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 2019-12-14 23:11 

Philippine Star

House to probe crimes involving POGO workers...

The House of Representatives will conduct an investigation on crimes involving workers in the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry, a ranking lawmaker bared yesterday. by Edu Punay...

 2019-12-14 21:25 

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DOH shuns big pharma firms' warning vs price cuts...

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has said the government was determined to cut prices of over a hundred medicines by more than 50 percent, despite warnings from a group of pharmaceutical companies that such a move would be ...

 2019-12-14 21:20 

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Simbang Gabi: 'Let us not miss lessons of darkness'...

MANILA, Philippines — One of the things 26-year-old Charina Clarisse Echaluce of Marikina City looks forward to during the holidays is attending the Simbang Gabi (dawn Mass). Her Christmas is not complete without it. "I get excited when December...

 2019-12-14 21:15 

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HR firm finds the sweetest thing...

In the year 2000, when the world was all excited about the beginning of a new millennium and Mariah Carey was lording over the charts with "Vision of Love," Trixie Whyte was starting a business in a spare room in her house that was so cramped that...

 2019-12-14 21:10 

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Away from the shadow of influencers: The real Metro Manila food guide...

The new Regional Director of the Department of Tourism-National Capital Region (DOT-NCR), Woodrow C. Maquiling Jr. really hit the ground running with his many programs for Metro Manila, especially for culinary tourism. While the young and dynamic Director...

 2019-12-14 21:10 

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Faces of the News: Bono...

Bono, rock band U2's front man, ruffled sensitive political feathers when he sent a "soft message" to President Rodrigo Duterte that the Philippines "can't compromise on human rights" before the band's one-night concert at the ...

 2019-12-14 21:05 

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Faces of the News: Roger Casogay...

When sports officials couldn't decide who would carry the flag for Team Philippines in the opening of the Southeast Asian Games, they did the next best thing: appoint the country's top athletes to do the job. At the closing ceremony, there was no ...

 2019-12-14 21:00 

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Faces of the News: Debold Sinas...

Three months into the job, and Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, chief of the National Capital Region Police office, found himself at odds with the media. On Friday, the National Press Club (NPC) accused him of physically stifling a TV reporter who had attempted t...

 2019-12-14 20:55 

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Faces of the News: Gilas Pilipinas Women...

The Philippines had never won a basketball gold in the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) before, though it came close several times. Coach Pat Aquino referenced those heartbreaks before the 30th SEA Games started. Then came championship night in 55 basketball, ...

 2019-12-14 20:50 

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Vizcaya group opposed to mining questions DILG move...

MANILA, Philippines — An environmental group in Nueva Vizcaya has called on residents around a copper and gold mine in the province to man the "people's barricade" to stop the continued operation of an Australian mining company whose lic...

 2019-12-14 20:45 

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FDA warns public vs buying 25 local products...

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public against purchasing and consuming 25 brands of pasalubong, mostly found in Bicol, which do not have the necessary permits. "[T]he agency cannot assure their quality an...

 2019-12-14 20:40 

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'Concession extension lowered water rates'...

MANILA, Philippines — The 15-year concession extension the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) granted to Manila Water Co. in 2009 resulted in lower water rates, one of Metro Manila's two water utilities said on Saturday. The Ayal...

 2019-12-14 20:40 

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Saturday suprise...

Getting its groove in the second period, NorthPort kept its iron grip on the lead and never let go the rest of the way for a 124-90 win over Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Batan...

 2019-12-14 20:35 

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3 killed in NPA ambush in Samar...

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — A policeman and two civilians were killed while 17 others were wounded in an ambush allegedly staged by members of the New People's Army in Barangay Libuton, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, on Friday afternoon. ...

 2019-12-14 20:30 

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Jail to be locked down for massacre verdict...

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will lock down the jail facility inside its Camp Bagong Diwa headquarters in Taguig City on Thursday for the much-awaited hearing where the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC...

 2019-12-14 20:25 

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Davao del Sur mayor found guilty of usurpation...

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Seventh Division has found Mayor Vicente Araneta of Matanao, Davao del Sur, Fernandez guilty of usurpation of official functions for issuing several memos while he was detained for murder in January 2015. Fern...

 2019-12-14 20:16 

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US resolution an affront to PH sovereignty Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Saturday described as an affront to Philippine sovereignty the US Senate committee's approval of a resolution calling for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima and urging US President Donald Trump to impose sanctio...

 2019-12-14 18:04 

Cebu Daily News

Army's 302nd IB intensifies security patrols as CPP anniversary draws near...

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Colonel Noel Baluyan, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, has ordered two of its battalions and all Citizen's Armed Forces Geographical Units (Cafgu) here to intensify its security patrols and continue its ...

 2019-12-14 17:20 

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Salah scores twice as Liverpool beats Watford 2-0 in EPL...

LIVERPOOL, England --- Mo Salah scored twice as Liverpool kept up its relentless Premier League title charge with a 2-0 win over last-place Watford on Saturday.Liveropol looked shaky defensively at times but Salah finished off a lightning counterattack to...

 2019-12-14 17:18 

Cebu Daily News

Jamaica wins Miss World 2019...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica won Miss World 2019 besting 110 candidates from different countries around the world during the coronation night held on December 14 at the ExCel Arena in London, United Kingdom. Ophely Mezino of Fr...

 2019-12-14 17:10 

Manila Standard

Congress to end water duopoly...

A party-list legislator has intimated President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress would join hands to destroy the duopoly of Maynilad and Manila Water in distributing water services in the metropolis following their threats to impose higher rates against consu...

 2019-12-14 17:00 

Manila Standard

Duterte appoints Misuari as special envoy to OIC...

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Moro National Liberation Front founding chairman Nur Misuari as Special Economic Envoy on Islamic Affairs to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation....

 2019-12-14 16:59 

Manila Bulletin

A new status symbol...

THROUGH UNTRUE By FR. ROLANDO V. DELA ROSA, OP For many people, a happy Christmas means an abundant Christmas. Brainwashed by advertisers and market charlatans, they prepare for this important celebration by transforming their houses into a display room o...

 2019-12-14 16:51 

Manila Bulletin

Treacherous blindness...

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST By DR. JOSE PUJALTE, JR. "O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!" — John Milton (16081674), English poet, Samson, in Samson Agonistes (1671) John Milton didn't have it exactly right for he went on with: "Blind ...

 2019-12-14 16:50 

Manila Standard

PNP on high alert for 'Simbang Gabi'...

The Philippine National Police has placed all its units in Luzon and the Visayas on high alert in time for the start of "Simbang Gabi" tomorrow---a nine-day novena ending on Dec. 24---aimed at addressing safety and security concerns during the Yul...

 2019-12-14 16:47 

Manila Bulletin

An overview of Bible prophecy...

GENTLE BREEZE By NELLY FAVIS VILLAFUERTE In Part 1 appearing in this column last week (December 8, 2019), I said that no sacred writing can duplicate the amazingly perfect predictions in the Bible which came to pass with 100% accuracy. The predictions ref...

 2019-12-14 16:44 

Manila Bulletin

No budget delay, pork barrel or not...

There will be no delay this year in the approval of the national budget. Congress approved the 2020 National Appropriation Bill for P4.1 trillion last Wednesday. A bicameral conference committee had reconciled differences between the House and Senate vers...

 2019-12-14 16:44 

Manila Bulletin

Immaculate Conception, President Duterte, ABS-CBN...

WORD ALIVE By FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD The message of President Duterte on the feast of the Immaculate Conception last December 8 was very inspiring. He said, "The Blessed Virgin Mary's exemplary life of piety and virtue honored today by our Catholic...

 2019-12-14 16:40 

Manila Standard

Government slams NPA attack in Eastern Samar...

Authorities condemned the ambush by New People's Army terrorists on a group of civilians and lawmen in Borongan City, Eastern Samar Friday....

 2019-12-14 16:39 

Philippine Star

DOH urged to procure pneumonia vaccine soon...

The committee on health chairperson of the House of Representatives yesterday urged the Department of Health to procure pneumonia vaccines soon. by Jess Diaz...

 2019-12-14 16:39 

Philippine Star

Oil prices up next week...

After rolling back pump prices last week, oil companies are expected to raise fuel prices this week. by Danessa Rivera...

 2019-12-14 16:39 

Philippine Star

Palace criticizes PCIJ over SALN report...

Malacaang took exception last night to the report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism citing the alleged failure of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the President to provide the media a copy of the President's statement ...

 2019-12-14 16:39 

Philippine Star

Duque insists on inclusion of 122 meds under MDRP...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday insisted he will not back down in the fight to place 122 medicines under the second phase of the Maximum Drug Retail Price to make them accessible to a majority of Filipinos. by Sheila Crisostomo...

 2019-12-14 16:38 

Philippine Star

300 Filipino teachers to undergo training on teaching Mandarin...

The Department of Education (DepEd) has partnered with the Confucius Institute to train 300 Filipino teachers on teaching Mandarin. by Janvic Mateo...

 2019-12-14 16:31 

Cebu Daily News

Michelle Dee ends Miss World 2019 journey; finishes in Top 12 list...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines, known worldwide to have the longest winning streak in the Big 4 pageants from 2013 to 2018, is ending 2019 without a major crown. This happened after Michelle Dee, who is representing the Philippines in Miss...

 2019-12-14 16:30 

Philippine Star

Misuari vows to help government in anti-terrorism efforts...

Moro National Liberation Front chair Nur Misuari promised President Rodrigo Duterte he will help the government in their efforts to wipe out terror groups in Mindanao, particularly in Sulu where the Abu Sayyaf group is actively operating. by Roel Pareo...

 2019-12-14 16:30 

Manila Standard

Filipino sailor abducted by pirates dies in captivity...

Suspected pirates in Togo have released three crew members of a Greek oil tanker seized in November, but a fourth—a Filipino—died in captivity, the ship managers said Friday....

 2019-12-14 16:30 

Manila Bulletin

Making our education world-class...

BETTER DAYS By SENATOR SONNY ANGARA Details about the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results for the Philippines have been bandied about in various media channels. The results showed that around 80% of of our students had low scores...

 2019-12-14 16:23 

Philippine Star

Botanika Nature Residences: The luxury of green living...
 2019-12-14 16:23 

Philippine Star

Edsa Shangri-La Manila presents The Summer Palace coffeetable book...
 2019-12-14 16:16 

Manila Bulletin

The messengers from John the Baptist...

MATTHEW 11:2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to him with this question, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?" Jesus said to them in reply, "Go and tell John ...

 2019-12-14 16:13 

Manila Bulletin

The Christmas Letter...

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL By DR. JUN YNARES For the eighth straight year, I am sharing with our readers a letter I wrote to my eldest daughter, Cassandra. It will be recalled that for the past eight years, at about this time, I publish this letter in our column...

 2019-12-14 16:10 

Manila Bulletin

After Tisoy, the people of Bicol will stand tall again...

FEATURE By AMBASSADOR STEVE ROBINSON AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, and TITON MITRA , UNDP Philippines Resident Representative Let's take a moment to think of the thousands of families still suffering after Typhoon Tisoy battered the Bi...

 2019-12-14 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Banks accelerate digital payments...

Philippine banks are growing their digital financial services at a very fast rate and according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), digital payments will cover a full 100 percent of all transactions in less than 10 years....

 2019-12-14 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte bonds with boy, 5 suffering from leukemia...

A five-year-old boy who is battling leukemia received an early Christmas present from no less than President Duterte on Friday....

 2019-12-14 16:00 

Philippine Star

NAIA operations resume after Japan-bound plane got stuck on runway...

The daily grind of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will continue after a Jetstar plane bound for Japan failed to take flight and got stuck on the runway, leaving it non-operational on Saturday morning. by Ratziel San Juan...

 2019-12-14 16:00 

Philippine Star

De Lima welcomes US Senate resolution calling for her release...

De Lima said she is positive that justice will prevail due to the US Senate resolution and is challenging the administration to prepare once they are made accountable. by Ratziel San Juan...

 2019-12-14 16:00 

Philippine Star

US Senate resolution vs De Lima detention tramples on sovereignty — Palace...

Malacaang on Saturday expressed its "grave concern" on a recently approved United States Senate resolution that calls for the release of detained Sen. Leila de Lima. by Ratziel San Juan...

 2019-12-14 16:00 

Philippine Star

Filipino dead as Togo pirates release Greek ship...

Suspected pirates in Togo have released three crew members of a Greek oil tanker seized in November, but a fourth died in captivity, the ship managers said Friday....

 2019-12-14 16:00 

Philippine Star

Philippine bidding to host Asian Skateboarding...

After a successful 30th SEA Games hosting, the Philippines is set to be home to another prestigious sporting conclave with the possible hosting of the 2020 Asian Skateboarding Championships. by John Bryan Ulanday...

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