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 2021-07-01 17:30 

Manila Standard

Taal emits kilometer-high plume; eruption feared; evacuation alert up...

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has placed Taal Volcano under Alert Level 3 or magmatic unrest following an eruption that gave rise to a kilometer-high phreatomagmatic plume at past 3 p.m. Thursday....

 2021-07-01 17:20 

Manila Standard

Duterte tags Pacquiao a goner; party rift deepens...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called Senator Manny Pacquiao a "goner" and "a sh-t," highlighting the sharp break between the two erstwhile allies over the latter's statement that corruption had tripled under the current adminis...

 2021-07-01 17:10 

Manila Standard

PH now low-risk: Covid attack rate dips...

The Philippines is now classified as a low-risk area for COVID-19 after the national case growth rate and average daily attack rate (ADAR) decreased, the Department of Health said Thursday....

 2021-07-01 17:00 

Manila Standard

VP run mere political posturing, says Du30...

President Rodrigo Duterte said the public should consider him as a possible vice presidential candidate in the 2022 national elections "at this time" even as he admitted that the push for him to run was mere "political posturing" by some w...

 2021-07-01 16:50 

Manila Standard

'Bayanihan 2 perks still valid'...

The law extending the availability of appropriations under Bayanihan 2 expired Wednesday, but Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara stressed Thursday many of its provisions would continue while the state of national emergency declared by President Rodrigo Duterte rema...

 2021-07-01 16:45 

Manila Standard

PNP chief: Destroy private armies...

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered all police offices and units nationwide to intensify operations against private armed groups and loose firearms ahead of the election season....

 2021-07-01 16:40 

Manila Standard

'Grade school kids rated poor in reading, math'...

Malacaang expressed concern over a World Bank report that the majority of Filipino students were below the minimum level of proficiency for their grade levels....

 2021-07-01 15:50 

Manila Standard

Dengue cases decrease 48% vs. 2020 list — DOH...

Dengue cases in the Philippines have decreased by 48 percent in 2021 compared with that in 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday....

 2021-07-01 15:50 

Manila Standard

Palace: No sacred cows in drug war...

The Duterte administration's war on drugs does not target suspects who are poor, Palace said yesterday, stressing that the detention of a lawmaker and the manhunt for an alleged drug lord are proof that there are no sacred cows....

 2021-07-01 15:40 

Manila Standard

Money council told: Come up with update on reform moves...

Senator Grace Poe has asked the Anti-Money Laundering Council to give the Senate a written report on the efforts and challenges it is facing to be able to strike the Philippines off the Financial Action Task Force's grey list....

 2021-07-01 15:30 

Manila Standard

Japan, PH set air-to-air Clark drill on July 5...

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force will conduct a bilateral training on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief with the Philippine Air Force on July 5-8, 2021, at Clark Air Base, Mabalacat City Pampanga....

 2021-07-01 15:20 

Manila Standard

RSA exhorts Rotarians: Get vaccinated, do good to others...

Stressing that there can't be a true and lasting recovery until this pandemic is ended, San Miguel Corporation President and CEO Ramon S. Ang urged Rotarians to get vaccinated and encouraged their relatives, employees and their network of friends and ...

 2021-07-01 15:10 

Manila Standard

Heart doctors ring alarm over hypertension...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, heart doctors have raised concern over the failure of the people to go through a regular medical check-up....

 2021-07-01 15:00 

Manila Standard

DAR prepares farmers for land distribution...

Farmers in Pampanga will soon receive the lot titles to at least 376.25 hectares of agricultural land owned by the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), according to the Department of Agrarian Reform....

 2021-07-01 14:40 

Manila Standard

Palace accepts Parlade quitting from NTF-ELCAC...

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. as one of the spokespersons of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), Malacanang said Thursday....

 2021-07-01 10:25 

Manila Standard

LTSP NCR Chapter Elected Officers 2021-2022 announced...

The League of Tourism Students of the Philippines (LTSP) National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter Adviser Dean Ma. Corazon C. Villanueva of San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc College announces the newly elected officers for the year 2021-2022, as f...

 2021-07-01 10:15 

Manila Standard

PNP Deputy Chief Dickson visits Calabarzon, leads oversight committee meeting...

CAMP BGEN VICENTE P LIM The Deputy Chief PNP for Operations, PLTGEN Israel Ephraim T Dickson, visited the Police Regional Office Calabarzon on Thursday and presided over the Oversight Committee Meeting on Anti-Illegal Drugs, Enhanced-Managing Police Opera...

 2021-07-01 07:44 

Manila Standard

PH adopts E-vehicle tech in 'low carbon cities'...

The Philippines is adopting low carbon, energy efficient electric or E-vehicle technology in "low carbon cities" under a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-7 project in order to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and reduce air pollution....

 2021-07-01 07:40 

Manila Standard

Study shows higher farm productivity from GM corn...

About 460,000 Filipino farming families have gained economically from adopting genetically modified (GM) corn, as the area planted with this crop has reached around 835,000 hectares in the country since its first regulatory approval in 2002....

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