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 2020-07-12 21:01 

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The ANC Brief: Killed bill...

More groups come out to protest the "killing" of a bill in Congress that would've renewed ABS-CBN's franchise. It looks like there will be more in the coming days. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:...

 2020-07-12 20:58 

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Local lockdowns eyed for Metro Manila reopening...

MANILA, Philippines — Whether Metro Manila relaxes more quarantine restrictions on Thursday or stays on restraints depends on how fast local governments in the capital region can respond to pocket outbreaks of the new coronavirus. Current restrictio...

 2020-07-12 20:57 

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Task force discourages home quarantine for mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases...

The government is now discouraging people with mild cases of COVID-19 or infected but showing no symptoms from self-confinement due to the risk of spreading the coronavirus to members of their families. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, cochair of the Int...

 2020-07-12 20:56 

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QC law enforcers take pictures, videos during Mass...

MANILA, Philippines — A Catholic priest on Sunday expressed concern over the actions of three uniformed personnel from the Quezon City's Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) who took photos and videos during his morning Mass at San Isidr...

 2020-07-12 20:53 

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Cybercrimes 'prevalent' during quarantine...

Phishing, online scams and "fake news" about the pandemic have emerged as the most prevalent crimes in the country while it is under quarantine, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). "Based on law enforcement authorities' records f...

 2020-07-12 20:40 

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EU OKs P3.4B for Mindanao...

The European Union has approved grants totaling 60.5 million euros (around P3.4 billion) for two government projects in Mindanao, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced on Sunday. Dominguez said he recently signed separate financing agreements f...

 2020-07-12 20:37 

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Palace: Duterte as healthy as other 75-year-olds...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte's physical health is at "88 percent" just like any 75-year-old but continues to dispense a usually heavy presidential workload under enhanced security measures designed as protection from t...

 2020-07-12 20:35 

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Group weighing people's initiative for ABS-CBN franchise...

Supporters of ABS-CBN are pushing for a people's initiative to allow the network to get a franchise, but an election lawyer believes it "is a very long process" that could easily fail if just one condition is not met.A group that includes lawy...

 2020-07-12 20:34 

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Local gov'ts: Require masks, distancing...

The joint task force coronavirus disease (JTF COVID) shield has urged all barangays to make mandatory physical distancing and the wearing of face masks by their constituents.In a statement on Sunday, JTF COVID shield commander Police Lt. General Guillermo...

 2020-07-12 20:32 

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ABS-CBN defenders grapple with loss: 'Why only 11?'...

Church bells in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Manila tolled on Saturday night to signify support for freedom of the press and for workers of ABS-CBN who risk losing their jobs after the House of Representatives rejected the network's application ...

 2020-07-12 20:30 

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Culture of blaming victims hinders rape cases...

Victim-blaming in rape cases is so ingrained in Filipino culture that survivors who press charges face more hurdles under questioning by a prosecutor tasked to assess evidence or a judge presiding at a trial. "Unfortunately, it is still common with pr...

 2020-07-12 20:29 

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Benguet town opens door to film crew...

BAGUIO CITY—After being barred from entering two Cordillera towns, the team of movie director Joyce Bernal finally managed to briefly film in La Trinidad, the capital of Benguet province. La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda on Sunday said he allowed Berna...

 2020-07-12 20:12 

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Phishing top cybercrime during quarantine...

Online sexual exploitation of children or OSEC is no longer the number one cybercrime violation committed in the country during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic....

 2020-07-12 20:12 

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IATF: MGCQ in Metro possible...

Quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila may be eased if local governments can act swiftly to contain coronavirus disease 2019 in their respective areas, an official said yesterday....

 2020-07-12 20:12 

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Bank secrecy lifting pushed to avoid financial fraud...

To avoid a repeat of cross-border financial fraud that implicated local financial institutions, it's time for Congress to ease the antiquated bank secrecy law while the government tightens enforcement against such crimes, Finance Secretary Carlos Domi...

 2020-07-12 20:11 

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PH works on first quarantine hub for imported meat, farm products...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to begin the construction of the country's first border inspection facility after being delayed for a year—a long-awaited development by industry stakeholders as it is expected to be a major deterrent fo...

 2020-07-12 20:10 

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Continued market consolidation seen...

The stock market is seen to continue consolidating this week as fears over rising coronavirus cases here and abroad capped the recent run-up. Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 175.28 points or 2.75 percent week-on-week ...

 2020-07-12 20:09 

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BSP: Unbanked, financially illiterate Pinoys hit harder by pandemic...

The adverse economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country is being compounded by the fact that majority of Filipinos continue to be poorly informed about financial literacy issues, and even more have limited or no access to banking services. ...

 2020-07-12 20:08 

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Study: 8M Filipinos to lose jobs as virus overwhelms economy...

About eight million Filipinos would go jobless as the pandemic rages and while the Philippine economy reels from the most stringent lockdown in the region, slow disease containment and an influx of returning migrant workers, according to Malaysian financi...

 2020-07-12 20:07 

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Gov't borrowings swell to P 1.51T...

The issuance of US dollar-denominated global bonds in May, which raised budget support to fight COVID-19, jacked up the national government's borrowings to P1.51 trillion at the end of the first five months. The latest Bureau of the Treasury data show...

 2020-07-12 20:07 

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MMDA: Gov't men top violators of Edsa busway...

Half of the 987 violators caught using the Edsa busway turned out to be government personnel, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Since the opening of the 16-stop busway on the innermost lane of Edsa on June 1, around 30 veh...

 2020-07-12 20:05 

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P30B in 5-year RTBs up for auction...

The Bureau of the Treasury will auction off an initial P30 billion in five-year retail treasury bonds (RTBs) on July 16 before making them available to small investors through a new app and other online channels. On top of selling to new investors, the Tr...

 2020-07-12 20:04 

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Mask weddings now part of 'new normal' in Makati...

Makati City has put on hold its glamorous "mass weddings" although couples intent on tying the knot in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic may opt for a "mask wedding." Last week, Mayor Abby Binay solemnized the civil wedding of five co...

 2020-07-12 20:03 

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To invest or not to invest in Ayala Land's REIT?...

Last February, I wrote about buying real estate investment trusts or REITs as a more affordable way to own income-generating assets such as apartments, offices, malls, warehouses and hotels. I said buying REITs would allow investors to enjoy higher yields...

 2020-07-12 20:03 

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Centuries-old Sto. Nio image lost in Pandacan church fire...

While the 400-year-old image of the Child Jesus was not saved from the fire that hit the Sto. Nio de Pandacan Parish in Manila on Friday, church workers have found the ciborium with the Blessed Sacrament intact. "This is the biggest miracle. While loo...

 2020-07-12 20:02 

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Save. Invest. Repeat....

Explore your digital options, manage finances strictly, and, above all, prioritize your health. These are the top three tips of BPI Direct BanKo, the microfinance arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), to self-employed microentrepreneurs (SEMEs)...

 2020-07-12 20:02 

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Navotas out of beds for virus patients...

As the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country breached the 54,000 mark, the Navotas City government has reported that its isolation facilities for residents are both at full capacity. As a result, new patients may be referred to...

 2020-07-12 20:01 

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Cancerous tumor leaves 8-year-old boy blind in left eye...

Despite undergoing surgery and 54 sessions of chemotherapy since August 2015, the tumor below Neil Jacob Cadavido's left eye has not disappeared. Cadavido, who is 8 years old, has rhabdomyosarcoma or cancer of the soft tissues. The tumor has left him ...

 2020-07-12 20:01 

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Asean centrality reckons with its moment of truth...

Not since the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis has the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) been put on a stress test as existential as the COVID-19 pandemic. Intertwined health and economic crises have handed the world an impossibly wicked problem t...

 2020-07-12 20:00 

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Goings on...

Breakthrough in emissions monitoring by DENR's EMB Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director William Cuado and Power Marketplace and Exchange Corp. (PMEx) president Haile Pargad Biteng signed on June 30 a memorandum of agreement to provide an onl...

 2020-07-12 20:00 

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Did You Know: 3,648 information economy establishments recorded in 2017...

According to the 2017 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) survey recently released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were 3,648 information economy (IE) establishments under the core ICT industries during the survey period. IE are b...

 2020-07-12 18:20 

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'No to home quarantine'...

The government is discouraging home-based quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 and will push for swift and longer localized lockdowns in communities that have been hit, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Sunday....

 2020-07-12 18:10 

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Senator questions use of shields in pillion riding...

"What's the use of a barrier when couples hold hands in going to the motorcycle and kiss each other goodbye after the ride?" asked Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto....

 2020-07-12 18:00 

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Local Roundup: Health relaxes rules on burials of virus fatalities...

The remains of COVID-19 fatalities can now be buried in cemeteries provided proper measures are in place, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Saturday....

 2020-07-12 17:50 

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World Roundup: Virus cases rise globally in July...

The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 565,000 people out of nearly 13 million registered cases worldwide, has been accelerating sharply since the start of July, according to a count carried out by AFP from official sources....

 2020-07-12 17:40 

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3 of 4 Filipinos want ABS-CBN to reopen—poll...

A Social Weather Stations survey found that three out of four Filipinos, or 75 percent of those polled, favored renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, and over half of those polled considered a non-renewal a major blow to press freedom....

 2020-07-12 17:30 

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More Filipinos exit from Saudi amid pandemic...

A total of 10,369 Filipinos stranded abroad were sent back to the Philippines last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Sunday....

 2020-07-12 17:20 

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New drug spurs oil price hike...

Oil prices will likely go up this week, and by as much as P0.70 per liter, amid the optimism on a new treatment for the coronavirus disease, a supplier said Sunday....

 2020-07-12 16:56 

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Palace: At 75, Duterte's physical health at 88%...

President Duterte's physical health is at 88 percent, Malacaang said over the weekend, as it revealed that the 75-year-old Chief Executive has planned trips in Mindanao this week....

 2020-07-12 16:50 

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Pangasinan village on lockdown...

A barangay in San Nicolas town in this province has been placed on lockdown after a resident tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19....

 2020-07-12 16:50 

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Manila earmarks P10 billion for housing projects...

The Manila government has allotted P10 billion for housing projects and acquisition of medical equipment for the city's hospitals, according to Mayor Isko Moreno....

 2020-07-12 16:50 

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21 soldiers in Negros Oriental test positive for COVID...

Twenty-one soldiers of the Army's 302nd Infantry Brigade in Negros Oriental have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19....

 2020-07-12 16:48 

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Cayetano: We were fair to ABS-CBN...

Amid the flak, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday called on the general public to be more circumspect in their opinion about the House of Representatives' refusal to grant ABS-CBN another 25-year legislative franchise....

 2020-07-12 16:34 

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PNP wants local laws mandating face masks...

The Philippine National Police is urging local government units nationwide to pass ordinances requiring residents to wear face masks and to strictly observe physical distancing....

 2020-07-12 16:33 

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No COVID-19 update on Sunday due to 'significant volume' of data gathered DOH...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) failed to release its daily COVID-19 case bulletin due to the "significant volume" of data gathered on Sunday. The DOH's daily COVID-19 case bulletin usually comes out around 4 p.m. Bu...

 2020-07-12 16:24 

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Many Filipinos keen on role of independent press, keeping politicians in check — survey...

The 2020 Digital News Report showed that 65% of Filipinos value independent media and 63% want politicians who lie to or mislead the public to be called out by reporting their inaccurate and dubious statements....

 2020-07-12 16:24 

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Police urged to observe health protocols in enforcing them, punishing 'violators'...

As of the PNP Health Services' latest update on Saturday evening, 19 new coronavirus cases were recorded among the agency's ranks, with 11 coming from the National Capital Region Police Office....

 2020-07-12 16:24 

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Mild, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients should go to facilities — IATF...
 2020-07-12 16:00 

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'MGCQ in Metro Manila possible if mayors can act quickly on local COVID-19 cases'...
 2020-07-12 16:00 

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'Barriers for back-riding couples useless, more dangerous'...

While the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases may be lauded for finally allowing back-riding for couples on motorcycles, an administration lawmaker finds an additional requirement "useless and more dangerous."...

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