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 2021-09-19 15:20 

Manila Standard

Central Luzon's trash formula a huge success...

The first 120 days of the government's drive to close all illegal and open dumpsites in the country proved to be a success in Central Luzon as most if not all of the affected cities and municipalities in the region have managed avoid any garbage crisi...

 2021-09-19 15:10 

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P1.8B set aside for expansion of 22 public drug rehab centers...

The country's 22 public residential drug treatment and rehabilitation centers (TRCs) that are run by the Department of Health (DOH) will be getting a total of P1.8 billion next year to sustain their operations and increase their bed capacities, Rep. M...

 2021-09-19 14:30 

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Pacquiao accepts nomination for presidential bid...

Senator Manny Pacquiao on Sunday accepted the nomination of his faction of the ruling PDP-Laban party to run for President in the upcoming elections next year....

 2021-09-19 14:20 

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VP, senators, allies mourn passing of ex-DSWD chief 'Dinky' Soliman...

Former Social Welfare Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman passed away Sunday morning after complications from renal and heart failure, her family announced. She was 68...

 2021-09-19 14:10 

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PNP chief sets gun safety training after cop kills delivery rider-friend...

National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Sunday he had ordered the regular gun safety training after a policeman accidentally shot dead his friend in Manila's Tondo district in the latest in shootings by police....

 2021-09-19 14:00 

Manila Standard

PITC chief isn't off the hook yet, Gadon insists...

Despite his resignation as the Philippine International Trading Corp. president and chief executive officer, Dave Almarinez is not yet off the hook for alleged role in swindling, malversation of public funds and other acts of corruption....

 2021-09-19 14:00 

Manila Standard

Marcos pushes gov't crackdown on drug hoarders and profiteers...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has pressed the government for a crackdown against hoarders and profiteers of the COVID-19 drug Tocilizumab to end the fleecing of patients in dire need of the life-saving drug....

 2021-09-19 11:50 

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Spanish cops wrong-footed as 25k party at Madrid school...

Madrid—Around 25,000 people joined a massive outdoor drinking party marking the start of term at a Madrid university without observing safety precautions, police said Saturday, admitting they were caught off-guard....

 2021-09-19 11:40 

Manila Standard

Cyber-attack hits Hungary primary polls aimed to challenge PM Orban...

Budapest—Hungary's first-ever primary elections to find a candidate to challenge right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban got off to a rocky start on Saturday with voting suspended due to what organisers said was a suspected cyber-attack....

 2021-09-19 11:35 

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Guinea junta rules out exile for ex-president...

Conakry—Guinea's ruling junta on Saturday ruled out exile for detained former president Alpha Conde and said transition towards civilian rule would be done in accordance with "the will of the people."...

 2021-09-19 05:30 

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Rising rents spark Berlin housing seizure referendum...

In her apartment in suburban Berlin, Regina Lehmann despairs at the letter from her landlord, a big real estate group: the rent is going up....

 2021-09-19 05:00 

Manila Standard

Living with Alzheimer's: China's health time bomb...

The first time Chen Shaohua went missing and was picked up by police, the 68-year-old's family put it down to confusion....

 2021-09-19 04:30 

Manila Standard

Hong Kong elite selects powerful new 'patriots only' committee...

Hong Kong's political elite began selecting a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing....

 2021-09-19 04:00 

Manila Standard

Johannesburg mayor killed in car accident...

The mayor of Johannesburg was killed in a car accident as he returned from campaigning with South Africa's president on Saturday, just over a month after being elected, his office said in a statement....

 2021-09-19 03:30 

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Putin's party set to retain parliament majority after polls...

Russian President Vladimir Putin's party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot....

 2021-09-19 03:00 

Manila Standard

Israel recaptures last two prison-break fugitives...

All six Palestinian fugitives who escaped a high-security Israeli jail through a tunnel dug under a sink are back in custody, after the Israeli army said Sunday it had recaptured the last two....

 2021-09-19 02:30 

Manila Standard

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission...

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board....

 2021-09-19 01:00 

Manila Standard

IS claims Syria gas pipeline attac...

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed an attack on a major natural gas pipeline southeast of the Syrian capital that led to power outages in the city and surrounding areas....

 2021-09-19 00:30 

Manila Standard

France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in 'serious crisis'...

France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying in a crisis over a security pact that saw Canberra scrap a contract to buy French submarines in favour of American vessels....

 2021-09-18 23:30 

Manila Standard

Mixed reactions as Algeria's ex-president Bouteflika dies aged 84...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 under pressure from huge street protests, has died aged 84, leaving behind mixed reactions....

 2021-09-18 23:00 

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Iran looks east after China-led bloc okays entry...

Iran on Saturday hailed its acceptance into a China and Russia-led bloc, an eastward turn it sees as opening access to major world markets and a counter to crippling Western sanctions....

 2021-09-18 22:30 

Manila Standard

Iceland's volcanic eruption the longest in half a century...

It will be six months on Sunday that the volcanic eruption currently mesmerising spectators near Reykjavik first began, making it the longest Iceland has witnessed in more than 50 years....

 2021-09-18 22:00 

Manila Standard

EU, US urge others to join methane reduction pledge...

The European Union and the United States on Saturday called on more nations to join a pledge to slash methane gas emissions and cut warming by at least 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2050....

 2021-09-18 17:20 

Manila Standard

Burnt out: PH nurses fight virus, resignations...

Exhausted nurses in the Philippines are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract COVID-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic....

 2021-09-18 17:10 

Manila Standard

Alert Level 4 2-wk extension eyed amid hike in NCR cases...

The country on Saturday logged 23,134 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest daily tally since the pandemic started as the Department of Health warned infections in Metro Manila will continue to rise....

 2021-09-18 17:00 

Manila Standard

Tocilizumab doses arriving end of September...

Some 10,000 vials of the drug tocilizumab, which is used to treat COVID-19 patients, are expected to arrive in the country by the end of September, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Saturday....

 2021-09-18 16:50 

Manila Standard

Duterte urged to certify 2022 budget as urgent...

The House of Representatives will begin next week its plenary discussions on the Palace-proposed P5.024 trillion national budget for 2022....

 2021-09-18 16:40 

Manila Standard

DOH: New virus agency won't lead to RITM end...

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) will not be abolished with the creation of a national virology institute, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire assured on Saturday....

 2021-09-18 16:30 

Manila Standard

US panel wants booster shots for 65 above...

A panel of leading US medical experts advising the government voted in favor of authorizing boosters of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for everyone aged 65 and up, as well as people at high risk of developing severe COVID....

 2021-09-18 16:20 

Manila Standard

Cusi-led PDP wing issues nomination certificates...

A faction of the PDP-Laban led by Energy chief Alfonso Cusi has started issuing Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance to the ruling party's official candidates in the 2022 national elections....

 2021-09-18 13:30 

Manila Standard

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia in sub row...

France has recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies....

 2021-09-18 13:20 

Manila Standard

World leaders descend on New York despite super-spreader threat...

Some 100 world leaders descend on New York next week in a partial return of the annual UN extravaganza despite COVID concerns, with progress sought on pressing global problems starting with the pandemic....

 2021-09-18 13:10 

Manila Standard

UN: World Joyce on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C...

A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic4; path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned just weeks before crunch climate talks....

 2021-09-18 13:00 

Manila Standard

Afghan girls barred from high school...

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom....

 2021-09-18 12:50 

Manila Standard

10,000 migrants packed under Texas bridge...

The mayor of Del Rio, Texas declared a state of emergency Friday after more than 10,000 undocumented migrants, many of them Haitians, poured into the border city in a fresh test of President Joe Biden's immigration policy....

 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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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....

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