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 2021-08-01 08:03 

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Davao region logs 178 cases of new COVID variants...

DAVAO CITY The Department of Health (DOH)-Davao reported 178 additional cases of new COVID-19 variants in the Davao region, including two new cases of Delta variant or B.1.617.2 here. The 178 new COVID variant cases brought to 265 the total number of new ...

 2021-08-01 08:03 

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For DENR exec, it's necessary to define 'unnecessary' when it comes to plastics...

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda believes that part of the solution on the issue on single-use plastics or SUPsconsidered a scourge by environmentalistsis to define the word "unnecessary"; as it ...

 2021-08-01 07:58 

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Fight vs hunger: PH Red Cross procures 7 additional food trucks...

Seeking to augment its "Hot Meals on Wheels" fleet, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has procured seven additional food trucks to address hunger in the country, especially in communities affected by disasters and calamities. (Photo from Philippine R...

 2021-08-01 07:55 

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BPO workers in QC receive COVID jab...

The Quezon City government has started the inoculation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees on July 21 at SM City North EDSA Skydome. "We signed a memorandum of agreement stipulating our collaborative effort to facilitate and expedite the v...

 2021-08-01 07:38 

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Baguio ramps up preparations vs COVID Delta variant...

BAGUIO CITY The city government preparations for the Delta variant shifted to high gear as more cases were determined in the country. Mayor Benjamin Magalong here said that while this city has not registered any Delta case as per the latest report of the ...

 2021-08-01 07:35 

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EJ Obiena glad to overcome 'nerve-wracking moments' after advancing to pole vault final...

Photo from EJ Obiena's Facebook account EJ Obiena admitted that nerves got in the way during his successful bid to barge into the pole vault finals of the Tokyo Olympics Saturday at the Olympic Track Stadium. The 25-year-old Tondo native earned a plac...

 2021-08-01 07:29 

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Team PH in Tokyo now showing best performance to date in Olympics...

Photo from the Philippine Olympic Committee With still a week left in the Tokyo Olympics, the Philippines is already showing its best performance in terms of quality and quantity of medals in the history of the Games. The Filipinos are guaranteed another ...

 2021-08-01 07:28 

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Chery Tiggo snaps PetroGazz's three-game run, nails fifth win in PVL...

Chery Tiggo's Jaja Santiago scores against two PetroGazz defenders during their PVL Open Conference game Sunday (PVL Media Bureau) Chery Tiggo snapped PetroGazz three-game winning round with a masterful 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 victory on Sunday, August 1,...

 2021-08-01 07:24 

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Who knows Julia Barretto better? Marjorie Barretto, Gerald Anderson take the challenge...

From left: Gerald Anderson, Julia Barretto and Marjorie Barretto Julia Barretto held an online challenge dubbed "Who Knows Me Better." On her latest vlog, Julia's mother, Marjorie Barretto, competed against her boyfriend, Gerald Anderson. Gera...

 2021-08-01 07:13 

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Netizens applaud Alex Gonzaga's parody of 'Four Sisters and a Wedding'...

Actress-turned-social media darling Alex Gonzaga marked her fourth year as an online content creator with a parody of the 2013 film "Four Sisters and a Wedding." The 18-minute film video "Four Sisters and a Welding" starred Alex as Cheddie...

 2021-08-01 07:09 

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Metro Manila logs highest single-day COVID-19 cases since May 10 — OCTA...

(PIXABAY) Independent research group OCTA on Sunday, Aug. 1, said Metro Manila is now experiencing a "serious surge" in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases after reporting 1,740 new cases on Saturday, July 31. OCTA said this is the highest number...

 2021-08-01 07:08 

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Calls received by One Hospital Command Center rise anew — treatment czar...

DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The number of people calling the government's One Hospital Command Center to seek medical assistance is rising once again amid the threat of the Delta variant of coronavirus, an official of...

 2021-08-01 07:04 

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IBP salutes lawyers as 'modern-day heroes'...

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) As the country celebrates "Heroes Month" this August, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) paid tribute to all lawyers, including those in the judiciary, the prosecutors' offices and public attorn...

 2021-08-01 07:01 

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ECQ-affected individuals, families in Western Visayas start receiving gov't's 'special ayuda'...

The distribution of "special" cash assistance to individuals and families affected by the imposition of localized lockdowns in Visayas has already begun, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has disclosed. Milo Patarata Sr. of B...

 2021-08-01 06:55 

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Driver murdered while sleeping on a hammock in Cagayan...

BALLESTEROS, Cagayan A 35-year-old driver was stabbed to death while sleeping on a hammock in P4 Payagan East here Saturday, July 31. Police identified the victim as Elvis Tabalanza, 35. Investigation showed that the suspect, Dexter Urbano, laborer, of Ag...

 2021-08-01 06:47 

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Vice Ganda pokes fun at long-delayed 'Darna' project...

Vice Ganda Comedian Vice Ganda recently made a joke about the "Darna" project, which has been postponed several times. During the recent episode of "It's Showtime," the topic was brought up when Vice asked the "Reina ng Tahanan"...

 2021-08-01 06:46 

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Robredo returns to work after negative COVID-19 test...

Vice President Leni Robredo tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after her exposure to an infected person last week, she announced on Sunday, August 1. Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP photo) Speaking on her weekly radio show, "BISEr...

 2021-08-01 06:44 

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Chinese-Filipino general's role in strengthening PH-China ties cited...

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has paid tribute to General Ye Fei, also known as Sixto Mercado Tiongco, who fought for China's independence and helped in the founding of a "new China." Huang described Fei as "a soldier ...

 2021-08-01 06:32 

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2 sisters killed in Sorsogon fire...

CAMP OLA, Albay Two sisters died in a fire that razed five houses in Barangay Tablac, Matnog, Sorsogon, Saturday, July 31. Police Major Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 spokesperson, identified the victims as "Tinay," 18, and "B...

 2021-08-01 06:27 

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PH Red Cross warns public against fake accounts of its official...

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has warned the public against fake social media and mobile wallet accounts posing as one of its officials being reportedly used for fraudulent transactions. (Philippine Red Cross / MANILA BULLETIN) "The Philippine Red Cr...

 2021-08-01 06:21 

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Kris Aquino tells fans: 'See you on 8/8'...

Kris Aquino If plans do not miscarry, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino will make her first public appearance on Aug. 8. since the demise of her brother former President Noynoy Aquino last June 24. "See you sa 8/8," wrote Kris in the comment section ...

 2021-08-01 06:20 

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Angat Dam's water level gradually rising...

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Bulacan is still closely monitoring the water levels of the three big dams in the province — Angat, Ipo, and Bustos. The PDRRMC said that despite the normal weather conditions...

 2021-08-01 06:12 

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Public told: Get vaccinated with any vaccine available during 2-week lockdown...

A doctor on Sunday, August 1, urged the public to get vaccinated with any vaccine brand available during the two-week lockdown in Metro Manila amid the threat of the Delta variant. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) "Para sa mga nagdadalawang-isip sa bakun...

 2021-08-01 06:11 

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Only fully vaccinated people can enter Iloilo City Hall for 1 week starting Aug. 2...

ILOILO CITY For a week starting Monday, Aug. 2, only fully vaccinated persons can enter the Iloilo City Hall. "This is to minimize the possibility of infection due to the threat of the Delta variant," said Mayor Jerry Treas in a statement Sunday, ...

 2021-08-01 06:01 

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Palace celebrates Marcial's victory in Olympics...

Malacaang was elated as Filipino boxer Eumir Marcia bagged the country's third medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, August 1. Eumir Marcial (AIBA Photo) Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after Marcial booked a spot in the se...

 2021-08-01 05:45 

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3 million Moderna vaccines doses to arrive next week Dizon...

Three million doses of Moderna vaccines against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to arrive in the country early next week, an official of the government's pandemic task force said Sunday, August 1. Secretary Vince Dizon Secretary Vince Dizo...

 2021-08-01 05:39 

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PNP reserve force on standby to assist in ECQ vaccination — Eleazar...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) might deploy its Medical Reserve Force (MRF) to assist in the vaccination program in the National Capital Region (NCR) during the implementation of a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20. Po...

 2021-08-01 05:22 

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PRA brings back biggest retail industry event in PH in digital...

The National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE), the biggest and most important retail industry event in the Philippines, is coming back for its 27th edition on August 12 and 13 to help local retailers reboot and emerge stronger from the impact...

 2021-08-01 05:21 

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Mountain Province towns get taste of DOLE's 'ayuda'...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) continues to crank out timely "ayuda" or assistance via its flagship Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III (Photo from DOLE ...

 2021-08-01 05:13 

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Robredo urges Filipinos: 'Help each other' during ECQ in NCR...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, August 1, asked Filipinos to help one another as the National Capital Region (NCR) prepares for another round of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the strictest quarantine classification, from August 6 to 20 to cu...

 2021-08-01 05:01 

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DOST extends plant growth promoter technology to farmers in Ilocos Norte...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has provided ready-to-apply Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) products worth more than P200,000 to farmers in Ilocos Norte to help them increase their harvests. (Photo from DOST-PNRI) DOST Secretary Fo...

 2021-08-01 04:53 

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Massive traffic seen as PNP tightens border checkpoints in NCR...

Long queues of public and private vehicles at quarantine control checkpoints in the National Capital Region (NCR) and its adjacent provinces were observed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday, August 1, the first day of the implementation of ...

 2021-08-01 04:33 

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Hidilyn Diaz on 'matrix' tag: 'It happens for a reason; I won gold'...

After being tagged by Malacaang in 2019 over supposed plans to oust President Duterte, Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz said that things happen for a reason and that ordeal eventually led to her winning the country's first Olympic gold. President Du...

 2021-08-01 04:26 

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DILG identifies individuals allowed to cross NCR + boundaries...

With the quarantine control points (QCP) placed at strategic points in the National Capital Region (NCR)-plus areas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced Sunday, August 1, the list of individuals who are allowed to go out o...

 2021-08-01 04:17 

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'Victory will be ours': Pialago says she's proud to be part of NTF-ELCAC...

Celine Pialago is equal parts proud and hopeful to be part of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict or the NTF-ELCAC. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago (Photo from Pialago's Fac...

 2021-08-01 04:08 

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Broadcast icons remember DZMM's story to celebrate station's 35th anniversary...

Veteran broadcasters Noli "Kabayan" De Castro and Peter Musngi looked back on the colorful history of DZMM recently in commemoration of the station's 35 th anniversary. In his program "Kabayan," Noli recalled his experience after joini...

 2021-08-01 04:05 

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US star Dressel wins 50m freestyle for fourth Tokyo gold...

USA's Caeleb Dressel reacts after breaking the Olympic Record and taking gold in the final of the men's 50m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Odd ANDERSE...

 2021-08-01 04:05 

Manila Bulletin

Despite physical closure Aug. 2-20, SC to accept bar exams applications...

Supreme Court Despite the physical closure of all courts in the National Capital Region (NCR) starting Monday, Aug. 2, until Aug. 20, the Supreme Court's (SC) Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) will continue accepting online applications for the 2020 a...

 2021-08-01 04:00 

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David appeals to public to help feed poor to be affected by ECQ...

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has appealed to the faithful to help feed the poor who will be affected by the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (CBCP News) "Like I've said many times before, loc...

 2021-08-01 03:58 

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'Team YeY's' Santino shines as young Simba in 'The Lion King' musical abroad...

One of "Team YeY's" members, Santino Juan Santiago, recently took the spotlight in the international theatre scene as he became one of the cast members in the recent run of the theatrical adaptation of Disney's animated hit "The Lion K...

 2021-08-01 03:55 

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Eumir Marcial finishes Armenian foe in first round, advances to semis...

Philippines' Eumir Marcial celebrates after winning against Algeria's Younes Nemouchi (red) after their men's middle (69-75kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 2...

 2021-08-01 03:49 

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WATCH: MGM drops trailer for 'House of Gucci' starring Lady Gaga...

MGM Photo "House of Gucci" is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what i...

 2021-08-01 03:38 

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Hidylin shares with VP Leni: 'Gold medal comes with responsibility'...

It is sinking only now into Philippine Air Force (PAF) Staff Sergeant Hidilyn Diaz's psyche that she is a gold medalist at the Women's 55kg category for weightlifting of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — but already she has realized the huge respons...

 2021-08-01 03:37 

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2 or 3 cyclones likely this August — PAGASA...

(PAGASA) Two or three tropical cyclones may enter or form inside the country's area of responsibility this month, based on the historical record of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The climatol...

 2021-08-01 03:17 

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Nograles: 'Ayuda' for NCR ECQ likely at P1k; aid for MSMEs up to Congress...

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said residents who will be affected by the scheduled two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will most likely receive the same cash aid or "ayuda" of P1,000 or up to P4,000 per family as the la...

 2021-08-01 03:13 

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PRC: Online oathtaking of new environmental planners on August 19...

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said the new passers of the Environmental Planners Licensure Examination will have their online oathtaking on August 19. PRC/MB The Commission said the online oathtaking at 10 a.m. will be spearheaded by PRC Sa...

 2021-08-01 03:12 

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UST community praises EJ Obiena for advancing to pole vault finals...

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) community has praised EJ Obiena after leaping into the finals of the Men's Pole Vault. EJ Obiena (AFP file photo / MANILA BULLETIN) "Our very own Obiena has made it to the finals on August 3. Let us include his ...

 2021-08-01 03:06 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec says almost 900K register as voters in Visayas...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received almost 900,000 applications for voter registration in the Visayas region. Comelec/MB Comelec Education and Information Department (EID) Assistant Director Frances Arabe said a total of 893,448 application...

 2021-08-01 03:05 

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DOST bares list of 785 JLSS qualifiers...

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced Sunday, August 1, that a total of 785 college students have made it to the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) program. (DOST-SEI Facebook page) JLSS is a progr...

 2021-08-01 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

Andrea Torres to Kylie Padilla: 'You'll always be special to me'...

Kylie Padilla (left) and Andrea Torres Though it was short, Andrea Torres is thankful for the friendship she built with Kylie Padilla. Recall that the two did a lock-in taping for the series "BetCin" where they played lesbian couple Beth and Cindy...

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