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Cloudy Sunday due to easterlies; LPA spotted off N. Luzon

Sun, 2022-07-24 11:08

MANILA - The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA weather specialist Sumuel Duran said the LPA, located 1,775 kilometers east of extreme Norther

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DOH says country has ready response for monkeypox

Sun, 2022-07-24 11:02

MANILA -Refusing to be caught flat-footed, the Department of Health (DOH) and its partners have been preparing for the monkeypox virus ever since an uptick in cases was reported in other countries in May 2022.

This, as World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebre

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PBBM's drug war: Shifting focus but no softening

Sun, 2022-07-24 11:00

MANILA - Before handing over the presidency to Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., former president Rodrigo Duterte has a clear wish for the new leader -- to continue the government's no-nonsense anti-drug campaign.

In an earlier interview, Marcos said Duterte advised him to sustain the campaign

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WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

Sun, 2022-07-24 10:13

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global health emergency, its highest alert level for a disease.

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said the decision has been made despite an advisory body's failure to agree on the designation.

With nine members of

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PBBM vision: A digital Philippines

Sun, 2022-07-24 07:31

#PBBMSONA2022

MANILA - The pandemic has highlighted the vital role of digital ecosystems in the efficient delivery of services as demand for connectivity rises.

Many brick-and-mortar stores and offices that failed to adapt to the digital world struggled, or even shuttered during the pandemic, while those that turned online found themselves viable, and others, thrived.<

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Bongbong Marcos vision: A digital Philippines

Sun, 2022-07-24 07:31
#PBBMSONA2022

MANILA - The pandemic has highlighted the vital role of digital ecosystems in the efficient delivery of services as demand for connectivity rises.

Many brick-and-mortar stores and offices that failed to adapt to the digital world struggled, or eve

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Rewriting history: Media promote, counter Marcos propaganda

Sun, 2022-07-24 02:13

POLITICAL PROPAGANDA takes all forms. The Marcoses have always used the circus elements of politics to manipulate and control the public mind. Mainstream media need to understand that their coverage even of entertainment can promote lies, betraying the purpose of press freedom and its constitutional protection.

The movie, "Maid in Malacanang", scheduled to screen early next month, is the latest example of this st

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VERA Files calls attention to DA's revival of Marcos Jr.'s failed project in Ilocos Norte

Sun, 2022-07-24 02:13

PEOPLE WONDERED why Ferdinand Marcos Jr. decided to take over as Secretary of Agriculture, which he announced on June 20. Most news organizations seemed to have missed one reason revealed by the recently re-elected Governor of Ilocos Norte who is also the President's nephew.

Cheers to VERA Files for its in-depth

ICICI Bank's gross NPA ratio declines to 3.41 per cent

Sun, 2022-07-24 00:55
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 23 (ANI): India's second-largest private sector lender ICICI Bank on Saturday reported an improvement in its asset quality with gross non-performing asset (NPA) declining to 3.41 per cent as of June 30, 2022, as compared to 5.15 per cent recorded on the same date last year. The bank's gross NPA stood at 3.60 per cent on March 31, 2022. ICICI Bank's net NPA ratio declined to 0.70 per cent
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Philippines logs 3,604 new COVID-19 cases

Sun, 2022-07-24 00:55
Manila [Philippines], July 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines reported 3,604 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the highest since Feb. 12, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,748,979. The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 25,743. The DOH said 14 more people died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 60,670. Of the total tally, 1,324 new cas
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Public reminded of liquor ban as man killed in CDO bar shooting

Sat, 2022-07-23 20:25

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A man was killed in a shooting incident at a bar in the capital city of Misamis Oriental, early Saturday morning.

Police authorities identified the victim as John Majorinos Avelino, originally a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental. Police have yet to arrest three assailan

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Marcos loyalist group backs ES Rodriguez amid resignation rumors

Sat, 2022-07-23 20:19

MANILA - A group of civic-minded Marcos loyalists has expressed support for Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez amid rumors of his supposed resignation.

The Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance (FLAG) - Maharlika believed Rodriguez was a victim of fake news and disinformation.

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Marcos loyalists back Rodriguez amid resignation rumors

Sat, 2022-07-23 20:19

MANILA - A group of civic-minded Marcos loyalists has expressed support for Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez amid rumors of his supposed resignation.

The Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance (FLAG) - Maharlika believed Rodriguez was a victim of fake news and disinformation.

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Marcos loyalists' group backs ES Rodriguez amid rumors

Sat, 2022-07-23 20:19

MANILA - A group of civic-minded Marcos loyalists has expressed support for Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez amid rumors of his supposed resignation.

The Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance (FLAG) - Maharlika believed Rodriguez was a victim of fake news and disinformation.

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Philippines logs 3,604 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

Sat, 2022-07-23 19:30

MANILA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 3,604 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the highest since Feb. 12, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,748,979.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 25,743.

The DOH said 14 more people died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 60,670.

Of the total tally, 1,324

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NPA fighter slain in Bulacan clash

Sat, 2022-07-23 18:06

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan - A New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed in an encounter with government troops in the City of San Jose Del Monte, this province on Saturday.

In his report, Col. Charlie Cabradilla, acting director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, identified the slain re

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Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship spotted near Taiwan ahead of annual war-games

Sat, 2022-07-23 17:03
Taipei [Taiwan], July 23 (ANI): A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ship was spotted near the east coast of Taiwan, ahead of the second session of Han Kuang annual war-games, the nation's largest military exercises involving all branches of the armed forces, designed to test the country's combat readiness in the event of a Chinese invasion, according to media reports citing sources. The People's Liberation Army
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Skirmish leaves 1 NPA rebel dead in Agusan Sur

Sat, 2022-07-23 17:00

BUTUAN CITY - A New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed in a 15-minute clash with troops of the 65th Infantry Battalion (65IB) in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur on Friday.

In a statement released on Saturday, the 65IB reported that their troops were conducting a security patrol

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Fertilizer vouchers to benefit 17K Antique farmers

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:39

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique - About 17,044 rice farmers in Antique province are expected to benefit from the fertilizer discount vouchers (FDV) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) as farm input support.

DA Agricultural Program Coordinating Office (APCO) officer in charge Sonie Guanco, i

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3 gun ban violators arrested in QC

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:19

MANILA - The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) said three persons were arrested in violation of the gun ban that kicked off Friday in Metro Manila as part of security measures for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Ju

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