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 2021-09-07 18:00 

Manila Standard

Doctors, tired and exhausted, call for timeout—PCP...

A day before Metro Manila was due to slip into a less stringent quarantine level, doctors urged the government to go the other way, saying that health workers were exhausted by the crush of COVID-19 cases that are filling up hospitals....

 2021-09-07 17:50 

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Palace insists: COA can look into PRC books...

The Palace on Tuesday said the Commission on Audit (COA) can conduct a "special" audit of the Philippine Red Cross' (PRC) spending, even though the agency has said it has no jurisdiction over the non-government organization....

 2021-09-07 17:40 

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4 Chinese dead, P3.4-billion seized in drug bust...

Four Chinese nationals were killed Tuesday in a joint drug bust operation of police, military, and anti-narcotics agents in Zambales that yielded over 500 kilos of suspected methamphetamine or "shabu" worth P3.4 billion---the government's bigg...

 2021-09-07 17:30 

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'Jolina' weakens, 'Kiko' enters PAR...

Severe Tropical Storm "Jolina" further weakened while moving over the Sibuyan Sea in the central Philippines on Tuesday afternoon---but not after making landfall six times, ravaging areas in Luzon and Visayas, triggering flash floods, and strandin...

 2021-09-07 17:20 

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Roque snipes at critics over COVID response...

Malacaang on Tuesday hit back at a group of health workers criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte's COVID-19 response, saying they were in the minority....

 2021-09-07 17:10 

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Senate issues arrest order vs. Yang, Pharmally execs...

A warrant of arrest has been issued against former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang after he was cited for contempt for snubbing twice the subpoenas issued by the Senate Blue Ribbon committee....

 2021-09-07 17:00 

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Senators grill Duque anew on double payment...

Senators on Tuesday grilled Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on the alleged double payment made for medical supplies after P42 billion in funds were transferred by the Department of Health to the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Man...

 2021-09-07 16:50 

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Makati assures residents of aid...

The Makati City government has given assurances it is ready to provide essential needs to residents who will be affected by the granular lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus disease and its Delta variant in the community....

 2021-09-07 16:40 

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Dutch government urged to hand Joma Sison over to PH...

Two local groups on Tuesday asked the Netherlands to hand over Jose Maria Sison to the Philippine government, saying the European country was coddling the Communist Party of the Philippines founder who was responsible for the deaths of child soldiers recr...

 2021-09-07 16:30 

Manila Standard

DOH enlists 10,000 health professionals...

The Department of Health on Tuesday supported the call of medical professionals and health worker groups for a better COVID-19 response by households, communities, and local and national governments, even as it hired 10,000 health professionals for the se...

 2021-09-07 15:50 

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Palace warns tax-dodging POGOs...

No tax payments, no gaming. That sums up the Malacanang decision to bar Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) from resuming operations until they have settled their unpaid taxes....

 2021-09-07 15:40 

Manila Standard

Cops, narcs on shootout: Gray areas now known...

The Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday both welcomed the National Bureau of Investigation's move to file charges against their members who figured in a firefight in Quezon City in February....

 2021-09-07 15:30 

Manila Standard

NCR courts, except SC, stay closed...

The Supreme Court has ordered that all courts in National Capital Region, except its offices along Padre Faura Street in Manila, will remain physically closed until September 30 due to the "surge of confirmed" coronavirus disease cases in differen...

 2021-09-07 15:20 

Manila Standard

10 cops accused of teener's slay cleared...

The Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police has cleared the 10 policemen in the June 16 operation that led to the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Laguna....

 2021-09-07 14:50 

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Don't lift face shield policy amid surge in casesWHO...

The World Health Organization yesterday said the Philippines should retain its policy on the use of face shields after logging a record-high daily tally of COVID-19 cases on Monday....

 2021-09-07 14:40 

Manila Standard

Hire 18,000 honest cops, Romualdez tells DILG...

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez has asked Interior and Local Government Sec. Eduardo Ao to ensure that only honest and dedicated personnel will fill-up the 30,914 vacant positions allocated for his department in the proposed 2022 national budget....

 2021-09-07 14:30 

Manila Standard

Comelec asked to lift restrictions on local source code review...

A group of Information Technology experts on Tuesday asked the Commission on Elections to remove the so-called "Non-Disclosure Agreement" in the guidelines for Local Source Code Review (LSCR) as it erodes confidence in the country's Automated ...

 2021-09-07 14:20 

Manila Standard

Inday Sara not an option yet for PDP faction...

A faction of the PDP-Laban said it was not considering Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for its standard bearer in the 2022 elections....

 2021-09-07 14:10 

Manila Standard

Robredo clarifies presidential bid still on the table...

Vice President Leni Robredo clarified Tuesday that she remains open to running for president in next year's elections....

 2021-09-07 14:05 

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Marcos: Enforce tripartite deals to boost vax supply...

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday sought the immediate signing and enforcement of the multi-party agreements (MPAs) entered into by local government units and private entities with the national government to boost the impo...

 2021-09-07 12:30 

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Trial of 9/11 'brains', 4 others restarts...

Cuba—The prosecution of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others restarts Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), just days before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, stirring new hopes for justice and retribution....

 2021-09-07 12:25 

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In world first, Cuba starts COVID jabs for toddlers up to 2 yrs. old...

Havana—Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against Covid-19, using home-grown jabs not recognized by the World Health Organization....

 2021-09-07 12:20 

Manila Standard

For spreading virus, Viet man gets 5 years in slammer...

Hanoi—A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in jail for spreading Covid-19 after he breached home quarantine rules....

 2021-09-07 12:15 

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Blinken meets Qatar emir in Doha for Afghanistan crisis talks...

Doha—US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Qatar's emir in Doha on Monday for crisis talks on Afghanistan after the Taliban claimed to have full control over the country....

 2021-09-07 12:10 

Manila Standard

Boy, 3, with autism survives three days in Aussie outback...

Sydney—An Australian mother said Tuesday she felt "blessed" after her three-year-old son with autism was found alive, scooping muddy water from a creek in dense outback terrain after a three-day hunt that gripped the country....

 2021-09-07 12:05 

Manila Standard

Irish gang, 5 others in France trial for alleged rhino horn smuggling...

Rennes—Four alleged members of an Irish crime gang and five other defendants went on trial in France Monday accused of trafficking rhino horn and ivory to markets in east Asia....

 2021-09-07 12:00 

Manila Standard

Taliban claims total control after Panjshir victory...

Kabul—The Taliban on Monday claimed total control over Afghanistan, saying they had won the key battle for the Panjshir Valley, the last remaining holdout of resistance against their rule....

 2021-09-07 10:33 

Manila Standard

DENR sets healthcare waste management amid COVID-19...

A Philippine Healthcare Waste Management Project (PHCWMP) will be implemented by the government to address the huge waste problem brought about by the pandemic Covid 19 that consequently has adverse health impact on the population....

 2021-09-06 17:50 

Manila Standard

NCR in 'highest alert' level...

The entire National Capital Region, except the city of Manila, is under the highest alert level for the coronavirus due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Department of Health said Monday....

 2021-09-06 17:40 

Manila Standard

Granular lockdown pilot-testing set; stay-home lifted for GCQ...

The government will lift a stay-at-home order in Metro Manila this week as it pilot tests "granular lockdowns" in a bid to rein in COVID-19 cases and revive the economy, an official said Monday....

 2021-09-06 17:30 

Manila Standard

DOH justifies abolition of 10-nation travel ban, sets controls...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday defended the decision to lift the restrictions on people traveling from 10 countries, saying border control measures remain in place....

 2021-09-06 17:20 

Manila Standard

Duterte open to face-to-face class testing...

President Rodrigo Duterte might allow a proposed pilot test for in-person classes in some 120 schools, Malacaang said on Monday---and the Department of Education already has an idea how to roll it out....

 2021-09-06 17:10 

Manila Standard

'Jolina' gains pace, threatens Samar...

Tropical depression "Jolina" intensified into a tropical storm on Monday afternoon....

 2021-09-06 17:00 

Manila Standard

PDP-Laban set to name official bets...

The faction of the ruling party's PDP-Laban led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi will hold its national convention on Sept. 8, where members are expected to vote on its official slate for the May 9, 2022 national elections....

 2021-09-06 16:50 

Manila Standard

15 million fully vaccinated—Palace...

The Philippines has at least 15 million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Malacaang said on Monday, as the country battled a surge in infections linked to the contagious Delta coronavirus variant....

 2021-09-06 16:40 

Manila Standard

Senate resets BARMM polls by 3 years...

The Senate on Monday approved on final reading a measure seeking to postpone for another 3 years the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao's (BARMM) first regular election, originally synchronized with the May 2022 polls....

 2021-09-06 16:30 

Manila Standard

Gatchalian: I'm not an appointee in PRC board...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, a member of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), on Monday stressed they are not presidential appointees....

 2021-09-06 15:50 

Manila Standard

12 cops, 4 PDEA agents charged in QC shootout...

The National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Department of Justice to prosecute 12 members of the Quezon City police district and four agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in connection with the "misencounter4; during an illegal d...

 2021-09-06 15:40 

Manila Standard

Drilon bares P393-million profit of Pharmally...

The private company linked to the Department of Budget and Management's much-criticized procurement deals made a P393 million profit from April to June 2020, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon....

 2021-09-06 15:30 

Manila Standard

House okays bill banning child marriage...

Voting 197-0-2, the House of Representatives on Monday approved House Bill 9943 which prohibits the practice of child marriage and imposes penalties for violations thereof....

 2021-09-06 15:20 

Manila Standard

Southern Leyte pays tribute to philanthropist from Germany...

Tacloban City---Southern Leyte honored the life and works of Jrgen Schneidt, the German founder of KinderHilfe (Children's Village) Philippinen in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte who died after battling a short and serious illness on August 30, 2021. He ...

 2021-09-06 15:10 

Manila Standard

PAF 'scrambles' for unknown jet...

The Philippine Air Force fleet of FA-50 jets are on guard keeping watch of the country's skies even before the Sept. 2 incident of a detected unidentified aircraft flying 120 nautical miles northwest of Bolinao, Pangasinan....

 2021-09-06 15:00 

Manila Standard

Celebrities, youth join forces vs. terrorism...

Magdalena Mission: Alagang Ate, a newly-formed women advocacy group composed of beauty titlists and other female celebrities joined hands with the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and various national youth organizatio...

 2021-09-06 14:50 

Manila Standard

Stronger health security pushed...

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a measure that seeks to establish a health security national action plan and strengthen institutional capacity to implement disease prevention, surveillance, control, and response systems....

 2021-09-06 14:40 

Manila Standard

Binay: PGH budget slash 'unjustifiable'...

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday questioned the decision of the Duterte administration to slash the 2022 budget of Philippine General Hospital as the country continues to struggle to contain COVID-19 cases....

 2021-09-06 14:30 

Manila Standard

Robredo skips 'frustrating' Rody report...

Vice President Leni Robredo has stopped watching the weekly report to the public of President Rodrigo Duterte in the "past several months" as these were no longer centered on the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-09-06 14:20 

Manila Standard

Oil firms hike pump prices by P0.95/li...

The country's oil firms raised pump prices by as much as P0.95 per liter effective today (Tuesday) to reflect the movement of prices in the world market....

 2021-09-06 14:10 

Manila Standard

DOJ backs bill increasing payment for wrong convictions...

The Department of Justice on Monday backed the enactment in Congress of a law seeking to increase the compensation for persons who have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit as well as for victims of heinous crimes....

 2021-09-06 14:00 

Manila Standard

'Revoke Boracay casino green light'...

A congressional leader has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his directive to allow casino operations in Boracay, the country's top tourist destination....

 2021-09-06 13:50 

Manila Standard

Pagcor told: Get P1.36b POGO debt...

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to immediately collect the P1.36 billion that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) owe the government....

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