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Philippine Vax Sites Overwhelmed Amid False Reports

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of people jammed coronavirus vaccination centers in the Philippine capital, defying social distancing restrictions, after false news spread that unvaccinated residents would be deprived of cash aid or barred from leaving home during a two-week lockdown that started Friday. Officials placed Metropolitan Manila back under lockdown until Aug. 20, as a new spike in COVID-19 …

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MANILA: Six Million Attend Papal Mass

Via the BBC: Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila. Six million people attended the ceremony or lined the Papal route to Rizal Park, city officials estimate. That would be a record for a papal event. About five million welcomed Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995. The Vatican …

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