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 2020-02-26 15:12 

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Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32...

Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban.She has been dealing with problems in her right shoulder for y...

 2020-02-26 15:08 

Manila Bulletin

Cavite drug suspect killed in Naga City buy-bust operation...

CAMP GEN, PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite A Cavite-based drug suspect was killed on Tuesday by a joint police team in an encounter on Almeda Highway in Barangay Concepcion Grande, Naga City, Camarines Sur....

 2020-02-26 14:57 

Manila Bulletin

Revilla urges Senate to pass bill expanding benefits to seniors in their 80s and older...

Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. on Wednesday urged the Senate to support the passage of a measure that seeks to amend the Centenarians Law and allow elderly citizens to avail of their benefits much earlier....

 2020-02-26 14:51 

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No Filipinos in Iran infected with COVID-19 DFA...

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipino in Iran has been infected by the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday as the outbreak worsened in the Middle Eastern nation. Iran is now considered to be among the...

 2020-02-26 14:48 

Manila Bulletin

DOH ready to treat Diamond Princess repatriates if they turn COVID-19 positive...

The Department of Health (DOH) expressed its readiness to treat the repatriates from M/V Diamond Princess in case they turn positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during their quarantine period....

 2020-02-26 14:45 

Manila Bulletin

Senators who attended hearing on ABS-CBN tell Cayetano they're just doing their jobs...

Senators reminded House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday that they are just fulfilling their mandate when they participated in the recent Senate hearing on broadcast network ABS-CBN's franchise renewal....

 2020-02-26 14:26 

Manila Bulletin

OVP partners with UP in leadership training for 21 female local leaders...

Another 21 female local leaders across the country participated in this year's Angat Bayi (Raise Women) women's political empowerment program of the Office of the Vice President in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) Center for...

 2020-02-26 14:23 

Manila Bulletin

Trump returns to US as country warily eyes spread of coronavirus...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Wednesday to face increasing concerns over the coronavirus as US public health officials warned Americans to prepare for a possible outbreak and financial markets remained on edge....

 2020-02-26 14:22 

Philippine Star

Duterte tells DA to come out with protocol vs African Swine Fever...

Duterte issued the directive during his meeting with Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ao, and local officials on Tuesday at Malacaang....

 2020-02-26 14:21 

ABS-CBN

Lawmaker files resolution seeking to extend ABS-CBN franchise until May 2021...

Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said Wednesday it covers only a year-long extension since he doesn't want Congress to "dilly-dally"; on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN....

 2020-02-26 14:10 

Manila Bulletin

Trip to Iraq this year off, pope says...

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis indicated on Wednesday he would not be visiting Iraq this year as he had hoped to do....

 2020-02-26 14:07 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte tells Filipino artists: Continue promoting our culture...

President Duterte reminded Filipino artists to continue upholding Filipino values and culture in the country and abroad, saying their craft is vital to the creation of an enlightened nation....

 2020-02-26 14:06 

Manila Bulletin

Remains of teenager found in lion enclosure at Pakistan safari park...

LAHORE, Pakistan - The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have been found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said....

 2020-02-26 14:05 

Cebu Daily News

This Lenten season, Palma asks devotees to include others in prayers...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is asking devotees to pray not only for themselves and their loved ones but also for others amid the threats of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). "Let's hope the prayers we bring should not ...

 2020-02-26 14:03 

Manila Bulletin

Russia suspends some South Korea flights, Iranian visas over coronavirus...

MOSCOW - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Wednesday Moscow would suspend flights between Russia and South Korea from March 1 over coronavirus fears, except those operated by Aeroflot (AFLT.MM) and Aurora....

 2020-02-26 14:03 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte extends condolences to Robredo over her mother's passing...

President Duterte said he shared the grief of Vice President Leni Robredo whose mother recently passed at the age of 83....

 2020-02-26 14:00 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte not keen on imposing travel ban on entire South Korea...

President Duterte is not inclined to expand the travel ban the government imposed on North Gyeongsang province to cover the whole of South Korea amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in that country....

 2020-02-26 13:43 

Cebu Daily News

More than P3 million worth of shabu seized in 5 Lapu drug busts; 7 suspects arrested...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu More than P3 million worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth) were confiscated while seven drug personalities were arrested by Lapu-Lapu City police who conducted five anti-drug operations from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. The f...

 2020-02-26 13:43 

ABS-CBN

Duterte hesitant to expand South Korea travel ban...

Duterte said Wednesday he cannot implement a total travel ban on Korea despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases there because this risks isolating the Philippines....

 2020-02-26 13:41 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: I might have been gun-for-hire fighting drugs...

If he hadn't become a lawyer and politician, President Duterte would have had an entirely different career....

 2020-02-26 13:40 

Manila Bulletin

UAE says ready for 'worst case' scenarios as coronavirus spreads in Middle East...

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates, a major air transit center, is ready for "worst case scenarios" as the coronavirus spreads in the Middle East and has the facilities to quarantine patients and screen new arrivals, a government official said on We...

 2020-02-26 13:38 

Manila Bulletin

Fish vendor busted for selling P23,000-worth of shabu...

BUTUAN CITY A fish vendor was arrested in a buy-bust operation for allegedly having P23,000-worth of illegal drugs, police official reported Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 13:35 

Manila Bulletin

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America: source...

BRASILIA - A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source said on Wednesday, after a Sao Paulo hospital flagged the possible infection of a 61-year-old who had visited Italy....

 2020-02-26 13:35 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD not yet inclined to review gov't policies on POGOs pending inquiry results...

President Duterte is not yet inclined to review the government's policy on Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) in the country, he declared Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 13:32 

ABS-CBN

DOH: Precautions in place, as Filipinos quarantined at New Clark City...

The DOH on Wednesday said protocols are in place to ensure the safety of Tarlac residents, as more than 400 repatriates are being observed at NCC, in Capas town for signs of COVID-19....

 2020-02-26 13:31 

Manila Bulletin

House asks NTC to allow ABS-CBN to operate beyond franchise expiry...

In an apparent move to guarantee good faith in acting on bills seeking to extend the legislative franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation, the chairman of the House committee on legislative franchises Wednesday asked the National Telecommunications Commission to ...

 2020-02-26 13:27 

Manila Bulletin

Pares mami vendor in viral shooting video dies...

The pares mami vendor who was shot during a robbery at the Baseco Compound last week has died, Manila's top cop confirmed....

 2020-02-26 13:27 

Manila Bulletin

Greece confirms first coronavirus case...

ATHENS - Greece has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the health ministry said on Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 13:25 

Manila Bulletin

P6.9-million worth of suspected shabu seized in Manila...

Almost P7-million worth of suspected high-grade shabu were seized from four alleged drug personalities in a buy-bust operation in Tondo, Manila Wednesday afternoon....

 2020-02-26 13:24 

Cebu Daily News

BREAKING: Duterte: 'I accept the apology' of ABS-CBN...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted ABS-CBN's apology and said that he will leave the media network giant's impending franchise renewal to Congress. "I accept the apology, of course," Duterte said in an ambus...

 2020-02-26 13:20 

Cebu Daily News

If PH can't be self-reliant, choose: Be a US territory or China's province Duterte...

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that if the Philippines could not stand on its own feet, it might as well choose between becoming a territory of the United States or a province of China. "Kasi 'pag hindi nati...

 2020-02-26 13:12 

ABS-CBN

CHED: Wala pang naaprubahang tuition hike...

Nangangamba ang isang grupo ng mga estudyante sa umano ay nakaambang pagtaas ng matrikula sa ilang unibersidad at kolehiyo sa bansa sa susunod na school year....

 2020-02-26 13:08 

ABS-CBN

Duterte: We can be a US territory or a Chinese province...

The Philippines has no business being a republic if it cannot fight its own battles, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday as he raised the possibility of making the country a province of China after Manila pulled out of its Visiting Forces Agreement w...

 2020-02-26 13:05 

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Sandiganbayan acquits former Makati officials in P72-M graft case...

MANILA, Philippines Two former officials of Makati who were charged with graft due to the purchase of P72.06 million worth of furniture and partitions for the city hall in 1999 have been acquitted by the Sandiganbayan. In a decision from the Fifth Divisio...

 2020-02-26 12:54 

ABS-CBN

Duterte says it's status quo for Immigration chief Morente for now...

It's status quo for Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente for now, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday as he awaits results of investigations on allegations of corruption in the agency....

 2020-02-26 12:52 

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Solon says 'butterfly' whispered to his ear about plan to block funding for pet projects...

MANILA, Philippines — Saying he was visited by a butterfly who whispered to his ears, Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro lambasted what he said was a plan to block the release of funds for pet projects of members of the House of Representatives. In a speech...

 2020-02-26 12:51 

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NLEX hopes for resolution of JP Erram trade soon...

MANILA, Philippines --- NLEX on Wednesday said it has "complied" with the PBA's request to revise the trade proposal centered around Road Warriors center Poy Erram.The deal, which involves Blackwater and TNT, hit an impasse after the league wa...

 2020-02-26 12:43 

ABS-CBN

Ilang mangingisda sa Palawan tutol sa pagbabasura sa VFA...

Nais ng ilang mangingisda sa Palawan na manatili ang Visiting Forces Agreement sa pagitan ng Estados Unidos at ng Pilipinas....

 2020-02-26 12:42 

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Manchester City files appeal against UEFA ban at Court of Arbitration...

GENEVA --- Manchester City has filed an expected appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year ban from European football competition.The club met its late-Monday deadline to challenge UEFA, CAS said Wednesday."It is not possible to ...

 2020-02-26 12:41 

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More BI officials will be sacked over 'pastillas scheme' Duterte...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that more officials at the Bureau of Immigration could be sacked due to the "pastillas scheme" under which airport personnel would receive kickbacks in exchange for the assu...

 2020-02-26 12:35 

ABS-CBN

Ilang problema sa komunidad natugunan ng 'Bayan mo, Ipatrol Mo'...

Sa tulong ng mga Bayan Patroller na nagpapadala ng mga ulat sa "Bayan Mo Ipatrol Mo", nasolusyunan ang ilang problema na may kinalaman sa mga komunidad....

 2020-02-26 12:35 

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Ready for volleyball wars as delayed opener helps UAAP teams prepare better...

MANILA, Philippines---Taking advantage of the extended time to train, UAAP teams are now ready for war as the Season 82 volleyball tournament is finally set to unfurl on March 3 after a brief delay.Coach George Pascua and Norman Miguel said the rescheduli...

 2020-02-26 12:31 

ABS-CBN

Mga apektado ng Honda unit closure may panawagan...

Nagpapatuloy ang laban ng daan-daang manggagawa ng Honda Cars Philippines para kumbinsihin ang kompanya na huwag itigil ang mga assembly operations nito sa bansa....

 2020-02-26 12:30 

Philippine Star

Panel listened to all sides at ABS-CBN hearing — Poe...

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