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 2021-09-17 17:50 

Manila Standard

Mandatory vaccination eyed...

The government is eyeing mandatory vaccination for all Filipinos, but the decision still depends on the vaccine supply and the passage of a law that would serve as its legal basis....

 2021-09-17 17:40 

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Figures lie: Most hospitals at full capacity, OHCC reveals...

Contrary to government statistics, hospitals in Metro Manila and nearby provinces are already operating at full capacity and are being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, the medical officer of One Hospital Command Center (OHCC) said Friday....

 2021-09-17 17:30 

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ICC needs evidence on drug war, lawyer says...

A lawyer for an organization of slain victims in the Duterte administration's war on drugs has said the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court, which authorized a thorough probe of the anti-drugs drive, must have evidence....

 2021-09-17 17:20 

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Color-coded travel ban: Four more nations added to red list...

The government has released an updated roster of "red, yellow, and green" states and territories, Malacaang said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 17:10 

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IBP on lawyer's slay: Disturbing...

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Friday again condemned what it described as "disturbing and increasing frequency of lawyer killings" in the country....

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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COMELEC: No to voting via text...

The Department of Health strongly suggested Friday to the Commission on Elections to allow COVID-positive patients to vote by just texting the poll body who their chosen candidates would be for the 2022 May elections....

 2021-09-17 16:50 

Manila Standard

Luxury cars for Pharmally execs...

Officials of the small pharmaceutical company that bagged P8.5 billion in government contracts for COVID-19 pandemic supplies rewarded themselves by buying luxury cars, Senator Richard Gordon said Friday....

 2021-09-17 16:40 

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COVID-cure trader nabbed...

The National Bureau of Investigation announced Friday the arrest of an individual in Cebu City for selling overpriced Tocilizumab, a medicine found to be effective in reducing mortality rate of severe COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 16:30 

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Faeldon loses bid to recall graft court's arrest order...

The Sandiganbayan 5th Division has affirmed the graft cases against former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon over the alleged smuggling of some P34 million worth of Vietnam rice into the country in 2017....

 2021-09-17 15:40 

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EU keen on PH, Asean trade ties...

The European Union has vowed to enhance its strategic engagement with the Indo-Pacific region that includes its ties with the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a whole, in an efforts to contribute to the region's stability,...

 2021-09-17 15:30 

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Customs seizes 800 spiders sent via 'snail mail'...

Customs agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport seized three shipments of more than 800 spiders smuggled from Poland....

 2021-09-17 15:10 

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Cardinal Advincula graces book launching in Tondo...

Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish will launch the coffee table book "A Golden Voyage in Tondo" today, September 18, to coincide with the pastoral visit to the OLGV parish of His Eminence Jose Cardinal Advincula, newly appointed Archbishop o...

 2021-09-17 15:00 

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LWUA: 48 years of providing reliable, safe water to Pinoys...

The Local Water Utilities Administration ramps up its operations as it marks almost half a century of providing potable water to Filipinos in the countryside....

 2021-09-17 14:50 

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Binay: Mayors know how to run lockdown...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday expressed confidence that mayors in Metro Manila will efficiently manage the imposition of granular lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 14:40 

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Bacolod mayor seeks ERC help on power hike...

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia has appealed to the Energy Regulatory Commission to immediately look into the increase in power rates in service areas under the Central Negros Electric Cooperative....

 2021-09-17 14:30 

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'Non-medical staff should get SRA too'...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong' Marcos Jr. appealed to the national government and lawmakers to prioritize the inclusion of non-medical frontline staff serving in hospitals and quarantine facilities among those eligible to receive Special Risk...

 2021-09-17 14:20 

Manila Standard

Sara, Win oversee phase 2 of Davao vax rollout for 25k frontliners in city...

Senator Win Gatchalian and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio oversaw the second phase of the vaccination rollout for thousands of essential workers and economic frontliners in the city on Friday....

 2021-09-17 14:10 

Manila Standard

Romualdezes mourn passing of Samar solon...

House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez on Friday mourned the passing of former Northern Samar Rep. Emil Ong....

 2021-09-17 14:00 

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'Financial litearacy essential in new economy'...

Advocacy Groups are urging government, financial, and education institutions to address the lack of financial literacy amidst the massive shift to digital platforms for financial transactions to cope with the prolonged health and economic crisis created b...

 2021-09-17 11:10 

Manila Standard

Australia shrugs off China anger...

Australia on Friday shrugged off Chinese anger over its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, while vowing to defend the rule of law in airspace and waters where Beijing has staked hotly contested claims....

 2021-09-17 11:05 

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Race for Japan's new PM kicks off...

The campaign to become Japan's next prime minister kicks off on Friday, with four candidates vying for leadership of the ruling party in an unusually close race....

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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China astronauts return to earth...

Chinese astronauts returned to earth Friday after completing the country's longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major space power....

 2021-09-17 10:55 

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Spoons: Palestine freedom symbol...

The humble spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after prisoners were said to have carried out one of Israel's most spectacular jail breaks with the utensil....

 2021-09-16 18:20 

Manila Standard

COVID-19 overflows into 91% of provinces...

Health officials said 91 percent of provinces and cities are at high risk for COVID-19 as some 57 areas in Metro Manila, according to the National Capital Region Police Office, were placed under granular lockdowns....

 2021-09-16 18:00 

Manila Standard

Duterte refuses to cooperate with ICC probers,won't let them in...

President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's probe into the Philippines' drug war, his lawyer said Thursday, after its judges found the crackdown could be a crime against humanity....

 2021-09-16 17:50 

Manila Standard

QC outbreaks set off massive contact tracing...

Quezon City public health authorities are working to determine the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak in two convents where hundreds of people tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2021-09-16 17:40 

Manila Standard

Palace vows good pay to lure medical workers...

President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to look for funding sources to tap additional medical frontliners that will help in the country's fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2021-09-16 17:30 

Manila Standard

SolGen tapped to relay COA scrutiny of PRC...

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed Solicitor General Jose Calida to formally request the Commission on Audit to scrutinize the financial records of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)....

 2021-09-16 17:20 

Manila Standard

China inoculates over a billion people...

China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus---71 percent of its population---official figures showed Thursday....

 2021-09-16 17:10 

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Soak-the-rich-and-famous: BIR targets social media influencers...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue will investigate an initial list of 250 social media influencers to check if they have been paying their taxes....

 2021-09-16 17:00 

Manila Standard

DND quizzes Japan over terror alert...

The Department of National Defense (DND) is coordinating with Japan to get more details on its advisory on possible terror attacks in six countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines....

 2021-09-16 16:50 

Manila Standard

Cryptic titles like 'bat cave' used in DPWH budget program...

A party-list lawmaker on Thursday questioned the Department of Public Works and Highways for utilizing some P10.33 billion in 'contingent funds' for the construction of sports facilities and certain amenities, including a 'bat cave' amid t...

 2021-09-16 15:30 

Manila Standard

6.5M voters deactivated —COMELEC...

The Commission on Elections has called on "deactivated"; voters numbering around 6.5 million or those who did not vote during the two consecutive elections to reactivate their status and be able to cast their ballots in the 2022 national and local ...

 2021-09-16 15:20 

Manila Standard

Two House bills support media, creative industries...

Two bills have been filed at the House of Representatives, seeking to provide much-needed support to the country's creative industry and media practitioners....

 2021-09-16 15:10 

Manila Standard

Vax-for-sale suspect falls...

Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation-Anti-Fraud Division arrested a Chinese national in Manila for selling COVID-19 vaccination slot amid relentless efforts against those who take advantage of the pandemic....

 2021-09-16 15:00 

Manila Standard

House lauds BARMM poll resetting...

A House leader on Thursday hailed the House of Representatives' passage of the bill resetting the first regular elections of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as "a victory for the Bangsamoro people."...

 2021-09-16 14:45 

Manila Standard

Salceda panel wants 20% discount on purchases of barangay health workers...

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, is pushing for a 20 percent discount on purchases by barangay health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and given their low salaries....

 2021-09-16 14:30 

Manila Standard

Guevarra: EJK group awaits report on Macabadbad slay in S. Cotabato...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said a government committee on extraa-judicial killings (EJKs) is awaiting a report from the police on the killing last September 15 of lawyer Juan Macabadbad, vice chairman of the Union of Peoples' Lawye...

 2021-09-16 14:20 

Manila Standard

Let fully-vaxxed APORs move freely — Marcos...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Thursday appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 to allow fully vaccinated Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) living in locked-down areas a "free egress-ingress...

 2021-09-16 14:10 

Manila Standard

3 big-ticket military projects on hold...

The allocation of funds for three big-ticket modernization projects for the military has been delayed due to the government's move to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic response, the country's defense chief said on Thursday....

 2021-09-16 14:00 

Manila Standard

Privacy body, finance groups hit app harvesting...

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) and finance groups have strongly condemned the harvesting of excessive information of some online lending platforms, such as saving their users' contact lists and photo galleries....

 2021-09-16 11:10 

Manila Standard

Australia enters uncharted waters with nuclear sub plan...

Australia's shock decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and cruise missiles helps bind a faltering alliance with Washington, but risks severely worsening an already fractious relationship with China....

 2021-09-16 11:05 

Manila Standard

Wheels up: Thai protesters skate for democracy...

Kickflipping Thai skateboarders are flipping the bird at authorities, joining pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok to vent their anger over a lack of respect and dedicated public space for extreme sports in the kingdom....

 2021-09-16 11:00 

Manila Standard

French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US—Macron...

The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, who was wanted for deadly attacks on US soldiers and foreign aid workers, has been killed in an operation by French troops....

 2021-09-16 10:55 

Manila Standard

1.5C warming limit without major action impossible: UN...

A new climate change report out Thursday shows that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be impossible without immediate, large-scale emissions cuts, the UN chief said....

 2021-09-16 10:50 

Manila Standard

Putin: 'Several dozens' in his circle COVID positive...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that dozens of people in his entourage tested positive for the coronavirus before he went into self-isolation earlier this week....

 2021-09-16 10:45 

Manila Standard

Malaysian holiday island opens as domestic tourism...

Visitors flocked to the Malaysian island of Langkawi Thursday as it became the country's first holiday hotspot to reopen after a coronavirus lockdown that has hammered the vital tourism industry....

 2021-09-16 05:15 

Manila Standard

Australians squirm as Biden calls PM 'fellow Down Under'...
 2021-09-16 04:30 

Manila Standard

Three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China's Sichuan...
 2021-09-16 03:00 

Manila Standard

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe...

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