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 2021-06-20 21:03 

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Incoming 40 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine key to herd immunity Galvez...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has sealed what is so far its biggest COVID-19 vaccine purchase deal, with the signing of an agreement for the delivery of 40 million doses of the vaccine developed by American multinational Pfizer Inc. and Germa...

 2021-06-20 21:00 

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Standard quarantine protocols urgent Lacson...

MANILA, Philippines — The government must fast-track the formulation of uniform quarantine protocols for vaccinated Filipinos, including those working overseas, to help the economy recover more quickly, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Over the wee...

 2021-06-20 20:58 

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DENR arming own enforcers vs wildlife poachers, loggers...

MANILA, Philippines — While Congress is deliberating on several bills creating a permanent agency to enforce environmental laws, especially against wildlife poaching and illegal logging, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has...

 2021-06-20 20:54 

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Inquirer receives Rotary Club of Manila's Pro Patria Award...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Daily Inquirer received the 2021 Pro Patria Journalism Award from the Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) "for its commitment of valuable resources for the protection of free expression and its resilience in dissemin...

 2021-06-20 20:49 

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PNP, PDEA ready joint rules on drug ops...

MANILA, Philippines — The two lead enforcers of the government's war on drugs are close to finalizing joint operational guidelines to avert future misencounters between their antinarcotics operatives. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Di...

 2021-06-20 20:48 

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Kin of detainees ask 'Tatay' Digong: Free our dads...

MANILA, Philippines — The families of political prisoners of the Duterte administration on Father's Day pleaded with Tatay Digong, the nickname used by supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, to free their fathers and drop the charges against t...

 2021-06-20 20:47 

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Probe troll farms, lawmakers urge...

MANILA, Philippines — Leftist lawmakers pushed for a House investigation of Sen. Panfilo Lacson's claim that an official of the Duterte administration has been using taxpayers' money to organize at least two troll farms in every province for...

 2021-06-20 20:46 

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Senators want gov't to spend Bayanihan 2 budget...

MANILA, Philippines — The government must obligate the P173 billion allotted under the Bayanihan 2 law before it expires on June 30, according to Sen. Francis Pangilinan. Pangilinan on Sunday said the government needed to hasten its inoculation to a...

 2021-06-20 20:37 

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Filipinos repatriated from banned countries can enter...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Sunday said the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers was not covered by the government's extended travel ban on passengers from India and six other countries with outbreaks of the Delta variant of COVID-19...

 2021-06-20 20:33 

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PH Coast Guard to conduct antiterror exercises...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to conduct antiterrorism and antipiracy exercises in Southern Mindanao. Commodore Armando Balilo, PCG spokesperson, said the weeklong maritime security and law enforcement exercises from ...

 2021-06-20 20:32 

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Lawmaker warns vs higher prices due to power woes...

MANILA, Philippines — The unstable Luzon power supply if left unchecked could drive up food prices and stall economic recovery, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. warned on Sunday. Campos said the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) prices increa...

 2021-06-20 20:31 

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Court acquits couple in 2016 drug bust operation...

MANILA, Philippines — A Pasig City court acquitted a radio DJ and her boyfriend for a 2016 case of possession and sale of illegal drugs filed against them, saying the arresting officers failed to comply with the "strict requirements" under t...

 2021-06-20 20:07 

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PAL to ax some long-haul flights to slow bleeding...

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) will stop money-losing "ultra-long haul routes" as it prepares for a major restructuring program that is deemed crucial to its bid to survive the ongoing pandemic and aviation downturn. PAL did...

 2021-06-20 20:06 

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BSP sees bigger dollar flow surplus in 2021...

Dollar flows into the Philippines from overseas will post a bigger surplus this year than initially expected as exports start to recover, but tepid economic activity will continue to constrain imports, according to the latest estimate of the central bank....

 2021-06-20 20:05 

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Think tanks: BSP likely to maintain key rates in next meeting...

Easing inflationary pressures would allow the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to maintain the policy rate at an already record-low 2 percent when monetary authorities meet on June 24, a couple of economic think tanks said. But Capital Economics Asia eco...

 2021-06-20 20:04 

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PSEi looking more like a playground for sellers this week...

Local stocks are seen to pull back further this week as investors continue to pocket recent gains while bracing for the possibility of the US raising interest rates earlier than previously projected. Last week, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) l...

 2021-06-20 20:03 

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BIZ BUZZ: PAL's silver lining...

Market watchers had been waiting with bated breath for Philippine Airlines (PAL) to release their 2020 financial performance and when they finally did last week, the hand wringing was justified. The Lucio Tan-owned airline reported a comprehensive loss of...

 2021-06-20 20:02 

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Unpopular power firms could be popular soon...

During the past 12 months, the performance of listed power generation companies has been mixed. Clean energy companies First Gen and AC Energy have performed strongly. Aside from the growing popularity of ESG (environmental, social and governance) or sust...

 2021-06-20 20:01 

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Feeling the fun in PH: Filipinos' current sentiments on travel and tourism...

From the changes COVID-19 brought to our day-to-day operations—and there have been plenty—perhaps none are felt as clearly as physical restrictions. Wide-scale commuting came to a halt as home office setups became the norm. Apprehension over t...

 2021-06-20 20:00 

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BPI, DTI offer collateral-free loans to virus-hit SMEs...

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has teamed up with the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) to offer collateral-free term loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in need of lifeline during this prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. In a press sta...

 2021-06-20 17:18 

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Over 200 arrested for violating curfew, health protocols in Cebu...

More than 200 individuals were arrested in Cebu City for violating quarantine protocols over the weekend....

 2021-06-20 17:13 

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2 top drug suspects, timbog sa buy-bust sa Panabo City...

Arestado sa drug buy-bust operation ng Panabo City Police, Davao del Norte Provincial Police, at PDEA XI ang dalawang lalaki na kinilalang high-value target drug personalities....

 2021-06-20 17:10 

Manila Standard

PH buys 40M Pfizer doses...

The government has made the biggest vaccine procurement for 2021 with the signing of a supply agreement for 40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, with deliveries expected to start in August....

 2021-06-20 17:00 

Manila Standard

Hospitals in Bicol, other regions see critical use...

Hospitals outside Metro Manila continued to see spikes in COVID-19 cases, as intensive care utilization rates reached a critical level in Davao City and one-week growth rates climbed in other urban areas....

 2021-06-20 16:55 

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Robredo junks 'one size, fits all' Covid approach...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said the government must provide appropriate policies for its COVID-19 response....

 2021-06-20 16:50 

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DOH: Frontliners to be paid in cash...

Healthcare workers will get their allowances in cash after the allotment was "repurposed" to other COVID-19-related responses, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has vowed....

 2021-06-20 16:45 

Manila Standard

Ex-Speaker endorses Romualdez...

Former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday described House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez as a "diligent" and "compassionate" public official, making him a very credible vice presidential candidate in the 2022 national e...

 2021-06-20 16:40 

Manila Standard

Oil price hike's 5th round in the offing...

Pump prices will likely go up anew this week by as much as P0.80 per liter, triggering a fifth consecutive week of oil price hikes for both gasoline and diesel products....

 2021-06-20 16:40 

Manila Standard

MMC wants 5,000 contact tracers...

The Metro Manila Council asked for 5,000 more contact tracers in case the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 enters the capital region....

 2021-06-20 16:35 

Manila Standard

PNP on ICC: We follow the 'chain of command'...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday it will follow the chain of command if the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeks its cooperation with its investigation of extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs....

 2021-06-20 16:34 

Philippine Star

DOH logs 5,803 more COVID-19 cases...
 2021-06-20 16:34 

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No flying voters in mobile registration app Comelec...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

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DOE warned: Fix power outage issues...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

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VP Robredo joins calls for increased vaccine supply outside of Metro Manila...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

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ICUs in Iloilo City, Koronadal, Bacoor hit full capacity — OCTA...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

Philippine Star

Filipinos covered by gov't repatriation programs can still enter Philippines — Palace...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

Philippine Star

Robredo urges more testing, vaccines outside NCR...
 2021-06-20 16:33 

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Military says child allegedly 'taken' by soldiers was 'rescued' in NPA encounter...

The military claimed on Sunday that it rescued a Lumad girl during a military operation last week against communist rebels in the Caraga region....

 2021-06-20 16:33 

Philippine Star

'P18 billion wasted as Bayanihan 2 expires this month'...
 2021-06-20 16:19 

Manila Bulletin

Manila makes it as finalist in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge thank you Batang Maynila...

BATANG MAYNILA Manila Mayor Isko Moreno I congratulate my fellow officials and workers at the Manila City Hall on the recent inclusion of our beloved city as one of the 50 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge. A total of ...

 2021-06-20 16:13 

Manila Bulletin

Advice to campus journalists...

SPEAKING OUT Ignacio R. Bunye I have been requested by the faculty of my Alma Mater, the Muntinlupa National High School, to be a resource speaker this week during a webinar for the school's campus journalist. Due to a conflict of schedule, I had to p...

 2021-06-20 16:12 

Manila Bulletin

A Venetian mapmaker and circling barracudas...

Wala Lang From where I sit on a round Vienna bentwood table, I see a papag with a couple of orinola s underneath, a wall of paintings and two shelves of santos, a Maranao chess set, a pair of Chinese cloisonne vases, a tortoise shell salakt , three Quing ...

 2021-06-20 16:10 

Manila Bulletin

'Let me remove that splinter from your eye...'...

REFLECTIONS TODAY The "splinter" denotes any small fault in others while the beam denotes the much greater fault which one overlooks in herself/himself. Jesus uses a graphic hyperbole to express the big inconsistency in correcting others while not...

 2021-06-20 16:06 

Manila Bulletin

Defining PhilJA...

THE VIEW FROM THE RIDGE Justice Arturo D. Brion, Chancellor, Philippine Judicial Academy After my appointment as Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy ( PhilJA ), friends called and texted me their congratulations. Not a few boldly asked what is P...

 2021-06-20 16:03 

Manila Bulletin

Greater mobility for seniors after long lockdown...

After more than a year of lockdown, fully vaccinated senior citizens are now allowed to go out in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) areas, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card and stric...

 2021-06-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

Alcohol, paracetamol top 'pandemic poisons'...
 2021-06-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

Face-to-face with face shields...
 2021-06-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

175 Pasay barangays COVID-19 free...
 2021-06-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

DENR creates interim unit for environmental laws...
 2021-06-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

PDEA, PNP guidelines in drug ops out soon...

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