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 2020-01-27 10:49 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan solons filed 11th franchise bill for ABS-CBN...

The militant Makabayan bloc on Monday said upholding the freedom of the press is one of the main reasons why its members filed a separate bill proposing a renewal of the legislative franchise of network giant ABS-CBN Corporation....

 2020-01-27 10:48 

Manila Bulletin

DA temporarily suspends importation of poultry from Poland...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily suspended on Monday the importation of domestic birds and their products including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen originating from Poland amid the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influe...

 2020-01-27 10:45 

Manila Bulletin

NDRRMC eyes rehabilitation, recovery of Taal-hit communities...

Without dismissing its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) disclosed on Monday that it is shifting its focus to the rehabilitation and recovery of the areas that were...

 2020-01-27 10:45 

Manila Standard

6.3 quake strikes Solomon Islands...

Sydney--A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued....

 2020-01-27 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Lumads set to hold another dialogue...

Human rights groups and relatives of "lumad" evacuees will hold another dialogue to discuss the demands of the evacuees who are staying at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) evacuation center in the Haran compound before they re...

 2020-01-27 10:42 

Philippine Star

Reason for VFA scrapping 'flimsy' and 'unreasonable' — former Philippine envoy to US...
 2020-01-27 10:41 

Manila Bulletin

Imus gov't brings services to the people with 'payment-on-wheels' project...

The City Treasurer's Office launched on Monday, January 27, "Project: Payment-On-Wheels (POW)" or the first-ever roving and stationing van that will tend to any transactions under the treasurer's office and tax-paying residents, particular...

 2020-01-27 10:40 

Manila Standard

Brazil storms death toll up to 44...

Belo Horizonte--The death toll from days of intense storms and flooding in southeastern Brazil has risen to 44, authorities said Sunday....

 2020-01-27 10:39 

Manila Bulletin

Iloilo City school regains Dinagyang crown after 10 years...

It took 10 years for Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School in this city to regain the championship in the tribes competition for this year's Dinagyang Festival....

 2020-01-27 10:35 

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House assures no depletion of funds for disaster relief...

MANILA, Philippines — Leaders of the House of Representatives on Monday assured that funds allocated for disaster relief would not be depleted even after Taal Volcano's eruption. In a Facebook live, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano asked Deputy Speak...

 2020-01-27 10:35 

Manila Standard

Iranian airline stops on highway...

Tehran--An Iranian passenger plane overshot a runway as it landed Monday in the southwestern city of Bandar-e Mahshahr, barreling into an adjacent highway without causing casualties, state TV reported....

 2020-01-27 10:24 

Manila Bulletin

Andanar: If VFA is junked, we can ask Russia, China for defense help...

The Philippines may tap Russia and China for assistance in battling terrorism and other transnational crimes amid the imminent termination of a military pact with the United States, a Palace official said Monday....

 2020-01-27 10:15 

Inquirer.net

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MerryMart seeks P1.6B IPO...

Retailer MerryMart Consumer Corp., led by young tycoon Edgar Sia II, is planning a P1.6-billion stock market debut early this year. Based on a preliminary prospectus filed on Monday at the Securities and Exchange Commission, MerryMart plans to sell as muc...

 2020-01-27 10:14 

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SBP mourns death of beloved Kobe Bryant...

MANILA, Philippines --- The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Monday mourned the tragic passing of basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California.The loss of Bryant, who was with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others...

 2020-01-27 10:11 

ABS-CBN

DOH chief tells public to curb false info about new coronavirus...

Filipinos should not spread false and unverified information about, and not panic over the novel coronavirus plaguing China and other countries, especially since there is no confirmed case in the country yet, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said Monday....

 2020-01-27 10:09 

Inquirer.net

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Europe's guardian of stem cells and hopes, real and unrealistic...

Poland has emerged as Europe's leader in stem cell storage, a billion-dollar global industry that is a key part of a therapy that can treat leukemias but raises excessive hopes.Submerged in liquid nitrogen vapor at a temperature of minus 175 degrees C...

 2020-01-27 10:07 

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Pacquiao still in disbelief 'friend' Kobe Bryant is gone...

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Manny Pacquiao, world Boxing champion, is still in disbelief that his friend, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is now gone.Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash in California on...

 2020-01-27 10:01 

Manila Bulletin

Special education gets funding for 2020...

For the first time under the administration of Education Secretary Leonor Briones, the Department of Education (DepEd) confirmed that Special Education (SPED) was given funds in the 2020 national budget....

 2020-01-27 10:00 

Philippine Star

Philippine golf community also mourns Kobe Bryant...

Kobe Bryant transcended basketball in so many ways, touching the lives of millions of people around the world with his talent, skills, work ethics and class and was among the greatest to ever play the game....

 2020-01-27 09:51 

ABS-CBN

Taal eruption victims binigyan ng 'ligtas bags'...

Namahagi ang ABS-CBN ng "ligtas bags" sa mga apektado ng pag-alboroto ng Bulkang Taal....

 2020-01-27 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

US Marine Pemberton may be released if VFA is scrapped Marcos...

Neophyte Senator Imee R. Marcos said Monday the Philippines could lose custody of US Marine Corps Lance Corporal and homicide convict Joseph Scott Pemberton if the Duterte administration cancels the 22-year-old PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)....

 2020-01-27 09:43 

Inquirer.net

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Beyond Benidorm: Spain tourism moves inland...

Rural and green travel is the new frontier for Spain's tourism industry as it tries to break free from its dependence on mass seaside travel. The post Beyond Benidorm: Spain tourism moves inland appeared first on Inquirer Business ....

 2020-01-27 09:41 

Cebu Daily News

Suspected coronavirus case in Camiguin negative...

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Health authorities in Camiguin Island said on Monday, January 27, that a tourist earlier suspected of being infected with the Novel-coronavirus, was tested negative by a team of experts. Camiguin Provincial Health officer Gretchen Cab...

 2020-01-27 09:38 

Manila Bulletin

'The US needs us': Salceda backs VFA abrogation...

The United States "needs us."This was declared by Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, chairman of the House committee on ways and means, as Malacaang directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct an impact assessment of the planned abrogation of the 21...

 2020-01-27 09:31 

Inquirer.net

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The Art of Effective Salesmanship to Grow Your Business...

Selling can be challenging. It is a process with no shortcuts but improving your salesmanship skills can take your business to the next level. The sales profession moves faster than ever today. In the blink of an eye, new competitors emerge, products simi...

 2020-01-27 09:27 

Cebu Daily News

EO against coronavirus issued: Daanbantayan resorts' frontliners should wear face masks...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Front desk employees of the different resorts in Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu will now be required to wear face masks while attending to their respective works. Mayor Sun Shimura ordered the wearin...

 2020-01-27 09:26 

ABS-CBN

20 pangolin nasagip sa Palawan...

Nasa 20 pangolin ang nasagip mula sa wildlife trafficker sa bayan ng El Nido, Palawan, ayon sa mga awtoridad....

 2020-01-27 09:25 

Manila Bulletin

CSC releases school assignments for Feb. 2 Foreign Service Examination...

Examinees of the February 2 Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) may now visit or conduct an ocular inspection of their school assignments before the exam date....

 2020-01-27 09:23 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ targets filing charges against 'ninja cops' this week...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) hopes to file within a few days the charges against 12 so-called "ninja cops" for their alleged involvement in questionable 2013 drug operations in Pampanga....

 2020-01-27 09:17 

Manila Bulletin

Israeli envoy to PH reminds younger generation to be vigilant against anti-Semitism...

Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz called on the younger generation on Monday to continue remembering the millions of Holocaust victims in view of the rise in anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, including in some Muslim countries....

 2020-01-27 09:15 

Manila Bulletin

Camiguin free from coronavirus health office...

The Camiguin Health Office said on Monday there is no case of novel Coronavirus (nCov) in the province....

 2020-01-27 09:13 

Cebu Daily News

Kasambagan fire victims need hygiene kits, underwear...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 117 families displaced by an afternoon fire on Sunday, January 26, 2020, need hygiene kits and underwear. This was the statement of Doctor Jeffrey Ybones, the head of the Department of Social Welfare and Services, after ...

 2020-01-27 09:09 

Manila Bulletin

Solon says teachers' pursuit of higher evaluation scores hurting students...

Camiguin lone district Rep. Xavier Jesus "XJ" Romualdo has raised concerns over the alleged penchant of some public school teachers for promoting pupils to the next grade even if they're not yet ready....

 2020-01-27 09:07 

Cebu Daily News

Labella: Cebu City's drop in safety rating a challenge to overcome...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City's decline in safety ratings in the 2020 Safest Cities list is a challenge for Mayor Edgardo Labella. Figures from online database, Numbeo, showed that the city has slid down in the ranks among the safest cities...

 2020-01-27 09:07 

Inquirer.net

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Holding firm acquires rural bank stake for digital banking, farmer lending...

MANILA — Earthright Holdings Inc. (EHI), parent firm of listed AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI), has acquired a significant stake in a local rural bank to jumpstart ANI's plan to provide digital banking and microfinance lending services to Filipino farme...

 2020-01-27 09:04 

Philippine Star

China virus sends shockwaves through Asia tourist industry...

A deadly virus that has prompted travel restrictions in China is sending shockwaves through Asia's tourism industry, which has become increasingly reliant on growing numbers of Chinese visitors....

 2020-01-27 09:03 

Cebu Daily News

Megan Young reveals secret wedding in Batangas with Mikael Daez, days before their Subic wedding...

Miss World 2013 Megan Young revealed that she and actor Mikael Daez got married twice this January. Young announced that she and Daez had an intimate ceremony last Jan. 10 at a church in Nasugbu, Batangas where they officially "sealed the deal." T...

 2020-01-27 09:02 

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Lacson says gov't scrapping VFA 'for wrong reasons'...

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Monday that the government's plan to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States is being done "for the wrong reason." President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the te...

 2020-01-27 08:52 

Cebu Daily News

IN PHOTOS: Aftermath of Sitio Panagdait fire...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For six hours, over 500 residents were left homeless and one person, who was believed to be mentally ill, died after a fire suddenly broke in Sitio Panagdait, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City in the afternoon of January 26, 20...

 2020-01-27 08:51 

Philippine Star

Dingdong Dantes now Philippine Navy lieutenant commander...

Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes is now officially a lieutenant commander of the Philippine Navy....

 2020-01-27 08:51 

Philippine Star

Agoncillo and Laurel towns lift lockdown as Taal retains reduced alert status...

Residents immediately started cleaning their houses and fed their animals as soon as the roads were opened....

 2020-01-27 08:46 

Cebu Daily News

DOH warns vs eating raw meat, exotic animals amid coronavirus outbreak...

MANILA, Philippines — Skip raw meat and exotic food for now as the Department of Health (DOH) warned Monday against their consumption in the midst of a new coronavirus outbreak. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the public to stop eating an...

 2020-01-27 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

Palace sees PH slide in global corruption index as motivation to improve...

Malacaang said the Philippines dropping 14 places in the 2019 global corruption index will serve as a motivation for the government to work harder in its anti-corruption drive....

 2020-01-27 08:43 

Philippine Star

'Not on a whim': Duterte's VFA decision was studied, Palace says...

The decision of President Duterte to terminate the country's VFA with the US was a...

 2020-01-27 08:38 

ABS-CBN

Some Filipinos seek repatriation from coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Go...

The Philippines is ready to fetch the Filipinos from Wuhan by air, said Sen. Bong Go, also a former special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2020-01-27 08:36 

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'Basketball lost a great hero', says ex-PBA chairman on Kobe's death...

MANILA, Philippines — With basketball legend Kobe Bryant's passing, the sport not only lost a sportsman—it also lost a great hero and a gentleman. 1-PACMAN Party-list Representative Michael "Mikee" Romero, who previously served as ...

 2020-01-27 08:35 

Manila Bulletin

Military aid Taal evacuees; 11 areas still off-limits to returning residents...

Thousands of displaced residents in Batangas province have received relief aid from the Philippine Navy (PN) as part of the military's sustained humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) efforts in San Luis town amid the ongoing unrest of T...

 2020-01-27 08:33 

Cebu Daily News

CPA mulls emergency purchase of thermal scanners for Cebu ports...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Port Authority is planning to purchase at least 16 thermal scanners for all the ports in Cebu province to detect passengers that show signs of 2019 novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). Edmund Leopoldo Jr., actin...

 2020-01-27 08:33 

Cebu Daily News

Young 'Chinoys' share Chinese New Year traditions and why they choose to keep them alive...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Chinese New Year traditions have been practiced for ages. And in the recent episode of CDNPlay! we got the chance to talk to millennial Chinese-Pinoys or Chinoys as we fondly call them. Siblings Jeff and Elisha Mendoza togeth...

 2020-01-27 08:32 

Philippine Star

Nadine Lustre leaves Viva, to self-manage career 'indefinitely'...

Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre is no longer a talent of Viva Artists Agency....

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