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 2021-12-01 16:30 

Manila Standard

Big-time rollback: P52/11-k LPG tank...

Consumers will experience lower liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices of as much as P4.75 per kilo starting December 1 due to the lower contract price of LPG in the world market---equivalent to a price rollback of P52.25 per 11-kilo tank....

 2021-12-01 15:50 

Manila Standard

Comelec: Google to keep poll ads off starting Feb....

Google will not accept political advertisements during the three-month campaign period for the country's national elections, which begins in February next year, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday....

 2021-12-01 14:40 

Manila Standard

'Uniteam' starts Calabarzon sortie via Quezon stops'Uniteam' starts Calabarzon sortie via Quezon stops...

UNITEAM presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday started their two-province sortie in the Calabarzon region and commended youth leaders on their active involvement on various major issues bes...

 2021-12-01 14:30 

Manila Standard

Lacson, Sotto: Senate duties first, polls later...

Senator Panfilo Lacson and running mate Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday vowed to devote more time to expand their platform of good governance ahead of the 2022 national elections only after their duties at the Senate are done for the 18th Congress....

 2021-12-01 14:20 

Manila Standard

Isko makes promises to Angkas, Talavera farmers' groups...

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has vowed to push for motorcycle taxis to be recognized as a legitimate industry in the country....

 2021-12-01 14:15 

Manila Standard

LGUs to budget 15% of taxes to healthcare...

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on final reading a proposal mandating all local government units (LGUs) to earmark at least 15 percent of their annual national tax allotment share for health services....

 2021-12-01 14:10 

Manila Standard

Bill lets Pinays keep maiden surname...

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a bill extending the right of married women to retain their maiden surname....

 2021-12-01 14:05 

Manila Standard

Health workers nix DOH unit memo...

Health workers have opposed an order of a Department of Health (DOH) unit requiring hospitals and other health facilities to resubmit their computation of the Special Risk Allowances (SRA) their staff are supposed to receive using new templates....

 2021-12-01 14:00 

Manila Standard

Phivolcs allays fears of Pinatubo eruption...

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Wednesday allayed fears that a major eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in Pampanga would take place....

 2021-12-01 12:00 

Manila Standard

Strain present in The Netherlands first: Omicron in Europe before South Africa...

The Omicron coronavirus variant was present in Europe before the first cases were reported in South Africa, new data from the Netherlands showed Tuesday, as Latin America reported its first two cases in Brazil....

 2021-12-01 11:55 

Manila Standard

WHO member-states launch global pandemic accord talks...

World Health Organization member states agreed Wednesday to start work on building a new international accord setting out how to handle the next global pandemic....

 2021-12-01 11:50 

Manila Standard

US High Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion prohibition...

Abortion in America faces its fiercest challenge in a generation when a US Supreme Court dramatically reshaped by Donald Trump hears opening arguments Wednesday in a case that could roll back 50 years of reproductive rights....

 2021-12-01 11:45 

Manila Standard

Macau junket firm closes VIP salons after boss arrest...

Suncity Group is closing all VIP gaming rooms in Macau casinos on Wednesday, days after its boss Alvin Chau was detained for allegedly running an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate, local media have reported....

 2021-12-01 11:40 

Manila Standard

Archeologists find mummy 1,200 years old...

Archeologists in Peru working on a site in the outskirts of the capital Lima have unearthed a mummy believed to be between 800 and 1,200 years old---and, surprisingly, bound with rope....

 2021-12-01 11:35 

Manila Standard

NZ to send peacekeepers to Solomon Islands...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday ordered police and troops to join an international peacekeeping mission in the crisis-hit Solomon Islands following deadly anti-government riots....

 2021-12-01 11:30 

Manila Standard

'China hunting Taiwanese abroad through deportation'...

Beijing has pressured foreign governments to deport hundreds of Taiwan nationals to China, a new report found, in what human rights activists describe as a "hunt for Taiwanese"....

 2021-12-01 05:00 

Manila Standard

Chinese city suspends rail imports after fresh Covid outbreak...

A northern Chinese city bordering Russia halted rail imports including coal and timber Wednesday over fears of a fresh cluster of Covid-19 infections, as the country logged its highest domestic cases in a month....

 2021-12-01 04:30 

Manila Standard

US accuses China of 'economic warfare' against Australia...

US President Joe Biden's top Pacific envoy on Tuesday accused China of trying to "drive Australia to its knees" through a barrage of sanctions that amounted to "economic warfare"....

 2021-12-01 04:00 

Manila Standard

Fewer Libya arms embargo breaches but foreign fighters remain: UN panel...

Fewer violations of the arms embargo on Libya have occurred this year as compared with 2020, but the "continuing presence" of foreign fighters is "still a serious threat," UN experts said in a confidential report....

 2021-12-01 04:00 

Manila Standard

Joy as Fiji reopens borders to international tourists...

Traditional dancers in grass skirts welcomed waving holidaymakers as Fiji opened its borders to international travellers Wednesday for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe and devastated its tourism-reliant economy....

 2021-12-01 03:30 

Manila Standard

Tel Aviv ranked world's priciest city for first time...

Tel Aviv is the world's most expensive city to live in as soaring inflation has pushed up living costs globally, according to a survey published on Wednesday....

 2021-12-01 03:30 

Manila Standard

CNN suspends anchor Chris Cuomo over help he gave his governor brother...

CNN said Tuesday it had indefinitely suspended primetime anchor Chris Cuomo after the release of legal transcripts that revealed how he helped his brother Andrew, then the governor of New York, combat allegations of sexual misconduct....

 2021-12-01 03:00 

Manila Standard

Canada bans travelers from Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi over Omicron fears...

Canada on Tuesday banned travellers from Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi over fears of the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing to 10 the number of African countries targeted by Ottawa....

 2021-12-01 02:30 

Manila Standard

Pfizer seeks US approval for Covid boosters for ages 16-17...

Pfizer announced Tuesday it was seeking US authorization for Covid booster shots among adolescents aged 16 and 17, as concerns grow about the impact of the new Omicron variant....

 2021-12-01 02:00 

Manila Standard

New York's Met gets its biggest donation ever...

A Chinese-American couple has donated a record $125 million to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to renovate the space that houses its collection of modern and contemporary art, the institution said Tuesday....

 2021-12-01 01:30 

Manila Standard

In US, Pence and allies eye end to 50 years of abortion rights...

US abortion rights may soon be consigned to the "ash heap of history," former vice president Mike Pence told activists Tuesday on the eve of a crucial Supreme Court hearing....

 2021-12-01 01:00 

Manila Standard

Biden to review Covid travel ban 'week to week'...

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19....

 2021-12-01 00:30 

Manila Standard

Wife of 'El Chapo' sentenced to three years in prison...

A US judge sentenced Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to three years in prison Tuesday on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering....

 2021-12-01 00:00 

Manila Standard

China pledges to support Africa without 'imposing its will'...

China promised Tuesday to help African countries overcome Covid-related economic woes "without imposing its will," faced with accusations that it often plays a coercive role on the continent....

 2021-11-30 23:30 

Manila Standard

Brazil's Bolsonaro joins Liberal Party ahead of 2022 vote...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been without a political party since 2019, on Tuesday joined the right-wing Liberal Party (PL) ahead of 2022 elections....

 2021-11-30 23:00 

Manila Standard

Slovenia halts Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after death...

Slovenia announced on Tuesday it would no longer use the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after experts confirmed a 20-year-old died earlier this year because of the jab....

 2021-11-30 22:30 

Manila Standard

Azerbaijan says 14 dead in military helicopter crash...

Fourteen people died Tuesday in an Azerbaijani military helicopter crash which went down in the east of the Caucasus country during a training flight, officials said....

 2021-11-30 22:00 

Manila Standard

UN head calls for 'global vaccination plan' to combat Covid...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that only a "global vaccination plan" could end the Covid-19 pandemic and called the uneven roll-out of vaccines around the world "immoral."...

 2021-11-30 17:40 

Manila Standard

WHO: Keep calm amid Omicron...

The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading COVID-19 variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic....

 2021-11-30 17:30 

Manila Standard

Ao: Face shield back once strain enters...

The government will reimpose the face shield requirement in all public areas once the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is detected locally and the current alert level for COVID-19 is raised, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said Monday night....

 2021-11-30 17:20 

Manila Standard

Bong Go drops from prexy race, says 'not yet my time'...

President Rodrigo Duterte's chosen successor announced Tuesday his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race, saying it was "not yet my time."...

 2021-11-30 17:10 

Manila Standard

Duterte calls on Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio...

President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Filipino people to emulate the heroism of Andres Bonifacio and contribute to nation building, particularly as the country faces many challenges....

 2021-11-30 17:00 

Manila Standard

Rody chides unvaxxed: Live or die...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday scolded Filipinos who are still hesitant in getting the COVID-19 vaccine and told them to "choose between living longer or drying early" while repeating his stand on making immunization mandatory, especially wi...

 2021-11-30 16:50 

Manila Standard

Weak explosion' rocks Mt. Pinatubo, no magma activity...

A "weak explosion" was recorded on Mount Pinatubo past noon Tuesday, sending a plume detected as far as Tokyo, or 2,981 kilometers from Zambales, Phivolcs said....

 2021-11-30 16:40 

Manila Standard

SC grants Binay plea for split trials...

The Supreme Court has granted the appeal of former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay to have her two criminal cases, each for alleged graft and malversation, be tried and heard separately by the Sandiganbayan to prevent confusion in the proceedings and to a...

 2021-11-30 16:30 

Manila Standard

Kin of drug war victims ask ICC to resume probe...

Families of people killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs have asked the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor to resume its investigation in a supplemental communication filed on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 15:50 

Manila Standard

SC orders 75% of staff in courts...

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered all trial courts in areas under COVID-19 Alert Levels 1 and 2, like those in the National Capital Region, to have a least 75 percent of officials and personnel or full workforce in their offices Monday to Friday starting...

 2021-11-30 15:40 

Manila Standard

'Rush hour' coding back in the metro, says MMDA...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start today the reimplementation of the afternoon rush hour number coding scheme covering all private vehicles....

 2021-11-30 15:30 

Manila Standard

DHSUD, partners complete seven housing projects in November...

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and its partners have launched seven housing projects in November to fulfill its commitment of providing decent and affordable homes to Filipino families....

 2021-11-30 15:20 

Manila Standard

BI arrests American wanted for theft...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) authorities arrested an American fugitive wanted by US federal authorities for theft and forgery....

 2021-11-30 15:10 

Manila Standard

QC seeks dialogue on Bongbong event...

The Quezon City government on Tuesday invited Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor to a dialogue on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. to thresh out the details of his request to use a portion of the Quezon Memorial Circle for the political events of presidential be...

 2021-11-30 15:05 

Manila Standard

CA says Coke followed retrenchment procedures...

The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed a suit filed by nearly 100 regular employees of a soda company after they were retrenched due to redundancy in 2018....

 2021-11-30 15:00 

Manila Standard

Lucky bettor wins P162M lotto jackpot...

A ticket sold in Paraaque City bagged the P162 million jackpot prize draw of the 6/55 Grand Lotto on Monday night....

 2021-11-30 14:50 

Manila Standard

Offers unifying governance: BBM-Sara tandem woos Eastern Visayas voters...

Thousands gathered to show a warm welcome to UniTeam presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, when they visited Borongan, Eastern Samar on Monday....

 2021-11-30 14:40 

Manila Standard

Isko: 'Thank you in advance' if Rody chooses to support him...

Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer and Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Tuesday said he would not refuse an endorsement from President Rodrigo Duterte should the chief executive decide to raise his hand now that Senator Christopher...

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