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 2020-02-23 10:30 

Manila Standard

Syrians eye escape over Turkey wall...

Kafr Lusin, SyriaAbu Jabber has a plan to escape the Syrian regime's advance: he has built a ladder from rusty metal for him and his 11 children to climb over the Turkish border wall....

 2020-02-23 10:29 

Manila Bulletin

Hataman issues dare for 'woke generation' as EDSA revolt turns 34...

Deputy Speaker and Basilan lone district Rep. Mujiv Hataman has dared today's "woke generation" to "seek true stories" about the past, and not be blinded by the historical revisionism prevalent in the digital era of fake news and half-...

 2020-02-23 10:21 

Manila Bulletin

Passage of pro-whistleblower bills pushed...

Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate called on the House leadership Sunday to fast track the passage of two bills from the Makabayan Bloc that aim to broaden the protection and benefits given by the government to so-called "whistleblowers."...

 2020-02-23 10:20 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City to celebrate 83rd Charter Day on Monday...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will celebrate its 83rd Charter Day on February 24, 2020, with a series of events commemorating the autonomy of the city. The Cebu City government will be holding a wreath-laying ceremony in the morn...

 2020-02-23 10:20 

Manila Standard

Report: Eastwood backs Bloomberg...

WashingtonClint Eastwood, the iconic actor and director who infamously delivered a speech to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention, is endorsing Michael Bloomberg for president and not Donald Trump, whom he supported four years ago....

 2020-02-23 10:18 

Manila Bulletin

Party-list solon seeks passage of measure that will address shortage of physicians in PH...

Bagong Henerasyon partylist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy has batted for the passage of a bill seeking to establish a medical scholarship and return service program to address the shortage of medical practitioners in the country, particularly in rural areas....

 2020-02-23 10:15 

ABS-CBN

Lalaki natagpuang patay sa ilalim ng tulay sa Quiapo...

May tama ng bala sa ulo at katawan at idineklarang dead-on-the-spot ang naturang biktima, na nasa 35 hanggang 40 daw ang tinatayang edad....

 2020-02-23 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD reports completion of 223 KALAHI-CIDSS sub-projects in Bicol region...

More than 200 sub-projects under the government's Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive, Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), which include flood control infrastructure, and school buildings, have been completed in the Bicol r...

 2020-02-23 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese restaurants starved for cash as virus hits industry...

It is lunch time in Beijing, but the only diner in Cindy's Cafe is an employee having a staff meal -- it has been closed for more than three weeks as China battles a deadly virus epidemic....

 2020-02-23 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

House plenary approves bill mandating all brgys to create registry of skilled workers...

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill mandating all barangays to create a registry of skilled workers....

 2020-02-23 10:10 

Manila Standard

Cuba struggles to pay its debts...

HavanaForeign companies going unpaid, creditor countries told to be patient: as Cuba struggles under the weight of US sanctions it has also been struggling to pay its debts, raising serious concern among its partners....

 2020-02-23 10:09 

ABS-CBN

3 arestado sa pangingikil gamit ang pekeng warrant of arrest...

Arestado ang isang overseas Filipino worker at dalawa pa nitong kasabwat dahil sa reklamong pangingikil ng isang ginang sa bayan na ito gamit ang pekeng warrant of arrest....

 2020-02-23 10:08 

ABS-CBN

Ilang Pinoy nakaabang sa Senate hearing ukol sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN...

Isang araw bago ang pagharap ng mga opisyal ng ABS-CBN sa hearing ng Senate Committee on Public Services upang liwanagin ang mga isyu sa prangkisa ng kompanya, nagbigay-suporta naman ang ilang Pinoy na tumatangkilik sa network....

 2020-02-23 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese national who spat on floor of Manila fast food restaurant arrested...

A Chinese national, who spat on the floor of a fast food restaurant, was arrested by the police in his house in Tondo, Manila Saturday night....

 2020-02-23 10:07 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese gov't to look into derogatory records of its nationals working in POGOs...

The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines revealed that it is now monitoring some of their nationals who are working for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) but have derogatory records or are prohibited from leaving China....

 2020-02-23 10:03 

Manila Bulletin

Revilla seeks increase in maximum deposit insurance coverage from P500,000 to P1 million...

Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. has sought the passage of a measure that seeks to increase the maximum deposit insurance coverage for bank depositors from P500,000 to P1-million....

 2020-02-23 10:02 

ABS-CBN

Water level in Angat seen dipping below 180 meters by mid-May...

Metro Manila could experience tight water supply in the coming months as water level in Angat Dam continues to drop. A state hydrologist says, if the water level further falls below the 180 meter mark, irrigation in Bulacan and Pampanga will be stopped to...

 2020-02-23 10:00 

Manila Standard

Israel readies for third election...

Jerusalem—Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister....

 2020-02-23 09:59 

Manila Bulletin

Deputy Speaker Pimentel sees bleak year for PH tourism...

A House leader has given a bleak outlook on the local tourism industry mostly due to the effects of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak....

 2020-02-23 09:59 

Manila Bulletin

France prepares in case of coronavirus epidemic: Health Minister...

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday new cases of coronavirus were "very likely" in France and health authorities were ready in case of an epidemic, adding he was "particularly watchful" of the situation in Italy....

 2020-02-23 09:58 

Manila Bulletin

Suspension order on Sagada eco-tourism activities partially lifted...

The local government of Sagada in Mountain Province has partially lifted its suspension order on its eco-tourism activities in relation to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-02-23 09:57 

Manila Bulletin

Italy coronavirus cases rise to more than 100: Lombardy head...

The number of cases of the new coronavirus in Italy's Lombardy region has risen to 89, the governor of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana said on Sunday....

 2020-02-23 09:57 

Manila Bulletin

Italy coronavirus cases rise to more than 100: regional chief...

The number of cases of coronavirus in Italy continued to rise on Sunday after the government passed a series of emergency measures to limit the spread of the outbreak in Europe's most affected country....

 2020-02-23 09:56 

ABS-CBN

Estudyanteng ilang araw nang nawawala, natagpuang patay...

Hustisya ang panawagan ng mga kaanak ng estudyante na natagpuang patay sa isang palayan sa Barangay Isidro Paredes sa bayang ito Sabado ng umaga....

 2020-02-23 09:56 

Manila Bulletin

BuCor condemns killing of agency's legal division chief...

Director General Gerald Bantag of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in Muntinlupa has condemned the killing of lawyer Fredric Anthony Santos, the suspended chief of the agency's legal division who testified in the Senate regarding the good conduct tim...

 2020-02-23 09:55 

Manila Bulletin

Iran reports 43 people infected with coronavirus, eight dead...

Iran confirmed 15 new cases of the new coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday, adding that the death toll has reached eight in the country....

 2020-02-23 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

Military sustains intensified campaign vs loose firearms in Maguindanao...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed on Sunday to further strengthen its campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms in Maguindanao....

 2020-02-23 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

BI officers nationwide vow to stay focused on their jobs...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers assigned at air and sea ports nationwide have vowed to remain committed to their jobs, despite the alleged "pastillas" scandal and the threat of corona virus-19 (COVID-19) outbreak to their health....

 2020-02-23 09:44 

Manila Bulletin

Senators insist Senate can conduct hearings on ABS-CBN franchise...

At least two senators on Sunday insisted that there was no violation of the Constitution with respect to the Senate public services committee's scheduled hearing on the issues surrounding the franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation....

 2020-02-23 09:40 

Manila Bulletin

Rio carnival gets political in Bolsonaro's Brazil...

Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose of political commentary on Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro....

 2020-02-23 09:30 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: We can't force the President to attend EDSA rites...

Malacaang said President Duterte cannot be forced to attend events if he does not want to, particularly the 34th anniversary celebration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution on Tuesday....

 2020-02-23 09:18 

Manila Bulletin

Iran accuses foreign media of using virus to 'discourage' voters...

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused foreign media of trying to use a deadly outbreak of coronavirus in Iran to "discourage" people from voting in a general election....

 2020-02-23 09:14 

Manila Bulletin

No politics involved in case vs Garin over vaccine deaths Panelo...

The indictment of former Health Secretary now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin for the deaths of children vaccinated with Dengvaxia vaccine has nothing to do with politics, Malacaang said Sunday....

 2020-02-23 09:11 

ABS-CBN

Law Dean: SolGen should present need for a gag order vs ABS-CBN...

A law dean says Solicitor General Jose Calida should prove there's a need for a gag order against ABS-CBN on his quo warranto petition against the network. Soledad Mawis, Law Dean at the Lyceum of the Philippines adds, it's up to Calida to present...

 2020-02-23 09:00 

ABS-CBN

Honda workers nagprotesta vs biglaang pagsasara ng Laguna factory...

Ayon kay Christopher Oliquino, tagapamuno ng RF Union of Honda Employees, maghahain sila ng kaso lalo at ayaw silang harapin ng mga namumuno sa kompanya para paliwanagan sa pagpapasara....

 2020-02-23 08:58 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte backs Espenido anew, says 'he's clean'...

President Duterte expressed support for embattled Police Col. Jovie Espenido, saying the latter was just a victim of efforts aimed at painting his drug war's poster boy in a bad light....

 2020-02-23 08:56 

Inquirer.net

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Defending champ Tsitsipas to face Auger-Aliassime in final...

MARSEILLE, France --- Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Open 13 final with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Alexander Bublik on Saturday.The second-seeded Greek had six aces and broke his strong-serving Kazakh opponent's serve three times, dropp...

 2020-02-23 08:52 

Philippine Star

Low attendance at little-known groups' anti-Duterte rally shows ouster a 'pipe dream,' Palace says...

Various groups gathered at the People Power Monument last Saturday to demand the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte, whom they accused of being subservient to China....

 2020-02-23 08:43 

Cebu Daily News

What kind of ex-girlfriends do you have?...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Some relationships do not really turn out the way you want it to be. Some end it on a happy note but some will just end it by going their separate ways. So then you get to call your babe then your ex now. Ouch. And this time ...

 2020-02-23 08:32 

Cebu Daily News

Granting of financial assistance to Lahug demolition victims scrutinized...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Local Housing Board (LHB) sought the help of the Cebu City government to provide financial assistance to the 36 households affected in the demolition of a University of the Philippines (UP) owned lot in Barangay Lahug. H...

 2020-02-23 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Boy, 9 asks Buttigieg advice on coming out as gay...

Pete Buttigieg welcomed a nine-year-old boy on stage at a rally in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday night after the young boy asked the Democratic presidential candidate for help coming out as gay....

 2020-02-23 08:15 

ABS-CBN

Umano'y gambling den sa Makati sinalakay, ilang dayuhan huli...

Todo-tanggi naman ang may-ari ng unit at sinabing networking at pangkatuwaan lang ang paglalaro ng poker....

 2020-02-23 08:05 

Manila Bulletin

Floating Petri dishes? Coronavirus puts cruise industry in the dock...

HONG KONG- Deadly viruses, chickenpox outbreaks and mass cases of the runs: sometimes luxury cruise ship holidays are not the trips of a lifetime elderly passengers had hoped for....

 2020-02-23 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

Dredging of Tullahan-Tinajeros river system starts...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will begin to dredge on Monday, February 24, a portion of the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System from Malabon to Navotas to remove sediments that degrade the water quality of the waterway....

 2020-02-23 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea's virus cases soar, Israel refuses entry to Korean plane passengers...

South Korea's confirmed cases of coronavirus jumped by 123 to 556 and its death toll rose to four on Sunday, with a majority of cases linked to a church in the southeastern city of Daegu....

 2020-02-23 07:59 

Manila Bulletin

EU's final audit hangs over PH seafaring industry...

The proverbial "sword of Damocles" hangs over the head of the Philippines' seafaring industry as it faces the final audit by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to determine the country's fitness to continue deploying seafarers into...

 2020-02-23 07:59 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea raises coronavirus alert level to 'highest': president...

South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the "highest", President Moon Jae-in said Sunday, in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections....

 2020-02-23 07:56 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City seeks sisterhood with California's Anaheim City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is seeking sisterhood with Anaheim City in California State, USA as city officials were invited for sister relations to Anaheim in December 2019. In a report, Councilor Anthony Cuenco, the chairperso...

 2020-02-23 07:56 

ABS-CBN

Umano'y pekeng seller ng face mask sa Davao City timbog...

Arestado ang isang 24 anyos na babaeng nagbebenta umano ng murang face mask pero wala namang produktong ibibigay kapag nabayaran na....

 2020-02-23 07:56 

Manila Bulletin

PNP, PDEA join forces to harmonize data on drug war...

Amid conflicting data that put the government illegal drugs campaign in bad light in the past, ranking police officials and their counterparts at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have started crafting protocols to consolidate the figures they...

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