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 2021-10-02 17:40 

Manila Standard

Bong Go fills void, steps in as VP bet of Cusi-led bloc...

Senator Christopher Go on Saturday filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president under the Duterte-led faction of the PDP-Laban....

 2021-10-02 17:30 

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US sending 5.57 million Pfizer doses to PH...

The United States said it is sending more than eight million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh and the Philippines in the latest wave of aid to a world still struggling to tame the pandemic....

 2021-10-02 17:20 

Manila Standard

Substitution still possible until Nov. 15...

Substitution due to withdrawal will only be allowed until November 15 and only for aspirants belonging to the same political party, Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez said....

 2021-10-02 17:10 

Manila Standard

Customs on heightened alert vs. agri smuggling...

The Bureau of Customs went on heightened alert against imported agricultural products following the seizure of smuggled vegetables worth P4.7 million during a raid at two warehouses in Manila....

 2021-10-02 17:00 

Manila Standard

Solon to DOH: Address health workers' exodus...

A lawmaker on Saturday urged the Department of Health and other relevant government agencies to take immediate steps to address the alarming number of nurses and health care workers leaving the country in the middle of a pandemic....

 2021-10-02 16:50 

Manila Standard

DFA to open more passport appointment slots...

The Department of Foreign Affairs is set to open up more appointment slots in the next few days, Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said Saturday....

 2021-10-02 16:40 

Manila Standard

DOH: 93 areas remain under Alert Level 4...

The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public to remain vigilant and to strictly follow the health protocols despite the decrease in new COVID-19 cases, noting that 93 areas nationwide remain under Alert Level 4, meaning their hospital utilizati...

 2021-10-02 16:30 

Manila Standard

Tocilizumab steady supply still a 'challenge'...

Ensuring a steady supply of the drug tocilizumab, which is used to treat COVID-19 patients, from other countries remains a "challenge," Vergeire said....

 2021-10-02 16:20 

Manila Standard

PH monitoring molnupiravir clinical trial...

The government is closely monitoring the clinical trial of molnupiravir, an investigational drug that is slated to be the first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19....

 2021-10-02 14:10 

Manila Standard

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion...

Taiwan accused Beijing of bullying and damaging regional peace Saturday after Chinese fighter jets and bombers made their largest ever incursion into the island's air defense zone....

 2021-10-02 14:00 

Manila Standard

US surpasses 700,000 COVID deaths — report...

US fatalities from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Friday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, a toll roughly equivalent to the population of the nation's capital Washington....

 2021-10-02 13:50 

Manila Standard

UK's top ballet stars leap back into spotlight...

After a year of playing to empty houses, Britain's Royal Ballet dancers William Bracewell and Fumi Kaneko are eager to "celebrate what we do best" when they return to the public stage as Romeo and Juliet....

 2021-10-02 13:40 

Manila Standard

Qataris begin first legislative polls...

Qataris began voting in their country's first ever legislative polls Saturday, AFP correspondents saw, with 30 of 45 seats in a previously appointed, largely advisory council up for election....

 2021-10-02 13:30 

Manila Standard

Khashoggi widow urges US to hold Saudis accountable...

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi's widow on Friday questioned US President Joe Biden's commitment to hold the kingdom accountable three years after the writer's brutal murder....

 2021-10-02 13:20 

Manila Standard

Doctors find kilo of screws, nails in man's stomach...

Doctors in Lithuania said they had removed over a kilogram of nails and screws from the stomach of a man who started swallowing metallic objects after quitting alcohol....

 2021-10-01 18:00 

Manila Standard

Mago under House custody...

The whistleblower in the ongoing legislative investigation into the alleged overpriced and tampered personal protective equipment for medical frontliners on Friday night voluntarily entered into protective custody of the House of Representatives after bei...

 2021-10-01 17:50 

Manila Standard

DOH holds its pending supplies from Pharmally...

The Department of Health (DOH) said it has started investigating reports that the manufacturing dates on face shields procured from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. were tampered with, and has suspended pending deliveries from the company....

 2021-10-01 17:40 

Manila Standard

Duterte bars Cabinet officials from attending Gordon probe...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered members of the executive department to ignore Senator Richard Gordon's summons to appear before the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, which is investigating irregularities in his administration's purchases...

 2021-10-01 17:30 

Manila Standard

Pacquiao-Atienza tandem leads 'early birds' to file COCs...

At least six people---including boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao---filed their certificates of candidacy for president for the May 2022 polls during the first day of filing in Pasay City, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday....

 2021-10-01 17:20 

Manila Standard

Solons beat deadline, OK budget...

The House of Representatives met its self-imposed deadline Thursday night when it passed on third and final reading the proposed P5.024-trillion 2022 national budget, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said Friday, expressing gratitude to President Duterte who ce...

 2021-10-01 17:10 

Manila Standard

Duterte rejects booster shots...

President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the administration of a third dose of vaccine against COVID-19, saying receiving "multiple" shots was "dangerous" and it would also deprive other Filipinos of the vaccines....

 2021-10-01 17:00 

Manila Standard

COVID Roundup: Healthcare use in three regions 'critical'—DOH...

Healthcare utilization in three regions remains at critical risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the One Hospital Command Center said on Friday....

 2021-10-01 15:50 

Manila Standard

Brace for court case backlog amid pandemic Chief Justice...

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said he is expecting a backlog of cases in various regional trial courts due to lockdowns imposed by the government to control the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-10-01 15:40 

Manila Standard

PDEA seizes over P1B shabu, 3 suspects nabbed in Bacoor...

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday seized 149 kilograms of shabu worth more than P1 billion and arrested three suspected drug peddlers in Bacoor City, Cavite....

 2021-10-01 15:30 

Manila Standard

Trafficking, child abuse raps filed against Joma...

Luisa Dela Cruz Espina, whose daughter Louvaine "Beng" Erika was recruited by the New People's Army in 2018 has filed anew multiple criminal complaints for child abuse and child trafficking against Communist Party chairman Jose Maria Sison....

 2021-10-01 15:20 

Manila Standard

Senate moves closer to creating OFW dept....

Senator Joel Villanueva said senators have wrapped up their interpellation of a bill creating the Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos (DMWOF)....

 2021-10-01 15:10 

Manila Standard

Suspension of merger of Grab, Move It hailed...

The Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) on Friday lauded the decision of the Department of Transportation to suspend the app merger of Grab Philippines and Move....

 2021-10-01 15:00 

Manila Standard

DAR distributes disputed Palawan land to farmers...

The Department of Agrarian Reform has given certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to 757 farmers in a disputed land in Coron, Palawan....

 2021-10-01 14:50 

Manila Standard

Leni moves listup to Camsur town...

Vice President Leni Robredo has transferred her voter's registration from Naga City to Magarao town, both in her home province of Camarines Sur....

 2021-10-01 14:40 

Manila Standard

Cayetano nixes presidential run, cites 'division'...

Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday he would not run for president in next year's elections....

 2021-10-01 14:30 

Manila Standard

Julian Ongpin appears at DOJ, gives affidavit...

The son of prominent businessman Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin appeared on Friday before a panel of prosecutors at the Department of Justice to answer the illegal drugs charges filed against him by the police authorities....

 2021-10-01 14:20 

Manila Standard

Isla, Phoenix to hike LPG prices twice in one week...

Two more oil firms announced Friday they will raise the price of their liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by about P7.36 per kilo this month to reflect the higher contract price of LPG in the world market....

 2021-10-01 11:45 

Manila Standard

Pro-democracy resistance, military in deadly impasse...

Corpses piled high next to a rice field in northern Myanmar show the bloody consequence of a hot-blooded, uncoordinated attack by villagers on battle-hardened junta troops....

 2021-10-01 11:40 

Manila Standard

Trade accord between India, Australia done by end 2022...

Australia and India hope to reach a long-pending landmark trade deal by the end of 2022, according to a joint statement released on Friday announcing the formal relaunch of stalled negotiations....

 2021-10-01 11:35 

Manila Standard

Under pandemic spotlight, Nobel prize season back...

COVID-19 vaccine pioneers, media watchdogs, climate activists and Belarus opposition leaders are just some of those tipped for Nobel glory when the latest prize recipients are announced from Monday against the background of the pandemic....

 2021-10-01 11:30 

Manila Standard

Canada court to weigh extradition of fashion executive...

Fashion executive Peter Nygard, wanted in the United States for alleged sex crimes, is to appear in a Canadian court Friday for an extradition hearing....

 2021-10-01 11:25 

Manila Standard

Finland to start giving COVID jab to minks...

Finland will begin vaccinating minks on fur farms against COVID-19 after authorities granted temporary approval for an experimental vaccine, the country's regulator said Friday....

 2021-10-01 11:20 

Manila Standard

'Unprecedented' malnutrition hits war-torn Tigray region—UN report...

The UN warned of "unprecedented" malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region, in a report published hours after the government sparked outrage by expelling senior UN officials....

 2021-10-01 11:15 

Manila Standard

Sri Lanka lifts lockdown, save for night curfew...

Sri Lanka on Friday lifted a near six-week lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus but maintained a night curfew and a ban on public gatherings and parties....

 2021-10-01 11:10 

Manila Standard

Australia to ease 18-month-old border closure...

Australia will begin to reopen its borders next month, the country's prime minister said Friday, 18 months after citizens were banned from travelling overseas without permission....

 2021-10-01 04:15 

Manila Standard

For residents of Syria camp, slow death or risky exit...
 2021-10-01 02:27 

Manila Standard

'It is a circus': Philippine election season kicks off...
 2021-10-01 01:00 

Manila Standard

US government shutdown averted hours before deadline...
 2021-09-30 17:50 

Manila Standard

LGUs can force vaccination...

Local governments may exercise police power and enact laws that impose fines against their constituents who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday....

 2021-09-30 17:40 

Manila Standard

Alert Level 4 extended in NCR...

The Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday extended the pilot implementation of the Alert Level System in Metro Manila by two weeks to October 15, IATF and Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said....

 2021-09-30 17:30 

Manila Standard

All bets are out: Comelec opens doors for COCs...

National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered Thursday all regional directors to intensify security measures following three separate attacks on politicians ahead of the start of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 9, 2022 elections...

 2021-09-30 17:20 

Manila Standard

Probe sought on smuggled vegetables...

Lawmakers from the House of Representatives and the Senate have sought a congressional inquiry into smuggled vegetables flooding local markets which some said could expose consumers and farmers to unchecked plant diseases....

 2021-09-30 16:51 

Manila Standard

Alsons Power's Siayan Hydro donates essential emergency and medical equipment to LGU...

The Alsons Power Group's Sindangan Zambo-River Power Corporation (SZPC) has provided the local government of Zamboanga del Norte with essential emergency and medical equipment to help the province in its ongoing efforts to combat and control the COVID...

 2021-09-30 16:50 

Manila Standard

PH protests latest China sea foray...

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday ordered the filing ofthree new diplomatic protests against China over a series of unlawful actions taken by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea....

 2021-09-30 16:45 

Manila Standard

Hefty LPG price hike: P81/tank...

Petron Corp. said it will implement a staggered increase in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to mitigate a P7.40 per kilo increase in cooking gas to consumers....

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