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 2021-01-22 11:41 

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You just googled it? Lacson tells Duque vaccine pricing data must be 'validated'...

Sen. Panfilo Lacson reprimanded the DOH for sourcing their pricing from news reports....

 2021-01-22 11:41 

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PH national athletes adjusting well inside Olympic training bubble...

MANILA, Philippines---National athletes inside the bubble at Inspire Sports Academy were reminded to still be vigilant and follow safety protocols despite living in an confined environment during their Olympic preparations.Marc Velasco, the Philippine Spo...

 2021-01-22 11:39 

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Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine distributor in PH denies giving unauthorized jabs to PSG...

Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine distributor in the country on Friday denied being the source of the coronavirus vaccines given to the Presidential Security Group (PSG) members last year, which has drawn public criticism due to supposed favoritism....

 2021-01-22 11:35 

Manila Bulletin

Germany Virus Death Toll Tops 50,000: Health Agency...

Germany has recorded more than 50,000 deaths from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre said Friday. (photo from AFP) It said 859 people died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the tot...

 2021-01-22 11:32 

Manila Bulletin

Wuhan bustles a year after world's first coronavirus lockdown...

Barriers still enclose Wuhan's notorious seafood market — one of the few immediate reminders the city was once the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic that has transformed the world. (photo from AFP) Otherwise, the new normal in the central Ch...

 2021-01-22 11:28 

Manila Bulletin

Hungary Procures 'Large Quantities' Of Russian Vaccine...

Hungary said on Friday it had reached a deal to buy large quantities of Russia's Sputnik V virus vaccine, even though it has not been approved by the European Union. (photo from AFP) The deal comes a day after Hungary became the first EU member to bre...

 2021-01-22 11:26 

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3 pamilya sa Rizal nawalan ng tirahan matapos matabunan ang bahay ng landslide...

Nasa 3 pamilya ang nawalan ng tirahan sa Sitio AC, Barangay San Rafael sa Rodriguez, Rizal nitong Biyernes nang matabunan at mawasak ang kanilang mga bahay dahil sa landslide matapos ang mga pag-ulan....

 2021-01-22 11:23 

Manila Bulletin

Tunisia Mothers Decry Wave Of 'Arbitrary' Arrests After Unrest...

Mothers in the Tunisian capital are accusing authorities of arbitrarily arresting their children in response to several nights of unrest, with rights groups saying at least 1,000 people have been detained. (photo from AFP) "The policeman shoved the do...

 2021-01-22 11:22 

Philippine Star

Mocha Uson claims 'bitter,' 'kulelat' people behind rumors about her, Robin Padilla...
 2021-01-22 11:20 

ABS-CBN

Ilang bus driver, konduktor makakakuha ng COVID-19 vaccine...

Ang Victory Liner, gumastos na sa bakuna ng halos 3,000 ng kanilang empleyado, kabilang ang mga driver at konduktor....

 2021-01-22 11:18 

Manila Bulletin

PhilHealth will shoulder medical expenses of people with serious reactions from vaccines Duque...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Friday, Jan. 22, that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will shoulder all the medical expenses of people who will suffer serious reactions from COVID-19 vaccines. Health Secretary Francis...

 2021-01-22 11:13 

Manila Bulletin

8 truck drivers arrested for testing positive for illegal drugs after surprise anti-overloading inspection...

Eight truck drivers were arrested on Thursday after they tested positive for illegal drugs during a series of surprise anti-overloading operations in parts of Metro Manila and Bulacan, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said. (Unsplash) In a memo releas...

 2021-01-22 11:09 

Manila Bulletin

Pogoy, Rosario lead new arrivals at Inspire...

TNT forward Troy Rosario (PBA Images) Four more players arrived at the Inspire Sports Academy Friday to join Gilas Pilipinas' training bubble for next month's final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. PBA players RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario and Rau...

 2021-01-22 11:07 

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PH backs China's proposal to upgrade ASEAN relations...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. made the pitch during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat on Thursday. This would make China's dialogue relations to the ASEAN from strategic partnership to comprehensive strategic partnership....

 2021-01-22 10:58 

Cebu Daily News

Mandaue needs EOC's say on new age restriction before adopting IATF policy...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines The Mandaue City government said it would need the recommendation from the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) before adopting the new age policy recently allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). The IATF on Thursd...

 2021-01-22 10:57 

Manila Bulletin

Four LTO 'fixers' nabbed in Marikina...

Four alleged "fixers" at the satellite office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Marikina City were arrested by police on Friday. Police identified the suspects as Eduardo Distor, 54; Pablo Cernechez, 58; Jomar Atanante, 27; and Reynaldo D...

 2021-01-22 10:56 

Philippine Star

313 pesante 'patay sa ilalim ni Duterte' ngayong ika-34 taon ng Mendiola Massacre...
 2021-01-22 10:50 

Manila Bulletin

Caloocan City gov't partners with church for COVID-19 vaccination drive...

The local government of Caloocan City has tapped the Catholic church to help them for its upcoming vaccination drive against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mayor Oca Malapitan on Friday met with the city's barangay officials as well as Kalookan Archb...

 2021-01-22 10:48 

Manila Bulletin

127 new COVID-19 cases, 46 recoveries among Filipinos in Europe, Asia and the Pacific...

One hundred twenty-seven new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 46 new recoveries were recorded among Filipinos in Asia and the Pacific and Europe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in its latest report on Friday, Jan. 22. MANILA B...

 2021-01-22 10:44 

Manila Bulletin

Beijing launches mass testing to stem virus outbreak...

Beijing on Friday kicked off a drive to test two million people in 48 hours as the city rushed to snuff out a new local cluster of cases believed to be linked to a more contagious virus variant. (photo from AFP) Long queues snaked through the Chinese capi...

 2021-01-22 10:40 

Manila Bulletin

Bren gets reality check with 0-2 loss to Myanmar's Burmese Ghouls...

Bren Esports crashed to the lower bracket of M2 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship after suffering a shocking 2-0 sweep to Myanmar's Burmese Ghouls on Friday at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. With highly disruptive drafts featuring Hilda an...

 2021-01-22 10:39 

Manila Bulletin

Moscow Police Vow To Suppress Weekend Navalny Protests...

Russian police on Friday said they would crackdown on opposition protests in support of the jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny at the weekend. (photo from AFP) "Attempts to hold unsanctioned public events, as well as any provocative actions o...

 2021-01-22 10:35 

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PH pledges $100,000 for ASEAN's COVID-19 response fund...

In a tweet, Locsin said the money for the ASEAN COVID-19 response would come from the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) travel funds....

 2021-01-22 10:34 

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Adiwang eyes to be among top ONE strawweight fighters with Pacio...

MANILA, Philippines---Lito Adiwang has been on a tear in ONE Championship that a spot in the strawweight rankings is an achievable dream by the end of 2021.Team Lakay's prospect is headed to a match against Japan's Namiki Kawahara Friday and he ho...

 2021-01-22 10:27 

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No 'strings attached' in PH vaccine talks DFA official...

MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official told senators Friday there were no "strings attached" in the government's vaccine supply transactions with China and other countries. This assurance came after Senator ...

 2021-01-22 10:24 

Manila Bulletin

Galvez given 'snappy salute' at end of Senate's hearing on vaccines...

The three-day Senate Committee of the Whole public hearing on the government's vaccination program ended this afternoon with vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. given a snappy salute. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the...

 2021-01-22 10:23 

ABS-CBN

Oversupply of vaccines? LGUs told to coordinate amid concerns of 'panic buying'...

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian raised concerns over what he perceived as LGU's "panic buying" COVID-19 shots from different pharmaceutical giants....

 2021-01-22 10:21 

Manila Bulletin

LOOK: PJ Simon, wife Jehza Huelar in fun basketball-themed maternity shoot...

Photos from Jehza Mae Huelar's Instagram account Retired PBA star PJ Simon and wife Jehza Mae Huelar happily welcomed 2021 with the announcement of their baby boy. The question is: Will he follow his father's footsteps as a basketball player? Bask...

 2021-01-22 10:18 

Manila Bulletin

World council foresees 'strong summer of travel'...

Despite the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong summer of travel is expected to restart the recovery of over 100 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector this year, the latest economic forecast from the World Travel and Tour...

 2021-01-22 10:15 

Manila Bulletin

Galvez shouldn't have apologized Panelo...

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. should not have apologized to the senators probing the government's vaccination program if he committed no wrongdoing, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Friday. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salva...

 2021-01-22 10:14 

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Philippines pledges $100,000 to Asean response fund vs Covid-19...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has promised to donate $100,000 (approximately P4.8 million) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Covid-19 response fund, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced Friday. In a twee...

 2021-01-22 10:12 

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BARMM working to pass electoral, local gov't, and civil service codes in Q1: chief minister...

MANILA - Bangsamoro authorities on Friday is looking at the first quarter of the year to finish remaining priority codes, as it celebrates the second year anniversary of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)....

 2021-01-22 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan solon ditches aversion for Americans, asks Biden for help on PH human rights situation...

After blaming Americans for a number of ills that have befallen Philippine democracy, a Makabayan lawmaker is now turning to US President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for help in addressing the allegedly worsening human rights situation under the Duterte administr...

 2021-01-22 10:06 

Philippine Star

Another 127 migrant Filipinos contract COVID-19; total now 13,760 — DFA...
 2021-01-22 10:04 

Manila Bulletin

DOH urged to issue vaccine passports as proof of COVID-19 inoculation...

Senator Grace Poe asked on Friday the Department of Health (DOH) to give out free "vaccine passports" to Filipinos who were inoculated against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "The certificate as proof of vaccination should be at no c...

 2021-01-22 10:03 

Manila Bulletin

Leni camp scores Mocha for dragging veep into pregnancy rumor...

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo scored model-turned-public official Mocha Uson Friday for dragging the name of the second highest official in the country to another controversy. OVP spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez "Huwag nga niya kaming ida...

 2021-01-22 10:03 

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Tough draw for Djokovic's Serbia in ATP Cup...

SYDNEY--- Reigning champions Serbia, led by world number one Novak Djokovic, will play Germany and Canada in the group stage of the ATP Cup in Melbourne next week after the draw was made on Friday.The men's team competition made its debut in cities ar...

 2021-01-22 09:57 

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Sinovac price tag based on 'googled' news article Duque...

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) had "googled" the prices of Covid-19 vaccines and submitted the list to the Senate. Health Secretary Francis Duque III admitted this on Friday when Senator Panfilo Lacson asked, during the h...

 2021-01-22 09:56 

Cebu Daily News

16 Central Visayas cops positive for COVID-19...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) ended its months-long streak of being coronavirus-free when at least 16 cops were confirmed to have the infection. Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, director of PRO-7, con...

 2021-01-22 09:52 

ABS-CBN

Doktor may paalala matapos luwagan ang age restrictions sa MGCQ areas...

MAYNILA - Nagpaalala ang isang pediatric infectious disease specialist sa mga magulang ng mga nasa lugar na naka-modified general community quarantine na isaalang-alang kung mahalaga ang gagawing lakad....

 2021-01-22 09:52 

Manila Bulletin

Bills auction attract P162.80-B bid...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it has fully awarded its 28-day bills offered at P100 billion. The BSP securities auction received P162.80 billion tenders on Friday, lower than January 15's P167.25 billion bids. The BSP bills fetched a lowe...

 2021-01-22 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

Cops seize P3.2-million worth of shabu in Iloilo...

ILOILO CITY Police authorities seized P3.2-million worth of shabu in anti-illegal drug operation in Oton town, Iloilo province, Thursday night. Sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth) worth P3.2 million are seized from a drug suspect in Oton town, Iloil...

 2021-01-22 09:47 

Philippine Star

Jerrold Tarog finished writing 'Quezon' script...
 2021-01-22 09:44 

Manila Bulletin

Vintage Vehicle Act backed...

Right-hand drive vehicles may soon return to roads in urban areas but only during the so-called vintage vehicle holidays or weekends. Under a bill that has gained strong support from the House Committee on Transportation, vehicles that have been kept in t...

 2021-01-22 09:38 

Philippine Star

Panasonic air conditioners with nanoe X confirmed to inhibit COVID-19...
 2021-01-22 09:36 

Manila Bulletin

NBI ready to help find 2 Pinoy travelers from Dubai infected with COVID-19 variant...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is ready to help in finding those who are suspected to have the variant of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra assured on Friday, Jan. 22. Guevarr...

 2021-01-22 09:34 

Philippine Star

UP temporarily closes Acad Oval to public...
 2021-01-22 09:31 

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South Korean Olympic champion seeks heavier sentence for sex-assault coach...

South Korean double Olympic champion skater Shim Suk-hee is seeking a heavier sentence for her former coach, her lawyer said Friday, after he was jailed for more than a decade for sexually assaulting her over several years.The development came as a former...

 2021-01-22 09:29 

Philippine Star

Is Kamala Harris part of BTS Army? What we know so far...
 2021-01-22 09:28 

Manila Bulletin

DFA says no strings attached in donated Chinese COVID vaccines...

There would be no strings attached to the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccines that would be donated by the Chinese government to the Philippines, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official said Friday. "Allow me to convey our assurances that our transa...

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