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 2020-01-28 00:00 

Cebu Daily News

Lakers' next game postponed after Kobe Bryant's death...

LOS ANGELES — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, Philippine time) after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others ...

 2020-01-27 23:54 

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19 paaralan sa Tagaytay, bukas na ulit matapos kumalma ng Taal...

Pinabalik na sa kani-kanilang bahay ang mga naninirahan sa 2 barangay sa Tagaytay na isinailalim sa lockdown matapos ibaba ang alerto sa Bulkang Taal....

 2020-01-27 23:54 

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5 patay sa mga salpukan sa daan sa Pangasinan, Ilocos...

Lima ang patay sa magkakahiwalay na insidente ng salpukan ng mga motorsiklo at tricycle sa Mangaldan, Pangasinan at Bangui, Ilocos Norte....

 2020-01-27 23:54 

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3 patay sa pamamaril sa loob ng computer shop sa La Union...

Tatlo ang patay sa pamamaril sa loob ng isang computer shop sa San Fernando City, La Union....

 2020-01-27 23:30 

Cebu Daily News

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy...

She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball's female version of him. She was going to play...

 2020-01-27 23:27 

Cebu Daily News

Mani maka pa bright?...

Cebu City, PhilippinesIngon sila, ang mani maka pa bright. This claim is supported by the fact that every 100 grams of peanuts contains 4.6 milligrams of iron, according to dailyiron.net. Iron brings oxygen to different parts of our bodies, including our ...

 2020-01-27 23:16 

Manila Bulletin

China's coronavirus has not mutated in the US, says CDC...

US health authorities said Monday they have sequenced the genome of the first two cases of the Chinese coronavirus reported in the country and confirmed the virus has not mutated since leaving China....

 2020-01-27 23:12 

Manila Bulletin

Americans should 'reconsider travel' to China over virus: State...

The US State Department on Monday encouraged Americans to "reconsider" any plans to travel to China amid a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan....

 2020-01-27 23:10 

Manila Bulletin

Confusion as WHO corrects China virus global risk level...

The World Health Organization, which has sometimes been criticised for its handling of past disease outbreaks, admitted an error on Monday in its risk assessment of China's deadly virus....

 2020-01-27 23:09 

Manila Bulletin

'Draconian' travel curbs needed to halt spread of virus: scientists...

Governments need to implement "draconian" travel curbs to stop a mystery coronavirus in China becoming a global epidemic, a team of experts mapping the outbreak said Monday....

 2020-01-27 23:09 

Manila Bulletin

Britain tells travellers from China virus city to self-isolate...

Around 1,500 people who came to Britain from the Chinese epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in the past two weeks must put themselves in isolation, the UK health minister said Monday....

 2020-01-27 23:08 

Manila Bulletin

Anger mounts over government response at epidemic epicentre...

Chinese officials at the epicentre of a health crisis are coming under fire for incompetence and being ridiculed for not properly wearing protective masks as anger mounts over the handling of a deadly virus....

 2020-01-27 23:01 

Cebu Daily News

Seafarers as 'fishers of men'...

The apostles of Jesus Christ were initially known as "fishers of men" which is considered as the most important metaphor for evangelism. According to the gospel last Sunday, Christ first gathered his fishermen-disciples around him who later dissem...

 2020-01-27 22:58 

Cebu Daily News

Aviation experts suspect Bryant's helicopter pilot got lost in the fog...

CALABASAS, California — Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in a wreck that aviation expert...

 2020-01-27 22:52 

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Crews work to recover remains at site of Kobe Bryant's crash...

CALABASAS, California --- Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in weather so foggy that local police departments had gr...

 2020-01-27 22:43 

Philippine Star

Long-term rehab plan eyed for Batangas...

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said lawmakers and policymakers should start drawing up a comprehensive long-term plan for the rehabilitation of Batangas....

 2020-01-27 22:43 

Philippine Star

Lockdown lifted in more areas; Taal alert 3 remains...

The lockdown in most towns around the restive Taal Volcano has been lifted, with only 10 barangays in five lakeshore communities still closed to the public due to the remaining threat of hazardous eruption despite the lowered alert level....

 2020-01-27 22:33 

Cebu Daily News

High value target drug dealer evades arrest in Cebu City...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—A drug dealer escaped from the hands of police after engaging them in a shootout during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Binaliw, Cebu City on Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020. Members of the Canduman Police Station in Mandaue C...

 2020-01-27 22:30 

Cebu Daily News

Why you should keep your relationship off social media....

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With the advent of social media and technology, people get easily tempted to profess their love online and show everyone how happy or sad they are with their relationship. Well, maybe we have to think that part through. Getti...

 2020-01-27 22:26 

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Stocks tumble as virus fears spark sell-off; Dow falls 453...

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by more than 450 points, as investors grappled with fresh worries about the spread of a new virus in China that threatens global economic growth. The sell-off gave the Dow its ...

 2020-01-27 21:28 

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Ilang lugar sa Quezon City, pansamantalang mawawalan ng tubig sa Huwebes...

QUEZON CITY - Magkakaroon ng water interruption sa ilang mga barangay sa Novaliches, Quezon City sa darating na Huwebes....

 2020-01-27 21:22 

ABS-CBN

Pahinante, sugatan matapos sumalpok ang truck sa intersection sa Pasig...

Sugatan ang pahinante ng isang 18-wheeler truck matapos nitong sumalpok sa isang puno at poste Lunes ng gabi sa may outerlane sa C5-Ortigas Avenue intersection, Pasig....

 2020-01-27 21:20 

ABS-CBN

Bata patay sa ligaw na bala sa Maynila...

Nadamay lamang ang bata sa barilan habang bumibili ng barbeque sa likod ng kinauupuan ng isang barangay kagawad at mga tanod....

 2020-01-27 21:19 

Inquirer.net

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Sia bringing retailing unit MerryMart to public hands...

Young tycoon Edgar "Injap" Sia II is bringing his new retailing business MerryMart Consumer Corp. to public hands this year, planning to raise as much as P1.6 billion to fund a nationwide expansion program. Based on a preliminary prospectus filed ...

 2020-01-27 21:17 

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Unionbank profit up 104% to reach record P 14B...

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines ended 2019 with a record high net profit of P14 billion as strong trading gains complemented a double-digit expansion in interest earnings. The full-year net profit marked a 104-percent growth from the previous ye...

 2020-01-27 21:16 

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Del Monte to sell 13% stake in PH unit for $130M...

Campos family-led food conglomerate Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL) is raising $130 million from the sale of a 13-percent stake in its Philippine business to Singapore-based fund manager SEA Diner Holdings Pte Ltd. In a disclosure to the Singapore Exchange ...

 2020-01-27 21:15 

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When is a contract provision onerous?...

In the wake of the controversy over two water concession agreements in Metro Manila, the Duterte administration has served notice it will review contracts with private parties that have onerous provisions or are disadvantageous to taxpayers. Finance Secre...

 2020-01-27 21:04 

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Customs nets P20.58B in smuggled goods...

The stepped up campaign of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) against smuggling last year yielded P20.58 billion in seized illegal drugs, fake goods and illicit tobacco products, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Monday. Citing a recent report to Finance Secr...

 2020-01-27 21:02 

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Not cool? Juul stops selling to ages 21 years and below...

The Philippine unit of Juul Labs on Monday said it would no longer sell its vaping products to those aged below 21 as mandated under the new sin tax law. "Together with BFY Corp., its exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Juul Labs is proactively ...

 2020-01-27 21:01 

Inquirer.net

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Treasury bill rates fall across the board...

The bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) have already injected chemical markers on nearly 2.5 billion liters of tax-compliant fuel, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. As of Jan. 24, the country's two biggest tax-collecti...

 2020-01-27 21:00 

Inquirer.net

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2.5B liters of fuel found tax-compliant...

The bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) have already injected chemical markers on nearly 2.5 billion liters of tax-compliant fuel, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. As of Jan. 24, the country's two biggest tax-collecti...

 2020-01-27 20:58 

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Virus alert: 10 Metro schools cancel classes...

Several private schools in Metro Manila suspended classes on Monday amid a viral epidemic in China as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced that 11 foreigners in the country, including two in the metropolis, were under observation for the deadly ...

 2020-01-27 20:44 

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Senate won't intervene on Duterte plan to terminate VFA...

The Senate may come up with a unified stand on President Duterte's plan to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), but it will not intervene on his decision on the matter, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Monday. "Perhaps what we n...

 2020-01-27 20:42 

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Duterte orders assessment on VFA termination impact...

Malacaang has ordered a review of the potential impact of terminating the 1991 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, an apparent backstep from President Duterte's threat to end the military agreement ostensibly due to the canceled US...

 2020-01-27 20:40 

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Slowly, life for Batangas folk returns to normal...

Apolinario Landicho, 70, on Monday headed straight to his farm, a five-minute walk from his home in Barangay Poblacion 3 in Laurel, Batangas province, to check on his pigs. To Landicho, as to many other Batangas residents who collectively heaved a sigh of...

 2020-01-27 20:40 

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Del Rosario admits VFA 'imperfect' but benefits PH...

Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario called the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States "imperfect" but stressed its importance and benefits to the Philippines. "Without the VFA, making the MDT (Mutual Defense Treaty) wor...

 2020-01-27 20:39 

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DTI: price freeze stays despite lower alert level...

The price freeze on basic commodities remains in effect despite a lower alert level on Taal Volcano, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Monday. Noli Manalo of the DTI regional price and monitoring group reminded the public of the price fre...

 2020-01-27 20:37 

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Locsin blames US for loss of Panatag shoal to China...

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. blamed the United States Obama administration for why the Philippines lost control of Panatag (Scarborough Shoal) off Zambales province to China, in 2012. Locsin, who left for Washington D.C., over the weekend, raised ...

 2020-01-27 20:35 

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Local gov'ts told: build evacuation centers instead of using schools...

Local governments affected by Taal Volcano's eruption should take advantage of the downgrading of alert level and begin constructing evacuation centers now. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made the appeal on Monday, reiterating that the law specifi...

 2020-01-27 20:35 

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Name pointman for Taal rehab, gov't urged...

With the lockdown on many Batangas towns now lifted, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto urged the administration to come up with a clear plan for the rehabilitation of the province and to designate a point person to oversee the efforts. Recto called...

 2020-01-27 20:34 

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Dumb kids? Villar sees lack of affordable milk...

Two agencies tasked with promoting milk production in the country got Sen. Cynthia Villar's goat. Villar on Monday blamed the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and the National Dairy Authority (NDA) for the lack of affordable milk in the country, which ...

 2020-01-27 20:33 

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Ao: Nobody in the PNP is indispensable...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao reminded policemen, particularly rogues in the service, that they can easily be replaced as he stressed the seriousness of PNP Chief Archie Gamboa in taking on the cleansing of the police ranks. In a statement, Ano supported ...

 2020-01-27 20:31 

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Oil companies cut pump prices...

Yet another round of fuel price reductions sent pump rates below end-2019 levels, even with the increase in taxes, amid growing concern that the novel coronavirus from China could depress further what is already feared as weak demand. Pilipinas Shell, Sea...

 2020-01-27 20:30 

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Pinoy workers in South Korea get wage hike...

The Republic of Korea has increased its minimum wage for all workers, including Filipino workers, under its new wage system, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Effective Jan. 1, 2020, employees in South Korea, regardles...

 2020-01-27 20:28 

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Peta pleads for rescue of animals still on Taal volcano island...

An international animal rights group has appealed to the Batangas provincial government to take advantage of the lowered alert status of Taal Volcano to launch a rescue operation for the remaining animals in the Volcano Island, which volcanologists said s...

 2020-01-27 20:09 

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Top gun staying...

As trade rumors continue to swirl about his prized local, Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel has set the record straight. CJ Perez, runaway leader for this season's rookie of the year race, isn't going anywhere.Columbian, Cardel said, is trying to ad...

 2020-01-27 20:08 

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Immortal...

Those five championships, the two Finals MVP trophies, that lone season MVP award, those 18 all-star appearances, the 33,643 points scored, the accolades, the endorsements and all the perks of superstardom---they were meant to be fleeting anyway.Death mad...

 2020-01-27 20:06 

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Arellano flexes champion's muscles, whips San Beda...

Ranged against a squad that was also unbeaten, Arellano finally flashed the kind of game that reminded everyone who the defending champion in the 95th NCAA women's volleyball tournament is.And with that came a similar reminder from Necole Ebuen: She i...

 2020-01-27 20:05 

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QC scholars to get benefits through ATM...

The process of distributing cash to scholars of the Quezon City government has now been digitized, simplifying a process that once took months, the local government has said. In a statement on Sunday, the city said around 1,000 scholars received a PayMaya...

 2020-01-27 20:04 

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nCoV scare hits areas with Pogo workers...

Despite Paraaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez's assurance that there were still no reported cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) in the city, some residents of an upscale subdivision on Monday asked local officials to send medical teams to check on their Chi...

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