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 2021-01-23 01:42 

Manila Bulletin

Magalong to supervise DOH team tasked to trace UK variant cases in CAR...

BAGUIO CITY Contact tracing czar Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the Department of Health (DOH) is now organizing a team of more than 60 trained contact tracers to be fielded in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to track down cases of the United Kin...

 2021-01-23 01:39 

Manila Bulletin

Customs-NAIA intensifies campaign against smuggling...

The Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA (BOC-NAIA) is gearing up for an intensified campaign against smuggling by starting the year with a series of seminars to improve vigilance and knowledge on globally accepted practices for effective border security. (BOC ...

 2021-01-23 01:39 

ABS-CBN

Paghain ng warrant vs ex-barangay captain sa S. Kudarat nauwi sa engkuwentro; ilan patay...

Isang pulis ang patay habang inaalam pa ang bilang ng mga nasawi sa kampo ng nakaengkuwetro ng pulisya sa Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Sabado madaling araw, nang magkaputukan sa tangkang pag-aresto sa isang barangay kapitan na may mga kinakaharap na kasong...

 2021-01-23 01:36 

Philippine Star

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare' — US study...
 2021-01-23 01:34 

Philippine Star

Baseball mourns death of long-time homer king Aaron...
 2021-01-23 01:29 

ABS-CBN

NTF spox: Paglipat ng Metro Manila sa MGCQ simula Pebrero hindi nararapat...

Nabanggit ito ilang araw bago inaasahang magbaba ng bagong utos ang gobyerno patungkol sa quarantine restrictions....

 2021-01-23 01:25 

Cebu Daily News

Western Visayas police crime lab chief relieved...

ILOILO CITY — The chief of the regional police crime laboratory in Western Visayas has been relieved from his post a day after he confirmed to reporters that seven of the nine leaders of an indigenous people's group killed in a police operation ...

 2021-01-23 01:21 

Manila Bulletin

Rising prices of basic goods another tragedy in the making, Cayetano warns...

Former speaker and Taguig-Pateros 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has asked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to urgently conduct a probe on the price increases of basic commodities in the country, saying that it is "another tragedy in ...

 2021-01-23 01:20 

Philippine Star

Adiwang scores 2nd round KO; Capitan dethrones Ramazanov in ONE: Unbreakable...
 2021-01-23 01:17 

Manila Bulletin

Clark's new passenger terminal building to open within the year...

The new terminal building of the Clark International Airport was officially turned over to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) on Friday. (Clark International Airport / MANILA BULLETIN) Megawid...

 2021-01-23 01:00 

Manila Bulletin

Responsible Tech and Innovation...

Shell Plaridel Bulacan is a pioneering initiative as it is the first commercial building made of upcycled plastic eco-bricks in the Philippines, and the first in Shell's worldwide network. Pilipinas Shell has partnered with Green Antz Builders to buil...

 2021-01-23 00:54 

Cebu Daily News

Couples told to plant fruit-bearing trees to secure marriage license...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Couples who are planning to wed in Danao City are reminded to first plant fruit-bearing trees before they can secure a marriage license. "Couples must bring their own fruit-bearing tree seedling," the city's January 21 advis...

 2021-01-23 00:40 

Philippine Star

Alex Eala continues hot start, barges into first pro semis...
 2021-01-23 00:39 

Manila Bulletin

2NE1 sets social media ablaze with reunion...

2021 is starting off right for fans of K-pop girl group 2NE1. (INSTAGRAM / MANILA BULLETIN) CL, Dara, Bom, and Minzy set social media on fire Friday night after sharing photos of their recent mini-reunion. In their respective Instagram accounts, the four ...

 2021-01-23 00:22 

Cebu Daily News

WHO says fabric facemasks still work against virus variants...

GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization said Friday it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric facemasks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way. Germany and Austria have ma...

 2021-01-23 00:00 

Manila Bulletin

Likha Model Units Infuse Technology, Modern Architecture with Traditions...

Inspired by traditions, modern architecture, and the needs of Filipino families, PHINMA Properties has opened the doors for its latest innovative project, Likha Residences recently at the heart of Muntinlupa — their return to the luxury market marke...

 2021-01-22 23:43 

Manila Bulletin

Why kids aged 10 and up are allowed outside homes now...

Malacaang stood by the decision of the government's pandemic task force to relax quarantine age restrictions and allow 10-year-old kids and above outside their homes, saying this was for their wellbeing. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque stated this ...

 2021-01-22 23:35 

Cebu Daily News

31 active cases in Mandaue City on Jan. 22...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Mandaue City logged 31 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, January 22. With the addition, the city now has a total of 186 active cases, of which 164 were added during the first 22 days of 2021, data from the ...

 2021-01-22 23:19 

ABS-CBN

Magkapatid nahulihan ng shabu umano sa Davao del Norte...

Arestado ang isang magkapatid sa isang buy-bust operation sa Barangay Gabuyan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte Huwebes ng gabi ....

 2021-01-22 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Economists upgrade 2021 inflation forecasts...

Economists surveyed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have adjusted its inflation expectation higher for 2021 but steady for 2022, while the BSP continue to communicate its intention to maintain low borrowing rates. Based on the central bank's ...

 2021-01-22 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Lopez fears second wave of job losses if weak business continues...

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez yesterday warned of a second wave of retrenchments of workers if enterprises failed to sustain the reopening of their operations because of weak sales. Lopez said this as the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) appro...

 2021-01-22 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

From Gallery Walls into the Digital and Virtual Domain...

Long recognized as the pinnacle of Singapore's Visual Arts scene, the Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns in the new year, this time transporting art from gallery walls and physical spaces into the digital and virtual domain. Happening from January 22 to...

 2021-01-22 22:59 

Inquirer.net

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US stocks end mostly lower on grim Covid-19 news...

NEW YORK Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower Friday as investors grappled with worries over new coronavirus strains while confidence in continued fiscal and monetary stimulus supported equities. The Nasdaq edged to a fresh record, but both the Dow an...

 2021-01-22 22:54 

Cebu Daily News

Dole: Employers should pay for their househelp's treatment...

MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) official has asked employers to pay for the medical expenses of their domestic workers who would contract the new coronavirus especially if they were not enrolled for government socia...

 2021-01-22 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

Business urges Duterte to focus on economic recovery...

As the country enters a new year and there are positive developments on the discovery and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the country's ten major business groups strongly urged the Duterte government to maintain its focus on safe economic recovery. ...

 2021-01-22 22:14 

Manila Bulletin

World's ageing big dams pose 'emerging risk': UN...

By 2050, more than half the global population will live downstream from tens of thousands of large dams near or past their intended lifespan, according to a UN report released Friday. World map showing the median age of dams per country, according to an a...

 2021-01-22 22:08 

Manila Bulletin

Five dead in India vaccine plant fire; Covid drug unaffected...

Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world's biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue. Smoke billows from buildings at...

 2021-01-22 22:04 

Manila Bulletin

Pfizer offers 40 mn Covid shots to poorer countries at cost...

Pfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the globally-pooled Covax facility. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one so far to have received emergenc...

 2021-01-22 22:02 

Manila Bulletin

WHO says fabric facemasks still work against virus variants...

The World Health Organization said Friday it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric facemasks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way. 'Non-medical, fabric masks can be used by t...

 2021-01-22 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Repeal of the Oil Deregulation Law...

Last week, I participated as a resource person in the House of Representatives Committee on Energy's initial deliberation on various bills concerning the Oil Deregulation Law. House Bill No. 4711 caught my attention because it proposed to repeal Repub...

 2021-01-22 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Leo Rey Yanson, sister strengthen control of largest bus conglomerate...

Leo Rey Yanson and sister Ginnette Y. Dumancas now fully control the country's largest bus company, Bacolod City-based Yanson Group (YGBC). "Despite the challenges faced in 2020, the business remains strong and resilient," according to Leo Rey...

 2021-01-22 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Biden warns Covid toll could surpass 600,000, urges rescue plan passage...

President Joe Biden warned on Friday that the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States was expected to surpass 600,000 and urged Congress to move fast on his $1.9 trillion plan to battle Covid-19 and provide economic relief to struggling American...

 2021-01-22 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Dominguez vows to bring genuine BARMM autonomy...

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III vowed that the national government will meet its targets in bringing genuine autonomy to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). During the presentation of the Intergovernmental Relations Body...

 2021-01-22 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

The triad of Joyce Mkitalo...

This designer's current collection, 'Memento,' represents a triad of virtues most essential in this pandemic-stricken world—courage, faith, and luck DIVINE MAGIC Solae necklace Her goldsmiths are frustrated. Not only does jewelry designe...

 2021-01-22 21:58 

Manila Bulletin

Bangladesh to start covid vaccinations next week...

Bangladesh received two million coronavirus vaccine doses from India Thursday, with the government saying it plans to start inoculating the population of 168 million people next week. (FILES) This file illustration picture taken in Paris on November 23, 2...

 2021-01-22 21:56 

Manila Bulletin

Johnson says evidence UK virus strain more deadly...

The coronavirus strain that has swept Britain and beyond in recent months could be more deadly as well as more transmissible, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. PRIME MINISTER BORIS JONHSON (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN/ FILE PHOTO) The sobering news ca...

 2021-01-22 21:30 

Manila Bulletin

Amended IRR for Agri-Agra Act issued...

The Philippine government is hoping to end the more than a decade of non-compliance with the Agri-Agra Act, which requires private banks to lend a portion of their funds to farmers and fishermen. This, as the government finally issued the amended implemen...

 2021-01-22 21:26 

Inquirer.net

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No sea row compromises in Sino vaccine talks Galvez...

MANILA, Philippines — The head of the national COVID-19 vaccination program stumbled twice during a Senate inquiry on the vaccine rollout, accidentally admitting that he had lied about the price of a Chinese-made vaccine and urging the Philippines t...

 2021-01-22 21:24 

Inquirer.net

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Not just 'Red' turf: PNP says UP community 'crime hot spot'...

MANILA, Philippines — The military and police piled up allegations of insurgent activities and criminality on the University of the Philippines (UP) on Friday as they continued to justify the abrogation of an agreement between the state university a...

 2021-01-22 21:22 

Inquirer.net

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FDA studying if Pfizer COVID shots not for old, ailing...

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is studying whether to exclude sickly senior citizens from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical company Pfizer, following reports that several elderly persons who received the ...

 2021-01-22 21:20 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

NBI files raps vs top execs of 2 tech firms...

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation has filed charges against top executives of two technology companies for allegedly unlawfully copying the automated payment machines of the licensed operator of "TouchPay" electronic...

 2021-01-22 21:18 

Inquirer.net

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DOST identifies 18 sites of clinical trials for 3 vaccines...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Friday that the clinical trials for three COVID-19 vaccines will be held in 18 facilities in Metro Manila, Laguna and Cavite provinces, as well as the cities of Bacol...

 2021-01-22 21:16 

Inquirer.net

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DBM: Regional bodies decide fund release to villages 'cleared' of Reds...

MANILA, Philippines — Funds meant for barangays that have been declared free of the leftist insurgency are to be released subject to the approval of the regional counterparts of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elca...

 2021-01-22 21:14 

Inquirer.net

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PH eases travel curbs for tourists from countries with variants...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed foreigners from some countries that have the new COVID-19 variants to enter the Philippines and has amended quarantine protocols on passengers arriving from these areas, with the new rules requiring t...

 2021-01-22 21:12 

Inquirer.net

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Rules eased for residents age 10-65 in MGCQ areas...

MANILA, Philippines — The government has relaxed mobility restrictions for people age 10 to 65 in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). In its latest resolution, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectio...

 2021-01-22 21:10 

Inquirer.net

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Fairness to prevail in Koko case, DOJ chief says...

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday played down the criticism heaped on state prosecutors for clearing Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III of criminal liability for going to public places last March while awaitin...

 2021-01-22 21:08 

Inquirer.net

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Dole: Employers should pay for their househelp's treatment...

MANILA, Philippines — A Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) official has asked employers to pay for the medical expenses of their domestic workers who would contract the new coronavirus especially if they were not enrolled for government socia...

 2021-01-22 21:06 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

LRT 2 reopens 3 stations shut down by Oct 2019 fire...

MANILA, Philippines — More than a year after a fire shut down three stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT 2), the rail line management formally reopened the Santolan, Katipunan and Anonas stations on Friday, but the trains would operate at ...

 2021-01-22 21:04 

Inquirer.net

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UST students protest dismissal of Grade 12 student...

MANILA, Philippines — Activist-students of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) denounced the unfair dismissal of a senior high school student for allegedly violating the school's code of conduct. On Thursday, members of the League of Filipino St...

 2021-01-22 21:02 

Inquirer.net

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Pagasa: Metro Manila to experience warmer weather...

MANILA, Philippines — Parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, is forecast to experience warmer weather during the weekend due to the weakening of the northeast monsoon and the shifting of the tail end of the frontal system. The Philippine Atmospheri...

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