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 2021-07-30 11:30 

Manila Bulletin

DOLE milestones tackled in 'Oh My Job!'...

From left: Tuesday Niu, Arnell Igncio, and Bea Binene The past season saw the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at the forefront of people-centric projects and decisions that have paved the way for employees and employers alike to find their way t...

 2021-07-30 11:01 

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How to protect yourself from Delta variant: Mask, face shield, distancing, vaccine, more info...

The Delta variant is here. The Department of Health (DOH) reported the first two cases of the Delta variant (B1617.2) in the Philippines last May 11, from returning overseas Filipino workers, and the first 1 1 local cases last July 16. On Thursday, July 2...

 2021-07-30 11:00 

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Central Visayas tallies most number of 'Delta' cases...

CEBU CITY Central Visayas has the most number of cases of the more transmissible variant of COVID-19. The Department of Health-Central Visayas (DOH 7) confirmed that 32 COVID-19 cases with Delta variant are from Region 7 and all of which are in Cebu islan...

 2021-07-30 10:58 

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John Lloyd Cruz, Joel Torre, Cherie Gil, Jun Sabayton, and Ronnie Lazaro star in Globe Studio's YT comedy 'Ang Fraile'...

John Lloyd Cruz and Jun Sabayton behind-the-scenes of Globe Studios' 'Ang Fraile'. Watch the two-part comedy series for free on Globe Studios' YouTube Channel. Just before July ends, Globe Studios unveils on its YouTube channel a brand-new...

 2021-07-30 10:50 

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ELEVENTH HOUR: Building resilience amid the climate, environmental, and pollution crises...

Executive Order No. 29 (s. 2017) declared July as National Disaster Resilience Month to raise awareness on disaster prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation and recovery. For us in the Climate Reality Philippines, this is an o...

 2021-07-30 10:45 

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COA to ex-senator: Return P112,928 rental deposit refund received in 1998...

A former senator pocketed P112,928.30 in rental deposit refund that was entrusted to him in 1998, the Commission on Audit (COA) has revealed. In the 2020 Annual Audit Report (AAR) for the Senate, COA asked Senate's Deputy Secretary for Administration ...

 2021-07-30 10:44 

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Tokyo Olympics: Gebbie misses semis spot in men's 50m freestyle...

Luke Gebbie (MB File Photo) Swimmer Luke Gebbie missed out on a semifinals berth despite topping Heat 5 of the men's 50-meter freestyle of the Tokyo Olympics. Gebbie clocked 22.84 seconds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre but his time was good for 41st out...

 2021-07-30 10:38 

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DOE to junk Meralco's emergency supply procurement plea despite shortage...

The Department of Energy (DOE) is inclined to disapprove the plea of power utility giant Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for emergency supply procurement despite highly probable supply shortages that could descend into rotational blackouts during the 20...

 2021-07-30 10:38 

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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...

 2021-07-30 10:34 

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3 more dioceses in Metro Manila suspend public masses...

Three more dioceses in Metro Manila have suspended their public masses. Photo courtesy Diocese of Novaliches The Dioceses of Cubao, Novaliches, and Paranaque announced the suspension of public masses in all their parishes and chapels from July 31 to Augus...

 2021-07-30 10:31 

Manila Bulletin

Nievarez: I'll come back stronger...

Cris Nievarez and Luka Doncic Rower Cris Nievarez said he learned plenty of lessons in his Olympic debut after finishing 23rd in the men's singles sculls of the Tokyo Games. The native of Atimonan, Quezon said a Facebook post that the Tokyo stint has ...

 2021-07-30 10:25 

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Kara David on using Taylor Swift, Gloc-9's songs as reference in teaching journalism...

GMA News reporter Kara David recently talked about why she uses Taylor Swift and Gloc-9 as models when teaching journalism to students. In an interview on "The Howie Severino Podcast," the award-winning broadcast journalist said that aside from he...

 2021-07-30 10:12 

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Diaz gets P10 million from MVPSF...

Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz shows her Tokyo Olympics gold medal to MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, former Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chief Ricky Vargas and MVPSF president Al Panlilio during a virtual meeting las...

 2021-07-30 10:12 

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Demand for BSP bills slows...

The auction of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) 28-day securities attracted lower bids of P117.75 billion on Friday compared to the previous week's P162.51 billion. This resulted to a lower bid coverage ratio of 1.1775 from 1.6251 on July 23. The off...

 2021-07-30 10:09 

Manila Bulletin

Smartphones, social media become vital tools for farmers under this digital farming course...

Some 800 farmers and young Filipinos are set to take up in-depth digital literacy trainings through the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) 102 that will take place next month. FARMERS GO DIGITAL — A farmer-youth tandem completes the hands-on activity on ...

 2021-07-30 10:02 

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Sun Life enters trust business in PH...

Sun Life Philippines has created a wealth management company catering to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals who are looking to generate additional profit. In a statement, Benedict Sison, Sun Life Philippines chief executive officer and...

 2021-07-30 09:59 

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URC divests from investment in Australia and New Zealand...

Universal Robina Corporation is selling its controlling stake in Australian joint venture firm Unisnack ANZ to minority partner Intersnack Group, one of the leading manufacturers of savoury snacks in Europe. Unisnack ANZ is a leading snacks and biscuits c...

 2021-07-30 09:48 

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Ramp up testing, tracing, vaccination during 2-week ECQ in Metro Manila health advocate...

(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO) A health reform advocate has urged to government to boost coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and vaccination in Metro Manila as the region will go into another round of lockdown due to the threat of the Delta ...

 2021-07-30 09:47 

Manila Bulletin

WHO PH urges LGUs to prioritize vaccination of senior citizens...

A Manila health worker prepares to administer a single-shot Johnson & Johnson's Janssen coronavirus vaccine during the inoculative drive at the Justo Lucban Elementary School in Manila on July 21, 2021. (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin) The World Health Org...

 2021-07-30 09:44 

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Bank lending down 2%; money supply up at P14.4T...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said bank lending continue to contract for the seventh month in a row, it fell by two percent in June but it was an improvement from May's four percent drop. "(The) concerns over the spread of new coronavirus ...

 2021-07-30 09:37 

Manila Bulletin

Australia sets 80% vaccine target to open borders...

Sydney, Australia — Australia will reopen its borders and end lockdowns when 80 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed Friday, sketching a long road out of "Fortress Australia" virus restriction...

 2021-07-30 09:37 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec says return of Metro Manila to ECQ to impact voter registration...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday, July 30, said the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region will have an impact in the ongoing voter registration for the May 2022 polls. Comelec/MB "The return ...

 2021-07-30 09:22 

Manila Bulletin

Stocks plunge on hard lockdown announcement...

The local stock market plunged after the government announced a hard lockdown just a few days after saying it is not necessary. The main index fell 226.30 points or 3.48 percent to close at 6,273.23 with the Property and Holding Firms counters suffering t...

 2021-07-30 09:19 

Manila Bulletin

Janno Gibbs apologizes for viral '#basurabakuna' statement...

Janno Gibbs was forced to explain himself with many expressing dismay over his recent social media post seemingly criticizing the government's vaccination program. On Instagram, the singer wrote: "I'm sorry for my #basurabakuna statement. I sh...

 2021-07-30 09:19 

Manila Bulletin

Concepcion: NCR lockdown 'right decision' to contain Delta spread, prevent 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'...

The government has made the "right decision" in reverting Metro Manila to a two-week strict lockdown next month, according to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion. Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion talk...

 2021-07-30 09:15 

Manila Bulletin

P/$ rate closes at P49.97/$1...

The peso closed higher at P49.97 to the US dollar Friday, (July 30) from P50.305 the previous day. The weighted average rate appreciated to P50.223 from P50.342. Total volume amounted to $1.364.56 billion according to the Bankers Association of the Philip...

 2021-07-30 09:10 

Manila Bulletin

China-funded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge now accessible...

The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge that links the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong across Pasig River finally opened Thursday, July 29, and will start catering to traffic Friday, July 30. (MANILA BULLETIN) "Despite the challenges, DPWH delivered its commit...

 2021-07-30 09:09 

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4 more Sulu crash fatalities identified — AFP...

The identities of four more military personnel who died in the tragic C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu earlier this month have already been confirmed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced Friday, July 30. Captain Jonathan Zata, AFP public...

 2021-07-30 09:09 

Manila Bulletin

US acted with 'good faith' in addressing PH concerns over VFA, says Locsin...

On instructions of President Duterte, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday handed over the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III after the US h...

 2021-07-30 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

Int'l stars congratulate Hidilyn Diaz for historic Olympic feat...

The members of American pop band LANY have extended a congratulatory message to Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who ended a 97-year drought for the Philippines in its quest for an Olympic gold medal recently. On their respective social media accounts,...

 2021-07-30 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

TNT turns back struggling RoS in PH Cup return...

Photo from PBA TNT picked up where it left off, taking down the skidding Rain or Shine, 79-69, for its second win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday, July 30 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Tropang Giga showed no signs of rust despite ...

 2021-07-30 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

Davao-based local startup to develop 'viable, cheaper' LMS for online learning...

DAVAO CITY A local startup from Davao City will be developing a learning management system (LMS) that will help students and educators in conducting online learning and sharing educational resources. In a press statement on Wednesday, the DOST XI said, th...

 2021-07-30 09:02 

Manila Bulletin

Tokyo-based DOLE exec shares the golden adage she learned from Hidilyn Diaz...

Labor Attach in Tokyo, Japan Marie Rose Escalada had the privilege of speaking with Olympic gold medalist, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz before the latter's flight back home to the Philippines earlier this week. Labor Attach in Tokyo Marie Rose Escalada (...

 2021-07-30 09:01 

Manila Bulletin

Desiree del Valle warns followers on post office scam...

Actress Desiree del Valle recently shared with fans a new scamming scheme she discovered. Apparently, she received a text message informing her that a parcel is ready for delivery to her home and she has to confirm shipping details. "They will ask if ...

 2021-07-30 09:01 

Manila Bulletin

Monsoon rains may persist over parts of Luzon next week...

(PIXABAY) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon, locally called "habagat," remains the prevailing weather system in the country in the next few days. In its weekly weat...

 2021-07-30 08:56 

Manila Bulletin

Bianca Gonzalez lectures basher on 'Abante Babae' statement...

TV host Bianca Gonzalez has recently schooled a basher who took offense with her "Abante Babae" post relating to the recent success of Filipino female athletes at the ongoing Olympics. Recall that following the historic win of weightlifter Hidilyn...

 2021-07-30 08:49 

Manila Bulletin

Death of witness will not affect criminal cases vs Sen. De Lima...

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said the death of a witness will not affect the prosecution of the criminal cases filed against detained Sen. Leila M. De Lima. Guevarra said that Vicente Sy, a convicted drug lor...

 2021-07-30 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

"Lock down hard, lock down fast." With this general strategy, Metro Manila will shift back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to August 20 in a bid to stymie the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ...

 2021-07-30 08:42 

Manila Bulletin

DOH logs 8,562 new COVID-19 cases — highest single-day tally since June 12...

DOH/MB The country reported 8,562 more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Friday, July 30the highest single-day tally in seven weeks. The last time that the Philippines recorded at least 8,000 cases was last July 12 with 8,027 new infections. Active ...

 2021-07-30 08:39 

Manila Bulletin

Quarantine pass required in Manila under ECQ...

The use of quarantine passes will be implemented anew in Manila as the National Capital Region (NCR) will be under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) again starting August 6 until August 20. The Manila Barangay Bureau (MBB) ordered all the barangay offic...

 2021-07-30 08:23 

Manila Bulletin

Go, Poe get 'high trust' in lobbying firm's survey; Revilla has least...

Lobbying and campaigns firm Publicus Asia has listed Senators Christopher "Bong" Go and Grace Poe as among 23 members of the Senate who got the highest "trust rating" in a survey conducted this month. Senate of the Philippines (Senate PRIB...

 2021-07-30 08:23 

Manila Bulletin

Rockets select Fil-Am Jalen Green at No. 2...

Filipino-American guard Jalen Green finally made it into the NBA. Jalen Green speaks to the press after being selected by the Houston Rockets at No. 2 (AFP) The Houston Rockets selected the 19-year-old Green at No. 2 in the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays ...

 2021-07-30 08:19 

Manila Bulletin

Yulo needs two 5.60 in difficulty — Carrion...

Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the rings event of the artistic gymnastics men's qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 24, 2021. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) TOKYO — ...

 2021-07-30 08:19 

Manila Bulletin

San Juan City's uncollected real estate tax hits P233-M...

Tax payment deliquency has cost San Juan City over P233 million in uncollected real estate taxes thus depriving the city government much needed funds to finance its various programs, projects and activities. The Commission on Audit (COA) also lamented tha...

 2021-07-30 08:17 

Manila Bulletin

'Whole-of-gov't approach': DOST, DOF, DENR, CCC vow to end single-use plastics...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with partner-agencies and institutions committed Friday, July 30, to end the country's dependence on single-use plastics by seeking better alternatives to these products while also promoting sus...

 2021-07-30 08:13 

Manila Bulletin

Mobile app fast-tracks voter's registration in Pangasinan...

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has made voter's registration easier and more convenient for people of this province through a mobile app. Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Marino Salas of Pangasinan said the mobile...

 2021-07-30 08:09 

Manila Bulletin

Choco Mucho remains unbeaten, beats BaliPure for 5th straight win...

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans remained undefeated in five straight games after beating the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders 25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21, in the 2021 PVL Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Friday...

 2021-07-30 08:07 

Manila Bulletin

Business to heed gov't ECQ decision...

Previously divided over calls for hard lockdown, the business sector now stand behind Malacanang decision to return to hard lockdown to avert the possibility of surge in Delta variant cases in the country. "Business is against lockdown because it is d...

 2021-07-30 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

JC Cares Foundation: A good heart amid the pandemic...

NATIONAL DISABILITY PREVENTION WEEK VISIT JC Cares Foundation members visited Barangay Pillar Village in Las Pias City recently to join the celebration of the 43rd National Disability Prevention & Rehabilitation Week. The negative economic effects of the ...

 2021-07-30 07:54 

Manila Bulletin

Pentagon Chief: Strong, resilient US-PH alliance vital to peace in Indo-Pacific region...

Boosting the security ties and defense cooperation between the Philippines and the United States (US) is crucial to maintain the peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, the US' top Defense official disclosed Friday, July 30. United States Defen...

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