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 2020-06-04 16:34 

Philippine Star

Presidential appointee council would usurp court powers under anti-terror bill — HRW...

An international watchdog group on Friday warned against provisions in the controversial anti-terrorism bill which would allow presidential appointees to usurp court powers....

 2020-06-04 16:33 

Philippine Star

'Change not coming' on decision to scrap VFA, Roque says, just a suspension...
 2020-06-04 16:30 

Manila Standard

New round of aid eyed for PUJs...

The government is studying the possibility of giving another round of cash assistance to the jeepney drivers affected by the general community quarantine, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-06-04 16:17 

Philippine Star

UP jumps 30 spots in Asia university rankings...

The University of the Philippines is now the 65th best among almost 500 higher education institutions in Asia, jumping 30 spots in the latest university rankings released by London-based Times Higher Education....

 2020-06-04 16:06 

Philippine Star

UN rights office wary anti-terror bill will 'erode constitutional, legal protections'...

The Anti-Terrorism Bill is among the "worrying new laws and amendments [...] which risk eroding constitutional and other legal protections," the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights said in a report released Thursday....

 2020-06-04 16:06 

Philippine Star

Why Kadamay and the urban poor are easy targets for government and the rest of us...
 2020-06-04 16:00 

Philippine Star

The STAR Cover (June 5, 2020)...

The STAR Cover (June 5, 2020)...

 2020-06-04 16:00 

Philippine Star

COVID-19 cases in Philippines surpass 20,000 with nearly 1,000 deaths...

(Update 1, 5:30 p.m.) The grim milestone came after Metro Manila—the epicenter of the nation's outbreak—began emerging from one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns....

 2020-06-04 15:44 

Inquirer.net

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'Better Normal Bill' that responds to pandemic hurdles House 2nd reading...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill which makes several measures such as the wearing of face masks in public spaces and workplaces and observance of physical and social distancing mandatory as t...

 2020-06-04 15:32 

ABS-CBN

PH anti-terror bill sparks online, street protests...

There are growing fears of losing basic freedoms here in the Philippines due to the proposed Anti-Terrorist Act of 2020 that is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature....

 2020-06-04 15:27 

ABS-CBN

UN report details attacks on gov't critics, media in PH...

A United Nations report revealed serious human rights abuses in the Philippines can be blamed on the government's "heavy handed" approach against illegal drugs, and the national security threats....

 2020-06-04 15:13 

ABS-CBN

Amnesty International urges PH gov't to reject 'dangerous' anti-terror bill...

MANILA An international human rights group on Thursday urged the Philippine government to reject the passage of a new anti-terror bill, saying it violates international standards on human rights and counter-terrorism....

 2020-06-04 15:05 

ABS-CBN

Tacloban City, mas mahigpit sa pagpapatupad ng face mask ordinance...

Naging mas mahigpit ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Tacloban City sa pagpapatupad nila ng mandatory face mask ordinance....

 2020-06-04 14:53 

ABS-CBN

House releases new vote results on anti-terror bill after clarifications...

The House of Representatives on Thursday corrected the votes cast for the controversial House Bill 6875, which seeks to amend the country's current anti-terrorism law....

 2020-06-04 14:45 

Manila Standard

McDonald's shares enhanced safety protocols with DTI...

As the country continues to fight to flatten the curve, safety and sanitation remain to be the top concerns of Filipinos. Understanding the sentiment of consumers, McDonald's Philippines has further reinforced its commitment to quality, safety and cle...

 2020-06-04 14:43 

Philippine Star

Labeling dissent as rebellion 'institutionalized, normalized' in Philippines — UN report...

"People who disagree with government policies and criticize them including in international fora, should not be vilified as terrorist sympathizers," UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said....

 2020-06-04 14:40 

ABS-CBN

P5-B worth of 'shabu' seized in Bulacan; Chinese suspect, 2 Filipinos arrested...

Around 756 kilos of suspected shabu with an estimated worth of P5.1 billion were seized by operatives of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) in Marilao, Bulacan on Thursday afternoon....

 2020-06-04 14:40 

Manila Standard

80 courts to test video confab...

The Supreme Court has authorized 80 more trial court stations in the country to pilot test hearings of civil and criminal cases via video conferencing to speed up resolution of cases despite restriction on physical access to courts arising from the corona...

 2020-06-04 14:32 

Cebu Daily News

Despite warning, Gwen to go on with plan to allow backriding in motorcycles...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 4, stood by with her decision to allow backriding on privately-owned motorcycles in the province. This despite a warning from the Department of Interior and Local Government (...

 2020-06-04 14:30 

Manila Standard

House OKs bill creating 2 more Rizal districts...

The House of Representatives has approved on third, and final, reading a bill that reapportions Rizal's Second District into three legislative districts....

 2020-06-04 14:20 

Manila Standard

HB 78 tries to exclude telcos as public utilities—Carpio...

Former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said Thursday that House Bill 78 was an attempt to free telcos from the 60 percent Filipino ownership requirement of the Constitution....

 2020-06-04 14:15 

Manila Standard

Eagle Cement continues to support 18,000 families in host communities...

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the country, Eagle Cement Corporation said it will continue to serve the needs of vulnerable communities around its facilities as it provides immediate food relief for 18,000 families economically-displaced by the pand...

 2020-06-04 14:14 

Inquirer.net

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Solon files bill seeking more benefits, incentives for medical frontliners...

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to provide additional benefits for frontline health workers as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic has been filed in the House of Representatives. Iloilo 1st District Rep. Janette Garin...

 2020-06-04 14:12 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu congressmen back Garcia over backriding policy...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The representative of seven districts in the Province of Cebu have expressed support to the plans of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to allow backriding in non-commercial motorcycles. First District Representative Eduardo Gullas J...

 2020-06-04 14:10 

Manila Standard

GSIS adopts contactless filing of benefits...

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, state pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is now adopting contactless methods of accepting application for claims and benefits after successfully shifting to online loan application in March this ye...

 2020-06-04 14:05 

Inquirer.net

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Luis Suarez says playing without fans will feel 'peculiar'...

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is in line to return from a long injury lay-off when La Liga resumes next week behind closed doors in the heat of the Spanish summer after a three-month coronavirus shutdown.Suarez, 33, was sidelined for four months in Januar...

 2020-06-04 14:04 

ABS-CBN

Roque: Duterte hindi nagbago ang isip sa VFA termination...

Sabi ni Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, wala pang indikasyon na nagbago ang isip ang Pangulo patungkol dito....

 2020-06-04 13:50 

Manila Standard

P7.48-M worth of shabu seized...

Laguna Police Provincial Director Col. Serafin Petalio II said Thursday a total of P7.48 million worth of suspected shabu had been seized by law enforcement agents from three suspects who were arrested during a drug buy-bust operation in Santa Rosa and Bi...

 2020-06-04 13:49 

Inquirer.net

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House corrects nominal voting results for controversial Anti-Terror Bill due to 'technical error'...

MANILA, Philippines — A "technical error in the recording of electronic votes" led to the House of Representatives correcting the nominal voting results of the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. During Thursday's session, Deputy Speaker Aur...

 2020-06-04 13:49 

Philippine Star

WATCH: Drilon questions Go's refusal to be interpellated after privilege speech...

After the speech, Sen. Bong Go said he would not take questions, moving away from the parliamentary practice of being interpellated after taking the floor....

 2020-06-04 13:49 

Philippine Star

WATCH: Drilon questions Go's refusal to be interpellated after privilege speech...

After the speech, Sen. Bong Go said he would not take questions, moving away from the parliamentary practice of being interpellated after taking the floor....

 2020-06-04 13:47 

Philippine Star

NBI files murder, planting of evidence raps vs cops in Ragos killing...

Aside from Florendo, others facing complaints are police trainees Joy Flaviano, Arnel Fontillas, Dante Fronda and Dalejes Gaciles....

 2020-06-04 13:39 

ABS-CBN

Doctors, nurses, health workers infected with COVID-19 in PH reach 2,703...

The Department of Health COVID-19 situationer also showed 8 new recovered health workers for a total of 1,465 recoveries; the deaths remained at 32....

 2020-06-04 13:33 

Inquirer.net

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Kobe Paras, collegiate stars take stand against Anti-Terror bill...

MANILA, Philippines---Several collegiate basketball standouts took a stand against the controversial Anti-Terror Bill which only needs President Rodrigo Duterte's signature to become law.University of the Philippines' Kobe Paras and University of ...

 2020-06-04 13:32 

ABS-CBN

'It's a miracle': On brink of death, Pinoy nurse in Wales owes second life to unwavering faith...

Care home nurse Felino Bautista spent nearly a month in hospital where he found out first hand how formidable COVID-19 was and how important prayers were....

 2020-06-04 13:30 

Manila Standard

Kapa-Community appeals to Duterte...

The Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. is appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his closure order on its operations....

 2020-06-04 13:25 

ABS-CBN

DOLE nais palawigin ang emergency employment program sa gitna ng pandemya...

Plano ng gobyerno na palawigin pa ang emergency employment program para madagdagan ang kita ng mga manggagawa sa informal sector na nawalan ng trabaho sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-04 13:22 

ABS-CBN

Heat index sa Butuan pumalo sa 52 degrees Celsius...

Nagtala ng heat index na 52 degrees Celsius ang Butuan City nitong Huwebes, ayon sa PAGASA....

 2020-06-04 13:21 

Inquirer.net

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PH not using COVID-19 pandemic to clamp down on freedoms Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday belied the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' claim that the Philippine government is using the COVID-19 pandemic to clamp down on freedoms. "There is no truth to the accusation of the UN High ...

 2020-06-04 13:20 

Manila Standard

Dentist Mata dies Tuesday, 61...

Dr. Agnes Vila Mata, former faculty member of the University of the Philippines, Padre Faura, College of Dentistry for Masters in Orthodontics, died on Tuesday. She was 61....

 2020-06-04 13:16 

Inquirer.net

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Defensor: Dual citizens should not be media owners...

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the issue of ABS-CBN franchise and the citizenship of its chairman emeritus Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, Anakalusugan Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor said Thursday that dual citizens should not be allowed to own or mana...

 2020-06-04 13:07 

ABS-CBN

Mahigit 50 bahay, nasira ng buhawi sa General Santos City...

Namuo ang isang buhawi na sinundan ng kidlat pasado ala-1 ng madaling araw nitong Huwebes, sa Barangay Bula sa lungsod ng General Santos....

 2020-06-04 13:05 

Manila Standard

Grameen Foundation, J.P. Morgan deliver COVID-19 relief to Filipina entrepreneurs...

Grameen Foundation announced the launch of its COVID-19 RELIEF (Response to Enhance Livelihoods of Individual Entrepreneurs and Families) in the country to provide immediate relief and longer-term recovery support to 3,500 women entrepreneurs running micr...

 2020-06-04 13:05 

Inquirer.net

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LA Galaxy slams racist posts by wife of winger Aleksandar Katai...

MLS club LA Galaxy Wednesday condemned a series of racist social media posts by the wife of their Serbian midfielder Aleksandar Katai and demanded their immediate removal.In the now-deleted Instagram posts, Tea Katai reportedly mocked the Black Lives Matt...

 2020-06-04 12:58 

Cebu Daily News

Talisay City records 4 new cases of COVID-19...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City recorded four new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on June 4, 2020, raising the total number of cases in the city to 59 cases. One of the new cases is a contact of Patient Number 8 (PT 8), a 60-y...

 2020-06-04 12:57 

Inquirer.net

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House OKs bill mandating baseline PCR COVID-19 testing for vulnerable sectors...

MANILA, Philippines — The bill mandating the conduct of baseline polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for "vulnerable members of society" in a move to stop the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been approved on final ...

 2020-06-04 12:55 

Manila Standard

Biggest drug haul for the year: Authorities seize 750 kilos of shabu worth P5.1 billion...

Malolos City---Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police seized more than 750 kilos of imported high-grade shabu with an estimated street value of P5.1 billion in a buy-bust operation Thursday night....

 2020-06-04 12:52 

Inquirer.net

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Donaire excited by possibility of Rigondeaux rematch...

MANILA, Philippines---Nonito Donaire could still avenge the bitter loss that's taken his career on a different trajectory for the past seven years.After signing with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions, Donaire has the chance to once again face G...

 2020-06-04 12:50 

ABS-CBN

Lacson: Rights groups were invited to work on anti-terror bill, but never showed up...

Sen. Panfilo Lacson said lawmakers reached out to progressive groups, the human rights commission, and other experts to work on the bill, but "dinedma ang aming invitation."...

 2020-06-04 12:48 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu province logs 30 new cases on June 4...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province on Thursday, June 4, logged 30 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced. Garcia, however, requested not to disclose the addresses of the new patients as the Capitol had...

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