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 2020-01-24 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs urged to fast-track evacuation centers to avoid disruption of learning...

As the number of schools used as evacuation centers (ECs) continue to increase, a teachers group urged the government - particularly the local government units (LGUs) to "fast-track" the construction of dedicated evacuated centers (ECs) in their r...

 2020-01-24 08:18 

Manila Bulletin

Airline to transport Boracay's Chinese tourists back to Wuhan—CAAP...

Despite the lockdown, an outbound flight from Kalibo International Airport in Aklan province will bring back Chinese tourists who visited the popular beach destination of Boracay Island to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) fi...

 2020-01-24 08:16 

ABS-CBN

'More to lose' for PH if Bato visa woes prompt VFA scrapping: ex-envoy...

The government should first determine of Dela Rosa's US visa was cancelled as a "diplomatic action," an analyst said....

 2020-01-24 08:16 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte blames communist rebellion for derailing nation's progress...

The country could have enjoyed progress a long time ago if the communist rebels had not waged an armed conflict against the government, President Duterte said last Thursday....

 2020-01-24 08:16 

Inquirer.net

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Bato intends to talk to Duterte on US visa, VFA issues...

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Friday expressed intention to speak with President Rodrigo Duterte following the cancellation of his United States visa that eventually pushed the President to consider terminating the...

 2020-01-24 08:14 

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Mavericks scorch with 22 3s to hold off Lillard, Trail Blazers...

PORTLAND, Oregon --- Damian Lillard had another big performance, scoring a game-high 47 points. But a tough loss and issues with the officiating had the Portland Trail Blazers star in a foul mood.Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and si...

 2020-01-24 08:12 

Cebu Daily News

Tikoy Special: A Sweet Welcome at Tin Gow...

Cebu City— In just a few days, the whole Filipino-Chinese community around the world shall celebrate the Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year),—which means one of the well-loved delicacies of the celebration, "tikoy", will so...

 2020-01-24 08:06 

Inquirer.net

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Bradley Beal carry weary Wizards past Cavaliers...

CLEVELAND--- Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wanted his players to embrace the adversity they faced going into Thursday night.They certainly listened.Bradley Beal scored 36 points and the weary Wizards, overcoming an overtime loss and early morning ...

 2020-01-24 08:03 

Cebu Daily News

Major General Faustino is new AFP Eastern Command chief...

CAGAYAN DE ORO — A military general, who spent his early years with the elite Philippine Army Scout Rangers, has assumed command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Eastern Command (AFP Eastern Command) today, January 24, 2020. Lieutenant Colonel...

 2020-01-24 08:03 

ABS-CBN

CHR condemns ambush of off-duty soldiers in Cotabato...

The Commission on Human Rights has denounced the ambush of 2 off-duty soldiers in Midsayap, Cotabato....

 2020-01-24 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD speeds up distribution of land to agrarian reform beneficiaries...

President Duterte has ordered authorities to cut down the distribution period of agrarian reform lands from six months to just three months in Leyte province....

 2020-01-24 08:01 

Inquirer.net

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'Let time heal,' Duterte says of South China Sea dispute...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said he would prefer to "let time heal" rather than make a fierce stance on the continuing territorial dispute over the South China Sea. In an interview aired Friday by Russian television netwo...

 2020-01-24 08:00 

Cebu Daily News

A Chinese New Year Special at Tin Gow...

Cebu City— A brand new beginning is set to unfold as the city's premier venue for conventions and events, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, welcomes the Chinese New Year. And what's a better way to celebrate the festivities than to have a...

 2020-01-24 07:58 

Inquirer.net

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BSP 2020 projection: Slight inflation hike but well within projected range...

Expect prices of basic goods and services in the Philippines to inch up in 2020 as the inflation rate continued to "normalize" then ease up in 2021, according to the head of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Despite this, the country's av...

 2020-01-24 07:56 

Inquirer.net

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LeBron unleashes triple-double as Lakers pull away to beat Nets...

NEW YORK--- LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA's career scoring list in the former Lakers star's hometown.It'll be another milestone achievement, but scoring has never been the most important thing t...

 2020-01-24 07:47 

Philippine Star

Serena Williams stunned at Australian Open, ending record bid...

Serena Williams was sensationally knocked out of the Australian Open third round by China's Wang Qiang on Friday, torpedoing her bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam crown....

 2020-01-24 07:40 

Philippine Star

Timeline: Constant US troop presence amid Duterte's changing moods...

President Rodrigo Duterte has once again threatened to end the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, this time in response to the cancellation of Sen. Bato dela Rosa's US visa....

 2020-01-24 07:39 

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WHO won't recommend restrictions on travel, trade over new coronavirus...

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) will not recommend any border restrictions on trade and trade over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV that broke out in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China. WHO dire...

 2020-01-24 07:28 

Philippine Star

Carlos, Molde, UP veterans return for final UAAP women's volleyball season...

After failing to make it to the semis in Season 81, Carlos, Molde and more UP veterans will take one last shot to push the Diliman squad into Final Four this coming February....

 2020-01-24 07:27 

ABS-CBN

PH has 'no confirmed' cases of new coronavirus: health official...

The Philippines does not have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, the Department of Health said Friday....

 2020-01-24 07:21 

ABS-CBN

Bayan: VFA should be scrapped but not for 'Bato'...

MANILA— A military agreement that allows the deployment of troops from the United States to the Philippines to conduct military exercises should be scrapped but not because of President Rodrigo Duterte's political ally, an activist group said Fr...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

2 foreigners in possession of shabu arrested PDEA...

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Friday the arrest of a Thai woman who yielded P20.4 million worth of suspected shabu which was seized during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Palanan in a hotel in Makati City Thursda...

 2020-01-24 07:15 

Manila Bulletin

Locsin lauds Duterte's threat to scuttle the VFA...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday described as "good move" President Duterte's threat to scuttle the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) if the United States will not reinstate the canceled US visa of Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa....

 2020-01-24 07:14 

Philippine Star

Written in the stars: Year of Metal Rat 2020 celebrity predictions...

What lies ahead in the lives of your favorite stars for this Year of the Metal Rat 2020?...

 2020-01-24 07:11 

Manila Bulletin

Taal volcano releases steam-laden plumes anew...

Days after its seemingly weaker activity, Taal Volcano spewed thicker steam-laden plumes on Friday morning which means that there is heating of volcanic materials underneath, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said....

 2020-01-24 07:10 

Manila Bulletin

LOOK: Image of Nuestra Seora de La Naval arrives at the Manila Cathedral (January 24, 2020)...

LOOK: Image of Virgen de La Naval arrives at the Manila Cathedral (January 24, 2020)...

 2020-01-24 07:10 

ABS-CBN

Dela Rosa says US also canceled visa of police official in 'Tokhang'...

Dela Rosa, who was Philippine National Police chief for nearly 2 years, did not identify his former colleague, except that the official was involved in Oplan Tokhang, the PNP's anti-drug drive during his time....

 2020-01-24 07:05 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte may terminate VFA on his own Drilon, Lacson...

Senate leaders said on Friday President Duterte could unilaterally terminate the Philippine-United States Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) without the concurrence of the 24-member Senate....

 2020-01-24 06:56 

Philippine Star

Beyond Bato's US visa: A look at issues previously raised against VFA...

Here are some of the issues that have been raised in court against the Visiting Forces Agreement....

 2020-01-24 06:56 

Philippine Star

DepEd recommends resumption of classes in Taal-hit areas on Feb. 3...

The resumption of classes, however, would be limited to schools that are ready to reopen because a number of schools are still being used to shelter tens of thousands who fled the erupting volcano....

 2020-01-24 06:53 

Inquirer.net

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Inflation for poor driven up by high demand during holidays...

High demand pushed prices of basic goods upward at a quicker pace in the last holiday season, driving inflation among the poor to a five month high of 2.6 percent. But for the entire 2019, the annual national inflation rate for the bottom 30-percent incom...

 2020-01-24 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

74 quakes in 12 hours recorded in Taal Volcano NDRRMC...

In a span of 12 hours, 74 earthquakes were recorded by authorities in the Taal volcano located in Batangas, indicating that magma continues to rise and the threat of explosive eruption remains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (...

 2020-01-24 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

Do not deal with fixers, QC mayor warns public...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte warned the public on Friday against dealing with fixers to expedite the processing of their tax obligations because measures are now in place to ensure that transactions are done lawfully....

 2020-01-24 06:48 

Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa Councilor Santiago passes away...

Muntinlupa Council Nep Santiago passed away on Jan. 23 due to cardiac arrest, the city government said. He was 48....

 2020-01-24 06:42 

Manila Bulletin

CSC learning program boosts hope for aspiring division chiefs...

Aspiring division chiefs or managers in the government service who do not have a Master's degree may now achieve the next best thing via the Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro) - Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Track....

 2020-01-24 06:22 

Inquirer.net

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Man who recorded viral video of Taal crater gets ire of Phivolcs chief...

MANILA. Philippines — The chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday admonished the man who recorded a now-viral video on social media of the Taal Volcano Island. While the man did not go to the main crater ...

 2020-01-24 06:18 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte turns down Trump's invite; termination of VFA starts...

The cancellation of Senator Ronald dela Rosa's visa was apparently the last straw as President Duterte turned down President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the United States in March and ordered the process of terminating the visiting forces a...

 2020-01-24 06:17 

ABS-CBN

Pick-up van nahulog sa bangin, 2 sugatan...

Dalawa ang sugatan matapos na mahulog sa bangin ang isang government vehicle sa Baguio City....

 2020-01-24 06:00 

Philippine Star

Duterte told: Terminate VFA to defend Philippine sovereignty, not just Bato...

Sen. Ping Lacson, who heads the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, said that the cancellation of a US visa does not have the same weight as terminating the VFA....

 2020-01-24 05:39 

Cebu Daily News

Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreak...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airports are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent a new virus from being spread by Chinese tourists going abroad for the Lunar New Year holidays. China has imposed an unprecedented, o...

 2020-01-24 05:26 

ABS-CBN

PH begins termination of visiting forces accord with US...

The Philippine government started Friday the process of terminating its Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, who wanted to end the military deal after Washington cancelled the visa of his former po...

 2020-01-24 05:24 

Inquirer.net

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Asian markets gain as China closes down for Lunar New Year...

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading on Friday in Asia as China began a week-long Lunar New Year festival that is being overshadowed by the outbreak of a new virus that has killed 25 people and sickened more than 800. Japan's Nik...

 2020-01-24 05:18 

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BIR grants relief to Taal-affected taxpayers in Batangas...

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the unrest of Taal Volcano, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has temporarily suspended tax filing and payments in Batangas province. The relief for victims displaced by the volcanic eruption was contained in Revenue Me...

 2020-01-24 05:18 

Inquirer.net

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Lacson presses SC to rule on international agreements like VFA...

MANILA, Philippines— Senator Panfilo Lacson pressed the Supreme Court on Friday to rule soonest on the issue whether or not the President can unilaterally terminate a treaty or a bilateral agreement without consent of the Senate. "In the absence...

 2020-01-24 05:11 

Inquirer.net

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BDO waives remittance fee for Taal donations, Manulife extends payment terms...

As Taal Volcano continues to put some communities and livelihood at risk, big financial services firms have eased payment requirements to transactions that will benefit victims of this natural disaster. To make it easier for overseas Filipinos to provide ...

 2020-01-24 05:04 

Philippine Star

DOH: Still no confirmed case of nCoV in Philippines...

While the Philippines still has no case of the new viral illness that has infected hundreds of people, the Department of Health admitted yesterday that the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could spread to the country....

 2020-01-24 04:59 

Inquirer.net

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Duterte orders start of VFA termination process—Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has already ordered the start of process of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Malacaang said Friday. "Kasi tinanong ko sya kagabi, when will the process start?...

 2020-01-24 04:59 

ABS-CBN

Biazon: Scrapping VFA poses risk to national security...

MANILA - A lawmaker on Friday expressed concern that the threat to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) would compromise national security....

 2020-01-24 04:56 

Inquirer.net

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Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far. Serving only so-so, failing to convert all but one of her break c...

 2020-01-24 04:55 

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GSIS extends emergency loan assistance to 'Ursula' victims...

MANILA, Philippines — The state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has extended emergency loan assistance in four areas battered by Typhoon Ursula last December. On its website, GSIS said members living or working in the fol...

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