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 2020-02-28 02:43 

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Virus threat to Olympics casts shadow over marathon trials...

ATLANTA --- The nation's top distance runners carry a new concern into the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials. "The possibility that you make this team and then you don't have an Olympics to go to," Jacob Riley said.The top three men's ...

 2020-02-28 02:40 

Manila Bulletin

Sandiganbayan acquits Purisima of 8 perjury charges...

The Sandiganbayan Second Division has acquitted former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director Alan Purisima of eight perjury charges involving the reported misdeclarations in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for the years ...

 2020-02-28 02:38 

Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga City police nab female drug dealer...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Police authorities arrested a female drug dealer considered as one of the high value targets (HVTs) in this city and confiscated from her two packs of suspected shabu with an estimated market value at P800,000....

 2020-02-28 02:35 

Manila Bulletin

Ground works for Buenavista-Lawan Lawan Boundary project ordered fast-tracked...

BUTUAN CITY - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the more than P3-billion ground works of the Buenavista - Lawan Lawan - Boundary Bukidnon Road project....

 2020-02-28 02:32 

Cebu Daily News

Duterte declares 2nd week of February as National Hazing Prevention Week...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the second week of every February every year as National Hazing Prevention Week to end hazing and other fraternity-related violence. Duterte signed on February Proclamation No. 907, a copy...

 2020-02-28 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian seeks probe on status of DepEd's electrification program for public schools...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has sought a Senate inquiry into the status of the government's electrification program for all public primary and secondary schools in the country....

 2020-02-28 02:28 

Manila Bulletin

Love of country goes far deeper than what one wears bishop...

Patriotism and love for country cannot be taught or instilled in every Filipino merely by wearing the traditionally Filipino "sablay" instead of toga during graduation ceremonies....

 2020-02-28 02:28 

Philippine Star

Justin Brownlee back with Alab after delayed return...

Brownlee joined team practice on Thursday and put an end to any speculations about his return....

 2020-02-28 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

PRO 13 orders manhunt killers of father, son...

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City The regional command of Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) on Friday ordered a province-wide manhunt against the killers of a father and son in Barangay Caridad, Pilar, Surigao del Norte....

 2020-02-28 02:24 

Cebu Daily News

Duterte bans vaping in public and manufacture, sale of unregistered e-cigarettes...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a ban on the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of unregistered e-cigarette products and its use in public places. Duterte signed Executive Order 106 last Feb. 26, months after h...

 2020-02-28 02:24 

Philippine Star

South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000: authorities...

More than 90 percent of the new cases were in Daegu—the city at the epicenter of the outbreak in South Korea—and the neighboring North Gyeongsang province....

 2020-02-28 02:17 

Manila Bulletin

2 of Caraga's most wanted fall in manhunt operations...

CAMP COL. RAFAEL. C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City Two of Caraga region's most wanted persons were arrested in intensified manhunt operations conducted by Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) Thursday, February 27....

 2020-02-28 02:13 

Manila Bulletin

Corruption in gov't due to low pay? No, Lacson says, more like greed...

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Friday supported the view of Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong'' Go that low pay in the government service should not be used as an alibi or basis for one to be corrupt....

 2020-02-28 02:13 

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Lacson: BI revamp won't succeed if greed, corruption not eradicated...

MANILA, Philippines— A total revamp at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) may be the right step, but it is greed and corruption that should be eradicated since these are the reasons behind the money-making schemes of the BI's airport personnel, Sena...

 2020-02-28 02:12 

Philippine Star

BTS cancel Seoul concerts as coronavirus spreads in South Korea...

K-pop megastars BTS on Friday cancelled four concerts they were due to hold in Seoul in April, their agency said, as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in South Korea....

 2020-02-28 02:11 

Manila Bulletin

Gordon prods Congress to amend PITC's charter...

Senator Richard J. Gordon pressed Congress on Friday to act on a bill that would amend the charter of the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) to give it more authority in carrying out the proposed stockpiling of strategic medical supplies ...

 2020-02-28 02:11 

Manila Bulletin

PNP Region 3 director leads launch of PNP JIPCO in Bulacan...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan Central Luzon Police Regional Director, Brig. General Rhodel O. Sermonia led the launch of a Philippine National Police (PNP) project dubbed Joint Industrial Peace Concerns Office (JIPCO) in Barangay Sumapa, Victory Church Auditor...

 2020-02-28 02:07 

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China Bank nets P10.1B...

Sy family-led China Bank grew its net profit last year by 24 percent to P10.1 billion on the back of higher earnings from core lending and fee-based businesses alongside treasury gains. This translated to an improved return on equity of 11.04 percent and ...

 2020-02-28 02:05 

Manila Bulletin

Risk of escalation in Syria grows hourly without urgent action: UN...

The United Nations on Thursday called for urgent action in northwest Syria, warning that "the risk of greater escalation grows by the hour."...

 2020-02-28 02:02 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte prohibits use of vapes, e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces...

President Duterte has issued an executive order expanding his nationwide smoking ban to cover the use of vapes, electronic cigarettes, and other tobacco products in enclosed public spaces....

 2020-02-28 01:59 

Manila Bulletin

Rejected by Jamaica, Caymans over virus fears, cruise ship docks in Mexico...

A cruise ship turned away from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after a crew member tested positive for flu has docked in Mexico and passengers will be allowed to disembark as long as "health standards" are met, the country's president said Thur...

 2020-02-28 01:57 

Manila Bulletin

UN prepared to make humanitarian exemptions for N. Korea on coronavirus...

The UN Security Council on Thursday declared that it would adopt humanitarian exemptions to the heavy economic sanctions imposed on North Korea to help the impoverished country fight the novel coronavirus, Germany's ambassador to the UN said....

 2020-02-28 01:48 

ABS-CBN

'ABS-CBN ang bumuhay sa akin': Solon emotional over potential ABS-CBN shutdown...

Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones and several other lawmakers are optimistic that Congress can renew the franchise of media giant ABS-CBN before they go on a Lenten break....

 2020-02-28 01:41 

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Duterte declares 2nd week of February as National Hazing Prevention Week...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the second week of every February every year as National Hazing Prevention Week to end hazing and other fraternity-related violence. Duterte signed on February Proclamation No. 907, a copy...

 2020-02-28 01:39 

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Duterte bans vaping in public and manufacture, sale of unregistered e-cigarettes...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a ban on the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of unregistered e-cigarette products and its use in public places. Duterte signed Executive Order 106 last Feb. 26, months after h...

 2020-02-28 01:38 

Philippine Star

Kobe Bryant's sister honors late sibling with tattoo...

Sharia, one of Bryant's two sisters, posted a photo of the tattoo on her back....

 2020-02-28 01:36 

ABS-CBN

Duterte formally bans vaping in public places...

MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order which prohibits vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in public places in an expansion of his earlier nationwide smoking ban....

 2020-02-28 01:29 

Manila Bulletin

Drilon decries apparent haste to shut down ASB-CBN and render 11,000 jobless...

Senate minority leader Senator Franklin Drilon on Friday questioned the apparent haste in closing down ABS-CBN Corporation, lamenting the lack of concern of some sectors in the more than 11,000 employees that would be hurt in the event its franchise is no...

 2020-02-28 01:25 

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Drilon opposes retired justices' stand: ABS-CBN franchise can't be decided in a vacuum...

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday refuted the opinion of retired justices on ABS-CBN's franchise, saying it cannot be decided "in a vaccum" since the livelihood of 11,000 employees are at risk. "W...

 2020-02-28 01:25 

Manila Bulletin

Cayetano cites need to synchronize PH's adoption laws...

Senator Pia Cayetano on Friday urged her colleagues in the Senate to fast track the passage of the measure that seeks to synchronize the country's adoption laws to hasten the process of finding a "second home" for abandoned and neglected child...

 2020-02-28 01:25 

Philippine Star

Emaciated lion Jupiter returning home to 'mother'...

Emaciated with a vacant gaze and without the strength to stand upright, 20-year-old lion Jupiter's life is in danger....

 2020-02-28 01:23 

Manila Bulletin

Go advises gov't workers whining over low pay to yield posts to more willing civil servants...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong'' Go on Friday advised workers in government whining over their low pay to just leave the service and give their posts to those who truly want to serve the people....

 2020-02-28 01:15 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000: authorities...

South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total -- the highest in the world outside China -- to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....

 2020-02-28 01:13 

Manila Bulletin

Crowd collars theft for stealing P100,000 in pension fund...

ILIGAN CITY An angry mob pounced on a theft who had stolen funds intended for pensioners at the Rizal Public Plaza in Barangay Poblacion here, Thursday, February 27....

 2020-02-28 01:13 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't troops overrun NPA encampment in Sarangani...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY- Government troops have launched pursuit operations against New People's Army (NPA) rebels who established an encampment in a mountain village in Malapatan, Sarangani....

 2020-02-28 01:03 

ABS-CBN

2 of 3 Filipinos with coronavirus symptoms test negative, 1 awaits results...

The 3 were among hundreds of Filipinos who were repatriated from a cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan last Tuesday and placed under quarantine at New Clark City....

 2020-02-28 01:01 

Manila Bulletin

British police issue safety warning over Greta Thunberg rally...

By Reuters Police have issued a safety warning over a climate protest rally in the southwestern city of Bristol on Friday which will be addressed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. The event has been organized by the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate group,...

 2020-02-28 00:58 

Manila Bulletin

Hong Kong finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected...

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested "weak positive" for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to pets....

 2020-02-28 00:56 

Manila Bulletin

CIDG top cop nabbed in Bacolod for extortion...

BACOLOD CITY - The head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) here was arrested in an entrapment operation for alleged extortion inside a cockpit at Barangay Mansilingan here on Thursday....

 2020-02-28 00:54 

Manila Bulletin

New coronavirus cases in mainland China fall to lowest since January...

Mainland China had 327 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the country's National Health Commission said on Friday, down from 433 cases a day earlier and the lowest since Jan. 23....

 2020-02-28 00:50 

ABS-CBN

Repeat virus infection possible? Wait for WHO advise, says Health chief...

The public should refrain from drawing hasty conclusions and instead wait for the World Health Organization's take on reports that novel coronavirus patients could catch the infection again, Manila's health chief said Friday....

 2020-02-28 00:47 

Manila Bulletin

New P20, P5 coins circulate in Iloilo...

ILOILO CITY The new generation P20 and P5 coins released late last year by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are now in limited circulation in the city and province of Iloilo....

 2020-02-28 00:44 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus threatens global economy as experts warn no country will be spared...

All countries need to prepare to combat the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, as authorities raced to contain the epidemic's rapid global spread and Wall Street looked set for its biggest weekly fall since the 2008-2009 fina...

 2020-02-28 00:41 

Manila Bulletin

German states report total of 22 new coronavirus cases...

Six western German states reported a total of 22 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the federal health minister said the country is at the start of an epidemic....

 2020-02-28 00:37 

Manila Bulletin

US mulls using sweeping powers to ramp up production of coronavirus protective gear...

President Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, tw...

 2020-02-28 00:32 

Manila Bulletin

5.5-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental...

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental early Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported....

 2020-02-28 00:21 

Manila Bulletin

Iran coronavirus deaths jump to 26, top officials infected...

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate....

 2020-02-28 00:16 

Manila Bulletin

US patient with coronavirus of unknown origin denied test for days...

Medical staff caring for a California woman with the first US case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin were unable to get her tested for five days because she had not traveled to outbreak-hit regions, a lawmaker revealed Thursday....

 2020-02-28 00:15 

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2 of 3 symptomatic Filipino repatriates from Japan test negative for COVID-19...

MANILA, Philippines — Two of three repatriates from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who showed symptoms of illness have already tested negative for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Three Filipinos...

 2020-02-28 00:15 

Manila Bulletin

Three repatriates have COVID-19 symptoms DOH...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that three individuals currently quarantined at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac manifested symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

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