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 2020-07-01 22:29 

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Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push...

LOS ANGELES — J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the rules of the NBA&...

 2020-07-01 21:38 

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Edsa 'transformation' now comes with loops, 'carousel'...

MANILA, Philippines — Before the "transformation" of Edsa — complete with exclusive bus and bike lanes — promised by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade in May is fully realized, a temporary scheme will be implemented to ease ...

 2020-07-01 21:36 

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Shutdown of 3,000 companies affects 100,000 workers...

MANILA, Philippines — More than 3,000 business establishments have reported a temporary shutdown of operations, while more than 200 have closed down permanently since January this year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said, adding that the closu...

 2020-07-01 21:34 

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Lawmakers hit 'very unfair' NTC orders vs ABS-CBN...

Several senators on Wednesday decried the latest decision of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to shut down ABS-CBN's digital broadcast unit, a move that could further emasculate the Lopez-owned media network. "[It's] very unfai...

 2020-07-01 21:32 

Philippine Star

Yeng at Asawa, natutunan ang minimalist lifestyle...

Nakaramdam ng takot si Yeng Cons-tantino mula nang ipatupad ang community quarantine sa iba't ibang lugar sa bansa dahil sa banta ng COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-01 21:32 

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Still no sighting of boat collision survivors...

MANILA, Philippines — As of Wednesday afternoon, there was still "no sighting of survivors" in the weekend collision between the fishing vessel Liberty 5 and the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship Vienna Wood, said Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spo...

 2020-07-01 21:32 

Philippine Star

EDITORYAL - Huwag munang magsaya di-pa natatalo ang virus...

Natuwa ang Malacaang noong Martes dahil hindi nagkatotoo ang prediksiyon ng isang propesor sa University of the Philippines na aabot sa 40,000 ang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa bago mag-Hunyo 30....

 2020-07-01 21:30 

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Army loses track of 2 Jolo bombers after agents' slay...

Not only did the military lose four accomplished intelligence operatives, it also lost the trail of two suspected bombers in Jolo, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Wednesday. Army spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala told the Inquirer that the four m...

 2020-07-01 21:26 

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Congress peers pay tribute to Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr....

The Senate on Wednesday paid tribute to the late Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., who was praised by his former colleagues for his humble beginnings as a gas station worker before becoming an action superstar and senator. "Daddy, thank you for everything ... Y...

 2020-07-01 21:25 

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Bullish on restart...

The PBA remains optimistic that it can still salvage its suspended 45th season even with Metro Manila placed under general community quarantine once again for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.League commissioner Willie Marcial said the PBA...

 2020-07-01 21:24 

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Roque clarifies 'winning over UP' remark...

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said his claim about winning over the University of the Philippines (UP) forecast of 40,000 COVID-19 cases by the end of June was meant to show that people could take action to prevent the spread of the disease caused...

 2020-07-01 21:24 

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Priest: Seek 'venerable' archbishop's help vs virus...

The priest pushing for the sainthood of former Cebu archbishop Teofilo Camomot has asked the faithful to seek the help of the late Filipino prelate in the country's fight against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Fr. Mhar Vincent Balili, vice po...

 2020-07-01 21:20 

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Still not road's end for Phil, James in PH...

Philippine football has not seen the end of Phil and James Younghusband yet.While the brothers are already retired after remarkable careers representing the country, both Phil and James are not ruling out a return albeit in a different capacity.The brothe...

 2020-07-01 21:20 

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Feed stranded airline passengers Duterte...

Moved by the pitiful sight of hundreds of domestic airline passengers stranded because of erratic flight schedules made more complicated by quarantine restrictions in the provinces, President Duterte has ordered Cabinet officials to come to their aid by f...

 2020-07-01 21:16 

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SSS net income jumps 224%...

The Social Security System (SSS) grew its bottom line by 224 percent to P73.3 billion in 2019 on the back of a higher contribution rate imposed under the state-run pension fund's amended charter last year. The SSS's latest condensed statement of c...

 2020-07-01 21:14 

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48-hour lockdown for 31 Manila barangays...

A total of 31 barangays in five of Manila's six districts would be placed on lockdown for 48 hours beginning on Saturday, July 4, after each one recorded at least three cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past two weeks. Manila Mayo...

 2020-07-01 21:14 

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PSEi posts slight gain...

The local stock barometer ended a tad higher on Wednesday, aided by large foreign inflows related to private equity firm KKR's fresh investment in First Gen Corp. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 1.99 points or 0.03 percent ...

 2020-07-01 21:14 

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113 Makati bar-goers freed...

The 113 people arrested at a Makati City bar for allegedly violating quarantine protocols were released on Tuesday evening after a prosecutor dismissed most of the charges against them. Makati police chief Police Col. Oscar Jacildo said that the city pros...

 2020-07-01 21:12 

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A sense of purpose...

I am not as depressed now," says Jim (not his real name), a college junior. Jim was diagnosed with clinical depression in high school, and has been taking antidepressants for years. Before the pandemic, he saw me in the office regularly, to discuss po...

 2020-07-01 21:12 

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San Juan market shut over lone COVID-19 case...

San Juan City's main public market was closed indefinitely on Wednesday after a vendor tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), touching off an aggressive testing and disinfection operation carried out by the city government. The cl...

 2020-07-01 21:10 

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Globe mobile wallet to charge 'convenience fee'...

The GCash wallet will start charging a 2.58-percent convenience fee next week, pushing up transaction costs as demand for mobile payments surged higher during the lockdown. GCash, led by the Ayala Group's Globe Telecom and Chinese billionaire Jack Ma&...

 2020-07-01 21:10 

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Prosecutor orders 'Pride 20' released for further investigation...

After spending four nights in detention at the Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters, 17 of the 20 people arrested during a Pride march last week were ordered released for further investigation on Tuesday night. The lawyer of the group dubbed "Pri...

 2020-07-01 21:08 

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Guard arrested for taking doctor hostage...

An injured security guard seeking treatment at the emergency room of East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City on Wednesday was arrested after he took a doctor hostage. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) identified the suspect as Hilarion Achon...

 2020-07-01 21:06 

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DID YOU KNOW...

Diabetes Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of July by virtue of Proclamation No. 213 signed on July 23, 1993, by former President Fidel Ramos. With diabetes being one of the 10 leading causes of death in the country, the proclamation was aimed ...

 2020-07-01 21:00 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: PNP changes tune on Sulu incident...

The Sulu incident makes apparent a rift between the military and the police. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:...

 2020-07-01 21:00 

ABS-CBN

Ilang jeepney, maaari nang makabiyahe sa Metro Manila simula Biyernes...

MAYNILA - Naglabas na ng guidelines ang Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) para sa balik operasyon ng mga "roadworthy" traditional jeepney sa Metro Manila....

 2020-07-01 20:28 

ABS-CBN

Lawmaker calls on DOH, DPWH to plan for quarantine facilities in each region...

A lawmaker on Tuesday urged the Department of Health and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to prepare plans for building quarantine facilities in every region of the Philippines....

 2020-07-01 19:45 

ABS-CBN

UP Visayas fraternity in hot water over lewd group chat...

A fraternity based in the University of the Philippines-Visayas is in hot water after supposed private conversations among some of its members were leaked online....

 2020-07-01 18:44 

Philippine Star

COVID releases hit P375 billion — DBM...

The national government has released almost P375 billion in funds for the implementation of measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Budget and Management reported....

 2020-07-01 18:10 

Manila Standard

New virus threat noted in China...

The Department of Agriculture has raised alarm over another possible pandemic of a new flu strain similar to the 2009 swine flu....

 2020-07-01 18:00 

Manila Standard

Rody 'extremely sad' over Jolo shooting, orders speedy probe...

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to speed up its probe of the shooting incident in Jolo, Sulu in which police killed four Army troopers....

 2020-07-01 17:54 

ABS-CBN

Robredo visits wake of soldiers killed by Sulu cops...

"All of them are young men who died in the service of the country. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories from their respective families. They had such promising futures ahead of them," the Vice President said in a Facebook post late Wednesday...

 2020-07-01 17:50 

Manila Standard

WHO: PH faces crucial weeks...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the coming few weeks would be crucial for the Philippines as the organization had observed an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospital occupancy, as quarantine restrictions were eased in several areas i...

 2020-07-01 17:40 

Manila Standard

EDSA Busway rolls out with 12 stop stations...

The government on Wednesday began operating the EDSA Busway project to complement the operations of Metro Railway Transit line 3 (MRT-3) and its bus augmentation program....

 2020-07-01 17:30 

Manila Standard

What's G4 virus?...

What is the G4 virus? Why does it have "pandemic potential" as some scientists say?...

 2020-07-01 17:20 

Manila Standard

Palace: Business outlets at NAIA to make room for passenger seats...

President Rodrigo Duterte's preference to remove restaurants at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to make room for more seats is the government argument that passengers have priority over businesses, Malacaang said Wednesday....

 2020-07-01 17:10 

Manila Standard

Hard lockdown in Cebu City stranded 12k...

Cebu City has at least 12,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who are still not allowed to leave the place amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis....

 2020-07-01 17:00 

Manila Standard

Palace defers to NTC on ABS...

Malacaang on Wednesday took a hands-off approach on ABS-CBN's franchise as it deferred to the National Telecommunications Commission's decision to shut down the operations of Channel 43 and its subsidiary, Sky Cable Corp....

 2020-07-01 16:52 

Philippine Star

UP team: COVID trend not a game...

The trend of COVID-19 cases in the country gives no reason for Filipinos to raise their fists in the air in exuberance, according to the University of the Philippines research team, whose projections Malacaang claimed the Philippines beat the other day....

 2020-07-01 16:52 

Philippine Star

PNP chief says fatal Jolo shooting will not affect police-military relations...

"Our relationship is founded on a long shared history of cooperation and brotherhood. In fact, we are inter-operable in the field because we share the same roots and are fighting a common enemy," Gamboa said....

 2020-07-01 16:50 

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CHEd: Med schools may admit this year students who did not take NMAT...

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) announced Wednesday that it would allow medical schools to admit this coming school year students who did not take the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT). The NMAT is a prerequisite...

 2020-07-01 16:50 

Manila Standard

OFW remains in Saudi sent home by July 4...

The Labor department said Wednesday it is looking to bring home on July 4 the remains of 274 Filipino workers who have died of COVID-19 and other ailments in Saudi Arabia....

 2020-07-01 16:40 

Manila Standard

Living quarters for teachers at schools mulled...

Housing czar Eduardo del Rosario on Wednesday batted for the establishment of temporary living quarters for public school teachers inside campuses....

 2020-07-01 16:17 

Philippine Star

Susan works from home, back in Ang Probinsyano...

How they were able to convince Susan Roces not to 'kill' her well-loved character in the popular Kapamilya series....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Philippine Star

P70 million shabu seized; 8 held in Bulacan...

Ten kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P70 million were recovered from eight suspects arrested in anti-drug operations in Meycauayan City in Bulacan yesterday....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Philippine Star

Ex-Puerto Princesa police chief charged...

Relieved Puerto Princesa City police chief Col. Marion Balonglong is facing criminal and administrative complaints over the alleged illegal arrest and maltreatment of eight employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Philippine Star

GMA at 70: Celebrating seven colorful decades in the broadcast industry...

It all started from a makeshift studio on the fourth floor of Calvo Building in Escolta, Manila. In 1950, Robert Stewart — or better known as "Uncle Bob" — sent the first signals of radio station dzBB....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Philippine Star

Duterte signs law upgrading Bicol hospital...

Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go yesterday thanked President Duterte for signing into law a bill upgrading the Bicol Medical Center....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Philippine Star

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Philippines now at 38,511...

(Update 1, 5:54 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that Cebu City will remain under enhanced community quarantine until July 15....

 2020-07-01 15:50 

Manila Standard

Rody urged to dig deeper into DA deal...

"Receipts don't lie."...

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