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 2021-07-16 17:20 

Manila Standard

Lakas going strong with 9 new members...

The strength of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) has been growing consistently with the entry to the party of nine new members who will seek elective posts in next year's presidential elections....

 2021-07-16 17:10 

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New school year opens in September...

Classes for the school year 2021-2022 will open on September 13, as approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Education announced Friday....

 2021-07-16 17:00 

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Graft court junks 34-year-old case vs. Marcoses...

The Sandiganbayan dismissed a complaint originally filed 34 years ago by the post-EDSA Revolution Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) against late businessman Ricardo Silverio Sr. and Pablo Carlos Jr., former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and th...

 2021-07-16 16:50 

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China dangles $3-billion aid at Apec...

China's President Xi Jinping on Friday promised $3 billion in aid to developing countries to fight COVID-19 at an unprecedented emergency online meeting of APEC heads of state....

 2021-07-16 16:40 

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'Fabian' enters PAR; Habagat induces rain...

A low pressure area inside the Philippine area of responsibility developed into a tropical depression named "Fabian" on Friday, raising the risk of more flooding and rain-induced landslides due to enhancement of the southwest monsoon of habagat....

 2021-07-16 16:30 

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IBP denounces murder of Davao lawyer, husband...

A Davao City-based lawyer and her husband were gunned down by a still unidentified suspect outside their home in Barangay Talomo Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-07-16 14:50 

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20 roving MTC judges to help unclog courts...

Malacanang has appointed 20 municipal trial court judges as judges-at-large or roving judges who can be assigned by the Supreme Court anywhere in the country to hasten resolution of cases in courts with overloaded dockets....

 2021-07-16 14:40 

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Group urges human rights, CHR mandate vs. CPP-NPA...

The Commission on Human Rights must deliver on its mandate against the Communist Party of the Philippines and its allied groups, the Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) said Friday....

 2021-07-16 14:30 

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New CEZA infra projects in Sept....

Cagayan Freeport—Secretary Raul Lambino, administrator and CEO of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, expressed confidence that the various infrastructure projects being constructed at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport would be ready f...

 2021-07-16 14:20 

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2 woman Red leaders nabbed in Quezon City...

Two ranking female communist rebel leaders operating in the Caraga Region were arrested by a joint military and police force at a village in Quezon City at dawn Thursday....

 2021-07-16 14:15 

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4 Abu Sayyaf fall in Basilan to police force...

Four suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed after they fought lawmen serving warrants for their arrest for murder, kidnapping and carnapping offenses in Lamitan, Basilan on Thursday....

 2021-07-16 14:10 

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Kiko files cyber libel raps vs. 2 YouTube channels...

Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan has filed cyber libel charges against two YouTube channels that he said were spreading false information against him and his wife, actress Sharon Cuneta....

 2021-07-16 14:05 

Manila Standard

DBP accredited with UN fund arm...

State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has secured the accreditation of a United Nations-backed institution that provides financing for environment and climate-related programs and advocacies in line with the Paris Agreement and Kyoto Proto...

 2021-07-16 14:00 

Manila Standard

Gabunada drops hefty DOF contract...

Nicanor Gabunada, the former social media strategist for President Rodrigo Duterte who has been linked to a network of fake pro-Duterte Facebook pages, has declined a contract offered by the Department of Finance following criticism....

 2021-07-16 11:25 

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BioNTech produces 10 times more antibodies than Sinovac...

People who received BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine had ten times the amount of antibodies than those given China's Sinovac, a Hong Kong study has shown, adding to growing data on different jabs' effectiveness....

 2021-07-16 11:20 

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Dhaka executes extremist for 2005 bombing...

Bangladesh has executed an hardline Islamist for a 2005 bomb attack in which eight people died, officials said Friday....

 2021-07-16 11:15 

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Kenya arrests 'vampire' for killing 10 kids...

Kenyan police were holding a man described as a "bloodthirsty vampire" accused of the grisly murders of at least 10 children....

 2021-07-16 11:10 

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Life-saving potential in spider venom...

A group of Australia-based scientists are looking to venom from a deadly native spider to actually save lives, by halting the harmful effects of heart attacks....

 2021-07-16 11:05 

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Eiffel Tower to reopen after 9-month closure...

The Eiffel Tower is to reopen to visitors on Friday for the first time in nine months following its longest closure since World War II....

 2021-07-16 11:00 

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Death toll in German floods rises to at least 81, dozens missing...

Authorities in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate said Friday that 50 people have died in devastating floods in the western state, bringing the national death toll to at least 81, with dozens more missing....

 2021-07-16 04:30 

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WhatsApp tests breaking free from smartphones...
 2021-07-16 03:30 

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Circus school keeps dreams alive in pandemic-hit Mexico...
 2021-07-16 03:00 

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Lebanon's PM designate Hariri says won't form govt, deepening crisis...
 2021-07-16 02:25 

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25 dead in Ivory Coast coach and minibus crash...
 2021-07-16 02:00 

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US scientists convert paralyzed man's brain waves to speech...
 2021-07-16 01:30 

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Deadly floods overshadow Merkel's White House swan song...
 2021-07-16 01:00 

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Mandatory indoor mask use returns to Los Angeles...
 2021-07-16 00:30 

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At least 68 dead in Germany, Belgium as storms ravage Europe...
 2021-07-15 23:30 

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Biden looks to force open internet, offers vaccines to 'failed' Cuba...
 2021-07-15 17:50 

Manila Standard

GCQ curbs lifted in MM...

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila under regular general community quarantine (GCQ) from today (Friday) until the end of the month, lifting the additional restrictions that were previously put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases....

 2021-07-15 17:40 

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PH travel ban vs. Malaysia, Thailand eyed...

The Department of Health (DOH) is considering a ban on travelers from Malaysia and Thailand because of the threat of the more transmissible Delta variant, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday....

 2021-07-15 17:30 

Manila Standard

Pfizer doses down the drain in Alabang...

Several Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines the quantity not disclosed will go to waste after the storage facility in a major vaccination site in Alabang, Muntinlupa encountered issues, local government officials said Thursday....

 2021-07-15 17:20 

Manila Standard

'Poster boy' of vax rollout...

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appear in a new infomercial to encourage more Filipinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2021-07-15 17:10 

Manila Standard

US firm, lawmakers insist on probe into dumping of waste...

A US company whose satellite images show Chinese ships dumping waste in the West Philippine Sea on Thursday urged the government to validate its findings, even as lawmakers called for a congressional investigation into the reports....

 2021-07-15 17:00 

Manila Standard

'Perfect storm' brewing more woes—UN...

The UN warned Thursday that a "perfect storm" was brewing, with a raging pandemic disrupting access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions of children at risk from measles and other deadly diseases....

 2021-07-15 16:55 

Manila Standard

Eid'l Adha: July 20 holiday...

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Tuesday, July 20, a regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, according to a document that Malacaang released on Thursday....

 2021-07-15 16:50 

Manila Standard

10 Navymen cleared in officer's slay...

The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeals' decision that sustained the 2011 order of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing from the service for grave misconduct 10 Navy officers charged in 1995 for the death of Ensign Philip Andrew Pestao...

 2021-07-15 16:45 

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Peaceful end to sea row sought...

Geopolitical experts, including former foreign ministers, from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan called for a peaceful approach and compliance to international law to avoid military confrontation amidst the growing tensions in the South China...

 2021-07-15 16:33 

Manila Standard

Salceda appeals for more equity in vaccine distribution in Bicol, Bangsamoro regions...

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has called for more equity in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as more supplies continue to arrive in the country, saying the process has been "grossly unequal," leaving behind regions like Bicol and the Bangsamoro ...

 2021-07-15 15:50 

Manila Standard

193 drug offenders seek court deal...

At least 193 minor drug offenders represented by the Public Attorney's Office have asked the Supreme Court to allow them to plead guilty to lesser offenses through plea bargaining....

 2021-07-15 15:40 

Manila Standard

Isko Moreno's SOCA: Infra investments leap 43%...

While the country suffered an economic slump owing to the virus pandemic, Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso yesterday noted that infrastructure investment in Manila reached P148 billion or a 43% increase from last year's data....

 2021-07-15 15:30 

Manila Standard

Foreign miner gets 25-year new license...

The Philippines defended Thursday its decision to allow a foreign miner to restart operations at a controversial gold and copper project that has been blockaded by protesters over alleged environmental violations...

 2021-07-15 15:20 

Manila Standard

10 fugitives from Japan kicked out...

The Bureau of Immigration deported 10 Japanese fugitives wanted by authorities in Tokyo for involvement in a big-time telecommunications fraud....

 2021-07-15 15:10 

Manila Standard

NCR's number coding still on hold; Makati modifies traffic scheme...

The number coding scheme remains suspended in the National Capital Region, except in Makati City where a modified scheme is being enforced....

 2021-07-15 13:30 

Manila Standard

Emergency APEC virus summit set...

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern will host an emergency meeting of APEC leaders Friday aimed at bolstering vaccine rollouts to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus variants now fueling the pandemic....

 2021-07-15 13:25 

Manila Standard

Melbourne, Sydney in lockdown, 12 million ordered to stay at home...

Australia's bid to quash a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak will see its second largest city lock down late Thursday, bringing the total number of Australians under stay-at-home orders to around 12 million....

 2021-07-15 13:20 

Manila Standard

China: No vax, no access to malls, schools, hospitals...

Millions of Chinese people face bans from public spaces including schools, hospitals and shopping malls unless they get a COVID-19 vaccine, under new edicts covering nearly two dozen cities and counties....

 2021-07-15 13:15 

Manila Standard

Press freedoms 'in tatters' — HK media...

Hong Kong's press freedoms are "in tatters" as China remoulds the once outspoken business hub in its own authoritarian image, the city's main journalist union said Thursday, adding it feared "fake news" laws were on their way....

 2021-07-15 13:10 

Manila Standard

WTO convenes trade chiefs for fisheries deal...

The World Trade Organization kicked off a ministerial meeting Thursday aimed at breathing life into drawn-out negotiations towards banning subsidies that favour overfishing, but numerous sticking points remain....

 2021-07-15 13:05 

Manila Standard

Israel arrests dozens of Palestinian students...

The Israeli army said Thursday it had arrested between 20 and 30 Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank it accused of being "terror operatives" of Islamist group Hamas....

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