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 2021-09-21 08:03 

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Erich Gonzales threatens to expose Agot Isidro and Christian Vasquez's affair...

Agot Isidro and Christian Vasquez Lena (Erich Gonzales) has threatened to expose Vanessa's (Agot Isidro) decades-long affair with Conrad (Christian Vasquez) and their secret that he is the real father of Adrian (JC De Vera) in "La Vida Lena," ...

 2021-09-21 08:02 

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How grassroots and emerging artists see the world today...

Grounded Artist Network presents the answer through the 'State of Cadence' exhibition While many see art as a form of escape from reality, some artists, and enthusiasts as well, see it as a mirror of it. Whether which one is correct and not, it is...

 2021-09-21 08:02 

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This graphic novel combines 'Tomb Raider' and 'Percy Jackson' with a touch of Kapampangan folklore...

If you love mythology and archaeology, Sol Dalusung's tale is definitely for you Treasure hunts, legends, mythology, MacGuffins, and a journey to the unknown. Those were the things that filled the world of the kids from the '90s, and that's al...

 2021-09-21 07:59 

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Globe Business announces #SaludoStories Promo winners...

Saludo SME Promo Winners Five winners of the recently concluded #SaludoStories Promo was announced in conjunction with the Globe Business Saludo SMEs campaign, in which MSMEs were celebrated, honored, and paid tribute for their unwavering efforts to move ...

 2021-09-21 07:57 

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RRHI opens 870th drugstore...

Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) now has 870 drugstores with the opening of Rose Pharmacy's newest store in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Combined with Southstar Drug, Rose Pharmacy is part of RRHI's aggressive pipeline to expand its drugstore busin...

 2021-09-21 07:49 

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DITO hits 3 million subscribers...

DITO Telecommunity, the country's newest telco player, this morning (Sept. 21) announced it has hit the three million subscriber mark. Dito-Telecommunity On the average, the telco is hauling in new subscribers at the rate of 20,000 daily but has accel...

 2021-09-21 07:38 

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FDA: PH eyes 'fill and finish' facility for COVID-19 vaccines by 2022...

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines (AFP) The country is targeting to establish a "fill and finish" facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease vaccines by next year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. "Ang plano po natin by next year, ...

 2021-09-21 07:31 

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Korea's First Lady Kim Jung-sook, BTS visit the Met in New York City...

South Korea's First Lady Kim Jung-sook and special presidential envoy BTS visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, in New York City on Sept. 20. Kim, who is visiting New York City with Korean President Moon Jae-in on the occasion of the 76t...

 2021-09-21 07:28 

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MBC urges gov't to accelerate vaccine purchases...

The business sector has urged the Duterte administration to accelerate vaccine purchases and open vaccination to all Filipinos, including boosters, to ensure a safe reopening of the economy. In a COVID Discussion Paper, the Makati Business Club (MBC) reco...

 2021-09-21 07:10 

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SSS jobless claims hit P2.6 B amid pandemic...

SSS mobile app The number of Social Security System (SSS) members filing unemployment-insurance claims skyrocketed since the pandemic began in March last year, the government's chief economic manager revealed. Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez III Since t...

 2021-09-21 07:10 

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COVID-19 vaccine booster shots not yet needed for general population — OCTA expert...

(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) Most people do not yet need vaccine booster shots against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the vaccines remain effective at preventing severe infection, hospitalization, and death, said OCTA Research fellow and molecular...

 2021-09-21 07:10 

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Julian Ongpin freed despite testing positive for 'cocaine'...

Police bared that the son of a billionaire former government official who is a person of interest behind the death of a young artist tested positive for cocaine use. Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) regional director Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta said...

 2021-09-21 07:06 

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Taliban spokesman says girls to return to school 'soon'...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Tuesday said girls would soon be allowed to return to school, after announcing the remaining positions in its government, with no women added to the all-male line-up. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN "We are finalising th...

 2021-09-21 07:05 

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Nas Daily announces free community classes to Pinoys...

After the Whang-Od controversy, Palestinean-Israeli video blogger Nas Daily revealed that his online school is back on track. On Facebook, he revealed that they're running a "Free Community Classes" in the Philippines, which is their Nas Acade...

 2021-09-21 07:05 

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Palay prices dip below production cost, many farmers no longer make money...

Palay prices in some parts of the country have dipped below the production cost, but the worst is yet to come for rice farmers. Based on the initial survey of Federation of Free Farmers (FFF), palay prices in some parts of the country, including Pangasina...

 2021-09-21 07:03 

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Pia Wurtzbach on fans' 'walang ibang career' remark...

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has reacted to a netizen's comment about her career direction. "Walag ibang career si girl kundi magpa pictorial. Mag vlog about pageant pa din! Move on gurl sa mga pageant na yan," the comment read. According ...

 2021-09-21 07:03 

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Immigration lookout order set against Julian Ongpin...

Department of Justice The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to issue an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against Julian Ongpin, son of former trade and industry minister Roberto Ongpin, who was arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs in ...

 2021-09-21 06:53 

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93% of higher education frontliners now vaccinated vs COVID-19, CHED says...

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday, Sept. 21, announced that it has reached "herd immunity" with employee vaccination. (Photo from CHED) Chairperson Popoy De Vera said that all CHED offices nationwide have achieved the required v...

 2021-09-21 06:39 

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COVID-19 jabs from West 'hard to come by', says Roque...

Western-brand vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are simply hard to come by. (Mark Balmores/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave this response Tuesday, Sept. 21 to reports that Davao City has shown low ...

 2021-09-21 06:35 

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Paranaque City Assessor's office closed for two days for disinfection...

The Paranaque City government has announced that its Assessor's Office will be temporarily closed on September 23 24 for disinfection and containment. Mar Jimenez , Public Information Office chief, said the disinfection and containment activities will...

 2021-09-21 06:34 

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Ateneo de Manila University remembers Martial Law, vows to keep memory alive...

The Ateneo de Manila University on Tuesday, Sept. 21 said it will strive to keep its collective memory of the Martial Law alive to ensure that Filipinos will never forget. Ateneo de Manila University (Photo from AdMU) "Martial Law is a period in the s...

 2021-09-21 06:34 

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FFCCCII calls for 'Spend, Spend, Spend' approach to recovery...

The Filipino-Chinese business community has encouraged the adoption of a "Spend, Spend, Spend" approach to revive businesses, restore consumer confidence, create jobs and revitalize the domestic economy. Henry Lim Bon Liong, president of the Feder...

 2021-09-21 06:29 

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Dominguez rejects 'wealth tax' proposal...

Imposing higher tax on Filipino billionaires whose fortunes have reached more than one billion pesos may not be a good idea with Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez warning this will only result in capital flight out of the Philippines. Finance Secretar...

 2021-09-21 06:27 

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House panel OKs income tax exemption for senior citizens...

The House Special Committee on Senior Citizens on Tuesday, Sept. 21, approved in principle a bill that would grant senior citizens an exemption from income taxes. (Mark Balmores/MANILA BULLETIN File Photo) House Bill No. 8832, filed by Senior Citizens'...

 2021-09-21 06:26 

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Infectious disease expert reiterates: All vaccines in PH effective vs COVID-19...

Vials of COVID-19 vaccines. (Keith Bacongco/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN) An infectious disease expert on Tuesday, Sept. 21, reiterated that all coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines approved in the Philippines are effective against the severe form of t...

 2021-09-21 06:21 

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Transfer of P42-B to PS-DBM justified, Duque tells senators...

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday, Sept. 21 said it decided to funnel its P42 billion COVID-19 response funds to Procurement Service Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) to buy medical supplies because it was over...

 2021-09-21 05:49 

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Negros Occidental governor under isolation after exposure to COVID-infected mayor...

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is currently on self-isolation, following his exposure to Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr., the recent government official in the province to be infected with COVID-19. Lacson met Za...

 2021-09-21 05:48 

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Re-elected Trudeau underscores 'clear mandate to get through this pandemic'...

OTTAWA, Canada — A re-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a victory speech Monday he'd focus on getting the nation through the pandemic. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (AFP/ FILE PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN "You (Canadi...

 2021-09-21 05:41 

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As virus cases surge, number of COVID-related violations also rise — Lorenzana...

Along with the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases, the number of violations of minimum public health standards also increased to 1.9 million, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed Monday night, September 20. Defense Secre...

 2021-09-21 05:41 

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Nyet! Sweden blocks naming baby boy 'Vladimir Putin'...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden's tax authority has rejected a couple's request to name their newly born son "Vladimir Putin," arguing the name was inappropriate. Russian President Vladimir Putin Alexei Druzhinin / SPUTNIK / AFP The Swedi...

 2021-09-21 05:40 

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Streets, sitios in 4 Paranaque City barangays under granular lockdown...

The Paranaque City government placed several streets and sitios in four barangays in the city under granular lockdown from Sept. 20 24 on the recommendation of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU). Engr. Tere Quiogue, supervising environment...

 2021-09-21 05:37 

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UP Visayas scientists monitor environmental impact of Iloilo & Guimaras oil spill areas...

ILOILO CITY — More than a year after a power barge caused an oil spill, scientists from University of the Philippines (UP Visayas) are monitoring the environmental impact at the coastal areas of both Iloilo City and Guimaras province. The UP Visayas...

 2021-09-21 05:35 

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Kiana V's family ecstatic over singer's billboard in New York...

Kiana Valenciano Angeli Pangilinan, the wife of seasoned singer Gary Valenciano, is a proud mama! On Instagram, she excitedly shared the latest milestone of her unica hija, Kiana. Note that a photo of the 28-year-old rising artist was flashed on the billb...

 2021-09-21 05:31 

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Human rights violations under Duterte instant reminders of Martial Law years solons...

Makabayan congressmen on Tuesday, Sept. 21 said the unabated incidences of human rights violations, many resulting in deaths, under the Duterte administration has given Filipinos instant flashbacks of the years when the country was under martial law. Huma...

 2021-09-21 05:30 

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'Hypocrite' Eric Clapton breaks own anti-vaxx mandate promise, plays venue with required proof of vaccine...

Eric Clapton Eric Clapton, the Hall of Famer singer-guitarist and "vaccine skeptic," played in a venue with required vaccine proof. This after vowing last July that he will not play concert venues that require fans to present a vaccine pass. Rolli...

 2021-09-21 05:18 

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Jinkee fully supports Manny Pacquiao's presidential bid...

Photo from Jinkee Pacquiao's Instagram account Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao's wife of more than two decades, fully supported her husband's planned presidential candidacy in 2022. In a lengthy Instagram post a day after Pacquiao announced hi...

 2021-09-21 05:06 

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Eala slips to No. 3 in ITF junior rankings...

Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook account Alex Eala slipped a notch in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Rankings this week following her performance at the recent US Open. The 16-year-old Eala dropped from No. 2 to 3, with United States&...

 2021-09-21 05:06 

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Alaska, Meralco to play back-to-back games as PBA wraps up elimination round...

Photo from PBA Meralco and Alaska will play back-to-back games to wrap up the elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The Bolts take on the NLEX Road Warriors at 2 p.m. while the Aces p...

 2021-09-21 04:54 

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DSWD readies 1k food packs for lockdown-hit families...

Thousands of food packs were already prepared for communities affected by granular lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, Sept. 21. Barangay tanods in Pasay City barricade a street in...

 2021-09-21 04:45 

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The story of how Loon Church in Bohol was restored...

When a horrifying 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol on October 15, 2013, the province's centuries-old heritage churches collapsed, including one of the oldest and largest in the town of Loon — the Nuestra Seora de la Luz parish or Simbahan ng B...

 2021-09-21 04:37 

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Abaya and DJ Qbert's latest OPM collaboration...

Award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Abaya and world champion turntablist and composer DJ Qbert once again join forces for a new single titled "Q&A." This follows their previous collaboration, "Bloom," in which ...

 2021-09-21 04:30 

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Get into the Christmas spirit with Rustan's Christmas Village...

Here's your one-stop shop for all things festive The weather is getting a little cooler, puto bumbong and bibingka are now being sold on the streets, and Jose Mari Chan and his music are a constant online. September truly marks the start of the holida...

 2021-09-21 04:28 

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'Fight for justice by Martial Law victims not over yet' — CHR...

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) The fight for justice by the victims of Martial Law is not over yet despite the lapse of 49 years after the "painful and atrocious regime" was imposed by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1971. In a strongl...

 2021-09-21 04:27 

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Mark Wilson presents art of filigree in latest fine jewelry collection...

Apart from crafting a collection of beautiful parols that benefits the scholars of Steps Dance Studio , Mark Wilson also got his hands busy by creating delicate fine jewelry during the pandemic. After taking inspiration from basket-weaving for the "Co...

 2021-09-21 03:55 

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COVID-19 outbreak hits QC seminary; 24 positive cases, 1 death...

At least 25 priests and staff of Christ the King Mission Seminary in Quezon City tested positive for COVID-19 with one of them succumbing to the disease. According to the Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (QCESU), the seminary has 59 ...

 2021-09-21 03:52 

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Galvez: Zero critical COVID-19 patients awaiting admission in Cebu City private hospitals...

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. recognized the COVID-19 response of Cebu City after private hospitals recorded no admission in their intensive care units (ICU) and emergency rooms (ER) in recent weeks. (File photo) During the weekly "Talk to the Peopl...

 2021-09-21 03:41 

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Davao City eyes face-to-face classes in at least 'one school per barangay'...

DAVAO CITY The Davao City Government and the Department of Education (Deped) 11 are conferring on the possibility of resuming face-to-face courses in certain schools in the city with low COVID-19 risk. Members of the COVID-19 Task Force discussed the resu...

 2021-09-21 03:26 

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How to benefit from the global recovery...

Solid Future Global Sometimes, it's easy to forget that things are not always going south, especially when you are in the middle of a pandemic. The reality is, there's reason to hope that things are turning around for the better. We just need to f...

 2021-09-21 03:26 

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TESDA: Limited face-to-face training, assessment in Metro Manila resume...

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said the face-to-face training and competency assessment in the National Capital Region (NCR) have resumed. TESDA TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapea already issued a circular on Sept. 16 containin...

 2021-09-21 03:23 

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New respiratory therapists online oathtaking on Oct 8...

The new passers of the Licensure Examination for Respiratory Therapists will have their online oathtaking on Oct. 8, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said Tuesday. PRC/MB The online oathtaking at 9 a.m. will be spearheaded by PRC Cagayan de Or...

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