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 2021-09-15 14:20 

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One big push for land reform needed — DAR...

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones on Wednesday urged the chairpersons of various provincial agrarian reform coordinating committees to push for a stronger implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program nationwide....

 2021-09-15 14:10 

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Filipino priest named to Pontifical Academy...

Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Dominican priest, Fr. Albino Barrera, as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican....

 2021-09-15 14:00 

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Tribesmen call for Makabayan bloc's ouster...

A total of 126 tribes of Indigenous Peoples on Monday called for the resignation of Makabayan Bloc members in Congress....

 2021-09-15 11:10 

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EU: Extra $150M in aid for Afghanistan...

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday vowed to boost humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as she pledged the 27-nation bloc stands "by the Afghan people."...

 2021-09-15 11:05 

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Bandicoot species 'back from the brink'...

A small nocturnal marsupial that once roamed the Australian mainland has been brought back from the brink of extinction after a decades-long conservation effort, authorities said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 11:00 

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Taiwan fighter jets land on highway for Chinese invasion wargame...

Fighter jets practised landing on a highway in southern Taiwan on Wednesday as part of an annual live-fire military exercise that simulates defending the island against an invasion by China....

 2021-09-15 10:55 

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9 HK activists given jail terms for annual vigil...

Nine veteran democracy activists in Hong Kong were sentenced to between six and 10 months in jail on Wednesday for joining a Tiananmen vigil banned by police last year....

 2021-09-15 10:50 

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Aussie surrenders almost 30 years after jailbreak...

A 64-year-old man who escaped from an Australian jail in the 1990s has surrendered after almost 30 years on the run, police said Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 10:45 

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Kremlin opposition campaigns from jail...

With parliamentary elections in Russia around the corner, canvassers in the southern city of Krasnodar are asking passersby to write letters to their candidate, who has no way to meet them....

 2021-09-15 06:00 

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles: South's military...

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South's military, as China's foreign minister visited Seoul and days after Pyongyang said it had successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles....

 2021-09-15 05:00 

Manila Standard

'Ghost kitchens' boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand...

In an industrial unit on the outskirts of Taipei chefs are plating meals that will never be served in a restaurant: welcome to the world of "ghost kitchens"....

 2021-09-15 04:00 

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Sydney lifts COVID curfews as case numbers stabilise...

Sydney authorities moved to lift curfews for coronavirus hotpots Wednesday, as infection numbers stabilised and vaccination rates surged....

 2021-09-15 03:30 

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France gets tough on vaccine rule for health workers...

The French government faces a stand-off with tens of thousands of health workers and carers Wednesday over a new rule requiring them to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or face suspension without pay....

 2021-09-15 03:00 

Manila Standard

On thin ice: Near North Pole, a warning on climate change...

A massive icebreaker cuts its way through the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, clearing a path to the North Pole, all white as far as the eye can see. But even here, the impact of climate change can be felt....

 2021-09-15 02:30 

Manila Standard

SpaceX's first tourists all set for 'camper van' trip to space...

The weather seems cooperative and the passengers are raring to go: SpaceX's first space tourists were a picture of calm Tuesday as they prepared to blast off on a three-day mission to orbit the Earth....

 2021-09-15 01:30 

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As pandemic roils economy, more US workers call it a day...

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Antonio Fernandez, 64, had envisioned staying in his job at Chevron in Houston for perhaps another five years....

 2021-09-15 01:00 

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Instagram seeks to curb mental harm to teenagers...

Instagram on Tuesday defended itself against a report that the social network harms the mental health of young girls, saying it plans to play down posts promoting myths about beautiful bodies....

 2021-09-15 00:30 

Manila Standard

Russia blocks extension of UN mission to Libya: diplomatic sources...

Russia has deadlocked the Security Council over the one-year renewal of the United Nations political mission in Libya, threatening international unity ahead of a presidential election on December 24, diplomatic sources said Tuesday....

 2021-09-15 00:00 

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Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book...

The top US general was so worried in early January that Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to prevent the outgoing president from sparking a war with China, according to a new book....

 2021-09-14 23:30 

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Three US ex-intelligence officials admit to hacking for UAE...

Three US former intelligence agents admitted in a Virginia court Tuesday to taking part in a United Arab Emirates hacking operation aimed at enemies and rivals of the Gulf country....

 2021-09-14 22:30 

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Haiti PM sacks prosecutor who accused him of links to president's murder...

The investigation into the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise descended into confusion Tuesday, as the Caribbean island's prime minister sacked a prosecutor who had accused him of links to the killing....

 2021-09-14 18:10 

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Lockdown eased in NCR...

The success of the government's new Alert Level system against the coronavirus pandemic—which intends to spur the economy despite fears it may add to the current surge of COVID-19 cases—will depend on how local government units implement t...

 2021-09-14 18:00 

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Low COVID tally as 12 labs fail to report cases...

The Philippines logged on Tuesday 18,056 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total to 2,266,066, as all labs were operational while 12 laboratories were not able to submit their data on time, the Department of Health reported....

 2021-09-14 17:50 

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WHO calls for moratorium on booster jab shots...

The World Health Organization has called for a moratorium on the administration of booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines, given the inequitable distribution of vaccines worldwide....

 2021-09-14 17:40 

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Palace-Senate 'ruckus' looms over probes...

President Rodrigo Duterte is requiring all Cabinet secretaries to first get his approval before attending Senate hearings on the deficiencies in the government's use of COVID-19 pandemic funds....

 2021-09-14 17:30 

Manila Standard

Japan warns of terror attack in PH...

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines confirmed on Tuesday it has received information about a possible terror attack that may occur in any of the six Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines....

 2021-09-14 17:20 

Manila Standard

Lookout order issued vs. Lao, 7 Pharmally execs...

The Department of Justice has issued an immigration lookout bulletin order against former Budget Undersecretary Christopher Lloyd Lao and seven others being questioned by the Senate about alleged irregularities in the purchase of pandemic-related supplies...

 2021-09-14 17:15 

Manila Standard

Ao to Roque: Keep your cool...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Tuesday advised government officials to remain "cool" during meetings after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was seen in a leaked video berating a group of doctors during a virtual meeting last week....

 2021-09-14 17:10 

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Binay slams lockdown 'experiment'...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is not in favor of the granular lockdown being proposed by the government to contain the coronavirus disease....

 2021-09-14 17:05 

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2 former cops find selves in maelstrom of Senate probe...

Two former anti-drug police officers are unwittingly in the middle of the Senate probe on alleged irregularities in the purchase of supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drawn the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2021-09-14 17:00 

Manila Standard

Rody appoints Muslim to SC, 2nd since Cory...

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Japar B. Dimaampao to the Supreme Court only the second Muslim to become magistrate of the 15-member bench since the time of the late President Corazon Aquino....

 2021-09-14 15:30 

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3-man panel looks into cops-narcs shootout...

The Department of Justice has formed a panel of three prosecutors tasked to conduct preliminary investigation of the criminal complaint filed against law enforcers involved in the shootout during an illegal drugs operation in Quezon City last February 24....

 2021-09-14 15:20 

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PNP revamp: 5 officers got new posts...

Five ranking policemen figured in the latest reshuffle in the Philippine National Police which took effect yesterday....

 2021-09-14 15:10 

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Jolina's damage to farms, infra tops P1.2B— NDRRMC...

The damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by Typhoon Jolina has exceeded P1.12 billion, according to disaster management officials....

 2021-09-14 15:00 

Manila Standard

Cusi: 'Desperate attempts' to bring down Rody begin...

PDP Laban faction president and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi yesterday branded as "desperate attempts to thwart their looming defeat" the "massive attacks" mounted against President Rodrigo Duterte, who has declared his intention to run f...

 2021-09-14 14:50 

Manila Standard

Pacquiao files P100-m libel suit vs. pastor...

A P100-million libel and cyber-libel case was filed by Senator Manny Pacquiao against Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, spiritual adviser of President Rodrigo Duterte, on Tuesday at the Makati City Prosecutor's Office....

 2021-09-14 14:38 

Manila Standard

SOS: Hotels offer up to 70% off in biggest month-long online sale...

The hotel industry is bullish on doubling its revenues during this year's month-long SOS (September Online Sale) from last year's promotion that generated P14 million in sales....

 2021-09-14 14:30 

Manila Standard

Get jabs, avoid hospitalization — Bongbong...

With the occupancy rate in intensive care units and ward beds now under the high-risk category, former Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. is exhorting the public to get Covid-19 jabs to minimize chances of getting hospitalized....

 2021-09-14 14:20 

Manila Standard

DepEd closes in on listup target for school year...

Over 25.5 million have registered for the new school year, the Department of Education said Tuesday, a day after public schools resumed classes and the agency extended the enrollment period....

 2021-09-14 14:10 

Manila Standard

'Private schools enrollment plunges 66% amid pandemic'...

Private school associations urged the Senate to expedite the approval of a bill that aims to rectify a Bureau of Internal Revenue regulation imposing a 150-percent increase in taxes in the face of new reports that basic education enrollment in private sch...

 2021-09-14 13:55 

Manila Standard

Villar files bills to protect six sites via NIPAS...

Six more bills seeking to declare six ecologically vital areas in the Philippines as additional protected areas (PAs) under the existing National Integrated Protected Areas Systems (NIPAS) were sponsored by Senate Committee on Environment chairperson Sena...

 2021-09-14 10:50 

Manila Standard

Biden to speak at UN General Assembly next weekW. House...

US President Joe Biden, whose international reputation has taken a hit after the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, is upping the number of major diplomatic meetings this fall as he strives to boost alliances to counter China....

 2021-09-14 10:40 

Manila Standard

'Life-threatening floods' likely as hurricane slams Texas...

Hurricane Nicholas slammed into the Texas coast early Tuesday morning, with meteorologists warning of life-threatening flooding....

 2021-09-14 10:30 

Manila Standard

HK to create more national security crimes...

Hong Kong will create a host of new national security offences, a senior official confirmed Tuesday, building on a law Beijing imposed last year that has criminalized much dissent and transformed the city....

 2021-09-14 10:20 

Manila Standard

Chinese official visits Singapore in pushback vs US...

China's foreign minister held talks with Singaporean leader Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday during a Southeast Asian tour seen as a pushback against Washington's efforts to reassert its influence in the region....

 2021-09-14 10:10 

Manila Standard

Putin condemns foreign troops presence in Syria in Assad dialog...

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the presence of foreign troops in Syria, a Kremlin statement said Tuesday, as he held unannounced talks in Moscow with the country's embattled President Bashar al-Assad....

 2021-09-14 06:00 

Manila Standard

Mauritius battles COVID explosion ahead of tourism reopening...

Hospitals are overwhelmed, ventilators are hard to find, and there's no longer enough space at the main cemetery for Covid victims in Mauritius....

 2021-09-14 05:30 

Manila Standard

South Korea fines Google almost $180 million for market abuse...

South Korea's antitrust watchdog fined Google nearly $180 million on Tuesday for abusing its dominance in the mobile operating systems and app markets, it said, the latest in a series of regulatory moves against tech giants around the world....

 2021-09-14 05:05 

Manila Standard

Zarate says Meralco 6th power rate hike ill-timed, seeks waiver...

House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate has urged Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to waive its sixth round of power rate hike, saying it its ill-timed amid the still raging pandemic....

 2021-09-14 05:00 

Manila Standard

China races to squash new COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren...

Southern Chinese cities closed schools and ordered testing for millions on Tuesday in a race to curb a new COVID-19 outbreak which has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren....

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