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 2021-07-30 07:48 

Manila Bulletin

Make cooking fun and exciting again with the Fresh and Furious Blender...

Oh, the new normal. While this buzzword is often connected to the challenges that we've faced over the past few months, we do have to admit that it also brought with it changes that have more good to them than bad. As we left old habits to adjust to o...

 2021-07-30 07:40 

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Body of rigger man found after 10 days of searching in Cagayan...

STO. NIO, Cagayan The body of a rigger man who accidentally slipped and drowned on a river while working on a bridge project was finally found after 10 days of search and retrieval operations in Baranga Namuccayan here. Authorities identified the victim a...

 2021-07-30 07:37 

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47% say gov't not doing enough to assert country's rights in West PH Sea — survey...

(SOCIAL WEATHER STATIONS) About 47 percent of adult Filipinos are saying that the government is not doing enough to assert the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea, a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) and sponsored by Stratbase ...

 2021-07-30 07:34 

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Tokyo Olympics: Pagunsan shoots 73 in men's golf second round...

Philippines' Juvic Pagunsan (left) walks with his caddie in round 1 of the men's golf individual stroke play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe on July 29, 2021. (Photo by YOSHIHIRO IWAMO / AFP) Juvic P...

 2021-07-30 07:33 

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No public masses in Diocese of Pasig starting July 31...

There will be no public masses in the Diocese of Pasig starting Saturday, July 31. Photo courtesy Diocese of Pasig The diocese announced the news in a Facebook post Friday, July 30. "Starting tomorrow, July 31 to August 20, 2021 there will be no publi...

 2021-07-30 07:22 

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Duterte appoints Faustino as next AFP chief; Defense capability upgrade to be prioritized...

President Duterte has appointed Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. as the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Malacaang announced Friday, July 30. President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo) Faustino, commander of the joint task force in Mindanao, will ...

 2021-07-30 07:22 

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Lady cop in Negros Occidental sacked for ties to illegal gambling...

BACOLOD CITY A policewoman in Negros Occidental was relieved from her post after she was recently linked to an illegal gambling activity in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. Police Lt. Abegael Donasco, Negros Occidental police information officer, said the po...

 2021-07-30 07:18 

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China virus success under threat as Delta variant spreads...

Beijing, China — A coronavirus cluster that emerged in the Chinese city of Nanjing has now reached five provinces and Beijing, forcing lockdowns on hundreds of thousands of people as authorities scramble to stamp out the worst outbreak in months. Ch...

 2021-07-30 07:18 

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NBI nabs barangay official, companion in 'sale' of COVID vaccination slots...

National Bureau of Investigation A barangay kagawad (councilman) and his companion have been arrested for "selling vaccination slots" for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tondo, Manila, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Frida...

 2021-07-30 07:17 

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Delta variant death toll in PH now at 8 — DOH...

(PIXABAY) The Department of Health (DOH) said that eight coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients with the Delta variant in the Philippines have died. The DOH said that six of the fatalities were local cases, while the two others were returning overseas Fi...

 2021-07-30 07:16 

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Mindanao task force commander Faustino is next AFP chief, but will only serve 4 months...

Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., incumbent commander of a newly-formed joint task force (JTF) in Mindanao, has been appointed by President Duterte to be the next Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) effective Saturday, July 31. Lt. Gen. ...

 2021-07-30 07:13 

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P5.1-M 'shabu' export attempt foiled by BOC; here's how...

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)-based law enforcement authorities have foiled an attempt to export over P5.1 million worth of "shabu" (methamphetamine hydrochloride) via DHL cargo to three locations abroad. (Photo from BOC) Agents from t...

 2021-07-30 07:12 

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Duterte's retraction of VFA abrogation hailed by US Embassy...

The United States Embassy on Friday welcomed the decision of President Duterte's decision to retract the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). United States Embassy in Manila "We strongly believe that the VFA, and the broader alliance...

 2021-07-30 07:09 

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Gushing about 'And Just Like That' costumes? Follow these Instagram pages...

Love her or hate her, you cannot deny that Carrie Bradshaw has one unique personal style. It is fun, sometimes quirky, but best of all, it is rule-breaking—one thing you can always expect from "Sex and the City"'s sex columnist. That'...

 2021-07-30 07:07 

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Oriental Mindoro starts construction of Mangyan heritage, cultural center...

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro The provincial government on Friday, July 30, held the groundbreaking ceremony for the heritage and cultural center in Barangay Del Mundo, Mansalay that will showcase the unique and rich culture of Mangyan indigenous people....

 2021-07-30 07:05 

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Metro Manila may record 2,000 daily COVID-19 cases next week — OCTA fellow...

(PIXABAY) OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said the National Capital Region (NCR) will likely see about 2,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases per day next week due to the continuous increase in cases in the region. "We are seeing possibly 2,0...

 2021-07-30 07:05 

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Fil-Am rapper Saweetie stars in McDonald's latest celebrity collaboration meal...

After its successful work with Korean boy band superstar BTS, McDonald's is serving a new celebrity meal collaboration with hip hop artist Saweetie. The Saweetie Meal (Photo from McDonald's) The half-Filipino rapper and the global fast food brand ...

 2021-07-30 07:02 

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Gilas escapes Tunisia in overtime...

Photo from FIBA Gilas Pilipinas needed overtime to outlast Tunisia, 74-73, early Friday, July 30 Philippine time in the King Abdullah Cup at the Prince Hamza Sport Hall in Amman, Jordan. Thirdy Ravena split his two free throws with nine seconds left in th...

 2021-07-30 06:58 

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Two women, a lechon and chicken cordon hog Cebu's social media limelight...

CEBU CITY Hidilyn Diaz has been the talk of the town after bagging the country's first-ever gold medal in the Olympics. For the past few days, two women here have also been hogging the limelight albeit for a wrong reason. Maria Amy Hofilna and Marjori...

 2021-07-30 06:57 

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Online oathtaking of new agriculturists set on August 18...

Passers of the Agriculturist Licensure Examination will have their online oathtaking on August 18. PRC/MB The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said the online oathtaking at 10 a.m. will be spearheaded by PRC Tuguegarao through Microsoft Teams. ...

 2021-07-30 06:52 

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DOH Region 4-A logs 36 COVID Delta variant cases...

LAGUNA The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 36 COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Region 4-A or the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon area (Calabarzon) Thursday, July 29. Cavite reported nine, particularly in Imus City, Cavite City, Gen. Trias,...

 2021-07-30 06:48 

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China donates more COVID-19 vaccines to PH, says Chinese envoy...

Due to the increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines, Chinese Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian has announced that Beijing will donate more to increase the country's vaccine supply. Huang made this announcement in his remarks during t...

 2021-07-30 06:43 

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'Cannot go freely': checkpoints shape life in locked-down Hanoi...

HANOI, Vietnam As COVID-19 cases soar in Vietnam, hundreds of checkpoints have sprung up to enforce a strict lockdown in the capital Hanoi — where even grocery trips are restricted. A local resident rides her bicycle past a make-shift barricade of b...

 2021-07-30 06:40 

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Gina Pareo recalls hardships prior to fame...

Could you imagine award-winning actress Gina Pareo driving a tricycle? Well, she did. She told "Tunay Na Buhay" recently how she had to do it to help her family earn extra income. Born Geraldine Acthley, the 71-year-old would go on to sell fried b...

 2021-07-30 06:35 

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Magnolia mauls Terrafirma to stretch undefeated PH Cup streak...

Photo from PBA League-leading Magnolia whipped up a strong finish to torch Terrafirma, 105-83, and extend its unbeaten streak in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Friday, July 30 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. After the Dyip cut their once massive...

 2021-07-30 06:33 

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Witness against Sen. De Lima on illegal drugs cases dies at NBP...

Bureau of Corrections Vicente Sy, a convicted drug lord who testified against detained Sen. Leila M. De Lima on criminal cases of alleged involvement in illegal drugs trading, has passed away. Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Deputy Director General Gabriel ...

 2021-07-30 06:33 

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101-year-old grandma from Palo, Leyte fully inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine...

TACLOBAN CITY A 101-year-old grandmother from Palo, Leyte may be the oldest person in Eastern Visayas to have been fully inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. After two weeks of delay due to colds, Luz Montejo Sevilla from Palo, Leyte finally had her seco...

 2021-07-30 06:30 

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Erich Gonzales, Janice de Belen begin vendetta against Agot Isidro...

Erich Gonzales After being released from jail, Magda (Erich Gonzales) will finally seek vengeance on her powerful enemies in the teleserye "La Vida Lena," which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5. A new world of possibilities await...

 2021-07-30 06:28 

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DICT installs more free Wi-Fi sites in Pangasinan...

Department of Information and Communications Technology The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has activated additional "Free Wi-Fi for All" Internet access points across various locations in Pangasinan. The free Intern...

 2021-07-30 06:25 

Manila Bulletin

P2P leisure flights, staycations prohibited as Metro Manila reverts to ECQ on Aug. 6...

The Department of Tourism (DOT) issued on Friday, July 30 new guidelines for tourism industry stakeholders to follow as the government intends to reimpose an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila starting Aug. 6. (Photo from Pixabay) These i...

 2021-07-30 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

BSP forecasts 4.3% inflation for July...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said the BSP is projecting a 4.3 percent inflation for July, up from the previous month's actual 4.1 percent. The 4.3 percent is the point inflation projection for the 3.9 percent to 4.7 pe...

 2021-07-30 06:21 

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Moody's upbeat on PH recovery prospects...

Debt-watcher Moody's Investors Service is upbeat about the Philippines' recovery prospects from the pandemic, expecting the economy to outperform most of the sovereigns it rates in terms of average growth up to 2025. In its latest credit analysis ...

 2021-07-30 06:15 

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DOST to PH firms: Join us in wave of action, adopt water technologies...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has called on business firms and other stakeholders to adopt its newly developed water technologies. (PIXABY) Undersecretary for Research and Development (R&D) Rowena Cristina L. Guevara made the call on Tue...

 2021-07-30 06:14 

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OCTA lauds gov't decision to re-implement ECQ in Metro Manila...

(PNA PHOTO) Independent research group OCTA on Friday, July 30, lauded the national government for its decision to re-implement the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20. "OCTA supports the gov...

 2021-07-30 06:05 

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Bishop David doubts visiting priest's positive COVID-19 result...

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has expressed doubts over the positive COVID-19 test result of a priest who died of a heart attack while visiting the Diocese. This came after all the close contacts of Fr Manuel "Mawe" Jadraque Jr. of the Miss...

 2021-07-30 06:05 

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Forest fires rage near Turkish resorts, killing four...

Ankara, Turkey — Four people were reported dead Thursday and more than 180 injured as thousands of firefighters battled huge blazes spreading across the Mediterranean resort regions of Turkey's southern coast. Officials also launched an investig...

 2021-07-30 06:00 

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Relics of two saints to be enshrined at Quiapo Church...

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church in Manila will now have a relic of Saints John the Baptist and Roch. Mark Balmores/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN The relics of the two saints will be enshrined at Quiapo Church on Saturday, July 31....

 2021-07-30 05:59 

Manila Bulletin

DOH says 'no differentiation' between vaccinated, unvaccinated as NCR shifts to ECQ...

MB/FILE PHOTO As Metro Manila is set to be placed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting August 6, the Department of Health (DOH) said that all safety protocols will apply to all individuals— whether they are vaccinated or not. DOH U...

 2021-07-30 05:58 

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Retail stores raided for selling illicit cigarettes...

Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Marine Battalion Landing Team-4 and the Naval Forces West (Navforwest) have swooped down on a coastal town in Palawan and raided several retail establishments for selling illicit cigarettes. The re...

 2021-07-30 05:57 

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Lower House leaders laud, assail Duterte decision to recall VFA abrogation...

President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to recall his previous decision for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States won the support of two officials of the majority bloc in the House of Representatives. VFA exercise But not...

 2021-07-30 05:47 

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CHR joins July 30 observance of 'World Day Against Trafficking in Persons'...

Commission-on-Human-Rights Today, July 30, is the "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons." With the theme "Victims' Voices Lead the Way," the Commission on Human Rights said human trafficking is a grave violation of the rights and d...

 2021-07-30 05:44 

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Metro mayors react after getting the ECQ that they've been asking for...

The Metro Manila mayors, through Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos, has expressed their appreciation to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for heeding their calls for...

 2021-07-30 05:41 

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IN PICTURES: Julia Montes attends story con for 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano'...

Coco Martin and Julia Montes (ABS-CBN Photos) The most awaited reunion on television is finally happening as Julia Montes joins "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" to be Coco Martin's new leading lady in the sixth year of the country's longest-run...

 2021-07-30 05:38 

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Manny Pacquiao congratulates NBA No. 2 pick Jalen Green...

Senator Manny Pacquiao, left, lets Jalen Green hold the WBC welterweight title belt in their recent meeting in the US. (Manny Pacquiao Instagram) Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao expressed his excitement on social media following the selection of Fil...

 2021-07-30 05:31 

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Lacson on revival of VFA: 'That's the way to do it!'...

That's the way to do it! ''It goes without saying, I fully support the President's decision to retract his earlier decision to terminate the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA),'' Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Senate...

 2021-07-30 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

'Still so unreal': Schoenmaker 'shocked' at record-breaking gold...

(From right) Silver medallist Lilly King of the USA, gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa and bronze medallist Annie Lazor of the USA pose for photographers after the final of the women's 200m breaststroke swimming event during the Tokyo...

 2021-07-30 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

DOST hopes Senate will prioritize passage of PH virology institute bill...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) expressed hope Friday, July 30, that the Senate will prioritize the passage of a bill creating the Virology Institute of the Philippines (VIP). DOST Secretary Fortunato "Boy" T. de la Pea (PCOO/MANIL...

 2021-07-30 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

Floods put two Bataan towns under state of calamity...

BALANGA, BATAAN — Thousands of families and individuals were displaced while the city of Balanga and the municipality of Dinalupihan were declared under a state of calamity as a result of massive floods that hit the province yesterday due to non-sto...

 2021-07-30 05:19 

Manila Bulletin

Armed NPAs burn P32 million worth of heavy equipment...

TACLOBAN CITY Nine heavy equipment and a generator set with an estimated worth of P32 million were totally burned by armed men suspected to be members of the New People's Army about 4:00 a.m. Friday (July 29) in Brgy. San Francisco, Las Navas, Norther...

 2021-07-30 05:16 

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W. Visayas records 4 new Delta variant cases...

ILOILO CITY The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that four new cases of COVID-19's Delta variants have been recorded in Western Visayas region. "The results of the four additional cases were released by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC),&...

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