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 2021-01-16 05:00 

Manila Bulletin

What you are I was, what I am you will be...

It's a new world and, once this pandemic is over, it will be a newer world. Maybe today's young are nothing like the young of previous generations. Maybe, we should leave them alone BEEN THERE, DONE THAT Illustration by Ariana Maralit Before the p...

 2021-01-16 04:59 

Manila Bulletin

Desperate mother receives baby stroller from Isabela PNP...

ISABELA It was a long shot, but Jen Jen C. Corpuz was so desperate to get a stroller for her ill-stricken son that she took a chance in asking for help through the Philippine National Police (PNP) Hotline in Isabela a line usually reserved to report crime...

 2021-01-16 04:58 

New Straits Times

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'A towering figure': Tributes pour in for Mohammed Salleh Abas...
 2021-01-16 04:55 

Manila Bulletin

Pag-IBIG members log P13.3-B voluntary savings...

Despite the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Pag-IBIG Fund announced that its members were able to save P13.3 billion in its voluntary savings program. "We are happy to report that despite the impact of the pandemic to our economy la...

 2021-01-16 04:55 

Manila Bulletin

Bishops tell parishes: use other than palm leaf ashes for Ash Wednesday...

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that parishes may use other tree branches to make the ashes for this year's observance of Ash Wednesday. In a statement titled "Distribution of ashes in time of pandemic," CBCP Epi...

 2021-01-16 04:52 

Manila Bulletin

House panel OKs resolution commemorating 500th anniversary of PH part in circumnavigation of the world...

The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a resolution seeking to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Philippines' part in the first circumnavigation of the world on the island of Homonhon on March 17, 1521. House Resolution...

 2021-01-16 04:48 

Cebu Daily News

CCTO enforcers issue citation tickets to over 5K drivers in 1st half of January 2021...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) issued 5, 296 citation tickets and impounded 264 vehicles for traffic violations made during the first two weeks of January. Impounded vehicles include 214 motorcycles, 24 e-bikes, 16 private v...

 2021-01-16 04:48 

Malay Mail Online

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US...

HONG KONG, Jan 16 — Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday. Their escape follows the mass arrest of democracy figures in Hong.....

 2021-01-16 04:46 

Philippine Star

Seamstress makes teddy bears out of COVID-19 victims' clothes...
 2021-01-16 04:46 

Malay Mail Online

Automotive manufacturing and production back on govt's 'essential' list under MCO 2.0...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 Car makers can resume production again as automotive manufacturing has been added to an updated list deemed "essential services" by the Muhyiddin government. Automotive (vehicles and components) is back under the......

 2021-01-16 04:45 

Malay Mail Online

MetMalaysia: Heavy rain forecast for Sabah, Sarawak until Monday...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a weather alert warning with heavy rain forecast for several areas in Sabah and Sarawak until Monday. MetMalaysia in a statement today said the areas that will......

 2021-01-16 04:43 

Manila Bulletin

Bontoc Mayor tests positive for COVID-19...

BONTOC, Mt.Province Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey has informed his "kakailyan (townmates)" that he has tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In his message in the municipality's social media account, Odsey said: "It is (with a) heav...

 2021-01-16 04:43 

Manila Bulletin

Efren 'Bata' Reyes is alive and well...

Efren "Bata" Reyes of Philippines gestures and smiles during his match in men's carom (1-cushion) semifinal at the Tent City of Manila Hotel in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games last December. (MB File Photo / Ali Vicoy) Filipino pool legend Efre...

 2021-01-16 04:42 

Channel NewsAsia

WhatsApp delays launch of update business features after privacy backlash...

REUTERS: WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared ......

 2021-01-16 04:42 

Malay Mail Online

Two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane...

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 — Two passengers on one of the charter flights that brought players and their entourage to Melbourne for the Australian Open have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said today. One of them was a member of the flight crew and.....

 2021-01-16 04:42 

Manila Bulletin

Sandiganbayan dismisses charges vs. ex-DOF officials...

The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has dismissed the graft and falsification charges filed against former officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) officials after finding that the prosecution's evidence was insufficient. Raul de Vera and Rosanna Di...

 2021-01-16 04:42 

Malay Mail Online

A short memoir of Salleh Abas — Muhammad Shafee Abdullah...

JANUARY 16 — 1) I got to know Tun Salleh Abas when I joined the Attorney General's Chambers in 1977 as a DPP. I was given a room in the same wing as the rest of the DPP's and SFCs. We were then housed in the Sultan Abdul Samad building (wher...

 2021-01-16 04:36 

Malay Mail Online

Emirates stops flights to three major Australian cities...

SYDNEY, Jan 16 — Emirates has suspended flights to Australia's three largest cities as the country further restricts international arrivals over fears of new virus strains. The Dubai-based carrier was one of the last to maintain routes into and....

 2021-01-16 04:28 

Malay Mail Online

Despite recession, Singapore's property market surprises again with stellar new private home sales in December...

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 — The country may be going through its worst ever recession, but Singapore's property market, which has repeatedly surprised observers with its continued growth in prices and sales transactions, has recorded another batch of......

 2021-01-16 04:23 

Malay Mail Online

Singapore woman admits using fishing hook, sticky tape to steal Budget 2020 grocery vouchers from letterboxes...

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 — A food delivery rider pleaded guilty on Friday (Jan 15) to using an improvised device to steal S$450 (RM1,366) worth of Budget 2020 grocery vouchers from letterboxes. Asmah Isnin, 34, admitted to three counts of theft involving.....

 2021-01-16 04:22 

Philippine Star

'I am forever indebted': James Harden bids farewell to Houston...
 2021-01-16 04:22 

ABS-CBN

'Patient zero' of new COVID-19 variant in PH now asymptomatic: QC mayor...

MANILA - After previously showing symptoms of pneumonia, the country's first case of the new COVID-19 variant is now asymptomatic and is waiting for medical clearance, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Saturday....

 2021-01-16 04:17 

New Straits Times

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Perlis Maqis seizes RM9,277 worth of smuggled produce...
 2021-01-16 04:15 

Channel NewsAsia

GM to invest CUS$1 billion in Canada plant to manufacture electric vans...

General Motors Co and labor union Unifor said on Friday they have reached a tentative deal for the automaker to invest nearly CUS$1 billion ......

 2021-01-16 04:15 

Channel NewsAsia

GM to invest US$785 million in Canada plant to manufacture electric vans...

General Motors Co and labor union Unifor said on Friday they have reached a tentative deal for the automaker to invest nearly C$1 billion ......

 2021-01-16 04:14 

Manila Bulletin

#HoldtheLine Coalition condemns third cyber libel case vs Ressa...

The #HoldtheLine Coalition condemned the third libel case against Rappler CEO and founder Maria Ressa filed by a college professor tagged in the "thesis for sale" report. Maria Ressa (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The #HoldtheLine ...

 2021-01-16 04:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Two COVID-19 cases on Australian Open flight: Report...
 2021-01-16 04:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Tennis: Two test positive for COVID-19 on Australian Open chartered flight...

MELBOURNE: Two passengers on one of the charter flights that brought players and their entourage to Melbourne for the Australian Open have tested ......

 2021-01-16 04:13 

Manila Bulletin

Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Calatagan...

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has upgraded to magnitude 4.8 the earthquake that hit Calatagan town in Batangas on Saturday morning. (Phivolcs) In the latest earthquake information bulletin of Phivolcs, it said that the ...

 2021-01-16 04:10 

Jakarta Post

[INSIGHT] COVID-19 and obesity: Intertwined pandemics...

Many of us have lost family members, friends or colleagues to the disease over the last few months and an alarming number of them had comorbidities, particularly obesity....

 2021-01-16 04:10 

ABS-CBN

OCTA Group says yet to see impact of Nazarene feast, new COVID-19 variant on PH caseload...

MANILA - The OCTA Research Group said on Saturday that they have yet to see the effects of the Traslacion and the new variant of COVID-19 virus....

 2021-01-16 04:09 

Malay Mail Online

Historic divides fuel Liverpool, Man United rivalry...

LONDON, Jan 16 When Liverpool and Manchester United clash at Anfield tomorrow, one of the Premier League's most explosive rivalries will carry an extra edge rarely seen in past meetings despite their trophy-laden histories. Over the past four......

 2021-01-16 04:07 

Cebu Daily News

Archbishop Palma set to get out of hospital, to preside over Fiesta Seor Mass this Sunday...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will still preside over the Pontifical Mass for the culmination of Fiesta Seor 2021 this Sunday, January 17. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu, confirmed to CDN Digital in a...

 2021-01-16 04:06 

Philippine Star

Saso: Chasing a dream...
 2021-01-16 04:06 

The Strait Times

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US...

HONG KONG (AFP) - Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-16 04:06 

New Straits Times

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'Mohamed Salleh's death huge loss to Malaysian judiciary'...
 2021-01-16 04:05 

Manila Bulletin

Malabon LGU assures residents of AstraZeneca vaccine...

The local government of Malabon City is spending the bulk of its P200 M vaccine fund to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine once it becomes available. Bong Padua, the head of the Public Information Office said the LGU is allocating P100 M to purchase AstraZe...

 2021-01-16 04:05 

Philippine Star

Magnitude-4.8 quake jolts Batangas...
 2021-01-16 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

Palace not concerned about Pinoys opting out of Sinovac vaccine...

Malacaang is not concerned about the possibility of Filipinos opting out of the government's vaccination program against COVID-19 due to the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, saying the people already know why the government made the decision to go with the sa...

 2021-01-16 04:02 

Manila Bulletin

Groups protest vs. high food prices...

Despite the price freeze imposed on essential items, prices of agricultural products and other basic goods continue to jack up in public markets at the start of the year, peasants groups lamented. (Pamalakaya) This January, Anakpawis, Pamalakaya, and the ...

 2021-01-16 04:00 

Bangkok Post

City Hall dishes up aid for market vendors...

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has cut rent rates at its 10 markets to ease the plight of vendors hit by the recent coronavirus outbreak....

 2021-01-16 03:58 

Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga police nab suspected drug dealer, confiscate shabu worth P1.1 million...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Police authorities here arrested an alleged drug dealer in a buy-bust operation in this city, and confiscated from him two packs of suspected shabu with an estimated market value of P1.1 million. Zamboanga Peninsula Police (PRO-9) Director ...

 2021-01-16 03:57 

Manila Bulletin

106 new COVID-19 infections recorded in Davao City...

DAVAO CITY New cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this city continued to make a surge, with 106 infections reported on Friday, January 16, that jacked up the number of active cases here to 1,358. According to the Department of Health (DOH) Dav...

 2021-01-16 03:57 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

MCO: Auto manufacturers can resume production from today...
 2021-01-16 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Rami Malek as Manny Pacquiao in planned film bio?...

There are talks that Hollywood actor Rami Malek has been tapped to portray boxing senator Manny Pacquiao in an upcoming film bio. According to rumors, Malek already signed on to do the project alongside Leonardo DiCaprio who is supposed to play the role o...

 2021-01-16 03:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid-19 retreat. No one came....
 2021-01-16 03:42 

The Strait Times

Rescuers hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake...

MAMUJU, INDONESIA (AFP) - Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday (Jan 16) after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.. Read...

 2021-01-16 03:42 

Manila Bulletin

P1.00/liter or higher price hikes in gasoline, diesel seen...

The financial burden of consumers on their fuel budgets will be aggravated next week as the cost of gasoline and diesel products are expected to be adjusted upwards at heftier amounts of P1.00 to P1.10 per liter, based on the initial calculation of the oi...

 2021-01-16 03:39 

Manila Bulletin

DILG to rehire 15,000 contact tracers...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Saturday that it will rehire 15,000 contact tracers (CT) for at least another six months to ensure the continuity of the country's contact tracing efforts. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP / FILE P...

 2021-01-16 03:33 

Bangkok Post

National Telecom urged to focus on infrastructure...

The chief executive of a major mobile operator who requested anonymity says the newly formed National Telecom (NT) should focus on telecom infrastructure-sharing and serving the government's public-concentrated Universal Service Obligation (USO) proje...

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