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 2020-02-19 04:57 

Philippine Star

Trillanes says he declined political asylum despite mounting number of cases...

"I respectfully declined the offer because we cannot abandon this battle especially now...that we feel that we're actually winning," the former senator said....

 2020-02-19 04:56 

Manila Bulletin

Locsin orders immediate repatriation of Filipinos on Diamond Princess cruise ship...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. has ordered the immediate repatriation of Filipinos aboard the M/V Diamond Princess cruise ship....

 2020-02-19 04:44 

ABS-CBN

DFA orders repatriation of Filipinos aboard virus-hit cruise ship in Japan...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has ordered the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo "to immediately repatriate" Filipinos aboard Diamond Princess off Japan's coast after the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship completed a 2-week quarantine....

 2020-02-19 04:39 

Inquirer.net

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BREAKING: Private firms, coops in power sector owe gov't nearly P100B...

MANILA, Philippines — The government still has overdue receivables of over P95 billion from private corporations and cooperatives in the power sector, two lawmakers said Wednesday. In a press briefing, Anakalusugan Rep. Michael Defensor and Bulacan ...

 2020-02-19 04:33 

Philippine Star

Chris Bosh disappointed at Basketball Hall of Fame snub...

Bosh, who helped LeBron James and the Miami Heat clinch back to back titles in 2012 and 2013 and was an 11-time NBA All-Star, expressed frustration at being left out of the short list on his Instagram....

 2020-02-19 04:27 

Philippine Star

Milan Fashion Week hit by Chinese no-show over COVID-19 virus fears...

China accounts for over a third of global luxury consumption and the crisis has already cost Italy's fashion sector millions of euros....

 2020-02-19 04:20 

Manila Bulletin

Hong Kong reports second coronavirus fatality...

An elderly Hong Kong man who contracted the new coronavirus died on Wednesday, authorities announced, the second fatality from the outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city....

 2020-02-19 04:17 

ABS-CBN

Filipinos from Wuhan negative for COVID-19 so far...

The Department of Health on Wednesday said the Filipinos who were repatriated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19, are doing well so far with none of them testing positive for the illness....

 2020-02-19 04:15 

Manila Bulletin

Hong Kong authorities tracking down 10 friends of OFW infected by COVID-19...

Hong Kong health authorities said they are tracking down 10 persons who had been in contact with the Filipino domestic worker infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID 2019)....

 2020-02-19 04:12 

Philippine Star

Harry Styles reportedly robbed at knifepoint on Valentine's Day...

A Scotland Yard statement confirmed that investigations are ongoing about the knifepoint robbery of "a man in his 20s" who was "approached by another man" who "threatened him with a knife."...

 2020-02-19 04:10 

ABS-CBN

'Tiwala sa anak mahalaga para maagang pagbubuntis maiwasan'...

Tumataas na ang bilang ng insidente ng maagang pagbubuntis, o teenage pregnancy na isinisisi sa samu't saring dahilan gaya ng social media at pagbibisyo....

 2020-02-19 04:08 

Inquirer.net

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DBM: 51.8% of 2020 budget released in January...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released more than half of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget in January, a slower pace compared to previous years. The latest DBM data showed that P2.1 trillion or 51.8 percent...

 2020-02-19 04:08 

Inquirer.net

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Filipinos in cruise ship who tested positive for COVID-19 now at 41...

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one Filipinos aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked off Yokohama, Japan are infected with the COVID-19, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) disclosed Wednesday. "Sa ngayon, we have 41 positive ...

 2020-02-19 04:08 

Inquirer.net

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Espenido faces PNP probe for 'violating gag order' on drug link...

MANILA, Philippines — Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido will be investigated for speaking out and commenting in public concerning his inclusion in the list of police officers allegedly involved in the drug trade, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief ...

 2020-02-19 03:54 

Inquirer.net

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'Bato' fires back at radio DJ: Is loyalty to Duterte reason enough to resign?...

MANILA, Philippines Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Wednesday fired back at a radio personality who called for his resignation after he remarked that he will "live and die" with President Rodrigo Duterte. "Sabihan mo si DJ Chacha ba...

 2020-02-19 03:54 

Inquirer.net

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House panel postpones voting on proposed charter amendments...

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on constitutional amendments on Wednesday postponed voting on the executive department's proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution. Committee chair Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said Wednes...

 2020-02-19 03:46 

ABS-CBN

Driver ng truck na nakapatay sa mag-ina sa Bulacan, nakadroga umano...

Hinihintay ng mga awtoridad ang resulta ng drug test sa driver ng truck na naaksidente at kumitil ng isang tindera at kaniyang 3-buwan na sanggol sa San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, sinabi ng pulisya ngayong Miyerkoles....

 2020-02-19 03:45 

Manila Bulletin

Binay to PNP: End all forms of profiling...

Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay on Wednesday appealed to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to end all kinds of profiling targeting specific individuals or groups based on appearance, political beliefs, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual o...

 2020-02-19 03:41 

ABS-CBN

DOH wants cruise ship passengers repatriated, quarantined; 41 positive for COVID-19...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said it will be finalizing plans to repatriate Filipinos on board a cruise ship that has seen more than 500 people infected with the dreaded COVID-19 disease....

 2020-02-19 03:34 

Inquirer.net

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Cops in 'narcolist' to face Duterte's judgment next month...

MANILA, Philippines — The fate of the 356 police officers in the so-called "narcolist" will be decided upon soon as the Philippine National Police (PNP) prepares to submit its recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on March 5. PNP chief...

 2020-02-19 03:24 

Philippine Star

Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Beilein resigns...

After only 54 games coached this season, the 67-year-old mentor is throwing in the towel in what was a mutual decision from both sides....

 2020-02-19 03:21 

Inquirer.net

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Geniusto brings full digital banking services to Camalig Bank...

The Camalig Bank, Inc. (A Rural Bank) has partnered with dominant financial technology firm Geniusto Philippines Inc., to bring full digital banking services in Bicol that could be a game-changer in the region's banking space. Currently, Camalig Bank ...

 2020-02-19 03:09 

Manila Bulletin

BI detains Chinese in spitting incident with policeman...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested a Chinese national who was caught on camera spitting at a Manila policeman who apprehended him for several traffic violations....

 2020-02-19 03:08 

Manila Bulletin

Senate set to start debates on motorcycle taxis...

The Senate is set to start the debates on the bill that will legalize motorcycle taxi operations in the country....

 2020-02-19 03:04 

Philippine Star

SolGen seeks SC gag order on ABS-CBN...

The Office of the Solicitor General yesterday asked the Supreme Court to issue a gag order to prohibit media network ABS-CBN Corp. and its communications subsidiary, ABS-CBN Convergence, from issuing statements on the quo warranto petition for the cancell...

 2020-02-19 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

PCOO brings drug war documentary to international stage...

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) engaged the French people on Tuesday as it brought "Gramo," the documentary it produced about President Duterte's drug war, to amplify the achievements of the administration in the campa...

 2020-02-19 03:04 

Philippine Star

Passengers leave Japan virus ship as China toll tops 2,000...

The Diamond Princess has proved a fertile breeding ground for the virus with at least 542 positive cases, and there is mounting criticism of Japan's handling of quarantine arrangements as passengers ready to disperse into the wider world....

 2020-02-19 03:01 

Inquirer.net

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OFW in Hong Kong tests positive for COVID-19 — DOH...

MANILA, Philippines — An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Hong Kong has been infected by the COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Wednesday. In a press briefing, Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the OFW was takin...

 2020-02-19 03:01 

Philippine Star

BI detains Chinese national who spat on Manila cop...

Zhou Zhiyi is detained at the bureau's facility in Bicutan, Taguig....

 2020-02-19 02:53 

Manila Bulletin

DILG welcomes House move to convene into a Con-Ass...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomed on Wednesday the resolution filed by Albay Rep. Joey Salceda which called the House of Representatives and the Senate to convene into a constituent assembly and consider amendments in the pol...

 2020-02-19 02:51 

Philippine Star

Benilde's Justin Gutang transferring to UP Fighting Maroons...

The 6'4" Gutang, who hails from California, averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists while playing for TY Tang's Blazers where he nearly led them to a Final Four finish two seasons ago....

 2020-02-19 02:51 

Manila Bulletin

DILG to strictly enforce ban on tricycles plying highways, major roads...

Department of interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Ao has ordered local government units (LGUs) to form their respective "Trike Task Force" to ban tricycles from plying national highways and major thoroughfares....

 2020-02-19 02:48 

ABS-CBN

Generics may increase prices with drug price cap: pharma group...

An order by President Rodrigo Duterte to limit the cost of several medicines could raise the retail prices of generic drugs, a pharmaceutical group said Wednesday....

 2020-02-19 02:42 

ABS-CBN

Immigration bureau detains Chinese who spat on Manila cop...

The Bureau of Immigration arrested Monday a Chinese man who spat on a Manila traffic enforcer who apprehended him for violating traffic rules....

 2020-02-19 02:41 

Inquirer.net

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UK trade delegation visits Udenna headquarters...

United Kingdom's Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to the Philippines Richard Graham (2nd from right), British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce (left), and UK Trade and Investment Director Richard Colley (right) visited Udenna Corporation Chairm...

 2020-02-19 02:31 

Inquirer.net

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Metro Pacific, Dusit ink P1.6B PH hospitality venture...

Infrastructure holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is diversifying into the hospitality business in the Philippines in partnership with Thai hotel and development firm Dusit International. MPIC, which is led by businessman Manuel V. Pangil...

 2020-02-19 02:31 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea coronavirus cases jump by half...

South Korea reported 15 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday -- increasing its total by nearly 50 percent -- including a cluster of at least 11 centred on the southern city of Daegu....

 2020-02-19 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

UP moves 17 notches in 2020 Emerging Economic University Rankings...

The University of the Philippines (UP) moved 17 notches up in the 2020 "Emerging Economies University Rankings" of London-based publication, Times Higher Education (THE)....

 2020-02-19 02:26 

Philippine Star

Kai Sotto says he won't be the last Filipino to enter NBA's 'Basketball Without Borders' camp...

Becoming the first full-blooded Filipino to compete in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, Sotto says he knows he won't be the last....

 2020-02-19 02:25 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr in talks with QC gov't on suspension of above-ground construction of MRT-7...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it will coordinate with the Quezon City local government following its order to delay the above-ground construction of the MRT-7 Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) station in a bid to "preserve the park's int...

 2020-02-19 02:19 

Cebu Daily News

Over 100 Filipino crewmen of quarantined cruise ship nix repatriation...

MANILA, Philippines — Around 100 Filipinos crewmen of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan have opted to remain on board despite government efforts to repatriate them. This was revealed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque ...

 2020-02-19 02:19 

Manila Bulletin

OFWS to Hong Kong to be given travel kits...

The Society of Hong Recruiters Accredited to the Philippines (SHARP) on Wednesday said it will distribute travel kits to newly hired Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) bound for Hong Kong following the partial lifting by the government of the travel ban on ...

 2020-02-19 02:14 

Manila Bulletin

7 jeepney drivers test positive for drug use in Makati City...

Seven jeepney drivers tested positive for illegal drug use during a surprise drug test conducted by authorities in Makati City on Wednesday morning, Makati Police Investigation Unit chief, Major Gideon Ines Jr. said....

 2020-02-19 02:08 

Manila Bulletin

Feast of Saints Jacinta and Francisco...

The feast day of two of the three shepherd children of Fatima Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto, to whom the Blessed Mother appeared at the Cova de Ira in Fatima, Portugal in the year 1917, will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20....

 2020-02-19 02:00 

Manila Bulletin

In Caloocan churches, blessing by priests now not by hand but verbal due to COVID-19 threat...

Instead of taking the hand of a priest for a blessing, the faithful in the Diocese of Caloocan may just ask for the blessing verbally to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-02-19 01:55 

Inquirer.net

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Ao to cops in drugs watchlist: Prove your innocence...

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Wednesday urged the 356 police officers included in the illegal drug watchlist of President Rodrigo Duterte to prove their innocence. "Patunayan nilang wala silang kaugnayan sa iligal na dro...

 2020-02-19 01:51 

Manila Bulletin

Andanar: Medicine EO proof of Duterte's commitment to give comfortable life to Filipinos...

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar lauded President Duterte's signing of Executive Order No. 104 which sets a maximum price on priority drugs, saying it is proof of the Chief Executive's commitment to give every Filipino a comfortable life....

 2020-02-19 01:38 

Manila Bulletin

Vatican police make new raid in investigation of London property deal...

VATICAN CITY - Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an investigation into the purchase of luxury London real estate....

 2020-02-19 01:37 

Manila Bulletin

DILG: Burden of proof now on 357 cops in narco list...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Ao said on Wednesday that the "burden of proof'' is on the 357 cops included in the narco list to exonerate them and have their names removed from the list....

 2020-02-19 01:29 

Philippine Star

Children's book written by LeBron James to be published in August...

HarperCollins Publishers, a New York based publishing company, announced a two-book deal with the Los Angeles star's Foundation on Tuesday....

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