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 2022-05-28 23:27 

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Russia conducts another test-launch of Tsirkon hypersonic missile...

The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 km away in the White Sea. This screengrab of footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows that frigate Admiral Gorshkov test-fires a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea on May 28, 202...

 2022-05-28 23:24 

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26 people missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia...

JAKARTA, Indonesia Twenty-six people were missing Saturday after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, officials said. This handout picture taken and released on May 28, 2022 by the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency...

 2022-05-28 23:21 

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Mexico confirms its first monkeypox case...

MEXICO CITY, Mexico Health officials in Mexico confirmed Saturday the country's first known case of monkeypox, in a 50-year-old US resident being treated in Mexico City. The man, a permanent resident of New York City, "was probably infected in the...

 2022-05-28 23:18 

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More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church food event...

ABUJA, Nigeria — More than 30 people were killed in southern Nigeria Saturday after a stampede erupted during a crowded church charity event where food was being distributed. Shoes and slippers lay scattered on the ground after the disaster in Port ...

 2022-05-28 23:15 

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Downpours in Brazil leave at least 34 dead...

BRASILIA, Brazil — Torrential rains that have plagued Brazil's northeastern Pernambuco state since Tuesday have left at least 34 dead, 29 of which occurred over the previous day, according to the latest official update. "From last Wednesday ...

 2022-05-28 23:14 

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Frizzle Anne drops 'bittersweet' track about closure and peace...

Rising singer-songwriter Frizze Anne released her newest single, 'Alam Ko Naman,' last May 27 — a track published under O/C Records that speaks of a bittersweet moment about closure, peace, and acceptance. Alam Ko Naman tells a narrative anc...

 2022-05-28 22:35 

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Diokno wants consensus on new, higher taxes...

Incoming Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno would seek for consensus among lawmakers and members of the executive department before pursuing the Marcos administration's own fiscal consolidation plan. New and higher taxes are not off the table, Diokn...

 2022-05-28 22:25 

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Korea's Song Kang-ho, Park Chan-wook win at 75th Cannes Film Festival...

"Parasite" star Song Kang-ho and director Park Chan-wook won at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Song Kang-ho bagged the best actor award for "Broker," becoming the first Korean actor to receive an acting award at Cannes Film Festival. "...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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It's the rainy season...

The rains are here. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) had announced on May 18 the start of the rainy season after heavy rains during the past days of that week. Records show that PAGASA usually decl...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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Continuity in our economic policy...

BETTER DAYS Elections, given that they mark transitions in our society, do often trigger periods of soul-searching and reflection. They can also be very emotional affairs, not least because the prospect of new political leaders taking the helm can elicit ...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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What gives depth to our shallow existence...

THROUGH UNTRUE Today we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. Although the current practice is to hold it on Sunday, it used to be held 40 days after the resurrection, as the Bible says (Acts 1:3-9). You might ask, "Why 40? Why not 30 or 50?" Forty is...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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Mission accomplished...

WORD ALIVE Today, Ascension Sunday, we commemorate the end of the Lord's public ministry in this world. "Mission accomplished," Jesus would say. It does not mean that he is no longer with us or went into "retirement from public service....

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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Witnessing to the gospel in the age of digital media...

REFLECTIONS TODAY Luke brings his Gospel to a close with the report of the Ascension. He will also begin the story of the Church with a recounting of the Ascension (First Reading). The Gospel gives us the impression that Jesus ascends on the same day as h...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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Disaster relief and PAGCOR...

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRIPE-VINE:OUR NEW ABNORMAL At a time when most government agencies have basically gone into a "holding pattern," playing a game of "wait and see" in anticipation of the fact that a new administration is ushered in som...

 2022-05-28 16:05 

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'There's more that unite us than divide us'...

PEACE-MAKER The proclamation of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as president and vice president, respectively, by the Philippine Congress acting as national board of canvassers would now defuse the political ac...

 2022-05-28 15:23 

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Anne Curtis ready to kick off showbiz comeback...

After four years, Social Media Superstar Anne Curtis is set to make a major comeback to the concert scene via the much-awaited show "LUV-ANNE: The Comeback" at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila on June 11. "Finally co...

 2022-05-28 13:00 

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The day F. Sionil Jose took me on a tour of his childhood in Rosales...

His works ignited a fire in many of us to seek and espouse a sense of social justice for our less fortune brethren and fellow Filipinos. —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte...

 2022-05-28 12:53 

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NCT Dream leaves South Korea for 'Begin Again: K-pop Edition' concert in Manila...

K-pop boy band NCT Dream left South Korea for the "Begin Again: K-pop Edition" concert that will be held in Manila on May 29. NCT Dream's Renjun, Jeno, Jisung, Chenle and Jaemin arrived at Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of May ...

 2022-05-28 12:11 

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2 men tagged in viral kidnapping attempt in Las Pias nabbed...

Police have arrested two suspected kidnappers who were tagged in the viral kidnapping attempt video in Las Pias City on Wednesday, May 25. Nabbed were Leonard "Onak" Alfaro, 33; and, George "Mako" Caragdag, Jr., 46. Police Brig. Gen. Roder...

 2022-05-28 12:07 

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CEU grad fulfills goal of topping the May 2022 Dentist Board Exam...

From silently manifesting to making it into a reality. Centro Escolar University School of Dentistry alumna Cenry Santiago fulfilled her dream of being the Top 1 in the May 2022 Dentist Licensure Examination with 82.77 percent rating as announced by the P...

 2022-05-28 12:01 

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Flores De Laguna 2022...

Flores De Mayo is a Filipino festival that is celebrated as one of the May devotions, the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated throughout the entire month of May. This celebration culminates with a religious and cultural beauty pageant—the Santacruzan. Th...

 2022-05-28 11:51 

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An alcoholic Bad Cafe...

It's an unassuming little coffee shop on Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, found at the Windsor Tower, but if word of mouth is anything to go by, the Bad Cafe is anything but what it's name suggests. Besides, BAD stands for Brian and Diane, the couple...

 2022-05-28 11:25 

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Ex-NTF adviser supports retention of Alert Level 1 in Metro Manila...

The retention of Alert Level 1 status in Metro Manila is a good mandate despite the looming threat of monkeypox and Covid-19, said a health expert on Saturday, May 28. (Jansen Romero / Manila Bulletin) Health reform advocate and former special adviser of ...

 2022-05-28 10:54 

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Laure fires 25 as UST holds off UP...

University of Santo Tomas held off the gritty University of the Philippines, 25-20, 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday night, May 28. Imee Hernandez and Eya Laure o...

 2022-05-28 10:34 

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Bello, Mama-o 'war of orders' concerning POEA reshuffle heats up...

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) slammed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for what it described as intervention on his order to reassign officials of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as part of the establishment of the ne...

 2022-05-28 10:29 

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Terrafirma shocks TNT; Purefoods unbeaten after Day 1...

Terrafirma stunned Leg 1 champion TNT, 21-17, to end the day with a 2-0 record in the second leg of the PBA 33 third conference held Saturday, May 28 at Robinsons Place in Las Pinas City. Photo from PBA Shaq Alanes scored eight points while Jeremiah Talad...

 2022-05-28 09:33 

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Group asks Duterte to 'show teachers some concern' before his term ends...

Education workers urged outgoing President Duterte to show some concern for teachers by certifying as urgent the legislation for tax-exemption of election service pay. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines pres...

 2022-05-28 09:18 

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Slight increase in Covid-19 admissions manageable, says group of private hospitals...

A group of private hospitals in the country on Saturday, May 28, said a "slight" increase in hospital admissions has been observed recently. COVID-19 Dr. Jose Rene de Grano, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. (...

 2022-05-28 09:01 

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Cebu, Manila Chooks drop openers in FIBA 33 Manila Masters...

Both Cebu and Manila Chooks dropped their respective openers in the FIBA 33 Manila Masters at the Ayala Mall Manila Bay on Saturday, May 28. Mike Harry Nzeusseu (Photo from Chooks) Cebu Chooks fell short against top seed team UB Huishan from Serbia, 21-17...

 2022-05-28 09:00 

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Cebu farm showcases landscape architect's collection of rare flowering plants and ornamentals...

Blooms & Greens is a two-hectare flower farm located at Barangay Bonbon-Sudlon 2, Cebu City which is home to over 5,000 different kinds of flowering plants and ornamentals where varieties and species of orchids, anthuriums, philodendrons, bougainvilleas, ...

 2022-05-28 09:00 

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DOTr disputes 'worst business class airport' tag on NAIA...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) questioned the credibility and the authority of an international group which branded the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as one of the world's worst business class airport. First, the DOTr said in a st...

 2022-05-28 08:53 

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MB Daily News Update: Top Comelec officials up for confirmation...

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairperson Saidamen Pangarungan and Commissioners Aimee Torrefranca-Neri and George Garcia are among the last appointees of President Duterte who will go through the so-called wringer at the Commission on Appointments (C...

 2022-05-28 08:51 

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PH Coast Guard meets with Japanese counterparts to strengthen cooperation...

Top officials of the Philippine Coast Guard met with their counterparts in Japan to strengthen cooperation and interoperability in enforcing maritime laws. In a statement, the PCG said its delegation was led by PCG Commandant Admiral Artemio Abu during th...

 2022-05-28 08:44 

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Group opposes NAIA privatization...

The Samahan ng mga Manggagawa ng Paliparan Pilipinas (SMPP) vehemently opposed the proposal to sell the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in order for the country to raise fund to pay for its multi-trillion peso debt. SMPP president Andy Bercasio ...

 2022-05-28 08:37 

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Valenzuela LGU implements one-time amnesty for bike lane violators...

Valenzuela City residents who violated the city's bike lane ordinance for the first time from January 3, 2022 to May 23, 2022 will be granted a one-time amnesty, the local government announced on Friday, May 27. Under Ordinance No. 1009-2022, which wa...

 2022-05-28 08:30 

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Cong TV now with 10 million subscribers on YouTube...

Lincoln "Cong TV" Velasquez will soon have a Diamond Play Button. His YouTube channel now has 10 million subscribers. The online content creator, who joined the platform in 2008, couldn't be more grateful for the milestone. "Sa wakas! Mara...

 2022-05-28 08:23 

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Will Duterte become Marcos admin's anti-drug czar?...

President-elect Bongbong Marcos is open to giving outgoing President Duterte a role in the new government, "if he wants to". President-elect Bongbong Marcos (left) and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte (BBM Media Office, Malacaang) Marcos was ask...

 2022-05-28 08:15 

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DFA assists Filipinos in Shanghai amid lockdown...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) extended assistance to Filipinos in Shanghai, China, as the city remains under lockdown amid threats of Covid-19, the agency reported over the weekend. DFA (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) DFA said around 288 Filipinos ...

 2022-05-28 08:14 

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Students welcome removal of medical insurance as requirement for in-person classes...

For the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the removal of the mandatory medical insurance for those who wish to attend face-to-face classes is a "win for all Filipino college students." (ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)...

 2022-05-28 08:09 

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PHAPi to next administration: Ensure no more problems with PhilHealth claims...

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPi) on Saturday, May 28, urged the next administration to ensure that there will be no more problems in getting hospital claims from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PHAPi p...

 2022-05-28 08:05 

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P1-M worth of shabu seized, suspect arrested in Laguna buy-bust...

SINILOAN, Laguna — Anti-narcotics operatives seized some one million pesos worth of suspected shabu and arrested the alleged drug trader during a buy-bust operation on Friday evening in Barangay Macatad in this town. In its report, the Police Region...

 2022-05-28 07:54 

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PPCRV bares initial report for May 2022 polls...

Church-backed poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) released its initial information technology (IT) report for the 2022 national and local elections. The report, which was released on Friday, May 27, contained various data ...

 2022-05-28 07:53 

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NU turns back Ateneo for ninth straight win...

National University bucked its slow start and eked out an 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 victory against reigning champion Ateneo for its ninth straight win in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sat...

 2022-05-28 07:36 

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Muntinlupa LGU's second booster shot recipients rise to 3,400...

The number of people who have received their second booster shot in Muntinlupa City has increased to more than 3,400. Data from the City Health Office (CHO) showed that as of May 21, a total of 3,425 individuals got their second booster shot or fourth dos...

 2022-05-28 07:10 

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Stocks may be weighed down by global economic concerns...

Despite the PSEi's recent run-up, stock analysts see the market starting weaker this week as investors fret over the possible impact of rising interest rates and other issues overseas. "Next week may start on a negative note as we may see profit t...

 2022-05-28 06:57 

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PPCRV provides data on how precincts voted in May 2022 polls...

Thanks to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the public may now know how particular polling precincts voted during the May 2022 elections. (Photo courtesy of PPCRV Facebook page) The PPCRV has collated such information and made it...

 2022-05-28 06:40 

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Gunmen who allegedly killed RTC judge's wife in Isabela arrested in hot pursuit...

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Isabela Police Office may now consider the murder of Agnes Palce, wife of a Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge here, a solved case. This, after the police were able to trace and arrest the perpetrators in hot pursuit oper...

 2022-05-28 06:32 

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Bulacan police seize 144K marijuana, arrest 7 suspects in anti-crime ops...

Police seized P144,000 worth of dried marijuana leaves from two arrested drug suspects in Barangay Sto Cristo, City of Malolos, on Friday, May 27, the 5th day of the weeklong Simultaneous Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO). Col. Char...

 2022-05-28 06:18 

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PLMAR students to attend on-site graduation in June Mayor Marcy...

Former and incoming graduates of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMAR) will accept their diplomas on stage in the presence of their teachers, peers, and family this June at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), courtesy of the loc...

 2022-05-28 06:07 

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Bacolod lifts curfew hours under Alert Level 1...

BACOLOD CITY The city government here has lifted the curfew hours in line with the local government unit's (LGU) desire to accelerate its economic recovery efforts. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 25 stating that curfew hours from 12...

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