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 2021-09-23 01:55 

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Timberwolves president of basketball Rosas axed...

Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas participates in a Hispanic-youth focused basketball clinic led by the Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy on September 13, 2021 at Urban Ventures in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Phot...

 2021-09-23 01:33 

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SURPRISE! Yen Santos deletes all posts on Instagram...

Yen Santos (Facebook) Actress Yen Santos surprised fans when she deleted all her posts on Instagram. "Haay bat mo naman dinelete lahat Yen. New chapter?" asked Senyorita, a popular social media influencer. Paolo Contis and Yen Santos in 'A Far...

 2021-09-23 01:31 

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Pandemic shuts down 67 private schools in Western Visayas...

ILOILO CITY — At least 67 private schools in Western Visayas region are closed for school year 2021-2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Data from the Department of Education (DepEd-6) revealed that 61 private schools for grade school and high s...

 2021-09-23 01:24 

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PAGASA: La Nia may begin in October, to last until Q1 2022...

The La Nia will likely start in October and may last until the first quarter of 2022, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA La Nia is characterized by unusually cool ocean surface temperatur...

 2021-09-23 01:10 

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Epy Quizon mounts advocacy campaign for peace, shares theme song 'Lukso Ng Dugo'...

By KIRSTEN CABUENOS Epy Quizon mounts his advocacy campaign dubbed "MagkaisaPH" with the theme song "Lukso ng Dugo". During a Zoom press event, Quizon said the campaign is aimed at promoting peace and alleviate kids from being recruited to...

 2021-09-23 01:05 

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BTS reveals stories behind filming 'Permission to Dance' at UN, speech at SDG Moment...

K-pop superstars and special presidential envoy BTS revealed the stories behind their "Permission to Dance" video shot in the UN General Assembly Hall and their speech at the second Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment of the Decade of Actio...

 2021-09-23 00:56 

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PNP probe leaning towards suicide of Bree Jonson...

The ongoing investigation on the death of artist Breana "Bree" Jonson is leaning towards suicide based on the testimony and other pieces of evidence that were obtained at the course of the probe. But Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Peralta, director of...

 2021-09-23 00:41 

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PROUD GF! Sue Ramirez backs Javi Benitez's political plan...

Javi Benitez and Sue Ramirez "SO PROUD OF YOU, MY LOVE." This was the reaction of actress Sue Ramirez after her boyfriend actor Javi Benitez declared his plan to run for mayor of Victorias City in Negros Occidental in 2022. Is Sue Ramirez ready to...

 2021-09-23 00:35 

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'Badjao Girl' teases about joining Miss Universe PH...

Rita Gaviola Young star Rita Gaviola has declared that she's trying her luck in pageantry soon! On Instagram, Rita said: "Soon sasali na tayo sa miss u." However, the statement of the 18-year-old Badjao Girl quickly received mixed reactions. M...

 2021-09-23 00:35 

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DOLE hopes for further reopening of economy...

While allowing indoor dine-in and personal care services to reopen under a limited capacity operation helps displaced workers, it "will not make much dent" in recovering employment losses, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOL...

 2021-09-23 00:34 

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Non-essential travel to BLISTT areas suspended for 10 days...

BAGUIO CITY Starting Thursday, September 23 until October 3, non-essential travel to Baguio City and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) is suspended to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). M...

 2021-09-23 00:00 

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Diet of young children not improved over past decade: UNICEF...

UNITED NATIONS — The world's youngest children's diets have not improved in 10 years, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. According to its new report, "Fed to Fail? The crisis of children's diets in early l...

 2021-09-22 23:46 

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Duterte to PNP, AFP: Deploy doctors, nurses to help overwhelmed hospitals...

President Duterte appealed to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to deploy members of their medical corps to help hospitals amid the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. File photos Duterte made the stateme...

 2021-09-22 23:38 

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US authorizes Pfizer booster shots for elderly and high-risk...

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, people at high-risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure settings to the virus. (Patrick T. F...

 2021-09-22 23:31 

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Cacao processing facility opens in Ilocos Norte...

LAOAG CITY Cacao growers in the small town of Adams, Ilocos Norte have unveiled a new brand of locally-processed cacao food products as a shared service facility for cacao processing that is now ready to roll. Worth more than P1 million, the cacao process...

 2021-09-22 23:03 

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16 million Yemenis on verge of starvation, warns UN...

UNITED NATIONS — Over half of Yemen's population, 16 million people, are "marching towards starvation," and unless the international community steps up support, food assistance could soon run out, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. ...

 2021-09-22 23:03 

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US pushes for booster shots, school mask mandates as daily COVID-19 fatality hits 2,000...

NEW YORK — The United States is stepping up its preparation of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, while strong actions are being taken to protect students and staff members from the pandemic on campus. People wearing face masks are seen on the National...

 2021-09-22 22:55 

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Six billion anti-COVID shots injected worldwide: AFP...

PARIS, France — More than six billion doses of anti-COVID vaccines have been given around the world, according to an AFP tally Wednesday based on official sources. The COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a vaccination clinic for people experiencing ...

 2021-09-22 22:55 

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Tedros seen uncontested for WHO top job after Berlin nod...

BERLIN, Germany — Germany said Wednesday it was nominating World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for a new term, with diplomatic sources saying he appeared to be the sole candidate. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (AFP Phot...

 2021-09-22 22:34 

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Thousands flee Myanmar town after clashes with junta troops...

YANGON, Myanmar — Thousands have fled a town in west Myanmar after days of fighting between anti-junta dissidents and the military, during which soldiers bombed civilian homes, residents and media said Wednesday. 001_9NB4H9_JPEG Myanmar has been in ...

 2021-09-22 22:34 

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Images of treatment of Haitian migrants do not reflect US: official...

WASHINGTON, United States — US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended his department Wednesday after images showing horse-mounted immigration officers chasing down Haitian migrants on the border with Mexico went viral. In this file ...

 2021-09-22 22:34 

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 million a year, toughens guidelines...

GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year. (FILES) In this f...

 2021-09-22 22:34 

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Angono LGU reimposes fines for health protocol violations...

Fines ranging from P500 to P2,500 for every violation will be slapped against violators of the health protocols in Angono, Rizal. (Photo grab from a post on the Angono Police Station's Facebook page) In their regular nightly message to their constitue...

 2021-09-22 22:21 

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Biden says US donating 'historic' extra 500 million COVID vaccines...

WASHINGTON, United States — US President Joe Biden addressed a COVID-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic. U.S. President Joe B...

 2021-09-22 21:23 

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The unfinished business of IGLF...

There used to be a small fund, the Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF), that quietly but consistently served the MSME sector for over 65 years. When the pandemic hit us, I wondered how the IGLF could have been used as an instrument to support the ne...

 2021-09-22 18:30 

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ELEVENTH HOUR: A tapestry of species for biodiversity protection...

It's been more than a century of habitat destruction, pollution, invasive species spread, overharvesting, climate change, and excessive population growth. Undeniably, human activities have really pushed millions of species to the brink of disappearing...

 2021-09-22 17:32 

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'Anong klaseng senador ka?' Digong picks on Kiko this time...

President Duterte has set his crosshairs on a new senatorLiberal Party (LP) President Francis Pangilinan. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Senator Francis Pangilinan (Photos from Malacaang/ MANILA BULLETIN) During the "Talk to the People" publ...

 2021-09-22 17:22 

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COVID-19 test kits procured by gov't not near-expiry, says FDA...

FDA The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits that were procured last year were not nearly expired. FDA Director-General Rolando Enrique Domingo said that the COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits have a six months ...

 2021-09-22 16:05 

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The race to contain community COVID outbreaks starts now...

The reopening of some aspects of the economy such as allowing limited dine-in in restaurants or permitting salons to accept clients gave a sense of hope for the business sector. With continuous vaccinations and implementation of focused lockdowns on stree...

 2021-09-22 16:02 

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Economic scars once again...

OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT Diwa C. Guinigundo It is scary, this recent economic briefing of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Chua on the cost of coronavirus pandemic that is in progress. He estimated the total cost of both the sickness and quarantines o...

 2021-09-22 16:02 

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The great mystery...

MEDIUM RARE Jullie Y. Daza After nearly two years, 2.4 million confirmed cases and more than 37,000 deaths as of two days ago, what have we learned about the coronavirus? The great mystery is still in answering the question, "Where did the patient get...

 2021-09-22 16:02 

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Mar, the president we could have had...

LANDSCAPE Gemma Cruz Araneta Political winds now ravaging the cyber super highway are like typhoon signals that warn us of an impending electoral tsunami. Most of the presidential wannabees from various regions of this archipelago are already hymning prai...

 2021-09-22 16:02 

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Herod kept trying to see him...

REFLECTIONS TODAY Herod is a very interesting figure. He is a man of power and yet he is not completely our paradigmatic evil and despotic ruler. In today's Gospel, he wishes to see Jesus whose reputation is increasing. He must have wondered who exact...

 2021-09-22 15:23 

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Limited to 3Cs: Duterte lifts mandatory wearing of face shields outdoors...

President Duterte has finally lifted the mandatory requirement on the use of face shields outdoors, except in closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings. (JANSEN ROMERO/MANILA BULLETIN File Photo) Duterte made the announcement as the public...

 2021-09-22 15:08 

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MOVIEGOER: Exchange artists: Greener pasture, higher pay...

Lovi Poe You'd probably ask, in sheer wonderment. Why do these actors shift studios, quit their former networks, forget about loyalty, and sign up with the rival camp? Even more curious is this question from a reader: Why are they moving to ABS-CBN wh...

 2021-09-22 15:07 

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Calvin Oftana shatters Allan Caidic's rookie record...

Photo from PBA NLEX rookie Calvin Oftana broke one of the PBA records held by the great Allan Caidic during his 34-point performance in a losing effort against Meralco at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The third pick in thi...

 2021-09-22 14:40 

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BEWARE! The 10-foot-tall freaky doll from Netflix series 'Squid Game' now in PH...

'Red Light, Green Light' Netflix series Squid Game has an amazing ensemble cast and imagery. There's one key figure that particularly stands out: the huge scary doll that signals players to stop and go during the "Red Light, Green Light...

 2021-09-22 14:36 

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IPC vows to double market share for new SUV...

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has launched the All-New mu-X, targeting a bullish 10 percent market share or more than double its 4 percent market share in 2020. Screen Shot 2021-09-22 at 10.33.18 PM During the virtual launch, IPC President Hajime Ko...

 2021-09-22 14:34 

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Defending champ Ginebra in must-win vs Meralco for final QF spot...

Photo from PBA Defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel hopes to secure the eighth and final quarterfinals berth when it takes on Meralco in the final day of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Don Honorio Ventura State Uni...

 2021-09-22 14:32 

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Celebrities urge world leaders to help end pandemic...

Some 70 personalities in the arts and entertainment signed a letter that call on global leaders to step up vaccine efforts before the end of 2021. In a letter organized by nonprofit CARE and the org's global advocate Iman, the appeal came in time for ...

 2021-09-22 13:04 

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'Limited Edition': A different kind of everlasting love...

Andrew Gan, Ron Angeles, and Jomari Angeles Once upon a time, three fine gentlemen named Jethro, Arnold, and Mario, figure in a different kind of love, complete with its many saccharine trappings, weep-triggering tribulations, and promise of happily ever ...

 2021-09-22 12:45 

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Kumu livestreams can now become celebrity housemates in 'PBB Kumunity'...

Big Brother has a surprise for its upcoming "Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10" Celebrity Edition as Kumunizens with either a Bronze or Silver badge can become official celebrity housemates. To become an aspiring celebrity housemate, Kumunizens...

 2021-09-22 12:37 

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Nameless Kids establishes indie pop rule in debut EP 'Shoes Out The Door!'...

Indie pop band Nameless Kids has released " Shoes Out The Door!," their debut EP featuring six original tracks written and produced by the members and released under ABS-CBN's DNA Music. The EP's title "Shoes Out The Door!" was ins...

 2021-09-22 12:34 

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Rita, so Farr: The Doom Patrol Season 3...

The Doom Patrol Season 3 is upon us; and if you have no clue what I'm talking about, now is the time to catch up on this HBO Go DC comic-book series. In terms of weirdness, lunacy, and surreal mayhem, this is the series that leaves all the others look...

 2021-09-22 12:27 

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Netflix's 'Squid Game' rises in popularity, hits No. 1 in 22 countries...

Netflix's new series "Squid Game," starring Lee Jung-jae and Park Hae-soo, is now the No. 1 show on Netflix in 22 countries and territories. "Squid Game," released on Sept. 17, is now No. 1 in the US on Netflix, according to streaming ...

 2021-09-22 12:15 

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San Miguel shuts door on Alaska behind Lassiter's triple...

Photo from PBA Marcio Lassiter knocked down a three-pointer with 3.8 seconds left as San Miguel Beer eliminated Alaska from the quarterfinal race following a 101-100 win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pam...

 2021-09-22 11:38 

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'Help us eradicate online cheating,' DepEd appeals...

The Department of Education (DepEd) strongly denounced "any form of academic dishonesty" and appealed to parents, teachers, and learners to help put a stop to it. (Photo from Pixabay) "Even before the pandemic, cheating has always presented a ...

 2021-09-22 11:33 

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Pasig City gets E-Consulta accreditation from PhilHealth...

Pasig City became the first local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila to get an E-Consulta accreditation from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Mayor Vico Sotto said Wednesday. (Photo from Mayor Vico Sotto's Facebook) In a Facebook...

 2021-09-22 11:25 

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'Squid Game''s scary doll spotted in Metro Manila and is on the lookout for jaywalkers...

Jaywalkers, beware! "Squid Game"'s scary doll is looking for you. Well, at least only on this particular mall in Metro Manila. Photo from Netflix A 10-foot-tall doll from the Netflix series is erected at the Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall (Ea...

 2021-09-22 11:23 

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Make online schooling more efficient and fun with this virtual learning platform...

VSmart launches new features for school year 2021-2022 Let's admit it, distance learning has its pros and cons. While it keeps the young ones safe as they get their necessary education, schooling online brings many distractions with today's social...

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