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 2020-02-27 11:39 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia says lack of coronavirus cases a blessing from God...

JAKARTA - Indonesia's health minister defended the country's screening process for coronavirus on Thursday and said the absence of confirmed cases in the world's fourth-most populous nation was a "blessing from the Almighty"....

 2020-02-27 11:37 

Manila Bulletin

House panel to probe closure of Honda, Nokia...

The House committee on labor and employment is expected to conduct a motu proprio investigation into the "unceremonious" closure of Honda Cars Philippines and Nokia and the downsizing of Wells Fargo on Tuesday (March 3)....

 2020-02-27 11:33 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson: Congress should work on law rather than resolution on ABS-CBN franchise...

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said Congress should work on passing a law extending for another 25 years the franchise of ABS-CBN, instead of a resolution that would supposedly authorize the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to allow the ne...

 2020-02-27 11:33 

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Greece reports two new coronavirus cases, cancels carnival...

ATHENS - Greece reported two new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three, and said it would suspend all carnival celebrations in the country....

 2020-02-27 11:26 

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UN rights boss seeks advance team access for China trip...

GENEVA - United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet called on China on Thursday to provide "unfettered access for an advance team" to prepare her proposed visit, saying it should include a probe into the situation of the Uighur minority....

 2020-02-27 11:25 

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DND, AFP elated by passage of anti-terror bill in Senate...

Defense and military officials were elated by the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the third reading at the Senate....

 2020-02-27 11:20 

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Pope 'slightly indisposed', cancels one event, Vatican says...

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is slightly indisposed and has canceled an event at a Rome basilica but is carrying out the rest of his schedule in his residence, the Vatican said on Thursday....

 2020-02-27 11:17 

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Disgraced Catholic order vows to turn page on abuse with new norms...

VATICAN CITY - The new leader of the disgraced Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, whose founder was a serial sexual abuser, has promised to turn a page as the group enacted new norms to protect children....

 2020-02-27 11:16 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson: Proposed anti-terror bill has safeguards, it can't be used against opposition...

Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson on Thursday gave the assurance that the proposed anti-terrorism law has sufficient safeguards to ensure it won't be used against members of the opposition....

 2020-02-27 11:13 

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Amid virus, Chinese ride-sharing cars install added layer of protection...

BEIJING - As Wang Xiurong drives passengers around the Chinese capital amid the coronavirus outbreak, she has an added layer of protection: a plastic sheet separating her from her passengers....

 2020-02-27 11:13 

Manila Bulletin

OFW deployment cut over COVID-19...

The Department of Labor and Employment announced on Thursday that it is scaling down the deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea in the wake of the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-02-27 10:59 

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Drilon: ABS-CBN can continue operating under provisional authority from NTC...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday reiterated his belief that Congress has the jurisdiction to resolve the issue on the renewal of franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation, which he said can continue operating through a provisional authority while...

 2020-02-27 10:59 

Manila Bulletin

Japan PM Abe says to ask all schools to close for most of March...

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would ask all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from March 2 until spring break, typically around the end of March....

 2020-02-27 10:55 

Manila Bulletin

Head of Italy's Lombardy region in isolation after aide gets coronavirus...

MILAN - The governor of the region of Lombardy, at the epicenter of Italy's coronavirus outbreak, has placed himself in quarantine after one of his staff came down with the disease....

 2020-02-27 10:47 

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TripAdvisor recognizes Luzon, Cebu in its 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards...

Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, was recognized the world's second Trending Destination by TripAdvisor in its 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards....

 2020-02-27 10:47 

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Pakistan shuts schools, suspends Iran flights to curb coronavirus spread...

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday shut schools in several areas and suspended flights to and from Iran to try to stop the spread of new coronavirus, after reporting its first cases of the infection, officials said....

 2020-02-27 10:43 

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Iran reports 3 more coronavirus deaths for total of 22...

Iran on Thursday confirmed three more deaths from novel coronavirus, taking the total to 22, the highest toll outside China, state media reported....

 2020-02-27 10:43 

Manila Bulletin

Iran's death toll from coronavirus reaches 26: health ministry...

DUBAI - Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26 and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, the highest number of deaths from the virus outside China....

 2020-02-27 10:39 

Manila Bulletin

Jif teams up with GIPHY to settle pronunciation debate of word 'Gif'...

Just in time to celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 1, the peanut butter brand Jif has teamed up with Giphy, a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) search engine, to release a limited-edition jar of Jif peanut butter that replaces the b...

 2020-02-27 10:37 

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DepEd to continue implementing K to 12 amid 'multi-faceted challenges'...

The Department of Education (DepEd) is committed to continuously implement the K to 12 program amid the "multi-faceted challenges" being faced by the agency in its implementation....

 2020-02-27 10:22 

Manila Bulletin

PEN to launch Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo's fiction collection...

The Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch "Collected Stories and Tales," the newest fiction title from writer and editor Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo....

 2020-02-27 10:16 

Manila Bulletin

IBP's Cayosa urges Congress to decide on ABS-CBN franchise...

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Domingo Egon Cayosa on Thursday (Feb. 27) urged Congress to no longer delay its decision whether to grant or not the renewal of ABS-CBN's legislative franchise....

 2020-02-27 10:00 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra: Congress can authorize NTC to issue provisional license to ABS-CBN...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) that it can issue a provisional license to ABS-CBN to allow the network to operate after its legislative franchise has expired and the renewal remains pending....

 2020-02-27 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

Palace defends aid from international community for Taal relief, rehab efforts...

There is nothing wrong with asking for help from the international community to augment relief and rehabilitation efforts for communities affected by Taal Volcano, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 09:05 

Manila Bulletin

Palace distances self from leadership scuffle in the House of Representatives...

President Duterte has no complaints about House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano so far but would not interfere with the latest leadership scuffle in the House of Representatives, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 08:52 

Manila Bulletin

House coup plot brewing...

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday claimed that Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is plotting to oust him as speaker months before the full implementation of the "15-21" months term-sharing pact for the House leadership that President Dutert...

 2020-02-27 08:50 

Manila Bulletin

Senate okays bill creating think tank for energy sector...

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill that seeks to establish an independent and multi-disciplinary think tank for the energy sector....

 2020-02-27 08:34 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Travel restriction on SoKor expected to start Feb. 29...

The temporary travel restriction imposed on South Korea is expected to be fully implemented on February 29, Saturday, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said....

 2020-02-27 08:24 

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Palace: Duterte's 'China province' remark a challenge to Filipinos...

Malacaang explained that President Duterte was just challenging Filipinos when he said the Philippines should just become a territory of another country if it cannot handle its own affairs and will continue to rely on other countries to solve its problems...

 2020-02-27 08:19 

Manila Bulletin

Living with Down syndrome: Upbeat and uplifted achievers show their strengths...

By Noreen Jazul For many years, Down syndrome has been associated with the word 'disability,'; but that has slowly changed as time passed. Around the world, there have been persons with Down syndrome who have proven that what they have is not a dis...

 2020-02-27 08:17 

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Solon affirms House Makabayan bloc not seeking to unseat Cayetano as Speaker...

The Makabayan bloc of solons in the House of Representatives is not in any way involved in the supposed attempt to unseat Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano over the ABS-CBN franchise renewal issue, Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Ferdinand Gaite made clear on Thursda...

 2020-02-27 08:13 

Manila Bulletin

Third telco Dito ready to operate by July, 2021 Tamano...

An official of the third telco firm Dito Telecommunity Corporation on Thursday assured that the company will comply with strict government regulations in its operation....

 2020-02-27 08:08 

Manila Bulletin

PAGCOR: Over 2,000 Chinese POGO workers deported after ascertaining they have criminal records...

The Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) said over 2,000 Chinese nationals who work for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) have been deported after authorities discovered they have criminal records in China....

 2020-02-27 08:07 

Manila Bulletin

BIR files P153 million tax evasion cases vs. 6 Makati taxpayers...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue filed on Thursday tax evasion charges against six business taxpayers based in Makati City for their alleged refusal to pay tax debts of some P153 million....

 2020-02-27 08:05 

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Pagcor supports Chinese crackdown on POGOs...

State-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has ordered offshore gaming operators to surrender their Chinese nationals who are illegally working in the country....

 2020-02-27 07:52 

Manila Bulletin

DOST launches plant-based food products to fight malnutrition...

Filipinos who are nutritionally at-risk can soon benefit from food products recently introduced by the Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) that will aid in fighting malnutrition....

 2020-02-27 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

BOQ uses thermal scanners to check passengers arriving from SoKor...

Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals are focusing their thermal scanners on incoming passengers from South Korea, especially passengers who stayed in Cheongdo county and Daegu City, before allowin...

 2020-02-27 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

3,000 cops deployed for remaining Araw ng Davao events...

DAVAO CITY - Authorities here will be intensifying security measures for the 83rd Araw ng Davao celebration even after Mayor Sara Z. Duterte ordered the cancellation of some of the major activities due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) scare....

 2020-02-27 07:34 

Manila Bulletin

P600,000-worth of shabu seized from female suspect in Iligan City buy-bust...

ILIGAN CITY A twenty-five-year-old woman was arrested by elements of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), led by Police Captain Khuzaimah Pantaran, and personnel from the City Intelligence Branch (CIB), and Iligan City Police Stations 3 and 4 in a buy-b...

 2020-02-27 07:32 

Manila Bulletin

Bacolod bans entry of vessels from China due to COVID-19 scare...

BACOLOD CITY The city government of Bacolod has banned the entry of all vessels coming from China, HongKong, and Macau into any of the seaports here to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-02-27 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Sandiganbayan affirms graft conviction of W. Samar ex-mayor, two others...

The Sandiganbayan Third Division has affirmed its decision convicting former Hinabangan Mayor Alejandro Abarratigue of Western Samar and two others of their graft charge involving the irregular purchase of land in 2008....

 2020-02-27 07:26 

Manila Bulletin

Faulty electrical wiring causes huge fire in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY — About 300 houses were razed when a fire broke out in a densely populated area in Barangay Suba here on Wednesday night....

 2020-02-27 07:26 

Manila Bulletin

MKWD restores 80% of water production in Kidapawan...

KIDAPAWAN CITY Metro Kidapawan Water District (MKWD) has already restored its water production by 80 percent -- three months after four strong quakes hit the city and other parts of Mindanao in October last year, an official said....

 2020-02-27 07:25 

Manila Bulletin

Rufous Night Heron rescued in Kidapawan...

KIDAPAWAN CITY A Rufous Night Heron was rescued in a village here by workers of a drop-in center managed by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), around 8 a.m., on Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 07:25 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: ABS-CBN free to donate refund to any charity...

Malacaang said there was no need for ABS-CBN to wait for President Duterte's guidance in donating the P2.6-million refund for the then-presidential candidate's unaired campaign materials during the 2016 polls....

 2020-02-27 07:21 

Manila Bulletin

Almost 6,000 pigs culled as ASF expected to spread further in Pangasinan...

PANGASINAN Almost 6,000 pigs have been culled in areas reported to have been affected by African swine fever (ASF) in the province....

 2020-02-27 07:15 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd urged to overhaul K-to-12 Program...

A federation of teachers on Thursday urged the government - particularly the Department of Education (DepEd) - to reorient the Philippine education system by taking bold measures to correct the "problematic"; K to-12 Program....

 2020-02-27 07:12 

Manila Bulletin

Davao region tops domestic trading in Mindanao in 2019...

DAVAO CITY The Davao Region has continued to dominate the domestic trading among the six regions in Mindanao after posting a growth of 34.2-percent in the quantity of domestic commodities traded or a total of 163.140 million metric tons (MT) in the fourth...

 2020-02-27 07:10 

Manila Bulletin

PH eagles in Singapore OK, but have yet to breed...

DAVAO CITY The two Philippine eagles that were sent to Singapore last year have yet to breed, according to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF)....

 2020-02-27 07:09 

Manila Bulletin

Kidapawan mayor suspends classes, work at city hall due to 4.5-magnitude quake...

KIDAPAWAN CITY City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has ordered the suspension of classes in all levels both in private and government-owned schools after the city experienced another strong earthquake, around 903 a.m., today, Thursday....

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