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 2021-10-07 14:10 

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Lacuna-Servo unveils city councilors lineup...

Manila mayoral candidate Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and her running mate, 3rd District Rep. Yul Servo, on Thursday released a complete line-up of their council slate for the capital city....

 2021-10-07 14:00 

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QC's Crisologo unfazed by Atayde's House bid...

Quezon City District 1 Rep. Peter Anthony "Onyx" Crisologo remains unfazed by the candidacy of actor Arjo Atayde against him in the 2022 local elections....

 2021-10-07 13:50 

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Nograles reelection bid for Montalban...

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles on Thursday filed his certificate of candidacy for reelection and vowed to further extend service and assistance to the residents of Montalban....

 2021-10-07 13:40 

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Gibo Teodoro seeks Senate seat in 2022...

Former Defense Secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2022 elections through his representative on Thursday....

 2021-10-07 10:50 

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20 killed, hundreds hurt as quake hits Balochistan...

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, with rescuers trying to reach coal miners reportedly trapped underground....

 2021-10-07 10:45 

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Sokor court backs transgender soldier who killed herself...

A South Korean court on Thursday ruled it was unfair for the military to forcibly discharge a soldier over her gender-reassignment surgery, months after she took her own life over the decision....

 2021-10-07 10:40 

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'Kids may be red line in FB issue'...

Facebook's previous major scandals barely dented its global dominance, but experts said the tech giant may have hit a red line this time: evidence that it knew children using its apps were at risk of being harmed....

 2021-10-07 10:35 

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100-year-old on trial for Nazi crimes...

A 100-year-old former concentration camp guard will on Thursday become the oldest person yet to be tried for Nazi-era crimes in Germany when he goes before court charged with complicity in mass murder....

 2021-10-07 03:00 

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Australian firm recalls US Covid tests over false positives...
 2021-10-07 02:00 

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Facebook whistleblower boost for EU regulation: commissioner...
 2021-10-07 00:30 

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Peru president announces PM's resignation...
 2021-10-07 00:00 

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Pair win Nobel for tool that made chemistry leaner and greener...
 2021-10-06 23:30 

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Twitter sells app ad platform MoPub for $1 bn...
 2021-10-06 23:00 

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'Brick wall': Deadlocked efforts to regulate Facebook...
 2021-10-06 22:30 

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Biden, Xi planning 'virtual bilateral' meeting by end of year: W.House...
 2021-10-06 18:10 

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In-person classes on Nov. 15...

Limited face-to-face classes will begin Nov. 15 starting with 59 public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Wednesday....

 2021-10-06 18:00 

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Bongbong files COC, says open to tandem with Bong Go as VP...

Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president Wednesday, but acknowledged that plans to adopt President Rodrigo Duterte as his vice presidential running mate fell through after the Chief Exec...

 2021-10-06 17:50 

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Lacson, Sotto bid for two top posts before Comelec...

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III formalized their entry into the presidential and vice presidential race in next year's elections by filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Wednesday....

 2021-10-06 17:40 

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US leads 6 nations in military drills in PH Sea...

Six different navies led by the strike groups of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan conducted military exercises in the Philippine Sea over the weekend....

 2021-10-06 17:30 

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Cops ordered to stop NPA's poll extortion...

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered all units to spare no effort in stopping extortion activities by the New People's Army during the election season....

 2021-10-06 17:20 

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Duterte to senators: I'll jail you if you cite my men in contempt...

President Rodrigo Duterte warned senators Wednesday night he would send them to prison if they cited his Cabinet members in contempt if they refused to cooperate in the chamber's probe into the government's purchases to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...

 2021-10-06 17:10 

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DOJ: Memo to Cabinet on Senate probe not to defy but to protest treatment...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday the memorandum enjoining the Cabinet officials and employees of the Executive department from attending the Senate investigation on the purchasing of allegedly overpriced medical supplies was not intended ...

 2021-10-06 17:00 

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PH last in Nikkei COVID index...

The Philippines placed last among 121 countries worldwide in Nikkei Asia's latest COVID-19 Recovery Index that measured infection management, vaccine rollouts and social mobility....

 2021-10-06 16:50 

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NTF eyes annual vaccination drive...

The National Task Force against COVID-19 plans to push for an annual vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease 2019, its chief said on Wednesday....

 2021-10-06 15:50 

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NBI agrees to probe 154 cops in deadly anti-drug operations...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has agreed to further probe and conduct a case build-up on the possible criminal culpability of 154 policemen involved in anti-illegal drug operations where deaths of suspects occurred....

 2021-10-06 15:40 

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Duterte, Cabinet urged to release SALNs following 'Pandora Papers'...

With the surfacing of the "Pandora Papers," a staunch critic of President Duterte on Wednesday dared the Chief Executive and his Cabinet officials to release their statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN)....

 2021-10-06 15:30 

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PAREX project will not impact Intramuros — Ang...

The planned Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project will not impact heritage sites in Manila, San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang said....

 2021-10-06 15:20 

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Noceda dismissed over Parojinog sexual assault case...

The former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Service Unit has been dismissed from the service for sexually assaulting former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog who is detained at the facility....

 2021-10-06 15:10 

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Buy-bust operations yield more than P5.6m worth of shabu in Manila...

Operatives of the Manila Police District (MPD) seized more than 800 grams of suspected shabu worth more than P5.6 million in anti-drug operations in San Miguel and Tondo early this week....

 2021-10-06 15:05 

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Pampanga, Bulacan top cops reassigned...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The police chiefs of Pampanga and Bulacan have been reassigned as part of a revamp....

 2021-10-06 15:00 

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Cebu Pac says more destinations ease travel requirements...

Cebu Pacific Air announced on Wednesday that six destinations in the airlines' network have eased their travel requirements....

 2021-10-06 14:50 

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Akbayan picks Leni, urges VP to file candidacy for president...

A day before Vice President Leni Robredo's "important announcement," personalities from the Akbayan party-list on Wednesday urged her to run for the 2022 presidential race....

 2021-10-06 14:40 

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Former Defense chief, 'Ka Leody' open bids for president too...

Former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales and longtime anti-Marcos activist Leodegario "Ka Leody" de Guzman on Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for president in the 2022 elections....

 2021-10-06 14:30 

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NTC orders probe into text blasts promoting Bongbong...

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered an immediate investigation into the emergency text blasts promoting former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., as telco companies have said the alert did not come from them....

 2021-10-06 14:25 

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Caloocan mayor runs for Congress; Aiko for councilor...

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar "Oca" Malapitan has formally filed his certificate of candidacy as the city's first congressional district representative for Election 2022....

 2021-10-06 14:20 

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FORGE AHEAD execs rally behind Domagoso banner...

A group of former government senior officials from different administrations have thrown their support behind Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso's 2022 presidential bid....

 2021-10-06 12:45 

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Pope expresses 'shame' at sex abuse of minors...

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his "shame" at the sexual abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, laid bare in a devastating report this week....

 2021-10-06 12:40 

Manila Standard

Smart patrol robots stoke surveillance fears in Singapore...

Singapore has trialed patrol robots that blast warnings at people engaging in "undesirable social behavior," adding to an arsenal of surveillance technology in the tightly controlled city-state that is fueling privacy concerns....

 2021-10-06 12:35 

Manila Standard

French senators visit Taiwan despite China protests...

A delegation of French senators led by a former defence minister arrived on Wednesday in Taiwan, where they will hold talks with President Tsai Ing-wen, despite strong protests from China....

 2021-10-06 12:30 

Manila Standard

Greener chemistry: Duo wins Nobel Prize for work on organocatalysts...

Germany's Benjamin List and David MacMillan of the United States on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction which has helped make chemistry greener, the jury said....

 2021-10-06 12:25 

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Spain to give booster vaccine shot to over-70s...

Spain's health ministry said it would give third doses of coronavirus vaccines to the over-70s, hoping to improve their protection against COVID-19....

 2021-10-06 12:20 

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Aussie firm recalls US COVID tests over false positives...

Australian medical tech manufacturer Ellume said it had recalled almost 200,000 at-home COVID-19 tests in the United States over an increased chance of false positives....

 2021-10-06 12:15 

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Russia posts over 900 daily COVID deaths for first time...

Russia on Wednesday reported more than 900 daily coronavirus deaths for the first time, as the country struggles with stubbornly high infection rates driven by the Delta variant and low vaccination take-up....

 2021-10-06 06:00 

Manila Standard

Australian firm recalls US Covid tests over false positives...

Australian medical tech manufacturer Ellume said it had recalled almost 200,000 at-home Covid-19 tests in the United States over an increased chance of false positives....

 2021-10-06 05:30 

Manila Standard

'No expiry date' for justice, says key lawyer on twilight Nazi trials...

Lawyer Thomas Walther, 78, gets prickly when he hears criticism of German courts putting elderly surviving Nazis -- many over 90 years old now -- on trial....

 2021-10-06 05:00 

Manila Standard

Two stranded humpback whales rescued in Argentina...

Rescue teams saved two stranded whales along the Atlantic coast of Argentina Tuesday, the World Marine Foundation said....

 2021-10-06 04:30 

Manila Standard

US reveals nuclear bomb numbers after Trump blackout...

The US State Department published on Tuesday the number of nuclear warheads the country stockpiles for the first time in four years, after former president Donald Trump placed a blackout on the data....

 2021-10-06 03:30 

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West pushes Russia for answers on Navalny poisoning...

A group of 45 Western countries demanded at the global toxic arms watchdog on Tuesday that Russia provide urgent answers about the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny....

 2021-10-06 03:00 

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US man sues psychic over ex-girlfriend's curse...

A US man is suing a psychic who said she could remove a curse on his marriage put there by a witch hired by his ex-girlfriend....

 2021-10-06 02:30 

Manila Standard

Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite Vatican appeals for clemency...

A 61-year-old African-American man was executed in the US state of Missouri on Tuesday, despite pleas for clemency from the Vatican and his lawyers on the grounds that he was intellectually disabled....

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