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 2021-10-22 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

4.4-magnitude quake strikes waters off Camarines Norte...

(PHIVOLCS) A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck waters off Camarines Norte on Friday afternoon, Oct. 22, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs traced the epicenter of the earthquake at 64 kilometers (km) northeast o...

 2021-10-22 08:07 

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DOLE vaccine mandate for specific workers vital to economic revival — Concepcion...

A Palace official has asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) make vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mandatory for specific workers. (Mark Balmores/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN) In his letter to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Be...

 2021-10-22 08:03 

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Phivolcs unveils 6 new earthquake atlases to aid seismic-resilient structural designs...

(PHIVOLCS) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday, Oct. 22, launched six new earthquake atlases to ensure the seismic resiliency of public infrastructures, medium-to-high rise buildings, and residential houses in key a...

 2021-10-22 07:59 

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Banks should be more flexible in assessing borrowers' financial difficulty...

Despite the numerous regulatory relief measures granted to all banks to cope with the impact of the pandemic, banks are not extending the same reprieve to both new borrowers and those with modified or restructured existing loans even after establishing th...

 2021-10-22 07:57 

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In praise of 'handle-free': A culinary-design experience that only SieMatic can create...

Ever since SieMatic pioneered and introduced the handle-free kitchen in 1960, there has been a steady progression of design excellence and function optimization. At the outset, it may have been more about convenience and kitchen work flow; creating a work...

 2021-10-22 07:57 

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Boracay eyes scrapping COVID test requirement for fully jabbed tourists...

The provincial government of Aklan is planning to lift the RT-PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated tourists visiting Boracay Island by next month, Governor Florencio Miraflores said on Friday, Oct. 22. Kids swim at the famous beach front of Boracay I...

 2021-10-22 07:57 

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PH reports 5,823 new COVID-19 cases...

A medical worker administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a minor at the Las Pinas District Hospital during the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination for minors in Metro Manila on Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo by Ali Vicoy) The Philippines has detected 5,823 additiona...

 2021-10-22 07:51 

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Paranaque City government starts 'Bakunahan Para sa YO'...

The Paranaque City government has started "Bakunahan Para sa YO" (Young Ones) at the Ospital ng Paranaque I (OSPAR) on Friday, Oct. 22. Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Photo courtesy of Paranaque PIO / MANILA BULLETIN) Mar Jimenez, Public Information Office...

 2021-10-22 07:49 

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Hontiveros: Pharmally execs must produce docs Senate panel wants...

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday, Oct. 22 said executives of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation should just produce the documents the Senate blue ribbon committee has ordered subpoenaed. Hontiveros issued the remark after Mohit Dargani, Pharmally's...

 2021-10-22 07:49 

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BIR shuts down 322 businesses over tax debts...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Friday, Oct. 22, that it has padlocked 322 businesses nationwide during the first nine months of the year mostly for non-registration and non-issuance of receipts or invoices to their customers. (File photo / MANI...

 2021-10-22 07:41 

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GMA Network's hit comedy sitcom 'Daddy's Gurl' celebrates third anniversary with more laughter and new characters...

Daddy's Gurl Kapuso viewers are in for more fun and laughter as GMA Network's hit comedy sitcom, Daddy's Gurl , celebrates its third year on-air with a brand-new hilarious season beginning Oct. 23. Barak and Stacy's loveable father-daughte...

 2021-10-22 07:40 

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Full exploitation of renewable energy resources priority under a Marcos presidency...

Presidential aspirant former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has vowed to prioritize the full exploitation of renewable energy resources if he succeeds in becoming the president of the country. Windmills During his term as governor of Iloc...

 2021-10-22 07:24 

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Taguig has second highest COVID-19 incidence rate in NCR — OCTA...

Taguig City had the second highest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) incidence rate in the National Capital Region (NCR) in the past seven days. This is according to Dr. Guido David of OCTA Research, which published an NCR COVID-19 update on Oct. 21 based on...

 2021-10-22 07:20 

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Finance sector collaborates with BSP on sustainability guidelines...

Financial regulators led by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are arming banks, financial institutions and corporates with the necessary tools and guidance in the effective management of climate and other environment-related risks. BSP Deputy Governor...

 2021-10-22 07:05 

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Corporations feel growing public pressure for sustainability...

The pandemic and the climate crisis are increasing the pressure on corporations globally, including the Philippines, to take accountability for their impact on the environment and push for sustainability efforts. During the ASEAN Sustainability E-Summit o...

 2021-10-22 07:05 

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Body of drowned child found in Marikina River...

The body of a drowned child was recovered from the Marikina river on Friday, Oct. 22. (Photo from Marikina Rescue 161) The Marikina City Rescue 161 (MCR161) received a call on Wednesday, Oct. 20, about a child that drowned in the river near the vicinity o...

 2021-10-22 06:55 

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Boracay tourist workers undergo retraining...

ILOILO CITY — As tourism is slowly picking up, the Western Visayas regional office of the Department of Tourism Region (DOT-6) is leading a weeklong training of tourism frontline workers at world-famous Boracay Island. "Considering that Boracay ...

 2021-10-22 06:55 

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Gov't tax collection exceeds P2 trillion...

Collections of the government's two main tax agencies surpassed the P2-trillion mark in the first nine months of the year, nearing the pre-pandemic level, the Department of Finance (DOF) reported Friday, Oct. 22. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez ...

 2021-10-22 06:52 

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Golden Haven to open new dev't in Batangas...

Villar-owned Golden Haven announced it will open its latest memorial park development in Bauan, Batangas in time for the upcoming Undas (All Soul's Day) celebration. Golden Haven Bauan will be fully operational in time for Undas. In a statement, Red R...

 2021-10-22 06:52 

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Soft loans for mandatory 13th-month pay by employers tackled in 'Oh My Job!'...

'Oh My Job!' This weekend in "Oh My Job," Assistant Secretary Dominique "Nikki" Rubia-Tutay of Employment and General Administration Cluster, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will talk about the government's assistanc...

 2021-10-22 06:49 

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Mayor Isko eyes creation of Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...

Presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso plans to create a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) which will be independent from the existing Department of Agriculture (DA) if he wins as president in 20...

 2021-10-22 06:48 

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5-day mental wellness leave gets backing from Ilocos health expert...

DAGUPAN CITY — The Ilocos Center for Health Development (CHD 1) reported that 57percent of the workforce in Region 1 is suffering from mental health issues. In an online presser of the Philippine Information Agency Region 1 on Tuesday, Dr. Magnolia ...

 2021-10-22 06:46 

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Sato seeks gubernatorial seat, leads Occidental Mindoro's 'dream team'...

Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine "Nene" Sato will seek a return as the province's governor and will lead the so-called "Dream Team", an alliance of incumbent local government executives and competent political leaders Sato, who served...

 2021-10-22 06:45 

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Angara urges gov't to ramp up vaccination of senior citizens...

Senator Sonny Angara on Friday, Oct. 21 urged authorities and local governement officials to go the extra mile and accelerate efforts to reach out to the elder population, of which a significant portion of them remains unvaccinated to this day. Citing Wor...

 2021-10-22 06:43 

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Franki Russell makes it to Miss Universe UAE Top 30...

Former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Franki Russell is trying her hand in the beauty pageant scene. In fact, she joined the first-ever Miss Universe UAE, where she was introduced as among the Top 30 finalists. Note that according to the organizati...

 2021-10-22 06:37 

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Experience the Grand Lifestyle as Grand Summit Hotels soft opens in General Santos City...

Set in the bustling city of General Santos City, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts' newest and upscale local brand, Grand Summit Hotels, held its soft opening last Oct. 13, 2021. The intimate event was attended by Robinsons Land Corporation's (RLC) pre...

 2021-10-22 06:33 

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Japanese firms tie up for cold chain solution for PH...

Three Japanese auto and manufacturing players are forging a partnership to assemble an all Japanese refrigerated van as they vie for a stake in the growing cold chain industry in the Philippines. Hino The partnership is among Japanese firms Centro Nippon ...

 2021-10-22 06:30 

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'Dancing traffic enforcers' mirrors MassKara Festival in Bacolod...

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that dancing traffic enforcers here keep the spirit of MassKara Festival alive. It's been two years since Bacolod has not celebrated the grand festivity here due to the pandemic. The Bacolod Traffic Aut...

 2021-10-22 06:23 

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Thanya Dela Cruz resets PH mark in local swim meet...

Thanya Dela Cruz Thanya Dela Cruz eclipsed the national record in the women's 50-meter breaststroke at the start of the 2021 Philippine Swimming Inc.'s National Selection Tournament at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac Friday. Th...

 2021-10-22 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

Christi Fider dishes 'Heto Na Naman' for the broken-hearted...

Christi Fider PMPC's Star Awards for Music Most Promising Female Artist Christi Fider stirs up emotions anew and pulls the heartstrings of the brokenhearted and lovelorn with "Heto Na Naman," a ballad written by award-winning musical composer ...

 2021-10-22 06:14 

Manila Bulletin

DFA wants Facebook to take down pages peddling paid passport appointments...

After seeking the help of local investigation bureau and police, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now calling on Facebook to take down pages on its platform allegedly responsible for peddling charged passport appointment services to desperate Fi...

 2021-10-22 06:09 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay City starts 'Vacc to the Future' vaccination of minors...

The Pasay City government started the "Vacc to the Future" vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 on Friday (Oct. 22) at the city-run public hospital, Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH). Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the city has tentatively pre-lis...

 2021-10-22 06:06 

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Concentrix vaccinates staff's dependents for free...

Concentrix vaccinates staff's dependents for free Concentrix Corporation expanded its free COVID-19 Vaccination on October 21 to include staff dependents. Early this year, Concentrix was among the first private companies to announce its commitment to ...

 2021-10-22 06:05 

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Barangay officials, Sangguanian members may apply for eligibility — CSC...

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Friday, Oct. 22, that the barangay officials and Sanggunian Members may apply for special eligibilities as provided under the law. (CSC/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The CSC urged the local government officials to tak...

 2021-10-22 06:05 

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Film producer Joed Serrano to push for LGBTQ community's rights...

Joed Serrano Movie and television producer Joed Serrano has vowed to push for the rights of the LGBTQ community and prevent discrimination as he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator in the May 2022 elections. "Nandito po ako para bigyan ng p...

 2021-10-22 05:52 

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Phase 2 of pediatric vaccination vs COVID-19 starts in NCR...

The government has kicked off the second phase of the pediatric vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that would cover all localities in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday, Oct. 22. A minor receives a COVID-19 vaccine during the cere...

 2021-10-22 05:52 

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Emma Watson looks immaculate in this ensemble made of old wedding dresses...

While Emma Watson has gone "dormant" when it comes to gracing the movie screens, she is definitely not stopping when it comes to her causes—and she does it in style. During the recent Earthshot Awards, the 30-year-old "Harry Potter" ...

 2021-10-22 05:50 

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Here's how you can get free apple pie from McDonald's...

Getting the 'jab' done comes with a sweet reward! Fully vaccinated Filipinos are in for a delicious reward as McDonald's treats them for getting the "jab" done. As Filipinos rediscover the joy that comes from eating out, the global foo...

 2021-10-22 05:47 

Manila Bulletin

'Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha' photo essay book cancelled after Kim Seon-ho's abortion scandal...

The published of the Korean drama "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Photo Essay" photo essay book cancelled its publication originally slated on Nov. 30 following the abortion scandal involving Kim Seon-ho. "Due to the publisher's circumstances, the p...

 2021-10-22 05:45 

Manila Bulletin

Herro hailed as Heat hammer banged-up Bucks in NBA...

Tyler Herro (center) of the Miami Heat shoots the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 21, 2021 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (AFP) Tyler Herro scored a team-high 27 points as the Miami Heat set a club record for mos...

 2021-10-22 05:44 

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Bacolod starts house-to-house vaccination vs COVID-19...

BACOLOD CITY — The city government here has started the implementation of the house-to-house vaccination, as it intensifies its battle against COVID-19. Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) executive director Em Ang, said the initiative i...

 2021-10-22 05:42 

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Health reform advocate laments slow vaccination rollout...

A health reform advocate on Friday, Oct. 22, lamented the slow pace of vaccination rollout in the Philippines, (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) Former adviser to the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Tony Leachon said the government's new target...

 2021-10-22 05:39 

Manila Bulletin

Taylor-made treble as Dodgers stay alive with Braves rout...

Chris Taylor of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of Game Five of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on October 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (AFP) Chris Taylor ...

 2021-10-22 05:38 

Manila Bulletin

What Yassi wants...

Are you without a girlfriend? Are you dreaming of someone like, say, Yassi Pressman? Well, good for you. Obviously, you are too much of an optimist. In a world where hope seems scant, we definitely need more of your kind. And for that, we now offer you a ...

 2021-10-22 05:31 

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Seaoil innovates on 'price hedging strategy' for customers...

Independent player Seaoil Philippines is innovating on a 'price hedging strategy' that will allow its business and retail customers to save on their fuel budgets despite the astronomical rise of prices of oil commodities in the world market. Throu...

 2021-10-22 05:28 

Manila Bulletin

Office space vacancy rate in Metro at 17%...

Office space vacancy rate across Metro Manila has reached 17 percent or 2.33 million square meters in the third quarter this year, a property management consultancy study showed. Makati Business District at night A study by Leechiu Property Consultants (L...

 2021-10-22 05:28 

Manila Bulletin

Rocco Nacino admits to being a womanizer...

Most men would rather keep their womanizing a secret. Rocco Nacino is different. The actor came clean recently, admitting to being a ladies' man and for "many years." Past tense, of course. Rocco, who is now married to Melissa Gohing, maintain...

 2021-10-22 05:28 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra on review of deaths in drug war cases: 'We will examine as many as we could'...

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra vowed to examine "as many as we could" the cases of deaths in illegal drugs operations before the end of the term of President Duterte in 2022. "It all depends on the ...

 2021-10-22 05:22 

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Carlos Yulo defends floor exercise world title Saturday...

Carlos Yulo competes in the floor event at the men's qualification during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture on October 20, 2021. (AFP) Carlos Yulo guns for a title defense in...

 2021-10-22 05:21 

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Bong and Lani Revilla's three sons seeking gov't posts...

Sen. Bong Revilla and Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla's three sons are all seeking government positions in the 2022 elections. (Photo courtesy of Lani M. Revilla / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) On Friday (Oct. 22), Mayor Revilla announced on Face...

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