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 2020-07-06 00:11 

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Pink ice in Italy's Alps sparks algae probe...

Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change....

 2020-07-06 00:00 

Manila Standard

Militia ambush kills 11 in DR Congo's troubled Ituri region...

Gunmen killed 11 people including military and local officials in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, an ambush attributed to a militia accused of a string of massacres....

 2020-07-05 23:55 

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Pagasa: Hot, humid Monday with afternoon and evening rain showers...

MANILA, Philippines — Hot and humid weather with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms likely in the afternoon and evening, will be experienced nationwide on Monday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomic...

 2020-07-05 23:49 

Philippine Star

Mayor kinasuhan sa overpriced thermal scanner...

Sinampahan ng isang abogado ng kasong kriminal at administratibo sa tanggapan ng Ombudsman ang mayor ng Tabuk City sa lalawigan ng Kalinga dahil umano sa maanomalyang pagbili ng thermal scanner para sa COVID-19....

 2020-07-05 23:49 

Philippine Star

AFP chief tells soldiers: Shun revenge...

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. has called on Philippine Army soldiers not to entertain the idea of avenging the death of their comrades who were shot by policemen in Jolo, Sulu last week....

 2020-07-05 23:30 

Manila Standard

South Africa deploys military medics to virus hotspot...

Dozens of military medics were deployed on Sunday to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa's third most affected province, where there has been a surge in infections....

 2020-07-05 23:17 

Philippine Star

Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases...

Officials at the epicenter of the worsening coronavirus crisis in the United States warned Sunday their hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed by the upsurge, as India registered a record number of new cases....

 2020-07-05 23:00 

Manila Standard

Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term...

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday's vote to elect the leader of one of the world's most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence....

 2020-07-05 22:42 

Cebu Daily News

Amateur sports now await IATF green light...

After professional sports got the green light to resume training, amateur sports are now eagerly waiting for the go signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to troop back to their respective playing...

 2020-07-05 22:30 

Manila Standard

Kazakhstan imposes 'second wave' of restrictions as coronavirus surges...

Kazakhstan on Sunday imposed a second round of nationwide restrictions to counter a huge surge in coronavirus cases since the previous lockdown, which has overwhelmed the oil-rich country's healthcare system....

 2020-07-05 22:00 

Manila Standard

Germany vows to beef up finance watchdog after Wirecard drama...

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Sunday he wanted to overhaul the country's finance watchdog Bafin and give it more powers after a massive fraud scandal involving digital payments firm Wirecard....

 2020-07-05 21:57 

Philippine Star

Travel agencies ask public for patience in processing refunds...

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association is appealing for the public's understanding in issuing refunds, emphasizing that the government's move to allow operations of travel agencies does not hasten the refund process....

 2020-07-05 20:55 

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DOF to ban online sale of 'sin' products...

MANILA, Philippines — While cigarettes and liquor are enjoying brisk sales online in the time of pandemic and are delivered to the comforts of home of buyers, who may include minors, the Department of Finance (DOF) wants to stop the sale of the "...

 2020-07-05 20:54 

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Priests frown on bill allowing online weddings...

It's one thing to hear Masses online, but it's quite another to wed couples virtually. While the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced everyone to adopt new norms of living and working, Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said the pa...

 2020-07-05 20:53 

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Prepare virus-resistant storm shelters, says House leader...

MANILA, Philippines — As the monsoon season blows in, disaster officials should make sure storm shelters will not become hotbeds of the new coronavirus, a senior House leader said on Sunday. Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel urged the National Disaster...

 2020-07-05 20:52 

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Increased public contact causing surge in virus cases DOH...

MANILA, Philippines — Increased contact among the population as a result of the relaxation of quarantine measures is causing a surge in new coronavirus cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday. The DOH reported a record-hi...

 2020-07-05 20:48 

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'Bias' on agenda as hearing on ABS-CBN wraps up...

MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN's purported "political bias," which had angered President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies, is the final item on the agenda as a joint House panel wraps up its deliberation on the shuttered media giant's a...

 2020-07-05 20:42 

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DOLE seeks P2.5 billion more for OFWs...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is seeking an additional P2.5 billion to finance its cash assistance program for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The fund released to us is...

 2020-07-05 20:41 

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Gov't to determine fines for oil spill...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will issue a notice of violation of the Philippine Clean Water Act to the company operating the power barge that exploded and spilled oil off the coast of Iloilo City on Friday. Environment Undersecretar...

 2020-07-05 20:40 

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Retired Navy commodore, RAM leader Rex Robles; 75...

Retired Navy Commodore Rex Robles, who was part of a group of rebel soldiers that plotted to overthrow the Marcos dictatorship in its twilight years, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday morning. He was 75. A member of the Philippine Military Academy class of...

 2020-07-05 20:39 

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Baguio City artist wins Miss PH Earth 2020...

Miss Philippines Earth found a way to navigate through the "new normal" and successfully crowned its 2020 set of winners on Sunday morning. Organizer Carousel Productions held a virtual coronation program via the video-conferencing platform Zoom, ...

 2020-07-05 20:38 

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Frontliners urged to care for selves, too...

The Philippines is very lucky to be wealthy in compassionate people who, despite the risks to their own well-being, serve on the front line in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 but they should also be made aware that they may be boxing problems that coul...

 2020-07-05 20:37 

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PCG extends search for 14 missing...

The search and retrieval operations for the 14 people missing from the June 27 sea collision off Mindoro Island has been extended until Tuesday, July 7, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). PCG spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo said the agenc...

 2020-07-05 20:25 

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Cops in troops' slay to be held in Crame...

The nine policemen involved in the June 29 killing of four Army intelligence operatives will soon be detained at the Philippine National Police's general headquarters in Camp Crame. In an interview aired on Sunday over radio station dzBB, Interior Sec...

 2020-07-05 20:13 

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Agency seeks power to take down online posts selling counterfeit goods...

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) might eventually be able to take down online posts that sell or advertise counterfeit goods as the agency proposed to amend its rules and give it teeth against violations done in the internet. T...

 2020-07-05 20:12 

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SEC easing shelf registration rules...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to make it easier and faster for bond issuers to come to the market by amending the rules on shelf registration. Among others, the SEC plans to lengthen the shelf life beyond the current three-year window...

 2020-07-05 20:11 

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Inflation uptick seen in June...

Inflation likely inched up in June as food and oil prices picked up faster while most of the country moved to a less-restrictive COVID-19 general community quarantine (GCQ) last month. Nine of the 13 economists polled last week by the Inquirer projected l...

 2020-07-05 20:10 

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Upside bias seen to mark this week's trading...

Local stocks are seen to trade with bias on the upside this week on hopes for the reopening of the global economy given recent progress on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine tests. Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 180.82...

 2020-07-05 20:09 

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For Filipino palay farmers, 2020 may yet prove to be a good year...

Prices of local palay continued its upward trend as farmers took advantage of the demand for the staple. Based on the Philippine Statistics Authority's price monitoring report, the buying price for palay increased again by the last week of May, averag...

 2020-07-05 20:09 

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Water outlook for PH brightens...

Raw water supply prospects for the country are rosier as international climate watchers observe a "La Nia-like" situation that might increase rainfall in Indonesia and the Philippines. According to the United Nations-administered Agricultural Mark...

 2020-07-05 20:08 

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Banks pressed to tighten controls to deter rogue employees...

The country's financial system is strong enough to withstand the economic disruptions and market volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but regulators nonetheless want banks to keep their houses in order, including instituting tighter controls...

 2020-07-05 20:07 

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Century Property's contactless shift boosts sales...

Antonio family-led Century Properties Group (CPG) reported its residential property sales picked up in the second quarter—the period during which the brunt of pandemic-related lockdown protocols was mostly felt—coming from a sluggish start in ...

 2020-07-05 20:06 

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4 MRT 3 ticket sellers, driver contract virus...

An additional 45 personnel of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3, including four ticket sellers and a train driver, have contracted the new coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of cases to hit Metro Manila's busiest railway line to 172. Of the t...

 2020-07-05 20:06 

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PT&T, US partner amp up data protection arsenal vs disasters...

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Co. (PT&T) is partnering with United States-based Maxava to widen its disaster recovery products offered to customers. "With the importance of data, the resiliency of an organization's data management and informa...

 2020-07-05 20:05 

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Still cautious despite the market's strength...

The market continued to perform strongly in June, with the PSEi rising by another 6.3 percent month-onmonth to end the first half of the year at 6,207.72. This brought total gains from the March 19 low of 4,623.42 to 34.3 percent.The stock market's st...

 2020-07-05 20:05 

Philippine Star

Filipino tourists still barred from traveling abroad BI...

he Bureau of Immigration reminded Filipinos intending to travel abroad as tourists that they are still restricted from leaving the country amid the continuing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic....

 2020-07-05 20:04 

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JG Summit's return to global bond market raises $600M...

Gokongwei group-led JG Summit Holdings has raised $600 million from a warmly-received offshore bond offering, marking the largest 10-year bond deal carved out of the Philippines in recent years. The 10-year bond issuance achieved a record low interest rat...

 2020-07-05 20:03 

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Business as usual under a new reality...

To say that it is business as usual these days is almost impossible for most companies. In the time of a pandemic of this scale, businesses—whatever the industry—are navigating unchartered waters that seem to be a first for most of us to work ...

 2020-07-05 20:03 

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Enrollment rate in Manila public schools hits 100.46%...

Even as the Department of Education (DepEd) expressed dismay over the low enrollment rate nationwide for the coming school year, public school officials in Manila announced that they had exceeded their target by hitting 100.46 percent. Based on the data p...

 2020-07-05 20:03 

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Homecoming worries...

Despite all that's happening, Philippine Olympic boxing bet Irish Magno needs to stay sharp, hungry and determined---even with the Tokyo Games more than a year away, if it will ever be staged at all.A huge number of national athletes were given the op...

 2020-07-05 20:02 

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'Boodle fights,' 'videoke' lead to hike in COVID-19 cases in QC...

If the Philippine National Police has its "maanitas," some Quezon City communities caught Mayor Joy Belmonte's attention with their "boodle fights." The classic Filipino feast where food is laid on a banana leaf and eaten with bare han...

 2020-07-05 20:02 

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Has a CEO ever paid a bill online?...

I thought I would never complain about this, but there must be a way to use technology for everyone's good, and not cause everyone's stress. Have you gotten your phone bills? Internet? Electricity? Water? Lucky for those who have a back room to fi...

 2020-07-05 20:01 

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Negotiating during the new normal...

With the current pandemic, business conditions are undeniably challenging. This situation has brought forth a "tug-of-war" type of differing mentalities between transacting parties: manufacturer and wholesaler, wholesaler and retailer, retailer an...

 2020-07-05 20:00 

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LTO defers 'doble plaka' for motorcycles...

The implementation of a controversial provision of the "doble plaka" law has been put on hold for now. The Land Transportation Office (LTO), in a memorandum dated July 1 signed by Transportation Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, said this was du...

 2020-07-05 19:09 

Philippine Star

DOH records biggest 1-day hike in COVID cases...

The Department of Health yesterday reported 2,434 new coronavirus disease 2019 cases the highest in a single day, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 44,254....

 2020-07-05 19:09 

Philippine Star

MRT-3 employees with COVID reach 172...

Forty-five more personnel of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 172 the number of MRT-3 workers infected with COVID-19, the Department of Transportation announced yesterday....

 2020-07-05 19:09 

Philippine Star

UN launches campaign vs xenophobia for migrants...

The increase in xenophobic language directed toward migrants, including overseas Filipino workers , has prompted a group of jurists, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the Resident Coordinator to launch a med...

 2020-07-05 19:09 

Philippine Star

WHO halts malaria, HIV drugs in COVID trials...

The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir, in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 after the drugs fa...

 2020-07-05 17:50 

Manila Standard

NSA blasts terror law critics...

National Security Adviser Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Sunday said those opposed to the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020 could be supporters of terrorists....

 2020-07-05 17:40 

Manila Standard

Anti-HIV drugs didn't work in virus cases—DOH...

The Department of Health (DOH) will stop administering the anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir to hospitalized COVID-19 patients after the World Health Organization (WHO) said it would discontinue its trials with them, along with the anti-malaria drug ...

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