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 2021-07-24 16:40 

Manila Standard

Widespread flooding displaces over 15,000 people...

More than 15,000 people have been preemptively evacuated in Metro Manila amid heavy flooding brought about by the enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Saturday....

 2021-07-24 16:30 

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Magnitude 6.6 quake rocks Luzon: USGS...

A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage....

 2021-07-24 16:20 

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Speaker: House delivers on priority bills commitment...

The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has delivered on its commitment to pass pieces of legislation that are responsive to the needs of Filipinos in these trying times....

 2021-07-24 16:10 

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Ex-VP Binay joins senatorial slate—Sotto...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay will join the senatorial line up of the Lacson-Sotto tandem for the 2022 elections, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Saturday....

 2021-07-24 16:00 

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37% of Pinoys think quality of life to improve...

Some 37 percent of Filipinos said they believe their quality of life will improve in the next 12 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent survey of the Social Weather Stations showed....

 2021-07-24 15:40 

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DILG orders PNP to hunt down Magpali gun-for-hire gang...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao has directed the Philippine National Police to go after a gun-for-hire group led by dismissed police colonel Wilson Magpali....

 2021-07-24 14:10 

Manila Standard

8m people in Hanoi go into lockdown as virus cases soar...

Vietnam locked down eight million people in Hanoi on Saturday, the latest attempt to curb a serious coronavirus outbreak that has already forced a third of the country to stay home....

 2021-07-24 14:00 

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India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 76...

Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 76, with nearly 90,000 others evacuated....

 2021-07-24 13:50 

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Topless Tongan faces ripped rival at Olympic opener...

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua was feeling the love on Saturday after oiling up to cause an online sensation at a third straight Olympic opening ceremony, but this time he was challenged by an equally ripped rower from Vanuatu....

 2021-07-24 13:40 

Manila Standard

US celebrity chefs pay $600,000 over sexual harassment...

US celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich agreed to pay $600,000 in a settlement to 20 former employees over sexual harassment allegations, the New York Attorney General said Friday....

 2021-07-24 13:30 

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Sokor TV network apologizes for offensive broadcast...

A major South Korean broadcaster apologized Saturday for using offensive images and captions to describe participating countries during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday night....

 2021-07-24 13:20 

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Ecuador prison riot death toll rises to 27...

Ecuador on Friday raised to 27 the number of inmates killed in prison riots in two jails this week that forced the government to declare a state of emergency....

 2021-07-24 00:00 

Manila Standard

6.7-magnitude quake hits Philippines: USGS...
 2021-07-23 17:40 

Manila Standard

MM restrictions heightened...

Metro Manila and four other provinces will be placed under a general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions, Malacanang said Friday....

 2021-07-23 17:30 

Manila Standard

'Pandemic' Games open with handful of VIPs...

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics took place on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy....

 2021-07-23 17:20 

Manila Standard

One for the books: No deaths in tally; glitch probed...

No deaths from COVID-19 were recorded Friday, but health officials said this was due to a glitch in COVID Kaya, the digital platform for information management during the pandemic....

 2021-07-23 17:10 

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PH travel ban on Malaysia, Thailand okayed...

The government has expanded its travel restrictions to Malaysia and Thailand in a bid to stem the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Malacaang said Friday....

 2021-07-23 17:00 

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Government rushes to repair 3 main roads in Luzon...

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working to restore access to three national road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region and Mimaropa that are currently impassable due to heavy monsoon rains....

 2021-07-23 16:50 

Manila Standard

House gives priority to 5 bills, SONA agenda...

The House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of five bills earlier identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) when it resumes session next week....

 2021-07-23 16:40 

Manila Standard

GMO rice production okayed for the first time...

The Philippines became the world's first country Friday to approve the commercial production of genetically modified "golden rice" that experts hope will combat childhood blindness and save lives in the developing world....

 2021-07-23 16:30 

Manila Standard

Leptospirosis cases on the rise—DOH...

The Department of Health said leptospirosis cases in the first six months of the year went up by 13 percent from the same period last year....

 2021-07-23 15:50 

Manila Standard

House adopts Senate version of POGO bill...

An economist in the House of Representatives on Friday revealed that the lower chamber will adopt the Senate version of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations tax bill as legislators cited the need to immediately raise P13.4 billion from POGO operators...

 2021-07-23 15:40 

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P2.3 billion smuggled, counterfeit items seized—Customs...

More than P2.3 billion worth of smuggled counterfeit items and used clothing from China were seized during a raid at a warehouse in Valenzuela City, the Customs bureau said on Friday....

 2021-07-23 15:30 

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CHR supports bill to enforce laws, rules on environment...

The Commission on Human Rights supported on Friday the urgent passage of the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau bill....

 2021-07-23 15:20 

Manila Standard

Center opens for prevention of sex abuses...

The Department of Justice, through the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and the National Bureau of Investigation, with the support of the UK National Crime Agency, inaugurated Friday the Cyber-TIP Monitoring Center....

 2021-07-23 15:10 

Manila Standard

PNP chief vows to dig deep into the murder of Cebu broadcaster...

Philippine National Police chief General Guillermo Eleazar has directed the Cebu Police Provincial Office to investigate the killing of radio commentator Reynante "Rey" Cortes and immediately arrest the suspect....

 2021-07-23 15:00 

Manila Standard

Five scam suspects collared in QC...

In line with the relentless campaign of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against illegal activities, operatives of NBI-Anti-Fraud Division (NBI-AFD) arrested five persons in Quezon City for illegal investment activities....

 2021-07-23 14:50 

Manila Standard

Binay, solons blast gov't 'medicine cabinet' tack...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday criticized the government for its failure to prevent the entry of the COVID-19 Delta variant and the continuing spike of active coronavirus cases in the country....

 2021-07-23 14:40 

Manila Standard

Enlist for polls, Romualdez urges youth...

A senior official of the House of Representatives on Friday urged qualified voters who are not on the voters' list to register for the 2022 elections to enable them to take part "effectively in reforming the country's political and economic sy...

 2021-07-23 14:30 

Manila Standard

Revive Paraaque spillway project—Marcos...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday called on the government to strongly consider reviving its spillway project to effectively address extreme flooding in Metro Manila during the rainy season....

 2021-07-23 14:20 

Manila Standard

Drilon: SC ruling underscored Senate's role in treaty abrogation...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Friday asserted that the Supreme Court has recognized the role and power of the Senate in treaty abrogation....

 2021-07-23 14:10 

Manila Standard

Pag-IBIG virtual desks activated for OFWs...

Officials launched on Friday the Pag-IBIG Virtual Offices catering to overseas Filipinos in North America (United States and Canada), United Kingdom and Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and Singapore....

 2021-07-23 14:05 

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SC launches ePayment for small claims...

The Supreme Court on Friday launched the Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees for small claims cases....

 2021-07-23 14:00 

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Carpio to Rody: Keep China away from WPS...

Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to show his sincerity to uphold the constitution and protect the country's exclusive economic zone by prohibiting China from further fishing in the West Philip...

 2021-07-23 12:50 

Manila Standard

China deluge death toll climbs to 51...

A record deluge in China's central Henan province has claimed 51 lives, authorities said Friday, as millions of residents were impacted by the heavy downpours....

 2021-07-23 12:45 

Manila Standard

India landslides kill 36, dozens more trapped...

Thirty-six people have died in landslides caused by heavy monsoon downpours in western India, with dozens more feared trapped, an official said Friday....

 2021-07-23 12:40 

Manila Standard

Climate 'mysteries' still puzzle scientists...

What worries one of the world's leading climate scientists the most?...

 2021-07-23 12:35 

Manila Standard

Israel in cold war over Ben & Jerry's ice cream ban...

Israeli Avi Zinger said the ice cream he makes usually brings joy, but Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling in occupied Palestinian territory has cast his factory into a political storm....

 2021-07-23 12:30 

Manila Standard

10 years after Winehouse death, family 'reclaims' her story...

Amy Winehouse may still be best known for her line: "They tried to make me go to rehab. But I said no, no, no."...

 2021-07-23 05:30 

Manila Standard

Villagers flee fresh floods in central China as typhoon approaches...
 2021-07-23 04:30 

Manila Standard

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike...
 2021-07-23 03:48 

Manila Standard

Ecuador declares emergency after 22 killed in prison riots...
 2021-07-23 02:00 

Manila Standard

Upbeat quarterly update lifts Twitter shares...
 2021-07-23 01:00 

Manila Standard

US sanctions Cuba for repressing protests, Biden warns more to come...
 2021-07-23 00:30 

Manila Standard

Mississippi calls on Supreme Court to overturn US right to abortion...
 2021-07-22 18:40 

Manila Standard

Delta local transmission confirmed...

The Department of Health confirmed there is already a local transmission of the Delta variant in the country....

 2021-07-22 18:35 

Manila Standard

Doctors seek tighter border controls on Malaysia and Thailand...

A group of physicians on Thursday urged the government to impose stricter restrictions on travelers from Malaysia and Thailand to prevent the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant....

 2021-07-22 18:30 

Manila Standard

Palace won't go along with ICC, cites lack of mechanism...

The International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot compel the Philippines to cooperate with its probe on alleged drug war killings, despite a ruling by the Supreme Court saying the Philippines remains obliged to cooperate even after withdrawing from the Rome S...

 2021-07-22 18:25 

Manila Standard

'Fabian' exits slowly to Japan...

Typhoon "Fabian" continued Thursday to move slowly westward over the Philippine Sea southeast of Yaeyama Islands in Japan, leaving at least 23 villages in Pampanga submerged in floodwaters, disaster officials said....

 2021-07-22 18:20 

Manila Standard

SONA to focus on roadmap...

President Rodrigo Duterte will not discuss his political plans for 2022 during his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, but instead will outline his roadmap in his remaining year in office, Malacaang said....

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