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 2022-01-17 14:39 

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COVID-19 is top threat to Filipinos, aside from NPA and terrorists Duterte...

MANILA, Philippines — "The number one threat to the Filipinos today — aside from this NPA [New People's Army] and the terrorists — is really the COVID-19 fight," President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday during his weekly "Ta...

 2022-01-17 13:41 

Cebu Daily News

NBI: Murder of boy from Cordova solved after 5 years...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 2017 murder of a 17-year-old boy from Cordova town has been solved with the filing of a murder complaint against the suspects in the killing. Supervising Agent Arnel Pura of the National Bureau of Investigation-Mandaue D...

 2022-01-17 12:45 

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Barty clinic cheers Australia after Djokovic turmoil...

MELBOURNE - Ash Barty showed a good host can lift spirits at the most subdued of parties as she thumped Lesia Tsurenko 6-0 6-1 in a blistering start at the Australian Open on Monday to reach the second round.With the deportation of men's champion Nova...

 2022-01-17 11:39 

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House OKs bill setting validity of firearm license, registration to five to 10 years...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives passed on final reading the bill fixing the validity period of firearm licenses and registration to five to 10 years. During its session on Monday, the lower chamber approved House Bill No. 10610, w...

 2022-01-17 11:27 

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Yao Ming invites China critic Enes Kanter to visit...

Former basketball star Yao Ming on Monday invited staunch Beijing critic Enes Kanter Freedom to visit China after the Boston Celtics player urged athletes to boycott the Winter Olympics in the capital.Kanter has emerged as one of China's most vocal cr...

 2022-01-17 11:23 

Cebu Daily News

LJ Reyes on self love: 'You are enough'...

CEBU, Philippines—LJ Reyes is loving it there in the city of dreams! The actress uploads a photo of herself and a photo of Central Park in New York, USA. She wrote along with the photos, a caption about self love. "You are enough. Yes! To all of...

 2022-01-17 11:16 

Cebu Daily News

Mandaue gov't opens free 24/7 coworking space...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has officially opened its free 24/7 coworking space located at the Mandaue City College Annex building on Monday, January 17, 2021. Several individuals have already availed themselves of the co...

 2022-01-17 11:03 

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Raptors, Heat meet for first time since Kyle Lowry deal...

The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, who made a major trade in August, will meet for the first time this season on Monday night in Miami.In that deal, Miami acquired veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, who ranks fifth in theNBAwith 8.3 assists per game.The Rap...

 2022-01-17 10:59 

Cebu Daily News

1 Cebu-based establishment pays fine for 'Price Freeze Order' violation...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Of the four establishments in Cebu that were issued with Notice of Violations by the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI-7) last January 14, only three appeared to the Pre-Adjudication Conference, in whi...

 2022-01-17 10:45 

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No vaccine, no French Open for Djokovic, says French Sports ministry...

PARIS - Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in the French Open as things stand now after the Sports Ministry said on Monday there would be no exemption from France's new vaccine pass law.World number one Djokovic, who has not been vaccinated a...

 2022-01-17 10:42 

Cebu Daily News

15 detainees of police station in Cebu City positive for COVID; 'dalaw' suspended...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Visits or "dalaw" of relatives of 15 detainees or detained persons at the Sawang Calero Police Station detention cell in Cebu City have been suspended indefinitely. Police Lieutenant Colonel Allan Rosario, officer-in...

 2022-01-17 09:30 

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Nadal: It would be better for everyone if Djokovic were playing...

MELBOURNE - Rafa Nadal is taking no pleasure from the absence of great rival Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, even if it means he has a clearer shot at the Grand Slam title record.Level on 20 Grand Slam titles with Djokovic and Roger Federer, the Sp...

 2022-01-17 09:27 

Cebu Daily News

Introducing the Swift X, Acer's newest ultra-portable laptop...

Manila, Philippines — Acer today announced a pair of additions to its thin, light, and powerful lineup of Swift X laptops with discrete GPUs, consisting of a new 14-inch and 16-inch model. New Aspire C27 and C24 All-in-One (AIO) PCs were also releas...

 2022-01-17 09:12 

Cebu Daily News

Olympian Marcial to fly to US to resume pro boxing career...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympic bronze medalist in boxing, Eumir Marcial, is scheduled to fly to the United States on Monday, January 17, to resume his professional boxing career and also to train for the upcoming national team stints this year. Th...

 2022-01-17 09:04 

Cebu Daily News

PH delegation for Winter Olympics to get P3.3M aid from PSC...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine delegation for the Beijing Winter Olympics in February will receive P3.3-million financial support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) through the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). On Monday, January 1...

 2022-01-17 09:04 

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SMC's Mindanao cement project gets tax holiday, other perks...

MANILA, Philippines—The Cabinet-level, interagency Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) has granted tax and other perks to a P10-billion cement manufacturing project to be rolled out by a unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) this year. Finan...

 2022-01-17 08:51 

Cebu Daily News

Sanman Bubble VII boxing fight card moved...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Sanman Bubble VII boxing fight card of Sanman Boxing Promotions has been moved due to health concerns related to Covid-19. The fight card was supposed to be held on Monday, January 17, 2022, in General Santos City. It was ...

 2022-01-17 08:48 

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Chinese cities battle COVID-19 as Winter Olympics loom...

China is battling Omicron and Delta outbreaks in several cities, testing the country's strict "zero-COVID" strategy just weeks before Beijing hosts the Winter Olympics.Here's a rundown of the measures in place in key areas of the world'...

 2022-01-17 08:45 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu-Lapu starts distribution of P5K aid to Odette-affected families...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already started the distribution of financial assistance to super typhoon Odette-affected families on Sunday, January 16, 2021. Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan said that first to rece...

 2022-01-17 08:40 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu opens another work-from-home station...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government will open another free Work-From-Home Station at the market near the Muelle Osmea port in Barangay Poblacion. This was announced by Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan as the city hopes to help more w...

 2022-01-17 08:37 

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Solon calls for academic health break in all school levels...

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is urging the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement a health break in all educational institutions in light of the Omicron variant surge and the recent calamities ...

 2022-01-17 08:30 

Cebu Daily News

Fiesta Seor Oplan Bulabog nets 148 violators...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 130 individuals were apprehended while 18 minors were rescued by police here during the Fiesta Seor's Oplan Bulabog on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Allan Rosario, officer-in-charge of the ...

 2022-01-17 08:12 

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House OKs VAT exemption, bigger discount for seniors' water, power bills...

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on final reading Monday the bill granting bigger discounts on their monthly water and electricity bills, on top of VAT exemption for the said services. With 203 affirmative votes, zero nega...

 2022-01-17 08:11 

Cebu Daily News

How a senior high student became a promising cyclist in Cebu...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — From borrowing bikes to becoming one of Cebu's most promising young cyclists, Kylle Taboada has proven that dreaming big and working hard pays off. The 19-year-old son of a construction worker showcased his huge potentia...

 2022-01-17 08:07 

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Singapore central bank issues guidelines to discourage crypto trading by public...

SINGAPORE — The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday issued guidelines that limit cryptocurrency trading service providers from promoting their services to the general public, as part of a bid to shield retail investors from potential ris...

 2022-01-17 07:11 

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Osaka finding joy again as she kicks off Melbourne Park defense...

MELBOURNE - Naomi Osaka said she is enjoying her tennis again and is having fun on the Tour after the defending champion overcame an unexpectedly stiff challenge from Colombian Camila Osorio in her opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.The Japane...

 2022-01-17 07:07 

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T-bills rates down again across-the-board...

MANILA, Philippines—T-bill rates further dropped across-the-board on Monday (Jan. 17) as the market preferred short-dated debt papers amid expectations of lower domestic inflation this year and a US rate hike within the first quarter of 2022. The Bu...

 2022-01-17 07:00 

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Instead of playing center court in Australia, Djokovic takes selfies in Dubai...

DUBAI - On the first day of the Australian Open, the world's best male tennis player was taking selfies with fans at a Dubai airport arrivals gate.Instead of warming up for his first scheduled match on center court at Melbourne Park in front of thousa...

 2022-01-17 06:36 

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BSP cybersecurity team to submit findings on BDO fraud by end-January...

MANILA, Philippines — The cybersecurity team of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is planning to submit its findings on the investigation into the recent online banking scam that hit clients of BDO Unibank Inc. by the end of the month. During Mo...

 2022-01-17 06:29 

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Rafa Nadal launches Grand Slam record bid by steamrolling Giron...

MELBOURNE - Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 trouncing of American Marcos Giron on Monday to reach the second round of the Australian Open.With Djokovic sent packing by Australian authorities and Roger Fe...

 2022-01-17 06:25 

Cebu Daily News

Duterte signs laws establishing heritage zones in Cebu, Ilocos Sur...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed two measures declaring and establishing heritage zones in Cebu and Ilocos Sur, copies of which were released to media on Monday, January 17, 2022. Republic Act (RA) No. 11644 or the Carcar C...

 2022-01-17 06:18 

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Suns' Deandre Ayton injures ankle vs Pistons...

Phoenix Suns starting center Deandre Ayton has been ruled out for the second half of Sunday's game against the host Detroit Pistons after sustaining a right ankle sprain in the first quarter.Ayton finished with six points in eight minutes for the Suns...

 2022-01-17 06:09 

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Devin Booker helps Suns demolish Pistons...

Devin Booker scored 30 points in 30 minutes, and the visiting Phoenix Suns rolled past the Detroit Pistons 135-108 on Sunday afternoon.Booker made 11 of 18 field-goal attempts and sat out the fourth quarter. Cameron Payne had 20 points, five rebounds and ...

 2022-01-17 05:49 

Cebu Daily News

NPA's recruitment of minors in the Visayas still a concern, says VISCOM official...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recruitment of minors by the New People's Army in the Visayas remains to be a concern, according to an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Visayas Command (VISCOM). Major Israel Galorio, information...

 2022-01-17 05:34 

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Asian markets mixed as Fed hikes loom, China growth slows...

HONG KONG Asian investors started the week on a cautious note Monday as they assessed the outlook ahead of an expected series of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while data showed growth in China's economy slowed at the end of last year. Wh...

 2022-01-17 05:27 

Cebu Daily News

Marcos camp 'extends hand of unity' after COC cancellation bid is thrown out...

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said it is extending its "hand of unity even to the fiercest of adversary" as it called for clean and fair elections after the petition to cancel his ce...

 2022-01-17 05:21 

Cebu Daily News

Comelec division junks petition to cancel Marcos COC for president...

MANILA, Philippines — The Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied a petition seeking to cancel former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s certificate of candidacy (COC) for president, saying his failure ...

 2022-01-17 05:15 

Cebu Daily News

Neon, Valorant's Pinay character, brought to life by Cebuana cosplayer...

Online gaming has been gaining traction from many Filipinos and the passionate gaming community only continues to expansively grow with new video games being introduced in the country. From simple mobile games like "Among Us" to the complex ones l...

 2022-01-17 04:30 

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Marcos camp 'extends hand of unity' after COC cancellation bid is thrown out...

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said it is extending its "hand of unity even to the fiercest of adversary" as it called for clean and fair elections after the petition to cancel his ce...

 2022-01-17 04:04 

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves rout slumping Warriors...

Karl-Anthony Towns put up a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double, and the host Minnesota Timberwolves took advantage of the absence of Golden State stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green to post a 119-99 victory Sunday night in Minneapolis.Jaylen Nowell (17...

 2022-01-17 04:04 

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Over 42,000 financial transaction complaints lodged before BSP in 2020, 2021...

MANILA, Philippines — Over 42,000 complaints on financial transactions, including unauthorized fund transfers, were lodged before the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in the last two years, which involved a total amount of P540 million last year al...

 2022-01-17 03:59 

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Globe customers' unused data can now extend relief to Typhoon Odette victims...

Globe customers can now convert their data into Rewards points that can be donated to help families and communities affected by Typhoon Odette. Starting January 15, Globe customers can simply go to the Rewards section of the new GlobeOne app and tap conve...

 2022-01-17 03:50 

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Acer starts the year off strong with the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition...

Manila, Philippines — Acer today announced the Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition (AV15-51R), a special edition of its Acer Aspire Vero laptop and a manifestation of the company's commitment to a more sustainable future. Each purchase of th...

 2022-01-17 03:47 

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Donovan Mitchell, Jazz blast Nuggets in Rudy Gobert's return...

Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert returned to action with 18 points and 19 rebounds, and the visiting Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 125-102 on Sunday night.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Jordan Clarkson had 16, Royce O'Neale finis...

 2022-01-17 03:43 

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Celebrate the Year 2022 with the Windows 11 update on your favorite Lenovo devices...

As we welcome the Year 2022, rewarding yourself or your loved ones with a device that can help you accomplish your goals is much-needed. With Lenovo's dedication to addressing different needs of customers through continuous product innovation, your fa...

 2022-01-17 03:32 

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Comelec division junks petition to cancel Marcos COC for president...

MANILA, Philippines — The Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied a petition seeking to cancel former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s certificate of candidacy (COC) for president, Atty. Theodore Te d...

 2022-01-17 03:15 

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Play to the top with the latest Omen by HP 16 gaming laptop...

Gaming has grown from being a casual hobby to a lucrative career. For many players today, they may be introduced to video games through streaming platforms. While others are avid esport watchers who want to be like the pros. Whether one is a casual or gri...

 2022-01-17 03:09 

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Australian Open begins after Djokovic saga...

The Australian Open finally began at Melbourne Park on Monday after a chaotic and controversial build-up dominated by the visa saga that engulfed world number one Novak Djokovic.Germany';s Tatjana Maria struck the first serve of the opening Grand Slam ...

 2022-01-17 02:50 

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No timetable for return of Nets' Kevin Durant...

An MRI on Sunday revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament in Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant's left knee.The Nets did not announce when the NBA scoring leader might return to action."Durant is expected to return to full strength following a ...

 2022-01-17 02:46 

Cebu Daily News

3 inmates escape from New Bilibid Prison's maximum security compound...

MANILA, Philippines — Three inmates escaped before dawn Monday from the New Bilibid Prison's (NBP) Maximum Security Compound, according to the Muntinlupa City police. The three persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), who escaped at around 1:20 a.m w...

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