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 2021-01-22 12:30 

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Palace justifies easing of age restriction: For kids' mental health, PH economic recovery...

MANILA, Philippines — Allowing children as young as 10 to go out of their homes in modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas will be "good for their physical, social and mental health" and will help the country's economic recove...

 2021-01-22 10:58 

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Mandaue needs EOC's say on new age restriction before adopting IATF policy...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines The Mandaue City government said it would need the recommendation from the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) before adopting the new age policy recently allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). The IATF on Thursd...

 2021-01-22 10:34 

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Adiwang eyes to be among top ONE strawweight fighters with Pacio...

MANILA, Philippines---Lito Adiwang has been on a tear in ONE Championship that a spot in the strawweight rankings is an achievable dream by the end of 2021.Team Lakay's prospect is headed to a match against Japan's Namiki Kawahara Friday and he ho...

 2021-01-22 10:27 

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No 'strings attached' in PH vaccine talks DFA official...

MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official told senators Friday there were no "strings attached" in the government's vaccine supply transactions with China and other countries. This assurance came after Senator ...

 2021-01-22 10:14 

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Philippines pledges $100,000 to Asean response fund vs Covid-19...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has promised to donate $100,000 (approximately P4.8 million) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Covid-19 response fund, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced Friday. In a twee...

 2021-01-22 10:03 

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Tough draw for Djokovic's Serbia in ATP Cup...

SYDNEY--- Reigning champions Serbia, led by world number one Novak Djokovic, will play Germany and Canada in the group stage of the ATP Cup in Melbourne next week after the draw was made on Friday.The men's team competition made its debut in cities ar...

 2021-01-22 09:57 

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Sinovac price tag based on 'googled' news article Duque...

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) had "googled" the prices of Covid-19 vaccines and submitted the list to the Senate. Health Secretary Francis Duque III admitted this on Friday when Senator Panfilo Lacson asked, during the h...

 2021-01-22 09:56 

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16 Central Visayas cops positive for COVID-19...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) ended its months-long streak of being coronavirus-free when at least 16 cops were confirmed to have the infection. Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, director of PRO-7, con...

 2021-01-22 09:31 

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South Korean Olympic champion seeks heavier sentence for sex-assault coach...

South Korean double Olympic champion skater Shim Suk-hee is seeking a heavier sentence for her former coach, her lawyer said Friday, after he was jailed for more than a decade for sexually assaulting her over several years.The development came as a former...

 2021-01-22 09:09 

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Alex Eala upsets top seeded foe, enters ITF tournament quarterfinal...

MANILA, Philippines---Alex Eala scored one of the biggest upsets of her young career when she stunned top seed Seone Mendez, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinal of the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour.Mendez, who hails from Australia, is the I...

 2021-01-22 08:40 

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Pfizer vaccine 'widely used' vs Covid-19, Galvez tells Senate...

MANILA, Philippines — More than 56 million people worldwide have used the Pfizer vaccine to treat Covid-19, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Friday. Galvez categorically answered "Pfizer" when Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto ...

 2021-01-22 07:49 

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Barrett notches career high as Knicks stop Warriors...

RJ Barrett recorded a career-best with 28 points and the New York Knicks used a 40-point first quarter to build a lead it relinquished only momentarily in a victory over the Golden State Warriors at San Francisco.All five Knicks starters scored in double ...

 2021-01-22 07:46 

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'Smooth and peaceful' Hubo Mass drew 1.2k devotees...

CEBU CITY, Philippines There were fewer devotees who flocked to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nio de Cebu on Friday, January 22, to celebrate the last day of the 456th Fiesta Seor celebration. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for ...

 2021-01-22 07:43 

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Banks tighten credit standards as lingering pandemic raises risk aversion...

MANILA, Philippines — Increasingly risk averse banks anticipating a fallout of bad loan this year due to the coronavirus pandemic are putting higher hurdles for borrowers to clear in the current quarter, a poll conducted by the central bank revealed...

 2021-01-22 07:38 

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Bridging gaps between cities...

As an archipelago, the Philippines faces a persistent challenge to its continuous economic growth — inaccessibility. With towns and cities wide apart, sustained economic activity has proven to be difficult. While the government's Build, Build, B...

 2021-01-22 07:34 

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Mitchell stars anew as Jazz push win streak to seven...

Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz past the New Orleans Pelicans 129-118 Thursday night in Salt Lake City for their seventh consecutive victory.Mitchell made 11 of 19 field-goal attempts and dr...

 2021-01-22 07:02 

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LeBron scores 34 as Lakers win eighth straight on the road...

LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their eighth straight road game with a 113-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.The victory opened a seven game road trip for the NBA champion Lakers, who are hoping thi...

 2021-01-22 06:18 

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Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation...

TOKYO ---Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and flatly denied reports on Friday of a possible cancellation, in a move that is unlikely to temper public fears of holding the event during a global pandemic.Though much ...

 2021-01-22 05:54 

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LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines...

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biop...

 2021-01-22 05:46 

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Four New Year's Resolutions for a Fresh Start...

The new year signifies a fresh start. It is a symbol of hope and new beginnings, with another 365 days to create new memories, make bold decisions and changes in life, meet new people and become better individuals. Every new year, goals and resolutions ar...

 2021-01-22 05:38 

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Cebu City EOC not inclined in adopting yet new IATF reso lowering age limit...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the city's dedicated anti-coronavirus committee, is not keen on adopting a new resolution that lowered the age limit of people allowed to go outside of their houses. EOC h...

 2021-01-22 05:32 

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James Bond movie 'No Time to Die' delayed again amid pandemic...

LOS ANGELES The global release of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. The m...

 2021-01-22 05:22 

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ADP's Philippines office celebrates their 10 years of service...

2020 marked a significant milestone for ADP's Philippines office as it commemorated its 10th anniversary in December. The team celebrated its extraordinary journey with a virtual party and dedicated the event to their nearly 2,200 associates who have ...

 2021-01-22 05:07 

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LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines...

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biop...

 2021-01-22 05:05 

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DOH asks NBI help in tracing 2 unlocated contacts of UK variant patient...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to find the two still unlocated co-passengers of the Filipino infected with the UK Covid-19 variant. As of Friday, all but t...

 2021-01-22 04:56 

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IATF OKs licensure exams scheduled from January to March 2021...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to conduct licensure examinations scheduled from January to March 2021, Malacaang said Friday. "[T]he request of the Professional Regulation Commission...

 2021-01-22 04:13 

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PNP says Barangay UP Campus a 'crime hotspot' in Quezon City...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Barangay UP Campus is a "crime hotspot" in Quezon City as it ranks 20th in the peace and order indicator in the city since 2016. In a statement released Friday, PNP spokesman Br...

 2021-01-22 04:09 

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Covid-19 vaccines from COVAX may arrive by Q1—DOH...

MANILA, Philippines — The first tranche of the Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility may arrive within the first quarter of 2021, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. "They are looking at the first quarte...

 2021-01-22 03:44 

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First UK Covid-19 variant patient tests negative in latest swab — QC gov't...

MANILA, Philippines — The first case of B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (Covid-19 UK variant) in the country who is a Quezon City resident, has tested negative in his latest swab test but will still remain at the quarantine center, the Quezon City gover...

 2021-01-22 03:31 

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Mandaue mayor eyes mid-rise socialized housing project for Tipolo fire victims...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A plan to build four mid-rise socialized housing buildings in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City is in the works. The proposed socialized housing project is for victims, who lost their homes to a 2019 fire in Sitio Maharlika, ...

 2021-01-22 03:30 

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Asian markets take a step back after Biden-fuelled rally...

HONG KONG Asian markets fell Friday as investors took a breather following a strong week for global equities as Joe Biden took up residence in the White House, though there are concerns about the outlook for his new stimulus proposal. The new president sp...

 2021-01-22 03:19 

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DOJ: Pimentel didn't break quarantine...

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) under the (DOJ) has dismissed for lack of probable cause the complaint against Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III accusing him of violating quarantine protocols when he accompan...

 2021-01-22 03:02 

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Two passengers in quarantine in Cebu for suspected new variant...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Samples from two passengers, who arrived in Cebu via Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from Dubai and the United States, were sent to the Philippine Genomic Center (PGC) to determine if they were infected with the new...

 2021-01-22 01:59 

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LOOK: Duterte registers for the national ID system...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has registered himself on the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), official photos from Malacaang revealed. Photos sent to reporters late Thursday showed Duterte having his biometric information...

 2021-01-22 01:51 

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Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to Covid-19report...

TOKYO — Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition. The government's focus is now on...

 2021-01-22 01:43 

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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on Covid-19...

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power. Signing 10 executive orders in ...

 2021-01-22 01:31 

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Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to Covid-19report...

TOKYO- Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition.The government's focus is now on securin...

 2021-01-22 01:19 

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Second Covid-19 swab test now mandatory for quarantined inbound passengers...

MANILA, Philippines — Passengers from countries with travel restrictions due to the new variant of Covid-19 are now required to undergo a second RT-PCR test on their fifth day of quarantine. This is in accordance with the proposal of the Department ...

 2021-01-22 01:07 

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Age restriction relaxed in MGCQ areas: From 15-65 to 10-65...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has eased age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) as it allowed persons aged 10 to 65 years old to step out of their homes by February 1, 2021, Malacaang announced Friday. ...

 2021-01-22 01:00 

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Vaccine communication advice for PH...

Vaccines work. They have saved the lives of billions of people around the world, and today they are our best hope in putting an end to this terrible pandemic. However, as with all major public health campaigns, communication is a very important component ...

 2021-01-22 00:53 

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IATF OKs licensure exams scheduled from January to March 2021...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to conduct licensure examinations scheduled from January to March 2021, Malacaang said Friday. "[T]he request of the Professional Regulation Commission...

 2021-01-22 00:28 

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CHEd steps into UP-DND row over 'problematic' accord, to broker talks...

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera said on Friday that the agreement barring unauthorized police and military presence at the University of the Philippines was "destined to be problematic." De ...

 2021-01-22 00:25 

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Age restriction relaxed in MGCQ areas: From 15-65 to 10-65...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has eased age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) as it allowed persons aged 10 to 65 years old to step out of their homes by February 1, 2021, Malacaang announced Friday. ...

 2021-01-21 23:53 

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After VP feat, Harris likely to get another shot at history-making...

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris smashed through one of America's highest glass ceilings Wednesday, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first person of Asian heritage to be appointed vice president, blazing a trail in the most diverse W...

 2021-01-21 23:39 

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Online Masses show stronger faith to Seor Sto. Nio...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Nio de Cebu was hardly full on the last day of the 456th Fiesta Seor celebration on Friday, January 22. But Augustinian friars running this centuries-old church said they were glad that faith to ...

 2021-01-21 22:50 

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Global stocks mixed as Lagarde warns of continued Covid-19 drag...

NEW YORK Global stocks were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq pushing to a fresh record on lingering optimism over the US presidential transition while European Central Bank Chief Christine Lagarde warned of continued challenges from Covid-19. Thursday'...

 2021-01-21 22:08 

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BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 quake rattles Mindanao seas; Intensity V felt in GenSan...

Update MANILA, Philippines — A 7.1 magnitude quake jolted a large part of Mindanao and was felt as far as Zamboanga City at 8:23 p.m. Thursday, sending people out of houses and buildings here, most of them not wearing their face masks. A bulletin fr...

 2021-01-21 21:48 

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Climate advocates among first to cheer new US president...

MANILA, Philippines — Climate groups on Thursday welcomed newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden's move to reenter the Paris Agreement, but stressed that the United States must make up for its historical role in the climate crisis. Among the f...

 2021-01-21 21:46 

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PUP studes rap Duterte Youth over threat...

MANILA, Philippines — Student leaders of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) claimed that they were threatened by party list group Duterte Youth just hours after they submitted on Wednesday their position paper opposing the possible ...

 2021-01-21 21:44 

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SSS, PhilHealth premium freeze OK'd in House...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on Thursday two measures that would empower President Duterte to suspend legally mandated increases in premium contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the So...

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