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 2021-01-19 02:32 

Manila Bulletin

Bacoor City distributes relief goods, financial aid to Molino VI fire victims...

BACOOR CITY, Cavite The local government unit distributed on Monday (January 18) relief goods and financial assistance to victims of a fire that engulfed a residential area in Barangay Molino VI Friday (January 15). City Government of Bacoor / MANILA BULL...

 2021-01-19 02:31 

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Sandiganbayan junks motion of ex-Manila vice mayor in ill-gotten wealth case...

The Sandiganbayan Third Division has affirmed its decision ordering former Manila Vice Mayor Danilo Lacuna and his wife Melanie to return P9 million worth of government assets that have been deemed to be "unlawfully acquired." (MANILA BULLETIN FIL...

 2021-01-19 02:29 

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Western Visayas police ready to provide security for COVID-19 vaccine distribution...

ILOILO CITY Units under Police Regional Office (PRO-6) are preparing to provide security once the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is made available in Western Visayas region. Police Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda (center) is the highest ranking pol...

 2021-01-19 02:26 

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IBP calls for more transparency in vaccine deals by the gov't...

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday urged the government to be more transparent to the public about its deals in acquiring vaccines against COVID-19. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) "Transparency...

 2021-01-19 02:24 

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Gomez closes Ormoc's borders to pork coming from Mindanao...

TACLOBAN CITY Mayor Richard Gomez has closed the land borders of Ormoc City to live hogs and pork products from Mindanao upon the recommendation of the city veterinarian. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) This was after the Depar...

 2021-01-19 02:21 

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Hospitals, rich people can secure their own DOH and FDA-approved COVID vaccines...

Hospitals and rich people could secure their own coronavirus vaccine supply as long as these are approved by the country's health authorities, President Duterte said on Monday. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) In a taped address on state...

 2021-01-19 02:17 

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Calling all stage nerds: NCCA is taking theater education online...

Here's how you can celebration National Arts Month virtually As theater finds its new stage online, so does the way of mastering the craft. While the magic of theater comes from "being in the moment," digital meeting apps and virtual spaces pr...

 2021-01-19 02:09 

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Randle's late heroics lead NBA Knicks over Magic...

Julius Randle of the New York Knicks dunks the ball against the Orlando Magic on January 18, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP New York's Julius Randle scored seven of his 21 points...

 2021-01-19 02:09 

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Makabayan solons slam unilateral termination of UP-DND accord...

House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers partylist Rep. France Castro strongly condemned on Tuesday the unilateral termination of the 1989 agreement between the University of the...

 2021-01-19 02:00 

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Retiree's farm produces the sweetest variety of jackfruit and earns about 50,000 a month...

To be happy, to be healthy, and to leave a legacy these are the rationale of Miguel 'Mike' Pedroso, proprietor of Mike Pedroso Farms, behind his involvement in agriculture. Prior to farming, he worked as an assistant chemist and moved to various p...

 2021-01-19 01:59 

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DA-13 on alert over ASF found in nearby Davao Oriental...

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) The Department of Agriculture in Caraga Region (DA-13) has raised an alert over the new cases of African swine fever (ASF) that have been reported in the Davao Oriental towns of Boston and Baganga. The two towns, particularly Boston, are...

 2021-01-19 01:59 

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Sabotage at NGCP tower in Lanao del Norte causes widespread power interruption...

ILIGAN CITY A tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Poona, Tangcal, Lanao del Norte, may have been intentionally toppled due to pilferage of transmission line parts, and this had caused widespread power interruption in parts ...

 2021-01-19 01:58 

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Ex-AOA Mina, harassed by netizens, shows medical proof she was bullied by Jimin...

Former AOA members Mina (left) and Jimin (Instagram) Mina, 27, former member of K-pop girl group AOA, has revealed a psychiatric medical certificate to belie accusations from Koreans and foreigners she had no proof that she suffered bullying from former g...

 2021-01-19 01:41 

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Trump to lift Covid travel bans on much of Europe, Brazil...

President Donald Trump on Monday lifted a ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil, effective from January 26, after the US recently announced all incoming air passengers will need a negative Covid-19 test before departure. President Donal...

 2021-01-19 01:40 

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Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement...

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power. US President-e...

 2021-01-19 01:29 

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Lawyers' group warns of repercussions over DND's decision to drop accord with UP...

The government will face repercussions over the decision of the Department of National Defense (DND) to unilaterally terminate its accord with the University of the Philippines (UP) that prevented state forces from entering its campuses, an official of an...

 2021-01-19 01:25 

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China's Xi promises 'not to forget PH' in its global vaccine rollout — Duterte...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised not to forget the Philippines in terms of extending the supply of coronavirus vaccines, President Duterte bared on Monday amid the controversy over the government's purchase of doses developed by Sinovac. Pres...

 2021-01-19 01:15 

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Council of the Laity in PH rejects Cha-Cha...

The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Council of the Laity of the Philippines) has rejected moves to change the constitution. (MANILA BULLETIN) In a statement dated January 18, the group said "now is not the time for charter change as millions are suffe...

 2021-01-19 00:58 

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Duterte asks Ombudsman to dismiss barangay execs involved in corruption...

President Duterte has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to dismiss barangay officials who will be found guilty of corruption allegations. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Eme...

 2021-01-19 00:51 

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PRC temporarily closes PICC office after 4 employees test positive for COVID-19...

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) PRB Secretariat Division (D-SPRB) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, will be temporarily closed to walk-in clients until January 22, 2021, Friday for disinfection. (MANILA BUL...

 2021-01-19 00:49 

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New Dominican Prior Provincial named...

The Dominican Province of the Philippines has a new Prior Provincial in the person of Reverend Father Filemon I. Dela Cruz, Jr. Dominican Province of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN In a Facebook post, the Dominican Province of the Philippines said Dela...

 2021-01-19 00:43 

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VP Robredo: Abrogation of UP-DND pact meant to stifle dissent...

The scrapping of the agreement between the Department of National Defense (DND) and the University of the Philippines that prohibits police and military presence inside UP campuses was meant to "sow fear, discourage dissent, and silence criticism,"...

 2021-01-19 00:38 

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OSG defends move to postpone Anti-Terror Law oral arguments due to COVID-infected ASG...

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) defended its position to seek before the Supreme Court (SC) the postponement of Tuesday's (January 19) oral arguments on the petitions asking to have the Anti-Terrorism Law declared as unconstitutional. (MANIL...

 2021-01-19 00:09 

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Groups denounce termination of UP-DND accord...

Several progressive groups denounced the move by the Department of National Defense (DND) that reportedly terminated a 30-year agreement that prohibits any military and police presence inside the campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP). (MANILA...

 2021-01-19 00:02 

Manila Bulletin

Jay Sonza slams Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto for filing bill seeking to renew ABS CBN franchise...

Jay Sonza Former broadcaster Jay Sonza slammed Batangas Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto for filing a bill seeking to renew the franchise of ABS CBN network. On Facebook January 19, Sonza said: "Cong. Vilma Santos, what renewal are talking about? Ther...

 2021-01-19 00:00 

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PSALM secures P202-M prepayment from Sorsogon electric cooperative...

State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) has cornered prepayment of P202.106 million from Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative (SORECO I), as part of the restructuring deal that the parties have entered into. For the amount ...

 2021-01-19 00:00 

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Chinese COVID-19 vaccines gain int'l recognition...

By Leng Shumei and Hu Yuwei A video of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic welcoming the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines in the cold wind went viral on Chinese social media platforms over the weekend, touching millions of Chinese netizens who applauded Vu...

 2021-01-18 23:36 

Manila Bulletin

Biden plans swift action vs COVID-19, but Trump impeachment trial threatens unity...

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office on Wednesday, but his goal of uniting the divided country could be undermined by the Senate impeachment...

 2021-01-18 23:33 

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Vaccine disparities raise alarm as COVID variants multiply...

Global gaps in access to COVID19 vaccines are raising concerns that the continued spread of the coronavirus will breed more dangerous versions of the pathogen, weakening medical weapons and further crippling economies. In a race to catch up with emerging ...

 2021-01-18 23:33 

Manila Bulletin

DERMALOG provides biometric border control system with integrated temperature detection...

A new strain of the coronavirus has, again, made the world's different countries scramble to secure their borders from allowing entry to those infected. Already, the Philippines has banned the entry of travelers from 21 nations where the new virus has...

 2021-01-18 23:22 

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GOSSIP GIRL: Noble Queen Globe from India teaches art to poor kids in PH...

Last Sunday, Jan. 17, the chairperson of the Philippine Chapter of the Noble Queen Universe Limited, Eren Noche, decided to celebrate her 50 th birthday with a gift-giving to marginalized families in San Mateo Rizal. Since our Noble Queen from India has b...

 2021-01-18 23:17 

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Young police chief's 'arresting' looks draws attention to Albay town...

STO. DOMINGO, Albay If looks could kill, then P/Capt. Ryan Flores' looks are meant to protect and serve. Photo of the Sto. Domingo MPS chief Police Captain Ryan Flores during his courtesy call to Mayor Jun Aguas. (Photo by Councilor Mark Aguas/ FACEBO...

 2021-01-18 23:16 

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Dakila named BSP OIC governor...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno is on medical leave following an undisclosed head injury. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) "The procedure went well and I'm now on my way to recovery. Meanwhile, I'm designating Francis...

 2021-01-18 23:00 

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Geothermal investors seek 'risk insurance perks' for new projects...

Geothermal investors in the country are batting for 'insurance-type of incentives' or 'mitigation fund' that seeks the "sharing of cost-risks" with the government, so investments in the sector could be reinvigorated. Atty. Fernando...

 2021-01-18 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Tree planting promotes common good (Part 1)...

Every Filipino citizen is mandated to promote the "common good" by the Philippine Constitution. To most Filipinos, however, the concept of the common good is something very vague and even mysterious. What is the common good? Social doctrine of the...

 2021-01-18 23:00 

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The Redesigned HP Pavilion 14 and 15 for Unmatched Speed And Intelligence...

The HP Pavilion 14 and 15 laptops get a major redesign. Now, the HP Pavilion has a slim and sophisticated form, a larger screen-to-body ratio for better watching, an enhanced audio system and a longer battery life. Bannering all these features, the HP Pav...

 2021-01-18 22:30 

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Business, labor groups ask SSS to defer premium hike...

Business and labor groups have asked the Social Security System to defer premium hike until the new law is adopted. This the position of The Leaders Forum (LF), a national bipartite committee composed of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Phi...

 2021-01-18 22:30 

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FINEX joins call to stop move to amend Charter...

The Financial Executives of the Philippines Institute (FINEX) has joined a bandwagon of business groups opposing a proposal by the Lower House proposal to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution at this time. In a statement, FINEX said they agre...

 2021-01-18 22:30 

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Revenues from rice imports rise in 2020...

Government revenues from the private traders' rice importations rose last year due to higher tariff rates and volume, data from the Department of Finance (DOF) showed. Based on the Bureau of Customs report submitted to the DOF, the country's total...

 2021-01-18 22:27 

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Immune system 'remembers' coronavirus for at least 6 months: study...

People may be able to fight off reinfection for at least six months after they recover from Covid-19 thanks to cells that can "remember" the virus, according to research published Monday. How long people can fight off reinfection to the new corona...

 2021-01-18 22:25 

Manila Bulletin

SAfrica virus strain more contagious, experts confirm...

A new variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa is more contagious than earlier versions, experts said on Monday, but there is no evidence that it is more deadly. South Africa has recorded more cases than any other country on the contine...

 2021-01-18 22:24 

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Vaccine drive expands as Covid probe criticizes global response...

Countries around the world stepped up their coronavirus vaccine campaigns Monday, with Russia offering jabs to all citizens, while an independent probe found fault with the early response to the pandemic. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Beiji...

 2021-01-18 22:22 

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Tens of thousands skip India's vaccine drive launch...

India on Monday stepped up efforts to bolster trust in coronavirus vaccines after it was revealed that nearly a third of those invited to get jabs at the launch of a nationwide drive failed to turn up. The government has begun one of the world's most ...

 2021-01-18 22:21 

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Italian 108-year-old woman gets Covid-19 vaccine...

An Italian centenarian has become one of the oldest people in the world to get a Covid-19 vaccine, months after she survived a coronavirus infection, her retirement home said. Fatima Negrini is due to turn 109 on June 3 and received the jab on Monday alon...

 2021-01-18 22:11 

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Acquisition of the Top in the Industry Machinery Provides Limitless Opportunity to Innovate...

The RGC Group of Companies, the mother company of the industry leader and foam brand Uratex, recently acquired and started operating the first in the country, biggest, most efficient, and top of its class foaming machine from the German company Hennecke G...

 2021-01-18 22:00 

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China GDP grows at slowest pace in more than 4 decades in 2020...

BEIJING (AFP) China's economy grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades last year despite a rebound after the country's coronavirus outbreak, official data showed Monday. The 2.3 percent expansion is the lowest figure since the Chinese ec...

 2021-01-18 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

VCO versus COVID-19...

Last week, the Philippines' coronavirus scoreboard hit the half-million mark. Based on the latest tally from the Department of Health (DOH), the number of confirmed cases has reached 500,577 with more than 24,000 still active, almost 466,000 recoverie...

 2021-01-18 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't plans to triple MAV allocation for pork...

The Philippine government is planning to triple the minimum access volume (MAV) allocation for pork in a bid to address the shortfall in the commodity, which is caused by the highly fatal animal disease that is the African Swine Fever (ASF). Agriculture S...

 2021-01-18 21:30 

Manila Bulletin

Globe ugrading VizMin Network to 4G LTE...

Globe Telecom Inc. is upgrading its network in 6 cities 4 in Visayas and 2 in Mindanao, to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, the telco announced yesterday. The upgrades will provide better connectivity to customers because of faster and more advanc...

 2021-01-18 21:30 

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PCC approves buy-out of SN Power...

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition by Scatec Solar ASA (Scatec Solar) of 100 percent of SN Power AS (SN Power) from the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund). SN Power has investments in hydro-p...

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