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 2021-09-20 23:07 

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Iloilo power utility: Consumers shouldn't be burdened by damaged NGCP cables...

ILOILO CITY — The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is being urged by a power utility to intervene and ease the negative impact to consumers after a submarine cable transmitting power in the Visayas has been damaged by a government-related project....

 2021-09-20 23:01 

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Mayor Sara Duterte to take medical leave anew...

DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio announced on Monday, September 20, that she would be momentarily leaving the country soon. Mayor Sara said during her program over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) that she would be taking some days' leave ...

 2021-09-20 22:52 

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Pangasinan provincial government distributes largest loan assistance yet to livelihood groups...

DAGUPAN CITY — The Pangasinan provincial government, under the leadership of Governor Amado I. Espino III, turned over PHP 10.9 million worth of loan assistance to 64 livelihood groups and one micro,small,medium enterprise (MSME) on Friday, Septembe...

 2021-09-20 22:51 

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Trial of multi-variant COVID-19 booster vaccine starts in UK...

LONDON — A trial of what has been described as the world's first multi-variant vaccine booster against COVID-19 kicked off in the British city of Manchester on Monday. A married couple, both in their 60s, became the first participants in the tri...

 2021-09-20 22:51 

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US COVID-19 fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates...

WASHINGTON,United States U.S. COVID-19 deaths on Monday surpassed 675,000, the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic. White flags are seen on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Sept. 17, 2021. More than 660,0...

 2021-09-20 22:51 

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UN chief urges rich states to deliver promised 100 bln USD for climate action in developing countries...

UNITED NATIONS, United States — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged rich countries to deliver the promised 100 billion U.S. dollars a year for climate action in developing countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterre...

 2021-09-20 22:42 

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Unvaccinated Bolsonaro eats pizza on New York sidewalk...

UNITED NATIONS, United States — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ate pizza on the sidewalk in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly, likely because he doesn't meet the city's COVID-19 vaccine requirements for indoor dining. Brazilian P...

 2021-09-20 22:42 

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Lava engulfs 100 homes as Canary Islands volcano erupts...

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain — A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after a volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said on Monday. Lava flows approach houses as the Mount ...

 2021-09-20 22:35 

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ABS-CBN Foundation delivers food packs, hot meals to Filipinos hit by typhoon and pandemic...

Despite the rains and the community quarantine, ABS-CBN Foundation's "Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Pilipino Para sa Pilipino" continues to be there for Filipinos in need through the support of its donors and partners. This September alone, over 2,000...

 2021-09-20 22:31 

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GOSSIP GIRL: Piolo Pascual to son Iigo on reaching his Hollywood dreams: 'I am so proud of him'...

Piolo Pascual (right) and son Iigo Our cast of "Nia Nio," a teleserye airing weekdays on TV5, was surprised when we were visited by our producer, premiere actor Piolo Pascual fondly called by the whole Philippines as Papa P. Twelve years ago, the ...

 2021-09-20 22:29 

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No COVID pass, no inside loo visit, says Dutch minister...

The Hague, Netherlands — Dutch patrons at cafes are not required to show a so-called "COVID pass" when dining outside on a terrace, but would have to do so for visiting the restroom, the country's health minister said Monday. The Netherl...

 2021-09-20 22:29 

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India says COVID vaccine exports to restart in October...

NEW DELHI, India — India will resume exporting COVID-19 vaccines from October, five months after it stopped sending supplies abroad in the face of a deadly wave of infections, the health minister said Monday. The South Asian giant, dubbed the "p...

 2021-09-20 22:29 

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Trudeau future on the line as Canadians vote in pandemic election...

OTTAWA, Canada — Canadians packed into long queues Monday to cast ballots in elections that are headed for a photo finish, with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bid for a third term threatened by rookie conservative leader Erin O'Tool...

 2021-09-20 22:20 

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Biden administration doubles US refugee admissions...

WASHINGTON, United States — The Biden administration announced Monday that it would double the number of refugees it will accept in the coming fiscal year to 125,000, amid rising pressure from people fleeing Afghanistan and other countries. Presiden...

 2021-09-20 22:20 

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Biden to announce 'good news' on $100 billion UN climate fund...

UNITED NATIONS, United States — US President Joe Biden is expected to announce "good news" on addressing a shortfall in a $100 billion global climate fund, a UN official said Monday following a closed-door meeting between countries on the si...

 2021-09-20 22:20 

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US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers 'early November'...

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States announced Monday it will lift COVID travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN The unprecedented restrictions...

 2021-09-20 21:54 

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Not the golden age of PH economy...

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the nation with an iron fist from September 21, 1972 until he was overthrown on February 25, 1986. In social media, his followers have been ...

 2021-09-20 18:52 

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Rody taunts Dick: 'I will reduce you to your original size'...

President Duterte has addressed Senator Richard Gordon by his nickname"Dick4;for the first time in his public briefings since he began to beef with the latter around three weeks ago. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Senator Richard Gordon (Phot...

 2021-09-20 16:23 

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Duterte wants DOH to probe Red Cross false-positive COVID tests...

As his heated exchange with Senator Richard Gordon continues, President Duterte said the Department of Health (DOH) should look into reports of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests conducted by the Philippine Red Cross being false positives. President Duterte and...

 2021-09-20 16:13 

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My online investment nightmare and how to avoid it....

ONE FOR THE ROAD James Deakin By late August, I had almost doubled my modest investment in crypto on an exchange called Binance, while my eToro had lost about a hundred dollars during around the same amount of time. Now I know that four months is not a lo...

 2021-09-20 16:12 

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Good jab, bad jab...

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE The COVID vaccination program is now underway. Vaccine shortage is acute though we've been promised at least 61 million doses are coming shortly. Assuming adequate vaccine supply, our next concern will be the roll-outs with vaccin...

 2021-09-20 16:12 

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The latest word on boosters...

First-generation vaccines are not the boosters you need CLINICAL MATTERS Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana As Delta variant wreaks havoc around the world, many people are starting to worry about their risk for infection and severe COVID-19. Vaccination is proc...

 2021-09-20 16:05 

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Upholding democracy and learning from martial law lessons...

Editorial When President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire Philippines under martial law effective September 21, 1972, the country had a population of 37.9 million. Out of the present population of 111.3 mill...

 2021-09-20 16:05 

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A doctora's life...

MEDIUM RARE Jullie Y. Daza Doctora Claire is a heart doctor, but four days in the week she is assigned to the hospital's COVID ward. She begins her day when most people at home are just waking up, wondering how late the doctora got in last night. It&#...

 2021-09-20 16:05 

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He got up and followed him...

REFLECTIONS TODAY Reflections today The Gospels are in harmony in portraying how Jesus reaches out to sinners and tax collectors, so much so that he actually calls one of them, Matthew. But equally amazing is the fact that Matthew does not even say a word...

 2021-09-20 16:05 

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Dinky truly cared for the impoverished and oppressed...

FINDING ANSWERS Former Senator Atty. Joey D. Lina For admirers of an outstanding Filipino who showed genuine compassion for the poor and needy, last Sunday came as a shock: It was the day former Social Welfare secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman pas...

 2021-09-20 16:03 

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PH's high vaccination rate protecting people vs severe COVID-19, says Dizon...

National Task Force (NTF) Deputy Chief Implementer and Testing Czar Vince Dizon said Monday, Sept. 20, that the country's high vaccination rate is protecting people against severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) "I th...

 2021-09-20 15:32 

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Just for transparency: Duterte says he's not attacking Red Cross...

President Duterte insisted that he is not attacking the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) but is only demanding transparency from the organization as he insisted on having it audited by the Commission on Audit (COA). President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Red ...

 2021-09-20 14:44 

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Matteo Guidicelli podcast recalls mother's worst nightmare...

Matteo Guidicelli interviews businesswoman Kathryn Bellosillo in his podcast 'Mattruns' It was the longest nine days of her life and her worst nightmare, too. That's how businesswoman Kathryn "Kate" Bellosillo described her ordeal 27 y...

 2021-09-20 14:26 

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'Online Kopyahan' is a result of unresolved distance woes, group says...

For a group of teachers and education workers, the reported cheating among learners through "Online Kopyahan" Facebook page is a result of the "flawed design" of and lacking provision for distance learning. elisa-ventur-bmJAXAz6ads-unsplas...

 2021-09-20 13:37 

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QC gov't programs finalists in this year's Galing Pook Awards...

The Quezon City government's programs were chosen as finalists in the 2021 Galing Pook Awards, a prestigious search that promotes innovation and excellence in local governance. "We are truly proud of these programs because of how they greatly infl...

 2021-09-20 13:37 

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PH Red Cross remains unstoppable in the fight against COVID-19...

Despite the numerous challenges brought by the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to work tirelessly by reaching out to the most vulnerable. "Kahit anong mangyari, hinding hindi titigil ang Red Cr...

 2021-09-20 13:06 

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DepEd vows to provide 'better' self-learning modules for School Year 2021-2022...

Learners who are enrolled for School Year (SY) 2021-2022 will receive enhanced quality self-learning modules (SLMs), the Department of Education (DepEd) assured. Photo taken at Calay IP School, Sarangani in September 2020. (DepEd Region XII) DepEd, in a s...

 2021-09-20 12:29 

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Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work...

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fears were mounting in Afghanistan on Monday as the Taliban tightened their grip on women's rights, slashing access to work and denying girls the right to secondary school education. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN After pledging a sof...

 2021-09-20 12:22 

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Vice Ganda and Kim Chiu exchange views on cheating partners, but netizens are not happy with one of them...

Vice Ganda A video clip of ace comedian Vice Ganda and Kim Chiu exchanging views on cheating partners from the popular noontime program "It's Showtime" is making the rounds of social media. In the video, Kim could be heard as saying: "Baka...

 2021-09-20 12:18 

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Gov't urged to ensure safety, quality of learning during limited in-classroom classes...

As it welcomed the approval of limited face-to-face classes , a group of teachers and education workers urged the government to ensure safety of learners and teachers and the quality of learning during the pilot run. (KEITH BACONGCO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA ...

 2021-09-20 12:06 

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Pfizer says its COVID jab safe for children aged 5-11...

FRANKFURT, Germany — Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine was safe and produced a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly. AFP/ MANILA B...

 2021-09-20 12:01 

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Six dead after gunman opens fire on Russian campus...

MOSCOW, Russia — A gunman opened fire Monday on a university campus in central Russia and killed six people before being detained, investigators said, in the country's second mass shooting this year to target students. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN Video...

 2021-09-20 11:44 

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Reconciliation between two PDP-Laban factions already impossible—Cusi wing...

A possible reconciliation between the two warring factions in the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) is already unlikely, as the other camp is already "sounding like the opposition," an official allied with the camp of Energy Secr...

 2021-09-20 11:43 

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Filipino designer Rojen Morris makes waves at New York Fashion Week...

Rojen Morris Rojen Morris is a Filipino designer who owns a modeling and talent agency in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the US. She was raised and grew up in Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental in Mindanao, where she owned a ready-to-wear boutique in her town....

 2021-09-20 11:28 

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PDP-Laban faction says 'no talks yet' on Bongbong Marcos candidacy...

A party official of a faction in the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) said there are no formal talks on the candidacy of former Senator Bongbong Marcos yet, whether formal or informal. PDP-Laban Secretary General Melvin Matibag, who is ...

 2021-09-20 11:27 

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Senators cross partylines to seek extension of voter registration deadline...

Senators on Monday, Sept. 20 crossed party lines in formally asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the deadline for voter registration from September 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021 to prevent voter disenfranchisement brought about by the CO...

 2021-09-20 11:21 

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Makabayan bloc solon welcomes Duterte decision to allow face-to-face classes...

A leader of the opposition Makabayan bloc welcomed on Monday, Sept. 20 the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow limited face-to-face classes in 120 schools in the country. STUDENTS Asst. Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Cas...

 2021-09-20 11:17 

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US Open champ Biado, Philracom chair grace PSA Forum...

The Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum will have for its special guest the newest toast of Philippine sports in Carlo Biado, fresh from his triumphant campaign in the US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City. The former caddie turned pool ...

 2021-09-20 11:16 

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109 passers in Sept 2021 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination...

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Monday said 109 out of 186 passed the Sept 2021 Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Respiratory Therapy in Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga. PRC/MB The Commission said the resu...

 2021-09-20 11:11 

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Roel Rosauro targets second straight win at ONE: REVOLUTION...

Photo from ONE Championship ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and teammate Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang will be looking to win over the hearts of Filipino martial arts fans, but Roel Rosauro wants to wow his compatrio...

 2021-09-20 11:10 

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HBO and HBO Max win 19 Emmy Awards...

Mare of Easttown HBO and HBO Max have received a total of 19 Emmy wins at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that took place in the U.S. on Sunday, Sept. 19. Stream these Emmy award-winning series Mare Of Easttown, Lovecraft Country, I May Destroy You,...

 2021-09-20 10:55 

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Existence of 'Online Kopyahan Facebook' group a cause for concern of educators Nograles...

Reports of the existence of an Online Kopyahan (cheating) Facebook group should be a serious cause for concern of the country's educators as "it exposes the limits of the current education set-up" in the country. Rep. Fidel Nograles rostrum Ri...

 2021-09-20 10:37 

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Martial Law at 49: What do the young think of martial law?...

Four millennial (born 1977-1995) and Generation Z (mid-1990s-early 2010s) individuals were asked where they got their knowledge about martial law. The answer — school, family, but mostly from social media Though they have different opinions, they al...

 2021-09-20 10:37 

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Comelec spox: COCs of all PDP-Laban bets to be accepted but......

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will accept the Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) of the respective candidates of the two factions of the PDP-Laban. Comelec/MB Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body will accept their COCs becau...

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