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 2021-07-17 17:10 

Manila Standard

Cusi KOs Pacquiao...

Months of infighting in the ruling party PDP-Laban culminated in the ouster of Senator Manny Pacquiao as party president and the election of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as his replacement....

 2021-07-17 17:00 

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PH records 2nd Delta strain death...

The country has logged its second death due to the more infectious Delta variant, but the Department of Health assured the public there is no community transmission yet despite recording 11 local cases....

 2021-07-17 16:50 

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Duterte: End unfair 'vaccine nationalism'...

President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to "vaccine nationalism" during an emergency meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders late Friday evening, saying unequitable access to the life-saving jabs has turned the COVID-19 pan...

 2021-07-17 16:40 

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PNP to deploy 15k cops for Rody's final SONA...

The Philippine National Police will deploy about 15,000 officers to secure President Rodrigo Duterte's final State of the Nation Address on July 26....

 2021-07-17 16:30 

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17 rescued, 2 dead in Sulu sea mishaps...

Zamboanga City---A one-year-old baby and sixteen others survived a sea mishap off Patikul and Luuk shores as the Naval Task Group-Sulu rescued passengers of two wooden-hulled boats that sailed through raging waters Thursday late afternoon and Friday morni...

 2021-07-17 16:20 

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12 Chinese arrested for credit card fraud...

Twelve Chinese nationals were arrested for illegal online gambling and credit card fraud at a posh village in Paraaque City, the Southern Police District said Saturday....

 2021-07-17 16:10 

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Customs seizes P3.5 million cigarettes...

The Bureau of Customs seized some P3.5 million worth of smuggled various brands of cigarettes at the Port of Zamboanga....

 2021-07-17 16:00 

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Gomez tests positive for COVID-19...

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has tested positive for COVID-19 as infections continue to rise in Eastern Visayas....

 2021-07-17 14:30 

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Belmonte tops NCR mayors in approval rating—pollster...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has secured the highest approval rating among Metro Manila mayors at 87 percent, a survey conducted by the RP Mission and Development Foundation Inc. showed....

 2021-07-17 12:30 

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Crisis becoming 'pandemic of the unvaccinated' US...

US health authorities on Friday pleaded with COVID vaccine holdouts to roll up their sleeves and get their shots, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged....

 2021-07-17 12:20 

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WHO eyes China lab audits next in virus origin probe...

The World Health Organization said the second stage of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits....

 2021-07-17 12:10 

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First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village...

Tokyo Olympics organizers revealed the first COVID-19 case in the Games Village on Saturday as they sought to reassure competitors that the pandemic-delayed event would be safe....

 2021-07-17 12:00 

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Biden: Social media misinformation on COVID 'killing people'...

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccinations is "killing people" and the White House said Facebook needs to clean up its act....

 2021-07-17 11:50 

Manila Standard

German floods death toll rises to 133...

The death toll from devastating floods in Germany reached 133 on Saturday, police said, bringing the total number of those killed in Europe to 153....

 2021-07-17 11:40 

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'Hollywood Ripper' sentenced to death in US...

A man known as the "Hollywood Ripper" was sentenced to death Friday for the gruesome killings of two women in their homes in the early 2000s....

 2021-07-17 11:30 

Manila Standard

Pilgrims head to Mecca for 2nd pandemic hajj...

Pilgrims will begin to arrive in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic with only fully vaccinated residents permitted to participate....

 2021-07-16 18:10 

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Delta spreads; surge feared...

Health authorities warned of a possible surge in virus infections after detecting 16 new cases of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, including the first eleven local cases....

 2021-07-16 18:00 

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'Sinos dumping human waste fake news'...

Beijing has refuted a report of a US-based think tank that Chinese vessels have been dumping human waste in Spratly Islands, calling it "fake news" meant to trigger Sinophobia....

 2021-07-16 17:50 

Manila Standard

Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog now under restrictive ECQ...

The quarantine status in the province of Iloilo and its highly-urbanized city has been elevated to the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from the more relaxed modified ECQ (MECQ), Malacaang announced Friday....

 2021-07-16 17:40 

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'Mask-free Yule likely if vaccine arrives on time'...

A mask-free Christmas will not be realized this year because of the scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday....

 2021-07-16 17:30 

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Ruling party forms council ahead of crucial vote...

The ruling political party PDP-Laban began Friday the process of electing its new national officers amid infighting within the group....

 2021-07-16 17:20 

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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 

Manila Standard

'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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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 

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

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

Manila Standard

Biden looks to force open internet, offers vaccines to 'failed' Cuba...

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