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  • Pinoys Can Teach Americans a Thing or Two About Tyrants
    by publisher@philnews.com on January 18, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Ever since American Naval forces led by Admiral George Dewey sailed into Manila Bay in 1898, many Americans saw it their duty to educate the Filipinos. With the arrival of instructors like the Tomasites, a long-standing pattern was set—Americans would teach, and Filipinos would learn. Now, over a hundred years later, it is time to flip that model around and repay the favor.

  • Sinulog contingents seek refund for expenses
    by lboniol on January 18, 2021 at 4:19 am

    CEBU CITY –– Some Sinulog contingents are seeking a refund from the Cebu City government for the expenses they incurred while preparing for the festival that was canceled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain Norman Navarro of the multi-awarded Lumad Basakanon contingent said he spent at least The post Sinulog contingents seek refund for expenses appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 7 co-passengers of UK variant patient yet to be located — DOH
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 4:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Authorities have yet to locate the remaining seven passengers of Emirates Flight EK 332 that carried the 29-year-old Filipino patient who tested positive for the more infectious United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that of the 159 passengers of the The post 7 co-passengers of UK variant patient yet to be located — DOH appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • DILG: Cha-cha plebiscite may be held along with 2022 elections
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 4:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines — To dispel doubts on the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha), the plebiscite for the economic amendments to the Constitution may be held along with the 2022 elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Monday. Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said conducting the Cha-cha plebiscite at the same time as the The post DILG: Cha-cha plebiscite may be held along with 2022 elections appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • OCTA Research rejects move to allow kids in malls
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 4:00 am

    A group of independent researchers said Monday it was against allowing children aged 10 and above outside their homes in a bid to revive the economy.  

  • 2 dead in Masbate shooting incident
    by lboniol on January 18, 2021 at 3:46 am

    LEGAZPI CITY –– Two men were shot and killed by still unidentified gunmen on Sunday afternoon in Pio V. Corpus town in Masbate province, a police report said Monday. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, identified the victims as Bobby Baybayon, 37, a former member of the Provincial Operation for Socio-Economic Development Against Crime The post 2 dead in Masbate shooting incident appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • NPA owns ambush that killed 3 soldiers in Legazpi City
    by lboniol on January 18, 2021 at 3:42 am

    LEGAZPI CITY –– The New People’s Army’s Santos Binamera Command (NPA-SBC) on Monday took responsibility for the ambush that killed three Army soldiers on Sunday morning in Barangay Baquerohan in this city. The soldiers, members of the Philippine Army’s 31st Infantry Battalion, were attacked by suspected rebels at 8:25 a.m. while traveling to the Legazpi The post NPA owns ambush that killed 3 soldiers in Legazpi City appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ‘Clear authority’ for LGUs to deal directly with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers pushed
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 3:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) should be allowed to directly negotiate with suppliers of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, the national president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines said Monday. During the hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Health, Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. said LGUs should have “clear The post ‘Clear authority’ for LGUs to deal directly with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers pushed appeared […]

  • Man gets knickers in a bunch, shoots another man after losing wife’s undies
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 3:32 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A man suspected of taking the underwear of another man’s wife got shot in the foot after an altercation in Batangas on Sunday. A police report stated that the woman’s husband, upset over the loss of his wife’s underwear, confronted the victim at a vulcanizing shop at about 10 PM Sunday, and after The post Man gets knickers in a bunch, shoots another man after losing wife’s undies appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH coronavirus cases may reach 530,000 by end-January: OCTA Research
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 3:29 am

    The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines may reach 530,000 to 540,000 by end of the month, a group of independent researchers said Monday.

  • Biz groups in General Santos eye purchase of vaccines for workers
    by lboniol on January 18, 2021 at 3:20 am

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY –– Businesses in this city are looking into buying coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for their workers. Businessman Elmer Catulpos, president of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said they are mulling on this initiative to help the government cover as many people that need to be vaccinated. “This will The post Biz groups in General Santos eye purchase of vaccines for workers appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ‘Hindi tataas ng P700:’ Galvez disputes ‘very erroneous’ report on Sinovac vaccine price
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday disputed reports that the Philippine government will be procuring China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at the highest rate compared to other countries. In an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel, Galvez was asked about a news item from the Bangkok Post, which supposedly reported that Indonesia The post ‘Hindi tataas ng P700:’ Galvez disputes ‘very erroneous’ report on Sinovac vaccine price appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Senate hearing did not lead to lower Sinovac prices, says vaccine czar
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 3:18 am

    The Philippine government did not drop the price of Sinovac vaccines following a Senate hearing, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.  

  • Australia unlikely to open border in 2021 — health official
    on January 18, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Australia's border has been largely closed to overseas visitors since March 2020 to stem the spread of COVID-19, with a limited number of citizens and their families allowed to return each week.

  • Sinovac: PH got reasonable deal for Covid-19 vaccines
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 3:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines — China’s Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine against COVID-19 is not the most expensive and was sold at a “very good price” to the Philippines, one of the drugmaker’s officials said Monday. Sinovac Biotech General Manager Helen Yang said the firm’s vaccine price is “reasonable” and it is not the most expensive nor the second The post Sinovac: PH got reasonable deal for Covid-19 vaccines appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Miners trapped underground in China send note up to rescuers
    by dlejano on January 18, 2021 at 3:01 am

    BEIJING — Miners trapped underground in eastern China for more than a week after a blast at a gold mine have managed to send up a note to rescuers, the local government said Monday. The blast occurred eight days ago on Sunday afternoon at a mine near Qixia city in eastern Shandong province, leaving 22 The post Miners trapped underground in China send note up to rescuers appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Ilang lugar sa Zamboanga City binaha dahil sa masamang panahon
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Binaha Lunes ng umaga ang ilang barangay nitong siyudad dahil sa matinding buhos ng ulan.

  • 2 kawani ng DPWH nakaligtas sa pananambang sa Iloilo
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Nakaligtas sa pananambang Lunes ng umaga ang 2 kawani ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa bayan ng Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.

  • Guatemalan forces clash with migrant caravan, Biden team seeks to halt exodus
    by evalderrama on January 18, 2021 at 2:43 am

    VADO HONDO, Guatemala — Guatemalan security forces on Sunday used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey. Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young children, have entered The post Guatemalan forces clash with migrant caravan, Biden team seeks to halt exodus appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Trailblazer Kamala Harris: America’s first woman vice president
    by dlejano on January 18, 2021 at 2:38 am

    WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will shatter one of the highest glass ceilings Wednesday when she takes the oath of office as America’s first woman vice president, blazing a trail in the most diverse White House ever. As running mate to incoming president Joe Biden, she helped bring Donald Trump’s turbulent rule to an end, rapping The post Trailblazer Kamala Harris: America’s first woman vice president appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Guevarra: NBI forensic exam in Dacera case done
    on January 18, 2021 at 2:32 am

    The National Bureau of Investigation has completed its forensic examination on the body of flight attendant Christine Dacera, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Monday.

  • Meet the Bidens: America’s new ‘first family’
    by dlejano on January 18, 2021 at 2:30 am

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday. Biden has made his family a major focus throughout his career, and his 2020 presidential campaign thrust them fully into the spotlight — with some members causing controversy but others breaking barriers. Here The post Meet the Bidens: America’s new ‘first family’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Terms of vaccine procurement deals will be disclosed once negotiations are done — official
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 2:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — All of the terms of the government’s deals with manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines, including prices and volume of the vaccines procured, will be disclosed to the public once negotiations are concluded, the country’s testing czar assured on Monday. Secretary Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer of the National Action Plan Against COVID -19, The post Terms of vaccine procurement deals will be disclosed once negotiations are done — official appeared first on […]

  • COVID-19 concerns, razor wire and no Trump: An inauguration like no other
    by dlejano on January 18, 2021 at 2:18 am

    WASHINGTON — With war-zone-like security, no crowds and coronavirus distancing for guests, Joe Biden’s swearing-in as the 46th US president will be a muted affair unlike any previous inauguration. Where Washington is normally packed with hundreds of thousands of supporters, celebrities, socialites and lobbyists, the US capital is eerily quiet ahead of Biden’s big day, The post COVID-19 concerns, razor wire and no Trump: An inauguration like no other appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 3 NPA fronts in Southern Tagalog dismantled — Army
    by ggaviola on January 18, 2021 at 1:55 am

    LUCENA CITY – Three New People’s Army (NPA) guerilla fronts have bene dismantled in the Southern Tagalog region, the military said on Monday. “The Southern Tagalog NPAs lost another three guerilla fronts as the government’s campaign to end local armed conflict intensifies,” Captain Jayrald Ternio, head of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) public information The post 3 NPA fronts in Southern Tagalog dismantled — Army appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • New Mexico official, who founded ‘Cowboys for Trump,’ arrested in connection with US Capitol...
    by evalderrama on January 18, 2021 at 1:45 am

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department said on Sunday that it had arrested an elected official from New Mexico who had vowed to travel to Washington with firearms to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Cuoy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner and founder of a group called “Cowboys for Trump,” was arrested in Washington on The post New Mexico official, who founded ‘Cowboys for Trump,’ arrested in connection with US Capitol riot appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • House panel looks into PH COVID-19 vaccine roadmap
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 1:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives Committee on Health opened Monday its inquiry into the national government’s COVID-19 vaccine roadmap as the country continues to grapple with the pandemic. Health Committee chairman and Quezon 4th District Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan, said that the hearing will tackle the government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, including the cost The post House panel looks into PH COVID-19 vaccine roadmap appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Covid-19 vaccine deals may be jeopardized if prices are publicized, vaccine czar warns
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 1:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Revealing the price of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to be procured by the Philippines would have compromised the country’s deals with other vaccine manufacturers, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday. Galvez said he could not disclose how much the Philippines will be paying for Sinovac’s vaccine during the Senate hearing on The post Covid-19 vaccine deals may be jeopardized if prices are publicized, vaccine czar warns appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Russia detains Kremlin critic Navalny, faces clash with Western nations
    by evalderrama on January 18, 2021 at 1:33 am

    MOSCOW — Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival in Moscow on Sunday after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, triggering a political clash with the West. The move, which could see Navalny jailed for 3.5 years for allegedly flouting the terms The post Russia detains Kremlin critic Navalny, faces clash with Western nations appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • LIVE: House hearing on COVID-19 vaccination plans
    by PhilstarLIVE on January 18, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Watch the House inquiry LIVE, which will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.

  • Galvez smarts from remarks people in gov’t are ‘corrupt’
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 1:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — It sometimes hurt to say that people in government are corrupt, vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr. said Monday. “Sa atin po, gusto ko lang pong paalala sa ating mga mahal na mamayan, marami pong mababait at saka very honest dito sa government service po natin. Huwag po nating anuhin na pag The post Galvez smarts from remarks people in gov’t are ‘corrupt’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Norway not categorically stating Pfizer vaccine caused deaths - expert
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 1:24 am

    A health expert on Monday allayed concerns about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines following dozens of deaths in Norway linked to the Pfizer jabs.

  • Cebu City expands contact tracing due to rise in COVID-19 cases
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Cebu City has expanded its contact tracing to the second degree after it recorded some 500 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, its mayor said Monday.  

  • Tuguegarao seeks tighter community quarantine as COVID cases rise
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Tuguegarao City government will recommend a tighter community quarantine classification following a rise in COVID-19 cases, its mayor said Monday.

  • Manila launches free, by appointment only Covid-19 swab test at Quirino Grandstand
    by postie on January 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The City of Manila started offering its free and by appointment only drive-thru reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab testing for Covid-19 at the Quirino Grandstand on Monday.  The Manila Public Information Office said the drive-thru testing will be available from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Only The post Manila launches free, by appointment only Covid-19 swab test at Quirino Grandstand appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH allows Filipinos with medical emergencies to come home from nations with COVID variant
    by ABS-CBN News on January 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Filipinos with medical emergencies arriving from countries with new COVID-19 variants are allowed to enter the Philippines as long as they follow strict pandemic protocols, the government said Monday.

  • Rain showers, cloudy skies expected in most parts of PH — Pagasa
    by postie on January 17, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) and the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao on Monday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).   Based on the weather forecast issued by Pagasa at 4 a.m., the LPA The post Rain showers, cloudy skies expected in most parts of PH — Pagasa appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Biden will wait for recommendation on sharing secrets with Trump
    by ggaviola on January 17, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    WASHINGTON  – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden’s top aide said on Sunday. Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, made the comment after former principal deputy director of national The post Biden will wait for recommendation on sharing secrets with Trump appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • U.S. state capitals see few protesters after bracing for violent demonstrations
    by ggaviola on January 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pa./LANSING, Mich. – A heavy presence of law enforcement officers guarded state capitol grounds across the United States on Sunday in preparation for protests that so far have drawn only a small number of Trump supporters who believe the president’s false claim that the 2020 election was rigged. More than a dozen states have The post U.S. state capitals see few protesters after bracing for violent demonstrations appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Varying prices of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine raise alarm
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Sharp differences in the pri­ces of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines and neighboring countries smack of corruption, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday. CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, costs as little as $5 per dose, or about P240, in other Southeast Asian countries, but The post Varying prices of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine raise alarm appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Fancy salads with cannabis? It’s on the menu
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    PRACHIN BURI, THAILAND—From spicy “happy” salads to soups sprinkled with cannabis shoots and deep-fried marijuana leaves—a restaurant at a Thai hospital has rolled out a weed-inspired menu, which has curious customers flocking to sample its euphoria-indu­cing offerings. Since becoming the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical marijuana in 2018, Thailand has plowed ahead on The post Fancy salads with cannabis? It’s on the menu appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Pag-asa: Losing an icon but not hope
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — On Jan. 6, not even a week after the world rang in the new year, Pag-asa died. Pag-asa, the first Philippine eagle bred and hatched in captivity, was growing weaker at the tail end of the tumultuous 2020, after refusing to eat for weeks, and veterinarians and keepers at the Philippine Eagle The post Pag-asa: Losing an icon but not hope appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • House to probe use of Bayanihan funds
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The House appropriations committee chair, Rep. Eric Yap, on Sunday said he received reports of irregularities in the spending of funds appropriated under two laws meant to spell out the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the things we will look into is how the funds under Bayanihan 1 and The post House to probe use of Bayanihan funds appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Robredo, Sara Duterte react to President’s remarks on female leaders
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday the President’s recent statement that women were unfit for the presidency because of their “emotional setup” undermined efforts aimed at promoting gender equality. According to Robredo, most Filipinos “already knew what the President thinks of women, and we don’t agree with that.” “We’re surrounded by countries where the The post Robredo, Sara Duterte react to President’s remarks on female leaders appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • New image of Child Jesus offers hope
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Six months after the Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish Church in Manila was destroyed by a fire, a new image carved from the church’s wooden beams has replaced the venerated image of the Child Jesus and now serves as a symbol of hope for those seeking a respite from trying times. In an online broadcast, The post New image of Child Jesus offers hope appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Pabillo: Protect children from abuse
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Amid this year’s celebration of the Feast of the Santo Niño, which is still being commemorated despite its disruption by the coronavirus pandemic, a Catholic bishop has called on devotees to ensure the safety of children who, at this time, face the threat of violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking via the internet. “Sexual abuse The post Pabillo: Protect children from abuse appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Senate to continue vaccine probe
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Senate may continue its inquiry into the government’s coronavirus vaccine program amid lingering questions about the pricing and sourcing of the shots, delivery and logistics, and what critics describe as a preference for China-made vaccines. Senate President Vicente Sotto III told the Inquirer on Sunday he would consult his colleagues about The post Senate to continue vaccine probe appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Chopper crash victims recovered; investigation starts
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    CAGAYAN DE ORO—The military has recovered the bodies of all the passengers of an ill-fated Bell UH-1H that crashed on the edge of a rice field in the mountains of Bukidnon at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Troops of the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion reached the crash site at Sitio Nahigit in Barangay Bulonay of Impasug-ong The post Chopper crash victims recovered; investigation starts appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Trade unions, business groups seek deferment of SSS rate hike
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Trade unions and business groups have appealed to President Duterte to set aside the “untimely” scheduled increase in the contribution of private sector workers to the Social Security System (SSS) pension fund. The appeal was made by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. on The post Trade unions, business groups seek deferment of SSS rate hike appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH company wants to build bigger Navy ships to patrol seas
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    A local shipbuilder is considering building bigger vessels for territorial defense and patrolling of the country’s waters in the near future. Propmech Corp. said it was “definitely interested” to work with the government to develop larger naval assets that could be deployed to the country’s territorial waters for long-haul patrol and security. “The [Philippine] Navy, The post PH company wants to build bigger Navy ships to patrol seas appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • CHR renews call for gov’t to probe arbitrary killings
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — As the country observes the Day of Sanctity and Protection of Human Life, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sunday reiterated its calls to the government to investigate all allegations of arbitrary killings and to bring all perpetrators to justice. In a statement on Sunday, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia enjoined The post CHR renews call for gov’t to probe arbitrary killings appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • P1.5-M medicines smuggled from China seized
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday warned the public against using medicines without clearance from health authorities. The bureau issued the warning after it seized P1.5 million worth of smuggled medicines from China during a raid on a clinic reportedly being used as a makeshift COVID-19 clinic in Tramo, Pasay City, on Jan. 14. The post P1.5-M medicines smuggled from China seized appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 80K OFWs displaced by pandemic seek repatriation
    by besguerra on January 17, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    As many as 80,000 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who lost their jobs due to the pandemic are waiting to be repatriated. Since the COVID-19 outbreak a year ago, the government has repatriated 410,211 displaced OFWs as of Jan. 16, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. It said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration The post 80K OFWs displaced by pandemic seek repatriation appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Pagdiriwang ng Kapistahan ng Sto. Niño sa Maynila, naging mapayapa
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Matiwasay ang naging pista sa Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish at sa Sto. Niño de Pandacan Parish, ayon sa MPD. 

  • TONED DOWN FEAST
    by The Manila Times on January 17, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Devotees hear mass outside the shrine of Sto. Niño de Tondo in Manila on Jan. 17, 2021 to celebrate the feast of the child Jesus. The city government banned parades and street parties to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. PHOTO BY MIKE ALQUINTO

  • ALL EARS
    by The Manila Times on January 17, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go listens to one of the market vendors that he visited in Lucena City. The senator and his staff distributed vitamins, food and face masks to 1,000 market vendors. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • EASY SUNDAY RIDE
    by The Manila Times on January 17, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    A man bikes past a mural of frontliners aat the EDSA flyover in Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City. The country surpassed the 500,000 coronavirus mark on Jan. 17, 2021 as the Department of Health announced that there are 500,577 virus cases. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA

  • Biden OKs legal status for 11M immigrants
    by Associated Press on January 17, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    SAN DIEGO: President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. Biden will announce legislation on his first day in office to provide a path

  • FDA eyes ‘age cap’ for Pfizer vaccine
    by John Eric Mendoza on January 17, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering an “age cap” for the Pfizer vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after Norwegian health officials reported a small number of elderly patients dying shortly after receiving the vaccine. “We will wait for the report and updates from Pfizer and make any needed age cap before

  • Toyota Motor Philippines offers great deals to usher in the new year
    by The Manila Times on January 17, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    CELEBRATE the new year with a new Toyota. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is making car purchase lighter with enticing deals and freebies on Toyota models from January 7 to 31, 2021. Get up to P70,000 discount when you purchase a New Vios, an Innova, and a Fortuner, Corolla Altis, or Hiace Commuter Deluxe. Other well-loved

  • BSP 11-month net income declines to P34B
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on January 17, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said its net profit declined by 14 percent in the first 11 months of 2020. The central bank’s unaudited financial statements showed that it netted P34.51 billion in January to November 2020, down by 14.2 percent from P40.24 billion in 2019. No reason was provided for the decline. Revenues

  • Local shares to trade sideways
    by Faye Almazan on January 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Analysts see the local bourse moving sideways this week as pandemic worries linger and investors await more developments in the economy’s recovery. Philstocks Financial Inc. senior research analyst Japhet Tantiangco expects the market to trade sideways with a downward bias. “Pandemic worries are still expected to weigh on investor sentiment, especially now that the new

  • Empowering Plastic Bank communities with safer contactless payments
    by The Manila Times on January 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    TO further strengthen its mission towards providing livelihood opportunities, Plastic Bank is also enabling sari-sari stores in partner communities with the PayMaya Negosyo app to provide safer contactless transactions through QR payment technology. Sari-sari store owners can also utilize the PayMaya Negosyo app to augment their income through its other features such as accepting bills

  • Leonen still Supreme Court’s backlog leader
    by Jomar Canlas, TMT on January 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen remains unbeaten as the Supreme Court’s backlog leader. Leonen still has the biggest number of unresolved cases, based on the court’s Quarterly Report of Case Audit last year. In the copy of the audit report obtained by The Manila Times, Leonen had 82 pending cases in the court en

  • Herbal dengue drug set for Phase 2 clinical trials
    by Rainier Allan Ronda on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    A herbal extract combination drug to treat dengue is all set for Phase 2 clinical trials this year, an official of the Department of Science and Technology revealed over the weekend.

  • COVID-19 cases in Philippines surpass 500,000
    by Mayen Jaymalin on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide have surpassed half a million as the Department of Health reported an additional 1,895 cases yesterday.

  • ECC ready to accept applications for cash aid
    by Mayen Jaymalin on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Employees’ Compensation Commission is again accepting applications for cash assistance from workers who were infected with COVID-19 and other work-related illness or injury.

  • DSWD probes hacking of official Facebook page
    by Rainier Allan Ronda on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Department of Social Welfare and Development is investigating an “apparent breach” of its official Facebook page with a stray, unauthorized post made on it over the weekend.

  • Bishop condemns prevalence of child abuse
    by Evelyn Macairan on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    A bishop used his sermon yesterday to condemn child abuse, particularly the reported prevalence of child pornography during the pandemic.

  • Government to exercise caution in vaccines for elderly
    by Neil Jayson Servallos on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Amid reports of 23 deaths associated with COVID-19 vaccinations in Norway, the Philippines is assuring Filipinos that a similar incident will not happen in the country when it rolls out its national vaccination program.

  • Global air travel down 60% in 2020 – UN report
    by Pia Lee-Brago on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    All international air travel was down 60 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with airline industry losses topping $370 billion, according to a report from the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization.

  • Warehouse sa Pasig, natupok ng apoy
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Isang malaking sunog ang tumupok sa isang warehouse ng kemikal sa F.Mariano Street, Brgy.Dela Paz sa Pasig City bandang alas siete ng gabi ng Linggo, pero idineklara na rin itong kontrolado bandang 8:46 p.m. ayon sa Bureau of Fire Protection.   

  • China magbibigay ng 500,000 dose ng COVID-19 vaccine sa Pilipinas
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Magbibigay ang China ng donasyong 500,000 dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19 sa Pilipinas.

  • COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas lampas kalahating milyon na
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Sumampa na sa lampas kalahating milyon ang kabuuang nagkasakit ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas.  

  • COVID-19 saliva test: PH Red Cross to submit results of pilot study Monday
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Dr. Paulyn Ubial, head of the Philippine Red Cross molecular laboratories, told ABS-CBN News that the findings will be forwarded to the Department of Health.

  • Helicopter na bumagsak sa Bukidnon, luma pero alaga sa maintenance: PAF
    by ABS-CBN News on January 17, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Inamin ngayong Linggo ng Philippine Air Force na luma na ang helicopter nilang bumagsak sa may Bukidnon pero iginiit na alaga ito sa maintenance.

  • U.S. Capitol Siege Proves How Fragile Democracy Is
    by publisher@philnews.com on January 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Yesterday's riots in the U.S. Capitol jolted many, the world over, to the fact that democracy is indeed fragile and can easily be lost or destroyed. When demonstrators overwhelmed the police and broke into the Senate and House chambers to overturn the November elections results, America came as close to a coup as anyone alive can remember. If America had less robust democratic institutions, things could have easily gone the other way.

  • A Heritage of Smallness by Nick Joaquin
    by publisher@philnews.com on December 27, 2020 at 8:12 am

    It has been 54 years since Philippine National Artist for Literature, the late Nick Joaquin, penned the following article. With few exceptions, the issues he railed against then are still with us today. Sadly, most of our Southeast Asian neighbors are surging ahead economically, while the Philippines slowly gets left behind. We Pinoys must break free from the attitudes and habits that are holding us back and stride boldly into the future, with big plans and bigger dreams. - PNL

  • You Can Help America Save Democracy
    by publisher@philnews.com on December 12, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Many Filipino-Americans, especially those living on both coasts of the United States, are glad former Vice President Joe Biden won the election. Many viewed the Trump presidency with dismay. But there was one thing Trump got right. He stood up to China and called it for what it is: an evil, totalitarian state that is hell-bent on dominating its neighbors and eventually the entire world.

  • Trump Would Feel Right at Home in Manila
    by publisher@philnews.com on November 22, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Now that U.S. President Donald Trump will likely be out of the White House in a few months, I suggest that he look at the Philippines as a place to retire. During the campaign, Trump told his supporters that he might have to leave the country if he lost to Joe Biden. So I think he should move to the Philippines. And we Filipinos would be honored to have the soon-to-be-former president and world-class celebrity living in our midst. So I hope Trump gives this suggestion serious consideration.