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 2021-08-01 00:30 

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Millions of Americans at risk of eviction as virus cases spike...

Millions of Americans face could find themselves homeless starting Sunday as a nationwide ban on evictions expires, against a backdrop of surging coronavirus cases and political fingerpointing....

 2021-08-01 00:00 

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UK warns COVID monitor devices work less well for darker skin...

Britain's state-run healthcare service warned Saturday that devices used by people with COVID to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin....

 2021-07-31 23:30 

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Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet...

Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers....

 2021-07-31 23:00 

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China says Delta variant behind virus surge...

China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces....

 2021-07-31 22:30 

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Turkey battles forest fires for fourth day...

Fire crews tackled blazes for a fourth day as the number of people killed in forest fires sweeping through southern Turkey rose to six on Saturday, state media reported....

 2021-07-31 16:50 

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Border controls up in NCR Plus today; ECQ won't stop Delta spread: DOH...

The Department of Health yesterday admitted the two-week hard lockdown starting Aug. 6 will not stop the spread of Delta strain—even seeing active cases in Metro Manila alone jumping to 30,000—but said heightened restrictions would help the he...

 2021-07-31 16:40 

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Petecio, Obiena move a step toward another Olympic gold...

Tokyo---Two Filipino athletes from different disciplines started on the wrong foot, but finished with a flourish, assuring the Philippines of a silver medal in one and a chance to go for the gold in the other at the Summer Olympic Games here on Saturday....

 2021-07-31 16:30 

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'The war has changed'...

The race for vaccines to triumph over variants appeared to suffer a blow as the US Centers for Disease Control released an analysis that found fully immunized people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant can spread the disease as eas...

 2021-07-31 16:20 

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Carpio: Conduct joint patrols with ASEAN...

Former Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio has urged the government to forcefully assert the arbitral ruling that invalidated China's massive nine-dash line claim in the West Philippine Sea....

 2021-07-31 16:10 

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Big-time LPG price hike: P36.85/11-kg tank...

The price of liquefied petroleum gas products will increase by at least P3.35 per kilogram today (Aug. 1, 2021), Petron said in an advisory Saturday....

 2021-07-31 16:00 

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Filipinos still barred from entering Japan...

The entry of Filipinos to Japan remains prohibited by the Japanese government, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo said....

 2021-07-31 14:05 

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Pepsi Philippines recognized for fire prevention campaign...

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCCPI) was recently recognized by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) for actively supporting its program "KAISA: Call to action against destructive fire campaign."...

 2021-07-31 11:50 

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What's happening in Myanmar, six months after the coup?...

Myanmar has endured six months of turmoil since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi's government and ended the country's decade-old experiment with democracy....

 2021-07-31 11:40 

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Kitchen robot in Riga cooks up new future for fast food...

A pasta order comes in and the robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery in Riga. After five minutes of gyrations, a piping hot plate is ready....

 2021-07-31 11:30 

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Benin's rare swamp forest 'at risk of disappearing'...

In the freshwater swamp forest of Hlanzoun in southern Benin, majestic trees hum with chirping birds and playful monkeys....

 2021-07-31 11:20 

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Slain Haiti leader's wife says killers left her for dead...

The wife of Haiti's murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband, listened in terror as the gunmen ransacked their home, she said in her first interview since the assassination....

 2021-07-31 11:10 

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US seizes tanker used to deliver oil to North Korea...

The United States seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker that was used to make illegal oil deliveries to North Korea, the Justice Department said....

 2021-07-30 17:40 

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NCR back to ECQ lockdown...

Thirteen million people in the National Capital Region will go back into lockdown next week, the government said Friday, as it tries to head off a surge in cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19....

 2021-07-30 17:30 

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Transmission of cases rising steadily, OCTA Group warns...

Metro Manila could possibly have as much as 2,000 new COVID-19 cases per day by next week, independent researchers tracking the pandemic said Friday....

 2021-07-30 17:20 

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VFA 'in full force' again —DND chief...

President Rodrigo Duterte has walked back on a decision to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Defense Secretary Delfin Lornezana said Friday during a visit by Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin....

 2021-07-30 17:10 

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Sobejana retires, Rody names new AFP chief...

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., the current commander of the joint task force in Mindanao, as the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, vice Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Malacaang said Friday....

 2021-07-30 17:00 

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Budget chief told: Produce ayuda funds...

President Rodrigo Duterte, who approved the return of the national capital region to Enhanced Community Quarantine starting August 6, has ordered the budget department to look for funds to aid the area's residents, Malacaang said Friday....

 2021-07-30 16:50 

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Morato, former MTRCB head, passes away; 87...

The former head of the Movie and TV Review and Classification Board, Manuel "Manoling" Morato, passed away yesterday. He was 87....

 2021-07-30 16:40 

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CHR fears bias vs 'unvaxed' ones...

The Commission on Human Rights said Friday with scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccines, this might result in extreme discrimination against people still unvaccinated who have been forced to stay home....

 2021-07-30 16:35 

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NBI collars two in vaccine-slots for sale scheme...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Friday agents of NBI-Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) arrested two individuals in Tondo, Manila for selling COVID-19 vaccination slots....

 2021-07-30 16:30 

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5 dead, 556K displaced amid monsoon rains...

Five people, including a 39-year-old female from Baguio City, died from effects of the southwest monsoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday....

 2021-07-30 15:50 

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11 vying for vacant seat at SC...

The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday announced that there were 11 aspirants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice, which was left vacant last June 30 following the early retirement of Associate Justice Edgardo Delos Santos....

 2021-07-30 15:40 

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Cardiologists want entire PH 'CPR-ready'...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Heart Association wants the Philippines to be CRP-(cardiopulmonary resuscitation) ready....

 2021-07-30 15:30 

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Vizcaya gov faces charges over P149-m project delay...

Nueva Vizcaya Gov. Carlos Padilla is facing a criminal and administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for delayed and unfinished infrastructure projects worth P149 million....

 2021-07-30 15:21 

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65 Erasmus+ Filipino scholars to pursue higher education in the EU...

There is a gold mine among the Filipino youth!...

 2021-07-30 15:20 

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Cebu Pacific kicks off employee vax program...

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' leading carrier, has rolled out its vaccination program which will inoculate employees and their dependents, and third-party workers for free....

 2021-07-30 15:13 

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Max's Group honors Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with P3M incentive...

Max's Group, Inc. (MGI), the country's largest casual dining restaurant group, is proudly honoring Olympic heroine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz with a P3 million cash incentive in recognition of her historic gold medal the nation's first in its n...

 2021-07-30 14:30 

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P5.2M shabu in 3 packages seized at NAIA...

Customs agents assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have seized three shipments of shabu valued at almost P5.2 million....

 2021-07-30 14:20 

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Raise gov't nurses salary now—solon...

A party-list lawmaker on Friday urged the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Health (DOH) to implement Malacanang's order to increase the basic salary of most government nurses by at least P3,000....

 2021-07-30 14:10 

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Solutions, strategic direction urged amid health crisis...

Top political analysts called for urgent solutions and more strategic direction to the health and economic crisis during the recent post-State of the Nation (SONA) virtual town hall discussion hosted by think tank Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (A...

 2021-07-30 14:05 

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Call for mining tax regime, 'rainy day' trust fund renewed in PH-EITI confab...

Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda on Friday called for the passage of the proposed fiscal regime for the mining industry, saying the industry is a potential job creator in the post-COVID future....

 2021-07-30 10:50 

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Flawed papers fueling COVID misinformation...

Scientific studies with poor methodology and inaccurate findings are exacerbating a COVID-19 misinformation crisis that is discouraging vaccination and putting lives at risk....

 2021-07-30 10:40 

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British ex-adviser to Najib has graft charges dropped...

A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak has had money-laundering charges dropped after agreeing to pay $1.7 million to scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, officials said Friday....

 2021-07-30 07:14 

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China virus success under threat as Delta variant spreads...
 2021-07-30 05:30 

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Philippines says US military deal 'in full force again'...
 2021-07-30 05:01 

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Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics...
 2021-07-30 04:30 

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Myanmar democracy movement moves out of jailed Suu Kyi's shadow...
 2021-07-30 03:30 

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World races to contain Delta variant, US steps up anti-virus plan...
 2021-07-30 03:00 

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Saudi Arabia to reopen to vaccinated tourists after 17-month Covid closure...
 2021-07-30 02:00 

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Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts...
 2021-07-30 01:30 

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Mexico Covid deaths 35% more than reported: statistics agency...
 2021-07-30 00:55 

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Biden steps up efforts to fight virus surge fueled by Delta variant...
 2021-07-29 17:50 

Manila Standard

NCR mayors: GCQ with more restrictions...

Metro Manila mayors have agreed to add more restrictions under a general community quarantine (GCQ) for two weeks beginning Aug. 1, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Jr. said Thursday....

 2021-07-29 17:40 

Manila Standard

Duterte, Austin renew commitment to bilateral ties...

Visiting United States Defense chief Lloyd Austin and President Rodrigo Duterte renewed their commitment to further bilateral security cooperation between the Philippines and the US....

 2021-07-29 17:30 

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Experts see need to raise immunity goal amid Delta...

Members of the Vaccine Expert Panel (VEP) on Thursday said there is a need to raise the country's target from 70 percent to 99 or even 100 percent, for herd immunity from COVID-19 because of the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant....

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