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 2021-10-15 18:10 

Manila Standard

1,000 minors first to get vax...

More than 1,000 adolescents with comorbidities were vaccinated against COVID-19 Friday as the government began inoculating minors against the respiratory disease....

 2021-10-15 18:00 

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Not so fast: Christmas parties still uncertain...

The Department of Health (DOH) expects a happier Yuletide season this year, but it cannot say for certain whether it will allow Christmas parties despite the downtrend in COVID-19 numbers, Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said Friday....

 2021-10-15 17:50 

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Booster shots for persons with immune illness eyed...

The country is planning to give immunocompromised individuals their third vaccine dose against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday....

 2021-10-15 17:40 

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Tulfo tops Senate hopefuls survey...

Only one out of the eight senatorial bets endorsed by President Duterte in the coming 2022 national elections made it to the so-called "Magic 12" in a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations that was topped by broadcast journalist Raffy Tu...

 2021-10-15 17:30 

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Romualdez thanks solons for budget okay...

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Friday credited teamwork and cooperation of his colleagues on the final amendments of the proposed 2022 P5.024 trillion General Appropriations Bill for 2022 designed to rebuild the economy and defeat the COVID-19 ...

 2021-10-15 17:20 

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Half of Filipinos wary of being critical of government...

Almost half of Filipinos believe it is dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration, even if it is the truth, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS)....

 2021-10-15 17:10 

Manila Standard

PAGASA declares start of La Nia...

Steel yourself, La Nia is here and is likely to persist until the first quarter of 2022, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)....

 2021-10-15 17:00 

Manila Standard

Ched forms in-person 'expert group'...

An experts group of educators has been set up by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to craft guidelines for a "second option" on limited face-to-face classes for all degree programs....

 2021-10-15 15:50 

Manila Standard

Leni-Pacman tandem 'possible'...

Senator Manny Pacquiao, who will be running for president in next year's elections is "open" to teaming up and joining forces with Vice President Leni Robredo who is also vying for the post....

 2021-10-15 15:40 

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Presidential bets unveil senatorial slates for next year's elections...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday announced six more candidates in her Senate slate in the 2022 elections....

 2021-10-15 15:30 

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Binay grateful for support of 3 prexy bets...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said he is grateful that three presidential aspirants in the May 9, 2022 elections listed him as a guest candidate in their respective senatorial slates....

 2021-10-15 15:20 

Manila Standard

Duterte to lead Bato-Go poll roadshow...

President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the kick-off of PDP Laban's roadshow in Iligan City on Saturday to promote the candidacy of Sen. Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa and Sen. Christopher "Lawrence" Bong Go and endorse the local candidates of th...

 2021-10-15 15:10 

Manila Standard

Netizens decry alleged deception in online survey...

Vloggers and several netizen groups have denounced Rappler's alleged deception for manipulating a survey on Facebook to influence netizens' perception of support for presidential aspirants in the 2022 elections, according to a statement from the c...

 2021-10-15 15:05 

Manila Standard

Isko is 'adopted son' of Lipa City...

Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Francisco "Isko Moreno" Moreno is now an "adopted son" of Lipa City, Batangas....

 2021-10-15 15:00 

Manila Standard

Inday Sara no longer expected to run as president...

A stalwart of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) on Friday said the party is no longer expecting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to change her mind and join the May 2022 presidential race....

 2021-10-15 14:20 

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Villar calls for aid: 'More cash for farmers'...

Due to the huge damage to agriculture, estimated to reach more than P600 million, by tropical storm Maring that battered some areas of the country, Sen. Cynthia A. Villar cited the urgent need of cash aid to Filipino farmers there....

 2021-10-15 14:10 

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If elected QC mayor, solon vows to scrap land tax hike...

A party-list legislator on Friday vowed to scrap increased taxes on residential, commercial, and industrial lots in Quezon City if he is elected mayor in the May 2022 elections....

 2021-10-15 14:00 

Manila Standard

Malaysian caught doing shabu; US fugitive nabbed in Ortigas...

Angeles City---A Malaysian visitor and seven of her Filipino friends were arrested by anti-illegal drugs operatives following a bust in the entertainment district at Sto. Nino, Barangay Balibago here Thursday....

 2021-10-15 11:50 

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Sydney to open its borders to vaxxed foreign visitors in Nov....

Sydney will scrap all quarantine requirements for travelers from next month, officials said Friday, an abrupt step toward reopening Australia's long-shuttered borders....

 2021-10-15 11:40 

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Ex-US president Clinton in hospital...

Former US president Bill Clinton was in hospital with an infection on Thursday, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said....

 2021-10-15 11:30 

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Suu Kyi lawyer says gagged by junta...

The chief lawyer for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday he had been banned by the junta from speaking to journalists, diplomats or international organizations....

 2021-10-15 11:20 

Manila Standard

Anger after Taiwan inferno kills 46...

Taiwanese residents voiced anguish and outrage on Friday after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block, as investigators searched for what sparked the island's deadliest fire in decades....

 2021-10-15 09:55 

Manila Standard

Privacy Commission launches open call for accountability agent applicants for APEC cross-border privacy rules system...

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) invites companies and organizations to apply for accreditation as an Accountability Agent for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System....

 2021-10-15 09:05 

Manila Standard

Bayaning Tsuper provides service vehicle to Cebu PWDs...

Days after filing their certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for the May 2022 elections, Bayaning Tsuper (BTS) party-list traveled to the Queen City of the South to commission a service vehicle dedicated to persons with disabilities (PWDs)....

 2021-10-14 17:40 

Manila Standard

300k to troop back to work...

As many as 300,000 workers are expected to be added to the active labor force as Metro Manila and several parts of the country shift to the less restrictive Alert Level 3 that will allow more businesses to reopen....

 2021-10-14 17:30 

Manila Standard

Maring aftermath: 19 dead, 11 still being validated...

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed that 19 people died while validating an additional 11 deaths from the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Maring....

 2021-10-14 17:20 

Manila Standard

Eased protocols for fully-vaxxed travelers up for review—Palace...

The new guidelines issued for fully vaccinated travelers from "green" countries and territories can still be revised, Malacaang said on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 17:10 

Manila Standard

House amends budget, allots P20B for COVID vaccines, booster shots...

The House of Representatives has allocated P20 billion for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, said House committee on appropriations chairman Rep.Eric Yap, as the chamber is set to transmit its proposed budget amendments to the Senate...

 2021-10-14 17:00 

Manila Standard

8th round of oil price hike at P1/L...

Consumers can expect another round of oil price hike of more than P1 per liter next week due to tightness in global oil supply, according to the latest monitoring of the Department of Energy....

 2021-10-14 16:55 

Manila Standard

13th month pay 'mandatory,' gov't vows aid to MSMEs...

Malacaang reminded employers to give 13th month pay to their workers , saying there were no exceptions even during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-10-14 16:50 

Manila Standard

Rodriguez files 2 bills banning bet substitution...

Deputy Speaker and Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has filed two bills banning candidate substitution and declaring an incumbent elective official as automatically resigned upon the filing of his certificate of candidacy for another position....

 2021-10-14 16:45 

Manila Standard

Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured...

An overnight fire tore through a building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Thursday, killing 46 people and injuring dozens of others in the island's deadliest blaze in decades....

 2021-10-14 16:40 

Manila Standard

The Beatles are back with a happier ending...

The Beatles are back this autumn with a new book, reworked final album and much-anticipated documentary that sheds new light on their fraught final days....

 2021-10-14 15:50 

Manila Standard

Potential foreign funding for VP's campaign flagged...

An election commissioner has flagged possible campaign donations by foreigners to Filipino candidates in next year's elections, following the launch of a volunteer-run website that seeks to fund Vice President Leni Robredo's presidential run....

 2021-10-14 15:40 

Manila Standard

Ping 'insulted' by Leni-Tito pairing try...

Presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed Thursday that he felt insulted after the second "unity talks" with Liberal Party leaders....

 2021-10-14 15:30 

Manila Standard

Batangas for Isko; Sison joins slate...

Joseph Peter "Jopet" Sison, a lawyer and TV host/producer, will replace former Vice President and fellow ABS-CBN talent Noli de Castro in the senatorial slate of Aksyon Demokratiko for the 2022 elections....

 2021-10-14 15:20 

Manila Standard

No willy-nilly decisions by me, vows Pacquiao...

LIPA CITY, Batangas — Presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao is against the tack of other candidates prepared to withdraw their candidacies for their parties' convenience....

 2021-10-14 15:10 

Manila Standard

Bongbong sends aid to 'Maring'-hit areas...

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. said he has started deploying rapid-response teams to aid victims of severe tropical storm "Maring" in Northern Luzon....

 2021-10-14 15:05 

Manila Standard

Ka Leody: Be wary of food price spikes...

Ka Leody de Guzman, presidential candidate of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) and the Laban ng Masa coalition, on Thursday warned against the spiraling prices of food and agricultural products with the onslaught of Typhoon Maring in Northern Luzon....

 2021-10-14 15:00 

Manila Standard

US gives 4 drones worth P20M to PAF...

The United States has provided four drones worth P20 million to the Philippine Air Force to boost the country's capabilities in surveillance as well as in disaster relief missions....

 2021-10-14 14:50 

Manila Standard

Lawmaker seeks probe on Starpay 'ayuda' deal...

House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said calls to investigate the allegedly anomalous 2020 "ayuda" distribution of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Starpay received a boost Thursday as "vi...

 2021-10-14 14:43 

Manila Standard

Corn farmers ask DA to defer low tariff on imports...

Corn farmers have asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to defer implementation of lower tariff on corn imports as this will be a "death sentence" to farmers given the prevailing low price of corn, bringing revenue loss of P10 billion....

 2021-10-14 14:40 

Manila Standard

Health experts: Innovative treatments vs. COVID needed...

Access to new innovative treatments against COVID-19 should complement a robust vaccination program if our country hopes to win the fight against the virus, health experts said in a recent Stratbase ADRi virtual town hall discussion....

 2021-10-14 14:20 

Manila Standard

NCR number coding still suspended...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said Thursday the number coding scheme is still suspended in the National Capital Region, except in Makati City where a modified coding scheme is being enforced....

 2021-10-14 14:20 

Manila Standard

Spanish national detained by BI...

A Spanish citizen who is set to be arraigned today (Friday) on charges of illegal sexual acts involving a 16-year-old Filipina in 2020 and possession of child pornography has not posted bail and is detained by the Bureau of Immigration....

 2021-10-14 14:05 

Manila Standard

Lawmaker: Female cops can end 'sexual ambush'...

A lawmaker on Thursday urged National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar to assign female officers to lead all teams manning quarantine control checkpoints to put an end to male officers "sexually ambushing" girls and young women....

 2021-10-14 14:00 

Manila Standard

Artes assumes post as new MMDA exec...

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed lawyer Romando Artes as the new general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority....

 2021-10-14 13:55 

Manila Standard

COVID cases in QC down by 36 percent...

Cases of COVID-19 in Quezon City has decreased considerably since the peak of the surge one month ago, the Quezon City government said....

 2021-10-14 13:50 

Manila Standard

Two technical training centers to rise in Tawi-Tawi...

The Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education Technical Education and Skills Development (MBHTE-TESD) will start the construction of two training centers in Tawi-Tawi this month....

 2021-10-14 13:45 

Manila Standard

Immigration agents nab overstaying Chinese...

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered the deportation of an overstaying Chinese man who was arrested in an operation in Paranaque City....

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