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 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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...

 2021-07-30 16:00 

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DOST funds UP-PGH's surgical innovation, biotechnology program...

The Surgical Innovation and Biotechnology (SIBOL) program being implemented by the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila-Philippine General Hospital (PGH) has secured funding support from the Department of Science and Techno...

 2021-07-30 15:56 

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PH, Chinese Taipei seeking to breed disease-resistant tomatoes, peppers...

The Philippines and Chinese Taipei are seeking to breed tomatoes and peppers resistant to bacterial wilt and anthracnose, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Tech...

 2021-07-30 15:49 

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A week before ECQ in Metro Manila, DSWD reports more than P1.59-B worth of stockpiles, standby funds...

As Malacaang announced that the National Capital Region (NCR) will be placed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported Friday, July 31, that it has available stockpi...

 2021-07-30 15:43 

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DOST's e-nutribun will soon be available in Gumaca, Quezon...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Friday, July 30, that the enhanced nutribun will soon be available in Gumaca, Quezon. DOST-FNRI's enhanced nutribun technology (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) DOST Secretary Fortunato "Boy"...

 2021-07-30 15:13 

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Richard Gomez recovers, goes back to work...

Richard Gomez Actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 recently. This was revealed by popular entertainment columnist Lolit Solis on Instagram on July 30. "Mabuti naman at magaling na si Mayor Richard ...

 2021-07-30 14:50 

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Hidilyn Diaz, Alden Richards praised for display of strong faith...

Hidilyn Diaz Entertainment columnist Lolit Solis lauded celebrities Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and Kapuso actor Alden Richards for their faith in the devotional medallion with the Blessed Virgin Mary depicted as the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal. On Instagram, ...

 2021-07-30 14:27 

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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 ...

 2021-07-30 14:25 

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Iloilo City police wins as best in community relations...

ILOILO CITY For its various initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has been declared by the Philippine National Police (PNP) declared as the country's most outstanding unit in community relations (PCR) for the c...

 2021-07-30 14:15 

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Pacatiw beats Chinese foe in ONE Championship debut...

Jeremy Pacatiw of Team Lakay made a good first impression in his ONE Championship debut after scoring a unanimous decision win over Chinese foe Chen Rui in their bantamweight bout in ONE: Battleground at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday night, July 30....

 2021-07-30 14:07 

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Korina Sanchez-Roxas gives fans a tour inside her stylish childhood home...

Korina Sanchez-Roxas (Facebook) Broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas has opened up the doors to her parents' plush property, where she and her siblings grew up in. One rainy day, Korina said on Instagram that her parents' house was transformed into a ...

 2021-07-30 13:31 

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Coco Martin trains Julia Montes on guns and motorcycles for 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano'...

Coco Martin and Julia Montes The long wait is over! Rumored couple Coco Martin and Julia Montes will be sharing the small screen via "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." During an episode of "TV Patrol" on ABS-CBN, the Kapamilya stars appeared tog...

 2021-07-30 12:57 

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PBA postpones Phoenix-Blackwater game; Meralco-Alaska duel pushes through...

Photo from PBA The PBA has postponed the game between Phoenix and Blackwater set on Saturday, July 31 due to health and safety reasons. "The PBA game between Blackwater Bossing and Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters, scheduled July 31, 2021, Saturday at 2...

 2021-07-30 12:55 

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Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to being defeated by Germany's Alexander Zverev in their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles semifinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) Novak Djok...

 2021-07-30 12:34 

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Tax-free privilege sought on cash incentives, gifts for Hidilyn, top athletes...

Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo believes a sports hero like Hidilyn Diaz who has given Filipinos a reason to celebrate in the face of natural and public health devastations should be allowed to fully enjoy the fruits of their labor...

 2021-07-30 12:30 

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Israeli health experts advise PH to intensify ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts; booster shots 'irrelevant at the moment'...

The Israeli medical experts who arrived on July 26, 2021. (Ariel Fernandez/ MANILA BULLETIN) Medical experts from Israel advised the Philippines not to think for now of using coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine booster shots and focus first in vaccinat...

 2021-07-30 12:22 

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DOTr proposes to retain current public transport supply, capacity during ECQ in NCR...

While the government is yet to release guidelines on public mobility in connection with the impending reimposition of an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will recommend that the current s...

 2021-07-30 12:16 

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Standhardinger hits buzzer-beater, breaks former team's heart and helps Ginebra rebound...

Photo from PBA Christian Standhardinger nailed the buzzer-beating basket against his former team as Barangay Ginebra came from behind to beat NorthPort, 87-85, and barge back into the win column of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday night, July 30 at t...

 2021-07-30 12:12 

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Briones to school superintendents: Fear not, lead with courage amid challenges in education sector...

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has urged the new batch of the Philippine Association of School Superintendents (PASS) to lead with courage and face the challenges hounding the education sector so as to prepare the learners amid the uncertaint...

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