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 2020-02-20 09:20 

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Palace confirms budget dep't withheld P80 billion in congressional realignments...

At least P80 billion in congressional realignments were withheld by the Department of Budget and Management, Malacaang confirmed Thursday after Sen. Panfilo Lacson scored congressmen who tried to manipulate the budget....

 2020-02-20 09:20 

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WB: Making PH roads safe to generate $45.63B in economic benefits...

Most motorists consider roads in the Philippines as unsafe and could welcome a World Bank (WB) initiative to establish a lead agency to lay out a national road safety program that the WB estimates will bring at least $45.63 billion in economic benefits in...

 2020-02-20 09:16 

Manila Bulletin

Sotto: Executive branch's withdrawal from pacts sans Senate concurrence could hurt check-and-balance in gov't...

The executive branch's arbitrary withdrawal from treaties and international agreements could hurt check and balances in the government in the long run....

 2020-02-20 09:15 

ABS-CBN

Ilang tindahan na nagbebenta ng overpriced face mask ipinasasara ng DTI...

Inirekomenda na ng DTI sa pamahalaang lokal na suspendihin o tanggalan ng lisensiya ang mga tindahan na nagbebenta ng mahal na face mask, sabi ngayong Huwebes ni Ruth Castelo, undersecretary for consumer protection....

 2020-02-20 09:14 

Manila Bulletin

Fearing infection, residents protest coronavirus evacuees landing in Ukraine...

Residents in central Ukraine protested the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from China's Hubei province on Thursday, fearing they could be infected with the coronavirus despite authorities insisting there was no danger....

 2020-02-20 09:12 

ABS-CBN

Manila lone NCR city to fail 2019 good financial housekeeping standards...

The Philippine capital is the lone Metro Manila city that failed to pass last year's good financial housekeeping standards set by the Department of Local and the Interior Government (DILG)....

 2020-02-20 09:12 

Manila Bulletin

Ban on single-use plastics can succeed Greenpeace PH...

Greenpeace Philippines on Thursday said a national ban on single-use plastics can be "successfully implemented as long as there is strong political will to do so."...

 2020-02-20 09:11 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea confirms first death of person infected with coronavirus...

South Korea reported on Wednesday the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases bringing the total to 104....

 2020-02-20 09:08 

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PH spent more dollars that it earned in first month of 2020 — BSP...

The Philippine economy returned to red in terms of the amount of dollars it spent in the first month of this year outpacing the amount it earned in its transactions with the rest of the world, according to the latest data from the central bank. In a state...

 2020-02-20 09:08 

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Cayetano vows ABS-CBN won't close while House tackles franchise renewal...

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he has coordinated with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to ensure that media giant ABS-CBN can continue with its operations while its bid for franchise renewal remai...

 2020-02-20 09:07 

Cebu Daily News

Negros Or. police director pushing for relief of Bayawan police chief, 56 policemen...

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — The provincial director of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) will recommed to higher headquarters for the relief of the entire police force manning the Bayawan Police Station — its police chief ...

 2020-02-20 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

Filipino eatery in Seattle wins 2020 America's Classics award...

Oriental Mart, a Filipino eatery in Seattle, Washington, was honored with the 2020 'America's Classics' award by the James Beard Foundation....

 2020-02-20 09:02 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: P80 billion withheld funds to be released only when needed...

Malacaang said the P84 billion worth of congressional realignments that were withheld by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) were not going to be released unless it was really necessary....

 2020-02-20 09:02 

Manila Bulletin

Panelo: Espenido may request gov't security if he fears for his life...

President Duterte won't allow any harm to come to anyone including police official Jovie Espenido, Malacaang said Thursday amid reports on the threats on his life....

 2020-02-20 09:00 

ABS-CBN

DOH to quarantine 500 Filipinos from cruise ship at New Clark City on Sunday...

The Philippines' health department on Thursday confirmed that it plans to quarantine around 500 Filipinos from the MV Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, at the New Clark City in Tarlac starting Sunday....

 2020-02-20 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

Common antibiotics tied to increased risk of birth defects, study suggests...

The use of commonly prescribed antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy is tied with higher risk of birth defects, a new study suggests....

 2020-02-20 09:00 

Philippine Star

Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia: watchdog...

In a new report, watchdog TRAFFIC estimated about 895,000 pangolins had been smuggled between 2000 and 2019 in Southeast Asia....

 2020-02-20 08:56 

Manila Bulletin

1st month-long shopping festival starts March 1...

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that the first month-long shopping festival in the country will start on Sunday, March 1 amid the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) scare....

 2020-02-20 08:54 

Manila Bulletin

Chief Justice orders strict monitoring of TROs, other orders...

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta has ordered a strict monitoring of temporary restraining orders (TROs), status quo ante orders (SQAOs), writs of preliminary injunction (WPIs), and orders on voluntary inhibitions issued by justices of the Court of Appeal...

 2020-02-20 08:45 

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'Do your job' on ABS-CBN's franchise, Palace tells lawmakers...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday urged members of Congress to "do their job" as broadcast giant ABS-CBN seeks to extend its legislative franchise. Noting how commentaries supposedly blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for the "im...

 2020-02-20 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia: watchdog...

Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked across Southeast Asia in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade....

 2020-02-20 08:43 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan bloc vows to block final passage of bill allowing foreigners to own public utilities in PH...

The Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday (Feb. 20) vowed to block the third and final reading passage of a bill seeking to allow foreigners to own public utilities in the country....

 2020-02-20 08:41 

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Foreign investment pledges breach record at P390.1B in 2019...

Commitments of foreign investors to set up shop in the Philippines climbed to a record-high P390.1 billion last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday. The latest PSA data showed that the 2019 haul was not only more than double ...

 2020-02-20 08:33 

Manila Bulletin

CHED supports DOTr's railway training school, taps expertise of local, Japanese universities...

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) expressed its support for the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) Philippine Railway Institute (PRI) through providing incentives for continuing education for personnel who will run the railway sector, and t...

 2020-02-20 08:33 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu seen to retain top spot as richest PH province...

CEBU CITY — The province of Cebu is expected to remain as the richest province in the country after it noted a 400 percent increase in its total assets....

 2020-02-20 08:30 

Philippine Star

Learn how to grow your business with effective salesmanship...

Learn the ins and ous of selling and marketing goods and services when you attend Salesmanship Seminar 2020....

 2020-02-20 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Upbeat Chinese FM says virus control efforts 'are working'...

China's efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus "are working", Beijing's top diplomat said Thursday, attributing an easing in new cases to his country's "forceful action" against the illness....

 2020-02-20 08:23 

Manila Bulletin

Former Mexico leader Nieto investigated for graft: WSJ...

Former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto is being investigated over a graft scandal at the country's massive state oil company Pemex, the Wall Street Journal has reported....

 2020-02-20 08:21 

Cebu Daily News

DepEd lifts temporary ban on gathering of students, teachers order due to COVID-19...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — School activities entailing a gathering of students and teachers can now resume after the Department of Education has lifted starting on that day its order to put on hold this kind of activities as a preventive measure again...

 2020-02-20 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

Bato vouches for Espenido's integrity, but tells him to 'stop talking'...

Former national police chief and now senator Ronald dela Rosa has vouched for the integrity of Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido amid the latter's inclusion in the list of alleged narco-cops....

 2020-02-20 08:20 

Manila Bulletin

Fr. Aquino: ConCom believed Senate concurrence needed to withdraw from international pacts...

The Consultative Committee (ConCom) formed by President Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution believed that the Senate's concurrence is also needed for the withdrawal from international agreements and treaties....

 2020-02-20 08:19 

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'Hot money' fled PH at start of 2020 due to bad news on local, foreign fronts, says BSP...

Philippine financial markets saw an exodus of short term investments in the first month of 2020, which the central bank attributed to a slew of adverse economic news both on the international and local fronts, as well as the effects of the ongoing global ...

 2020-02-20 08:19 

Manila Bulletin

Implement motorcycle crime Prevention law now Gordon...

Senator Richard J. Gordon pressed on Thursday for the immediate implementation of Republic Act No. 11235, the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law, following the killing of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) legal service chief Atty. Fredric Anthony Santos....

 2020-02-20 08:17 

Philippine Star

Businesses welcome economic reforms as political risks persist...

Progress on the amendments to the Public Service Act in Congress is a welcome reprieve to the business community battered by President Duterte's attacks....

 2020-02-20 08:15 

Philippine Star

What should marketers focus on to improve their digital marketing in 2020?...

Expand your digital marketing know-how. Attend the BLINK Seminar in Makati this March!...

 2020-02-20 08:13 

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Morente on 'pastillas' modus: These schemes are no longer new in BI...

MANILA, Philippines — Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente is no longer surprised by the alleged schemes purportedly involving some corrupt men in the bureau. The BI was thrust into a lime light anew following recent expose of so-ca...

 2020-02-20 08:12 

Manila Bulletin

NTC seeks DOJ opinion on ABS-CBN franchise lapse...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been asked by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for a legal opinion whether to allow or not ABS-CBN to operate once the network's legislative franchise has lapsed and Congress has yet to act on its re...

 2020-02-20 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

Palace tells Congress, Calida, NTC: Do your job!...

Malacaang is expecting the Congress, Solicitor General Jose Calida, and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to "do their job" regarding the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise to operate and the possibility of the broadcast network'...

 2020-02-20 08:04 

ABS-CBN

Holdaper na bumaril sa pares vendor: 'Akala kasi nila nagbibiro kami'...

"Baka akala kasi nila nagbibiro kami, hindi kami nagbibiro. Pag sinabi namin ginagawa namin 'yun."...

 2020-02-20 08:03 

Manila Bulletin

UK to evacuate passengers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan...

British passengers will be evacuated from a cruise ship that had been quarantined for two weeks off the coast of Japan after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus....

 2020-02-20 08:02 

Philippine Star

Only way for Congress to assert jurisdiction is to act on pending bills — Drilon...
 2020-02-20 08:02 

Philippine Star

CBCP advises against ash crosses amid COVID-19 threat...

CBCP issued a circular Thursday recommending that ashes be imposed by priests by sprinkling small portion of ash on the crown of a person's head....

 2020-02-20 08:02 

Philippine Star

LIST: Areas where the 'nationwide shopping sale' in March will be held...

The Department of Tourism on Wednesday announced that the country's nationwide month-long shopping sale — "The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival" — will begin on March 1....

 2020-02-20 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

China tests its soft power in Southeast Asia amid coronavirus outbreak...

China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations as it faces criticism for its handling of the outbreak elsewhere....

 2020-02-20 08:01 

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Senators 'feel free to violate Constitution' in hearing ABS-CBN franchise Cayetano...

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday insisted that the franchise bills should emanate from the House as the Senate is set to tackle ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. Senator Grace Poe earlier said that the Senate committee on...

 2020-02-20 08:00 

ABS-CBN

Task group binuo para imbestigahan ang pagpatay sa BuCor official...

Pero ayon sa mga opisyal ng pulisya at BuCor, hindi pa nila natutukoy ang motibo sa pagpatay sa abogadong si Fredric Anthony Santos....

 2020-02-20 07:59 

Manila Bulletin

China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus...

An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicenter of the epidemic — and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories....

 2020-02-20 07:57 

ABS-CBN

Drilon warns of 'major consequences' if President allowed to unilaterally rescind treaties...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday warned of "major consequences" if the President is allowed to unilaterally abrogate treaties....

 2020-02-20 07:57 

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Withheld realigned budget may still be released, if needed — Panelo...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday confirmed that the government withheld at least P80-billion in congressional realignments, but said that it may still be released "depending on the need." Senator Panfilo Lacson earlier revealed th...

 2020-02-20 07:56 

ABS-CBN

'Do your job,' Palace tells Congress on ABS-CBN franchise renewal...

Congress should "do their job" in relation to the pending bills for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise, Malacaang said Thursday as lawmakers have yet to tackle the issue....

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