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 2020-01-18 02:26 

Cebu Daily News

SM wins at the World Branding Awards in London...

SM Supermalls was honored the prestigious Brand of the Year Award under the 'National Tier Shopping Centre / Mall' category 2019 to 2020, during the recently concluded World Branding Awards ceremonies, held at the iconic Kensington Palace in Londo...

 2020-01-18 02:21 

Manila Bulletin

Go asks Senate colleagues to hasten passage of bill creating department of disaster resilience...

DAVAO CITY - Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go is urging his colleagues in the Senate to hasten the passage of the bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience....

 2020-01-18 02:13 

Manila Bulletin

JBC starts accepting applications for SC seat...

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has begun accepting applications for a seat at the Supreme Court (SC) which will become vacant upon the retirement of Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. this May....

 2020-01-18 02:09 

ABS-CBN

1 patay, 1 sugatan sa pagsalpok ng motorsiklo sa poste...

MAYNILA - Patay ang isang rider at sugatan ang angkas nito matapos mabangga ang kanilang motorsiklo sa isang poste sa Pasay City, Sabado ng madaling araw....

 2020-01-18 02:09 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte to check LRT contract next...

President Duterte said that he will look into the contract of the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) with the government next as he expressed anew his frustration over the onerous contract between the government and two water distribution companies in Metro ...

 2020-01-18 02:04 

Manila Bulletin

Feast of the Santo Nino: Devotion to Child Jesus must inspire us to help others bishop...

"Devotion to the Santo Nino as a small fragile child must inspire us to care and help those who are in need," a Catholic Church leader said as thousands of devotees around the country celebrate the Feast of the Santo Nino Sunday, January 19....

 2020-01-18 02:02 

Manila Bulletin

Solons urge DepEd to develop course on World War II in PH for SHS curriculum...

Wanting to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the youth the values of patriotism and nationalism, lawmakers are calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to develop a course on "Readings in Philippine History II: World War II in the Philippines...

 2020-01-18 02:01 

Manila Bulletin

More than 600 volcanic quakes plotted in Taal since Sunday...

A total of 666 volcanic earthquakes has been plotted at Taal Volcano since its eruption last Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Saturday....

 2020-01-18 02:00 

Cebu Daily News

The gift of a new song for the Child Jesus...

"Salamat Santo Nio" Words and Music by Carmen "Meng" G. Angbetic Santo Nio, Hari sa langit; Pagdaygon ang Imong Ngalan. Dangpanan sa makakasala, Sa sakit ug kalisdanan. Kabus ug adonahan, Imo silang gitabangan. Wala'y sukod ang gracia,...

 2020-01-18 01:59 

Manila Bulletin

'Hundreds' likely affected by Chinese virus: researchers...

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said....

 2020-01-18 01:50 

Manila Bulletin

Solons bat for passage of bill declaring May as "Marine Turtle Awareness Month"...

Lawmakers have batted for the passage of a bill declaring the month of May every year as the "Marine Turtle Awareness Month" in a bid to conserve country's wildlife resources, particularly marine turtles....

 2020-01-18 01:47 

Manila Bulletin

Filipinos dispose of more than 17.5 billion of plastics every year report...

Filipinos throw away a daunting figure of more than 17.5 billion of plastics every year, mostly of which end up in the ocean....

 2020-01-18 01:39 

Manila Bulletin

DILG stresses Albayalde innocent until proven otherwise...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday said retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde remains not guilty until proven otherwise even after being indicted for graft for his alleged involvement in the 2013 ...

 2020-01-18 01:33 

Manila Bulletin

BJMP assures PDLs in Taal eruption-affected jail facilities evacuated to safe areas...

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has assured the families of the persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in the Taal Volcano eruption-affected jail facilities under its care are safe....

 2020-01-18 01:24 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo lashes at Uson for lying about her relief efforts for Taal eruption victims...

Vice President Leni Robredo dared Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson to go to Batangas and see for herself the relief goods that her office has given to evacuees as the latter continued her tirade against her....

 2020-01-18 01:06 

Manila Bulletin

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States....

 2020-01-18 01:01 

Manila Bulletin

Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia...

Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas....

 2020-01-18 00:57 

Manila Bulletin

Ukraine president rejects PM's resignation over leaked recording...

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a "second chance" and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state's grasp of economics....

 2020-01-18 00:55 

Manila Bulletin

Pakistan FM, after visits, says Iran wants to de-escalate...

Pakistan's foreign minister, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions....

 2020-01-18 00:35 

Philippine Star

Agri damage due to Taal hits P3 billion...

Damage to agriculture due to the Taal Volcano explosion has reached P3.06 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture....

 2020-01-18 00:32 

Manila Bulletin

Mexico's new plan to sell presidential jet: a raffle...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has been struggling to find a buyer for what he considers the overly luxurious presidential jet, proposed a novel idea Friday: hold a raffle....

 2020-01-18 00:28 

Manila Bulletin

US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion...

Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida's tourist destinations against the effects of climate change....

 2020-01-18 00:00 

Cebu Daily News

Binibining Cebu 2020: Epitome of beauty and bravery...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— What a best way to celebrate their fifth anniversary together than by inspiring others to be confident with who they are. San Fernando beauty, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Binibining Cebu 2020, is proud and loud to be in a relations...

 2020-01-17 23:39 

Philippine Star

Nani Perez to stand trial for $2 million extortion...

A civil forfeiture case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against a former Department of Justice secretary and several others in 2014 is set to go on trial at the Sandiganbayan over $2 million (roughly P101 million) allegedly extorted from a former Est...

 2020-01-17 23:39 

Philippine Star

Oil Prices down today...

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. led other oil firms in implementing hefty price cuts on pump products today....

 2020-01-17 23:34 

Manila Bulletin

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financia...

 2020-01-17 23:33 

Manila Bulletin

Trump says Iran's Khamenei 'should be very careful with his words'...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran....

 2020-01-17 23:30 

Cebu Daily News

Drilling services to start in Alegria oil field soon...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Drilling of the six production wells in Alegria's oil field is about to start. This developed after Polyard Petroleum International Group Limited announced that they had entered into a Turnkey Drilling Service Agreement ...

 2020-01-17 23:25 

Manila Bulletin

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27...

The world's shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said....

 2020-01-17 23:23 

Manila Bulletin

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite park affects 170 people...

An outbreak of stomach illness has affected about 170 people at Yosemite National Park in California, prompting a major cleanup of its restaurants, coffee shops and hotels....

 2020-01-17 23:22 

Manila Bulletin

Two missing, 2,600 in shelters as Cyclone Tino hits Fiji...

Tropical Cyclone Tino strengthened to a Category Two storm Saturday and was heading towards Tonga after battering Fiji where two people were missing and more than 2,000 fled to emergency shelters....

 2020-01-17 23:20 

Manila Bulletin

US to screen passengers for China mystery virus...

US authorities will begin screening passengers Friday arriving on direct or connecting flights from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-like virus responsible for two deaths....

 2020-01-17 23:20 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus: new disease spreading in Asia revives SARS fears...

After Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus this week following confirmed cases in China and Japan, here are a few key points about coronavirus....

 2020-01-17 22:30 

Cebu Daily News

HOW OLD IS THE SINULOG?: Tracing the roots of a tradition...

"The Sinulog is a war dance full of variation of Joloano origin...reminiscent of jousts and ancient tournaments," writes Felix Laureano in Recuerdos de Filipinas, his ground-breaking book of Philippine photographs published in Barcelona, Spain in ...

 2020-01-17 21:54 

Inquirer.net

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Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs...

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the imposition of a total deployment ban on Kuwait-bound Filipino workers amid findings that a slain Filipina domestic worker was also sexually abused. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President gre...

 2020-01-17 21:50 

Inquirer.net

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Palace launches 'Duterte legacy' campaign for a better Philippines...

Saying President Duterte's vision of a better Philippines is "already a reality," Malacaang officials highlighted the government's impressive gains as the President's legacy to the people. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea cited s...

 2020-01-17 21:48 

Inquirer.net

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Health chief's appeal: Portalets for 87K evacuees in 271 shelters...

While experts said they could not determine how long the Taal eruption crisis will last, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the private sector to donate portable toilets for 87,000 evacuees in 271 shelters where public health is a growing concern....

 2020-01-17 21:46 

Inquirer.net

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Duterte officially names Archie Gamboa PNP chief...

Three months after the Philippine National Police's top post was vacated by Oscar Albayalde, President Duterte finally announced on Friday night that he would appoint PNP officer in charge Police Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa as the country's top cop. &#...

 2020-01-17 21:46 

Inquirer.net

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Taal damage to agriculture hits P3B...

Five days since Taal Volcano rumbled and spewed ash over nearby provinces and cities, the eruption had already damaged P3.06 billion worth of agricultural crops, fish and livestock in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite and Laguna, the Department of Agricul...

 2020-01-17 21:44 

Inquirer.net

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Duterte wants accountability for those who used Sabio to file ICC case...

President Duterte wants to hold accountable everyone who "used" lawyer Jude Josue Sabio in filing a complaint for crimes against humanity against him in the International Criminal Court (ICC), Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go disclosed on Friday...

 2020-01-17 21:42 

Inquirer.net

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Gordon: Albayalde indictment a mere 'slap on the wrist'...

Sen. Richard Gordon on Friday questioned the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file only a graft complaint against former Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde for the alleged pilferage of 200 kilograms of "shabu" (cry...

 2020-01-17 21:40 

Inquirer.net

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Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?...

The bicameral committee of Congress had slashed as much as P4 billion from the calamity funds that the Senate had earmarked for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) for 2020, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson who indicated h...

 2020-01-17 21:36 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Metro Manila polio case lends new urgency to immunization drive...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III again urged parents to have their children inoculated against polio after investigators found that the first polio victim in Metro Manila had received the five required polio vaccine doses but not the one for the virus...

 2020-01-17 21:34 

Inquirer.net

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Peza offers relief to ecozone firms...

Each productive day lost because of the Taal Volcano eruption can be offset by another day of income tax holiday, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority said, as economic zones closer to the heart of the disaster luckily survived the past few days. The su...

 2020-01-17 21:34 

Inquirer.net

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Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding...

Widening fissures in areas around Taal Volcano, a new "steaming" fissure on the northern side of Volcano Island and hundreds of earthquakes were signs of rising magma that may result in an explosive eruption, scientists said on Friday. The Philipp...

 2020-01-17 21:32 

Inquirer.net

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Mum on bashers, CCP says Imelda Marcos dinner raised Taal funds...

The appreciation dinner that the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) hosted for former First Lady and graft convict Imelda Marcos as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration also saw the launching of a fund-raising campaign for survivors of the Taal ...

 2020-01-17 21:30 

Inquirer.net

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DepEd's Taal challenge: 30K students displaced...

BATANGAS CITY—Where do you put over 30,000 students displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday, now that most schools in unaffected areas are being used as evacuation centers? It's a problem that the Department of Education (DepEd) has ...

 2020-01-17 21:30 

Inquirer.net

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Back on the throne...

Japeth Aguilar had already made an imprint in the Finals series with several huge defensive plays. He tossed in a little offense this time---slam-dunking most of them late in the game---as he helped Barangay Ginebra emphatically close out Meralco and rule...

 2020-01-17 21:28 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Jollibee turns to offshore capital market for funds, raises $600M...

Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has debuted in the offshore capital market by raising $600 million from a landmark issuance of perpetual securities, replenishing its war chest after buying American specialty chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL)....

 2020-01-17 21:26 

Inquirer.net

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Tan, Sy, Villar, Sunlife join Taal relief efforts...

Heeding the call of the times, corporate Philippines pooled more resources and harnessed volunteers to address the urgent needs of families displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano. The SM group founded by the late tycoon Henry Sy, the group of brown tai...

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