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 2021-07-22 04:17 

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Group moves to disqualify Kabataan party-list from 2022 polls...

The Liga Independencia Pilipinas has petitioned the Commission on Elections to disqualify the Kabataan Party-List from the 2022 national elections....

 2021-07-22 04:00 

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Trans workers breaking barriers in Brazil...
 2021-07-22 03:00 

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France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits...
 2021-07-22 02:30 

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More residents flee as fires ravage western Canada...
 2021-07-22 01:30 

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Taliban seem to have 'strategic momentum' in Afghanistan: top US general...
 2021-07-22 01:00 

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US judge blocks Arkansas law banning transgender youth treatment...
 2021-07-22 00:00 

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Netflix turning to games as streaming growth slows...
 2021-07-21 17:50 

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SC backs pullout from ICC...

The President of the Philippines can unilaterally withdraw from international agreements that he or she determines to be contrary to the 1987 Constitution or laws, according to the Supreme Court....

 2021-07-21 17:40 

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'Fabian' dumps rain; flood, traffic in MM...

Typhoon "Fabian" maintained its strength while continuously moving westward on Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-07-21 17:30 

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WHO message to Olympics: World's failing...

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told Olympic chiefs "the world is failing" to stop COVID-19 as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 sports program got underway on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 17:20 

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OCTA warns infection rate still rising; restrictions amid Delta loom...

The COVID-19 reproduction number in Metro Manila has risen to 1.08, signaling the sustained transmission of the coronavirus as the country braces for its more contagious Delta variant, independent researchers tracking the pandemic said Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 17:10 

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Bucks star completes NBA dream journey...

Milwaukee---As the last seconds ticked away before Milwaukee won the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo thought not about his amazing performance but instead pondered his incredible journey from poverty to champion....

 2021-07-21 17:00 

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VFA extension, side deal in the works—Lorenzana...

Apart from extending the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, the Philippines will sign a "side agreement" or addendum to apply the provisions of the treaty, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 16:50 

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Probe 'flash crash' of dollar to peso on holiday—solon...

A congressional leader on Wednesday called on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to look into a possible "flash crash" that took place in the afternoon of July 20, when some foreign exchange platforms showed a sudden dip in the US dollar to Philippin...

 2021-07-21 16:50 

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Rody to harp on gains for 6th SONA...

President Rodrigo Duterte is rehearsing for his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26, Malacaang said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 16:40 

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Baste Duterte infected with COVID-19...

Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte is sick with COVID-19, his sister and City Mayor Sara Duterte confirmed on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 15:40 

Manila Standard

3 million Pfizer, Sinovac doses arrive this week...

The country will receive over 3 million doses of Sinovac and Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 this week, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said....

 2021-07-21 15:30 

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Lakas-CMD to support HNP tandem for 2022...

House of Representatives Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) will fully support for the presidential and vice presidential candidates to be chosen by the party Hugpong ng Pagbabago of Davao C...

 2021-07-21 15:25 

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Rody tirades part of 'free speech'...

President Rodrigo Duterte will not apologize to Senator Manny Pacquiao after dishing out one tirade after the other against the Filipino boxing icon that culminated in his ouster as party president of the ruling PDP-Laban....

 2021-07-21 15:20 

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Review of dismissed cases vs. cops in 'tokhang' eyed...

The Department of Justice is planning to review cases of policemen who have been cleared by the Philippine National Police- Internal Affairs Service of liability in the deaths of drug suspects, Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 15:10 

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Drug war dead exhumed as grave leases expire...

Rodzon Enriquez's skeletal remains are pulled out of a coffin-sized tomb in Manila and placed in a body bag. Five years after the 24-year-old was killed in the government's drug war, the lease on his grave is expiring....

 2021-07-21 15:00 

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DOJ: Highest conviction rate in 2020...

The Department of Justice has recorded an almost 50 % conviction rate of all the criminal cases it filed before various courts last year, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 14:40 

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Price hikes unavoidable — Lopez...

While the Department of Trade and Industry is yet to revise the suggested retail price of basic necessities and prime commodities, some companies have already raised their retails prices by as much as P1 to P2 per unit....

 2021-07-21 14:30 

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Senator pushes 'banks in the barrios' proposal...

The so-called "Bangko sa Baryo," Senator Grace Poe said, will help Filipinos pull through the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-21 14:20 

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NDF terror tag removes Reds' excuse to avoid arrest — PNP...

Now that the National Democratic Front has been officially tagged as a terrorist group, the Philippine National Police expressed optimism that NDF members will no longer be able to circumvent the law to evade arrest....

 2021-07-21 14:10 

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Win gives telcos September 30 ultimatum...

Efforts allowing the interoperability of cellphone numbers will finally bear fruit more than two years after the enactment of the landmark legislation, the Mobile Number Portability Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 14:00 

Manila Standard

Transport agency quizzed over vehicle inspection scheme...

The unpopular private motor vehicle inspection scheme has been "roused from the dead," and Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is asking regulators to explain to the public "what variant it has set loose."...

 2021-07-21 13:28 

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Pag-IBIG Fund finances 10,640 homes for low-wage earners from January to June...

Pag-IBIG Fund extended socialized housing loans to 10,640 members from the minimum-wage and low-income sectors in the first half of 2021 despite the continuing pandemic, top officials announced Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 11:30 

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Cases surge, Delta wreaks havoc globally...

Jakarta---Indonesia, Iran, and France were suffering alarming surges in coronavirus cases Tuesday, as governments raced to vaccinate populations in a bid to outpace the highly-contagious Delta variant wreaking havoc across the globe....

 2021-07-21 11:25 

Manila Standard

Horror on 'Line 5' on video as Chinese subway floods...

Beijing---A manicured hand touches the train carriage window as a brown swirl of floodwater squeezes up against the tunnel outside---one of many scenes of desperation from an underground tragedy shared Wednesday across a stunned Chinese social media....

 2021-07-21 11:20 

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Flood-battered Germany readies billions to rebuild...

Berlin---Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will huddle Wednesday to approve a massive relief package to rebuild German regions destroyed in historic flooding and better protect them in future....

 2021-07-21 11:15 

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Jeff Bezos says 'awestruck' by Earth's beauty...

Washington---Jeff Bezos said the "most profound" aspect of his brief journey to space was the spectacular view he saw of Earth, which left him amazed by its beauty and fragility....

 2021-07-21 11:10 

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'Boring' but 'important': Biden hits 6 months at White House...

Washington---In a speech earlier this month, US President Joe Biden slipped a phrase into a major address on infrastructure spending with a bit of a laugh, calling it a "boring speech" but "an important speech."...

 2021-07-21 11:05 

Manila Standard

Roiled Haiti swears in new premier Henry...

Port-au-Prince---Haiti's new prime minister Ariel Henry took office Tuesday in the aftermath of the president's assassination two weeks ago, pledging to improve the country's dire security and to organize long-delayed elections....

 2021-07-21 05:00 

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Hong Kong police arrest another Apple Daily editor under security law...

A former senior editor of Hong Kong's shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested by national security police on Wednesday morning....

 2021-07-21 04:30 

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Flood-battered Germany prepares billions to rebuild...

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will huddle Wednesday to approve a massive relief package to rebuild German regions destroyed in historic flooding and better protect them in future....

 2021-07-21 04:00 

Manila Standard

Philippine drug war dead exhumed as grave leases expire...

Rodzon Enriquez's skeletal remains are pulled out of a coffin-sized tomb in Manila and placed in a body bag. Five years after the 21-year-old was killed in the Philippines' drug war, the lease on his grave is expiring....

 2021-07-21 03:00 

Manila Standard

Thousands protest as Colombia gov't submits new tax reform plan...

Thousands of Colombians returned to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Ivan Duque's government, which submitted a new tax reform plan to Congress....

 2021-07-21 02:30 

Manila Standard

'World failing' on Covid, WHO chief says at delayed Tokyo Olympics...

The head of the World Health Organization told Olympic chiefs "the world is failing" to stop Covid-19 as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 sports programme got underway on Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 02:00 

Manila Standard

US voices alarm for press freedom in Bangladesh...

The United States on Tuesday voiced alarm over what it called a deteriorating climate for press freedom in Bangladesh, which has increasingly made use of a draconian digital security law....

 2021-07-21 01:30 

Manila Standard

Fossil reveals burrowing lifestyle of tiny dino...

A finger-sized fossil from 308 million years ago unearthed in the United States gives tantalising clues to the habits of tiny dinosaur-like creatures that may be the forerunners of reptiles, researchers revealed Wednesday....

 2021-07-21 01:00 

Manila Standard

Belarus opposition leader asks US for targeted sanctions...

The exiled leader of the Belarusian opposition said Tuesday that she asked the United States for tighter sanctions on some companies, hoping to force them away from veteran strongman Alexander Lukashenko....

 2021-07-21 00:30 

Manila Standard

Roiled by presidential assassination, Haiti swears in new PM...

Haiti's new prime minister Ariel Henry took office Tuesday in the aftermath of the president's assassination two weeks ago, pledging to improve the country's dire security and to organize long-delayed elections....

 2021-07-21 00:00 

Manila Standard

Jihadists issue threat as Somalia elections loom...

Somalia's Al-Shabaab jihadists have warned politicians against taking part in elections due to kick off this month after months of deadlock and delays....

 2021-07-20 23:30 

Manila Standard

Chinese army warns dam battered by storms could collapse...

The Chinese army warned that a stricken dam in the centre of the country "could collapse at any time" after being severely damaged in torrential storms that killed at least three people and brought the region to a standstill....

 2021-07-20 23:00 

Manila Standard

Bezos says 'awestruck' by Earth's beauty as seen from space...

Jeff Bezos said the "most profound" aspect of his brief journey to space was the spectacular view he saw of Earth, which left him amazed by its beauty and fragility....

 2021-07-20 22:30 

Manila Standard

Mexico president says spying must only target crime...

Spying by the Mexican authorities is now limited to pursuing criminals, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday after the country found itself caught up in a global surveillance scandal....

 2021-07-20 22:00 

Manila Standard

Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles for new trial...

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault in New York since last year, was on his way to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a second trial in which he will face new charges....

 2021-07-20 17:30 

Manila Standard

Infection rate rises in MM...

The reproduction number of the coronavirus in the National Capital Region (NCR) rose to 1.06, the first time it breached the 1.0 mark since April 18, signaling the continuous transmission of the virus, the OCTA Research Group said Tuesday....

 2021-07-20 17:20 

Manila Standard

It's Bezos turn to blast off in space for 11-minute hop...

Washington —The wealthiest man on the planet Jeff Bezos spent a few minutes in space Tuesday on Blue Origin's first human mission, a key moment for a fledgling industry seeking to make the final frontier accessible to elite tourists....

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