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 2021-07-27 16:50 

Manila Standard

Palace on Rody's SONA slip: Blame it on the carpet...

The public need not worry about President Rodrigo Duterte's health, Malacaang said on Tuesday....

 2021-07-27 16:45 

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9 narco-cops kicked out of service—Ao...

The issue of the nine ranking police officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, as raised by President Rodrigo Duterte in his last State of the Nation Address, has already been addressed, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)...

 2021-07-27 16:35 

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Ao to LGUs: Protect the vaccinees...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Tuesday echoed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for local government units to ensure that people are not exposed to health risks and other hazards on the day of their vaccination, amid torrential...

 2021-07-27 16:30 

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Pentagon chief fires broadside at China: Sea claims baseless...

Singapore—Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that Beijing's expansive claims in the South China Sea have "no basis in international law," taking aim at China's growing assertiveness in the hotly contested waters....

 2021-07-27 16:28 

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foodpanda open to reboarding protesting riders in Davao City...

Food delivery firm foodpanda said it is open to reboarding some 37 riders from Davao City who earlier protested its rider fee structure....

 2021-07-27 16:25 

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House vows speedy action on SONA priority bills...

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday vowed to speed up the passage of bills aimed at mitigating the ill effects of the pandemic in the economy....

 2021-07-27 15:56 

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Dial #LAGUNA: Centralized hotline number for easy, faster access to government service...

As part of its initiative towards digital transformation, the provincial government of Laguna has taken its first step in becoming a Smart Province with the launch of a centralized hotline that will ensure easy access to services, ranging from emergency r...

 2021-07-27 15:52 

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Digital Pilipinas: PH sandbox to spur innovation-driven solutions...

Digital Pilipinas, a movement that aims to influence change through technology and innovation, was launched last week by government and industry leaders from both the Philippines and Singapore....

 2021-07-27 15:50 

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PH, Japan sign documents on P115.6B Metro Subway...

Additional funding has been assured for the Metro Manila Subway Project with the Philippines and Japan signing an exchange of notes covering a P115.6 billion loan that will finance the project's first phase....

 2021-07-27 15:40 

Manila Standard

Senator loses bid for refund of protest fee...

The Supreme Court has turned down the bid of Senator Francis Tolentino to reclaim the P3.3 million payment he made with the Senate Electoral Tribunal, in connection with the election protest case he filed against Senator Leila de Lima in 2016....

 2021-07-27 15:30 

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Huge multi-role vessel for PCG built in Japan...

Japan and the Philippines have unveiled a 94-meter long Multi-Role Response Vessel that will be turned over to the Philippine Coast Guard next year to boost its maritime patrol activities....

 2021-07-27 15:20 

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MMDA adopts digital mode of payment...

Contactless payment of fines and penalties for all kinds of violations of traffic rules and regulations was launches Tuesday by the Metro Manila Development Authority....

 2021-07-27 15:10 

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Duterte orders Congress: Put an end to 'endo' labor scheme...

An "end to endo" is in the offing....

 2021-07-27 15:00 

Manila Standard

Riders entitled to perks—DOLE...

Food delivery riders and couriers are entitled to minimum benefits under the Labor Code of the Philippines, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III....

 2021-07-27 14:30 

Manila Standard

Alleged hit squad head surrenders...

The alleged head of an assassination squad operating in La Union and other provinces in Northern Luzon has surrendered to the Philippine National Police Monday afternoon....

 2021-07-27 14:20 

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CHR orders probe into Cortes slay...

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday tasked its Region VII office to look into the brazen killing of Renante "Rey" Cortes, a radio commentator who was shot Thursday morning in front of the DYRB Radyo Pilipino station after his radio program....

 2021-07-27 14:10 

Manila Standard

Solid North to Bongbong: Run for president...

Having assessed the electoral landscape for 2022, leaders of the closely-knit politicians in provinces north of Luzon urged former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to vie for the presidency in next year's national elections....

 2021-07-27 14:00 

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2 lucky bettors split P36m lotto jackpot — PCSO...

Two lucky bettors won the P36-million jackpot of the Mega Lotto 6/45 draw on Monday night, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said Tuesday....

 2021-07-27 13:50 

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Underspending: 'P200b in 2021 national budget remain unreleased'...

The Duterte administration has yet to release some P200 billion under the 2021 national budget which would have covered projects aimed at post-pandemic recovery, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto....

 2021-07-27 13:40 

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DND hastens modernization, more reforms...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he will continue to push for the military's modernization and the institution of measures to improve its personnel management in the remaining months of the Duterte administration....

 2021-07-27 13:30 

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MARINA partners with Villars for seafarers' COVID-19 jabs...

Recognizing the advocacies of Sen. Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Pias Rep. Camille Villar in helping overseas Filipino workers, the Maritime Industry Authority has partnered with them for the Moderna vaccine rollout for seafarers....

 2021-07-27 09:46 

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Real estate tech startup alternative housing group secures $1.1M in seed funding...

Within its first year of operations, Philippine real estate tech startup and prop tech incubator Alternative Housing Group (AHG) has secured a seed funding amounting to P55 million ($1.1 million) — fueling growth through an asset-light business mode...

 2021-07-27 06:00 

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Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics...

A tropical storm churned towards Japan and the Olympic Games on Tuesday, whipping up welcome waves for surfing medal hopefuls but disrupting other events with rain and strong winds....

 2021-07-27 05:30 

Manila Standard

Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained...

Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late Tuesday, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia's second-biggest city had been contained....

 2021-07-27 04:30 

Manila Standard

Haitian presidential security chief arrested over assassination...

Haitian police said Monday they had arrested the head of Jovenel Moise's security as part of the ongoing investigation into the president's July 7 assassination....

 2021-07-27 04:00 

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Last missing person from Surfside collapse identified...

Authorities in Surfside, Florida, said Monday they had identified the last missing person from the partial collapse of a residential condo building that killed 98 people last month....

 2021-07-27 03:00 

Manila Standard

Two Koreas agree to restore severed communications...

North and South Korea said Tuesday they had restored cross-border communications, more than a year after Pyongyang severed all official hotlines between the two rivals, who technically remain at war....

 2021-07-27 02:30 

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Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq...

President Joe Biden declared US relations with Iraq would enter a new phase with American troops exiting combat operations in the country by year-end as he held talks Monday with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi....

 2021-07-27 02:00 

Manila Standard

World Bank to finance extra COVID jabs for poorer nations...

A new World Bank financing mechanism will allow developing countries to purchase COVID-19 vaccines collectively through the Covax facility, it was announced Monday....

 2021-07-27 01:00 

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Myanmar junta cancels results of 2020 polls won by Suu Kyi's party...

Myanmar's junta on Monday cancelled the results of 2020 polls won by Aung San Suu Kyi's party, announcing they were not "free and fair" almost six months after deposing the Nobel laureate in a coup....

 2021-07-27 00:30 

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Record-shattering heatwaves caused by pace of warming: study...

Heatwaves that obliterate temperature records as in western Canada last month and Siberia last year are caused by the rapid pace, rather than the amount, of global warming, researchers said Monday....

 2021-07-27 00:00 

Manila Standard

UN pushes for transformation of global food systems...

A three-day meeting of agriculture ministers, policy makers, and others began Monday in Rome, ahead of a September UN summit intended to improve the world's food systems amid rising hunger....

 2021-07-26 23:30 

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NYC orders COVID-19 shots or weekly tests for all public workers...

New York City will require all municipal workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus or take a weekly test, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday as the Delta variant fuels an uptick in cases in the metropolis....

 2021-07-26 23:00 

Manila Standard

Greece will start vaccinating 12-15 yr-olds in August...

Greece will open COVID-19 vaccinations to youngsters aged 12-15 in August, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias told local television on Monday....

 2021-07-26 22:30 

Manila Standard

India's poor face outsized air pollution death risk...

The poorest 10 percent of Indians face a risk of dying from air pollution that is nine times higher than for the richest 10 percent, according to research released Monday....

 2021-07-26 17:20 

Manila Standard

Hidilyn lifts first Olympic gold for PH...

Tokyo---For the first time in 97 years, the Philippine national anthem was sung in the Summer Olympic Games....

 2021-07-26 17:10 

Manila Standard

Duterte: Rise as one nation...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday rallied Filipinos to "rise as one nation" amid the threats of the more transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus and the persistent problems of corruption, drugs, and insurgency that beset the country...

 2021-07-26 17:00 

Manila Standard

Congress prodded to pass new military pension, 10 other bills...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to pass a unified system of retirement and pension for military uniformed personnel and to give them free legal assistance if they are sued in connection with their official acts, among 11 priority measur...

 2021-07-26 16:50 

Manila Standard

Oppositionists sum up Du30 gains: Disaster...

Opposition lawmakers on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte did not give Filipinos a genuine appraisal of his kind of governance, as thousands marched in Quezon City toward the Batasang Pambansa to protest his final State of the Nation Address....

 2021-07-26 16:40 

Manila Standard

Rody's remark gladdens Sotto: I'm humbled...

President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said he might seek the second highest office in the land after his term expires next year, on Monday said Senate President Vicente Sotto III was "someone who can become a good vice president."...

 2021-07-26 16:30 

Manila Standard

With habagat, rainy days persist...

The southwest monsoon or "habagat" will continue to dampen most parts of the country Monday even as the state weather bureau debunked posts online about a "Super Typhoon Maria."...

 2021-07-26 16:20 

Manila Standard

DOH keeping close watch on NCR, 5 other regions for rising cases...

The Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring six regions—including Metro Manila--that reversed a decline in COVID-19 infections over the last two weeks....

 2021-07-26 15:30 

Manila Standard

2.8m vaccines arriving this week...

More than 2.87 million doses of life-saving COVID-19 vaccine are scheduled to arrive this week, according to the Manila International Airport Authority....

 2021-07-26 15:20 

Manila Standard

Unspent funds: Double whammy for pandemic-hit Filipinos — Lacson...

Filipinos who were hit by the pandemic suffered double whammy as help did not come to them on time due to the more than P63 billion underspending under the Bayanihan 2, Senator Panfilo Lacson said....

 2021-07-26 15:10 

Manila Standard

Most Pinoy families feel poor or borderline poor — SWS...

Majority of Filipinos rated themselves as either poor or borderline poor, a recent survey by the poll firm Social Weather Stations for the second quarter of the year showed....

 2021-07-26 14:50 

Manila Standard

Dolomite project intact — Cimatu...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday assured the public that after its assessment of the beach nourishment project in Manila Bay, the dolomite area as well as the geotubes and geotextiles installed as interventions for the project...

 2021-07-26 14:40 

Manila Standard

GSIS rents out housing units; lessee given option to buy...

The Government Service Insurance System is now offering its housing units for lease....

 2021-07-26 14:30 

Manila Standard

Oil price cut by 75c /liter, halts uptrend...

The country's oil firms cut the price of gasoline by P0.75 per literand diesel and kerosene by P0.60 per liter effective 6 am Tuesday toreflect the movement of prices in the world market....

 2021-07-26 14:20 

Manila Standard

Parlade bows out of military service; Bacarro takes over...

A controversial military general who once called some senators "stupid" has bowed out of service after 38 years....

 2021-07-26 14:10 

Manila Standard

War on drugs, crime brought peace to nation — LIPI...

Despite the protests of a few, President Rodrigo Duterte's zero-tolerance approach to the fight against illegal drugs and crime has brought peace to communities across the Philippines, the group Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) said Monday....

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