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 2021-01-27 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

SKF forecasts weaker PH property outlook in 2021...

Except for industrial and logistics, the lone growth driver and the Philippines new sunshine industry, the country's property market across most asset classes are in a far worse situation this year than last year with rising vacancy rates and potentia...

 2021-01-27 22:00 

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Life's changing season...

A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance... Ecclesiastes 3:2& 4 Domini Torrevillas is gone. Monday after Christmas, I was shocked to read the messag...

 2021-01-27 22:00 

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DHL Express, 2021 Global Top Employer...

This year, the Top Employers Institute certified International express services provider, DHL Express, as one of the best employers worldwide, the 7th consecutive year the company was recognized as such. Better yet, DHL Express was certified "Global T...

 2021-01-27 22:00 

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Gov't to borrow P140 B from local sources in Feb....

The administration has maintained its domestic borrowing program at P140 billion in February, but with longer tenors, data from the Bureau of the Treasury revealed. According to an online advisory, the Treasury indicated that the national government will ...

 2021-01-27 21:30 

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Strong demand for TDF; yields continue to drop...

With banks' excess cash, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) weekly auction of term deposit facility (TDF) continue to be oversubscribed with total bids of P704.77 billion, although lower compared to the previous P756.71 billion. Wednesday'...

 2021-01-27 21:00 

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Agriculture output shrinks 1.2%...

Hit by calamities in 2020 A "perfect storm" comprised of a series of typhoons, COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the persistence of African Swine Fever (ASF), among other unfortunate scenarios has challenged the agriculture sector in 2020, bringing ...

 2021-01-27 21:00 

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Trade gap falls nearly half to $21.8 B in 2020...

The country's trade deficit was slashed by almost half last year after global demand for goods weakened amid the coronavirus-induced recession, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The gap in the trade balance, or the difference...

 2021-01-27 18:00 

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Redmi 9T Disrupts the Smartphone Segment with Exceptional Performance and Multi-day Battery Life...

Xiaomi Philippines today announced the addition of a new Redmi smartphone: Redmi 9T. Redmi 9T was designed to deliver the exceptional performance and multi-day battery life that users crave without compromising on photography capabilities and overall desi...

 2021-01-27 17:04 

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PH Telcos to be Closely Monitored as Service Improvements Need to Continue...

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque recently stated that President Duterte, based on a report from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the recommendation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), agreed on t...

 2021-01-27 16:26 

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Let the buyer beware!...

OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT Diwa C. Guinigundo UP Diliman early this week unveiled an art installation appropriately labelled "Barikada" at the Oblation Plaza. Toym Imao could not have created a more fitting tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the...

 2021-01-27 16:25 

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After Jan. 9...

MEDIUM RARE Jullie Y. Daza Nineteen days after the Quiapo phenomenon of more than 200,000 devotees turning out en masse to honor the Black Nazarene, we have yet to hear if superspreaders added to the transmission of COVID-19 cases in the NCR. Or if it'...

 2021-01-27 16:21 

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The people are the source of constitutional reforms...

'TOL VIEWS Senator Francis N. Tolentino "We, the sovereign Filipino people" the Preamble of 1987 Constitution starts with these five words. As a vision for the succeeding provisions of the fundamental law of our land, this phrase "we, the ...

 2021-01-27 16:19 

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Is a lamp... not to be placed on a lampstand?...

People in Jesus' time used the oil lamp to keep and control fire as a source of light. Olives provided the main source of oil. In telling the parable of the lamp, Jesus refers to the oil lamp in everyday use. Excavations in Palestine reveal an abundan...

 2021-01-27 16:17 

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Malling? More than gov't, families will decide when it's safe...

The government is now trying to decide when and how much it will further relax restrictions in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. It is not a problem of government alone; it is a problem faced by every individual and every family in this still o...

 2021-01-27 16:08 

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Where will he go now?...

LANDSCAPE Gemma Cruz Araneta "Maybe, I will have to leave the country," former US President Donald Trump said, jokingly, in one of his super-spreader rallies. He firmly believed that there was only a one in a quadrillion possibility that he could ...

 2021-01-27 15:51 

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42 workers of MRT-3 test positive for COVID-19...

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) depot in Quezon City has been placed under "enhanced access control" since last week after 42 employees tested positive for COVID-19, with one confirmed fatality. (photo from Pixabay) Thirty-six of the 42 affe...

 2021-01-27 15:27 

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Light earthquake shakes Ilocos region...

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on Wednesday evening. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially measured the light earthquake at 3.8-magnitude. The tremor, which was registered aroun...

 2021-01-27 15:09 

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La Salle's Melecio joins PBA draft...

Aljun Melecio of De La Salle University (Photo from UAAP) Aljun Melecio led the final batch of players who beat Wednesday's deadline for application to the PBA Rookie Draft set March 14. The La Salle guard confirmed his decision to forego his final UA...

 2021-01-27 14:50 

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Lawmakers perorate on the nation's next leaders...

A Duterte-Duterte or a Marcos-Marcos team for 2022 will get the people's support if either of the tandem can pass the "test of credibility and outstanding performance," House Minority Leader and Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Joseph Stephen Padu...

 2021-01-27 14:06 

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Vergeire cautions persons with allergies about getting vaccine shots...

Is it safe for individuals with allergies to get vaccinated against COVID-19? Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire(PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN) DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that people with food and drug allergies may still ge...

 2021-01-27 14:04 

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House approves bill increasing penalties for drunk driving...

With drunk driving still considered a major reason for road accidents in the country, the House Committee on Transportation approved Wednesday the increase in penalties for persons caught driving motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drug...

 2021-01-27 13:45 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte administration touts citizen participation in climate change measures...

The government is determined to take measures to further mitigate the impact of climate change but will need the help of the public, Malacaang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. (YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presi...

 2021-01-27 13:32 

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Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla shares sweet photo with husband Robin Padilla...

Mariel Rodriguez Padilla and Robin Padilla Actress-television host Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla shared a sweet photo with her husband, action star Robin Padilla, where she embraced him from behind on Facebook Jan. 27. As Mariel posted the snap, many fans wish...

 2021-01-27 13:30 

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Mobile phone subscribers can keep their numbers even if they switch network effective Sept. 30...

Starting September 30, mobile phone users can switch networks or change their subscription without having to change their numbers. (photo from Pixabay) The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) disclosed during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that th...

 2021-01-27 12:52 

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'Oh My Job! to teach proper etiquette at work...

From left: Ben Binene, Arnell Ignacio, and Tuesday Niu "Oh My Job!" hosts Arnell Ignacio, Tuesday Niu and Bea Binene gives advice on proper etiquette at work do's and don'ts especially for those who just started a new job on its "Tips....

 2021-01-27 12:50 

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Dacera's death due to 'ruptured aortic aneurysm' PNP medico-legal report...

The histopathology conducted by the police showed that 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Dacera died due to ruptured aortic aneurysm, meaning the manner of her death is natural. Christine Dacera (Instagram) This is consistent with the findings in the...

 2021-01-27 12:18 

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Ian Veneracion slams nasty rumor linking him to Sue Ramirez...

Ian Veneracion A fuming Ian Veneracion took to Instagram Jan. 27 to put an end to a nasty rumor linking him to actress Sue Ramirez. On Instagram, Ian said: "I don't want to normalize people exploiting our personal lives for their entertainment. &#...

 2021-01-27 11:35 

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Andanar willing to be first to get the vaccine...

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is prepared to receive a coronavirus vaccine to help boost public trust in the preventive drug. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Andanar, who re...

 2021-01-27 11:24 

Manila Bulletin

Senate to look into issue of unused prepaid load credits and data...

Senator Grace Poe said on Wednesday that the Senate will have to study further the proposed removal of the expiration dates imposed on unused prepaid load credits and data. (photo from Pixabay) In suspending the hearing of the Senate Public Services Commi...

 2021-01-27 11:12 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao-Garcia deal very close, but there's a catch...

The much-hyped fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ryan Garcia might be staged as an exhibition match, Ryan's father Henry Garcia said Wednesday. In a report by Sky Sports' boxing journalist James Dielhenn, the older Garcia said Pacquiao's WBA su...

 2021-01-27 11:01 

Manila Bulletin

Luzon Spine Expressway: A road network eyed to shorten travel time between La Union and Bicol to 9 hours...

From the existing 382 kilometers of expressways, the road network within Luzon is expected to improve to 905 kilometers as more than 20 highways and expressways are under way. This set of highways and expressways is called the Luzon Spine Expressway Netwo...

 2021-01-27 10:55 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Wearing of 2 face masks not recommended...

The Department of Health (DOH) said it is not yet recommending the wearing of two face masks as an added protection against the COVID-19 virus. Health Assistant Secretary Maria Vergeire(Facebook) "I think yun pong isang mask na suot natin [the (face) ...

 2021-01-27 10:49 

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United City set to face Japanese champ Kawasaki, China's Guangzhou Evergrande in Champions League...

Photo from PFL Philippines Football League champion United City is set to take on clubs from Japan and China, among others, for its maiden foray in the AFC Champions League. United City was drawn in Group I of the prestigious continental competition's...

 2021-01-27 10:46 

Manila Bulletin

DOH pushes sanctions against violators of ban on parties and gatherings...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that those who will violate mass gathering restrictions should be held accountable. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire "Meron tayong pamantayan na sinusunod. So, pag kayo ay nahuli, you should be sanctioned [...

 2021-01-27 10:42 

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Hontiveros defends fisherman from China's alleged bullying...

Malacaang should denounce "China's bullying" after a Filipino fisherman was reportedly harassed by a Chinese Coast Guard ship near the Pagasa Island, Senator Risa Hontiveros said. Sen. Risa Hontiveros(Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB) Hontiveros sai...

 2021-01-27 10:36 

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A Living Hero: How the incoming AFP Chief of Staff got his Medal of Valor...

Twenty-one years ago, then Capt. Cirilito Sobejana was given information that a group of Abu Sayyaf fighters led by its original founder Abdurajak Janjalani was encamped near his area of responsibility in Isabela, Basilan. He was just promoted to Captain ...

 2021-01-27 10:26 

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PTRI's invaluable contributions to textile economy cited...

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pea has cited the Philippine Textile Research Institute's (PTRI) "invaluable" contributions to the country's textile economy. "I commend the Institute's invaluabl...

 2021-01-27 10:22 

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Mandaluyong City conducts COVID-19 vaccination simulation...

The Mandaluyong City government conducted a COVID-19 vaccination simulation Wednesday to trace out possible issues once the vaccines arrive in the city. In a set of photos the city Public Information Office (PIO) posted on their official Facebook account,...

 2021-01-27 10:17 

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Experts warn on risks of mandatory SIM card registration...

Telecommunications and privacy experts warned the Senate on Wednesday that the proposed mandatory SIM card registration could pose risks to free speech and privacy. (photo from Pixabay) The Senate public services committee led by Senator Grace Poe discuss...

 2021-01-27 10:15 

Manila Bulletin

CREATE bill should precede Charter Change Sen. Cayetano...

If House lawmakers want to push for economic reforms, the first step is to pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE bill), Senator Pia Cayetano said on Wednesday. Sen. Pia Cayetano (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB) Cayetano, during ...

 2021-01-27 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

Pagcor funds evacuation centers in Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province...

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) funded the construction of evacuation centers in Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province. (photo via PAGCOR) After a series of groundbreaking ceremonies in Southern and Central Luzon for its multi-purpose evacua...

 2021-01-27 10:06 

Manila Bulletin

Ombudsman to decide on PhilHealth 'corruption' complaints...

The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) will decide on the disposition of the complaints concerning reported anomalies at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), said Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday, Jan. 27. (MAN...

 2021-01-27 10:06 

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Roadside explosion rocks North Cotabato...

DAVAO CITY A fruit vendor was killed while four others were wounded after a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) went off in a bustling village of Sibsib in Tulunan, North Cotabato around 12:30pm Wednesday, January 27. Police secure the blast site ...

 2021-01-27 10:03 

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Road linking Cagayan Valley to Ilocos Norte widened...

Traveling across regions in Luzon is expected to improve with the completion of the widening works on Manila North Road Section in Cagayan. (photo via DPWH) The Department of Public Works and Highways announced Wednesday that the road widening of the 2.61...

 2021-01-27 10:01 

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95 more deaths, total COVID-19 fatalities now at 10,481...

Ninety-five more people died because of COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday. People line up for a saliva test inside the Philippine Red Crods Head Quarters in Port Area on Tuesday (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) The total number o...

 2021-01-27 09:59 

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Mocha is a "good person" — Locsin...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has only kind words for Mocha Uson, the controversial supporter of President Duterte who is currently serving as deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Deputy Executive Dire...

 2021-01-27 09:58 

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Wuhan next-of-kin say China silencing them as WHO visits...

Relatives of Wuhan's coronavirus dead on Wednesday said Chinese authorities have deleted their social media group and are pressuring them to keep quiet while a World Health Organization team is in the city to investigate the pandemic's origins. A ...

 2021-01-27 09:56 

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Duque hopes Duterte will reconsider, receive vaccine publicly...

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday expressed hopes that President Duterte will change his mind about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in public. (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN) However, Duque said that he respects whatever will b...

 2021-01-27 09:54 

Manila Bulletin

Military's red-tagging of universities an assault on critical thinking, democracy —Ex-VP Binay...

"An assault on critical thinking and democracy" was how former vice president Jejomar "Jojo" Binay described the military's red-tagging of several universities. Lieutenant Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesman for the National Task Force...

 2021-01-27 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

What Arci Muoz is missing the most...

No, it's not a boy. An actress known for a variety of passion and interests, Arci Muoz took to social media to express how much she misses playing gigs with her band, Philia. She said, "Pwede ba natin balikan ang kahapon? Sobrang miss na kita eh.&...

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