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 2021-07-31 04:12 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr converts buses as mobile vax sites for transport workers...

At least 5,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors at the Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) are expected to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as part of the inoculation program for transport workers of th...

 2021-07-31 04:11 

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Joshua Garcia, Ria Atayde spotted together anew...

Joshua Garcia and Ria Atayde were recently seen dining with friends. Many netizens were quick to notice the fact that the two Kapamilya stars were with lovers Kathryn Bernardo & Daniel Padilla, Sofia Andres & Daniel Miranda, and Patrick Sugui & Aeriel Gar...

 2021-07-31 04:11 

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Canada faces start of Delta-driven 4th wave of COVID-19, top doctor says...

OTTAWA — Canada is at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on Friday. "The updated longer-range forecast shows how the epidemic trajectory may evolve through early Septe...

 2021-07-31 04:07 

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Magandang Filipinas reacts to Eva Patalinjug's resignation as its national director...

Magandang Filipinas is "disheartened4; that their once "cordial and professional relationship" with Miss Grand International Philippines 2018 Eva Patalinjug has tragically come to an end. "We appreciate Ms. Eva Patalinjug's dedicati...

 2021-07-31 03:53 

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Get inspired by Lovi Poe's chic OOTDs in Laoag...

Fashion stylist Aldrin Ramos shares what the actress wore There are many ways for actors to build their characters. Some bring out their Johari Window and plots who and what their roles are, identifying characters' from their inner workings—thou...

 2021-07-31 03:50 

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RBank's innovation provides instant cash to payroll clients...

Robinsons Bank once again proves that they are true to their vision of fulfilling the changing needs of their customers. The Bank launched its new product, InstaBale, which allows eligible employees to make a cash advance on their upcoming salary credits....

 2021-07-31 03:27 

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Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID lockdown...

Brisbane, Australia — Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap Covid-19 lockdown from Saturday as authorities race to contain an emerging outbreak of the Delta strain. Millions of residents...

 2021-07-31 03:22 

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Local airlines complying with ECQ, cancel flights...

Local carriers are only flying passengers on essential travel and cancelling flights to comply with government restrictions under the July 30 to August 5, 2021 heightened General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from ...

 2021-07-31 03:21 

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Two more parts of China report COVID outbreaks...

Beijing, China — China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months as fresh cases were reported in two more parts of the country including the sprawling megacity of Chongqing. The highly contagious Delta variant has already be...

 2021-07-31 03:19 

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Coco Martin personally trains Julia Montes for 'Probinsyano' role...

According to Coco Martin, Julia Montes is already preparing for her role in his long-running series. CONFIRMED: Julia Montes to join 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano' "Tine-train ko siya sa baril. Sa pag mo-motor, sa fight lahat," the actor exci...

 2021-07-31 03:15 

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ARTA to ensure speedy turnover of Hidilyn's rewards...

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said it will ensure the speedy processing for the turnover of the different rewards promised to Filipino Olympic Gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. Hidilyn Diaz (AFP) ARTA Director-General Jeremiah Belgica made the statement fo...

 2021-07-31 03:14 

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Carlo Paalam beats Algerian foe to advance in quarterfinals...

Flyweight boxer Carlo Paalam advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after scoring a unanimous decision win against fourth-seeded Mohamed Flissi of Algeria in their Round of 16 bout at the Kokugikan Arena Saturday, July 31. Carlo Paalam i...

 2021-07-31 03:13 

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Israel launches COVID booster shot campaign for over-60s...

Ramat Gan, Israel — Israel launched a campaign Friday to give over-60s coronavirus booster shots, at a time when the rest of the world is still struggling to complete the standard course. Kicking off the campaign, Israel's President Isaac Herzog...

 2021-07-31 03:11 

Manila Bulletin

Public urged to get vaccinated as CDC shows danger of COVID-19 Delta variant...

An infectious disease expert on Saturday, July 31, stressed the importance of vaccination as a document released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the more transmissible Delta variant is as "contagious as chickenpox....

 2021-07-31 03:10 

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Japan doing its best to control COVID during Games: WHO...

Geneva, Switzerland — The WHO said Friday that Japan was doing its best to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading during the Tokyo Olympics but stressed there was no such thing as zero risk. The World Health Organization's warning came as Japan...

 2021-07-31 03:02 

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All slots for drive-thru vaccination taken in less than 10 minutes Mayor Isko...

In less than 10 minutes, all slots for the first two weeks of Manila's drive-thru vaccination have been taken, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso announced Friday. (MANILA CITY PIO) The 1,400 slots for the first two-week run of the ...

 2021-07-31 02:58 

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Delta not specifically targeting children: WHO...

Geneva, Switzerland — The Delta variant of the coronavirus is not specifically targeting children, the World Health Organization said Friday. The WHO's COVID-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said the evidence showed that the variant first de...

 2021-07-31 02:55 

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WHO urges action to suppress COVID before deadlier variants emerge...

Geneva, Switzerland — The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday. The highly transmissible variant, first detected in India, has now su...

 2021-07-31 02:53 

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Tokyo Olympics: Obiena barges into pole vault finals...

EJ Obiena (File Photo/AFP) EJ Obiena kept his Olympic medal bid alive on Saturday after barging into the pole vault finals of the Tokyo Games at the Olympic Track Stadium. Obiena finished inside the Top 12 after clearing 5.75 meters on his third attempt t...

 2021-07-31 02:47 

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Calumpit, Bulacan under 'state of partial calamity'...

Calumpit, Bulacan was placed under a "state of partial calamity" on Friday, July 30, due to flooding. 23186 The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that Municipal Resolution No. 112-2021 has been approved, de...

 2021-07-31 02:37 

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Senate mulls suspending sessions during ECQ...

Members of the Senate are considering suspending plenary sessions in light of the reimposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20. Senate of the Philippines' plenary hall (Senate PRIB) Senate Majority Leader...

 2021-07-31 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

Fighting air pollution can boost crop yields...

Polluted air is not only detrimental to human health, but also to crop yield. A study in the United States found that the decrease in air pollution from 1999 to 2019 contributed to a 20 percent increase in corn and soybean harvests that cost about five bi...

 2021-07-31 02:29 

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PSA targets birth registration of 10,000 IPs, indigents in Aklan...

(PSA) The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the provincial government of Aklan for the conduct of the Birth Registration Project for marginalized communities in the province. The project is in line with ...

 2021-07-31 02:28 

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40 vaccinators in Bulacan under isolation...

Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando reported Friday that 40 vaccinators, including provincial health officer Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, have been under isolation after being exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case — the driver of the mobile clinic whe...

 2021-07-31 02:22 

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Employers urged to use online platform to file sickness, maternity benefit reimbursement claims...

The Social Security System (SSS) reminded covered employers that Sickness Benefit Reimbursement Applications (SBRAs) and Maternity Benefit Reimbursement Applications (MBRAs) can now be submitted online through the My.SSS Portal at www.sss.gov.ph. Social S...

 2021-07-31 02:10 

Manila Bulletin

Cleanliness in police station line of defense vs Delta variant- Eleazar...

Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), ordered all police commanders to maintain cleanliness in the police stations and offices as part of the lines of defense amid the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-07-31 02:00 

Manila Bulletin

Turning to nature amid crisis: People who started growing food during quarantine...

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on many people. With the unseen enemy that is COVID-19, people have developed fear and anxiety out of uncertainty and helplessness over the situation, especially since being in quarantine means many cannot leave their h...

 2021-07-31 01:52 

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Advincula to celebrate Mass to commemorate Feast of Saint Alphonsus...

Manila Archbishop Cardinal Jose Advincula will celebrate a feast mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 1, at the St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish in Magallanes Village, Makati City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Saint Alphonsus (San Alfonso) Maria ...

 2021-07-31 01:44 

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Occasional monsoon rains to prevail over some parts of Luzon — PAGASA...

(PIXABAY) Occasional light to moderate rains with at times heavy rains are expected to prevail over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Benguet, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro in the next 24 hours due ...

 2021-07-31 01:42 

Manila Bulletin

5 vacant CA justice posts open for applications, recommendations...

Judicial and Bar Council Five vacant associate justice posts at the Court of Appeals (CA) have been opened for online applications or recommendations by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Also opened for applications or recommendations is the post of Dep...

 2021-07-31 01:04 

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Petro Gazz downs Perlas to continue win streak...

The Petro Gazz Angels downed the Perlas Spikers, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16, to continue their winning ways in the 2021 PVL Open Conference in the 2021 PVL Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Friday, July 30. Gretche...

 2021-07-31 01:00 

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Steep penalties to be enforced against erring Gencos this August...

In this year's "ghost month", the erring power generation companies (GenCos) that caused the May 31-June 1 rotational blackouts will be fervidly haunted as steep penalties on their violations of 'forced outages that had gone beyond the all...

 2021-07-31 00:51 

Manila Bulletin

All courts in NCR physically closed Aug. 2-20 — SC...

Supreme Court (SC) All courts and judicial offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be physically closed starting Monday, Aug. 2, until Aug. 20 with the declaration that the area is under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restric...

 2021-07-31 00:30 

Manila Bulletin

AFP, PEZA to develop defense industrial ecozones...

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to explore the utilization of a portion of military reservation areas as economic zones. AFP Chief of Staff LTGen. Ciri...

 2021-07-31 00:01 

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Eleazar orders NCRPO to prepare for ECQ implementation in Metro Manila...

Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has ordered the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to start the necessary preparations for the full implementation of the stricter rules under the Enhanced Communit...

 2021-07-31 00:00 

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PXP Energy shows green shoots of recovery to 'profitability' in 1st half...

After string of losses in recent years, Pangilinan-led PXP Energy Corporation is finally showing green shoots of recovery to profitability, with a consolidated net income of P14 million in the first half of this year, a reversal of the P56.3 million losse...

 2021-07-31 00:00 

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PCCI, DTI sign MOU for startups technology-based trainings...

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help local businesses and startups transition into the digital economy through the development and conduct ...

 2021-07-30 23:30 

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MB Daily News Update...

Metro Manila residents are priming themselves up for a return to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on August 6 to August 20, and the restrictions could not come at a better time as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections turned out t...

 2021-07-30 23:00 

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E-health and price cap under the pandemic times...

Telemedicine consultations The pandemic has surfaced important lessons for us. During the height of the lockdown, many clinicians decided not to open their clinics for consultations. This scenario has created serious difficulties for many non-COVID patien...

 2021-07-30 19:40 

Manila Bulletin

Japan on my mind: This is what we missed in Tokyo during this Olympics...

Japan will forever be a memorable country for weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who won the first gold medal for our country in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and made all her dreams come true. But for most of us mortals, just traveling as a tourist in Japan is alrea...

 2021-07-30 18:30 

Manila Bulletin

PROP UP: Rockwell Land Building community, perfecting the intangible...

Drive around Makati at night and you'll be sure to catch a gleaming beacon of towering silhouettes in the heart of the city. For more than two decades, Rockwell Center has been one of Metro Manila's most exclusive residential and commercial develo...

 2021-07-30 16:26 

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All-in-one lifestyle delivery app celebrates its first year...

In August of 2020, amidst the global pandemic, Pick.A.Roo was introduced in the Philippines. A proudly Filipino, premium all-in-one lifestyle delivery app, which was thoughtfully created with the local community's needs at its core. Through Pick.A.Roo...

 2021-07-30 16:20 

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Challenge now is to make ECQ work...

HOTSPOT People have a lot of questions about the government's Friday announcement that Metro Manila would again be placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine from August 6 to 20. ECQ is the toughest and most painful type of quarantine since 2020, and ...

 2021-07-30 16:20 

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Cebu Pacific Official Advisory Announcement Release:...

The Philippine government, through the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No 130-A, has placed the NCR Plus Area under a more stringent General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with Heightened Restrictions (GCQ-HR) from July 30 to August 5, 2021, and on ...

 2021-07-30 16:12 

Manila Bulletin

This man is John the Baptist...

REFLECTIONS TODAY A command during the Jubilee Year states, "Do not deal unfairly, then; but stand in fear of your God. I, the LORD, am your God" (Lv 25:17). This kind of fear is not the fear that Herod the tetrarch has. He is afraid of the people...

 2021-07-30 16:12 

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Pondering at the pandemic...

IT'S THE SMALL THINGS Alex M. Eduque What a week it has been! A roller coaster ride of emotions to say the very least. A lot of us were shaken by the earthquake over the weekend, and then the continuous rains and floods. President Rodrigo Duterte deli...

 2021-07-30 16:12 

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Proactive ECQ needed to sustain recovery despite 'Delta'...

A university-based research group first broached the idea of a "circuit-breaker lockdown" against the Delta variant that is known to be "more transmissible, potentially deadlier, and can spread quickly faster." The Presidential Adviser for...

 2021-07-30 16:12 

Manila Bulletin

Hidilyn rises Herstory...

PAGBABAGO Dr. Florangel Rosario Braid An inspiring story for the coming generation of how Hidilyn, a Filipina from Mindanao rose to Olympic heights through sheer determination and a strong will to succeed. Her winning a gold came about the same time Presi...

 2021-07-30 16:11 

Manila Bulletin

It's time for a #BuildBuildBuild version for the mind...

THINKING PINOY RJ Nieto We're in a crisis. Kids can't attend face-to-face classes. While some are lucky enough to belong in families that can afford to hire private tutors, the reality is that most parents in the country have no other choice but t...

 2021-07-30 16:08 

Manila Bulletin

One ICA, 6 summas...

MEDIUM RARE Jullie Y. Daza While there are those who were dissatisfied with the President's State of the (Vacci)Nation speech three hours for what should have been a 60-minute address that he himself kept interrupting, to the consternation of the tele...

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