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 2020-05-08 08:05 

Manila Bulletin

House addresses 'new normal' in higher, technical education...

The House of Representatives has started taking measures to address the challenges faced by the higher education sector as the country marches towards the "new normal" while under the threat of the deadly COVID 19 pandemic....

 2020-05-08 08:03 

Manila Bulletin

SC tackles ABS-CBN's TRO petition vs. NTC next week...

The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to tackle next week the petition of television network ABS-CBN which sought the immediate lifting of the National Telecommunications Commission's (NTC) cease and desist order (CDO) that forced the media outfit to go ...

 2020-05-08 07:58 

Manila Bulletin

500 BuCor employees, police tested for COVID-19...

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) tested 300 police officers and 200 of its employees for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa....

 2020-05-08 07:48 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd: No 'one-size-fits-all' solution to post-COVID education...

By Merlina Hernando-Malipot As its announcement of the school opening in August continues to draw mixed reactions from various stakeholders, the Department of Education (DepEd) maintained that the choice and contextualization of the learning delivery moda...

 2020-05-08 07:46 

Manila Bulletin

SC junks petition to disclose President's state of health...

By Rey G. Panaligan The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by a lawyer who wanted the High Court to compel President Duterte to disclose his state of health by making public his medical records. A very reliable source said the SC voted 13...

 2020-05-08 07:45 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd reiterates that 'no deductions will be effected' during the ECQ period...

Reiterating that "no deductions will be effected" during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Education (DepEd) assured its concerned personnel nationwide that the loan amortizations deducted...

 2020-05-08 07:44 

Manila Bulletin

Mom arrested for online sexual exploitation of her children...

A 41-year-old woman who was found forcing her children to engage in online sex has been arrested during a joint operation conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and police in Caloocan City....

 2020-05-08 07:40 

Manila Bulletin

Sweeper flights to and from NAIA bring home tourists since the ECQ started...

By Ariel Fernandez Cebu Pacific conducted three sweeper flights for passengers stranded in Manila and Cebu on May 8, Friday. Cebu Pacific spokesperson Charo Lagamon said they held three sweeper flights, two of them 5J 8421 and 5J 572, that picked-up forei...

 2020-05-08 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

Metro Manila mayors must be unified to extend ECQ...

Metro Manila Council Chairman and Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Thursday, May 7, that the mayors of Metro Manila must have a unified stand whether to extend or not the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for another 15 days in the metropolis....

 2020-05-08 07:37 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't applauds 'bayanihan spirit' in Filipinos' COVID-19 response...

The government cannot fight the coronavirus pandemic alone and appreciates the bayanihan spirit shown by the public in addressing the latest public health emergency, Malacaang said Friday....

 2020-05-08 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

OVP seeks letters, artworks, crafts in honor of frontliners on Health Workers Day...

By Joseph Almer Pedrajas An artist and muralist has caught the attention of Vice President Leni Robredo as he sent an artwork dedicated to frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to her Sulat ng Pag-asa initiative. Derrick Mact...

 2020-05-08 07:32 

Manila Bulletin

'It's political,' say Recto on the NTC shutdown of ABS-CBN...

By Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto believes that that politics had been the reason behind the National Telecommunication Commission's (NTC) cease and desist order (CDO) against ABS-CBN. This, despite repeated stateme...

 2020-05-08 07:32 

Manila Bulletin

'It's political,' says Recto on the NTC shutdown of ABS-CBN...

By Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto believes that that politics had been the reason behind the National Telecommunication Commission's (NTC) cease and desist order (CDO) against ABS-CBN. This, despite repeated stateme...

 2020-05-08 07:31 

Manila Bulletin

23 Filipinos die of COVID-19 in Dubai...

The number of Filipino fatalities in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now at 23, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay City mega swabbing center opens; can conduct 1,000 COVID-19 tests daily...

The country's third mega swabbing facility opened on Friday at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City to prioritize the mass testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), especially for an estimated 25,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (O...

 2020-05-08 07:22 

Manila Bulletin

ADVISORY: MB Website to be temporarily unavailable on Saturday...

The Manila Bulletin website (mb.com.ph) will not be accessible to its readers on Saturday, May 9 starting 8:00 A.M....

 2020-05-08 07:19 

Manila Bulletin

MMC poised to suggest 15-day extension of ECQ, says Council chair...

As mayors in the metropolis fear the peril of the second wave of COVID-19 cases, Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairman and Paraaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez said they are inclined to suggest the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to the Inter-...

 2020-05-08 07:17 

Manila Bulletin

Pag-IBIG Fund: Two programs providing loan relief available to members...

Top officials of Pag-IBIG Fund on Thursday (May 07) reiterated that the agency has made available two programs aimed to provide members relief on loans with its automatic grace period on loan payments in accordance withthe Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and...

 2020-05-08 07:16 

Manila Bulletin

Digitization of gov't services eyed in 'new normal'...

The government cited the need to maximizing technology as the country prepares to shift to the "new normal" due to the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country....

 2020-05-08 07:15 

Manila Bulletin

DILG assures action vs. erring barangay officials...

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dio on Friday reassured that show-cause orders will be issued to the barangay chairpersons who are shown to have been responsible for anomalies in connection wit...

 2020-05-08 07:08 

Manila Bulletin

Alternative online learning platforms eyed to overcome pandemic constraints...

As schools nationwide prepare for the challenges brought about by the public health emergency, Edukasyon.ph, the largest Gen Z platform in the Philippines, said that it is "working to accelerate its support as COVID-19 pushes the local education secto...

 2020-05-08 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

Medical masks donation to the Philippine medical frontliners in Cebu...

On 5 May 2020, Secretary-General Yao-I WANG of Taiwan Association in Cebu, on behalf of his own Association and Taiwanese Compatriot Association in the Philippines, jointly donated 10,000 medical masks to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center....

 2020-05-08 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

Cayetano blames NTC, Calida for ABS-CBN's troubles...

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano finally broke his silence amid the controversial ABS-CBN shutdown, deflecting the blame to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida....

 2020-05-08 06:57 

Manila Bulletin

Australia plans to lift most virus restrictions by July...

Australia's government on Friday unveiled a three-stage plan to get the economy back to a new "COVID-safe" normal by the end of July....

 2020-05-08 06:56 

Manila Bulletin

DILG chief: Balik Probinsiya to spur economic growth...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday stressed that the "Balik Probinsiya (Return to the Province)'' program will spur economic growth in the countryside aside from decongesting Metro Manila....

 2020-05-08 06:54 

Manila Bulletin

Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant...

Engineers battled Friday to prevent more toxic gas escaping at a chemical plant on India's east coast, a day after a pre-dawn leak killed 12 people and knocked locals unconscious in the street....

 2020-05-08 06:52 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ urged not to leave out political prisoners in parole and clemency rules...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been urged not to forget political prisoners once it implements this May 15 the Interim Rules on Parole and Executive Clemency which is expected to help expedite the decongestion of prisons....

 2020-05-08 06:52 

Manila Bulletin

Metro Manila mayors to take up ECQ lifting on Saturday...

Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairman and Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said that the Metro Manilamayors will still have to study their position on the possible extension or lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-05-08 06:50 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: Let Supreme Court decide on ABS-CBN's TRO bid...

Malacaang left it to the Supreme Court (SC) to decide whether to grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the directive of the National Telecommunications Commission ordering ABS-CBN to stop its broadcast operations....

 2020-05-08 06:44 

Manila Bulletin

Ex-PBA player talks on 'confrontation' in Pasig City...

Ex-Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Roger Yap aired his side on the allegations that he shouted and cursed at a personnel of the Pasig City government....

 2020-05-08 06:37 

Manila Bulletin

Neighbours help out as fighting virus trumps old rivalries...

Face masks are delivered across dividing lines in Ireland and Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates sends medical supplies to rival Iran, and China and Japan exchange rare warm words....

 2020-05-08 06:33 

Manila Bulletin

House inquiry vs. NTC, Sol Gen sought...

House Committee on Public Accounts chairman, Anakalusugan Party-List Rep. Mike Defensor wants the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Office of the Solicitor General investigated for possible criminal liability in connection with the ABS-...

 2020-05-08 06:33 

Manila Bulletin

House inquiry vs. NTC, OSG sought...

House Committee on Public Accounts chairman, Anakalusugan Party-List Rep. Mike Defensor wants the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Office of the Solicitor General investigated for possible criminal liability in connection with the ABS-...

 2020-05-08 06:09 

Manila Bulletin

Health infrastructure projects to get priority as gov't reviews 'Build, Build, Build' program...

Infrastructure projects that seek to strengthen the country's health care system are among those that will be prioritized as the government re-examines the "Build, Build, Build" program given the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-08 06:06 

Manila Bulletin

Archdiocese of Manila to allow only simple weddings this year, no bestman, no bridesmaid...

Couples planning an elaborate wedding, take note....

 2020-05-08 06:03 

Manila Bulletin

27 Bicolano UPLB students finally brought home...

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay The 27 Bicolano students of University of the Philippines Los Baos (UPLB) have finally been brought home on Thursday night after weeks of being stranded at the school premises due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-05-08 06:00 

Manila Bulletin

800 government workers volunteer at swabbing centers...

Close to 800 government workers have volunteered to assist in the mega swabbing centers built by the government and private sector partners to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president V...

 2020-05-08 05:52 

Manila Bulletin

South Korean on Interpo list of international fugitives found at NAIA...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted a South Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in his country for taking hostage and robbing a compatriot more than a year ago....

 2020-05-08 05:50 

Manila Bulletin

A cleaner environment must be part of 'New Normal' — Villar...

A cleaner environment should also be part of the "new normal" that the Philippines would adopt amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Cynthia Villar said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 05:49 

Manila Bulletin

Bacolod launches first COVID-19 Swab Mobile in PH...

BACOLOD CITY The first bio-safe Swab Mobile sampling unit in the Philippines was launched in Bacolod City on Thursday.The Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BFCCCI), the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce and Indus...

 2020-05-08 05:45 

Manila Bulletin

Agrarian reform beneficiaries donate farm produce to BJMP...

One good deed deserves another. This is what two agrarian reform beneficiaries' organizations (ARBOs) of Bauko in Mountain Province have proven after they gave aid to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Mountain Province (BJMP-MP) and to their ...

 2020-05-08 05:35 

Manila Bulletin

Kids make greeting cards for patients & frontliners...

By Rizal Obanil Grade School students from the University of the Philippines-Integrated School (UPIS) made greeting cards for patients and frontliners in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a Facebook post at UP Diliman's officia...

 2020-05-08 05:33 

Manila Bulletin

Pampanga to participate in COVID-19 survey, mass testing on May 11...

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Governor Dennis Pineda announced that the province has been selected by the Philippine Survey Research Center (PSRC) to be among the participants in its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic Survey....

 2020-05-08 05:26 

Manila Bulletin

UN chief says coronavirus has sparked 'tsunami of hate and xenophobia'...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an "all-out effort" to end the "tsunami of hate and xenophobia" sparked by the novel coronavirus pandemic, without naming specific countries....

 2020-05-08 05:23 

Manila Bulletin

60 years on, Israel prosecutor recalls Eichmann trial...

Days after Israel's spectacular announcement that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured and brought to Israel for trial, Gabriel Bach was given an assignment that forever changed his life....

 2020-05-08 05:17 

Manila Bulletin

Brace for dangerous heat levels, Pagasa warns...

Hot and humid weather will prevail in most parts of the country today due to easterlies or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean, while a low pressure area entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday, the state weather bureau said....

 2020-05-08 05:15 

Manila Bulletin

POGO asked to settle multi-million-peso tax debts...

The Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) will be allowed to resume operations once they agreed to settle their multi-million-peso tax debts....

 2020-05-08 05:14 

Manila Bulletin

Purok leader's attempt to dupe SAP beneficiary in Davao City foiled...

DAVAO CITY -- A purok leader and his alleged cohorts are now facing charges after they allegedly served as fixers so that a resident from Barangay Binugao, Toril District could be included in the list of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries of ...

 2020-05-08 05:05 

Manila Bulletin

Bataan solon seeks new laws to address future health or economic crisis...

Balanga City, BATAAN Bataan Second District Representative Jose Enrique Garcia III had filed three bills that will allow the country to fully address challenges if another health or economic crisis hits....

 2020-05-08 05:05 

Manila Bulletin

India's lavish weddings go online in virus lockdown...

Under lockdown and far apart, Sushen Dang and Keerti Narang went online to say their marriage vows -- and pulled off a spectacular Indian wedding complete with thousands of guests and raucous Bollywood dancing....

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