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 2021-09-10 13:57 

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Alsons Power provides paper for learning 25,000 modules for 8 Zamboanga City public schools...

The Alsons Power Group's San Ramon Power Inc. (SRPI) recently turned over 205 reams or more than 100,000 sheets of bond paper to eight public schools located in SRPI's host barangays of Sinubong, Pamucutan, and Talisayan, Zamboanga City....

 2021-09-10 11:35 

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Denmark lifts all COVID-19 curbs...

With no masks in sight, buzzing offices, and concerts drawing tens of thousands, Denmark on Friday ditches vaccine passports in nightclubs, ending its last COVID curb....

 2021-09-10 11:30 

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Biden, Xi hold 'candid' talks but skirt US-China 'conflict'...

US President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked for the first time in seven months Thursday, with both leaders urging a path away from conflict but holding ground on fierce competition between the superpowers....

 2021-09-10 11:25 

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UN chief wants 'dialogue' with Taliban government...

UN chief Antonio Guterres pleaded for nations to continue dialogue with the Taliban as he expressed fears that the hardline Islamists' return to power in Afghanistan could embolden jihadists in the Sahel....

 2021-09-10 11:10 

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Hong Kong councilors swear new loyalty oath to China...

Dozens of local community politicians in Hong Kong swore a newly required loyalty oath to China on Friday after hundreds of their colleagues quit in protest as authorities try to purge the city of "unpatriotic"; elements....

 2021-09-10 11:05 

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Hurricane Olaf slightly weakens over Mexico's Baja California...

Hurricane Olaf weakened to a Category One storm on Friday as it swept through Mexico's Baja California peninsula and as the disaster-prone country recovered from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and major flooding....

 2021-09-10 11:00 

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Australian woman charged over fake coup d'etat attempt...

Australian police on Friday said they had charged a woman for her alleged role in a coup hoax that featured a fake recording of the police chief calling for the government to be toppled....

 2021-09-10 10:20 

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Japan vax chief Kono jumps into leadership race...

Japan's Taro Kono, a former foreign and defense minister currently leading the vaccine rollout, announced his run for the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday....

 2021-09-09 18:10 

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99 kids infected in QC orphanage...

Ninety-nine children aged 18 and below from a Quezon City orphanage tested positive for COVID-19, the city government said Thursday, as the country reported another record of 22,820 new infections in a single day....

 2021-09-09 18:00 

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20 PhilHealth officials, 24 hospitals accused of IRM fund misuse...

Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. as well as hospitals are facing complaints filed by the National Bureau of Investigation before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with supposed misuse of the Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) ...

 2021-09-09 17:50 

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Cities urge Duterte: Prolong 'state of calamity'...

The League of Cities of the Philippines appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday to extend the country's state of calamity until June 30, 2022 to ensure that city governments "can respond to the threats of COVID-19 and facilitate local ec...

 2021-09-09 17:40 

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'Kiko' threatens Northern Luzon...

Typhoon Kiko is forecast to spawn heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Cagayan, including Babuyan Islands and northern Isabela this Friday afternoon....

 2021-09-09 17:30 

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Ease restrictions on fully-vaxxed citizens—mayors...

Metro Manila mayors on Thursday urged the government to consider easing quarantine restrictions for fully-vaccinated people in the National Capital Region (NCR) to bolster economic activities there....

 2021-09-09 17:20 

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Vaccine czar appeases House on supply delay...

Lawmakers on Thursday asked vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. why there were delays in the signing of tripartite agreements for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines by local governments and the private sector....

 2021-09-09 17:10 

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Lorenzana: PH-US defense pact must be updated amid sea row...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said key areas in the Philippines' Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States must be updated to make it more current and relevant in the existing security situation....

 2021-09-09 17:00 

Manila Standard

Productivity losses: P11 trillion...

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said Thursday the absence of face-to-face learning for a year due to the pandemic will cost the economy P11 trillion over the next 40 years....

 2021-09-09 16:50 

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Ombudsman: Jail-time for commenting on SALN...

Ombudsman Samuel Martires said he wants jail time of not less than five years for those who will make public comments on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of elected and appointed officials....

 2021-09-09 15:50 

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Sara sticks to deal with dad, won't run in '22...

Strongly adhering to an agreement with her father, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Thursday she will no longer run for President in next year's elections....

 2021-09-09 15:40 

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Go says still 'uninterested' in prexy bid...

Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday appealed to his partymates in the ruling PDP-Laban to respect his decision not to run for president along with President Rodrigo Duterte, who will seek the vice presidency in the 2022 elections....

 2021-09-09 15:30 

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Group backing Isko for president launches in Cavite...

Tanza, Cavite—A multisectoral group pushing for Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso to run for President in the May 2022 elections launched its Cavite chapter in a hybrid event at the Oasis Hotel here on Thursday....

 2021-09-09 14:50 

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Controversial AFP general back in harness...

Controversial general Antonio Parlade Jr. was appointed as deputy director general of the National Security Council, Malacaang announced on Thursday....

 2021-09-09 14:40 

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Voter's listing in malls on Sept. 11...

The Commission on Elections will conduct a nationwide synchronized voter registration activity in selected malls on Sept. 11....

 2021-09-09 14:30 

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High court explains 'strained relations' in labor...

The Supreme Court has clarified "the doctrine of strained relations" between employers and their workers in labor cases and when such may merit the payment of separation pay in lieu of reinstating an employee....

 2021-09-09 14:20 

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Navotas names 122 scholars...

The city government of Navotas welcomed 28 new beneficiaries of the Navotas Academic Scholarship for school year 2021-2022....

 2021-09-09 14:10 

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COCOPEA installs new set of officers for 2021...

Amid a vigorous campaign to secure a new law that would secure fair tax rates for private schools, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines formally installed new officers in online ceremonies last Sept. 4....

 2021-09-09 14:00 

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As PS-DBM, PITC FACE axe: Witness vs. Pharmally set to appear in Senate probe...

To address the "systemic corruption" in the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) and the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC), Senator Imee Marcos on Thursday filed separate measures for their abolition....

 2021-09-09 13:50 

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Romualdez lauds Ombudsman, DOJ for justice amid pandemic...

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Thursday praised the Department of Justice and the Office of the Ombudsman for ensuring the dispensation of justice during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-09 13:40 

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CSC, JobStreet offer 24k jobs thru 5-day Virtual Career Fair...

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will open up at least 24,000 new jobs to Filipino jobseekers during the five-day run of the Virtual Career Fair on September 20 to 24, in coordination with JobStreet.com....

 2021-09-09 13:30 

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PH welcomes Afghan refugees...

The Department of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the arrival of an undetermined number of Afghan refugees, including women and children, to the Philippines....

 2021-09-09 11:35 

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Thai mobile device tests for COVID in armpit sweat...

For Bangkok market sellers, the armpit sweat soaking their T-shirts during the humid monsoon season may contain subtle signs of coronavirus infection, local scientists have said....

 2021-09-09 11:30 

Manila Standard

HK police raid now-shuttered Tiananmen exhibit house...

Hong Kong security police on Thursday raided the museum that houses exhibits commemorating Beijing's deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, a day after they arrested four members of the group that ran the venue....

 2021-09-09 11:25 

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Gaming giants told to resists 'effeminacy'...

Chinese authorities have ordered gaming giants Tencent and NetEase to end their focus on profits and cut content perceived to be breeding "effeminacy" as Beijing tries to direct youth culture, gender ideals, and the reach of big tech....

 2021-09-09 11:20 

Manila Standard

Two decades after 9/11, Saudi seeks softer image...

Two decades after Saudi Arabian militants masterminded and carried out the September 11 attacks, the desert kingdom is striving for change in a reform drive aimed at updating its ultra-conservative image....

 2021-09-09 11:15 

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Astronauts smell smoke, burning on Russian ISS module...

A smoke alarm sounded Thursday in Russia's segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and astronauts smelled "burning" on board, Russia's space agency and NASA said....

 2021-09-09 11:10 

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Fourteen dead in fire at COVID hospital in North Macedonia...

Fourteen people have died in a fire at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in North Macedonia, authorities said on Thursday....

 2021-09-09 11:05 

Manila Standard

Machines, not missiles, at Nokor parade...

North Korea has put tractor-towed artillery, fire engines, and health personnel in orange hazmat suits on show at a parade in Pyongyang early Thursday, rather than the more usual tanks and ballistic missiles....

 2021-09-09 08:35 

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Pag-IBIG Fund makes cash loans more affordable with longer payment period...

Pag-IBIG Fund has made its cash loans more affordable by lengthening its payment term to three years, its top officials announced on Thursday (September 09)....

 2021-09-08 17:50 

Manila Standard

Mayors, traders up in arms...

Metro Manila mayors and business leaders expressed dismay Wednesday over the government's last-minute decision to extend tight quarantine restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR)....

 2021-09-08 17:40 

Manila Standard

Pandemic unplugs Automatic Centre after 70 years plus...

After more than 70 years in the business, appliance store chain Automatic Centre will close its doors for good by October 10 a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-08 17:30 

Manila Standard

9 dead, 9 more missing in wake of Jolina's fury...

At least nine people were killed, and nine others were missing after Severe Tropical Storm "Jolina" (Conson) brought strong winds and heavy rains that triggered flash flooding in Eastern Visayas provinces, authorities in the region said Wednesday....

 2021-09-08 17:20 

Manila Standard

Low daily COVID count of 12,751 traced to data system 'glitch'...

Technical issues struck the Department of Health's COVID Kaya data repository system on Tuesday, leading to a relatively low count of 12,751 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday amid record infections due to the community transmission of the Delta varia...

 2021-09-08 17:10 

Manila Standard

Gordon dared to step down as PRC boss...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday continued his attacks on Senator Richard Gordon, who is leading a Senate investigation into questionable government contracts to buy overpriced face masks, face shields and personal protective equipment (PPE)....

 2021-09-08 17:00 

Manila Standard

Rody defends IATF, slaps down probe in aid of election...

Officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Wednesday recalled the challenges in sourcing personal protective equipment sets at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as President Rodrigo Duterte ...

 2021-09-08 16:50 

Manila Standard

Nothing irregular in purchases of PPE, face masks—officials...

Officials on Wednesday denied allegations that the Department of Health (DOH) paid the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) twice for the same set of personal protective equipment (PPE)....

 2021-09-08 16:40 

Manila Standard

Lacson-Sotto tandem launches 2022 bid...

Senators Panfilo Lacson and Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday launched their bid for President and Vice President in 2022, respectively, vowing to restore order and trust in government institutions and an end to wrongs they say Filipinos have long endured....

 2021-09-08 16:30 

Manila Standard

Go, Duterte PDP-Laban standard bearer...

Senator Christopher Go on Wednesday was officially nominated as the 2022 election standard-bearer of a PDP-Laban faction backed by President Rodrigo Duterte, who was picked as his running-mate, an official of the ruling party said....

 2021-09-08 15:50 

Manila Standard

From P4.5k to P10k, SC clarifies 122% hike in Bar fees...

The Supreme Court has defended its decision to impose more than 100 percent increase in the Bar application fees from P4,500 to P10,000 on each aspiring lawyer who will take the 2020/21 Bar Examinations on four Sundays of November this year....

 2021-09-08 15:40 

Manila Standard

Pasay solon virus positive; mayor goes into isolation...

Pasay City Rep. Antonino Calixto tested positive for COVID-19 while his sister Mayor Imelda Rubiano went on self isolation after exposure to another infected individual....

 2021-09-08 15:35 

Manila Standard

Slow day...

A teenager selling bananas patiently waits for customers in Valenzuela City. Business remained slow after the national government's sudden decision to extend the implementation of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila until Sept. 15 i...

 2021-09-08 15:30 

Manila Standard

Taguig hits million-jab milestone...

The City of Taguig has breached the one million mark of vaccines administered in its inoculation campaign to protect residents and workers against the coronavirus disease....

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