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 2021-10-26 00:00 

Manila Standard

Latest climate plans don't dent emissions: UN assessment...

The latest round of national emissions-cutting plans submitted under the Paris Agreement will make no material dent in short-term carbon pollution levels and still put Earth on course to warm 2.7C, the UN said Monday....

 2021-10-25 23:30 

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Iran reopens to vaccinated tourists after 20 months...

Iran has reopened its doors to tourists vaccinated against COVID-19 after almost 20 months of closure due to the pandemic, media in the Islamic republic said Monday....

 2021-10-25 23:00 

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South Africa's Aspen launches anaesthetics production line...

South African pharmaceutical firm Aspen on Monday opened a world-leading anaesthetics production line that will guarantee local supply and meet growing global coronavirus-linked demand for the drugs....

 2021-10-25 22:30 

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Moderna reports positive results for COVID vaccine in younger children...

US biotech firm Moderna said Monday its COVID vaccine was safe and produced a strong immune response in children aged 6-11, adding it would submit trial data to global regulators soon....

 2021-10-25 18:30 

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PUV drivers get P1 billion subsidy...

The government will be granting fuel subsidies worth P1 billion to 178,000 drivers of public utility vehicles to offset the rising prices of fuel and oil products up to the end of the year....

 2021-10-25 18:20 

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Oil firms urged: Give rebates to customers...

The Department of Energy (DOE) has asked oil industry players to offer discounts and promotions to their customers amid the continuous fuel price hikes since January, Secretary Alfonso Cusi said Monday....

 2021-10-25 18:10 

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Duterte 'congratulates' Senate for challenging his order in SC...

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday welcomed the decision of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to question before the Supreme Court the legality of his order barring Cabinet officials from attending hearings into the alleged misuse of multibillion-peso COV...

 2021-10-25 18:00 

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PH now rated low-risk; WHO remains wary...

The Philippines is currently at low risk for COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday....

 2021-10-25 17:50 

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Palace sets to vax 1.5 million people a day before Christmas as stocks mount...

With the continuous arrival of millions of COVID-19 vaccines, Malacanang vowed to ramp up the government's vaccination efforts to inoculate at least 1.5 million a day before Christmas....

 2021-10-25 17:40 

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Pagasa marks start of 'amihan' season...

Brace for colder days due to the onset of the northeast monsoon or "hanging amihan."...

 2021-10-25 17:30 

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Minors can't go to dolomite beach after overcrowding...

Minors, or those aged 17 and below, are not yet allowed to visit the Manila Bay dolomite beach amid the COVID-19, Malacanang said, as it warned the public against complacency in the midst of the pandemic....

 2021-10-25 17:20 

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Briones: In-person classes set in 90 public schools on Nov. 15...

Ninety public schools have been approved thus far to continue with the pilot run face-to-face classes in the country set to start on November 15, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday....

 2021-10-25 17:10 

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Palace: Drug war 'not perfect'...

As with any other program, the government can't claim to be perfect in its anti-narcotics crackdown, Malacaang said Monday, after the Justice Department released information that indicated foul play in dozens of drug killings at the hands of policemen...

 2021-10-25 17:00 

Manila Standard

Rody attending Asean Summit talks virtually...

President Rodrigo Duterte will attend virtually the 38th and 39th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and related summits from Oct. 26 to 28 at Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, Malacanang said....

 2021-10-25 15:50 

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PCC: Competition review needed for Malampaya...

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) was of the impression that important deals such as the Udenna Group's $4.1 billion acquisition of UC Malampaya Philippines Pte. should be subjected to a competition review....

 2021-10-25 15:40 

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Rody gives PCA symbolic copy of Coco Trust Fund...

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte handed a copy of the Certificate of Republic Actc11524 or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act to Benjamin Madrigal Jr., administrator of the Philippine Coconut Authority....

 2021-10-25 15:30 

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As Duterte term nears end, PNP wants 'strong finish'...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday vowed to have a "strong finish" against illegal drugs as the end of President Rodrigo Duterte's term draws near....

 2021-10-25 15:20 

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PNP investigates Maguindanao blast near Army post...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday ordered the Police Regional Office in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to conduct a thorough investigation into the grenade blast near a Philippine Army detachment in Maguindanao over t...

 2021-10-25 15:10 

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P362-million worth of smuggled vegetables destroyed in Pampanga...

Porac, Pampanga---Some P362 million worth of smuggled vegetables and other agricultural products believed sneaked into the country by unscrupulous Chinese businessmen were destroyed by government authorities led by the Bureau of Customs (BoC)....

 2021-10-25 15:05 

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Maynilad intros paperless billing...

The west zone of the Maynilad Water Services Inc. is launching a program that will give customers the option to receive an electronic statement of account (e-SOA), instead of a printed copy of their monthly water bills....

 2021-10-25 15:00 

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SKAL tourism awards slated for November...

The recipients of the 30th SKAL Tourism Personality Awardees will be presented on Nov. 18, 2021, at the ballroom of the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City....

 2021-10-25 14:50 

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Palace: Ship has sailed for Sara's prexy push...

For Malacaang, there is no more speculation as to whether Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would still change her mind in rejecting offers to run for president in next year's national elections....

 2021-10-25 14:40 

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Jeepney groups welcome Marcos' transport agenda...

As different transportation groups expressed their alliance and support to presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., heads of the jeepney sector said they are confident that their lives will improve under his leadership....

 2021-10-25 14:30 

Manila Standard

'Inclusive 2022 budget needed for PH recovery'...

The COVID pandemic and its continuing effects underscore the need to have a national budget that is participatory, consultative, development-oriented and inclusive, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Monday....

 2021-10-25 14:20 

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Muntinlupa mayor backs Leni-Kiko tandem for 2022...

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi on Monday declared his support for Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, in the May 2022 national elections....

 2021-10-25 14:10 

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Isko's party: From 'pedicab' group to 'pure giant killers'...

The Aksyon Demokratiko on Monday announced that it has already issued more than 4,000 Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance to its party members who are running for various elective posts from national down to the local elective positions in 2022 elec...

 2021-10-25 14:00 

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Ka Leody: Raise DOH budget for booster shots...

Leody De Guzman, presidential candidate of Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) and Laban ng Masa coalition, expressed his full support to healthcare workers who have called for booster shots against COVID-19 over the weekend....

 2021-10-25 13:55 

Manila Standard

Gatchalian seeks end to substitution...

To level the election playing field, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian yesterday filed a bill to halt the option of substituting for an electoral aspirant who voluntarily withdraws candidacy in forthcoming elections....

 2021-10-25 11:20 

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West braces for envoys exiting Turkey...

Ankara---Turkey's relations with Western allies edged Monday toward their deepest crisis of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 19-year rule as world capitals braced for Ankara's possible expulsion of ambassadors from the US and nine other countr...

 2021-10-25 11:15 

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US to begin UK appeal vs. block on extradition of Assange...

London---The United States government will on Wednesday begin an appeal to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face trial for publishing military secrets after a British judge blocked a request earlier this year....

 2021-10-25 11:10 

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Amnesty to shutter Hong Kong offices, blames security law...

Hong Kong---Amnesty International said Monday it will shutter its offices in Hong Kong because of the threat posed to staff by a national security law that has fronted a sweeping crackdown on dissent in the business hub....

 2021-10-25 11:05 

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Armed forces detain PM, other leaders in Sudan 'coup'...

Khartoum---Armed forces detained Sudan's prime minister over his refusal to support their "coup" on Monday, the information ministry said, after weeks of tensions between military and civilian figures who shared power since the ouster of autoc...

 2021-10-25 11:00 

Manila Standard

3 dead, 3 missing after avalanche on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano...

Quito---An avalanche Sunday on a snow-capped Ecuadoran volcano, the highest peak in the country, killed at least three climbers and left three others missing, officials reported....

 2021-10-25 06:00 

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Fire 'stabilized' on cargo ship spewing toxic gas off Canada...

The Canadian Coast Guard said Sunday that a fire spewing toxic gas from a container ship had been "stabilized" and that it now planned to deploy firefighters to the vessel to quell the rest of the blaze....

 2021-10-25 05:30 

Manila Standard

Beijing set for 100-day Olympic countdown but boycott calls, virus weigh...

Beijing marks 100 days until the Winter Olympics on Wednesday but preparations for the Games have been overshadowed by boycott calls and a fresh coronavirus outbreak in China....

 2021-10-25 05:00 

Manila Standard

Joint military forces behind Sudan arrests denounced as 'coup'...

Joint military forces were behind the detention Monday of civilian members of Sudan's ruling council and ministers in the transitional government, the information ministry said, in what activists denounced as a "coup"....

 2021-10-25 04:30 

Manila Standard

Evergrande says it has resumed work on 10 stalled projects...

Shares of embattled Chinese developer Evergrande rose Monday after it said it had resumed work on more than 10 projects, as it sought to soothe fears about its debt struggles....

 2021-10-25 04:22 

Manila Standard

Rice Board backs DA hybrid rice clustering program...

The private sector-led Rice Board has expressed support for the Department of Agriculture's (DA) clustering program that consolidates at least 100 hectares of hybrid rice land in 15 provinces even as it pressed for an assurance of the DA national budg...

 2021-10-25 03:00 

Manila Standard

Seven killed in Bangladesh Rohingya camp attack...

Gunmen killed at least seven people and wounded 20 in an assault Friday on an Islamic seminary in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, heightening tensions in the settlements after the recent shooting of a community leader....

 2021-10-25 02:50 

Manila Standard

Cimatu pushes bamboo mini-forests across PH...

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is pushing for the creation of mini "bamboo forests" in all of the Philippines' more than 1,500 cities and municipalities in an aim to create a nature-friendly, export-oriented bamboo lumber industry....

 2021-10-25 02:30 

Manila Standard

3 dead, 3 missing after avalanche on Ecuador volcano: officials...

An avalanche Sunday on a snow-capped Ecuadoran volcano, the highest peak in the country, killed at least three climbers and left three others missing, officials reported....

 2021-10-25 02:00 

Manila Standard

Russians now must travel to Warsaw for US immigrant visas...

Russians hoping to apply for an immigrant visa to the United States are now required to travel to the US Embassy in Warsaw, the State Department confirmed Sunday, while blaming restrictions imposed by Moscow....

 2021-10-25 01:30 

Manila Standard

Pelosi says 'we're almost there' on huge US legislative bills...

After months of fierce political wrangling, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she expects agreement on a huge social spending package and a vote on a cross-party infrastructure bill this week, adding: "We're almost there."...

 2021-10-25 01:00 

Manila Standard

Myanmar activist arrested in junta raid: wife...

An activist who rose to prominence during Myanmar's 1988 student uprising has been arrested in an overnight raid, his wife said Sunday, in the latest blow to the anti-junta movement as the military cracks down on dissent....

 2021-10-25 00:30 

Manila Standard

Germany to increase controls as far-right activists target Polish border...

Germany's interior minister on Sunday said the country would increase controls on the border with Poland, as police broke up an armed group of far-right activists trying to prevent migrants from entering....

 2021-10-25 00:00 

Manila Standard

Protest in Greece over death of Roma after police chase...

Scores of people demonstrated Sunday in an Athens suburb against the death of a young Roma man whom police shot and killed in a car chase, a Greek news agency reported....

 2021-10-24 23:30 

Manila Standard

Israel declares climate change 'national security' issue...

Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday declared the fight against climate change a "national security" priority and pledged to "facilitate" investments in green energy....

 2021-10-24 17:25 

Manila Standard

Gov't props up travel revival...

The national government is bent on reopening the tourism industry as new COVID-19 cases continue to fall, the vaccination drive expands to children, and Filipinos stream into the tourist sites and businesses denied to them for two years by the coronavirus...

 2021-10-24 17:20 

Manila Standard

Sara insists talk with Bongbong only on HNP support to his prexy bid...

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Sunday said her meeting with presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in Cebu focused on how her local party Hugpong ng Pagbabago can help him in the Davao region....

 2021-10-24 17:15 

Manila Standard

PH, China headed for sea patrol standoff...

The Philippines and China are heading to a standoff as the two countries won't budge on their respective assertions they have maritime sovereignty over the disputed South China Sea, and in the case of Manila over the West Philippine Sea....

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