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 2021-03-05 03:32 

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PSE suspends Abra Mining trades...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Stock Exchange indefinitely suspended trading on Beloy family-led Abra Mining and Industrial Corp. starting Friday for violating the rules on the listing and trading of fully-paid shares. Citing a report from the...

 2021-03-05 03:28 

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Alien 'super-Earth' may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds...

WASHINGTON Scientists have spotted a planet orbiting a star relatively near our solar system that may offer a prime opportunity to study the atmosphere of a rocky Earth-like alien world the type of research that could aid the hunt for extraterrestrial lif...

 2021-03-05 02:33 

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Probe app-based food delivery services not honoring seniors discount — solon...

MANILA, Philippines — A House leader wants an investigation into the alleged failure of some app-based food delivery services to honor the 20 percent discount granted by law to senior citizens. In filing House Resolution No. 1626, Deputy Speaker Ber...

 2021-03-05 01:29 

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QC solon pushes for early voting for senior citizens, PWDs in 2022 elections...

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker in the House of Representatives is pushing for early voting for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the May 2022 elections. In filing House Bill No. 8756, Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castel...

 2021-03-05 01:01 

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WHO: Arrival of vaccines in PH 'a powerful step' towards economic recovery, normalcy...

MANILA, Philippines — The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines is "a powerful step" towards the country's gradual return of day-to-day activities and economic revival, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Phil...

 2021-03-05 00:44 

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No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ...

MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Friday, March 5, 2021. Ph...

 2021-03-05 00:28 

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Obesity a driving factor in COVID-19 deaths, global report finds...

LONDON The majority of global COVID-19 deaths have been in countries where many people are obese, with coronavirus fatality rates 10 times higher in nations where at least 50% of adults are overweight, a global study found on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The ...

 2021-03-05 00:24 

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Royal row with Harry and Meghan heats up before Oprah interview...

LONDON, United Kingdom Meghan Markle has accused the British royal family of peddling lies against herself and her husband Prince Harry, in an escalating transatlantic war of words before a tell-all interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey. The expl...

 2021-03-05 00:00 

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The Sinovac conundrum...

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection from a virus that has claimed many lives, ...

 2021-03-05 00:00 

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No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ...

MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Friday. Phivolcs said the...

 2021-03-04 23:40 

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Pagasa: Cloudy skies, rain showers over Northern Luzon due to 'amihan'...

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is expected to bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers to Northern Luzon on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) repor...

 2021-03-04 22:52 

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Wall Street closes lower, battered by price concerns...

NEW YORK Wall Street plunged into the red on Thursday, with all three major stock indices closing lower after investors were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's response to inflation fears. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index was th...

 2021-03-04 21:46 

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AFP scores Reds' use of banned land mines...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday submitted to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) "for appropriate action" a list of the 141 incidents since 2010 in which communist rebels reportedly used land mines. According to Col. Joel Al...

 2021-03-04 21:44 

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Reopen Dacera case, police ask...

The lawyers of five of 11 respondents in the death of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Dacera were questioning the motive behind the belated move of the Philippine National Police to reopen the case, weeks after the Makati City prosecutor's offi...

 2021-03-04 21:42 

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Drilon questions legality of Parlade's task force post...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned on Wednesday the validity of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr.'s designation as spokesperson of the Duterte administration's anti-insurgency task force while still an active military officer, saying thi...

 2021-03-04 21:40 

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DOH plans only local response to virus variant...

Metro Manila will not be placed under lockdown again despite rising Covid-19 infections and detected cases with highly contagious virus variants. Instead, said the Department of Health (DOH), the response will be "localized" like the lockdown in s...

 2021-03-04 21:38 

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House bloc sees 'bloodier' drug war...

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives sees President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs becoming "bloodier" after the chamber approved a bill amending the dangerous drugs law that critics said would presume the guilt of some drug susp...

 2021-03-04 21:34 

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Health dep't firm on AstraZeneca use despite OCTA caution...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said it would still provide health workers with the AstraZeneca vaccine, as the British-Swedish Covid-19 shot had not been conclusively found to be ineffective against the South Africa variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-03-04 21:30 

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Lawyer for red-tagged tribal folk stabbed; laptop, documents taken...

A blue and yellow screwdriver was still embedded in the left temple of human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo "AK" Guillen when paramedics took him to a hospital in Iloilo City following what the largest lawyers' group in the country on Thursday den...

 2021-03-04 21:30 

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DFA urges Pinoys in Myanmar to avoid protests...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised the almost 1,300 Filipinos in Myanmar to avoid places of protest following reports that 38 people were killed as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities on Wednesday. "Filipinos in Myan...

 2021-03-04 21:28 

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GDP seen to start posting growth in Q2 as mass vaccination starts...

The economy will likely continue to shrink in the first quarter of the year but at a much slower pace compared to the levels last year, and a turnaround in the subsequent quarters will lead to a full-year growth of 6.5 to 7.5 percent. This was according t...

 2021-03-04 21:26 

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PSEi ends four-day climb, slips by 0.87%...

The local stock barometer slipped on Thursday and traded in very thin volume as investors prepared for a large real estate investment trust (REIT) initial public offering to be launched by DDMP REIT Inc. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSE...

 2021-03-04 21:24 

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Tariffs, triumphs and thoroughness...

Thoroughness is the key for tariffs to result in triumphs for both consumers and producers. This is especially important today since tariff charges are being considered to address our pork crisis. The pork price has significantly increased, partly causing...

 2021-03-04 21:22 

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Investors make beeline for fresh RTBs; gov't raises P463.3B...

The Bureau of the Treasury has raised P463.3 billion from its latest issuance of three-year retail treasury bonds (RTBs), proceeds of which will be injected into the budget to finance the country's fight against COVID-19. National Treasurer Rosalia de...

 2021-03-04 21:20 

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LTO's P500-M deal for screws draws scrutiny...

The Senate blue ribbon committee will also run after government officials responsible for the allegedly irregular bidding to supply P500 million worth of screws for the botched vehicle plate project in 2013, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Thursday. Gordon sa...

 2021-03-04 21:20 

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Palay prices rising...

Palay traders are currently on a "buy-and-sell4; spree to evade the possible dip in prices over speculations that more imported rice are arriving in the country this year. As a result, palay prices in most provinces have been on an uptrend, allowin...

 2021-03-04 21:20 

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Gavina: We're going to let our players loose this season...

Chris Gavina, Rain or Shine's newly-promoted head coach, is not keen on introducing anything drastic to the team.In fact, he just hopes to apply just a couple of tweaks to what his predecessor Caloy Garcia had planned for the coming season."Stylis...

 2021-03-04 21:18 

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DA wants other subsectors to take center stage in budget plan...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is already preparing its budget pitch for next year that would include higher funding for subsectors outside of rice and an establishment of a "buffer fund" to bankroll interventions during emergencies. Agricultu...

 2021-03-04 21:16 

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Cebu Pacific in talks with banks to raise up to P16B...

The Gokongwei family's Cebu Air Inc. is in talks with private and government banks to raise P12.5 billion to P16 billion to support budget carrier Cebu Pacific through the COVID-19 pandemic. Trina Asuncion, Cebu Air director for financial analytics an...

 2021-03-04 21:14 

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Court freezes assets of Chinese drug suspects...

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday implemented a freeze order on two of 19 condominium units and 21 bank accounts of a Chinese couple allegedly involved in the narcotics trade. PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva and Antimoney L...

 2021-03-04 21:12 

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Sandiganbayan acquits Pichay of graft...

The Sandiganbayan overturned its earlier decision and acquitted Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. of graft charges in relation to a P1.5-million chess tournament that was named after him and was sponsored by the Local Water Utilities Administration...

 2021-03-04 21:12 

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AboitizPower ventures into battery technology business...

AboitizPower is adding to its portfolio battery energy storage system (BESS) projects that will help ensure grid stability through sufficient ancillary services, the company said in a statement on Thursday. BESS is a storage system that is capable of stor...

 2021-03-04 21:10 

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LGUs urged to step up, bolster health systems as tourism picks up...

The largest business group in the country is urging local government units (LGUs) to strengthen their health-care systems now that protocols have been eased to jump-start tourism. In a statement, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) presiden...

 2021-03-04 21:10 

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'Dead' Abu bandit surrenders...

An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit, whose wife said was already dead, surrendered to the military on Wednesday following the arrest some two weeks ago of his "widow" on suspicion of being a suicide bomber. Joint task force Sulu and 11th Infantry Div...

 2021-03-04 21:08 

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Pasig River ferry system gets another boat...

The Pasig River Ferry Service is set to launch a new 50-seater ferry boat recently donated by a private firm in a bid to increase ridership amid limited public transportation in Metro Manila. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Benhur Abalos s...

 2021-03-04 21:02 

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Fortune will favor the brave in 2021...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the economy and everyday life, advertisers must keep up with trends caused or accelerated by the global health crisis. In a panel discussion hosted recently by the Philippine Association of National Advertiser...

 2021-03-04 21:01 

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Brandspeak in the time of COVID-19...

We can never deny that the past year has upended our lives, no thanks to the global pandemic brought about by COVID-19. During these days, it is not uncommon to question whether human and business resilience are enough to weather this perfect storm: What ...

 2021-03-04 15:10 

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Galvez 'closes' issue on vaccination of Quezon lawmaker...

MANILA, Philippines — After looking into the incident, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday "closed" the issue on a Quezon lawmaker's vaccination since she was apparently included in the list of vaccine recipients. Quezon Rep. Ang...

 2021-03-04 15:03 

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Old clothes transformed into sugar by Swedish researchers...

What if we were able to recover cotton from used clothing and turn it into nylon or lycra? This is the surprising idea of Swedish researchers. The post Old clothes transformed into sugar by Swedish researchers appeared first on Inquirer Technology ....

 2021-03-04 14:43 

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Duterte thanks donor-countries for AstraZeneca vaccines...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday thanked the donor-countries for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, saying how they remember poor nations like the Philippines is a "plus for humanity." Duterte personally witnessed ...

 2021-03-04 14:10 

Cebu Daily News

Mandani Bay extends help to Mandaue City...

Committed to providing help for its partner communities, Mandani Bay developer HTLand has extended assistance to the victims of the recent fire that broke out in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City. HTLand Project Director Gilbert Ang handed over the PhP200,000 f...

 2021-03-04 14:05 

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Vettel targets another F1 world title as Aston Martin unveils car...

Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel said he believes he can win another Formula One world title as his new Aston Martin team unveiled their car on Wednesday ahead of a return to the grid.Vettel, a four-time world champion for Red Bull, endured a miserable...

 2021-03-04 14:03 

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Duterte reduces real property taxes of independent power producers...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has reduced and condoned the real property taxes and penalties assessed on power generation facilities of some independent power producers (IPPs). The President signed Executive Order No. 126 on Thursd...

 2021-03-04 13:50 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu-Lapu to scrutinize new IATF guidelines...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government will study further the new guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases which allows local government units (LGUs) to no longer include th...

 2021-03-04 13:47 

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PH bet Julian Macaraeg to participate in Short Track Speed Skating worlds...

MANILA, Philippines---Skater Julian Macaraeg is set to represent the Philippines in the 2021 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships this weekend.The 17-year-old is the only Filipino in the competition and just one of two participants from tropical ...

 2021-03-04 13:26 

Cebu Daily News

Ahong eyes tie-up with private hospitals for vaccine storage...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines The Lapu-Lapu City Government will tie-up with private hospitals for storing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, once the city will already receive an allocation from the national government. Mayor Junard "Aho...

 2021-03-04 13:11 

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Man United to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it "doesn't make sense" for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.Arrivals in Britain from "R...

 2021-03-04 13:06 

Cebu Daily News

Mandaue's tourism office flooded with questions on how to visit city...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines The Mandaue City Tourism Office has been receiving tons of inquiries about the easing of requirements for those who will return or visit the city. Since the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has lifted some protocols such as travel ...

 2021-03-04 12:51 

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PH's Acee San Juan named Asia Rugby ambassador...

MANILA, Philippines---A Filipino was chosen as the Asia Rugby Unstoppable Ambassador for the continent.Acee San Juan, the Rugby Development Manager for the Philippines, was given the responsibility after beating out 83 other nominees for the position.The ...

 2021-03-04 12:48 

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Kelly Williams unretires, returns to TNT with 2-year deal...

MANILA, Philippines—Kelly Williams is out of retirement and back with TNT after signing a two-year deal until 2023. The 39-year-old did not play in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after leaving the team and announcing that he's hanging up his sneake...

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