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 2021-10-12 15:20 

Manila Standard

Higher COA budget breezes through Senate...

The proposed P14.46 billion budget for 2022 of the Commission on Audit (COA)--which is 2.74 percent higher than its 2021 budget--breezed through the Senate yesterday....

 2021-10-12 14:50 

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Gov't boosts campaign vs. agri smuggling...

The government has intensified its border security measures against agricultural smuggling following reports that illegally imported vegetables are being sold openly in public markets....

 2021-10-12 14:40 

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Court convicts 3 RAM men for death of Olalia...

A regional trial court in Antipolo City has convicted members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) and sentenced them to up to 40 years of imprisonment for the death of labor leader Rolando "Ka Lando" Olalia and unionist Leonor Alay-ay mo...

 2021-10-12 14:30 

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'Act on commercial cases quickly'...

The Supreme Court has "strongly reminded" the regional trial courts (RTCs) to act without delay in the rehabilitation, insolvency, and other related commercial cases pending before them...

 2021-10-12 14:20 

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More testing centers added for Bar exams...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that the number of testing centers for the 2020-21 online bar examinations rose to 29 after five more sites have been approved suitable for holding the licensure test for aspiring lawyers on January 16, 23, 30 and Fe...

 2021-10-12 14:10 

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Lakas open to Sara as substitute...

A top official of the Lakas-CMD said the political party is open to having Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as its substitute standard bearer should she change her mind and decide to run for president in the 2022 synchronized elections....

 2021-10-12 14:00 

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Northern Luzon Isko supporters mobilize for 'Maring' victims...

Supporters of Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso in Northern Luzon have mobilized their volunteer organizations to extend help to their provincemates affected by Typhoon Maring....

 2021-10-12 13:50 

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Return of NIA under Agriculture dep't to benefit farmers — Marcos...

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday sought the transfer of National Irrigation Administration under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture, saying the move will help Filipino farmers improve their agricultu...

 2021-10-12 13:40 

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Lacson warns ironclad discipline awaits future Cabinet members...

Presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson warned that tight discipline awaits future Cabinet members under a Lacson-Sotto leadership....

 2021-10-12 13:30 

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Kiko willing to be replaced if it will boost Leni's chances...

Vice presidential candidate Francis Pangilinan said he is willing to withdraw his candidacy to give way to a stronger running mate who can help boost the chances of Vice President Leni Robredo in next year's presidential race....

 2021-10-12 11:25 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of 'crimes against humanity' over forests at ICC...

Paris—Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused Tuesday of "crimes against humanity" at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestatio...

 2021-10-12 06:00 

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15 dead after heavy rain, floods in China coal region...

At least 15 people have died during unseasonably heavy rain and flooding in north China's Shanxi province earlier this month, local officials said Tuesday, after the normally dry region received three months' rain in one week....

 2021-10-12 05:30 

Manila Standard

How Serbia became the world's latest COVID hotspot...

Packed bars, few masks and almost no restrictions—in Serbia it seems the pandemic is over. But it's a cruel illusion, as the Balkan country currently tops the global charts for infection rates....

 2021-10-12 05:00 

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Nine dead in Philippines storm...

At least nine people were killed and 11 others were missing after heavy rain across the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides, authorities said Tuesday....

 2021-10-12 04:30 

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As Taiwan tensions grow, US and China seek right decibel...

As tensions flare over Taiwan, China and the United States are both trying to lay down firm markers. A crucial question is whether the nuclear-armed powers know what level of pressure is just right....

 2021-10-12 03:00 

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North Korea's Kim says US is 'root cause' of tensions...

North Korean leader Kim Jong has blamed the United States for tensions on the peninsula and accused the South of hypocrisy, state media reported Tuesday, as he opened an exhibition showcasing his nuclear-armed country's weapons....

 2021-10-12 02:30 

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Thousands of US hospital workers vote to strike...

Thousands of health care workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in US states Oregon and California gave a green light Monday to call a strike should contract talks fail....

 2021-10-12 02:00 

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Sydney ends coronavirus lockdown after 106 days...

Elated Sydneysiders celebrated the end of almost four months of coronavirus lockdown on Monday, putting behind them a period of "blood, sweat and no beers" in Australia's largest city....

 2021-10-12 01:30 

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UN chief slams 'broken' Taliban promises made to women and girls...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday slammed the Taliban's "broken" promises to Afghan women and girls, and urged the world to donate more money to Afghanistan to head off its economic collapse....

 2021-10-12 00:30 

Manila Standard

Sweet taste of Squid Game success for South Korean candy couple...

Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in the global cultural phenomenon "Squid Game"—and once associated with post-war poverty—has hit a real-life jac...

 2021-10-12 00:00 

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WHO experts back extra COVID jab for people with weak immune systems...

The World Health Organization's vaccine advisers on Monday recommended people with weakened immune systems should be offered an additional dose of all WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines....

 2021-10-11 22:30 

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WHO pens prescription for health at COP26...

Millions of lives could be saved by reining in global warming, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging the COP26 summit to take serious climate action to improve public health worldwide....

 2021-10-11 22:00 

Manila Standard

Thailand to re-open to vaccinated tourists from November...

Thailand plans to fully re-open to vaccinated tourists from countries deemed low risk from November 1, the country's leader said Monday, citing the urgent need to save the kingdom's ailing economy....

 2021-10-11 18:50 

Manila Standard

Vax for general public starts...

The COVID-19 vaccination of the general adult population has already begun while the inoculation of children with comorbidities will start on Friday, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday....

 2021-10-11 18:40 

Manila Standard

Dominguez bats for government subsidy for booster shots...

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III believes there is a need for the government to subsidize COVID-19 booster shots for the entire population in the long run for the economy to recover and safely reopen from the five-quarter technical recession it suff...

 2021-10-11 18:30 

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Galvez to LGUs: Inoculation first before politics...

As the election period draws near, National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Carlito Galvez Jr. has asked incumbent local officials to set aside political differences with their opponents and focus on the country's inoculation program....

 2021-10-11 18:20 

Manila Standard

Palace: Ressa's Nobel win proof PH press is free...

Three days after journalist and government critic Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Palace issued a terse statement saying her achievement was proof that press freedom was alive in the Philippines....

 2021-10-11 18:10 

Manila Standard

DOH: It's real, cases declining; OCTA: Metro winning against Delta...

The decline in the number of COVID-19 cases is real, not artificial, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday....

 2021-10-11 18:00 

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'Bakunado Panalo' raffle open to vaxxed Filipinos...

The Department of Health (DOH) has launched "Bakunado Panalo," a text messaging-based raffle open to Filipinos vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-10-11 17:50 

Manila Standard

Comelec: More men aspire for elective posts...

A majority of the aspirants who filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for national and local positions during the eight-day filing period are men, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported Monday....

 2021-10-11 17:40 

Manila Standard

4 ex-Health officials join call to lift ban on Cabinet from Senate probe...

Four former health secretaries have rallied behind medical groups calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the ban on Cabinet officials from attending the Senate probe into the alleged misuse of multibillion-peso COVID-19 response funds....

 2021-10-11 17:30 

Manila Standard

Oil prices up for 7th week in a row...

The country's oil firms raised pump prices for the seventh consecutive week by as much as P1.50 per liter effective 12:01am Tuesday to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market....

 2021-10-11 17:20 

Manila Standard

'More benefits for health workers'...

A bill has been filed at the House of Representatives that seeks additional allowances and benefits for health care workers during the pandemic....

 2021-10-11 17:10 

Manila Standard

'Maring' to exit PAR, threatens Babuyan Islands...

Severe tropical storm Maring is projected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility this morning, the state weather bureau said Monday evening, but "endangers" the Babuyan Islands and will bring heavy rains across some parts of Luzon, the wea...

 2021-10-11 15:58 

Manila Standard

P10.2 million raised from OFBank Retail Dollar Bonds issuance...

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), the government's official digital bank, raised a total of $203,200 or P10.285 million from the recently held Retail Dollar Bonds (RDB) offering of the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)....

 2021-10-11 15:50 

Manila Standard

'Prosecute' suspect in Ambrocio death, US urged...

Malacaang has urged the United States government to "investigate"; and "prosecute" the alleged killer of Filipina nurse Maria Ambrocio in Times Square, New York City....

 2021-10-11 15:40 

Manila Standard

Locsin says DFA is going after passport fixers...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Monday assured the public, particularly those having difficulties in securing their passports, that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is going after "fixers" in the department....

 2021-10-11 15:30 

Manila Standard

'COA should look into P5 billion housing funds'...

Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the Commission on Audit (COA) to track the more than P5 billion collected from private housing developers in compliance with the Urban Development and Housing Act....

 2021-10-11 15:20 

Manila Standard

NICA: Communist groups extorting millions anew in poll-related schemes...

Intelligence reports obtained by National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) revealed that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) are extorting millions of pesos from politicians who wish ...

 2021-10-11 15:10 

Manila Standard

Lawmakers file resolution honoring Gascon for human rights leadership...

A resolution citing the "courage and unwavering resolve" of the late Jose Luis Martin "Chito" Gascon, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights "to pursue and assert the mandates of the Commission" has been filed at the House of R...

 2021-10-11 15:00 

Manila Standard

DOH willing to compare notes with OCTA—Vergerie...

Department of Health (DOH) officials on Monday said they are willing to sit with OCTA Research to come up with comprehensive and accurate data on COVID-19....

 2021-10-11 14:55 

Manila Standard

Villar pushes for 'Brigada Eskwela' home gardening program...

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar is urging the public to support the "Brigada Eskwela" program of the Department of Education (DepEd)....

 2021-10-11 14:50 

Manila Standard

Palace: BARMM elections likely to be reset to 2025...

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said he expects the rescheduling of the first regular elections of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)....

 2021-10-11 14:40 

Manila Standard

Mamba seeks reelection as Cagayan governor with nephew as running mate...

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan— Governor Manuel Mamba filed his Certificate of Candidacy for reelection at the local office of the Commission on Elections here....

 2021-10-11 11:30 

Manila Standard

China-US row to shape climate future...

Washington---Global momentum is building on the climate crisis but action will be impossible without two nations, China and the United States, which together account for more than half of emissions—and whose governments don't get along....

 2021-10-11 11:25 

Manila Standard

Swap for food: Russian bootleg liquor kills 34...

Moscow---Authorities in central Russia said Sunday they are offering food in exchange for alcohol, after 34 people died from drinking bootleg liquor containing highly toxic methanol....

 2021-10-11 11:20 

Manila Standard

US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels...

Kabul---The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Monday to avoid hotels in Afghanistan, days after dozens were killed at a mosque in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group....

 2021-10-11 11:15 

Manila Standard

Blackmail and scandal: Ex-top cop goes on trial in Spain...

Madrid---Notorious former police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo, whose revelations have shaken Spain's political and business elite to the core, goes on trial this week for blackmail and corruption....

 2021-10-11 11:10 

Manila Standard

US couple selling nuclear warship data arrested...

Washington---A US couple has been arrested in the state of West Virginia for allegedly selling information on nuclear warships to what they believed was a foreign state, the Justice Department said Sunday....

 2021-10-11 11:05 

Manila Standard

1 dead, 17 hurt in Chile as cops clash with Mapuche indigenous protesters...

Santiago---One person died and 17 others were injured Sunday as riot police clashed with protesters in the Chilean capital during a rally by the indigenous Mapuche community....

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