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 2020-02-20 11:50 

ABS-CBN

Hong Kong flights limitado; Macau flights wala pa rin...

Hindi kasi sakop ng partial lifting ng travel ban ang mga piloto at airline crew....

 2020-02-20 11:49 

Philippine Star

Anti-sub helicopter, missile-equipped boat to help secure Western Mindanao waters...

The Philippine Navy acquired two AW159s last year....

 2020-02-20 11:46 

Cebu Daily News

'Serious constitutional lapse' blamed for unilateral VFA exit...

MANILA, Philippines — Former and incumbent senators on Thursday blamed what one called a "serious constitutional defect" that allowed the unilateral abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. On February 11, Pr...

 2020-02-20 11:46 

Philippine Star

Palace says Duterte won't allow Espenido to be harmed...

Malacaang Thursday assured Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido of protection after the police official - a poster boy of President Duterte's controversial war on illegal drugs - said he could be targeted by drug lords and even the government....

 2020-02-20 11:40 

Inquirer.net

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Romanian boxer inspires girls to knock out poverty...

Steluta Duta was a teenaged orphan living on the streets when, one cold January day in 2002, she stepped through the door of a boxing gym in the town of Buzau and embarked on her unlikely path to becoming an elite athlete.Duta, whose first name means "...

 2020-02-20 11:29 

Cebu Daily News

HUDO exec: Some fire victims return to Tabok lot rests on decision of lot owners...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The fate of some of the fire victims on the February 17, 2020 fire in Barangay Tabok, Mandaue City to return and rebuild their homes will rest on the owners of the lot. Tabok Barangay Captain Dario Tariman told CDN Digita...

 2020-02-20 11:28 

ABS-CBN

Panukalang payagan ang full foreign ownership sa telco, transport ikinabahala...

Nababahala na ang ilang mambabatas sa maaaring panghihimasok ng mga dayuhan sa ilang industriya sa bansa ngayong isinusulong sa Kongreso na payagan ang 100 percent foreign ownership sa sektor ng telecommunications at transportasyon....

 2020-02-20 11:25 

ABS-CBN

Cayetano kinuwestiyon ang pagtalakay ng Senado sa ABS-CBN franchise...

Higit 11 panukala para sa renewal ng ABS-CBN franchise ang nakatengga ngayon sa Kamara....

 2020-02-20 11:22 

ABS-CBN

School events canceled due to COVID-19 can proceed next month: DepEd...

School events that were canceled due to concerns over the novel coronavirus can proceed in March with additional precautions, DepEd said Thursday....

 2020-02-20 11:15 

Manila Bulletin

DFA: Coronavirus-positive Filipinos on cruise ship now 44...

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed that the total number of Filipinos aboard the Diamond Princess who were found positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to 44....

 2020-02-20 11:10 

Manila Standard

Shisha bar shootings kill nine in Germamy...

Hanau, GermanyAt least nine people were killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home early Thursday....

 2020-02-20 11:08 

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PH's 1st cerebral palsy football team sets sights on Asean Para Games...

MANILA, Philippines -- The country's first football team composed of athletes with cerebral palsy (CP) --- a brain condition that hampers muscle movement --- is set to participate in the 10th Asean Para Games this year.According to Danny Moran, head o...

 2020-02-20 11:02 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian: Majority of senators expected to attend Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise...

Expect a full-house attendance in the Senate's ABS-CBN franchise renewal hearing.Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday the Feb. 24 Senate hearing on the broadcast giant's franchise renewal can't be stopped, with the majority of the senators...

 2020-02-20 11:00 

Manila Standard

Democrats bare fangs at Bloomberg in hot debate...

Las VegasFormer New York mayor Michael Bloomberg endured a punishing assault in his debut Democratic presidential debate Wednesday from rivals who savaged him for parachuting in late and throwing astronomical amounts of money at the race....

 2020-02-20 10:50 

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Brandon Vera defense headlines ONE Infinity 2 card in Manila...

MANILA, Philippines---Brandon Vera is set to defend his ONE World heavyweight championship against Arjan Singh Bhullar more than a year after he last put the title on the line.The Filipino fighter headlines the ONE Infinity 2 card on May 29 at Mall of Asi...

 2020-02-20 10:49 

Philippine Star

Filipinos on quarantined ship to come home on February 23 — DOH...

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the compatriots will be brought to Haribon Hangar of Clark Air Base in two planes, although these would be arriving some two or three hours apart....

 2020-02-20 10:49 

Philippine Star

Lawyer elevates disqualification case vs Pimentel to SC...

Topacio urged the SC to cancel Pimentel COC for the 2019 midterm elections and hold him as ineligible as a senator for period beginning 30 June 2019 to 30 June 2025....

 2020-02-20 10:48 

Manila Bulletin

Mayor Vico says no confirmed COVID-19 case in Pasig City, asks public to help stop spread of fake news...

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto sought the public's help to stop the spread of fake news as he clarified anew that there was no confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH)....

 2020-02-20 10:45 

ABS-CBN

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes off Davao Occidental...

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Thursday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)....

 2020-02-20 10:45 

Manila Standard

What makes dogs so special? Science says love...

Washington--The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before scientific rigor....

 2020-02-20 10:41 

ABS-CBN

CHR to probe killing of former BuCor official...

The Commission of Human Rights on Thursday said it will launch its own investigation into the killing of a former Bureau of Corrections official who testified at a Senate inquiry about the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law....

 2020-02-20 10:38 

Manila Bulletin

Estero de Tripa de Gallina desilting completed; supports Manila Bay rehab...

Desilting activities have been completed on Estero de Tripa de Gallina, a tributary of Manila Bay, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Thursday....

 2020-02-20 10:34 

Manila Bulletin

5.4-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental, aftershocks possible...

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported....

 2020-02-20 10:32 

ABS-CBN

House Speaker: Senate violating Constitution for tackling ABS-CBN franchise renewal ahead of House...

Sen. Grace Poe earlier said the Senate will proceed with its own hearing on ABS-CBN Corp's franchise without waiting for action from the House on Monday....

 2020-02-20 10:30 

Manila Standard

Scores rescued from Myanmar blaze...

YangonScores of people were rescued from a blazing building in Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon early Thursday, many brought to safety with a cherry-picker crane from the highest floors....

 2020-02-20 10:26 

ABS-CBN

Paggunita sa Ash Wednesday, Good Friday may pagbabago dahil sa COVID-19...

May mga pagbabago sa paggunita ng religious events ngayong taon dahil sa banta ng coronavirus disease 2019....

 2020-02-20 10:25 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City mulls JVA with private company for underground wiring pipeline for telcos...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is working on a joint-venture agreement (JVA) with a private company that would build underground electrical connections for telecommunication. Councilor Jerry Guardo, council's chairperson for t...

 2020-02-20 10:22 

Manila Bulletin

Despite Go's appeal, House to hear ABS-CBN franchise after it expires...

Notwithstanding Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go's prodding, the leadership of the House of Representatives is standing pat on its decision not to "prioritize" bills proposing the renewal of the ABS-CBN legislative franchise which is due to ...

 2020-02-20 10:21 

ABS-CBN

500 Pinoy mula sa Japan cruise ship ika-quarantine pagkauwi: DOH...

Balak ng Department of Health na isailalim sa quarantine sa New Clark City, Tarlac ang nasa 500 Pilipino mula sa isang barkong nakadaong sa Yokohama, Japan....

 2020-02-20 10:19 

Inquirer.net

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Devonte Graham emerging as Most Improved Player candidate...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Devonte Graham had mixed emotions when Kemba Walker left for the Boston Celtics.Walker had become his mentor on the court last year and a close friend off it, regularly inviting Graham over to his house for a meal cooked by his persona...

 2020-02-20 10:17 

Inquirer.net

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High-efficiency quantum dot tech sets record for solar-to-electrical energy conversion...

Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia have developed next-generation solar power technology with the use of quantum dots, setting a world record for posting the most efficient conversion of solar energy to electricity.The group o...

 2020-02-20 10:15 

Manila Bulletin

China's Hubei, epicentre of coronavirus, extends work suspension to March 11...

China's Hubei province on Thursday asked firms not to resume work before March 11 due to the coronavirus outbreak, saying only businesses involved in epidemic prevention and control or necessary public services would be exempt....

 2020-02-20 10:15 

Manila Standard

Trump ally to be sentenced...

Washington--Donald Trump's longtime aide Roger Stone will be sentenced Thursday in a case that has caused a stir in Washington following meddling by the US president and his attorney general....

 2020-02-20 10:10 

ABS-CBN

'Most wanted' ng Plaridel dahil sa iba-ibang krimen timbog...

Kinilala ang suspek na si Avhel dela Cruz, na inaresto ng Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bulacan sa labas ng isang supermarket....

 2020-02-20 10:09 

Manila Bulletin

Andanar assures global media watchdog: Press freedom is 'very much alive' in PH...

Press freedom is "very much alive" in the Philippines and the government is committed to safeguard such freedom and protect journalists, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a recent report to a media watchdog in France....

 2020-02-20 10:09 

Philippine Star

First South Korea virus patient dies as number of infections doubles...

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) announced a total of 51 new confirmed cases, taking the nationwide total to 104....

 2020-02-20 10:05 

Manila Bulletin

Son of nabbed former NPA leader questions warrantless search of his father's house...

The son of a former New People's Army (NPA) leader, who was recently arrested for several counts of murder in relation to the Inopacan massacre in the '80s, has questioned the legality of the operation against his father after police rummaged thro...

 2020-02-20 10:04 

Inquirer.net

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At six, Russian snowboarding prodigy is flying high...

Vasilisa Ermakova may be too young for school, but the six-year-old Russian girl has already made a name for herself as a snowboarding prodigy.Vasilisa spends five hours a day barrelling down slopes outside Moscow and has even smashed a number of national...

 2020-02-20 10:03 

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Wilder-Fury II a fight so big it took 2 TV networks to show...

LAS VEGAS --- To hear the fighters talk, the heavyweight title fight Saturday night between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is so big it took two TV networks to make it happen.That's only partially true, though it might be forgiven. This is boxing, afte...

 2020-02-20 10:00 

Manila Bulletin

Teachers' group urges DepEd to prevent release of teachers', learners' data...

A federation of teachers on Thursday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to "prevent" further rights violations of teachers and students by banning the release of their personal data to the Philippine National Police (PNP)....

 2020-02-20 10:00 

Manila Standard

Australia launches inquiry into bushfires...

Sydney--Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes....

 2020-02-20 09:59 

Inquirer.net

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Pep Guardiola to stay at Man City 'no matter what' after UEFA ban...

MANCHESTER, England --- Pep Guardiola said he trusts Manchester City's Abu Dhabi ownership "completely" in its bid to overturn a two-year ban from European competitions and that he will be at the club next season "no matter what happens.&#...

 2020-02-20 09:59 

Inquirer.net

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'Serious mistake' to end VFA over Bato's visa Tatad...

MANILA, Philippines— Abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States over the cancellation of Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa is a" serious mistake that can't be inflicted" on the country's history of di...

 2020-02-20 09:57 

Inquirer.net

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LOOK: Musician plays violin during brain surgery while doctors remove tumor...

Due to a musician's wish to retain her ability to play her instrument, a group of medical practitioners in London, United Kingdom tried an out-of-the-box idea during her surgery.The 53-year-old Dagmar Turner played the violin while surgeons performed ...

 2020-02-20 09:57 

Cebu Daily News

P374K shabu seized; 3 men nabbed in two hours in Mandaue City...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue police again arrested two men, considered high value targets, and confiscated P374,000 of suspected shabu at past 1 p.m. in separate buy-bust operations on February 20, 2020. An hour later at past 2 p.m., they als...

 2020-02-20 09:54 

Philippine Star

DOJ legal opinion on potential provisional ABS-CBN franchise out next week...

The Justice chief said they received the request on Tuesday afternoon and intend to reply next week....

 2020-02-20 09:53 

Philippine Star

DFA gave input on effects of ending VFA but decision had already been made, exec says...

The Department of Foreign Affairs had to pursue abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States as President Rodrigo Duterte had already made his mind up on the matter....

 2020-02-20 09:50 

Manila Bulletin

Three test positive for coronavirus in Iran: health ministry official...

Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday....

 2020-02-20 09:41 

Manila Bulletin

Over 4,000 classrooms under construction around PH...

More than 4,000 additional classrooms are under construction in various places in the country in an attempt to address the shortage of classrooms, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said....

 2020-02-20 09:41 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd: Off-campus activities suspended due to COVID-19 to resume Feb. 24...

Starting next week, national and regional as well as other off-campus activities may resume after the Department of Education (DepEd) lifted their temporarily suspension due to the threat of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

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