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 2022-11-30 15:58 

Manila Standard

PBA import calls on the Speaker...

Gilas Pilipinas prospective player and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) import Justin Donta Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra pays a courtesy call on Speaker Martin Romualdez at the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon. The post PBA import calls o...

 2022-11-30 15:55 

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Beauties at Dakak...

Candidates of the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant take at break at the Dakak Resort in Dapitan, Zamboanga Del Norte. The 52nd edition of the contest will have its coronation night at the FilOil Eco Oil Center in San Juan City on Dec. 4, 2022. This year, four w...

 2022-11-30 15:52 

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Hapless and helpless...

Victims of a fire that swept through a residential area in Barangay Masambong, Quezon City helplessly look at the charred remains of their homes. The blaze reached the third alarm, but there were no reports of casualties brought to the attention of the Bu...

 2022-11-30 15:50 

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Comelec: BSKE voters' registration begins Dec. 12, opens in five malls...

The registration of voters for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) will begin on Dec. 12, 2022 and will last on Jan. 31, 2023, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Wednesday. Overseas voters registration however, will star...

 2022-11-30 15:40 

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BuCor to set free 300-500 PDLs before year's end...

Some 300 to 500 prisoners, also called persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) may yet have a very merry Christmas with their freedom regained. The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Wednesday said it intends to set free even as many as 700 inmates before 2022 e...

 2022-11-30 15:20 

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Nuclear plant proposal draws mixed reaction among senators...

Majority leader Joel Villanueva on Wednesday said he is open to discussions on the plan of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) and the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos to secure potential deals with South Korea, France, and the Un...

 2022-11-30 15:10 

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NLEX to build 3rd span over Candaba swamp...

The operator of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) plans to build a third highway alongside the two 5.3-kilometer viaducts crossing the Candaba swampland in Bulacan and Pampanga, a legislator from Central Luzon said. NLEX officials revealed their plans on ...

 2022-11-30 15:00 

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Baguio, Borongan set to open new airports — CAAP...

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is set to open two airports, one each in Baguio and Borongan cities this December. The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch on Dec. 16 direct flights between to Baguio City and Cebu City, operating f...

 2022-11-30 14:53 

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SMDC shares valuable tips for applying for a role...

As the Philippine economy continues to open up after the disruptions caused by the pandemic, companies have started to hire. The country may have as many as 2.4 million skilled jobs vacant and unfilled. This is a bright opportunity to advance your career....

 2022-11-30 14:50 

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PAO beats private lawyers in national survey...

The Public Attorney's Office got a +58 percent trust rating of professionals in the justice sector, beating the private lawyers' +43 percent, judges at +37 percent, prosecutors at +35 percent and police at +33 percent. Hector Diaz Soliman, senior ...

 2022-11-30 14:40 

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Ople expects OFW remittances to post a sharp increase in Q1...

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said it is expecting remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to record a sharp increase by the first quarter of 2023. "I think we are looking at a sharp increase in remittances by the first quarter of ...

 2022-11-30 14:33 

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Honoring Bonifacio...

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna delivers her speech as student actors perform the Katipunan Cry of Revolution and honor guards walk past the monument of Andres Bonifacio (below photos), during the Filipino hero's 159 birth celebration held along Claro M. Re...

 2022-11-30 14:30 

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NDF consultant Acosta, 2 NPA rebels slain in Negros clash vs. government troops...

Bacolod City—Two more fighters of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed in a clash with government troops in Negros Occidental on Wednesday, two days after two of their comrades died in a skirmish as soldiers responded to the rebels' conti...

 2022-11-30 14:29 

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Liberty bells ring louder amid Comelec order for Rosal to vacate post...

WHILE there's a Commission on Election (Comelec) en banc order to immediately vacate his post, the people of Albay have responded with louder support for embattled Governor Noel E. Rosal by ringing the liberty bell since last month up to now. Thousand...

 2022-11-30 14:28 

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3 ways P&G is making shopping environmentally friendly...

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered the growth of e-commerce in the Philippines. But while this robust growth is good for the economy, it saw the rise of another problem: an increase in plastic waste due to delivery packages. Companies such as Procter & Gamble ...

 2022-11-30 14:10 

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US, PH planning bigger 'Salaknib' military exercises in 2023, Army spox says...

Philippine Army (PA) and US Army Pacific (USARPAC) planners have begun their week-long planning session for larger "Salaknib" military exercises in 2023. In a statement Tuesday night, Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said the planning confer...

 2022-11-30 14:00 

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Arrest warrant out against detained Abu Sayyaf leader...

Zamboanga City—Government operatives have served a warrant of arrest for 25 counts of frustrated murder with a P5 million recommended bail against an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader detained for kidnapping charges in Tawi-Tawi, an official said Wednes...

 2022-11-30 13:50 

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New 'pagoda' park rises in Marikina City...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has inaugurated its 9th and latest park—the Chinese Pagoda in Barangay Sta. Elena, Marikina City—under a program to lessen urban decay and provide areas for family events and wellness activi...

 2022-11-30 13:40 

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4 notorious robbery gang members fall in Taguig...

Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, on Wednesday lauded the Police Regional Office in Calabarzon (PRO 4A) for the arrest of four members of a notorious robbery-hold up gang operating in Calabarzon and National Cap...

 2022-11-30 13:30 

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PNR extends hours due to Christmas rush...

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) has extended its operating hours in Metro Manila routes in anticipation of the holiday rush. The PNR said in the extended operating hours, the first train leaves Tutuban at 4:11 a.m., while the last train leaves Tutu...

 2022-11-30 13:20 

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Eagles earn no. 1; Archers, Falcons dispute no. 4 slot...

Baskets from Angelo Kouame and BJ Andrade in the dying seconds lifted Ateneo to a 66-61 beating of Adamson to grab the no. 1 seeding in the Final Four Wednesday of the 85th University Athletic Association of the Philippines men's basketball tournament...

 2022-11-30 13:15 

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Tiger Spikers force winner-take-all tiff with Bulldogs...

University of Sto. Tomas roared back at fancied National University and lived to fight another day, overcoming a 0-2 set deficit and hacking out a 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12 thriller yesterday to force a winner-take-all match for the V-League Men&#...

 2022-11-30 13:10 

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Southwoods pads lead to 11 over Luisita...

BAGUIO—With veteran Jun Jun Plana firing an impressive round at the tough Baguio Country Club course, Manila Southwoods scored 109 points extended its lead further to 11 points over rival Luisita in the Fil-Championship of the 72nd Fil-Am Men's ...

 2022-11-30 13:05 

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Tiger aims to play majors in 2023 despite ailing leg...

MIAMI—Tiger Woods, still hindered by the leg injuries he suffered in a 2021 car wreck, said Tuesday he is hoping to play the major championships in 2023 despite setbacks this year. "My goal is to play the major championships and one or two more,...

 2022-11-30 11:50 

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First stand-alone state-of-the-art cancer facility in the country opens in Laguna...

She was 14 when one of her aunts died because of the disease. As a teenager, she couldn't fathom what was happening and she was in deep emotional pain that she didn't attend the funeral. "I did not understand what cancer was, all I remember as...

 2022-11-30 11:30 

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Celebrity dads talk about investing in love...

Celebrity dads Gary Valenciano and Chito Miranda say their definitions of love and commitment have changed through the years. For them, love also means keeping your loved ones protected from any eventuality. This is why they were chosen by AIA Philippines...

 2022-11-30 11:20 

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Meet your most beautiful self...

With all the information available online, sometimes you feel that you are already an expert when it comes to skincare. But before you go further and (skin) deeper, ask yourself first—are you really sure about that product for your skin type? Is tha...

 2022-11-30 11:13 

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Uniqlo in Laguna...

Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas (center) attends the opening of Uniqlo Roadside in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on Nov. 18. With Arcillas during the ribbon-cutting ceremony are Uniqlo chief operating officer Geraldine Sia (left) and Ayala Land senior es...

 2022-11-30 11:10 

Manila Standard

Gov't financial institutions back sovereign wealth fund...

The national government and state-owned banks and financial institutions will raise more than P200 billion to fund the proposed Maharlika Wealth Fund, according to Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Diokno said in an interview at the sidelines of Securiti...

 2022-11-30 11:00 

Manila Standard

SEC postpones release of rules on digital coins...

The Securities and Exchange Commission deferred the release of the rules on digital assets and coin offerings following the collapse of FTX, one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, a top official said Tuesday night. SEC chairperson Emilio...

 2022-11-30 10:55 

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Aboitiz Power unit launches operations of floating battery energy storage system...

By Alena Mae S. Flores Therma Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., said Wednesday its 49-megawatt battery energy storage system in Maco, Davao de Oro began commercial operations. The facility, which the company sees as a model for future batt...

 2022-11-30 10:50 

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Bank loans grew 13.9% in October despite rate hikes...

Bank loans grew 13.9 percent year-on-year in October, faster than September's 13.4-percent expansion, on sustained demand for credit despite the rising interest rates, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show. The BSP said that on a month-on-mon...

 2022-11-30 10:45 

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Robinsons Land opens mall in Gapan, Nueva Ecija...

Property developer Robinsons Land Corp. opened a shopping mall in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, its 54th in the country. RLC said in a statement the full-service mall located along the Pan-Philippine Highway in Gapan is very accessible to nearby progressive ci...

 2022-11-30 10:40 

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Gogoro to roll out electric scooters in PH...

Globe's 917Ventures and Ayala Corp. teamed up with Taiwan's Gogoro to roll out electric two-wheel scooters in the Philippines. Piloting in Metro Manila in the first quarter of 2023, Gogoro's Smartscooters will serve as an eco-friendly alternat...

 2022-11-30 10:35 

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Unicapital bags 'innovative deal of the year' award...

Unicapital Inc., a leading independent, full-service investment house, won the 2022 "Innovative Deal of the Year" award from Singapore-based business magazine Asian Banking & Finance for the successful P6.4-billion initial public offering this yea...

 2022-11-30 10:30 

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Most Asian stocks rise as China unrest eases...

Hong Kong—Markets mostly rose Wednesday on hopes that China will further ease its strict Covid containment measures following widespread political unrest, though gains were tempered by leaders' warnings of a crackdown on dissent across the count...

 2022-11-30 10:25 

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Bump on the road: Silang horse stable jams CALAX...

The tropical savanna climate of Silang town in Cavite province for years has been a magnet for local tourists. Its average low temperature of 18 degrees celsius in January and February lures people from Metro Manila to enjoy the town's cool weather. M...

 2022-11-30 10:20 

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NEA appoints new managers of Isabela electric cooperatives...

State-run National Electrification Administration on Wednesday assured rural electrification stakeholders that only the most qualified individuals would manage the electric cooperatives nationwide to make them globally competitive. Newly-installed NEA adm...

 2022-11-30 10:15 

Manila Standard

Longest domestic submarine fiber cable lands in Boracay...

Eastern Communication said it completed the cable landing station in Boracay for the $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network project, the longest undersea fiber cable network in the Philippines . Eastern said the $150-million PDSCN projec...

 2022-11-30 10:10 

Manila Standard

Musk's Twitter lifts COVID misinformation rule...

SAN FRANCISCO, United States—Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon Musk—who has clashed previously with US officials over pandemic safety rules—continues ...

 2022-11-30 10:05 

Manila Standard

Jack Ma spotted in Japan amid tech crackdown...

Tokyo—Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been living in Tokyo for almost six months after disappearing from public view following China's crackdown on the tech sector, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing multiple unnamed sources. The billion...

 2022-11-30 10:00 

Manila Standard

UN chief: Let's act to avoid biological weapons disaster...

UNITED NATIONS—UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for action in three areas to prevent the disaster of biological weapons. Guterres made the appeal in a video message to participants of the Ninth Biological Weapons Convention Rev...

 2022-11-30 05:30 

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'It's always scary': medics in Ukraine's 'meat grinder'...

By David Stout and Elizabeth Striy As Russian forces poured across Ukraine's borders, Palych knew that pain, suffering and injuries would follow in the ensuing war and his training as a paramedic would be needed. "I could not sit on the sidelines,...

 2022-11-30 05:27 

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Protesters clash with police in southern Chinese megacity...

Protesters clashed with police in the southern Chinese megacity of Guangzhou overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, according to witnesses and footage, part of a wave of demonstrations across the country triggered by Covid restrictions. Security personnel in h...

 2022-11-30 05:00 

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LGBTQ Arabs fear backlash after World Cup 'spotlight'...

By Aziz El Massassi With rainbow flags and "OneLove" armbands, World Cup fans have protested against host Qatar's anti-LGBTQ policies, but many queer Arabs fear a Western solidarity push could do more harm than good. Gestures in support of the...

 2022-11-30 04:31 

Manila Standard

Doncic triple-double carries Mavs past Warriors...

Luka Doncic delivered a 41-point triple-double to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-113 victory over NBA champions Golden State on Tuesday in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals. Dallas' Slovenian star added 12 rebounds and 12 a...

 2022-11-30 04:30 

Manila Standard

Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her...

Donald Trump must testify in April as part of a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s, a court said Tuesday. The former US president, 76, faces twin allegations of rape and defamation in a case dating back to 2019 and br...

 2022-11-30 04:00 

Manila Standard

William and Kate head to the US for first time in eight years...

By Brigitte Dusseau Prince William and his wife Kate head to the United States this week for their first visit in eight years, and the popular couple's inaugural trip as prince and princess of Wales. The three-day visit to the northeastern city of Bos...

 2022-11-30 03:30 

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China astronauts reach Tiangong space station...

Chinese astronauts on Wednesday arrived at the Tiangong space station, where they completed the country's first-ever crew handover in orbit, state news agency Xinhua reported. The trio blasted off aboard a Long March-2F rocket at 11:08 pm (1508 GMT) f...

 2022-11-30 03:00 

Manila Standard

Elon Musk's Twitter lifts rule against Covid misinformation...

Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon Musk — who has clashed previously with US officials over pandemic safety rules — continues to remake its content moderatio...

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