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 2021-07-31 13:03 

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Jo In-sung, Cho Seung-woo, Song Ji-hyo, Park Seo-joon top movie star rankings in July...

(Clockwise from top left) Jo In-sung, Cho Seung-woo, Song Ji-hyo, Park Seo-joon, Jo Jung-suk, Song Joong-ki, Gong Yoo and Moon Chae-won (KOFIC, Instagram, Twitter) Jo In-sung, Cho Seung-woo, Song Ji-hyo, Park Seo-joon and Jo Jung-suk copped the first five...

 2021-07-31 12:09 

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Strict border control in NCR + areas to start midnight of August 1...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will enforce border control measures starting midnight of August 1 at the boundaries of the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus areas in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) Delta varia...

 2021-07-31 12:08 

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DOST: WHO Solidarity Vaccine Trial, COVID-19 jab mix-and-match trial to push through amid ECQ...

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Vaccine Trial (SVT) and the Philippines' study on the safety and efficacy of mixing and matching five coronavirus disease (COVID-19) jabs will push through amid Metro Manila's shift to the most ...

 2021-07-31 12:01 

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2 more cops die of COVID-19...

The death toll of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippine National Police (PNP) rose to 84 on Saturday, July 31, after two more policemen were confirmed to have died of health complications due to virus infection. Based on the data of the PNP...

 2021-07-31 11:18 

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With ECQ in place, Metro Manila's daily COVID-19 cases seen to reach below 2,500 OCTA fellow...

(MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO) A member of the OCTA Research group estimated that the imposition of the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila may control the increase in infections in the region amid the threat of the Delta variant....

 2021-07-31 11:16 

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Comelec open to ideas on how to conduct May 2022 polls amid COVID-19 pandemic...

Comelec/MB The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expressed openness to the recommendations of Israeli experts on how to conduct next year's general elections amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "At this stage, all suggestion...

 2021-07-31 10:50 

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Pinto, Pasaol shine as Meralco grabs 2nd straight win, solo third at the expense of Alaska...

Meralco's Nard Pinto fires a jumper against Alaska's Gab Banal (PBA) Meralco turned back Alaska, 89-80, for back-to-back victories and the solo third in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday night, July 31 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig Cit...

 2021-07-31 10:25 

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AUDIO JUNKIE: Ben & Ben, Moira Dela Torre drop new collab, Marion Aunor returns, John Legend gets the ALOK treatment...

New music for a stressful week. Rains and news of rising cases of the 'Delta variant' is certainly putting a damper on all our 2021 plans. When '21 is starting to look more like '20, we go back to our default music listening mode to deflec...

 2021-07-31 10:21 

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New AFP Chief wants stronger military defense posture to protect PH territory...

Fortifying the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) defense posture will help the military to better defend the country's territory from internal and external threats, including its maritime interests in the hotly-contested West Philippine Sea (...

 2021-07-31 10:03 

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Pateros mayor says vaccination to continue under ECQ but no walk-ins...

Pateros Mayor Miguel "Ike" Ponce III said the vaccination program in the municipality will continue even under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which will be in effect from Aug. 6 to 20 in the National Capital Region (NCR). "Our walks-...

 2021-07-31 09:47 

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Does Ivana Alawi consider herself a 'bold star?'...

Some fans are eager to label Ivana Alawi a "bold star." All because she has been posting photos and videos of her almost naked self in social media. How does Ivana feel about it? Does she consider herself a "bold star?" According to the 24...

 2021-07-31 09:41 

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Advincula urges faithful to stay vigilant amid concerns on Delta variant...

Cardinal Advincula (Archdiocese of Manila photo) Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula urged the faithful to stay vigilant amid the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. "Mayroon tayong threat ngayon especially sa Delta variant, kailanga...

 2021-07-31 09:29 

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MB Daily News Update...

The public is strongly advised to take health precautions after authorities reported the Delta coronavirus variant could reportedly be as contagious as chickenpox and potentially drive Metro Manila's cases of infections up to 30,000 by September. The ...

 2021-07-31 09:22 

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Madonna, Elton John, Dua Lipa react to rapper DaBaby's homophobic comment...

DaBaby is doubling down on his homophobic comments. The rapper released a new video this week addressing comments he made during a performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, last week. Last Sunday during his performance, DaBaby said, "if you d...

 2021-07-31 09:17 

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Pia Wurtzbach is stranded in Dubai...

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is currently stuck in Dubai following the Philippines' travel ban being extended until Aug. 15. Recall that the country's borders will remain shut to travelers from the United Arab Emirates and nine other countries...

 2021-07-31 08:54 

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Tokyo Olympics: Pagunsan loses steam, drops to 55th in men's golf...

Philippines' Juvic Pagunsan watches his drive from the 2nd tee in round 3 of the men's golf individual stroke play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe on July 31, 2021. (Photo by YOSHI IWAMOTO / AFP) Juv...

 2021-07-31 08:48 

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TNT stakes perfect record; RoS eyes to end skid...

Photo from PBA TNT puts its unblemished slate at stake against Phoenix while Rain or Shine seeks to end its skid at the expense Terrafirma as the PBA tweaked the schedule of the 2021 Philippine Cup on Sunday, August 1 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig C...

 2021-07-31 08:46 

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Arlene Sinsuat, Noli de Castro's wife, passes away...

Arlene Sinsuat-de Castro, wife of veteran news anchor Noli de Castro, died Saturday. This was confirmed by daughter Katherine in a Facebook post. Arlene with daughter Katherine (Facebook) "I feel so down. My head hurts and my tears never seem to stop,...

 2021-07-31 08:46 

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PWU alumna, Haydee Soriano Bacani, tops nursing board exams...

Haydee Soriano Bacani PWU (Philippine Women's University) graduate Haydee Soriano Bacani emerged as topnotcher in the recently concluded Nursing Board Examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission, besting 5,007 board passers. Haydee So...

 2021-07-31 08:36 

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CSC: Gov't workers may still submit entries for online photo contest until August 13...

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the deadline for government workers to submit their entries for this year's Online Photography Contest until August 13. (CSC Facebook page) The CSC had announced that they will accept entries until July ...

 2021-07-31 08:31 

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'Habagat' weakens but rains persist over some Luzon areas — PAGASA...

(PIXABAY) The effect of the southwest monsoon or "habagat" has weakened but may still bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over some parts of Luzon in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services A...

 2021-07-31 08:18 

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Cebu local chief executives agree to implement MECQ guidelines...

CEBU CITY Local chief executives in Cebu have agreed to implement the guidelines set under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) Secretary Michael Dino led an emergency meeting Frida...

 2021-07-31 08:17 

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Sotto says LGUs can shoulder cash aid for ECQ; national gov't can pay later...

Local government units (LGU) in Metro Manila should take the initiative in providing cash and other forms of aid for their constituents who would be displaced by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to be imposed anew starting August 6. An officer of t...

 2021-07-31 08:11 

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Chery Tiggo stuns Creamline...

The Chery Tiggo Crossovers handed top-seeded Creamline Cool Smashers their first loss of the season after chalking up a nail-biting 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 win in the 2021 PVL Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos ...

 2021-07-31 08:03 

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More than 8K new COVID-19 cases detected by DOH...

DOH/MB The Department of Health (DOH) once again reported more than 8,000 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nationwide for two straight days. On Saturday, July 31, the DOH reported 8,147 new cases, bringing the total COVID-19 infections in the c...

 2021-07-31 08:00 

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I'm very much alive, says Cebu City Mayor Labella...

CEBU CITY Amid the persistent rumors about his supposed passing, Mayor Edgardo Labella finally showed up on social media Saturday, July 31. Labella posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself reading the July 31, 2021 issue of a community newspaper her...

 2021-07-31 07:42 

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Intel soldier killed, 2 others hurt following torching of P32-M equipment in Northern Samar...

TACLOBAN CITY Following the reported burning of P32-million worth of heavy equipment in Las Navas, Northern Samar by alleged members of the New People's Army (NPA), a member of the 83rd Military Intelligence Company (MICO) of the Philippine Army was k...

 2021-07-31 07:34 

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Central Luzon fishers, farmers appeal for aid...

(KEITH BACONGCO / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO) The government has been urged to provide assistance to small fishers and farmers in Central Luzon, whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent typhoon and heavy monsoon rains. Pambansang Lakas ng Kilu...

 2021-07-31 07:26 

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Sandiganbayan affirms conviction of PNP general...

Sandiganbayan The Sandiganbayan has affirmed its decision that convicted PBGen. Bienvenido G. Latag of his graft charge for illegally suspending a Philippine National Police (PNP) member in 2011. Affirmed by the court was its March 12, 2021 decision that ...

 2021-07-31 07:23 

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Dressel, Ledecky grab gold as world records tumble in Tokyo...

USA's Caeleb Dressel competes in the final of the men's 100m butterfly swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) Caeleb Dressel set a new 100m butterfly w...

 2021-07-31 07:17 

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Malacaang celebrates Filipino athletes' triumph in Tokyo Olympics...

Malacaang was filled with glee as Filipino athletes shone in Saturday's Tokyo 2020 Olympics games with the Philippines getting a shot at another gold medal in the prestigious sports event. Filipino Olympians Nesthy Petecio, EJ Obiena, and Carlo Paalam...

 2021-07-31 07:12 

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DOH cautions public vs Delta variant amid reports showing it is as 'contagious as chickenpox'...

COVID-19 VIRUS ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO The Department of Health (DOH) has called on the public to be extra cautious as the Delta variant of the coronavirus is "highly transmissible." DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Delta va...

 2021-07-31 07:09 

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LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz cheers boxer Nesthy Petecio...

From one athlete to another, " Laban, lang !" Another great news as our very own female boxer Nesthy Petecio gets into the next round with the possibility of bringing home another gold for us. Hidilyn Diaz, who's now quarantined back in the Ph...

 2021-07-31 07:03 

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Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated — CDC...

WASHINGTON, United States — A new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Delta variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected. The study, published by the CDC ...

 2021-07-31 06:55 

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Biles out of more Olympic events as doping case rocks athletics...

USA's Simone Biles reacts during the artistic gymnastics women's team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) Simone Biles pulled out of two more events at ...

 2021-07-31 06:52 

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DOH: COVID-19 active cases in Metro Manila may hit up to 30,000 by Sept amid Delta variant threat...

Manila Bulletin File Photo The Department of Health (DOH) said that experts studying the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the country have projected that Metro Manila may see up to 30,000 active infections by the end of September. DOH U...

 2021-07-31 06:51 

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Boracay mulls rapid COVID-19 test for incoming workers...

ILOILO CITY The local government of Malay, Aklan is eyeing to require workers entering world-famous Boracay Island to undergo rapid tests to stop the spread of COVID-19 after the Western Visayas Department of Health (DOH Region 6) classified Aklan as high...

 2021-07-31 06:51 

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'Entabladong de gulong': DepEd hails teacher from Davao del Norte for innovative mobile stage for kinder graduates...

The Department of Education (DepEd) praised a teacher from Kapalong, Davao del Norte for initiating a mobile stage for her kinder students who were not able to join their pictorial as part of their virtual moving-up ceremony for School Year (SY) 2020-2021...

 2021-07-31 06:44 

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Chinese man abducted in QC; girlfriend, 7 other suspects arrested...

Police rescued on Friday a Chinese man from his eight abductors, including his girlfriend, who detained and robbed him inside a spa in Quezon City. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said the abductors—Jaypee Mangalindan, 22; Ralph Garma, 29; Ru...

 2021-07-31 06:42 

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DFA consular offices, off-site passport centers in NCR closed during ECQ...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will temporarily suspend the operations of its consular offices in Metro Manila when the capital region reverts to a two-week strict lockdown in August. Department of Foreign Affairs (via DFA website) The foreign af...

 2021-07-31 06:35 

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LOOK: Brides drive their bridal cars on their wedding day...

Weddings are made special for the brides as they say. But, would it still be, if they are the one driving their bridal car? It appeared it is, for some followers of Budgetarian Bride on Facebook. The page dedicated to brides recently shared a photo of Jam...

 2021-07-31 06:34 

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Sotto: Senate to take up economic Cha-cha, but.......

The Senate may heed calls from the House of Representatives and act on the proposal to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. Senate of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN File Photo) Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday, July 31, ...

 2021-07-31 06:34 

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Vaccination in NCR will continue amid 2-week ECQ — NTF spokesman...

The vaccination program in the National Capital Region (NCR) will not be stopped despite the enforcement of a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20 to prevent a Delta-driven spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. Retired...

 2021-07-31 06:33 

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Bataan PDRRMO denies casualties in massive floods...

BALANGA, Bataan The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) here denied report of casualties during the massive flooding that inundated the province, Friday, July 30, due to monsoon rains. Contrary to a report, the drowning of a ...

 2021-07-31 06:27 

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Vaccination to build a 'wall of defense' vs COVID-19 — Concepcion...

In the face of the Delta coronavirus threat, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has called for intensified vaccination of the people to save more lives and jobs. A health worker administers a coronavirus vaccine to a Manila resident...

 2021-07-31 06:26 

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6,000 doses of Moderna Spikevax vaccine arrive in Davao City...
 2021-07-31 06:25 

Manila Bulletin

Expect speedier mail delivery soon, says the post master general...

ANGEL THOUGHTS To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. —Phyllis Thoreaux How do you like your job as chief mail man? This was my first question to the 5l-years-old post master general, Norman Fulgencio,...

 2021-07-31 06:15 

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Sandiganbayan denies accused's motion to expunge affidavit...

Sandiganbayan The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of a co-accused in graft and malversation cases to strike off his affidavit and to expunge it from the records. Denied was the motion filed by Remus C. Villanueva, representative of LCV Design and Fabric...

 2021-07-31 06:05 

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Manila city gov't stores more oxygen tanks, antiviral drugs amid 'Delta' threat...

The city government of Manila has stored enough supplies of oxygen tanks and antiviral drugs as it braces for possible surge of COVID-19 Delta variant cases, Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said. Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domago...

 2021-07-31 05:47 

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Urban poor groups to launch pro-Leni coalition...

Organizations in the urban poor and social housing sector are set to launch "LENI Urban Poor" (LENI UP) coalition of federations and movements of community associations in support of Vice President Leni Robredo's bid for the presidency. (Vice ...

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