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La Union city mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Mon, 2022-07-25 12:39

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - Mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto of this city has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and is now under isolation.

In a phone interview on Monday, city corporate relations office head Mico Guzman Mabanag said Gualberto's test yielded positive resul

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8 HVTs nabbed as drug den dismantled in Zamboanga

Mon, 2022-07-25 12:07

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Authorities have dismantled a drug den and arrested eight high-value targets (HVTs) drug suspects in separate anti-drug operations in the Zamboanga Sibugay town of Ipil and this city over the weekend.

In a report Monday, Col. Albert Larubis, Zamboanga Sibugay police director

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PH Army deploys security contingent for PBBM's 1st SONA

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:41

MANILA - The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday said it has deployed a sizeable contingent to help the police force in securing President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

In a statement, PA spokesperson Col. Xerxes

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House opens 1st session of 19th Congress

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:04

MANILA - The House of Representatives formally opened the first regular session of the 19th Congress on Monday morning, ahead of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The lower chamber officially opened the inaugural session at 10 a.m. with Hous

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BARMM mourns death of ex-Lamitan City mayor

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:00

COTABATO CITY - Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) mourned the passing of former Lamitan City Mayor Rosita Rose Furigay, who was killed inside Ateneo Campus in Quezon City along with two others.

"The former local chief executive will be remembered for le

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India major contributor as Singapore visitor arrivals increases 12-fold

Mon, 2022-07-25 10:27
By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, July 25 (ANI): The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) predicted in a statement that it expects international visitor arrivals to the city-state to reach as much as six million this year. With the country reopening its borders in April to all vaccinated travellers, it received more than 1.5 million visitors for the first half of 2022. While still very much shy of the 9.3 million tourists that come into
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LPA off Eastern Samar to bring rains over parts of PH

Mon, 2022-07-25 10:06

MANILA - The low-pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will bring rains over parts of the country until Tuesday, the weather bureau said.

The LPA was last tracked 390 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

"It still has a slim chance of develop

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5-day helicopter drills boost PH, US Marines' aviation skills

Mon, 2022-07-25 10:05

MANILA - The aviation capabilities of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and the US Marine Corps (USMC) have been greatly enhanced following the conclusion of the five-day specialized helicopter drills between the two services last July 18 to 22.

In a statement over the weekend, PMC acting com

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BSP keeps market-determined forex policy despite depreciation

Mon, 2022-07-25 10:03

MANILA - Monetary authorities maintain that a market-determined exchange rate policy is still good for the Philippine peso despite its depreciation.

To date, the peso is trading at 56-level against the greenback, a far cry from its 53-level at the

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Strengthening ties with foreign partners priority for PBBM

Mon, 2022-07-25 09:19

MANILA - Improving ties with the country's partners, both traditional and non-traditional, is among the priorities of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (PBBM) in the next six years.

This was highlighted by the series of engagements between

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Dodgers stay scorching hot, sweep Giants

Mon, 2022-07-25 07:55
Jake Lamb drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, while Gavin Lux and Trayce Thompson each drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers finished off a four-game sweep of the visiting San Francisco Giants with a 7-4 victory Sunday. Lamb, Lux and Thompson each drove in runs in the seventh inning against Giants right-hander Tyler Rogers to break a 4-4 tie. The Dodgers increased their winning streak to a seas
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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, July 24

Mon, 2022-07-25 00:05

MANILA -- Three people were killed and two others injured in a shooting incident Sunday afternoon on a university campus in Metro Manila, the Philippine police said. The arrested gunman has admitted to the killing with specific target.

The Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed that the shooting took place at 14:55 local time at the gate of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, ahead of the law schoo

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 24

Mon, 2022-07-25 00:05

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health on Sunday issued preventive measures against monkeypox transmission, a day after Thailand's first monkeypox fugitive was found in capital Phnom Penh.

The patient was soon sent to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for medical treatment. (Cambodia-Monkeypox)

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MANILA -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has tested positive for COV

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Gunman admits to Philippines university shooting, 3 dead

Mon, 2022-07-25 00:03
Manila [Philippines], July 24 (ANI): The Manila shooter who killed three people including a former mayor in the Philippines' Basilan has admitted to the attack with a specific target. Xinhua News Agency reported that the arrested gunman, Chao Tiao Yumol admitted to the killing, claiming he shot Rosita Furigay for her "involvement in illegal drugs" in the province. According to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
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Three dead, two injured in university campus shooting in Manila

Sun, 2022-07-24 22:27
Manila [Philippines], July 24 (ANI): Three people were killed and two others injured in a shooting incident Sunday afternoon on a university campus in Manila.The Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed that the shooting took place at 14:55 local time (0655 GMT) at the gate of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City."A guard was killed," Xinhua reported, quoting Quezon City Police District Director Remus Medina as
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Man Opens Fire on Philippine Campus, Killing 3 People

Sun, 2022-07-24 21:36

Manila - A gunman opened fire on university campus in the Philippine capital region on Sunday, killing a former town mayor and two others in a brazen attack ahead of a graduation ceremony, police said.

The suspect was armed with two pistols and was captured in a car he commandeered trying to escape the Ateneo de Manila University in suburban Quezon City, police said. He was blocked by witnesses and authorities ou

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CHR urges public to make use of DepEd's cyber safety modules

Sun, 2022-07-24 20:16

MANILA - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday urged the public to take advantage of the Department of Education (DepEd)'s cyber safety modules which has three courses teaching students how to stay safe online.

The human rights body stressed the need to warn the public against the us

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Philippines logs 3,657 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

Sun, 2022-07-24 20:05

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines reported 3,657 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, the highest since Feb. 12, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,752,534.

The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases rose to 27,116, and 13 more people died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 60,683.

The DOH said 1,327 new case

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Former Philippine President Arroyo tests positive for COVID-19

Sun, 2022-07-24 20:05

MANILA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has tested positive for COVID-19, her chief of staff Erwin Krishna Santos said on Sunday.

Santos said Arroyo, currently a member of the House of Representatives, tested positive in an antigen test on July 15 and "immediately underwent self-quarantine."

Santos added an RT-PCR test conducted Saturday showed that the 75-year-old

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US-Africa Business Summit 2022: A successful event

Sun, 2022-07-24 19:58

RABAT - The 14th US-Africa Business Summit 2022, which took place from July 19 to 22 in Marrakech, Morocco was a success, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Participants in this summit, organized under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, were able to exchange during three

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