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 2021-09-25 17:00 

Manila Standard

DOH wary in lowering NCR alert...

The Department of Health has cautioned against rushing to relax quarantine restrictions in the National Capital Region, saying it was too early to make adjustments as it is still assessing the downtrend in cases....

 2021-09-25 16:50 

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Outbreak hits Tanay monastery...

Twelve Carmelite nuns in a monastery in Rizal have tested positive for COVID-19....

 2021-09-25 16:40 

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'No defective face shields given to health workers'...

The Department of Health on Saturday assured the public that no defective face shields were distributed to health workers following the admission of an officer of Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. that they tampered with the expiration dates of the face shi...

 2021-09-25 16:30 

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1 dead, 15 rescued after vessel sinks in Ormoc...

A female crew member died while 15 others were rescued after a passenger vessel sank off the waters of Ormoc Port in Leyte late Friday evening....

 2021-09-25 16:20 

Manila Standard

Apply for P1 billion climate fund, LGUs urged...

A legislator on Saturday said local governments should apply for the funding of their ecology-related activities from the P1 billion still unused appropriation for climate-change projects....

 2021-09-25 16:20 

Manila Standard

44 Marijuana bricks worth P5 million seized in Mabalacat...
 2021-09-25 14:58 

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Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. hailed as PH sustainability champion...

As an innovator of sustainable energy solutions, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) was recently conferred the 2021 Europa Award for Clean and Efficient Energy by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)....

 2021-09-25 13:30 

Manila Standard

In new summit, Biden seeks 'free and open' Indo-Pacific...

President Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia, India and Japan promised to work together for a stable, open and democratic Indo-Pacific in a veiled dig at China during their first in-person summit together....

 2021-09-25 13:20 

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Huawei official freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors...

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was headed home from Vancouver on Saturday as two Canadians were released from prison in China, bringing a close to a bitter diplomatic row that has poisoned ties for three years....

 2021-09-25 13:10 

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Fiery clash at UN: Pakistan, India trade extremism charges...

India and Pakistan clashed Friday at the United Nations as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the rival of a "reign of terror" on Muslims, drawing a stern rebuke....

 2021-09-25 13:00 

Manila Standard

Migrants leave US-Mexico border...

Almost all of the mostly Haitian migrants who had gathered on both sides of the US-Mexico border have left their makeshift camps, ending a standoff that had provoked a major border crisis for the Biden administration....

 2021-09-25 12:50 

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Tiananmen vigil group disbands...

The Hong Kong pro-democracy group that organized three decades of annual vigils commemorating the victims of Beijing's Tiananmen Square crackdown voted to disband on Saturday in the face of China's sweeping clampdown on dissent in the city....

 2021-09-25 12:40 

Manila Standard

Over 3,000 shark fins confiscated...

Thousands of shark fins were confiscated by Colombian authorities before they could be illegally shipped to Hong Kong, officials said....

 2021-09-24 19:20 

Manila Standard

Gov't bares new Alert 4 rules...

The Palace on Friday released amended guidelines in the pilot implementation of Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila as the country continued to battle the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 19:10 

Manila Standard

5 AFP teams, 150 PNP reservists to help in hospitals...

Answering President Rodrigo Duterte's call for more health workers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday it will deploy five medical teams to augment the manpower of hospitals in the National Capital Region that are dealing with a sur...

 2021-09-24 19:00 

Manila Standard

DOH revising guidelines on face shields...

The Department of Health (DOH) is now revising guidelines on the use of face shields, to require their use only indoors, in crowded areas, and places in which people are in close contact with one another....

 2021-09-24 18:50 

Manila Standard

Rody threatens use of 'military might' to ensure peaceful polls...

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday warned he is ready to "use the might of the military" to ensure a peaceful and violence-free elections next year....

 2021-09-24 18:40 

Manila Standard

Pharmally exec: DOH got tampered supplies...

An office of Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. on Friday admitted before a Senate hearing that they tampered with the expiration dates of the face shields delivered by the firm to the Department of Health....

 2021-09-24 18:30 

Manila Standard

Grads of Visayan schools top board exams for doctors...

Graduates of Visayan schools have topped the Physician Licensure Examination (Complete and Finals with Prelims) given this month, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Friday....

 2021-09-24 18:20 

Manila Standard

DILG: Voter's ID not needed for jab...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday reminded local government units (LGUs) that a voter's identification card was neither a requirement to avail oneself of essential services, like medical services and financial assist...

 2021-09-24 18:10 

Manila Standard

Palace finds dip in Rody's rating 'not alarming'...

President Rodrigo Duterte still has a "very good" satisfaction score, even after it dropped this year, Malacaang said on Friday....

 2021-09-24 18:00 

Manila Standard

LP Cavite solon pledges support to Sara Duterte...

A lawmaker who is a member of the Liberal Party on Friday threw his support behind the possible presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio....

 2021-09-24 15:50 

Manila Standard

SMC, gov't break ground on PAREX...

It's all systems go for the much-anticipated Pasig River Expressway (PAREX), touted to be the country's first green, hybrid expressway, as proponent San Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the government broke ground Friday for the 19.37-kilom...

 2021-09-24 15:40 

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Lawton-BGC viaduct to open Oct. 1—DPWH...

Travel time between Lawton Avenue in Makati and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, which usually takes 30 minutes, will be cut to 12 minutes with the completion of the P1.79-billion BGC-Ortigas Center Road Link Project, the Department of Public Works a...

 2021-09-24 15:30 

Manila Standard

First nonstop US-PH shipping service launched...

The United States and Philippines have partnered with Royal Cargo and Iris Logistics to launch the country's first nonstop shipping service between the two countries in decades....

 2021-09-24 15:20 

Manila Standard

DOJ panel to take over Ongpin case...

The Department of Justice will take over the preliminary investigation of the illegal drugs case filed against Julian Roberto Ongpin, son of billionaire businessman Roberto Ongpin, who is also considered as a person of interest in the Sept. 18 death of ar...

 2021-09-24 15:20 

Manila Standard

MAP backs quarantine cut for travelers to 5 days...

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) said Friday it supports the call to reduce the quarantine period for fully vaccinated overseas travelers from ten days to five days....

 2021-09-24 15:10 

Manila Standard

C. Luzon named PNP best police regional office...

City of San Fernando The Police Regional Police Office 3 stationed at Camp Prospero Olivas here emerged as winner in the search for the Outstanding Regional Police Office 2019-2020, besting 16 other regions nationwide....

 2021-09-24 15:05 

Manila Standard

Chinese medical supplier facing estafa raps still at large after 1 year...

Two Chinese owners of a medical supply company facing charges for estafa continue to elude arrest, a year after the complaint against them was filed....

 2021-09-24 15:00 

Manila Standard

Sabili 'wins' Lipa election protest...

The camp of former Lipa City mayoral candidate Bernadette Sabili described as a "victory" the Commission on Elections' decision finding irregularities in the signatures of more than 15,000 voters during the May 2019 mayoral race there....

 2021-09-24 14:58 

Manila Standard

Fil-Ams in New York rally against anti-Asian hate crimes...

Filipino Americans in New York have come together to call for an end to hate crimes against Asians....

 2021-09-24 14:50 

Manila Standard

Marcos: Options open amid KBL nomination...

Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he has yet to make a decision as to which national post he will seek in next year's elections following his nomination by the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) as its standard beare....

 2021-09-24 14:40 

Manila Standard

Isko, if elected, won't block ICC drug war probe...

If elected president, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso vowed not to cover up or protect incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte from the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged crimes against humanity....

 2021-09-24 14:30 

Manila Standard

Senators cross party lines for correct private schools' tax...

Private school associations have lauded members of the Senate for crossing party lines to pass a bill on second reading that will prevent the collapse of proprietary educational institutions in the face of a massive increase in tax rates amid the pandemic...

 2021-09-24 14:10 

Manila Standard

PH may ask US to extradite ex-embassy exec in child abuse case...

The Department of Justice is assessing whether it will request for extradition or just assist its counterparts in pursuing a case against a former American embassy official who allegedly sexually abused a minor....

 2021-09-24 14:05 

Manila Standard

Immigration nabs Sokor, US fugitives...

A South Korean fugitive who earned a whopping $17.7 million from a prostitution racket and an American fugitive were arrested in separate operations in Taguig City and Bohol, respectively....

 2021-09-24 14:00 

Manila Standard

10 more temporary passport centers to reduce backlog—DFA...

The Department of Foreign Affairs is set to open 10 more temporary offsite passport services (TOPS) centers across the country before the end of the year....

 2021-09-24 11:10 

Manila Standard

CDC overrules panel on vax boosters...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday overruled its own panel of health experts to back Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots for individuals at high risk of exposure because of their jobs....

 2021-09-24 11:05 

Manila Standard

007 back after virus delay: 'We've been expecting you, Mr. Bond...'...

The latest James Bond movie gets its world premiere next week, nearly six years after the last film in the storied franchise and an 18-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-24 11:00 

Manila Standard

Bad hair day: India salon ordered to pay $271,000 for botched trim...

An Indian salon has been ordered to pay more than $271,000 in damages to a model for a botched haircut which she claimed caused a "severe mental breakdown."...

 2021-09-24 10:55 

Manila Standard

Nokor leader's sister tells South to drop 'hostile policies'—KCNA...

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday said it was "admirable" of the South to propose a formal end to the Korean War but demanded Seoul first drop its "hostile policies" towards Pyongyang....

 2021-09-24 10:50 

Manila Standard

Ex-cop appeals conviction for George Floyd's murder...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has appealed his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, citing 14 complaints about his high-profile trial earlier this year in a case that roiled the United States and laid bare deep racial divisions....

 2021-09-24 10:45 

Manila Standard

Cambodia halts festival after virus outbreak...

Cambodia has cancelled its "Festival of the Dead"—an annual holiday where the Buddhist faithful pay respects to deceased relatives after a coronavirus outbreak among monks in the capital....

 2021-09-24 08:30 

Manila Standard

DOST, NEDA launch RGIN Project replication nationwide...

Tuguegarao City---The Cagayan Valley regional offices (Region 2), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) led the recent launch of the Regional Geographic Information Network (RGIN) Geopor...

 2021-09-24 08:25 

Manila Standard

Youths in agriculture: Empowering, enabling sustainable agri environment for next gen...

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of food security, food-related business, self-sufficiency and urban farming. Today, farming and agriculture have become viable business opportunities known as agripreneurship....

 2021-09-23 17:40 

Manila Standard

We're still in trouble—NTF...

The country isn't out of the woods yet, given the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and the lack of health care workers that has put a strain on hospitals, National Task Force deputy chief administrator Secretary Vince Dizon said Wednesday night....

 2021-09-23 17:30 

Manila Standard

Palace sees 'merrier Xmas;' Alert Level 4 set for extension...

Filipinos will have a merrier Christmas this year as the government expects to vaccinate at least 70 percent to 80 percent of the population in Metro Manila, the Palace said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 17:20 

Manila Standard

Gov't eyes inoculation of minors, general public by mid-October...

The government may start inoculating minors (persons aged 12-17 years old) and the general population by mid-October, with the expected arrival of additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next month....

 2021-09-23 17:10 

Manila Standard

Rody rips Dick anew, raps him for 'public funds misuse' as SBMA exec...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night threatened to file graft charges against Senator Richard Gordon for purportedly misusing public funds while he was chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), a post he held more than 20 years ago....

 2021-09-23 17:00 

Manila Standard

End of holiday: Du30 signs law taxing POGOs...

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure taxing Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), the Palace said Thursday....

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