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 2021-07-29 06:18 

Manila Bulletin

DILG probes viral 'karakol' procession in Cavite...

A team of investigators were sent to General Trias in Cavite to conduct a thorough investigation on the "Karakol" procession which went viral in the social media for blatant violations of quarantine rules amid the threat of the Delta variant of th...

 2021-07-29 06:17 

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Taguig's Cayetano signs resolution to put NCR under ECQ due to rising COVID-19 cases...

Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano has signed a resolution supporting the move to place the National Capital Region (NCR) under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and the thre...

 2021-07-29 05:54 

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MVP-led firm PXP Energy ready to drill at Recto Bank...

Pangilinan-led PXP Energy Corporation is now ready to advance on its drilling plan for two exploratory wells at its awarded oil and gas block at the Recto Bank, a petroleum basin under Service Contract (SC) 72 that is part of the diplomatically-strained t...

 2021-07-29 05:49 

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Solon to gov't: Be explicit in clearing Hidilyn from Duterte ouster plot...

Probinsyano Ako Partylist Rep. Jose "Bonito" C. Singson Jr. on Thursday, July 29 dared government to grant Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz another victory by stating categorically that she has nothing to do with accusations that she was part of...

 2021-07-29 05:46 

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EJ Obiena's rival, Sam Kendricks, ruled out of Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19...

Two-time world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks, one of EJ Obiena's toughest rivals in pole vault, was ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics competitions on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19. Sam Kendricks (Photo from World Athletics) The United...

 2021-07-29 05:46 

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ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill, R.I.P....

ZZ Top from their official Facebook L-R Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons cover photo American blues rock band's bassist was a Texas icon. Dusty Hill of ZZ Top died at the age of 72. Hill died in his sleep last Tuesday. The cause of death was not indicated. T...

 2021-07-29 05:45 

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MMDA chief Abalos asks businessmen to consider having employees work from home amid Delta variant threat...

If Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos would have his way, he would have Filipinos work from home for the next two weeks as a way to halt the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus disease (COV...

 2021-07-29 05:42 

Manila Bulletin

Magno succumbs to Thai foe, bows out of Tokyo Olympics...

Irish Magno bid farewell to her Olympic campaign after suffering a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Thai foe Jitpong Jutamas in their Round of 16 women's boxing flyweight match in the 2020 Tokyo Games at the Tokyo International Forum Thursday, ...

 2021-07-29 05:38 

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Ex-VP Binay hits DOH for 'contradicting' circuit-breaker lockdown proposal...

Former vice president Jejomar "Jojo" Binay on Thursday (July 29) slammed the Department of Health (DOH) for "contradicting" the proposal of an independent research group to impose circuit-breaker lockdown amid the threat of the highly cont...

 2021-07-29 05:34 

Manila Bulletin

DTI: 2-week lockdown means P30-B loss in wages, 1.8M jobless...

A two-week hard lockdown would mean wage losses of P30 billion and closure of 18 percent from the current 8-10 percent of establishments, affecting 1.8 million workers in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M...

 2021-07-29 05:32 

Manila Bulletin

Hidilyn Diaz gets free train rides for life on LRT-1...

The rewards and perks keep on pouring for Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) awarding the weightlifter free train rides for life. In its Facebook post, the LRMC extended its congratulations to Diaz following ...

 2021-07-29 05:31 

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BuCor may put up regional prison in Cagayan...

Bureau of Corrections The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said on Thursday, July 29, it may soon put up a regional prison facility in Cagayan to further decongest the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. In a statement, BuCor said that Deputy Direct...

 2021-07-29 05:28 

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Duterte wants to bring along 'dilawan' if sentenced to jail for alleged rights abuses...

President Duterte is willing to go to jail if found guilty by a local court over alleged rights abuses but doesn't want to be locked up alone. President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo/Malacaang) In a televised address Wednesday, the President said he int...

 2021-07-29 05:21 

Manila Bulletin

DOST cites need to continue increasing science literacy among Filipinos...

As it remained as one of the most trusted government agencies, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has cited the need to continue increasing science literacy among the Filipinos. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) DOST Undersecretary for Research an...

 2021-07-29 05:19 

Manila Bulletin

Great eats await Olympic champ Hidiliyn Diaz...

Get ready to eat-all-you-can for life, Hidilyn! Hidilyn Diaz (Photo from AFP) Gifts and surprises continue to come to the first Filipino Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. After receiving cash incentives from the government, properties from private firms...

 2021-07-29 05:18 

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Tim Hortons Philippines to launch its brand new app...

Everything you love about it is now 'byte'-sized! As long as the threat of the pandemic continues to be in the country, safe and distanced dining will remain among the top priorities for many food brands. That's why building a strong online pr...

 2021-07-29 05:17 

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Songwriter Dianne Warren prepares debut album release...

lbum art Dianne Warren's The Cave Session Vol. 1 It's the woman behind the songs this time around. Ace songwriter Dianne Warren, who wrote some of the biggest songs for music artists such as Aerosmith, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion and Lady Gaga to nam...

 2021-07-29 05:17 

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Manila LGU says 'no decision' on lockdown yet; city only preparing...

The local government of Manila clarified that the city is only preparing for a possible lockdown, and that no decision has been made regarding the matter. (Manila City PIO) The LGU made the clarification after a memo was circulated on social media orderin...

 2021-07-29 05:05 

Manila Bulletin

LOOK: La Salle campuses light up for Hidilyn Diaz...

Various La Salle campuses lit up to celebrate the Philippines' first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. (Photo from DLS-CSB) The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), De La Salle University, and La Salle Green Hills illuminated their campus...

 2021-07-29 04:48 

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Duterte OKs P1,000 cash aid to residents in ECQ areas...

President Duterte has approved the distribution of cash aid to residents in need in areas under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as some areas moved to the strictest risk classification due to the spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. AFP file pho...

 2021-07-29 04:46 

Manila Bulletin

'Lahat nakapirma': Abalos reiterates Metro mayors' 2-week ECQ proposal, says it's 'ideal'...

A two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is what the Metro Manila mayors want as a response to the Delta variant threat, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos stressed in a virtual press briefing Thursday, July 29. ...

 2021-07-29 04:39 

Manila Bulletin

Dabawenyos can book vaccination schedule online soon...

DAVAO CITY Dabawenyos will be allowed to choose their schedule for vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the online booking feature of the Safe Davao QR (DQR) will be up next week to provide convenience and avoid overcrowding at the vaccin...

 2021-07-29 04:38 

Manila Bulletin

Courier company hub in QC closed after dozens of employees test positive for COVID-19...

A Quezon City hub of a courier and money remittance company has been ordered closed by the local government after reporting a COVID-19 outbreak among its employees. (QC LGU) City officials on Wednesday temporarily shut down LBC Express Hub in Barangay Tan...

 2021-07-29 04:34 

Manila Bulletin

GMA Network bares four newly promoted officers...

GMA Network announces another set of newly promoted executives from various groups such as Human Resources Development, Radio Operations, and Finance and ICT. Head of Human Resources Development Department (HRDD) Atty. Gerrome Y. Apolona has been appointe...

 2021-07-29 04:30 

Manila Bulletin

'It's a blessing': Robredo says she learns to be creative from lack of Cabinet post...

The lack of Cabinet position in the Duterte administration taught Vice President Leni Robredo the old Filipino saying "mamaluktot kapag maiksi ang kumot (curl up when the blanket is short)" that forced her office to be creative to "expand our ...

 2021-07-29 04:27 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 vaccines safe, secured against floods, brownouts — Mayor Marcy...

The Marikina City local government assured the public on Wednesday, July 28, that COVID-19 vaccines stored in the city are safe and secured amid the continuous onslaught of monsoon rains and flooding in various parts of the city and Metro Manila. (Photo f...

 2021-07-29 04:18 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque LGU allots P600-M for elementary students' allowance...

Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced that the city government allotted P600-million for the allowance of elementary students who are starting school on September 13. Paraaque City PIO Olivarez said the office of Vice-Mayor Rico Golez and the City ...

 2021-07-29 04:17 

Manila Bulletin

McDonald's president cites BTS for sales increase, BTS ARMYs for good deeds...

BTS and the BTS Meal (McDonald's / Jonathan Hicap) Chris Kempczinski, president and CEO of McDonald's Corp., said K-pop superstars BTS' "BTS Meal" helped in boosting the fast-food chain's sales worldwide in the second quarter of 20...

 2021-07-29 04:16 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte ready to face death penalty in local court, not ICC...

President Duterte is prepared to face death penalty if he is convicted before a local court, not the International Criminal Court (ICC). President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo/Malacaang) Addressing the nation late Wednesday, July 28, the President asserted...

 2021-07-29 04:10 

Manila Bulletin

Poultry in motion...

Chicken daily? Yes! CANTONESE TREAT Chicken feet or 'adidas' as it is called in the Philippines, in dim sum dish The most affordable meat these days is chicken, currently selling for less than half the price of pork or beef. This entices cooks and...

 2021-07-29 04:06 

Manila Bulletin

Pangasinan representative to run for governor...

BINALONAN, Pangasinan (PNA) Pangasinan fifth district Rep. Ramon Guico III has announced his intention to run for the gubernatorial post in the province in the elections next year. Guico will be running alongside Pangasinan incumbent Vice Governor Mark La...

 2021-07-29 04:00 

Manila Bulletin

Over 44K DepEd employees already self-reported vaccination status...

A total of 44,012 employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) have so far self-reported their vaccination status. (DepEd Facebook page) DepEd disclosed this in a Facebook post on Wednesday night, July 28. "44,012 DepEd personnel have self-reporte...

 2021-07-29 03:54 

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Study exploring the potentials of Philippine indigenous berries as functional food to be finished by December...

'Berry Pinoy' PHILIPPINE WILD RASPBERRY The sapinit berry is a wild raspberry endemic to various parts of the Philippines such as Quezon, Laguna, Palawan and some parts of Mindanao Results of the "BerryPinoy" program, which seeks to explor...

 2021-07-29 03:54 

Manila Bulletin

Vice-Mayor's query: Where is Cebu City Mayor Labella?...

CEBU CITY Mayor Edgardo Labella has been out of the public eye even after his medical leave had lapsed. So where is the mayor and how's his health condition? Even the second highest official of this city could not answer those questions. Acting City M...

 2021-07-29 03:46 

Manila Bulletin

Running out of awards for Diaz, Lower House moves to create new one...

Notwithstanding moves in the House of Representatives to confer two existing awards of commendation to Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, leaders want to create the Congressional Medal of Excellence (CME) for the newest sports pride of the country...

 2021-07-29 03:33 

Manila Bulletin

Earth alert: Why we urgently need to draw up resolutions now...

On July 29, Earth Overshoot Day, we have used up all ecological resources and services the planet can regenerate this year, three weeks earlier than in 2020, seven months earlier than in 1970. Happy New Year 2022? The year has come to a sudden end—a...

 2021-07-29 03:33 

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in Bulacan; 290 infections recorded...

The Provincial Government of Bulacan is alarmed over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province despite its ramping up of the vaccination program. The Bulacan Provincial Health Office (PHO) has recorded 290 COVID-19 cases, 170 of which are fresh ...

 2021-07-29 03:32 

Manila Bulletin

LOOK: Another 1.5M Sinovac jabs delivered to PH...

A fresh batch of 1.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Thursday morning, July 29. (Ariel Fernandez/ MANILA BULLETIN) The vaccines, which originated from China, touched down at 7:35 a.m. vi...

 2021-07-29 03:30 

Manila Bulletin

The Filipino way of life is an artful way of life...

From tribal tattoos to indigenous materials used in clothing, Filipino symbols and traditions are replete not just with meaning but with beauty HABI OBRA Sixty-year-old Sahaya Ulud is one of the two weavers who have mastered the skill of making the Tabana...

 2021-07-29 03:28 

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Iloilo shows love to Hidilyn, offers lifetime free batchoy and more...

ILOILO CITY If Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz comes to Iloilo City, she is entitled to lifetime free accommodation during the annual Dinagyang Festival as well as unlimited free batchoy and pancit molo—two of Iloilo's most popular soup-based...

 2021-07-29 03:23 

Manila Bulletin

[O]verdure: Plants need music too...

Identifying the music behavior of plant-heads Birdsong, the beat of wings aflutter, the rustling of the leaves, brawling river, chirping crickets, crackling fire, and the whispers of the wind make up the ensemble of nature. This symphony orchestra plays f...

 2021-07-29 03:23 

Manila Bulletin

Public told: Stop sharing 'fake news' on 'circuit-breaker' lockdown...

Posts circulating on social media about the implementation of a "circuit-breaker" style lockdown in parts of the country, including Metro Manila, are "fake," a public health expert said. (Photo from PNA) In a Facebook post, Dr. Edsel Savan...

 2021-07-29 03:20 

Manila Bulletin

Nievarez proceeds to final ranking phase after fifth-place finish in consolation race...

Cris Nievarez Rower Cris Nievarez resumed his campaign for consolation rankings on Thursday by finishing fifth in his classification group in the men's single sculls in the Tokyo Olympics at the Sea Forest Waterway. Nievarez clocked 7 minutes and 26.0...

 2021-07-29 03:18 

Manila Bulletin

Eumir Marcial makes quick work of Algerian foe...

Eumir Marcial celebrates after winning against Algeria's Younes Nemouchi (AFP) Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial had an easy Olympic debut as he scored a win via Referee Stopped Contest in the first round against Younes Nemouchi of Algeria in their Round o...

 2021-07-29 03:18 

Manila Bulletin

Fish unloading in PFDA ports cut by 50%...

After a record run, fish unloading st the country's regional fish ports has been declining due to persistent downpour, which was intensified by Typhoon Fabian last week. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA...

 2021-07-29 03:16 

Manila Bulletin

Jinkee Pacquiao sorry for using wrong PH flag emoji...

Jinkee Pacquiao "Forgive me, Philippines." This is what Jinkee Pacquiao, the wife of boxing legend and Senator Manny Pacquiao, wrote on Instagram after some netizens called her out for posting the wrong emoji flag for the Philippines. Jinkee was a...

 2021-07-29 03:14 

Manila Bulletin

Quitting smoking a good defense vs COVID-19, says MMDA officials...

Here's a simple move that you can take as a defense against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19): stop smoking. (Photo by Uitbundig/ Unsplash) "Now is the best time to quit smoking," Dr. Loida Alzona, head of the Metropolitan Manila Development ...

 2021-07-29 02:55 

Manila Bulletin

11 more Robinsons malls to host voter registration...

Good news to those planning to register for the May 2022 polls. Comelec/MB The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, July 28, released the updated list of Robinsons malls that will hold mall voter registration activities as well as their respect...

 2021-07-29 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

Mitigating the effects of pesticides on plants...

Pesticides are made to kill pests. But oftentimes, this also causes harm to plants and pollinators. Effects of these pesticides may result in mild to severe plant injury. Hence, using them must be controlled or reduced. If there are no other ways to deal ...

 2021-07-29 02:19 

Manila Bulletin

'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis...

Wentworth Miller Hollywood actor Wentworth Miller has surprised his fans with the news that he has autism. On Instagram, Miller said: ""But in the quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts. This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autis...

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