https://www.rappler.com/voices/thought-leaders/the-slingshot-red-zipper-mouth-of-sara-duterte/

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[The Slingshot] Red zipper on the mouth of Sara Duterte Zippers of today come in an assortment of colors. Sara Duterteโ€™s is colored red, for Red China. She uses her mouth zipper with ease. She unzips it when she pleases. Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/voices/thought-leaders/the-slingshot-red-zipper-mouth-of-sara-duterte/

What factors do you think contribute to a politician's choice to speak openly on certain issues while remaining silent on others?

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Apr 12 07:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know Kishida is only the second Japanese prime minister ever to address a joint meeting of the Senate and House, after Shinzo Abe in 2015?

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Apr 12 08:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that Sam Bankman-Fried, the former billionaire crypto wunderkind, was once estimated to have a net worth of $26 billion before his downfall which led to his conviction for one of the biggest financial frauds in US history?

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Apr 12 09:00 PM

US, Japan, Philippines condemn Beijingโ€™s South China Sea moves in summit
US President Joe Biden's administration announces new joint military efforts and infrastructure spending while he hosts Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington

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US, Japan, Philippines condemn Beijingโ€™s South China Sea moves in summit US President Joe Biden's administration announces new joint military efforts and infrastructure spending while he hosts Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/united-states-japan-philippines-condemn-beijing-south-china-sea-moves/

How do you feel about the US, Japan, Philippines joint efforts to push back on China in the South China Sea?

๐Ÿ˜  - Angry - Disagree with the joint efforts
๐ŸŒŠ - Concerned - Worried about escalating tensions in the South China Sea
๐Ÿค - Supportive - Think it's a good move for the countries to work together

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Apr 12 10:00 PM

China summons Japanese, Philippine diplomats over negative comments
'We strongly deplore and strongly oppose the remarks,' says China's foreign ministry spokesperson in response to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's speech to US Congress in which he named China the biggest challenge the world

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Apr 13 12:00 AM

In US meeting, Philippines says it will assert South China Sea rights
Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says the Philippines is determined to assert its sovereign rights, especially within the exclusive economic zone

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In US meeting, Philippines says it will assert South China Sea rights Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says the Philippines is determined to assert its sovereign rights, especially within the exclusive economic zone Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/nation/us-meeting-philippines-assert-south-china-sea-rights/

What are your thoughts on the recent tensions between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea, and how do you think countries should navigate such disputes?

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Apr 13 12:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that US President Joe Biden expects Iran to attack Israel 'sooner, rather than later' and emphasized Washington's commitment to defend Israel?

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https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/biden-warning-iran-attack-israel-april-12-2024/

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Apr 13 01:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that Vice President Sara Duterte's silence over China's aggression against Philippine government vessels in the West Philippine Sea led to further splits in the Uniteam coalition that propelled the Marcos-Duterte tandem to victory?

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https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-defends-sara-duterte-silence-china-aggression-sea-dispute/

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Apr 13 03:00 PM

Marcos to Duterte: What did you compromise in โ€˜secret agreementโ€™ with China?
President Marcos says he also plans to get answers from former Duterte officials on his predecessor's 'gentleman's agreement' with his Chinese counterpart on Ayungin Shoal

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Marcos to Duterte: What did you compromise in โ€˜secret agreementโ€™ with China? President Marcos says he also plans to get answers from former Duterte officials on his predecessor's 'gentleman's agreement' with his Chinese counterpart on Ayungin Shoal Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-questions-duterte-secret-deal-china-ayungin-shoal/

What are your thoughts on the importance of transparency in international agreements and the implications of keeping such agreements secret from the public?

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Apr 13 04:00 PM

US, Japan, Philippines trilateral deal to change dynamic in South China Sea, Marcos says
Marcos says the trilateral summit was 'not against any country' but had focused on deepening economic and security relations among Manila, Washington, and Tokyo

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https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/marcos-says-us-japan-philippines-trilateral-deal-to-change-dynamic-south-china-sea/

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Apr 13 05:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that there have been no announcements or reports from the departments/ministries of defense of the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany regarding joint military alliances in the Philippine Sea, despite a claim circulating on Facebook?

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Apr 13 09:00 PM

Chinaโ€™s top legislator meets North Koreaโ€™s Kim Jong-un on goodwill visit
China's top legislator Zhao Leji is the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit the North since 2018, when Li Zhanshu attended the 70th anniversary of the North's founding

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Chinaโ€™s top legislator meets North Koreaโ€™s Kim Jong-un on goodwill visit China's top legislator Zhao Leji is the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit the North since 2018, when Li Zhanshu attended the 70th anniversary of the North's founding Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/china-top-legislator-meets-north-korea-kim-jong-un-goodwill-visit/

How do you feel about China's willingness to boost cooperation with North Korea?

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๐Ÿ˜ - I'm neutral about it, need more information to form an opinion. ๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ˜  - I believe it could complicate international relations and lead to tensions. ๐Ÿ˜ 

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Test Your Knowledge on Recent Naval Activities in the South China Sea: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau recently discussed joint military exercises in the South China Sea.
โš“๏ธ - Naval forces from the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany have joined forces in the Philippine Sea.
๐Ÿšข - On April 7, 2024, naval forces from the US, Japan, and Australia joined the Philippine Navy in a joint patrol in the South China Sea.

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Apr 13 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Recent Naval Activities in the South China Sea: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau recently discussed joint military exercises in the South China Sea. โš“๏ธ - Naval forces from the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany have joined forces in the Philippine Sea. ๐Ÿšข - On April 7, 2024, naval forces from the US, Japan, and Australia joined the Philippine Navy in a joint patrol in the South China Sea. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿšข - On April 7, 2024, naval forces from the US, Japan, and Australia joined the Philippine Navy in a joint patrol in the South China Sea.

The true statement reflects the joint patrol that actually occurred in the South China Sea involving the US, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines, not the Philippine Sea, as falsely claimed in one of the lies.

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FACT CHECK: US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Germany have not โ€˜joined forcesโ€™ in the Philippine Sea
The five countries have not issued any statement on joint activities or military exercises in the Philippine Sea

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Apr 14 02:00 AM

Stranded sea otter pups paired with surrogate moms at California aquarium
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair pups with surrogate sea otter mothers with the hope of teaching them life skills and returning them to the wild

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Stranded sea otter pups paired with surrogate moms at California aquarium The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair pups with surrogate sea otter mothers with the hope of teaching them life skills and returning them to the wild Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/stranded-sea-otter-pups-paired-surrogate-moms-california-aquarium/

How do you feel about the efforts to rescue and rehabilitate stranded sea otter pups off the California coast?

๐Ÿ˜ - I think it's heartwarming and amazing!
๐Ÿ˜ข - It's sad that they get stranded, but it's great they are being helped.
๐Ÿ‘ - I applaud the organizations for their dedication and work in protecting these sea otters.

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2 Truths and 1 Lie

Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie?

๐Ÿฆฆ - The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair sea otter pups with surrogate sea otter mothers to teach them essential life skills for returning them to the wild.
๐ŸŒฟ - Sea otters play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems by keeping herbivores like sea urchins in check to prevent overpopulation and protect kelp forests and eel grass beds.
๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Feeding an otter costs the aquarium $30,000 a year and demands constant fundraising.

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2 Truths and 1 Lie Two of these statements are true and the remaining one is false. Can you guess which one is the lie? ๐Ÿฆฆ - The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair sea otter pups with surrogate sea otter mothers to teach them essential life skills for returning them to the wild. ๐ŸŒฟ - Sea otters play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems by keeping herbivores like sea urchins in check to prevent overpopulation and protect kelp forests and eel grass beds. ๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Feeding an otter costs the aquarium $30,000 a year and demands constant fundraising. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

The true statements are:
๐Ÿฆฆ - The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair sea otter pups with surrogate sea otter mothers to teach them essential life skills for returning them to the wild.
๐ŸŒฟ - Sea otters play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems by keeping herbivores like sea urchins in check to prevent overpopulation and protect kelp forests and eel grass beds.

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was a lie.

The statement that is a LIE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ’ฐ๏ธ - Feeding an otter costs the aquarium $30,000 a year and demands constant fundraising.

The actual cost of feeding an otter at the aquarium is $40,000 a year, as stated in the article.

No one got the correct answer this time!

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Stranded sea otter pups paired with surrogate moms at California aquarium
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to pair pups with surrogate sea otter mothers with the hope of teaching them life skills and returning them to the wild

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Apr 14 12:00 PM

US House to consider pro-Israel bill next week, lawmaker says after Iran attack
'The House of Representatives stands strongly with Israel, and there must be consequences for this unprovoked attack,' says House Majority Leader Steve Scalise

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https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/united-states-house-to-consider-pro-israel-bill-after-iran-attack/

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US House to consider pro-Israel bill next week, lawmaker says after Iran attack 'The House of Representatives stands strongly with Israel, and there must be consequences for this unprovoked attack,' says House Majority Leader Steve Scalise Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/world/us-canada/united-states-house-to-consider-pro-israel-bill-after-iran-attack/

What are your thoughts on the US House of Representatives making a change in its schedule to consider legislation supporting Israel and holding Iran accountable?

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Apr 14 12:54 PM
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What are your thoughts on the US House of Representatives making a change in its schedule to consider legislation supporting Israel and holding Iran accountable?

Unprovoked ba talaga yung atake ng Iran? Hindi ba Israel ang itinuturong umatake sa Iranian consulate sa Syria nitong April 1? Sana naman hindi na palalain pa ng US yung genocide sa mga Palestino na ginagawa ng Israel.

Saka pala bakit wala man lang context yung article ng Reuters? Parang press release lang e. Dapat link na lang yan sa PR ng US HoR kung hindi naman nila kayang i-fact check yung claim ng US HoR. Saka sana hindi ganitong article ang fini-feature ng Rappler.

Ito po for context sa atake ng Israel sa Iran noong April 1.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/01/israeli-airstrike-on-iranian-consulate-in-damascus-kills-irgc-commander

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Apr 14 09:00 PM

What if Russia wins? What the Ukraine war means for Filipinos
This is Ukraine. The main thing for them is the justice of their cause. They chin up. They flash a collective middle finger at the enemy.

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https://www.rappler.com/voices/rappler-blogs/what-ukraine-war-means-for-filipinos/

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Apr 14 11:53 PM

โ€œWhoever decides to attack Israel โ€“ dares to attack Israel at a time when the whole world acts in its service โ€“ is a hero in the eyes of Palestinians regardless of whether we share their [Iranโ€™s] ideology or not,โ€ said Majed Abu Hamza, 52, a father of seven, from Gaza City.

โ€œWe have been slaughtered for over six months and no one dared to do anything. Now Iran, after its consulate was hit, is hitting back at Israel and this brings joy into our hearts,โ€ he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/14/no-one-dared-to-do-anything-palestinians-react-to-irans-attack-on-israel

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Apr 15 12:10 AM

Iran said the mass aerial attack, which it called Operation True Promise, was a retaliation for the bombing of an Iranian diplomatic building in Damascus on 1 April, and that it now considered the matter closed unless there was further action by Israel.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/14/iran-warns-strike-again-greater-force-us-israel-retaliate

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Noel
Apr 15 12:25 AM

All-out war or de-escalation: what will the Israeli leader do next?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/14/all-out-war-or-de-escalation-what-will-netanyahu-do-next-iran-israel

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Apr 15 12:36 AM

Fate of Middle East hangs in the balance as Israel mulls its next steps

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/14/fate-of-middle-east-hangs-in-the-balance-as-israel-mulls-its-next-steps

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Apr 15 11:00 AM

US will not take part in any Israeli retaliatory action against Iran
The threat of open warfare erupting between the arch-Middle East foes and dragging in the United States puts the region on edge, triggering calls for restraint from global powers and Arab nations to avoid further escalation

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Apr 15 05:00 PM

View from Manila: Will the real gentleman โ€“ or agreement โ€“ please stand up?
China insists that a gentleman's agreement with Manila was made in the past Duterte administration. Former President Duterte is now denying it.

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https://www.rappler.com/philippines/view-from-manila-rodrigo-duterte-xi-jinping-gentleman-agreement-west-sea/

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Apr 15 06:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines to withdraw support from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., but the AFP rejected the call and affirmed their commitment to the chain of command and protecting the Constitution?

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Apr 15 08:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed frustration over the conflicting information surrounding the 'secret deal' between his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte and China on the West Philippine Sea? Marcos raised questions about the existence, content, and secrecy of the alleged agreement during a presidential forum, highlighting the lack of clarity and concrete evidence surrounding the issue.

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-jr-decries-excuses-duterte-administration-officials-secret-deal-china-april-2024/

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Apr 15 09:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the Philippines has no plans to grant the United States access to more military bases, even after nearly doubling the number of bases last year under a joint defense pact?

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https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-no-plans-grant-united-states-access-more-bases/

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Apr 15 10:00 PM

FACT CHECK: US and PH Navy did not attack a Chinese Coast Guard ship
There have been no reports from the US and Philippine navies about an altercation with the Chinese Coast Guard in the South China Sea

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https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/united-states-philippine-navy-did-not-attack-chinese-coast-guard-ship-april-15-2024/

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Test Your Knowledge: Philippines and US Military Bases: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

๐Ÿ”’๏ธ - Last year, Washington and Manila discussed further expanding the number of bases US forces could access under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) from nine.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr expressed willingness to create new military bases for the US in the Philippines.
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Philippines is planning to grant the United States access to more military bases, increasing the total number from nine to fourteen.

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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge: Philippines and US Military Bases: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ๐Ÿ”’๏ธ - Last year, Washington and Manila discussed further expanding the number of bases US forces could access under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) from nine. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr expressed willingness to create new military bases for the US in the Philippines. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - Philippines is planning to grant the United States access to more military bases, increasing the total number from nine to fourteen. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

๐Ÿ The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... ๐Ÿฅ
๐Ÿ”’๏ธ - Last year, Washington and Manila discussed further expanding the number of bases US forces could access under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) from nine.

The true statement is based on the article's mention of discussions between the US and Manila to consider expanding the number of bases under the EDCA.

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Marcos has no plans to grant US access to more bases
Last year, Washington and Manila discussed further expanding the number of bases US forces could access under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement from nine

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Apr 15 11:48 PM

โ€œWith all eyes on the dangerous escalation between Israel and Iran, weโ€™re concerned that Gaza will be abandoned,โ€ said Tania Hary, the executive director of Gisha, an Israeli NGO set up to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians, particularly those in Gaza.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/15/sympathy-shifted-to-israel-many-fear-iran-attack-has-distracted-aid-effort

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FACT CHECK: Job recruitment posts not from PH Coast Guard
The Philippine Coast Guard warns the public against misleading job postings on Facebook linking to an unverified recruitment website

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FACT CHECK: Job recruitment posts not from PH Coast Guard The Philippine Coast Guard warns the public against misleading job postings on Facebook linking to an unverified recruitment website Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/job-recruitment-posts-not-from-philippine-coast-guard/

What steps do you think individuals and organizations can take to protect themselves and others from falling victim to fake recruitment announcements and phishing scams online?