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 2021-09-23 10:19 

Manila Bulletin

Land Bank funds constructions of new PEZA headquarters...

State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has extended P840-million financing for the construction of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) headquarters in Pasay City. PEZA Director General Charito B. Plaza said the start of the construction ...

 2021-09-23 10:02 

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Arjo Atayde back on track after COVID-19...

Arjo Atayde Award-winning Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde has finally recovered from the dreaded COVID-19, as he resumes shooting for his latest movie and other projects. "By God's grace, I have finally recovered from COVID-19. It has been such a very...

 2021-09-23 09:51 

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Duterte gets 62% net satisfaction rating on start of last year in office SWS...

President Rodrigo Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. (JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO) President Duterte got a net satisfacti...

 2021-09-23 09:26 

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Lower House lauds Duterte's decision to relax face shield regulation...

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco welcomed on Thursday, Sept. 23 the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to relax the mandatory requirement for the wearing of face shields. 9EB813B8-7731-4208-BFDA-47509E02ACC9_4_5005_c Rizal Rep. Fidel Nograles joined Velasco ...

 2021-09-23 09:23 

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MB Daily News Update September 23...

Filipinos can now finally say goodbye to face shields, at least in most instances. This, after President Duterte decided the lift the mandatory use of the clunky and inconvenient head gear upon the recommendation of medical experts and a technical working...

 2021-09-23 09:06 

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Stocks up for 3rd day...

The Philippine Stock Exchange index gained for the third day on the back of stronger US stocks and the decline in new COVID cases in the country. The main index advanced 24.55 points or 0.36 percent to close at 6,915.28 on Thursday, Sept. 23, as the Indus...

 2021-09-23 09:05 

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3 hurt in Valenzuela City fire...

Three persons were injured in a fire that broke out in a residential area in Barangay Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City on Thursday morning. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Public Information Office said the fire occurred at Galguera Compound on Diam S...

 2021-09-23 08:58 

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Chynna Ortaleza on dealing with hate...

Actress Chynna Ortaleza recently shared a "very beautiful reminder" on Instagram. "Never let anyone recruit you into hating someone who has never wronged you," it read. The wife of Kean Cipriano reiterated hate is toxic. "Let's get...

 2021-09-23 08:56 

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Joshua Pacio: No added pressure vs Saruta...

Being the lone champion from Team Lakay and the Philippines surrounded Joshua Pacio with questions regarding pressure and whatnots. ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio (ONE Championship) And for someone who has been practicing martial arts for a long ti...

 2021-09-23 08:55 

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Jonas Gaffud praises Kisses Delavin...

Miss Universe Philippines creative director Jonas Gaffud has nothing but good words for actress Kisses Delavin. On Instagram, Jonas praised the Miss Universe Philippines finalist. "I just wanted to post this to commend @kissesdelavin , that during the...

 2021-09-23 08:54 

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CHR lauds passage of bill to institutionalize ban vs law enforcers inside UP campuses sans notice...

Commission-on-Human-Rights The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has lauded the passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would institutionalize the ban on the military and the police from entering all University of the Philippines (UP) campus...

 2021-09-23 08:52 

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Anti-money laundering body investigating Pharmally?...

The Anti-Money Laundering Council may have hinted Thursday, Sept. 23 that it has started the "first stage" in determining possible money laundering activities involving Pharmally Pharmaceuticals. House of Representatives plenary This after Quirino...

 2021-09-23 08:43 

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Japanese envoy inaugurates Imus retarding basin to mitigate flooding in Cavite's low-lying areas...

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko on Thursday led the inauguration of the Imus Retarding Basin, a project designed to protect low-lying areas in Cavite against flooding. 65th-year anniversary logo of Japan-Philippines ties (Embassy...

 2021-09-23 08:41 

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Stars starting to align in Cebu City politics...

CEBU CITY — With a "landslide victory" in mind, three of the biggest political parties in Cebu join forces for next year's elections. Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama, City Councilor Raymond Garcia, and former City Councilor Jose "...

 2021-09-23 08:35 

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Upgraded GenSan airport inaugurated...

The Civil Aviation Authority Of the Philippines (CAAP) inaugurated on Thursday, Sept, 23, the newly-developed General Santos Airport. Department of Transportation Art Tugade and CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco led the inauguration in a ceremony held w...

 2021-09-23 08:32 

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ICYMI: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Frappuccino are back for limited run...

Starbucks Philippines brings autumn feels with its latest drinks Sept. 23, 2021 is the beginning of the autumnal equinox, which is nature's way of signaling the start of fall. Now, we may not have autumn here in the Philippines but that doesn't me...

 2021-09-23 08:30 

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Banks' capital health improves in H1...

Big banks in the country remained well-capitalized despite the prolonged pandemic-induced crisis, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said that big banks' capital adequacy ratio (CAR), a measure of lenders' ...

 2021-09-23 08:30 

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US donates communication equipment, bomb disposal gears to improve PNP's anti-terror capability...

The United States has donated vehicles, communication equipment and bomb disposal protective gear to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a bid to improve the country's operational capability against terrorism. Among those donated were 18 sets of C...

 2021-09-23 08:30 

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Issuance of voter's certification suspended from Sept 27 to 30-Comelec...

The issuance of voter's certification in all Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) will be suspended from Sept. 27 to 30. Comelec/MB The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said this is in order to devote the last week of voter registration solely for ...

 2021-09-23 08:28 

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White Mountaineering's Yosuke Aizawa on designing pieces fit for urban life and outdoor...

Uniqlo's debut collaboration with the designer presents clothes 'on the premise that people move' When thinking about Paris Fashion Week, what usually comes to mind are high fashion pieces that take clothing to an artistic level. What seldomly...

 2021-09-23 08:25 

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Dinky Soliman's legacy: Reducing poverty, responding to calamity...

ENDEAVOR Sonny Coloma From 2006 to 2015, the World Bank reports, "Robust economic growth helped the poverty rate in the Philippines to fall by 5 percentage points... from 26.6 percent in 2006 to 21.6 percent in 2015, due to factors like the expansion ...

 2021-09-23 08:21 

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Emperador to double single malt sales by 2025...

Emperador Inc., the liquor business of tycoon Andrew Tan, is aiming to double the sales of its branded single malt whisky by 2025 as it banks on market premiumization and the growing demand for high-priced scotch in China. In an investors' briefing, E...

 2021-09-23 08:15 

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Meralco puts Ginebra in danger of missing quarterfinals...

Photo from PBA Meralco put defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in danger of missing the quarterfinals after posting a 79-66 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The Bolts led right ...

 2021-09-23 08:13 

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PNP taking active role in review of drug war documents...

Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), assured on Thursday, Sept. 23, that they are an active role in the review of the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign amid concerns on human rights abuses in the conduc...

 2021-09-23 08:11 

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Pia Wurtzbach stars in Michael Cinco's latest couture campaign...

Enchanting and breathtaking indeed It is always a magical moment whenever we see Pia Wurtzbach in a Michael Cinco couture. Who could forget that grand Swarovski-embellished royal blue ball gown she wore when she passed on her Miss Universe crown in 2016. ...

 2021-09-23 08:10 

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FLI to issue P10 B retail bonds...

Gotianun-led Filinvest Land, Inc. is planning to raise up to P10 billion through the sale of peso denominated retail bonds, the second tranche of the company's P30 billion shelf-registered bonds. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thu...

 2021-09-23 08:05 

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Jollibee continues to expand in Canada...

Jollibee Foods Corp. is expanding the presence of its flagship Jollibee brand in Canada with the launch of a new mobile kitchen in Hamilton, Ontario, and a new store in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In a statement, Jollibee said it partnered with DoorDash, an onlin...

 2021-09-23 07:59 

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MONDE becomes SBCorp's first accredited FMCG partner...

Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) and Monde Nissin Corporation (MONDE) signed a memorandum of agreement, making MONDE the first accredited fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company partner for the micro lender's STAPLES (Sustaining Trade Access to P...

 2021-09-23 07:57 

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DOH reports 17,411 new COVID-19 infections; Metro Manila continues to see a rise in cases...

DOH The Philippines saw another 17,411 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday, Sept. 23. The country's running total is now at 2,434,753, with the number of active cases at 6.8 percent or 165,790. Abo...

 2021-09-23 07:47 

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More Pfizer doses arrive in PH...

A total of 940,680 doses of Pfizer were delivered to the country as the national government continues to increase the supply to cover as many Filipinos in its vaccination program. The new Pfizer supply was bought by the government and arrived in the count...

 2021-09-23 07:36 

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Roque gives another open-ended remark on Duterte candidacy: 'Tignan natin'...

Will there be another last minute candidate substitution involving President Duterte in next year's polls? Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says he can't say for sure either way. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque answers media questions d...

 2021-09-23 07:33 

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Pacio to defend title vs Saruta, 2 other Filipinos to compete in ONE: Revolution...

Three Filipinos are set to return to the Circle and carry the country's pride and color in ONE: Revolution at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday, Sept. 24. Reigning ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio of Team Lakay (left) and No. 1 contender Yosuke...

 2021-09-23 07:23 

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Nash Racela sees 'small victories' despite Blackwater's disappointing campaign...

Photo from PBA Nash Racela said he was able to find some silver linings during his disappointing tenure as Blackwater coach that ended following a winless campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup. Despite being sacked by management shortly after his two-year st...

 2021-09-23 07:19 

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Kim Chiu on cheating: 'I was also a victim'...

"It's Showtime" host Kim Chiu cleared the issue about her viral statement allegedly "justifying" cheaters. She reiterated that it's far from the truth, relating that she was even a victim of a cheating partner. "The other day, ...

 2021-09-23 07:18 

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CEB cautiously optimistic about travel demand...

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has remained "cautiously optimistic" on travel demand due to continuing worries on the prolonged pandemic. But despite the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 since last year, Candice Iyog, CEB vice-presiden...

 2021-09-23 07:14 

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With 28.2 million enrollees, DepEd sees 'better numbers' this school year...

Despite the ongoing public health situation and the challenges under the blended learning set-up , the Department of Education (DepEd) welcomed the higher enrollment turnout this school year and expressed optimism that the numbers will continue to increas...

 2021-09-23 06:59 

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Duterte signs law taxing POGOs...

President Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the state's taxation on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, or POGOs. President Rodrigo Duterte (far right) and Senator Bong Go (standing). (Photo from PCOO Facebook) Duterte signed Republic Act...

 2021-09-23 06:56 

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Online oathtaking of new sanitary engineers on Oct 7...

The new passers of the Sanitary Engineers Licensure Examination will have their online oathtaking on Oct. 7, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said Thursday. PRC/MB The online oathtaking at 1 p.m. will be spearheaded by PRC Tacloban through Mic...

 2021-09-23 06:53 

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OFWs urge DFA, POEA: 'Lift deployment ban to Kurdistan so we could work again'...

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the violence-free Kurdistan region of Iraq are appealing to the Philippine government to lower the alert level status and lift the deployment ban it imposed in January 2020 following violent protests outside the United ...

 2021-09-23 06:48 

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Robinsons Malls makes wave in Elyu with Robinsons Place La Union...

Whether it's returning to your hometown or hitting the mall with the whole clan to celebrate the holidays, Filipino Christmas is always about coming together with your loved ones, feasting on the most delicious meals, exchanging gifts, and creating me...

 2021-09-23 06:48 

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Julie's Bakeshop has the best reaction to its mascot's 'doppelgnger' in 'Squid Game'...

Netflix's newest Korean series "Squid Game" has left viewers on the edge of their seats with its players in a not so "kid-friendly4; games. The first episode alone shocked everyone with its "Red Light, Green Light" match that tu...

 2021-09-23 06:47 

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Did you know? There's a 7-Eleven drive-thru in the Philippines...

Here' where you can find it As the global pandemic continues to restrict many industries' operations, brands and stores continue to explore new ways to adapt to the health safety demands of our time. One of the ways they can assure that is by offe...

 2021-09-23 06:45 

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PH vaccine experts still studying COVID-19 vaccination for children—-DOH...

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to issue an official recommendation to include children in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program as local experts are still studying the vaccines' safety and effecti...

 2021-09-23 06:29 

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Bree Jonson's body shows signs of struggle, family lawyers claim...

Bree Jonson The body of the late artist Breanna "Bree" Jonson showed signs of struggle, the family's lawyers said in a statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 23. "Contrary to prior statements circulating on social media, the initial medicoleg...

 2021-09-23 06:27 

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PH seen import more rice...

The Philippines is seen importing more rice in the coming months amid expectations of improving economic conditions despite the prolonged pandemic. 34306 In the updated forecast of US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FA...

 2021-09-23 06:27 

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Mayor Isko signs ordinance on grant of general tax amnesty...

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso signed on Thursday, September 23, Ordinance No. 8773 granting General Tax Amnesty to delinquent business and real property taxes, as well as traffic violations, in a bid to help businesses recover amid...

 2021-09-23 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

Yuka Saso eyes second LPGA title...

Yuka Saso (AFP) After almost a month of rest, US Women's Open champion Yuka Saso returns to action when she competes in the 2021 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship set to start Thursday (Friday in Manila) at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Northwes...

 2021-09-23 06:21 

Manila Bulletin

St. Luke's faces manpower shortage as 119 health workers undergo quarantine...

The St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is facing a manpower shortage as over a hundred of their health workers are under quarantine after being exposed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an official of the hospital said Thursday, Sept. 23. St. Luke'...

 2021-09-23 06:20 

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Bride's world crumbles on wedding day after alleged scam by wedding planner...

CEBU CITY — What was supposed to be a special day for a couple here ended in a nightmarish experience. A video of a bride being inconsolable after finding out that the venue for the wedding reception was not booked. The video was posted by wedding p...

 2021-09-23 06:04 

Manila Bulletin

'Isko Moreno' has right to seek presidency, says Roque; shrugs off 'threat' to Go-Duterte tandem...

Malacaang says Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso's decision to run for president in the 2022 elections was well within his rights. President Duterte and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Malacaang, Manila PIO file photos) Presidential Spok...

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