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 2020-03-07 23:40 

Manila Bulletin

More than 40 rescued from China hotel collapse: state media...

More than 40 people have been rescued following the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China on Saturday, state media reported....

 2020-03-07 16:49 

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Beating the virus: Preparing our economy against future shake-ups...

BETTER DAYS By SENATOR SONNY ANGARA A virus hurts the human body by interfering with normal functions, effectively sickening the person. But, as the COVID-19 coronavirus is demonstrating, a virus can affect economies as well. Indeed, the MIT Technology Re...

 2020-03-07 16:43 

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An overview of Bible prophecy...

GENTLE BREEZE By NELLY FAVIS-VILLAFUERTE To bible-believing Christians, the word Armageddon is fraught with frightful speculations of the end-epoch of our present age before the second coming of Christ. Armageddon is where the bloodiest war will take plac...

 2020-03-07 16:34 

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The Transfiguration of Jesus...

MATTHEW 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to t...

 2020-03-07 16:23 

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Women's Day: The gender power gap...

OPINION By UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems of our ag...

 2020-03-07 16:21 

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Worries over water...

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL By DR. JUN YNARES First, we would like to thank our friends and readers who greeted us and shared with us the joy of our birthday celebration last week. One lesson we learned as we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection from o...

 2020-03-07 16:20 

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Remembering former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar...

PEACE-MAKER By FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER JOSE C. DE VENECIA JR. We read in the papers about the passing away a few days ago of Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru, a skillful negotiator and peacemaker, who served as the fifth secretary general of the United Nation...

 2020-03-07 16:18 

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End of the story...

THROUGH UNTRUE By FR. ROLANDO DELA ROSA A few days before Jesus was crucified on the cross, He told His apostles about the horrible sufferings He would endure. The apostles were dismayed and they must havewanted to ask Him: "Are you telling us everyth...

 2020-03-07 16:09 

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Vertiginous...

IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST By DR. JOSE PUJALTE, JR. "What is vertigo?... It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves." Milan Kundera (1929-), Czech writer, T...

 2020-03-07 16:08 

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Transfiguration, peak and low moments...

WORD ALIVE By FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD In 1993 when I did post-graduate study at the University of Leicester in England, there was a British lady personnel named Joan with whom I occasionally talked about religion. "I find it hard to believe there's ...

 2020-03-07 16:00 

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We are all allies!...

Women's Month is a special time of the year not just for women but also for men and those who consider themselves allies in the fight for women's rights and gender equality....

 2020-03-07 16:00 

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No room for complacency in fight for women's rights...

I am sending my best wishes to all the women of the Philippines, especially to the women readers of the Manila Bulletin on our celebration of International Women's Day!...

 2020-03-07 16:00 

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How To Be A Woman: A message for my sisters everywhere...

I grew up with women all around me my whole life. Most of childhood and adolescence was spent among women. I went to St. Scholastica's College, Manila, an all-girls school where girls always had space, always had a voice....

 2020-03-07 16:00 

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Bridging the gender gap beyond policy...

As Vice President, I am often asked: What is it like to be a woman in politics?I always assume that the question is asked with good intentions in fact, usually, it comes from another woman....

 2020-03-07 14:14 

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Virus-folding puzzle game might help find vaccine for COVID-19...

This development has the makings of a good book or even a movie. That is, if researchers find a way of using a puzzle game to create a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus....

 2020-03-07 14:11 

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Police nab swindler who had facial plastic surgery to evade arrest...

Police have recently arrested a 48-year-old woman accused of estafa and violating the Bouncing Checks Law in Pasig City, and whom they suspected to have undergone cosmetic surgery to avoid being recognized....

 2020-03-07 14:00 

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Solon urges companies to consider telecommuting for their employees amid COVID-19 outbreak...

Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur 2nd district Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte said on Saturday night that the local transmission of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in the country should prod companies to consider telecommuting for their employees....

 2020-03-07 13:42 

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Solon calls for impoundment of motorcycles without authorized license plates...

A party list lawmaker has demanded the impoundment of motorcycles still roaming the streets without authorized license plates, saying this could help arrest the upsurge in serious criminal activities staged by motorcycle-riding gunmen....

 2020-03-07 13:34 

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Norzagaray police official arrested for turning inmate into his personal driver...

A day after arresting a town police chief in Cebu for sleeping with a female inmate, anti-scalawag operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested another official who was caught turning a detainee into his personal driver in Bulacan....

 2020-03-07 13:32 

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WHO verifying if six Filipino crew on Grand Princess cruise ship are positive for COVID-19...

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that it is verifying information that six Filipino crew members aboard the M/V Grand Princess cruise ship anchored off the coast of San Francisco, California, were among those who tested positive for coronavirus di...

 2020-03-07 13:22 

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Sotto: Review benefits, drawbacks of POGO...

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday told the executive department to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry....

 2020-03-07 13:20 

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Senators urge gov't to implement stronger, more proactive measures vs. COVID-19...

Senators on Saturday called on the government to implement stronger and more proactive measures against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-07 13:15 

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Lacson: Gov't must prioritize, invest in COVID-19 containment, research...

The COVID-19 phenomenon should bring Filipinos together as one nation, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday, adding: "This is a top health priority, and government must invest heavily not only in prevention and cure by way of research, but also on ...

 2020-03-07 13:12 

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Makati City increases budget for health programs, medicines...

Makati City's health sector will be receiving the biggest chunk of the budget this year for the city's Drug Subsidy Program....

 2020-03-07 13:09 

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25 DOJ prosecutors appointed...

Twenty-five prosecutors have been appointed and designated to various posts in the country, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Saturday (March 7)....

 2020-03-07 13:04 

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DOJ to hold prelim probe of murder raps vs. Cam, co-respondents...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will start conducting this Monday (March 9) the preliminary investigation hearings on the criminal complaint filed against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam and her co-respondents, includi...

 2020-03-07 12:59 

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Panel picked to conduct prelim probe of raps vs. Kerwin, co-respondents...

A panel of prosecutors has been picked to conduct the preliminary investigation of the criminal complaints filed at the Department of Justice (DOJ) against self-confessed drug lord Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa....

 2020-03-07 11:56 

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PH Army holds UK-patterned patrol exercise...

The Philippine Army (PA) concluded on Friday the five-day Dagohoy Patrol (DagPat) Challenge 2020 as part of its 123rd founding anniversary celebration this month....

 2020-03-07 11:50 

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Duterte lauded for agreeing to declare State of Public Health Emergency...

Leaders of the House of Representatives described as "timely and prudent" President Duterte's decision to agree with the Department of Health's (DOH's) recommendation to declare a State of Public Health Emergency following the confirma...

 2020-03-07 11:30 

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Cayetano, Velasco rift far from over; stumbling blocks cited...

Efforts to have Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco patch up differences have remained fruitless and could endanger the realization of their term-sharing agreement for the speakership, it was gathered Saturday....

 2020-03-07 11:26 

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DOH appeals for coordination in sharing COVID-19 information...

The Department of Health on Saturday urged various institutions to coordinate with the DOH when sharing information with regards to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-07 11:24 

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Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay's co-accused in graft case...

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has acquitted former Makati City Treasurer Luz Yamane and former General Services Department head Ernesto Aspillaga of their graft charge involving the purchase of overpriced furniture and partitions back in 1999....

 2020-03-07 11:22 

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Galvez: Gov't should institutionalize peace education...

Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. called for the government to institutionalize peace education to promote social healing and enable youth leaders to become agents of peace and development in their communities....

 2020-03-07 11:18 

Manila Bulletin

NCRPO initiates crash courses for metro cops amid COVID-19 threat...

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will be holding a series of crash courses to prepare and equip Metro Manila policemen in defending themselves from the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (SARS COV-2)....

 2020-03-07 11:18 

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Palace: PH prepared to help Pinoys amid COVID-19 threat...

Malacaang assured Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad that the government is prepared to protect them following reports of new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-07 11:04 

Manila Bulletin

ERC revokes Iloilo power firm's temporary permit, House committees told...

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) acted on Friday to resolve the power distribution operation in Iloilo City when it revoked the provisional Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) of embattled Panay Electric Corporation (PECO), report...

 2020-03-07 10:51 

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Go after people causing damage to PNR trains Ao...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ao has vowed to enforce the full force of the law against individuals who may be found involved in damaging the trains of the Philippine National Railway (PNR)....

 2020-03-07 10:50 

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Go after people causing damage to PNR trains Ao...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ao has vowed to enforce the full force of the law against individuals who may be found involved in damaging the trains of the Philippine National Railway (PNR)....

 2020-03-07 10:48 

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Lagman warns NTC against issuing provisional authority to ABS-CBN sans franchise...

Senior opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman (LP, Albay), a staunch supporter of the ABS-CBN network legislative franchise renewal, yesterday warned the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) against violating the law by issuing a provisional authority to all...

 2020-03-07 10:44 

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Cops arrest 4, seize P3.4M shabu in Manila buy-bust...

Police seized some P3.4 million worth of shabu following the arrest of four suspected drug pushers in a buy-bust in Ermita, Manila....

 2020-03-07 10:44 

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Work from home pushed due to coronavirus threat...

Senators have appealed anew to employers to allow their workers to work from home to minimize the threats of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-03-07 10:42 

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Senators not keen to attend assembly in Geneva due to COVID-19 health risk...

Amid the increasing threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), senators will not be attending the 142nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland next month....

 2020-03-07 10:40 

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Zubiri urges DepEd to declare early summer break...

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri urged the Department of Education (DepEd) Saturday to declare an early "summer" break amid the rising cases of novel coronavirus infection in the country....

 2020-03-07 10:37 

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DOH confirms first case of local transmission of COVID-19, requests Palace to declare state of public health emergency...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday confirmed the presence of local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, recommending to Malacaang to declare a state of public health emergency....

 2020-03-07 10:25 

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DepEd awaits 'definitive advisory' on COVID-19...

Following the recent developments regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Saturday assured that it is "ready to implement all necessary proportionate response" to the latest reports upon ...

 2020-03-07 10:22 

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Villanueva supports DOH recommendation for declaration of state of public health emergency...

Senator Joel Villanueva is supporting the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) for the declaration of a state of public health emergency due to the increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-03-07 10:03 

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Go: PRRD to issue State of Public Health Emergency due to first case of COVID-19 local transmission...

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to issue a declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency after the confirmation of a case of local transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-07 09:43 

Manila Bulletin

Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes three drug labs...

KAWANGHKA, Myanmar - Sacks of heroin and methamphetamine are laid out in endless rows in a remote Myanmar border zone during a rare raid in the heart of Southeast Asia's infamous 'Golden Triangle'....

 2020-03-07 09:17 

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Suspected NPA leader slain in Catarman encounter with gov't forces...

TACLOBAN City - A suspected leader of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in a joint operation of the 803rd Infantry Brigade and Northern Samar Provincial Police Office in Barangay Guba, Catarman, Northern Samar, Friday, March 6....

 2020-03-07 09:13 

Manila Bulletin

18 BIFF terrorists, four soldiers slain in Maguindanao encounters...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Eighteen fighters of the Daesh-inspired terrorist group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and four soldiers were killed in a series of encounters in Ampatuan and Hofer towns in Maguindanao that started Monday, officials said Saturd...

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