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 2021-09-03 02:30 

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Taliban close to forming new government in Afghanistan...
 2021-09-03 02:00 

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NASA thinks Mars rover succeeded in taking rock sample...
 2021-09-03 01:30 

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Health official: 'Mu' coronavirus variant predominant in Colombia...
 2021-09-03 01:00 

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Western Union, MoneyGram restart money transfers to Afghanistan...
 2021-09-03 00:00 

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WTO rules for US in Chinese solar tariff dispute...
 2021-09-02 23:30 

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At least 41 dead as flash floods slam New York area...
 2021-09-02 23:00 

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Local authority: Palestinian killed in Gaza clashes with Israeli army...
 2021-09-02 18:10 

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DBM cuts Health budget...

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be contained, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has slashed his department's budget for the allowances and benefits of health workers, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 18:00 

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China tells foreign ships to register; US sees threat...

Beijing has announced that foreign vessels entering Chinese territorial waters would have to report their ship and cargo information to China's maritime authorities....

 2021-09-02 17:50 

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Face mask, shields, PPE not overpriced—Rody...

President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday face masks, face shields, and personal protective equipment recently bought by the government to combat COVID-19 were not overpriced, contrary to allegations by opposition senators....

 2021-09-02 17:40 

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Face shield use still mandatory for protection...

Wearing of face shields will remain mandatory for a longer time as an "added protection" for Filipinos until the virus is no longer a threat, Malacanang said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 17:30 

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Most NCR hospitals at critical stage...

Almost a third or 42 out of 159 hospitals in the National Capital Region are at critical level or almost out of vacant beds, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 17:20 

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Ambulances overpaid by P1 million per unit—Lacson...

Ambulances bought by the Department of Health (DOH) were overpriced by P1 million per unit, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 17:10 

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Price freeze sought on hams, other Christmas goods...

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will try to convince Noche Buena manufacturers to delay any impending increase on the prices of foods traditionally served during Christmas, especially that of Christmas hams....

 2021-09-02 17:00 

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'Herd immunity likely in early 2022'...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque told legislators Thursday that herd immunity was possible by the first quarter of 2022—with at least 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered daily....

 2021-09-02 16:50 

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Face-to-face dry run up for testing in 120 sites—DepEd...

The Department of Education is proposing to hold a dry run of limited face-to-face classes in 120 schools, Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said....

 2021-09-02 15:50 

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Solon quizzes DBM; 'Zero budget for DND hospitals'...

A party-list legislator has questioned the proposed P221 billion budget of the Department of National Defense which got zero allocation for the purchase of medical equipment for its hospitals and for the hospitalization of its personnel and veterans....

 2021-09-02 15:40 

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Military plane 'stalled' midair and crashed in July—AFP...

A Philippine aircraft carrying soldiers crashed in July after an "unrecoverable stall", killing more than 50 people in one of the country's worst military air disasters, the armed forces said Thursday....

 2021-09-02 15:30 

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PNP stripped of Zambales lot ownership...

The Philippine National Police has lost its ownership rights over a land property in Zambales after the Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed parcel of land remains inalienable having been reserved for military purposes....

 2021-09-02 15:20 

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Scammer alert: Entry visas fake—Immigration...

The Bureau of Immigration yesterday warned the public against scammers offering fake entry permits to foreigners on Facebook, reiterating that the entry of tourists to the country remains restricted....

 2021-09-02 15:10 

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Villar supports Senate bill on Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers...

Senator Cynthia A. Villar has expressed full support to Senate Bill No. 2369 under Committee Report No. 289--the "Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers" while acknowledging the seafarers significant contributions to the world amid the coronavirus pand...

 2021-09-02 15:00 

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CHR lauds Marawi Compensation bill...

The Commission on Human Rights on Thursday welcomed the approval of House Bill No. 9925 or the proposed Marawi Compensation Act on second reading to benefit the displaced and affected individuals during the Marawi siege in Lanao del Sur in 2017....

 2021-09-02 14:50 

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Go: Rody can run for VP without prexy partner...

President Rodrigo Duterte may decide to run for VIce President even without a running mate, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go said Thursday, as the lawmaker maintained his hardline stance on not seeking the presidency in 2022....

 2021-09-02 14:40 

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Sara: Senators, Gibo offered to be my veep...

Two senators want to be the running mate of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio should she decide to run for president, she disclosed Thursday, but Senator Imee Marcos was not among them, contrary to what President Rodrigo Duterte said recently....

 2021-09-02 14:30 

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House leader urges passage of science bill...

House Majority Leader Martin G. Romualdez has assured the swift passage of the proposed Science for Change Program (S4CP) Act of 2021 to achieve a higher standard of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in the country, including the mandatory use of ...

 2021-09-02 14:20 

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Health workers need booster shots — Marcos...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Thursday urged the government to administer booster shots to health workers to strengthen their protection against new COVID-19 variants....

 2021-09-02 14:10 

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Quezon gov Suarez: What missing COVID funds?...

Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez on Thursday said the Commission on Audit may have been looking for non-existent anti-COVID-19 funds in its 2019 report on the province....

 2021-09-02 14:05 

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Robredo nixes return to school amid COVID-19...

Amid the threat of the highly transmissible and deadly Delta variant of COVID-19, Vice President Leni Robredo is not yet convinced students should be allowed to go back to school and attend face-to-face classes....

 2021-09-02 14:00 

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Bill filed to extend poll listup to Oct. 31...

A committee in the House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend voter registration to October 31 amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-02 11:35 

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At least 7 dead in New York after flash floods, record rains...

At least seven people died in New York City on Wednesday night as flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall swept through the area, police sources told AFP....

 2021-09-02 11:30 

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Taliban close to forming new government...

The Taliban said Thursday they were close to forming a new government, as dozens of women held a rare protest for the right to work under a new regime that faces enormous economic hurdles and deep public mistrust....

 2021-09-02 11:25 

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SC refuses to block Texas law banning most abortions...

The US Supreme Court handed a major victory to abortion opponents late Wednesday, denying an emergency request to block a new law effectively banning most abortions in the southern state of Texas....

 2021-09-02 11:20 

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China cracks whip on reality talent shows...

China banned reality talent programmes Thursday and ordered broadcasters to promote more masculine representations of men, in a wide-ranging crackdown on "immoral" pop culture Beijing believes is leading young people astray....

 2021-09-02 11:15 

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65 dead in fresh Yemen fighting for city of Marib...

Sixty-five Huthi rebels and pro-government forces have been killed in renewed fighting for the strategic Yemeni city of Marib, a military official told AFP on Thursday....

 2021-09-02 11:10 

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Japan princess Mako to tie the knot, rejects lump sum amid controversy...

The course of true love never did run smooth, but after public controversy and a wedding delay, Japan's Princess Mako is reportedly set to tie the knot and move to America....

 2021-09-02 05:30 

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Taiwan receives first batch of politically charged Pfizer vaccines...
 2021-09-02 04:00 

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Cuba's vaunted health system straining under Covid cases...
 2021-09-02 03:30 

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Out-Trumping Trump: the US governors bidding to seduce ex-president's base...
 2021-09-02 02:30 

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US student shot and killed at high school...
 2021-09-02 02:00 

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Moderna submits application to US regulator for Covid booster shot...
 2021-09-02 01:30 

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Ukraine's Zelensky seeks Biden's support on NATO...
 2021-09-02 00:40 

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Near-total abortion ban takes effect in Texas as Supreme Court silent...
 2021-09-01 23:45 

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US judge approves deal dissolving Purdue Pharma in opioid saga...
 2021-09-01 17:30 

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'Heroes' push Duque ouster...

Health workers from various hospitals protested Wednesday in front of the Department of Health (DOH) office in Manila demanding that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III resign over his failure to release long overdue benefits to medical frontliners durin...

 2021-09-01 17:20 

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SRA '22 funds got House okay, snagged in Senate...

The Department of Health said Wednesday there were no funds for the special risk allowance (SRA) of health workers in the 2022 budget....

 2021-09-01 17:10 

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Palace hits back, accuses Drilon pals of overprice...

Malacaang on Wednesday denied that the administration purchased overpriced personal protective equipment (PPEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it was the previous administration that bought PPEs at a higher cost....

 2021-09-01 17:00 

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Pacquiao ready to probe Go on ethics, but where's the rap sheet...

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao said he was ready to lead the Senate ethics committee's investigation of Senator Christopher Go's alleged involvement in the procurement of reportedly overpriced medical goods....

 2021-09-01 16:50 

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Multiple day voting mulled amid 'crisis'...

The government is preparing a proposal to hold a "multi-day" voting for the 2022 national and local elections amid the prevailing threat of the public health crisis, National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez J...

 2021-09-01 16:40 

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Granular lockdowns favored over wide ECQ...

The proposal to replace the city- or province-wide community quarantine levels with granular two-week lockdowns is now up for approval by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions, Interior spokesperson Und...

 2021-09-01 16:30 

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2-million cases mark breached; daily log drops...

The Philippines logged on Wednesday 14,216 new infections, breaching the 2 million mark of COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said, with incoming vaccines to be deployed to the provinces where spikes have been recorded....

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