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 2021-01-23 08:01 

Philippine Star

Lorenzana optimistic of Abu Sayyaf downfall in Sulu...
 2021-01-23 07:58 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd highly eligible for 2019 PBB...

An official of the Department of Education (DepEd) said that the agency has a "high probability" for eligibility in the 2019 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB). (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, in a Facebook post, gave...

 2021-01-23 07:56 

Cebu Daily News

PGC: Possible PH Covid-19 variant to surface if there are many cases...

MANILA, Philippines — If there are more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country, there is a possibility that a Philippine variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—the causative agent of the disease—could surface, the director of the P...

 2021-01-23 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one...

More cases equal more transmissions, which maximizes the chances that a significant mutation will occur. If we keep case numbers lower, we essentially restrict the virus's playground. Factors for mutations: A combination of how much virus is out there...

 2021-01-23 07:48 

ABS-CBN

First case of new COVID-19 variant in Bontoc arrived from UK Dec. 11, infected relatives- mayor...

The index case in Bontoc, Mountain Province who was infected with the new, more transmissible COVID-19 variant arrived in the area on Dec. 11 from the United Kingdom, the town's mayor said Saturday....

 2021-01-23 07:45 

Cebu Daily News

Guadalupe imposes stricter rules vs COVID-19 every Sunday...

CEBU CITY, Philippines In an effort to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from further spreading, barangay officials of Guadalupe, Cebu City will be reimplementing stricter protocols. Last January 22, village officials led by captain, Michael...

 2021-01-23 07:40 

Manila Bulletin

No lockdown in Baguio despite threat of UK variant...

BAGUIO CITY Despite the announcement made by the mayor of Bontoc that the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been detected in his town, Mayor Benjamin Magalong here said that the city will not be placed on any lockdown. Mayor...

 2021-01-23 07:38 

Inquirer.net

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Baseball's Hank Aaron, who held career home run record, dies at 86...

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the quiet, unassuming slugger who broke Babe Ruth's supposedly unbreakable record for most home runs in a career and battled racism in the process, died on Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced. He was 86.Aaron joined...

 2021-01-23 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

2 Bacolod cops probed for firing guns, taking money in anti-illegal gambling operation...

The Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police (PNP-IAS) is investigating two policemen from Bacolod City who allegedly fired their guns and seized the money of nine persons arrested in an anti-illegal gambling o...

 2021-01-23 07:19 

ABS-CBN

IBP president: UP protected by law, Constitution amid abrogation of accord with DND...

In an interview with Teleradyo, IBP President Domingo Cayosa said the students' right to privacy and academic freedom are protected by the constitution and other existing laws....

 2021-01-23 07:17 

Manila Bulletin

Bulacan celebrates the 122nd anniversary of 1st PH Republic with simple rites...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the provincial government of Bulacan celebrated the 122 nd anniversary of the First Philippine Republic with simple rites held at the historic Barasoain Church on Saturda...

 2021-01-23 07:15 

Inquirer.net

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After ousting top seed, Eala wins again to make ITF tournament semis...

MANILA, Philippines --- Alex Eala powered through a first set defeat and overcame France's Carole Monnet 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy Friday.The 15-year-old's quarterfinals win came after she stunned tournament ...

 2021-01-23 07:12 

Manila Bulletin

New Justice Undersecretary tapped to supervise BI...

Newly appointed Justice Undersecretary Jon Paulo Salvahan has been tasked as the person in charge of the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Saturday. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO /MANI...

 2021-01-23 07:12 

Cebu Daily News

Sri Lankan health minister tests positive for Covid-19 after endorsing sorcery...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus infections in the island, has tested positive and will self-isolate, officials said Saturday. Pavithra Wanniarachchi ha...

 2021-01-23 07:10 

Philippine Star

Soyud's Gilas call-up a testament to his hard work, says NLEX coach Guiao...
 2021-01-23 07:09 

Philippine Star

12 gunmen, cop killed in Maguindanao operation...
 2021-01-23 07:07 

ABS-CBN

DOH: Easing age restrictions anew up to IATF as COVID-19 cases spike...

The development came after the inter-agency task force leading the country's COVID-19 response allowed more children to go out of their homes in modified and general community quarantine areas and after 3 minors were reportedly infected by the new COV...

 2021-01-23 07:00 

Inquirer.net

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Andy Murray 'gutted' to miss Australian Open...

LONDON - Former world number one Andy Murray said he was 'gutted' after deciding to withdraw from next month's Australian Open following a positive test for COVID-19 earlier this month.The 33-year-old Murray, a wildcard, confirmed last Thursda...

 2021-01-23 06:53 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte wants families of cops, soldiers to receive free COVID vaccine...

President Duterte wants to include families of soldiers and policemen in the priority list of the government's COVID-19 vaccination program. In a speech in Sulu Friday, the President assured soldiers that they will be one of the first to receive the C...

 2021-01-23 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

Eala beats Monnet to secure 1st semis appearance in pro ranks...

Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Filipino tennis prodigy Alex Eala followed up her impressive showing in the professional scene after booking a semifinals berth at the ITF Manacor in Spain Friday, (Saturday, Manila time). The 15-year-old Eala bested Carole M...

 2021-01-23 06:50 

Manila Bulletin

Marina chief, 14 others contract COVID...

Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Robert Empedrad and 14 other personnel have caught COVID-19. (MANILA BULLETIN) "At least 15 individuals at the Central Office of the Maritime Industry Authority in Manila have tested positive for the ...

 2021-01-23 06:49 

Inquirer.net

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Embiid scores 38, 76ers top Celtics...

Joel Embiid scored 38 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Celtics 122-110.The Sixers beat the Celtics for the second straight game thanks to Tobias Harris, who scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting.Seth Curry returned from mi...

 2021-01-23 06:49 

Cebu Daily News

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in Covid-19 cases...

SHANGHAI China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world's first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019. The National Health Commission said 107 ...

 2021-01-23 06:49 

ABS-CBN

Caretaker patay nang masunog ang binabantayang compound sa Maynila...

Isa ang patay sa sunog sa isang compound na pagmamay-ari ng isang Catholic group sa Maynila madaling araw ng Sabado....

 2021-01-23 06:47 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-strickenTuguegarao mayor to continue working while in isolation...

TUGUEGARAO CITY Mayor Jefferson Soriano immediately proceeded to an isolation facility after learning he was positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday night. Mayor Jeff Soriano fetched by ambulance proceeding to his isolation facility. (Ph...

 2021-01-23 06:47 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-stricken Tuguegarao mayor to continue working while in isolation...

TUGUEGARAO CITY Mayor Jefferson Soriano immediately proceeded to an isolation facility after learning he was positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday night. Mayor Jeff Soriano fetched by ambulance proceeding to his isolation facility. (Ph...

 2021-01-23 06:47 

Cebu Daily News

What Sinulog 2021 was missing...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A week after what could have been the busiest weekend in Cebu due to the Sinulog festivities, Cebu faced one of the major changes that the pandemic brought to all our tables. The Sinulog 2021 was celebrated quietly in our ho...

 2021-01-23 06:42 

Inquirer.net

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Collin Sexton, Cavaliers beat Nets again...

Collin Sexton carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to their second straight win over Brooklyn on Friday, scoring 25 points and dishing out nine assists in a 125-113 win just two nights after posting a career-high of 42 points against the same Nets.Sexton once ...

 2021-01-23 06:40 

Manila Bulletin

SBP unfazed with only six pros showing up for Gilas duty...

Troy Rosario (Photo from FIBA) The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is refusing to dwell on the lack of PBA players taking part in Gilas Pilipinas' preparation for next month's final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Only six PBA players are ...

 2021-01-23 06:37 

ABS-CBN

NBA: Rockets end skid, hang on to beat Pistons...

Eric Gordon led seven Houston players in double figures with 20 points and the Rockets held off the host Detroit Pistons 103-102 on Friday....

 2021-01-23 06:36 

Manila Bulletin

Xian Gaza now pursuing teen TikTok star?...

Xian Gaza, the man who first gained notoriety asking actress Erich Gonzales for a date via a huge billboard, is making noise anew — this time for stalking a young TikToker. Gaza, who was convicted in 2018 for violating the country's Bouncing Che...

 2021-01-23 06:35 

Cebu Daily News

You know you are healing when you start doing these things...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Everyone goes through a rough patch in their lives. May it be something from work, family, or even from relationships with friends and partners. That's why we need to learn how to heal, but how do we know that we are alre...

 2021-01-23 06:31 

Manila Bulletin

Warmer weather forecast...

Fair weather will prevail over most parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, this weekend as the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a frontal system currently affecting the country are weakening. (PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN) Philippine Atmospheric, Geophy...

 2021-01-23 06:28 

Manila Bulletin

Filipino vaccine evaluators sign CDA with CureVac...

A Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) has been signed by the Task Group on Vaccine Evaluation and Selection with German company Curevac, Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said Friday. Department of Science an...

 2021-01-23 06:24 

Manila Bulletin

Villafuerte urges Senate to pass CURES Act...

The Senate has been urged to expeditiously pass its version of a measure seeking to ramp up State spending on health, education, agriculture, local roads, livelihood, Information and Communications Technology, and tourism (HEAL IT) infrastructure. Camarin...

 2021-01-23 06:22 

ABS-CBN

Is UK COVID-19 variant more deadly? Experts say virus not sole factor...

In a public press briefing Saturday, infectious disease specialist Dr. Edsel Salvana said the United Kingdom's statement is "very preliminary."...

 2021-01-23 06:21 

Cebu Daily News

Passenger caught with fake document at MCIA...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Authorities from Cebu City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) intercepted a passenger at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in possession of fake documents needed for entry. The city government's Public Information Of...

 2021-01-23 06:09 

Philippine Star

Nuggets outlast Suns in OT; Nets fall to Cavs anew...
 2021-01-23 06:05 

Manila Bulletin

Stricter quarantine levels to be imposed in Tabuk City, other parts of Kalinga...

KALINGA The provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has endorsed to the regional IATF a request to place Tabuk City under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), and four Kalinga towns under modified ECQ (MECQ). (Photo courtesy of Province of Kalinga / via...

 2021-01-23 06:00 

Manila Bulletin

Cavs' Sexton follows up career high with another Brooklyn beat down...

Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on January 22, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP Collin Sexton carried the Cleveland Cavalier...

 2021-01-23 06:00 

Manila Bulletin

StanChart sees strong GDP rebound in Q2...

Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) said the local economy will bounce back strongly in the second quarter this year by 15.7 percent, driven by consumption and public spending as the economy gradually reopens more in 2021. StanChart's Philippine-focus...

 2021-01-23 05:59 

Philippine Star

Health exec contracts virus after endorsing sorcery, magic potions to stop COVID-19 in Sri Lanka...
 2021-01-23 05:51 

Cebu Daily News

Everybody determined' to get Tokyo Games going Bach...

The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown to the opening ceremony. Br...

 2021-01-23 05:45 

ABS-CBN

'We are lying to the public': Magalong calls out local execs for inconsistent COVID-19 testing, tracing...

The country's contact tracing czar on Saturday called out local government officials for what he described as inconsistent COVID-19 testing and tracing efforts, saying projecting a well-managed coronavirus situation in localities was becoming "pol...

 2021-01-23 05:32 

Cebu Daily News

Luz officials warn residents of another COVID-19 surge...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Officials of Barangay Luz in Cebu City have again sounded the alarm bells after their Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported a total of 12 active cases of the coronavirus disease. They especially asked those who...

 2021-01-23 05:28 

Manila Bulletin

Ex-barangay captain, cop killed in Maguindanao gunfight...

Eleven persons, including a former barangay captain and a policeman, were killed while four other policemen were wounded in a fierce gunbattle in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao before dawn Saturday. The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and D...

 2021-01-23 05:27 

Manila Bulletin

Title favorite Alter Ego sends home Omega in M2...

Photo from Omega Esports' Facebook page Smart Omega crashed out of the M2 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship after getting destroyed by Indonesia's Alter Ego Esports, 2-0, in the second round of the lower bracket on Saturday at the Shang...

 2021-01-23 05:18 

Manila Bulletin

Village chief 'appalled' by military's visit to UP campus...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) allegedly did not coordinate with the officials of Barangay UP Campus prior to visiting their Urban Farming Project. In a statement, barangay chairwoman Zenaida Lectura said she is "appalled" that her bara...

 2021-01-23 05:18 

Philippine Star

Pfizer offers 40 million COVID-19 shots to poorer countries at cost...
 2021-01-23 05:11 

Cebu Daily News

'Too early to declare community transmission of Covid variant in PH'...

MANILA, Philippines — There is not enough evidence so far of a local transmission of the Covid-19 variant, health authorities pointed out Saturday. During an online press briefing, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) director Dr. Celia C...

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