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 2020-01-22 16:56 

ABS-CBN

Lawmakers hold plenary session in volcano-affected Batangas...

Members of the House of Representatives held a plenary session in Batangas to tackle the plight of residents affected by Taal Volcano's eruption....

 2020-01-22 16:49 

ABS-CBN

Some residents in Taal town remain at home despite lockdown...

State volcanologists consider the possibility of lowering Taal volcano's alert level, some 10 days after it erupted. But they are still not discounting a potential explosive eruption anytime soon....

 2020-01-22 16:40 

Philippine Star

DOH backs 'couple's nest' for evacuees...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday supported the provision of private spaces dubbed "couple's nest" in Tagaytay City for spouses displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano....

 2020-01-22 16:39 

Philippine Star

House eyes anti-dynasty, IRA increase in proposed Cha-cha...

The House of Representatives will include provisions against political dynasties and increasing the Internal Revenue Allotment for local government units in the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution....

 2020-01-22 16:39 

Philippine Star

Bello bares official's attempt to block OFW's murder probe...

An official tried to intervene in the investigation of the case of slain Filipino household worker in Kuwait, Jeanelyn Villavende, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III revealed last Tuesday....

 2020-01-22 16:39 

Philippine Star

US earmarks P5.1 million for Taal relief...

The US government will provide P5.1 million in relief assistance for communities affected by Taal Volcano's continuing activity, Ambassador Sung Kim announced yesterday....

 2020-01-22 16:39 

Philippine Star

Chinese boy in Cebu recovering...

The Department of Health is optimistic that the five-year-old Chinese boy in Cebu City, who tested positive for coronavirus, is not infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reported in China late last year....

 2020-01-22 16:34 

Manila Bulletin

What the Road to A means...

OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT By DIWA C. GUINIGUNDO A few days ago, BSP Governor Ben Diokno expressed optimism that the Philippines could secure an A credit rating from Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs). The broadsheets quoted Governor Diokno saying that pursuing s...

 2020-01-22 16:32 

ABS-CBN

Congressmen listen to Taal victims in Batangas plenary session...

BATANGAS CITY Local officials of Batangas province and other victims of the Jan. 12 eruption of Taal Volcano aired their plea for help before more than 200 congressmen during a plenary session held here Wednesday afternoon....

 2020-01-22 16:28 

Manila Bulletin

Diplomats of culture...

LANDSCAPE By GEMMA CRUZ ARANETA How odd that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should convene a conference on "Cultural Diplomacy"! Haven't they been doing that since the First Republic? I thought cultural diplomacy was and is the core o...

 2020-01-22 16:18 

Manila Bulletin

LTO relieves 5 enforcers after illegally parking their patrol car in Malabon City...

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has relieved five duty enforcers whose patrol vehicle was caught in a now-viral social media post improperly parked in a major thoroughfare in Malabon City....

 2020-01-22 16:15 

Manila Bulletin

Evacuation centers...

METRO CORNER By ERIK ESPINA Back in 1986, I had the fortune to travel and study with 10 Filipinos in the United States under a program sponsored by the State Department. Next to classroom instruction in Sanggamon University, Springfields, Illinois, we wer...

 2020-01-22 16:10 

Manila Bulletin

China virus deaths hit 17, heightening global alarm...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - Deaths from China's new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife....

 2020-01-22 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Groups push for Constitutional amendments to empower LGUs for development...

Groups pushing for critical amendments in the 1987 Constitution have strongly urged Congress to pass their proposed measures and adopt desired social, political, economic, and electoral reforms....

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Stars attend glitzy book launch...

The stars shone brightly at the launch of the book "The 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time" as sports heroes, diplomats, captains of industry, businessmen, politicians, media personalities and collectors came to celebrate the formal unveili...

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Knox holes out with birdie, catches Jahns at helm...

Joe Knox probably never got to see his name appear on the leaderboard after holing out with a birdie on the ninth for a 70 and storming out of the clubhouse as Keanu Jahns later closed out with a bogey....

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Ceres booters pull off shocker...

Ceres Negros FC moved one win away from claiming a historic slot in the group stage of the AFC Champions League after a 1-0 stunner on the road over Thai side Port FC in the second round of the qualifiers Tuesday night at PAT Stadium in Bangkok....

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Kai snares MVP honors in Atlanta meet...

Kai Sotto continued to boost his stocks in his US training with his MVP performance leading the Skills Factory National to a three-game sweep of the King Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia....

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

No ash emission observed in Taal since Wednesday morning — Phivolcs...

In a 4 p.m. bulletin, Phivolcs said the volcano in Batangas has not emitted ash since Wednesday morning....

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Bato dela Rosa says the US has canceled his visa...

Sen. Ronald...

 2020-01-22 16:00 

Philippine Star

Biazon seeks suspension of flights from Wuhan, China over coronavirus risk...

Kalibo is one of the gateways to Boracay, a popular tourist destination that travel magazines have ranked as having among the best beaches in the world....

 2020-01-22 15:48 

Manila Bulletin

Japanese gov't extends P24 million aid to PH to develop raw silk industry...

The Japanese government is extending about P24 million to develop model sericulture farmers aimed at increasing the production of cocoon and high-quality raw silk in the Philippines....

 2020-01-22 15:46 

Manila Bulletin

Senators weigh in on Trump invitation to Duterte to attend U.S.-ASEAN summit...

The invitation extended by United States President Donald Trump to President Duterte to attend the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Las Vegas in March only shows that the Philippines' independent foreign policy is real....

 2020-01-22 15:42 

Manila Bulletin

Avancena expresses concern for plight of female evacuees...

BATANGAS CITY-- Cielito 'Honeylet' Avancena, President Duterte's longtime partner, expressed her concern over the condition of female evacuees when she visited two of the largest evacuation centers here....

 2020-01-22 15:40 

Manila Standard

5 suspects held for killing of ex-solon...

Five suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of former Batangas 2nd District Rep. Edgar Mendoza and his two aides whose charred bodies were found in a recovered vehicle in Tiaong, Quezon earlier this month....

 2020-01-22 15:37 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD: More than 39,000 families in Calabarzon displaced by Taal eruption...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development vowed on Wednesday (Jan. 22) to continuously assess the situation of more than 39,000 families displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) region, a...

 2020-01-22 15:30 

Manila Bulletin

San Juan City shuts down slaughterhouse for dumping waste into river...

The City of San Juan shut down on Wednesday the operations of a local slaughterhouse in the city after it was found to be dumping its waste into the San Juan River as well operating without the necessary permits....

 2020-01-22 15:30 

Manila Standard

TUCP slams 'ineffective' gov't hotlines for OFWs...

The labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Wednesday slammed the Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the recr...

 2020-01-22 15:24 

Manila Bulletin

U.S. Ambassador Kim visits Batangas evacuation center on relief mission...

"I'm impressed by your resilience, strength, and solidarity during this difficult time," United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim told families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption during a visit to an evacuation center in Nasugbu...

 2020-01-22 15:20 

Manila Standard

ACT hits budget for anti-Red campaign...

Amid a "measly" wage increase, teachers on Wednesday slammed the P36.439-billion allocation to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict aimed to end insurgency through Executive Order 70....

 2020-01-22 15:12 

Manila Bulletin

VP Leni says better to find solutions than lay blame; lauds Phivolcs' 'commitment'...

Vice President Leni Robredo said now is not the time to find blame among government officials over the massive evacuation of affected residents in response to the Taal Volcano eruption....

 2020-01-22 15:10 

Manila Standard

Lawmaker seeks 'substantial' pay hike for teachers...

Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro on Wednesday filed House Bill 5990 upgrading the minimum salaries of public school teachers to Salary Grade 15, teaching personnel in higher education to salary grade 16 and minimum salaries of...

 2020-01-22 15:00 

Manila Standard

Canadian-PH group holds annual ICT Awards...

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has announced that deadline for online nominations for the 14th annual International Information and Communications Technology Awards Philippines is on Jan. 31 with the gala night to be held on April 2 a...

 2020-01-22 14:50 

Manila Standard

'Mendiola Massacre' remembered...

As peasant groups and activists mark the 33rd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre with a protest at the Mendiola bridge in Manila, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas and Anakpawis Party-list said that the Duterte administration re...

 2020-01-22 14:40 

Manila Standard

Former DOF exec faces jail for graft...

A former Department of Finance official who is facing a string of cases arising out of his assignment at the one-stop shop Inter- Agency Tax Credit and Drawback Center was convicted of graft anew by the Sandiganbayan and was meted out six to 10 years impr...

 2020-01-22 14:39 

ABS-CBN

Phivolcs: Magma won't flow from Batangas fissures...

Solidum said magma has always been under the surface of towns that surround Taal Volcano, which has "magma chambers."...

 2020-01-22 14:38 

Manila Bulletin

Labor groups call for OFW summit to discuss repatriation, other issues...

Labor groups are calling for a high-level overseas Filipino workers (OFW) labor summit amid the threat of war in the Middle East....

 2020-01-22 14:30 

Manila Standard

New traffic scheme up for Skyway...

San Miguel Corp. said it would implement a new traffic scheme to facilitate the construction of the P10-billion Skyway Extension Project....

 2020-01-22 14:25 

Manila Bulletin

Filipina flight attendant undergoes self-quarantine in Kalibo...

Iloilo City—Amid the novel coronavirus scare, a Filipina flight attendant choose to quarantine herself after a direct flight from China landed at Kalibo International Airport in Kalibo town, Aklan province....

 2020-01-22 14:21 

Manila Bulletin

Motorbike taxi TWG says cases against three players will be withdrawn...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) technical working group (TWG) said following recent discussions with the three motorcycle taxi players, all cases filed against them will be withdrawn,...

 2020-01-22 14:20 

Manila Standard

Ayala-UP agreement generates 50k jobs...

The contract of the Ayala Land Inc. with the University of the Philippines for the Technohub complex in Diliman has created thousands of jobs, an official statement said Wednesday....

 2020-01-22 14:11 

Manila Bulletin

OFWs in Moscow advised to exercise caution amid bomb threats...

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Russia are advised to exercise caution amid bomb threat scares in Moscow....

 2020-01-22 14:10 

Manila Standard

House panel okays budget component of DDR Bill...

The House of Representatives' Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday approved the budget component of the bill that creates the Department of Disaster Resilience....

 2020-01-22 14:08 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Face mask prices should stay steady amid coronavirus scare...

Face mask prices should stay steady while the Philippines takes precautions against the novel coronavirus that has killed nine people and infected over 400 in China....

 2020-01-22 14:08 

Manila Bulletin

Motorcycle taxis TWG adds CdO as pilot study area...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) technical working group (TWG) has added another area to the motorcycle taxis study....

 2020-01-22 14:05 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Elderly, children most vulnerable to coronavirus...

The elderly and the children are the most vulnerable to a new virus that has killed at least nine in China and affected over 400 people, the Department of Health said Wednesday....

 2020-01-22 14:00 

Manila Standard

'Proposed CMTA amendments to improve BoC efficiency'...

A party-list legislator on Wednesday pushed for the enactment of House Bill 5548 that proposes to amend Republic Act 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariffication Act....

 2020-01-22 13:57 

Manila Bulletin

Marquez backs bills creating Marshall Service to protect justices, judges...

Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez, Supreme Court Administrator, gave his support on Wednesday for three Senate bills seeking the creation of a Philippine Marshall Service under the control and supervision of the Supreme Court....

 2020-01-22 13:54 

Manila Bulletin

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 22, 2020)...

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 20, 2020)...

 2020-01-22 13:46 

Manila Bulletin

Over 100 makeshift homes destroyed in Pakistan fire...

A massive fire burned over 100 burlap-and-plastic shelters in the southern port city of Karachi, forcing hundreds of poor nomads to spend the night in the open amid winter temperatures, but there were no casualties, police said Wednesday....

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