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 2021-10-11 11:00 

Manila Standard

Algerian president demands 'total respect' from France...

Algiers--Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday demanded France's "total respect", following a row over visas and critical comments from Paris about the North African country....

 2021-10-10 17:10 

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NCR likely low risk by end-Oct....

Independent researchers tracking the coronavirus pandemic said Metro Manila might be classified as a low risk for COVID-19 by the end of October as they no longer see a variant of concern that can enter the country....

 2021-10-10 17:00 

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Leni leans on Pinoys' 'overwhelming' help...

Not having enough money to bankroll a presidential campaign, Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said she is banking on the overwhelming support of the people....

 2021-10-10 16:55 

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BBM wants salaries of frontliners raised...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos wants to raise the salaries of nurses and healthcare workers across the country as part of his "Tawid-Covid, Beyond Covid" program if he is elected President in the 2022 elections....

 2021-10-10 16:50 

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'Sara just needs big push from dad to run'...

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio just needed a "big push" from her father to run for President, Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa said late Saturday in a radio interview....

 2021-10-10 16:45 

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Dutiful 'Bato' follows party's call to file bid...

It would be good to have a military man as the next Chief Executive, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a television program on Friday night....

 2021-10-10 16:40 

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Deleting socmed accounts not enough to escape tax...

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Sunday tax authorities would still go after social media influencers, even if they had deleted their social media accounts, to make sure they pay taxes to the government....

 2021-10-10 16:35 

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Supreme Court voids audit of BIR men...

The Supreme Court has nullified tax audits or investigation of taxpayers by revenue officers who are not mandated or authorized to do so....

 2021-10-10 16:30 

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'Maring' moves up north, may become typhoon...

The provincial government of Cagayan has suspended classes from preschool to senior high school for today as Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 was raised in several areas in northern Luzon due to Tropical Storm "Maring."...

 2021-10-10 16:25 

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Pinay nurse dies after assault in NY...

A Filipina nurse died in New York on Sunday (Manila time), days after she was assaulted by a mentally disturbed homeless man, the Philippine Consulate General in New York said....

 2021-10-10 15:50 

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Incentives seen better than a raffle in COVID-19 vax drive...

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said a vaccination incentive, such as a vaccination allowance, and better registration procedures might be better than a raffle to encourage more Filipinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19....

 2021-10-10 15:40 

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More praises for Maria Ressa on Nobel Prize...

The United Nations (UN) office in the Philippines and several business groups congratulated Maria Ressa for winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize....

 2021-10-10 15:30 

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'Go full blast in teachers' vaccination'...

As the government prepares to pilot test face-to-face classes, Sen. Nancy Binay urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to go full blast in inoculating teachers and set a target vaccination rate of 100%....

 2021-10-10 15:20 

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Angara bats for Marawi compensation...

Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Committee on Finance, said Senate Bill 2420 will help provide "just compensation" for victims of the Marawi siege....

 2021-10-10 15:10 

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Housing gives nod to land use plans for Mandaue, Zamboanga City...

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has approved the comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) for Mandaue City and Zamboanga City....

 2021-10-10 15:00 

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Bayan Muna welcomes ICC probe on President Duterte...

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Sunday welcomed an investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor into drug-related killings under the Duterte administration....

 2021-10-10 14:30 

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Bicol airport latest in PH infra 'golden age'...

The government is upbeat on the growth in tourism and economic development of the Bicol Region with the Bicol International Airport (BIA), considered the first international airport in Luzon south of the National Capital Region....

 2021-10-10 14:20 

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Mistral 3 surface-to-air-missiles for PH frigates delivered —Navy...

The Philippine Navy (PN) on Sunday said the Mistral 3 surface-to-air-missiles (SAMs) of the country's two guided-missile frigates were finally delivered at the Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan last Oct. 8....

 2021-10-10 14:10 

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PRO3 arrests 112 in weeklong anti-drug operations...

The Police Regional Office 3, under the leadership of Regional Director Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, has arrested 112 drug personalities in weeklong operations....

 2021-10-10 14:00 

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Team Azurin takes cue from Aksyon leader Isko Moreno...

Believing that Aksyon Demokratiko president Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso uses social media to his advantage, the Azurin Team of San Fabian, Pangasinan said they will "copy" the presidential aspirant's strategy....

 2021-10-10 11:46 

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Road safety advocate party-list Bayaning Tsuper files CONA for 2022 elections...

Bayaning Tsuper (BTS), a party-list which advocates theinstitutionalization of road safety governance, education, inclusivity and stakeholders' welfare, today filed its certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for the May 2022 polls....

 2021-10-10 10:50 

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Austria's Kurz steps down as chancellor on graft raps...

Vienna—Austria's Sebastian Kurz on Saturday announced he was stepping down as chancellor following pressure on him to resign after he was implicated in a corruption scandal....

 2021-10-10 10:40 

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Nobel winner Gurnah promises to keep talking migration...

London—Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah on Friday pledged to keep speaking out on migration and other hotly-contested issues, branding Brexit "a mistake" and European governments' policies "inhumane"....

 2021-10-10 10:30 

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A.Q. Khan, 'father' of Pakistan nuke program, dies from COVID-19 at 85...

Islamabad—Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme who was accused of smuggling technology to Iran, North Korea, and Libya, has died at 85, authorities said Sunday....

 2021-10-10 05:00 

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Green energy springs from abandoned UK coalmine...

Dawdon coalmine in northeast England was abandoned three decades ago, but is being brought back to life as the unlikely setting for a green energy revolution....

 2021-10-10 03:30 

Manila Standard

Merkel bids Israel farewell after 16 years of support...

Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Israel on a farewell tour Sunday, after a 16-year term during which she cultivated warm relations with the Jewish state....

 2021-10-10 03:30 

Manila Standard

Iraqis head to early vote with little hope for change...

Iraqis headed to the polls Sunday for an early election billed as a concession to anti-government protests but expected to be boycotted by many voters who distrust official promises of reform....

 2021-10-10 03:00 

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Iran has 120 kg of 20%-enriched uranium: atomic agency...

Iran has enriched more than 120 kilogrammes of 20-percent enriched uranium, the head of the country's atomic energy agency said on state television Saturday evening....

 2021-10-10 03:00 

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Taiwan leader says island will not bow to China...

Taiwan will not bow to pressure by Beijing and will defend its democratic way of life, President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday, following a spike in incursions by Chinese warplanes into its air defence zone....

 2021-10-10 02:30 

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Pandemic saviors, food delivery apps now under fire...

Meal delivery services became essential during the pandemic, when millions of Americans were under lockdown and restaurants were shut to visitors....

 2021-10-10 02:00 

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Most abortions banned again in Texas...

Texans on Saturday once again found themselves living under a ban on most abortions following a ruling by a US federal appeals court which came just days after they were temporarily allowed....

 2021-10-10 00:30 

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Volcano island flights resume after ash closed airport...

Flights to and from La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands resumed Saturday after the airport reopened following a 48-hour closure due to volcanic ash, airlines and the airport authority said....

 2021-10-10 00:00 

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Thousands protest in Rome against COVID health pass...

Thousands of protesters including members of far-right groups demonstrated in central Rome on Saturday against the extension of the COVID-19 health pass system to all workplaces....

 2021-10-09 23:30 

Manila Standard

Taliban warns US not to 'destabilise' regime in face-to-face talks...

The Taliban warned the United States not to "destabilise"; the regime during their first face-to-face talks since the US withdrawal, its foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said on Saturday....

 2021-10-09 23:00 

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Iran's first president Abolhassan Banisadr dies...

Iran's first president after the 1979 Islamic revolution, Abolhassan Banisadr, died in a Paris hospital on Saturday aged 88, after decades of exile in France following his dismissal by parliament....

 2021-10-09 22:30 

Manila Standard

Haiti condemns Trump's 'racist' comments toward migrants...

Haiti has denounced what it said were "racist" remarks from former US president Donald Trump that migrants from the island nation entering the United States would put Americans at risk of contracting AIDS....

 2021-10-09 22:00 

Manila Standard

UK children's march calls for green policy on royal land...

A children's march to Buckingham Palace in central London on Saturday called for Britain's Queen Elizabeth to back a new environmental approach on her estates and promote biodiversity across the country....

 2021-10-09 17:30 

Manila Standard

As NCR cases, reproduction rate continue to decline, DOH: Alert Level 3 likely...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Metro Manila may be placed under Alert Level 3 if COVID-19 cases continue to decline as the independent OCTA Research said the reproduction number in the region has gone down to 0.61 for the week of Oct. 2 to 8....

 2021-10-09 17:20 

Manila Standard

Comelec to start 'nuisance' review...

Over 47,000 political aspirants have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for national and local positions in next year's synchronized elections, with close to a hundred aspiring to become the next president of the Philippines, the Commission ...

 2021-10-09 17:10 

Manila Standard

Oil firms to hike prices by P1.50/li...

Oil firms are set to implement another big time price hike next week---the seventh consecutive week of price increases---at P1.40 to P1.50 per liter of diesel....

 2021-10-09 17:00 

Manila Standard

CHR chair dies of COVID-19...

Commission on Human Rights chairman Jose Luis Martin Gascon has passed away following his bout with COVID-19, his family announced Saturday. He was 57....

 2021-10-09 16:50 

Manila Standard

Mayor Sara will not be a substitute bet—Palace...

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not be a substitute candidate for president of the ruling party, PDP-Laban, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Saturday....

 2021-10-09 16:40 

Manila Standard

Two typhoons may merge, become stronger...

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday said he dropped his plan to run as senator in the upcoming national elections in May due to "multiple reasons."...

 2021-10-09 16:40 

Manila Standard

Leonardia: Bacolod will soar to a new economic high...

Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia has vowed to "bring Bacolod City to even greater (economic) heights" after he made his reelection bid official last week....

 2021-10-09 16:30 

Manila Standard

Tugade lets go of senatorial dream, to focus on DOTr...

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday said he dropped his plan to run as senator in the upcoming national elections in May due to "multiple reasons."...

 2021-10-09 13:50 

Manila Standard

China's Xi says reunification with Taiwan 'will be realized'...

China's President Xi Jinping said Saturday "peaceful reunification" with Taiwan "will be and can be realized," days after Chinese warplanes made record incursions into the air defense zone of the democratically ruled island....

 2021-10-09 13:40 

Manila Standard

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan...

A suicide bomb attack on worshippers at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz has killed at least 55 people in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country in August....

 2021-10-09 13:30 

Manila Standard

Chilean scientist plans to clean up mining with 'metal eating' bacteria...

Starving microorganisms capable of surviving in extreme conditions have already managed to "eat" a nail in just three days....

 2021-10-09 13:20 

Manila Standard

Over 100 dead or missing after vessel capsizes...

More than 100 people are believed dead or missing in the sinking of a makeshift vessel on the Congo river, provincial authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday....

 2021-10-09 13:10 

Manila Standard

US court allows Texas to resume ban on abortions...

A US federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas could resume its ban on most abortions, two days after another court suspended the ban....

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