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 2021-10-13 18:00 

Manila Standard

Palace urges students: Get 'shot,' 8 hospitals to roll out vax for kids...

Eight hospitals have so far been designated for the first phase of pediatric vaccination from Oct. 15 to 30 as Malacaang on Wednesday urged young people, especially students, to get inoculated against COVID-19 to protect them once face-to-face classes res...

 2021-10-13 17:50 

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Maring death toll: 13, crop damage: P500 million...

The death toll from severe Tropical Storm "Maring" has reached 13 and missing nine, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Wednesday, but added the numbers were still being validated....

 2021-10-13 17:40 

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Most Filipinos afraid of getting COVID—SWS...

Almost the majority of Filipinos are worried about contracting the deadly COVID-19, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)....

 2021-10-13 17:30 

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Noli withdraws Senate bid, Isko's chief of staff quits...

Two key figures left the incipient presidential campaign of Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso Wednesday, with former vice president Noli de Castro backing away from his bid to return to the Senate under the banner of Moreno's Aksyo...

 2021-10-13 17:20 

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'Placeholders not nuisance bets'...

The Commission on Elections said Wednesday a "placeholder"; for the actual candidate in the forthcoming 2022 national elections would not constitute enough grounds to declare that person as a nuisance bet unless there was proof he or she was not qu...

 2021-10-13 17:10 

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Romualdez hails 75 years of PH-US relations...

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez led the legislative chamber Wednesday in expressing its deep appreciation and gratitude to the United States government, United States Agency for International Development and the American people for the 75 years of ...

 2021-10-13 17:00 

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ADB boosts climate financing by $20 billion...

The Asian Development Bank has raised its financing target for climate change adaptation and mitigation by $20 billion over the next decade, the Philippines-based lender said Wednesday....

 2021-10-13 17:00 

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Spanish national to be arraigned on sex abuse raps...

Spanish national Francisco Manuel Sanchez is set to be arraigned on October 15 before a trial court in Taguig City on charges of 10 counts of child abuse and violation of the Anti-Child Pornography Act, the Department of Justice revealed Wednesday....

 2021-10-13 15:50 

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'I am here for one big fight' — Bato...

Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa declared that he is "in for a big fight" and that he "will never run away from a fight" should Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio stand firm in her decision that she won't join the presidential...

 2021-10-13 15:40 

Manila Standard

Lacson-Sotto tandem seeks LGU budget reform bill...

The tandem of presidential bet Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III will push for budget reforms for local government units (LGUs) that will grant control to local executives to choose projects needed by their con...

 2021-10-13 15:30 

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Binay hits govt on 'ayuda' irregularities...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday denounced the government for the method used to distribute cash assistance to families affected by the health crisis brought by the coronavirus disease....

 2021-10-13 15:20 

Manila Standard

Duterte endorses Piol as PDP guest candidate...

They're still friends, after all....

 2021-10-13 15:10 

Manila Standard

Poll body asked to be fair to party-list groups...

A senior member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday appealed to the Commission on Elections to be "fair" to party-list group and that "there must not be a repeat of the ballot design that was detrimental to such groups, as in the last...

 2021-10-13 15:00 

Manila Standard

Mt. Province checkpoints yield P20.7m marijuana...

Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) seized 167 marijuana bricks and six pieces of marijuana tubular forms with an estimated street value of P20.7 million and arrested eight suspects in joint checkp...

 2021-10-13 14:50 

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SC affirms Vergara citizenship ruling...

The Supreme Court has upheld the 2019 decision of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal dismissing the election protest filed against Nueva Ecija's 3rd District Rep. Rosanna "Ria" Vergara allegedly for being an American citizen, thus...

 2021-10-13 14:30 

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P9 million in smuggled agri goods seized...

Government agents have raided another storage facility and confiscated smuggled agricultural products worth P9 million....

 2021-10-13 14:20 

Manila Standard

PUV subsidy eyed to fight oil price hikes...

Instead of allowing an increase in fares, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is looking at a possible second phase of its cash and fuel subsidy programs for public utility vehicle (PUV) operators as fuel prices have risen in ...

 2021-10-13 14:10 

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Illegal quarry operations in Tubao, La Union halted...

The provincial government of La Union has issued an order to shut down illegal quarry operations along Aringay River in Tubao in violation of national laws and provincial ordinances....

 2021-10-13 14:00 

Manila Standard

Southern Leyte solon named new DPWH chief...

Southern Leyte First District Rep. Roger Mercado has been formally sworn in as the new secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), following the resignation of Mark Villar who is running for senator in the 2022 elections....

 2021-10-13 10:50 

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US to open land borders to vaccinated travelers Nov....

The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in early November to non-essential travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a senior White House official announced....

 2021-10-13 10:40 

Manila Standard

Artist wants Tiananmen statue back...

The Danish artist behind a Hong Kong sculpture mourning those killed in Tiananmen Square has instructed a lawyer to secure his work and bring it overseas after the city's flagship university ordered its sudden removal....

 2021-10-13 10:30 

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Taliban warn US, EU of refugees...

Afghanistan's new Taliban government has warned US and European envoys that continued attempts to pressure them through sanctions will undermine security and could trigger a wave of economic refugees....

 2021-10-13 10:10 

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UN: Nokor at risk of 'starvation'...

North Korea's most vulnerable are "at risk of starvation" with the economy worsening due to a self-imposed coronavirus blockade, and UN sanctions imposed over the country's nuclear programs should be eased, a UN human rights expert said We...

 2021-10-13 06:00 

Manila Standard

World's clean energy transition 'too slow': IEA...

The global transition to clean energy is still far too slow to meet climate pledges and risks fuelling even greater price volatility, the International Energy Agency warned on Wednesday....

 2021-10-13 05:00 

Manila Standard

China exports see surprise jump despite power crunch...

China's exports rose unexpectedly in September, official data showed Wednesday, but analysts warned of a looming hit from the country's power crunch that has disrupted supply....

 2021-10-13 04:30 

Manila Standard

Venezuela political prisoner dies of Covid...

An army general who aligned with Venezuela's late Hugo Chavez but later broke ranks with the socialist strongman and spent years as a prominent political prisoner has died of Covid-19 while in custody, officials said Tuesday....

 2021-10-13 04:00 

Manila Standard

Life on Mars: simulating Red Planet base in Israeli desert...

Inside a huge crater in Israel's sun-baked Negev desert, a team wearing space suits ventures forth on a mission to simulate conditions on Mars....

 2021-10-13 03:30 

Manila Standard

Illegal streams, merch bonanza: Squid Game craze hits China...

It is not available in China but Netflix's global sensation Squid Game has already built up a huge following in the country, with fans dodging strict internet controls to stream the show and snapping up merchandise such as its unique outfits....

 2021-10-13 03:00 

Manila Standard

Australian man 'stole' tag from great white shark...

An Australian man has been charged with stealing a monitoring tag from a great white shark, reportedly setting off a string of false shark alarms in Western Australia....

 2021-10-13 02:30 

Manila Standard

Algeria court jails brother of deposed president Bouteflika...

The powerful younger brother of deposed late Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for "obstructing the course of justice", the official APS news agency reported....

 2021-10-13 02:00 

Manila Standard

Colombia to leave 'Havana Syndrome' embassy probe to US...

Colombian President Ivan Duque said Tuesday that his government is aware of cases of so-called "Havana Syndrome" at the US Embassy in Bogota, but is leaving the investigation to Washington....

 2021-10-13 01:30 

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IMF warns supply snarls slowing global recovery...

Worldwide supply chain disruptions are driving price increases and draining momentum out of economies recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, the IMF warned on Tuesday....

 2021-10-13 01:00 

Manila Standard

Two dead in shooting at US post office...

Two US Postal Service employees were shot dead Tuesday in a gun attack at a Tennessee post office, authorities said....

 2021-10-13 00:30 

Manila Standard

North Korea's Kim blames US for tensions...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blamed the United States for tensions on the peninsula and accused the South of hypocrisy, state media reported Tuesday, as he opened an exhibition showcasing his nuclear-armed country's weapons....

 2021-10-12 17:30 

Manila Standard

Rody sees 'better Christmas'...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he was confident the country will have a "better and truly merry Christmas" this year as the number of COVID-19 infections have declined due to the government's immunization drive....

 2021-10-12 17:20 

Manila Standard

'Maring' leaves trail of damage in Luzon with 11 dead, 7 missing...

At least 11 people were killed, and seven others were missing, all in Luzon, after heavy rain across the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides, authorities said Tuesday....

 2021-10-12 17:10 

Manila Standard

Curfew hours in NCR shortened, seen to boost business recovery...

Mayors in Metro Manila have agreed to impose a shorter curfew hours as active COVID-19 cases in the region continue to decline....

 2021-10-12 17:00 

Manila Standard

WHO pushes third dose for those vaxxed with Sinovac, Sinopharm...

The World Health Organization's vaccine advisers on Monday recommended people with weakened immune systems should be offered an additional dose of all WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines....

 2021-10-12 16:55 

Manila Standard

Solons move for nixing sub option for bets...

A stalwart of the Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats on Tuesday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to remove the substitution option for candidates....

 2021-10-12 16:50 

Manila Standard

SC tells Senate to answer plea on Ong's arrest...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday required the Senate to answer the petition filed by Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corporation executive Linconn Ong, who assailed its orders citing him in contempt, ordering his arrest and placing him under detention for allegedly...

 2021-10-12 16:40 

Manila Standard

Survey: Pinoys rely on TV for news...

A survey from Sept. 6 to 11 by Pulse Asia released Tuesday said the majority of Filipinos still prefer to get their news through television....

 2021-10-12 16:35 

Manila Standard

Navy, PCG train with US forces via 'Sama-Sama'...

The Philippine Coast Guard and Navy have teamed up with the United States armed forces for training that aims to boost interoperability and maritime security operations, the US Embassy in Manila said in a statement....

 2021-10-12 16:30 

Manila Standard

PH 113th in WHO case fatality rate list...

The Philippines ranks 113rd globally in terms of COVID-19 case fatality rate, according to the October 10 World Health Organization (WHO) rankings by countries, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday night....

 2021-10-12 16:25 

Manila Standard

Gov't sees hitting 90% vax goal soon...

The government is optimistic it can achieve its goal of inoculating 90 percent of eligible population before the election period next year, given the steady supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the country....

 2021-10-12 16:20 

Manila Standard

Vaccination card data private—NPC...

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has reminded all personal information controllers (PICs) to get vaccinees' free and informed consent before using any personal information in their COVID-19 vaccination cards for promos, raffles, or discounts....

 2021-10-12 15:50 

Manila Standard

Higher oil prices seen trending until yearend...

The Department of Energy (DOE) warned Tuesday the high oil prices will likely continue until the end of the year amid tight global supply and higher demand....

 2021-10-12 15:40 

Manila Standard

DOTr rejects jeepney fare hike amid COVD-19...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday said it is not inclined to approve any jeepney fare hike amid the impact of COVID-19 to commuters....

 2021-10-12 15:30 

Manila Standard

Former Tourism chief cleared of graft allegations...

Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo has expressed gratitude for the resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing all graft charges against her and six others related to P60 million worth of advertising payments placed by the Department of Tou...

 2021-10-12 15:20 

Manila Standard

Higher COA budget breezes through Senate...

The proposed P14.46 billion budget for 2022 of the Commission on Audit (COA)--which is 2.74 percent higher than its 2021 budget--breezed through the Senate yesterday....

 2021-10-12 14:50 

Manila Standard

Gov't boosts campaign vs. agri smuggling...

The government has intensified its border security measures against agricultural smuggling following reports that illegally imported vegetables are being sold openly in public markets....

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