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 2021-07-19 15:40 

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Four female trafficking victims held at airport...

Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport stopped four female workers from leaving the country who were recruited to work as household service workers in Dubai, but pretended that they were going to work in Europe....

 2021-07-19 15:20 

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House Speaker leads PNP rites...

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Monday lauded members of the Philippine National Police for their contributions in the fight against COVID-19, as he joined them in celebrating the 26th Police Community Relations Month....

 2021-07-19 15:10 

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DAR adapts to new normal, revises rules on land-use conversion...

The Department of Agrarian Reform has amended certain provisions on land use to avoid conversion of any agricultural land without the agency's clearance and to adapt to the new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic through Administrative Order...

 2021-07-19 14:50 

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Swab tests required for 350 SONA guests...

Only about 350 fully-vaccinated guests will be allowed to physically attend the final State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26, House secretary-general Mark Mendoza said yesterday....

 2021-07-19 14:40 

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Rody to make final push for tax reform bills...

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to push for the immediate passage of other pending bills under his administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program in his final State of the Nation Address next Monday....

 2021-07-19 14:10 

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Blended learning to continue Sept. 13 DepEd...

Blended learning will continue when classes open on Sept. 13, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said yesterday....

 2021-07-19 13:50 

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Upsilon Sigma Phi launches online 2022 voting campaign...

The oldest Greek-letter Fraternity in Asia based in the University of the Philippines, the Upsilon Sigma Phi, in its continued effort to help create a politically mature and economically stable environment for all Filipinos, will be holding an online even...

 2021-07-19 12:55 

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50k phone numbers linked to Israeli spyware — reports...

WASHINGTON An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list of 50,000 smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports Sunday....

 2021-07-19 12:50 

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England lifts COVID curbs; Scientists warn of case surge...

LONDON—The British government on Monday lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown....

 2021-07-19 12:45 

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Merkel visits flood-ravaged 'surreal' zone...

SCHULD, Germany—Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was horrified by the "surreal" devastation in the flood-ravaged region of western Germany, as the death toll in Germany and Belgium passed 190 with dozens of people still missing....

 2021-07-19 12:40 

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Australia to deport UK commentator over virus breach...

SYDNEYAustralia has cancelled far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins's visa after she boasted about flouting the country's strict hotel quarantine rules, a senior official said Monday....

 2021-07-19 12:35 

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Jail time for US duo over Ghosn escape in Japan...

TOKYO—A Japan court on Monday sentenced an American father-son duo who helped former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee the country to between 20 months and two years in prison....

 2021-07-19 12:30 

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Jacob Zuma graft trial to resume after deadly South Africa violence...

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa The long-running corruption trial of South Africa's jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma was due to resume virtually on Monday, despite deadly violence that swept the nation after his imprisonment in an unrelated case....

 2021-07-19 04:00 

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'Dead body carrier': Covid surge overwhelms Myanmar burial volunteers...

With hospitals in junta-run Myanmar empty of pro-democracy medical staff and coronavirus cases surging nationwide, volunteers are going house-to-house to collect the fast-rising number of victims dying in their homes....

 2021-07-19 03:00 

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Eight dead in attack in violence-wracked Mexican state...

Eight people were killed by an armed gang at a party in Mexico's northern Zacatecas state, local authorities said on Sunday....

 2021-07-19 02:30 

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Venezuela repatriates 700 citizens from Trinidad and Tobago...

President Nicolas Maduro's government repatriated more than 700 Venezuelans who fled to nearby Trinidad and Tobago amid their homeland's crippling economic crisis, the Foreign Ministry announced Sunday....

 2021-07-19 02:30 

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Bolsonaro discharged from hospital after intestinal blockage...

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from hospital on Sunday having spent four days receiving treatment for an intestinal obstruction....

 2021-07-19 02:00 

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Major US wildfire grows, forcing new evacuations...

With oppressively hot, dry weather looming over much of the Western US and Canada on Sunday, the enormous Bootleg Fire in Oregon grew again and authorities ordered new evacuations....

 2021-07-19 01:30 

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Afghanistan recalls ambassador to Pakistan over 'security threats'...

Afghanistan on Sunday said it was recalling its ambassador to Islamabad over "security threats" after the envoy's daughter was briefly kidnapped in the Pakistani capital....

 2021-07-19 01:00 

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Protesters attack Cyprus TV over Covid measures, vaccines...

Protesters against coronavirus measures and vaccines attacked a Cypriot television station and torched cars outside the building in Nicosia on Sunday evening, the station said....

 2021-07-19 00:30 

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Russian legal group with Navalny link disbands...

A Russian legal group that recently defended the organisations of Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny said on Sunday it was disbanding over fears of criminal sanctions....

 2021-07-19 00:00 

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Sydney tightens lockdown amid 'stubborn' outbreak...

Australian authorities ordered more businesses to close Saturday along with a slew of new restrictions in the country's largest city as a weeks-long lockdown failed to quash an outbreak of Covid-19....

 2021-07-18 23:30 

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Israel removes cancer patients from third vaccine jab list...

Israel on Sunday walked back part of its policy for third coronavirus vaccination shots, saying that contrary to a recent announcement, oncology patients should actually stick with two jabs only....

 2021-07-18 22:30 

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Flood death toll in Belgium rises to 31...

The number of Belgian residents confirmed dead in massive floods that hit several European countries this week rose to 31 on Sunday, according to official figures, as authorities said they were calling an end to rescue operations....

 2021-07-18 22:00 

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Families seek justice on anniversary of Argentina Jewish center bombing...

Families of the victims of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires that left 85 dead and hundreds wounded, on Sunday renewed their demands for justice as they marked the anniversary of the horror attack....

 2021-07-18 18:00 

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Delta scare rouses LGUs...

Local government units (LGUs) will ramp up contract tracing and isolation in Metro Manila to deal with the threat of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19....

 2021-07-18 17:50 

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Feuding PDP-Laban factions swap barbs over party by-laws...

Factions within the ruling PDP-Laban continued to bicker Sunday after a group led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi voted to oust Senator Manny Pacquiao as party president over the weekend, a move that Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said was aboveboard....

 2021-07-18 17:40 

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VP not immune from suit, say Chiz, others...

President Rodrigo Duterte was told Sunday that the vice president of the Philippines is not immune from suit, after he declared he would seek that position in next year's elections as a means of obtaining legal immunity....

 2021-07-18 17:30 

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Sara D justifies trips across PH...

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Sunday defended her trips to different parts of the country to consult on politics amid the COVID-19 crisis that continues to hit the Philippines, including her home city....

 2021-07-18 17:20 

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Oil price hike for 9th round in the offing...

Oil firms will raise pump prices anew this week by as much as P0.40 per liter, triggering the ninth consecutive weekly hike in oil prices....

 2021-07-18 17:00 

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Vax rollout on right track —BSP...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno expressed his belief over the weekend that the COVID-19 vaccination rollout of the government is on the right track, saying it is a key to strong economic recovery from the pandemic....

 2021-07-18 15:20 

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New Clark terminal seen boosting airport capacity...

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence that the new passenger terminal building at the Clark International Airport would allow passengers to enjoy a "safer and easier" air travel experience despite the prevailing threat of the Covid-19 pan...

 2021-07-18 15:10 

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Voter's listing deadline nears; avoid 11th hour rush—Angara...

With the September 30 deadline for voter registration drawing near, Senator Sonny Angara urged all Filipinos of voting age to register now and not wait for the last-minute rush....

 2021-07-18 14:50 

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Pork tariff cut fails to lower prices—Kiko...

Noting that pork prices remain high despite the lower tariff on imported meat, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan sought the restoration of the original 20- to 30-percent levels and help hog raisers recover from the African swine fever that wiped o...

 2021-07-18 14:40 

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'Build program' ushers in golden age of infra amid pandemic—senator...

The Duterte administration's " Build Build Build program" ushers in the Philippines' "Golden Age of Infrastructure," according to Senator Christopher "Bong" Go who joined the chief executive at the opening of the 18-kilomet...

 2021-07-18 14:30 

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Cagdianao Mining buys ERVs...

Acknowledging the importance of reliable transportation during emergency, especially at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cagdianao Mining Corp., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp., acquires transportation units worth P19.8 m and an ambulance unit worth ...

 2021-07-18 14:20 

Manila Standard

Terror-overrun towns have no police stations...

CAMP Brig Gen Salipada Pendatun, Maguindanao --Most of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region's 118 towns do not have municipal police station (MPS) buildings compliant with Philippine National Police (PNP) standards....

 2021-07-18 14:10 

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Bello wins Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano...

Region 2 of the Department of Labor has commended Secretary Silvestre Bellow III for winning the 'Natatanging Cagayano Award' for the Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano 2021....

 2021-07-18 13:37 

Manila Standard

Duterte asked to order probe on La Union gun-for-hire group...

A congresswoman of La Union province has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte for a thorough investigation on the involvement of rogue armed personnel in a gun-for-hire group allegedly used to harass or liquidate political rivals ahead of the elections....

 2021-07-18 10:40 

Manila Standard

Olympic athletes infected; Europe in virus travel woe...

Tokyo—Two athletes became the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village, officials said Sunday, as new border rules in Europe caused last-minute travel frustration....

 2021-07-18 05:30 

Manila Standard

Zuma graft trial to resume despite deadly South Africa protests...

The dragging corruption trial of South Africa's jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma resumes on Monday despite deadly violence that swept the nation after his imprisonment in an unrelated case....

 2021-07-18 04:30 

Manila Standard

Syria eyes Olympic success in Tokyo despite huge challenges...

Syria is aiming to secure the war-battered country's fourth-ever Olympic medal in Tokyo, but one of its few world-class athletes is less optimistic after struggling to access coaching and facilities for the past four years....

 2021-07-18 04:00 

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Three people shot outside baseball stadium in US capital...

Three people were shot outside a baseball stadium crowded with thousands of spectators in the US capital on Saturday, causing the game to be abruptly halted as fans were ushered out....

 2021-07-18 02:00 

Manila Standard

Merkel to visit flood zone as western Europe death toll tops 170...

Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany on Sunday to survey the damage and meet survivors, after days of extreme rainfall in western Europe left at least 171 people dead and dozens missing....

 2021-07-18 00:30 

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Wounded widow of Haiti's slain president returns home: official...

The widow of Haiti's slain president Jovenel Moise returned home Saturday after being treated in Florida for wounds she suffered in the attack, an official said....

 2021-07-18 00:00 

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Europeans face travel woes as COVID reaches Olympic Village...

Europeans faced last-minute travel frustration on Saturday as the UK and France overhauled COVID-19 border restrictions to combat surging infections that threaten plans to get life back to normal....

 2021-07-17 23:30 

Manila Standard

EU says vaccine rate now higher than in US...

European Union leaders on Saturday celebrated their coronavirus vaccination programme reaching a higher proportion of its people than in the US, which had outpaced the bloc for months....

 2021-07-17 23:00 

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UK health minister gets COVID ahead of 'freedom day'...

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating—just as his government prepared to jettison most pandemic restrictions in England....

 2021-07-17 22:30 

Manila Standard

Cuban president denounces unrest as a 'lie'...

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday denounced what he said was a false narrative over unrest on the Caribbean island, speaking during a rally alongside ex-president Raul Castro and before thousands of supporters in Havana....

 2021-07-17 22:00 

Manila Standard

Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for second pandemic hajj...

Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest site in masks and on distanced paths....

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