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 2021-03-05 00:22 

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Mass evacuations as large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert...
 2021-03-05 00:09 

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SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after seemingly successful flight...
 2021-03-04 17:50 

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Stick to priority list—WHO...

The Philippines must stick to the agreed priority to vaccinate medical front-liners, seniors and those with co-morbidities first to ensure the unhampered supply of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thurs...

 2021-03-04 17:40 

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Covax delivers, Rody vouches for AstraZeneca vaccines...

President Rodrigo Duterte vouched for the efficacy of the available COVID-19 vaccines as he personally received the first batch of AstraZeneca doses through the COVAX Facility, a global vaccine-sharing initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

 2021-03-04 17:30 

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Mt. Pinatubo alert raised amid low-level unrest...

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday raised the status of Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales from alert level 0 its highest level since January 1996 to alert level 1....

 2021-03-04 17:20 

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Duterte ready to set foot on Red-free areas...

President Rodrigo Duterte will personally visit barangays that have been freed from the threat and influence of the New People's Army (NPA) to make sure that the programs and projects promised to those villages are being properly implemented....

 2021-03-04 17:10 

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Local Roundup: Cases surging ECQ for Pasay MGCQ in April?...

The Department of Health on Thursday reported 2,452 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 584,667....

 2021-03-04 17:05 

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Palace 'perpetuating falsehoods'...

Meghan Markle says Buckingham Palace is "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and her husband Prince Harry, according to part of an interview she has done with Oprah Winfrey....

 2021-03-04 17:00 

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Google honors Filipino suffragette...

Age, in a different context, does not matter....

 2021-03-04 16:55 

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Biden: Drop-mask ruling in 2 states is 'Neanderthal'...

President Joe Biden has slammed "Neanderthal"; decisions by Texas and Mississippi to drop mask-wearing mandates, underscoring that the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States remains far from beaten....

 2021-03-04 16:50 

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Recto frets over schooling woes...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has warned that school children may end up as the "lost generation" if the return to normalcy would be "slowed down by vaccine shortage, and if we fail to adjust to and invest in new learning modes."...

 2021-03-04 16:45 

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Rappler boss denies tax evasion raps, blames Rody...

Maria Ressa, chief executive of news website Rappler, was in court on Thursday to deny dodging taxes as authorities continue a crackdown against the country's independent media....

 2021-03-04 16:40 

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Bishops launch Laudato program of action, justice...

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, through the Inter-Commission Working Group with the Global Catholic Climate Movement Pilipinas, launched Thursday the National Laudato Si Program aimed at strengthening the collective advocacies and acti...

 2021-03-04 15:50 

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Panels urged: Probe gun battle...

A legislator from Mindanao on Thursday urged the peace panels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government to investigate the reported gun battle between MILF gunmen and government forces in Sumisip, Basilan, on February 28....

 2021-03-04 15:40 

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Investigate slay try on lawyer, DOJ orders...

The Department of Justice is ready to investigate the attack against lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen in Iloilo City last March 3, 2021, if the incident had something to do with his legal advocacies, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 15:30 

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Fraternity holds 18th Congress...

Upsilon Sigma Phi, the oldest Greek letter fraternity in Asia, recently held its Congress dubbed Upsilon 101 in February 2021....

 2021-03-04 15:28 

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Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Phase 3 interim efficacy at 81%...

The Phase 3 clinical trial results of Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine candidate, Covaxin, yielded an 81 percent interim efficacy in India....

 2021-03-04 15:20 

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Developer donates boat to MMDA...

A real estate developer donated a 50-seater boat, bringing to 12 the total number of boats used by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in its Pasig River Ferry Service program....

 2021-03-04 15:10 

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Stronger laws urged to protect Philippine wildlife...

Since wildlife crimes have also evolved and violators have become more equipped, organized and syndicated or have international connections, Senator Cynthia Villar vouched to give more teeth to existing laws and policies on wildlife protection....

 2021-03-04 15:00 

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Group joins fight for environment...

CAMP PEPITO, Angeles City—PATROL Partylist Rep. Jorge Bustos said his group has embarked on environmental projects apparently to save the ecology and eventually weather climate change....

 2021-03-04 14:55 

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Nationwide internet cited as critical...

Though the Philippines jumped from number 111 to the 86th spot in Ookla's Speedtest Global Index, Senator Win Gatchalian emphasized the need for sustained efforts to bridge the nationwide digital divide to cover all barangays and reach every learner....

 2021-03-04 14:50 

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Avoid Myanmar protest areas, DFA warns...

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday urged Filipinos in Myanmar to avoid places of protest as it is "deeply concerned" with the surge of violence that reportedly led to the killing of 38 people after the military quelled protests in sever...

 2021-03-04 14:40 

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SBMA to fine shipping agency for disruptive off-signer...

Subic Bay Freeport---The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) will fine a shipping agency in Olongapo City after a disembarked foreign seaman sponsored by the firm repeatedly violated safety protocols at a quarantine hotel here....

 2021-03-04 14:30 

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PH-China relations a priority—GMA...

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has highlighted the need to boost the country's relations with China, saying it is a priority considering the geographic proximity of the two countries....

 2021-03-04 14:20 

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Immigration: Report foreigner deaths...

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) urged foreign nationals residing in the country whose relatives and acquaintances have died to report their deaths to the bureau so it can update its records and cancel these late aliens' registration....

 2021-03-04 14:10 

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Makati inks OsMak 2 pact for district 1...

Residents of Makati's first district will no longer need to go to the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) for their medical needs soon....

 2021-03-04 14:05 

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Release seniors' pension every 3 months—House...

A House of Representatives' panel on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release the monthly social pension of senior citizens every three months instead of the current schedule of every six ...

 2021-03-04 14:00 

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Enhanced biosecurity for livestock diseases...

Emerging livestock diseases will entail enhanced biosecurity measures, animal disease experts from the Philippines, Australia and the United Kingdom said in a recent online forum....

 2021-03-04 13:50 

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DAR to organize more ARBOs nationwide...

To enable more farmers to gain from its support services, the Department of Agrarian Reform will organize more agrarian reform beneficiaries' organizations (ARBOs) nationwide....

 2021-03-04 07:04 

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Upsilon Sigma Phi holds 18th Global Congress, ushers in new Board...

Upsilon Sigma Phi, the oldest Greek letter fraternity in Asia recently held its Congress dubbed Upsilon 101 last February 2021. The gathering, which happens every two years since its inception in 1985, saw the attendance of almost a thousand Upsilonians f...

 2021-03-04 05:30 

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Japan's children of the tsunami shaped by tragedy...
 2021-03-03 18:10 

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2 variants blamed for upsurge...

The continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila might be due to the spread of the UK and South African variants of the coronavirus, researchers from the University of the Philippines tracking the pandemic said Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 18:00 

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Vax drive forges ahead with new doses arriving...

A total of 487,200 doses of COVID 19 vaccine from AstraZeneca will arrive in the country at 7:30 p.m Thursday, Senator Christopher Go said Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 17:50 

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Government farms out 600,000 doses nationwide...

The government intends to distribute all 600,000 Sinovac vaccine doses to different hospitals across the country within the first week of March, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 17:40 

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'Shorter summer break' draws flak; DepEd pulls back...

Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio on Wednesday said he was withdrawing a proposal to shorten the summer break to two weeks after drawing fierce criticism online....

 2021-03-03 17:30 

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Rody: Sino trip fitting gesture for donation...

Malacaang said Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte might visit China this year or before his term ends to personally thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for the 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines donated to the Philippines....

 2021-03-03 17:20 

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PH calls for Suu Kyi release...

The Philippines has called for the immediate release of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ousted and detained after the military seized power through a coup d 'etat on February 1....

 2021-03-03 17:10 

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COA flags PhilHealth ACR scheme...

The Commission on Audit has flagged the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for expediting reimbursements without safeguards against improper payments....

 2021-03-03 17:00 

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'Cha-cha fate up to people to decide'...

The fate of economic Charter Change being pushed in the House of Representatives will be decided by the Filipino people, and not by the members of the Senate or the House of Representatives....

 2021-03-03 16:50 

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SC: Condonation doctrine not valid after 2016...

The doctrine of condonation can no longer be invoked by elected public officials as a defense in administrative cases if they have been re-elected on or after April 12, 2016, according to the Supreme Court....

 2021-03-03 16:40 

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Pope Francis to lead mass for PH's 500th year...

Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy in the quincentennial or 500th annual celebration of Christianity in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 15:50 

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OFW domestics to deploy to UAE anew...

The Department of Labor and Employment says the government will resume the deployment of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates after both countries signed an agreement that would protect Filipino household service workers in that country....

 2021-03-03 15:40 

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DOH extends measles vaccination drive to March 7...

With the Department of Health continuing to provide services and health programs to address the other health concerns of the nation outside the COVID-19 pandemic, the department has also extended the Measles, Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Im...

 2021-03-03 15:10 

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St. Luke's opens search for medical scholarship grantees...

The St. Luke's Medical Center Foundation Inc. has announced the opening of its search for Full Five-Year Medical Scholarship Grantees starting Academic Year 2021....

 2021-03-03 15:00 

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Cigarette-making gear worth P131m seized...

The Bureau of Customs seized cigarette-making machines and counterfeit cigarettes worth P131 million in a raid of two storage facilities in barangay Balagtas in Orion, Bataan....

 2021-03-03 14:53 

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Youth org to China: PH Islands are not for sale...

Youth organization KALikha UPD is demanding the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to further investigate "anomalous transactions" and question the presence of China in Philippine territories....

 2021-03-03 14:40 

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DOJ chief tells Trillanes: Battle far from over...

It is still too early for former Senator AntonioTrillanes IV to celebrate his legal victory before the Court of Appeals over a bid to revive the rebellion case against him, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said....

 2021-03-03 14:30 

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Lorenzana tells military retirees to 'be patient'...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday urged retired military and uniformed personnel who have raised concerns about their 2018 pension differentials to be patient as the government needs to prioritize funding for the COVID-19 response....

 2021-03-03 14:20 

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CHR hails women rights defenders during pandemic...

The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday cited the role of women in defending human rights while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-03 14:10 

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De Lima seeks dismissal of contempt case...

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima and her legal counsel, Boni Tacardon, have asked the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 to dismiss the contempt case filed against them by the prosecution in relation to one of the drug cases she is facing....

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